Public Meeting Minutes: May 14, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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May 14, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

May 14, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Call to Order
Action(s):
Motion to excuse Mr. Esch and Mr. Hays Passed with a motion by Tom Bredvick and a second by Bob Elder.
  • Brian Esch: Absent
  • Brad Hays: Absent
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Teresa Thomas: Yea
  • Tom Bredvick: 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:  None
2.1.2. McCook Elementary PTO (Please refer to McCook Elementary Principal's Report)
Discussion:  Mr. Borland reported that the 2018-19 PTO Board was elected and will take on their new roles in the Fall.  Stacey Porter is finishing out leading the many end of the school activities.
2.1.3. Board accepts public comments
Discussion:  Laura Escobedo from UNL's Learning Frontiers Early Learning Network presented a plaque of appreciation to Mrs. Holthus and certificates for the Kindergarten teachers for their participation in this research project.  Five families of the 500 participants are from MPS to further understand the importance of early years in achievement.
2.1.4. Presentation by Jadon Karp (8th grade) - poem "The Diamond" - Poetry of Place Event
Discussion:  The Jadon Karp presentation was tabled due to his absence.
3. Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve consent agenda Passed with a motion by Bob Elder and a second by Teresa Thomas.
  • Brian Esch: Absent
  • Brad Hays: Absent
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Teresa Thomas: Yea
  • Tom Bredvick: 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 April
Attachments:
3.3. Approve newly revised board policies
4. Reports from Staff Members and Committees
4.1. Policy Committee
Discussion:  Mrs. Hauxwell reported on the recent activities of the committee and encouraged Board Members to review the tabled policy on facilities rentals and the two additional policies this month.
5. Board and Administrative Comments
5.1. Administrative Comments
5.1.1. Safety Response Drill: Intruder
Discussion:  Mr. Norgaard reported on the Safety Response Drill under Mr. Dickes's leadership.  On May 9th, MPS coordinated this drill with local law enforcement, fire personnel, and EMT/Paramedics to practice in case of an emergency.  He reported on the response times, evacuation plans, and the evaluation of plans to improve processes and procedures in the event of such an emergency.  Mr. Dickes shared they were pleased with the base plan and with the outstanding cooperation of agencies in our community.
5.2. Business Manager Comments
Discussion:  None
5.3. Board Comments
Discussion:  Mr. Bredvick stated the need to schedule a Finance Committee Meeting.
Mrs. Thomas praised MPS for hosting Baccalaureate as a positive start to Graduation Week for Seniors.
Mr. Elder asked some questions regarding the communication loop within the intruder drill.  Mr. Norgaard and Mr. Dickes shared more detail regardin their prosesses and evlauation of the drill.
Mrs Hauxwell shared highlights of the Facilities Team Meeting that included a tour of the updated weight room and math room as well as work in progress on the current classroom being updated that will soon be home to Spanish.  Summer work projects were also discussed.   Mr. Norgaard has notes to share with the board.
Mrs. Hauxwell also asked about the transition plan for the business manager positon.
6. New Business
6.1. Approve contract for Philip Osten - 6th grade social studies
Action(s):
Motion to approve contract for Philip Osten at BA+0, Step 1, Index 1.000 Passed with a motion by Bob Elder and a second by Loretta Hauxwell.
  • Brian Esch: Absent
  • Brad Hays: Absent
  • Teresa Thomas: Yea
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.2. Approve Resignation(s)
6.2.1. Approve resignation from Austin Reisig
Action(s):
Motion to approve the resignation of Austin Reisig with gratitude for his 8 years of service to McCook Schools Passed with a motion by Loretta Hauxwell and a second by Teresa Thomas.
  • Brian Esch: Absent
  • Brad Hays: Absent
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Teresa Thomas: Yea
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.2.2. Approve resignation from Thomas Benedetto
Action(s):
Motion to approve the resignation of Thomas Benedetto with gratitude for his 4 years of service to McCook Schools Passed with a motion by Tom Bredvick and a second by Bob Elder.
  • Brian Esch: Absent
  • Brad Hays: Absent
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Teresa Thomas: Yea
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.3. Approve contract for Kaylee Thompson - 5th grade writing
Action(s):
Motion to approve the contract for Kaylee Thompson at BA+0, Step 1, Index 1.000 for the 2018-19 year. Passed with a motion by Teresa Thomas and a second by Bob Elder.
  • Brian Esch: Absent
  • Brad Hays: Absent
  • Teresa Thomas: Yea
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
7. Positive Comments
Discussion:  Mrs. Thomas shared her positve thoughts on the Senior Celebration.  It was not only a great event for the teens; but it gave opportunities for parents to form positive relationships with one another.
Mr. Elder celebrated graduation and the hard work put in by the teachers and aministration at all levels to get them to this point.  He was particularly impressed with the relationships that were formed.
Mrs. Hauxwell complimented "The Arts" at MPS.  The final night of play celebrated the "family" that is created by Mrs. Davidson in Theatre/Speech.  The final choir concert highlighted Mrs. McNutt's strength in choosing music that draws out the students' love for music.  The final band performance reflected Mr. Hudson's ability to connect with students musically and personally.
Mr. Bredvick encouraged the facilities work in preparing for the many summer projects ahead.  he also complimented the community's role in supporting the MPS Graduates.
Mr. Norgaard thanked Mr. Dickes for his leadership through the intruder drill and the support of Mr. Gross through the process.
Mr. Gross added a positive comment on the "family approach" that is present at MPS during times of crises.  The last few weeks have had lots of joy; but also sorrow.  He wanted to share his appreciation of working side by side with people in the community with who care through these tough times.
8. Adjournment
Discussion:  Meeting adjourned by President Bredvick at 7:08 p.m.
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