Dundy County Stratton Schools
January 11, 2016 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. Signing of oath of office and conflict of interest forms
IV. Election of officers
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to retain the current officers. passed with a motion by Mr. Kevin League and a second by Mr. Jason Frederick.

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

The board president or superintendent may share information regarding the accomplishments of our school district, its students and/or staff during this item.

VI. Public comment
VII. 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 Yes
Mr. Jason Frederick Yes
Mrs. Amy Haines Yes
Mr. Kevin League Yes
Mr. Kent Lorens Absent
Mr. Mike Lutz Yes
Mrs. Sandy Noffsinger Yes
Mr. Shad Stamm Yes
VII.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.

VII.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.

VII.C. Approval of Minutes
Rationale

Approve minutes of previous meeting(s) on Dec. 14, Dec. 21 and January 6.

Recommended Motion

Motion to approve the minutes of the December 14, 2015 regular meeting, the December 22, 2015 special meeting and the January 6, 2016 in-service.

VII.D. Excusing a board members absent from this meeting
Recommended Motion

Motion to excuse Kent Lorens from the meeting

VII.E. Payment of bills
VII.F. Approval of Technology Plan
Rationale

Tech plan has been submitted and approved by the Nebraska Department of Education. Your approval is also needed. A summary is attached.

Recommended Motion

Motion to approve the district technology plan

VII.G. Mileage rate
Rationale

The mileage rate has dropped to $.54 from $.575. we generally follow the Federal rate. 

Recommended Motion

Motion to continue to follow the Federal mileage reimbursement rate for district travel

VII.H. Authorization of board of education officers to conduct business
Rationale

Annual item of business to direct the the officers of the board to conduct the business of the district as allowed or required by statute and policy.

Recommended Motion

Motion to direct the the officers of the board to conduct the business of the district as allowed or required by statute and policy

VII.I. Appoint non-discrimination compliance officer
Rationale

Annual item of business, the superintendent usually serves in this role.

 

Recommended Motion

Motion to re-appoint Superintendent Jim Kent as the district non-discrimination compliance officer

VII.J. Appoint recording secretary
Rationale

Annual item of business, we did this in December but try to do it annually in January.

Recommended Motion

Motion to re-appoint Stacey Waters as recording secretary

VIII. Business Meeting
Rationale

Discuss, consider and take all necessary action regarding:

VIII.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 as presented. passed with a motion by Mr. Kevin League and a second by Mr. Mike Lutz.

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

Annual item of business. We annually designate an official publication for all of our legal advertising and publication requirements.

Recommended Motion

Motion to re-designate the Benkelman Post as our official legal publication

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to re-designate the Benkelman Post as our official legal publication passed with a motion by Mrs. Sandy Noffsinger and a second by Mr. Mike Blecha.

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

The current committees are attached. The board may vote or the chair may appoint.

Recommended Motion

Motion to appoint the following committees:

Finance:
Transportation:
Curriculum:

VIII.D. Selection of bidder to replace roof on bus barn
Rationale

The building committee will have reviewed the bids and have made a recommendation to the superintendent. 

Recommended Motion

Motion to approve the best bid from ______ for the replacement of the roof on the bus barn

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the low bid from Vap Construction for the replacement of the roof on the bus barn in the amount $14,890.00 passed with a motion by Mr. Jason Frederick and a second by Mr. Kevin League.

Member Votes
Mr. Brad Baney Yes
Mr. Mike Blecha Yes
Mr. Jason Frederick Yes
Mrs. Amy Haines Yes
Mr. Kevin League Yes
Mr. Kent Lorens Absent
Mr. Mike Lutz Yes
Mrs. Sandy Noffsinger Yes
Mr. Shad Stamm Yes
VIII.E. Selection of bidder to replace room on concessions/press box
Rationale

The building committee will have reviewed the bids and have made a recommendation to the superintendent.

Recommended Motion

Motion to approve the best bid from ______ for the replacement of the roof on the concession stand/press box

VIII.F. NSAA proposals
Rationale

The full slate of proposals are attached. Action is not necessary. If you have questions about any of the proposals bring them or ask ahead of time.

VIII.G. Staffing 2015-2016
Rationale

Discussion item as we move into the planning phase for 2015-2016

 

VIII.H. Negotiations
Rationale

The negotiations committee of the board and their counterparts from DCSEA have reached an agreement for the 2016-2017 contract year. It will be presented at the meeting.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve negotiations and negotiated agreement as presented. passed with a motion by Mrs. Amy Haines and a second by Mrs. Sandy Noffsinger.

Member Votes
Mr. Brad Baney No
Mr. Mike Blecha Yes
Mr. Jason Frederick Yes
Mrs. Amy Haines Yes
Mr. Kevin League No
Mr. Kent Lorens Absent
Mr. Mike Lutz No
Mrs. Sandy Noffsinger Yes
Mr. Shad Stamm Yes
IX. Reports and discussion items
IX.A. Technology report
IX.B. Elementary principal report
IX.C. Secondary principal report
IX.D. Transportation report
IX.E. Superintendent report
IX.F. Board items
X. Adjournment
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to adjourn at 7:24. passed with a motion by Mr. Mike Blecha and a second by Mr. Kevin League.

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