Public Meeting Minutes: February 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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February 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

February 11, 2019 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 Jana Hughes from tonight's meeting Passed with a motion by Paul Duer and a second by Jill Hochstein.
  • Jana Hughes: Absent
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Jill Hochstein: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Danielle Shipley: 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 Paul Duer and a second by Jerry Rumery.
  • Jana Hughes: Absent
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Jill Hochstein: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Danielle Shipley: 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:  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:
3.1.1. Student Board Report 
Discussion:  Carson Core presented his report to the board.
Attachments:
3.1.2. Superintendent's Report 
Discussion:  Dr. Fields stated bus garage bids are due February 20, 2019.  He congratulated the strategic plan committee for all their work and the plan will be reviewed at the March meeting.  Dr. Fields updated the board on legislative issues. 
Attachments:
4. Discussion Items
4.1. Board Committees 
Discussion:  Board committees were decided.
Attachments:
4.2. High Ability Learner Program 
Discussion:  Connie Biaggio presented on High Ability Learner. 
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5. Old Business
5.1. Charter Bus
Action(s):
Motion to approve the purchase agreement with Coach Masters for a 2009 MCI charter bus for $205,000 which includes trading in one of our buses for $2500. Passed with a motion by Paul Duer and a second by Jana Hughes.
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Jill Hochstein: Yea
  • Jana Hughes: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Danielle Shipley: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The booster club is donating $78,000.00 from the Bluejay Booster Bash to help cover the cost of the charter bus.
Attachments:
6. New Business
6.1. 2019-2020 School Calendar 
Action(s):
Motion to approve the 2019-2020 Seward Public Schools School Calendar Passed with a motion by Jill Hochstein and a second by Danielle Shipley.
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Jill Hochstein: Yea
  • Jana Hughes: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Danielle Shipley: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.2. Update to Industrial Technology welding bays and ventilation system at the high school
Action(s):
Motion to accept the total bid of $57,046.76 from Matheson for the upgrade to Seward High School's Industrial Technology space. Passed with a motion by Paul Duer and a second by Jana Hughes.
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Jill Hochstein: Yea
  • Jana Hughes: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Danielle Shipley: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.3. Federal Programs Designation 
Action(s):
Move to approve Superintendent Fields to be our federal programs representative for all purposes not otherwise designated by the board. Passed with a motion by Jana Hughes and a second by Jerry Rumery.
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Jill Hochstein: Yea
  • Jana Hughes: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Danielle Shipley: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7. Personnel 
7.1. New High School Music Teacher 
Action(s):
Motion to offer teaching contract to Ben Rickert as the new high school music teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. Passed with a motion by Paul Duer and a second by Danielle Shipley.
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Jill Hochstein: Yea
  • Jana Hughes: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Danielle Shipley: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7.2. New High School Math Teacher 
Action(s):
Motion to offer teaching contract to Aaron Blersch for the 2019-2020 school year for high school math. Passed with a motion by Danielle Shipley and a second by Jill Hochstein.
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Jill Hochstein: Yea
  • Jana Hughes: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Danielle Shipley: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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8. Future Agenda Items
Discussion:  SENCAP
Land Transfer
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
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9.3. Approval of Claims
9.3.1. General Fund
Attachments:
9.4. Approval of Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve the consent agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Paul Duer and a second by Jerry Rumery.
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Jill Hochstein: Yea
  • Jana Hughes: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Danielle Shipley: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
10. Adjournment
Action(s):
Motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:36 PM with the next study session and regular board meeting scheduled for Monday, March 11 at 5:30 and 7:00 PM Passed with a motion by Jana Hughes and a second by Paul Duer.
  • Paul Duer: Yea
  • Jill Hochstein: Yea
  • Jana Hughes: Yea
  • Jerry Rumery: Yea
  • Ryne Seaman: Yea
  • Danielle Shipley: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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