Public Meeting Minutes: April 1, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Special Board Work Session/Training of the Columbus Public Schools Board of Education

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April 1, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Special Board Work Session/Training of the Columbus Public Schools Board of Education Minutes

April 1, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Special Board Work Session/Training of the Columbus Public Schools Board of Education
I. Dinner
II. Call to Order
III. Pledge of Allegiance and Roll Call
IV. Open Meeting Notice of Posted Law
V. President insures that all can hear proceedings
VI. Introduction of Marcia Herring, NASB Director of Board Development
Discussion:  Marcia Herring from the Nebraska Association of School Boards outlined the work session for the board and went over the agenda: Board Mission & Vision Board Operating Procedures Board Committee Structure Board Self-Assessment
VII. Board Vision Statement
Discussion:  The Board of Education agreed that the Mission of Columbus Public Schools is widely known and thought it should remain the same: Engaging All Learners to Achieve Success. The Board of Education then tackled the Vision statements for the district. These are: We are committed to a clear and shared focus on student learning. We are committed to a safe and supportive environment for learning and teaching. We are committed to a high level of communication, trust, support, and accountability.
VIII. Board Operating Procedures
Discussion:  The Board discussed operating procedures and Roberts Rules for board meetings.
IX. Board Committee Structure
Discussion:  The board after a lot of discussion determined that the existing structure meets the needs of the district. Pre-Board meetings will continue, however board meeting agendas and pre-boards will be broken down into more focus: Building/Sites/Maintenance Finance Curriculum Personnel (Negotiations)
X. Board Self-Assessment
Discussion:  The Board of Education will continue to self-assess their behavior, operating procedures, and workload.
XI. Adjourn
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