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

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

April 11, 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 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.
Action(s):
Motion to approve agenda as presented passed with a motion by Mr. Rod Garwood and a second by Mr. Ken Jorgensen.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
I.e. Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve consent agenda as presented. 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.
I.e.I. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meetings
I.e.II. Approval of Financial Reports and Claims
I.f. Personnel
I.f.I. .5 FTE Art/HAL Position
Action(s):
Motion to offer a .5 FTE contract to Sonya Tompkins for HAL (High Ability Learner) and Elementary Art for the 2016-17 school year. 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:  The school has received a HAL grant which will be used as extra duty funding for this position. The Board is very impressed with the work that Mrs. Tompkins is doing.
II. Communications from the Public and requested presentations
Discussion:  Mr. Roger Brandt spoke to the Board on concerns on the rise in the busing costs. He also voiced that he would like to be at the next Community Facility Task Force Meeting, which is April 25, 2016.
II.a. Principals/Appraisal Committee Teacher Reps - Teacher Appraisals
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan thanked the principals and teachers for the time that has been put into this. He also thanked the teachers for their feedback on this process. The forms will become Administrative Regulations to Policy 4010. This evaluation process will take place throughout the school year. The evaluations will include observations from the Administration and a survey from students. It was emphasized that the evaluations are an improvement plan for the teachers.
III. Action Items
III.a. Old Business
III.a.I. Second Reading of Policy 5314 - Homeless Children and Youth
Action(s):
Motion to approve the second reading of Policy 5314 - Homeless Children and Youth, as presented passed with a motion by Mr. Rod Garwood and a second by Mrs. Wendy Consoli.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  This is a mandated policy. The corrections were needed after the NCLB monitoring visit.
III.a.II. Second Reading of Unified Sports - Bowling
Action(s):
Motion to approve the second reading of the AIM form for Unified Sports - Bowling, as presented passed with a motion by Mr. Rod Garwood and a second by Dr. Jeryl Nelson.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan has been in contact with the bowling alley and they are excited to be a part of this. WCS has applied for a $1000 grant to help with student participating fees. This sport gives students with disabilities opportunities to participate in sports. There will be district and state tournaments. Mr. Ruhl stated that there are schools in our area who will be participating in this as well, so there will not be a lot of travel time involved. NSAA will allow student athletes to be in dual sports to participate on the bowling teams.
III.b. New Business
III.b.I. Athletic Training Services for 2016-2017
Action(s):
Motion to approve the contract with Providence Medical Center for Athletic Training Services for the 2016-17 school year with a $40,000 fee for services passed with a motion by Mr. Rod Garwood and a second by Mr. Ken Jorgensen.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan recommended the Board approve the contract with Providence Medical Center for Athletic Training for the 2016-2017 school year. WCS is fortunate to have a trainer on staff. It was stressed that this is not a convenience to the schools, but a need for our student athletes. The Board would like Mr. Lenihan and Mr. Ruhl to look into options for the upcoming school years to maintain the quality of athletic services that WCS currently has. Mr. Lenihan and the Board thanked Tim Ellis for the work he has done with the coaches and athletes.
III.b.II. Last Day of School for 2015-2016 School Year
Action(s):
Motion to approve final days of school as recommended 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 last day of school for the Seniors will be Tuesday, May 10, 2016, with a noon dismissal. Graduation is Saturday, May 14, 2016. Friday, May 20, 2016, will be the last day of school for K-11 students. This will also be noon dismissal. Early Learning Center's last day of school will be Friday, May 13, 2016, with graduation on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. The last day for teachers will be Tuesday, May 24, 2016.
III.b.III. First Reading of Early Learning Center Handbook 2016-2017
Discussion:  The handbook for the Early Learning Center was approved. Changes include: School hours for the 4-year-old classes will be 7:45-3:00 on Monday and Wednesday and 7:45-11:45 on Friday, 3-year-old classes will be 7:45-3:00 on Tuesday and Thursday, transportation changes, In-Kind hours for the families that may not qualify for Sliding Fees, and Sick Policy.
