Public Meeting Minutes: April 10, 2017 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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April 10, 2017 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

April 10, 2017 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
I. Call the Meeting to Order
Discussion:  The Board 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, Wayne Post Office, and online: 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 Mr. Scott Hammer and a second by Mrs. Wendy Consoli.
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
Attachments:
I.e.II. Approval of Financial Reports and Claims
Attachments:
I.f. Personnel
II. Communications from the Public (Policy 1029) and Requested Presentations
II.a. ELL Program Review - Mr. Hight
Discussion:  The District has seen a 5.40% to 7.02% increase in the ELL trend over the past year.  Mr. Hight explained the qualifications and testing process to be enrolled as an ELL student at Wayne Community Schools.  
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III. Action Items
III.a. Old Business
III.b. New Business
III.b.I. Directors Salaries 2017-18
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Director's salary package for the 2017-18 school year, as presented, passed with a motion by Mr. Lynn Junck and a second by Mr. Scott Hammer.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The Board approved the Directors Salaries for the 2017-2018 school year.  This is an increase of 2.4%.  The Foundation has approved to contribute $10,000 towards Dr. McLaughlin's salary and benefits. 
III.b.II. Trane Building Services - 2-year Contract
Action(s):
Motion to approve the 2-year contract with Trane Building Services for HVAC maintenance, as presented, 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:  This is a two-year contract with Trane, which shows a 3% increase in cost.  Mr. Travis Meyer told the Board that he is very happy with the services they provide.  


Attachments:
III.b.III. Section 125 Administrative Agreement
Action(s):
Motion to approve the quote for the Section 125 Plan from First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, Lincoln, Nebraska, as presented, 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:  Due to retirement, Wayne Community Schools is looking into Section 125 Plan from First Concord Benefits Group in Lincoln, NE.  This plan is very similar to what we have had.
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III.b.IV. First Reading 2017-18 Early Learning Center Handbook
Action(s):
Motion to approve the first reading of the 2017-18 Early Learning Center Handbook, as presented, 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:  Due to the increase of driving routes this year, Mrs. Beair is looking into having a 'Documented Need' form to prove the need for transportation to and from school.  This will be ready for approval at the May Board Meeting.
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III.b.V. First Reading - Policy 1000
Action(s):
Motion to approve the first reading of Policy Series 1000 - Community Relations, 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:  Mr. Lenihan has cross referenced the Wayne Community Schools policies with the Perry Law Firm policies.  Some changes include keeping the Wayne Schools policies, adding to the Perry Law Firm policies, and adopting the Perry Law Firm policies.  
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III.b.VI. First Reading - Policy 2000
Action(s):
Motion to approve the first reading of Policy Series 2000 - Administration, 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.
Discussion:  The process used for the 1000 policies was used for the 2000 policies. 
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III.b.VII. First Reading - Policy 3000
Action(s):
Motion to approve the first reading of Policy Series 3000 - Business, 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:  The same process was used as in the 1000 and 2000 policies.  The committee hopes to have 1000-6000 policies ready for second reading by the June Board Meeting. 
III.b.VIII. Last Day of School for 2016-2017 School Year
Action(s):
Motion to approve the dates for the end of the 2016-17 calendar year, as presented, passed with a motion by Mr. Lynn Junck and a second by Mr. Scott Hammer.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The Seniors last full day will be Monday, May 8.  Graduation is Saturday, May 13, at Rice Auditorium. The last day for the Early Learning Center will be Friday, May 12, with graduation on Monday, May 15, in the High School Lecture Hall.  Tuesday, May 23, will be the last day for students K-11.  The teachers final day will be Friday, May 26.
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 Action Plan/Grant
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan discussed the areas where WCS is seeking funding.  The grant is due May 1, 2017.  Mr. Lenihan, Dr. Lindsay McLaughlin, Dr. Jodi Pulfer, and Mrs. Terri Hypse have been working together in writing the grant.

IV.a.I.2. Legislative Update
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan gave the Board an update on two main funding bills.

IV.a.I.3. Budget Update
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan reported the 2016-2017 budget compared to the 2017-2018 budget projections.  
IV.a.I.4. Aetna Health Insurance Presentation
Discussion:  Aetna and Elkhorn Valley Bank talked to the benefit eligible staff about the High Deductible Insurance plan and Health Savings Account.  The staff have until April 26, 2017, to enroll in either plan.

IV.a.I.5. Extended Summer Contract
Discussion:  The sample Extra Duty and Extended contracts will be updated and voted on at the May Board Meeting. 
IV.a.II. High School Principal
Discussion:  Mr. Hanson reported that the tornado drill went smoothly with the construction going on.  All Juniors will take the ACT on April 19.  This replaces the NeSA test for Juniors.
IV.a.III. Special Education Director
Discussion:  Our District is in the process of getting ADVISER set up.  Mrs. Beair has served as a Grant Reviewer for the Department of Education Early Childhood grants. 
IV.a.IV. Elementary Principal
Discussion:  Mr. Plager attended a meeting with St. Mary's to make sure all Title students are being served appropriately. Fourth through sixth graders attended the astronaut presentation at Wayne State College.
IV.a.V. Junior High Principal/A.D.
Discussion:  7th grade orientation is being held tonight.  Mr. Ruhl stated that the boosters have voted to buy new gym scoreboards.  He is looking into bids for them.
IV.b. Board Committees
IV.b.I. Foundation and Community Relations - Lindsay McLaughlin, Jaime Manz, Carolyn Linster, Mark Lenihan, Rocky Ruhl, Scott Hammer
Discussion: 

The Class of 1947 is donating concrete benches to be installed by the flagpole at the High School.  They are also donating money to be put towards landscaping in the front of the High School. 




Attachments:
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
IV.b.III.1. Project Update
Discussion:  Mr. Travis Meyer gave an update on the Locker Room/CTE project.  Demolition began last week on the locker room area.  Phase II will begin in May.  Mr. Meyer commented on how well it is to work with TIJ Construction.  
IV.b.IV. Policy/Title IX - Carolyn Linster, Jaime Manz, Wendy Consoli, Russ Plager, Tucker Hight
Discussion:  The Policy Committee will meet Monday, April 24, 2017, to work on 4000 policies.
IV.b.V. Finance (Inc. Transportation & Budget) - Mark Lenihan, Scott Hammer, Carolyn Linster, Lynn Junck, Rochelle Nelson
Discussion:  No report.
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IV.b.VI. Negotiations - Wendy Consoli, Lynn Junck, Jeryl Nelson, Mark Lenihan
Discussion:  No report.
V. Boardsmanship
V.a. UNL Nonprofit Board Boot Camp - April 20, 2017, Laurel, NE
V.b. Senior Coffee - May 5, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - Lecture Hall
V.c. School Law Seminar - June 8-9, 2017, Kearney, NE
V.d. Honor Coffee - 6:30 p.m. Jr/Sr High School Commons
Discussion:  State Speech Qualifiers, NECC Academic Contest Medalists, First Place Team-Conference Quiz Bowl, 2017 Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest, Book Battle Winners, and Young Author Winners were honored at the Honor Coffee.
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VI. Future Agenda Items
Discussion:  Approve Extra Duty and Summer Duty templates, Second Reading of ELC Handbook, First Reading of 4000 Policies, First Reading of 7-12 Handbook, Non-Certified Salaries, Friday, May 26 Staff Appreciation Lunch
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 Mrs. Wendy Consoli and a second by Mr. Lynn Junck.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The meeting was adjourned at 6:27 p.m.  The next regular board meeting will be Monday, May 8, 2017, in the Jr/Sr High School Library, Room 407.
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