EXCERPTS of USD #384 Regular Board of Education Meeting

A Regular Board of Education meeting for USD #384 Blue Valley was held on May 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room. Members present were Mitch Innes, Stephen Corkill, James Peter, Reo Shultz, Tim Innes, Jason Hartman, 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 7:00 p.m.

APPROVE THE AGENDA: The Board approved the Agenda with the following addition: Add 11.F. Out of State Trip.

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

WELCOME GUESTS: President, Mitch Innes welcomed our guests.

OPEN FORUM: Pat Booth was in attendance to give a CTE update. An Enrollment Handbook is being put together and put in place by the 2020-2021 school year. Beth Luhman informed the board that FCCLA is getting ready for Nationals.


1.  Reo commented that the District Open House was very successful and well attended.

2. James Peter said high school graduation was nice.

3.  Mitch Innes mentioned that the McCormick Elementary School spring concert was well attended.

4.  Ginger Blaske thanked everyone who helped with the District Open House.

5.  Stephen Corkill thank the teachers for a fantastic job in recognition of teacher week.

6.  Stephen Corkill congratulated Kerri Butler and the band for placing second at the Worlds of Fun concert.

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

PRINCIPAL REPORTS: These were noted. Marion Mazouch mentioned that prom was successful and that next year’s date has been set to be hosted at Blue Vista.

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT: Nothing new to report.

BOARD REPORT: Nothing new to report.

CONSENT AGENDA:  The Board approved the amended consent agenda as follows:

A.  Approved Minutes of: April 8, 2019 Regular Board Meeting

B.  Approved Activity / Revenue / Expenditure Reports

C.  Approved Resignations – Donica Nelson, Tom Colwell, Nita Pope, Trich Frazier

D.  Approved Hirings – Jason King-McCormick Elementary Custodian/District Maintenance/Bus Driver; Ashley Buessing-4thGrade Teacher; Nate Holmes-Blue Valley High School Social Studies Teacher

E.  Approved 2019-2020 OPAA! Contract Addendum – Addendum to renew fixed price food service management contract for the period of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

F.  Approved Out of District Students – Maggie Finan, Tucker Reid, Briana Holle, Bailey and James Cox, John Liewelyn, Tucker Bylkas, Ben and Wilson Wichman, Dalton and Trevor Clark, Brock Burgman, and Brianna Gough for the 2019-2020 school year.

G. Approved Out of State Trip – FCCLA to National Conference in Anaheim, California June 28-July 5.


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

    District HVAC Computer System: This is a carryover from the April board meeting. Brady Burton presented Thermal Comfort Air updated quotes on replacement of district thermostats. The board discussed this item extensively. Brady Burton will request more information from Thermal Comfort Air and present the information at the June board meeting. The Board tabled this item.


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

    Approve General Contractor Bill: The board approved the final general contractor payment to AHRS in the amount of $15,073.00.

    Classified Employees Non School Day Pay: Brady Burton proposed a policy to pay classified employees during a cancelled school day. The current policy is the classified employee can be paid if they use sick leave. The district budgets for the entire school year for the classified employees so the money is currently being budgeted for. After discussion, the Board approved to pay classified employees for days school is cancelled on a scheduled school day. Motion carried 7-0.

    BVHS/BVMS Student Handbook: Marion Mazouch presented proposed changes to the BVHS/BVMS Student Handbook. A handbook committee was formed at the high school to add and delete changes to the current handbook. After discussion, the Board tabled this item until the June board meeting. The board thanked the committee for their work in compiling the handbook.

    Bus Cameras: Brady Burton presented a proposal from Midwest Transit to install cameras in the district buses. After discussion, the Board did not approve the installation of bus cameras at this time.

    Remaining Bond Money: The Board approved to transfer the remaining unencumbered cash bond money to the Bond and Interest Fund.

    2019-2020 Supplemental Positions: The Board approved the 2019-2020 Supplemental Position list as presented.

    Board took a five-minute recess at 9:15 p.m.

    Meeting reconvened at 9:20. It was noted that no action was taken during the executive session.

    2019-2020 Classified Positions: The Board held an executive session with Brady Burton, Marion Mazouch, and Melody for 20 minutes to discuss personnel. 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 approved the 2019-2020 classified position list that was presented.

    FFA Alumni Request: The Blue Valley FFA Alumni requested to have the property east of the high school and agriculture center surveyed. The property was surveyed when the property sold. Reo Shultz will get in touch with the owner that borders the property to see if it was surveyed recently. No action needed

    Negotiations: The IBB Team members updated the board to the status of Negotiations.

    Future Agenda Items:

    A. Negotiations

    B. BVMS/BVHS Handbook Revisions

    C. HVAC Computer System

    D. District Assessment Scores

    E. 2019-2020 Supplemental Positions

    Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 10:01 p.m.

    Melody Pfaff

    Board Clerk