Public Meeting Minutes: December 11, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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December 11, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

December 11, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Call to Order
Action(s):
Motion to excuse Mrs. Thomas from this meeting Passed with a motion by Loretta Hauxwell and a second by Brian Esch.
  • Teresa Thomas: Absent
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Brian Esch: Yea
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Brad Hays: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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 High School Student Council and the activities and events they have and will be hosting.

2.1.2. McCook Elementary PTO
Discussion: 

Mr. Bredvick reported for the McCook Elementary PTO.  He stated they will host an organizational meeting in January along with a family fun night planning meeting to follow later.   Staff has received holiday money to spend on their class.

2.1.3. Board accepts public comments
Discussion: 

Mrs Davidson's High School One Act Play group attended and was recognized for their efforts involving their performances.

Mrs. Hauxwell stated how this is an example of excellence in education.  She also thanked all those who supported this group behind the scenes.  She thanked this group for representing our school with their skills and abilities.

Mr. Bredvick praised them for how they portrayed this history well.

Mr. Gross shared how they made McCook High School proud.

Mr. Esch encouraged the group to visit the Holocost museum some time in their lives.

The students shared how rewarding and challenging this was along with how much work went into it.  They thanked Mrs. Davidson for her support and praised her for all she did.  They also shared how great of a team this group was.

Mrs. Davidson shared how talented this group was and appreciated how hard they worked to accomplish the successes they achieved.

 

 

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

The committee sent through to the consent agenda the policy changes and modifications they addressed and recommend for Board adoption.

Next meeting will be Thursday January 4th.

4.2. Facilities Committee
Discussion: 

Mrs. Hauxwell shared that the elementary facility was discussed with some possible items being addressed in the future.   Classroom updates in the High School were identified.  The roofing updates were discussed.   Junior High wall issues are being studied by W-Design.   Bleacher improvements at the track were discussed.   Tennis courts refurbishment will happen this summer.   The new playground equipment has been installed.

Attachments:
4.3. Negotiations Committee
Discussion: 

Mr. Bredvick reported that negotiations has reached a tentative settlement that is to be presented and voted on later in this meeting.

4.4. Report to the Board of Education on Student Performance on state and National Assessments
Discussion: 

Mr. Norgaard reported on the latest assessment scores and how well we did as a district.  This report compares our districts scores and the states average scores in both the ACT and NeSA assessments.  He also reported that our state assessments continue to change with new requirements and systems.

The data revealed that McCook Public Schools out performed the state and national averages in about every area and at every level.

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

Mr. Norgaard reported on the NASB State Conference and the value that it brings to our Board.  He thanked those who attended.

5.2. Business Manager Comments
Discussion: 

Mr. Haney reported on some projects and equipment purchases that were budgeted for and approved by the Board last fall.

5.3. Board Comments
Discussion: 

Mr. Bredvick thanked those Board members who attended the NASB State Conference.

6. New Business
6.1. Approve donation of $700.00 from McCook Area Sertoma Club to High School Tennis Program
Action(s):
Motion to approve the donation of $700 from the Sertoma Club for the McCook Tennis Program Passed with a motion by Brian Esch and a second by Brad Hays.
  • Teresa Thomas: Absent
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Brian Esch: Yea
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Brad Hays: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.2. Approve donation of $700 from McCook Seroma Club to High School Math Club
Action(s):
Motion to approve the donation of $700 from the McCook Sertoma Club to High School Math Club Passed with a motion by Loretta Hauxwell and a second by Bob Elder.
  • Teresa Thomas: Absent
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Brian Esch: Yea
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Brad Hays: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.3. Approve 2018-2019 Negotiated Agreement
Action(s):
Motion to approve the negotiated agreement to be 3.58 % Passed with a motion by Tom Bredvick and a second by Bob Elder.
  • Teresa Thomas: Absent
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Brian Esch: Yea
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Brad Hays: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

This negotiated agreement included a base increase of $1,100 with no insurance premium or deductible increase or changes.

6.4. Accept resignation from Kate Repass
Action(s):
Motion to accept the resignation of Kate Repass with appreciation for her 8 years of service to McCook Public Schools Passed with a motion by Tom Bredvick and a second by Loretta Hauxwell.
  • Teresa Thomas: Absent
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Brian Esch: Yea
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Brad Hays: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.5. Accept resignation from Rick Haney
Action(s):
Motion to accept the resignation from Mr. Haney with gratitude for his 30 years if service to McCook Public Schools Passed with a motion by Tom Bredvick and a second by Brian Esch.
  • Teresa Thomas: Absent
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Brian Esch: Yea
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Brad Hays: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7. Positive Comments
Discussion: 

Ms. Neel thanked the school counselors for all they do for the students.

Mrs. Hauxwell thanked Mr. Gross for his study and comparison involving our conference schools and recognized the english teachers for their efforts.

Mr. Hays thanked Mr. Haney for his efforts involving the budgeting process.

Mr. Elder thanked both Mrs. Repass and Mr. Haney for all they did for our students. He also shared what a positive event the NASB is with the speakers and presenters.

Mr. Esch thanked both Mrs. Repass and Mr. Haney for doing all they do to help parents succeed with the development of their kids.  He also thanked the District for allowing the Board to attend the NASB State Conference.  He also pointed out the influence that a single person can have on the lives of our students.

Mr. Bredvick is thankful for our community and the support they provide to our school system.

Mr. Haney thanked all those who play a roll in the advancement and progress of our district.  It takes a team of people to accomplish great things and our district is continually accomplishing great things with very capable people.

Mrs. Repass recognized McCook Public Schools and stated that her decision to work there was one of the best career decision she had made.

Mr. Norgaard recognized Kate and Rick for all they have done for our district.    He also recognized Mrs. Davidson and the staff for all they do to develop our students.   He also thanked the community for their support of our FFA program.

8. Closed Session
Discussion: 

Moved to exit out of closed session at 8:37 PM.

8.1. To protect public interest
8.1.1. Negotiations
Action(s):
Motion to enter into closed session at 8:15 pm Passed with a motion by Loretta Hauxwell and a second by Tom Bredvick.
  • Teresa Thomas: Absent
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Brian Esch: Yea
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Brad Hays: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

Motion to exit out of closed session at 8:37 pm

8.1.2. Superintendent's Evaluation to Protect from unnecessary damage to reputation
Action(s):
Moved to enter into closed session at 8:52 pm Passed with a motion by Tom Bredvick and a second by Brian Esch.
  • Teresa Thomas: Absent
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Brian Esch: Yea
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Brad Hays: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

Moved to exit out of closed session at 9:35 pm

9. Adjournment
Discussion: 

Moved by President Bredvick to adjourn at 9:36 pm

10. Items for Review
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