Public Meeting Minutes: May 14, 2012 at 5:00 PM - Work Session and Regular Meeting of the Board of Education

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May 14, 2012 at 5:00 PM - Work Session and Regular Meeting of the Board of Education Minutes

May 14, 2012 at 5:00 PM - Work Session and Regular Meeting of the Board of Education
I. Listening Session
II. Call To Order - Work Session
III. Board Work Session
III.A. CPS Maintenance Presentation (including Routine and Summer Maintenance Lists)
Discussion:  This summer the custodial and maintenance staff will be working four 10-hour days from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. CHS and CMS will have at least two custodians working five days a week. The Emerson custodial staff will work an eight-hour shift five days a week due to summer school. Custodial work in all buildings will be completed by July 31. Loop said these guys are all thinking outside of the box to save the district money. Wunderlich said by doing more in-house, things can get done quicker because the district doesn’t have to wait for the contracted labor to be available.
III.B. Executive Session
Discussion:  The board went into Executive Session to discuss negotiations, real estate, and the Superintendents salary.
IV. Dinner at ESU7/CPS Student Center - No business will be discussed.
V. Call to order - Board Meeting
VI. Pledge of Allegiance and Roll Call
VII. Open Meeting Notice of Posted Law
VII.A. President insures that all can hear the proceedings
VIII. Mission Statement
Discussion:  Ken Curry read the Mission Statement
IX. Open Forum
X. Recognitions
X.A. Ford/AAA Auto Skills State Hands-On Competition: Team: Beth Balerud and Reid Fullner - 1st Place - Representing Nebraska at the National Finals and Team of Paul Conkel and Sean Kratochvil - 4th Place
Discussion:  The team of Beth Balerud and Reid Fullner took first place and will represent Nebraska at the Ford/AAA Auto Skills National Competition. Balerud is the first female to represent Nebraska at nationals and the fourth to compete at state.
X.B. Emma Gill - Emerson 3rd Grader raised $1,000 for Jump Rope for Heart and won the grand prize of an electric scooter
X.C. Scholastic Art Award Winners
Discussion:  The following students were recognized as scholastic art award winners: Brielyn Borer: ceramics—honorable mention; Ryan Ernst: mixed media—silver key; Rebecca Feagin: painting—honorable mention and ceramics—silver key; Alma Franco: mixed media—gold key; Morgan Hitz: mixed media—honorable mention; Bonnie Krepel: mixed media—gold key; Jessica Martens- digital art—silver key; Jordan Olson- mixed media—gold key; Shaylee Robinson-mixed media—square plus shoe; and Estrella Urenda- printmaking—honorable mention.
X.D. Mathcounts: State Recognition: Cole Beiermann, Tim Hazlett, and Luke Bogus
Discussion:  Cole Beiermann, Tim Hazlett, and Luke Bogus were recognized for earning this state recognition.
X.E. State Recognitions at the State SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference
Discussion:  Thomas McDonald and Dylan Ganskow placed first in Mechatronics. Kiley Dodson placed first in welding sculpture. These three students will be representing Nebraska at the 48th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City. The following students placed but will not be going to Nationals. Bradley Enderson, Kiley Dodson, Dylan Ganskow, Dylan Lambrecht and Thomas McDonald placed first in Quiz Bowl, Leo Portillo placed third in Computer Maintenance Technology, Dylan Lambrecht and Bradley Enderson placed third in Robotics and Kevin Rubeck placed first in Cabinetmaking state only. The sponsors are Tracy Dodson and Adam Whitmore.
X.F. State Qualifiers for Duke University Talent Search: Maddalynne Armstrong, Luke Bogus, Morgan Hurtz, Trey Miller
X.G. 36th Foreign Language Competition: UNL Language Fair/UNO Foreign Language Competition
Discussion:  The following Spanish students received a first place trophy in the overall competition at the Foreign Language Competition held in Lincoln on April 12. The 36th Foreign Language Competition was held at UNL. German students were recognized for their achievements at the 36th Foreign Language Competition.
X.H. Wayne State Business Competition Day - Destination Imagination
XI. Social Media Committee Presentation
Discussion:  Communications Coordinator Michelle Cruise said the committee was formed to come up with a policy regarding the use of social media the CPS district. 1. Having one District Facebook page with separate building pages. 2. Create a login to Facebook with the discoverers.org email address. 3. The principal/administrator will be required to be one of the administrators of the Facebook account/activity. 4. Teachers will be educated on the district’s Social Media Guidelines during new teacher training.
XII. Presentation on EXPLORE-PLAN-ACT
Discussion:  High School Principal, Steve Woodside said CHS students have scored higher than the national average on both the EXPLORE and PLAN tests. Woodside also explained to the board that this was the first time that all juniors took the ACT. Woodside said he initially had some concerns about testing all juniors. He said when comparing the last two years scores, the juniors were in the range.
