Public Meeting Minutes: April 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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April 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

April 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
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
Action(s):
Motion to excuse Lisa Dworak from tonight's meeting Passed with a motion by Scott Pekarek and a second by Paul Duer.
  • Lisa Dworak: Absent
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Scott Pekarek: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Curt Sherman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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 Jerry Rumery and a second by Scott Pekarek.
  • Lisa Dworak: Absent
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Scott Pekarek: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Curt Sherman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
1.7. Alternative School Graduation
Discussion:  Hailey Mays completed the requirements at the alternative school and received her high school diploma from President Seaman.
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:  There was none.
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:  There was none.
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.  The board thanked Thomas for his participation as a student board member and wished him luck with his future plans.
Attachments:
3.3. Superintendent's Report
Discussion:  Dr. Fields provided a NASB monthly board report and updated the board on legislative bills.  Graduation is Monday May 13, 2018 and Dr. Fields asked the board who will be attending.  Dr. Fields updated the board on the radios that are new to the district.  The middle school property has been closed on.
Attachments:
3.4. National School Board Conference Update
Discussion:  Paul Duer and Ryne Seaman provided information to the board about the national school board conference they attended.
3.5. Teacher Evaluation Update
Discussion:  Dr. Dominy provided the board a teacher evaluation model for them to look at.  Dr. Dominy thanked the administrators and staff for all their hard work in this process. 
Attachments:
4. Discussion Items
4.1. Youth Center Update
Discussion:  Dr. Fields updated the board on the youth center and there interest in leasing some property at the middle school.
5. Old Business
5.1. Substitute Teacher Pay
Action(s):
Motion to raise substitute teacher pay to $126/day or $18 an hour for the 2018-2019 school year. Passed with a motion by Paul Duer and a second by Curt Sherman.
  • Lisa Dworak: Absent
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Scott Pekarek: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Curt Sherman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6. New Business
6.1. Seward Comunity Foundation Grant
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Seward Community Foundation Grant application for $2000 toward a kiln. Passed with a motion by Scott Pekarek and a second by Paul Duer.
  • Lisa Dworak: Absent
  • Paul Duer: 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. Asbestos Abatematement Bids
Action(s):
Motion to accept the New Horizons bid for Asbestos Abatement of $39,853. Passed with a motion by Jerry Rumery and a second by Curt Sherman.
  • Lisa Dworak: Absent
  • Paul Duer: 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. Flooring Bids
Action(s):
Motion to accept Midwest Flooring bid for $62,778 for high school carpet and tile. Passed with a motion by Paul Duer and a second by Jerry Rumery.
  • Lisa Dworak: Absent
  • Paul Duer: 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. Locker Bids
Action(s):
Motion to accept bid from Storage and Design Group for $29,000 for new locks and paint of our oldest High School Lockers. Passed with a motion by Scott Pekarek and a second by Curt Sherman.
  • Lisa Dworak: Absent
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Scott Pekarek: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Curt Sherman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.5. Painting Bids
Action(s):
Motion to approve the painting bids from Aleupold Painting in the amount of $26,625.00 Passed with a motion by Paul Duer and a second by Scott Pekarek.
  • Lisa Dworak: Absent
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Scott Pekarek: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Curt Sherman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.6. Light Bulb Bids
Action(s):
Motion to accept the Voss Lighting bid for $7.48 per bulb for 1400 for at total of $10,472. Passed with a motion by Scott Pekarek and a second by Curt Sherman.
  • Lisa Dworak: Absent
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Scott Pekarek: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Curt Sherman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.7. Copier Contract
Action(s):
Motion to accept the Capital Business Systems, Inc 5-year contract for the Seward Public Schools copier services. Passed with a motion by Curt Sherman and a second by Jerry Rumery.
  • Lisa Dworak: Absent
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Scott Pekarek: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Curt Sherman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.8. Chrome Book Bid
Action(s):
Motion to accept the bid from Computer Hardware for $320.20 per device for the Acer Spin 11 Touch 2 in 1 Chromebook. Passed with a motion by Paul Duer and a second by Curt Sherman.
  • Lisa Dworak: Absent
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Scott Pekarek: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Curt Sherman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.9. Acer Covers
Action(s):
Motion to purchase the Gumdrop Acer covers at $39.95 per cover. Passed with a motion by Curt Sherman and a second by Jerry Rumery.
  • Lisa Dworak: Absent
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Scott Pekarek: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Curt Sherman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.10. Personnel
6.10.1. Resignation of 8th-grade science teacher
Action(s):
Motion to accept the resignation of Laura Goracke at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Passed with a motion by Scott Pekarek and a second by Jerry Rumery.
  • Lisa Dworak: Absent
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Scott Pekarek: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Curt Sherman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.10.2. Resignation of Middle School Special Education Teacher
Action(s):
Motion to accept the resignation of Brielle O'Donnell at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Passed with a motion by Paul Duer and a second by Scott Pekarek.
  • Lisa Dworak: Absent
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Scott Pekarek: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Curt Sherman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.10.3. 8th-grade science teacher
Action(s):
Motion to offer teaching contract to Laura Trautman for the 2018-2019 school year. Passed with a motion by Curt Sherman and a second by Paul Duer.
  • Lisa Dworak: Absent
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Scott Pekarek: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Curt Sherman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.10.4. Middle School Special Education Teacher
Action(s):
Motion to offer teaching contract to Donna Maly for the 2018-2019 school year. Passed with a motion by Jerry Rumery and a second by Paul Duer.
  • Lisa Dworak: Absent
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Scott Pekarek: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Curt Sherman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.10.5. Kindergarten Teacher
Action(s):
Motion to offer teaching contract to Stacy Vancura for the 2018-2019 School Year. Passed with a motion by Scott Pekarek and a second by Paul Duer.
  • Lisa Dworak: Absent
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Scott Pekarek: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Curt Sherman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.10.6. School Psychologist
Action(s):
Motion to offer contract to Nate Stepp for the 2018-2019 school year. Passed with a motion by Paul Duer and a second by Curt Sherman.
  • Lisa Dworak: Absent
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Scott Pekarek: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Curt Sherman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7. Future Agenda Items
Discussion: 

Youth Center

Facilities and Summer Projects

 

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. Depreciation Fund
Attachments:
8.3.3. Gifts and Donations Fund
Attachments:
8.4. Out of State Travel
Attachments:
8.5. 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.
  • Lisa Dworak: Absent
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Scott Pekarek: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Curt Sherman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
9. Adjournment
Action(s):
Motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:29P.M. with the next study session and regular board meeting scheduled for Monday, May 14 at 5:30 and 7:00 P.M. Passed with a motion by Curt Sherman and a second by Scott Pekarek.
  • Lisa Dworak: Absent
  • Paul Duer: 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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