Public Meeting Minutes: April 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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April 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

April 10, 2017 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.

 

1.1. Call Meeting to Order
Discussion:  President Matt O'Daniel called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.
1.2. Roll Call
Discussion:  Board Members Present:  Matt O'Daniel, Teri O'Flaherty, Bruce Scheer, Jessica Scheer, Luanne Sundberg, Shanon Willmott.  Also present was Superintendent Lynn Johnson and recording secretary Cheryl Keeler. 
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 Bruce Scheer and a second by Teri O'Flaherty.
  • Matt O'Daniel: Yea
  • Teri O'Flaherty: Yea
  • Bruce Scheer: Yea
  • Jessica Scheer: Yea
  • Luanne Sundberg: Yea
  • Shanon Willmott: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2. WELCOME TO GUESTS AND PUBLIC FORUM
Rationale: 

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. Disruptions, offensive language, personal attacks and hostile conduct will not be tolerated.

3. CURRICULUM/INSTRUCTION REPORTS
3.1. SIP Progress Report
Discussion:  Superintendent Johnson submitted written School Improvement Plan progress reports and was available for questions.
4. PRINCIPALS’ REPORTS
4.1. Mr. Pfingsten's Report
Discussion:  Written report had been submitted. Mr. Pfingsten was attending a school activity. 
4.2. Mrs. Morgan's Report
Discussion:  Mrs. Morgan had submitted a written report.
4.3. Mr. Shada's Report
Discussion:  Mr. Shada had submitted a written activity report and was attending a school activity. Superintendent Johnson added some FBLA results to the report. 

5. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
5.1. Staffing Update
Rationale: 

Certificated Staff Hires:

Heather Mueller for elementary special education.  Heather has served the last eight years in West Point Public Schools in both regular education and special education.  Heather will also serve as a volleyball coach. 

Colter Mattson - Colter has been a 5th grade teachers in Beatrice for the past two years.  Prior to that he was a student teacher in Arlington.  Colter will also coach football and wrestling.

Kristy Rollins - Kristy has been a 4th grade teacher in Bennington Public Schools for the past seven years.  Kristy has a residence in our district.

Tristan Boyce - Tristan is a 2016 graduate of Utah State University.  This will be Tristan's first full time teaching experience in a public school setting.  

 

Resignations: With regrets we accept the resignation of two certificated staff members. 

Sara Hasenauer

Deb Hansen

Discussion:  Superintendent Johnson recommended four new hires and submitted resignations of two staff members. Details follow in consent agenda.

6. COMMITTEE AND REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS
6.1. Americanism/Education Evaluation
Discussion:  No report.
6.2. Buildings and Grounds Committee
Discussion:  Bruce Scheer reviewed the submitted written minutes. Action items related to the committee recommendations follow in the Agenda.
6.3. Finance Committee
Discussion:  Teri O'Flaherty reviewed the submitted written minutes.  Regular Board agenda item 8.2 was added to allow for full board discussion on budget goals.
6.4. Negotiations Committee
Discussion:  Matt O'Daniel reviewed the submitted written minutes. Their recommendations are in action items in this agenda.
6.5. NASB Legislative Representative
Discussion:  Lynn Johnson shared information about the Nebraska United for Property Tax Reform group and asked for input on adopting a resolution. Board will discuss again at May meeting.
6.6. Professional Development Sharing
7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
7.1. Discuss and Consider Policy 6310 Textbook Loan
Discussion:  Lynn Johnson submitted written policy for Board review. Board agreed to leave as is.
7.2. Discuss, Consider and Take Necessary Action to amend Policy 6270 Field Trips
Action(s):
Motion to amend Policy 6270 Field Trips as presented Passed with a motion by Matt O'Daniel and a second by Teri O'Flaherty.
  • Matt O'Daniel: Yea
  • Teri O'Flaherty: Yea
  • Bruce Scheer: Yea
  • Jessica Scheer: Yea
  • Luanne Sundberg: Yea
  • Shanon Willmott: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

Board determined that four days or more would be considered an extended field trip. 

 

