REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – May 11, 2015

posted May 12, 2015, 5:30 PM by Jeannie Browning

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – May 11, 2015


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 commons area at Mission Valley High School in Eskridge, Kansas.  Board members present were Jim Rudeen, Jim Browning, Brian Rindt, Jon Deters, Clinton Lambotte and Rex Kraus.  Ranee Seastrom was absent.  The superintendent, board clerk and deputy board clerk also attended.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to adopt the agenda as presented.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Good news reports included a guitar performance from Emily Schwandt, Cheyenne Smallwood and Mr. Rogers.  


Mrs. Durkin announced the National qualifiers for FBLA and presented their trip request to Chicago.  Jim Browning moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to approve that the board pay half of the travel expenses in the amount of $1,280.10.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Samantha Dunbar and Emma Boyd spoke about their Star Event in which they educated Ms. Everett’s kindergarten class on sugar contents in food.  They also made healthy snacks with the students and gave them recipe books to take home to use with their families.  Mrs. Bergin then World War II veteran.  


Mrs. Durkin was the recipient of a $14,523 business equipment grant; the money will be used to purchase equipment for the screen printing business.


Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve the consent agenda as presented.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Items in the consent agenda that were approved include: approval of minutes of the April 13, 2015 regular board meeting and April 30, 2015 special board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $149,420.44; approval of extra duty payroll in the amount of $2,065; approval of transfers from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $20,000, from the general fund to the food service fund in the amount of $25,000, from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $30,000 and from the LOB fund to the special education fund in the amount of $40,000; approval to eliminate the Title I Aide position and to transfer Joy Ferdinand to a Para-Educator position for the 2015-16 school year; approval of Brooke Owens as assistant cook beginning with the 2015-16 school year; approval of Thad Carpentier for 2015 summer maintenance; promotion of Norman Parker as assistant high school football coach; and approval of written administrators reports as presented.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the business pathways and course descriptions as presented.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to approve the FACS pathways and course descriptions as presented.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to approve the 7-12 job descriptions with the following changes; JH or High School Assistant Coach Signature of Acknowledgement By Concession Stand Sponsor to Signature of Acknowledgement By JH or High School Assistant Coach.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the following scholarship recipients for the special funds:  Mariah Rilinger and Cassidy Wines - $500 each from the Bud Weems Memorial Scholarship fund with Brooke Falk as the alternate; Carrie Hill - $500 from the Chase Hodges Memorial Scholarship fund; Tanner Allen - $400 from the Eminence Lodge No. 205 Scholarship fund.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to approve local wellness policy JGCA as presented.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Jim Browning moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve the proposed changes to the Employee Handbook for the 2015-16 school year.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve the meal price recommendation for 2015-16 with an increase of $0.05 for K-8 lunches and adult lunches.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Jon Deters moved, seconded by Jim Browning, to approve the 2015-16 student fees as recommended.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to approve the following service bids for the 2015-16 school year, based on administrative recommendations:  Fire Extinguisher and Alarm System maintenance---Professional Fire Alarm Systems; Vehicle Fuel---Haag/Decker Oil Company; Pest Control Services---Wheatland Inspections Plus, LLC; Propane fuel---S & S Oil & Propane; Snow Removal---Lee Stephenson; Solid Waste Disposal---Exodus Disposal.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Jim Browning moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve the food service management contract renewal with OPAA!  for the 2015-16 school year as presented, with meal prices as follow: student lunch - $2.3564; student breakfast - $1.5538; special milk - $0.2881; and a meal equivalent factor of $3.3571.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve $12,500 to go to MV Prints for construction and equipment and $12,500 to go to Greenhouse repairs.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Mr. Clark presented the IDEA Report.


The superintendent reviewed the State audit information, year-end budget projections for the current 2014-15 school year and estimates for the 2015-16 budget.


Jim Browning moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to adopt the revised policies from KASB as presented and recommended by administration.  Board policies include; GAAB (Complaints of Discrimination), GAACA (Racial and Disability Harassment; Employees), JCE (Complaints), KN (Complaints), JGECA (Racial and Disability Harassment), JBC (Enrollment), Non-Discrimination Language and Non-Resident Students Continued Enrollment.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve the EMC insurance renewal as presented.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Student insurance package for 2015-16 was presented for review and consideration at the June 2015 board meeting.


Section 504 Accommodation Information was presented to be added to the K-6 and 7-12 Student Handbooks.


Administrators gave building and program reports.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to go into executive session in the FACS room at 8:30 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 commons area at 8:40 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent, Brett Fenton, Charlie Chesmore and Bill Clark also attended.


At 8:36 p.m. Ranee Seastrom entered executive session.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:40 p.m.


Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to go back into executive session in the FACS room at 8:41 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 commons area at 8:51 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, Charlie Chesmore, Brett Fenton, and Bill Clark also attended.


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


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Browning, to accept the following personnel actions, based on recommendations: transfer of Jennifer Gibbs to 3rd grade teacher; transfer of Meagan Lowe to 6th grade teacher; resignation from Jessica Kopp as Spanish teacher effective the end of the 2014-15 school term; resignation from Casey Cochran as life science teacher, NHS sponsor and assistant forensics coach effective the end of the 2014-15 school term; retirement from Rose


Niland as High School library/media specialist effective the end of the 2014-15 school term to include waiving of the March 1st deadline for early retirement insurance benefits; employment contract with Brooke Bingham as 1st grade teacher for the 2015-16 school year; employment contract with Tracey Sandmeyer as kindergarten teacher for the 2015-16 school year and hiring of John Bergin as the JH football assistant coach for the 2015-16 school year. Motion passed 6 to 1 with Jon Deters voting no.


Ranee Seastrom moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to go into executive session in the FACS room at 8:51 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 commons area at 9:06 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:06 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by John Deters, to go into executive session in the FACS room at 9:09 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 commons area at 9:19 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:19 p.m.


Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to go back into executive session in the FACS room at 9:20 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 commons area at 9:30 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent also attended.


At 9:26 p.m. Bill Clark entered executive session.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:30 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 9:33 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,


Tasha Raine

Deputy Board Clerk


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