REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – October 9, 2017

posted Oct 10, 2017, 10:27 AM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Nov 14, 2017, 8:01 PM ]

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – October 9, 2017


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


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to adopt the agenda as presented.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Mistina Kraus addressed the board regarding teacher retention, salaries and the schools website.


Good News included; MV PTO president, Kim Sims; vice-president, Bailey Becker and PTO member Sherri Jacobson attended.  The PTO was recognized and thanked for their $5,000 donation for the outdoor pavilion, at the walk a thon this year they raised a little over $4,700.  Mission Valley was chosen to host sub-state volleyball on October 21st.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, 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 11, 2017 regular board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $126,035.07; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $1,181.00; approval of transfers from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $10,000.00 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: hiring of Jamie Brammell as paraprofessional effective 9/25/17.


The board discussed the possibility of hiring a head maintenance position, this will be revisited at the November board meeting.


No After Prom sponsor attended to discuss their request for transportation.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve paying $1,035.00 towards the FBLA fall leadership conference in St. Louis, MO.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the Apptegy Website proposal in the amount of $17,800 split into 4 yearly payments of $4,450.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


The board reviewed the bid list for a new 10 passenger van; bid opening is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2017.  


The board reviewed the bid list for a new 59 passenger bus; bid opening is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2017.  The board requested bids that included cameras and bids without cameras.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve a special board meeting for November 13th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of the superintendent evaluation.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


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


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve policy ING (Animals and Plants in the School).  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Administrators gave building and program updates.


Jim Rudeen joined the meeting at 7:55 p.m.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session at 7:58 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:03 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, David Cromer and Brett Fenton also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:03 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session at 8:05 p.m. to discuss the latest negotiations proposals pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:15 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and board clerk attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:15 p.m.


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to go back into executive session at 8:17 p.m. to discuss the latest negotiations proposals pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:32 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and board clerk attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:32 p.m.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 8:34 p.m. to discuss the latest negotiations proposals pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:39 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and board clerk attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:39 p.m.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 8:41 p.m. to discuss the latest negotiations proposals pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:46 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and board clerk attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:46 p.m.


The superintendent gave the board his annual board report.  Drug testing information from several surrounding schools was also distributed.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session at 9:17 p.m. to discuss confidential student information pursuant to the exception relating to actions adversely or favorably affecting a student under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:27 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:27 p.m.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 9:28 p.m. to discuss confidential student information pursuant to the exception relating to actions adversely or favorably affecting a student under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:43 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:43 p.m.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go back into executive session at 9:46 p.m. to discuss confidential student information pursuant to the exception relating to actions adversely or favorably affecting a student under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:56 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:56 p.m.


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 9:57 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,




Tasha Raine

Board Clerk