Public Meeting Minutes: May 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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May 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

May 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance & Roll Call
3. Consent Agenda
3.1. Approval of the agenda as submitted
3.2. Approval of minutes of the regular Board of Education meeting on April 9, 2012
3.3. Approval of the proposed accounts for payment
3.4. Approval of budgetary receipts and expenditures
3.5. Approval of committee minutes of Committee of the Whole and School Community & Staff Relations Commitee
3.6. Approval of option students - None to report at this meeting
3.7. Approve resignations at end of the school year - Amy Randel - Middle School Counselor - Matt Barnard - High School Math and Dr. Summer Stephens - Director of Curriculum and Assessment
3.8. Approve rescinding the resignation of Tara Gleason at the end of the 2011-2012 school year.
3.9. Approve Hiring - Amy Simpson and Samantha Stark - Preschool - Jessica Wegner - Speech Pathologist - Syndee West - Special Education - Paddock Lane - Tiffany Tracy - Special Education - Paddock Lane
4. Outstanding Recognition
4.1. Duke Talent Search
Speaker(s):  Mr. Schlueter
Discussion:  Mr. Schlueter presented the awards for academic success in the Duke Talent Search. Students take the ACT test during this search.
4.2. Ecyber Mission - 1st Place
Speaker(s):  Mr. Schlueter
Discussion:  Mr. Schleuter presented the awards to the 1st Place Ecyber Mission Team. Team pipecleaners worked on creating a pipe within a pipe to prevent oil spills. Clean fuel within safe standards. Will power an engine. Students each earned $500.00
4.3. Ecyber Mission - Runner Up
Speaker(s):  Mr. Schlueter
Discussion:  Mr. Schlueter presented these awards. These students earned $250.00 for their work.
4.4. NSAA Academic All-State
Speaker(s):  Mr. Sutter & Neal Randel
Discussion:  Mr. Randel presented these awards.
4.5. Lincoln Journal Star - Academic All-State
Speaker(s):  Mr. Sutter & Neal Randel
Discussion:  Mr. Randel presented these awards.
5. Information
5.1. Superintendent Report
Speaker(s):  Dr. Lopez
Discussion:  Congrats to the senior and senior high staff all went well. Rest of students done on Wed the May 16th. Summer School will start on June 4th at all levels and is done on June 28th. Breakfast and lunch will be served at the elementary. Summer school will run Monday-Thursday. Interview on Thursdy 24th for Director of Curriculum
5.2. Student Update
Speaker(s):  Megan Gronewold
Discussion:  None
5.3. GNSA/Legislative Update
Speaker(s):  Steve Winter
Discussion:  Mr. Winter will not meet until fall as the session is doneso no report until then
5.4. FY 2013 Budget & Personnel Update
Speaker(s):  Dr. Lopez & John Brazell
Discussion:  John Brazell shared a powerpoint. Hope to have this shown on Channel 9 at a later date. Five areas he shared. State Wide State Aid History what was allocated statewide for state aid. BPS State Aide 458,000 of the 58 million had to carryover from FY11 larger amount to carry over to FY12 we have a decrease two years in a row. of about 337,000. A three year history shows a loss Property Tax Recipets Shoulhd have an increase of about $270,000 for 13 Projected 13 Revenue 21 million. Expenditures for 13 - Negotiation agreement increase for staff. 2.69% which cover the retirement and insurance. A continuandtion buget of 22 million difference of 645,000. This is our current concern. Reviewed the different salary schedueles of certified, classified and administrators all based on the 2.69%. Total for all 447,000 dollar increase. Deductions we considered - No welcome back lunch - smaller calendara. Curriculum Business Budget Elementary - Audio Visual, computers and equipment, textbooks and supplies Middle School - textbooks, supplies travel and dues for staff High School - deferr computer replacements Contingency fund Building Fund Maintenance - already very lean contracted services and repairs. Staff Reductions - Orchestra, School to Work keeping classes moving to other staff not replace elementary teahcer unless our enrollments reach 160 students. Bring in teachers in at lesser salaries. Reducitons $622,000 total. We are still looking at this as this is not a final balance. Additions - Dr. Lopez - In working with admin we need to look as some staffing issues. MS 2 counseolors. We reduced one a few years ago. We are out of compliance with rule 