Public Meeting Minutes: January 8, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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January 8, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

January 8, 2018 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. Organization of Board of Education
2.1. Election of Officers
2.1.1. By Board Policy the Superintendent will chair the election of the President and then the newly elected President will preside over the other elections
2.1.1.1. Nominations for Office of President - Vote
Discussion: 

1st nomination Bredvick by Elder 

Vote: 6-0 due to a lack of a second nomination.

2.1.1.1.1. Newly elected President chairs meeting
2.1.1.2. Nominations for Office of Vice-President - Vote
Discussion: 

1st nomination Thomas by Esch   

Vote: 6-0 due to the lack of a second nomination.

2.1.1.3. Nominations for Office of Secretary - Vote
Discussion: 

1st nomination Hauxwell by Hays 

Vote:  6-0 due to a lack of a second nomination.

2.1.1.4. Committee Appointments
Discussion: 

Committee appointments will be determined in the future after members have a chance to share interests with the Board President.

2.1.2. Reappointment of Treasurer
2.1.2.1. By job description the Business Manager is the Treasurer and recording secretary of the minutes of all meetings for the Board of education. We recommend that the Treasurer should be reappointed each year when the Board recognizes and elects officers. The Board would move to appoint the Business Manager as the Treasurer and Recording Secretary for the Board of Education.
Action(s):
Motion to appoint Mr. Rick Haney Treasurer of the McCook Public Schools, District 73-0017, and recording secretary of the Board of Education 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.
3. Reports, Communications & Public Participation
3.1. Public Participation
3.1.1. Student Council Report
Discussion: 

Ms. Neel reported on the activities of the High School Student Council.

3.1.2. McCook Elementary PTO
Discussion: 

Mr. Borland reported on the latest activities of the elementary PTO group.   Fundraising and organization of the Family Fun Night is happening.

3.1.3. Board accepts public comments
4. Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve consent agenda 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.
4.1. Approval of Minutes
Attachments:
4.2. Approval of Expenditures/Payroll for December
Attachments:
4.3. Approve newly revised board policies
5. Reports from Staff Members and Committees
5.1. Policy Committee
Discussion: 

Mrs. Hauxwell reported on the three policies that were approved in the consent agenda and stated that there will be five policies to be addressed at the next meeting.  The next meeting will be on Feb. 6th. 2018.

6. Board and Administrative Comments
6.1. Administrative Comments
Discussion: 

Mr. Norgaard addressed a draft that the administration team has created on teacher evaluations.   This draft is included in the Board packet.  He felt that some updates needed to occur to meet the new framework from the State of Nebraska.  He feels this is a better tool than what we used in the past.

6.1.1. DRAFT Evaluation Tool
Attachments:
6.2. Business Manager Comments
6.3. Board Comments
Discussion: 

Mrs. Thomas thanked the Board for excusing her last month.

7. New Business
7.1. Approve resignation from Fred Gleason
Action(s):
Motion to approve the resignation of Fred Gleason with gratitude for his 14 years of service to McCook Public Schools 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:
7.2. Accept donations from Bison Booster Club in the amount of $24,000.00 for weight room
Action(s):
Motion to approve donation of $24,000 from the Bison Booster Club for the weight room 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:
7.3. Strike Policy File: 801.06 Student Transportation for Extra Curricular Activities
Action(s):
Motion to strike policy file 801.06 Student Transportation for Extra Curricular Activities 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.
Discussion: 

It is my recommendation this policy is removed. 

7.4. Approve resignation from Zach Wieser
Action(s):
Motion to approve the resignation from Zach Wieser with gratitude for his 3 years of service to McCook Public Schools Passed with a motion by Tom Bredvick 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:
8. Positive Comments
Discussion: 

Ms. Neel praised the Thespians for their latest performance where they received a standing ovation.

Mr. Hays stated that the winter music performance was fantastic.

Mrs. Hauxwell thanked the Booster Club for their efforts.  She also praised Mr. Borland for his actions in communication of care and concern for our kids.

Mr. Esch recognized that his daughter student taught here and he wanted to thank all those who were involved with her education.

Mr. Elder attended a church event were he was able to listen to a former MPS student share his testimony and wanted to recognize him for his impact on others.

Mrs. Thomas wanted to recognize Mr. Borland for his efforts and thanked him for the positive impact he is having.

Mr. Bredvick recognized Dawson Brunswick for his leadership and for him being active in the community he lives in.

Mr. Haney recognized the central office staff for all they do.

Mr. Norgaard shared how he was able to visit our different buildings to observe staff and shared how rewarding it is to see our personnel do their jobs.

9. Closed Session
Action(s):
Motion to enter into closed session at 7:20 pm. 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.
Discussion: 

Moved to exit out of closed session at 7:46 pm.

9.1. To protect public interest
9.1.1. Superintendent's Evaluation to Protect from unnecessary damage to reputation
10. Adjournment
Discussion: 

Adjournment by President Bredvick at 7:47 pm

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