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

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

March 12, 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. Reports, Communications & Public Participation
2.1. Public Participation
2.1.1. Student Council Report
Discussion:  Ms. Neel reported on a Jr. High dance that is pending where the proceeds are to benefit one of our students.   She also reported on other activities this group have been involved with such as bingo hillcreast, Read Across America at the elementary, and recycling within our schools.
2.1.2. McCook Elementary PTO
Discussion:  McCook Elementary PTO family fun night will be a week from this Friday on March 23rd.  (5 to 8 pm)  Michelle Dickes has taken a lead with this event and has done a fantastic job in organizing this event.
2.1.3. Board accepts public comments
2.1.4. Recognition of Isaac Griger, Red Willow County spelling bee champion
Discussion:  Mr. Norgaard and the Board of Education recognized Isaac Griger for his winning the Red Willow County Spelling Bee contest.
2.1.5. Recognition of Youth Art Month
Discussion:  Mr. Norgaard shared information bout the Youth Art Month and some of our students art works from various grades.
2.1.6. Poetry out loud presentation. MHS 1st and 2nd place: Beth Hoyt and Victoria Norgaard
Discussion:  Presentations were tabled.
3. Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve consent agenda Passed with a motion by Bob Elder and a second by Teresa Thomas.
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Teresa Thomas: Yea
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Brian Esch: Yea
  • Brad Hays: Yea
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.1. Approval of Minutes
Attachments:
3.2. Approval of Expenditures/Payroll for February
Attachments:
4. Reports from Staff Members and Committees
4.1. Policy Committee
Discussion:  Next meeting will be the 4th of April.
4.2. Negotiations Committee
Discussion:  n/a
5. Board and Administrative Comments
5.1. Administrative Comments
Discussion:  Mr. Norgaard discussed the hiring of new personnel within the district and the processes used to select the candidates.  He also discussed how the administrative team will be attending hiring fairs in Kearney and Lincoln this week.
5.2. Business Manager Comments
Discussion:  Mr. Haney provided an update on the new coding system being created in the business office.



 
5.3. Board Comments
Discussion:  It was requested by Mrs. Hauxwell that the facilities committee meet along with the finance committee to discuss and plans for the future.  Mrs. Thomas suggested that the board attend graduation practice to help them with the processes.  Mr. Esch asked if we have to follow the private business Workmans Comp regulations and requirements..  
6. New Business
6.1. Approve contract for Joel Bednar, Central Elementary Principal
Action(s):
approve the administrative contract for Mr. Joel Bednar for the 2018 - 2019 year. Passed with a motion by Tom Bredvick and a second by Brian Esch.
  • Teresa Thomas: Yea
  • 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.
6.2. Approve contract for Jamie Ascherl, 7th grade math
Action(s):
approve the contract for Jamie Aschert at BA + 0, Step 1, Index 1.0 for the 2018 - 2019 year. Passed with a motion by Brian Esch and a second by Brad Hays.
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Brian Esch: Yea
  • Brad Hays: Yea
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Teresa Thomas: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.3. Approve school calendar for 2018-2019 school year
Action(s):
approve the school calendar for the 2018-2019 school year. Passed with a motion by Tom Bredvick and a second by Bob Elder.
  • Brian Esch: Yea
  • Brad Hays: Yea
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Teresa Thomas: Yea
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.4. Approve the revised teacher evaluation tool.
Action(s):
approve the revised teacher evaluation tool with opportunity of revision by the State of Nebraska upon submission. Passed with a motion by Brian Esch and a second by Brad Hays.
  • Brad Hays: Yea
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Teresa Thomas: Yea
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Brian Esch: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
7. Positive Comments
Discussion:  Ms. Neel thanked Mr. Ramsay's class foropruducing a video fro the girls basketball banquet.
Mrs. Hauxwell was excited about the grandparents day that is pending at Central Elementary.
Mr. Hays shared how nice of a performance the choir did in their "What Is Love" choir concert.
Mr. Elder shared how great things went with the evacuation of McCook Elementary.  He also state that he was on a committee to bring a Christian Music group here for another concert. It was nice to see there was also a lot of youth at the committee meeting to get this done. (April 15th)
Mr. Esch shared how positive comments are being shared about the district in this community.  He also shared how our students succeed at the next level in both academics and activities.   He also shared how we are dealing with the tough economic times and that it is through our retirees and youth giving back to our community, that we are overcoming this situation.
Mrs. Thomas recognized two students whom have art being displayed currently in Lincoln  Skyla Henning and Sydney Stewart.
Mr. Bredvick recognized the students who helped with the feeding lines for the firemen.  He also shared that after the evacuation meetings were conducted to evaluate and study this to see if things could be improved.
Mr. Norgaard thanked the YMCA for working with us during the evacuation, he also thanked several other partners whom we have worked with in the past.   Mrs. Goodenberger art month.   The also wanted to thank those who are involved with the dance team and support them.
8. Adjournment
Discussion:  Adjournment by President Bredvick at 7:30 pm.
9. Items for Review
Attachments:
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