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April 19, 2021 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

I.1. Pledge to the Flag
I.2. Roll Call
I.3. Notification of Open Meetings Law Posting
I.4. Recognition of Recording
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval for Consent Agenda Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
II.1. Approval of Agenda
Attachments: (1)
II.2. Approval of minutes
II.3. Business Manager's and Financial Reports
Attachments: (4)
II.4. Approval to Pay Claims and file financial reports
II.4.a. Working Monthly Budget
Attachments: (1)
II.4.b. Monthly Budget of Receipts
Attachments: (1)
II.4.c. Activity Accounts
Attachments: (1)
II.4.d. County Treasurers' Reports
Attachments: (4)
IV.1. Curriculum/Amer.Civics: Lisa Kaufman (chair), Shaun Hess, Art Frerichs  
IV.2. Facilities/Transportation: Art Steiner (Chairman), Shaun Hess, Bill Watson
IV.3. Finance/Negotiations: Dave Sherrod (Chairman), Bill Watson, Art Frerichs 
IV.4. Safety Committee: Art Frerichs (Chairman), Art Steiner  
IV.5. Morrill School's Foundation: Bill Watson (Chairman), Lisa Kaufman, Art Frerichs  
IV.6. Student Council Report
IV.7. Early Childhood Director's Report 
Attachments: (1)
IV.8. Activity Director's Report
Attachments: (3)
IV.9. Secondary Principal's Report
Attachments: (1)
IV.10. Elementary Principal's Report
Attachments: (1)
IV.11. Superintendent's Report
Attachments: (2)
V.1. 1.    Report on and consideration of new indoor and outdoor scoreboard bids
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the bid from Whiting Signs for 2 indoor video boards for the Elementary Gym and authorize Josh and Joe to obtain sponsors for the cost. Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
V.2. 2.    Report on and consideration of HVAC bids and Ag Complex construction funded by ESSERS II* or ARPA**
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to authorize the business office to explore with the federal funds reviewer to seek written pre-approval to utilize $250,000 of the stimulus money for Ag Ed Complex Construction. In order to de-densify the high school building (by removing Ag Education classes out of the High School building to reduce the risk of COVID spread from having the neighboring district students no longer coming into the high school building on a daily basis. Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments: (2)
V.3. 3.    Report on/consideration of new student/teacher portable devices & additional Tierney boards by ESSERS II *
V.4. 4.    Report on and take any action necessary for Agriculture Education Property (Brown’s Field) 
a.    Status on the closing of Brown’s Field
b.    Possible drinking water well donation by the Morrill Rotary Club
c.    Reconsideration of 0.5 FTE Ag Ed Teacher or adding a full time maintenance position for the 4th property
Attachments: (1)
V.5. 5.    Consider changes to our Mandatory Mask protocol for the balance of this school year.
V.6. 6.    Consider/possibly approve modification to K-12 Calendar for 2021-2022 school year
Attachments: (1)
V.7. 7.    Consider/possibly approve Early Childhood Calendar for the 2021-2022 school year
Attachments: (1)
VI.1. 1.    Consider/accept resignations Scott and Kae Muir(end of year), and Tara Clause(May 14)
Attachments: (2)
VI.2. Consider/possibly approve any elementary teacher re-assignments 
a. Erica Croft from 2nd to 1st 
b. Amanda Smith from P.A.W.S to 2nd 
VI.3. 2.    Consider/possibly approve new contracts for 2021-2022 school year 
a.    Secondary Math    John Boswell
b.    Elementary Resource    Arlo Palamo
c.    Elementary Teacher    Emily Buchanon (1st) 
d.    Elementary Teacher    Chelsea Jackson (6th) 
d.    (P)LMHP/MSW***     Kristin Skavdahl 
f.     Secondary Social Studies Gregg Waters 
Attachments: (8)
VI.4. 3.    Consider/possibly approve any classified hires
a.    Early Childhood Para    Gina Leinweber
b.    Elementary Para    Ashton Hoffman
c.    Bus Driver/Custodian    William Dane
VI.5. Consider/possibly approve the ESU 13 Services Agreement for 2021-22. 
Attachments: (1)
VI.6. 4.    Consider/possibly approve staff appreciation dinner arrangements

VII. Next Regular Meeting Date
VII.1. Regular Meeting May 17, 2021 at 7:30 pm   
VIII.1. * Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund
    ** American Rescue Plan Act
    *** (Provisionally) Licensed Mental Health Practitioner / Master of Social Work

Except for an emergency, this agenda shall not be altered later than twenty-four hours before scheduled commencement of the meeting.  The Board will attempt to adhere to the sequence of the published agenda, but reserves the right to adjust the order of items if necessary and may elect to take action on any of the items listed. The agenda is kept continuously current and can be viewed in the district office.
Executive Session {84-1410}:  These are the reasons for an executive session: strategy sessions for collective bargaining, real estate purchases, pending litigation, deployment of security personnel or devices, investigative proceedings regarding allegations of criminal misconduct and evaluation of the job performance of a personnel when necessary to prevent needless injury to the reputation of a person and if such person has not requested a public body.  The motion must state the specific reason listed above and include the phrase “and will be limited to the discussion of ________.”                                                    Posted by 10 am 4/16/2021    

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