Public Meeting Minutes: March 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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March 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

March 13, 2017 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. in the Jr/Sr High School Library.
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 Mrs. Jaime Manz.
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. Lynn Junck.
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. Resignation of Classified Staff
Discussion:  Laura Hochstein, Special Education para, has resigned from this postion for the 2017-2018 school year. Katie Haisch, Special Education para, has resigned and Trey Morten has been hired to replace her.
II. Communications from the Public (Policy 1209) and Requested Presentations
III. Action Items
III.a. Old Business
III.b. New Business
III.b.I. Teaching Positions
III.b.I.1. Elementary ELL
Action(s):
Motion to approve the contract for Laura Hochstein as Elementary School ELL Instructor for the 2017-18 school year. 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 Board approved the hiring of Laura Hochstein for Elementary ELL Instructor for the 2017-2018 school year. 
III.b.I.2. Elementary SPED
Action(s):
Motion to approve the contract for Brooke Reeson for Elementary Special Education Instructor for the 2017-18 school year 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.
Discussion:  The Board approved the hiring of Brooke Reeson for Elementary Special Education Instructor for the 2017-2018 school year.
III.b.I.3. Elementary 4th Grade
Action(s):
Motion to approve the contract for Susan Metzler as Elementary 4th grade teacher for the 2017-18 school year passed with a motion by Mrs. Jaime Manz and a second by Dr. Jeryl Nelson.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Susan Metzler has been approved by the Board as Elementary 4th grade teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. 
III.b.II. Option Enrollment - Policy 12002 Resolution
Action(s):
Motion to approve Policy 12002 - Option Enrollment Resolution, as presented, passed with a motion by Mrs. Wendy Consoli and a second by Mr. Lynn Junck.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan discussed the Resolution from Option Enrollment Policy 12002, which shows the capacity of each class and amount of Option students Wayne Community Schools can accept.  This is reviewed every year.  For the 2017-2018 school year, the Special Education department is at capacity.  Mr. Eric Knutson read the Resolution to the Board. 
III.b.III. Administrator salaries for 2017-18
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Administrator salaries for the 2017-18 school year, as presented, passed with a motion by Dr. Jeryl Nelson and a second by Mr. Lynn Junck.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The Board approved the Administrator salaries for the 2017-2018 school year. Mr. Lenihan discussed the Administrators salaries with the Board and stated that the salaries are in line with other area schools.  
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. reVISION Update
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan stated that the reVISION team had their last meeting with the NE Department of Education last week. The next step is to write an Action Plan and Grant.  Wayne Community Schools can apply for up to $50,000 for three years. Dr. Lindsay McLaughlin, Jodi Pulfer, Mr. Lenihan, and Mrs. Hypse will be writing the grant. 
IV.a.I.2. Legislative update
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan gave the Board an update on Legislative issues.
IV.a.I.3. Line item budget update
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan and Rochelle Nelson have been looking at areas to reduce costs on the budget.  Mr. Lenihan showed the Board the comparison from the 2016-2017 school year to the 2017-2018 school year. 
IV.a.II. High School Principal
Discussion:  Mr. Hanson gave the Board an update on the finalists for District Speech.  Mrs. Schardt and Mr. Cantrell have agreed to speak to the Kiwanis on their CTE classes.  He also stated that he has received several phone calls from businesses wanting to help with the reVISION process.
IV.a.III. Special Education Director
Discussion:  Mrs. Beair gave the Board a report on Early Childhood costs.  The Early Learning Center is currently taking applications for the 2017-2018 school year.  Mr. Hight gave the Board the number of students who qualify for Special Education B-12 in the Wayne School District.  
IV.a.IV. Elementary Principal
Discussion:  Kindergarten Round-Up is Friday, March 17.  Letters have been sent out to students for summer school.  
IV.a.V. Junior High Principal/A.D.
Discussion:  The Board congratulated Mr. Ruhl on receiving the Distinguished Service Award during the NSAA Boys Basketball tournament.  7/8 grade Science Fair is Tuesday, March 14.  Schedules are set for the 2017-2018 school year.  Spring practice has started.  Wayne will host the Mid State Conference Quiz Bowl Competition March 27.
IV.b. Board Committees
IV.b.I. Foundation and Community Relations - Lindsay McLaughlin, Jaime Manz, Carolyn Linster, Mark Lenihan, Rocky Ruhl, Scott Hammer
Discussion:  Alumni tournament will be held April 14-15.  Letters have been sent out to businesses asking for donations and sponsor ships.
IV.b.II. Curriculum and Americanism - Wendy Consoli, Jaime Manz, Jeryl Nelson, Misty Beair
Discussion:  No report.
IV.b.III. Facility/Safety - Travis Meyer, Scott Hammer, Lynn Junck, Jeryl Nelson, Mark Hanson
Discussion:  Mr. Meyer told the Board that his crew has started moving things out into containers in preparation of construction to begin soon.  
IV.b.IV. Policy/Title IX - Carolyn Linster, Jaime Manz, Wendy Consoli, Russ Plager, Tucker Hight
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan told the committee that they will be meeting soon to continue going through Policies 1000 and 2000.  
IV.b.V. Finance (Inc. Transportation & Budget) - Mark Lenihan, Scott Hammer, Carolyn Linster, Lynn Junck, Rochelle Nelson
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan and Mr. Meyer are in the process of looking for another vehicle to replace the old band equipment truck.  A donation has been given to help with the cost. 
IV.b.VI. Negotiations - Wendy Consoli, Lynn Junck, Jeryl Nelson, Mark Lenihan
Discussion:  No report.
V. Boardsmanship
V.a. Back to the Basics of School Law - March 16, 2017, Norfolk
V.b. NRCSA Spring Conference - March 23-24, 2017, Kearney, NE
V.c. Student Wellness Education & Training (SWEAT) Conference - April 12-13, 2017, Kearney, NE
V.d. Honor Coffee - 6:30 p.m. Jr/Sr High School Commons
VI. Future Agenda Items
Discussion:  Director Salaries and Contracts, Legislative Update, First Reading of ELC Handbook, ELL Program Review, Goals Report, Teacher Contracts, State Aid, reVISION Action Plan/Grant, Culinary Class Presentation
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 Mr. Scott Hammer.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The meeting was adjourned at 6:07 p.m.  The next regular Board Meeting will be Monday, April 10, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., in the Jr/Sr High School Library, Room 407.
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