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

Agenda
I. CALL TO ORDER FOR 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
Casey Debus stated she was recording the meeting.
II. CONSIDER CONSENT AGENDA
II.1. Approval of Agenda for March 21, 2022
II.2. Approval of Minutes of February 21 & March 2, 2022
II.3. Claims Payable
Attachments: (1)
II.4. Business Manager's and Financial Reports
Attachments: (3)
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 Treasurer's Report
Attachments: (2)
III. REPORTS
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, Shaun Hess, Art Frerichs 
III.4. Safety Committee: Art Frerichs, Art Steiner  
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
III.8. Early Childhood Director's Report 
Attachments: (4)
III.9. Activity Director's Report
Attachments: (1)
III.10. Secondary Principal's Report
Attachments: (1)
III.11. Elementary Principal's Report
Attachments: (1)
III.12. Superintendent's Report
Attachments: (7)
IV. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS
V. OLD BUSINESS
V.1. Consider / possibly approve Elementary Gymnasium Score Boards solution  (April)
V.2. Consider Drug & Nicotine testing plan (tabled until June)
V.3. Discuss and consider bids for Vape Sensors for the High School
Attachments: (1)
VI. NEW BUSINESS
VI.1. Report on COGNIA Accreditation review determinations and findings  (April)
Attachments: (2)
VI.2. Consider / possibly approve 2022-2023 K-12 Calendar & 2022-2023 EC Calendar
Attachments: (1)
VI.3. Review policy sections 0100 District Organization & 1000 Community Relations
Discussion was held on the policies with several corrections noted.  Section 0200 will be reviewed at the April meeting.
VI.4. Report on NPERS Audit and discuss and decide on Employee Portion of missed payments
Jenny Pragnell reported on the NPERS 2019-2020 retirement audit findings and noted the error totals for both the employee portions and the employer portions.
Attachments: (1)
VI.5. Consider / possibly approve the resignation of elementary teacher Rudi Palomo
Attachments: (1)
VI.6. Consider / possibly approve the following employees for hire:
VI.6.a. Ashley Schlagel - Early Childhood Teacher
Attachments: (1)
VI.6.b. Mariah Jessen - Secondary English Language Arts Teacher
Attachments: (1)
VI.6.c. Nick Gompert - Secondary Ag Education Teacher (Career Education Permit)
Jessica Stec reported that she received an application for the position and conducted a Zoom interview.
VI.7. Consider / possibly approve advertising for and creating the following positions:
VI.7.a. Secondary Math Intervention Specialist Position & possible reassignment
VI.7.b. Part-time Secondary Welding & Fabrication Teacher (Career Education Permit)
Jessica Stec updated the board on the status of the current welding program.  A separate welding instructor would enable the Ag instructor to concentrate on the Ag classes.  Other factors that would determine whether it was a part-time or a full-time position would need to be discussed in executive session.
VI.8. Consider / possibly approve Superintendent Sherwood's end of year vacation / PTO plan
Attachments: (1)
VI.9. Consider / possibly approve contract with Accelerated Receivable Solutions
Attachments: (2)
VI.10. Consider / possibly approve before/after school stipends for early childhood certificated staff
Attachments: (1)
VI.11. Consider / possibly approve Administrative Wage & Extra Duty proposal for 2022-2023
VI.12. Initial Discussion on Ritz Family Trust of Henry Acreage for Ag & Recreational use
Joe Sherwood gave an overview of the potential uses of the property.  The Ritz family will either place the property in a perpetual trust for Morrill Public Schools or will donate it to the Morrill School Foundation for the school.  The school would then be the manager of the property.  Discussion was held on potential upkeep costs and potential use agreements for outside group use of the property.  The general consensus of the board was that they are interested in obtaining the property and authorized Joe Sherwood to continue discussions with the Ritz family in moving forward with the possible donation of the property.
Attachments: (1)
VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Adjourned to executive session at 8:35 pm to prevent needless injury to the reputation of a person(s).
VIII. After coming out of executive session, it was the consensus of the board to advertise for a Secondary Math teacher, a Family & Consumer Science teacher, and a Welding/Fabrication & Mechanics teacher.
IX. Next Regular Meeting Date - April 18, 2022
X. ADJOURNMENT
Meeting was adjourned at 9:32 pm.

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