Public Meeting Minutes: February 12, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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February 12, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

February 12, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Call to Order
Action(s):
to excuse Mrs. Thomas from this meeting Passed with a motion by Tom Bredvick and a second by Loretta Hauxwell.
  • Teresa Thomas: Absent
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Brian Esch: 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:  Mr. Bredvick reported for the High School Student Council activities.   Color Day was a huge success, Community Service Recycling project is going well,  the group will be going to Brookdale for Bingo with the residents, School Spirit Committee provided snacks to speech team to support them and to wish them good luck.  
2.1.2. McCook Elementary PTO
Discussion:  No report...
2.1.3. Board accepts public comments
Discussion:  No Public Comments...
3. Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve consent agenda Passed with a motion by Bob Elder and a second by Brad Hays.
  • Teresa Thomas: Absent
  • Brian Esch: Yea
  • Brad Hays: Yea
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.1. Approval of Minutes
Attachments:
3.2. Approval of Expenditures/Payroll for January
Attachments:
3.3. Approve newly revised board policies
4. Reports from Staff Members and Committees
4.1. Policy Committee
Discussion:  Mrs. Hauxwell and Mr. Norgaard reported upon the policies the committee has been revising for board approval.  There are also policies to review for the March meeting attached.  The 5th of March would be the next Policy Committee Meeting.
5. Board and Administrative Comments
5.1. Administrative Comments
Discussion:  Mr. Norgaard discussed a proposed school calendar and any changes it has for the 2018-19 year. 
Mr. Gross and Mrs. Williams both discussed and answered questions involving our proposed 1x1 technologies replacement in the High School (Chrome Books).  Several positives were identified along with some minor limitations.
Attachments:
5.2. Business Manager Comments
Discussion:  Mr. Haney discussed the status of our districts accounts recoding that is in process.  We are in the discovery phase and getting ready to enter into the development phase.
5.3. Board Comments
Discussion:  Mr. Bredvick stated that Board Committee assignments have been completed.
6. New Business
6.1. Approve Resignation(s)
6.1.1. Approve resignation of Haley Wurst - 3rd grade
Action(s):
approve the resignation of Haley Wurst with gratitude for her one year of service to McCook Public Schools. Passed with a motion by Loretta Hauxwell and a second by Brad Hays.
  • Teresa Thomas: Absent
  • Brad Hays: Yea
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Brian Esch: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.1.2. Approve resignation from Meghan Gregg, School Psychologist
Action(s):
approve the resignation of Meghan Gregg with appreciation for her one year of service to McCook Public Schools. Passed with a motion by Bob Elder and a second by Brian Esch.
  • Teresa Thomas: Absent
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Brian Esch: Yea
  • Brad Hays: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.2. Accept donation from McCook National Bank - Debit card
Action(s):
accept the donationof $1866.75 from McCook National Banks - Debit Card program with gratitude. Passed with a motion by Brad Hays and a second by Loretta Hauxwell.
  • Teresa Thomas: Absent
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Brian Esch: Yea
  • Brad Hays: Yea
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.3. Approve contract for John T. Brazell for Business Manager
Action(s):
approve the administrative contract for Business Manager for the 2018-19 year. Passed with a motion by Brian Esch and a second by Brad Hays.
  • Teresa Thomas: Absent
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Brian Esch: Yea
  • Brad Hays: Yea
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.4. Approve File 801.07 Safe Pupil Transportation Plan
Action(s):
approve File 801.07 Safe Pupil Transportation Plan as presented. Passed with a motion by Tom Bredvick and a second by Bob Elder.
  • Teresa Thomas: Absent
  • Brian Esch: Yea
  • Brad Hays: Yea
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.5. Approve Purchase of Chromebooks for High School's one-to-one program
Action(s):
approve the purchase of Chromebooks as presented. Passed with a motion by Brian Esch and a second by Brad Hays.
  • Teresa Thomas: Absent
  • Brad Hays: Yea
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Brian Esch: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
7. Positive Comments
Discussion:  Mr. Hays recognized Ethan Scott for his efforts in the training room.  He also thanked Coach Gross for his help with Hunter and his college transition.
Mr. Esch thanked the administration for the presentation on the 1x1 tech adoption options and the valuable information.  He also thanked the coaches and sponsors for all they do for our kids during the winter months.
Mr. Elder thanked the maintenance staff for their efforts involving snow removal.  
Mrs. Hauxwell wanted to thank the Color Day Committee for how they organized and ran the actives with Color Day.
Mr. Haney thanked the central office staff for their efforts with the changes to our coding and accounting.
Mr. Bredvick recognized our staff who keep our facilities presentable for use and display for our community and guests.
Mr. Norgaard commented on what an impressive job Lauren Miller has done with our AG/FFA students.  They are competing very well and we have several students who have earned their state FFA degrees thus far this year. 
8. Adjournment
Discussion:  Adjournment by President Bredvick at 7:40 pm.
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