Public Meeting Minutes: February 9, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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February 9, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

February 9, 2015 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, Scott Hammer, 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.d. Approval of Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve agenda 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.
I.e. Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve consent agenda, including minutes from previous meetings and financial claims 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.I. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meetings
I.e.II. Approval of Financial Reports and Claims
I.f. Personnel
I.f.I. Assistant Principal/SPED Administrator
Action(s):
Motion to approve the contract for Tucker Hight for the position of Assistant Elementary Principal/Assistant Special Education Director position for the 2015-16 school year, with an annual salary of $72,000 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:  Mr. Lenihan recommended the Wayne Board of Education approve the contract for Tucker Hight for the position of Assistant Elementary Principal/Assistant Special Education Director position for the 2015-2016 school year, with an annual salary of $72,000.
II. Communications from the Public and requested presentations
II.a. Shopko Presentation - Dan Wibben
Discussion:  Dan Wibben presented a check to the Board for $2000.00. This was part of a campaign, "Help Us Give Back," that Shopko held last year. The Board thanked Mr. Wibben and Shopko for their generous donation.
III. Action Items
III.a. Old Business
III.b. New Business
III.b.I. 2015-2016 School Calendar - Final Approval
Action(s):
Motion to approve the final draft of the 2015-16 school calendar, 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.
Discussion:  A recommendation was made by Mr. Lenihan to approve the final draft of the 2015-2016 school calendar. The calendar will also include the new Preschool dates and events for the 2015-2016 school year.
III.b.II. Notification To Re-Finance 2010 Bonds
III.b.II.1. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action to call in for redemption the outstanding Series 2010 Bonds.
Action(s):
A RESOLUTION CALLING FOR THE EARLY REDEMPTION OF THREE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ($3,715,000) IN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2010, ISSUED BY WAYNE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 0017 (WAYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS) IN THE STATE OF NEBRASKA. 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.
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan recommended to the Board, all necessary action to call in for the redemption the outstanding Series 2010 Bonds. It was noted, that written documentation was provided to the Board.
III.b.II.2. Discuss, consider and take all necessary action authorizing the issuance of Series 2015 General Obligation Refunding Bonds.
Action(s):
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE BY WAYNE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 0017 (WAYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS) IN THE STATE OF NEBRASKA OF ITS GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2015, IN THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF THREE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED NINETY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($3,790,000) FOR THE PURPOSE OF REFUNDING CERTAIN OUTSTANDING BONDS OF THE DISTRICT; PRESCRIBING THE FORM AND DETAILS OF SUCH BONDS; IMPOSING A TAX TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON SUCH BONDS; DESIGNATING THE BONDS AS QUALIFIED TAXEXEMPT OBLIGATIONS; ADOPTING CERTAIN POST ISSUANCE COMPLIANCE PROCEDURES WITH RESPECT TO THE BONDS AND AUTHORIZING CERTAIN ACTIONS AND DOCUMENTS AND PRESCRIBING OTHER MATTERS RELATING THERETO. 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.
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan recommended to the Board all necessary action authorizing the issuance of Series 2015 General Obligation Refunding Bonds. It was noted, that written documentation was provided to the Board. Mr. Jorgensen and the Board also thanked Mr. Lenihan for all his hard work.
III.b.III. Nebraska Association of School Boards Membership
Action(s):
Motion to approve the annual membership dues to NASB of $4,992 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.
Discussion:  The Board approved the recommendation to pay the annual membership dues to NASB of $4,992.00. Mr. Lenihan noted there was a two percent savings by paying them before the deadline.
III.b.IV. Track Building project
Action(s):
Motion to provide approval for the superintendent to seek bids for the track building project passed with a motion by Mr. Rod Garwood and a second by Dr. Jeryl Nelson.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  A motion was passed for the superintendent to seek bids for the track building project.
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
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan reported the Principal Evaluations are complete, adding, they are doing a very good job and working hard to provide a good education for the students. They have completed three of five interviews for the Elementary Principal position. He stated the interviews are going very well and have a good process in place. Mr. Lenihan would like to have a recommendation for the Board at a Special Board meeting on February 16, 2015.
