Public Meeting Minutes: February 12, 2018 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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February 12, 2018 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

February 12, 2018 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 member, Mr. Scott Hammer, passed with a motion by Dr. Carolyn Linster and a second by Mr. Lynn Junck.
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 Dr. Jeryl Nelson 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 Dr. Carolyn Linster and a second by Dr. Jeryl Nelson.
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. Teacher Resignation
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan was anticipating a letter of resignation.  It will be presented during the March Board Meeting.
I.f.II. Teacher Resignation
Action(s):
Motion to approve the resignation of Stacy Johnson at the end of the 2017-18 school year, with regrets passed with a motion by Mrs. Jaime Manz and a second by Mr. Lynn Junck.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The Board approved the resignation of Mrs. Stacy Johnson, with regrets.  The Board thanked her for her years at Wayne Community Schools.
I.f.III. Staff Resignation
Action(s):
Motion to approve the resignation of Travis Meyer effective March 2, 2018, with regrets passed with a motion by Dr. Carolyn Linster and a second by Dr. Jeryl Nelson.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The Board approved the resignation of Travis Meyer, with regrets.  They thanked Travis Meyer for his years with Wayne Community Schools.
I.f.IV. Director of Maintenance Position
Action(s):
Motion to approve the hiring of Jordan Widner as Director of Maintenance passed with a motion by Mr. Lynn Junck and a second by Mrs. Jaime Manz.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
I.f.V. Grade 5 Teaching Position
Action(s):
Motion to approve the hiring of Andi Diediker, 5th grade teacher, for the 2018-19 school year 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: 
 
I.f.VI. 7-12 SPED Position
Action(s):
Motion to approve the hiring of Jesse Mayo, 7-12th grade SPED teacher, for the 2018-19 school year passed with a motion by Dr. Carolyn Linster and a second by Mrs. Jaime Manz.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
I.f.VII. 7-12 Math Teaching Position
Action(s):
Motion to approve the hiring of Lauren Gilliland, 7-12 Math Teacher, for the 2018-19 school year.  passed with a motion by Dr. Jeryl Nelson and a second by Dr. Carolyn Linster.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
II. Communications from the Public (Policy 8346) and Requested Presentations
Discussion:  Mrs. Davis has organized "No One Eats Alone", a national organization, in honor of her niece.  This effort is to try to eliminate isolation among students.  The students will be grouped by their birth month. Students from the Jr/Sr High School have come up with conversation starters.  She hopes this will become a frequent occurrence at Wayne Schools.  Mrs. Davis thanked all that helped get this started at the school. 
III. Action Items
III.a. Old Business
III.a.I. ESU 1 2018-2019 Service Contract - Discuss, Consider, and Take Action on the ESU 1 Service Contract
Action(s):
Motion to approve the ESU1 2018-19 Service Contract passed with a motion by Dr. Carolyn Linster and a second by Dr. Jeryl Nelson.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The Board approved the 2018-19 ESU contract.
III.b. New Business
III.b.I. WCS Curriculum: Long-Range Plan 2017/18-2024/25 - Discuss, Consider, and Take Action on WCS Curriculum Long-Range Plan
Action(s):
Motion to approve the revised Wayne Community School District Long Range Curriculum Plan passed with a motion by Mrs. Jaime Manz and a second by Mr. Lynn Junck.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan explained highlighted years when textbooks were purchased and when textbooks will need to be purchased.  This needed to be adjusted due to Nebraska Department of Education requirements.
III.b.II. Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB) 2018-2019 Membership Dues - Discuss, Consider, and Take Action on NASB 2018-2019 Membership Dues
Action(s):
Motion to approve the 2018-19 NASB Membership Dues passed with a motion by Dr. Carolyn Linster and a second by Mrs. Jaime Manz.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The Board approved the payment for 2018-19 NASB membership dues.
III.b.III. Elementary Playground Project - Discuss, Consider, and Take Action on the Elementary Playground Project
Action(s):
Motion to approve the design for expansion and the ability for WBDA to raise funds to the Elementary School playground, as presented, passed with a motion by Mr. Lynn Junck and a second by Dr. Jeryl Nelson.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The Facility Committee met with the WBDA to discuss the design of a basketball court.  WBDA has begun to raise the needed funds for the project. 
III.b.IV. State Nebraska Bank & Trust Authorization Resolution - Discuss, Consider, and Take Action on the State Nebraska Bank & Trust Authorization Resolution
Action(s):
Motion to approve the resolution for the State Nebraska Bank & Trust Authorization passed with a motion by Dr. Carolyn Linster and a second by Mr. Lynn Junck.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The Resolution deals with the signatures of the newly appointed President, Vice President, Superintendent, Business Manager, and Bookkeeper. 
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. Legislative Update
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan explained some of the new bills that are being introduced.  He will keep the Board updated.
IV.a.I.2. Principal Appraisals
Discussion:  Principal appraisals are finished.  Goals and how they were accomplished were discussed with each one.  
IV.a.I.3. Early Childhood Information
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan discussed the Early Childhood information.  86% of schools in Nebraska provide early childhood education.  The Board discussed ways this information could be given to the public.  
 
