Public Meeting Minutes: October 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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October 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

October 12, 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: Yea
  • Bruce Scheer: Yea
  • Luanne Sundberg: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2. WELCOME TO GUESTS AND PUBLIC FORUM
Discussion:  Patrons Shannon Willmott, Jessi Scheer, and Sara Hasenauer addressed the board and all three patrons encouraged the board to offer a before/after school program noting various benefits for the community and school.
3. CURRICULUM/INSTRUCTION REPORTS
3.1. Guidance Counselor Reports
Discussion:  High school counselor Floyd Everitt elementary counselor Kerri Harris presented oral and written reports capturing their annual goals and progress on goals.
4. PRINCIPALS’ REPORTS
4.1. Mr. Pfingsten's Report
Discussion:  Provided a summary of and answered questions on the written report.
4.2. Mr. Shada's Report
Discussion:  Provided a summary of and answered questions on the written report.
4.3. Mrs. Morgan's Report
Discussion:  Provided a summary of and answered questions on the written report.
5. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
5.1. State of the Schools Report
6. COMMITTEE AND REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS
6.1. Americanism/Education Evaluation
6.2. Buildings and Grounds Committee
Discussion:  Bruce Scheer provided committee report and indicated that the work at the athletic field has resulted in improved drainage.
6.3. Finance Committee
6.4. Negotiations Committee
6.5. NASB Legislative Representative
6.6. Professional Development Sharing
Discussion:  Greg Sampson reported on general information received at NASB Area Meetings including information about negotiations software.
7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
7.1. Discuss, Consider, and Take Necessary Action to move forward with an organized before/after school program.
Discussion:  Lynn Johnson and Luanne Sundberg updated the board on discussions had by the Daycare Action Planning Committee. This committee is asking the board to consider running a before and after school program. Discussion ensued about the various aspects, variations, and ramifications of offering this type of programming. It was concluded that more hard data to indicate interest level is necessary before discussing further.
8. NEW BUSINESS
8.1. Discuss and Consider position on Unified Sports proposed by NSAA.
Discussion:  Lynn Johnson updated the board on the proposed response that will be provided NSAA in a survey designed to gather response to interest in offering Bowling as a Unified Sports.
8.2. Discuss, Consider and Review Policies 3200-3570.
Discussion:  Stand as presented.
8.3. Discuss and Consider on first reading amending Policy 3520 Transportation to encompass driving standards and eliminating Policy 3410 Safe Driving Record Standard for Drivers and Regulation 3520B Safe Driving Record Standard for Drivers.
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Discussion:  Lynn Johnson recommended changes that would enhance consistency and improve policy alignment.
8.4. Discuss, Consider and Review the Superintendent Evaluation Instrument.
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Discussion:  Mike Dwyer presented the process and the timeline and asked for input on the same.
8.5. Discuss, Consider, and Take Necessary Action to approve the purchase of a bus.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the purchase of a new bus not to exceed the price of $85,680 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: Yea
  • Bruce Scheer: Yea
  • Luanne Sundberg: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Building and Grounds committee presented information on two proposals and their support of moving forward with purchasing the Thomas C2.
9. CONSENT AGENDA
Action(s):
Motion to approve the consent agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Matt O'Daniel 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.
9.1. Minutes of the Previous Board Meeting(s)
9.2. Monthly Financial Reports
9.3. Claims (Check Register)
9.4. Special Fund Transfers
9.5. Hot Lunch Report
9.6. Activity Report
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:  Adjourned at 8:40 PM
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