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April 9, 2013 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

Agenda
I. Call to Order
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  Present: Julie Ferguson Carolyn Lee Janet Schaeffer Sandy Silvester Connie Thompson Lisa Krutsinger Jacci Paisley Terri Meyer Annie Pursley Kim Wilson Tom Hansen Agnes Strand (arrived @ 5:05) Jason Speck (arrived @ 5:10) Angie Dickey, Becky Odens, Sheryl Clevenger (arrived @ 5:17) Linda Lakey, Nathan Vitosh (arrived @ 5:18)
II. Approval of Agenda
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Sheila Stromberger and a second by Karl Meeske.
  • Thomas Gaschler: Yea
  • Dirk Haarberg: Yea
  • Karl Meeske: Yea
  • Jeff Olsen: Yea
  • Willy O'Neil: Yea
  • Dan Reeves: Yea
  • Gregg Smith: Yea
  • Penny Strand: Yea
  • Sheila Stromberger: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
III. Approval of Minutes
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the minutes as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the minutes as presented Passed with a motion by Thomas Gaschler and a second by Dirk Haarberg.
  • Thomas Gaschler: Yea
  • Dirk Haarberg: Yea
  • Karl Meeske: Yea
  • Jeff Olsen: Yea
  • Willy O'Neil: Yea
  • Dan Reeves: Yea
  • Gregg Smith: Yea
  • Penny Strand: Yea
  • Sheila Stromberger: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
III.1. March 12, 2013 Regular Meeting
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Approve the minutes of the March 12, 2013 Board Meeting Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
IV. Approval of Financial Report
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the financial report as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the financial report as presented Passed with a motion by Sheila Stromberger and a second by Thomas Gaschler.
  • Thomas Gaschler: Yea
  • Dirk Haarberg: Yea
  • Karl Meeske: Yea
  • Jeff Olsen: Yea
  • Willy O'Neil: Yea
  • Dan Reeves: Yea
  • Gregg Smith: Yea
  • Penny Strand: Yea
  • Sheila Stromberger: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
V. Reports
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
V.1. Activity Director
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion:  Busy time of year. Prom this week in Wellington. Locks for Wellington will need to be reassessed. HS Golf @ Enders - 7 teams attending. Several postponed golf meets this week due to weather. Home Track meet next week utilizing new meet management software. 6 Teams will be coming. District music April 19th. Mr. Hayes & Ms Strand have been busy preparing. Jr. High meet 4/25 Spring play - 22 students participating FFA, FBLA, FCCLA - Simultaneous trips have maxed out admin vehicles & vans. Recommendation to consider alternative use of buses to increase safety and minimize risk on these trips in the future. Discussion was held regarding limited use of the new bus.
Attachments:
V.2. Principals
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion:  Stromberger inquired regarding reading program. Mr. Lane noted committee of six individuals have just began to assess alternative and/or additions to the current curriculum. Anticipate some change by fall but no specifics have been decided. Assessment will continue with review of test scores to be received in Sept, in addition to Aims which is currently under analysis. Note Aims web assesses reading fluency. Ms. Dickey was addressed regarding her thoughts as to Reading Mastery(RM)strengths and weaknesses. Ms. Dickey noted RM is weak in terminology in regards to Nebraska tested standards. She noted since NIFTEs departure, that teachers have had the flexibility and have taken the initiative to bridge the terminology gap, with the addition of a 20-30 minute focus on this gap time. She believes RM is low in language and in comprehension. Ms. Dickey was in favor of supplementing RM in weak areas. Ms. Strand addressed working with reading challenged students focused on decoding and emphasized strongly that it has worked in increasing fluency. She agreed comprehension is weak in the program but for challenged students, she sees it continue to work effectively. In summary, Olsen noted we have to move our scores from approximately 50% to at a minimum of 80%. Therefore, we have to reassess the current program. The direction is not to abandon the program, it is to recreate the curriculum with the goal of improving our test scores.
V.3. Student Board Member
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion:  Spencer Hartman was not present.
V.4. Superintendent
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion:  See the attached report.
Attachments:
VI. Action Items
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
VI.1. Approve services to be provided by ESU #15 for the 2013-14 school year.
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Approve the services to be provided by ESU #15 for the 2013-2014 school year Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Approve the services to be provided by ESU #15 for the 2013-2014 school year Passed with a motion by Gregg Smith and a second by Thomas Gaschler.
  • Thomas Gaschler: Yea
  • Dirk Haarberg: Yea
  • Karl Meeske: Yea
  • Jeff Olsen: Yea
  • Willy O'Neil: Yea
  • Dan Reeves: Yea
  • Gregg Smith: Yea
  • Penny Strand: Yea
  • Sheila Stromberger: Nay
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  In summary, same services as prior year. Slight decrease in Psychologist and the 1.0 Speech Pathology that has been serviced by three individuals will transition into one individual certified for the 2013-2014 school year. The ESU proposal was reviewed and discussed by line item. Please note Stromberger voted No due to the fact she had some follow up questions.
Attachments:
VI.2. Resignation
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Accept the resignations as presented by the administration Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Accept the resignations as presented by the administration Passed with a motion by Sheila Stromberger and a second by Dirk Haarberg.
