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April 10, 2017 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

Minutes
I. CALL TO ORDER FOR REGULAR MEETING
I.1. Pledge to the Flag
I.2. Roll Call
I.3. Notification of Open Meetings Law Posting
I.4. Recognition of Recording
I.5. Business Manager's Financial Report
Discussion:  Deb Baker reported on the Cash Balances and Fund Balances of the District

II. CONSENT AGENDA
Action(s):
Approval for Consent Agenda Passed with a motion by Dr. Cynthia Guerue and a second by Billy Stauffer.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Yea
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Art Steiner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
II.1. Approval of Agenda for April 10, 2017
II.2. Approval of minutes of March 13, 2017
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. Technology Innovation Reports from Teachers
Discussion:  High School Teacher, Traci Patterson presented projects her students have done using technology.  The freshmen students made linear equation brochures.  This year they made an online portfolio using thinklink.com. and she showed string art projects demonstrating using common themes that can carry from subject to subject using technology.  This years Geometry students will do the same project she explained that it is hard to integrate technology into math but has been using an add on app in Google docs called G math.     

IV.2. Village of Morrill
Discussion:  No Report
IV.3. Student Council-
Discussion:  AD Josh Guerue read an e-mail from Shalyn Lackey as she was at an activity and not able to attend.  She reported that the Student Council was working on a Highway Clean up project and school improvement project as well as several other projects.
IV.4. Curriculum/Americanism:Burford(Chairman),Sherrod, Guerue
Discussion:  No Report
IV.5. Facilities/Transportation: Sherrod (Chairman), Stauffer, Steiner
Discussion:  No Report
IV.6. Finance: Hessler, Guerue, Stauffer
Discussion:  No Report
IV.7. Staff Relations: Sherrod, Burford, Hessler
Discussion:  No Report
IV.8. Morrill School's Foundation: Stauffer, Steiner
Discussion:  Billy Stauffer gave a brief summary of the Foundation Scholarship winners:  Shalyn Lackey was awarded the Kelley Bean scholarship and Bailey Steiner and Kaitlyn Margheim the Foundation Scholarships.
IV.9. Technology Report
Discussion:  Cary Laucomber reported on technology being used for NESA testing adding that the testing had been going well so far.
IV.10. Activity Report
Discussion:  Josh Guerue reported on the PAC music held here last month saying that Katie Fody did an excellent job of organizing the event and thanking Nikki Fredrickson for her work.  Logoz donated plaques and medals.  He announced that Morrill was the WTC Quiz bowl champion, congratulating Traci Patterson for the win.  The Early Bird track meet went well and the weather was beautiful for the event.  Josh announced that Jessica Harvey and Katelyn Margheim were named to the Panhandle Prep All Star Basketball team.  Morrill Students were asked by a community member to remove some things from her home to the dump which was done.  Brad Derr donated and Eliptic/Nordic track to the school.  Guerue informed the Board that Morrill will host Golf on April 18th and will host the PAC meet  and Jr. High Track.  Josh is looking at getting a sponsorship from Under Armor for uniforms as they can furnish a high quality uniform for less money than we are currently paying.

IV.11. Secondary Principal's Report
Discussion: 

Tom Peacock reviewed his report and clarified his Student Growth report for the Board.  Tom also reported that the ACT testing would be on the 19th of this month and that students would eat lunch at the Harms Center after testing.


IV.12. Elementary Principal's Report
Discussion:  Keri Homan gave her report (attached) and added that the Track and Field Day would be May 17th and the Spring program would be May 11th at 6:30 pm.
IV.13. Superintendent's Report
Discussion:  Mr. Sherwood presented staffing needs for the Early Childhood building, Maintenance/Custodial and Kitchen.  He then discussed the proposed day care rates asking the Board for comment.  Sherwood then updated the Board on several possible TEEOSA models presenting a spreadsheet which is attached.
V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Discussion: 
V.1. Consider/possibly approve teacher evaluation form changes for technology integration
Action(s):
Approval to table action on teacher evaluation form changes until next month Passed with a motion by Mr. Dick Burford and a second by Dave Sherrod.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Yea
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Art Steiner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

Mr. Peacock updated the Board on the progress of the teacher evaluation form changes telling them that he is currently working with Lisa Miles from ESU 13 and they are working through the details.

