REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – September 12, 2016

posted Sep 13, 2016, 9:18 AM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Oct 11, 2016, 8:39 AM ]

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – September 12, 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, Jim Rudeen, Debbi Childers, Clipper Goodrich and Jon Deters.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.  Rex Kraus was absent.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adopt the agenda as presented with the following change, remove item VIII. Receive Items; B. FCCLA Trip to Denver Request.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Good News included an enrollment update from the Superintendent, this years student count so far has increased from last year.  The official count will be made on September 20th.  A letter from OPAA! recommending options for cutting costs was reviewed.  The OT & PT contract with Easter Seals Capper Foundation was reviewed.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, 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 August 8, 2016 regular board meeting and August 22, 2016 special board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $204,634.23; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $4,237.50; approval of transfers from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $10,000 and from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $15,000.00; approval of the following appointments: Jerrod Newby, Joe Carson and Lori Parks as paraprofessionals effective the 2016-17 school year and approval of administrators written reports as presented.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the 2016-17 health and dental benefit changes and contribution rates as presented and recommended (by the staff benefits committee).  Motion passed 6 to 0.  Changes will be effective October 1, 2016.


Information was provided to the board on the social therapy dog, Otto (2 ½).  Ms. Bannwarth, MV social worker, and Otto have been attending training sessions since he was 10 weeks old and last school year he visited students once a month.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the employee handbook change as recommended and presented.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve the purchase of a water bottle filling station in the amount of $2,861.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve the purchase of a new flashing school zone light at the lowest cost and most similar to the existing light.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the new car bid list with the addition of John North Ford.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the donation of a plasma cutter from Gary Lyddane with an estimated value of $4,000.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve the Local Education Agency Assurances regarding eligibility and implementation of Part B of the IDEA for Fiscal Year 2016-17.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Administrators gave building and program reports.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session at 8:07 p.m. to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel, in order to protect the privacy interests of the individuals to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:17 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent, David Cromer, Rodney Hasenbank and Bret Fenton also attended.


Jim Rudeen left executive session at 8:10 p.m.


Jim Rudeen rejoined executive session at 8:12 p.m.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:17 p.m.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session at 8:18 p.m. to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel, in order to protect the privacy interests of the individuals to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:28 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent, board clerk, David Cromer, Rodney Hasenbank and Bret Fenton also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:28 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve the following personnel actions: accept the resignation of Shey-Anne Greco as the Kindergarten teacher effective immediately; accept the resignation of Jessie Campbell as the Assistant Softball Coach effective immediately; appoint Luke Bryan and Jeannie Browning as Assistant Cross County Coaches for the 2016-17 school year; and hire Brandie Jacquinet as the Kindergarten teacher for the 2016-17 school year.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  Meeting adjourned at 8:39 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,




Tasha Raine

Board Clerk


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