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October 12, 2015 at 7:30 PM - BOARD OF EDUCATION-REGULAR MEETING

Minutes
I. Call meeting to order and welcome
Discussion:  Meeting is call to order at 7:34 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 October 12,2015 Regular meeting
Action(s):
with changes: Change agenda item VI. 1. from Shaylyn Lackey to students. 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.
Discussion:  Change agenda item VI. 1. from Shaylyn Lackey to students.
II.2. Approval of the minutes of the Regular September 14, 2014 meeting
II.3. Approval of minutes of the September 18, 2015 Special Budget & Final Tax Request Hearings and Policy Workshop
II.4. Claims Payable
II.5. Financial Reports
II.5.a. Working Monthly Budget
II.5.b. Monthly Budget of Receipts
II.5.c. Activity Accounts
II.5.d. County Treasurers' Report
III. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS
Discussion:  Sons of the Legion will help with the Ag building and invited MPS to take part in the Christmas.
IV. REPORTS
IV.1. Village of Morrill
Discussion:  no report
IV.2. Student Council
Discussion:  Student council doing a fund raiser for picnic tables for outside the school for lunches. Lions Den - for class meetings, FFA meetings etc Student Council will also help with remodel and painting of the weight room. November 11 will have a Veterans Program at the Elementary.
IV.3. Curriculum/Americanism: Stauffer, Guerue, Burdord
Discussion:  no report
IV.4. Building/Grounds/Transportation: Sherrod, Burford, Zwiebel
Discussion:  Two bids for elementary rooftop $94,237 Jerrys Sheet Metal bid (recommended to accept) vs $115,000 Rome Service Incorported Asbestos Removal Environmental Services Inc. $12,460 vs Gary's Cleaning $15,887.63 Demolition of Old Cafeteria Russels Excavation $18,500 vs GEM Construction $29,300
IV.5. Staff Relations: Zwiebel, Burford, Hessler
Discussion:  no report
IV.6. Finance: Hessler, Guerue, Burford, (Zwiebel)
Discussion:  no report
IV.7. Morrill School Foundation: Stauffer, Zwiebel
Discussion:  no report
IV.8. Technology Report
Discussion:  All Access points are installed except 2-3. Professional development through A+ educators - staff web pages. Kahoot and Global Read Aloud. NETA conference ideas to aid students in creating. Socs website training
IV.9. Activity Report
Discussion:  see report Need for updating the weight room. Will need to find sponsors to help with funding the weight room. Will need a clean up group to begin the project
IV.10. Secondary Principal's Report
IV.11. Elementary Principal's Report
IV.12. Superintendent's Report
Discussion:  Met with the Morrill Literary Club with the Sons of the Morrill Legion. Western Nebraska Community Improvement Group met with village members for strategic planning for economic development. Identified members of the 3 communities to meet and develop initiatives for a comprehensive plan for regional economic development. Will look at community needs ie jobs, housing and new businesses.
V. Unfinished Business
V.1. Consider/possibly approve bids HVAC solutions at Elementary, Gymnasium and Kitchen
Action(s):
Motion and second by the Grounds committee to accept the bid from Jerry's Sheet Metal for Elementary Rooftop Air conditioning unit for $94,237 out of the depreciation fund. 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.
V.2. Discuss World Cafe' outcomes and implications for strategic planning
Action(s):
Motion to proceed with planning for daycare, after school, summer school and Ag Ed Facility for 2016-2017 school year 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.
V.2.a. Expansion to Early Childhood Education
V.2.b. Expansion to Extended School Year Services
V.2.b.1. After School Program
V.2.b.2. Summer School Program
V.2.c. Ag Ed Facility Development
VI. NEW BUSINESS
VI.1. Consider/Possibly approve proposal from Shalyn Lackey for a new student club.
Action(s):
Motion to approve Morrill Cooking Club. 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
Motion to approve Morrill High School Gamers Club. 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:  Student proposels Cooking Club - proposal sponsers Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Patterson. 40 students have signed up so far.
VI.2. Consider/possibly approve Justice Peterson's request for early graduation
Action(s):
Motion for early graduation for Justus Peterson pending successful completion of classes. 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.
VI.3. Consider recognizing the Morrill Education Association as the exclusive bargaining agent for 2016-2017
Action(s):
Approved the Morrill Education Association as the exclusive bargaining agent for 2017-2018 Passed with a motion by Dave Sherrod 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.
VI.4. Consider/possibly approve Dutch Wells-Transportation Manager & Jerry Nortness-Activity Custodian
Action(s):
Approval of Dutch Wells as Transportation Manager at $17.50 per hour and Jerry Nortness as Activity Custodian Passed with a motion by Dr. Cynthia Guerue 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.
VI.5. Consider/possible approve bids for asbestos removal from old cafeteria
Action(s):
Motion to approve bid to remove asbestos from old cafeteria by Environmental Services Inc for $12,460 out of the QCPUF 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.
VI.6. Consider/possibly approve bids for demolition of old cafeteria
Action(s):
to approve demolishion of old cafeteria by Russsell's Excavation for $18.500 by QCPUF 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.
VI.7. Consider/possibly approve advertising campaign for student recruitment
Action(s):
Approval for advertising campaign for student recruitment through Bluffs Broadcasting for $7,000. 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.
VI.8. Consider/possibly approve providing transportation for option students from Gering/Scottsbluff
Action(s):
Approval to provide transportation for option students as feasible. Passed with a motion by Billy Stauffer 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
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
VI.9. Consider changes to option out policy
Action(s):
to accept changes to students option enrollment policy 502.02 on first reading. 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.
VI.10. Consider Computer Agreement for Parents/Students as an addition to 504.07 (Exhibit A)
Action(s):
to approve Computer Agreement for Parents/Students as an addition to 504.07 (Exhibit A) 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.
VI.11. Discuss/possibly approve changes to Extra-Curricular Drug Testing Policy 506.50+Exhibit A
Action(s):
approve changes to Extra-Curricular Drug Testing Policy 506.50+Exhibit A on first reading. 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.
VI.12. Discuss NASB annual conference attendance arrangements
Discussion:  Bill Zweibel, Jim Hessler, Cynthia Guerue, David Sherrod and Dick Burford will be attending
VII. NEXT MEETINGS
VII.1. Regular Meeting Date November 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm
VIII. Adjournment
Discussion:  Meeting adjourned at 10/13/15 12:30am

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