Public Meeting Minutes: April 13, 2015 at 5:10 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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April 13, 2015 at 5:10 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

April 13, 2015 at 5:10 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
I. Call the Meeting to Order
Discussion:  The meeting was called to order by Dr. Linster at 5:10 p.m.
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 Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve agenda as presented passed with a motion by Dr. Jeryl Nelson 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 as presented. 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.
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
II.a. Lowell Johnson, Joel Hansen - City of Wayne
Discussion:  Lowell Johnson and Joel Hansen of the City of Wayne, spoke to the Board on the construction and site of the new pool. They have asked for permission to impede on a small portion of school property and requested an access road to the construction site. Secure fencing would be in place around the construction site and equipment area to ensure safety. It is projected to take approximately 10 months to build, with construction starting in the fall.
II.b. 30th Anniversary of School Library Month - April 2015
Discussion:  Dr. Linster read a proclamation celebrating the 30th Anniversary of School Library month for April.
III. Action Items
III.a. Old Business
III.a.I. New Policy - 2nd Reading Policy 9200, Video Surveillance
Action(s):
Motion to approve the 2nd reading of Policy 9200, Video Surveillance, 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. New Business
III.b.I. Vote to Amend 2014-2015 Budget
Action(s):
Motion to approve the amended 2014-15 Wayne Community School District budget, as presented. 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:  Mr. Lenihan stated there was no change to the tax levy and the purpose of this amendment was to reflect the recent bond refinancing.
III.b.II. Administrator salaries 2015-16
Action(s):
Motion to approve the salaries for administrator's for the 2015-16 school year, as presented 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.
III.b.III. Director's salaries for 2015-16
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Director's salaries for the 2015-16 school year, as presented passed with a motion by Mr. Ken Jorgensen and a second by Mr. Scott Hammer.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
III.b.IV. Classified Staff Salary Schedule
Action(s):
Motion to approve the 2015-16 Classified Salary Schedule, 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.
III.b.V. Last Day of School for 2014-15 school year
Action(s):
Motion to approve the final day of school, as presented passed with a motion by Mrs. Wendy Consoli and a second by Mr. Scott Hammer.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan stated in his report the last day of the school year per original calendar is May 18, 2015. There were two weather related closing days, with the recommended last day of school being Wednesday, May 20, 2015. He added, should the students achieve a total of 85% proficiency on NeSA assessments, the final day of school will be Tuesday May 19, with the last day for staff on Thursday, May 21, 2015. The final day will have a 2:00 dismissal.
III.b.VI. Early Childhood Curriculum
Action(s):
Motion to approve the quote from Teaching Strategies for Creative Curriculum for the Early Learning Center for $7,961.14, as presented 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:  Mrs. Beair spoke to the Board regarding the quote. She stated the original quote was for $13,000 and in the end, the quote was cut down to $7,961.14 and will accommodate as many students as needed.
III.b.VII. Lawn Sprinkler System, Service Agreement
Action(s):
Motion to approve the quote from Artificial Rain, LLC for sprinkler system service for $550.00 passed with a motion by Mr. Ken Jorgensen and a second by Mr. Scott Hammer.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
III.b.VIII. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action for temporary and permanent easements for City of Wayne pool project
Action(s):
Motion to approve authorization for superintendent and board president to act on all necessary documents pertaining to temporary and permanent easements for City of Wayne Pool Project 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. 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. AQuESTT information
Discussion:  AQuESTT is Nebraska's new accountability system for public school and districts. The AQuESTT conference will be held on April 27 and 28 in Kearney, Nebraska, which will provide more information on this new format.
IV.a.I.2. NRCSA Conference update
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan, Mr. Hanson and Dr. Nelson attended the NRCSA Conference. All three stated it was a very good conference and highly recommended others to attend.
IV.a.I.3. Meeting with NASB Attorney Rex Schultze
Discussion:  Dr. Linster, and Mr. Lenihan attended a meeting with NASB Attorney, Rex Schultze, and local Attorney's, Eric Knutson and Mike Pieper, to discuss the relationship and roles of our local and state attorneys. The meeting was held at Wayne State College, and Mr. Lenihan thanked the college for their accommodations.
IV.a.I.4. GRIT Conference update
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan thanked the Board for allowing him to attend the GRIT Conference on April 2, 2015. He stated it was a very informative meeting and attached notes from his meeting for the Board to review.
IV.a.I.5. Nebraska Teacher Shortage Report
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan provided the Nebraska Teacher Vacancy Survey Comparison Report for District (Public and ESU)/Systems (Nonpublic), for the Board to review.
IV.a.I.6. Track building update
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan updated the Board on the track building. He stated the drawings were completed and out to bid on April 10. The pre-bid conference is April 24, 2015. Bid date is May 5, at 2:00 p.m. with construction due to start on June 8, 2015 and construction substantial completion by August 21, 2015.
