Public Meeting Minutes: April 8, 2013 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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April 8, 2013 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

April 8, 2013 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
I. Call Meeting to Order
I.a. Pledge of Allegiance
I.b. Announce Open Meeting Act Posting and Location
I.c. Action on Absence and Roll Call
Discussion:  All Board Members were present for the April 8, 2013
I.d. Approval of the Agenda
I.e. Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve the consent agenda as presented passed with a motion by Mr. Rod Garwood and a second by Mrs. Wendy Consoli.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
I.e.I. Approval of Minutes from Previous Meetings
I.e.II. Financial Reports and Claims
I.e.III. Personnel
I.e.III.1. Teacher Resignation
Action(s):
Motion to accept resignation of Mr. Brad Weber, Band Instructor, with regrets passed with a motion by Mr. Ken Jorgensen and a second by Mrs. Wendy Consoli.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  27yrs at Wayne.
I.e.III.2. Hiring of Band Instructor for 2013-14
Action(s):
Motion to approve the contract for Mr. Marcus Brown as Band Instructor for the 2013-14 school year. passed with a motion by Dr. Jeryl Nelson and a second by Mr. Mark Evetovich.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mr. Hanson stated 21 application were received. All agreed with hiring Mr. Brown. Well qualified. Big shoes to fill. He has worked with Waverly Band, marched for UNL, has good recommendation.
II. Communications from the Public on Agenda Items
Discussion:  No communication from the Public
III. Reports and Information
III.a. Gifts
Discussion:  No Gifts at this time
III.b. Faculty, Staff and Students
III.b.I. Language Arts Presentation - Teaching staff
Discussion:  Mrs. Garvin- discussed the reading standards for 1-3 grades. There is a test to meet everyone's needs. Special tests for 504 students. They use a mobile lab. Mrs. MaryAnn Lutt- 7th & 8th grade. 7th gr- Transition yr. Writing and story telling. Six traits of writing teaches each trait for individual students. Rubics used for each writing assignments. 8th graders writing is area of emphasis since they are tested in the State Writing Assessments. Speech introduce gives students convinces. Mr. Ruhl and Mrs. Pickinpaugh are doing insentives for each student that are testing to do a better job on there standorized testing. Mrs. Hypse and Mrs Ruhl- High School Students- They have revamp the high school reading curriculm. Both teacher have websites to review there coarses. they have started doing C4L to help students improve there reading skills.
III.b.II. Chris Ellis- Water Treatment Specialist
Discussion:  This system is upgrading our present water system at the elementary.This system will maximise system efficiency to conserve enery and reduce water consuption, reduces operating and maintenance costs. This contract is one year. They will install there equipment and take care of this equipment.
III.c. Administration
III.c.I. Superintendent
Discussion:  The last day of school for 2012-13 school year is Thursday, May 23, with a noon dismissal, regarding the students doing well on the NeSA tests. This is an incentive for the students todo well. Budget update – an itemized list of general fund revenues and expenditures. He have also attached a model of state aid should the current bill, LB 407, go into law. Per this model we will be down approximately $187,000 in state aid. A letter explaining how the federal budget sequester will influence our interest rebate on our Build America Bonds is attached. Mr. Lenihan has also receive a new payment plan from Ameritas that will outline our payments and give us direction regarding taxing per the Qualified Capital Undertaking Fund budget item. Later in the meeting the school board will vote on the proposed salary schedule for para-educators and cooks for 2013-14. In May, Mr. Lenihan will have a proposal for the remainder of the classified staff. Consideration based on law, advice from legal counsel, and a recommendation from the board finance committee was taken prior to arriving at this recommendation. Lock-down level 1 – Mr. Lenihan received a phone call form the police department stating that a gun shot was heard by St. Marys school. Both schools went on a lock down. Students and staff remained in the facilities and no one was admitted into the school until lock-down was cleared. Community organization for the betterment of our youth. Dr. Linster, Mrs. Consoli and Mr. Lenihan serve on this committee and met on April 4th with the planning team. Carroll State of School visit. Mr. Lenihan hasn't set a date yet. This will not be an advertised board meeting so up to three board members can attend.
III.c.II. High School Principal
Discussion:  Mr. Hanson stated that they will be review with studetns before the NeSA test. This will help refresh what they learned three years ago. He also stated that April and May are a time of banquets, prom and honor nights. Alot of activities are going on at the end of the year.
III.c.III. Special Education Director
Discussion:  Mrs. Beair stated that the Districts Autism team kicked off Autism Awaremess month by participating in "light it Up Blue" day on April 2nd. The 2nd annual "Spring Sprints" for students with developemental disabilities will be held on April 26th at Kern track.
III.c.IV. Elementary Principal
Discussion:  Mrs. Pickinpaugh stated that Kim Bentjen, a pharmacist from PMC, spoke to grades fourth-sixth about poison and new concerns with medicines being used imappropariately. Also there is a intrest to start a backpack food program. The Food Pantry contacted Mrs. Pickinpaugh help to get this program underway. There are no set plans yet and she is open for suggestions.
III.c.V. Junior High Principal/A.D.
