2019-2020 EXCERPTS of USD #384 Regular Board of Education Meeting
A Regular Board of Education meeting for USD #384 Blue Valley was held on June 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room. Members present were Mitch Innes, Reo Shultz, Tim Innes, and Ginger Blaske. 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 7:05 p.m.
APPROVE THE AGENDA: The Board approved the Agenda with the addition of 13.C. Personnel-Executive Session.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Board and Guests recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
WELCOME GUESTS: President, Mitch Innes welcomed our guests.
OPEN FORUM: Denise Webster, Doug Webster, Russell Webster, and Kendle Webster were all in attendance to voice concerns and ask questions in regard to Denise Webster becoming an OPAA! employee for the 2019-2020 school year. The board listened to their concerns and the item will be placed on the July 8 board agenda for discussion with possible action. The board thanked them for their input.
POSITIVE BOARD COMMENTS:
1. Mitch Innes has heard good things about the new weight room.
2. Reo Shultz mentioned that the shop camps had good attendance. Great thing for the district.
3. Reo Shultz commented that the summer baseball games were well attended. Good to see district kids participating.
4. Mitch Innes congratulated Cole Montgomery and Jeremiah Duncan for their success at state track.
5. The board congratulated Elizabeth Wright for being elected state FFA Secretary. Good to see the district being represented at the state level.
RECOGNITION OF STUDENTS/STAFF: No one was in attendance to be recognized.
PRINCIPAL REPORTS: These were noted.
SUPERINTENDENT REPORT: Superintendent Brady Burton informed the board that negotiations will not be ratified until the court decision is handed down.
District insurance will increase for the 2019-2020 school year due to additional buildings.
Bond warranty work has been done to the McCormick Elementary School sidewalk, preschool sheetrock cracks, and roof leak at Ag Education building.
The school board will have four positions placed on the ballot for election in the November election. Mitch Innes, Stephen Corkill, Jason Hartman, and Amy Cassel have all filed for the open positions.
The district has contracted with Asset Services to handle inventory for the entire district.
Two special board meetings will be held in August to approve the 2019-2020 budget.
BOARD REPORT: Nothing to report at this time.
CONSENT AGENDA: The Board approved the Consent Agenda as follows:
A . Approved Minutes of: May 13, 2019 Regular Board Meeting
B. Approved Activity / Revenue / Expenditure Reports
C. Approved Supplemental Positions as presented
D. Approved Resignations: Frank Hagenmaier-Bus Driver effective May 30, 2019
E. Approved Hirings: Chelsea Stroda-3rd Grade Teacher for the 2019-2020 school year and Hannah Ridder-McCormick Elementary Paraprofessional for the 2019-2020 school year
F. Approved Out of State Trip Request: FFA Leadership Retreat to Oklahoma City, OK on August 5-8
G. Approved Out of District Student Requests: Gillian Reed, Grace Roth, Courtney Blackburn, Madison, Allison, and Jaimeson O’Shea
H. Approved District House Rental Contract
I. Established Mileage Rate for Reimbursement: $0.545 (No Increase-set by the state)
J. Approved Meal Reimbursement: $8.50/meal or $25.00/Day (No Increase)
K. Approved Lodging Rate for Reimbursement: Workshop or convention rate or $90.00/Day if no professional rate available (No Increase)
L. Approved Substitute Teacher Rate: $110/Day ($10/Day Increase)
M. Established Petty Cash Limits:
•District Office/Middle School/High School: $1,800 Total (No increase)
•Elementary School does not use petty cash
N. Approved Textbook Fee: K-12 - $50.00 (No Increase)
O. Approved Computer Usage Fee: 9-12 - $50.00 (No Increase)
P. Approved Activity Fee: 9-12 - $50.00 (No Increase)
Q. Approved Class Fees (No Increase)
• Art Class - $40.00
• Band - $15.00
• Vocational Classes (Vo-Ag, FACS, Business) - $50.00 flat fee for one or more classes
R. Approved Meal Prices:
• Breakfast K-12 - $1.70
• Breakfast Adult - $2.10
• Lunch K-4 - $2.81
• Lunch 5-12 - $2.96
• Lunch Adult - $3.65
• Milk/Juice - $0.45
S. Approved Preschool Fee: $7.00/Day (No Increase)
Budget Review: Nothing to review this month as June is the end of the fiscal year.
District HVAC: This item is a carryover from the April and May meetings. After discussion, the Board approved to replace non-working thermostats now, to replace remaining thermostats as they fail, and to update software for the system.
BVHS/BVMS Student Handbook: The Board approved the BVHS/BVMS Student Handbook as presented.
Approve Warrants/Transfers: The Board approved warrants/transfers as presented.
2018-2019 State Assessment Results: Administration reviewed the 2018-2019 State Assessment results. The district-wide scores are very good. Congratulations to the students and staff for all their hard work.
Personnel: The board held and executive session with Brady Burton, Marion Mazouch, and Melody Pfaff for 30 minutes to discuss personnel. The purpose of the executive session is to protect the privacy interests of an identifiable individual.
The meeting reconvened and it was noted that no action was taken during the executive session.
Future Agenda Items:
A. Food Service
Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.