IV.a.II. High School Principal
Discussion:  Students competed in the NECC Academic Contest and placed 2nd in the competition. Prom is set for Saturday, April 18. Graduation is scheduled for May 16, at 2:00 p.m. at Rice Auditorium at Wayne State College.
IV.a.III. Special Education Director
Discussion:  Mrs. Beair reported that Spring Sprints are scheduled for May 1, 2015. NeSA Testing is well underway, with almost all reading and math tests completed. She also reported the Migrant Education Program will offer Summer School for students who qualify for the program from June 15 to July 3rd at the new Early Learning Center.
IV.a.IV. Elementary Principal
Discussion:  Mrs. Pickinpaugh reported the Rockin' Prevention Workshop was held on March 18, and thanked the Gardner Foundation for providing the grant money. Also a thank you to Runza for hosting a fundraiser for the elementary and to WEB for the successful Math/Science Family night.
IV.a.V. Junior High Principal/A.D.
Discussion:  Mr. Ruhl reported that 7th Grade Orientation will be held on April 28 at 6:30 p.m. He stated they have started academic interventions during study hall time. Also, the Athletic Banquet is set for Tuesday, May 12 at 6:00 p.m. and will be held at Wayne State College.
IV.b. Board Committees
IV.b.I. Foundation and Community Relations - Rod Garwood, Carolyn Linster, Mark Lenihan, Rocky Ruhl and Lindsay McLaughlin
IV.b.I.1. Donation from Tractor Supply, Norfolk, Nebraska
Discussion:  Dr. McLaughlin wished to thank Dan Sukup and Tractor Supply in Norfolk for the generous donation of various power tools that were donated to the school by them. She also reported the Alumni Basketball and Volleyball Tournaments were a success and thanked everyone involved.
IV.b.II. Curriculum and Americanism - Wendy Consoli, Carolyn Linster, Jeryl Nelson and Misty Beair
Discussion:  Mrs. Consoli reviewed with the Board the Curriculum Committee Meeting that was held on March 24, 2015.
IV.b.III. Facility/Safety - Ken Jorgensen, Rod Garwood, Scott Hammer, Mark Hanson and Travis Meyer
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan spoke on behalf of Travis Meyer, who was unable to attend. He reported to the Board of a wireless connected tornado alert system, which is available for purchase, that could alert the school through our intercom system in the event of a tornado. He also stated a new part time junior high custodian was hired.
IV.b.IV. Policy/Title IX - Wendy Consoli, Jeryl Nelson, Scott Hammer and Jill Pickinpaugh
Discussion:  Nothing to report.
IV.b.V. Finance (Inc. Transportation & Budget) - Rod Garwood, Ken Jorgensen, Scott Hammer, Mark Lenihan and Rochelle Nelson
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan gave an update on the vans used for Drivers Education. Currently they are using van #14 and #16 for drivers education training, adding, that van #14 is not in the best of shape. He has driven a 2006 Ford Taurus, which he recommends purchasing for $9000.00, and can be used in place of van #14.
IV.b.VI. Negotiations - Jeryl Nelson, Carolyn Linster, Wendy Consoli and Mark Lenihan
Discussion:  Nothing to report.
V. Boardsmanship
V.a. Honor Coffee
Discussion:  An Honor Coffee was held to recognize the top finishers and qualifiers in the following events. DAR State Competition Essay Winner: Kiara Krusemark; Science Fair Participants: Treyton Blecke, Elizabeth Fertig, Avianna Jones-Doring, Marcella Jurotich, Jessica Schenck, Terran Sievers, Josie Thompson; State Speech Team: Nate Burrows, Olivia Ficke-Anderson, Grace Heithold, Emma Loberg, Sydney McCorkindale, Riley Nichols, Justen Stahl and Jack Tyson; Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest: Chance Schultz; Mid-State All Conference Academic Team: Jackson Blankenau, Annabelle Cole, Jameson Collier, Tyler Echtenkamp, Olivia Ficke-Anderson, Madison Frevert, Cassandra Heier, Sabrina Hochstein, Zach Jorgensen, Hannah Kenny, Emma Loberg, Sydney McCorkindale, Riley Nichols, Luke Pulfer, Tahlia Reynolds, Alyssa Schmale, Justen Stahl and Shawntel Wacker. 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 following: Guest - Tom Nesbitt and Security Plan, ELL program review, Relay for Life, Track building bid, Substitute rates for 2015/2016 school year, AQuESTT update and Goal 2 draft.
VI.a. Guest - Security Plan - Tom Nesbitt
VI.b. ELL program review
VII. Executive Session (If Needed)
VIII. Action Taken from Executive Session (If Needed)
IX. Adjournment
Discussion:  Dr. Linster adjourned the meeting at 6:30 p.m.
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