REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – October 10, 2016

posted Oct 11, 2016, 8:38 AM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Dec 13, 2016, 9:58 AM ]

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – October 10, 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 Tom Phillips, Rex Kraus, Jon Deters and Jim Rudeen.  Debbi Childers and Clipper Goodrich were absent. The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to adopt the agenda with the following changes:  Remove Receive item: VIII. D. ESI Regulations and Add Receive item (action requested); VIII. E. Donation of Viking signs/flags.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Bailey Hittle and Rebecca Cain gave their FFA model of innovation speech that they will be presenting in Indianapolis next week.  Their focus is on the Run, Hide, Fight emergency bags they put together for all MV student contact rooms.


Debbi Childers entered the meeting at 7:15 p.m.


Good News included; enrollment has seen an increase of 14 students this year, homecoming went very well and the Ag teacher (Kelly Hoelting and John Bergin) were recognized at half time of the homecoming football game for receiving a $10,000 Monsanto grant.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, 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 September 12, 2016 regular board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $121,891.82; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $2,261.75; approval of transfers from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $25,000.00 and from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $25,000; approval of administrators written reports as presented; approval of the following appointments: resignation of Michelle Hofman as paraprofessional effective 9/23/16, hiring of Lorna Lawton as paraprofessional effective 9/26/16, hiring of Phillip Hamilton as head JH boys basketball coach effective the 2016-17 school year and the contract of Cathy Drobny as a SPED consultant for the 2016-17 school year.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the purchase of a 2017 Chevy Impala from Don Hattan Chevrolet in the amount of $21,500.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve a special board meeting for November 14th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of the superintendent evaluation.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the Pottawatomie Wabaunsee Infant Toddler Services Memorandum.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the audit report from Clubine and Rettele.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


The board reviewed the bid list for a new 47 passenger bus; bid opening is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 4, 2016.  The addition of cameras on the bus will be looked at.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve the donation from Pam and Don Logan of Viking metal signs for various areas and flags for the crow’s nest valued at $1,548.75.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Administrators gave building and program updates.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to go into executive session at 7:54 p.m. to discuss matters affecting a student in order to protect the privacy interest of the individual(s) to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:04 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent, David Cromer, Rodney Hasenbank, Brett Fenton, Jenny and Mike Roberts also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:04 p.m.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to go back into executive session at 8:05 p.m. to discuss matters affecting a student in order to protect the privacy interest of the individual(s) to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:10 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent, David Cromer, Rodney Hasenbank, Brett Fenton, Jenny and Mike Roberts also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:10 p.m


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to go into executive session at 8:12 p.m. to discuss matters affecting a student in order to protect the privacy interest of the individual(s) to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:22 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent, David Cromer, Rodney Hasenbank and Brett Fenton also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:22 p.m.


The Board discussed the implementation of future projects; they would like to have a walk through and board meeting at the school.  The superintendent discussed (KESA) accreditation.    


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  Meeting adjourned at 8:58 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,



Tasha Raine

Board Clerk