August 2018

EXCERPTS of USD #384 Regular Board of Education Meeting

A Regular Board of Education meeting for USD #384 Blue Valley was held on August 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room. Members present were Mitch Innes, 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: Larry Schoof was in attendance to review the property lines with the board. He would like for the board to consider adjusting the property boundaries to make them more aligned. He is looking into building a residential development. The board requested that a more permanent plan be in place prior to agreeing to adjust the boundaries.


  1. Mitch Innes commended the custodial staff in keeping the grounds looking nice in spite of all of the construction.
  2. James Peter commented that the progress of the bond construction is going well.
  3. Reo Shultz mentioned that district enrollment went smooth.

RECOGNITION OF STUDENTS/STAFF: Anthony Meals updated the board on some recent success of the FFA. Michael Wright placed in the top 15 in the nation on proficiency. Grace Roth placed first in public speaking. Elizabeth Wright is doing an excellent job of serving her position as district president. The board congratulated the FFA and Anthony Meals on their accomplishments.

PRINCIPAL REPORTS: These were noted. Marion Mazouch updated the board on high school football numbers and possible options.

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT: Superintendent Brady Burton requested that the March 11, 2019 board meeting be moved to March 18, 2019. The Board approved to set March 11, 2019 board meeting to March 18, 2019.

BOARD REPORT: Nothing to report.

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

  1. Approved Minutes of: July 9, 2018 Regular Board Meeting; August 2, 2018 Special Board Meeting
  2. Approved Activity / Revenue / Expenditure Reports
  3. Updated District Office Board Officials:
  • Food Service Representative – Jenny Peter
  • PL874-382 Impact Aid Representative – Jenny Peter
  • KIDS System Administrator – Jenny Peter
  • Powerschool Administrator – Jenny Peter
  • Board Treasurer – Jenny Peter
  1. Approved Resignations – None at this time
  2. Approved Hirings – None at this time
  3. Approved Out-of-District Student Requests: Brianna Gough, Jaci LeBlanc, Courtney Blackburn, Dani Lingenfelser, Dakota Wachsnicht


Budget Review: 2018-2019 budget will be approved at the August 20, 2018 board meeting.

Approve 2017-2018 Carryover Funds: The Board approved the 2017-2018 carryover funds in the amount of $80,904 to be transferred to the Contingency Fund.

Bond Information: Installation of the middle school windows is almost complete. Security locks will begin being installed on August 27. Preschool is being held in the middle school basement until the preschool building is completed. The remodeling of the FACS room and science room is completed. New gym walls are almost complete. Installation of the security cameras is complete. The press box construction is almost complete. The McCormick Elementary School playground equipment will be delivered the end of August. Bond construction is going very well.


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

Approve General Contractor Bill: Ginger Blaske questioned the charge for demolition of the preschool. Superintendent Brady Burton will ask ARHS about the charge. The Board approved the general contractor bill as presented.

Parent Communication: The Board tabled this item and place on the September 10 board agenda.

Set Annual Tour of Buildings and Grounds: The board set Monday, September 10 at 5:30 p.m. as the date for the board to tour buildings and grounds.

Negotiations: The board ratified the 2018-2019 Negotiated Agreement.

The board approved to give classified staff, bus drivers, and administration a 2.4% raise for the 2018-2019 school year.

Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 8:54 p.m.

Melody Pfaff

Board Clerk