January

EXCERPTS of USD #384 Regular Board of Education Meeting

A Regular Board of Education meeting for USD #384 Blue Valley was held on January 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room.  Members present were James Peter, Mitch Innes, Angie Pfizenmaier, Bruce Kaump, A.G. McLean, and Stephen Corkill. Administration present was Brady Burton, Superintendent, Marion Mazouch, Middle School/High School Principal, and Kerry Mazouch, Sub Board Clerk.

CALL TO ORDER:  President, James Peter called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

APPROVE THE AGENDA:  The Board approved the Agenda as presented.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:  Board and guests recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

WELCOME GUESTS:  President, James Peter welcomed our guests.

OPEN FORUM:  Mike Blaske commended the District for being ranked so high on the list of Kansas schools.

POSITIVE BOARD COMMENTS:

  1.  Angie Pfizenmaier mentioned that the National Anthem at ballgames was well done.
  2. A.G. McLean congratulated the Scholars Bowl for first placement at Wetmore meet.
  3. Mitch Innes congratulated Michael Wright for receiving the Burlsworth Character Award for outstanding character and sportsmanship. Quite an honor for him.

RECOGNITION OF STUDENTS/STAFF:  No one was in attendance to be recognized.

PRINCIPAL REPORTS:  These were noted.

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT:  Kansas Legislature opened today. 

BOARD REPORT:  None

CONSENT AGENDA:  The Board approved the Consent Agenda as follows:

  1. Approved Minutes of:  December 12, 2016 Regular Board Meeting
  2. Approved Activity/Revenue/ Expenditure Reports

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Budget Review:  In the absence of Melody Pfaff, Board Clerk, there was not a report to review this month.

Hiring Bond Architect:  The Board approved the hiring of Mike Carson as the bond architect. 

KASB Policy Updates:  The Board approved the KASB recommended board policy updates with the following change student self-administration of medication be changed from K-12 to 7-12.

NEW BUSINESS:

Approve Warrants/Transfers:  The Board approved the Warrants/Transfers as presented. 

2017-2018 District Calendar:  Marion Mazouch was in attendance to discuss the 2017-2018 calendar options.  Due to all calendar options not being discussed thoroughly enough prior to the meeting Marion Mazouch asked the Board to table this item until the February 13 board meeting.  The Board tabled this item until the February 13 board meeting. 

Superintendent Evaluation: An executive session was held to discuss the Superintendent Evaluation.  It was noted that no action was taken during the executive session.

Superintendent Contract:  The Board approved to extend Brady Burton’s superintendent contract for one year ending June 2018.

Future Agenda Items:

  1.  2017-2018 District Calendar
  2. Principal Evaluation
  3. Improvement of District Culture

Adjournment:  Meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m.

Kerry Mazouch

Sub Board Clerk