REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – September 11, 2017

posted Sep 12, 2017, 6:53 PM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Oct 10, 2017, 10:28 AM ]

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – September 11, 2017


Clinton Lambotte called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Mission Valley USD #330 to order at 7:15 p.m. in the board conference room in Eskridge, Kansas.  Board members present were Tom Phillips, Debbi Childers and Jon Deters.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.  Rex Kraus, Clipper Goodrich and Jim Rudeen were absent.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to adopt the agenda as presented with the following addition, VII. Action Items; 2. FFA National Convention Trip Request to Indianapolis.  Motion passed 4 to 0.


Good News and FYI included review of the final audit letter from Clubine & Rettele Chartered. Transportation Supervisor, Bill Logan, was commended for the flawless inspection report from the Highway Patrol on bus inspections.  A letter was received from KBI stating that Mission Valley is in compliance with their process of requesting criminal history.  


Jon Deters moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, 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 August 21, 2017 special board meeting and regular board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $84,582.16; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $2,672.50; approval of transfers from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $20,000 and from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $25,000.00; and approval of administrators written reports as presented.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the new van bid from Ed Bozarth with securement of the bid price submitted.  Motion passed 4 to 0.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve the FFA National Convention Trip request to Indianapolis.  Motion passed 4 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve repairing the bus and that Transportation Supervisor (Bill Logan) decide on the best mechanic to do the job.  Motion passed 4 to 0.


Administrators gave building and program reports.


Using a bus to transport kids to Topeka for after Prom was discussed.  The board requested that the superintendent gather more information from the after Prom committee and present it at the October 2017 regular board meeting.


Jim Rudeen joined the meeting at 7:51 p.m.


The board had an extensive discussion on seriously pursuing random drug testing of students.  The board would like to gather more details on the process involved and correspond with other districts who currently drug test.  It was also discussed to get StuCo and other student committees involved on educating students more.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to go into executive session at 8:19 p.m. to discuss confidential student information, pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:29 p.m.  Motion passed 4 to 0.  


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:29 p.m.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 8:30 p.m. to discuss confidential student information, pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:45 p.m.  Motion passed 4 to 0.  


The superintendent and David Cromer joined executive session at 8:38 p.m.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:45 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to go into executive session at 8:55 p.m. to discuss the current status of negotiations, pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:00 p.m.  Motion passed 4 to 0.  The superintendent, board clerk and David Cromer also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:00 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to go back into executive session at 9:03 p.m. to discuss the current status of negotiations, pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:08 p.m.  Motion passed 4 to 0.  The superintendent, board clerk and David Cromer also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:08 p.m.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 9:12 p.m. to discuss the current status of negotiations, pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:17 p.m.  Motion passed 4 to 0.  The superintendent, board clerk and David Cromer also attended.


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


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to go into executive session at 9:19 p.m. to discuss potential litigation on personnel, pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:33 p.m.  Motion passed 4 to 0.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:33 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 4 to 0.  Meeting adjourned at 9:36 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,




Tasha Raine

Board Clerk


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