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EXCERPTS of USD #384 Special Board of Education Meeting

A Special Board of Education meeting for USD #384 Blue Valley was held February 15, 2021 at 12:45 p.m. in the Board Room. Members present were Mitch Innes, Stephen Corkill, Reo Shultz, Tim Innes, Jason Hartman, Ginger Blaske, and Amy Cassel. Administration present was Melody Pfaff, Board Clerk.

CALL TO ORDER: President, Mitch Innes called the meeting to order at 12:45 p.m.

APPROVE THE AGENDA: The Board approved the Agenda as presented.

OUT OF STATE TRIP: The board discussed allowing students to travel out of state to an FFA contest. The safety of the students is the first priority of the board. There are safety protocols being followed in all states. The key to safety is that the students follow that protocol. There is some concern that travel is still not safe for anyone let alone students.

The Board approved to allow students to travel out of state to an FFA contest as long as the safety guidelines that are required to be followed in Kansas are being followed in the state of travel as well as the guidelines that the destination state have in place.

ADJOURNMENT: Meeting adjourned at 12:56 p.m.

Melody Pfaff

Board Clerk

EXCERPTS of USD #384 Special Board of Education Meeting

A Special Board of Education meeting for USD #384 Blue Valley was held February 23, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room. Board members present were Mitch Innes, Reo Shultz, Tim Innes, Jason Hartman, Ginger Blaske, and Amy Cassel. Administration present was John Cox, Superintendent and Melody Pfaff, Board Clerk.

CALL TO ORDER: President, Mitch Innes called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.

APPROVE THE AGENDA: The Board approved the Agenda with the following addition: Add 1.A. Social and Emotional Needs Presentation by Charla Cox.

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS PRESENTATION: Charla Cox was in attendance to give a short presentation to the Board regarding social and emotional needs. Students and staff could benefit from having someone in the district that can address social and emotional needs on a daily basis. The district could use SPARKS/ESSER funds to hire a person to fill this role. The district could apply for the KSDE Mental Health Grant to seek additional funding. The board thanked Charla for the information.

EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS: The Board held an executive session to discuss the following items:

1. Staffing Needs/Strategic Plan

2. Administrative Strategic Plan

3. Coaching

4. Superintendent Evaluation Finalization

5. Splitting the Superintendent and Principal Evaluation

6. Negotiations

The purpose of the executive session is to protect the privacy interests of an identifiable individual.

Meeting reconvened at 7:45 p.m. and it was noted that no action was taken during the executive session.

ACTION: The Board took no action on the following items:

a. Staffing Needs/Strategic Plan

b. Administrative Strategic Plan

c. Coaching

d. Superintendent Evaluation Finalization

e. Splitting the Superintendent and Principal Evaluation

f. Negotiations

ADJOURNMENT: Meeting adjourned at 7:48 p.m.