EXCERPTS of USD #384 Regular Board of Education Meeting
A Regular Board of Education meeting for USD #384 Blue Valley was held on July 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room. Members present were James Peter, Stephen Corkill, Reo Shultz, Tim Innes, and Ginger Blaske.. Administration present was Brady Burton, Superintendent 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 as presented.
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.
POSITIVE BOARD COMMENTS:
1. The board was very excited to see all the construction progress in the district.
RECOGNITION OF STUDENTS/STAFF: No one was in attendance to be recognized.
PRINCIPAL REPORTS: There are no principal reports this month.
SUPERINTENDENT REPORT: Superintendent Brady Burton updated the board on several items. Ryan Smith has completed the sewer line work at the high school. The spray foam will be done next week. There is an issue with water pooling at the high school. Dirt will be delivered to fill the area around the building and slope it away from the building. The final negotiation meeting will be held on August 13 at 4:30. The appliances for the FACS room and the preschool have all been ordered.
BOARD REPORT: Nothing to report at this time.
CONSENT AGENDA: Jamie Peter moved 11. Hirings. to 13.G. After discussion, the board approved the consent agenda as follows:
U. Approved Food Service Representative – Brandi Innes
V. Approved the Following:
W. Approved Official District Newspaper – Riley Countian
X. Adopted the Annual Waiver of Requirements for General Acceptable Accounting.
Y. Rescinded All Previous Board of Education Policies and Approve the 2018-2019 Board of Education
Z. Approved Old Records in Storage more than five years old may be destroyed according to K.S.A. 72-5369.
AA. Adopted guidelines for activity fund and gate receipts as outlined in K.S.A 72-53G
BB. Designated the following board officials:
CC. Established Superintendent’s Spending Limit - $10,000
Budget Review:- 2017-2018 carry-over funds will be approved at the August 13 meeting.
Bond Update: Dan Knight was in attendance to update the board on the bond construction. Parking lot in front of high school will be replaced with concrete. Riley County Public Works will chip and seal Ram Way and the middle school parking lot at a cost of $21,000. Board agreed to not put extra insulation on the high school roof. Technex Solutions will begin working on wiring for the security cameras.
School Safety and Security: Nothing to discuss at this time.
Election of 2018-2019 Board Officers: The Board elected Mitch Innes as board president for the 2018-2019 school year. The Board elected Stephen Corkill as board vice-president for the 2018-2019 school year.
BVHS Handbook Update: The Board approved to delete “Ties will not be broken, and Co-Valedictorians will be honored” from the BVHS/MS handbook and to add the following to the BVHS/MS Handbook:
USD 384 VALEDICTORIAN/SALUTATORIAN AWARDS
With USD 384 Blue Valley High School, beginning with the class of 2022, the policy for selection of valedictorian and salutatorian will be as follows:
Candidate must have attended Blue Valley High School since the beginning of their first semester of the junior year unless said student participates in a foreign exchange program for a semester or year then returns to the school he/she left prior to graduation.
Only those students that have completed the Kansas Scholars Curriculum will be eligible for selection as Valedictorian/Salutatorian. Overall GPA shall determine selection. In case of a tie, the following steps will be used to break the tie:
Approve Warrants/Transfers: The Board approved the warrants/transfers as presented. Motion carried 5-0.
Approve General Contractor Bill: The Board approved the second installment payment to AHRS in the amount of $201,079.17.
Ag Equipment and Furnishings: The Board approved to form a committee that will meet and put together a bid sheet for the ag equipment and furnishings. The equipment and furnishings will be ordered as long as the committee agrees, and it is under the allotted amount of funds.
Appoint New Board Member: Jason Hartman joined the meeting by phone. The board members interviewed him as a candidate for the vacant board member position. After discussion, The Board appointed Jason Hartman to fill District 1 Position 1 vacancy.
Negotiations: The last negotiations meeting will take place on Monday, August 13 at 4:00 p.m.
Hirings: The Board approved the hiring of Jenny Peter as school board treasurer/middle secretary.
Future Agenda Items:
A. End of Year Budget Balances-Approve Carryover
C. Appoint District Office Board Officials
Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 9:48 p.m.