REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – May 9, 2016

posted May 10, 2016, 8:37 AM by Jeannie Browning

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – May 9, 2016


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 Jim Rudeen, Jon Deters, Debbi Childers, Tom Phillips, Clipper Goodrich and Rex Kraus.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to adopt the agenda with the following change; add Receive Item VII. F. Forensic Nationals Competition.  Motion passed unanimously.


Ann Mah, spoke under Patron’s comments about her campaign to be elected a member of the Kansas State Board of Education.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve the consent agenda as presented.  Motion passed unanimously.


Items in the consent agenda that were approved include: approval of minutes of the April 11, 2016 regular board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $112,728.53; approval of extra duty payroll in the amount of $2,882.50; approval of transfers from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $374,300, from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $2,481 and from the LOB fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $12,519; acceptance of the resignation of Ronald Cripps as SPED bus driver effective the end of the 2015-16 school year.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the proposed changes to the employee handbook for the 2016-17 school year.  Motion passed unanimously.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the FACS pathways and course descriptions as presented.  Motion passed unanimously.

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the 2016 summer school enrollment form as presented.  Motion passed unanimously.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the following service bids for the 2016-17 school year, based on administrative recommendations:  Fire Extinguisher and Alarm System maintenance---Professional Fire Alarm Systems; Vehicle Fuel---Haag Oil Company; Pest Control Services---Wheatland Inspections Plus, LLC; Propane fuel---S & S Oil & Propane; Snow Removal---C&E Motors; Solid Waste Disposal---Exodus Disposal.  Motion passed unanimously.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Debbie Childers, to approve the 2017-18 administrative contracts for William Clark and Brett Fenton.  Motion passed unanimously.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to approve that Amelia Hancock (Elementary Music Teacher) proceed with submitting the 1st-3rd grade music performance for the state music convention in Wichita.  Motion passed unanimously.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the following scholarship recipients for the special funds:  Masen Bosworth - $500 from the Richard Johnston Scholarship fund.


Clayton VanMeter - $400 from the Eminence Lodge No. 205 Scholarship fund.  Motion passed unanimously.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the 2016-17 contract with Professional Fire Alarm Systems.  Motion passed unanimously.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the 2016-17 contract with KASB.  Motion passed unanimously.


Information was provided to the board on the purchase of a new mower.  The purchase price after trade in of the current mower is $6,649.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve paying half of the Forensics National trip to Sacramento; to include air travel as it was the lesser amount compared to driving.  Motion passed unanimously.


Administrators gave building and program reports.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session at 7:58 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 area at 8:13 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, Brett Fenton and Charlie Chesmore also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:13 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to go back into executive session at 8:14 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 area at 8:24 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, Charlie Chesmore and Brett Fenton also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:24 p.m.


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 8:25 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 area at 8:40 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, Charlie Chesmore and Brett Fenton also attended.


David Cromer joined executive session at 8:27 p.m.


Charlie Chesmore, Brett Fenton and David Cromer left executive session at 8:39 p.m.


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


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the 11 month employment contract with David Cromer as the 9-12 Principal effective with the 2016-17 school year at a salary of $71,000.  Motion passed unanimously.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to accept the resignations of; Jamie Rogers as assistant cross country coach and Katelynn Poore as assistant forensics coach both effective the end of the 2015-16 school year.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 8:48 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,




Tasha Raine

Board Clerk
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