Public Meeting Minutes: September 14, 2015 at 5:20 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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September 14, 2015 at 5:20 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

September 14, 2015 at 5:20 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
I. Call the Meeting to Order
Discussion:  The meeting was called to order at 5:21 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 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 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.
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. Taste of Victory Tailgate presentation - Wes Blecke - Wayne Area Economic Development
Discussion:  Wes Blecke, from the Wayne Area Economic Development, presented a check in the amount of $1781 from the Taste of Victory Tailgate on August 28, 2015.
II.b. 2010 bonds - Mr. Jay Spearman, Ameritas
Discussion:  Jay Spearman, from Ameritas Investment Corporation, talked with the Board on the repayment of bonds. He stated that interest rates have gone down. The interest rates will be locked in for five years, if approved at this meeting. The Board thanked Mr. Spearman for all the work that was put into this.
II.c. ACT results - Mrs. Melody Hill
Discussion:  Melody Hill presented the Board with the ACT results from the 2015 graduating class. The results showed that the students did above the State average. 47 out of 62 students took the ACT, with 58 students going on to further education.
III. Action Items
III.a. Old Business
III.a.I. Second Reading of Policy 6212 - Instruction - Assessments-Academic Content Standards
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Second Reading of Policy 6212 - Instruction - Assessments-Academic Content Standards, as presented 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.
Discussion:  All of the following policies have been discussed at the previous meeting. Unless there are questions on any individual policy, the Board will take action only on the policies.
III.a.II. Second Reading of Policy 3103 - Business Operations - Procedures - Bidding Construction Projects
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Second Reading of Policy 3103 - Business Operations - Procedures - Bidding Construction Projects, as 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.
III.a.III. Second Reading of Policy 3108 - Business Operations - Records Management and Disposition
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Second Reading of Policy 3108 - Business Operations - Records Management and Disposition, 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.a.IV. Second Reading of Policy 6600 - Special Education
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Second Reading of Policy 6600 - Special Education, 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.
III.a.V. Second Reading of Policy 1800 - Community Relations - Personnel - All Employees and Students - Anti-discrimination
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Second Reading of Policy 1800 - Community Relations - Personnel - All Employees and Students - Anti-discrimination, 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.
Discussion:  The anti-discrimination policies that have changes add the language that there will be no discrimination against pregnancy.
III.a.VI. Second Reading of Policy 4201 - Personnel - All Employees - Equal Opportunity Employment
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Second Reading of Policy 4201 - Personnel - All Employees - Equal Opportunity Employment, 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.
III.a.VII. Second Reading of Policy 4203 - Personnel - All Employees (&Students) - Anti-discrimination, Anti-harassment, and Anti-retaliation
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Second Reading of Policy 4203 - Personnel - All Employees (&Students) - Anti-discrimination, Anti-harassment, and Anti-retaliation, 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.a.VIII. Second Reading of Policy 5318 - Students (& Employees) - Anti-discrimination, Anti-harassment, and Anti-retaliation
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Second Reading of Policy 5318 - Students (& Employees) - Anti-discrimination, Anti-harassment, and Anti-retaliation, 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.
III.a.IX. Second Reading of Policy 6286 - Instruction - Activities - Return to Learn From Cancer
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Second Reading of Policy 6286 - Instruction - Activities - Return to Learn From Cancer, 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.
Discussion:  This is covered in any student's 504 Plan.
III.a.X. Second Reading of Policy 6014 - Fire Drills
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Second Reading of Policy 6014 - Fire Drills, as presented 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.
III.b. New Business
III.b.I. Discuss, Consider and take all necessary action to call in for redemption the outstanding Series 2010 Limited Tax Build America Bonds.
III.b.II. Discuss, Consider and take all necessary action to authorize the issuance of Series 2015 Limited Tax Obligation Refunding Bonds.
Discussion:  With approving, it will cut the repayment time in half.
III.b.III. 2015-2016 Wayne Community School District budget
Action(s):
Motion to approve the 2015-2016 Wayne Community School District budget, as 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:  The hearing notice and budget were presented.
III.b.IV. 2015-2016 Wayne Community School District tax request
Action(s):
Motion to approve the 2015-2016 Wayne Community School District tax request, 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:  Information on the tax request was presented. Ken Jorgensen was excused at 6:05 p.m.
III.b.V. Music Therapy Services
Action(s):
Motion to table the agenda item - Contract with Jamie J. Young, MA, MT-BC of Siouxland Music Therapy for Music Therapy Services, until further information is obtained 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:  This is tabled until more information is available.
