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June 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

Minutes
I. CALL TO ORDER FOR REGULAR MEETING
Discussion:  Meeting called to order at 7:35 pm
I.1. Pledge to the Flag
I.2. Roll Call
Action(s):
Motion to excuse Dick Burford Passed with a motion by Dave Sherrod and a second by Dr. Cynthia Guerue.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Absent
  • 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.
I.3. Notification of Open Meetings Law Posting
I.4. Recognition of Recording
I.5. Business Manager's Financial Report
Discussion:  Deb Baker gave the financial report
II. CONSENT AGENDA
Action(s):
Approval for Consent Agenda Passed with a motion by Dave Sherrod and a second by Art Steiner.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Absent
  • 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
II.2. Approval of minutes of the Regular May 8, 2017 and May 24, 2017 Special 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. Technology Innovation Reports from Teachers
Discussion:  No Report
IV.2. Village of Morrill
Discussion:  No Report
IV.3. Student Council: Jacob Strecker
Discussion:  No Report
IV.4. Curriculum/Americanism:Sherrod, Guerue, Burford
Discussion:  Cynthia Guerue led a discussion concerning our K-8 math curriculum.  She had received feedback from Parents & Teachers who shared both supportive comments and significant concerns with the new Jump Math curriculum.  There seemed to be a significant disparity of opinion between early elementary teachers and upper elementary teachers.   The curriculum committee will meet to discuss on Monday June 26th at 7:30.
IV.5. Building/Grounds/Transportation: Sherrod, Stauffer, Steiner
Discussion:  David Sherrod and Joe Sherwood talked about the walk-through that they had done in the new Early Childhood Building.  We are waiting for Century Link to finish the phones, Mobius is done and as soon as the phones are in we can do a fire alarm test to get occupancy.  
IV.6. Staff Relations: Sherrod, Burford, Hessler
Discussion:  No Report
IV.7. Finance: Hessler, Guerue, Stauffer
Discussion:  No Report
IV.8. Morrill School's Foundation: Stauffer, Steiner
Discussion:  No Report
IV.9. Technology Report
Discussion:  No Report
IV.10. Activity Report
Discussion:  No Report
IV.11. Secondary Principal's Report
Discussion:  Tom Peacock gave his report-attached.  He passed out charts on testing and explained the results.  Peacock then gave an overview on his visit to the Ron Clark Academy.
IV.12. Elementary Principal's Report
Discussion:  Keri Homan reviewed her report and gave the Board a power point on the testing data.
IV.13. Superintendent's Report
Discussion:  Mr. Sherwood reviewed his report he also gave the Board a short report on the "Historical view of Certified Staff".  
V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
V.1. Consider/possibly approve number of classified/provisionally "certified" positions needed for 2017-18
Action(s):
Approval for three provisional/certified positions in the Early Childhood Building pending NDE approval Passed with a motion by Billy Stauffer and a second by Dr. Cynthia Guerue.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Absent
  • 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 made suggestions to the Board regarding additional staffing for the Early Childhood Center and had some discussion regarding classified/provisionally "certified" teaching staff.
V.2. Consider classified wage proposal for 2017-2018 school year
Action(s):
Approval to accept the classified wage proposal as presented Passed with a motion by Jim Hessler and a second by Dave Sherrod.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Absent
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Abstain (With Conflict)
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Abstain (With Conflict)
  • Art Steiner: Abstain (With Conflict)
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The Board reviewed the recommended wage proposal from Superintendent Sherwood.
V.3. Report on grant writing effort for Early Childhood facility
Discussion:  Discussed in Superintendent's Report
V.4. Discussion on items needed for Early Childhood Building Completion
Discussion:  Discussed in Superintendent's Report
VI. NEW BUSINESS
VI.1. Consider/possibly approve the Elementary/Secondary Student/Parent Handbooks
Discussion:  The Board tabled until Handbooks are ready for review
VI.2. Consider Annual Policy Update First Readings:
Action(s):
Motion to accept policies A-R excluding E and I upon first reading 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
  • Art Steiner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Superintendent Sherwood reviewed the policies with the Board
VI.2.a. 0105 ESSA
VI.2.b. 0105.015 Anti-discrimination
VI.2.c. 0202.02 E2017 BOE Conflicts of Interest Statutes: NE Political Accountability & Disclosure Act
VI.2.d. 0203.01 Annual Organizational Meeting
VI.2.e. 0204.09 Parliamentary Procedure
VI.2.f. 0402.015, 0404.065, 0504.185 Harassment
VI.2.g. 0402.14 Employee Fundraising
VI.2.h. 0502.03.02 Full-time and Part-time Enrollment
VI.2.i. 0503.09 Homeless Students
VI.2.j. 0504.17 Requests to Contact Students and Student Interviews by Non-School Personnel
VI.2.k. 0508.01 IR2017 Attachments for Immunization Regulations
VI.2.l. 0508.13 School Wellness Policy
VI.2.m. 0606.07 Internet Safety and Acceptable Use Policy (Annual Public Hearing Required)
VI.2.n. 0612.01E Notifications of Rights Under FERPA
VI.2.o. 0706.03 Purchasing Policies
VI.2.p. 0802.02 Procurement Plan-School Food Authorities
VI.2.q. 0802.05 Meal Charge Policy
VI.2.r. 0905.03 Safety Committee
VII. Next Regular Meeting Date-July 10, 2017 at 7:30 PM
VIII. ADJOURNMENT
Discussion:  Meeting Adjourned 10:43pm

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