Public Meeting Agenda: December 3, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Board of Education Special Meeting

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December 3, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Board of Education Special Meeting Agenda

December 3, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Board of Education Special Meeting
1. Call to Order and Notice of Open Meetings Act
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Rationale: 
  1. The Board of Education reserves the right to enter into Closed/Executive Session for 1) the protection of the 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 may be 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 Executive Session.
2. Roll Call
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
3. 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.
Action(s):
Motion to approve verification of publication. Passed with a motion by Sandy Noffsinger and a second by Mike Blecha.
  • League: Absent
  • Lorens: Absent
  • Noffsinger: Yea
  • Stamm: Yea
  • Baney: Yea
  • Blecha: Yea
  • Frederick: Yea
  • Haines: Yea
  • Kerchal: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4. Business meeting
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
4.A. Board member resignation
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Discuss, receive legal advice and take any necessary action regarding the resignation of a board member and the filling of board vacancies
4.B. Drug testing policy
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Consider on first reading a policy allowing the random testing of all students in grades 7-12 who are involved in activities. A sample policy from KSB is attached along with some background reading material for your information. 
Action(s):
Motion to accept the resignation of Amy Haines and thank her for her service. Passed with a motion by Mike Blecha and a second by Sandy Noffsinger.
  • League: Absent
  • Lorens: Absent
  • Stamm: Yea
  • Baney: Yea
  • Blecha: Yea
  • Frederick: Yea
  • Haines: Abstain (With Conflict)
  • Kerchal: Yea
  • Noffsinger: Yea
Motion to table the agenda item until the January meeting. Passed with a motion by Craig Kerchal and a second by Mike Blecha.
  • League: Absent
  • Lorens: Absent
  • Baney: Yea
  • Blecha: Yea
  • Frederick: Yea
  • Haines: Yea
  • Kerchal: Yea
  • Noffsinger: Yea
  • Stamm: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.C. Certificated staff negotiations
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Brief session to discuss the status of teacher negotiations and possible strategies moving forward. 

There is a proposal before the teachers I do not how it will go. The negotiations committee will talk about the session we just completed. 

This is on this meeting agenda purely to keep the next meeting agenda shorter. 
Action(s):
Motion for the board to enter closed executive session to discuss strategies for certficated staff negotiations. Passed with a motion by Sandy Noffsinger and a second by Craig Kerchal.
  • Haines: Absent
  • League: Absent
  • Lorens: Absent
  • Blecha: Yea
  • Frederick: Yea
  • Kerchal: Yea
  • Noffsinger: Yea
  • Stamm: Yea
  • Baney: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.D. Incident at the boys' basketball game on Saturday, December 2
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Discuss, receive legal advice and take possible action regarding incident at the boys’ basketball game on Saturday, December 2.

Board President:  
The next item on the agenda is a strategy session and receive legal advice related to threatened litigation.  In my opinion, the discussion of this matter in closed session necessary to protect the public interest. 

Is there a motion for the board to enter closed session to conduct a strategy session and receive legal advice related to pending litigation?

See motion 1 below.

After the motion has passed, the board president should say:   
The board has adopted a motion to enter closed session to conduct a strategy session and receive legal advice related to pending litigation. The board will limit itself to discussion of this issue.

At the conclusion of closed session or when deemed appropriate by any board member to exit closed session the president should say: the board is now in open session. is there a motion to resume open session.


See motion 2 below.

After the motion has passed, the board president should say:   

The board has adopted a motion to resume open session. The board limited itself to discussion of this issue.
Recommended Motion(s):  I move that the board to enter closed session to conduct a strategy session and receive legal advice related to pending litigation. Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  I move that the board to resume open session. Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
I move that the board enter closed session to conduct a strategy session and receive legal advice related to pending litigation. Passed with a motion by Mike Blecha and a second by Sandy Noffsinger.
  • Haines: Absent
  • League: Absent
  • Lorens: Absent
  • Kerchal: Yea
  • Noffsinger: Yea
  • Stamm: Yea
  • Baney: Yea
  • Blecha: Yea
  • Frederick: Yea
I move that the board to resume open session.at 8:02 Passed with a motion by Mike Blecha and a second by Craig Kerchal.
  • Haines: Absent
  • League: Absent
  • Lorens: Absent
  • Noffsinger: Yea
  • Stamm: Yea
  • Baney: Yea
  • Blecha: Yea
  • Frederick: Yea
  • Kerchal: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5. Adjournment
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Action(s):
Motion to enter open session at 7:14. Passed with a motion by Sandy Noffsinger and a second by Craig Kerchal.
  • Haines: Absent
  • League: Absent
  • Lorens: Absent
  • Frederick: Yea
  • Kerchal: Yea
  • Noffsinger: Yea
  • Stamm: Yea
  • Baney: Yea
  • Blecha: Yea
Motion to adjourn8:03 Passed with a motion by Craig Kerchal and a second by Mike Blecha.
  • Haines: Absent
  • League: Absent
  • Lorens: Absent
  • Stamm: Yea
  • Baney: Yea
  • Blecha: Yea
  • Frederick: Yea
  • Kerchal: Yea
  • Noffsinger: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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