Public Meeting Minutes: September 11, 2017 at 6:34 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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September 11, 2017 at 6:34 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

September 11, 2017 at 6:34 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Call to Order
1.1. Roll Call
1.2. Recognition of Open Meeting Law
1.3. Pledge of Allegiance
1.4. Oath of Office - Student Board Member - JoAnn Neel
Discussion: 

Mr. Bredvick and Joann Neel recited the oath of office as being the 2017-2018 student representative to the Board.

Attachments:
2. Reports, Communications & Public Participation
2.1. Public Participation
2.1.1. Student Council Report
Discussion: 

Ms. Neel reported on a 5th qtr dance after the football game last Friday.   The drug and alcohol free pledge is being supported by our students.   The homecoming dance will be on October 14th.

2.1.2. McCook Elementary PTO
Discussion: 

The PTO is looking at developing an activity calendar this year that will be a fundraiser for their group.  They plan to support our staff with meals again and plan to support reading with their annual book fair.

2.1.3. Board accepts public comments
Discussion: 

None

2.1.4. Kate Repass - Write Tools Training
Discussion: 

Mrs. Repass reported on the write tools program and training that needs to be held this year (Oct 19th).   Mrs. Repass asked the Board to support giving the elementary that day for this staff development activity and shared the costs savings with that date.  This would be a calendar change from the adopted 2018 schedule.

3. Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve consent agenda Passed with a motion by Teresa Thomas and a second by Brad Hays.
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Brian Esch: Yea
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Brad Hays: Yea
  • Teresa Thomas: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.1. Approval of Minutes
Attachments:
3.2. Approval of Expenditures/Payroll for August
Attachments:
3.3. Approve newly revised board policies
Attachments:
4. Reports from Staff Members and Committees
4.1. Policy Committee
Discussion: 

Mrs. Hauxwell shared the plans and activities of the policy committee along with their thoughts and ideas of things for the next meeting.  Next meeting would be on Oct 3rd.

4.2. Facilities Committee
Discussion: 

Mrs. Hauxwell reviewed the concepts and issues to be addressed with our facilities that the committee has discussed.

4.3. Activities Committee
Discussion: 

Mrs. Thomas reviewed concepts and concerns which included some forms that our students are required to fill out.   Lettering in music/dance was discussed and will be addressed for this year.  Implementing an academic letter would also be researched. Purchasing uniforms was also discussed with protocols to be put into place.  Select choir will be chosen from current choir members.

5. Board and Administrative Comments
5.1. Administrative Comments
Discussion: 

Mr. Norgaard shared the minutes from both the facilities and activities committee meeting.  He also encouraged the board to notify Deb Meyers if they are going to attend the NASB state conference in November so she can make reservations.  The conference for next year will be at the Quest Center down town Omaha.   He also shared that the administration is developing a safety and crises (I Love You Guys) plan that will be adopted for our district.  Mr. Craig Dickes is the leader along with Mr. Norgaard.  This new plan is similar to what we have had in the past with a few changes that reflect the what the state recommends.  The board attended the NASB area meeting in North Platte which proved to be rewarding.

5.2. Business Manager Comments
Discussion: 

Mr. Haney shared that our districts audit will be conducted over the next two days.  He also shared that the next 10 weeks will be filled with both state and federal reporting involving funding and grants.

5.3. Board Comments
Discussion: 

Mrs. Hauxwell thanked the staff involved with making the corrections to our facilities that the facilities committee recommends.

Mr. Hays welcomed Ms. Neel for joining the board as a student representative.

 

6. New Business
6.1. Approve donation from McCook National Bank in the amount of $1213.70 from the Bison Debit Cards
Action(s):
To accept the donation of $1213.70 from McCook National Bank from the Bison Debit Cards program Passed with a motion by Brad Hays and a second by Bob Elder.
  • Tom Bredvick: Abstain (With Conflict)
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Brian Esch: Abstain (With Conflict)
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Brad Hays: Yea
  • Teresa Thomas: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.2. Approve donation for $750.00 from 2017 MHS Senior Celebration for tennis group
Action(s):
To accept a donation for $750 from the 2017 MHS Senior Celebration for Tennis Passed with a motion by Tom Bredvick and a second by Loretta Hauxwell.
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Brian Esch: Yea
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Brad Hays: Yea
  • Teresa Thomas: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.3. Consideration of approval of the Budgets for all funds for the 2017-2018 school year
Action(s):
To approve the Budgets for all funds for the 2017-2018 school year Passed with a motion by Tom Bredvick and a second by Teresa Thomas.
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Brian Esch: Yea
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Brad Hays: Yea
  • Teresa Thomas: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.4. Consideration of Approval of the 2017-2018 Tax Request Resolution for the General Fund, and Bond Fund in the amount of $7,811,657.75.
Action(s):
Motion of approval of the 2017-2018 Tax Request Resolution for the General Fund, and Bond Fund in the amount of $7,811,657.75 Passed with a motion by Tom Bredvick and a second by Bob Elder.
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Brian Esch: Yea
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Brad Hays: Yea
  • Teresa Thomas: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.5. Removal of Policy File 607.11 Comparability of Instructional Program Support.
Action(s):
Moved to remove Policy FGile 607.11 Comparability of Instructional Program Support Passed with a motion by Loretta Hauxwell and a second by Brian Esch.
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Brian Esch: Yea
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Brad Hays: Yea
  • Teresa Thomas: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7. Positive Comments
Discussion: 

Mrs. Hauxwell enjoys all the activities and events of our district.  She is very impressed with the teaching that is going on by the coaches and sponsors.

Ms. Neel thanked MNB for their continued support of our district.

Mr. Elder wanted to say thank you to all the board members for all they do for our district and its kids.  This board has great character.  It is nice to work together.  He wanted to thank Mr. Bredvick for his leadership.   He also stated that is nice to see the new staff and their bio's in the paper.  Thanks to the Gazette.

Mr. Hayes shared on the 18th of August the facilities committee did a tour and shared how nice the changes are.   He also shared how there is going to be a motivational speaker that will come to McCook address our Community along with some of our students.

Mrs. Thomas thanked all those who are working to raise money for the senior celebration.

Mr. Esch attended two committee meetings recently (finance and activities) and shared how impressed he was with the school personnel and how well they were prepared.  He also thanked all those involved with organizing the eclipse activities.  He also thanked Ms. Neel for joining the Board.  

Mr. Bredvick recognized and thanked the present and past boards for their efforts in showing fiscal responsibility and planning.  

Mr. Haney complimented the new staff for their efforts and shared how well they are fitting in with our current staff.

Mr. Norgaard recognized the new administrators (Mr. Borland and Mr. Dickes) who are making a positive impact in our district.  He also recognized Kate Repass and Lori Jumps for their involvement with organizing the eclipse events for our district.

8. Adjournment of meeting by President Bredvick at 7:52 pm
Discussion: 

Adjournment by President Bredvick at 7:52 pm

9. Items for Review
Attachments:
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