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October 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

Minutes
I. Call meeting to order and welcome
Discussion:  Call to order at 7:30 pm
I.1. Pledge of Allegiance
I.2. Roll Call and Welcome
I.3. Notification of Open Meetings Law Posting
I.4. Recognition of Recording
II. CONSENT AGENDA
II.1. Approval of Agenda for September 14,2015 Regular meeting
II.2. Approval of minutes of the August 10, 31 and September 10, 2015 Meetings
II.3. Claims Payable
II.4. Financial Reports
II.4.a. Working Monthly Budget
II.4.b. Monthly Budget of Receipts
II.4.c. Activity Accounts
II.4.d. County Treasurers' Report
III. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS
IV. REPORTS
IV.1. Village of Morrill
Discussion:  Village is in search of a police chief. Monroe Ave project. Village website and Facebook page. Thomas Moore will be here Wednesday at 8:30
IV.2. Student Council
Discussion:  Ryan McMackin Student Council represent. Student involvement Fan of the game Home Coming Hall decorating and judging Dress up days for homecoming Community involvement for the Home Coming Parade Student involvement of making the school a better place water bottle filling water fountains for the schools. Student Council has some ideas for paying for them.
IV.3. Curriculum/Americanism: Stauffer, Guerue, Burdord
Discussion:  No report
IV.4. Building/Grounds/Transportation: Sherrod, Burford, Zwiebel
Discussion:  Get with companies for bids regarding demolishing old cafeteria. Contents of building will need to be gone through before demolition.
IV.5. Staff Relations: Zwiebel, Burford, Hessler
Discussion:  No report
IV.6. Finance: Hessler, Guerue, Burford, (Zwiebel)
Discussion:  Checks signed
IV.7. Morrill School Foundation: Stauffer, Zwiebel
Discussion:  No report
IV.8. Technology Report
Discussion:  Mobius door and alarms systems - still no timeline for completion A+ will be doing education for teachers using computers in the classroom. Website mpslions.socs.net - once adequate content is added the website will be released publicly. Still waiting for shipping of the wireless access points and switches needed to complete wireless project. Equipment is being partially funded by erate government financing. Alarm system still not working. Second amplifier fried twice. Another amplifier is on order. Mobius is confident they can get it fixed.
IV.9. Activity Report
Discussion:  Extracurricular activities goals were centered around Broader, Better and Bigger theory. Currently four girls going through training on how to be a captain. Would like training to be expanded to boys program. Girls will be attending the City Council meeting to see what they can provide to the community. Encourage students to participate in activities. Creation of the Lion's Den student section. Player development - getting students registered with NCAA and NAIA. Providing "customer service" to coaches, referees and bookkeepers for activities. Areas of improvement for activities quality coaches, weight training, bullying not addressed, more youth programs, standards too low, issues not addressed, Student - Lazy students, need weight training, more pride, Athletes reported that a large percentage of students and athletes are engaged in drink and drugs use in our school. Get involved in the Panhandle, Prevention Coalition to get students, parents, coaches teachers and community members. New rule change possibly for 2016 season - Heat schedule for volleyball or put air conditioning in the gym. It is a good thing to have people from others schools come into our school. We should welcome them and show them what a great school Morrill Public Schools is. Athletic director will look into upgrading our weight room. Looking into WPCI to do drug testing, would give kids an out to say "NO". WPCI will also send a policy update. May need a K-9 unit to come through Looking into assemblies that would speak on drugs and alcohol - one is Todd Becker foundation. Would like to have assembly on a monthly basis.
IV.10. Secondary Principal's Report
Discussion:  Will vote on the Fisher Track proposal at Friday meeting
IV.11. Elementary Principal's Report
Discussion:  See report
IV.12. Superintendent's Report
Discussion:  Have had a district administrators meeting with 11 members, one morning a week every other week. Working on philosophy and growth. Also other meeting with ancillary personnel meeting. Review of NeSA scores proficiency continues to go up. ACT testing is not correlating with our NeSA scores. State of Schools Report Kitchen inventory Beatrice Promo
V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
VI. NEW BUSINESS
VII. NEXT MEETINGS
Discussion:  September 18, 2015 at 4:30 PM
VIII. Adjournment

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