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

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

July 9, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Call to Order
Discussion:  Mr. Bredvick, President of the Board of Education, called the meeting to order at 6:31 PM.  At the beginning of the meeting, the President announced and informed the public that a  current copy of the Open Meetings Act was posted on the wall in the meeting room.

All present stood and recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
1.1. Roll Call
Action(s):
Motion to excuse Loretta Hauxwell was passed . Passed with a motion by Teresa Thomas and a second by Bob Elder.
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Absent
  • Brad Hays: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Teresa Thomas: Yea
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Brian Esch: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
1.2. Recognition of Open Meeting Law
1.3. Pledge of Allegiance
2. Reports, Communications & Public Participation
2.1. Public Participation
2.1.1. Board accepts public comments
3. Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve consent agenda Passed with a motion by Brian Esch and a second by Brad Hays.
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Absent
  • Brad Hays: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Teresa Thomas: Yea
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Brian Esch: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.1. Approval of Minutes
Attachments:
3.2. Approval of Expenditures/Payroll for June
Attachments:
4. Reports from Staff Members and Committees
Discussion:  Administrators from each of the buildings reported on Career Exploration opportunities in their respective grades.  Each provided a document outlining the student opportunities.  See attached.
4.1. Career Exploration K-12
Attachments:
5. Board and Administrative Comments
Discussion:  Superintendent Grant Norgaard welcomed new Business Manager, John Brazell, to the school and community.  Mr. Norgaard also outlined the progress on summer projects.  Items mentioned included: grass seeding, clean up at Hoehner Park, floors being waxed, and that there is an issue with the cooling tower in the high school that may be expensive to repair/fix. He also reported on the start of school and preparation for staff returning to work in August.
5.1. Administrative Comments
5.1.1. Welcome John Brazell
5.1.2. Summer Project Progress
5.1.3. New Teachers start August 6, Teaching staff August 13, K-9 August 15, 10-12 Agust 16.
5.2. Business Manager Comments
Discussion:  Mr. Brazell reported on his first few days inthe office. He noted that the office staff is extremely helpful in helping him learn the culture and procedures of the district, and that eveyone has been very welcoming and helpful.
5.3. Board Comments
Discussion:  The NASB area meeting are coming up in August.  Check the calendar and let Grant know if you plan to attend.
6. Old Business
6.1. Annual review and approval of Policy File 504.19 STUDENT FEES and Appendix to same
Action(s):
Motion to approve Policy File 504.19 STUDENT FEES and Appendix to same for the 2018-19 school year. Passed with a motion by Tom Bredvick and a second by Teresa Thomas.
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Absent
  • Teresa Thomas: Yea
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Brian Esch: Yea
  • Brad Hays: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
7. New Business
7.1. Approve appointment of Superintendent to sign for federal and state grants and funds
Action(s):
Motion to approve appointment of Superintendent to sign for Federal and State grants and funds. Passed with a motion by Tom Bredvick and a second by Brad Hays.
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Absent
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
  • Brian Esch: Yea
  • Brad Hays: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Teresa Thomas: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7.2. Approve Superintendent contract and compensation
Action(s):
To approve Superintendent Contract and Compensation as presented. Passed with a motion by Brian Esch and a second by Brad Hays.
  • Loretta Hauxwell: Absent
  • Brian Esch: Yea
  • Brad Hays: Yea
  • Bob Elder: Yea
  • Teresa Thomas: Yea
  • Tom Bredvick: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
8. Positive Comments
Discussion:  Mr. Brazell commented on the willingness of staff to assist with his transition.
Mr. Hays commented on the cheerleaders and their success at Hastings College Camp.
Mr. Esch commented on good reports concerning career readiness and it is good to have a new contract for the superintendent.
Mr. Elder discussed the willingness of staff to stick around and work with the kids on their summer activities.
Mrs. Thomas commented on student Shawna Wilkinson who has qualified for the National Junior Olympics Track Meet.
Mr. Norgaard commented on the Administrative Teams Career Exploration Reports and the amount of time to prepare these over the summer and thank them for their time and quality reports
Mr. Bredvick commented on positive tours of the school building being provided to new families moving into the area and on how alumni have positive comments about the status and quality of the facilities.
9. Closed Session
Discussion:  The Board did not go into closed session.
9.1. To protect public interest
9.1.1. Superintendent's Evaluation to Protect from unnecessary damage to reputation
10. Adjournment
Discussion:  President Bredvick adjourned the meeting at 7:44 PM
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