Public Meeting Agenda: August 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting


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August 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

August 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Call to Order
Rationale:  Information concerning the Open Meeting Law, Chapter 84, Article 14 of Nebraska State Statutes, is posted on the bulletin board in this room.
2. Roll Call
Rationale:  Mr. Lyle Schjodt, President, will call the Board of Education Regular meeting to order. 
3. Pledge of Allegiance
Rationale:  Mr. Leon Haith will lead the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.
4. Approval of Emergency Additions to the Agenda
5. Public Hearing for the 1005.03 - Parental Involvement Policy
Rationale:  Per state statue §79-531 through §79-533, each school district shall develop, adopt, and annually review and reaffirm a policy outlining parental involvement in regard to 1) how the school district will provide access to parents concerning textbooks, tests, and other curriculum materials used in the school district; 2) how the school district will handle requests by parents to attend and monitor courses, assemblies, counseling sessions, and other instructional activities; 3) under what circumstances parents may ask that their children be excused from testing, classroom instruction, and other school experiences the parents may find objectionable; 4) how the school district will provide access to records of students; 5) what the school district's testing policy will be; and 6) how the school district participates in surveys of students and the right of parents to remove their children from such surveys. A public hearing is to be held prior to any revisions or affirmation of this policy on a yearly basis.

A Public Hearing on Board policy 1005.03-Parental Involvement in the Schools will be necessary to comply with statutory requirements.  After the Public Hearing, the Board may chose to reaffirm existing policy or direct the Superintendent to revise the policy based on public input and Board discussion.
6. Consent Agenda
6.1. Call for Removal of Consent Agenda Items
6.2. Approval of Consent Agenda
6.2.1. Waiver of reading minutes from previous meeting
6.2.2. Acceptance of minutes of the previous meeting as published
6.2.3. Receipt of Communications
6.2.4. Treasurer’s Report
6.2.5. Audit of Claims
7. Business
7.1. Items removed from Consent Agenda
7.2. Recognitions
7.3. Acceptance of Gifts
7.4. Consideration of Communications
7.5. Comments From The Public
Rationale:  This is the portion of the meeting when members of the public may address the board about matters of public concern.


  1. Getting started:  When you have been recognized, please stand and state your name. 
  2. Time Limit:  You may speak only one time and must limit your comments to 5 minutes or less.  
  3. Personnel or Student Topic:  If you are planning to speak about a personnel or student matter involving an individual, please understand that our policies require you to follow the district’s complaint procedure before addressing the board.  Board members will generally not respond to any questions or comments you make about individual staff members or students.  Please remember that slanderous comments will not be tolerated. 
  4. General Rules:  This is a public meeting for the conduct of business.  Comments from within the audience while others are speaking will not be tolerated.  Offensive language, personal attacks, and hostile conduct will not be tolerated.
  5. No action by the Board:  The Board will not act on any matter unless it is on the published agenda.

7.6. Committee Reports
7.6.1. Policy Committee

The Policy Committee met on Thursday, July 21, 2016.  Meeting minutes are attached.

Item from this committee for proposed Board action:

  • to approve on second and final notification to revisions of Policies 502.02R1-Option Enrollment Procedures, 504.14-Secret Societies, Initiations, Hazing, or Gang Activities, 706.01-Purchasing Procedures, 710.01-Disposition of School Property, 1006.10-Community Use of Facilities, and 1006.01R1-Community Use of Facilities-Procedures. 
  • to reaffirm existing Policy 1005.03-Parental Involvement in the Schools.
  • to reaffirm existing Policy 504.19-Bulling Prevention. 
  • to approve on first notification to revisions of Policies 204.01-Regular Board Meeting, 503.09-Homeless Children and Youth, 508.09-Guidance and Counseling, 508.12-Asthma or Anaphylaxis, Emergency Protocol, 603.01-Curriculum Development, 606.08-Reproduction of Copyrighted Materials, and 611.01-Student Progress Reports.
  • to approve the first notification of new Board policies 402.21-Prohibition on Aiding and Abetting Sexual Abuse, 403.11-Workplace Privacy, and 704.04E1-Notice of Improper Use of Taxpayers Funds. 
  • to approve all staff handbooks.
7.6.2. Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee met on Thursday, July 28, 2016.  Meeting minutes are attached.

7.6.3. BG&T Committee

The Buildings, Grounds, and Transportation Committee met on Monday, July 25, 2016.  Meeting minutes are attached.

7.6.4. Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.  Meeting minutes are attached.

7.7. Approval of New Teachers

Approval of new certified staff for the 2016-17 school year:

  1. Tom Lazure:  Special Education (BHS).
  2. Contract with ProCare Therapy to provide a Speech Language Pathologist (OBMS and BHS).
7.8. Acceptance of Resignations
7.9. Informational Items

General Information Items:

  1. Lyle Schjodt has purchased a health insurance policy through the Blair Community Schools Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance program. This information is to be reported quarterly, as required by state statute 79-506.
  2. Mr. Pfeil:
    1. Information on back to school dates.
    2. Upcoming events for the Board.
8. Adjournment
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