Public Meeting Minutes: November 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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November 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

November 12, 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 October 5, 2012 Special meeting, October 8, 2012 Special Property Tax Request hearing, October 8 2012 Regular meeting and the October 16, 2012 Special meeting
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
3.6. Approval of option students - From Southern - Akia Shultz - Gr. 5 - To Southern 2013/14 - Conner Hayden -Gr. K
4. Outstanding Recognition
4.1. Employee of the Month
Speaker(s):  Jackie Nielsen
Discussion:  Ashley Mcconnell para at paddock lane. Sponge absorbe all she can.
5. Information
5.1. Superintendent Report
Speaker(s):  Dr. Baker
Discussion:  Commitee of Whole November 20 December 4th Mc Person selsec canidataes closed session No Committee of Whole in December Draft of audit report for 11-12. On December board agenda and will see the report before. Last meeting about graduation policy would like to share. Looking require 260 hours now. Used to be 200 hours. Share some rational for most changes as to the increase of hours. College Knowledge danger of seniors taking a year off. Not advisable. All schools should move in the direction as career education model. He shared this model. Needs to caree exploration starting in elementary, more intense at MS level begin to think about interests they have that they would like to do and at HS even more intense. Value is when out of 8th grade they have an idea a 6 year plan. Then begin to develop the courese that you need to take for your plan career during the HS years. Could take dual year credits during hs, which it is proven that if they have college hours while in hs they will continue to go to college. Lets not look at credit hours but begin to develop students preferred caree areas. Many changes will take place over the years of a students life and they will need to retool changes thinks.
5.2. Student Update
Speaker(s):  Isaiah Friesen
Discussion:  Mr. Sutter Finacial Aide night at HS Musical Fiddler on the Roof is complete Fall Sports teams seacons over Football 10 and o made history. Veterna day program hosted to day Student Council served cookies/coffee Winter sports start practice today Thursday & Friday All State Music One Act Play begins
6. Committee Reports
6.1. Committee of the Whole
Speaker(s):  Randy Coleman
Discussion:  Board Self Evaluation - discussion of feedback and comments they have seen. A long way and better board thanks to Dr. Lopezs Talked about the Nebraska School Ranking System and what that will mean. Some concern, but growth Ken Oconnor in district - grading expert. Good for all Policy updates Emergeny Repsonse Update and Graduation Requirements. 3 Reading to approval on second reading Strategic Plan BVH update and timelinoe of elementary one or two sites. Instructional Plan and Rubby Pain and Grading and Career offerings. Communication update of Strategic Plan. Negotiations team and timelines.
6.2. School Community
Speaker(s):  Randy Coleman & Lisa Pieper
Discussion:  Lisa - October at Stoddard Enertaain to 3rd grade about team work program on caracter counts. Welcome Dr. Baker. Meeting everyone. Dr. Baker issues with internet had a virus installee with security camera Mac Persone meeting Dr. Thompson thanked staff for support with Dr. Lopez. Staff asked about the attorney about negotiaitosn will be retain but used if only a standsill situation happened. First did not have a team Emploeee of moth great hope in paper cost prohibit, but will be shared on KWBEE All 6 canidates want one building. Classroom events shared. Boystown. Communciation binder goes home every night.
7. Public Forum
Discussion:  None
8. Action
8.1. Approve appointing Dr. Roy Baker as Secretary of the Board of Education of District # 15
Speaker(s):  Tobias Tempelmeyer
8.2. Recognize BEA(Beatrice Education Association) as the bargaining unit for all Certified staff except Administrators for the 2014-15 school year.
