Public Meeting Minutes: November 13, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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November 13, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

November 13, 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 on the various activities involving the High School Student Council. slime with 2nd graders, Santa Claus Lane assistance, donations from the pink out fundraiser were a few..

2.1.2. McCook Elementary PTO
Discussion: 

Mr. Tom Bredvick reported the activities and efforts involving the Elementary PTO. They purchased a big screen TV to support the PBIS program, they have published a school calendar to sell, box tops competition has been held, there will be a fun night again this year and it is TBA.

2.1.3. Board accepts public comments
2.1.4. Presentation by Cathy Jones - NORE
Discussion: 

Mr. Norgaard shared some of the details to the NORE trip that is scheduled and pending this summer.

2.1.5. McCook Community College Presentation
Discussion: 

Mr. Andy Long from MCC showed a power point presentation based on the positive relationship that has existed between MPS and MCC.   He wanted to share the mission and basis of MCC with those present at the board meeting.

3. Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve consent agenda 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.
3.1. Approval of Minutes
Attachments:
3.2. Approval of Expenditures/Payroll for October
Attachments:
4. Reports from Staff Members and Committees
4.1. Policy Committee
Discussion: 

Mrs. Hauxwell briefly addressed the policies to be evaluated and presented at the next meeting.  She encouraged those who will be affected by any changes to study them and share their thoughts with her.

4.2. Negotiations Committee
Discussion: 

Mrs. Thomas presented on the first negotiations meeting that was held on Nov. 1st. There will be another meeting tomorrow morning November 14th..

5. Board and Administrative Comments
5.1. Administrative Comments
5.1.1. School Board Conference
Discussion: 

Mr. Norgaard reminded the Board of the NASB conference in Omaha this week.

Normally during the month of November Mr. Norgaard presents data on the state assessments but it is still embargoed so that information will be presented in the near future.

 

5.2. Business Manager Comments
Discussion: 

Mr. Haney reported on the 2017 district audit.  The budget was managed as approved with all funds and we experienced a balanced budget.

He also encouraged any Bison Alumni who are interested in participating in the retooling of the Bison Alumni Network to contact some of the current officer team.

Attachments:
5.3. Board Comments
Discussion: 

Mr. Bredvick reminded the board to make travel plans to Omaha for the NASB state conference this week..

6. New Business
7. Positive Comments
Discussion: 

Ms. Neel complimented the HS Band and other groups who performed at the Elementary on Veterans Day.

Mrs. Hauxwell recognized Kay Meysenburg for her extra efforts involving our students and their successes.

Mr. Hays mentioned the fall choir concert and how enjoyable it was and congratulated all the fall activities and thanked all the coaches/sponsors who have such a positive impact on our kids.

Mr. Elder congratulated Mr. Wiemers for his selection as the Nebraska Coach of the Year as our tennis coach.  He also thanked Mr. Greg Borland for organizing a positive  meet and greet, a new elementary principal event that was recently held.

Mr. Esch wanted to recognize the positive results of the activities of the HS student council.  He also wanted to recognized MCC and MPS for implementing a quality strategic plan for our area.  The partnership between MCC and MPS opens opportunities for our kids which is very beneficial to our youth.

Mrs. Thomas wanted to wish Mr. Troester well and thank him for his efforts as he retires this year from being our varsity volleyball coach.

Mr. Bredvick wanted to thank all those who get involved with our kids outside the classroom and shared what a positive influence they are having on our students.

Mr. Haney thanked Mrs. Cheri Beckenauer  for her efforts with Bison Alumni Network.  He also recognized Lauren Miller for her efforts within our Ag/FFA program.

Mr. Norgaard thanked all the HS groups with helping with Halloween and its activities.  

 

8. Closed Session
Action(s):
Motion to enter into closed session at 8:30 pm Passed with a motion by Bob Elder 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.
Discussion: 

Moved by Bredvick to exit out of closed session at 8:35 pm

8.1. To protect public interest
Discussion: 

Motion to exit out of closed session at 8:30 pm.

8.1.1. Negotiations
9. Adjournment
Discussion: 

Adjournment by President Bredvick at 8:36 pm

10. Items for Review
Attachments:
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