Public Meeting Minutes: January 11, 2016 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting


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January 11, 2016 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

January 11, 2016 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
I. (Legal Counsel will act as Chair) - Call the Meeting to Order
Discussion:  The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m. by Eric Knutson, Legal Counsel.
I.a. Pledge of Allegiance
I.b. Announce Open Meeting Act Posting and Location - Wayne Community Schools, including the Early Learning Center, Wayne Public Library, and Wayne Post office.
I.c. Action on Absence and Roll Call
Motion to excuse absent board member, Rod Garwood, passed with a motion by Mrs. Wendy Consoli and a second by Mr. Scott Hammer.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
II. Organization of Board for 2016 (Board Policy 1202)
II.a. Elect: President
Discussion:  The Board nominated Dr. Carolyn Linster as Board President.
II.b. Elect: Vice-President
Discussion:  The Board nominated Dr. Jeryl Nelson as Board Vice President.
II.c. Appoint Recording Secretary
Motion to appoint Deb Daum as Recording Secretary passed with a motion by Mr. Ken Jorgensen and a second by Mrs. Wendy Consoli.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The Board appointed Deb Daum as Recording Secretary.
III. (President presides as Chair) - Affirm Current Policy and Regulation Manual as Governing Rules of the District as listed on the School Website:
IV. Board of Education Committee Membership
Discussion:  Committee members decided to stay on the committees they are currently on.
V. Acknowledgement of State Nebraska Bank and Trust of Wayne as Depository Institution, Wayne Herald as Classified Recording Records and Pieper/Knutson as Legal Council for Annual Appointment
VI. Approval of Agenda - The Board may enter Executive Session to discuss any matter for which Executive Session is lawful and appropriate.
VII. Consent Agenda
VII.a. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting
VII.b. Approval of Financial Reports and Claims
VIII. Personnel
IX. Communications from the Public and requested presentations
IX.a. Principals - Draft of Walk Through Observation Tool
Discussion:  The principals discussed the form that will be used to evaluate teachers. They discussed the questions that the teachers have had. The principals will continue to work on this tool and hope to have it ready by the next school year.
X. Action Items
X.a. Old Business
X.b. New Business
X.b.I. New High School Courses for Approval
Motion to approve the addition of Culinary Skills I and Multi-Media Communications as high school course offerings, effective for the 2016-17 school year. passed with a motion by Mr. Scott Hammer and a second by Mr. Ken Jorgensen.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mr. Cantrell and Mrs. Schardt are excited to have the new classes implemented. Students will be able to sign up for the new classes for the next school year.
X.b.I.1. Culinary Skills I
X.b.I.2. Multimedia Communications
X.b.II. Facility analysis agreement
Motion to give the superintendent approval to execute all necessary documents with Carlson/West/Povondra Architect for facility analysis. passed with a motion by Mr. Ken Jorgensen and a second by Mr. Scott Hammer.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  This will be a continuation of the work that has been done and will help move forward with new ideas to pursue.
XI. Administration and Board Committee Reports:
XI.a. Administration - Written reports were provided by Administration. Copies of their reports are available at the District Office upon request.
XI.a.I. Superintendent
XI.a.I.1. Legislative update
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan will keep the Board updated on any Legislative updates.
XI.a.I.2. Mileage Reimbursement Rates for 2016
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan told the Board the new Mileage Reimbursement rates for 2016. Wayne Community Schools has it in the policy to adopt any mileage changes that are made from Nebraska Department of Education.
XI.a.I.3. First Draft of 2016-2017 School Year Calendar
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan discussed the proposed school calendar for the 2016-2017 school year.
XI.a.I.4. NSAA District III update
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan discussed updates from NSAA with the Board. He will keep the Board informed when final decisions have been made.
XI.a.I.5. Jr/Sr High PA system
Discussion:  The current PA system is not working well. Mr. Lenihan is working on getting quotes for new systems. The Board will be notified of the quotes as they come in.
XI.a.II. High School Principal
Discussion:  Mr. Hanson talked to the Board about the students that had appealed for credit for the first semester. He expressed that, as a whole, the students do a good job with attending school. The Chromebooks are going well and feels that it is going better than had hoped. Mr. Hanson expressed to the Board that they may to start thinking of replenishing some of the older Chromebooks in the future.
XI.a.III. Special Education Director
Discussion:  Early Childhood Screenings will be January 29, 2016, at the Early Learning Center. The four year old program added one hour to their day. School will now be from 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Mrs. Beair stated that the parents are very pleased with the additional hour. She stated that approximately 40 families were helped with Christmas baskets and thanked the many donors for their donations to this.
XI.a.IV. Elementary Principal
Discussion:  Mr. Plager discussed that he is working with ESU staff in aligning Math Standards. He also stated that planning Kindergarten Round Up is in progress.
XI.a.V. Junior High Principal/A.D.
Discussion:  Mr. Ruhl discussed the survey that was given out to the Jr. High students. He stated that is fun to see the ideas the students have. It has been a busy time with winter sports and the weather. He thanked the Boosters for a great Holiday Tournament. Everything worked out well, even with the weather problem. Mr. Ruhl and Mr. Lenihan will attend the NSAA District III meeting in Norfolk, on January 13.
XI.b. Board Committees
XI.b.I. Foundation and Community Relations - Ken Jorgensen, Rod Garwood, Carolyn Linster, Mark Lenihan, Rocky Ruhl, Lindsay McLaughlin
Discussion:  Dr. McLaughlin said she working with Mr. Hochstein on a grant for a new track timing system. She will be working with the Wayne Area Development to get ideas on getting alumni back to the Wayne area. An all-school reunion is set for weekend of Chicken Days.
XI.b.II. Curriculum and Americanism - Wendy Consoli, Carolyn Linster, Jeryl Nelson, Misty Beair
XI.b.III. Facility/Safety - Travis Meyer, Scott Hammer, Ken Jorgensen, Rod Garwood, Mark Hanson
XI.b.IV. Policy/Title IX - Wendy Consoli, Scott Hammer, Jeryl Nelson, Russ Plager
XI.b.V. Finance (Inc. Transportation & Budget) - Mark Lenihan, Scott Hammer, Rod Garwood, Ken Jorgensen, Rochelle Nelson
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan reported they are still looking into insurance costs. He will report to the Board when he has prices and will then present it to the teachers.
XI.b.VI. Negotiations - Jeryl Nelson, Carolyn Linster, Wendy Consoli, Mark Lenihan
XII. Boardsmanship
XII.a. Incumbent Filing Deadlines - February 16, 2016 for Incumbents: Mr. Ken Jorgensen, Mr. Rod Garwood, Mrs. Wendy Consoli; March 1, 2016 for Non-Incumbents
XII.b. School Board Recognition Week January 31 - February 6
XII.c. Honor Coffee 6:30 p.m.
Discussion:  One-Acts and the Geography Bee were honored at the Honor Coffee.
XIII. Future Agenda Items
Discussion:  Review Special Education program and Early Learning Center program along with the tour of the Jr/Sr High School and the Pilot Program discussion for the improvement of Reading scores.
XIII.a. Tour of Jr/Sr High School
XIII.b. Pilot Program Discussion for Improvement of Reading Scores
XIV. Executive Session (If Needed)
XV. Action Taken from Executive Session (If Needed)
XVI. Adjournment
Motion to Adjourn Meeting passed with a motion by Mr. Ken Jorgensen and a second by Mrs. Wendy Consoli.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The meeting adjourned at 6:15 p.m. The next Board of Education meeting will be February 8, 2016, in the Jr/Sr High School Library.
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