Public Meeting Agenda: September 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Committee of the Whole


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September 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Committee of the Whole Agenda

September 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM - 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.
Discussion:  Attendance Jon Zimmerman Janet Byars Doris Martin Nancy Sedlacek Lisa Pieper Absent Steve Winter Mitch Deines Randy Coleman Jim Spangler Jon called the committee meeting to order at 7:00 PM. Thanked those that are watching live stream and those in attendance and notes open meeting act on west wall,
2. Curriculum Review - Art
Speaker(s):  Jackie Nielsen
Discussion:  Jackie - Art Review K-12 - Intro Mr. Dungan. Shared an slide show of student art work. MS teacher Leisha Tennel is new this year and doing well Shared Curriculum 6-8 art students take a 9 week class. Each students has this each year. 9-12 They can sign up for various classes of art The start at beginning stage and can move on up to advanced class. Last year had 60 seniors who had been in classes for 4 year. One student will be a Art Professor in TN. Several graphic art designers. Several art teachers. Have had an illistrator for children books. MS school prepares the students very well with basic and art history. Jon - MS do they learn certain skills to prepare them for HS level classes. They are working on the common assessments in PLC such as color therory and color mixing. Teach many things at elementary but are working at being consistent in art instruction across buildings and grade levels.
3. Social Studies State Standards
Speaker(s):  Mr. Nauroth & Jackie Nielsen
Discussion:  Jackie Nielsen Last year December 2012 the State approved the standard. Can create our own or adopt our own. We have c hose to adopt the State Standards. These were rigours stands and evaluate all areas of history. They have also added economics to the social studies. Jarrod Brand and Joan Doyleworkmand set on State Committee
4. Bond Hearing
Speaker(s):  Mr. Brazell
Discussion:  John Brazell Paper work to make sure everything is legal with our bonds. As the years go by we have made some choices to do some different things with the bond like not doing the PL roof. Also had funds for the preschool, but have not done that. These bonds have to be used by end of December. We need to show what we are doing and make the paper work match. We will have a bond hearing before October board meeting.
5. Board of Education Possible Structure Change & Options
Speaker(s):  Mr. Nauroth
Discussion:  Pat Asked board by 9 member and not 6. How came about and should we continue. Spoke with attorney how it would happen to move from 6 to 9. 2014 cycle 1 position open at this time elected to 4 years. In 2016 the 5 would still have over position the top 3 would be 4 and the other 2 for a 2 year term. Looked at and shared 18 schools 14 have 6 member and 4 have 9 (Blair, Hasting, Platsmouth, North Platt). Also shared those that have 9. Thought maybe changed to 9 when Pickrell came to us. In looking it looks like we have always had 9. 9 or 6 is fine. A board decision and discussion. A decision would have to be made in December. Possible cost saving no tie vote. Doris - How does tie work in 6. The motion fails and the relook at the motion and the revote. Smaller board eliminate opinions. Lisa. Could have a 6 member boards that thinks lot a like. Doris/Janet in 1996 we had enough running to hold a Primary. Often look at smaller if having trouble getting people to run. Jon - No committees so it would be easier than before when we had to have members to the committees. 6-9 does not really affect him terriably. Lisa function well if not broke why change it. Doris - Better to get people run if bigger not so scary. Rex -Consoilidtion have taken board of 9 to 6. Jon should have discussion on board agenda. Janet concern 6 might have lots of ties. The size of community we have 9 those that know board members will come visit with them. More options of who comfortable to talk with. Doris wishes we could have community imput. Let them know their opinion.
6. Superintendent Items
Discussion:  Policy - Assessment Academic Content Standards 6212. Have added a few items that are required for us to do. Policy changes mandated by state. 5001 - Admission Requirements.(Policy 5105) These changes are required by law or fact that the State Board has approved an new standard. 9210 says we can adopt and approve 5 members present 2 reading waived action of 1 reading. But must be stated in published agenda. Do one reading at the October Board meeting. Collective Barginig by Nov 1. Schedule meeting with negotaion committee (Jon, Lisa & Doris) send then info. Would like to meet by October 14 meeting. Will be need an executive session to discuss. State of Schools Report Friday, Sept 27 at 10:00. Jackie will be sending them information. We have discuss this with Emily. Some area great some to work on. Live Streaming - Called High School Cube. Free to districts. Will use for other areas. It is free to district the company does solicit adverting from business. Be aware if we use this they may contact business. Your feeling. The other option would be to look at other sources. Doris - Dave very easy to use. Very quick and simple to set up and use. Pat has talked to them and not many downs in the advertising. South Souix only issue radio station that did games do you listen or watch. Plus size many will watch. Must be careful of royalities and copyright laws. It is saved so can watch it later. Do not how long it is saved. Can do voice over audio at same time. Not the same features as Strive TV unlimted use 2,600 a year. Picture in a Picture, tape your on commercials and use them. Can record and upload later tonight if did not have internet. Lets people be a part of an event. Elementary schools events during the day and it makes it hard to attend it. Now they could watch it. Could have all cubes going. Board ok proceed.
7. 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.
Discussion:  no one Jon move executive session atNancy at 7L50 yes,hlisjan\ all yes
8. Executive Session - To discuss strategy with respect to possible real estate purchase for the protection of public interest.
Speaker(s):  Mr. Nauroth
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