Public Meeting Minutes: September 8, 2014 at 5:20 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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September 8, 2014 at 5:20 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

September 8, 2014 at 5:20 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
I. Call the Meeting to Order
Discussion:  The Regular meeting was called to order during the Budget and Tax Request Hearing at 5:00 p.m. by Jeryl Nelson.
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
Action(s):
Motion to excuse absent board member Carolyn Linster 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:  Action on Absence and Roll Call was taken during the Budget and Tax Request Hearing.
I.d. Approval of Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve agenda as presented 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. Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve consent agenda including finacial claims and minutes from previous meetings, as presented. 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.
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 and requested presentations
Discussion:  Bill Dickey, from the First Nebraska Bank of Wayne, presented Wayne Community Schools with a check for the amount of $1149.00. The First Nebraska Bank of Wayne sponsors the Honor Roll Program, where they donate a dollar for every student on the honor roll throughout the school year. Mr. Lenihan and the Board thanked them for their continued support and donation.
III. Action Items
III.a. Old Business
III.b. New Business
III.b.I. Vote to approve the 2014-2015 Wayne Community School District budget
Action(s):
Motion to approve the 2014-2015 Wayne Community School District budget, as presented passed with a motion by Mr. Ken Jorgensen and a second by Mr. Rod Garwood.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
III.b.II. Vote to approve the 2014-2015 Wayne Community School District tax request
Action(s):
Motion to approve the 2014-2015 Wayne Community School District tax request 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.
III.b.III. AIM document - general education para for elementary school
Action(s):
Motion to approve the AIM document for an additional general education para-professional, as presented passed with a motion by Mr. Rod Garwood and a second by Mr. Mark Evetovich.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
IV. Administration and Board Committee Reports:
Discussion:  Board member Ken Jorgensen dismissed himself from the meeting at 5:29 p.m.
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. Enrollment update
Discussion:  Wayne Community School 2014-15 enrollment for kindergarten through 12th Grade is 870 students, up three from last year. An option enrollment report will be presented in October.
IV.a.I.2. Principal evaluation process
Discussion:  Evaluation process begins with initial goal setting for the new school year and continues with mid-year check-in on goals. Formal evaluation on the Principals and Directors are completed by February and June, and finishing the year with year end meetings with Principals and Directors.
IV.a.I.3. Area schools sub pay
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan shared a document detailing the area schools sub pay wages, showing Wayne with a competitive wage of $105.00 for the 2014-2015 school year.
IV.a.I.4. ESU 1 information
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan explained the breakdown of service provided to schools from the ESU 1 and stated Wayne Community Schools are very fortunate to have such an excellent ESU. Mr. Lenihan also explained the NeSA radar chart, which shows Wayne as improving in all areas each year.
IV.a.II. High School Principal
IV.a.II.1. 2014 ACT report
Discussion:  There were 9 students in the graduation class of 2014 with a 30 or higher ACT score. Mr. Hanson would like to recognize the students for their excellence in their ACT scores, and plans are being made by Mr. Hanson and Melody Hill to design a display board listing the students names, which will also include students from past years.
IV.a.III. Special Education Director
Discussion:  Mrs. Beair is hosting a semester long book study on "Lost at School" with 27 staff members participating in the study. The Salvation Army donated 32 book-bags to our students, and she wanted to thank the Salvation Army for this donation.
IV.a.IV. Elementary Principal
IV.a.IV.1. Summer school program review
Discussion:  The summer school program had 56 children enrolled this year. Lisa Meyer coordinated the program this year, with 7 teachers helping. Mrs. Pickinpaugh expressed how summer school gets the students involved get off to a good start.
IV.a.V. Junior High Principal/A.D.
Discussion:  Mr. Ruhl stated that he and Mr. Lenihan attended the Murray Fishing Tournament Banquet, and presented them with a plaque in appreciation for their continued support and contributions to the Wayne Community Schools. The fall sports activities are underway, and Wayne will host district cross country on October 16 and a volleyball sub district on November 3 and 4.
IV.b. Board Committees
IV.b.I. Foundation and Community Relations - Ken Jorgensen, Rocky Ruhl, Rod Garwood, Carolyn Linster, Mark Lenihan and Lindsay McLaughlin
Discussion:  Lindsay McLaughlin invited everyone to the Wayne Community Schools Foundation Tailgate Party on Saturday, September 27 at the Wayne City Auditorium from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
IV.b.I.1. Sand Creek Post and Beam donation
Discussion:  Sand Creek Post and Beam have donated the materials needed to construct a 12' x 10' building. The building will be assembled by Mr. Hix and his students and located near the track. The Board and Administration wish to thank Sand Creek Post and Beam for this generous donation.
IV.b.II. Curriculum and Americanism - Wendy Consoli, Carolyn Linster, Jeryl Nelson and Misty Beair
Discussion:  No Report
IV.b.III. Facility/Safety - Travis Meyer, Mark Evetovich, Ken Jorgensen, Rod Garwood and Mark Hanson
Discussion:  Travis Meyer stated there will be a Wayne Elementary School MEP Assessment by Morrissey Engineering Inc. In this study, they will perform a walk-through of the facility and help identify any required repairs or replacements needed, as well as collect and analyze historical energy use. Mr. Meyer also announced that an ad has been placed in the paper for a full time custodial position.
IV.b.IV. Policy/Title IX - Mark Evetovich, Wendy Consoli, Jeryl Nelson and Jill Pickinpaugh
Discussion:  No Report.
IV.b.V. Finance (Inc. Transportation & Budget)- Mark Lenihan, Mark Evetovich, Rod Garwood, Ken Jorgensen, and Rochelle Nelson
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan presented a document showing the general fund growth of the last three years, which showed an average monthly growth of 7.40%.
IV.b.VI. Negotiations - Jeryl Nelson, Carolyn Linster, Wendy Consoli and Mark Lenihan
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan will be attending the Labor Relations Conference on September 10 and 11.
V. Boardsmanship
V.a. Courtesy Fund
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan would like to begin a courtesy fund by the Board and Administrative staff with a $25.00 donation each. The purpose of this fund will be to cover expenses for flowers and gifts for staff when necessary.
V.b. NASB area membership meeting
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan and Board members will be attending the NSAB Area meeting in Norfolk on September 17.
V.c. NASB State Conference November 19-21.
Discussion:  Plans are being made for members of the Board and Mr. Lenihan to attend the NASB State Conference on November 19-21.
VI. Future Agenda Items
Discussion:  The addition of a pre-school to Wayne Community School will be addressed further in future agenda items. Property and casualty insurance quotes will also be presented.
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 Mr. Rod Garwood and a second by Mr. Mark Evetovich.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Meeting Adjourned at 6:06 p.m.
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