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April 9, 2018 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

Minutes
I. CALL TO ORDER FOR REGULAR MEETING
Discussion:  Board President- Mr. Jim Hessler called the meeting to order at 7:35 pm
I.1. Pledge to the Flag
I.2. Roll Call
Discussion:  All board members were present except for Mr. Dick Burford was absent.  
I.3. Notification of Open Meetings Law Posting
I.4. Recognition of Recording
Discussion:  No one stated they were recording the meeting. 
I.5. Business Manager's Financial Report
Discussion:  Stacy gave her financial report.  
II. CONSENT AGENDA
Action(s):
Approval for Consent Agenda. 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
  • Art Steiner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
II.1. Approval of Agenda for April 9, 2018
II.2. Approval of minutes March 12, 2018 & March 19, 2018
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
Discussion:  Janelle Anderson- questioned a report the superintendent had given about 2015-16 Head Start funds.  
IV. REPORTS
IV.1. Technology/RCA Innovation Reports from Teachers
Discussion:  Kamie Rhodes (HS Business Teacher)- gave presentation of 3D printer products that students had developed in class.   
IV.2. Village of Morrill
Discussion:  Tony-Road project will start tomorrow on Madison Street.  Will last 100 days not sure yet.  Will not happen during school hopefully! 
Concern about after hours parking lot behavior at the high school.  
Village Board meeting tomorrow.  
 