III.b.IV. Early Learning Center Sliding Fee Scale
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Early Learning Center Sliding Fee Scale for 2016-17, with Item 1d removed, as presented passed with a motion by Dr. Jeryl Nelson and a second by Mr. Rod Garwood.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The Board noted that item 1d on the Sliding Fee Scale 2016-17 should be removed. The motion was amended and approved. The family income amounts are taken from the HUD Housing guidelines.
III.b.V. Computer Lab Replacement Quote
Action(s):
Motion to approve the quote from HP for $ 25,331.02 for desk top replacements in the high school computer lab 205, as presented 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:  The Board approved the quote for desk top replacement computers for the high school computer lab 205. The money for the replacements is budgeted in the general fund.
III.b.VI. Director's Salaries for 2016-2017
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Director's salaries for 2016-17, 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.
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan met with the Finance Committee to discuss the Director's salaries. The Board approved the salaries for the Directors as presented.
III.b.VII. First Reading of Policy 2202 - Administration - Evaluation of Principals and Other Certificated Administrative Personnel
Action(s):
Motion to approve the First Reading of Policy 2202 - Administration - Evaluation of Principals and Other Certificated Administrative Personnel, as presented 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:  This policy outlines the evaluations of Administrative and certificated staff. This does not include the Superintendent.
III.b.VIII. First Reading of Policy 4010 - Personnel - Certificated Employee's
Action(s):
Motion to approve the First Reading of the revisions to Policy 4010 - Personnel - Certificated Employee's 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.
Discussion:  This policy outlines the evaluations of Certificated Employees. This is a revision to the current policy.
III.b.IX. First Reading of Policy 2201 - Administration - Employment of Principals and Other Administrative Personnel - Revision
Action(s):
Motion to approve the First Reading of the revision to Policy 2201 - Administration - Employment of Principals and Other Administrative Personnel, as presented passed with a motion by Dr. Jeryl Nelson and a second by Mrs. Wendy Consoli.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  This policy is a revision to the current policy. The length of contracts is outlined in this policy.
III.b.X. First Reading of Policy 4006 - Personnel - Certificated - Release from Contract - Revision
Action(s):
Motion to approve the First Reading of the revision to Policy 4006 - Personnel - Certificated - Release from Contract, as presented 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:  This a revision of the current policy. The wording has been changed to say that certificated employees "should not expect to be released from their contract" after April 15.
III.b.XI. First Reading of Policy 5002 - Students-Parent Involvement - Revision
Action(s):
Motion to approve the first reading of the revision of Policy 5002 - Parent Involvement, as presented passed with a motion by Mr. Ken Jorgensen and a second by Dr. Jeryl Nelson.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  This policy is reviewed annually. It was reviewed last year but there are changes needed by the Nebraska Department of Education. This gives an explanation for each item listed in the policy.
IV. Administration and Board Committee Reports:
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. Community Facility Task Force
Discussion:  The Advisory committee met on Monday, March 21, 2016. There was representation from Wayne Community Schools, Wayne State College, and the Ag community. The groups addressed questions and reported back to Mr. Lenihan. It was stressed that this was an advisory committee to the Superintendent. The next meeting will be Monday, April 25, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.
IV.a.I.2. Preschool Update
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan discussed an article about the importance and need of preschools in Nebraska. The article states that results came from a survey sent out by University of Nebraska's Buffet Early Childhood Institute.
IV.a.I.3. NRCSA Planning Service
Discussion:  It was discussed to have NRCSA Planning Service work with the Board at the summer retreat. They would help establish the long range goals and strategic planning.
IV.a.I.4. ELL Update
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan discussed how the ELL percentages have grown in WCS from past years. He also discussed the proficiency on NeSA scores from the ELL students, comparing past years.
IV.a.I.5. Legislative update
Discussion:  There is not much to update at this time. Mr. Lenihan will keep the Board informed as updates become available. The Board recessed at 6:30 p.m. for the Honor Coffee.
