Public Meeting Minutes: August 11, 2014 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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August 11, 2014 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

August 11, 2014 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- Wayne Community Schools, Wayne Public Library, and Wayne Post Office.
I.c. Action on Absence and Roll Call
I.d. Approval of the Agenda- The Board may enter Executive Session to discuss any matter for which Executive Session is lawful and appropriate.
I.e. Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve the consent agenda as presented, which will include the approval of minutes from previous meeting and financial claims and reports passed with a motion by Mrs. Wendy Consoli and a second by Mr. Rod Garwood.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
I.e.I. Approval of Minutes from Previous Meetings
Action(s):
Motion to approve minutes from previous meetings passed with a motion by Mrs. Wendy Consoli and a second by Mr. Rod Garwood.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
I.e.II. Financial Reports and Claims
I.f. Personnel
II. Communications from the Public on Agenda Items
Discussion:  Roger Brandt from Carroll, NE, spoke to the Board on his concerns of the recent land valuation increase. He asked the Board to please take this increase into consideration when setting the mill levy.
III. Reports and Information
III.a. Gifts
III.a.I. Solar Tube Donation
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan and the Board would like to thank SHG Inc. for the donation of the solar tubes, valued at $13,000. The solar tubes were installed throughout the High School office and in the Junior High hallway, which has increased the lighting in those areas.
III.b. Requested Presentations
III.b.I. Otte Construction, Keith Moje
Discussion:  Keith Moje from Otte Construction, gave an update on the summer construction project. He stated that things are up and running, and are in the process of making some adjustments. Mr. Lenihan thanked Otte Construction for their professionalism, that it was a positive project, and are looking forward to future events in the gym using the new air conditioning.
III.c. Administration-Written reports were provided by Administration. Copies of their reports are available at the District Office upon request.
III.c.I. Superintendent
III.c.I.1. Budget Update
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan updated the Board on the 2014-2015 budget.
III.c.I.2. Administrator Days Update
Discussion:  The Administration Team attended NDE Administration Days again this year in Kearney, on July 30 - August 1, 2014.
III.c.I.3. Pre-service days schedule
Discussion:  Pre-Service days began today, August 11, with an APL refresher course with Dr. Sharer. Aaron Davis was scheduled at Wayne State College as the keynote speaker on Tuesday, August 12, with Open House scheduled to begin at 5:00, in both the Elementary School and Jr/Sr High School. Wednesday, August 13 will begin with the Welcome Back Breakfast at the Jr/Sr High School Commons area for all staff. The rest of the day will be filled with meetings and time allowed for teachers to work and prepare in their classrooms.
III.c.I.4. Technology update
Discussion:  Transition to the new server and Windows 7 is basically complete. Which, will enable us to have a secure Internet provider.
III.c.II. High School Principal
Discussion:  Mr. Hanson stated Student Handbooks would be passed out at the Board meeting. A Bully Survey was conducted last year and the results were included in the packet. The Master Schedule has been completed, as well as Senior information letters mailed home to students.
III.c.III. Special Education Director
Discussion:  Mrs. Beair thanked both the Wayne Community Schools Foundation and Providence Medical Center for a $1000 donation, which went towards Sibshop training, plus $200 per year (for 2 years) pledge towards Sibshop costs. She would also like to thank Quality Food Center for a $600 donation towards scholarships for students to attend Central Honors Institute.
III.c.IV. Elementary Principal
Discussion:  Mrs. Pickinpaugh highlighted the summer events, stating there were 51 students who attended summer school. The maintenance staff and teachers spent many hours preparing for the new school year. The new social studies curriculum is in, and currently have twelve new students who have enrolled. A special thank you to Runza for the second fundraiser in May and for donating $135.00 to the elementary.
III.c.V. Junior High Principal/A.D.
Discussion:  Mr. Ruhl stated the track project is almost complete. Several of the coaches attended the Nebraska Coaches Clinic on July 22, 23 and 24. Fall practices will start August 11 for football, softball and girls' golf. The rest of the fall sports start on August 18. Junior high has eight new students that have registered and schedules are ready and being distributed.
