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June 14, 2016 at 7:30 PM - BOARD OF EDUCATION-REGULAR MEETING

Minutes
I. CALL TO ORDER FOR REGULAR MEETING
Discussion:  Meeting called to order at 7:38 PM
I.1. Pledge to the Flag
I.2. Roll Call
Action(s):
Motion to excuse Bill Zwiebel and Dick Burford Passed with a motion by Dr. Cynthia Guerue and a second by Billy Stauffer.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Absent
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Absent
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
I.3. Notification of Open Meetings Law Posting
I.4. Recognition of Recording
II. CONSENT AGENDA
Action(s):
Approval of the Consent Agenda Passed with a motion by Dave Sherrod and a second by Billy Stauffer.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Absent
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Absent
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
II.1. Approval of the June 14, 2016 Regular Meeting Agenda
II.2. Approval of minutes of the May 9, 2016 Meeting
II.3. Approval to Pay Claims and file financial reports
II.3.a. working Monthly Budget
II.3.b. Monthly Budget of Receipts
II.3.c. Activity Accounts
II.3.d. County Treasurers' Reports
III. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS
IV. REPORTS
IV.1. Village of Morrill
IV.2. Student Council
IV.3. Curriculum/Americanism:Stauffer, Guerue, Burford
IV.4. Building/Grounds/Transportation: Sherrod, Burford, Zwiebel
IV.5. Negotiations/Finance: Zwiebel, Burford, Hessler
IV.6. Morrill School's Foundation: Stauffer, Zwiebel
IV.7. Technology Report
IV.8. Activity Report
Discussion:  Summer weight lifting is underway. Kids are excited to be taking part. Thanks to Bill Stauffer and Matt Hessler for their help in putting together the new racks. Inventory of sports equipment is being taken. Basketball camp for 65 kids starts here tomorrow. Football Camp being planned for August
IV.9. Secondary Principal's Report
Discussion:  Odessyware program was used for summer school and was well received. Student handbook was updated for 2016-2017. Discussion as whether or not to add Community Service as a graduation requirement. Mr. Peacock will put a plan together. Drug testing for Activities will be managed by Mr. Peacock next year.
IV.10. Elementary Principal's Report
Discussion:  We will get an increase in reimbursement from Headstart from $150.00 to $190.00 per student due to no transportation reimbursement next year. Enrollment is progressing for preschool. Jump math in-service went well. Consider consolidating from two handbooks to a single K-12 handbook.
IV.11. Superintendent's Report
Discussion:  Gave financial update and funding solutions for current and proposed projects. Morrill Mobil Meals Summer lunch program expansion is being funded with Grant monies with the Kick off to be Thursday and program start date July 5.
IV.12. Technology Innovation Reports from Teachers
Discussion:  No Report
V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
V.1. Consider/possibly approve Affordable Care Act provisions for Classified Staff
Action(s):
Approval to make Health Care Offer to Classified Staff and to create sub groups as recommended Passed with a motion by Dr. Cynthia Guerue and a second by Dave Sherrod.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Absent
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Absent
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
V.2. Consider/possibly approve classified wages and leave modifications for the 2016-2017 school year
Action(s):
Approval of Classified Wages and leave modifications as recommended Passed with a motion by Dr. Cynthia Guerue and a second by Billy Stauffer.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Absent
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Absent
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
V.3. Consider/Possibly approve Z-space lab
Action(s):
Motion to approve Z-space lab of 10 computers for $21,995 Passed with a motion by Billy Stauffer and a second by Dave Sherrod.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Absent
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Absent
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Discussed several plans and various financing options
VI. NEW BUSINESS
VI.1. Consider/possibly approve the contracts of new staff for 2016-2017
Action(s):
Approval of Kamie Rhodes as Business Teacher Passed with a motion by Dr. Cynthia Guerue and a second by Billy Stauffer.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Absent
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Absent
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
VI.2. Consider/possibly approve administrative salary adjustments for BCBS compliance
Action(s):
to approve administrative salary adjustments for BCBS compliance Passed with a motion by Dave Sherrod and a second by Billy Stauffer.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Absent
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Absent
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
VI.3. Consider/possibly approve a new official Newpaper for Publication
Action(s):
Approval to select the Gering Courier as the schools official newspaper Passed with a motion by Dr. Cynthia Guerue and a second by Dave Sherrod.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Absent
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Absent
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Considered several formal requests from local newspapers.
