Public Meeting Minutes: December 14, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting


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December 14, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

December 14, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
I. Call the Meeting to Order
Discussion:  The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m.
I.a. Pledge of Allegiance
I.b. Announce Open Meeting Act Posting and Location - Wayne Community Schools, including Early Learning Center, 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.
Motion to approve 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. Consent Agenda
Motion to approve consent 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.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. Mrs. Schardt and Mr. Cantrell - Information on possible new course offerings for 16-17.
Discussion:  Mrs. Schardt gave the Board information on starting a Culinary Skills 1 class. The cost of implementing the class would be minimal. Mrs. Schardt has applied for a grant to help cover costs. Mr. Cantrell gave the Board information on starting a Multimedia and Digital Communications class. This would open opportunities for print publications to video production. Both of the classes would fall into the Nebraska Career-Readiness Standards. The Board thanked both of them for their information. Voting on implementation will be done at the January meeting.
II.b. APL/Marzano Instructional Model - Mr. Hanson, Mr. Ruhl, Mr. Plager
Discussion:  The Administration and teachers have been working most of the first semester in combining the two instructional models together. Mr. Hanson, Mr. Ruhl, Mr. Plager, Mr. Hight, and Mr. Lenihan presented different areas in which APL/Marzano will be implemented in the classrooms.
III. Action Items
III.a. Old Business
III.b. New Business
III.b.I. Superintendent Contract
Pursuant to the Superintendent Transparency Pay Act, which was posted on the District website and the online School Board 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:  Dr. Linster asked for a motion to approve Mr. Lenihan’s contract effective July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019, and a salary of $138,105, pursuant to the Superintendent Transparency Pay Act, which was posted on the District website and the online School Board meeting.
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. 2015-16 calendar changes
IV.a.I.2. Winter weather fun!
IV.a.I.3. AQuESTT Classifications
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan discussed the AQuESTT Classifications to the Board. The report is based on test scores, standardized assessments, and graduation rate. The report also shows where improvements need to be made.
IV.a.II. High School Principal
Discussion:  Students appealing for credit was discussed. Most of the absences were for illnesses and surgeries. Our attendance has been good over all. Mr. Hanson discussed some of the things he brought from the MAPS meeting he attended.
IV.a.III. Special Education Director
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan gave the Special Education Director's report in Mrs. Beair's absence. Approval was granted for the work done to the track building. The playground at the Early Learning Center is almost complete.
IV.a.IV. Elementary Principal
Discussion:  Mr. Plager discussed Impact Time and noted that every student has an adult advocate. Summer School plan was discussed. They are working on a plan to improve the attendance for Summer School.
IV.a.V. Junior High Principal/A.D.
Discussion:  Mr. Ruhl stated that basketball and wrestling have started. The Holiday Tournament will be December 28-December 30. He plans to do a Jr. High Survey again this year to see how the first semester has gone for the students.
IV.b. Board Committees
IV.b.I. Foundation and Community Relations - Ken Jorgensen, Rod Garwood, Carolyn Linster, Mark Lenihan, Rocky Ruhl, Lindsay McLaughlin
Discussion:  No report
IV.b.II. Curriculum and Americanism - Wendy Consoli, Carolyn Linster, Jeryl Nelson, Misty Beair
Discussion:  No report
IV.b.III. Facility/Safety - Travis Meyer, Scott Hammer, Ken Jorgensen, Rod Garwood, Mark Hanson
Discussion:  Travis Meyer is continuing work on the Rule 10 items.
IV.b.IV. Policy/Title IX - Wendy Consoli, Scott Hammer, Jeryl Nelson, Russ Plager
Discussion:  No report
IV.b.V. Finance (Inc. Transportation & Budget) - Mark Lenihan, Scott Hammer, Rod Garwood, Ken Jorgensen, Rochelle Nelson
Discussion:  No report
IV.b.VI. Negotiations - Jeryl Nelson, Carolyn Linster, Wendy Consoli, Mark Lenihan
Discussion:  No report
V. Boardsmanship
V.a. Honor Coffee - 6:30 p.m.
Discussion:  The Honor Coffee was held to recognize the 2015 Nebraska All-State Choir members, St. Rose of Lima Middle School Quiz Bowl teams, and the 2015 Mock Trial team.
VI. Future Agenda Items
VI.a. 2016-17 calendar - 1st draft
VI.b. Additional high school course offerings
VI.c. Board officer election and committee assignments
VII. Executive Session (If Needed)
VIII. Action Taken from Executive Session (If Needed)
IX. Adjournment
Discussion:  The Board recessed at 6:00. The meeting was adjourned at 6:29 p.m. The next meeting will be January 11, 2016, in the Jr/Sr High School Library, at 5:00 p.m.
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