IV.3. Student Council-
Discussion:  Jacob Strecker- County Government Day was a success!  Lunch portion sizes are better thank you!  
IV.4. Curriculum/Americanism:Burford(Chairman),Sherrod, Guerue
Discussion:  Cynthia- This Thursday there will be a review of curriculum.   
IV.5. Facilities/Transportation: Sherrod (Chairman), Stauffer, Steiner
Discussion:  Jim- We need to set up a meeting with grounds to go over painting etc. in elementary or HS.  
IV.6. Staff Relations: Sherrod, Burford, Hessler
Discussion:  Met with Mitchell and it is on the agenda later.
IV.7. Finance: Hessler, Guerue, Stauffer
IV.8. Morrill School's Foundation: Stauffer, Steiner
IV.9. Technology Report
IV.10. Activity Report
Discussion:  Max Cawiezel brought in a newspaper article about Bernie Hunl.  Met with Gary Williams very exciting.  He has agreed to speak at our Spring Sports Banquet on May 8th. 
Josh wants the board opinion on girls golf.  If we can offer it.  Send out a survey and research the interest.  Fall season same time as football and volleyball. 
Jim- If we have enough girls for a team we should do it.  Other board members agree. 
Coaching changes for 2018-19.  
Rearrangement of trophy case looks great!  Students have done a great job!  
IV.11. Secondary Principal's Report
Discussion:  Sidney wants to have a few kids to take our Intro to Ag class on the DL next year.  Same fee we charge.  Safety and security adding a window to the east side of the art room wall that extends out to the parking lot.  Rick would be able to install it.  (cost savings)  Incentive for kids (sophomores) to permit them to have open campus lunch (downlist). Next year there will be a shortage of chromebooks.  Next years class will be larger. 
Jim- plan for 30 chromebooks for next year.
Tom- Jr.high may not be able to take them home.  
IV.12. Elementary Principal's Report
Discussion:  Wednesday at 2:00 for lockdown drill.   Holly planning a family reading night on April 23, 2018.  
IV.13. Early Childhood & Superintendent's Report
Discussion:  Art Steiner provided feedback on the tornado drill at the early childhood building.  Discussed rationale for advertising for a second music position.  Board agreed to advertise, but the decision to have two positions has not yet been made.  
V. OLD BUSINESS
V.1. Consider/possibly approve 2018-19 School Calendar
Action(s):
Table the 2018-19 school calendar. 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
  • Art Steiner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Proposals for the calendar.
Keri emailed staff.
Conferences on a Monday is overwhelming. 
Move them to the end of the week. 
Monday the 22nd of April having off before Easter.  
Professional Development day having a mid winter break.  In-service at the ESU on the 18th of February.  Move those three days.  Extend the school year.  May 23rd last day and 24th teachers last day.  Non contract after each parent teacher conference. 
Cynthia-How about moving midwinter break to March instead of February. 
Tom- mid-quarter break to keep kids motivated. 
Instead of the 15th February, 
Joe-HS mid-quarter conference.  Elementary end of the quarter conference. 
Modifying a calendar.    
VI. NEW BUSINESS
VI.1. Consider/possibly approve staff resignations
Action(s):
Approve resignation and retirement of Julie Schuler and thanking her for her years of service. 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
Accept Claire Dupre's resignation and thanking her for year of service. Passed with a motion by Art Steiner 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
Accept the resignation of Caleb Wiggins and thank him for his two years of service. 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
  • Art Steiner: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Julie Schuler- health reasons and what is best for me.  Administration has been wonderful and considerate.  Treated me with respect. I hope to sub and it is still my friends and community.  I am not well and I don't know if I can teach the kids.  
VI.2. Discuss entering a partnership with Mitchell for FFA beginning 2018-2019
Discussion:  Mitchell Ag and FFA 
Jim- Met with superintendents, principals and teachers.  
Expand the Ag program, valuable asset to the community.  Mitchell is planning to have their industrial arts teacher begin to teach Ag classes.  Intro to Ag (DL), requirement to move on.  Welding, offer classes wildlife management, small engine mechanics, power and structure.  Broaden the program and offer more.  He would like to be a co-sponsor for FFA, different contests, went to HS in Hemingford.  Willing to to work with Krystal.  Mitchell would like to have their name on the Chapter and recognition.  
Joe- two sponsors can coach more. 
Jim- positive and potential of the program.  
Next step two teachers, and principals to collaborate.  
Win win situation.  Our kids can attend their classes as well.  
Krystal took them to the capital to sit in on legislature debate.  Morrill FFA was recognized.  
VI.3. Report on Head Start partnership relationship with ESU 13
Discussion:  No meeting so no report.  Meeting was re-scheduled.  
VI.4. Consider/possible adoption of preschool & daycare fees for 2018-2019
Action(s):
Accept preschool and daycare fees with changes. Passed with a motion by Art Steiner 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:  To reserve your spot paying for five days a week.  Even though sick they will still pay.  Should we pay late fees or interest?  Pay at the beginning of the month, instead of the end. Discounted rate at the beginning of the month 1st and late fee assessed the 15th to the end of the month.  40.00 late fee.
In order to hold a spot pay for 5 days a week.  
VI.5. Consider/possibly review or approve Administrative Contracts for 2018-2019 year
Action(s):
I Dave Sherrod move to go into closed session for the purpose of discussing Superintendent Sherwood's Contract and potential action on the Contract based on Superintendent Sherwood's performance. The closed session shall include the Board of Education and Superintendent Sherwood. This closed session is necessary to prevent needless injury to the reputation of Superintendent Sherwood and he has not requested an open session on this matter. 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
Cynthia motioned to modify the Superintendent Automatic Extension from a 3 year contract to a two year contract. Passed with a motion by Dr. Cynthia Guerue 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
Dave Sherrod motioned to approve the Administrative leave proposal as presented. 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.
Discussion:  The Board President restated the limitation of the closed session as stated above.  
The closed session commenced at 9:55 p.m.
The Board came out of Executive Session at 10:40 with no action taken.  
VI.6. Consideration/possible action on staff wages and impact to the district
Discussion:  No action taken.  Need more information on benefits.
VII. Next Regular Meeting Date
VII.1. Regular Meeting Date May 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm
VIII. ADJOURNMENT
Discussion:  Meeting adjourned at 11:08 p.m.  

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