REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – March 13, 2017

posted Mar 14, 2017, 2:51 PM by Jeannie Browning

Unofficial Minutes (subject to Board approval)

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – March 13, 2017


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 board conference room in Eskridge, Kansas.  Board members present were Rex Kraus, Tom Phillips, Debbi Childers, Clipper Goodrich, Jim Rudeen and Jon Deters.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


Patrons comments were heard:  Debbie VanCleave shared that 5 books were donated to the Elementary Library from the KNEA Reading Circle.  Angel Turnbull, Jessica Desilets, Charlie Willard, Bryan Emmerich and Mistina Kraus all voiced their concerns and support towards the retention of a teacher.  It was mentioned that they would like to see teachers stay longer at Mission Valley.  Jared Gustin asked that the board review the bullying policy.


The Good News Report included the following:  Chris Gleason attended the State Wrestling meet in Fort Hays, he placed 4th in the 106 weight class.  


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session at 7:12 p.m. to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel, in order to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 7:22 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, Brett Fenton, Rodney Hasenbank and David Cromer also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:22 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to adopt Resolution #2016-17.21; nonrenewal of teacher’s contract for Abby Dunford for the 2017-18 school year.  Motion passed unanimously.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to adopt the agenda with the following change; remove the cheerleading resignation from the consent agenda to executive session. Motion passed unanimously.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the consent agenda with the above change.  Motion passed unanimously.


Items in the consent agenda that were approved include: approval of minutes from the February 13, 2017 special board meeting and regular board meeting as presented; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $99,933.69; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $3,750.00; approval of transfers from the general fund to the At-Risk fund in the amount of $20,000.00; approval of transfers from the general fund to the Voc Ed fund in the amount of $30,000.00 and approval of administrators written reports.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to adopt the revised and new board policies from KASB as presented and recommended by administration.  Board policies include; DP (Collection Procedures), EE (Food Services Management) $0 charging accepted and remove language on providing an alternate meal and DFAB (Standard of Conduct for Federally Funded Contracts).  Motion passed unanimously.  No action was taken on JBCB (Foster Care Students).


KSHSAA Ballots for the appeal board and board of directors were reviewed.


Board Policy updates from KASB were reviewed.


JR Moe from PCI and Scott McKinley from PKMR Engineers presented a proposal on replacing heating and air units.  The board would like to proceed with Scott’s help on putting together a bid spec list.


A proposal was submitted for the construction of a lean to shed, the board requested a new quote for a fully enclosed shed.


Administrators gave building and program reports.


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session at 8:31 p.m.to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel, in order to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:41 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, Brett Fenton, Rodney Hasenbank and David Cromer also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:41 p.m.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to go back into executive session at 8:41 p.m. to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel, in order to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:51 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, Brett Fenton, Rodney Hasenbank and David Cromer also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:51 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve the retirement of Nancy Land effective August 1, 2017 and the resignations of John Bergin as concession stand sponsor; Gina Bergin as concession stand sponsor; Ben Packard as Asst JH Volleyball Coach; Tara Durkin as Head HS Volleyball Coach and girls summer weights; Karen Tennison as Asst HS/JH Cheer sponsor and Miya Godfrey as Head HS/JH Cheer sponsor all effective immediately.  Motion passed unanimously.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session at 8:54 p.m. to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel, in order to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:59 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:59 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to extend the superintendent’s contract for an additional year for the 2018-19 school year.  Motion passed unanimously.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 9:07 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,


Tasha Raine

Board Clerk
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