Public Meeting Minutes: May 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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May 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

May 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Call to Order
Discussion:  Jon Zimmerman called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
2. Pledge of Allegiance & Roll Call
Discussion:  Those present recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
3. Consent Agenda
Discussion:  All present except Lisa please excuse her.
3.1. Approval of the agenda as submitted
3.2. Approval of minutes of the April 14, 2014 regular Board of Education meeting, April 14, 2014 special hearing of the Board of Education and the April 28, 2014 special Board of Education meeting
3.3. Approval of proposed accounts for payment
3.4. Approval of budgetary receipts and expenditures
3.5. Approval of the minutes of the April 24, 2014 Committee of the Whole meeting
3.6. Approval of Option Students- From Lewiston - Madelynn McMann - Gr. 1- To Lewiston - Calla Harris - Gr. K - Stormie Mohr - Gr. 10
3.7. Approval of Hiring for the 2014-15 - Abby Kassmeier - Middle School - Language Arts - Steven Carlson - Middle School - Math - Samantha Hall - District - Speech Language Pathologist - Ashley McConnell - Paddock Lane - Preschool - Emily Iverson - High School - Resource
3.8. Approval of Resignation of Gina Armstrong - Paddock Lane - 4th Grade
3.9. Approval of Resignation of Maggie Deschaine - High School - English contingent upon finding a suitable replacement
4. Outstanding Recognition
4.1. Employee of the Month
Speaker(s):  Mrs. Nielsen
Discussion:  Tom Krakow Behavior Skills Middle School Instructor Out of retirement 3years ago balance relationship and instruction Challenges and awards. It is always balancing act to keep everything in a positive atmospher.
4.2. Nebraska Junior Academy of Science State Finalist - Jacob Wagner, Holly Irmer and Alexis Foster
Speaker(s):  Mr. Sutter & Mrs. Christen
Discussion:  Mr. Sutter Junior Academy of Science State Finalist. Special Topics Class - 7 years ago taught by Joan Christen. Design to choose testable question, selecting a expirement and conducting the expirement. Students from Beatrice have when several places. Each Top 10 projects in state will travel to San Jose. Project - Wagner Clean and Minty. Oregano Oil Project - Holly grow with foam Alexis - 3 little Pigs - Root banding used in forencis.
4.3. Student Board of Education Member
Speaker(s):  Mrs. Pieper
Discussion:  Pat recognized Courtney for her service to the Board. Happy to have her on the Board his first year. Appreciate what she has brought to the Board. Appreciate the support of the family. Time consuming to be rep to Board and takes a comittment to serve. Thanks to her
5. Information
5.1. Superintendent Report
Speaker(s):  Mr. Nauroth
Discussion:  Pat Follow up on graduation - Thanks to Board impressed with students got scholarships and college credit earned. Website links to graduation and scholastic HS grad 186 views and scholastic 239 views. We know that this of interest to people. Points value of event you attended - update and report changes by end of week to the office Thursday last aday of school and district track. Will be working with Chamber, City and Main Street to show off our community Emily Deck last day end of week with paper has been excellent support for the District
5.2. Board Reports/Requests
5.2.1. GNSA/Legislative Update
Speaker(s):  Mr. Nauroth
Discussion:  Pat Going through transisiton. Meeting with Sups. Viable retreat in June Grand Island
5.2.2. Committee of the Whole April 24, 2014
Speaker(s):  Mr. Zimmerman
Discussion:  Jon See notes
5.2.3. Strategic Plan Update
Speaker(s):  Strategic Planning Committee
Discussion:  John Brazell - Shared handout. Original committee met at 5:30 to be updated. This is the third year. Strat 1 - Shopping for land for an elementary school significate progress. Last summer renovations done on tile and asbestos Strat 2 - Several things listed. Worked on website, video streaming COW. PLC books studies, Report to Staff after board meetings by Pat. Banks in Schools. ESU 5 expanding services Strat 3 - Jackie - Preschool moved rooms to Cedar. Expanded headstart by adding a para. Next year will split 3 -4 in separate classrooms. Hope to have one site and go to all day preschool. Evaluate developtd a committee to evaluate after Marzona. Created a common language glossary. Expanded Hall. Expanding Career Academy. Have welding adding agg and then business. Elementart trained in phonics. Sent 6 to Math national conference. Currenlty have 8 math gooing to Unl class. At HS semester assesr money for invative practice. Evaluation grading system and current practices. Switech K-12 Map assessment K-5 is. Strat 4 - MS & Hs trained in Boys Town now all staff are trained. In house Boys Tow trainers can now train our staff. Gallup Strength finder has been used at HS staff. May will host a school improve data team retreat. Relationship building is getting stronger between staff parents and students. Buy local campanie Strat 5 - Ngage and chamber to develop. Have a grant writer on board. Look at vacant positions and will reduce 2 FTE certified positions. Many things going on are all being driven by the Stratigic Plan, this is a community driven plan. Plan should be in updated in the fall of 2016.
5.3. Student Representative Report
Speaker(s):  Miss Jurgens
Discussion:  Courtney Not a lot of activities - Post grad 10-1 hiponist. lots of drawing. Soccer wraped up Limited held last concert. 1st edition performing tonight Track district on thurday here. Baseball Tuesday seware Tennis RCC tournment
6. Public Forum/Citizen's Requests/Comments Related to Agenda Items
Discussion:  No one spoke at this time.
7. Action/Discussion
7.1. Approval Classified Salaries and Benefits
Speaker(s):  Mr. Brazell
7.2. Approval of the Beatrice Community Preschool 2014-15 Calendar
8. Administrators' Report
Discussion:  None
9. Notification of Next Meeting
10. Executive Session - To discuss personnel for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual and if such individual has not requested a public meeting
Discussion:  Took 5 minute recess at 7:47 PM
11. Action
11.1. Approval of Administrator Salaries & Benefits
12. Adjournment
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