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EXCERPTS of USD #384 Regular Board of Education Meeting

A Regular Board of Education meeting for USD #384 Blue Valley was held on April 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room. Members present were Mitch Innes, Stephen Corkill, Reo Shultz, Jason Hartman, and Amy Cassel. Administration present was Brady Burton, Superintendent, Marion Mazouch, Middle School/High School Principal, and Jenny Peter, Board Treasurer.

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: None

OPEN FORUM: No one addressed the board during Open Forum

POSITIVE BOARD COMMENTS:

1. Stephen Corkill appreciates how quickly teachers/staff got the extended learning up and going for our students.

2. Amy Cassel commented that communication has been great.

3. Mitch Innes felt that the lunch program was going well.

4. Reo Shultz has been hearing many positive comments on the transition.

PRINCIPAL REPORTS: None

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT: Superintendent Brady Burton contacted the district insurance company to inspect the roofs for hail damage. There could be an announcement from the governor to extend the stay at home order. Federal Cares Act will be discussed on Wednesday during the zoom meeting with KSDE.

BOARD REPORT: Amy Cassel talked about graduation dates. The students and parents would like a traditional graduation ceremony. Two alternate dates for graduation have been set for Saturday June 27 at 3:00 p.m. and Saturday July 18 at 3:00 p.m. If neither one of these dates work, then maybe a drive-by parade would be held. The Board consented to approve moving graduation to Saturday June 27 or Saturday, July 18.

Marion Mazouch informed the board that 8th Grade Promotion and Awards Ceremony will be held on May 18 at 6:30 p.m. This will be a curbside event.

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

A. Approved Minutes of: March 16, 2020 Regular Board Meeting; March 30, 2020 Special Board Meeting

B. Approved Activity / Revenue / Expenditure Reports

C. Approved Resignations – None

D. Approved Hiring – Tricia Reichert as Blue Valley High School English Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year.

E. Approved McCormick Elementary Student Handbook

F. Approved to cancel the Senior trip and to return kids money that they personally did fundraising for. Money will also be used for a senior gift.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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

Board Trainings: The Board tabled this item due to CoVid19 and the Board will review these dates at the July 2020 meeting.

KASB Policies: This item was tabled at the March meeting so the members could review the recommended KASB Board Policy updates. The Board approved the KASB Board Policy updates as presented.

NEW BUSINESS:

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

Personnel: The Board held an executive session for 20 minutes with Brady Burton and Marion Mazouch for 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 the executive session.

Certified Contracts: The Board approved certified contracts as presented.

Negotiations: The first negotiations meeting will be held on May 11, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

Future Agenda Items:

A. Supplemental Contracts

B. Classified Contracts

C. Negotiations

D. High School/Middle School Handbook

E. Possible live audio board meeting

Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.