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

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

November 9, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
I. Mrs. Schardt and Mr. Cantrell - possible addition of classes
II. Mrs. Schardt and Mr. Cantrell - possible addition of classes
III. Mrs. Schardt and Mr. Cantrell - possible addition of classes
IV. Mrs. Schardt and Mr. Cantrell - possible addition of classes
I. Call the Meeting to Order
Discussion:  The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m. by Board President, Dr. Carolyn Linster.
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 - The Board may enter Executive session to discuss any matter for which executive session is lawful and appropriate.
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.
Discussion:  The Board will go into Executive Session this evening to discuss the Superintendent Evaluation.
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 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
Discussion:  Dr. Linster explained that the Financial Reports and Claims are discussed at the Committee meeting at 4:30 p.m. and then approved at the Regular Board Meeting.
I.f. Personnel
Discussion:  The Board would like to discuss the para schedules at the Board Retreat in December. Mr. Rod Garwood expressed that paras are a very important part of the school in helping with the teachers.
II. Communications from the Public and requested presentations
II.a. Fourth Grade Teachers - Mrs. Hix, Mrs. Janke, Mrs. Stweart - NeSA & NWEA-MAP strategies
Discussion:  Fourth Grade teachers, Mrs. Hix, Mrs. Janke, and Mrs. Stewart, presented to the Board their strategies used in preparing their students for the MAP and NeSA tests. They presented this to the ESU 1 at an earlier date. They explained how they meet each week to discuss how a strategy is working and if they need to re-evaluate to help students achieve their best come testing time. They all stressed that motivation is the key to success and to celebrate all successes. The Board was very excited to hear about all they do and thanked them for all their hard work.
III. Action Items
III.a. Old Business
III.a.I. Second Reading of Policy 1403 - Reimbursable Expense Policy
Action(s):
Motion to approve the second reading of Policy 1403 - Reimbursable Expense Policy, 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:  There was no other discussion.
III.b. New Business
III.b.I. 2014-15 School District Audit
Action(s):
Motion to receive the 2014-15 audit, as presented 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.
Discussion:  The Board recieved copies of the 2014-2015 School District Audit. Mr. Lenihan discussed some points of the audit. The Board was asked to look over the audit and then will be discussed at the Board Retreat in December. The Board thanked Rochelle Nelson and Diane Peters for all the work they do in keeping the books together.
III.b.II. Goal 3 - Communication Plan
Action(s):
Motion to approve the WCS Communication Plan, as presented 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.
Discussion:  The Board thanked Lindsay McLaughlin for her time at getting this put together. This lays out our goals as a Board and a District.
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. 2014-15 State of School Report
Discussion:  The Data team met in September and analized NeSA and MAP scores. The team looked into what was done well and what needs improvement. Motivation for MAP is good because of the automatic feedback with answers. NeSA scores come back over the summer and students don't get to see their results until the next school year. Our scores are above the State average in most test areas. It was noted that Wayne Community Schools test 100% of the students. Mr. Lenihan discussed the State of the Schools Report and showed the members of the Board how to navigate through the report on the NDE web page.
IV.a.I.2. Legislative Update - LR 332 and LR 344
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan will not be attending the Education and Revenue Committee. There will be associations at the meeting to represent Wayne Community Schools. Mr. Lenihan will be watching the hearings and will pass along notes to the Board.
IV.a.I.3. Providence Medical Center - OT & PT services
IV.a.I.4. Preschool playground project
Discussion:  Greg Vander Weil's Applied Technology class from Wayne State College met with the Early Learning Center's students and drew up plans for playground equipment. Mrs. Beair and Mr. John Vakoc were also involved in the planning process. There will be storage sheds, a bike path, a bridge and other play things. The WSC team worked with Mr. Vakoc on planning a budget and materials.
IV.a.II. High School Principal
Discussion:  Mr. Hanson noted that the English department scored writing exams. He thanked Travis Meyer for his work on having things done for the Safety Review.
IV.a.III. Special Education Director
Discussion:  Mr. Hight reported for Mrs. Beair in her absence. He stated that he and Mrs. Beair attended the Sped Law Conference. They really enjoyed it. Mr. Hight would like to have a pricipal attend each year to keep them informed.
IV.a.IV. Elementary Principal
Discussion:  Mr. Plager said that there was great participation from the teachers and community on Runza Night. Red Ribbon Week was a success and he thanked Mrs. Cliff for all the work on that. ESU presented strategies to the teachers on how to serve the ESL students better.
IV.a.V. Junior High Principal/A.D.
Discussion:  Mr. Ruhl sent three teachers to grade writing exams. This also helps them prepare for the writing tests. Ideas were shared on how to help kids who are struggling with the test.
IV.b. Board Committees
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan will assign Mr. Scott Hammer to Board Committees.
IV.b.I. Foundation and Community Relations - Ken Jorgensen, Rod Garwood, Caroly Linster, Mark Lenihan, Rocky Ruhl, Lindsay McLaughlin
Discussion:  Lindsay McLaughlin and Mr. Lenihan spoke at the NENSSA conference in Lincoln. The campaign letter will be going out soon. Our website is about done and online campaigning will be availabe through the website.
IV.b.II. Curriculum and Americanism - Wendy Consoli, Carolyn Linster, Jeryl Nelson, Misty Beair
IV.b.III. Facility/Safety - Travis Meyer, Ken Jorgensen, Rod Garwood, Mark Hanson
IV.b.III.1. Rule 10 Safety Report
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan discussed the safety report. The cross walk has improved. Cameras are being installed at the Early Learning Center for the safety of the students and staff. It was noted that there were concerns about the pool construction. The Maintenance department will continue to check that the fence is intact to assure safety of the students.
IV.b.IV. Policy/Title IX - Wendy Consoli, Jeryl Nelson, Russ Plager
IV.b.V. Finance (Inc. Transportation & Budget) - Mark Lenihan, Rod Garwood, Ken Jorgensen, Rochelle Nelson
IV.b.VI. Negotiations - Jeryl Nelson, Carolyn Linster, Wendy Consoli, Mark Lenihan
V. Boardsmanship
V.a. Annual Fall Retreat Date-Tentaive date of Monday, December 14, 2015, following December 14 Board Meeting, in the District Board Room, Room 108, at the Jr/Sr High School.
Discussion:  The Fall Retreat date will be December 14 following the Regular Board Meeting and Honor Coffee.
V.b. NASB State Conference November 18-20, 2015
V.c. Honor Coffee at 6:30 p.m.
Discussion:  The Board recessed at 6:16 for the Honor Coffee at 6:30 p.m.
VI. Future Agenda Items
Discussion:  Superintendent contract. School Audit discussion, Year-end goals will be discussed at the upcoming retreat. There is a leadership meeting December 8 at the Lifelong Learning Center in Norfolk. December 5 is the registration deadline.
VII. Executive Session (If Needed)
Action(s):
Motion to enter into Executive Session 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.
Discussion:  The Board went into Executive Session at 6:50 p.m. and returned to the Regular Board Meeting at 7:52 p.m.
VII.a. Superintendent Evaluation
VIII. Action Taken from Executive Session (If Needed)
IX. Adjournment
Action(s):
Motion to Adjourn Meeting 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.
Discussion:  The meeting was adjourned at 7:53 p.m. The next Board Meeting will be Monday, December 14, 2015, in the District Board Room, Room 108, at the Wayne Jr/Sr High School.
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