Public Meeting Minutes: April 11, 2016 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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April 11, 2016 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

April 11, 2016 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Opening Procedures
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Rationale: 
 
1.A. Call to order
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
1.B. Roll Call
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
1.C. Excuse absent member(s)
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Motion to excuse Mike Blecha and Shad Stamm from the meeting

 

2. Open meetings law
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 
  1. The Board of Education reserves the right to enter into Closed/Executive Session for 1) the protection of public interest or 2) the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual, and the individual has not requested a public meeting. When making a motion to enter into Closed/Executive Session, the member making such a request should be as specific as possible keeping the previously listed stipulation in consideration. 
  2. If the Board is in agreement, a motion maybe to enter into Closed/Executive Session to 1) discuss a personnel matter, or 2) for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of the individual, or 3) to discuss litigation and for the protection of the public interest.
  3. Action concerning matters discussed in Closed/Executive Session will be acted upon in open session
3. Awards and Recognitions
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
4. Public comment
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

This item is for the public to address the board. Public comment is limited to 30 minutes total and no more than 5 minutes per speaker. Persons having a grievance are encouraged to file a written statement of their concerns following the district grievance policy prior to addressing the board. 

 

5. Consent Agenda
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve the consent agenda as presented with the exception of removing the approval of the minutes. Passed with a motion by Mr. Mike Lutz and a second by Kevin League.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Absent
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Kevin League: Yea
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Lutz: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Yea
  • Shad Stamm: Absent
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.A. Verification of publication and notice
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

To verify that notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Benkelman Post, a legal newspaper for Dundy County Stratton and by written notice to each member of the board, the designated method of giving notice

 

5.B. Adoption of the agenda
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

To adopt the agenda of this meeting. The board reserves the right to change the order of items within the agenda.

 

5.C. Payment of the bills
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
6. Business Meeting
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
6.A. Approval of the minutes
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Action(s):
Motion to approve the minutes of the March 14, 2016 regular board meeting as presented. Passed with a motion by Mr. Mike Lutz and a second by Brad Baney.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Absent
  • Jason Frederick: Nay
  • Amy Haines: Nay
  • Kevin League: Yea
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Lutz: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Yea
  • Shad Stamm: Absent
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.B. Financial Report
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Presentation of the financial status of the district, balances in the various funds, recent/impending activity therein anticipated expenses and planning for future considerations.

 

6.C. Approval of new teacher contract document
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

IF DCSEA and NSEA have reviewed the contract I would like the board to consider it at this meeting. If not we will table the change until fall and do it as part of the teacher negotiations process.

 

6.D. Board calendar
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Based on information from the NASB Budget workshop and the NASB website I have put together a tentative year-long calendar for the board. This calendar contains information about what to expect at the board meetings each month, some information about statutory guidelines and deadlines and hopefully gives us a better ability to anticipate upcoming events at the board level. This is a draft and intended to be a guideline not a carved in stone schedule.

 

6.E. Activity assignments
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The board has already voted to retain head coaches in Girls Golf, Girls Cross Country, Boys Cross Country, Football, Wrestling, Girls Basketball and Boys Basketball. At this time we will have a recommendation for Head Volleyball. 

Naming the final head coach now will allow them to meet with students, schedule camps and work with the rest of the staff to set up summer activities. 

We will address the remainder of the assignments should have them ready to go in May.

6.F. Resignation of certificated staff
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
6.F.1. Accept resignation of Lisa Faimon
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Action should be taken to accept the resignation of Lisa Faimon and thank her for her 3 years of service to the district

 

Action(s):
Motion to accept the resignation of Lisa Faimon and thank her for her 3 years of service to the district Passed with a motion by Kevin League and a second by Amy Haines.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Absent
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Kevin League: Yea
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Lutz: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Yea
  • Shad Stamm: Absent
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.G. Certificated staff hiring recommendation(s) for 2016-2017
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

 

6.G.1. Nathaniel Parker English 7-12
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

We would like to recommend that the contract offer for the 206-2017 school year to Nathaniel Parker be approved. 

