REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – November 14, 2016

posted Nov 15, 2016, 8:32 AM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Dec 13, 2016, 9:58 AM ]

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – November 14, 2016


Board President, Clinton Lambotte, called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Mission Valley USD #330 to order at 7:01 p.m. in the board conference room in Eskridge, Kansas.  Board members present were Tom Phillips, Rex Kraus, Debbi Childers and Clipper Goodrich.  Jim Rudeen and Jon Deters were 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.


Patron, Brian Falk attended and addressed the Board about the attendance/finals policy, he stressed that students shouldn’t be penalized for missing school when they are visiting potential college choices.  The Board would like to work with the administrators to better clarify the policy.


Good News consisted of; the Elementary summer reading group made the front page of the Signal Enterprise Newspaper and high school students participated in job shadowing on November 9th.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the consent agenda as presented, with the correction to the October 10, 2016 minutes.  Minutes should state, “to approve the donation from Crimson Crew of Viking metal signs for various areas and flags for the crow’s nest valued at $1,548.75.”  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Items in the consent agenda that were approved include:  approval of the corrected minutes of the October 10, 2016 regular board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $251,985.54; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $3,910; approval of transfers from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $25,000.00; resignation of Terry Howey as transportation paraprofessional effective 11/01/2016, hiring of Norman Parker as assistant high school wrestling coach for the 2016-17 school year, and hiring of Phillip Hamilton as head junior high boys basketball coach for the 2016-17 school year;  and approval of administrators written reports as presented.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the purchase of a 2018, 47 passenger Bluebird gas bus from Kansas Truck Equipment for $85,939. Motion passed 5 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the revised OPAA! renewal addendum.  Motion passed 5to 0.


A spreadsheet of food service expenses and revenues from the last 4 years was reviewed by the board.  The board would like more information on other areas of cost savings.  


Average participation over the last 4-5 years will be reviewed at the December board meeting.


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


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve a Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. to be held at the District Office in Eskridge, KS.


 The purpose of the Special Board Meeting is for Board training from KASB.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the three part time attendance requests contingent on verification of employment.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the recommendations regarding timesheets for classified employees who are coaches/sponsors.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Administrators gave building and program reports.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session at 8:49 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 8:59 p.m.  Motion passed 5 to 0.  The superintendent, board clerk, Brett Fenton and David Cromer also attended.


The board clerk left executive session at 8:56 p.m.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:59 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the technology coordinator contract of $47,476 to meet the FLSA final rule exemption.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session at 9:02 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 9:12 p.m.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:12 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session at 9:12 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 9:17 p.m.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:17 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 5 to 0.  Meeting adjourned at 9:18 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,



Tasha Raine

Board Clerk