Public Meeting Minutes: November 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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November 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

November 13, 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 7:00 p.m.

1.2. Roll Call
Discussion: 

Also in attendance was Aaron Pfingsten, high school principal,  Jacqueline Morgan, elementary principal, Lynn Johnson, superintendent 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.
  • Bruce Scheer: Absent
  • Matt O'Daniel: Yea
  • Teri O'Flaherty: 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. Safety Committee Annual Report
Discussion: 

Written report was presented by Superintendent Johnson. There was a brief overview of the recommendations made to the Safety Committee as a result of two external inspections. Question arose about whether we had adequate security cameras and the response is that the coverage is currently adequate. 

4. REVIEW OF ANNUAL DISTRICT PLAN
Discussion: 

Updated annual goals were presented by Superintendent Johnson with no further modifications suggested by the board. 

5. PRINCIPALS’ REPORTS
5.1. Mr. Pfingsten's Report
Discussion: 

Mr. Pfingsten presented his written report. Highlights included parent teacher conference attendance, Veteran's Day Program, curriculum information, highlights of presentation on safe driving. 

5.2. Mrs. Morgan's Report
Discussion: 

Mrs. Morgan presented her written report. Highlights included information on Abbra Nebraska Magic Show, parent teacher conferences, fundraiser which raised around $18,000 and Trunk & Treat attendance.

5.3. Mr. Shada's Report
Discussion: 

Mr. Shada was not in attendance. Mrs. Johnson reviewed his written report on activities. National FBLA third place finishers, Rachel Kraemer and Alek Timm, were recognized at a ceremony in Lincoln for their accomplishment. 

6. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
6.1. Annual Report
Discussion: 

Annual report is missing student performance data which has not been released yet. The plan is to have the report available as soon as data is released by NDE. 

6.2. Enrollment Figures
Discussion: 

K-6, 314 students; 7-12, 315 Students. Total PK-12, 656 students 137 option in students. 50 option out students. 

6.3. Update on state assessment system
Discussion: 

Written update on new state assessment system, NACAS, was presented by Superintendent Johnson. This will replace several tests currently being used, included ACT. Changes take place this coming year. 

6.4. Staffing Update
Rationale: 

Classified Staff:

Tom Fitzgerald - Substitute Bus Driver

Coaching Staff:

Jordan Scheil - Assistant Girls Basketball

Discussion: 

Addressed in consent agenda.

7. COMMITTEE AND REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS
7.1. Buildings and Grounds Committee
Discussion: 

Luanne Sundberg presented report. Main topics were outlined and committee discussion focused on roofing. Other areas discussed in committee were finalization of HVAC project, removal of old boiler system and ball field lights and fencing needs.

7.2. Negotiations Committee
Discussion: 

Matt O'Daniel presented report. One meeting was held to discuss norms and protocols for negotiation sessions. More meetings to be scheduled.

7.3. Professional Development Sharing
Rationale: 

ALICAP's Annual Membership Meeting - November 15 @ 4:00 p.m. as part of State Education Conference in LaVista

 

Discussion: 

ALICAP's Annual Membership Meeting - November 15

8. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
8.1. Discuss and Consider plans to host a community engagement event.
Rationale: 

Scheduled Date:             Thursday, December 7

 

Discussion: 

Scheduled date for Community Engagement is Thursday, December 7. Discussion centered on how to make the best use of community input and use this input to guide a December board workshop.

8.2. Discuss and Consider Staffing for 2018-2019.
Action(s):
Motion to approve adding an elementary special education teacher 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: Abstain (With Conflict)
  • Jessica Scheer: Yea
  • Luanne Sundberg: Nay
  • Shanon Willmott: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

Jacqueline Morgan and Lynn Johnson shared with the board the recent increase in special education student needs. They recommended hiring an additional special education teacher for second semester. Balancing budgetary concerns and student needs were major points of discussion. Administrators requested the latitude to bring a candidate forward mid-year, if one is found.

Bruce Scheer entered meeting at end of discussion 7:59 PM.

 

8.3. Blair Chamber of Commerce
Discussion: 

Board considered our membership in the Blair Chamber as unnecessary due to the fact we currently belong to Fremont Chamber of Commerce.

9. NEW BUSINESS
9.1. Discuss and Consider forming a temporary committee to review district bus barn needs.
Discussion: 

Jessi Scheer recused herself from discussion and any action on this item due to potential conflict.

James Shada entered meeting at 8:15 PM. 

A temporary committee was formed to review district bus barn needs. Matt O'Daniel, Bruce Scheer and Luanne Sundbeg will serve on the committee. 

9.2. Discuss, Consider and Review Policies 9000-9400.
Discussion: 

There could be some wording changes to Policy 9310 and Policy 9200. Superintendent Johnson will check the wording with attorney and bring back in December.  

10. CONSENT AGENDA
10.1. Minutes of the Previous Board Meeting(s): October 9, 2017 Regular Meeting Minutes
Action(s):
Approve consent agenda 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.
10.2. Monthly Financial Reports
10.3. Claims (Check Register)
10.4. Special Fund Transfers
Rationale: 

Employee Benefit Fund   BC/BS     Admin. Health Insurance         $8,546.80

Bond Fund   Union Bank     Principal Payment $210,000; Interest $85,726.25;              Total $295,726.25

Construction Fund    Getzchman Heating     HVAC Project     $151,620.95

QCPUF Bond Fund     First National Bank     Principal Payment $250,000; Interest $24,026.25; Total $274,026.25

General Fund    Jane Hunt Trust     Bus Lease Payment  $5,892.42

10.5. Hot Lunch Report
10.6. Activity Report
10.7. Hire Tom Fitzgerald as a substitute bus driver.
10.8. Hire Jordan Scheil as assistant girls' basketball coach.
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 other business meeting was adjourned at 8:27 PM

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