 

Action(s):
Motion to approve the contract offer to Nathaniel Parker for the 2016-2017 school year be approved. Passed with a motion by Kevin League and a second by Amy Haines.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Absent
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Kevin League: Yea
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Lutz: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Yea
  • Shad Stamm: Absent
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.G.2. Karla Freudenburg Math 7-12
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

We would like to recommend that the contract offer for the 206-2017 school year to Karla Freudenburg be approved. 

 

Action(s):
Motion to approve the contract offer to Karla Freudenburg for the 2016-2017 school year be approved. Passed with a motion by Sandy Noffsinger and a second by Brad Baney.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Absent
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Nay
  • Kevin League: Yea
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Lutz: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Yea
  • Shad Stamm: Absent
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.G.3. Elementary Special Education
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

We would like to recommend that the contract offer for the 206-2017 school year to ________________be approved. 

 

6.G.4. Stratton Elementary First and Second Grade
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

We would like to recommend that the contract offer for the 206-2017 school year to ______________be approved. 

 

Action(s):
Motion to approve the contract offer to Brittney Firley for the 2016-2017 school year be approved. Passed with a motion by Sandy Noffsinger and a second by Amy Haines.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Absent
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Kevin League: Yea
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Lutz: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Yea
  • Shad Stamm: Absent
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.H. Calendar amendment
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

I would like to schedule fall parent teacher conferences for Thursday October 20. The calendar is very tight that time of  year and that information was not on the adopted calendar

6.I. Vehicle purchase
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Prices of used full sized SUV's are apparently very high right now. I would recommend that we delay any purchase in this category for a while.

 

6.J. Summer projects
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

I would like to recommend the following as major summer projects, in addition to the usual painting, floor finishing, cleaning, etc. 

1. Repair the plumbing at Stratton Elementary. This will include installing tankless water heaters in the building. Two heaters at $**** per unit.

2. Replace the fascia around Benkelman Elementary. We plan to replace it with an engineered wood plank. We have a materials estimate from League's for $4,910 for the siding. It would not include anything with the soffit or changing the lighting above the soffit.

3. Replace the high school commons floor. The plan would be to remove the existing tile and either polish and stain the concrete or use an epoxy finish. Epoxy is around $8.25 per square foot($29,700), stained concrete is in the $5.00 range ($18,000). New vinyl tile is $2-$3 per square foot. The area is around 3600 square feet.

4. Replace the single pane windows and exhaust fans at the high school. More efficient windows with shades and larger fans with variable speed. We plan to work on this ourselves. Purchase the windows and have our staff replace. Cost is about $600 per window.

The order they are listed is the priority I think they should be done in and if we run out of time or it gets to be more money than we want to spend we will stop. I am thinking about $30,000 total for these projects.

6.K. Classified staff pay and Affordable Care Act
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

I would like to at least have a discussion about pay and raises for classified staff along with the upcoming implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the implications it will have for the district. 

ACA will require us to offer an insurance plan which meets certain federal requirements to all of our employees who average over 30 hours a week. We need only offer single not family. The insurance may not cost the employee (assuming they accept our offer) more than 9.5% of their pay. If the plan costs more than that we are required to pay the difference. Also, we only have to offer insurance they do not have to take it.

We will attend a meeting on Thursday the 14th and learn more about ACA and it's implementation. We are already 2 years delayed from the original date of coverage and even this year they delayed the sending of 1095-C forms.

There is also a chance that we may have someone look at our employees to make sure we have all of them on our offer list that belong there. 

7. Reports
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
7.A. Technology report
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
7.B. Elementary principal report
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
7.C. Secondary principal report
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
7.D. Transportation report
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
7.E. Superintendent report
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
7.F. Board and committee reports
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
7.F.1. Board information
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
7.F.2. Finance/Budget/Legislation committee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
7.F.3. Transportation/Facilities/Grounds committee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
7.F.4. Curriculum/Activities/Staff Development committee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
7.F.5. Americanism committee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
7.F.6. Negotiations committee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
8. Adjourn
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
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