February 2017

EXCERPTS of USD #384 Regular Board of Education Meeting

A Regular Board of Education meeting for USD #384 Blue Valley was held on February 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room.  Members present were James Peter, Mitch Innes, Angie Pfizenmaier, Bruce Kaump, A.G. McLean, Jason and Stephen Corkill. Administration present was Brady Burton, Superintendent, Marion Mazouch, Middle School/High School Principal, and Melody Pfaff, Board Clerk.

CALL TO ORDER:  President, James Peter called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

APPROVE THE AGENDA: The Agenda was approved as presented. 

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

OPEN FORUM:  No one addressed the Board during Open Forum.

Mitch Innes arrived at 7:04 p.m.


  1. Congratulations to the scholars’ bowl team for placing 3rd at State.
  2. Bruce Kaump mentioned that Kansas Day was a success.
  3. Stephen Corkill was good to see that the kindergarten students toured Olsburg businesses.
  4. Stephen Corkill congratulated all the FFA students who received grants – quite a few students this year.

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

PRINCIPL REPORTS:  These were noted.

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT:  Brady Burton informed the Board that as of right now the Legislation is not proposing any education cuts. 


CONSENT AGENDA:  The Consent Agenda was approved as follows:

  1.  Approved Minutes of:  January 9, 2017 Special Board Meeting and January 9, 2017 Regular Board Meeting.
  2. Approved Activity/Revenue/Expenditure Reports.
  3. Approved Resignations:  Janae Perkins-Title I Teacher and Molly Poe-Kindergarten Teacher.  Both effective at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.
  4. Approved Hirings:  None


Budget Review:  Brady Burton and Melody Pfaff went over the Budget Summary of Funds with the Board.

Architect Update:  Michael Carson, Architect and Mike Blaske were in attendance to update the Board on the latest information that has been gathered regarding the bond.  Manko Windows measured the windows in all the district buildings.  A very rough estimate was given to the Board.  SMH Consultants toured the high school parking area to assess the drainage issue.  A rough estimate of cost to correct the drainage issue was given to the Board to review.  Discussion took place on whether to add these items to the bond election.  The information distributed was informative and it was also noted that the estimates are preliminary.  The Board asked Michael Carson and Mike Blaske to visit with both Manko Windows and SMH Consultants to get more detailed information.  An architect update will be placed on a future agenda.

District Calendar:  The 2017-2018 District Calendar was approved as presented. 


Approve Warrants/Transfers:   The Warrants/Transfers were approved as presented. 

Principal Evaluation:  The Board went into executive session with Brady Burton for ten minutes to discuss personnel.  The purpose of the executive session is to protect the privacy interest of an identifiable individual. 

Meeting reconvened at 8:25 p.m.  It was noted that no action was taken during the executive session.

Principal Contract:  The Board approved to add an additional year to Marion Mazouch’s principal contract.  This will keep him on a two-year contract. 

Resolution to Extend Board Members Term of Office:  The Board adopted the Resolution to Extend Board Members Term of Office. The purpose of this resolution is to keep the district in compliance with the election changes.  Angie Pfizenmaier, Bruce Kaump, and A.G. McLean will remain as active board members until the January 8th board meeting. 

District Culture:  This item was placed on the Agenda at the request of a board member.  It was noted that the district follows the district handbook bullying curriculum.  The current curriculum being used is “Too Good for Violence”.  The Board decided that a District Culture Committee needed to be formed to address any concerns. Stephen Corkill will chair this committee.  He will visit with administration, staff, and patrons to form this committee and report back at the March 13 board meeting.

Negotiations:  The Board reviewed the list of possible items for 2017-2018 negotiations.  The deadline to deliver the list to the BVEA is March 31, 2017.  The Board will discuss further at the March 13 board meeting.

Future Agenda Items:

  1.  District Culture Committee
  2. Negotiations

Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 9:12 p.m.