REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – November 13, 2017

posted Nov 14, 2017, 7:58 PM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Dec 13, 2017, 10:02 AM ]

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – November 13, 2017


Board President, Clinton Lambotte, called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Mission Valley USD #330 to order at 7:07 p.m. in the board conference room in Eskridge, Kansas.  


Board members present were Tom Phillips, Jim Rudeen, Debbi Childers and Clipper Goodrich.  Jon Deters was absent.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.  


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to adopt the agenda as presented.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


The FFA Forestry team gave a presentation on their National Competition in Indianapolis.  The students learned a lot of valuable lessons, they also got to tour the St. Louis Arch.  Mary Hewes and Bill Logan received a letter from KSDE for an exceptional school vehicle inspection by KHP.  Kelly Hoelting (Ag instructor) received the 2017 ACTE Region V Carl Perkin Community Service Award.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the consent agenda as presented.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Items in the consent agenda that were approved include:  approval of the minutes of the October 9, 2017 regular board meeting; approval of the minutes of the October 23, 2017 special board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $194,850.86; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $4,635.75; approval of transfers from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $30,000.00 and from the general fund to the at risk fund in the amount of $25,000.00; resignation of Brooke Owens as assistant cook effective 10/12/2017, resignation of Marilyn Nicol as paraprofessional effective 11/03/2017, demotion of Melissa Schlesener as building & grounds supervisor to custodian effective 10/26/2017, promotion of Jackie Martin as building & grounds supervisor effective 10/26/2017, resignation of Mona Falk as bus driver effective 11/09/2017, hiring of Veronica Willard as assistant cook effective 11/15/2017; and approval of administrators written reports as presented.


The board requested that the superintendent put together more information for the custodial/maintenance position in regards to a job description, pay range and where the position will be funded from


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the purchase of a 2018, 10 passenger transit Ford van from Laird Noller Ford of Topeka at the price of $26,218.92. Motion passed 5 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to reject the bus bids submitted from Kansas Truck Equipment and Midwest Transit Equipment for a 59 passenger gas bus as neither met the spec list.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to accept the resignation of Rex Kraus as board member effective immediately.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve increasing the limit of 2 motel credit cards from $500 each to $2,000 each.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve the 2017-18 negotiated master agreement as presented effective July 1, 2017.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


A comparison spreadsheet of Tech Ed Revenues and Expenses from the previous year was reviewed by the Board.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the two early graduation requests and the five part time attendance requests as presented.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Mr. Cromer gave his building and program reports.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session at 8:43 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s resignation pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:58 p.m.  Motion passed 5 to 0.  The superintendent also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:58 p.m.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to accept the resignation of Paul Niland as high school math teacher and to accept his request for early retirement as of 12/1/2017 with a one-time exception to Section E of the current negotiated master agreement to pay his remaining sick days of 33.5 days at his daily rate.  The decision is for the best interest of all parties and approval was granted by the Mission Valley teachers association.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to accept the resignation of Paul Niland as the Nation Honor Society sponsor effective 12/1/17.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session at 9:06 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s resignation pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:16 p.m.  Motion passed 5 to 0.  The superintendent also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:16 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to accept the resignation of Jeff Savage as 7-12 physical education teacher, head HS football coach, head HS track coach and summer weights instructor effective the end of the 2017-18 school year.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the hiring of Blake West as the third grade teacher effective 1/5/2018.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the 2017-18 negotiated raises of 5.89% for certified staff as presented and that it be retroactive to July 1, 2017.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 5 to 0.  Meeting adjourned at 9:24 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,



Tasha Raine

Board Clerk