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February 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

Minutes
I. Call meeting to order and welcome
Discussion:  Meeting called to order at 1939.
I.1. Roll Call and Welcome
I.2. Pledge of Allegiance
I.3. Approval of the Agenda of the Regular February 9, 2015 Meeting
Action(s):
Approval of the Agenda of the Regular February 9, 2015 Meeting as amended, moving Choir Presentation from 5a to 1i 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.
I.4. Approval of the Minutes of the January 12, 2015 Regular Meeting
Action(s):
Approval of the Minutes of the January 12, 2015 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: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
I.5. Approval of the Minutes of the January 22, 2015 Special Meeting
Action(s):
Approval of the Minutes of the January 22, 2015 Special Meeting 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.
I.6. Approval of the Minutes for the January 27, 2015 Superintendent Interview
Action(s):
Approval of the Minutes for the January 27, 2015 Superintendent Interview Passed with a motion by Billy Stauffer 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.
I.7. Approval of the minutes for the January 28, 2015 Superintendent Interview
Action(s):
Approval of the minutes for the January 28, 2015 Superintendent Interview 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
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
I.8. Approval of the minutes for the January 29, 2015 Superintendent Intervies
Action(s):
Approval of the minutes for the January 29, 2015 Superintendent Interviews 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.
I.9. Choir Presentation
I.10. Awards and/or Honors
Discussion:  Leticia Smith recognized as the driver of the month.
I.11. Public Request to Comment on Specific Agenda Items
Discussion:  Public request to comment. Add a discussion item for the Village of Morrill representative at the regular Board meeting.
II. Business Transactions
II.1. Approval of Bills and Claims and to file financial reports
Action(s):
Approval of Bills and Claims Passed with a motion by Mr. Bill Zwiebel and a second by Dr. Cynthia Guerue.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Yea
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Yea
Approval to file financial reports 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.
III. Unfinished Business
Discussion:  None
IV. New Business
IV.1. Approval of the Certified Staff Negotiated Agreement
Action(s):
Approval of the Certified Staff Negotiated Agreement with the addition of an amendment adding the right to reopen negotiations for the sole purpose of adding early retirement buy out for the 2015-2016 school year Passed with a motion by Mr. Bill Zwiebel 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: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
IV.2. Approval of Superintendent Contract
Action(s):
Approval of Superintendent Contract for Mr. Joseph Sherwood from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017 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.
IV.3. Approval of the 2015-2016 School Calendar
Action(s):
Approval of the 2015-2016 School Calendar 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.
IV.4. Certified Employee Professional Growth Plan Proposal
Action(s):
Approval of Certified Employee Professional Growth Plan Proposal on first reading replacing 409.01 Passed with a motion by Billy Stauffer 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.
V. Student Performance and Program Reports
V.1. High School Principals' Report
Discussion:  Mr. Kent Swearingen went over his written report.
V.2. Elementary/Preschool Director’s Report
Discussion:  Mrs. Keri Homan went over her written report.
V.3. Activities Director’s Report
Discussion:  Mr. Tom Peacock went over his written report.
V.4. Student Council Report
Discussion:  Public speaker for students motivational, Student council - painting lockers and weight room at the high school, colors will need to be approved by the building and grounds committee, Senior class will be using their left over money to donating a sign to put on the crows nest Junior high dance first weekend of March. Once a week have senior high students will mentor elementary students. winter royalty King Jorge Lara and Queen Katie Howell
V.5. Transportation/Building/Grounds Supervisor’s Report
Discussion:  Certified activities bus through Nebraska Machinery Company In review of cost, director would like to review bus routes with building/grounds/transportation committee feels he could reduce cost of transportation by about $30,000. Consideration for smaller buses that are more full efficient. We have a bus that is insured and currently on loan to trial.
V.6. Board of Education, Standing Committees & Board Members Reports
V.6.a. Curriculum/Americanism
Discussion:  None
V.6.b. Buildings/Grounds/Transportation
Discussion:  Bill Zwiebel spoke with Curtis Reisig to help with drainage of water in the north parking lot. Tony Schuller volunteered to haul the rock for free if school pays for the rock if more rock is needed
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 reported on his written report.
VII. Board Discussion
Discussion:  None
VIII. Personnel
Action(s):
Motion and second to go into executive session for discussion of personnel and prevent degradation of character at 2130 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
Motion and second to end closed session 2220 Passed with a motion by Mr. Bill Zwiebel 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: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  No Action Taken
VIII.1. discuss and take possible action-Craig Manley retirement buyout
Discussion:  Agenda Item was tabled.
IX. General Information
IX.1. Next Regular Meeting Date
IX.1.a. March 9, 2015
X. Adjournment
Action(s):
Adjournment at 2230 Passed with a motion by Mr. Bill Zwiebel 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: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.

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