REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – May 8, 2017

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REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – May 8, 2017

 

Clinton Lambotte called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Mission Valley USD #330 to order at 4:30 p.m. in the 7-12 Library at Mission Valley Schools.  Board members present were Debbi Childers, Tom Phillips and Rex Kraus.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.  Jim Rudeen, Clipper Goodrich and Jon Deters were absent.

 

Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to adopt the agenda as presented.  Motion passed 4 to 0.

 

Dustin Stucky, High School English Teacher, congratulated three students for taking 2nd place individually at the State Forensics Competition.  Seniors TJ Wade, Ireland Colon and Junior Emma Boyd traveled to Wichita on Saturday, May 6th to compete.

 

Jim Rudeen joined the meeting at 4:33 p.m.

 

Kristi Kemp (5th grade teacher), Annie Browning (SPED teacher) and Meagan Lowe (6th grade teacher) presented the board with a slideshow of their time at the NCTM National Math Conference in San Antonio, Texas.  The three teachers are very excited to be implementing things they learned at the conference in their classrooms and to eventually integrate it in all Mission Valley classrooms.

 

Ann Mah, from the Kansas State Board of Education spoke to the board about the state budget, tax proposals and school finance.

 

Jon Deters joined the meeting at 5:05 p.m.

 

Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, 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 April 10, 2017 regular board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $126,240.24; approval of extra duty payroll in the amount of $3,199.20; approval of transfers from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $10,000, from the general fund to the food service fund in the amount of $4,348 and from the LOB fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $15,000; acceptance of the resignations of Deana Williams as bus driver  and Carolle May as assistant cook both effective May 12, 2017.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the recommended student fee schedule for the 2017-18 school year (excludes meal prices).  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to approve that the superintendent will choose the service bids for the 2017-18 school year.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Employee handbook changes for the 2017-18 school year were presented to the board to be approved at the June board meeting.

 

A beginning draft of the K-6 & 7-12 student handbook was presented to the board.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to approve the 2017-18 consultant service contract with KASB.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the following scholarship recipients for the special funds:  Bailey Hittle - $500 from the Richard Johnston Scholarship fund; Kamryn Schlesener- $400 from the Eminence Lodge No. 205 Scholarship fund and Seth Rudeen - $500 from the Bob Bowers Scholarship fund.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve the 2017-18 out of district student requests as presented.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve policy KG (Use of School Facilities by Community Groups).  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to accept the proposal from Circle J Construction for the shelter house at the football field at a cost of $11,100 (with the addition of guttering and downspouts).  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

EMC insurance renewal was reviewed by the board, they would like to know if we are required to have flood insurance.  The board clerk will have that information for the next board meeting.

 

Administrators gave building and program reports.

 

Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to go into executive session at 6:29 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 area at 6:39 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent also attended.

 

The meeting reconvened in open session at 6:39 p.m.

 

Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 6:40 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 area at 6:42 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent also attended.

 

The meeting reconvened in open session at 6:42 p.m.

 

Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to accept the resignation letter from Abby Dunford as SPED Early Childhood teacher effective May 17, 2017.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to accept the hiring of Kim Moreno as 7-12 English Language Arts teacher effective the 2017-18 school year, Margo Rudeen as Summer Conditioning co-sponsor and Kristie Butler as SPED Early Childhood teacher effective the 2017-18 school year.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  Meeting adjourned at 6:44 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Tasha Raine

Board Clerk