Public Meeting Minutes: September 11, 2017 at 5:20 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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September 11, 2017 at 5:20 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

September 11, 2017 at 5:20 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
I. Call the Meeting to Order
Discussion: 

The meeting was called to order at 5:20 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):
Motion to excuse absent board member, Dr. Jeryl Nelson, 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.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 Mr. Scott Hammer.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
I.e. Consent Agenda
I.e.I. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meetings
Action(s):
Motion to approve Minutes of Previous Meetings, 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.
I.e.II. Approval of Financial Reports and Claims
Action(s):
Motion to amend Financial Reports and Claims, by authorizing payment to TIJ Construction, to be included with the original claims list, passed with a motion by Mr. Lynn Junck and a second by Mr. Scott Hammer.
Motion to approve Financial Reports and Claims, as amended by prior motion, 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.f. Personnel
I.f.I. Teacher Resignation
Action(s):
Motion to accept the resignation of Rich Rethwisch, effective at the end of the 2017-18 school year, with regrets, 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, with regrets, the resignation of Rich Rethwisch, effective at the end of the 2017-2018 school year.

II. Communications from the Public (Policy 8346) and Requested Presentations
II.a. ACT Results - Mrs. Hill
Discussion: 

Mrs. Hill presented the Board the summary of ACT results from the Class of 2017.  She showed the comparison of composite scores from the National, State, and District levels. Wayne Community Schools have been higher than the State and National levels for several years. 

III. Action Items
III.a. Old Business
III.a.I. Policy 5418 - Homeless Policy
Discussion: 

This is the annual review of Policy 5418 - Homeless.  

 

III.b. New Business
III.b.I. 2017-2018 Wayne Community Schools District Budget
Action(s):
Motion to approve the 2017-18 Wayne Community Schools District Budget, 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.
III.b.II. 2017-2018 Wayne Community Schools District Tax Request
Action(s):
Motion to approve the 2017-18 Wayne Community Schools District Tax Request, passed with a motion by Mr. Scott Hammer and a second by Mr. Lynn Junck.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
III.b.III. Early Learning Center Building Lease
Action(s):
Motion to approve the lease with Sunnyview Place LLC commencing June 1, 2018 - May 31, 2024 for the Early Learning Center, 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 Board approved the lease with Sunnyview Place LLC commencing June 1, 2018 - May 31, 2024.  The lease payment will be adjusted each year. 

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. Facility Update
Discussion: 

Mr. Lenihan noted that the Fire Marshal will have to approve the HVAC before occupying the classrooms. He will be at the school towards the end of the week.  Some additional work will have to be done in the halls, but that will need to take place after school hours or on weekends.  

IV.a.I.2. Administrative Structure 2017-2018
Discussion: 

The Administrative Structure was shown to the Board.  It outlines some of the responsibilities each Administrator has.

IV.a.I.3. Parent/Teacher Conference Date Change
Discussion: 

Due to many activities taking place on Thursday, September 28, Parent/Teacher Conferences have been moved to Wednesday, September 27, from 1:30 - 6:30.  School will be in session on Thursday, September 28, and no school on Friday, September 29, with Parent/Teacher Conferences all day.

IV.a.I.4. Enrollment Summary
Discussion: 

Mr. Lenihan showed the Board the enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year.  The report shows the number of students in each grade, service students, home-schooled students, and number of staff.  

IV.a.I.5. Van Mileage Report
IV.a.I.6. Principal Evaluation
Discussion: 

Mr. Lenihan discussed the Principal Evaluation process.  He noted that there are two probationary administrators and they will be evaluated twice a year. 

IV.a.I.7. Labor Relations Conference
Discussion: 

Mr. Lenihan and Dr. Carolyn Linster attended the Labor Relations Conference.  They highlighted on different aspects of the conference.

IV.a.II. High School Principal
Discussion: 

Mr. Hanson was not in attendance.  Mr. Lenihan highlighted some things on the report.  Bus Evacuation Drill went well. Fire Drills have been conducted.

IV.a.II.1. 2017-2018 Drivers Education
Discussion: 

The Drivers Education report shows the number of students enrolled for the class.  Fees for the students were also listed on the report.

IV.a.II.2. Class Enrollments
Discussion: 

This shows the High School teachers' schedules along with the number of students in each class. 

IV.a.III. Special Education/Early Learning Center Director
Discussion: 

Mrs. Beair answered questions on the NAEP test, which the eighth graders will be taking in February.  She also stated changes in terminology with English learning students. 

IV.a.IV. Elementary Principal
Discussion: 

Mr. Plager stated the eclipse trip to Central City, NE, for Grades 4-6, went well.  The sound system has been installed in the gym and works great. Parents Night was well attended. 

IV.a.V. Junior High Principal/Athletic Director
Discussion: 

Mr. Dolliver was not in attendance.  Mr. Lenihan stated that things are going well and are very busy this time of year.

IV.a.V.1. Class Enrollments
Discussion: 

The Jr. High Class Enrollment report shows the teachers' schedules and the number of students enrolled in each class.

V. Board Committees
V.a. Foundation and Community Relations - Lindsay McLaughlin, Jaime Manz, Carolyn Linster, Mark Lenihan, Dennis Dolliver, Scott Hammer
Discussion: 

Lindsay McLaughlin stated that the Gift-a-Thon raised $17,000, which is down from last year.  The Taste of Victory tailgate was held at the football game on September 8.

V.b. Curriculum and Americanism - Wendy Consoli, Jaime Manz, Jeryl Nelson, Misty Beair
V.c. Facility/Safety - Travis Meyer, Scott Hammer, Lynn Junck, Jeryl Nelson, Mark Hanson
V.d. Policy/Title IX - Carolyn Linster, Jaime Manz, Wendy Consoli, Russ Plager, Tucker Hight
V.e. Finance (including Transportation & Budget) - Mark Lenihan, Scott Hammer, Carolyn Linster, Lynn Junck, Rochelle Nelson
V.f. Negotiations - Wendy Consoli, Lynn Junck, Jeryl Nelson, Mark Lenihan
Discussion: 

Negotiations will need to meet with the committee before November 1, 2017.

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

Future Agenda items include:  Honor Coffee, Tour of Elementary, Option Enrollment Report, Property and Casualty Insurance quote, Teacher Negotiations, Policy 2103 - Superintendent Appraisal

VIII. Executive Session (If Needed)
IX. Action Taken from Executive Session (If Needed)
X. Adjournment
Action(s):
Motion to adjourn the Monday, September 11, 2017, 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 6:41 p.m.  The next regular Board Meeting will be Monday, October 9, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Jr/Sr High School Library, Room 407.

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