Public Meeting Agenda: July 10, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

Download

View Options:

Show Everything
Hide Everything

July 10, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

July 10, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Opening Procedures
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Rationale: 
 
1.A. Call to order
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
1.B. Roll Call
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
1.C. Excuse absent member(s)
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The board may take action to excuse absent board members. Members how miss 3 consecutive meetings and are unexcused from those meetings are, by state statute, removed from the board.

2. Open meetings law
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 
  1. The Board of Education reserves the right to enter into Closed/Executive Session for 1) the protection of public interest or 2) the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual, and the individual has not requested a public meeting. When making a motion to enter into Closed/Executive Session, the member making such a request should be as specific as possible keeping the previously listed stipulation in consideration. 
  2. If the Board is in agreement, a motion maybe to enter into Closed/Executive Session to 1) discuss a personnel matter, or 2) for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of the individual, or 3) to discuss litigation and for the protection of the public interest.
  3. Action concerning matters discussed in Closed/Executive Session will be acted upon in open session
3. Awards and Recognitions
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
4. Public comment
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

Welcome to the Dundy County Stratton Public Schools Board of Education Meeting.  The Board welcomes citizens to attend board meetings to become acquainted with the programs and operations of the district.  Members of the public are also encouraged to share their ideas and opinions with the Board during the agenda item labeled “Public Items”.  Comments or questions from the audience at any other time during the meeting except for the agenda item “Public Items” will out of necessity be declared out of order.

The Nebraska Open Meetings Act prevents the board from speaking to a matter that is not on the agenda.  Please understand that the board may be unable to address your issue during the meeting.  It is not permissible for the board to comment on items not listed for the protection of the public’s right to know and participate in the discussion of items that do come before the board and stated appropriately in the meeting agenda.  

During this agenda item “Public Items” we ask that you abide by the following rules:

Public Comment Protocol and Procedures

  1. Anyone wishing to speak to the board on specific agenda items or on other topics relevant to board business must complete a Public Comment Request Card and submit it to the Board President prior to the opening of the meeting.   The public will only be recognized and their comments heard at Item “Public Items” on the board agenda.  The total time allotted for the public comment will not exceed thirty minutes and each member of the public will be allotted not more than five minutes to address the Board.  If a group wishes to speak, please designate one spokesperson for the group.

  2. Please state your name and the topic you are addressing before you begin.  

  3. Speakers are asked to direct their questions and comments to the chair.  A member of the Board of Education or the Superintendent may direct clarifying questions to the chair, but the board will not under any circumstance enter into a debate with any the member of the public.

  4. Speakers may offer objective criticism of district operations and programs, but the Board would encourage members of the public to address complaints concerning individual district personnel through the proper chain of command.  The chair may direct the member of the public to the appropriate means to address concerns brought before the Board; however, the board will not respond with action but will take comments under advisement and direct the comments to the appropriate staff member to address outside of the board meeting.

  5. Please remember that is a public meeting for the conduct of business of the Dundy County Stratton Public School District. Offensive language, personal attacks and hostile conduct will not be tolerated. You should further be advised that there is no legal protection for any comments that are made. 

  6. As stated in NEB. REV. STAT. § 79-570 Class I, II, III, IV, or VI school district; president; meetings; maintenance of order.  

    If any district meeting of a Class I, II, III, IV, or VI school district any person conducts himself or herself in a disorderly manner and persists in such conduct after notice by the president or person presiding, the president or person presiding may order such person to withdraw from the meeting and, if the person refuses, may order any person or persons to take such person into custody until the meeting is adjourned.

  7. As stated in NEB. REV. STAT. § 79-571 Class I, II, III, IV, or VI school district; meetings; disorderly conduct; penalty. 

Any person who refuses to withdraw from such meeting on being so ordered as provided in section 79-570 or who willfully disturbs such meeting shall be guilty of a Class V misdemeanor. 

5. Consent Agenda
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Agenda
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the consent agenda as presented with the exception of removing items _______ Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the consent agenda as presented. Passed with a motion by Kevin League and a second by Mike Blecha.
  • Brad Baney: Absent
  • Mike Blecha: Yea
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Craig Kerchal: Absent
  • Kevin League: Yea
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Yea
  • Shad Stamm: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.A. Verification of publication and notice
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  To verify that notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Benkelman Post, a legal newspaper for Dundy County Stratton and by written notice to each member of the board, the designated method of giving notice
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to verify the publication and notice of the meeting was properly given Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
5.B. Adoption of the agenda
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  To adopt the agenda of this meeting. The board reserves the right to change the order of items within the agenda.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to adopt the agenda Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
5.C. Approval of the minutes
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the minutes of the June 12, 2017 regular meeting Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
5.D. Payment of the bills
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the bills as presented in the amount of $398101.74 from the general fund; $7,819.88 from the depreciation fund; $10,200.31 from the activity fund; and $10,686.05 from the lunch fund. Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
5.E. Summer policy updates second reading
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve presented amended/revised policies 2004, 2005, 2008, 3003, 3004, 3011, 3033, 3036, 4001, 4010, 4011, 4019, 4041, 4053, 4060, 5001, 5002, 5002.1, 5003, 5008, 5015, 5017, 5018, 5022, 5063, 6020, to approve new policies 3003.1, 3004.1, 3042, 3043, 3044, 3045, 3046, 3047, 4011.1, 4061, 6035, and to repeal/delete policies 3038, 5060, 5021, 5502 on second reading Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
5.F. Activities admission prices
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

