Public Meeting Agenda: January 20, 2014 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting

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January 20, 2014 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting Agenda

January 20, 2014 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting
1. Call to Order. Roll Call.
2. Acknowledge of Open Meetings Law posting.
3. Recognitation 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. No contracts were presented. Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
7. Administrators' and Practitioners' Reports
7.1. Ms. Finkey
7.2. Ms. Bray
7.3. Mr. Jacobsen
7.4. Dr. Kassebaum
8. Old Business
8.1. Discussion and possible action HVAC project at MS/HS
8.2. Discussion and action to approve school calendar for 2014-15
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval of 2014-15 school calendar Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
9. New Business
9.1. Discussion and action to suspend policy 6111.1 and to give the superintendent discretion in the dismissal of school as it is related to the state wrestling tournament
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval to suspend 6111.1 and give the superintendent discretion in the dismissal of school as it is related to the state wrestling tournament for February 2014 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
9.2. Discussion and action to add non-certificated substitute
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval of Rachel Hegwood as a non certified substitute Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
9.3. Discussion and action to add certified substitute
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval of Beth Benes as a substitute teacher Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
9.4. Discussion and action to hire Head MS Wrestling Coach
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval to hire Cole Washburn as Head Middle School Wrestling Coach Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
9.5. Discussion and action to approve overnight travel request
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval for overnight and long distance travel in the event student athletes qualify for State Wrestling Tournament Feb 20 & Feb 21 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
9.6. Appointment of President of Board Committees and Assignments
Recommended Motion(s):  Appoitment of Board Committees as follows: BUILDING, GROUNDS & TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE: Mel Cerny, Dave Nygren and Suzanne Sapp. PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: Kevin Garner, Karen Stille and Tom Walsh. FINANCE COMMITTEE: Dave Nygren, Karen Stille, Tom Walsh. 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.
9.7. Appointment of Zach Kassebaum as District Representative for all state and federal programs
Recommended Motion(s):  Appointment of Zach 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.
9.8. Declaration of Conflict of Interest by Board Members for the record
9.9. Consideration and action to appoint Farmers and Merchants Bank, Core Bank and Nebraska Liquid Asset Fund as district depositories and investment account for all funds
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval of appointment of Farmers and Merchants Bank, Core Bank and Nebraska Liquid Asset Fund as district depositories and investment account for all funds Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
9.10. Action to seek legal counsel of other than Perry, Guthery, Haase and Gessford of Lincoln, Nebraska on specific topics in which there is a conflict of interest and/or when deemed in the best interest of Ashland-Greenwood Public Schools.
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval to seek legal counsel of other than Perry, Guthery, Haase and Gessford of Lincoln, Nebraska on specific topics in which there is a conflict of interest and/or when deemed in the best interest of Ashland-Greenwood Public Schools Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
9.11. Discussion and action to pay annual dues to Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce and renew membership.
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval to renew membership with Ashland Area Chamber and to pay annual dues of $325 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
9.12. Discussion and action to accept the resignation of certificated staff member
Recommended Motion(s):  Acceptance with regret of resignation of Kelli Garwood at the conclusion of the 2013-14 school year Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
9.13. Closed Session: For the protection of public interest and for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of individual
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval of entry to closed session at 8:55 p.m. for discussion strategy session in regard to negotiations for protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless inujury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law passed with a motion Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
9.14. Reconvene
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval to reconvene at p.m. Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
10. Informational Items
10.1. 2014 Education Forum, February 27 & February 28 in Kearney.
10.2. Notice of Board election
11. Call for Next Meeting
12. Adjournment.
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