Public Meeting Minutes: May 11, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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May 11, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

May 11, 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
I.d. Approval of Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve agenda 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.
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. Scott Hammer.
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. Teacher Resignation
Action(s):
Motion to approve the resignation and release of contract for Jessica Sorensen, Elementary Special Education Teacher, with regrets 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.f.II. Elementary Special Education Instructor
Action(s):
Motion to approve the hiring of Cathy Hobza for the Elementary Special Education position for the 2015-16 school year 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.
I.f.III. Resignation of Classified Staff
Discussion:  The Board viewed the resignation letters of Danielle Floerchinger-Herrington, Suzanne Burbach and Traci Burrows.
II. Communications from the Public and requested presentations
II.a. Tom Nesbitt - School Security
Discussion:  Tom Nesbitt of Nesbit and Associates Inc. - School Security Services, spoke to the Board of the services offered by his company, a safety and security management plan. He spoke to the Board of the importance of having a trained staff and plan of action in the event of an incident, such as intruder in the building or weather related event. The Board thanked Mr. Nesbitt for his presentation and will discuss this further in future meetings.
II.b. Relay for Life presentation
Discussion:  Representatives from Relay for Life spoke to the Board of the fundraiser that will be held at the Wayne Kern Track on Friday, June 5. Opening ceremonies will begin at 6:00 p.m. Information about the event will be sent out to families living around the track area detailing the events of the evening. Committee members will begin setup at 8:00 a.m., with the Chamber Coffee being held at 10:00 a.m. Everyone was encouraged to attend the event with food, games and activities being held throughout the evening. In case of inclement weather, it will be held at the Wayne Community Activity Center.
III. Action Items
III.a. Old Business
III.b. New Business
III.b.I. Director of WCS Foundation - Contract for 15-16
Action(s):
Motion to approve the contract extension through August 31, 2016 for Lindsay McLaughlin, Director of the Wayne Community Schools Foundation, 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:  Mr. Lenihan reviewed with the Board of a meeting that was conducted by the Foundation and School Board Finance Committee, along with the Superintendent and Foundation President. They agreed the director has been successful in meeting the financial goals as prescribed, and has done a very good job in building relationships, improving visibility of both the school and foundation and to continue a successful implementation of the school foundation.
III.b.II. Track Building Bid
Action(s):
Motion to approve the base bid from Fauss Construction out of Hooper, Nebraska for $244,500 for the Track Building Project, as presented passed with a motion by Dr. Jeryl Nelson and a second by Mr. Scott Hammer.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan stated that work would begin June 8, after the Relay for Life fundraiser. He stated the roofing repairs may start before that date, but would not interfere with any activities planned at the track.
III.b.III. Substitute Teacher Rates 2015-16
Action(s):
Motion to approve the substitute teacher rate of $110 per day for the 2015-16 school year 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.IV. First Reading Jr/Sr High Student Handbooks
Action(s):
Motion to approve the first reading of the Jr/Sr High Handbook with the changes as attached and presented passed with a motion by Mr. Scott Hammer and a second by Mrs. Wendy Consoli.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mr. Ruhl and Mr. Hanson noted, of the two changes made on page 20 of the Jr/Sr High Handbook detailed in the attachment that was provided to the Board, they would like to delete the first change and keep the second.
III.b.V. Breakfast and Lunch Prices for 2015-2016
Action(s):
Motion to approve the breakfast and lunch pricing for the 2015-16 school year, 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.
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan reviewed with the board the proposed changes in the lunch prices for the 2015-2016 school year. The 10 cent increase is based on adjusting the school year 2014-2015 price requirement ($2.42) by a 2% rate increase, plus the Consumer Price Index (2.19%) with a 10 cent cap. Paid Lunch Equity Calculations are required by the USDA/Food and Nutrition Service.
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. Goal 1 update - Character Education
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan shared with the Board the Wayne Community Schools Behavior Expectations - Character Traits that will be added to Goal 1.
IV.a.I.2. Goal 2 update - draft
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan provided a handout to the Board outlining Goal 2 priorities and asked they review for discussion at a future Board meeting.
IV.a.I.3. Summer Office Hours
Discussion:  There will be a change in summer office hours for the months of June and July this year. Monday - Thursday the office will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The maintenance department will work four, 10 hour days, Monday - Thursday.
IV.a.I.4. End of year Teacher in-service & staff appreciation
Discussion:  An agenda was provided for the end of year teacher meetings. Students will dismiss for the year on Tuesday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m. Meetings will be held throughout the day on Wednesday, May 20, with the last day for teachers set for Thursday, May 21.
IV.a.I.5. AQUeSTT Conference Report
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan presented to the Board information on AQUeSTT, the new accountability model for all schools from the Nebraska Department of Education. Mr. Lenihan added there is a change in how schools will be graded. All schools will now be rated Excellent, Great, Good or Needs Improvement. More information will be available in future meetings.
