Oakland-Craig Board of Education February Meeting Minutes


The regular monthly Board of Education meeting was held Monday, February 11, 2016 in the Board Meeting Room in the Elementary Building. Administrators present were Superintendent Smith, Secondary Principal Droescher and Elementary Principal Bland. President Thiele called the meeting to order at 8:00 p.m. and noted the Nebraska Open Meetings Law. Notice of this meeting was properly posted and/or published by advance Public Notice in accordance with Board Policy #2008 with notice and advance agenda given to the President of the Board and all members prior to the meeting date.

 

Schmidt moved that Terry Richards and Gus Ray are absent, excused. Magnusson seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-7; Against Motion-0; Other-2. Motion carried.

 

ROLL CALL

Roll Call was called with the following members present: Anderson, Brett Johnson, Kiley Johnson, Magnusson, Pille, Schmidt and Thiele.

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

            Magnusson moved that the agenda be approved as presented. Schmidt seconded the motion.   There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-7; Against Motion-0; Other-2. Motion carried.

 

REGULAR AGENDA

 

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORT

            Student Representative, James Moseman, reported on the happenings at the High School. He reported that there are several opportunities for students to become more politically involved since this is a Presidential election year. Moseman congratulated the Quiz Bowl Team for qualifying for the televised round at the Morningside Quiz Bowl meet. He also congratulated the Girls Basketball team for winning the East Husker Conference tournament. James Moseman attended the Voice of Democracy State Finals in Lincoln and placed 5th. James concluded his report by providing a list of upcoming events and activities.

 

President Thiele welcomed approximately 15 visitors. One patron addressed the Board.

 

APPROVAL OF FEBRUARY 2016 CLAIMS FROM THE GENERAL FUND

Pille ­­moved that the February 2016 claims from the General Fund, in the amount of $94,118.44 be approved as presented. Brett Johnson seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-7; Against Motion-0; Other-2. Motion carried.

 

APPROVAL OF FEBRUARY 2016 CLAIMS FROM THE QUALIFIED CAPITAL PURPOSE UNDERTAKING FUND (QCPUF)

            Magnusson moved that the February 2016 claims from the QCPUF, in the amount of $900.00 be approved as presented. Brett Johnson seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-7; Against Motion-0; Other-2. Motion carried.

 

 

APPROVAL OF FEBRUARY 2016 CLAIMS FROM THE LUNCH FUND

Pille ­­moved that the February 2016 claims from the Lunch Fund, in the amount of $13,283.74 be approved as presented. Kiley Johnson seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-7; Against Motion-0; Other-2. Motion carried.

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM THE JANUARY 2016 BOARD MEETING

Pille moved to approve the minutes from the January 2016 board meeting as presented. Magnusson seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-7; Against Motion-0; Other-2. Motion carried.

 

CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF BOARD GOALS

            Superintendent Smith read the Board Goals. Discussion followed. Schmidt moved to approve the Board Goals for 2016-2017 as amended. Magnusson seconded the motion. There was no further discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-7; Against Motion-0; Other-2. Motion carried.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS

Pille reported that the Buildings Grounds and Transportation Committee will meet in the near future. The Adhoc Committee met on January 26, 2016. Smith provided a copy of the notes from that meeting.

 

DISCUSS, CONSIDER AND TAKE ALL NECESSARY ACTION TO RETAIN THE PERRY LAW FIRM AND APPROVE THE JOINT COUNSEL AGREEMENT

            Magnusson moved to retain the Perry Law Firm and approve the JOINT COUNSEL AGREEMENT by and between Burt County School District 11-0001, a/k/a Tekamah-Herman Public Schools (“THPS”), and Burt County School District 11-0014, a/k/a Oakland-Craig Public Schools (“OCPS”), with the law firm of Perry, Guthery, Haase & Gessford, P.C., L.L.O., (“Law Firm”) as joint counsel for the school districts to assist and advise the school districts in regard and relating to a Community Education and Reorganization Plan (the “Plan”) generally along the lines of the Educational Planning Worksheet as presented by educational consultant Mr. Jerry McCall, ECS to the boards of education of the two school districts, a possible bond election, processing of the Plan through state and local officials to completion and all matters ancillary or related thereto (the “Work”), and that the Perry Law Firm shall perform such services hereunder as jointly directed by the THPS and OCPS boards and superintendents of schools. Smith explained this was necessary because Oakland-Craig and Tekamah-Herman both have the same law firm as their general counsel. Schmidt seconded the motion. Much discussion followed. Voting results were: For Motion-6; Against Motion-1 (Anderson); Other-2 (Richards and Ray absent). Motion carried.

 

DISCUSSION ON POSSIBLE SPORTS CO-OP WITH TEKAMAH-HERMAN

            Superintendent Smith reported that he had been approached by Tekamah-Herman regarding a sports co-op for boys’ basketball and volleyball. Much discussion followed. The Board directed Smith to form a committee to discuss this further and then report back to the Board.

 

CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF BOILER BID FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

            Superintendent Smith shared the 3 bids that were received for replacing a boiler at the elementary. After much discussion, it was decided more specific information was needed. This item was tabled until next month.

