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

Minutes
I. Call meeting to order and welcome
I.1. Roll Call and Welcome
Discussion:  Matt Hessler absent
I.2. Pledge of Allegiance
I.3. Approval of the Agenda of the Regular March 9, 2015 Meeting
Action(s):
Approval of the Agenda of the Regular March 9, 2015 Meeting Passed with a motion by Mr. Dick Burford 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.4. Approval of the Minutes of the Regular February 9, 2015 Meeting
Action(s):
Approval of the Minutes of the Regular February 9, 2015 Meeting 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.
I.5. Approval the the minutes for the January 7, 2015 Special Session
Action(s):
Approval the the minutes for the January 7, 2015 Special Session 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.6. Awards and/or Honors
I.6.a. Bo Magrum Science and Technology Award
Discussion:  science and technology conference at Boston College invitation
I.7. Student presentation: National Honor Society
Discussion:  Bo Magrum received a Science and Technology Award to attend a conference at Boston College based upon his ACT score.
I.8. Village of Morrill Report
Discussion:  Tony Schuler reported on the following: Business Expo Property for school to build a house Spring clean up - School group to help
I.9. Public Request to Comment on Specific Agenda Items
II. Business Transactions
Action(s):
Motion to approve bills and claims and file financial reports made 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.1. Approval of Bills and Claims and to file financial reports
III. Unfinished Business
III.1. Early retirement buy-out
Action(s):
Motion made to accept the early retirement for one year. Passed with a motion by Mr. Dick Burford 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: Nay
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mr Schafer reviewed the request of replacement policy 409.01. It could by utilized by 3 possible current staff members. It is a onetime offer during the 2014-2015 school year. The expected buyout savings would be around $35,00 to the district.
III.2. Approve additional funding for completion of concession stands and ADA compliant restrooms.
Action(s):
Approve additional $7000.00 for completion of concession stand and ADA restrooms. 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.
Discussion:  Request for $7,000 additional funding to complete the building of the concession stand. Many items have been donated already and there are some supplies that may be returned at the end of the project. The project is moving along well and almost complete
III.3. Approve 2nd reading of replacement policy 409.01
Action(s):
Motion to approve the replacement of policy 409.01 upon second reading. 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.
Discussion:  Policy will replace the old policy
IV. New Business
IV.1. Food Service Director Report
Discussion:  Betty Waite reported on wellness policy and implementation of wellness policy. The wellness policy will be approved at the next meeting. The Grab and Go breakfasts are going well
IV.2. Approve 2015-2016 administrators' contracts
Action(s):
Motion to approve 2015-2016 principal's contract with Keri Homan, Elementary Principal 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
Motion to approve 2015-2016 principal's contract for Kent Swearingen, High School Principal. 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
Motion to go into executive session for contract negotiation at 9:05. Passed with a motion by Mr. Dick Burford 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
Motion to end executive session at 9:14 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
Motion to approve 2015-2016 1/2 time SPED Director 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. Consider certified staff for renewal for 2015-2016 school year, to be approved at the regular Board meeting in April.
Discussion:  This will be tabled and action will be taken at next board meeting. Letters of intent should be turned in by March 20, 2015.
V. Student Performance and Program Reports
V.1. High School Principal’s Report
Discussion:  See report. Quiz Bowl did well with a third place finish at the most recent meet. NESA testing in April.
V.2. Elementary/Preschool Director’s Report
Discussion:  see report
V.3. Activities Director’s Report
Discussion:  See report in addition we will be hosting 5 track meets this year. Junior High Rule 10 was discussed and need to be compliant with the rule for 2015-2016 school year as many small schools are not. We are currently compliant with Rule 10.
V.4. Student Council Report
Discussion:  Matt Hessler was not present
V.5. Transportation/Building/Grounds Supervisor’s Report
Discussion:  Activity bus is repaired. Route changes were discussed at last transportation/building/grounds meeting. Approval of bids through Weather craft for garage doors that need replaced. Bids were submitted to insurance company. New training and testing curriculum for re-certification of bus drivers will be completed. Testing will be administered by transportation director.
V.6. Board of Education, Standing Committees & Board Members Reports
V.6.a. Curriculum/Americanism
V.6.b. Buildings/Grounds/Transportation
Discussion:  Bids are currently being taken for FFA property project.
V.6.c. Staff Relations
V.6.d. Finance
V.6.e. Morrill Foundation
VI. Superintendent's Report
Discussion:  Motivational presentation discussed to come speak to Junior and Senior High students. One is available from Colorado. Discussion was held on ways to pay for it.
VII. Board Discussion
VII.1. Transportation Procedures
VIII. Personnel
VIII.1. Certified staffing levels for 2015-2016
IX. General Information
IX.1. Next Regular Meeting Date April 13, 2015
Discussion:  Special workshop will be held March 26, at 7:00pm
X. Adjournment
Action(s):
Motion to adjourn at 10:18. 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.

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