Public Meeting Minutes: October 8, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Scottsbluff Board of Education Regular Meeting

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October 8, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Scottsbluff Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

October 8, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Scottsbluff Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Opening Procedures
1.a. Call to Order
1.b. Roll Call
1.c. Excuse Absent Member(s)
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Open Meetings Law
4. Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to accept the Consent Agenda Passed with a motion by Paul Snyder and a second by Mark Lang.
  • Kozal: Yea
  • Kinsey: Yea
  • Snyder: Yea
  • Long: Yea
  • Lang: Yea
  • Gilliland: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.a. Adopt Agenda
4.b. Approve Minutes as follows:
4.b.1. September 10, 2018
Attachments:
4.b.2. October 3, 2018
Attachments:
4.c. Certified Staff Hire: Lacie Ybarra, Speech Pathology
5. Expenditures
5.a. Approve Expenditures (without Douglas, Kelly and Ostdiek) in the Amount of $569,756.64
Action(s):
Motion to approve the expenditures without Douglas, Kelly and Ostdiek, in the amount of $569,756.64. Passed with a motion by Kyle Long and a second by Paul Snyder.
  • Kinsey: Yea
  • Snyder: Yea
  • Long: Yea
  • Lang: Yea
  • Gilliland: Yea
  • Kozal: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.b. Douglas, Kelly and Ostdiek: $245.00
Action(s):
Motion to approve the expenditure for Douglas, Kelly and Ostdiek in the amount of $245.00. Passed with a motion by Mark Lang and a second by Robert Kinsey.
  • Snyder: Abstain (With Conflict)
  • Long: Yea
  • Lang: Yea
  • Gilliland: Yea
  • Kozal: Yea
  • Kinsey: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6. Public Comment - a total of 20 minutes will be allotted (no more than 5 minutes per speaker)
7. Students Report
Discussion:  Josie Amoo, student representative, was present to provide updates for the Math Club and FCCLA.  She also provided information regarding the Art Club's participation of Trick or Treat face painting on Broadway, on Halloween; and the Escape Room event that is being organized by the 
8. New Business
9. Reports and Proposals
9.a. Board Members
9.b. Board Committee Reports
9.b.1. Curriculum & Instruction/Americanism Committee
Speaker(s):  Mike Mason
9.b.2. Facility Committee
Speaker(s):  Lavon Hood
9.b.3. Finance Committee
Speaker(s):  Lavon Hood
9.b.4. Student Services Committee
Speaker(s):  Wendy Kemling
Attachments:
9.c. From the Administrative Staff:
9.c.1. Chief Financial Officer
Speaker(s):  Lavon Hood
Discussion:  Bryan Flansburg, local manager of First Student, presented in place of Lavon Hood.  Bryan has over 30 years of experience in transportation services.  Prior to working in Scottsbluff, Bryan was the Director of Transportation for the University of Colorado.  Besides the 28 years at the University of Colorado, he also worked for a smaller school district, before moving to Nebraska.  

Bryan stated that Scottsbluff Public Schools currently has 535 students and 11 routes.  We have also increased our fieldtrips by 10% from last year.  Bob Kinsey commended First Student that there hasn't be any complaints since his time on the board.  Bob also had questions regarding the coach bus that we currently use for distance driving.  The current bus has about 20 years and 400,000 miles.  Bryan is more than willing to get some numbers together if the district is interested in purchasing one from First Student.  Bryan did suggest that we start looking at the process of getting a new coach bus, as ours is toward the end of its life span. 
9.c.1.A. Bryan Flansburg, First Student Inc.
9.c.2. Executive Director of Student Services
Speaker(s):  Wendy Kemling
Discussion:  Wendy Kemling was in Omaha for a conference, so there was no Student Services update. 
9.c.3. Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Speaker(s):  Mike Mason
Discussion:  Mike Mason provided an update on a student, parent and staff survey that will be going out around parent teacher conferences.  Every 5 years, the district has to reapply for accredidation.  This survey is a portion of that process.  The survey will be available to our different stakeholders via online, paper and phone.  There is both an English and Spanish version and we will have some Chromebooks available during Parent/Teacher conferences if a family lacks access to a computer, but still wants to complete the survey online.  Individual schools will also start scheduling meetings for different stakeholders in the community, to receive more feedback. 
9.c.4. Director of Facilities and Maintenance
Speaker(s):  Randy Scott
9.c.4.A. Update: SHS Construction Project
9.c.5. Superintendent
Speaker(s):  Rick Myles
Discussion:  Mr. Myles provided an update for a new tool that will be rolled out for Spring Parent/Teacher conferences.  The district will be moving to online scheduling for parents, so that there is a more streamlined approach for families with multiple students.  

3E is still working behind the scenes in the community.  Ronda Kinsey is the new volunteer coordinator for the 3E committee.  The current project that is being worked on, is doing a pilot for Family Reset and the Preschool level.  Family Reset is a program that helps parents become experts at a concept, Classroom Reset, that has helped teachers with behaviors in the classroom.  This will also help continue child expectations from the classroom to the home. 

Lastly, Mr. Myles has been putting together a Diversity Committee, that is comprised of the community and staff.  The hope is that this committee will bring up cultural and language differences and needs, and find a way that the district can help.  The first project that they are working on, is the need for translators across the district.   
10. Future Meetings and Dates to Remember - meeting dates will be published in the Star Herald and/or on the District website
11. Adjourn
Action(s):
Motion to adjourn Passed with a motion by Mark Lang and a second by Kyle Long.
  • Long: Yea
  • Lang: Yea
  • Gilliland: Yea
  • Kozal: Yea
  • Kinsey: Yea
  • Snyder: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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