EXCERPTS of USD #384 Regular Board of Education Meeting
A Regular Board of Education meeting for USD #384 Blue Valley was held on December 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room. Members present were Mitch Innes, Stephen Corkill, James Peter, Reo Shultz, Tim Innes, Ginger Blaske, and Jason Hartman. Administration present was Brady Burton, Superintendent, Marion Mazouch, Middle School/High School Principal, and Melody Pfaff, Board Clerk.
CALL TO ORDER: President, Mitch Innes 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, Mitch Innes welcomed our guests.
OPEN FORUM: Galen Fink and Dave Mingel representing the FFA Alumni were in attendance to address the board regarding the need for a part-time shop instructor in the Blue Valley Ag program. Anthony Meals has put a proposal together. The proposal is to hire a part-time shop instructor in the afternoon. This would open three hours of shop classes and give our students greater flexibility to enroll in a shop class. The ag program continues to grow. The district is 11th in the nation for the amount of SAE grants submitted. This speaks very highly of the program and the direction it is headed. The board thanked Galen and Dave for their continued support.
POSITIVE BOARD COMMENTS:
1. Tim Innes congratulated Brody Barr and Bryson Brockleman,for making TVL second team for football and Brooklyn Zoeller for making TVL second team.
2. Reo Shultz mentioned that it was exciting to hear that the Blue Valley FFA is 11th in the nation for SAE Grants.
3. Mitch Innes congratulated both the girls and boys for winning the basketball pre-season tournament.
PRINICPAL REPORTS: These were noted.
SUPERINTENDENT REPORT: Superintendent Brady Burton reviewed the City of Olsburg information was included in the board’s packets. The information was to inform the board of their intentions of using tax dollars to fund the new addition to the City of Olsburg. The district has entered into a contract with Ecollect Enrollment Express through powerschool. This is an online enrollment program.
BOARD REPORT: President Mitch Innes presented James Peter with a recognition plaque for his eight years of service. The board thanked him for his dedication and gave him their best wishes.
CONSENT AGENDA: Board member James Peter requested to remove Out of State Trip Requests from the Consent Agenda and be moved to 13.C. The Board approved the Consent Agenda as follows:
A. Approved Minutes of: November 11, 2019 Regular Board Meeting
B. Approved Activity/Revenue/Expenditure Reports
C. Resignations – None
D. Hirings – None
Budget Review: Brady Burton and Melody Pfaff reviewed the Budget Summary of expenses with the Board.
2018-2019 Audit: Derek Bruna, Bruna Accounting Services, was in attendance to review the 2018-2019 audit with the Board. The audit was very good. The Board approved the 2018-2019 audit as presented.
Blue Valley High School Concrete Work: Brady Burton presented a bid from Stallbaumer Contracting in the amount of $30, 800 to replace the front high school concrete/sidewalks. The board would like administration to get another bid. The Board rejected the bid from Stallbaumer Contracting in the amount of $30,800 and directed Brady Burton to get a second bid.
Ball Field Fence: A bid was presented at the November board meeting from Kansas Fence in the amount of $7,200 to replace the 4’ fence at the baseball field. The board discussed this bid further and possibility of offering softball and baseball as extra-curricular activities in the future. This would involve renovating the current field and building a new one. The board would like to get more information before moving forward on moving the fence. The Board rejected the bid from Kansas Fence in the amount of $7,200.
Approve Warrants/Transfers: The Board approved the warrants/transfers as presented.
Portable Aluminum Bleachers: Brady Burton presented a bid from Global Industrial to purchase new 15’ long portable aluminum bleachers. The Roepke Fund was to be used to purchase portable aluminum bleachers and to repair the scoreboard. The Board approved to place this item on the January agenda and to get a bid to repair the scoreboard.
Out of State Trip Request: The FFA is asking for board approval to travel to Colorado for a ski trip. This trip is to reward the students who sold over a $1,000 worth of product during their fruit/meat sales fundraiser. The board questioned the funding of this trip. After discussion the Board approved this request with the following stipulations:
1. Board is to be informed of such trips prior to sales beginning and informed of the potential cost and funding of such trips.
2. Proof of satisfactory liability terms.
Future Agenda Items:
A. Portable Aluminum Bleachers
B. Concrete Bid
C. Superintendent Search Survey Results
D. Superintendent update from KASB
E. 2020-2021 Calendar Recommendation
Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.