IV.a.II. High School Principal
Discussion:  The Board reconvened at 7:11 p.m. Mr. Hanson addressed the Board with NeSA testing updates. Prom is April 16, with Mrs. Stewart as the new Junior class sponsor. Chamber Coffee for the Senior recognition is May 6. Graduation is May 14 and Mr. Hanson invited all of the Board to be in attendance on the stage.
IV.a.III. Special Education Director
Discussion:  Week of the Young Child is this week. Parent Advocacy Council for migrant families will be Tuesday, April 19, at the Early Learning Center. Registrations for the 2016-17 school year are still be accepted. May 6 is the date of the Spring Sprints, with a rain date of May 13.
IV.a.IV. Elementary Principal
Discussion:  Mr. Plager is working with the Rotary Club on install bike racks at the Elementary School. We have applied to be a school-wide title program. Kindergarten Round-Up was a success.
IV.a.V. Junior High Principal/A.D.
Discussion:  NeSA testing is moving along well. 7th grade orientation will be Monday, April 18, beginning at 6:30. Changes to the Jr/Sr handbook are being discussed. Thank you to the Boosters for donating money to help purchase of gym equipment.
IV.b. Board Committees
IV.b.I. Foundation and Community Relations - Ken Jorgensen, Rod Garwood, Carolyn Linster, Mark Lenihan, Rocky Ruhl, Lindsay McLaughlin
Discussion:  There was a great turnout for the Alumni tournament. Thank you to all that helped with this. Devil Dash is June 11, 2016.
IV.b.II. Curriculum and Americanism - Wendy Consoli, Carolyn Linster, Jeryl Nelson, Misty Beair
Discussion:  Looked at our Long Range Curriculum plan. Looking at Social Studies textbook recommendations in May.
IV.b.III. Facility/Safety - Travis Meyer, Scott Hammer, Ken Jorgensen, Rod Garwood, Mark Hanson
Discussion:  Lunch tables will be here early this summer. We are looking at donating some of the old tables to the Fairgrounds. Mr. Meyer thanked the Board for the purchase of the tables and all of the equipment that has been purchased to do his job well. Hope to have a gym door quote for the May meeting.
IV.b.IV. Policy/Title IX - Wendy Consoli, Scott Hammer, Jeryl Nelson, Russ Plager
Discussion:  The committee has gone over all of the policies. Discussed School Board Policy Book proposal through PGH&G Law Firm. They will organize our policies and keep them updated for the school.
IV.b.V. Finance (Inc. Transportation & Budget) - Mark Lenihan, Scott Hammer, Rod Garwood, Ken Jorgensen, Rochelle Nelson
Discussion:  The Cash Summary Report is being attached after a request to do so. Mr. Lenihan thanked Rochelle Nelson for all of her work in this. He did note that the funds are in good shape.
IV.b.VI. Negotiations - Jeryl Nelson, Carolyn Linster, Wendy Consoli, Mark Lenihan
Discussion:  We are still waiting on the EHA quote. Mr. Lenihan assured the Board that as soon as a quote comes in, the Board will be informed.
V. Boardsmanship
V.a. Honor Coffee - 6:30 p.m.
Discussion:  Mid-States Conference Honor Band, All-State Honor Band, Pierce Honor Band, Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest, District Speech Runner-Up Team, Greater Nebraska Science and Engineering Fair, Industrial Technology Education, Northeast Community College Academic Contest, and March Madness Book Battle Team students were honored at the April Honor Coffee.
VI. Future Agenda Items
Discussion:  Second reading of policies, 2201, 2202, 4006, 4010, and 5002, Second reading of Early Learning Center handbook, First Reading of Jr/Sr High School handbook, EHA update, non-certified staff pay, Social Studies textbooks, and gym door quotes
VII. Executive Session (If Needed)
VIII. Action Taken from Executive Session (If Needed)
IX. Adjournment
Action(s):
Motion to Adjourn Meeting passed with a motion by Mr. Scott Hammer and a second by Mrs. Wendy Consoli.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m. The next Regular Board Meeting will be Monday, May 9, 2016, at the Jr/Sr High School Library.
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