December 2016

EXCERPTS of USD #384 Regular Board of Education Meeting

A Regular Board of Education meeting for USD #384 Blue Valley was held on December 12, 2016 at 7:00 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 Melody Pfaff, Board Clerk.

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

APPROVE THE AGENDA: The Board approved the Agenda with the following addition:  Add 13.D. Personnel-Executive Session. 

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

Angie Pfizenmaier entered the meeting at 7:04 p.m.

WELCOME GUESTS:  President, James Peter welcomed our guests.

OPEN FORUM:  Kraig Kasselman was in attendance and thanked the board members and Superintendent Brady Burton for listening to his concerns.


  1. Mitch Innes commented on the District receiving the Weststar Grant.  Blue Valley was one of three schools that received the grant.
  2. A.G. McLean commended the scholars bowl team for their recent success.
  3. Stephen Corkill thanked all of those that made the Reading Counts store a success at McCormick Elementary.  All students really look forward to this event.
  4. Angie Pfizenmaier mentioned that she heard really good comments about the McCormick Elementary winter concert.
  5. A.G. McLean glad to hear that the high school/middle school students went to the Senior Center to perform.  The kindergarten students sang at the senior center in Olsburg.

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

PRINCIPAL REPORTS:  These were noted.  Brady Burton let the board know that the Reading Counts store at McCormick Elementary was held today.  Marion Mazouch informed the board that due to the low numbers of girls St. Xavier did not have enough to play a basketball game.  Next year possibly hosting a preseason tournament would be best.

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT:  Nothing to report at this time.

BOARD REPORT:  Nothing at this time.

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

  1. Approved Minutes of:  November 6, 2016 Regular Board Meeting.
  2. Approved Activity/Revenue/Expenditure Reports


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

Bond Architects:  Brady Burton presented three names of possible Architect candidates to handle the District’s Bond Election.  After discussion the Board approved the following list of architectural candidates to be interviewed by the Board:

  • Mike Carson
  • Emily Koenig
  • Tracy Anderson


Bond Architects Interview Dates and Interview Questions:  Brady Burton and Mike Blaske compiled a list of questions for the architect interviews.  The Board reviewed the questions and gave input on others that they would like to have on the list.  After discussion Bruce Kaump moved, Angie Pfizenmaier the Board approved to hold a Special Board Meeting on Monday, January 9, 2017 beginning at 4:00 p.m. to interview the architect candidates.  The Regular Board Meeting will be held on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. 


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

Superintendent’s Annual Evaluation:  President James Peter informed the board members that he will need their completed evaluation form returned to him by Monday, January 2, 2017 so that he can compile the information.  The Board will go over the Superintendent’s Annual Evaluation at the Monday, January 9, 2017 board meeting.

KASB Mid Year Board Policy Updates:  The mid-year KASB recommended Board Policy Updates were distributed.    These will be on the January agenda for approval.

Personnel:  The Board went into executive session with Brady Burton and Marion Mazouch for one hour to discuss personnel.  The purpose of the executive session is to protect the privacy interests of an identifiable individual. 

It was noted that no action was taken during the executive session.

Future Agenda Items:

  1. Superintendent Evaluation
  2. Architect Hiring Decision
  3. KASB Mid-Year Board Policy Updates
  4. 2017-2018 Calendar

Adjournment:  Meeting adjourned at 8:44 p.m.

Melody Pfaff

Board Clerk