Columbus Public Schools
March 16, 2015 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. Emerson Elementary School Presentation – Sara Colford
III.B. ESU7 Presentation – ESU7 Board Members/Professional Service Team
III.C. Executive Session
IV. Dinner at ESU7 Student Center, 2563 4th 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. Opportunity For Public To Be Heard
X. Recognitions
XI. Presentation: DLR/Hausmann Construction
XII. Items removed from Consent Agenda
XIII. Consent Agenda
Actions Taken

Order #15-78 - Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the Consent Agenda passed with a motion by Ken Curry and a second by Alan Dostal.

XIII.A. Approval of Minutes for the Meeting of the February 9, 2015
XIII.B. Certified Personnel Action
XIII.C. Classified Personnel Action
XIII.D. Professional Travel Report
XIV. Financial Reports 2, 3, and 4a
Actions Taken

Order #15-79 - Motion Passed:  Move to approve financial reports 2, 3, and 4a passed with a motion by Candace Becher and a second by Francis Kuehler.

XV. Financial Report 4b
Actions Taken

Order #15-80 - Motion Passed:  Approve Financial Report 4b passed with a motion by Ken Curry and a second by Francis Kuehler.

XVI. Special Administrative Functions
XVI.A. Approval of Administrative Salaries and Benefits Package
Actions Taken

Order #15-81 - Motion Passed:  The Superintendent recommends that the Board approve a 3.40% increase in administrative salaries and benefits package for the 2015-2016 school year passed with a motion by Francis Kuehler and a second by Ken Curry.

XVI.B. Approval of Classified (Food Service, Paraprofessionals, Bus Drivers, Crossing Guards, Custodians Secretaries, Maintenance, Nurses, and Nurse Assistants) Salaries and Benefits
Actions Taken

Order #15-82 - Motion Passed:  The Superintendent recommends that the Board approve a 3.81% increase in classified (Food Service, Paraprofessionals, Bus Drivers, Crossing Guards, Custodians Secretaries, Maintenance, Nurses, and Nurse Assistants) salaries and benefits for the 2015-2016 school year passed with a motion by Ken Curry and a second by Francis Kuehler.

XVI.C. Approval of Classified (Social Worker) Salaries and Benefits
XVI.D. Board Acceptance of Bids
XVI.E. Acceptance of Gifts/Donations
Actions Taken

Order #15-83 - Motion Passed:  The Superintendent recommends that the Board accept the attached gifts/donations: CHS Sports Boosters, Emerson PTO, CMS PAC, Centennial PAC, West Park PTO, and Lost Creek PTO, as submitted passed with a motion by Alan Dostal and a second by Candace Becher.

XVI.F. Proposed 2016 Close-Up Trip to Washington D.C.
Actions Taken

Order #15-84 - Motion Passed:  The Superintendent recommends that the Board approve the 2016 Close-Up Trip to Washington D.C. during March 2016, as submitted passed with a motion by Francis Kuehler and a second by Ken Curry.

XVI.G. Proposed 2016 Columbus High Winter Percussion Ensemble Trip to Minneapolis, MN
Actions Taken

Order #15-85 - Motion Passed:  The Superintendent recommends that the Board approve the Columbus High Winter Percussion Ensemble to attend the Regional competition in Minneapolis, MN in the spring of 2016, as submitted passed with a motion by Candace Becher and a second by Francis Kuehler.

XVI.H. Library Books - Surplus
Actions Taken

Order #15-86 - Motion Passed:  The Superintendent recommends that the Board declare 329 North Park library books as surplus, as submitted passed with a motion by Ken Curry and a second by Alan Dostal.

XVI.I. Proposal to Repurpose the Current High School into a Middle School
Actions Taken

Order #15-87 - Motion Passed:  The Superintendent recommends that the Board approve the Fee Proposal from RVW of Columbus, NE for work to repurpose the current High School into a Middle School facility, as submitted passed with a motion by Candace Becher and a second by Francis Kuehler.

XVI.J. Lease Agreement with Boys Town
Actions Taken

Order #15-88 - Motion Passed:  The Board tabled the long-term lease agreement with Boys Town in Duncan, NE, as submitted passed with a motion by Candace Becher and a second by Alan Dostal.

XVII. Superintendent's Report
XVIII. Board Sharing
XIX. Executive Session
Actions Taken

Order #15-89 - Motion Passed:  Motion to go into Executive Session passed with a motion by Ken Curry and a second by Candace Becher.

XX. Adjourn
Actions Taken

Order #15-90 - Motion Passed:  Motion to come out of Executive Session and adjourn at 8:55 passed with a motion by Ken Curry and a second by Francis Kuehler.