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February 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

Minutes
1. Preliminary Procedures
1.1. Call meeting to order & announce Open Meetings Act is Posted
1.2. Public Notice as publicized per board policy
Attachments:
1.3. Roll Call
1.3.1. Action to excuse board members if necessary
1.4. Pledge of Allegiance
1.5. Mission Statement: The School District of Seward, in cooperation with parents and community, affirms that all students will have the skills to become productive and contributing members of a global community. The district is committed to development of each student academically, emotionally, socially and physically.
1.6. Approval of Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve the agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Lisa Dworak and a second by Jerry Rumery.
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Lisa Dworak: Yea
  • Scott Pekarek: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Curt Sherman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2. Public Forum: (The Board President reserves the right to place time limits on individuals and topics.)
2.1. 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:  Pat Piskorski stated the SEA will be the collective bargaining agent.
2.2. 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:  Scott Pekarek thanked the staff and administrators for the thank you.
3. Reports
3.1. Administrator Reports
Discussion:  Written reports were received from the administrators.
Attachments:
3.2. Student Board Report
Discussion:  Thomas Bosmeniel presented his report to the board.
Attachments:
3.3. Superintendent Report
Discussion:  Dr. Fields attended a manufacturing company meeting and updated the board on the meeting.  Dr. Fields updated the board on the number of applicants we have for our open positions.  Security radios were ordered because of our audits.  A new pole vault pit was ordered due to safety reasons.  Summer moratorium was set for July 5 - 9, 2018.  The School District has received positive feedback for the annual report.  Dr. Fields is having another community conversations meeting in March. 
3.4. 2017-2018 Multicultural Report
Discussion:  Dr. Dominy presented the multicultural report to the board.
Attachments:
4. Discussion Items
4.1. Legislative Update
Discussion:  Dr. Fields updated the board on some of the legislative bills.
4.2. Technology Update
Discussion:  Dr. Dominy discussed the technology update.  The technology team is hoping to have a recommendation in the next few months. 
5. Old Business
6. New Business
6.1. Federal Program Representative
Action(s):
Motion to appoint Dr. Fields as the Federal Program Representative for 2018 Passed with a motion by Paul Duer and a second by Lisa Dworak.
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Lisa Dworak: Yea
  • Scott Pekarek: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Curt Sherman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.2. 2018-2019 School Calendar
Action(s):
Motion to approve the 2018-2019 School Calendar Passed with a motion by Lisa Dworak and a second by Jerry Rumery.
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Lisa Dworak: Yea
  • Scott Pekarek: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Curt Sherman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.3. Recognize Seward Education Association as the collective bargaining agent
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Seward Education Association as the sole collective bargaining agent for teachers for the 2019-2020 contract year Passed with a motion by Paul Duer and a second by Curt Sherman.
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Lisa Dworak: Yea
  • Scott Pekarek: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Curt Sherman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.4. Personnel
6.4.1. Resignation of Nicole D'Angelo
Action(s):
Motion to accept the resignation of Nicole D'Angelo High School/Middle School Agricultural Teacher effective at the end of the 2017-2018 School Year. Passed with a motion by Scott Pekarek and a second by Paul Duer.
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Lisa Dworak: Yea
  • Scott Pekarek: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Curt Sherman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
7. Future Agenda Items
Discussion:  Unite Private Network
Facilities
 
8. Consent Agenda
8.1. Approval of Minutes
Attachments:
8.2. Approval of Financial Reports
8.2.1. Treasurer
Attachments:
8.2.2. Budget
Attachments:
8.2.3. Activities
Attachments:
8.2.4. Athletic
Attachments:
8.3. Approval of Claims
8.3.1. General Fund
Attachments:
8.3.2. Gifts and Donations
Attachments:
8.4. Approval of Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve the consent agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Scott Pekarek and a second by Jerry Rumery.
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Lisa Dworak: Yea
  • Scott Pekarek: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Curt Sherman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
9. Enter into Executive Session
Action(s):
Motion to enter executive session at 8:45 P.M. to discuss Collective Bargaining Passed with a motion by Paul Duer and a second by Curt Sherman.
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Lisa Dworak: Yea
  • Scott Pekarek: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Curt Sherman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
9.1. Restate the reason that the board is entering executive session is to discuss collective bargaining.
9.2. Exit Executive Session
Action(s):
Motion to exit executive session at 9:12 p.m. Passed with a motion by Lisa Dworak and a second by Curt Sherman.
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Lisa Dworak: Yea
  • Scott Pekarek: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Curt Sherman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
10. Adjournment
Action(s):
Motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:12 PM with the next study session and regular board meeting scheduled for March 12, 2018 at 5:30 and 7:00 PM Passed with a motion by Lisa Dworak and a second by Jerry Rumery.
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Lisa Dworak: Yea
  • Scott Pekarek: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Curt Sherman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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