Public Meeting Minutes: April 9, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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April 9, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

April 9, 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 dance fundraiser held recently for Olivia Meixner, a leadership banquet that is pending, and a recent inductee to the Alumni Wall of Fame (Christine Messinger Loshbaugh)..
2.1.2. McCook Elementary PTO - Please reference McCook Elementary Principal Report regarding PTO
Discussion:  Mr. Borland wanted to thank those who were involved with the Family Fun Night at McCook Elementary.  Mr. Elder commented on the games an how much fun the kids had that night.  Great event that was beneficial to all.
2.1.3. Board accepts public comments
Discussion:  None
2.1.4. Student Presentation
Discussion:  Mr. Gross asked Rachael Jones and Victoria Norgaard (speech students) to present.  They presented a poem and humoris act.   Both did a very nice job of entertaining as they presented.
2.2. Closing the Achievement Gap Honorable Mention Award presented to McCook Public Schools by Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association
Discussion:  Mr. Norgaard presented on the Closing the Achievement Gap Honorable Mention Award presented to McCook Public Schools by Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association.  This honor was achieved through our high NeSA assessment scores (math).
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3. Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve consent agenda Passed with a motion by Brian Esch and a second by Loretta Hauxwell.
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Teresa Thomas: Yea
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Brian Esch: 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 March
Attachments:
4. Reports from Staff Members and Committees
4.1. Policy Committee
Discussion:  Mrs. Hauxwell reported on the new policies that were going to be adopted at the next meeting and asked the Board to study them and provide input.  The next committee meeting will be on May 2nd.
4.2. Negotiations Committee
5. Board and Administrative Comments
5.1. Administrative Comments
Discussion:  Mr. Norgaard reported on several activities within the district recently.  These included the State FFA convention, and some of our DI teams who competed in Kearney.
5.2. Business Manager Comments
Discussion:  Nothing to reprot at this time.
5.3. Board Comments
Discussion:  Mr. Elder stated that this Sunday is a Christian Concert and wanted to thank all those who were involved with organizing this event.
 
6. New Business
6.1. Approve resignation(s)
6.1.1. Accept resignation from Camrie Araujo, 4th grade teacher
Action(s):
Motion to accept the resignation from Camrie Araujo with gratitude for her two years of service to McCook Public Schools Passed with a motion by Teresa Thomas and a second by Brian Esch.
  • 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.
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6.2. Accept donation from Deveny Motors for mini cheer camp
Action(s):
Motion to accept a donation of $1372 from Deveny Motors Passed with a motion by Bob Elder and a second by Tom Bredvick.
  • 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.
Attachments:
6.3. Approve contract for Christian Conroy, 5th grade social studies
Action(s):
Motion to approve the contract for Christian Conroy at BA+0, Step 1, Index 1.00 for the 2018-2019 year Passed with a motion by Brad Hays and a second by Brian Esch.
  • 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:
6.4. Approve policy File: 503.07 Pregnant or Parenting Students
Action(s):
Motion to approve policy file: 503.07 Pregnancy or Parenting Students Passed with a motion by Tom Bredvick and a second by Brad Hays.
  • 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.
7. Positive Comments
Discussion:  Ms. Neel stated that she was a student who was chosen to participate in a recent thespian event and thanked those who were involved.
Mr. Hays commended the High School Student council for doing recent fund raising to benefit a student.  He also congratulated Victoria Norgaard and Rachael Jones for their performances.
Mr. Esch thanked all the students who attended the meeting tonight.  He also thanked Ethan Scott for his efforts and thanked those who are responsible for him being available to help our students.
Mrs. Hauxwell recognized the businesses down town and recognized Sehnarts for their efforts in supporting our students.
Mr. Elder wanted to recognized all the volunteers who help financially and physically in our district to assist us with our mission.
Mrs. Thomas recognized the 8th graders who visited Mid Plains Community College to explore careers.
Mr. Haney recognized Drew Daum for being selected as a Student Representative to the NSAA.
Mr. Bredvick recognized the Board for their leadership at a recent Board Goal Setting and Strategic Planning Session.
Ms. Rachael Jones shared that the thespians each year attend a professional play production and thanked the District for their support with this activity.
Mr. Norgaard thanked our Math Teaching Staff for their efforts in helping students achieve at high levels.
 
8. Adjournment
Discussion:  Adjournment by President Bredvick at 7:34 pm
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