Public Meeting Minutes: August 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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August 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

August 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
I. Call the Meeting to Order
Discussion: 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.m.

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: www.wayneschools.org
I.c. Action on Absence and Roll Call
Action(s):
A motion to excuse Board Member, Jaime Manz, as excused. This motion, made by Mrs. Wendy Consoli and seconded by Mr. Scott Hammer, passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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. This motion, made by Dr. Jeryl Nelson and seconded by Mrs. Wendy Consoli, passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
I.e. Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve consent agenda, as presented. This motion, made by Dr. Jeryl Nelson and seconded by Mr. Scott Hammer, passed.
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 8346) and Requested Presentations
Discussion: 

Mrs. Jaime Manz entered the Board Meeting at 7:16 p.m.

II.a. Introduction of New Staff
Discussion: 

The new teachers and administrator introduced themselves to the Board.  The Board welcomed them and wished them a successful year.

III. Action Items
III.a. Old Business
III.a.I. Second Reading of Policies 7000 - 9000
III.a.I.1. Policy 7000 Series
Action(s):
Motion to adopt the Board policy series 7000, as presented, and to repeal and rescind all existing Board policies that pertain to the same matters or that are otherwise conflicting, including without limitation existing policies. This motion, made by Mr. Scott Hammer and seconded by Mrs. Wendy Consoli, passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

The Board approved the second reading of policy series 7000.  This policy series covers construction and contracts.

Attachments:
III.a.I.2. Policy 8000 Series
Action(s):
Motion to adopt the Board policy series 8000, as presented, and to repeal and rescind all existing Board policies that pertain to the same matters or that are otherwise conflicting, including without limitation existing policies. This motion, made by Dr. Jeryl Nelson and seconded by Mrs. Jaime Manz, passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

The Board approved the second reading of policy series 8000.  This policy series covers Board policies.

Attachments:
III.a.I.3. Policy 9000 Series
Action(s):
Motion to adopt the Board policy series 9000, as presented, and to repeal and rescind all existing Board policies that pertain to the same matters or that are otherwise conflicting, including without limitation existing policies. This motion, made by Mr. Scott Hammer and seconded by Mrs. Wendy Consoli, passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

The Board approved the second reading of policy series 9000.  This policy series covers the Bylaws of the Board.  Mr. Lenihan thanked Mr. Eric Knutson for looking over this series and giving his input.

Attachments:
III.a.II. Revision of Selected Board Policies
Action(s):
Motion to approve the revision of selected board policies, as presented. This motion, made by Mr. Scott Hammer and seconded by Mrs. Jaime Manz, passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

The Board discussed and approved the changes made to Policy 3070 - Summer School Fees, Policy 3570 - ESSA, Policy 4004 - Duty Hours, Policy 4171 - Early Leave Incentive Program, Policy 4200 - Qualifications of Non-Certificated Employees, Policy 4201 - At Will Employees, Policy 9330 - Parliamentary Procedure.

Attachments:
III.a.III. Second Reading on Updated Board Policies Based on New Legislation
Action(s):
Motion to approve the second reading of policies 3131, 5001, 5004, 5202, 5413, 5418, and 6800, as presented. This motion, made by Dr. Jeryl Nelson and seconded by Mrs. Wendy Consoli, passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

These policy updates are due to legislation.  The Homeless Hearing (Policy 5418) will be at the September Board Meeting.

III.a.IV. Second Reading of 2017-2018 Teacher Handbook
Action(s):
Motion to approve the second reading of the 2017-2018 Teacher Handbook, as presented. This motion, made by Mrs. Wendy Consoli and seconded by Mr. Scott Hammer, passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

The Board approved the second reading of the 2017-2018 Teacher Handbook.

Attachments:
III.a.V. Second Reading of Non-Certificated Staff Handbook
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Second Reading of Non-Certificated Staff Handbook. This motion, made by Mr. Scott Hammer and seconded by Mr. Lynn Junck, passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

The Board approved the second reading of the Non-Certificated Staff Handbook.

Attachments:
III.b. New Business
III.b.I. School Bus Purchase
Action(s):
Motion to approve the purchase of a 2014 Chevy Collins 12+2 passenger bus from Mid-States School Bus Company for $39,995. This motion, made by Mr. Scott Hammer and seconded by Dr. Jeryl Nelson, passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

The Board approved the purchase of a 2014 Chevy Collins 12 + 2 passenger bus.  This purchase was made from Mid-States School Bus Company.  Mrs. Beair told the Board of the need for this kind of bus due to the number of transportation students the District has. 

Attachments:
III.b.II. Printing/Copying Contract
Action(s):
Motion to provide authority for the Superintendent to research details to determine the company selection for the 2018-2019 printing/copying contract. This motion, made by Dr. Carolyn Linster and seconded by Dr. Jeryl Nelson, passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

The Board approved to give Mr. Lenihan authority to look into different printing/copying companies for the 2018-2019 school year.

