Public Meeting Agenda: July 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Committee of the Whole


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July 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Committee of the Whole Agenda

July 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Committee of the Whole
1. Public Comments on Agenda Items - This is the proper time for public questions and comments on agenda items only. Please make sure a request form is given to the Board Vice-President before the meeting begins.
Speaker(s):  Jon Zimmerman
Discussion:  None
2. Facility Update
Speaker(s):  John Brazell
Discussion:  Present Steve, Nancy, Janet and Jon High School EFIES notice from subcontractor that they have completed the job. Inspection show not complete. Did not finish the east side anchor holes. Not satisfactory. Hope to have completed by end of summer. Specs all to be same color anchor holes are not the same uniform color. Concession Stand Press Box - Crack have appeared. Working with Caspers and Olson Engineering to develop a solution. They met this afternoon. Solution has been submitted to Caspers to fix it. No cost to the district. Need to develop a solution to fix it and hope it will be done by the start of the football season. Been checking all things that could have caused this to see what the best fix might be. What about a wall in bathrooms so other cannot see. Second half of roof progressing well will be done with tar will be done before staff arrive. May have some equipment clean up. Lights intall. Taken out mercy vapor light is gym and commons. Gyms are installed need switches. Lights down in commons waiting for new lights to arrive. Library will be start take down when new lights arrive. These are instant on lights and by replacing with high efficient lights will pay for lights in three years plus rebate. Front Door - Secured doors must bus in. Behind schedule. Door in by Wednesday, Thursday/Friday the buzzers will be installed. Parking Lot Repairs - patched and seal coating done. Next year will seal all Middle School - Replacing most of the flooring. Some concern about completion before school start. Old floors and asbestos is removed. The second floor is almost 90% complete. Not where they should be. The first floor is scheduled to be done by Monday, but might not be. Lights in gym and weight room. Lights in and just need to complete the switching. Plymouth Electric is do a nice job Cedar and Stoddard - floor in some rooms. Couple of rooms with and some with carpet. Light in all 4 gyms are complete. Preschool - Had to move the playground at Paddock Lane to meet safety requirements as to how students move from building to playground. Just need to complete the fencing. Cedar Preschool - moving playground from SCC and will be installed at Cedar. Pat thanked John and Terry to make sure projects are complete. Might need additional help to move the equipment back into rooms once the floor is done. John - working on contract with coke expires end of month after 15 years. Working with Pepsi and Coke for best offer. Might see this on agenda in August. Looking at a 5 year agreement. Steve feels we do not owe anything to Coke as the sign was terrible and it was costing the district a bunch to run. Steamer in MS kitchen has a leak in the boiler. It was repaired 5 years at 5,000. New to replace the boiler now is about $9,900. $14,000 for new. Voluntary Vision Plan for staff with Eyemed.
3. Beginning of School Schedule
Speaker(s):  Pat Nauroth & Jackie Nielsen
Discussion:  Jackie reviewed scheduled. Highlighted points. Students arrive on the 13th. August 5 & 6 MS 6th grade orientation 1st half and then second half August 6 HS freshman 5-6 PM We will train our trainers on 5-7 and they will then be training our staff. MS & HS will have Boystown training 8th and 9th Elementary will have reading training. Pat Board attend September 5th Board Retreat 5-7 Doing something in conjunction with BEA/board tailgate for staff. Would like to know Boards feelings. Steve liked it. Want to see maximum participation. Pat creates a family feel. Who organizes this - Janet? Pat would not ask the Board do this. The BEA took lead out through the organization. RSVP then worked with local vendors use booster clubs. Janet cost? Joint venture shared by BEA and Board 1/2. BEA is ok with it.
4. Assessments
Speaker(s):  Jackie Nielsen
Discussion:  Changed Assessments for 13-14. Shared an Assessment Calendar. Took out Nview Terra Nove and Gates some and will be using the MAP Assessment For teachers the MAP assessment have lots of data will help them in the classroom. Things to help differincate. Gives them the tools to do this. Pat used MAP and ESU 5 area school also use. It is a teacher friendly tool with instant feedback. The past assessments did not have this and it was late to change much when results got back. Aligns to state Math standards. Immediate feedback can the affect instruction or increase higher learners. These tests will be done electronic and we now have the infrustructer is in place now. Only one assessment. Used in conjunction with teacher assessment and NeSA. Jon - why did we not switch sooner. Cannot compare trends as it would take time to develop. District look at we don't need this type of assessment and look at it this way. Now they align to standards and common core. MAP was not even big in NE the past four years. Nancy how long before we see a baseline - 3-5 years. We will see growth 1st year as it is given 3 times of year. This will help us move forward. Steve - Program monitor how teachers are teaching that will help administrators see if teacher are progressing their instruction. Pat this will be addressed in PLC as teachers in 3rd grade compare kids scores and see what they did to make their scores higher. Staff want kids to do better. No longer teach as an individual we teach in a group.
5. Public Comments - This is the proper time for public questions and comments on any topic. Please make sure a request form is given to the Board Vice-President before the meeting begins.
Speaker(s):  Jon Zimmerman
Discussion:  None. Adjourned at 7:54.
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