Public Meeting Minutes: January 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

Download

View Options:

Show Everything
Hide Everything

January 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

January 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. OPENING PROCEDURES
Rationale: 

COPY OF OPEN MEETINGS ACT: The Board of Education makes available at least one current copy of the Open Meetings Act posted in the meeting room at a location accessible to members of the public. The Act is posted on the south wall of the meeting room.

ORDER OF AGENDA ITEMS: The Arlington Board of Education reserves the right to adjust the order of items on this agenda.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO SPEAK DURING PUBLIC FORUM: 

Getting Started: When it is your turn to speak during the public forum portion of the agenda, please come forward, sign your name and address on the sign-in sheet and state your name to the Board of Education. 

Time Limit: You may speak only one time and must limit comments to 5 minutes or less.  

Personnel or Student Topic: If you are planning to speak about a personnel or student matter involving an individual, please understand that our policies require that such concerns initially be directed to the administration for consideration. Board members will generally not respond to any questions you ask or comments you make about individual staff members or students. You are cautioned that slanderous comments are not protected just because they are made at a board meeting.  

General Rules: Please remember that this is a meeting of the Board of Education held in public for conducting the business of the Board of Education. Offensive language, personal attacks and hostile conduct will not be tolerated.

1.1. Call Meeting to Order
1.2. Roll Call
1.3. Pledge of Allegiance
1.4. Approval of Regular Meeting Agenda
Rationale: 

 

Action(s):
Motion to approve the regular meeting agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Greg Sampson and a second by Teri O'Flaherty.
  • Micheal Dwyer: Yea
  • Matt O'Daniel: Yea
  • Teri O'Flaherty: Yea
  • Greg Sampson: Yea
  • Bruce Scheer: Yea
  • Luanne Sundberg: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2. ANNUAL BOARD REORGANIZATION
2.1. Election of President and Vice President
Rationale: 

*Open Nominations - The chair (president) will call for nominations.

*Members will vote for offices of president and vice president by oral or written ballot.

*The newly elected president shall immediately assume the chair position for the remainder of the meeting.

(See Policy 8130 and Policy 9120)

Discussion:  Dwyer called for nominations at 7:02.Sampson nominated O'Daniel. Written ballots resulted in 5 votes for Matt O'Daniel and 1 vote for Micheal Dwyer. Matt O'Daniel new president-elect and presided over rest of meeting. Sampson nominated Terri O'Flaherty. Scheer nominated Dwyer who respectfully refused nomination. Nominations closed and proceeded to written ballot resulting in 5 votes for O'Flaherty and 1 blank ballot.
2.2. Appointment of Secretary, Treasurer, and Recording Secretary
Rationale: 

Secretary - State statute and board policy allows for the board to elect a non board member as secretary. Past practice is for the superintendent to serve in this role.

Treasurer - Board policy allows for the Board of Education to employee a treasurer.  A treasurer so employed will not be considered a member of the board.  Past practice is for Cheryl Keeler to serve in this capacity.

Recording Secretary - Past practice is for Cheryl Keeler to be appointed to this role. 

Action(s):
Motion to approve the 2016 slate of officers which includes president O'Daniel, vice president O'Flaherty, secretary Lynn Johnson, treasurer and recording secretary Cheryl Keeler Passed with a motion by Micheal Dwyer and a second by Greg Sampson.
  • Micheal Dwyer: Yea
  • Matt O'Daniel: Yea
  • Teri O'Flaherty: Yea
  • Greg Sampson: Yea
  • Bruce Scheer: Yea
  • Luanne Sundberg: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2.3. Appointment/Review of Board Committees
Discussion:  The committees will stay the same at this time. Chairperson information was updated.
2.4. Identification of Depository, School Attorney, and Newspaper of Record
Rationale: 

 

Discussion:  The board established the depositoryasTwo Rivers Bank; legal counsel as Perry, Guthery, Haase and Gessford and KSB; newspaper of record as the Arlington Citizen.
2.5. Review Conflict of Interest Policies; Policy 8260, Policy 8261, Policy 8270
Discussion:  Board was asked to review and be knowledgeable about what constitutes a conflict of interest in the course of executing their duties.
3. WELCOME TO GUESTS AND PUBLIC FORUM
4. CURRICULUM/INSTRUCTION REPORTS
4.1. Math Report
Discussion:  Jeff Manka, Shawna Tierney and Ann Jamison provided the math curriculum report which included changes to standards and intervention processes.
4.2. Kindergarten and Preschool Reports
Discussion:  Gail Barth provided a report on preschool sharing the performance results based on new state model and Janet Warner and Cheryl Larsen provided report on Kindergarten focusing on language arts initiatives.
5. REVIEW OF ANNUAL DISTRICT PLAN
Discussion:  This was tabled to be reviewed during the February Board Retreat. The board also identified self evaluation and review of community engagement follow-up as topics for retreat.
6. PRINCIPALS’ REPORTS
6.1. Mr. Pfingsten's Report
Discussion:  Mr. Pfingsten provided a summary of his written report and fielded board questions about the change in state standards and testing.
6.2. Mr. Shada's Report
Discussion:  Mr. Shada provided a summary of his written report and fielded questions about future plan for BB Holiday tournaments.
6.3. Mrs. Morgan's Report
Discussion:  Mrs. Morgan provided a summary of her written report emphasizing that the 3rd second grade teacher has allowed for increased individual student interaction.
7. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
7.1. Enrollment Figures
Discussion:  Questions and a brief discussion arose about class size and ability to control numbers through option enrollment capacities.
7.2. NCLB On-Site Review
7.3. AdvancEd External Review - Scheduled for March 13-15
8. COMMITTEE AND REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS
8.1. Americanism/Education Evaluation
8.2. Buildings and Grounds Committee
Discussion:  Mrs. Johnson provided update on HVAC from last meeting with engineers.
8.3. Finance Committee
8.4. Negotiations Committee
Discussion:  Mr. Sampson shared that the committee met tonight and hopes to have an agreement with teachers ready for board consideration next month.
8.5. NASB Legislative Representative
Discussion:  Mr. Dwyer and Mrs. Johnson highlighted introduction of bills that may impact schools.
8.6. Professional Development Sharing
Discussion:  Mrs. Sundberg shared information about NASB State Education Conference and Mr. Dwyer about upcoming Legislative Conference.
9. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
10. NEW BUSINESS
10.1. Discuss, Consider and Review Policies 4013-4141.
11. CONSENT AGENDA
Action(s):
Motion to approve the consent agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Micheal Dwyer and a second by Bruce Scheer.
  • Micheal Dwyer: Yea
  • Matt O'Daniel: Yea
  • Teri O'Flaherty: Yea
  • Greg Sampson: Yea
  • Bruce Scheer: Yea
  • Luanne Sundberg: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
11.1. Minutes of the Previous Board Meeting(s)
11.2. Monthly Financial Reports
11.3. Claims (Check Register)
11.4. Special Fund Transfers
Rationale:  Employee Benefit Fund    BSBC          $7,544.75             Health Insurance
11.5. Hot Lunch Report
11.6. Activity Report
12. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Rationale: 

The Arlington Board of Education reserves the right to go into Closed/Executive Session at any time in accordance with Section 84-1410. A copy of the Open Meetings Act is posted in the board room for review by the public.

13. ACTION ON EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS
14. ADJOURNMENT
Discussion:  8:20 adjourned.
<< Back to the Public Page for Arlington Public Schools