III.b.VI. HUMANeX Ventures contract - on-line application and style profile screener
Action(s):
Motion to approve the contract with HUMANeX Ventures for the on-line application and style profile screener, 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.
Discussion:  This is an on-line application process. This includes a style profile, a questionaire to show strengths and weaknesses in applicants.
III.b.VII. STOP!T Contract - Incident management system
Action(s):
Motion to approve the contract with STOP!T, for on-line incident management system, 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:  This is an app where incidents can be recorded. Administrators will have access to the reports. The tech department will show students in grades 7-12 how to do this. It will be used in grades 7-12 for the first year. This is a one year contract.
III.b.VIII. Annual Audit - Mike Pommer
Action(s):
Motion to approve the three year contract with Mike Pommer for the annual school district audit, as presented 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.
Discussion:  This is a three year contract. The Board is very happy with the timely manner that things are handled.
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. Enrollment Update
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan spoke on the enrollment. Enrollment is up from last year with a number of 900. The report shows the number of all staff along with the number of students contracted by other agencies.
IV.a.I.2. Budget/Finance update
Discussion:  This was discussed earlier in the meeting.
IV.a.I.3. Principal evaluation process
Discussion:  This is the same tool that has been used in the past. This is a very thorough evaluation, which covers eight Standards of Performance.
IV.a.I.4. NeSA Results
Discussion:  Results from NESA show an overall improvement. Wayne Community Schools have seen a percentage rate improvement over the last five years.
IV.a.I.5. ESU 1 Annual School Service Summary
Discussion:  ESU 1 Services Summary for 2014-2015 shows the services that are provided for Wayne Community School staff to attend. Mr. Lenihan stated that many staff use ESU 1 as training.
IV.a.II. High School Principal
Discussion:  The year has started out good. John Baylor ACT Prep course has started. Kirk Smalley will be at the Jr/Sr High School Thursday, September 17, from 9:45-11:15 a.m., the Elementary from 1:30-3:00 p.m., and the City Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
IV.a.III. Special Education Director
Discussion:  The Early Learning Center will be audited soon and ELL will be audited in March.
IV.a.IV. Elementary Principal
IV.a.IV.1. Summer School Program Review
Discussion:  Mr. Plager reported on Summer School. It was noted that the upper grades had low attendance. He will be meeting with staff to discuss what could be done for next year. Parents Nights have been going well.
IV.a.V. Junior High Principal/A.D.
Discussion:  Mr. Ruhl was absent so Mr. Lenihan discussed some points of Mr. Ruhl's report. Fall activities are underway. 7th graders are adjusting to different material, teachers, and homework.
IV.b. Board Committees
IV.b.I. Foundation and Community Relations - Ken Jorgensen, Rod Garwood, Carolyn Linster, Mark Lenihan, Rocky Ruhl, Lindsay McLaughlin
Discussion:  Mrs. McLaughlin stated that she will be speaking at a regional conference on October 28, 2015. The Tailgate Party will be October 3, 2015, one hour before the Husker game starts. It will be held at the Commercial Building at the Fairgrounds with a free-will donation at the door.
IV.b.II. Curriculum and Americanism - Wendy Consoli, Carolyn Linster, Jeryl Nelson, Misty Beair
IV.b.III. Facility/Safety - Ken Jorgensen, Rod Garwood, Mark Hanson, Travis Meyer
Discussion:  The track project is done. We have received many positive comments from the public. Teachers have taken the At-risk Suicide Prevention course. The rest of the staff will be completing it on soon.
IV.b.IV. Policy/Title IX - Wendy Consoli, Jeryl Nelson, Russ Plager
IV.b.V. Finance (Inc. Transportation & Budget) - Rod Garwood, Ken Jorgensen, Mark Lenihan, Rochelle Nelson
Discussion:  Future discussion should be about looking into safer vehicles and replacing some of the vans with higher miles on them.
IV.b.VI. Negotiations - Jeryl Nelson, Carolyn Linster, Wendy Consoli, Mark Lenihan
V. Boardsmanship
V.a. Student Attendance Proclamation 2015
Discussion:  Mr. Knutson read the Student Attendance Proclamation 2015. Board members were reminded of the Membership dinner on September 23, 2015.
VI. Future Agenda Items
Discussion:  Goals Report 3, K-6 building tour, Honor Coffee, Snow Removal Bid
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:  The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 p.m. The next Board meeting will be October 12, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.
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