 

CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF COMPUTERS FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL

Principal Droescher and Superintendent Smith reported on the need for additional computers in the high school. After much discussion, Magnusson moved to approve an amount not to exceed $30,000.00 for the purchase of Chrome book computers to be used in the High School. Anderson seconded the motion. No additional discussion followed. Voting results were: For Motion-7; Against Motion-0; Other-2. Motion carried.

 

CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF SCHOOL CALENDAR

Smith presented the school calendar for 2016-2017. Some discussion followed. It was decided to table this item until next month.

 

BOARD MEMBER REPORTS

            There were no board member reports.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

            Elementary Principal Bland reported that the NeSA Writing assessment has been completed. MAP testing has begun and the NeSA Reading, Math and Science assessments will begin at the end of March. Several 5th and 6th grade students will be participating in the spelling bee in Lyons next week. Bland presented projections of kindergarten number for the next 3 years. Kindergarten Round Up will be held on March 18th. The size and makeup of the current 1st grade class was discussed. A list of upcoming events and activities was presented. Current PK-6th grade enrollment is 256 students, which is up 1 student from last month and 7 students from last year.

 

Secondary Principal Droescher reported current enrollment for the 7th through 12th grades at 188 students which down 1 from last month and 3 from last year.   The results of the NeSA Writing testing will be provided as they become available. The second window of MAPS testing will begin on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Professional development has been focusing on instruction model work, Canvas training, Grit training and staff meetings. Droescher reported that he participated in a Career Academy tour of the Metro area with representatives from Pender, Bancroft-Rosalie, Lyons-Decatur NE, West Point Beemer and ESU 2. Tommy Nelson and Dylan Swenson were congratulated for their placement at the East Husker Conference wrestling tournament. A list of upcoming events and activities was provided.

 

Superintendent Smith provided a list of upcoming Board Member workshops and asked members for plans to attend.   Our FFA program received a $2,000 grant from Farm Credit Services of America to expand the landscaping and plant vegetables at the elementary building. Curtis Johnson from DLR has started the high school assessment and will provide more information in the near future. Superintendent Smith explained the General Fund budget allocations and provided some historical data on state aid.

 

There being no further business on the agenda of this meeting, President Thiele adjourned this meeting at 10:28 p.m.

 

Secretary,

 

 

 

Julie Ehlers

 

GENERAL FUND
20/20 TECHNOLOGIES LLC $5,570.00
ACTIVITY $80.00
ADE’S PEST CONTROL $370.00
AMERICAN BROADBAND CLEC $141.88
ANDERSON HARDWARE $672.12
BARONE SECURITY SYSTEMS $351.96
BLACK DIAMOND ELECTRONICS $1,487.50
BLAND, JESSICA $153.00
CDW-GOVERNMENT INC $2,760.13
CENTRAL VALLEY AG $3,773.99
CHEMSEARCH $419.23
CHRISTENSEN ELECTRIC LLC $295.12
CITY OF OAKLAND $682.01
CONTINUUM RETAIL ENERGY $5,669.69
DIETZE MUSIC HOUSE INC $263.17
DOLLAR GENERAL-REGIONS 410526 $9.05
DROESCHER, RUSTY $372.50
EAKES OFFICE SOLUTIONS $87.89
EDUCATIONAL CONSULTING SERVICES $600.00
EDUCATIONAL SERVICE UNIT #1 $5,386.88
EGAN SUPPLY $125.00
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND EQUIPMENT $119.40
ESU #6 $70.00
ESU 2 $38,506.99
FIRST BANKCARD $1,214.80
HOMETOWN LEASING $1,255.77
JO-DEL ENTERPRISES $778.00
K C PARTS $3,518.62
KSB SCHOOL LAW $1,935.65
LEARN2MOVE, LLC $1,176.06
LYONS-DECATUR N E $75.00
NASB $140.00
NEBRASKA AIR FILTERS $708.73
NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER $4,693.12
OAKLAND INDEPENDENT $605.14
OLSON PLUMBING AND HEATING $571.43
PLAINDEALER PUBLISHING $8.94
PROCOMPUTING CORPORATION $29.00
RALSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS $5,735.18
SAPP BROTHERS $105.00
SOFTWARE UNLIMITED INC $50.00
STANTON MUSIC BOOSTERS $162.00
SUPPLYWORKS $1,781.68
TELEPHONE CONNECTION, INC. $603.01
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA – $390.00
VERN’S PLBMG & HEAT $13.80
WAYNE COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL $600.00
$94,118.44
SCHOOL LUNCH FUND
ADVANCED FIRE AND SAFETY INC $112.00
APPEARA $206.46
BRAUNGER FOODS $2,305.42
FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM $3,395.41
HILAND DAIRY FOODS COMPANY, $3,481.99
PEGLER SYSCO $2,688.32
STROMQUIST, PAULA $4.54
VERN’S PLBMG & HEAT $1,089.60
$13,283.74
QUALITY CAPITAL PURPOSE UNDERTAKING FUND
FIRST NATIONAL BANK FREMONT $900.00

 

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