Public Meeting Minutes: July 13, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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July 13, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

July 13, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
I. Call the Meeting to Order
Discussion:  Meeting was called to order at 5:01 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
Action(s):
Motion to excuse Wendy Consoli's absence, passed with a motion by Mr. Rod Garwood and a second by Mr. Scott Hammer.
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 Dr. Jeryl Nelson and a second by Mr. Ken Jorgensen.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
I.d.I. Annual Hearing and Review Policy 5002-Parent Involvement, Policy 5319-Anti Bullying, Policy 5400-Student Fees, and Policy 2101-Authority and Responsibility of the Superintendent
Discussion:  This is an annual review of the following policies. See attachments for notes regarding the policies listed.
I.d.II. Parent Involvement-Policy 5002
Discussion:  This is an annual review of this policy. No changes are being made.
I.d.III. Anti-Bullying-Policy 5319
Discussion:  This is an annual review of this policy. No changes are being made. It was noted that Stand For The Silent has invited Kurt Smalley to speak to the Wayne Schools in September.
I.d.IV. Student Fees-Policy 5400
Discussion:  This is an annual review of this policy. No changes are being made. It was noted that fees do occur but if families qualify under Federal guidelines, fees can be waived.
I.d.V. Authority and Responsibility of the Superintendent-Policy 2101
Discussion:  This is an annual review of this policy. No changes are being made.
I.e. Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve consent agenda 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.
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
III. Action Items
III.a. Old Business
III.a.I. Elementary Student Attendance Hours
Action(s):
Motion to approve the new student attendance hours for Wayne Elementary School as 8:00 AM - 3:20 PM for the 2015-2016 school year passed with a motion by Mr. Scott Hammer and a second by Mr. Ken Jorgensen.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mr. Plager, new Elementary principal, reviewed the time changes with the Board and noted that this is reflected in the Elementary Handbook.
III.a.II. Second Reading of the Elementary Student Handbook
Action(s):
Motion to approve the second reading of the 2015-16 Elementary Student Handbook 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.
Discussion:  Mr. Plager, new Elementary principal, noted changes in the handbook. The Board thanked him for his work.
III.a.III. 2nd Reading Pre-school Handbook
Action(s):
Motion to approve the second reading of the 2015-16 pre-school handbook, 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:  Mrs. Beair noted that grammatical changes will be made. She noted that breakfast will be from 7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Mrs. Beair said that everything will be ready by the beginning of the year.
III.b. New Business
III.b.I. Appointment of School Board Secretary
Action(s):
Motion to approve the appointment of Deb Daum as Secretary to the Wayne Board of Education 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:  The Board thanked Suzanne Burbach for her work and welcomed Deb Daum as the new secretary to the Wayne Board of Education.
III.b.II. First reading of Teacher Handbook 2015-2016
Action(s):
Motion to approve the first reading of the 2015-16 teacher handbook, 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.
Discussion:  The handbook now states that all the Elementary students will now go to the lower hallway at the Elementary School for tornado drills. Grammatical errors were corrected. No other changes were made.
III.b.III. 2015-2016 Milk Bid
Action(s):
Motion to approve the milk bid from Dean Foods in LeMars, Iowa 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.
Discussion:  Two bids were submitted. Judy Poehlman met with Mr. Lenihan and said that she was happy with working with Dean Foods.
III.b.IV. NRCSA Membership
Action(s):
Motion to approve the annual dues for membership to the Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association (NRCSA) for $700.00 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:  The Board feels NRCSA represents our rural district well and is a good organization to be with.
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 2 Final Draft
Discussion:  The Board will do a walk through of the school buildings and track building throughout the year.
IV.a.I.2. Budget Update
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan thanked Rochelle Nelson for doing such a good job putting together the budget.
IV.a.I.3. Track Building Update
Discussion:  Weather has delayed some of the project, but it is still on schedule to be completed on time. A mock-up of the signage was presented. The Board thanked the Athletic Boosters for their donations to the signage and a shed near the shot put area.
IV.a.I.4. TEEOSA Meetings July 27th and 28th.
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan will attend the meetings on July 27 and 28.
IV.a.I.5. Update on pool project and street work
Discussion:  Groundbreaking for the new pool was on Friday, July 10, 2015. The city will be making the walkway on the intersection of 3rd and Sherman ADA accessible. This should be done by the start of school.
IV.a.II. High School Principal
IV.a.III. Special Education Director
Discussion:  Volunteer Day is Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the Early Learning Center beginning at 8:00 a.m. Volunteers will help in building shelves and set-up of the preschool. The Board thanked Misty Beair for overseeing all the work done at the preschool.
IV.a.IV. Elementary Principal
Discussion:  Mr. Plager, new Elementary principal, has been meeting with the teachers to get acquainted with them.
IV.a.V. Junior High Principal/A.D.
Discussion:  Mr. Ruhl was absent but Mr. Lenihan stated that a new score table has been donated by the Wayne Athletics Boosters. There is a Booster Club Golf Outing on August 8, 2015.
IV.b. Board Committees
IV.b.I. Foundation and Community Relations - Rod Garwood, Carolyn Linster, Mark Lenihan, Rocky Ruhl, and Lindsay McLaughlin
IV.b.II. Curriculum and Americanism - Wendy Consoli, Carolyn Linster, Jeryl Nelson, Mark Lenihan, and Misty Beair
IV.b.III. Facility/Safety - Ken Jorgensen, Rod Garwood, Scott Hammer, Mark Hanson, Mark Lenihan, and Travis Meyer
IV.b.IV. Policy/Title IX - Wendy Consoli, Jeryl Nelson, Scott Hammer, Russ Plager, and Mark Lenihan
IV.b.V. Finance (Inc. Transportation & Budget) - Rod Garwood, Ken Jorgensen, Scott Hammer, Mark Lenihan, and Rochelle Nelson
Discussion:  Pepsi machines have been delivered. The incentive check will be directed to each school building for chrome books and iPads.
IV.b.VI. Negotiations - Jeryl Nelson, Carolyn Linster, Wendy Consoli, and Mark Lenihan
Discussion:  No Report.
V. Boardsmanship
V.a. The Chamber Coffee will be held at the Early Childhood Learning Center, on August 14, 2015
Discussion:  The Chamber Coffee is at 10:00 a.m.
V.b. Annual summer retreat - July 16th @ 5:00 PM, room 108 of the high school.
VI. Future Agenda Items
Discussion:  Second Reading of the Teacher Handbook,Budget Report, First Reading of new policies, Goals Report, Curriculum and Americanism, Approval of Transfer of Funds, Certification of County Assessed Evaluations
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. Scott Hammer and a second by Dr. Jeryl Nelson.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Meeting was adjourned at 6:29 p.m.
IX.a. The next Board Meeting will be held on Monday, August 10, 2015,at 5:00 p.m., in the new District Board Room, Room 108 in the High School.
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