Public Meeting Minutes: May 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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May 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

May 8, 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 7:01 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, Elementary Principal, Jacqueline Morgan and Cheryl Keeler, recording secretary.  



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 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.
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. Skills USA Presentation
Discussion: 

Luke Brenn presented information on the SKILLS national competition trip to Kentucky in June.  Four students qualified to go onto nationals.

 


3.2. Instrumental Music Report
Discussion:  Bariana Buresh-Crosland and Allison Mastny presented the report and were available to answer questions. 
4. REVIEW OF ANNUAL DISTRICT PLAN
Discussion:  The District Plan gets reviewed quarterly. Board discussed resuming community engagement meetings. Past community engagement meetings did help the District to narrow their goals. Fall dates for community meetings will be established this summer.  How legislation will effect school funding should also be known this summer.
5. PRINCIPALS’ REPORTS
5.1. Mr. Pfingsten's Report
Discussion:  A written report had been submitted.  Mr. Pfingsten was attending a school activity.
5.2. Mrs. Morgan's Report
Discussion:  Mrs. Morgan reviewed her written report and was available to answer questions.
5.3. Mr. Shada's Report
Discussion:  Mr. Shada submitted a written activity report.  Mr. Shada was attending a school activity.
6. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
6.1. Update on Staffing
Rationale: 

Certificated Staff Hires:

Anna Hornung - Hired to teach 1st grade.  Anna is a recent graduate of Northwest Missouri State University.  She has her bachelor degree in elementary education and has a minor in early childhood.

 

Resignations:

Bart Miller - Bart is resigning from his position as physical education teacher and coach.

Discussion:  Superintendent Johnson recommended one new hire and updated Board on replacement search for open positions.  Details in consent agenda. 
6.2. Update on Safe Routes Grant
Rationale: 

Receive the ROW plans – ideally sooner than June 1st 2017

ROW plans approved by July 1st (this is a review of the plans, verification of the title research and legal descriptions, and creation of the ROW cost estimate)

ROW appraisals and Negotiations – July 1st – December 31st

January 2018 advertisement date for bid letting, everything must be done

Bid Letting in February 2018

Discussion:  A new responsible charge has been appointed to over see the grant. Once the ROW plan has been approved, the project can be let and construction can be scheduled. Most likely no work would start until early Spring 2018.
7. COMMITTEE AND REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS
7.1. Americanism/Education Evaluation
Discussion:  No report.
7.2. Buildings and Grounds Committee
Discussion:  No report.
7.3. Finance Committee
Discussion:  No report.
7.4. Negotiations Committee
Discussion:  No report. 
7.5. NASB Legislative Representative
Discussion:  Superintendent Johnson reviewed upcoming education related legislation.
7.6. Professional Development Sharing
Rationale: 

Tuesday, May 16 - NASB Legislative Luncheon in Lincoln

June 8 - NASB Member Golf in Kearney

June 8-9 - School Law Seminar in Kearney

July 19 - Open Meetings Law Workshop in Blair

Discussion: 
8. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
8.1. Discuss, Consider and Take Necessary Action to approve Policy 9320 Order of Business as amended on second reading
Action(s):
Motion to approve 9320 Order of Business on second reading as presented Passed with a motion by Jessica Scheer and a second by Luanne Sundberg.
  • 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 also discussed changing order of discussion and motion. Board consensus was to continue with current practice of discussion first then motion would be made.
8.2. Discuss, Consider and Take Necessary Action to issue a resolution supporting the Principles of Nebraskans United for Property Tax Reform and Education urging the Nebraska Legislature and the governor to reduce Nebraska's reliance on property taxes for funding K-12 Education.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the resolution 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: Yea
  • Shanon Willmott: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 
9. NEW BUSINESS
9.1. Discuss, Consider and Take Necessary Action to approve the 2017-2018 basic instructional budget.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the 2017-2018 basic instructional budget (Elementary $66,055.97)/(Secondary $72,967.92) as presented 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.
9.2. Discuss, Consider, and Take Necessary Action to approve candidates for graduation.
Action(s):
Motion to approve candidates for graduation as presented 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.
9.3. Discuss and Consider changes to Policy 5417 School Wellness Policy and addition of Policy 3571 School Meal Policy
Rationale: 

The School Wellness Committee existing of Shirley Holck, Kerri Harris, Doug Hart, Sara Horner, Jacque Morgan, Bart Miller, and Steve Johnson have reviewed the current School Wellness Policy and proposed changes as well as another version of the same policy from a different law firm.  They are recommending a the school wellness policy that is less defined and restrictive which allows the district to meet federal requirements in the manner that best suits our needs.  

They have also reviewed School Meal policies and are recommending the one provided to the board which is reflective of current practice.  

 

Discussion:  Superintendent Johnson reviewed the policy being submitted for first reading. Recent legislation requires changes to current policy.
10. CONSENT AGENDA
Action(s):
Motion to approve the consent agenda as presented 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.
10.1. Minutes of the Previous Board Meeting(s)
10.2. Monthly Financial Reports
10.3. Claims (Check Register)
10.4. 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            Getzschman Heating, LLC                    $15,200.00

10.5. Hot Lunch Report
10.6. Activity Report
10.7. Hires and Resignations
Rationale: 

Hire Anna Hornung as an elementary teacher.

Resignation of Bart Miller pending suitable replacement. 

11. 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.

12. ACTION ON EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS
13. ADJOURNMENT
Discussion: 

There being no further business meeting was adjourned at 8:02 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Matt O’Daniel, Board President                                 Lynn Johnson, Superintendent

 

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