We annually set activities admission prices. They are consistent with our conference schools and I recommend they stay the same for 2017-2018

Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to leave single event admission prices at $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for students and $8 for a family and to leave season ticket prices at $20 for a student, $50 for and adult and $90 for a family Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
5.G. Breakfast and lunch prices
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

We annually set lunch prices. I would recommend no increase.

Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to leave lunch prices at their current level Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
5.H. Substitute teacher pay
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

We annually set substitute teacher pay. I would recommend raising it to $105. It has been at $100 for several years

Recommended Motion(s):  Motion set substitute teacher pay at $105 per day Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
5.I. Activities shuttle
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

We annually review the activities shuttle per the respective merger agreements. The service is usually provided by staff, who use a school vehicle, whenever we can. If not a driver is hired at a rate of $15 per trip. A copy of the information relating to the shuttle service is attached. We have not charged for the service recently, most of the time staff have driven the school vehicles. They get a free ride to work and take students home for us. We don't have to find aor pay a driver that way. The students also get a free ride, because if we hire a driver the students split that cost. 

Recommended Motion(s):  Motion continue to offer the activities shuttles to Haigler and Stratton and to maintain the driver pay fee for these shuttles Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
5.J. 2017-2018 Teacher Handbook
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

Annual item of business to approve the teacher handbook. I believe all policy changes are in the new handbook

Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the 2017-2018 Teacher handbook as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
5.K. 2017-2018 Activity sponsor handbook
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

This portion of the teacher handbook has been removed into it's own handbook for your approval. This our first activity sponsor only handbook.

Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the 2017-2018 activity sponsor handbook as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
5.L. 2017-2018 Classified staff handbook
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

Annually approved item. Updates from new policy have been made. 

Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to adopt the 2017-2017 classified staff handbook as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
6. Business Meeting
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
6.A. Financial Report
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Presentation of the financial status of the district, balances in various funds, recent/impending activity therein, anticipated expenses and planning for future considerations.

Action(s):
Motion to approved the financial report as presented. Passed with a motion by Kent Lorens and a second by Mike Blecha.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Yea
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Craig Kerchal: Absent
  • Kevin League: Yea
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Yea
  • Shad Stamm: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.B. Policy review and evaluation
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  These are the policies we are required to review and/or evaluate annually
6.B.1. Evaluation of Title I parent involvement policy
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

We are required to conduct, with the involvement of parents, an annual evaluation of this program. We will seek written input and have those recorded into the minutes. Mr. Rotherham will present at the meeting.

Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to acknowledge review of the Title I Parent Involvement policy Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to acknowledge review of the Title I Parent Involvement policy. Passed with a motion by Sandy Noffsinger and a second by Kevin League.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Yea
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Craig Kerchal: Absent
  • Kevin League: Yea
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Yea
  • Shad Stamm: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.B.2. Review of Student Fees Policy
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  At this meeting we will review the amount of fees collected under this policy and the waivers of those fees provided to students. Then we hold a hearing on the proposed policy for next year. We have provided no waivers and collected no fees. 
Attachments:
6.B.3. Review of bullying policy
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  We are required to review our bullying policy annually
Action(s):
Motion to acknowledge review of the bullying policy. Passed with a motion by Sandy Noffsinger and a second by Amy Haines.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Yea
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Craig Kerchal: Absent
  • Kevin League: Yea
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Yea
  • Shad Stamm: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.B.4. Review of attendance and absenteesim
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  This year this is part of our annual policy update and we should not need to revise it further
Action(s):
Motion to acknowledge review of the attendance policy. Passed with a motion by Kevin League and a second by Sandy Noffsinger.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Yea
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Craig Kerchal: Absent
  • Kevin League: Yea
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Yea
  • Shad Stamm: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.C. Hearings
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
6.C.1. Parent Involvement Hearing
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The board is required to annually hold a public hearing on our parent involvement. There is no requirement that it be a separate event from the regular meeting. After the hearing we alter and adopt a revised policy (2 readings) or reaffirm it as written. 

Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to reaffirm the Parent Involvement Policy Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to reaffirm the Parent Involvement Policy. Passed with a motion by Amy Haines and a second by Sandy Noffsinger.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Yea
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Craig Kerchal: Absent
  • Kevin League: Yea
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Yea
  • Shad Stamm: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.C.2. Student fees policy hearing
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

This is the required hearing time on the student fees policy. 

Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to acknowledge that the board conducted a hearing on the student policy for the 2017-2018 school year Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to acknowledge that the board conducted a hearing on the student fees policy for the 2017-2018 school year and to affirm the policy as written. Passed with a motion by Jason Frederick and a second by Amy Haines.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Yea
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Craig Kerchal: Absent
  • Kevin League: Yea
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Yea
  • Shad Stamm: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.D. Teacher contract
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

We have offered a part time contract to fill the openings left when Sharriea Burke moved to become Special Education Pre-school Teacher all day. The position will be half time at Stratton Elementary doing Special Education and Title I. 

Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the contract offer to Lacey Caddick for the 2017-2018 school year Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the contract offer to Lacy Caddick for the 2017-2018 school year. Passed with a motion by Kevin League and a second by Sandy Noffsinger.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Yea
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Craig Kerchal: Absent
  • Kevin League: Yea
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Yea
  • Shad Stamm: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.E. Multicultural education
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

NDE requires the board to receive an annual report about the districts multicultural education curriculum. The principals will present this information.

Action(s):
Motion to acknowledge the presentation of the district multicultural education report. Passed with a motion by Mike Blecha and a second by Sandy Noffsinger.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Yea
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Craig Kerchal: Absent
  • Kevin League: Yea
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Yea
  • Shad Stamm: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.F. Sale of vehicles
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
6.F.1. 1990 Chevy Corsica
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to accept the best bid from ____ in the amount of ____ for the 1990 Chevrolet Corsica Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to accept the best bid from Sam Jaeger in the amount of $201 for the 1990 Chevrolet Corsica Passed with a motion by Sandy Noffsinger and a second by Amy Haines.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Yea
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Craig Kerchal: Absent
  • Kevin League: Yea
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Yea
  • Shad Stamm: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.F.2. 1990 Ford Windstar
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
6.F.3. Ford E450 Bus
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
6.F.4. Blue Bird bus
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
6.G. Superintendent contract and negotiations
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Negotiations for the superintendent compensation package and contract were not completed in June.

Action(s):
Motion to approve the superintendent contract with a 2.96% increase in wages and a travel stipend in the amount of $5000 that would disallow the superintendent to turn in mileage and to add a clause to the superintendent contract that would disqualify the superintendent from eligibility for the teacher early incentive buyout option. Contract verbage will be added that superintendent will provide his own transportation. Passed with a motion by Mike Blecha and a second by Brad Baney.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Yea
  • Jason Frederick: Nay
  • Amy Haines: Nay
  • Craig Kerchal: Absent
  • Kevin League: Yea
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Yea
  • Shad Stamm: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.G.1. To enter executive session
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Action(s):
Motion to enter into executive session for negotiation strategies. Passed with a motion by Kent Lorens and a second by Amy Haines.
  • Brad Baney: Nay
  • Mike Blecha: Nay
  • Jason Frederick: Nay
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Craig Kerchal: Absent
  • Kevin League: Yea
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Yea
  • Shad Stamm: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.G.2. To exit executive session
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Action(s):
Motion to enter back into open session. Passed with a motion by Brad Baney and a second by Kevin League.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Yea
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Craig Kerchal: Absent
  • Kevin League: Yea
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Yea
  • Shad Stamm: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.H. Copier lease
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

We are working with Eakes on a lease program for copiers and possibly printers for the district. We are meeting with the representatives from Eakes Friday morning and may have something to present to the board. In any case I would recommend we have KSB review any contracts before we accept them. 

Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to enter into a lease contract with Eakes Office for copiers (and printers) upon review of the contract documents by district legal counsel. Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to enter into a lease contract with Eakes Office for copiers (and printers) upon review of the contract documents by district legal counsel. Passed with a motion by Jason Frederick and a second by Sandy Noffsinger.
  • Brad Baney: Nay
  • Mike Blecha: Yea
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Nay
  • Craig Kerchal: Absent
  • Kevin League: Nay
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Yea
  • Shad Stamm: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.I. NASB update
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Sandy will update the board on the latest NASB items

7. Reports
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
7.A. Technology report
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
7.B. Elementary principal report
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
7.C. Secondary principal report
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
7.D. Transportation report
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
7.E. Superintendent report
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Attachments:
7.F. Board and committee reports
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
7.F.1. Board information
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Attachments:
7.F.2. Finance/Budget/Legislation committee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
7.F.3. Transportation/Facilities/Grounds committee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Attachments:
7.F.4. Curriculum/Activities/Staff Development committee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
7.F.5. Americanism committee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
7.F.6. Negotiations committee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
8. Adjourn
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Action(s):
Motion to adjourn at 8:50 PM. Passed with a motion by Kent Lorens and a second by Mike Blecha.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Yea
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Craig Kerchal: Yea
  • Kevin League: Yea
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Yea
  • Shad Stamm: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
<< Back to the Public Page for Dundy County Stratton Public Schools