Public Meeting Minutes: October 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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October 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

October 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Call to Order
Discussion:  Lisa call the meeting to at 7:00 PM with all member present but Steve Winter.
2. Pledge of Allegiance & Roll Call
Discussion:  All present recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
3. Outstanding Recognition
3.1. Employee of the Month
Speaker(s):  Jackie Nielsen
Discussion:  Cheryl Rabstejnek was awarded the Employee of the Month award for October.
3.2. Nebraska Art Teachers Association's ESU Award of Excellence - Nelson Dungan
Speaker(s):  Jackie Nielsen
Discussion:  Nelson Dungan was honored for receiving the Nebraska Art Teachers Association's ESU Award of Excellenct. Mr. Dungan is our High School Art instructor.
4. Information
4.1. Superintendent Report
Speaker(s):  Mr. Nauroth
Discussion:  Reminder of events Tax Moderation Hearing on Friday, October 18, 2013 from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Mr. Nauroth encouraged those who could attend to do so. COW 24 of October complete review of elementary facilites bring everyone back up to speed. Nov 1 11:55 at Lincoln Elementary is School and Community. American Education Week November 18-22 State Education Conference is Nov 20-22 and we did get rooms at the conference center. Nov 28 is COW which is thanksgiving Dec 26 COW is during Christmas break. Need to meet at least once during these two months. We can discuss during the October COW. Updating two policies tonight. Our Policy 9210 states this can be done in one reading and will be discussed later . Our agenda does reflect we will be doing this Last Friday in September enrollment count is 2,132 PK-12 this is down a little from this year. NASB has asked us to have someone designated for Delegate Assembly at State Ed Conference. Past it was Steve who attended. Pat would feel Steve will not be able to do this. Mitch or Jon have also done it. Points are awarded for doing this. Usually this is done during a breakfast meeting or first thing in the morning. Nancy will attend.
4.1.1. District Fall Enrollment Report
Speaker(s):  Mr. Nauroth
4.2. Student Update
Speaker(s):  Courtney Jurgens
Discussion:  Courtney shared that the Sound of Music got great review and was well attended. Band received a Division 2 Excellent rating at competition on Saturday. All State Music tryout were last week Golf at Holmes this week State Softall this week State Tennis this week Thrusday/Friday Ftball will play Seward this week Volleyball undefeated rate 7th in wild card points.
4.3. Board Reports/Request
4.3.1. Committee of the Whole September 26, 2013
Speaker(s):  Jon Zimmerman
Discussion:  see handout
4.3.2. School Community & Staff Relations Committee
Speaker(s):  Randy Coleman
Discussion:  Jim S & C see notes
4.3.3. Nine Member Board to a Six Member Board
Speaker(s):  Lisa Pieper
Discussion:  Pat - Couple of items. Why 9-6 how this came about. Also should we have 9-6. Checked with the attorney. 6member is standard, but can have 9. To change we have have motion in December to do this. Checked the number of disticts have 9 and have 6 of 18 looked at only have 9 rest has six. At COW the Board began to look not a real strong opinion. Needed whole board to disucss. Only had 5 at COW. Need to discuss to move forward or do we let it go for now. Jim - 6 member board motoin was ontable and tie it would die and then need an amened motions. Would have have 4 in attendance? Yes. Jim election 3 each time. Would big issues cause problems as easier to take over board. Lisa quarom yes of 4 but time of 3 to 3 tied. Sometimes this makes meetings last long because. 9 to 6 no strong feeling, but might be. eliminating some opions Randy no strong feeling COW there were good points. Some very positve. Hard sometimes to manage a large Board. Larger school more representation with 9. Change is hard for our community. Randy does not see a board member leading the charge. Maybe with absent of this. Mitch - it is sometimes to get people to run - no strong feelings. This has been a problem when have 4 seats to fill. Have not had a primay in 10 years. Janet strong people have adequate representation. Some more comfortable talking to others. Janet either way. Lisa no strong feelings one way or another. Just stay with nine.
5. Public Forum/Citizen's Requests/Comments Related to Agenda Items
Discussion:  No one spoke at this time.
6. Consent Agenda
6.1. Approval of the agenda as submitted
Discussion:  Approve absence of Steve Jon/Randy 119758 Doris will not vote on
6.2. Approval of minutes of the September 5, 2013 Phase 5 Work Session, September 9 Special Budget Hearing, September 9, 2013 Special Property Tax Request Hearing and the September 9, 2013 Regular Board of Education Meeting
6.3. Approval of the proposed accounts for payment
6.4. Approval of budgetary receipts and expenditures
6.5. Approval of committee minutes of Committee of the Whole - September 26, 2013 and the School Community & Staff Relations Committee - October 4, 2013
6.6. Approval of option students From Southern - Morgan Ward-Gr. 2- Jacob Ward- Gr. K- From Norris 13/14 - Alexis Sands - From Fairbury - Zack Lowe To Lewiston - James Lopez-Gr. 9- Gianna Martin-Gr. 4- Tri County 14/15-Talon Caudill- Gr. 2- endra Caudill Gr. 4- To Diller/Odell 14/15- Chloe Jurgens
7. Action
7.1. 1st Reading and Approval of Policy 5105 Admissions and Compulsory Attendance
Speaker(s):  Mr. Nauroth
Discussion:  Can approve per one reading Policy 9210 and is listed on the agenda. Pat reviewed the changes to 5105.
7.2. 1st Reading and Approval of Policy 6212 Assessments-Academic Content Standards
Speaker(s):  Mr. Nauroth
Discussion:  Changes due to State Board Standards mostly in Social Studies. Approve in one reading.
7.3. Approval of Itemized Estimate Adjustments to ARRA Bonds ( Series 2010 Bonds)
Speaker(s):  John Brazell
Discussion:  John - nothing new to present
7.4. Approval of Consortium Membership Agreement: Nebraska Whole Child Project
Discussion:  Pat sent parts of info to Board. Looking to take a collaboartive effort on Wellness. Opportunity for schools to share best practices. No monetry part. Just share those practices and get better at food choices. Wellness coordingat and Food Dirctor
8. Administrators' Report
Discussion:  Jackie - text message BHS golf is 1st place after first day.
9. Audience Comments on any of the Preceding Actions or Discussions
Discussion:  No one spoke
10. Notification of Next Meeting
11. Executive Session - To discuss strategy with respect to negotiations for the protection of public interest and or the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual and if such individual has not requested a public meeting.
Speaker(s):  Mr. Nauroth
12. Adjournment
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