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December

December 2017

EXCERPTS of USD #384 Regular Board of Education Meeting

A Regular Board of Education meeting for USD #384 Blue Valley was held on December 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room.  Members present were James Peter, Mitch Innes, Angie Pfizenmaier, Bruce Kaump, 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 change:  Move 13.D. to 12.B.1 Purchase of New Buses. 

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.

POSITIVE BOARD COMMENTS:

  1.  Stephen Corkill mentioned that the McCormick Elementary School music concert went very well and thanked the PTO for supplying treat bags.
  2. Angie Pfizenmaier congratulated the FFA for their recent success at contests.

RECOGNITION OF STUDENTS/STAFF:  President, James Peter presented a plaque to Bruce Kaump and Angie Pfizenmaier for recognition of their eight years as a district board member.  The new elected members will begin their four year term in January 2018. 

PRINCIPAL REPORTS:  These were noted with no additions.

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT:  Superintendent Brady Burton thanked Bruce Kaump and Angie Pfizenmaier for their service to the district as a board member for eight years.  No funds were granted to the district from the Ropeke Fund.

BOARD REPORT:  Mitch Innes mentioned that the City of Randolph would be interested in the outside basketball goals at the high school if they will not be used once the new facilities are built.

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

  1.  Approved Minutes of:  November 13, 2017 Regular Board Meeting.
  2. Approved Activity/Revenue/Expenditure Reports.
  3. Approved Resignation – Ronald Peter as bus driver effective January 5, 2018.
  4. Approved Hiring – Brandi Innes as bus driver once she has completed her driving requirements.

UNFINISEHD BUSINESS:

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

Bond Resolution:  Greg Vahrenberg was in attendance to review the results of the Bond Sale.  The district sold the bonds at a lower interest rate than what was proposed during the bond election.  This is great news for the District taxpayers.  The Board adopted the following Resolution:

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE ISSUANCE, SALE AND DELIVERY OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, SERIES 2017, OF UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 384, RILEY COUNTY, KANSAS (BLUE VALLEY-RANDOLPH); PROVIDING FOR THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF AN ANNUAL TAX FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON SAID BONDS AS THEY BECOME DUE; MAKING CERTAIN COVENANTS AND AGREEMENTS TO PROVIDE FOR THE PAYMENT AND SECURITY THEREOF; AND AUTHORIZING CERTAIN OTHER DOCUMENTS AND ACTIONS CONNECTED THEREWITH.

Purchase of New Buses:  Doug Messer, regional salesman for Midwest Bus Sales and Tim Pfaff were in attendance to present bus bids for the purchase of three new buses.  The buses cannot be ordered/purchased until the closing of the bond sales on December 28, 2017.  The district will be purchasing a 53 passenger bus, a 35 passenger bus, and a 71 passenger bus. Two district owned school buses will be sold and one bus will become a spare bus.  The board recommended to take action at the January 8, 2018 board meeting.

Superintendent’s Evaluation:  The Board held an executive session for 45 minutes to discuss personnel.   The purpose of the executive session is to protect the privacy interests of an identifiable individual.

Brady Burton was called into the executive session.

Meeting reconvened and it was noted that no action was taken during executive session.

Superintendent Contract:  The Board extended Brady Burton’s Superintendent contract for one year ending June 30, 2019.  Motion carried 5-0.

NEW BUSINESS:

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

Principal’s Evaluation:  The Board held an executive session with Brady Burton for 20 minutes to discuss personnel.  The purpose of the executive session is to protect the privacy interests of an identifiable individual. 

Meeting reconvened and it was noted that no action was taken during executive session. 

Principal’s Contract:  The Board approved the addition of a  year to Marion Mazouch’s principal contract keeping it a two-year contract

Future Agenda Items:

  1.  Purchase of New Buses
  2. 2018-2019 Calendar
  3. Bond

Adjournment:  Meeting adjourned at 10:41 p.m.

Melody Pfaff

Board Clerk