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October 15, 2012 at 5:00 PM - Work Session and Regular Meeting of the Board of Education

I. Listening Session
II. Call To Order - Work Session
Discussion:  Board member Mike Goos arrived at 5:25.
III. Board Work Session
III.A. West Park Elementary School Presentation
Discussion:  Mrs. Lawrence, West Park Principal gave the board information on the schools demographic changes and assessment scores on MAPS, DIBELS, and NeSA reading, writing, math, and science.
III.B. 2011-2012 Student Achievement Results
Discussion:  Dr. Romshek, Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment presented student achievement results to the board from the 2011-12 school year. Data points included NeSA, MAPS, EXPLORE, PLAN, & ACT.
III.C. Executive Session
Discussion:  The Board did not go into Executive Session
IV. Dinner at ESU7/CPS Student Center, 2563 44th Avenue - 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:  Alan Dostal read the Mission Statement.
IX. Open Forum
X. Recognitions
Discussion:  No recognitions
XI. Consent Agenda
Discussion:  Danielle Naslund was hired as the new fourth grade teacher at West Park. Robin Ehrenberg was hired as the preschool para at Lost Creek and Molly Herzberg as a para at Centennial.
XI.A. Approval of Minutes for the meeting of September 17, 2012
XI.B. Certified Personnel Action
XI.C. Classified Personnel Action
XI.D. Professional Travel Report
XII. Items Removed From Consent Agenda
Discussion:  No items were removed from the Consent Agenda.
XIII. Financial Reports
XIV. Special Administrative Functions
XIV.A. Revised Policy 607.02, School Ceremonies and Observances
Discussion:  Dr. Loeffelholz said a section was added to allow students K-12 time during the day to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in the presence of the U.S. flag. He said participation is voluntary, and students not participating must respect the rights of others.
XIV.B. New Policy 804.03, E-Mail Retention
Discussion:  Dr. Loeffelholz said the new policy also includes faxes and any electronic communications that need to be saved. He said these documents must be saved or archived in case of litigation.
XIV.C. Acceptance of Gifts/Donations
Discussion:  Twenty Emerson certified staff members were presented with $50 gift cards from Wal-Mart as recipients of the Teacher Reward Program. The gift cards are designated for the teachers to spend for their classrooms and students. The Foundation gifts were from PACS and PTOs
XIV.D. Approval of Skid-Steer Loader and Trailer
Discussion:  The GEHL 5240E Power 2 Skid Loader was approved from West Point Implement of Columbus for $7,075 with trade-in of a used John Deere tractor and a H & H G+L Tiltbed trailer from Larry’s Trailer Sales of David City for $5,065.
XIV.E. Discoverer Addition Design Contract
Discussion:  Dr. Loeffelholz said the contract is between the City and Gilmore and Associates. The project includes water sewer and a lift station as part of the design.
XV. Superintendent's Report
XV.A. Dan Keiter
Discussion:  RVW architect Dan Keiter updated the board regarding the four facility options being researched for the board to take to the community.
XVI. Board Sharing
Discussion:  Mike Goos discussed changes that have occurred in the past 30 years in Columbus. Alan Dostal commented that while all of the 4 options have associated costs, there is also a cost of doing nothing.
XVII. Executive session
XVIII. Adjourn
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