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June 2017

A Regular Board of Education meeting for USD #384 Blue Valley was held on June 12, 2017 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 7:06 p.m.

APPROVE THE AGENDA:  The Board approved the Agenda with the following addition:  Add 13.C.1 KASB Policy Updates.  Motion carried 4-0.

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

WELCOME GUESTS:  President, James Peter welcomed our guests.

OPEN FORUM:  No one addressed the board during open forum.


  1.  Angie Pfizenmaier congratulated the competitors at state track:  Georgia Hatesohl, Elizabeth Wright, Katie Hutson, Elsa Speicher, Brooklyn Zoeller, and Kacie Duncan.  Good job representing the league.
  2. State assessments scores in English look good.

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

PRINCIPAL REPORTS:  These were noted.

A.G. McLean entered the meeting at 7:15 p.m.

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT:  The deadline to file for school board elections was June 1.  Tim Innes filed for District 3 Position 6.  Ginger Blaske is running as a write in candidate for District 1 Position 4.  The school finance plan was passed by the legislature and is currently awaiting the Governor’s approval.  It will then have to go to the supreme court for their approval.  It will be mid to late July before schools will have budgets. 

BOARD REPORT:  Nothing to report.

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

  1.  Approved Minutes of:  May 8, 2017 Regular Board Meeting; May 23, 2017 Special Board Meeting.
  2. Approved Activity/Revenue/Expenditure Reports
  3. Resignations – None
  4. Approved Hirings:  Amber Ellis-Middle School Science Teacher; Brittany Pfaff-Middle School Language Arts Teacher.
  5. Approve Out of District Student Requests:
    • Maggie Finan
    • Dani Lingenfelser
    • Brady and Bailey Cox
    • Brock Burgman
  6. Approved District House Rental Contract Renewal.
  7. Established Mileage Rate for Reimbursement: $0.54 (No Increase)
  8. Approved Meal Reimbursement Rate:  $8.50/meal or minimum of $25.00/day (No Increase)
  9. Approved lodging rate for reimbursement:  Workshop or convention rate or $90/day if no professional rate available (No Increase)
  10. Approved substitute teacher rate:  $100/Day ($5.00 Increase)
  11. Established Petty Cash Limits:  District Office/Middle School and High School:  $1,800 total (No Increase); Elementary School does not use petty cash.
  12. Approved textbook fees:  K-12- $50.00 (No Increase)
  13. Approved computer usage fee: 9-12-$50.00 (No Increase)
  14. Approved activity fee:  9-12-$40.00 (No Increase)
  15. Approved class fees (No Increase) – Art Class - $40.00, Band - $15.00, Vocational Classes (Vo-Ag, FACS, Business) - $50.00 flat fee for one or more classes
  16. Approved Meal Prices:
  • Breakfast:  K-12 - $1.65 ($0.05 Increase)

Adult - $2.10 ($0.35 Increase)

  • Lunch:       K-4 - $2.71 ($0.06 Increase)

5-12 - $2.86 ($0.06 Increase)

  • Milk/Juice  $0.45/day (No Increase)
  1.  Approved preschool fee:  $6.00/Day (No Increase)
  2.  Approved Designated Insurance Carriers:

1.   Blue Cross/Blue Shield – Health Insurance

2.  Copeland Insurance (EMC) – Property/Vehicles

3.  Bay Bridge – 403b

4.  BCS Insurance Company – Student Accident Insurance

5.  American Fidelity – Section 125

6.  KASB Workman’s Compensation


Mitch Innes entered the meeting at 7:30 p.m.


Budget Review:  Brady Burton and Melody Pfaff gave an update to the board regarding the end of the year budget.  Final budget amounts will be presented at the July 10 board meeting.

Bond Information:  Mike Blaske was in attendance to update the board on the progress of the bond election.  Preliminary drawings of the agriculture building, weight room/classroom, and concession stand were presented and discussed. 

KPERS Penalty Policy:  State law states that the employer must pay the penalty for working after retirement employees.  The board approved to not create a district policy since there is already a state law requiring the employer pay the penalty. 


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

State Assessment Results:  The board reviewed the district results for math and language arts state assessment tests.  Scores from 2015-2016 were compared to the 2016-2017 scores.  Overall the scores are good and above the state average.  There was discussion about the transition of students from 4th grade to 5th grade.  The board would like to discuss this further at a future board meeting. 

Bond Resolution:  A resolution authorizing the calling of a bond election was presented for the board’s review.  The Board approved the resolution authorizing the calling of a bond election for 4.1 million.

KASB Policy Updates:  The June 2017 KASB policy updates were reviewed by the board. KASB distributes policy updates twice a year. After discussion, the Board approved the June 2017 KASB policy updates as presented. 

Negotiations:  No action taken.

Adjournment:  Meeting adjourned at 9:06 p.m.

Melody Pfaff

Board Clerk