REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – September 14, 2015

posted Sep 15, 2015, 12:34 PM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Sep 15, 2015, 12:35 PM ]

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – September 14, 2015


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 Rex Kraus, Tom Phillips, Debbi Childers, Clipper Goodrich and Jon Deters.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.  Jim Rudeen was absent.


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


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, 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 10, 2015 regular board meeting and August 10, 2015 special board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $461,247.17; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $4,525.00; approval of transfers from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $15,000; approval of the following appointments: Bailey Becker as the MIS Clerk effective immediately and approval of administrators written reports as presented.


Debbie Childers moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to pull and table policy EDAA (School Vehicles); Transportation to Summer Athletic Events as a receive item until the March 2015 board meeting.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to adopt the revised board policies from KASB as presented and recommended by administration.  Board policies include: CEF (Expense Reimbursement and Credit Cards), DC (Annual Operating Budget), GAAB (Complaints of Discrimination), GAAC (Sexual Harassment), GAACA (Racial Harassment: Employees), GAAF (Emergency Safety Interventions), GAHB (Political Activities), GANA (Expense Reimbursement and Credit Cards), GAOE (Workers Compensation), removed GBRK (Political Activities), removed GCRK (Political Activities), IHG (Graduation Requirements), IKA (Financial Literacy), JBC (Enrollment), JBD (Absences and Excuses), JCDBB (Weapons), JCE (Complaints), JGEC (Sexual Harassment), JGECA (Racial and Disability Harassment), KBA (District or School Web Sites), KGD (Crowd Control at School Sponsored Activities) and KN (Complaints).  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve 2015-16 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, 2015.


Jon Deters moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the Title I parent meeting for 2015-16 on September 30, 2015. Motion passed 6 to 0.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to adopt the budget by resolution 2015-16.15.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to set a special board meeting on October 5, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in the board conference room in Eskridge, KS for KASB Board training.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the Local Education Agency Assurances regarding eligibility and implementation of Part B of the IDEA for Fiscal Year 2015-16.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Jim Rudeen joined the meeting at 7:23 p.m.


The Board reviewed the 2014-15 fiscal audit report from Clubine & Rettele.  


Administrators gave building and program reports.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the following personnel actions: appoint Paul Niland and Kelly Hoelting as National Honor Society Co-Sponsors for the 2015-16 school year; and hire Ben Packard as the Junior High Girls Head Basketball Coach for the 2015-16 school year.  Motion passed unanimously.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to go into executive session at 7:37 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 7:42 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, Charlie Chesmore and Bret Fenton also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:42 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 7:52 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,




Tasha Raine

Board Clerk