7.3. Discuss, Consider and Take Necessary Action to adopt Policy 1320 Student and Staff Memorials
Action(s):
Motion to adopt Policy 1320 Student and Staff Memorials option B as presented Passed with a motion by Teri O'Flaherty and a second by Jessica Scheer.
  • Matt O'Daniel: Yea
  • Teri O'Flaherty: Yea
  • Bruce Scheer: Yea
  • Jessica Scheer: Yea
  • Luanne Sundberg: Yea
  • Shanon Willmott: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7.4. Discuss, Consider, and Take Necessary Action to enter into an amended interlocal agreement with the Village of Arlington and Washington County Fair Board that details use of baseball field area
Action(s):
Motion to adopt the resolution that authorizes the superintendent to sign the Baseball Field Interlocal Agreement on behalf of the board of education as presented Passed with a motion by Teri O'Flaherty and a second by Bruce Scheer.
  • Matt O'Daniel: Yea
  • Teri O'Flaherty: Yea
  • Bruce Scheer: Yea
  • Jessica Scheer: Yea
  • Luanne Sundberg: Abstain (With Conflict)
  • Shanon Willmott: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
8. NEW BUSINESS
8.1. Discuss, Consider and Take Necessary action to amend the 2016-2017 Budget
Action(s):
Motion to approve the amended budget for 2016-2017 as presented Passed with a motion by Jessica Scheer and a second by Teri O'Flaherty.
  • Matt O'Daniel: Yea
  • Teri O'Flaherty: Yea
  • Bruce Scheer: Yea
  • Jessica Scheer: Yea
  • Luanne Sundberg: Yea
  • Shanon Willmott: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
8.2. Discuss and Consider budget goals
Rationale:  Finance Committee presents these goals to the full board for review 
Discussion:  The finance committee presented these goals to the full board for review and discussion. Budget goal priorities are providing a good quality education and safe learning environment. Terri O'Flaherty, committee chair, shared the discussions held in finance committee on providing more clarity on what constitutes 'adequate' reserves.

8.3. Discuss, Consider and Take Necessary Action to approve Superintendent Johnson's administrative salary
Rationale: 

2016-2017 Array Comparison Superintendents:  (Salary/Benefits/Life Ins/Annuities)

$161,380.00
$159,441.08
$159,295.62
$155,430.00
Arlington $154,129.66
$153,063.00
$150,859.70
$143,535.00
Average: $154,641.76
Action(s):
Motion to approve a salary of $138,495 for Superintendent Lynn Johnson for the 2017-2018 school year per contract amendment Passed with a motion by Teri O'Flaherty and a second by Jessica Scheer.
  • Matt O'Daniel: Yea
  • Teri O'Flaherty: Yea
  • Bruce Scheer: Yea
  • Jessica Scheer: Yea
  • Luanne Sundberg: Yea
  • Shanon Willmott: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Matt O'Daniel provided rationale for the increase to salary for Superintendent, as well as other administrators. Committee looked at the array to determine salary increases. In order to attract quality individuals we need to be competitive. Increases are to keep Superintendent in middle of array. 
8.4. Discuss,Consider and Take Necessary action to renew the contract of secondary principal
Rationale: 

2016-2017 Array Comparison High School Principals: (Salary/Benefits/Life Ins/Annuities)

$132,607.00
$121,436.00
$120,482.84
$118,034.82
$117,941.08
$113,797.00
$112,688.74
Arlington $112,678.00
Average: $118,708.19
Action(s):
Motion to approve administration contract renewal for Aaron Pfingsten for the 2017-2018 school year for the position of secondary principal at a salary of $97,200 Passed with a motion by Teri O'Flaherty and a second by Matt O'Daniel.
  • Matt O'Daniel: Yea
  • Teri O'Flaherty: Yea
  • Bruce Scheer: Yea
  • Jessica Scheer: Yea
  • Luanne Sundberg: Yea
  • Shanon Willmott: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 
Matt O'Daniel shared the same rationale as previously presented in 8.3. Attempting to move administrators closer to the middle of the array. Currently Principals and are well below the middle.
8.5. Discuss, Consider, and Take Necessary Action to renew the contract of elementary principal
Rationale: 
2016-2017 Array Comparison Elementary Principals: (Salary/Benefits/Life Ins/Annuities)
$123,463.06
$120,898.09
$115,098.00
$109,796.00
$106,536.77
$101,731.00
Arlington $100,370.14
$96,219.00
$96,218.00
Average: $107,814.45
Action(s):
Motion to approve administration contract renewal for Jacquelyn Morgan for the 2017-2018 school year for the position of elementary principal at a salary of $84,800 Passed with a motion by Matt O'Daniel and a second by Jessica Scheer.
  • Matt O'Daniel: Yea
  • Teri O'Flaherty: Yea
  • Bruce Scheer: Yea
  • Jessica Scheer: Yea
  • Luanne Sundberg: Yea
  • Shanon Willmott: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
8.6. Discuss, Consider, and Take Necessary Action to renew the contract of assistant principal/AD
Rationale: 

2016-2017 Array Comparison Assistant Principals/AD/MS Principal: (Salary/Benefits/Life Ins/Annuities)

$110,468.00
$108,166.00
$107,346.55
$105,974.80
$102,439.00
$99,648.53
Arlington $99,368.64
Average: $104,773.07

 

