Public Meeting Minutes: January 15, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Work Session Regular Meeting


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January 15, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Work Session Regular Meeting Minutes

January 15, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Work Session Regular Meeting
I. Board Meeting
I.A. Call to Order
I.B. Roll Call of Board
Discussion:  Hello. it is a great day.
I.C. Pledge of Allegiance
I.D. Notice of Open Meeting Posted
I.D.1. President insures all can hear proceedings
I.E. Mission Statement

Doug Willoughby read the mission statement.

I.F. Opportunity for Public to be Heard

No one  spoke to the board.

I.G. Board Special Functions
I.G.1. Field Trip/Excursion Approval/Junior Chorus Invitational in Nashville, TN/Jacob Ritter
I.G.2. Election of President for 2018

Candy Becher nominated Theresa Seipel for Board President and Doug Molczyk made the second. Seipel was elected president of the board.

I.G.3. Election of Vice President for 2018

Doug Willoughby nominated Candy Becher for vice president and Tim Pospisil made the second. Candy Becher was elected vice president.

I.G.4. Administer Oath of Office to New Board President and Vice President for 2017.

The oath will be administered at the work session.

I.G.5. Appointments by the Board President
I.G.6. Approval of Financial Institutions

Executive Director of Business Operations and Human Relations Dave Melick said the district currently does business with three banks in town, and this will give the district more options.

I.G.7. Approval of School Attorneys
I.G.8. Approval of Media Outlets
I.G.9. Appointment of Dr. Troy Loeffelholz as the Affirmative Action Coordinator
I.G.10. Approve Consortium Grant Writer Contract with Lori Aschoff.

Superintendent Dr. Troy Loeffelholz said Lori Aschoff has secured $400,000 in grants for CPS since she started working for the district. He said she is working on another grant for $250,000. Dr. Loeffelholz said Aschoff’s salary will not increase.

I.H. Recognitions

There were no recognitions.

I.I. Items to be removed from the Consent Agenda
I.J. Consent Agenda
I.J.1. Approval of Minutes
I.J.2. Financial Reports M2, M3, M4a
I.J.3. Financial Report M4b
I.J.4. Financial Report M4c
I.J.5. Financial Report M4d
I.J.6. Financial Report M5

Executive Director of Business Operations and Human Relations Dave Melick said the district’s attorney Perry, Guthery, Haase and Gessford, PC was paid $5,580. The attorneys were consulted on temporary retirement, research on ARA funds and on an agreement with 1C Church on use of their facility for sports practices. LunchTime Solutions was paid $5,801.14 for catering the Christmas Socials in each building. Snap-on was paid $32,631.29 for the additional torque certification. CHS automotives instructor Ron Haefner is currently in Phoenix being trained on how to use all of the instruments for the torque certification.

I.J.7. Certified Personnel

West Park kindergarten teacher Michele Gotschall is resigning because her husband got a job in Grand Island.

I.J.8. Classified Personnel
I.J.9. Professional Travel
I.K. Acceptance of Gifts/Donations
I.L. Business Operations and Human Relations
I.L.1. Policies
I.L.2. Administrative Functions
I.L.2.1. Approval of Superintendent's Contract Extension through June 30, 2021

The form will be updated and put on the website to show that the contract was approved.

I.L.2.2. Charitable Giving Fund Raising Application

The CMS sixth grade advisory team wants to do a fundraiser to provide supplies and toiletry items to the Center for Survivors. CHS FBLA group is going to be collecting gently used toys to donate in February and again in November.

I.L.3. Updates
I.M. Buildings & Sites/Technology
I.M.1. Policies
I.M.2. Administrative Functions
I.M.3. Updates

The next technology meeting will be Thursday at 5:30 at the high school media center.  Executive Director of Building Operations and Technology Leonard Kwapnioski is at the Columbus City Council meeting because they are discussing blighting the property around the old middle school. Dr. Loeffelholz said the administration will also be meeting with Dan Keiter tomorrow to discuss different options for the middle school. The district is in the process of trying out some computers to see if they will meet the needs of the teachers and students. Dr. Loeffelholz said there will be four different devices for staff and students. Teachers will have their choice on the device they want to purchase. Teachers will also keep their machines one more year and then a decision will be made.

I.N. Curriculum and Instruction
I.N.1. Policies
I.N.2. Administrative Functions
I.N.3. Updates
I.O. Student Services
I.O.1. Policies
I.O.1.1. Second and Final Reading of Policy 508.01 Student Health and Immunization Checkups
I.O.2. Administrative Functions
I.O.3. Updates
I.P. Superintendent's Report

Candy Becher signed a letter to the education committee regarding LB778. This bill will take away authority from school boards to levy for special building funds. Dr. Loeffelholz said what this means is every time the district wants to do an upgrade or an addition, it must be voted on by the people. He said right now school boards can levy for some of these items as long as a district is under the $1.05 levy limit. Dr. Loeffelholz said the letter says the public voted for the board to make these types of decisions, so it should not be changed. He said he is in the process of setting up a meeting with the two legislative candidates to have a round table discussion to see where they stand on issues. The next GNSA meeting is on Wednesday. He said the board members are welcome to attend and they can ride with him.  Thursday is the last day for bill introductions in the Legislature

I.Q. Board Sharing

Doug Willoughby went to breakfast and listened to Sen. Paul Schumacher, and it was very interesting. He said one thing Sen. Schumacher talked about was charter schools and how they are asking for a small amount of money to get started. Willoughby said this item should be watched to see how it will go forward. Mike Goos said the GNSA is a very informative group and if the board wants, they should come to the meeting. He said he also has a TeamMate at CMS and it is a great school atmosphere.

III. Adjourn

The board adjourned at 6:13 p.m.

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