posted Oct 13, 2015, 8:26 AM by Jeannie Browning


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 and Jim Rudeen.  Jon Deters, Debbi Childers and Clipper Goodrich were absent. The superintendent and board clerk also attended.

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adopt the agenda with the following changes:  Add Action item; VII. C. Donation of Golf Cart, Add Receive item; VIII. B. Focus Areas & Goals.  Motion passed 4 to 0.

Jon Deters entered the meeting at 7:05 p.m.

Good News included a speech from FFA members; Wyatt Butler, Tanner Walker, Garrett Falk, and Jessie Bruner about forestry nationals in Louisville, KY on October 28th, 29th and 30th.  Bailey Hittle and Rebecca Cain also spoke about being Chapter Representatives for the same national competition.  Kathy Mickey, OPAA! employee and Mission Valley Food Service Director, spoke about National School Lunch Week; October 12-16.  In hopes of promoting school lunch she will be holding contests and the prizes will be free lunch tickets.  New this year is offering a fresh fruit every day and side salads to the junior high and high school every day excluding Wednesdays.  Mission Valley was presented an award for our participation at alternative day in conjunction with USD 329.  The superintendent attended the award ceremony on October 3, 2015 at the Capital Plaza Hotel.  Mission Valley Elementary and Junior High/High School received the silver award from the Healthier US School Challenge; each school will be presented with a plaque, banner and $1000 each.  A formal presentation is scheduled for November 24, 2015 at the school.

Tom Phillips left the meeting at 7:15 p.m.

Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the consent agenda as presented.  Motion passed 4 to 0.

Items in the consent agenda that were approved include:  approval of minutes of the September 14, 2015 regular board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $105,137.93; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $1,475.00; approval of transfers from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $20,000.00 and approval of administrators written reports as presented.

Tom Phillips returned to the meeting at 7:17 p.m.

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve a special board meeting for November 9th, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of the superintendent evaluation.  Motion passed 5 to 0.

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to adopt the ESI Regulations as presented.  Motion passed 5 to 0.

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve the donation of a golf cart and $100 from Roger Elliott.  The superintendent will evaluate the condition and have the final approval.  Motion passed 5 to 0.

Clipper Goodrich entered the meeting at 7:25 p.m.

The board reviewed specifications for a new 59 passenger bus, bid opening is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 7, 2015.

Focus areas and goals were discussed from the KASB board training on October 5, 2015.  Discussion was centered on future plans for facilities and involving the Site Council as a communication channel.

Administrators gave building and program updates.

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the supplemental contract of Dylan Partridge as Junior High Boys Assistant Basketball Coach for the 2015-16 school year.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  Meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Tasha Raine

Board Clerk