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November 14, 2016 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

I. Call the Meeting to Order
Discussion:  The meeting was called to order at 5:00 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:
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 Mr. Rod Garwood and a second by Mr. Scott Hammer.
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. Ken Jorgensen 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
I.f.I. Wayne Community Schools Early Leave Incentive Agreement
Motion to approve the resignation at the end of the 2016-17 school year, and early leave incentive agreement with Sue Buryanek, effective on January 31, 2017, with regrets 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:  The Board approved the resignation of Mrs. Sue Buryanek, with regrets.  Mrs. Buryanek will be with Wayne Community Schools until the end of the 2016-2017 school year.  Mr. Lenihan and the Board thanked Mrs. Buryanek for her years of service at Wayne High School. 

II. Communications from the Public (Policy 1209) and Requested Presentations
II.a. Taste of Victory Tailgate Presentation - Wes Blecke, Wayne Economic Development
Discussion:  Wes Blecke, from the Wayne Economic Development, presented Wayne Community Schools with a check for $1033.86, which was raised from the Taste of Victory Tailgate.  This was the third year for the Taste of Victory Tailgate.  Wayne Community Schools thanked the Wayne Economic Development for their continued support to the school.
III. Action Items
III.a. Old Business
III.b. New Business
III.b.I. Natural Gas Quote
Discussion:  The Board approved the two year quote from Constellation for natural gas at $0.48 per therm.  Distribution goes through Black Hills Energy. 
III.b.II. 2015-16 Wayne Community School District Audit
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan stated that the Average Daily Membership and Average Daily Attendance is something new on the audit.  He also stated that there were no deficiencies and we are in compliance with government accounting standards.  Mr. Lenihan and the Board thanked Rochelle Nelson and Diane Peters for all the work they had put into preparing for the audit.
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. EMC Insurance Update
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan discussed the EMC update which shows the 100% co-insurance.  
IV.a.I.2. Aetna Update
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan made the Board aware of the new benefits being recognized by the insurance company.  This is per the Affordable Care Act.  
IV.a.I.3. Marco Agreement
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan presented information on printing and copying from Marco.  Marco has re-assessed our usage and lowered our rates about $130 per month.  Our lease with Marco ends in 2018.
IV.a.I.4. Lunch/Band Truck
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan would like to discuss ideas and options for replacing the "blue band truck".  The vehicle has been used beyond its intended use.  There is a donor to help with replacement for up to $3,000.  Ideas will be brought to later meetings. 
IV.a.I.5. Lecture Hall Curtain/Rigging system
Discussion:  After receiving a quote for replacing curtains in the Lecture Hall, the company has given a quote for the inspection of the rigging system and curtains for $1,600.  There are no current plans in replacing the curtains at this time, but Mr. Lenihan and Mrs. Anderson would like to proceed with the inspection. 
IV.a.I.6. reVISION Update
Discussion:  This is a grant we have received through the Department of Education to look into our Career Tech curriculum.  A community meeting will be held Wednesday, January 11, 2017.
IV.a.I.7. PMC Athletic Training
Discussion:  The Providence Medical Center Board and CEO have agreed to extend the services of an athletic trainer.  Mr. Lenihan will have more details for the board at the next meeting. 
IV.a.I.8. Locker room/CTE room project
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan presented the latest drawings to the Board.  Mr. Jon Carlson will be at the December Board Meeting with more information.
IV.a.I.9. Extra Duty
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan put together a listing of the extra duty assignments and where they are at on the pay schedule.  
IV.a.II. High School Principal
Discussion:  Mr. Hanson stated that the Sophomore class has attended Career Day and took the Pre-ACT.  He attended the reVISION meeting Mr. Lenihan and several other teachers. The High School safety visit went very well, as did the Rule 10 safety visit. 
IV.a.III. Special Education Director
Discussion:  Mr. Hight gave the Special Education report in Mrs. Beair's absence.  Unified Bowling has had three home meets.  Districts are scheduled for November 29, 2016.  Mr. Hight and Mrs. Beair attended the SpED Law Conference.
IV.a.IV. Elementary Principal
Discussion:  Mr. Plager noted that the Elementary has made it through the first checkpoint with TS Gold.  Mr. Plager discussed being at a meeting to create a coalition between the schools and Wayne Food Pantry to help support families in our county.  Parent/Teacher conferences had 98% in attendance.
IV.a.V. Junior High Principal/A.D.
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan discussed Mr. Ruhl's report due to his absence.  The Jr. High has added two new students in the last month.  Parent/Teacher conferences were held November 7 and 9.  Winter sports practice started on November 14.  The Winter Sports Kick-off will be Friday, November 18, 2016.  
IV.b. Board Committees
IV.b.I. Foundation and Community Relations - Ken Jorgensen, Rod Garwood, Carolyn Linster, Mark Lenihan, Rocky Ruhl, Lindsay McLaughlin
Discussion:  Wayne Community Schools has been awarded the Pioneer Grant for $1,000.  This will be used to start an FFA chapter.
IV.b.II. Curriculum and Americanism - Wendy Consoli, Carolyn Linster, Jeryl Nelson, Misty Beair
Discussion:  The Veteran's Day assembly was very nice.  It was attended by many from the community.  Thank you to Mr. Hight for arranging it.
IV.b.III. Facility/Safety - Travis Meyer, Scott Hammer, Ken Jorgensen, Rod Garwood, Mark Hanson
Discussion:  Thank you to Travis Meyer and his staff for all the work they do in keeping the facilities up to date and safe.
IV.b.IV. Policy/Title IX - Wendy Consoli, Scott Hammer, Jeryl Nelson, Russ Plager
Discussion:  The policy sub-committee will be meeting again to continue work on the new policies.
IV.b.V. Finance (Including 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:  The committee has met with our insurance provider to discuss alternatives in keeping our insurance premiums under control.  
V. Boardsmanship
V.a. Annual State Education Conference - November 16-18, 2016, La Vista, NE
V.b. New Board Member Workshop - December 6, 2016, Norfolk
V.c. Honor Coffee - 6:30 p.m.
Discussion:  The Honor Coffee recognized the Softball State Qualifiers, Girls Cross Country State Qualifiers, All-State Choir, and All-State Band.
VI. Future Agenda Items
Discussion:  Foundation Three-year Review, Providence Medical Center Athletic Trainer Contract, NASB/NASA State Conference Update, Superintendent Contract, State of the Schools Report, Jon Carlson Presentation
VII. Executive Session (If Needed)
Motion to enter into Executive Session 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:  The Board entered Executive Session at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the Superintendent Evaluation and Collective Bargaining.  The Board returned to the regular Board Meeting at 6:26 p.m.
VII.a. Superintendent Evaluation
Discussion:  The Board discussed accomplishments, goals, and areas for improvement with Mr. Lenihan.  A full copy is available at the Office of the Superintendent. 
VII.b. Collective Bargaining
VIII. Action Taken from Executive Session (If Needed)
IX. Adjournment
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 6:29 p.m. The next regular Board Meeting will be Monday, December 12, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. in the Jr/Sr High School Library, Room 407.
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