Public Meeting Minutes: January 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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January 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

January 9, 2017 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, Wayne Public Library, Wayne Post Office, and on-line: www.wayneschools.org
I.c. Member Oath for Elected Board Members
Discussion:  Newly and recently elected Board members, Wendy Consoli, Jaime Manz, and Lynn Junck, recited the Member Oath for Elected Board Members, led by Eric Knutson, legal counsel.



I.d. Board Member Code of Conduct
Discussion:  Board members repeated the Board Member Code of Conduct, which was led by Eric Knutson, legal counsel. 
I.e. Action on Absence and Roll Call
II. Organization of Board for 2017 (Board Policy 1202)
II.a. Elect: President
Discussion:  Nominations for Board President were made by written ballot.  Dr. Carolyn Linster was nominated as Board President. 
II.b. Elect: Vice-President
Discussion:  Nominations for Vice-President were made by written ballot.  Dr. Jeryl Nelson was nominated as Board Vice-President. 
II.c. Appoint Recording Secretary
Action(s):
Motion to appoint Deb Daum as Recording Secretary 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:  Deb Daum was appointed as Recording Secretary for the Board. 
III. (President presides as Chair) - Affirm Current Policy and Regulation Manual as Governing Rules of the District as listed on the School Website: www.wayneschools.org
Action(s):
Motion to affirm current Policy and Regulation Manual as Governing Rules of the District passed with a motion by Mrs. Wendy Consoli and a second by Mrs. Jaime Manz.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
IV. Board of Education Committee Membership
Discussion:  The Board agreed to the Committees that were assigned to them. 
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
Action(s):
Motion to acknowledge State Nebraska Bank and Trust of Wayne as Depository Institution, Wayne Herald as Classified Recording Records, and Pieper/Knutson as Legal Counsel for Annual Appointment 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.
VI. 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 Dr. Jeryl Nelson and a second by Mrs. Wendy Consoli.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
VII. Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve consent agenda, as presented, 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.
VII.a. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting
VII.b. Approval of Financial Reports and Claims
VIII. Personnel
Discussion: 

Interviews for the Junior High Principal/AD position will take place at the end of January.  Interviews for the 7-12 Library position are taking place.  The English position is continuing to be posted.  Wayne Community Schools is advertising for a 0.5 FTE ELL teacher for grades 7-12.  The business classes will be absorbed with current staff. 

Mr. Scott Hammer left the Board Meeting at 5:30 p.m.


IX. Communications from the Public (Policy 1209) and Requested Presentations
IX.a. Steve Muir - aetna
X. Action Items
X.a. Old Business
X.b. New Business
X.b.I. Health Insurance Quote
Action(s):
Motion to approve the quote from Aetna, for dual option health insurance for all insurance eligible employees for the 2017-18 school year, 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:  Mr. Lenihan explained the dual option health insurance for all insurance eligible employees for the 2017-2018 school year.  Mr. Steve Muir, Elkhorn Agency, was on hand to give extra explanation if needed.  Health Savings Account details were explained, stating that benefit eligible employees would receive $1,000 for a family HSA plan and $500 would be received for a single HSA plan. 
X.b.II. ESU 1 Contract Intentions
Action(s):
Motion to approve the ESU 1 contract intentions for the 2017-18 school year, as presented, passed with a motion by Dr. Jeryl Nelson and a second by Mrs. Jaime Manz.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mrs. Misty Beair explained the needed and used services the contract states.  There are no additional requests needed for the year.  Mrs. Beair explained that it is a flexible contract, in which we pay only for the services we use.  
X.b.III. 2017-2018 School Calendar - Final Approval
Action(s):
Motion to approve the 2017-18 Wayne Community Schools calendar, as presented, passed with a motion by Mrs. Jaime Manz and a second by Mrs. Wendy Consoli.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan explained that there are minor changes to the 2017-2018 school calendar.  Early Learning Center dates are included. Parent/Teacher conferences will be on the same day for all schools.  Last day of school will still be determined at the April 2018 Board Meeting. 
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 shared the Committee membership listings with the Board.  The Legislative Forum is January 22-23, 2017, in Lincoln, NE.
XI.a.I.2. Locker Room Update
Discussion:  The Locker Room project went out for bid on Monday, January 9, 2017.  The Pre-bid Conference will be Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.  Bid opening will be Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.
XI.a.I.3. reVISION Update
Discussion:  The Community Engagement Meeting will be Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at the Elkhorn Valley Bank Community Room, at 5:00 p.m. There are approximately fifty business, Department of Education, and WCS staff members attending.  Wayne Community Schools is looking for feedback on our Career Ed Tech curriculum.  There is a competitive grant available for up to $50,000, to help with any Career Ed Tech or Ag curriculum.  The grant application is due in May, 2018.  Dr. McLaughlin and Mrs. Jodi Pulfer will be working on the grant application. 
XI.a.I.4. New State Mileage Reimbursement Rates
Discussion:  The Mileage Reimbursement Rates come from the State.  The rates are a little lower than last year. 
XI.a.I.5. Student perception surveys
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan showed some of the results from the student surveys that were completed in December.  He thanked Mr. Plager and Mr. Hight for the work they put into this.  This survey, along with the Gallup survey, will be done each year. 
XI.a.II. High School Principal
Discussion:  Mr. Hanson thanked the Board for their investment in technology.  Without it, taking the Student and Gallup surveys would have been difficult.  Eleven students appealed for credit in December.  Mr. Hanson discussed the process of appealing for credit.  There has been a lot of interest from the public in our new Ag program.  Many businesses have offered help in getting this started.
XI.a.III. Special Education Director
Discussion:  Mrs. Beair reported that her, Mr. Hight, and Mrs. Kerby have been selected to present at the annual State Autism Conference in March.  The Department of Education has purchased ACT online prep course for all Juniors in the State of Nebraska. The Early Learning Center graduation date has changed to May 15, 2017, due to a conflict.  Preschool teacher interviews have started. Mrs. Beair discussed the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Summary Report (ECERS-3) and areas that ELC needs to work on.  Mrs. Beair is very happy with the results. Mr. Hight reported on the webinar training that he and Mrs. Beair are doing for the staff.

