Public Meeting Minutes: January 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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January 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

January 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
I. (Legal Counsel will act as Chair) Call the Meeting to Order
Discussion:  The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m. by Eric Knutson, legal counsel.
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. Member Oath of Elected Board Members
Discussion:  Newly elected Board members, Mr. Justin Davis, Mrs. Sylvia Ruhl, and Dr. Jodi Pulfer, were sworn into office by Eric Knutson, legal counsel.
I.d. Board Member Code of Conduct
Discussion:  Board members read the Board Member Code of Conduct.  Mr. Lenihan encouraged the Board to look over the policies dealing with Conflict of Interest and Code of Ethics.
I.e. Action on Absence and Roll Call
II. Organization of Board for 2019 (Board Policy 8130)
II.a. Elect: President
Discussion:  Nomination for Board President were made by written ballot.  Mrs. Wendy Consoli was nominated as Board President.
II.b. Elect: Vice-President
Discussion:  Nominations for Vice-President were made by written ballot.  Mrs. Jaime Manz and Dr. Jodi Pulfer were nominated.  Written votes for Vice-President elected Mrs. Jaime Manz. 
II.c. Appoint Recording Secretary
Action(s):
Motion to appoint Mrs. Deb Daum as Board Recording Secretary passed with a motion by Mr. Lynn Junck and a second by Mrs. Wendy Consoli.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The Board appointed Mrs. Deb Daum as Board Recording Secretary.
II.d. Appoint Treasurer
Action(s):
Motion to appoint Mrs. Rochelle Nelson as Board Treasurer passed with a motion by Dr. Jodi Pulfer and a second by Mrs. Sylvia Ruhl.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The Board appointed Mrs. Rochelle Nelson as Board Treasurer.
III. (President Presides as Chair) - Policy Manual - Discuss, Consider, and Take Action to Affirm Current Policy and Regulation Manual as Governing Rules of the District as Listed on the School Website: www.wayneschools.org
Action(s):
Motion to affirm current policy and regulation manual as governing rules of the District, as listed on the school website, passed with a motion by Mrs. Sylvia Ruhl and a second by Mr. Lynn Junck.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
IV. Board Committees - Discuss, Consider, and Take Action to Appoint the Board of Education Committee Membership
Action(s):
Motion to appoint the Board of Education Committee Membership, as decided, passed with a motion by Mr. Lynn Junck and a second by Mr. Justin Davis.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Committees are as listed:
Foundation and Community Relations:  Jaime Manz, Sylvia Ruhl, Justin Davis
Curriculum and Americanism:  Jamie Manz, Wendy Consoli, Sylvia Ruhl
Facilities/Safety/Finance:  Lynn Junck, Justin Davis, Jodi Pulfer
Policy/Title IX:  Jodi Pulfer, Wendy Consoli, Jaime Manz
Negotiations:  Wendy Consoli, Lynn Junck, Justin Davis
Legislative:  Lynn Junck, Jodi Pulfer, Sylvia Ruhl
 
V. Depository, Recording Records, and Legal Counsel - Discuss, Consider, and Take Action to Select State Nebraska Bank and Trust of Wayne as Depository Institution, Wayne Herald as Classified Recording Records, and Eric Knutson as Legal Counsel for Annual Appointment
Action(s):
Motion to select State Nebraska Bank and Trust of Wayne as Depository Institution, Wayne Herald as Classified Recording Records, and Eric Knutson as Legal Counsel for Annual Appointment passed with a motion by Mrs. Jaime Manz and a second by Dr. Jodi Pulfer.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
VI. 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. Jaime Manz and a second by Mr. Justin Davis.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
VII. Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve consent agenda, as presented, passed with a motion by Mrs. Jaime Manz and a second by Dr. Jodi Pulfer.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mrs. Sylvia Ruhl abstained from voting due to her and her husband having checks in the listing.
VII.a. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meetings
VII.b. Approval of Financial Reports and Claims
VIII. Personnel
IX. Communications from the Public (Policy 8346) and Requested Presentations
IX.a. TeamMates Presentation - Shalee Hoffman, Jill Walling
Discussion:  Mrs. Shalee Hoffman, TeamMates Coordinator, and Mrs. Jill Walling, TeamMates President, communicated with the Board about the TeamMates program.  They told the Board some of the activities they are involved in and who serves on the TeamMates Board.  Currently, there are students that are awaiting a Mentor match.  
X. Action Items
X.a. Old Business
X.b. New Business
X.b.I. First Reading - After-School Program - Discuss, Consider, and Take Action on First Reading of After-School Program
Action(s):
Motion to approve the first reading of the After-School Program AIM document passed with a motion by Mrs. Jaime Manz and a second by Dr. Jodi Pulfer.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mr. Russ Plager, discussed the AIM document for the proposed After-School program.  This program would focus on students needing more academic help and those who may not have a structured after-school setting.  Tuition grants were discussed.  The Board would like to see a projected cost of the program without grant money figured in.  
