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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 January 14, 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 with the following addition: Add 13.C.1. Change in Current Calendar.

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.

POSITIVE BOARD COMMENTS:

1. Reo Shultz mentioned that the hospitality at the games has been good.

2. Jason Hartman commented that the appreciation dinner and entertainment was great and a good turnout considering the weather.

Stephen Corkill entered the meeting at 7:06 p.m.

RECOGNITION OF STUDENTS/STAFF: Ruth Hutson and LuAnn Lund were in attendance to review KESA with the Board. The district is on year two of five years and it is going well. They gave an overview of what the buildings are doing to meet the standards set by the Kansas State Board of Education. The buildings are accomplishing great things that are enabling our students to be prepared for work or furthering their education. The Board thanked both Ruth and LuAnn for the information and commended the staff for all their hard work.

Anthony Meals was in attendance to give the board an update as to what the agriculture education program is currently involved with. A career tech joint advisory council meeting was held for the first time in four years. Students have been given numerous awards and several SAE Grants have been awarded. A membership drive will be held at Finks Genetics on Saturday, February 9 at 6:00 p.m. A career day is being planned to be held at Blue Valley in the near future. The board thanked Anthony for the update.

PRINCIPAL REPORTS: These were noted.

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT: Superintendent Brady Burton informed the board that the legislature has begun their session. An increase in base aid per pupil is being presented. Could be very positive for the district.

BOARD REPORT: Mitch Innes asked the Board for direction to be given to administration on who should be issued a key card. Administration felt that the board’s prior direction was to limit access for the security of the buildings. The board discussed if criteria was needed.

Ginger Blaske updated the board on the Open House. The date is set for April 28 2:00-5:00 pm with a ribbon cutting and short program at 2:00 pm. The media will be contacted to promote the event. Katie Larson will be added to the list of committee members.

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

A.  Approved Minutes of: December 10, 2018 Regular Board Meeting

B.  Approved Activity / Revenue / Expenditure Reports

C.  Approved Resignation – Kelly Jefferson, Kindergarten Teacher effective at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

D.  Approved Hirings - None

E.  Approved Out of State Trips – FFA trips January 22-23 to Tonkawa Oklahoma and February 21 to Eustis Nebraska

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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

Math Classes: Chris Kleidosty, Greenbush was not able to attend due to the weather. The board received a current list of math scores in their packets and Principal Marion Mazouch distributed 2017-2018 school year math scores. Scores are pretty consistent between both years. A tutor has been hired to tutor on Fridays if students have questions.

Bus Driver Policy: The board reviewed bus policies from other districts. A master list of students that ride a bus is being distributed to all drivers for reference. Color coding school buses was discussed. A form at enrollment for parents to fill out would benefit the drivers. The board directed Superintendent Brady Burton to create a bus policy for grades PreK-4th grade that will be voted on at the February board meeting.

The board took at five-minute break at 8:53 p.m.

Bond Update: Superintendent Brady Burton updated the board on the bond construction. The State Fire Marshall approved the new agriculture education building. Remodel has begun on the new weight room facilities with a tentative completion date at the end of February. All construction should be completed before Spring Break.

New Business:

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

Approve General Contractor Bill: The board approved the General Contractor Bill as presented.

2019-2020 District Calendar: Marion Mazouch presented the calendar committee recommended 2019-2020 district calendar. The board approve the 2019-2020 District Calendar. The calendar will be posted to the website.

Proposed Change in Current District Calendar: Marion Mazouch asked for board approval to move parent/teacher conferences on the 2018-2019 district calendar from February 7 February 13 due to a conflict with BVL basketball tournament. The board approved to hold parent/teacher conferences on February 11 and February 13.

Negotiation Team: The board elected Mitch Innes, Brady Burton, Stephen Corkill and Tim Innes to the 2019-2020 Negotiation Team with Reo Shultz as alternate.

Personnel: An executive session with Brady Burton and Marion Mazouch was held for 30 minutes to discuss personnel. The purpose of the executive session is to protect the privacy interests of an identifiable individual.

Brady Burton and Marion Mazouch left the executive session at 9:35 p.m.

Meeting reconvened at 10:05 p.m. It was noted that no action was taken during the executive session.

An executive session was held for 30 minutes to discuss personnel. The purpose of the executive session is to protect the privacy interests of an identifiable individual.

Brady Burton entered the executive session at 10:18 pm.

Meeting reconvened at 10:36 p.m. It was noted that no action was taken during the executive session.

An executive session was held with Brady Burton for 10 minutes to discuss personnel. The purpose of the executive session is to protect the privacy interests of an identifiable individual.

Meeting reconvened at 10:47 p.m. It was noted that no action was taken during executive session.

Math Position: The board approved to hire Katie Jones as high school math teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.

Superintendent Contract: The board extended Brady Burton’s Superintendent Contract for one year with an ending date of June 30, 2020.

Future Agenda Items:

A.   Bus Driver Policy

B.  Marion Mazouch’s Evaluation

C.  Superintendent Goals

Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 10:52 p.m.