Public Meeting Minutes: February 9, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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February 9, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

February 9, 2015 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 Matt O'Daniel and a second by Bruce Scheer.
  • Micheal Dwyer: Yea
  • Matt O'Daniel: Yea
  • Teri O'Flaherty: Yea
  • Greg Sampson: Absent
  • Bruce Scheer: Yea
  • Luanne Sundberg: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2. WELCOME TO GUESTS AND PUBLIC FORUM
3. CONSENT AGENDA
Action(s):
Motion to approve the consent agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Bruce Scheer and a second by Teri O'Flaherty.
  • Micheal Dwyer: Yea
  • Matt O'Daniel: Yea
  • Teri O'Flaherty: Yea
  • Greg Sampson: Absent
  • Bruce Scheer: Yea
  • Luanne Sundberg: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.1. Minutes of the Previous Board Meeting(s)
3.2. Monthly Financial Reports
3.3. Claims (Check Register)
3.4. Special Fund Transfers
Rationale:  Employee Benefit Fund for the purpose of paying health/dental insurance premiums.  $7,404.05
Depreciation Fund to Americom Communications for the purpose of an upgrade to the security system. $40,545
3.5. Hot Lunch Report
3.6. Activity Report
4. CURRICULUM/INSTRUCTION REPORTS
4.1. Family Consumer Science Report
Discussion:  Doug Hart presented report. Smart Goal for year and 7th grade data. Power point presention. Exploratory 7th grade realted to math skill in using kitchen measurments. Have increased since first test. Pictures of steak labs. Different cuts of meat tenderized. Thanksgiving meal for staff. Classroom lab pic. Health career curriculum will be added to get CNA certified through dual credit with Metro. Also career pathway to be successful in the Education career field.
4.2. 5th/6th Grade Report
Discussion:  Erin Reed presented pictures to go with written report. Math - Reading - Science - Social Studies Business in 6th grade - HIstory Bee - Field Trips - Eckhart, Gubbels & Kaup were also in attendance for presentation. O'Daniel said parent of 5th grader. nice to sit here and see all the practical applications. Dwyer - appreciate the teachers
5. REVIEW OF ANNUAL DISTRICT PLAN
Discussion:  Postponed until Thursday night,
6. PRINCIPALS’ REPORTS
Discussion:  Shada first looking at PLC format. Upcoming evens. Match 20-21 musical. Soup Supper tomorrow. 5-8 Wahoo has teacher battling bain tumor. Friday night fundraiser we supported. Fritson - PLC leadership team meeting to discuss future. Included action plan or review. Showcased Arlington in Kearney presentation. Action plan for PLC process in ease of gathering data and communicate with other disticts to enhance collaborative efforts. OD - Program? Fritson - Yes, Mass collect. Take assessments and make electronic. OD - Take one disrict data and compare? NO not now. Maybe in the future through SIMS. 'shada compare students and pace is now. LMS Learning management system. Includes variety of different technoloy. Lot of different ways to go about the collection and delivery of accessmets. Looking at innovative ways through technology. Team of teachers that went to Minnesota. Diferent group of teachers may go again. Minnestota the closest. In budget. MD -Define software management piece. What is NDE doing to assist us? BS - Once established will technoloy be outdated before it's impleeted. Fritson - Ed file alliance state is looking at. Centralized data software system that pulls form all different sources of data. That sogtware is free. Runs off a server. Needs to be able o interact with our software. ED File alliance works best with Power school. ESU looking at how too do this. WEb based so updates automatically. Reallu doesn't cost districts anything. Have to have the infrastructure to upload to your server. Aliance can say your system must interact with our software. Farber - Student data presented. Proposed curriculur changes. Proposed chanes go next school year. FCS additions. Human Growth & Deelopent and parenting. 2nd piece Introduction to education. replaces interior design. Talks about what it takes to be an educator. Taght by administration and Hart. Talks about all general pieces you would need in place before going into the classroom. Partner with a teacher and put into the classroom. If they don't like it? Students should know before they get into the classroom. Would be observaory in the classroom, not a student teacher. LS - Administrators wouldn't really be teaching??? They have enough to do. Maybe be supervisory? Don't be misleading. Some administrators do teach leadership Farber said. LS - Teachers could have the opportunity to decline? Farber - Yes they don't have to. A little more than a teacher aide. Armed with a few skills prior to getting into the classroom. LJ - Would like to get back into the classroom briefly. AF - Secondary open to the idea. MS really excited Elementary open to it. BS - Envision this course going for collee credits? AF - Metro does not offer this level of class. Working with UNO & Keaney to see if we can offer this opportunity. LS - NDE website. Title doesn't matter as long as right content. Coded as secondary? LJ - Would have to figure code out. CNA - INdtoduction to Health Science. Not Health class. This is next step up. Medical terminology course. Preissler will teach that Nursing Assistant taught through MCC in fremont. $270 per student. Other criteria to meet. 24 on ACT or equialent o COMPASS. If studet follows our pathway. Allocate a part of their tuition. School pay for 1/2 of the class. HAVE a cord in graduaion to honor those who completed. Implement weldin every other year. 4-6 students. Welding is expensive to implement. 10000-20000 in Expense for safety equipment. Exhaust system. Bag system that rotates air. SCrap steel for welding could be donated from companies Do welding eery other year until more are involved. Combine health & PE. Full year of Health & PE all year as a freshman. Comprehensive health program for 5 6 7. MOD - Why these 2 careers? Farber - 20% of graduates were interested in these 2 fields. Can't provide data of hard facts. When they leave they express interest in these. LS SKILLS USA could incorporate this. MD - Work with Fremont for weldig class. LJ Still working on that. MD - Budget issues. How much is included in our budget now? LJ Some would have to plan in to next year budget. Some money is still sitting there for FCS new courses. FFA program need to offer at least one ag class. cedar Bluffs wants to share a teacher with us. $36000 cost for us.
7. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
7.1. Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
Rationale:  NRCSA Legislative Forum - Wednesday, February 18, 2015
NRCSA Spring Conference - March 19 & 20, 2015
Discussion:  Upcoming let Lynn know to reister. LS interested in school law April 8th in Lincoln. Sign her up. NASB Matt O'Daniel maybe
7.2. Village Board Meeting - Saturday, February 7, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m.
Discussion:  Luann& MIke were at meeting. MD - Great first step. Fair Board, leottery Foundation, AYS, Senior center, great first meeting. Generic. Who we are wat is going on what interested in collaboratively. After meeting had chance to talk. Village Board thinking out of the box and have good ideas. Should have these quarely. Can't speak for Board and couldn't commit to anything LS - Informational sheet to share. Survey to fill out. Future meeting will happen. 15 people from community were also there.
8. COMMITTEE AND REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS
8.1. Americanism/Education Evaluation
Discussion:  Minutes were posted.
8.2. Buildings and Grounds Committee
Discussion:  Went through committee meeting. Covered a lot of tooics. HVAC has been onsiye and done processing and completed analise of current systems. Drainage by concession sand was discussed. 4 problem areas which will be fixed with grating. Will get price quotes on grading. Potetially hard survice parkin lot atea but that's in future. Most o time spent on summative needs and rating. Transportation an issue. Need to get buses and obtain price quote for outsourcing of bus route. Replace 1 bus and mini-van. Online auction they do everything for you. Roofing to McKinnis Roofing. Baseball complex on radar. Village Board and fairboard will meet with school about lease agreement. FB Field getting cos on replacin lihhts. Saety issue. Can't see. Looking to move them. Possible fundraising with a group. SAfe route grants moving slow. UPdate that might not happen summer of 2015. Maybe summer of 2016. Another Feb meeting.
8.3. Finance Committee
8.4. Negotiations Committee
Discussion:  MOD met the 28th of Jan. Went over numbers from other districts. Some language changes to contracts. Wrapped up principals and non-certified. Have superintendents contract by March. Will be on website 3 days beore meeting.
8.5. NASB Legislative Representative
Discussion:  Washington great experiences. Made great contacts and great relationships. Confident we made and reminded them of good relationships. Nebraska breakfast and delegation and specifically mentioned Arlington program. Also buildins report segmented about safety issues. 5 year return o HVAC investmets
8.6. Professional Development Sharing
Discussion:  LJ - LS - Decrease in attendance for weather. Informative and wonderful. Thanks for opportunity to go. Dates for Education Forum Feb 3 & 4. MD - Legislative conference. Funding bills coming up for votes.
9. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
10. NEW BUSINESS
10.1. Discuss, Consider, and Take Action to execute a Board and Superintendent communication agreement.
Discussion:  Made changes to document. Need to execute and sign.
10.2. Discuss, Consider and Take Necessary Action to approve Mr. Fritson's administrative contract for the 2015-2016 school year.
Action(s):
Motion to approve administration contract renewal for David Fritson for the 2015-2016 school year for the position of elementary principal at a salary of $78,600 Passed with a motion by Teri O'Flaherty and a second by Matt O'Daniel.
  • Micheal Dwyer: Yea
  • Matt O'Daniel: Yea
  • Teri O'Flaherty: Yea
  • Greg Sampson: Absent
  • Bruce Scheer: Yea
  • Luanne Sundberg: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Reimbursement for mileage??? NOt coming to work. Seminars, workshops would be reimbursed or he will take a school vehicle. Section 8 transportation. Asked for clairification.
10.3. Discuss, Consider and Take Necessary Action to approve Mr. Shada's administrative contract for the 2015-2016 school year.
Action(s):
Motion to approve administration contract renewal for James Shada for the 2015-2016 school year for the position of assistant principal/activities'director at a salary of $77,100 Passed with a motion by Matt O'Daniel and a second by Bruce Scheer.
  • Micheal Dwyer: Yea
  • Matt O'Daniel: Yea
  • Teri O'Flaherty: Yea
  • Greg Sampson: Absent
  • Bruce Scheer: Yea
  • Luanne Sundberg: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
10.4. Discuss, Consider and Take Necessary Action to revise and adopt Policy 6283 Concussions
Discussion:  Return to learn 6.d in bold. Return after concussion. Protocal in place. Work with parents and doctors. Step by step process.
10.5. Discuss, Consider and Review Policies 1200-1470.
Discussion:  Return to learn 6.d in bold. Return after concussion. Protocal in place. Work with parents and doctors. Step by step process.
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:  Adjourned at 8:32
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