Public Meeting Minutes: September 12, 2016 at 5:20 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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September 12, 2016 at 5:20 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

September 12, 2016 at 5:20 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
I. NASB Area Membership Meeting Review
II. NASB Area Membership Meeting Review
I. Call the Meeting to Order
Discussion:  The meeting was called to order at 5:20 p.m.
I.a. Pledge of Allegiance
I.b. Announce Open Meeting Act Posting and Location - Wayne Community Schools, Wayne Public Library, and Wayne Post Office, and online: www.wayneschools.org.
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 Mrs. Wendy Consoli and a second by Mr. Rod Garwood.
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 Mr. Rod Garwood and a second by Mrs. Wendy Consoli.
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
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan reported that the kitchen is fully staffed with the hiring of Deb Mann, Valerie Cautrell, Miriam Garcia, and Doug Lute.  Maintenance still has one position to fill.  Ben Klameth has been hired in the Maintenance department. 
II. Communications from the Public (Policy 1209) and Requested Presentations
II.a. Wayne Rotary Presentation
Discussion:  Wayne Rotary President Bob Ensz presented Mr. Lenihan and WEB President Sandy Brown with a check in the amount of $3,000, which was used to purchase bike racks and bike helmets for the Elementary School students.  This project was supported by a District Rotary Grant.  The Board thanked the Rotary for their generous donation. 
II.b. ACT Results - Mrs. Hill
Discussion:  ACT results from the 2016 graduating seniors was presented by Mrs. Hill.  She informed the Board of the national, state, and Wayne High School averages and noted that Wayne High School students averaged better than state and national averages. She also noted that Wayne High School is testing larger percentages of students each year. 
III. Action Items
III.a. Old Business
III.b. New Business
III.b.I. 2016-2017 Wayne Community Schools District Budget
Action(s):
Motion to approve the 2016-17 Wayne Community School District budget, 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.
III.b.II. 2016-2017 Wayne Community Schools District Tax Request
Action(s):
Motion to approve the 2016-17 Wayne Community School District tax request, as presented, passed with a motion by Mr. Scott Hammer and a second by Mr. Rod Garwood.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
III.b.III. Action on Fifth Street
Action(s):
Motion to authorize Superintendent Lenihan to take all steps necessary to initiate the real estate exchange with the City of Wayne, pertaining to the land discussed and as shown on the referenced map, including but not limited to, negotiating and executing documents on behalf of the Wayne Community School Board of Education and in accordance with the plans discussed by the Board, 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:  Mr. Lenihan discussed the city map with the proposed road highlighted.  He has met with the City and is in discussion about a one-way road connecting to Fifth Street and going to the Wayne Community Activity Center.  He also mentioned the removal of the circle drive from the old Elementary School and making that the entrance to the parking lot.  Mr. Lenihan will keep the Board informed as things come up.  
III.b.IV. Bus Service Route Changes
Action(s):
Motion to approve the changes to the bus routes, 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:  Mid-States School Bus Inc. has dropped the Bus Barn as one of the bus stops and added another pick-up point on the Sunnyview route.  There are approximately 263 students who use the bus service daily.  
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. Enrollment Summary
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan presented the Board with the School Enrollment Summary.  The report shows each class enrollment along with the number of staff.  It was noted that there is still one paraprofessional position to be filled.  
IV.a.I.2. Principal Evaluation Process
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan presented the Administration Structure for the 2016/2017 school year, which also showed what other areas the administration are in charge of.  He explained the Principal Evaluation Tool, which aligns with the Department of Education recommended evaluation tool.  
IV.a.I.3. Open Sky Conference
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan discussed the Open Sky Conference which he attended with Wes Blecke from WEAD.  Sessions Mr. Lenihan attended discussed how summer school, career academies, math tutoring, and state financed preschools are highly effective to boost the local economic development. 
IV.a.I.4. Drivers Ed Report
Discussion:  Drivers Education served fifty-five students this last summer.  Most of the costs went to salaries and repairs.  The report did show a loss of approximately $725.00.  The fees were raised this past year, but we would like to keep cost as affordable as possible.