Speaker(s):  Dr. Baker
8.3. 2nd approval for adoption of Policy 5590 Restrain & Seclusion
Speaker(s):  Dr. Thompson
8.4. 2nd approval for amendment of Policy 6305 Ceremonies and Observances
Speaker(s):  Jackie Nielsen
8.5. 1st approval for amendment of Policy 5250 Graduation Requirement/Early Graduation and AR 5220 Graduation Requirements
8.6. 1st approval for amendment of Policy 2405 Emergency Response
9. Superintendent Search McPherson & Jacobson
Speaker(s):  Randy Nelson & Mike Lucas
Discussion:  Dr.Nelson and Dr. Lucas Review of Community Visit Feed Back - Shared a handout. Overall Reactions/thoughts November 1, 2012. Students were a very sharp group honest and open did not hold back. Great day lots of groups lots of feedback. Snapshot of common thems. Reviewed the groups they met with that day. Attachment has responses from Survey Monkey note so they do not edit or change spelling. This is on the website. 4 questions asked of all groups. Found these 4 questions cover most things that groups would ask. Good Things - Commitment to Strategic Plan this is an important piece. Do not drop the ball but move forward. House of Orange, teacher, support staff, preschool, hevelone center, community support. Communithy - opprotuntioyh for kids the hospital, waterpark, churches Skills - good communicator, team builder, instructional leader, good listens Issues - dealing with vocal negative people in a professional manner, change student demographs and achievement scores, ecomomic concers, townn not growing builid on what we have done, better communication. 40 teachers and 30 commmunity members present at night meeting. Studens wants someone who understand technology, visible at all activities not just sports, making sure that non athlets do well at school. New sup needs to know - attrision and clift budget affect and vocal negative groups. Needs to build up trust. Staff worried about stragetic plan will not go forward. Come in and establish trust with all partners as this will help establish success with the stregic plan. We have a very good turn out compared to other schools. Lots of interst in the community they were very pleased. #3 Discussion and Deterniation of Interview Questions. Review of interview questions (limit to 20 or less)shared handout. Protect this information. Took our 6 criteia and put some questions. Mark 2 or 3 or write your own get 17-18 to cover all six critera areas. Each select 2-3 and then complie the majority feedback and put together in a final list for when we meet again. Guide for our candidate questions. Then give them to Deb. Last questions is do you have any questions for us. Final this at December 4th. Then at Dec 4 will discuss protocal for the interview session, in open session, round robin to give questions. Made Copy of tentative day of the interview schedule. Set up interview 1 candidate per day. This gives be opportunity to know the person. Reviewed the tentative schedule. Select host Dr. Baker and wife spoke perosn for our community. Drive by the the candidate and more detail for wife of these areas in more detail. Board to identify the groups that will meet with the candidate, students 6-8 with a facilitator, business leaders, support staff, admin group, foundation has asked to be involved, teacher and facilitor, , meet and greet for public, (coffee and cookies) dinner and 7:30 parents and fcilitator. They (Mc& Jake will work with group facilitators). Their job is to give the board feedback not rank candidates. What groups - students, admin, teachers, support staff, foundation/booster group (8),meet & greet(includes time for media), dinner with board, meeting at 7:30 PM for interview. Will get names faciitators and Mike will ask for names from board. Debbie facilitator for support group. #4 Think about contract for Dec 4. Not less than a 2 year 3 is max. Compensation - board needs to be compative. Do not have to be top, but in ball park. Mike will share compairson smaller and larger and share what the total compensation package (benefits, car allowance etc.)Suggest that the Board pay the moving expenses. #6 Updated Calendar - Apps close on November 19 lots of hit on their site. They have been calling and recruiting. Lots looking. Our hope is to look at everyone who will make a good fit. Prior to Thanksgiving Mike and Randy will get all resumes and will start making phone calls and reviewing apps. Dec 4 next meeting at 7:00 Will set up meeting at 6:00 chair of interview teams to give them guidance and discuss questions (8-10). Professional way to gather up housing, welcome packet for realitors. Spouse will want to look at homes. #4
10. Notification of Next Meeting
11. Adjournment
Discussion:  The Board would like to see apps to review the before December 4. Maybe the Friday before or weekend. It will be all Board or none get it. Short list 3-5 people. The Board will know be able to know all names. All files will come to the meeting but top 5 will be presented, but Board can look at others. They will discuss all of them. Tobias and Lisa would like a profile ahead. They will send them to all boad profile by the Dec 3. All information is confiednetial. Do not contact anyone in regards to them. It is confidential until the Board selects them. Mac and Jake need to project these applications. 8:38 PM
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