Public Meeting Agenda: February 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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February 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

February 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Call to Order. Roll Call.
2. Acknowledge of Open Meetings Law posting.
3. Pledge of Allegiance.
4. Recognition of public participation
5. Visitors and Communication from the public.
6. Approval of changes in the mailed agenda and/or changes in the agenda order.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve changes in the mailed agenda and/or changes in the agenda order; addition of item 10b Legislation Update Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
7. Approval of Consent Agenda Items.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve Consent Agenda Items Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
7.1. Approval of Minutes of previous meetings
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7.2. Acceptance of Financial Reports
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7.3. Action on Claims
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7.4. Approval of Contracts
8. Administrators' and Practitioners' Reports
8.1. Ms. Finkey
8.2. Ms. Bray
8.3. Mr. Jacobsen
8.4. Mr. Libal
9. Old Business
9.1. Motion to excuse /approve the absence of board member(s)
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to excuse /approve the absence of board member(s) Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
10. New Business
10.1. Elementary staff presentation on new math curriculum.
10.2. Superintendent's legislative review. (Attached)
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10.3. Discussion and action to approve policy 3571 - Meal Charge Policy (attached).
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10.4. Discussion and action to approve policy 3245/5140 - Safety. (attached)
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10.5. Discussion and action to approve non-certificated substitute.
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval to hire Markaya Loftus as a nurse substitute Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
10.6. Discussion and action to approve certificated substitute(s).
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval of Karla Harrison as a substitute teacher Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
10.7. Discussion and action to approve the hiring of a 9-12 Language Arts instructor. (attached)
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval to hire Julie Carr as a certificated employee for the 2017-18 school year Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
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10.8. Discussion and action to approve the hiring of a full-time school psychologist for the 2017.2018 school year instead of continuing to use district funds to contract with ESU 2 for these services
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval to hire a full-time School Psychologist for the 2017-18 school year Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
10.9. Discussion and action to approve the hiring of a full-time speech pathologist for the 2017.2018 school year instead of continuing to use district funds to contract with ESU 2 for these services
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval to hire a full time Speech Pathologist for the 2017-18 school year Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
10.10. Discussion and action to approve the 2017-18 School Calendar (attached).
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval of the 2017-18 school calendar Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
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10.11. Discussion and action to approve grade level capacities. (attached)
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval of the 2017-18 Option Enrollment Capactities Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
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10.12. Discussion and action to approve overnight request(s). (attached)
Recommended Motion(s):  Aproval of overnight travel for: FBLA State Leadership Conference to Omaha NE April 6 - 8, 2017; FFA National Convention to Indianapolis Indiana On October 24 -26, 2017; Skills USA to State Competition in Grand Island, NE on March 20 to April 1, 2017; Speech to State Speech in Kearney, NE on March 22 to March 23, 2017 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
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11. Informational Items
11.1. NASB sponsors subscriptions to the School Law Reporter. Does each member want to receive a subscription as well? First subscription is $80.00, $10.00 for each additional subscription. (Attached)
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12. Call for Next Meeting
12.1. The next meeting is set for Monday, March 20, 2017. All meetings are held in Ashland-Greenwood Middle/High School, Conference Room at 1842 Furnas Street, Ashland, NE 68003. Notice of the meetings are posted in advance in the District Office, 1842 Furnas St., Ashland, NE, Farmers & Merchants Bank, 1501 Silver St., Ashland
13. Adjournment.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to adjourn the meeting at p.m. Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
13.1. Board of Education Information:
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