 


V.2. Possibly approve technical changes to the 2017-18 Negotiated Agreement
Discussion:  Mr. Sherwood reviewed the technical changes to the 2017-2018 Negotiated Agreement.
V.3. Consider/possibly approve the 2017-2018 School Calendar
Action(s):
Approval of the 2017-2018 School Calendar Passed with a motion by Billy Stauffer and a second by Dave Sherrod.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Yea
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Art Steiner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The Board reviewed the 2017-2018 School Calendar
V.4. Consider/possibly approve resignation/retirement of staff members
Action(s):
Approval to accept the resignations of Kirk Mitchell, Katie Fody and Belen Badillo and Thank them for their service Passed with a motion by Dr. Cynthia Guerue and a second by Mr. Dick Burford.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Yea
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Art Steiner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mr. Sherwood asked the Board to accept the resignations of Kirk Mitchell, Katie Fody and Belen Badillo

VI. NEW BUSINESS
VI.1. Consider contracts for new hires and reassignments in the district for the 2017-2018 school year
Action(s):
Approval of Roxanna Fees for the Secondary Science position Passed with a motion by Dave Sherrod and a second by Art Steiner.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Yea
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Art Steiner: Yea
Approval of Erica Croft for 2nd Grade Elementary Teacher Passed with a motion by Billy Stauffer and a second by Mr. Dick Burford.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Yea
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Nay
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Art Steiner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mr. Sherwood recommended Roxanna Fees as the Secondary Science Teacher, informing the Board that Ms. Fees would be placed on the salary scale at MA+0, Step 7 having 6 years prior teaching experience at Giltner NE.  He also recommended Erica Croft for 2nd grade elementary teacher starting at BA+18, Step 1 on the salary scale.  She has 18 graduate hours in community enrichment and and endorsement in elementary education.

VI.2. Consider/possibly approve the ESU 13 17-18 SPED Education Agreement and Cost Schedule
Action(s):
Approval to accept the ESU 13 17-18 SPED Education Agreement Passed with a motion by Dr. Cynthia Guerue and a second by Mr. Dick Burford.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Yea
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Art Steiner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mr. Sherwood presented the ESU 17-18 SPED Education Agreement and Cost Schedule to the Board.

VI.3. Consider/possibly approve bid for ERATE equipment purchase
Action(s):
Approval to table the ERATE equipment purchase until more bids can be obtained. 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
  • Art Steiner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
VI.4. Discuss water softener unit at elementary and consider bid for replacement
Discussion:  Mr. Sherwood shared a proposal from Culligan water and told  the Board that while the Elementary Water Softener was original to the building it is currently working and recommended to the Board that he keep the bid on file in the event the Water Softener should need to be replaced.
VI.5. Discuss/possibly approve School Breakfast Expansion and starting up a CACFP
Action(s):
Approval to start a CACFP and to expand the School Breakfast program Passed with a motion by Mr. Dick Burford and a second by Dr. Cynthia Guerue.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Yea
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Art Steiner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

Mr. Sherwood gave the Board an overview of the CACFP (School Breakfast Expansion program) and asked for approval  to expand the program.

The Board directed Mr. Sherwood to look at the lunch count procedures to insure accuracy.


VI.6. Consider changes to Homeless Children Policy 0503.09
Action(s):
Approval of changes to the Homeless Children Policy 0503.09 and sub points 0503.1, 0501.2, 0501.3 and 0501.4 upon first reading Passed with a motion by Jim Hessler and a second by Billy Stauffer.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Yea
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Art Steiner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mr. Sherwood presented Policy changes as a result of changes in the Federal Title regulations that also require dispute resolution policies.
VI.7. Consider/Possibly approve inter-fund transfer for temporary cash flow need
Action(s):
Approval to transfer up to $100,000.00 from the Depreciation fund to the General Fund until the May County Treasurers' tax draw is received Passed with a motion by Dave Sherrod and a second by Mr. Dick Burford.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Yea
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Art Steiner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Deb Baker told the Board that based on projections there could be a temporary cash shortage in the General Fund but that the exact amount could not be determined until after the April County Tax receipts were received. 
VI.8. Executive Session
Action(s):
At 10:36 PM approval to go into executive session to discuss classified and principal wage proposals and Inter-local agreement issues with the Village Passed with a motion by Dave Sherrod and a second by Mr. Dick Burford.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Yea
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Art Steiner: Yea
At 12:10 AM approval to come out of executive session with no action taken Passed with a motion by Dr. Cynthia Guerue and a second by Mr. Dick Burford.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Yea
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Art Steiner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
VI.9. Discussion on Well and Pump issues related to Water Line Project
Discussion:  The Board discussed the well pump and water line project
VI.10. Consider/Possibly approve Inter-local Agreements with Village for Fiber and Water
Action(s):
Approval of the Inter-local Agreement with the Village of Morrill for Fiber Passed with a motion by Mr. Dick Burford and a second by Billy Stauffer.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Yea
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Art Steiner: Yea
Approval of the Inter-local Agreement with the Village of Morrill for Water Passed with a motion by Dave Sherrod and a second by Mr. Dick Burford.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Yea
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Art Steiner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The Board considered the Interlocal agreements with the Village for Fiber and Water
VI.11. Propose classified wage proposal for 2017-2018 school year
Discussion:  No Action Taken
VI.12. Propose principal wage proposal for 2017-2018 school year
Discussion:  No Action Taken

VII. Next Regular Meeting Date-May 8, 2017
VIII. ADJOURNMENT
Discussion:  Meeting Adjourned at 12:15 AM

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