Public Meeting Minutes: November 19, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Regular Meeting


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November 19, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Regular Meeting Minutes

November 19, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Regular Meeting
I. Board Meeting
I.A. Call to Order
I.B. Roll Call of Board
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
Discussion:  Doug Willoughby read the mission statement. 
I.F. Opportunity for Public to be Heard
Discussion:  No one spoke to the board. 
I.G. Board Special Functions
I.H. Recognitions
I.H.1. Steve Woodside - ACTE of Nebraska
Discussion:  The Association for Career and Technical Education of Nebraska sent a letter thanking CHS Principal Steve Woodside for serving on the board as the representative for the Administration Division.
I.I. Items to be removed from the Consent Agenda
Discussion:  Bill to Seipel Repair was 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 M5
I.J.5. Certified Personnel
Discussion:  Savannah Rodriguez was hired to be the new Special Education Teacher at North Park. She will begin teaching the second semester and will graduate from University of Nebraska Kearney in December.
I.J.6. Classified Personnel
I.J.7. Professional Travel
I.K. Acceptance of Gifts/Donations
I.L. Business Operations and Human Relations
I.L.1. Administrative Functions
I.L.1.1. 2017-2018 Audit Report
I.L.2. Updates
I.M. Buildings & Sites/Technology
I.M.1. Administrative Functions
I.M.1.1. Approval of Name Change of 13 Pieces of Property
Discussion:  All CPS property descriptions were updated to meet statutory requirements.
I.M.2. Updates
Discussion:  Executive Director of Technology and Building Operations Leonard Kwapnioski said there were seven companies that showed up for the pre-bid demo meeting to look at the Kramer Education Center, and there was one who went through the building at a later date. The bids are due Dec. 6 and after the bids are received, Kwapnioski said a recommendation will be made to the board
I.N. Curriculum and Instruction
I.N.1. Administrative Functions
I.N.1.1. Personal Finance Proposal and Transition Plan
I.N.2. Updates
I.O. Student Services
I.O.1. Administrative Functions
I.O.2. Updates
I.P. Superintendent's Report
Discussion:  Dr. Loeffelholz thanked the board members who attended the State School Board Conference. He said Midland University is wanting to expand scholarship opportunities in Columbus. Dr. Loeffelholz said the college is wanting to work with CPS and Fremont Public Schools.
I.Q. Board Sharing
Discussion:  Tim Pospisil thanked the board of their patience in his being absent from meetings. He said NPPD is currently working on a program with the governor's office called Cyber Start, which focuses on getting high school girls interested in cyber security. Pospisil said it is a six-day online program kids can participate in and can win scholarships. He said the goal is to entice high school girls to go into science and cyber security industry. Pospisil said he will let the board know when it comes out. The program does not cost schools or the state anything to participate.  Cyber security is a growing field, and it will not be getting any less. Pospisil said the key is getting the governor to participate. He said kids who took a survey before participating and then after participating, and there was a significant increase in interest.

Doug Willoughby said he hoped the board had the opportunity to see what the kids were doing at the state conference. He said it was very interesting. Candy Becher said the student showcase is one of the best things at the conference. She said the parliamentary procedure was very interesting. Becher said some schools have no rules about how long people can speak at meetings and didn’t realize there could be a time limit. Becher said one school also has a program called GRIT based on a book by the same name. Becher said there are ten parts to GRIT, and students’ vote on the ones to choose.

Mike Goos congratulated Mike Jeffryes, and Doug Molczyk and Theresa Seipel for being either elected or re-elected to the board. Theresa Seipel said she enjoyed the conference. She said she enjoyed a program on teaching kids to problem solve. The presentation talked about a girl who scored terrible on the IQ test because she answered way outside the box. A teacher then was asking her questions on red and blue colors and which was more important and why, and the girl said they were both important because without them there would be no purple
II. Executive Session
Discussion:  The board did not go into executive session.
III. Adjourn
Discussion:  The board adjourned at 6:11 p.m.
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