IV.a.I.4. reVISION Job Shadow Day - February 21, 2018
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan thanked Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Koch for all of their work on this project.  The Junior Job Shadow day will be Wednesday, February 21, 2018.
IV.a.II. High School Principal
Discussion:  Mr. Hanson reported that FFA Week will be celebrated next week.  Five wrestlers, cheerleaders, and dance squad will be going to State.  
IV.a.III. Special Education Director/Early Learning Center Director
Discussion:  Juniors are getting ready to take the ACT exam. Medicaid funding in public schools is changing.  Mrs. Beair and Mr. Hight will keep the Board informed.
IV.a.IV. Elementary Principal
Discussion:  Mother/Son dance was held earlier this month.  Kindergarten Round-Up will be on Friday, March 16.
IV.a.V. Junior High Principal/Athletic Director
Discussion:  Mr. Dolliver and Mrs. Cliff met with the Jr High students and discussed the StopIt app.  Seventh grade ag classes will be dropped for the 2018-19 school year and will be replaced with a library skills class. 
IV.b. Board Committees
IV.b.I. Foundation and Community Relations - Lindsay McLaughlin, Jaime Manz, Carolyn Linster, Mark Lenihan, Dennis Dolliver, Scott Hammer
Discussion:  27% of the money has been raised for lighting at Kern Track.  Alumni basketball and volleyball tournaments will be held on March 30-31.
IV.b.II. Curriculum and Americanism - Carolyn Linster, Jaime Manz, Wendy Consoli, Misty Beair
Discussion:  Mike Carnes presented Erin's Law to the committee on February 5.  He will meet with the students at a later date. 
IV.b.III. Facility/Safety - Travis Meyer, Scott Hammer, Lynn Junck, Jeryl Nelson, Mark Hanson
Discussion:  The committee will look into the cost of painting and doing upgrades to the theater as a project for the summer of 2018.
IV.b.IV. Policy/Title IX - Jeryl Nelson, Jaime Manz, Wendy Consoli, Russ Plager, Tucker Hight
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan will be reviewing policy changes.
IV.b.V. Finance (Includes Transportation & Budget) - Mark Lenihan, Scott Hammer, Carolyn Linster, Lynn Junck, Rochelle Nelson
Discussion:  No report
IV.b.VI. Negotiations - Wendy Consoli, Lynn Junck, Jeryl Nelson, Mark Lenihan
Discussion:  No report
V. Boardsmanship
V.a. President's Retreat - February 18-19, 2018, Lincoln, NE
V.b. Education Forum - February 21-22, 2018, Kearney, NE
V.c. Honor Coffee - 6:30 p.m., Jr/Sr High School Commons
Discussion:  Future City team, 30+ ACT students, and Wayne State Honor Band students were honored during the Honor Coffee.
VI. Future Agenda Items
Discussion:  Future Agenda Items are:  Jr/Sr High School tour, Teacher Contracts, Principal Contracts, Option Enrollment Policy 5006 Resolution, Legislative Update, First Budget work session, NASB School Law workshop, NRCSA Spring Conference, AIMS Web document - Para/After School Program
VII. Executive Session (If Needed)
VIII. Action Taken from Executive Session (If Needed)
IX. Adjournment
Action(s):
Motion to adjourn the meeting passed with a motion by Mr. Lynn Junck and a second by Dr. Jeryl Nelson.
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, March 12, 2018, in the Jr/Sr High School Library, Room 407, at 5:00 p.m.
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