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June 2018

EXCERPTS of USD #384 Regular Board of Education Meeting A Regular Board of Education meeting for USD #384 Blue Valley was held on June 11, 2018  at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room.  Members present were James Peter, Mitch Innes, Stephen Corkill, Reo Shultz, and Ginger Blaske. Administration present was Brady Burton, Superintendent, Marion Mazouch, Middle School/High School Principal, and Melody Pfaff, Board Clerk.

CALL TO ORDER: Vice-President, Mitch Innes called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

APPROVE THE AGENDA:  The Board approved the Agenda with the following additions: Add 13A.1 Approve General Contractor Bill.  

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

WELCOME GUESTS:  Vice-President Mitch Innes welcomed our guests.

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


  1. Stephen Corkill congratulated the staff and students on another successful year.
  2. Reo Shultz commented that there is lots of exciting activity going on in the district.
  3. Mitch Innes complimented the looks of the district grounds.
  4. Stephen Corkill mentioned that it is good to have such an active PTO.  Amber Krause had done an excellent job of leadership to the PTO.

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

PRINCIPAL REPORTS:  These were noted.  Principal Marion Mazouch added that at the State FFA Convention past graduate, Michael Wright received a $1,000 scholarship and Blue Valley placed 2ndfor Chapter proficiency.  Congratulations to all.

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT:  Nothing new to report.

BOARD REPORT:  Stephen Corkill mentioned that there is a need to hire a paraprofessional to ride the shuttle bus as a supervisor.  Superintendent Brady Burton advised that Brandi Innes would be riding the bus both in the morning and afternoon.  

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

  1. Approved Minutes of:  May 14, 2018 Regular Board Meeting
  2. Approved Activity / Revenue / Expenditure Reports
  3. Approved the following resignations effective at the end of the 2017-2018 school year:
  • Tammy Budenbender as McCormick Elementary School Paraprofessional
  • Hannah Ridder as McCormick Elementary School Paraprofessional
  • Leslie Jessip as BVHS English Teacher
  • Brandi Innes as Middle School Secretary/Board Treasurer/Superintendent Secretary
  1. Approved the following hirings for the 2018-2019 school year:
  • Trich Frazier as McCormick Elementary School Paraprofessional
  • Beth Luhman as FACS teacher
  • Adam Gudenkauf as Blue Valley High School English Teacher
  • Brandi Innes as McCormick Elementary School Paraprofessional
  1. Approved District House Rental Contract for the period of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019-rent was increased from $635/month to $650/month.
  2. Approved Out of District Student Requests as follows:
  • Madison O’Shea
  • Allision O’Shea
  • Jaimeson O’Shea
  • Grace Roth

Motion carried 4-0.


Budget Review: Due to KSDE not releasing final Legal Maximum Fund Budgets until late June, there was nothing to discuss at this time.

James Peter joined meeting via phone conference at 7:23 p.m.

Oppa Food Service Program:  Steve Adams with Opaa Food Management Company was in attendance to present a PowerPoint on what Opaa offers.  This would allow the district to be more self-sufficient.  Students will have a wider selection of food with choices. The current district employees would have the option to continue working for the district or transitioning to work for Opaa.  Administration is recommending entering into an agreement with Opaa for the 2018-2019 school year.  After discussion Stephen Corkill moved, Ginger Blaske seconded to enter into an agreement to manage the district food service program for the 2018-2019 school year. 

James Peter left meeting at 8:25 p.m.

School Safety and Security:  Marion Mazouch along with the district SRO officer attended a meeting on May 31 in Kansas City regarding school safety.  The main topic of discussion was to identify potential threats and students exhibiting a violence or harmful behavior.  All threats are to be taken seriously and each district should have a team in place to handle threats.  The district team is made up of the SRO, Social Worker, Counselor, Principals, and Superintendent.  

Superintendent Brady Burton met with the Superintendent of USD #378 and the SRO officer, Brian Swearingen to coordinate how each district will handle a crisis.  The district will have in place key cards and cameras by the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.  

Bond Update: Construction and remodeling is underway and moving as scheduled.  Agriculture equipment is being bid and a proposal for purchase will be discussed at the July 9 board meeting.  Many items have come in a little under what was estimated, and caution is being taken on future purchases to stay at or under budget.


Approve Warrants/Transfers:  Ginger Blaske moved, Stephen Corkill seconded to approve Warrants/Transfers as presented.

Approve General Contractor Bill:  Reo Shultz moved, Stephen Corkill seconded to approve the AHRS bill in the amount of $27,336.87.  Motion carried 4-0.

BVHS Handbook Update:  Ginger Blaske moved, Reo Shultz seconded to approve the BVHS Handbook change as presented. Motion failed 3-1.

Stephen Corkill moved, Ginger Blaske seconded to table this item until the July 9 board meeting.  Motion carried 4-0.  

Resolution for New Board Member– Stephen Corkill moved, Ginger Blaske seconded to approve the Board Vacancy Resolution as presented.  Motion carried 4-0.  A public notice will be placed in the Riley Countian for publication indicating that the Board of Education of USD #384 has a vacancy due to the resignation of Jason Anderson.  The vacancy will be filled by appointment of the Board of Education at the July 9 board meeting.

State Assessment Results:  Administrators presented the Reading, Math, and Science district State Assessment Results. Math grades three, four, and five are above the state average.  Grades six, seven, eight and ten are below state average.  English Language Arts grades three, four, five, and six are above average.  Grades seven, eight, and ten are below the state average.  Science grade five slightly below state average.  Grades eight and eleven above state average. Those grades that are below are concerning and needs to work towards improvement.  Board thanked administrators for the information.

Negotiations: Nothing to discuss.

Future Agenda Items:

A.  BVHS Handbook Change

B.  Negotiations

C.  New Board Member Interviews and Appointment

Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 9:19 p.m.

Melody Pfaff

Board Clerk