REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – September 15, 2014
Ranee Seastrom 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, Brian Rindt, Jim Rudeen, Jim Browning, Ranee Seastrom, and Jon Deters. The superintendent, board clerk and deputy board clerk also attended.
Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to adopt the agenda, but moving Receive Item VIII. F. FFA Nationals Request before Receive Item A. Enrollment Update. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Kelly Hoelting reported that Nicole Cain was accepted to the World Food Prize Youth Institute. (Representatives are global, not just nationwide.)
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, 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 11, 2014 regular board meeting and August 11, 2014 special board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $171,614.36; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $4,100.00; approval of transfers from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $25,000.00, and from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $15,000; approval of the following appointments and resignations: resignation from Kristen Sackrider as bus driver effective 8/1/2014; appointment of Bill Mercer as bus driver effective immediately; appointment of Corey Grame and Sherri Jacobson as para-educators effective immediately; appointment of John Bergin and Gina Bergin as co-concession stand sponsors effective immediately; and approval of administrators written reports as presented.
The board heard from four individuals that were interested in being appointed to the board seat recently vacated by Bruce Schlesener. Jon Deters moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to appoint Clinton Lambotte to Board Position #4, Sub District #1. Motion passed 5 to 1 with Jon Deters, Jim Rudeen, Jim Browning, Rex Kraus, and Brian Rindt voting yes and Ranee Seastrom abstaining. Mr. Lambotte will serve the unexpired term until July 1, 2017.
Jim Browning moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve 2014-15 health and dental benefit changes and contribution rates as presented and recommended (by the staff benefits committee). Motion passed unanimously. Changes will be effective October 1, 2014.
Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the request for 8 students and 2 sponsors to attend the FFA National convention in Louisville, KY from October 27 – November 1, 2014.
The Board will pay 50% of the approved expenses for the FFA National Trip (as presented and recommended.) Students attending and competing are: Reed Sage, Kaci Schlesener, Nicole Cain, Emily Schwant, Jennifer Coats, Tyler Phillips, Brooke Falk, and April Seematter.
The superintendent reported on preliminary student enrollment counts for the 2014-15 school year.
The Board reviewed the 2013-14 fiscal audit report from Clubine & Rettele. The audit deficiencies listed in the report were discussed.
The MV football team has challenged the Board and administrators to the ALS ice bucket challenge. Many of the Board and administrators have already taken this challenge, but Board President, Ranee Seastrom, agreed to take the challenge at a home football game. The board and administrators agreed to accept donations for a drawing to be the person to get to dump the ice bucket on the Board President. Proceeds from the donations will be sent to ALS Foundation.
The superintendent reviewed the final recommendations from the Governor’s School Efficiency Task Force.
Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the Local Education Agency Assurances regarding eligibility and implementation of Part B of the IDEA for Fiscal Year 2014-15. Motion passed unanimously.
Administrators gave building and program reports.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Browning, to go into executive session at 8:10 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 8:18 p.m. Motion passed unanimously. The superintendent, Charlie Chesmore and Bill Clark also attended.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:18 p.m.
Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to approve the following personnel actions: appoint Michelle Jarboe as head forensics coach for the 2014-15 school year; revise Brett Fenton’s 2014-15 administrator contract by increasing the salary by 2.28% over last year’s amount; place all substitute bus drivers on the regular bus driver salary schedule – with an increase in pay based on years of service, retroactive to August 1, 2014. Motion passed unanimously.
Ranee Seastrom moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to go into executive session at 8:20 p.m. to discuss matters affecting a student, or students, 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 8:30 p.m. Motion passed unanimously. The superintendent, Charlie Chesmore and Bill Clark also attended.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:30 p.m.
Ranee Seastrom moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to go into executive session at 8:30 p.m. for consultation with an attorney for Mission Valley USD 330, a matter protected by the attorney-client privilege, in order to protect the privilege and the board’s position in potential litigation and administrative proceedings, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:45 p.m. Motion passed unanimously. The superintendent, Charlie Chesmore and Bill Clark also attended.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:45 p.m.
Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 8:46 p.m.