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February 21, 2022 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

Art Frerichs called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.
I.1. Pledge to the Flag
I.2. Roll Call
I.3. Notification of Open Meetings Law Posting
I.4. Recognition of Recording
Meeting was not being recorded.
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 for February 21, 2022
II.2. Approval of minutes of January 17, 2022
II.3. Claims Payable
Attachments: (1)
II.4. Business Manager's and Financial Reports
Attachments: (4)
II.5. Working Monthly Budget
Attachments: (1)
II.6. Monthly Budget of Receipts
Attachments: (1)
II.7. Activity Accounts
Attachments: (1)
II.8. County Treasurers' Reports
Attachments: (2)
III.1. Curriculum/Amer.Civics: Lisa Kaufman, Shaun Hess, Bill Watson
III.2. Facilities/Transportation: Art Steiner, Shaun Hess, Bill Watson
III.3. Finance/Negotiations: Dave Sherrod (Chairman), Shaun Hess, Art Frerichs 
Art Frerichs reported on the status of negotiations and stated that the committee has submitted the draft 2022-2023 Certificated Staff Negotiated Agreement to the Morrill Education Association and will report back to the board once it has been reviewed by them.
III.4. Safety Committee: Art Frerichs, Art Steiner  
Art Steiner reported that the Safety Committee would like to do a walk through of all the school facilities along with a member of the Facilities Committee which will be completed prior to the March board meeting.
III.5. Morrill School's Foundation: Bill Watson, Lisa Kaufman, Art Frerichs  
III.6. Student Council Report
III.7. Virtual CIO Report  (Next report April 2022)
III.8. Early Childhood Director's Report 
Attachments: (2)
III.9. Activity Director's Report
Discussion was held on the possible need to purchase additional backpack sprayers so additional disinfecting can be done more often.
Attachments: (1)
III.10. Secondary Principal's Report
Discussion was held on the possible math interventionist position that was mentioned in the report.  They tabled the discussion for an executive session at the end of the meeting.
Attachments: (1)
III.11. Elementary Principal's Report
Board members thanked Mr. Hubbard and Mrs. Stec and their staff on being willing to cover and fill in as needed.
Attachments: (1)
III.12. Superintendent's Report
Attachments: (7)
V.1. Consider / possibly approve repairing highway 26 sign
Attachments: (3)
V.2. Consider / possibly approve Elementary Gymnasium Score Boards solution
V.3. Consider Drug & Nicotine testing plan
V.4. Consider / possibly approve Early Childhood ARP funds plan
Joe Sherwood, Superintendent, and Sunny Edwards, Early Childhood Principal, met earlier with the Finance Committee who reviewed the proposed use of the Childcare Stabilization ARP Grant Funds and the committee members agreed with the plan.  A board member requested further information on the breakdown of the proposed bonus wages to be paid to staff.
Attachments: (1)
V.5. Consider / possibly approve 2022-2023 Teacher Negotiated Agreement
Art Frerichs reported that draft 2022-2023 Certificated Teacher Negotiated Agreement was delivered to Erica Croft with the Morrill Education Association and once they vote to approve the agreement, the board can take action.
VI.1. Board members complete Potential Conflict of Interest Statement
Attachments: (1)
VI.2. Review / approve Annual Policies
VI.2.a. Option Enrollment Policy / 2022-2023 Capacity Resolution 502.02
Attachments: (1)
VI.2.b. Student Fees / 504.19
Attachments: (1)
VI.2.c. Acceptable Use of Computers, Technology and the Internet / 606.06
Attachments: (1)
VI.2.d. Parental and Family Involvement in Schools / 1005.03
Attachments: (1)
VI.3. Discussion on systematic policy review process and timeline
VI.4. Consider / accept resignations
VI.4.a. Kelsey Southard - Early Childhood Teacher
Attachments: (1)
VI.4.b. Carlie Enns - Secondary English Teacher
Attachments: (1)
VI.4.c. Shane Buchholz - Secondary Ag Teacher
VI.5. Consider / possibly approve the following employees for hire
VI.5.a. Laurissa Gonzales for Early Childhood Para (10-6)
VI.5.b. Martina Fontanot for Early Childhood Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year
Attachments: (1)
VI.5.c. Sara Foster for Early Childhood Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year
Attachments: (1)
VI.6. Consider / possibly approve Tessa Shaw as PVB representative to Morrill School's Foundation
VI.7. Consider / possibly approve bid for additional concrete at Ag Complex
Discussion was held on where the funding would be coming from.  Joe Sherwood stated that there was enough money raised for the building project that could also pay for the cost of the concrete.  Discussion was also held on either scoring the floor or providing mats when animals were there.
Attachments: (1)
VII.1. A board member challenged the appropriateness of an executive session because the topic was not on the agenda.  The challenge was seconded and approved.  The board came out of the executive session at 8:26 pm without any discussion on the topic.
IX. Consider / possibly approve Early Childhood ARP funds plan (moved to end of agenda with a previous motion).
X. Next Regular Meeting Date - March 21, 2022
Meeting was adjourned at 9:11 pm.

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