IV.a.I.5. Van Mileage Report
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan showed the Board the mileage on all of the vehicles Wayne Community Schools owns.  He did discuss some of the vehicles with higher mileage are only used to travel in town and to closer areas.  A total of approximately 91,000 miles were put on the vehicles in the 2015/2016 school year.  



IV.a.I.6. Labor Relations Conference Summary
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan told the Board of the Labor Relations Conference he attended.  He sent the Board information on this conference.  
IV.a.II. High School Principal
Discussion:  Mr. Hanson was not at the meeting so Mr. Lenihan reported on the enrollment of the High School classes.
IV.a.II.1. Class Enrollments
IV.a.III. Special Education Director
Discussion:  Mrs. Beair reported that there will be no NESA writing assessments this year.  Grades 3-8 will be taking the NESA assessment tests.  Eleventh graders will now be taking the ACT, which will include writing, as assessment tests. 
IV.a.IV. Elementary Principal
Discussion:  Mr. Plager told the Board that 57 students attended summer school, which was an increase from last year.  Open House and Parent Night went well.  
IV.a.V. Junior High Principal/A.D.
Discussion:  With Mr. Ruhl not able to attend, Mr. Lenihan gave the class enrollment for the Junior High.  Fall sports activities are underway and things are very busy.  
IV.a.V.1. Class Enrollments
IV.b. Board Committees
IV.b.I. Foundation and Community Relations - Ken Jorgensen, Rod Garwood, Carolyn Linster, Mark Lenihan, Rocky Ruhl, Lindsay McLaughlin
Discussion:  Dr. McLaughlin reported that over $25,000 was donated through the Gift-a-Thon.  She thanked everyone for the help with this project.  Without the teachers and staff, it would not have gone so smoothly.  
IV.b.II. Curriculum and Americanism - Wendy Consoli, Carolyn Linster, Jeryl Nelson, Misty Beair
Discussion:  The committee met August 29, 2016.  Items that were discussed included proper etiquette when the National Anthem is played, Constitution Day, which is September 17, 2016 and the curriculum that is available for this, and considering agricultural education.  The committee did say they like the new Social Studies books. 
IV.b.II.1. Notes from Americanism Meeting
IV.b.III. Facility/Safety - Travis Meyer, Scott Hammer, Ken Jorgensen, Rod Garwood, Mark Hanson
IV.b.IV. Policy/Title IX - Wendy Consoli, Scott Hammer, Jeryl Nelson, Russ Plager
Discussion:  The sub-committee has begun to go over the 6000 policies.  Perry Law Firm has not been able to look over our recommendations for the 5000 policies as of the time of the meeting.  Mr. Lenihan will keep the committee informed when he hears from them.  
IV.b.V. Finance (Inc. Transportation & Budget) - Mark Lenihan, Scott Hammer, Rod Garwood, Ken Jorgensen, Rochelle Nelson
IV.b.VI. Negotiations - Jeryl Nelson, Carolyn Linster, Wendy Consoli, Mark Lenihan
Discussion:  Dr. Nelson reported on the comp study for the 2016/2017 school year.  He noted that Wayne Community Schools does have a higher base salary than most area schools.  He will forward this information on to the WEA. 
IV.b.VI.1. 2016-17 comp study
V. Boardsmanship
V.a. 2016 Area Membership Meeting - September 21, 2016, Norfolk, NE. Registration deadline: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
V.b. Annual State Education Conference - November 16-18, 2016, La Vista, NE. Registration open: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
VI. Future Agenda Items
Discussion:  Negotiations to begin by November 1, 2016, October Honor Coffee, Snow Removal Bid, action item on stadium lights, Policy 2103
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 Dr. Jeryl Nelson and a second by Mrs. Wendy Consoli.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The meeting adjourned at 7:07 p.m.  The next regular board meeting will be Monday, October 10, 2016, beginning with a tour of the Elementary School. 
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