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January 12, 2015 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

Minutes
I. Call meeting to order and welcome
I.1. Mr. Schafer administer Oath of Office for new board members
Discussion:  David Sherrod, Billy Stauffer, and Cynthia Guerue were swore in as new Board Members.
I.2. Roll Call and Welcome
I.3. Pledge of Allegiance
I.4. Approval of the Agenda of the Regular Meeting
Action(s):
Approval of the Agenda of the Regular Meeting 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
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
I.5. Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting
Action(s):
Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting 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
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Abstain (With Conflict)
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
I.6. Mr. Schafer -Chair election for President of Board of Education
Action(s):
Chair election for President of Board of Education nominate Jim Hessler 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
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
I.7. Board President-Reorganization of the Board of Directors
Discussion:  Nomination of Bill Zwiebel as Vice-President by Jim Hessler and seconded by Dick Burfordord. Motion Passed 6-0 Nomination of Billy Stauffer as Treasurer by Dave Sherrod and seconded by Dick Burford. Nomination of Dick Burford as Treasurer by Bill Zwiebel and seconded by Billy Stauffer. Dick Burford was elected with a vote of 4-2. Nomination of Cynthia Guerue as Secretary by Billy Stauffer and seconded by Bill Zwiebel. Motion passed 6-0. Committee Appointments: Curriculum/Americanism: Billy Stauffer, Cynthia Guerue, and Dick Burford. Buildings/Grounds/Transportation: Dave Sherrod, Dick Burford, and Bill Zwiebel. Staff Relations: Bill Zwiebel, Dick Burford, and Jim Hessler. Finance: Jim Hessler, Cynthia Guerue, Dick Burford, and Bill Zwiebel. Morrill Schools Foundation: Billy Stauffer and Bill Zwiebel.
I.8. Awards and/or Honors
Discussion:  Mr. Nick Schafer read a letter from Secretary of State John Gale about the Veterans day program.
I.9. Public Request to Comment on Specific Agenda Items
Discussion:  None
II. Business Transactions
II.1. Approval of Bills and Claims
Action(s):
Approval of Bills and Claims Passed with a motion by Mr. Bill Zwiebel and a second by Mr. Dick Burford.
  • 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.
II.2. Approval to file Financial Reports
Action(s):
Approval to file Financial Reports Passed with a motion by Billy Stauffer and a second by Mr. Dick Burford.
  • 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.
III. Unfinished Business
Discussion:  None
IV. New Business
IV.1. Approval of Superintendent as the District's Non-discrimination Compliance Coordinator for 2015
Action(s):
Approval of Superintendent as the District's Non-discrimination Compliance Coordinator for 2015 Passed with a motion by Dr. Cynthia Guerue and a second by Mr. Bill Zwiebel.
  • 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.
IV.2. Approval for using "The Index" as official publication for the district
Action(s):
Approval for using "The Index" as official publication for the district Passed with a motion by Mr. Bill Zwiebel 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.
IV.3. Approval of Platte Valley Bank as depository for the district
Action(s):
Approval of Platte Valley Bank as depository for the district 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
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
IV.4. Approval to renew Line of Credit with Platte Valley Bank
Action(s):
Approval to renew Line of Credit with Platte Valley Bank 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
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
V. Student Performance and Program Reports
V.1. High School Principal’s Report
Discussion:  Mr. Kent Swearingen went home sick so Mr. Nick Schafer offered Kent's report. See attached report.
V.2. Elementary/Preschool Director’s Report
Discussion:  Mrs. Keri Homan went over her report. See attached report.
V.3. Activities Director’s Report
Discussion:  Mr. Tom Peacock reported on the following items: Jr. High Boys BB High School Wrestling at WTC Seeding for PAC tourney Two more home BB games Letter of resigination from Head Golf, Head and Asst. VB
V.4. Student Council Report
Discussion:  Matthew Hessler reported on the following items: Did not have a meeting last month. No complaints. Energy is getting back into high gear after the Christmas break.
V.5. Transportation/Building/Grounds Supervisor’s Report
Discussion:  Mr. Nick Schafer reported on the following items: New bus port. New bus driver. Repairs.
V.6. Board of Education, Standing Committees & Board Members Reports
V.6.a. Curriculum/Americanism
Discussion:  None
V.6.b. Buildings/Grounds/Transportation
Discussion:  None
V.6.c. Staff Relations
Discussion:  None
V.6.d. Finance
Discussion:  None
V.6.e. Morrill Foundation
Discussion:  None
VI. Superintendent's Report
Discussion:  Mr. Nick Schafer went over his report. See attached report.
VII. Board Discussion
VII.1. Staff Negotiations Update
Discussion:  Motion by Cynthia Guerue and seconded by Billy Stauffer to go into executive session at 8:54 for the discussion of Negotiations. Motion passed 6-0. Out of Executive Session at 9:25. No action taken.
VII.2. Elementary Heating and Cooling System
Discussion:  Discussion of what is going on at the Elementary School. Elementary has the new boilers, but some repairs are going to be needed to the remaining portions of the heating and cooling system. Building and grounds committee needs to look at a time line for those repairs.
VIII. Personnel
Discussion:  None
IX. General Information
IX.1. Next Regular Meeting Date
Discussion:  February 9, 2015
X. Adjournment
Discussion:  Adjourn at 9:34

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