III.b.III. 2017-2018 Mid States School Bus Addendum
Action(s):
Motion to approve the 2017-2018 Mid-State School Bus Contract Addendum. This motion, made by Mr. Lynn Junck and seconded by Mr. Scott Hammer, passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

This is an annual addendum from Mid-State School Bus.  This lays out the cost of the bus routes and activities transportation.  Mr. Lenihan showed the Board the comparisons from last year's addendum.

Attachments:
III.b.IV. Early Learning Center Lease
Action(s):
Motion to provide authority for the Superintendent to finalize details of and execute all necessary documents for a six year lease effective June 1, 2018 with Sunnyview Place LLC of Wayne. This motion, made by Mr. Scott Hammer and seconded by Mrs. Wendy Consoli, passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

Mr. Lenihan met with Mr. Vakoc and discussed a long-term lease for the Early Learning Center building.  The lease will run for six years.

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. Superintendent Goals for 2017-18
Discussion: 

Mr. Lenihan discussed his goals for the upcoming year.  They are based off of the Board of Education goals.

Attachments:
IV.a.II. High School Principal
Discussion: 

Mr. Hanson gave the Board a copy of the student planner.  He noted that Sydney Biggerstaff and Abigail Ankeny designed the cover.

IV.a.III. Special Education Director
Discussion: 

Mrs. Beair's report stated there is a waiting list for the Early Learning Center's 4 year-old class.  

Attachments:
IV.a.IV. Elementary Principal
Discussion: 

Mr. Plager said that over 300 families were at the Elementary Open House.  

Attachments:
IV.a.V. Junior High Principal/A.D.
Discussion: 

Mr. Dolliver's report mentioned the Fall Sports Tailgate, Friday, August 18, 2017, at 7:00 at the High School.

Attachments:
IV.b. Board Committees
IV.b.I. Foundation and Community Relations - Lindsay McLaughlin, Jaime Manz, Carolyn Linster, Mark Lenihan, Dennis Dolliver, Scott Hammer
Discussion: 

Dr. McLaughlin told the Board about Drive 4 UR School.  This is a Foundation Fundraiser being sponsored by Arnie's Ford.  The Gift-A-Thon week will begin August 20.  Blitz Night will be August 23 starting at 5:00 p.m.

IV.b.I.1. Drive 4 UR School
IV.b.II. Curriculum and Americanism - Wendy Consoli, Jaime Manz, Jeryl Nelson, Misty Beair
Discussion: 

During the Curriculum and Americanism meeting, it was suggested to have Mr. Johnson present to the Board how he teaches his Government class with no text book.  

Attachments:
IV.b.III. Facility/Safety - Travis Meyer, Scott Hammer, Lynn Junck, Jeryl Nelson, Mark Hanson
Discussion: 

Until the construction is finished, alternate locations have been designated for tornado drills.  Mr. Lenihan discussed the timeline for usable rooms in the construction area.  He is meeting weekly with the architect.  He discussed future upgrades to the theater and public restrooms in the High School.  Stadium lights at the track was discussed, mentioning that the Foundation will cover the cost.  

Attachments:
IV.b.IV. Policy/Title IX - Carolyn Linster, Jaime Manz, Wendy Consoli, Russ Plager, Tucker Hight
Discussion: 

All of the policies have now been revised and are ready for Perry approval.  They will send the school five copies of the policy book when it is finished.  Thank you to the committee for the work that has been put into this.

IV.b.V. Finance (Inc. Transportation & Budget) - Mark Lenihan, Scott Hammer, Carolyn Linster, Lynn Junck, Rochelle Nelson
Discussion: 

Mr. Lenihan will be meeting with the Nebraska Department of Education on August 24 with the budget.  August 28, 2017, will be the Claims Meeting to finalize the bills for the fiscal year.  

Attachments:
IV.b.VI. Negotiations - Wendy Consoli, Lynn Junck, Jeryl Nelson, Mark Lenihan
Discussion: 

No report.

V. Boardsmanship
V.a. 2017 Area Membership Meeting - September 20, 2017, Norfolk, NE
V.b. State Education Conference - November 15-17, 2017 - La Vista, NE
VI. Future Agenda Items
Discussion: 

ACT results, Early Learning Center Lease, Claims Meeting on August 28, 2017, Enrollment Report, Budget and Tax Request Hearing, Principal Evaluation process, NASB Labor Relations meeting,  Policy 5418 - Homeless Hearing

VII. Executive Session (If Needed)
VIII. Action Taken from Executive Session (If Needed)
IX. Adjournment
Action(s):
Motion to Adjourn Meeting. This motion, made by Mrs. Wendy Consoli and seconded by Mr. Lynn Junck, passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 p.m.  A Special Meeting will be Monday, August 28, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., in the Jr/Sr High School Library, Room 407, to finalize claims for the fiscal year.  The next regular Board Meeting will be Monday, September 11, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., in the Jr/Sr High School Library.  

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