Public Meeting Minutes: December 8, 2014 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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December 8, 2014 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

December 8, 2014 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
I. Call the 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
Action(s):
Motion to excuse absent board members, Mr. Rod Garwood and Dr. Jeryl Nelson, 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.
I.d. Approval of Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve agenda 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. Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve consent agenda as presented, 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.
I.e.I. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meetings
I.e.II. Approval of Financial Reports and Claims
I.f. Personnel
I.f.I. Network Administrator Contract
Action(s):
Motion to amend the salary of Ben Promes, Technology Network Administrator, to an annual rate of $45,000. 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.f.II. Teacher Resignation
Action(s):
Motion to accept the resignation of Mary Ann Lutt effective at the end of the 2014-15 school year, with regrets. 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.
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan stated, Mrs. Lutt has taught 26 years and has done a wonderful job. She will be missed, but added that Mrs. Lutt has offered to sub for the school after her retirement.
II. Communications from the Public and requested presentations
III. Action Items
III.a. Old Business
III.b. New Business
III.b.I. Superintendent Contract
Action(s):
Pursuant to the Superintendent Transparency Pay Act, which was posted on the District website and the online School Board meeting, is there a motion to approve Mr. Lenihan's contract and salary for the 2015-2016 school year of $135,000, 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:  Dr. Linster asked for a motion to approve Mr. Lenihan’s contract and salary, pursuant to the Superintendent Transparency Pay Act, which was posted on the District website and the online School Board meeting. Also adding three hours per semester graduate class reimbursement.
III.b.II. Approval for Superintendent to attend National Conference
Action(s):
Motion to approve the superintendent to attend the National Conference on Education in February, 2015 passed with a motion by Mrs. Wendy Consoli and a second by Mr. Ken Jorgensen.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The National Conference on Education will be held in San Diego from February 25-28, 2015.
III.b.III. AIM Document - First Reading Early Childhood Center
Action(s):
Motion to approve the first reading of the AIM document for an Early Childhood Learning Center program, as 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 spoke with Mr. Vakoc on some things that will need to be completed with the building. He will also speak to the Fire Marshal to ensure all requirements are met. The plans are to move forward in January if the program for the Early Childhood Center is approved.
III.b.IV. Superintendent Contract
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. Technology Update
IV.a.I.1.1. NDE Technology Plan
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan stated the technology plan was submitted to the Nebraska Department of Education and approved. He spoke with SuAnn Witt, who is the director of the program at NDE, and she felt the school's technology plan was well written and provided a good framework for future planning.
IV.a.I.2. First Draft 2015-2016 School Calendar
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan noted with the first draft of the 2015-2016 calendar they added a fall break day. This will even out all quarters, which is beneficial to the 7th and 8th grade quarter rotation classes.
IV.a.II. High School Principal
Discussion:  Mr. Hanson's Board report stated that Yandas came to the school to evaluate the intercom system, which showed that a few speakers needed to be added for safety purposes. He attended a Region III meeting at the Life Long Learning Center in Norfolk. Also, the High School Holiday concert will be held on December 16 at 7:30 p.m.
IV.a.III. Special Education Director
Discussion:  Mrs. Beair updated the Board of her recent SPED Law Conference. She also stated the first "Ask the Experts" session will be held on December 16 at 3:45 with the PMC Occupational Therapy Department.
IV.a.IV. Elementary Principal
Discussion:  Mrs. Pickinpaugh reported that prior to completion of MAPs testing, students made goals for the fall testing. She stated, continuing to use the MAPs data will be very helpful in not only determining student goals, but also class goals. She had a special thank you for WEB for hosting the Holiday Daughter Dance, stating it was a huge success and very heartwarming. Also, a special thank you to the many businesses for the silent auction donations for the dance.
IV.a.V. Junior High Principal/A.D.
Discussion:  Parent/Teacher conferences were held on November 10 and 12. The high school winter sports contests started on December 4, and the Holiday Tournament will be played at Rice Auditorium on December 29, 30 and 31.
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:  Nothing to report for this meeting.
IV.b.II. Curriculum and Americanism - Wendy Consoli, Carolyn Linster, Jeryl Nelson and Misty Beair
Discussion:  Nothing to report for this meeting.
IV.b.III. Facility/Safety - Travis Meyer, Mark Evetovich , Ken Jorgensen, Rod Garwood and Mark Hanson
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan spoke on behalf of Travis Meyer. In his report he gave an update on the rooftop unit. They are seeking bids for maintenance of landscaping. He gave an update on the service agreement, stating they will continue through this season with Suter Heating. The maintenance and janitorial crew is fully staffed at this time and progress is continuing with converting the safe at the elementary into an office space.
IV.b.IV. Policy/Title IX - Mark Evetovich, Wendy Consoli, Jeryl Nelson and Jill Pickinpaugh
Discussion:  Nothing to report for this meeting.
IV.b.V. Finance (Inc. Transportation & Budget) - Mark Lenihan, Mark Evetovich, Rod Garwood, Ken Jorgensen, and Rochelle Nelson
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan stated that Mr. Spearman will attend the January Board Meeting to present options to the Board on refunding our 2010 Bonds. He also stated the vending contract is up in January, and it is his plan to stay with the current vendor through the end of the school year. Request for new bids will go out in the spring, with the new contract to begin July 1, 2015.
IV.b.VI. Negotiations - Jeryl Nelson, Carolyn Linster, Wendy Consoli, and Mark Lenihan
Discussion:  Mrs. Consoli reported Negotiations are still happening, with the next meeting to be held this Friday, December 12, 2014. She will keep the Board updated with its progress.
V. Boardsmanship
V.a. NASB State Conference Report
Discussion:  Several Board members reported on the NASB State Conference. Board Member Elect, Scott Hammer, spoke to the Board, stating that he appreciated the opportunity to go. He added that it was a really good experience and thanked the Board for attending. Both Mr. Evetovich and Dr. Linster commented on the outstanding presentation and Mr. Lenihan added that he enjoyed sharing ideas with the other schools in attendance.
V.b. Board Retreat Review
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan thanked the Board members for their time last week at the Board Retreat. He thought it went very well and will give the Board good direction moving forward. Mr. Lenihan added that he will work on goal indicators with administration and staff and will present to the Board in the January or February meeting.
V.c. Honor Coffee
Discussion:  An Honor Coffee was held to recognize the state qualifying athletic teams and individuals.
VI. Future Agenda Items
Discussion:  Future agenda items: second reading of the AIM document for an Early Childhood Learning Center program, Board officer election, Board committee assignments, acknowledge newspaper, bank and legal counsel for annual appointment, teacher negotiations, school calendar, and Jay Spearman - Bonds.
VII. Executive Session (If Needed)
VII.a. Collective Bargaining
VIII. Action Taken from Executive Session (If Needed)
IX. Adjournment
Discussion:  Dr. Linster concluded the last Board Meeting of the 2014 year by thanking everyone for all their hard work throughout the year, and adjourned the meeting at 6:23 p.m.
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