Action(s):
Motion to approve administration contract renewal for James Shada for the 2017-2018 school year for the position of assistant principal/AD at a salary of $83,800 Passed with a motion by Jessica Scheer and a second by Teri O'Flaherty.
  • Matt O'Daniel: Yea
  • Teri O'Flaherty: Yea
  • Bruce Scheer: Yea
  • Jessica Scheer: Yea
  • Luanne Sundberg: Yea
  • Shanon Willmott: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
8.7. Discuss, Consider, and Take Necessary Action to approve the purchase of a dishwasher
Rationale: 

Hobart System conveyor CLPS76E plus build-up dishwasher

Buller Fixtures: $45,307.27/$44,950 if payment is received in 10 days

Sysco: $46,690

Hockenbergs: $50,700

Action(s):
Motion to approve the purchase of a Hobart System conveyor CLPS76E plus build-up dishwasher from Buller Fixtures in the amount of $44,950 Passed with a motion by Matt O'Daniel and a second by Bruce Scheer.
  • Matt O'Daniel: Yea
  • Teri O'Flaherty: Yea
  • Bruce Scheer: Yea
  • Jessica Scheer: Yea
  • Luanne Sundberg: Yea
  • Shanon Willmott: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
8.8. Discuss, Consider, and Take Necessary Action to approve a quote to remove and repour concrete for walkway in south parking lot and for a new concrete pad south of large playground area
Rationale: 
Walkway Playground
B&E $8,330.00 $10,631.25
CR Men $7,772.00 $10,000.00
Pave the Way $8,848.00 $11,970.00
Action(s):
Motion to approve the quote from CRMen for concrete work in the amount of $7,772 for walkway in south parking lot and $10,000 for concrete playground pad Passed with a motion by Bruce Scheer and a second by Shanon Willmott.
  • Matt O'Daniel: Yea
  • Teri O'Flaherty: Yea
  • Bruce Scheer: Yea
  • Jessica Scheer: Yea
  • Luanne Sundberg: Yea
  • Shanon Willmott: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
8.9. Discuss, Consider, and Take Necessary Action to approve the purchase of new score clocks for old high school gym
Action(s):
Motion to approve the purchase of two score clocks for the old highs school gym from Daktronics in the amount of $6,391 Passed with a motion by Teri O'Flaherty and a second by Shanon Willmott.
  • Matt O'Daniel: Yea
  • Teri O'Flaherty: Yea
  • Bruce Scheer: Yea
  • Jessica Scheer: Yea
  • Luanne Sundberg: Yea
  • Shanon Willmott: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
8.10. Discuss, Consider and Take Necessary Action to approve the purchase of a used 2015 Bluebird bus from Coach Masters
Action(s):
Motion to approve the purchase of a 2015 Bluebird bus from Coach Masters not to exceed $68,425 Passed with a motion by Bruce Scheer and a second by Jessica Scheer.
  • Matt O'Daniel: Yea
  • Teri O'Flaherty: Yea
  • Bruce Scheer: Yea
  • Jessica Scheer: Yea
  • Luanne Sundberg: Yea
  • Shanon Willmott: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
8.11. Discuss and Consider amending Policy 9320 Order of Business
Discussion:  Aaron Pfingsten entered the meeting at 8:30 p.m.
9. CONSENT AGENDA
Action(s):
Motion to approve the consent agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Teri O'Flaherty and a second by Jessica Scheer.
  • Matt O'Daniel: Yea
  • Teri O'Flaherty: Yea
  • Bruce Scheer: Yea
  • Jessica Scheer: Yea
  • Luanne Sundberg: Yea
  • Shanon Willmott: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
9.1. Minutes of the Previous Board Meeting(s)
9.2. Monthly Financial Reports
9.3. Claims (Check Register)
9.4. Special Fund Transfers
Rationale: 

Employee Benefit Fund      Blue Cross/Blue Shield                         $7,914.45

Construction Fund            Advanced Engineering Systems, Inc.     $3,609.89

Construction Fund            Getschman Heating                             $152,000.00

Construction Fund            Getschman Heating                             $26,600.00

Bond Fund                       First National Bank of Omaha               $98,541.94

Bond Fund                       Moody's Investors Service                   $14,000.00

 
9.5. Hot Lunch Report
9.6. Activity Report
9.7. Hire Colter Mattson, Heather Mueller, Kristy Rollins, Tristan Boyce (pending state certification)
Rationale: 

Certified Staff Update:

Hire - Heather Mueller as an elementary special education teacher and Colter Mattson as an elementary teacher.

Kristy Rollins as elementary teacher and Tristan Boyce as Spanish teacher (pending certification). 

 

 

 

9.8. Resignations of Deb Hansen and Sara Hasenauer effective at the end of their 2016-17 contracts.
10. 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.

11. ACTION ON EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS
12. ADJOURNMENT
Discussion:  There being no further business meeting was adjourned at 8:44 p.m.
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