Public Meeting Minutes: May 9, 2011 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting May 9, 2011

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May 9, 2011 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting May 9, 2011 Minutes

May 9, 2011 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting May 9, 2011
1. Preliminary Procedures
1.1. Call meeting to order & announce Open Meetings Act is Posted
1.2. Public Notice was publicized in the May 4, 2011 edition of the Seward County Independent
Attachments:
1.3. Roll Call
1.3.1. Action to excuse board members if necessary
1.4. Approval of Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve the agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Pam Williams and a second by Jerry Rumery.
  • Dr. Timothy Alvarez: Yea
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Lisa Dworak: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Pam Williams: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2. Public Forum on Agenda Items: This is your opportunity to speak to items on the agenda. If you are not a part of the presentation of the agenda item you need to speak now. Thank you for your participation.
Discussion:  There was none.
3. Public Forum on Any Topic: This is your opportunity to speak to any topic concerning the school district. Since it is not an agenda item the board cannot discuss or take action at this time on the matter. Future discussion can be requested as an agenda item. Thank you for your participation.
Discussion:  There was none.
4. Reports
4.1. Administrator Reports
Discussion:  Written reports were received from the administrators.
Attachments:
4.2. FFA Report
Discussion:  Chesnay Eberle, Larissa Krenk and J.P Rech reported on the Texas-Oklahoma 2011 FFA Trip.
5. Discussion Items
5.1. Distance Learning
Discussion:  Dr. Barnes updated the board on the SNDLC agreement for distance learning that is currently in place. ESU #6 is in the process of establishing a consortium.
5.2. Graduation
Discussion:  Graduation will be held on May 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Board members are invited to attend and sit on the stage.
5.3. Board/Administrator Goals
Discussion:  The board discussed board/administrative goals that were developed at the board/administrative retreat. Dr. Randy Nelson was the facilitator of the retreat and prioritized the goals. The board decided to work on the top two priority goals which are 1) Continue to pursue the establishment of before and after school programs for all educational levels (Elementary, Middle School and High School) and 2)Develop a plan to effectively infuse technology into the educational process.
Attachments:
5.4. Student Board Member Recognition
Discussion:  The board recognized and thanked Chesany Eberly for volunteering her time as a student board member. They congratulated her on her graduation and wished her the best of luck in her future endeavors.
5.5. Kindergarten Class Size
Discussion:  Kindergarten class size numbers for 2011-2012 were discussed. Discussion was held regarding hiring another teacher so class size could remain at 20 or under.
6. Old Business
7. New Business
7.1. Middle School Project - Bid Set #4
Action(s):
Motion to approve bid packages included in bid set #4 as presented minus bid package #26 in appendix 7.1 Passed with a motion by Jerry Rumery and a second by Paul Duer.
  • Dr. Timothy Alvarez: Yea
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Lisa Dworak: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Pam Williams: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
7.2. Personnel
7.2.1. Teaching Contract
Action(s):
Motion to approve the administration's request to offer a teaching contract to Joel Brase for the 2011-12 school year Passed with a motion by Pam Williams and a second by Dr. Timothy Alvarez.
  • Dr. Timothy Alvarez: Yea
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Lisa Dworak: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Pam Williams: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7.2.2. Resignation
Action(s):
Motion to accept the resignation of middle school physical education teacher Bill Sloup effective at the end of the 2010-2011 contract year and to thank him for his years of service to the school district Passed with a motion by Paul Duer and a second by Pam Williams.
  • Dr. Timothy Alvarez: Yea
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Lisa Dworak: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Pam Williams: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7.3. 2010-11 Budget Amendment
Action(s):
Motion to approve the amended 2010-2011 budget of the School District of Seward as advertised in the Seward County Independent on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 Passed with a motion by Jerry Rumery and a second by Pam Williams.
  • Dr. Timothy Alvarez: Yea
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Lisa Dworak: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Pam Williams: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
7.4. Transportation
Action(s):
Motion to accept the bid of Nebraska Central Equipment (Bluebird Bus) of $77,544 for a new 59 passenger bus and authorize the superintendent to sell school bus 27 a 1991 Thomas bus Passed with a motion by Paul Duer and a second by Lisa Dworak.
  • Dr. Timothy Alvarez: Yea
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Lisa Dworak: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Pam Williams: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
8. Future Agenda Items
Discussion:  There were none.
9. Consent Agenda
9.1. Approval of Minutes
Attachments:
9.2. Approval of Financial Reports
9.2.1. Treasurer
Attachments:
9.2.2. Budget
Attachments:
9.2.3. Activities
Attachments:
9.2.4. Athletic
Attachments:
9.3. Approval of Claims
9.3.1. General Fund
Discussion:  Total General Fund Claims: $1,058,418.20
Attachments:
9.3.2. Middle School Construction Claims
Discussion:  Total Middle School Construction Claims: $363,381.88.
Attachments:
9.3.3. Depreciation Fund Claims
Discussion:  Total Depreciation Fund Claims: $61,041.22.
Attachments:
9.3.4. Special Building Fund Claims
Discussion:  Total Special Building Fund Claims: $1,410.00.
Attachments:
9.4. FFA - Out of State Travel Request
Discussion:  FFA request to attend the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN on Oct. 19-21, 2011
Attachments:
9.5. Approval of Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve the consent agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Pam Williams and a second by Dr. Timothy Alvarez.
  • Dr. Timothy Alvarez: Yea
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Lisa Dworak: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Pam Williams: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
10. Executive Session
10.1. Enter Executive Session
Action(s):
Motion to enter executive session at 8:28 P.M. to discuss personnel negotiations Passed with a motion by Paul Duer and a second by Dr. Timothy Alvarez.
  • Dr. Timothy Alvarez: Yea
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Lisa Dworak: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Pam Williams: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
10.2. Restate that the reason to go into executive session is solely for the purpose of personnel negotiations
10.3. Exit Executive Session
Action(s):
Motion to exit executive session at 9:28 P.M. Passed with a motion by Paul Duer and a second by Dr. Timothy Alvarez.
  • Dr. Timothy Alvarez: Yea
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Lisa Dworak: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Pam Williams: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
11. Adjournment
Action(s):
Motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:29 PM with the next study session and regular board meeting scheduled for Monday, June 13, 2011 at 5:30 and 7:00 P.M. Passed with a motion by Paul Duer and a second by Lisa Dworak.
  • Dr. Timothy Alvarez: Yea
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Lisa Dworak: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Pam Williams: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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