10 and have many at risk students so we would like to hire this counselor back using flexible funding use for school to work and this will cover some but cannot use all as you could not work with sped students - so fund it 50% general and 50% flex funding. The other additioin to add Orcherstra as as sponsorship program. Would place on th coach schedule all year at $8,500 to $9,000 from the general fund. Have a current LPS instructor that is interested in providing this service. Also another person that has just completed student teaching at LPS and is also interested. Clerical help for the sub finder system. Have done this the second half of this year due to no longer having Kelly Services. We would use funds saved from not paying for Kelly Services. Jim would this be a full-time - No maybe 4-6 during school year. Orchestra position would not be paid mileage. $50,000 in the contingency is lower than we would like to be but will still have $100,000. Doris - Orchestra position do not see it very workable. Students will have to make a chocie and bus students would be an issue. Cutting this year and last year we added. Why did we not think about this last year. Community Counselor and one to Cental Office. Transferred one from HS to Central Office. Maybe we should have cut if not needed or reallocated. Monte out of compliance for counselor - Are we in trouble. No fine we just need to be in compliance in rule 10 it is just good practice. Steve - Observation always paid SPED in back pay. The state did allocate 10 mill accross the the state. Sped is about 54% reimbursement. This has been slowly decreasing. Randy - Concern that we continue to cut and we have increase curriculum and decrease staff. We were staffed at 800 students and now only 650 so this offsets it. Worried about the Career to Work, use to have 3 business and how only 1. Don't want to see just Math and Sciecne curriculum as we have several kids need other options. Couneslor valid concern and we are addressing. Orchestra fund full-time would be best to grow the program. This plan will be in the survival mode and better than just ending it. Tuff time and we have known this was coming since stimuls funds were going away. We have lost 50 students and this = 2 teahcers. This will come to the Board to vote in August when we vote on the final vote. It is not a line item vote. We are receiving the input and listening. We are late in the hiring season so this could make hiring difficult so feedback is important to have back soon.
6. Committee Reports
6.1. Committee of the Whole
Speaker(s):  Randy Coleman
Discussion:  Apirl 26 Randy - Lot speaking on the Orchestra in favor of this program. Americanism Construction Project update. Dr. Lopez Roger Breed had visited and talked about the accomplishments of the Strategic Plan Talked about staffing of the Orchestra program Public comments about supporting the Orchestra program. The intend of the fcommittee of the Whole is your opportuntiyt to bring it forward
6.2. School Community & Staff Relations
Speaker(s):  Lisa Pieper
Discussion:  Jim held at Stoddard. Staf desire continue to staff elementary correctlary title para and library para and speech. Would like to have Orcherstra funded correctesly Staff is stressed. PlC and Strategic are makeing them very busy. Continue with the School Improvement and Interventions. Support for statdium and grade level building.
7. Public Forum
Discussion:  None
8. Action
8.1. 2nd Reading of Policy 1323 Internet Safety and Acceptable Use Policy
Speaker(s):  Dr. Stephens
8.2. 2nd Reading of AR 1323.1 Administrators, Faculty and Staff Agreement
Speaker(s):  Dr. Stephens
8.3. 2nd Reading of AR 1323.2 Student's Agreement
Speaker(s):  Dr. Stephens
8.4. 2nd Reading of AR 1323.3 Parent's Agreement
Speaker(s):  Dr. Stephens
8.5. Approve Policy 3110 Special Funds (Revision)
Speaker(s):  John Brazell
8.6. Approve Policy 6212 Assessment-Academic Content Standards(Revision)
Speaker(s):  Dr. Lopes & Dr. Stephens
8.7. Approve Policy 6283 Athletic - Concussions and Head Injuries (New Policy)
Speaker(s):  Dr. Lopez
8.8. Approve Job Description of Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and Staff Development
Speaker(s):  Dr. Lopez
Discussion:  Brought policy up to date to meet what the duties are so we have an accuarte description for the new hire
9. Notification of Next Meeting
10. Adjournment
Discussion:  Meeting adjourned at 8:10 PM
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