X.b.II. 2019-2020 School Calendar - Discuss, Consider, and Take Action on the 2019-2020 School Calendar
Action(s):
Motion to approve the 2019-2020 school year calendar passed with a motion by Mrs. Sylvia Ruhl and a second by Mrs. Jaime Manz.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The Board approved the 2019-2020 school calendar.
XI. Administration and Board Committee Reports:
XI.a. Administration - Written reports were provided by Administration. Copies of their reports are available at the District Office upon request.
XI.a.I. Superintendent
XI.a.I.1. 2019-20 ESU 1 Contract Intentions
Discussion:  The ESU 1 Contract shows the current services Wayne Community Schools receives.  Mrs. Misty Beair adjusts what is needed every year.  ESU 1 will send the final contract at a later date.
XI.a.I.2. New State Reimbursement Rates
Discussion:  The State Reimbursement Rates are received every January.
XI.a.I.3. Nebraska Education Profile
Discussion:  The Nebraska Education Profile report is based on last year's information.  The profile includes student membership, NSCAS English, Math, Science, and ACT percentages, and graduation rates.  
XI.a.I.4. AdvancED External Review Summary
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan gave a brief review on the AdvancED visit.  This is not the final report, but he did highlight some areas in which they looked.
XI.a.I.5. WCS District Web site
Discussion:  Wayne Community Schools is looking into switching their current website builders to S.O.C.S.  A recommendation will be brought to the Board at a later date.
XI.a.II. High School Principal
Discussion:  Mr. Hanson reported there were eight students who appealed for credit before semester break.  The juniors will be participating in a practice ACT writing exam on January 16.  
XI.a.III. Special Education/Early Learning Center Director
Discussion:  Mrs. Beair told the Board that over $11,500 was received during December to be shared with families in need.  She thanked all of those who donated, shared names, or helped in any way to make this happen. 
XI.a.IV. Elementary Principal
Discussion:  Mr. Plager said that grades 1-4 did caroling at several locations during December.  Kindergarten Round-Up will be Monday, March 4, 2019.
XI.a.V. Junior High Principal/Athletic Director
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan reported for Mr. Dolliver due to his absence.  Scheduling for the 2019-2020 school year is getting started.  Wayne will be hosting the 2018-2019 Conference Wrestling tournament on January 31.  There will be a 1:00 dismissal for grades 7-12 that day.
XI.b. Board Committees
XI.b.I. Foundation and Community Relations - Brandon Foote, Mark Lenihan, Dennis Dolliver
Discussion:  Mr. Brandon Foote stated that the Alumni Campaign is still bringing in money.  The Alumni Basketball Tournament will be April 19-20, 2019.
XI.b.II. Curriculum and Americanism - Misty Beair
Discussion:  No report
XI.b.III. Facility/Safety - Jordan Widner, Mark Hanson
Discussion:  No report
XI.b.IV. Policy/Title IX - Russ Plager, Tucker Hight
Discussion:  No report
XI.b.V. Finance (Inc. Transportation & Budget) - Mark Lenihan, Rochelle Nelson
Discussion:  No report
XI.b.VI. Negotiations - Mark Lenihan
Discussion:  No report
XII. Boardsmanship
XII.a. 2019 Legislative Issues Conference - January 27-28, 2019, Lincoln, NE
XII.b. January Honor Coffee
Discussion:  NSAA Academic All-State Award winners were honored at the January Honor Coffee.
XIII. Future Agenda Items
XIII.a. Second Reading of After-School Program
XIII.b. FCCLA Presentation - Ms. Hannah Smith
XIII.c. NRCSA Planning Retreat
XIII.d. Principal Evaluations
XIII.e. Jr/Sr High School Tour - 4:30 p.m. Claims Review - 4:00 p.m.
Discussion:  It was decided that the Board will tour the Elementary school instead of the Jr/Sr High School.  The Claims Review will be at 4:00 with the tour following at 4:30.  The regular Board of Education meeting and Honor Coffee will follow at the Elementary school.
XIII.f. Wayne Community Schools Website - S.O.C.S.
XIV. Executive Session (If Needed)
XV. Action Taken from Executive Session (If Needed)
XVI. Adjournment
Action(s):
Motion to Adjourn Meeting 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.
Discussion:  The meeting was adjourned at 6:32 p.m.  The next regular Board Meeting will be Monday, February 11, 2019, at the Elementary School, 312 Douglas Street, with the Elementary tour beginning at 4:30 p.m. and the Board Meeting beginning at 5:00 p.m.
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