Public Meeting Minutes: February 8, 2016 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting


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February 8, 2016 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

February 8, 2016 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
I. Call the Meeting to Order
Discussion:  The meeting was called to order at 5:01 p.m.
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
I.d. Approval of Agenda - The Board may enter Executive Session to discuss any matter for which Executive Session is lawful and appropriate.
Motion to approve agenda as presented passed with a motion by Mrs. Wendy Consoli and a second by Dr. Jeryl Nelson.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
I.e. Consent Agenda
Motion to approve consent agenda as presented. passed with a motion by Mr. Rod Garwood and a second by Mr. Scott Hammer.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
I.e.I. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meetings
I.e.II. Approval of Financial Reports and Claims
I.f. Personnel
I.f.I. Wayne Community Schools Early Leave Incentive Program Agreement
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan and the Board thanked Mr. Hix for his years of service to Wayne Community Schools.
I.f.II. Wayne Community Schools Early Leave Incentive Program Agreement
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan and the Board thanked Mrs. Brogie for her years of service to Wayne Community Schools.
II. Communications from the Public and Requested Presentations
II.a. Shopko Foundation
Discussion:  Mr. Wibben, from Shopko Foundation, presented Wayne Community Schools with a check for $2,000.
II.b. High school academic intervention - High School Teachers
Discussion:  Mrs. Janke, Mrs. Hypse, Mrs. Dutcher, Mrs. Reynolds, and Mrs. Buryanek presented ways that are being used to help students raise their MAP and NeSA reading scores.
II.c. Facility Expansion Presentation - Mr. Lenihan
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan discussed what improvements have been done in the past to the facilities. Future plans were presented to the Board. Kevin Koenig, Laura Gamble, and Roger Brandt spoke to the Board concerning needed improvements and cost of the project. A meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 11, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., where the public can see the proposed project and voice their comments.
III. Action Items
III.a. Old Business
III.b. New Business
III.b.I. 2016-2017 School Calendar - Final Approval
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan made a recommendation to approve the final draft of the 2016-2017 school year.
III.b.II. Board Policy Updates
III.b.II.1. Policy 5600 - Students: Editorial Change - One Reading
Discussion:  The editorial change comes from USDA.
III.b.III. Nebraska Association of School Boards Membership Dues and Online Document Management
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan made a recommendation of approving the membership dues to the NASB. He also encouraged the Board to look at the Online Document Management service that NASB provides. The Board recessed at 6:27 p.m. for the February Honor Coffee.
IV. Administration and Board Committee Reports:
Discussion:  The Board resumed the Board Meeting at 6:55 p.m.
IV.a. Administration - Written reports were provided by Administration. Copies of their reports are available at the District Office upon request.
IV.a.I. Superintendent
IV.a.I.1. Teacher Shortage Report
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan presented the Teacher Shortage Report. This report shows the areas of education that is short on teachers.
IV.a.I.2. Principal Evaluation
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan has completed the evaluations for the three principals and the special education director. He discussed with the Board the process of these evaluations.
IV.a.I.3. Legislative Update
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan will be in contact with the Board as Legislative updates are available.
IV.a.I.4. Teacher Contracts
Discussion:  Teacher contracts will be sent out Monday, February 29, 2016. They will need to be returned by Wednesday, March 16, 2016.
IV.a.II. High School Principal
Discussion:  State wide writing test went well. Mr. Hanson and Mr. Meyer are receiving bids for high school lockers.
IV.a.III. Special Education Director
Discussion:  Mrs. Beair told the Board that there will be a Migrant Summer Education program again this year. She shared a brochure of the area preschools. These will be distributed throughout the community. There were twelve children at the Early Childhood Screening.
IV.a.IV. Elementary Principal
Discussion:  Kindergarten Round-Up will be March 18, 2016. Teammates hosted the Chamber Coffee at the Elementary School.
IV.a.V. Junior High Principal/A.D.
Discussion:  8th graders have taken the writing test. They have traveled to NECC to look at career paths. Conference tournaments are about done. Districts will be starting soon. Wayne will not host a sub-district game this year.
IV.b. Board Committees
IV.b.I. Foundation and Community Relations - Ken Jorgensen, Rod Garwood, Carolyn Linster, Mark Lenihan, Rocky Ruhl, Lindsay McLaughlin
Discussion:  The Alumni Tournament will be held March 25-26, 2016.
IV.b.II. Curriculum and Americanism - Wendy Consoli, Carolyn Linster, Jeryl Nelson, Misty Beair
Discussion:  No report
IV.b.III. Facility/Safety - Travis Meyer, Scott Hammer, Ken Jorgensen, Rod Garwood, Mark Hanson
Discussion:  No update on Health Insurance rates. Bus contract will be discussed at the March Board Meeting. Mr. Meyer is looking into new lunch room tables and new lockers for the High School.
IV.b.IV. Policy/Title IX - Wendy Consoli, Scott Hammer, Jeryl Nelson, Russ Plager
Discussion:  No report.
IV.b.V. Finance (Inc. Transportation & Budget) - Mark Lenihan, Scott Hammer, Rod Garwood, Ken Jorgensen, Rochelle Nelson
Discussion:  No report.
IV.b.VI. Negotiations - Jeryl Nelson, Carolyn Linster, Wendy Consoli, Mark Lenihan
Discussion:  No report.
V. Boardsmanship
V.a. School Board Recognition Week January 31 - February 6, 2016
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan thanked the Board for all that they do for Wayne Community Schools.
V.b. Honor Coffee - 6:30 p.m.
Discussion:  30+ ACT scores, UNO Honor Choir, Future City Team, and WSC Honor Band were honored at the February Board Meeting.
VI. Future Agenda Items
Discussion:  Future Agenda items include: Bus contract, High School locker bids, Teacher Acceptance of Employment, Principal contracts, Policy 12002 - Option Enrollment, Legislative updates, State of the Schools, NRCSA Spring Conference, first budget work session
VII. Executive Session (If Needed)
VIII. Action Taken from Executive Session (If Needed)
IX. Adjournment
Motion to Adjourn Meeting passed with a motion by Dr. Jeryl Nelson and a second by Mr. Scott Hammer.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The meeting was adjourned at 7:36 p.m. The next Regular Board Meeting will be Monday, March 14, 2016.
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