IV.a.I.1. Principal Evaluation
IV.a.I.2. Legislative Update
IV.a.I.3. Finance-State Aid update
IV.a.I.4. Mileage Reimbursement Rate
IV.a.II. High School Principal
Discussion:  Mr. Hanson reported the NeSA Writing testing in the high school was completed. He also stated the new 30+ ACT board has been hung by the upper hall, north entrance, honoring those students who scored 30 or above on the ACT.
IV.a.III. Special Education Director
Discussion:  Mrs. Beair reported she attended the NASES Legislative Conference in January. The Early Childhood Screening Day took place on January 30 at the elementary school. She also congratulated the First Lego League teams as another successful season came to a close.
IV.a.IV. Elementary Principal
Discussion:  Mrs. Pickinpaugh congratulated Emily Rockhill for being recognized as Teacher of the Year. She also had a special thank you to WEB for hosting the Valentine Son Dance and to the many businesses for silent auction donations for the dance. Mrs. Pickinpaugh, along with Mr. Ruhl and Mr. Hanson, attending the Principal Workshop at the ESU and stated it was a very informative day.
IV.a.V. Junior High Principal/A.D.
Discussion:  Mr. Ruhl's report stated that scheduling for next year has started. The girls' sub-district basketball will be February 17 and 19, at Oakland-Craig High School and Wayne wrestling will compete at districts on February 13 and 14 at Blair High School.
IV.b. Board Committees
IV.b.I. Foundation and Community Relations - Rod Garwood, Carolyn Linster, Mark Lenihan, Rocky Ruhl and Lindsay McLaughlin
Discussion:  Dr. McLaughlin reported there will be a Wrestling Reception this Saturday, February 14.
IV.b.II. Curriculum and Americanism - Wendy Consoli, Carolyn Linster, Jeryl Nelson and Misty Beair
Discussion:  No report given to the Board.
IV.b.III. Facility/Safety - Ken Jorgensen, Rod Garwood, Scott Hammer, Mark Hanson and Travis Meyer
IV.b.III.1. Facility Committee Meeting - Thursday, January 29, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Discussion:  The Facility/Safety Committee met on January 29. They reviewed the three to five year project plan, and reported they have done well with completing many of the projects. Mr. Lenihan also stated they are looking at placing a security camera on the playground at the elementary school.
IV.b.IV. Policy/Title IX - Wendy Consoli, Jeryl Nelson, Scott Hammer and Jill Pickinpaugh
Discussion:  No report given to the board.
IV.b.V. Finance (Inc. Transportation & Budget) - Rod Garwood, Ken Jorgensen, Scott Hammer, Mark Lenihan and Rochelle Nelson
IV.b.VI. Negotiations - Jeryl Nelson, Carolyn Linster, Wendy Consoli and Mark Lenihan
Discussion:  Negotiations are complete and signed. Dr. Linster thanked all the negotiators and Mr. Lenihan for their hard work.
V. Boardsmanship
V.a. NRCSA Spring Conference - March 18 & 19, 2015, Kearney, Nebraska
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan, Mr. Hanson and Dr. Nelson will be attending the NRCSA Spring Conference on March 18 and 19 in Kearney, Nebraska.
V.b. Honor Coffee
Discussion:  An Honor Coffee was held to recognize the 30+ ACT students; Luke Pulfer, Jackson Blankenau, Riley Nichols and Emma Loberg. The Geography Bee winner, Christopher Woerdemann and the Jr. High Future City Team members; James Tompkins, Sarah Tompkins Jasper Hank, Erik Alvarez, Zach Schenk and Cole Hobza. On behalf of the Wayne Board of Education, Dr. Linster congratulated and thanked all the students for their hard work and dedication.
VI. Future Agenda Items
Discussion:  Future agenda items will include; the March goals report, Principal Contracts, Teacher Acceptance of Employment, Resolution to Policy 12002 Option Enrollment, follow-up on the Mileage Report and a Special Board Meeting on February 16, at 4:30 p.m.
VI.a. Special Board Meeting - Monday, February 16, 2015 at 4:30 PM
VII. Executive Session (If Needed)
VIII. Action Taken from Executive Session (If Needed)
IX. Adjournment
Discussion:  Dr. Linster adjourned the Wayne Board of Education Meeting at 6:17 p.m.
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