III.d. Board Committees
III.d.I. Foundation and Community Relations- Ken Jorgensen, Rocky Ruhl, Rod Garwood, Carolyn Linster, Mark Lenihan and Lindsay McLaughlin
Discussion:  Lindsay McLaughlin gave an update on the track project, stating that it is almost complete. She encourages everyone to visit the track and see the improvements. The Foundation will be hosting a Tailgate party and dance on Saturday, September 27 at the Wayne City Auditorium. Also, to stop by the Wayne Public Library and see the Foundation window display.
III.d.II. Curriculum and Americanism- Wendy Consoli, Carolyn Linster, Jeryl Nelson and Misty Beair
III.d.II.1. Americanism Report
III.d.III. Facility/Safety- Travis Meyer, Mark Evetovich, Ken Jorgensen, Rod Garwood and Mark Hanson
III.d.III.1. Facility/Safety Committee Report
III.d.IV. Policy/Title IX- Mark Evetovich, Wendy Consoli, Jeryl Nelson and Jill Pickinpaugh
III.d.V. Finance (Inc. Transportation & Budget)- Mark Lenihan, Mark Evetovich, Rod Garwood, Ken Jorgensen, and Rochelle Nelson
III.d.VI. Negotiations- Jeryl Nelson, Carolyn Linster, Wendy Consoli, and Mark Lenihan
IV. Action Items
IV.a. Old Business
IV.a.I. New Policy- Second Reading of Policy 5506- Students- Safe Pupil Transportation Plan
Action(s):
Motion to kill the 2nd reading of Policy 5506 - Safe Pupil Transportation Plan, and receive as Administrative Regulation 3001-A. 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.II. Second Reading of New and Revised Policies
IV.a.II.1. Policy 2100- Appointment of the Superintendent
Action(s):
Motion to approve the second reading of Policy 2100- Appt of the Superintendent passed with a motion by Mr. Mark Evetovich and a second by Mrs. Wendy Consoli.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
IV.a.II.2. Policy 1208- Board Operating Procedures
Action(s):
Motion to approve the second reading of Policy 1208 - Board Operating Procedures, as presented passed with a motion by Dr. Jeryl Nelson and a second by Mrs. Wendy Consoli.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
IV.a.II.3. Policy 6014- Emergency Plans and Drills
Action(s):
Motion to approve the second reading of Policy 6014, Emergency Plans and Drills, as presented 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.
IV.a.II.4. Policy 4001- Personnel-Certified
Action(s):
Motion to approve the second reading of Policy 4001- Personnel-Certified passed with a motion by Mrs. Wendy Consoli and a second by Dr. Jeryl Nelson.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
IV.a.II.5. Policy 4100-Personnel-Classified
Action(s):
Motion to approve the second reading of Policy 4100-Personnel-Classified 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.b. New Business
IV.b.I. Natural Gas Pricing
Action(s):
Motion to approve the quote from Constellation for fixed cost Natural Gas pricing for the November 2014 - October 2015 term, as presented 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.II. Transfer of funds to depreciation, athletics and lunch fund
Action(s):
Motion to approve the transfer of $150,000 to the depreciations fund, $10,000 to the district lunch fund, and $10,000 to the district athletic fund 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.
IV.b.III. Appointment of School Board Secretary
Action(s):
Motion to appoint Suzanne Burbach as Board Secretary and Treasurer 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.
IV.b.IV. Classified Staff Salary Schedule
Action(s):
Motion to approve the amended Classified Staff Salary Schedule for the 2014-15 school year, as presented 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.
V. Boardsmanship
V.a. Staff Breakfast, Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 8:00-8:30 a.m. in the Jr/Sr High School Commons
VI. Future Agenda Items
VI.a. Special Board Meeting, Financial Claims on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 4:00 in the high school library.
VII. Executive Session (If Needed)
VIII. Action taken from Executive Session(If Needed)
IX. Adjournment
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