XIII. Consent Agenda
Discussion:  Next year the lunch prices will be increase to $2.25 for elementary and $2.50 for middle and high schools. Breakfast will remain the same at $1.50. Dr. Loeffelholz said the adult prices will also need to increase to $3.10 next year.
XIII.A. Approval of Minutes for the Meetings of April 2 and April 16, 2012
XIII.B. Certified Personnel Action
XIII.C. Classified Personnel Action
XIII.D. Extra-Duty Assignments
XIII.E. Lunch Prices
XIII.F. Professional Travel Report
XIV. Items to be Removed from the Consent Agenda
XV. Financial Reports
Discussion:  Dr. Loeffelholz said the district will close out this year ahead of schedule. He said everyone from the district has done a good job of cutting back spending, and the remaining money will be used to pay some bills for next year.
XVI. Special Administrative Functions
XVI.A. New Policy 1006.50, Comm Use of Facilities; Regulation 1006.50R1, Comm Use of Sch Facilities; Exhibit 1006.50E1, Appl for Use of Sch Facilities; Exhibit 1006.50E2, Contract for Use of Sch Bldgs and Grounds; Exhibit 1006.50E3, Release and Indemnification Agree; Exhibit 1006.50E4, Bldg Rental Check
Discussion:  Dr. Loeffelholz said the custodial rate was clarified to be per man per hour for the custodial wage. All groups will be required to pay 25 percent of the fee at the time of rental. The groups will be invoiced for the rental fees after using the facility. The rates were broken up into different tiers because not everyone may use all the options available. Dr. Loeffelholz said the district is going to charge a flat fee instead of a percentage of sales.
XVI.B. Revised Policy 402.20, Employee travel compensation - Travel Outside the School District
Discussion:  Dr. Loeffelholz said this policy talks about how employees should use school vehicles when traveling out of district as long as the vehicles are available. The policy also states the amounts reimbursable for meals. Dr. Loeffelholz said credit cards can be checked out at the business department for trips.
XVI.C. Roof Bids for the Cassette House
Discussion:  Leonard Kwapnioski said there are two layers of shingles on the roof, and it needs to be redone. He said the district went with a brown CRC Biltmore Architectural shingle. He said all three bidders were local. Dr. Loeffelholz said the money for this project will come out of the building fund.
XVI.D. Purchase of New Mail Van
Discussion:  Dr. Loeffelholz said the funds will come out of the depreciation fund.
XVI.E. Columbus High School Student Handbook - 2012-2013
Discussion:  Assistant Principal Jon Frey said there weren’t many significant changes. He said the administration is also looking at tweaking open lunch by placing greater emphasis on student achievement.
XVI.F. Columbus Middle School Student Handbook - 2012-2013
Discussion:  CMS Principal Doug Kluth said the handbook includes adding the policy on Google Docs as well as social media. He said the middle school is not going to change the cell phone policy at this time.
XVI.G. Elementary School Student Handbook - 2012-2013
Discussion:  Centennial Principal Jackie Herink said there were only two changes: one the adding of the Google Docs policy and changing the breakfast start time from 7:30 a.m. to 7:24 a.m.
XVI.H. Cooperative Program Renewal Agreement Amendment
Discussion:  The board voted to approve the removal of wrestling from the cooperative program renewal with Scotus Central Catholic. Dr. Loeffelholz said this only affects wrestling and all other sports will remain. He said Scotus approached CPS with this issue and wants to start their own program.
XVI.I. CHS Stage Floor Renovation
Discussion:  Leonard Kwapnioski said this includes the extended stage as well as the edge lighting. He said the project also has a completion date of July 20. Funds for this project will come from the High School Bond Fund and Building Fund.
XVI.J. Base Salary Increase for Certificated Staff for 2012-2013
Discussion:  The board voted to table the base salary increase for certified staff for 2012-13 year until the Master Agreement could be finished.
XVI.K. Salary Increase for Classified staff for 2012-2013
XVI.L. Salary Package for Administrators
Discussion:  The board voted to approve a 2.75 percent salary package for administrators.
XVII. Superintendent's Report
XVII.A. May 7, 2012 CFAC (Columbus Facilities Advisory Committee) Meeting
Discussion:  CFAC did invite the community to come and discuss six different options for the middle school. Dr. Loeffelholz said there were about 20 people not on the CFAC who attended. He said people broke out into groups to look at the options and discuss advantages and disadvantages.
XVIII. Board Sharing
Discussion:  Alan Dostal said the graduation was great and he was proud of the student body for their accomplishments. Francis Kuehler said he spent time at North Park doing reading assessments. He encouraged all board members to get out in the buildings if possible.
XIX. Executive Session
Discussion:  No Executive Session
XX. Adjourn
Discussion:  Meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.
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