Public Meeting Agenda: January 16, 2012 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education

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January 16, 2012 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Agenda

January 16, 2012 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education
1. Call to Order. Roll Call.
2. Acknowledge of Open Meetings Law posting.
3. Recognition of public participation.
4. Visitors and Communication from the public.
5. Approval of changes in the mailed agenda and/or changes in the agenda order.
6. Approval of Consent Agenda Items.
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval of consent agenda including previous board meeting minutes, current monthly financial statements for all accounts and current monthly claims for all accounts. Contract approvals included renewal of the Southeast Nebraska Powerschool Cooperative and renewal of the NJUMP Nebraska Joint Utilities Management Plan Interlocal Agreement Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
7. Administrators' and Practitioners' Reports
7.1. Students 1:1 presentation
7.2. Ms. Finkey
7.3. Ms. Bray
7.4. Mr. Jacobsen
7.5. Dr. Kassebaum
8. Old Business
8.1. Facility Construction & Renovation
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval of facility contraction of Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
8.2. Cross Country
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval of the addition of Cross Country as a team sport Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
8.3. 2011-12 School Calendar
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval of the 2011-12 school calendar Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
9. New Business
9.1. Board Committees & Assignments
Recommended Motion(s):  CURRICULUM & AMERICANISM COMMITTEE: Mel Cerny, Kevin Garner and Suzanne Sapp NON-CERTIFIED SALARY TEAM: Dave Nygren, Kevin Garner and Suzanne Sapp CERTIFIED STAFF NEGOTIATIONS TEAM: Mel Cerny, Karen Stille and Tom Walsh SAFETY AND SECURITY COMMITTEE: Kevin Garner FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Suzanne Sapp STUDENT WELLNESS COMMITTEE: Karen Stille Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
9.2. Appointment of Zachary Kassebaum as District Representative for all state and federal programs.
Recommended Motion(s):  Appointment of Zachary Kassebaum as District Representative for all state and federal programs Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
9.3. Declaration of Conflict of Interest by Board Members by the Board of Education for the Record.
Recommended Motion(s):  Declaration of Conflict of Interest by Board Members for the record: Melvin Cerny noted for the record that he is a board member for Ashland Youth Ball Association, AYBA. and GeoTechnical Services Kevin Garner noted no conflicts for the record. David Nygren noted for the record that his wife Shari Nygren is employed by the district as a Kindergarten teacher. He also noted he is a board member for the Ashland Youth Ball Association, AYBA. Suzanne Sapp noted for the record that she is a substitute teacher for the district. She also noted for the record her husband’s business is Lee Sapp Ford-Mercury, Ashland, NE. Karen Stille noted for the record that she is a member of the Ashland Chamber of Commerce Board and St. Mary’s Catholic Church Board of Director. Tom Walsh noted no conflicts for the record. Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
9.4. District Depositories and Investments Accounts for all funds.
Recommended Motion(s):  Appointment of Farmers and Merchants Bank of Ashland, Centennial Bank and the Nebraska Liquid Asset Fund as district depositories and investment accounts for all funds Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
9.5. Superintendent's Contract
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval of addendum to 2011-12 contract for Superintendent of Schools, Zachary Kassebaum Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
9.6. Legislation Update
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval of action to state opposition to the proposed legislation before the Nebraska Unicameral to authoirze a feasibility study for a proposal to dam the Platte Elkhorn rivers to create a lake between Lincoln and Omaha which would result in the flooding of the town of Ashland, Nebrsaka including school buildings, homes and business in the area and authorize Superintendent of Schools and other school district staff to take action to inform the patrons of the district of proposed legilation and provide sources of information regarding the same Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
9.7. Kingery Construction
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval to enter an agreement with Kingery Construction to serve in the role as a construction consultant Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
10. Informational Items
10.1. Oxbow Living Center update
10.2. Nebraska Association of School Boards Legislative Issues Conference January 22 - 23 at Cornhusker Marriot Hotel, Lincoln, NE.
10.3. February 6 -7, 2012 Labor Relations Conference - Younes Conference Center, Kearney, NE.
10.4. March 13 School boards and judicial power, 3 hours evening workshop in Lincoln NE.
11. Call for Next Meeting
12. Adjournment.
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