Public Meeting Agenda: November 9, 2015 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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November 9, 2015 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

November 9, 2015 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular 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 will be acted upon in open session
2. Roll Call
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
3. Public Comment
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Comments:  Limited to 30 minutes or 5 minutes per speaker
4. Consent Agenda
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Agenda
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve consent agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve consent agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Jason Frederick and a second by Brad Baney.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Absent
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Kevin League: Absent
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Lutz: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Yea
  • Shad Stamm: Absent
Motion to approve consent agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Jason Frederick and a second by Brad Baney.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Absent
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Kevin League: Absent
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Lutz: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Yea
  • Shad Stamm: Absent
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.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.

4.B. Approval of Agenda
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Approve the agenda of this meeting. The Board reserves the right to change the order of items within the agenda.
4.C. Approval of Minutes
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Approve minutes of previous meeting(s)
4.D. Excusing a board member(s) absent from this meeting
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
4.E. Payment of bills
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

Approval of the district's monthly expenditures.

4.F. 6000 Policy Series
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  This series is just as we left it last month on first reading. If you wish to discuss it you may remove it from the consent agenda. Just a reminder if it is amended it will be on the agenda for final reading in December. Karen Haase, district legal counsel, informed me that both the Patriot Observances and Constitution Day Observance we required by statute. We cannot delete them.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
5. Business Meeting
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Discuss, consider and take all necessary action regarding:
5.A. Financial Report
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

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

Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve Passed with a motion by Kent Lorens and a second by Mr. Mike Lutz.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Absent
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Kevin League: Absent
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Lutz: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Yea
  • Shad Stamm: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.B. Track resurfacing
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Greg Wolford from W Design and Don Smith, Independent Engineer and Track Consultant, will be at the meeting to present and answer questions. I would recommend that we move this item to the beginning of the meeting to allow our guests to travel back to their destinations. We did not invite representatives from Fisher Track to the meeting.
5.C. Technology plan approval
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  We may have a technology plan to present for approval. 
5.D. NSAA proposals
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  The proposal list is short for the fall meeting. 
5.E. NASB Delegate Assembly voting delegate
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  The board should select and approve a voting delegate for the Delegate Assembly at the State Education Conference on Nov. 18-20.
5.F. Benkelman Elementary HVAC
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  the bugs are slowly working themselves up. We may information to discuss at the meeting.
5.G. Sale of property
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  If the board is interested we may with to proceed with trying to sell the lots south of the gymnasium in Stratton.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to pursue the sale of lots directly to the south of the gymnasium, owned by the school district in Stratton. Specifically lots 1, 2, 3, and the north 45 feet of lot 4 of block 6 of the first addition to Stratton, Hitchcock County, Nebraska. Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
5.H. Sale of Equipment
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  We need to dispose of some of the excess weight equipment. We must advertise and take bids.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to advertise the extra weight equipment for sale and seek bids for the equipment. Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
5.I. Certificated staff negotiations for 2016-2017 contract year
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  I will have some data for the board to look at and we need to try to find a date and time to meet with the teachers.  We may go into executive session for this discussion.
Action(s):
Motion to enter into executive session to discuss negotiations strategy and goals for 2016-2017. Passed with a motion by Amy Haines and a second by Mr. Mike Lutz.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Absent
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Kevin League: Absent
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Lutz: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Yea
  • Shad Stamm: Yea
Motion to come out of executuve session at 8:42 Passed with a motion by Kent Lorens and a second by Jason Frederick.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Absent
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Kevin League: Absent
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Lutz: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Yea
  • Shad Stamm: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6. Reports and discussion items
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
6.A. Technology report
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
6.B. Elementary principal report
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
6.C. Secondary principal report
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
6.D. Transportation report
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
6.E. Superintendent report
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
6.E.1. Facilities discussion
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
6.E.2. Board in-service
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  I would like to suggest Thursday, December 10 as a possible date. I have contacted Marcia Herring about coming out on that day. She would be available but with afternoon events we would probably have to do morning only.
6.F. Board items
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
6.F.1. Board/District goals
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  I have attached a copy of the Board's goals. We need to keep those in our minds as we move forward. 
7. Adjournment
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Action(s):
Motion to adjourn at 9:25 Passed with a motion by Kent Lorens and a second by Brad Baney.
  • Brad Baney: Yea
  • Mike Blecha: Absent
  • Jason Frederick: Yea
  • Amy Haines: Yea
  • Kevin League: Absent
  • Kent Lorens: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Lutz: Yea
  • Sandy Noffsinger: Yea
  • Shad Stamm: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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