Dundy County Stratton Schools
November 09, 2015 6:00 PM
Board of Education Regular Meeting
I. Call to Order and Notice of Open Meetings Act
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

II. Roll Call
III. Public Comment
IV. Consent Agenda
Recommended Motion

Motion to approve consent agenda as presented

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve consent agenda as presented passed with a motion by Mr. Jason Frederick and a second by Mr. Brad Baney.

Member Votes
Mr. Brad Baney Yes
Mr. Mike Blecha Absent
Mr. Jason Frederick Yes
Mrs. Amy Haines Yes
Mr. Kevin League Absent
Mr. Kent Lorens Yes
Mr. Mike Lutz Yes
Mrs. Sandy Noffsinger Yes
Mr. Shad Stamm Absent

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve consent agenda as presented passed with a motion by Mr. Jason Frederick and a second by Mr. Brad Baney.

Member Votes
Mr. Brad Baney Yes
Mr. Mike Blecha Absent
Mr. Jason Frederick Yes
Mrs. Amy Haines Yes
Mr. Kevin League Absent
Mr. Kent Lorens Yes
Mr. Mike Lutz Yes
Mrs. Sandy Noffsinger Yes
Mr. Shad Stamm Absent
IV.A. Verification of publication and notice
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.

IV.B. Approval of Agenda
Rationale

Approve the agenda of this meeting. The Board reserves the right to change the order of items within the agenda.

IV.C. Approval of Minutes
Rationale

Approve minutes of previous meeting(s)

IV.D. Excusing a board member(s) absent from this meeting
IV.E. Payment of bills
Rationale

Approval of the district's monthly expenditures.

IV.F. 6000 Policy Series
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

Motion to approve as presented

V. Business Meeting
Rationale

Discuss, consider and take all necessary action regarding:

V.A. Financial Report
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

Motion to approve

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve passed with a motion by Mr. Kent Lorens and a second by Mr. Mike Lutz.

Member Votes
Mr. Brad Baney Yes
Mr. Mike Blecha Absent
Mr. Jason Frederick Yes
Mrs. Amy Haines Yes
Mr. Kevin League Absent
Mr. Kent Lorens Yes
Mr. Mike Lutz Yes
Mrs. Sandy Noffsinger Yes
Mr. Shad Stamm Yes
V.B. Track resurfacing
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.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:   passed with a motion by Mr. Jason Frederick and a second by Mrs. Sandy Noffsinger.

Member Votes
Mr. Brad Baney Yes
Mr. Mike Blecha Absent
Mr. Jason Frederick Yes
Mrs. Amy Haines Yes
Mr. Kevin League Absent
Mr. Kent Lorens Yes
Mr. Mike Lutz Yes
Mrs. Sandy Noffsinger Yes
Mr. Shad Stamm Absent
V.C. Technology plan approval
Rationale

We may have a technology plan to present for approval. 

V.D. NSAA proposals
Rationale

The proposal list is short for the fall meeting. 

V.E. NASB Delegate Assembly voting delegate
Rationale

The board should select and approve a voting delegate for the Delegate Assembly at the State Education Conference on Nov. 18-20.

V.F. Benkelman Elementary HVAC
Rationale

the bugs are slowly working themselves up. We may information to discuss at the meeting.

V.G. Sale of property
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

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.

V.H. Sale of Equipment
Rationale

We need to dispose of some of the excess weight equipment. We must advertise and take bids.

Recommended Motion

Motion to advertise the extra weight equipment for sale and seek bids for the equipment.

V.I. Certificated staff negotiations for 2016-2017 contract year
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.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to enter into executive session to discuss negotiations strategy and goals for 2016-2017. passed with a motion by Mrs. Amy Haines and a second by Mr. Mike Lutz.

Member Votes
Mr. Brad Baney Yes
Mr. Mike Blecha Absent
Mr. Jason Frederick Yes
Mrs. Amy Haines Yes
Mr. Kevin League Absent
Mr. Kent Lorens Yes
Mr. Mike Lutz Yes
Mrs. Sandy Noffsinger Yes
Mr. Shad Stamm Yes

Motion Passed:  Motion to come out of executuve session at 8:42 passed with a motion by Mr. Kent Lorens and a second by Mr. Jason Frederick.

Member Votes
Mr. Brad Baney Yes
Mr. Mike Blecha Absent
Mr. Jason Frederick Yes
Mrs. Amy Haines Yes
Mr. Kevin League Absent
Mr. Kent Lorens Yes
Mr. Mike Lutz Yes
Mrs. Sandy Noffsinger Yes
Mr. Shad Stamm Yes
VI. Reports and discussion items
VI.A. Technology report
VI.B. Elementary principal report
VI.C. Secondary principal report
VI.D. Transportation report
VI.E. Superintendent report
VI.E.1. Facilities discussion
VI.E.2. Board in-service
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.

VI.F. Board items
VI.F.1. Board/District goals
Rationale

I have attached a copy of the Board's goals. We need to keep those in our minds as we move forward. 

VII. Adjournment
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to adjourn at 9:25 passed with a motion by Mr. Kent Lorens and a second by Mr. Brad Baney.

Member Votes
Mr. Brad Baney Yes
Mr. Mike Blecha Absent
Mr. Jason Frederick Yes
Mrs. Amy Haines Yes
Mr. Kevin League Absent
Mr. Kent Lorens Yes
Mr. Mike Lutz Yes
Mrs. Sandy Noffsinger Yes
Mr. Shad Stamm Yes