Columbus Public Schools
January 20, 2014 5:00 PM
Work Session and Regular Meeting of the Board of Education
I. Listening Session
II. Call To Order - Work Session
III. Board Work Session
III.A. Columbus High School Presentation
III.B. Strategic Plan and Goal Setting
III.C. Executive Session
Actions Taken

Order #14-79 - Motion Passed:  Motion to go into executive session passed with a motion by Alan Dostal and a second by Francis Kuehler.

IV. Dinner at ESU7/CPS Student Center, 2563 44th Avenue - No business will be discussed.
V. Call to order - Board Meeting
VI. Pledge of Allegiance and Roll Call
VII. Open Meeting Notice of Posted Law
VII.A. President insures that all can hear the proceedings
VIII. Mission Statement
IX. Election of President for 2014
Actions Taken

Order #14-80 - Motion Passed:  Motion to elect a Board President for 2014. Alan Dostal was nominated with no further nominations passed with a motion by Ken Curry and a second by Candace Becher.

X. Election of Vice President
Actions Taken

Order #14-81 - Motion Passed:  Motion to elect a Board Vice President. Mike Goos was nominated with no further nominations passed with a motion by Theresa Seipel and a second by Francis Kuehler.

XI. Opportunity For the Public To Be Heard
XII. Recognitions
XIII. Presentation on Preschool Education
XIV. Presentation on Strategic Plan #1
XV. Consent Agenda
Actions Taken

Order #14-82 - Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the Consent Agenda passed with a motion by Francis Kuehler and a second by Mike Goos.

XV.A. Appointments by the Board of Education for the 2014 Calendar Year
XV.B. Approval of Minutes for the meetings of December 16, 19, 20, 2013
XV.C. Certified Personnel Action
XV.D. Classified Personnel Action
XV.E. Professional Travel Report
XVI. Financial Reports 2-4a
Actions Taken

Order #14-83 - Motion Passed:  Move to approve the financial reports 2-4a passed with a motion by Candace Becher and a second by Francis Kuehler.

XVII. Financial Report 4b
Actions Taken

Order #14-84 - Motion Passed:  Move to approve Financial Report 4b passed with a motion by Mike Goos and a second by Ken Curry.

XVIII. Appointments by the Board President
XIX. Committee and Foundation Board Appointments:
XX. Special Administrative Functions
XX.A. Extension of Superintendent’s Contract through 2015-2016 School Year
Actions Taken

Order #14-85 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the Extension of the Superintendent’s Contract through 2015-2016 School Year passed with a motion by Mike Goos and a second by Theresa Seipel.

XX.B. Columbus High School 2014-2015 Course Description, A Guide to Registration
Actions Taken

Order #14-86 - Motion Passed:  The Superintendent recommends that the Board approve the CHS 2014-2015 Course Description, A Guide to Registration, as submitted passed with a motion by Ken Curry and a second by Mike Goos.

XX.C. Acceptance of Gifts/Donations
Actions Taken

Order #14-87 - Motion Passed:  The Superintendent recommends that the Board accept the attached gifts/donations: CPS Foundation, CHS Sport Boosters, North Park PTO, CMS PAC, Lost Creek PTO, West Park, PTO, Emerson PTO, as submitted passed with a motion by Francis Kuehler and a second by Candace Becher.

XX.D. School Calendar 2014-2015
Actions Taken

Order #14-88 - Motion Passed:  The Superintendent recommends that the Board approve the Columbus Public Schools’ 2014-2015 school calendar and review Draft 1 of 2015-2016 school calendar, as submitted passed with a motion by Mike Goos and a second by Theresa Seipel.

XX.E. East 14th Avenue & Armory Road Tree/Stump Removal
Actions Taken

Order #14-89 - Motion Passed:  The Superintendent recommends that the Board approve the bid from BD Construction in the amount of $8,500 for the removal of tree stumps associated with the East 14th Avenue property, as submitted passed with a motion by Francis Kuehler and a second by Ken Curry.

XXI. Superintendent's Report
XXI.A. Nebraska School Board Recognition Week (January 26-February 2, 2014)
XXI.B. Nebraska Teacher Appreciation Day – March 4, 2014
XXI.C. High School Design Presentation
XXII. Board Sharing
XXIII. Executive Session
Actions Taken

Order #14-90 - Motion Passed:  Move to go into Executive Session passed with a motion by Mike Goos and a second by Candace Becher.

XXIV. Adjourn
Actions Taken

Order #14-91 - Motion Passed:  Move to come out of Executive Session and Adjourn at 10:05 passed with a motion by Mike Goos and a second by Ken Curry.