  • Thomas Gaschler: Yea
  • Dirk Haarberg: Yea
  • Karl Meeske: Yea
  • Jeff Olsen: Yea
  • Willy O'Neil: Yea
  • Dan Reeves: Yea
  • Gregg Smith: Yea
  • Penny Strand: Yea
  • Sheila Stromberger: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
VI.2.a. Gary Patch - 4th Grade - effective at the end of the 2012-2013 contract.
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments:
VI.2.b. Shannon Waggoner - Assistant High School Girls Volleyball Coach
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
VI.2.c. Pat Lane - Elementary Principal - Effective at the end of the 2012-2013 contract.
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments:
VI.2.d. Nancy Sorensen - Girls High School Basketball Coach
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments:
VI.3. Elections
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Approve the elections as recommended by the administration Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Approve the elections as recommended by the administration Passed with a motion by Thomas Gaschler and a second by Gregg Smith.
  • Thomas Gaschler: Yea
  • Dirk Haarberg: Yea
  • Karl Meeske: Yea
  • Jeff Olsen: Yea
  • Willy O'Neil: Yea
  • Dan Reeves: Yea
  • Gregg Smith: Yea
  • Penny Strand: Yea
  • Sheila Stromberger: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
VI.3.a. Norma Medrano - Activities Custodian - effective March 27, 2013
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
VI.3.b. Debra Blecha - High School Secretary - Effective April 3, 2013
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
VI.3.c. Gary Johnson as instructor for the summer 2013 Driver's Ed. program.
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
VI.4. Elect the following classified staff and consider wage increase for the 2013-2014 school year - (Executive Session)
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Approve the classified staff as recommended by the administration and provide a wage increase of ???????? Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Approve the classified staff as recommended by the administration and as noted: Director of Facility $45,000, Transportation $35,000, Bus Driver monthly at $1,450, and an increase all classified by $.50/hr working at least one year for the district Passed with a motion by Gregg Smith and a second by Thomas Gaschler.
  • Thomas Gaschler: Yea
  • Dirk Haarberg: Yea
  • Karl Meeske: Yea
  • Jeff Olsen: Yea
  • Willy O'Neil: Yea
  • Dan Reeves: Yea
  • Gregg Smith: Yea
  • Penny Strand: Yea
  • Sheila Stromberger: Yea
Move into executive session to discuss renewal of classified staff and wages rate Passed with a motion by Sheila Stromberger and a second by Dirk Haarberg.
  • Thomas Gaschler: Yea
  • Dirk Haarberg: Yea
  • Karl Meeske: Yea
  • Jeff Olsen: Yea
  • Willy O'Neil: Yea
  • Dan Reeves: Yea
  • Gregg Smith: Yea
  • Penny Strand: Yea
  • Sheila Stromberger: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
VI.4.a. See attached list.
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments:
VI.5. Elect the following certified staff for the 2013-2014 school year - (Executive Session)
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Approve the certified staff for the 2013-2014 school year as recommended by the administration Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Discussion:  No motion to elect certified staff because they are on continuing contract
VI.5.a. See attached list
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Attachments:
VI.6. Election and Setting of salary for the school nurse position. (Executive Session)
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Approve Angie Paisley for the school nurse position at a salary of ??????? Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Approve Angie Paisley for the school nurse position at a salary to be determined Withdrawn with a motion by Jeff Olsen and a second by Sheila Stromberger.
Defer approval of Angie Paisley for the school nurse position at a salary to be determined due to the fact she was unavailable at the time of meeting Passed with a motion by Jeff Olsen and a second by Sheila Stromberger.
  • Thomas Gaschler: Yea
  • Dirk Haarberg: Yea
  • Karl Meeske: Yea
  • Jeff Olsen: Yea
  • Willy O'Neil: Yea
  • Dan Reeves: Yea
  • Gregg Smith: Yea
  • Penny Strand: Yea
  • Sheila Stromberger: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
VI.7. Approve the contract with Heartland Roofing to replace roof sections over the Elementary Gym, High School Gym and Band/Vocal area at a cost of $324,600.
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Approve the contract with Heartland Roofing to replace the roofs over the Elementary Gym, High School Gym, and Band/Vocal area at a cost of $324,600 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Approve the contract with Heartland Roofing to replace the roofs over the Elementary Gym, High School Gym, and Band/Vocal area at a cost of $324,600 Passed with a motion by Sheila Stromberger and a second by Thomas Gaschler.
  • Thomas Gaschler: Yea
  • Dirk Haarberg: Yea
  • Karl Meeske: Yea
  • Jeff Olsen: Yea
  • Willy O'Neil: Yea
  • Dan Reeves: Yea
  • Gregg Smith: Yea
  • Penny Strand: Yea
  • Sheila Stromberger: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Payment will be made from General $150k and Building Fund, remaining, respectively. Contractor ready to start immediately and completed before gym floor renovation.
Attachments:
VII. Discussion Items
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
VII.1. Technology
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Discussion:  Technology committee met April 8th. Members included, Olsen, Haarberg, Schoeppey, Sorensen and a couple of teachers. Quotes were obtained for maintaining computers for students and are being reviewed. Committee discussed student buy out as a senior. Further discussion surrounding the rotation method considered purchasing computers for Freshman/Sophomore, putting the best of existing in the hands of Junior/Senior, replacment of teacher machines needs, quantiy to purchase and/or lease, and service plan options. Request will be made to extend acceptance of a quote until the May board meeting.
VIII. Adjourn
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  Meeting was adjourned at 7:40 pm.
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