EXCERPTS of USD #384 Regular Board of Education Meeting
A Regular Board of Education meeting for USD #384 Blue Valley was held on January 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room. Members present were Mitch Innes, Stephen Corkill, Reo Shultz, Tim Innes, Jason Hartman, and Amy Cassel. Administration present was 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.
POSITIVE BOARD COMMENTS:
1. Stephen Corkill recognized that Brady Burton has been Superintendent of USD 384 Blue Valley for 14 years and the only board meeting he has ever missed is the one tonight!
2. Jason Hartman congratulated LuAnn Lund for being chosen b104.7 teacher of the month. What a great honor.
3. Reo mentioned that the McCormick Elementary music program was great. Thank you to the students and Mrs. Butler for all their hard work.
4. Mitch Innes congratulated Mr. Meals for being recognized as Young Education of the year for our Region. What a great accomplishment.
RECOGNITION OF STUDENTS/STAFF: Mr. Meals was in attendance to recap some of the happenings in the agricultural education department. The January Farmers Market was cancelled. Please plan to attend the one in February. A Best Practices Workshop will be held in the agriculture education center on Tuesday, January 14. There were 111 SAE Grants submitted this year and seven Blue Valley Students were awarded $1,000 each. Blue Valley has been chosen to host the first Briggs and Stratton clinic in the state. The ski trip for the students that sold $1,000 during the chapter’s fruit and meat sales was a success. In the past students that sold $1,000 worth of product was issued a $100 check for their hard work. This year the students wanted to take their $100 and do something as a group. No money was taken from the chapter to fund this trip. Vision 2025 – Blue Valley Ag Ed Strategic Plan was distributed to the board. The Board thanked Mr. Meals for the update and to continue doing great things for the district.
PRINCIPAL REPORTS: These were noted with no additions.
SUPERINTENDENT REPORT: Superintendent Brady Burton was unable to attend the meeting. Nothing new to add at this time.
BOARD REPORT: Nothing new to report.
CONSENT AGENDA: The Board approved the Consent Agenda as follows:
A. Approved Minutes of December 9, 2019 Regular Board Meeting
B. Approved Activity / Revenue / Expenditure Reports
Budget Review: Melody Pfaff reviewed the Budget Summary of Funds with the Board. The budget is right on track for the year so far.
KASB Superintendent Search: KASB representatives Brian Jordan and Britton Hart were in attendance to present the Superintendent search survey results with the Board. There were 176 responses to the survey. The Board reviewed the survey responses. The information will be very helpful to the Board during the Superintendent search. Questions for applicants will be compiled by Board members in the next few weeks. The Board will be reviewing applications at the February 10 board meeting. The dates set for interviewing candidates are February 18 at 4:00 p.m. and February 19 at 4:00 p.m. with an alternate date of February 21. During the day the candidates will be touring the buildings and meeting with students, staff, and patrons. This will give the candidates time to learn about our district and community.
Blue Valley High School Concrete Bids: The Board tabled this item until the February 10 board meeting in hopes of receiving one more bid.
Ball Field Scoreboard/Bleachers: The scoreboard has been repaired. A quote to purchase new metal bleachers was presented at the December board meeting. After discussion the Board approved the quote of $3,739.00 from Global Industries to purchase two sets of portable metal bleachers and to use the Roepke Fund money to pay for the expense.
Approve Warrants/Transfers: The Board approved the Warrants/Transfers as presented.
2020-2021 District Calendar: Marion Mazouch reviewed the proposed 2020-2021 District Calendar with the board and answered any questions. After discussion, the Board approved the 2020-2021 District Calendar as presented.
Election of Board Officers: The board elected Mitch Innes as Board President and Stephen Corkill as Vice-President.
Future Agenda Items:
A. Blue Valley High School Concrete Bids
B. KASB Superintendent Search
Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 9:24 p.m.