REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – July 27, 2015
President Clinton Lambotte called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Mission Valley USD #330 to order at 7:00 p.m. in the K-6 Cafeteria at Mission Valley Elementary in Eskridge, KS. Board members present were Jim Rudeen, Rex Kraus, Jon Deters and Clipper Goodrich. Tom Phillips and Debbi Childers were absent. The superintendent, board clerk and Bev Clark also attended.
Tom Phillips joined the meeting at 7:02 p.m.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to adopt the agenda as presented. Motion passed 6 to 0.
The superintendent received a letter from KSDE commending Mission Valley’s Transportation Department for receiving a perfect score on their Safety Review. In other good news, Mission Valley’s agriculture class received a grant to make wood duck houses and Paul Niland reported that the AP Calculus class has been accepted by the The College Board to be accepted as credit to most colleges depending on the students score.
Debbi Childers joined the meeting at 7:09 p.m.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion passed unanimously.
Items in the consent agenda that were approved include: approval of minutes of the June 1, 2015 special board meeting, the June 8, 2015 regular board meeting, the June 25, 2015 special board meeting and the July 2, 2015 special board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and amended treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $145,980.86; approval of transfers from the General fund to the Vocational Education Fund in the amount of $15,000; approval of the annual 2014-15 treasurer’s report as presented; approval of the 2014-15 year end petty cash report as presented; approval of unencumbered cash balance statement effective July 1, 2015; approval of final year-end transfers from the general and supplemental general funds to the following funds: $373,724.92 to special education (GF), $101,921.17 to capital outlay (from transportation for bus and vehicle purchases), $1,522.07 to capital outlay, $108,537.08 to special education (GSF), $84,519 to Voc Ed and $10,118.99 to Contingency Fund; acceptance of retirement from Ethel Neeland as Transportation/Payroll Clerk effective February 1, 2016; hiring of Carolle May as Assistant Cook beginning with the 2015-16 school year.
Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to publish the notice of hearing of the 2015-16 budget notice as presented in the Wabaunsee County Signal-Enterprise on July 30, 2015. Motion passed unanimously.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to hold the budget hearing on August 10, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Motion passed unanimously.
The Board received information on the 2015 Legislative Education Summaries and the USDA notification of base and yields for ARC/PLC.
The Board reviewed board policy DFG regarding fees, payments and rentals. The board will consider action regarding this policy at the August, 2015 board meeting
The Board reviewed board policy JS regarding student fees and charges. The board will consider action regarding this policy at the August, 2015 board meeting.
Administrators gave building and program reports.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to go into executive session at 7:40 p.m. to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel in order to protect the privacy interests of the individuals to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 7:50 p.m. Motion passed unanimously. The superintendent, Charlie Chesmore and Brett Fenton also attended.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:50 p.m.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the 2015-16 supplemental positions as presented and recommended and to approve Janice Briggs as a contracted service consultant for gifted students. Motion passed unanimously.
Robert Hansen, architect, led the Board members through a tour of the high school to explain the construction and remodeling details.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
Tasha RaineBoard Clerk