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January

January 2018

EXCERPTS of USD #384 Regular Board of Education Meeting

A Regular Board of Education meeting for USD #384 Blue Valley was held on January 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room.  Members present were Mitch Innes, Jason Anderson, Stephen Corkill, Reo Shultz, Tim Innes, and Ginger Blaske. 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 as presented. 

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

WELCOME GUESTS:  Vice-President welcomed our guests.

OPEN FORUM:  Mike Blaske commented to the board that Deanna Burton, Superintendent Brady Burton’s spouse, was named Master Teacher for USD #383.  What an honor for her.

POSITIVE BOARD COMMENTS:

  1.  Stephen Corkill mentioned that the reading counts store at McCormick Elementary School is very effective in getting students to read.
  2. Mitch Innes congratulated Bri Holle for placing first out of 250 competitors at the Beef Expo. 

RECOGNITION OF STUDENTS/STAFF:  Superintendent, Brady Burton, in honor of National School Board Recognition month, thanked the USD #384 school board members for their service to the district. 

Anthony Meals and Michaela McKinzie, student teacher, were in attendance to give the board an overview of The Blue Valley Career Academy (BVCA).  This is an opportunity for students to be a part of an early career magnet high school that prepares students by developing career-readiness skills through authentic and enriching learning environments for future career and life success.  It is a great opportunity for the district and community to be part of such a program.  BVCA is in early stages of development and the board was very excited to see it move forward.

PRINCIPAL REPORTS:  These were noted with no additions.

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT:  Superintendent Brady Burton informed the board that the 2018 Legislation session started.  The goal is to have a school finance plan done by March or April.

Dan Knight was in attendance to give the Board an update on the progress of the bond construction.  Bond proceeds have been deposited.  Preschool is going to be a ground up construction.  He has met with FACS and science teachers on updates to classrooms.  Bids for construction will be brought to the board in April and construction will start approximately May 21.  Brady Burton is meeting with structural engineer on Tuesday, January 9.

BOARD REPORT: Mitch Innes updated the Board regarding Blue FFA Alumni purchasing land for a large animal barn facility.  The land was recently sold.  If the land would be relisted, the Blue Valley FFA Alumni will look at purchasing it at that time.

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

  1.   Approved Minutes of:  December 11, 2017 Regular Board Meeting
  2.   Approved Activity / Revenue / Expenditure Reports
  3.    Approved Hiring – Anthony Meals, bus driver

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: 

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

Buses:  The updated bus bids were distributed to the Board.  After discussion, the board approved the bids from Midwest Transit.  Motion carried 6-0.

Negotiations:  The board appointed James Peter, Brady Burton, Mitch Innes, Stephen Corkill, and Ginger Blaske as alternate to the 2018-2019 Negotiation Team. 

NEW BUSINESS:

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

District Calendar:  Marion Mazouch presented the 2018-2019 district calendar that was approved by the calendar committee.  The board approved the 2018-2019 district calendar as presented.

Future Agenda Items:  Nothing to carryover from this meeting.

Adjournment:  Meeting adjourned at 8:22 p.m.

Melody Pfaff

Board Clerk