Public Meeting Agenda: April 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM - Board of Education 2nd Monthly Meeting

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April 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM - Board of Education 2nd Monthly Meeting Agenda

April 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM - Board of Education 2nd Monthly Meeting
1. Call to Order
1.1. Roll Call
Rationale:  If any board member¬†is absent, there will need to be a¬† motion to excuse the absence.
1.2. Declaration of a Legal Meeting
Rationale:  This is a legal meeting of the board of education, as advertised by the means specified in board policy. A complete copy of the Open Meetings Act is posted in the board room for your review. A copy of the agenda is available at the desk of the recording secretary.
2. Reports and Discussion Items
2.1. Second Grade Reading
Rationale:  Our 2nd grade reading curriculum review and pilot program our complete.  We are recommending that the district move to Wonders for 2nd grade reading in the fall of 2016.
2.2. Norfolk School of Malawi Partnership
Rationale:  Update on our partnership with Malawi School of Norfolk 
2.3. Project Problem Solve
Rationale:  Special Science event sponsored by Big Red Keno
3. Action Items
3.1. Discuss, consider and take action to approve the adoption and purchase of Wonders Reading for second grade
Rationale:  I am recommending to the Board of Education to approve the purchase of the Wonders Reading program for grade 2.  This program will be at a cost of $90,252.21 and will come from the district general fund curriculum budget. This new program was reviewed by staff, the curriculum committee and district administration during this past school year.  We feel confident this is the best decision for the students in our district in this key instructional area.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the adoption and purchase of Wonders Reading for second grade Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
3.2. Discuss, consider and take action to approve the food management contract with Lunchtime Solutions for 2016-2017
Rationale:  I am recommending to the Board of Education to approve a one year contract with Lunch Time Solutions renewable up to 5 years.  This contract will have Lunch Time Solutions oversee all operations of our Breakfast and Lunch program.  This is a fixed price guarantee contract which will protect our Lunch Funds cash flow and ability to sustain program needs.  Our district has gone through a lengthly RFP and interview process and I feel this is the best option for our district needs, the contract would start July 1st, 2016
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the food management contract with Lunchtime Solutions for 2016-2017 Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
3.3. Discuss, consider and take action to contract with Merlin Law Firm for services related to litigation involving Zurich Insurance
Rationale:  I am recommending to the Board of Education to engage in an agreement with the Merlin Law firm to represent the district in our hail claim with Zurich Insurance.  Merlin Law firm has been recommended to us from our public adjuster and after reviewing references and other conversations I feel comfortable with moving forward with this recommendation.  Payment for these services would not be billed to us unless there is an additional settlement amount, and that amount would be 10% of that amount.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to contract with Merlin Law Firm for services related to litigation involving Zurich Insurance Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
3.4. Discuss, consider and take action to approve employment contracts
Rationale: 

Chuck Hughes - Middle School Principal

Bruce Strong - Woodland Park Elementary Principal

 

Makenzie Jones-- Senior High English Teacher

Bachelor of Arts in Language Arts Education from the University of Nebraska-Kearney

Currently a Youth Counselor at North Homes in Bemidji, Minnesota

 

Rebecca Miller -- Digital Integration Facilitator

Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Nebraska-Omaha

Master’s of Education in Information Science and Learning Technologies from the University of Missouri

Currently the Technology Integration Specialist at Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School

 

Mashayla Ruzicka – Senior High Art Teacher  (.5 FTE)

Bachelor of Science in Education Media from Wayne State College

Currently teaching Art at St. Michael’s Catholic School in South Sioux City, Nebraska

 

Jamie Stange- Vocal Music Teacher at Grant/Washington

Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln

Currently a classroom paraprofessional at Jefferson Elementary in Norfolk, Nebraska

 

Derek Volker-  Senior High Resource Teacher

Bachelor of Arts in Education from Midland University 

Currently a special education teacher at Franklin Public Schools

Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve employment contracts, as listed Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
3.5. Discuss, consider and take action to approve resignations
Rationale: 

Dennis Dolliver - Senior High Assistant Principal/Activities Director

Carey Hahne- - Senior High Special Education Teacher

Bonnie Begeman - Elementary Vocal Music Teacher 

4. Future Meetings
Rationale: 

Our next Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 9, 2016. The Study Session will begin at 5:30 and will be followed by the Business Meeting at 6:30.  All components will held in the City Office Chambers and will be open to the public.

We need to discuss our Second meeting of month. We may want to reschedule or cancel this meeting, as it is right before Memorial Day weekend.

5. Adjournment
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