Public Meeting Minutes: October 9, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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October 9, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

October 9, 2017 at 6:30 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
2. Reports, Communications & Public Participation
2.1. Public Participation
2.1.1. Student Council Report
Discussion: 

Ms. Neel reported that the John O'Leary presentation was attended by a few MHS students.  Homecoming is this week.  A penny fundraiser for the make-a-wish foundation is being held currently with the winner being allowed to get a pie in the face.

2.1.2. McCook Elementary PTO
Discussion: 

n/a

2.1.3. Board accepts public comments
Discussion: 

Ms. Dotti Park and Tysha Ellis reported they have four kids (grand kids) in our system and worried about the kids and busing.   Lights were not flashing and stop sign was not extended while kids were loading and unloading.  This needs to be corrected for the safety of the kids.

Kerri Unger voiced her concern about the new walking procedure that has been implemented at McCook Elementary.   She felt that the kids should be able to have free play and not be regulated or made to walk.

Mandy Dame also voiced her opinion about the new walking program at McCook Elementary.  Kids should learn how to be bumped down and get back up again.  She felt that there should have been more information provided to the parents about the change.

3. Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve consent agenda Passed with a motion by Teresa Thomas 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.
3.2. Approval of Expenditures/Payroll for September
Attachments:
4. Reports from Staff Members and Committees
4.1. Policy Committee
Discussion: 

Mrs. Hauxwell discussed some of the changes to the policies being addressed through the policy committee.  The new policies being addressed next should be shaped with the other board members input due to their focus and topics. (Programs or finance committee members).

Next meeting will be November 7th.

5. Board and Administrative Comments
5.1. Administrative Comments
5.1.1. Report to Board on Safety Audit
Discussion: 

Mr. Norgaard reported that the NeSA scores have been provided to the schools but are still embargoed.   He wants the district to know that the number of standards on this test have increased and some of the elements have changed.   Thus, scores will reflect these changes.  Over a course of time the schools will adapt to the new standards and scores will improve.

The teacher evaluation tool has been introduced and the administrative team is now proceeding forward with developing this tool for state and board approval.  This tool should align closer to the standards established by the state to what a quality teacher looks like.  This is a tool for the ensuing years and not this year.

Formative assessments and CRT's will be evaluated for their depth of knowledge with changes being made to insure there are higher levels of understanding/learning occurring in our classrooms.

The safety audit was conducted with few concerns to be addressed.

 

Attachments:
5.2. Business Manager Comments
Discussion: 

Mr. Haney stated that the audit has been completed and a draft of is has been provided to the business office.  When the formal audit has been released the board will receive a copy.  The draft shows that the General Fund has experienced a positive balance of roughly $20,000 to end the 2017 fiscal year.

5.3. Board Comments
Discussion: 

Mrs. Hauxwell asked the board members to do some research involving new programs to be developed.

Mr. Elder thanked those who attended the meeting and shared their opinions.

Ms. Neel recognized the band for their performance at the Harvest of Harmony parade.

Mr. Esch shared that the finance committee visited with our auditors in a post audit phone interview and they reported that the business processes and procedures conducted in our business office were sound in practice and they had no concerns.

6. New Business
6.1. Accept donation to AG Program from Doug Hauxwell family in the amount of $2,934.56 for learning labs
Action(s):
Motion to accept donation to AG program from Doug Hauxwell family in the amount of $2,934.56 for learning labs Passed with a motion by Bob Elder 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.
Attachments:
6.2. Approve the Safety Audit
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Safety Audit as presented Passed with a motion by Tom Bredvick 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: 

Ms. Neel thanked the faculty and students for decorating the High School.

Mr. Hays recognized the softball team who qualified for state.

Mr Esch thanked the staff for the work they do in preparation for PTC.  He also recognized the staff who are involved with fall activities and thanked them for their efforts.

Mrs. Thomas thanked those involved with the health and wellness day recently held.  She also appreciated our safety audit and wanted to thank our custodial staff for their efforts.

Mr. Elder congratulated the softball team and thanked all those involved with helping with the district tournament.

Mrs. Hauxwell wanted to recognize our schools groups for all the sportsmanship they display and the successes they produce.

Mr. Bredvick wanted to thank those involved with teaching our students leadership and time management skills.  He stated what an important roll these staff play in our students futures.

Mr. Haney recognized the business office staff for all the work they do and thanked them for the detail and accurate work they do every day.

Mr. Norgaard recognized Linda Wood for her being the HAL director.  He shared how a recent HAL field trip to the Henry Doorly zoo was a great success.

8. Adjournment
Discussion: 

Adjournment by President Bredvick at 7:30 pm.

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