REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – November 10, 2014
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 Jim Rudeen, Brian Rindt, Clinton Lambotte, Jim Browning, Ranee Seastrom and Jon Deters. Rex Kraus was absent. The superintendent, board clerk and deputy board clerk also attended.
Jim Browning moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to adopt the agenda with the following changes: Change all Receive Items to the following order: VIII. A. Well Lease Contract; VIII. B. Purple Wave Auction Final Results; VIII. C. Bus & Van Invitations to Bid; VIII. D. Para-Educator Driving Rate Increase; VIII. E. Tech Ed Revenue & Expenses; VIII. F. 5 Year Capital Outlay Plan; VIII. G. Early Graduation & Part-Time Attendance Requests. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion passed 6 to 0. Rex Kraus attended at 7:05 p.m.
Items in the consent agenda that were approved include: approval of minutes of the October 13, 2014 regular board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $128,603.29; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $1,977.50; approval of transfers from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $20,000.00, and from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $10,000.00; appointment of David Dunbar as assistant high school wrestling coach for the 2014-15 season; and approval of administrators written reports as presented.
The well lease contract was presented to Rex Logan and the board members to be signed.
The Board reviewed the final results of the vehicles sold on Purple Wave Auction, November 4, 2014.
An invitation to bid list was reviewed by the Board for the purchase of a 59 passenger bus and an 8 passenger van. Bids will be considered at the December 8, 2014 Board meeting.
Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Jim Browning, to increase the salary for para-educators to $1.00/hr above their regular salary during the time that they are transporting special ed students. This will become effective January 1, 2015. Motion passed unanimously.
A comparison spreadsheet of Tech Ed Revenues and Expenses from the previous four years was reviewed by the Board.
The Board reviewed a 5-year Capital Outlay plan prepared by administrators. The December Board meeting will be held at the Mission Valley school site so that the Board can see needed repairs and updates related to the Capital Outlay 5-year plan.
Jim Browning moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the request of early graduation for Christapher O’Bar.
Administrators gave building and program reports.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to go into executive session at 7:25 p.m. to discuss 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 7:40 p.m. Motion passed unanimously. The superintendent, Bill Clark, and Charlie Chesmore also attended.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:40 p.m.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to approve a 12 month contract for Justin Duncan as Technology Director at the salary of $45,000 effective July 1, 2015. Motion passed unanimously.
Jim Browning moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to accept the resignation of Joy Ferdinand as Elementary teacher effective the end of the fall 2014 semester and the hiring of Jessica Kopp as Junior High Quiz Bowl Sponsor for the 2014-15 school year. Motion passed unanimously.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to go into executive session at 7:45 p.m. to discuss matters affecting a student 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 7:50 p.m. Motion passes unanimously. The superintended, Bill Clark, and Charlie Chesmore also attended.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:50 p.m.
Brian Rindt was appointed to be on the calendar committee for the 2015-16 school calendar.
Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.