IV.a.II. High School Principal
Discussion:  Mr. Hanson reported Honors Night was held, May 5 and congratulated the academic letter winners and scholarship recipients. Last full day for seniors was Monday, May 11, with graduation set for Saturday, May 16 at Rice Auditorium at Wayne State College.
IV.a.III. Special Education Director
Discussion:  Spring Sprints were held on Friday, May 1. Mrs. Beair added that ESU 8 has asked to join Spring Sprints for next year.
IV.a.IV. Elementary Principal
Discussion:  Mrs. Pickinpaugh stated that MAPs testing is nearly complete and said that students were very involved in setting their MAP goals. She also reported that Kindergarten Round-Up was a success, with the current enrollment for next school year's kindergarten at 62.
IV.a.V. Junior High Principal/A.D.
Discussion:  Mr. Ruhl stated the Athletic Banquet will be held on Tuesday, May 12 at Wayne State College. District Track will be held on May 14 and District Golf on May 18.
IV.b. Board Committees
IV.b.I. Foundation and Community Relations
Discussion:  Dr. McLaughlin reported the Foundation Board has implemented an umbrella account. Accounts from Wayne Community Schools' booster organizations may be included as under the Wayne Community Schools Foundation's umbrella. A documents was provided for Board members to review of the services provided under the umbrella account.
IV.b.II. Curriculum and Americanism
Discussion:  No report.
IV.b.III. Facility/Safety
Discussion:  No Report
IV.b.IV. Policy/Title IX
Discussion:  No Report.
IV.b.V. Finance (Inc. Transportation & Budget)
IV.b.V.1. RFP's - Banking & Vending
Discussion:  Bid opening for the Banking and Vending will be held Thursday, June 4, at 2:00 p.m. in the conference room.
IV.b.VI. Negotiations - Jeryl Nelson, Carolyn Linster, Wendy Consoli, Mark Lenihan
Discussion:  No Report.
V. Boardsmanship
V.a. 2015 Open Meetings Law Workshop, June 17, 2015 -Norfolk Lifelong Learning Center
V.b. School Law Seminar, June 4-5 - Kearney, Nebraska
V.c. Graduation
Action(s):
Motion to receive the Wayne Community Schools 2015 Graduation Class, 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.
V.d. Honor Coffee
Discussion:  An Honor Coffee was held to recognize the top finishers and qualifiers in the following events: NJAS Regional Science Fair - Abigail Ankeny, Madison Beair, Treyton Blecke, Trevor DeBorer, Aaron Doring, Elizabeth Fertig, Sarah Greenwald, Symphony Jareske, Avianna Jones-Doring, Gunnar Jorgensen, Courtney Klug, Kaden Kneifl, Hanna Leeper, Marrissa Lutt, William Roberson, Jessica Schenck, Zach Schenk, Kate Schultz, Terran Sievers, James Tompkins, Sarah Tompkins, Emma Walling, Jon Worner and Marcella Jurotich. NJAS State Science Fair - Treyton Blecke, Sarah Greenwald, Terran Sievers and Marcella Jurotich. UNMC 8th Grade State Science Meet - Sarah Greenwald, Ashton Boyer, Aaron Doring, Hannah Leeper, Maysn Dorey, Darrian Hewitt, Jessica Schenck, Kade Jensen, Josie Thompson, Grace Lindsay, Maura Loberg, Brandon Wacker, Symphony Jareske and Avianna Jones-Doring. Stockholm Junior Water Prize State Winner - Marcella Jurotich. Young Authors - Paige Milliken, Brooklyn Bierbower and Mia French. NECC Contest Medal Winners - Halie Chinn, Morgan Barner, Anna Cole, Chris Bird, Daniel Greenwald, Gabriella Miller, Luke Pulfer, Abbie Hix, Marcella Jurotich, Grace Heithold, Olivia Ficke-Anderson, Justen Stahl, Lindy Sandoz, Sylvia Jager, Jackson Blankenau, Mason Reynolds, Emma Loberg, Cole Koenig and Emma Evetovich. Power Drive - : Jackson Blankenau, Luke Pulfer, Jacob Abraham, Jacob Beair, Noah Braun, Miranda Long, Brady Henderson, Keaton Johnson, Garret Reynolds, Nolan Reynolds and Jacob Powell. WSC ITE Competition Day Award Winners - Sam Vazquez, Michael Kniesche, Noah Braun, Jordan Cliff, Mason Reynolds, Schuyler Schweers, Cole Koenig, Joe Bart, RJ Liska and Ronnie Forney. 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; Goal 2 - final version, Second Reading of the Jr./Sr. Student Hand Book, First Reading of the Elementary Handbook, Summer Retreat date, Banking and Vending bids, further discussion on the security presentation by Tom Nesbitt.
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 Mrs. Wendy Consoli and a second by Dr. Jeryl Nelson.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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