Public Meeting Minutes: June 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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June 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

June 10, 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
1.4. Pledge of Allegiance
1.5. Mission Statement-The school district of Seward --where every student, every day is a success -- affirms that all students will have the skills to become productive and contributing members of a global community.  In cooperation with family and community members, the district is committed to the 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 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.
1.7. Alternative School Graduation
Discussion:  Jaelyn Armentrout completed the requirements at the Alternative School and received her high school diploma from President Seaman.
2. Student Fees Hearing-Review Fees and receipted and expensed during the 2018-2019 school year and request input from the public in regard to potential policy changes.
Discussion:  There was no input from the public. 
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3. Public Forum: (The Board President reserves the right to place time limits on individuals and topics.)
3.1. 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.
3.2. 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.
4. Reports
4.1. Administrator Reports
Discussion:  Written reports were received from the administrators.
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4.1.1. Superintendent's Report 
Discussion:  Dr. Fields talked about legislature from this year - budget and property tax relief.  Administrator data day is scheduled for June 18, 2019.   On June 10, 2019 Farm Credit had volunteers come to the Seward Community and work on 4 projects in town.  Aurora Cooperative has pledged $10,000.00 to the Agronomy Academy.  Kiwanis Club donated $1,500.00 to the Agronomy Academy. Dr. Fields discussed the start date for the 2020-2021 school year.
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5. Discussion Items
6. Old Business
7. New Business
7.1. Employee Assistance Plan 
Action(s):
Motion to enter a contract with EAP, LLC for six sessions per employee up to twelve sessions per family for $20.00 per employee for the 2019-2020 school year. Passed with a motion by Danielle Shipley 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:
7.2. REI Cameras and Installation of Bus Cameras 
Action(s):
Motion to approve six new bus cameras and installation from REI for $14,630.40. Passed with a motion by Paul Duer 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.
Attachments:
7.3. Asphalt repair and sealcoating 
Action(s):
Motion to accept the bid from NL Driveway Maintenance for $15,068 for the repair and sealcoat of the the high school east parking lot. 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.
Attachments:
7.4. Lunch and Breakfast Prices 2019-2020 
Action(s):
Motion to approve a $.10 increase to the breakfast and lunch prices for the 2019-2020 school year. Passed with a motion by Jana Hughes 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.
7.5. High School Football Light Poles and Lights 
Action(s):
Motion to approve the bid for option 1 and 2 from Wattselelectric to replace light poles and lights and or fixtures for a total of $26,687.50. 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.
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8. Personnel 
8.1. Classified Staff
Action(s):
Motion to approve the wages and benefits package for classified staff for the 2019-2020 school year. 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: Abstain (With Conflict)
  • Danielle Shipley: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
8.2. Middle Management and Administrator Wages and Benefits
Action(s):
Motion to approve the wages and benefits package for middle management and administrators for the 2019-2020 school year. 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.
8.3. Dr. Fields contract for the 2019-2020 school year. 
Action(s):
Motion to approve the contract for Dr. Josh Fields for the 2019-2020 school year. Passed with a motion by Paul Duer 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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9. Future Agenda Items
Discussion:  Policy updates
RFP approvals
10. Consent Agenda
10.1. Approval of Minutes
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10.2. Approval of Financial Reports
10.2.1. Treasurer
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10.2.2. Budget
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10.2.3. Activities
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10.2.4. Athletic
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10.3. Approval of Claims
10.3.1. General Fund
Attachments:
10.3.2. Bond Fund
Attachments:
10.3.3. Qualified Capital Purpose Undertaking Fund
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10.3.4. Depreciation Fund
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10.3.5. Unemployment Fund
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10.4. Approval of Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve the consent agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Jerry Rumery 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.
11. Adjournment
Action(s):
Motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:12 PM with the next study session and regular board meeting scheduled for Monday, July 8th 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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