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

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

November 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. 

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 members, Dr. Carolyn Linster and Mr. Lynn Junck, passed with a motion by Mrs. Wendy Consoli, and a second by Mrs. Jaime Manz. 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.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 Mrs. Jaime Manz.
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
II. Communications from the Public (Policy 8346) and Requested Presentations
II.a. Ms. Rasmussen and FFA Officers
Discussion: 

Mariah Frevert, FFA President and Megan Keiser, FFA secretary, told the Board about some of the things offered with the Ag and FFA program.  They also explained some of the things they have gotten from the program.  Ms. Rasmussen explained some things about FFA judging and awards programs. 

III. Action Items
III.a. Old Business
III.b. New Business
III.b.I. Superintendent Appraisal
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Superintendent appraisal 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: 

Dr. Nelson discussed the process of the Superintendent Appraisal.  He pointed out that all of the goals listed in Mr. Lenihan's appraisal have been met.  Typically the appraisal process has been done in closed session, but due to advisement from legal counsel, this appraisal process will now be done in open session.  Mr. Lenihan thanked the Board for their support in all aspects of the school district. 

III.b.II. 2017-2018 Wayne Community Schools District Audit
Action(s):
Motion to receive the 2016-17 Wayne Community School District Audit passed with a motion by Mrs. Jaime Manz and a second by Mr. Scott Hammer.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

The Board received the audit packets from Mike Pommer.  Mr. Lenihan pointed out some details of the report.  He pointed out that attendance records are now listed in the audit.  The Board and Mr. Lenihan thanked Rochelle Nelson and Diane Peters for their work on getting things prepared for the audit. 

III.b.III. First Reading of Drone Policy
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Wayne Community Schools Drone Policy on 1st reading 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: 

Mr. Lenihan and Ms. Rasmussen worked together to structure a drone policy that fits our District. It is similar to the University of Nebraska's drone policy.  The policy outlines the requirements and restrictions with using a drone.  

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 Job Shadow Meeting Update
Discussion: 

Wayne Community Schools held two meetings last week with business members from the community.  There has been a great response for the Junior Job Shadow Day in February.  This is the next step in the reVISION process.  

IV.a.I.2. 2015-16 State Per Pupil Cost
Discussion: 

Mr. Lenihan presented the 2015-2016 Per Pupil Cost for the Wayne District.  It compared other school districts in Nebraska.   

IV.a.I.3. Elementary School Playground
Discussion: 

Mr. Lenihan met with members of the WBDA on the proposed basketball hoops and court at the Elementary.  Mr. Lenihan told the WBDA that final approval will have to be decided by the Board.  

IV.a.I.4. Nebraska State Assessment
Discussion: 

This is the new name for the NESA State Assessment test.  Mr. Lenihan showed the Board the tests each grade will take.  

IV.a.II. High School Principal
Discussion: 

Mr. Hanson told the Board about the new PA system that has been installed.  He feels the Job Shadow meeting went really well.  All the Juniors have taken a mock ACT test.  Conference One-Acts will be on Tuesday.  Mock Trial has been competing and doing well.  

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

The Wayne County Family Coalition was awarded a grant from the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation.  This money will be used to hire a Navigator, a position that will become part of the NE Nebraska Health Department, and will help with people in need in Wayne county.  Mr. Hight thanked the Board for the opportunity for Mrs. Beair, Mrs. Kerby, and himself to attend the SPED Law conference earlier this month.

IV.a.IV. Elementary Principal
Discussion: 

Family Math and Science night hosted around 200 people.  Thanks to Wayne State College for their help.  Professional Learning Communities process has started with looking into our standards.  

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

Thank you to the Boosters for their support to the athletes at State playoff events.  Mr. Dolliver discussed the NSAA enrollment numbers.  The public performance for the One-Acts "Property Rites" will be Monday, November 20, in the Lecture Hall.

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

No report.

IV.b.II. Curriculum and Americanism - Wendy Consoli, Jaime Manz, Jeryl Nelson, Misty Beair
Discussion: 

Pete and Shelli Keiser spoke at the Veteran's Day program.  The program was well attended by the public.

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

The punch list for the renovation project is in progress.  They work on this when there are no students in the building. 

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

No report.

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

Lettering has been put on the new Expedition.  

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

The committee is in the process of negotiations.  The next meeting will be November 29.

V. Boardsmanship
V.a. Honor Coffee - 6:30 p.m. Jr/Sr High School Commons
Discussion: 

Students from State Cross Country National Anthem, Nebraska All-State Choir and Nebraska All-State Band were honored at the November Honor Coffee.

VI. Future Agenda Items
Discussion: 

Superintendent Contract, Second Reading of the Drone Policy, Mike Carnes speaker

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 Mrs. Jaime Manz.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:53 p.m.  The next regular board meeting will be Monday, December 11, 2017, in the Jr/Sr High School Library, Room 407, at 5:00 p.m.

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