VI.4. Discussion on Disposition of School Property: outdated weight equipment and other various equipment
Action(s):
Approval to dispose of School Property: outdated weight equipment and other various equipment by way of garage sale; unsold items to be disposed of at the discretion of the Superintendent Passed with a motion by Dr. Cynthia Guerue and a second by Dave Sherrod.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Absent
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Absent
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Superintendent presented a list of district property that is no longer needed. Discussion of how and when to dispose of those items.
VI.5. Consider/possibly approve ESU SPED agreement for 2016-2017
Action(s):
Approval to accept the 2016-2017 SPED Contract with ESU 13 Passed with a motion by Dr. Cynthia Guerue and a second by Billy Stauffer.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Absent
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Absent
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Board reviewed contract
VI.6. Consider/possibly approve settlement with ALICAP for Local Agent Fee
Action(s):
table settlement of with ALICAP for Local Agent Fee Passed with a motion by Billy Stauffer and a second by Dave Sherrod.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Absent
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Absent
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  waiting for response from ALICAP on possible settlement amount
VI.7. Consider/possibly purchasing the Sycamore Student Information System
Action(s):
Approval to purchase the Sycamore Student Information System Passed with a motion by Dr. Cynthia Guerue and a second by Dave Sherrod.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Absent
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Absent
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Board and Staff have looked at the program and will cost the district substantially less money than our current system
VI.8. Consider/possibly approve bids for Ipads and Mac Books for the Elementary
Action(s):
approval of bids for 80 Ipads, with cases and warranty and 6 Mac Books for the Elementary to be paid with a 3 year note by the most competitive vendor Passed with a motion by Dr. Cynthia Guerue and a second by Dave Sherrod.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Yea
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Discussed two options: purchase through Tech Lease @ 9% interest or local financing at a lessor rate.
VI.9. Consider/possibly approve next steps in construction of Early Childhood Building
Action(s):
table next steps in construction of Early Childhood Building to special meeting Passed with a motion by Dave Sherrod and a second by Billy Stauffer.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Absent
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Absent
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Discussed several construction management vs award options and felt more clarification was needed
VII. LONG RANGE PLANNING
VII.1. Wrestling/Storage building
VII.2. Garage doors on Bus Barn
VII.3. Shop building Roof Leak
VII.4. Cafeteria Roof
VII.5. Flooring at the Secondary Building
VII.6. Secondary HVAC service contract
VII.7. Sound project in Cafeteria
VII.8. Elementary bathroom modifications proposal
VII.9. Secondary bathroom proposal
VII.10. Air Conditioning in competition Gymnasium
VII.11. Banner project in Gymnasium
VII.12. Office for Athletic Director
VII.13. Weight Room
VII.14. Basketball "the GUN" a shooting machine
VII.15. Side backboards in competition gym
VII.16. Ipads for K-2 students and for other teachers
VII.17. Increasing chromebooks 1 to 1 in 3rd-6th grades
VII.18. Expand 59 2 DVR systems at both properties adding more security cameras
VII.19. Furniture in Classrooms
VIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION:
Action(s):
Approval to go into Executive Session at 11:00 PM Passed with a motion by Dr. Cynthia Guerue and a second by Dave Sherrod.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Absent
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Absent
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
VIII.1. Discuss personal matter with superintendent
Discussion:  Discussed Personal matter with Superintendent-No Action Taken
VIII.2. Discuss next steps in former employee's Workers Comp Claim/litigation
Action(s):
Adjourn Executive Session at 11:42 PM Passed with a motion by Dave Sherrod and a second by Billy Stauffer.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Absent
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Absent
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Discussed Workman's Comp Claim with former employee-No Action Taken
IX. NEXT MEETING
IX.1. Set Special Board Meeting date for Long Range Planning June 20, 21, 22, 23
Discussion:  Set Special Meeting Date for Thursday June 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM in the High School Multi-Purpose Room
IX.2. Regular Meeting Date July 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm (short meeting with Joe Absent)
IX.3. Consider Board Budget Retreat Date July 25 at 7:00 pm
X. ADJOURNMENT
Discussion:  Meeting adjournment 11:46 PM

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