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May 11, 2015 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

Minutes
I. Call meeting to order and welcome
I.1. Roll Call and Welcome
Action(s):
Excuse Bill Zweibel and Dick Burford 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
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Absent
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
I.2. Pledge of Allegiance
I.3. Approval of the Agenda of the Regular May 11, 2015 Meeting
I.4. Approve the Minutes of the Regular April 13, 2015 meeting
I.5. Awards and/or Honors
I.6. Public Request to Comment on Specific Agenda Items
I.7. Public Request to Comment on Items Not on the Agenda
II. Village of Morrill Report
Discussion:  Tony Schuler not present
III. Business Transactions
III.1. Approval of Bills and Claims and to file financial reports
IV. Unfinished Business
IV.1. Approve Salary for Secondary Principal
Action(s):
Increase by 2.5% 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
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Absent
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Regarding raises for principals at 2.5% rather than 4% increase proposed
IV.2. Approve Salary for Elementary Principal
Action(s):
2.5% wage increase Passed with a motion by Billy Stauffer and a second by Dave Sherrod.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Absent
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Absent
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
IV.3. Shamrock Foods program proposal
Discussion:  Jan Harvey presented a Primary Distribution Agreement with Shamrock Foods for the lunch program. She discussed the available computer program, meal samples, inventory assistance and cost savings to the district.
IV.4. Discuss and possibly accept bid for the replacement of the intercom and master clock module in the high school office
Action(s):
Table motion to replace intercom 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
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Absent
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Action communication did not get bid in before time of meeting. Will table the item for now
IV.5. Discuss and possibly accept bid fto install a water pump to our existing well and connect line to the UGSS.
Action(s):
Will table the item until an additional bid is received. 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
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Absent
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  We currently have 2 bids. One from Fischer and one Luikens. Will table the item for now
V. New Business
V.1. ESU-13 Contract services
Discussion:  Administration will get an estimate of cost for ESU-13 contracted services in the next month and then place on the agenda for next month.
V.2. Approve hiring Alex Magnuson as high school Language Arts teacher.
Discussion:  Discussion to approve contract for one year.
VI. Student Performance and Program Reports
VI.1. NHS project proposal
Discussion:  Updated the Board on the current NHS service project proposal of cleaning up the south side of the track and replanting with buffalo grass.
VI.2. High School Principal’s Report
VI.3. Elementary/Preschool Director’s Report
VI.4. Activities Director’s Report
VI.5. Student Council Report
VI.6. Transportation/Building/Grounds Supervisor’s Report
VI.7. Board of Education, Standing Committees & Board Members Reports
VI.7.a. Curriculum/Americanism
VI.7.b. Buildings/Grounds/Transportation
VI.7.c. Staff Relations
VI.7.d. Finance
VI.7.e. Morrill Foundation
VII. Superintendent's Report
VIII. Board Discussion
VIII.1. Discussion of teaching positions
Discussion:  Spanish teacher candidate possibly in the works. Still have an Information Technology position available will advertise in the paper with competitive salary.
VIII.2. Discuss information from NASBO conference
Discussion:  We have until 2016 to comply with the Affordable Care Act. Deb will have training June 8, 2015.
VIII.3. Discussion of Cafeteria Inventory
Discussion:  Will get complete report at the end of the school year.
IX. Personnel
IX.1. Accept resignation from Angela Gibreal
IX.2. Accept resignation from Angel Jimenez
X. General Information
X.1. Next Regular Meeting Date, June 8, 2015
XI. Adjournment
Discussion:  Motion to adjourn at 10:45 with motion by Cynthia Guerue and Second by Billy Stauffer. All in favor.

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