Public Meeting Minutes: December 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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December 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

December 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Call to Order
Discussion:  Lisa Pieper called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM in the Central Administration Boardroom.
2. Pledge of Allegiance & Roll Call
Discussion:  The Board of Education and those present recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
3. Consent Agenda
3.1. Approval of the agenda as submitted
3.2. Approval of minutes of the regular Board of Education meeting on November 10, 2014.
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 November 24, 2014.
3.6. Approval of option students - To Lewiston - Hannah Thomsen - Gr. 8 - Dalton Thomsen - Gr. 7 and Dillon Richards - Gr. 10 - To Wilber-Clatonia - Triston Bartak - Gr. 11
4. Outstanding Recognition
4.1. Employee of the Month
Speaker(s):  Mrs. Nielsen
Discussion:  Mrs. Nielsen introduced Paul Jobman, Employee of the Month. Takes pride in is bus driving activties. A great fan. Custodial supplies to strech budget. Work in and with the recycling program. Also find in the flower beds.
4.2. Board Member Recognition - Mitch Deines, David Niedfeldt and Steve Winter
Discussion:  Lisa asked Pat to speak. Impact the 3 have had. Time service, leadership and commitment. Don't always know when they run what it takes. Comiment to children insight and dediation will be missed. They will be missed. Total time over 44 years of service. David - Not easy to replace mid term is not easy. Dave made it look easy due to past experience. In order to serve he had to make adjustment to his work schedule. Mitch - Ability to focus on the big picture. Can get at the root of the issue. Kept it on children and leadrship. Steve - Important to any board to know the past to influence the future. Board in order need to intract positively and have fun. Saw humor in some the many the many things. Mitch thanked the patrons and board members. Thankful to work with students. Thanks honored to serve Dave - Honored to be a part of the Board. 9 months has went very fast. A chance to see all the dedication to educate the children. Mitch, Steve and Dave have had challenges due to passion of the partrons for the best of kids. Good luck for the 6 remaining members. Steve - Been as long as he has, Came on 230 off at 170. Really enjoy working with great boards in 1992 When Dr Joel here. Always those who wanted the best for the schools. Lisa - Thanked them as being great mentors
5. Information
5.1. Superintendent Report
Speaker(s):  Mr. Nauroth
Discussion:  hree members going off and we will transition to 6 member. When you talk about service you see the time and effort for you students. It is important for you to see this. Early Childhood - During Cow heard recommendation to expand. We will advertise for 2 positions. CMR - later on this meeting. We had 3 opiong design gid, design build or CMR. The best fell with CMR worked the best with this type of committee. Andy john Steve John B Pat Rex Beherns Katie Humble Pat Phalen all set on the selection committee. The information and recommendation was very good and encourage the board to approve it.
5.2. Student Update
Speaker(s):  Ian Doyle
Discussion:  Last event Tuesdy Show Choris/Band to Elementary Thursday Swim & Dive Meet and B G Basketball One Act Play had District Middle School National History Day come and see them this week. Friday top presentations 18th Band Chori Concert This thursday Beatrice /Crete Finals Wed Thrus Friday School back Jan 5th.
5.3. Audit Review
Speaker(s):  John Brazell
Discussion:  Shared the auditor letter for the Board. We encountered no problems with management. Auditors missed the Student Fee Fund so this was a correction letter. Will not go page by page. He will just point out Page 10 - 12, 13 - great general overview of the financial status of the District. Statements in audit - Page 20 - Custoidal risk and deposits all deposites were insured or collatores all funds with almost 14 million in banks Detal of funds on page 41 Page 52 - During audit did not find Not find any defiiences All complicnace in federal programs. Page 55 - We did not find any deficienies in any internal controls.
5.4. Board Reports/Requests
5.4.1. GNSA/Legislative Update
Speaker(s):  Mr. Deines & Mr. Maschmann
Discussion:  Andy - Met on Nov 20 Pat John and Mitch transitions in GNSA - Hired Roger Breed as the Executive Director. 45% students free/reduced 69% attend GNS 6% are ELA 60% attend GNSA Get involved in Legislative Committee Elected Officers - ?? Scottsbluff Frank Harvill from Bellvue gave legislative update Stragetic Plan - Early Childhool and Career the most promeonet in Legislative. Dr. Breed has hit the ground running
5.4.2. Committee of the Whole
Speaker(s):  Mr. Zimmerman
6. Public Forum/Citizen's Requests/Comments Related to Agenda Items
Discussion:  No one spoke at this time.
7. Action/Discussion
7.1. Approval of the 2015-16 School Calendar
Speaker(s):  Mr. Nauroth
Discussion:  Martin Luther planned activities
7.2. Approval of Beatrice Education Association as the exclusive bargaining agent for the district's non-supervisory certificated staff for 2016-17 contract
Speaker(s):  Mr. Nauroth
7.3. Approval of the recommendation of the Construction Manager at Risk Selection Committee
Speaker(s):  Mr. Nauroth
8. Administrators' Report
Discussion:  None
9. Notification of Next Meeting
10. Adjournment
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