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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 February 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room. Members present were Mitch Innes, Stephen Corkill, Reo Shultz, Tim Innes, Ginger Blaske, Jason Hartman, and Amy Cassel. 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: Stephen Corkill moved, Tim Innes seconded to approve the Agenda with the following addition: Add 13.C.1 Student Matter-Executive Session. Motion carried 7-0.

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

WELCOME GUESTS: President, Mitch Innes welcomed our guests.

OPEN FORUM: Anita Breen, TLEC Director, was in attendance to introduce herself to the board. Anthony Meals introduced his student teacher, Carol Romans to the board and distributed an ag education update to the board. Also mentioned that Grace Roth is the youngest student to be accepted into the Ag Development Mission in Nepal. What an honor for her. Brady Burton informed the board that Mr. Meals and his program will be recognized by Susan Carlson on the house floor next week. Superintendent Brady Burton introduced officer Brian Swearingen to the board. Several parents were in attendance to address the board regarding bullying, discipline and communication concerns. The board listened to their concerns and thanked them for their input.

POSITIVE BOARD COMMENTS:

1. Reo Shultz commented that the FFA Alumni event at Fink’s was a success.

2. Mitch Innes congratulated Grace Roth for her acceptance in the Ag Development Mission in Nepal. Quite an honor.

3. Stephen Corkill expressed congratulations to Anthony Meals and the agriculture education program for their recognition by Susan Carlson.

4. Reo Shultz thanked the Cheerleaders and Amy Young for hosting the cheer camp. Event was enjoyed by all the participants.

5. Brady Burton thanked the volunteers for helping with the regional scholar’s bowl that was hosted at Blue Valley High School. This is a big event and takes lots of help to make it successful.

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

PRINCIPAL REPORT: These were noted.

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT: Superintendent Brady Burton attended a Greenbush Service meeting and an energy group at the meeting indicated that electric rates could increase 3% next year. At-Risk funding will become more restrictive as to how the district can spend that money.

Board Report: Stephen Corkill addressed the board members about attending KASB board training opportunities. Board members can look at the KASB website and decide if they would like to attend any of the sessions. Brady Burton can also have KASB come on site and do a board training session.

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

A. Approved Minutes of January 13, 2020 Regular Board Meeting

B. Approve Activity/Revenue/Expenditure Reports

C. Approved Out of State Trip Requests: FFA students to Missouri March 6-9 to participate in judging contests; Art students to the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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

Blue Valley High School Concrete Bids: The final bid to replace the high school concrete was presented from Creed Construction Inc. in the amount of $19, 442. The bid is to replace the two sidewalks, curbing, guttering, steps, and ramp in the front of the high school. After discussion, the board accepted the bid from Creed Construction Inc. in the amount of $19,442 contingent that the finished project will be ADA compliant.

NEW BUSINESS:

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

2020-2021 Negotiations Team: Brady Burton presented a preliminary list of possible negotiation items. The Board designated Mitch Innes, Tim Innes, Stephen Corkill, and Brady Burton as board representatives with Reo Shultz as alternate for 2020-2021 negotiations.

Personnel: The Board held an executive session for 45 minutes with Brady Burton and the option to call Marion Mazouch into the executive session 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 the executive session.

The Board took a five-minute break.

Student Matter: The Board held an executive session for 30 minutes with Brady Burton, Marion Mazouch, and Officer Brian Swearingen to discuss a student matter. The purpose of the executive session is to protect the privacy rights of an identifiable individual.

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

The Board held an executive session for 30 minutes with Brady Burton, Marion Mazouch, and Officer Brian Swearingen to discuss a student matter. The purpose of the executive session is to protect the privacy rights of an identifiable individual.

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

The Board held an executive session for 30 minutes with Brady Burton, Marion Mazouch, and Officer Brian Swearingen to discuss a student matter. The purpose of the executive session is to protect the privacy rights of an identifiable individual.

Marion Mazouch and Officer Brian Swearingen left the executive session.

Marion Mazouch was called back into executive session.

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

The Board held an executive session for ten minutes with Brady Burton and Marion Mazouch, to discuss a student matter. The purpose of the executive session is to protect the privacy rights of an identifiable individual.

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

Principal Contract: No action taken.

KASB Superintendent Search: The board held an executive session for one hour with Melody Pfaff, Brian Jordan KASB Representative, and Britton Hart, KASB Representative to discuss the Superintendent search. The purpose of the executive session is to protect the privacy interests of an identifiable individual.

Brian Jordan and Britton Hart left the executive session.

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

The board held an executive session for one hour with Melody Pfaff to discuss the Superintendent search. 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.

Future Agenda Items:

A. Board Training

B. Threat Policy

Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 12:40 p.m.

Melody Pfaff

Board Clerk