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April 2017

EXCERPTS of USD #384 Regular Board of Education Meeting

A Regular Board of Education meeting for USD #384 Blue Valley was held on April 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room.  Members present were James Peter, Mitch Innes, Angie Pfizenmaier, Bruce Kaump, A.G. McLean, and Stephen Corkill. Administration present was Brady Burton, Superintendent, Marion Mazouch, Middle School/High School Principal, and Melody Pfaff, Board Clerk.

CALL TO ORDER:  President, James Peter 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. Out of District Requests..

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

WELCOME GUESTS:  President, James Peter welcomed our guests.

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


  1. Stephen Corkill mentioned that the PTO Boots and Bling event was very successful.
  2. A.G. McLean commended the FFA for their awards they received at the district banquet.
  3. Angie Pfizenmaier – good to hear that testing is going well for the district.
  4. A.G. McLean congratulated Caitlin McLean for receiving a 1 on her saxophone solo at regionals which qualified her for state.
  5. Brady Burton mentioned that the Alert Church sponsored a very successful family day at McCormick Elementary School on Sunday, April 9.

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

PRINCIPAL REPORTS:  These were noted.  Marion Mazouch informed the board that middle school football will join Lucky next year.  All games will be held at Blue Valley except for one.

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT:  Brady Burton informed the board that the district retirement reception will be held immediately following the McCormick Elementary School spring program on Thursday, May 4 at the Blue Valley High School.  The legislature will reconvene on May 1.

Bruce Kaump entered the meeting at 7:09 p.m.

BOARD REPORT:  Nothing to report.

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

  1. Approved Minutes of:  March 13, 2017 Regular Board Meeting and March 27 Special Board Meeting.
  2. Approved Activity/Revenue/Expenditure Reports
  3. Approved Resignations:  Jeanne Dowell as Family and Consumer Science Teacher and FCCLA Sponsor will retire at the end of the 2016-2017 school year; Patricia Weddle as McCormick Elementary School paraprofessional/assistant cook position at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.
  4. Approved Hirings:  None
  5. Approved Out of State Trip Requests:  Band and physics to Worlds of Fun, Kansas City Missouri on May 6.
  6. Approved 2017-2018 Building Handbooks as presented.
  7. Approved Out of District Requests for the 2017-2018 school year:  Katie Hutson; Hope and Tucker Jefferson.


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

Bond Information:  Mike Carson and Mike Blaske were in attendance to give the board an update on the progress of the bond election.  Cost estimates are being put together and will be reviewed at the May board meeting.  Proposed Contract for Mike Carson’s services will be drawn up and emailed to board members and will be reviewed at the May board meeting.  The timeline for the bond election is on schedule.

Mitch Innes entered the meeting at 7:34 p.m.

Land Acquisition:  The FFA Alumni is interested in possibly swapping land behind the proposed new agriculture building with Larry Schoof.  The Board tabled this item until the May meeting. 


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

Board Representatives-Blue Valley High School Graduation/Blue Valley Middle School Promotion:  The Board appointed Mitch Innes and A.G. McLean as board representative for high school graduation and Stephen Corkill to represent the board at middle school promotion

Kindergarten Paraprofessional:   The Board approved the hiring of a kindergarten paraprofessional for the 2017-2018 school year at a rate of $9.50 to $10.00 an hour. 

Personnel:  The Board went into executive session for one hour with Brady Burton and Marion Mazouch 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 executive session.

Teacher/Certified Contracts:  The Board renewed all current certified staff for the 2017-2018 school year. 

Technology Director’s Contract:  The Board approved to not renew Kent Unruh’s technology directors contract through Kansas State University for the 2017-2018 school year. 

Negotiations:  The Board discussed the progress of negotiations.  No action was taken.

Adjournment:  Meeting adjourned at 9:20 p.m.