REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – March 9, 2015
Ranee Seastrom 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, Rex Kraus, Jim Browning, Ranee Seastrom, Jim Rudeen and Jon Deters. Brian Rindt was absent. The superintendent, deputy board clerk and board clerk also attended.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to adopt the agenda as presented. Motion passed 6 to 0.
The Good News Report included the following: A list of FFA members who received awards at the East Central Selection Day in Lawrence and a thank you card from Kim Atwood for the use of Mission Valley for the Mission Valley Kids Wrestling Tournament.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Items in the consent agenda that were approved include: approval of minutes from the February 9, 2015 regular board meeting as presented; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $122,311.16; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $1,595.00; approval of transfers from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $20,000.00; approval of resignation from Michael Otto as High School Wrestling Coach, resignation from Stephanie Durkes as Head Cheerleading Sponsor, transfer of Mary Anderson to MIS Clerk, retirement of Judy Coleman as Kitchen Manager; and approval of administrators written reports.
Ranee Seastrom moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve the 2015-16 school calendar as presented and recommended by the administration and calendar committee. This is an amendment from the previously approved calendar. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Appointment of a second negotiations representative from the Board was discussed and will be tabled until the April 2015 Board meeting.
Jim Browning moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the matching of funds up to 50% of the proposal for the startup of the Mission Valley screen printing business as presented by Mission Valley Senior student Cassidy Wines and business teacher Tara Durkin at the February 2015 Board meeting. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Robert Hansen from Hansen Design presented the projects and timeline for Capital Outlay projects scheduled for summer 2015. It was decided by the Board that approval of bids would be needed before removing and replacing the flooring in the High School commons and halls in order to retain the budgeted amount.
Ranee Seastrom moved, seconded by Jim Browning, to accept the Pottawatomie/Wabaunsee Infant Toddler Services Agreement as presented. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Jim Browning moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve the Hazard Mitigation Plan as presented by the Superintendent. Motion passed 6 to 0.
The food service management contract renewal was presented to the Board for review.
The Board reviewed budget information regarding the Governor’s proposal of a block grant.
The Board approved the following changes in Ag Education pathways as presented; Environmental Science & Wildlife Management to Natural Resources and Wildlife Management; Ag Power to Small Engines; and the following additions as presented; Ag Engineering, Crop & Range Management and Environmental Resources & Wildlife Science.
Ranee Seastrom moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve Clubine & Rettele Chartered to perform our independent financial audit for year end 6-30-2015, with audit dates of July 13-14, 2015 and July 2015 Board meeting dates as presented. July Board meeting dates will be July 2nd and 20th, 2015. Motion passed 6 to 0.
The Board reviewed the OCR Resolution Agreement, which will be presented at the April 2015 Board meeting for approval of adoption.
Administrators gave building and program reports.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to go into executive session at 8:38 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 8:48 p.m. Motion passed 6 to 0. The superintendent, Charlie Chesmore and Bill Clark also attended.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:48 p.m.
Ranee Seastrom moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to go back into executive session at 8:48 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 8:58 p.m. Motion passed 6 to 0. The superintendent, Charlie Chesmore and Bill Clark also attended.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:58 p.m.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to approve the termination of the school psychologist’s contract. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed 6 to 0. Meeting adjourned at 8:59 p.m.
Deputy Board Clerk