REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – June 8, 2015

posted Jun 9, 2015, 9:19 AM by Jeannie Browning

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – June 8, 2015


Vice-President Rex Kraus called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Mission Valley USD #330 to order at 7:00 p.m. in the board conference room in Eskridge, Kansas.  Board members present were Clinton Lambotte, Jim Rudeen, Brian Rindt and Jim Browning.  Ranee Seastrom and Jon Deters were absent.  The superintendent, deputy board clerk and board clerk also attended.


Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adopt the agenda as presented.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Patron Terry VanWilde had concerns about the acceptance of out of district students in light of the new block grant rules.  He was assured that as long as the student fits the criteria to attend Mission Valley that they would still be accepted.


Good news report included a list of students who placed at the State FFA Convention in Manhattan, KS last week.


Recognition was given to out going board members; Briand Rindt, Ranee Seastrom and Jim Browning.  The superintendent presented them each with a years of service clock as a thank you for their dedication to the school.


Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to approve the consent agenda with the following changes; personnel request for Head Cheerleading Coach and Assistant Baseball Coach be moved to Executive Session, XI. A. Personnel. Motion passed 5 to 0.


Items in the consent agenda that were approved include:  approval of minutes of the May 11, 2015 regular board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $298,720.95; approval of extra duty payroll in the amount of $1,570.00; approval of transfers from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $71,844; acceptance of retirement from Beverly Clark as Board Clerk effective July 31, 2015; acceptance of resignation from Kathy Schlesener and Tammy Coursen as Assistant Cooks effective the end of the 2014-15 school year; acceptance of resignation from Holly Borsdorf as Co-Head Cheerleading Sponsor effective the end of the 2014-15 school year; hiring of Kameron Kraus as the Assistant Summer Tech; promotion of Roger Converse to Head JH Boys Basketball Coach effective the 2015-16 school year; hiring of Denise Elliott as Assistant Cook beginning with the 2015-16 school year; and administrator’s written reports as presented.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve the offering of supplemental student insurance to parents and that the school not renew their student athletic and non-athletic insurance policy.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to approve the revisions for the K-6 Handbook as presented.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to approve a special meeting for year-end close-out on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to approve a reorganizational meeting for July 2, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. and to move the regular July board meeting to July 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.  Motion passed 5 to 0.



Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to approve Hannah Price as the final recipient of the Chase Hodges Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to approve the revisions of the HACCP plan as presented.


The superintendent gave a budget update.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to approve the 2015-16 food service agreement and renewal application.  Motion passes 5 to 0.


The superintendent discussed the progress of the summer construction being performed at the school.


Administrators gave building and program reports.


Jon Deters joined the meeting at 7:45 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to go into executive session at 7:46 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 8:06 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent, Bill Clark, Charlie Chesmore and Brett Fenton also attended.


Ranee Seastrom joined executive session at 7:51 p.m.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:06 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Briand Rint, to go back into executive session at 8:06 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 8:16 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, Bill Clark, Charlie Chesmore and Brett Fenton also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:16 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the following personnel actions as presented and recommended; employment contract with Rick Horton as Special Education teacher with supplemental positions of Head High School Wrestling Coach, High School Assistant Track Coach and High School Assistant Football Coach for the 2015-16 school year; reclassification of Melody Wendland as K-12 Media Specialist for the 2015-16 school year; transfer of Meagan Lowe to 6th grade teacher for the 2015-16 school year; transfer of Jennifer Gibbs to 3rd grade teacher for the 2015-16 school year; hiring of Miya Godfrey as Head Cheerleading Coach for the 2015-16 school year and hiring of Darrin Godfrey as Assistant Baseball Coach for the 2015-16 school year.  Motion passed 4 to 3 with Clinton Lambotte, Brian Rindt and Ranee Seastrom voting no.



Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to go into executive session at 8:17 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 8:42 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, Bill Clark, Charlie Chesmore and Brett Fenton also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:42 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve the following appointment; Bill Clark as Superintendent and SPED Director, Charlie Chesmore as 7-12 Principal, Brett Fenton as K-6 Principal and Athletic Director and to advertise for a K-12 Assistant Principal.  Motion passed 5 to 2 with Clinton Lambotte and Jon Deters voting no.


Ranee Seastrom moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to go into executive session at 8:45 p.m. to discuss employer-employee negotiations in order to protect the district’s right to the confidentiality of its negotiating positions and the public interest in negotiating a fair and equitable contract, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:50 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, Bill Clark, Charlie Chesmore and Brett Fenton also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:50 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Briand Rindt, to approve the 2015-16 certified negotiated agreement as presented.  Motion passed unanimously.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve the following administrator salaries with 2 year contracts; Superintendent/Sped director = $95,513 + fringe, 7-12 Principal = $77,724 + fringe, K-6 Principal/Athletic director = $70,401 + fringe and K-12 Assistant Principal = $49,222 + fringe.  Superintendent contract will end June 30, 2017, while the other administrator contracts will end July 31, 2017.  Motion passed unanimously.


Jim Rudeen left the meeting at 8:58 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Browning, to approve a 1.82% salary increase for all classified staff beginning the 2015-16 school year.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  Meeting adjourned at 9:04 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,



Tasha Raine

Deputy Board Clerk


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