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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 May 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room. Members present were Mitch Innes, Stephen Corkill, Reo Shultz, Tim Innes, Jason Hartman, Ginger Blaske, 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: The Board approved the Agenda with the following addition: Add 11.G. USD 384 Blue Valley Course Handbook.

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

WELCOME GUESTS: President, Mitch Innes welcomed our guest.

OPEN FORUM: No one addressed the Board during Open Forum.

POSITIVE BOARD COMMENTS:

1. Reo Shultz commented that there has been good communication and updates during the continuous learning phase.

2. Amy Cassel congratulated the following students for their accomplishments:   All Flint Hills Academic Teams: Brody Barr and  Brianna Gough; All Flint Hills Basketball Teams:  1st Team Boys- Bryson Brockman 2nd Team Boys - Brody Barr; 1st Team Girls - Brooklyn Zoeller 2nd Team Girls - Allie Cassel.

RECOGNITION OF STUDENTS/STAFF: Anthony Meals was in attendance to update the board on FFA happenings. Officers have been slated. Greenhouse managers for the 2020-2021 school year have been selected.

PRINCIPAL REPORTS: Kindergarten roundup was held by curbside at McCormick Elementary School. There were 19 students that attended. This gave the future kindergarten students a chance to meet their teacher and receive a packet of information. It went very well. Marion Mazouch mentioned that the district is on track to hold graduation on June 27. Seniors will be recognized in a roadshow on May 13. This will give the staff a chance to honor each senior by stopping at their individual houses and distributing honors and awards. Promotion for the 8th graders and awards presentation will be held on Monday, May 18. It will be a curbside event held at the high school.

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT: Nothing new to report.

BOARD REPORT: The board will hold a meeting on June 8, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. with John Cox and KASB representatives to discuss goals and expectations.

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

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

B. Approved Activity / Revenue / Expenditure Reports

C. Approved Resignation – Hannah Ridder as McCormick Elementary Paraprofessional

D. Approved Hirings – None

E. Approved the following Out of District Student Requests for the 2020-2021 school year: John Llewelyn, Courtney Blackburn, Madison O’Shea, Allison O’Shea, Jaimeson O’Shea, Brock Burgman, Wilson Wichman, Trevor Clark, Magdalena Finan, Bailey Cox, and James Cox

F. Approved District House Rental Contract with the correction of 30-day notice being changed to 60-day notice.

G. Approved the Blue Valley Course Handbook

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Budget Review – Brady Burton and Melody Pfaff reviewed the Budget Summary of Funds with the board.

BVHS/BVMS Handbook – After discussion the Board tabled the BVHS/BVMS Handbook with instruction to Marion Mazouch to make corrections/additions as discussed.

Live Audio and/or Video Streaming of Board Meetings: The Board discussed the possibility of live audio and/or video streaming during board meetings. After discussion, the board felt that audio would be best. Audio would be set up in Zoom. No public participation would be available. This will be tested by a select few at the June 8, 2020 board meeting.

NEW BUSINESS:

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

OPAA! Contract – The Addendum to Renew Fixed Price Food Service Management Contract from OPAA! for 2020-2021 was approved.

Personnel: The Board held executive session with Brady Burton and Marion Mazouch for 20 minutes 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.

Classified Staff Contracts: The Board approved the Classified Staff Contracts as presented for the 2020-2021 school year.

Supplemental Contracts: The Board approved the Supplemental Contracts as presented for the 2020-2021 school year.

Negotiations: The Board ratified the 2020-2021 Negotiated Agreement.

Future Agenda Items:

A. BVHS/BVMS Student Handbook

Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 9:18 p.m.