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November 2017

EXCERPTS of USD #384 Regular Board of Education Meeting

A Regular Board of Education meeting for USD #384 Blue Valley was held on November 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room.  Members present were Mitch Innes, Angie Pfizenmaier, Bruce Kaump, Jason Anderson, and Stephen Corkill. 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 Agenda was approved with the following addition:  Add 13.E. Resolution Authorizing the Offering for Sale of General Obligation Bonds. 

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.  Mitch Innes congratulated the new elected board members.
  2. Angie Pfizenmaier commented that parent/teacher conferences were well attended.
  3. Jason Anderson congratulated the scholars bowl team for their recent success.
  4. Jason Anderson mentioned that the local Lyons Club purchased prescription glasses for one of the district students. 
  5. Jason Anderson thanked Brady Burton for all the hard work that was put in to make the bond election successful.  Brady Burton thanked the Board, Mitch Innes, and Mike Blaske for their hard work.
  6. Brady Burton complimented the high school cast member and directors for their recent performance. 
  7. Stephen Corkill commented that it was nice to see the band marching in the Veterans Day parade.

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

PRINCIPAL REPORTS:  These were noted.  Brady Burton commented that the elementary students can participate in local activities due to grants that are offered.


SUPERINTENDENT REPORT:  Nothing new to report.

BOARD REPORT:  Nothing to report.

CONSENT AGENDA:  The Consent Agenda was approved as follows:

  1.  Approved Minutes of:  October 9, 2017 Regular Board Meeting; October 12, 2017 Special Board Meeting; October 17, 2017 Special Board Meeting.
  2.  Approved Activity/ Revenue/Expenditure Reports
  3. Hirings – None


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

Audit Report:  Derek Bruna, auditor, was in attendance to review the 2017 audit.  Need to work on building up capital outlay fund with the passing of the bond this should be easier. Get scholarships to match line items on the budget.  Good clean audit. 

Bond:  The bond election was passed by voters.  Very exciting for the district.  Dan Knight was in attendance to review the bond process with the board.  Surveys will be done during the week of November 13, 2017.  Geo tech testing will also be done as soon as a bid is accepted.  An internet based software, base camp, will be set up for communication by all parties involved.  Proposals have been sent out for ag facilities and preschool.   A schedule will be sent out to everyone and will be placed on base camp.  A general contractor will be hired to oversee all projects.  Updates will be given monthly at board meetings. 


Approve Warrants/Transfers:  The Warrants/Transfers were approved as presented.

Staff Appreciation Holiday Activity:  The Board set the  staff appreciation holiday dinner for Friday, January 12, 2018 at 6:00 in the Blue Valley High School old gym. 

Superintendent’s Evaluation:  This item is tabled until the December 13 board meeting.

Superintendent Contract:  This item is tabled until the December 13 board meeting.

Resolution Authorizing the Offering for Sale of General Obligation Bonds:  The Board approved the Resolution Authorizing the Offering for Sale of General Obligation Bonds, Series 2017

Future Agenda Items:

  1.  Bus Purchase Discussion
  2. Superintendent Evaluation and Contract
  3. Principal Evaluation and Contract

Adjournment:  Meeting adjourned at 9:04 p.m.

Melody Pfaff

Board Clerk