Public Meeting Minutes: August 8, 2016 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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August 8, 2016 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

August 8, 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
Action(s):
Motion to excuse Sandy Noffsinger and Mike Blecha from this meeting Passed with a motion by Kevin League and a second by Mr. Mike Lutz.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Absent
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Kevin League: Yea
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Lutz: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Absent
  • Shad Stamm: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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:  Information Item
Rationale: 

Welcome to the Dundy County Stratton Public Schools Board of Education Meeting.  The Board welcomes citizens to attend board meetings to become acquainted with the programs and operations of the district.  Members of the public are also encouraged to share their ideas and opinions with the Board during the agenda item labeled “Public Items”.  Comments or questions from the audience at any other time during the meeting except for the agenda item “Public Items” will out of necessity be declared out of order.

The Nebraska Open Meetings Act prevents the board from speaking to a matter that is not on the agenda.  Please understand that the board may be unable to address your issue during the meeting.  It is not permissible for the board to comment on items not listed for the protection of the public’s right to know and participate in the discussion of items that do come before the board and stated appropriately in the meeting agenda.  

During this agenda item “Public Items” we ask that you abide by the following rules:

Public Comment Protocol and Procedures

  1. Anyone wishing to speak to the board on specific agenda items or on other topics relevant to board business must complete a Public Comment Request Card and submit it to the Board President prior to the opening of the meeting.   The public will only be recognized and their comments heard at Item “Public Items” on the board agenda.  The total time allotted for the public comment will not exceed thirty minutes and each member of the public will be allotted not more than five minutes to address the Board.  If a group wishes to speak, please designate one spokesperson for the group.

  2. Please state your name and the topic you are addressing before you begin.  

  3. Speakers are asked to direct their questions and comments to the chair.  A member of the Board of Education or the Superintendent may direct clarifying questions to the chair, but the board will not under any circumstance enter into a debate with any the member of the public.

  4. Speakers may offer objective criticism of district operations and programs, but the Board would encourage members of the public to address complaints concerning individual district personnel through the proper chain of command.  The chair may direct the member of the public to the appropriate means to address concerns brought before the Board; however, the board will not respond with action but will take comments under advisement and direct the comments to the appropriate staff member to address outside of the board meeting.

  5. Please remember that is a public meeting for the conduct of business of the Dundy County Stratton Public School District. Offensive language, personal attacks and hostile conduct will not be tolerated. You should further be advised that there is no legal protection for any comments that are made. 

  6. As stated in NEB. REV. STAT. § 79-570 Class I, II, III, IV, or VI school district; president; meetings; maintenance of order.  

    If any district meeting of a Class I, II, III, IV, or VI school district any person conducts himself or herself in a disorderly manner and persists in such conduct after notice by the president or person presiding, the president or person presiding may order such person to withdraw from the meeting and, if the person refuses, may order any person or persons to take such person into custody until the meeting is adjourned.

  7. As stated in NEB. REV. STAT. § 79-571 Class I, II, III, IV, or VI school district; meetings; disorderly conduct; penalty. 

Any person who refuses to withdraw from such meeting on being so ordered as provided in section 79-570 or who willfully disturbs such meeting shall be guilty of a Class V misdemeanor. 

5. Consent Agenda
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve the consent agenda as presented with the exception of moving item 5.H Student handbook approval to the business agenda and Staff Handbook. Passed with a motion by Amy Haines and a second by Mr. Mike Lutz.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Absent
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Kevin League: Yea
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Lutz: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Absent
  • Shad Stamm: Yea
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. Approval of the minutes
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments:
5.D. Payment of the bills
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments:
5.E. Final activity assignments
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

Mike, Mike and Adam should have activity assignments finalized. These should be approved during the consent agenda. The policy will be forthcoming to make these assignments an administrative function.

 

Attachments:
5.F. Classified staff handbook approval
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

This document has not been updated in some time. I made some revisions and changed the format a little. It is somewhat modeled after Crete Public Schools using our information.

Attachments:
6. Business Meeting
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
6.A. Staff handbook approval
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Action(s):
Motion to approve the staff handbook for 2016-2017 Passed with a motion by Jason Frederick and a second by Kent Lorens.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Absent
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Kevin League: Yea
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Lutz: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Absent
  • Shad Stamm: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.B. Student handbook approval
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The handbooks have been updated and are ready for your approval

 

Action(s):
Motion to approve the 2016-2017 student handbook as presented. Passed with a motion by Jason Frederick 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: Absent
  • Shad Stamm: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.C. Financial Report
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Action(s):
Motion to approve the financial report as presented Passed with a motion by Jason Frederick and a second by Kent Lorens.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Absent
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Kevin League: Yea
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Lutz: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Absent
  • Shad Stamm: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.D. Board budget discussion
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

This agenda item for the purpose of discussing the budeget for the 2016-2017 school year as well as the potential tax request for 2017. 

 

6.E. Approval of teaching contract
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

We have found a certificated teacher to replace Cindy McVicker in Title I. We would like to recommend Chris Watt for this position. Mr. Watt is a graduate of Stratton High and was most recently employed by Holdrege Schools. He has endorsements in Social Studies, Coaching, Drivers Education and Counseling as well as Elementary Education.

This means Tracy Lambley will stay in Special Education for now and Courtney Nix will be her aide. Courtney will continue working towards her degree in Elementary Special Education. 

 

Action(s):
Motion to approve the teaching contract for Chris Watt for the 2016-2017 school year Passed with a motion by Kevin League and a second by Mr. Mike Lutz.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Absent
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Kevin League: Yea
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Lutz: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Absent
  • Shad Stamm: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.F. NASB Area meetings
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The NASB area meetings are coming up soon, plan to sign up. Th first meeting is in Kearney on september 1 in Kearney, the second is in North Platte on Sept. 28. Registration begins at 3:30MT at both sites. Let Crissy, Stacey or myself know if you need to be signed up. There is a $20 cancellation fee. Mike B., Amy, Jason and Kevin should be receiving awards this year. 

 

Attachments:
6.G. 2017-2018 Negotiations committee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The board should select their negotiatiors. The committee for 2016-2017 negotiations was Sandy Noffsinger, Chair, Amy Haines - Past Chair, Kent Lorens and Jason Frederick. The president may appoint the committee or it may be done via a motion. 

 

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
Attachments:
7.E. Superintendent report
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Attachments:
7.F. Board and committee reports
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
7.F.1. Board information
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Attachments:
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
Action(s):
at 8:43 Passed with a motion by Kevin League and a second by Kent Lorens.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Absent
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Kevin League: Yea
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Lutz: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Absent
  • Shad Stamm: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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