EXCERPTS of USD #384 Regular Board of Education Meeting

A Regular Board of Education meeting for USD #384 Blue Valley was held on April 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room. Members present were Mitch Innes, Stephen Corkill, James Peter, Reo Shultz, Tim Innes, Ginger Blaske, and Jason Hartman. Administration present was Brady Burton, Superintendent, Marion Mazouch, Middle School/High School Principal, and Melody Pfaff, Board Clerk.

CALL TO ORDER: President, Mitch Innes 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: President, Mitch Innes welcomed our guests.

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


1. Tim Innes mentioned that the PTO Boots and Bling event was successful.

2. Reo Shultz commented that the Quarter Craze was well attended.

Jason Hartman entered the meeting at 7:04 p.m.

RECOGNITION OF STUDENTS/STAFF: Jessica Davis, social worker, was in attendance to give the board an update on what she has been working on in the district. Meeting with students, drug, alcohol, and bullying prevention, connecting families with needed resources, and heading up the Harvesters Back Snacks program is just a few of her duties. She is enjoying the position and the students and staff. She is in the district on Monday and Wednesday and every other Friday. She is also available to help out on other days if needed. She feels that this position has added a level of support for students and families.

Anthony Meals was in attendance to give the board a CTE update. Mrs. Booth is putting together a CTE Handbook which will go home with students indicating which CTE classes will be offered the following school year. Advisory committee meetings are being held this spring. FCCLA is currently in Wichita competing at state. There will be career fairs offered next year one in the fall and one in the spring. The FFA collected supplies for the Nebraska relief effort. The support for this project filled an entire 30’ stock trailer. Thank you everyone who supported this cause.

PRINCIPAL REPORTS: These were noted. The 8thgrade promotion will be held on May 14 at 7:00 p.m.

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT: The legislature passed the School Finance Bill and the Governor signed it. The courts will review the case and determine if it is sufficient. The budget workshops could be held in July if the court doesn’t render a verdict until late June.

BOARD REPORT: USD #384 Board positions open for election. Member Position 1, District 1 – Jason Hartman; Member Position 2, District 2 – Mitch Innes; Member Position 3, District 3 – Stephen Corkill, Position 7 At Large – James Peter. Deadline to file – June 3, 2019 noon. Primary election, if needed will be held August 6, 2019. General election will be held November 5, 2019. Elected members will take over January 2020. If interested in filing visit www.rileycountyks.gov.

A. Approved Minutes of: March 18, 2019 Regular Board Meeting

B. Approved Activity / Revenue / Expenditure Reports

C. Approved Resignations – Anthony Meals bus driver effective at the end of the current school year.

D. Approved Hirings - None

E. Out of State Trip Requests – Annual senior trip to Lake Ozark, Missouri; Band trip to Worlds of Fun Kansas City MO

F. Approved McCormick Elementary Student Handbook

Motion carried 7-0.


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

District HVAC: Shane Good, Thermal Comfort Air, was in attendance to present options to replace building thermostats. Some of the current thermostats have stopped working and need replaced or have already been replaced. The current thermostats are connected to a computer system that regulates temperature. Several options were presented with a breakdown of cost. The board would like more options with the addition of sensors to even out the temperature. Shane Good will email a new proposal to add to the one presented tonight. Stephen Corkill moved, Tim Innes seconded to table this item until the May board meeting so more information could be available. Motion carried 7-0.

Architect Final Report: Dan Knight was in attendance to give the board a final report on the bond construction. Warranty information will be sent to the district and a complete of books and a disc will also be provided for district records. Project went very well.


Approve Warrants/Transfers: Stephen Corkill moved, James Peter seconded to approve the warrants/transfers as presented. Motion carried 7-0.

Approve General Contractor Bill: There was not a bill to approve this month.

Board Representatives: The board designated Jason Hartman and Stephen Corkill as board representatives for 8thgrade promotion on May 14 at 7:00 p.m. The board designated James Peter and Ginger Blaske as board representatives for high school graduation on May 11 at 1:00 p.m.

Personnel: Mitch Innes moved, Stephen Corkill seconded to go into executive session with Brady Burton and Marion Mazouch at 8:20 p.m. for 20 minutes to discuss personnel with the right to call Melody Pfaff into the executive session. The purpose of the executive session is to protect the privacy interests of an identifiable individual. Motion carried 7-0.

Melody Pfaff was called into the executive session at 8:30 p.m.

Meeting reconvened at 8:40 p.m. It was noted that no action was taken during the executive session.

Certified Contracts: Reo Shultz moved, Jason Hartman seconded to renew all certified staff for the 2019-2020 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

Negotiations: Mitch Innes moved, Stephen Corkill seconded to go into executive session with Brady Burton and Melody Pfaff at 8:45 p.m. for 15 minutes. The purpose of the executive session is to protect the district’s right to the confidentiality of its negotiating position and the public interest. Motion carried 7-0.

Meeting reconvened at 9:00 p.m. It was noted that no action was taken during the executive session.

A. Negotiations

B. Middle School/High School Handbooks

C. HVAC – Thermal Comfort Air

D. Classified Contracts

E. Supplemental Contracts

Adjournment: James Peter moved, Reo Shultz seconded to adjourn. Motion carried 7-0.

Meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.