Public Meeting Minutes: July 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM - Work Session and Regular Meeting of the Board of Education


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July 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM - Work Session and Regular Meeting of the Board of Education Minutes

July 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM - Work Session and Regular Meeting of the Board of Education
I. Call To Order - Work Session - Administration Building
II. Board Work Session
II.A. Discussion on All-Staff Convocation/Burger Bash
II.B. Discussion Board Retreat
II.C. Executive Session
III. Dinner at Administration Building - No business will be discussed.
Discussion:  The Board came out of Executive Session and recessed.
IV. Special Hearing for purpose of receiving public input on Columbus Public Schools' Student Fees Policy - Policy 504.18, Exhibit 504.18E1, and Regulation 504.18R1
Discussion:  The Hearing was called to order at 7:02 p.m. Dr. Loeffelholz addressed the changes to the Student Fees Policy as it relates to charges to parents and students for supplies, college credit, and materials needed for courses. No one from the public commented on the Student Fees Policy. The special hearing adjourned at 7:07 p.m.
V. Call to order - Board Meeting - Administration Building
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:  Candy Becher read the Mission Statement.
IX. Opportunity For Public To Be Heard
X. Recognitions
X.A. Mechatronics Team
Discussion:  Mr. Woodside recognized Mr. Whitmore and his Mechatronics Team for their 7th place finish at Nationals. Mr. Whitmore showed a video of the team working on a problem.
XI. Consent Agenda
XI.A. Approval of Minutes for the Meeting of June 17, 2013
XI.B. Certified Personnel Action
XI.C. Classified Personnel Action
XI.D. Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
XI.E. Lunch Prices
XI.F. Columbus Public Schools Foundation Board : Theresa Seipel to replace Mike Goos
XI.G. Professional Travel Report
XII. Items Removed from Consent Agenda
Discussion:  No agenda items were removed from the Consent Agenda.
XIII. Financial Reports (Attachments 2-4a)
XIV. Financial Reports (Attachment 4b)
XV. Special Administrative Functions
XV.A. Additional 2% Allowable Budget Growth
Discussion:  Mr. Melick gave a description of what the 2% allowable growth will do for the needs side of the district as it relates to state aid dollars.
XV.B. Columbus Public Schools' Student Fees Policy - Policy 504.18, Exhibit 504.18E1, and Regulations 504.18R1
XV.C. Policy 504.50, Drug and Alcohol Testing
Discussion:  Due to discussions with the Columbus Community Hospital possibly being a contracted provider to test students, this was tabled to the August board meeting. Further changes will be made to the policy and recommended again to the board.
XV.D. Revised Policy 607.50
Discussion:  Dr. Loeffelholz informed the board of a change in domestic and foreign travel for students. Domestic travel will be available to students in grades 3-12. Foreign travel will be limited to students in grades 9-12.
XV.E. Acceptance of Gifts/Donations
Discussion:  Dr. Loeffelholz addressed the exceptional support provided to the district from the PTO's, boosters, and the Foundation in support of CPS students and programs.
XV.F. NASB Board of Directors - Region 16 Election
Discussion:  The board thanked Mr. Kuehler for his continued involvement on the state level and highly recommended him for service on the state board.
XVI. Superintendent's Report
Discussion:  Dr. Loeffelholz reminded the board of the opening convocation on August 8th, gave a report on the summer lunch program, and the possibility of a future conversation regarding foreign travel.
XVII. Board Sharing
Discussion:  Mr. Curry informed the staff that he really appreciates the hard work and dedication of our professionals. Mr. Goos talked about his trip to Guatemala and the things we take for granted in the United States. Mrs. Seipel thanked all the teachers and the time they are putting in getting ready for schools. Mr. Kuehler talked about how he enjoys being a member of the NASB board and is looking forward to another three years on the board. Mr. Dostal said he is glad that the staff has stayed engaged in education over the summer by attending the numerous professional development opportunities provided to them.
XVIII. Executive Session
Discussion:  No Executive Session held.
XIX. Adjourn
Discussion:  Vote to adjourn took place at 7:55 PM.
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