XI.a.IV. Elementary Principal
Discussion:  Mr. Plager stated that fifteen families attended the ESL Parent Advisory Meeting on December 15, 2016.  The goal is to build relationships, build knowledge, and get families involved at school.  Kindergarten Round-Up is Friday, March 17, 2017.  
XI.a.V. Junior High Principal/A.D.
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan reported for Mr. Ruhl due to his absence.  Teachers met to discuss NeSA preparations.  The Holiday Tournament went well.  Thank you to the Athletic Boosters for a successful tournament.  The Wayne High Girls team were champions and the Wayne High Boys team finished third. 
XI.b. Board Committees
XI.b.I. Foundation and Community Relations - Lindsay McLaughlin, Jaime Manz, Carolyn Linster, Mark Lenihan, Rocky Ruhl, Scott Hammer
Discussion:  No report.
XI.b.II. Curriculum and Americanism - Wendy Consoli, Jaime Manz, Jeryl Nelson, Misty Beair
Discussion:  No report. 
XI.b.III. Facility/Safety - Travis Meyer, Lynn Junck, Scott Hammer, Mark Hanson, Jeryl Nelson
Discussion:  An email will be sent out as a reminder to the committee for the Bid Opening on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.
XI.b.IV. Policy/Title IX - Carolyn Linster, Jaime Manz, Wendy Consoli, Russ Plager, Tucker Hight
Discussion:  No report. 
XI.b.V. Finance (Inc. Transportation & Budget) - Scott Hammer, Carolyn Linster, Mark Lenihan, Lynn Junck, Rochelle Nelson
Discussion:  No report. 
XI.b.VI. Negotiations - Wendy Consoli, Jeryl Nelson, Lynn Junck, Mark Lenihan
Discussion:  There is no change in base salary for the 2017-2018 school year.  Cash in lieu for insurance has been capped at $200 per month.  
XII. Boardsmanship
XII.a. 2017 Legislative Issues Conference Budget & Finance Workshop - January 22-23, 2017, Lincoln, NE
XII.b. NASA/NASB Education Forum - February 8-9, 2017, Kearney, NE
XII.c. NRCSA Spring Conference - March 23 & 24 in Kearney
XII.d. Honor Coffee - 6:30
Discussion:  District One Acts, Wayne State College Honor Band, and Quad State Honor Band students were honored at the Honor Coffee. 
XIII. Future Agenda Items
Discussion:  Future agenda items include:  Board Retreat, Board Goals Report, Principal Appraisals, Legislative Update, Tour of Jr/Sr High School, Review of Special Education Program.
XIV. Executive Session (If Needed)
XV. Action Taken from Executive Session (If Needed)
XVI. Adjournment
Action(s):
Motion to Adjourn Meeting 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:  The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m.  The next regular Board Meeting will be Monday, February 13, 2017, in the Jr/Sr High School Library, Room 407, at 5:00 p.m.
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