Discussion:  Mr. Ruhl stated that he visited Columbus Scotus in March for an accreditation visit through AdvancED. He is planning on having 7th grade orientation on May 7 starting at 6:30 p.m. The NSAA Representative Assembly will be meeting on Friday, April 12. Mr. Ruhl will be participating as the chairperson for District III. This is a rules meeting.
III.d. Board Committees
III.d.I. Foundation and Community Relations- Ken Jorgensen, Rod Garwood, Carolyn Linster, Mark Lenihan and Lindsay McLaughlin
Discussion:  Mrs. McLaughlin stated. We have received 1,000 grant, Tailgate party at Werner Field went well. The Board recessed for Honor Coffee @ 6:34 p.m. Back In @ 7:15 p.m.
III.d.II. Curriculum and Americanism- Wendy Consoli, Carolyn Linster, Jeryl Nelson and Misty Beair
Discussion:  No Report
III.d.III. Facility/Safety- Travis Meyer, Mark Evetovich, Ken Jorgensen and Mark Hanson
Discussion:  Mr Meyer stated that it is estimated to cost the District between Seventy and One Hundred Thousand dollars to remove the asbestos. Than the building will be demolished. Mr. Meyer and Mr. Lenihan have put together a list of items that will need maintenance during the summer.
III.d.IV. Policy/Title IX- Mark Evetovich, Wendy consoli, Jeryl Nelson and Jill Pickinpaugh
Discussion:  No Report
III.d.V. Finance(Inc. Transportation & Budget)- Mark Lenihan, Wendy Consoli, Rod Garwood, Ken Jorgensen, and Rochelle Nelson
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan had and Update in his report
III.d.VI. Negotiations- Jeryl Nelson, Carolyn Linster, Mark Evetovich, and Mark Lenihan
Discussion:  No Report
IV. Action Items
IV.a. Old Business
IV.a.I. Policy 1205-Agenda and Board Packet
Action(s):
Motion to approve Policy 1205 for the second reading passed with a motion by Mr. Rod Garwood and a second by Mr. Ken Jorgensen.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  emeeting are included
IV.a.II. Policy 1208- Order of Business for Regular Meeting
Action(s):
Motion to approve Policy 1208 for the second reading passed with a motion by Mr. Ken Jorgensen and a second by Dr. Jeryl Nelson.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
IV.a.III. Policy 1303- Schedule for Policy Review
Action(s):
Motion to approve Policy 1303 for the 2nd reading passed with a motion by Mr. Ken Jorgensen and a second by Mr. Mark Evetovich.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  shifted how we take policy review
IV.a.IV. Policy 2008- Adminstrative Position Review
Action(s):
Motion to approve Policy 2008 for second reading passed with a motion by Mr. Mark Evetovich and a second by Dr. Jeryl Nelson.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
IV.a.V. Policy 2101-Authority and Responsibility of Superintendent.
Action(s):
Motion to approve Policy 2101 for the second reading passed with a motion by Mr. Ken Jorgensen and a second by Mrs. Wendy Consoli.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
IV.a.VI. Policy 6000- Instructional Program Philosophy
Action(s):
Motion to approve Policy 6000 for the second reading passed with a motion by Mr. Ken Jorgensen and a second by Dr. Jeryl Nelson.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
IV.b. New Business
IV.b.I. Health Insurance Rates for 2013-14
Action(s):
Motion to approve health insurance rates from Coventry for the 2013-14 school year passed with a motion by Mr. Ken Jorgensen and a second by Mrs. Wendy Consoli.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The discussion was the differences with Coventry Health care and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Looking at total packages. We will be looking more deeply into both packages in August.
IV.b.II. Ameritas Dental Rates for 2013-14
Action(s):
Motion to approve dental insurance rates from Ameritas for the 2013-14 school year passed with a motion by Mr. Ken Jorgensen and a second by Mrs. Wendy Consoli.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  More Dentists are picking these plans up.
IV.b.III. Salaries for para-educators and cooks
Action(s):
Motion to approve proposed salary schedule for para-educators and cooks for the 2013-14 school yearas presented. passed with a motion by Mr. Mark Evetovich and a second by Mr. Ken Jorgensen.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan stated that he thought this was a fair way to do salaries. Adding additonal cook and changing a secretary position from half time to full time.
IV.b.IV. Water Treatment
Action(s):
Motion to approve the contract for Chemsearch Water Treatment. passed with a motion by Mr. Ken Jorgensen and a second by Dr. Jeryl Nelson.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
V. Boardsmanship
V.a. Honor Coffee - The board will recess for honor coffee at 6:30 in the Junior/Senior High Commons.
V.b. NASB - Back to Basics School Law
Discussion:  Mr.Lenihan will like to invite any of the administrator or Board to attend this meeting.
VI. Future Agenda Items
Discussion:  If we hirer a Reading Teacher we will have a special meeting to approve this person.
VI.a. First Reading Student Handbooks
Discussion:  have the policy committee review the handbooks for the first reading and than present to the board at the May Board meeting
VII. Executive Session
Discussion:  No Exectuvie session needed
VIII. Action taken from Executive Session
IX. Adjournment
Discussion:  Meeting adjourn at 7:50 p.m.
IX.a. Next Board of Education Meeting Monday, May 12, 2013 Wayne Jr/Sr High Library - 5:00 PM
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