SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – October 23, 2017

posted Oct 24, 2017, 10:18 AM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Nov 14, 2017, 8:00 PM ]

SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – October 23, 2017


Board President, Clinton Lambotte, called the special meeting of the Board of Education of Mission Valley USD #330 to order at 6:01 p.m. in conference room A at Mission Valley School in Eskridge, Kansas.  Board members present were Jim Rudeen, Debbi Childers, Rex Kraus, Jon Deters, Clipper Goodrich and Tom Phillips. The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to go into executive session at 6:01 p.m. to discuss options for increasing teacher salaries pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 6:46 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, board clerk and Luke Soba (KASB) also attended.


Luke Soba left executive session at 6:44 p.m.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 6:46 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to go back into executive session at 6:47 p.m. to discuss options for increasing teacher salaries pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 7:17 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:17 p.m.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to recess at 7:19 p.m., and to return to the meeting in the same room at 7:24 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to go into executive session at 7:26 p.m. to discuss options for increasing teacher salaries pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 7:56 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:56 p.m.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go back into executive session at 7:59 p.m. to discuss options for increasing teacher salaries pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:04 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:04 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jon Deters, that the Board direct the Board negotiating team to present to the teacher negotiating team an offer for the 2017-18 contract year of: $1000 added to each cell; $34,000 base salary for column 1, steps 1-3; step & column movement to those eligible, the addition of one step to the bottom of each column, increase of sub pay during a plan period to $15, a one-time $300 bonus to those certified teachers currently under contract and that all be retroactive to July 1, 2017.  This offer is a 5.89% average salary increase per teacher.  Motion passed unanimously.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 8:12 p.m.



Respectfully submitted,




Tasha Raine

Board Clerk


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