Advertisements

Debate for OC School Board Candidates and Oakland Mayor Candidates This Thursday!


The candidates for the Oakland-Craig School Board and for Oakland City Mayor will be in the spotlight Thursday, November 1, 6:30 p.m. at the Oakland-Craig Elementary gymnasium for a debate. The OC School Board candidates are Aaron Anderson, Brett Johnson, Ed Fredrickson, Diane Johnson, Tony Moseman, Dan Gramke, Marilee Groth and Jennings Johnson. The candidates for Oakland’s Mayoral race are Dan Jacobs and current mayor, Ted Beckner.

There will be prepared questions during the debate, with each candidate given an allotted amount of time to respond, along with each candidate stating why they are running for office. Afterwards the public will be allowed to ask questions. So come prepared! Have your questions ready! This is the time to become more informed about the candidates and possible assist voters in making a critical decision regarding whom is best to be voted to serve the community.

Hope to see everyone there!

Advertisements

Oakland-Craig Board of Education Meeting Agenda


OAKLAND-CRAIG PUBLIC SCHOOLS

BOARD OF EDUCATION

MEETING AGENDA

Monday, March 14, 2016 @ 8:00 p.m.

 

  To be held in the Board Meeting Room in the Elementary Building.

A copy of the agenda, kept continuously current, is available for inspection at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools during regular business hours.

  1. ROUTINE AGENDA
  2. CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER

 

Call the Meeting to Order at _______p.m. – President Pete Thiele

  1. Note the Nebraska Open Meetings Law
  2. 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.

 

  1. EXCUSED ABSENCES

 

________________moved that ­­­____________________ is absent, excused.

 

_____________________ seconded the motion.

 

Discussion:

 

Roll Call vote:   _____ Anderson   _____B. Johnson   _____ K. Johnson     _____ Magnusson   _____ Pille ______Ray ____Richards   ______Schmidt   ______Thiele

 

Voting Results:   For Motion_________ Against Motion__________ Other _________

 

 

  1. ROLL CALL

 

_____ Anderson   _____B. Johnson   _____ K. Johnson     _____ Magnusson   _____ Pille ______Ray ____Richards   ______Schmidt   ______Thiele

 

 

  1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

_____________________ moved that the agenda be approved as presented.

 

________________ seconded the motion.

 

Discussion:

 

Roll Call Vote:

_____ Anderson   _____B. Johnson   _____ K. Johnson     _____ Magnusson   _____ Pille ______Ray ____Richards   ______Schmidt   ______Thiele

 

Voting Results:     For Motion _____     Against Motion______   Other ______

 

  1. II. REGULAR AGENDA

 

  1. WELCOMING OF VISITORS BY PETE THIELE

 

Public Comment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. DLR – CURTIS JOHNSON UPDATES ON THE PARKING LOT, HIGH SCHOOL AND BOILER PROJECTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. STUDENT BOARD MEMBER REPORT: JAMES MOSEMAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. APPROVAL OF MARCH 2016 CLAIMS FROM THE GENERAL FUND

 

_______________­­­­­­­­­­­­ ­­moved that the March 2016 claims from the General Fund, in the amount of $81,643.51 be approved as presented.

 

_______________________ seconded the motion.

 

Discussion:

 

Roll Call Vote:

 

_____ Anderson   _____B. Johnson   _____ K. Johnson     _____ Magnusson   _____ Pille ______Ray ____Richards   ______Schmidt   ______Thiele

 

Voting Results:     For Motion ______     Against Motion________   Other ________

 

 

 

  1. APPROVAL OF MARCH 2016 CLAIMS FROM THE SAVINGS AND DEPRECIATION FUND

 

___________________­­­­­­­­­­­­ ­­moved that the March 2016 claims from the Savings and Depreciation Fund, in the amount of $29,956.64 be approved as presented.

 

_______________________ seconded the motion.

 

Discussion:

 

Roll Call Vote:

 

_____ Anderson   _____B. Johnson   _____ K. Johnson     _____ Magnusson   _____ Pille ______Ray ____Richards   ______Schmidt   ______Thiele

 

Voting Results:     For Motion ______     Against Motion________   Other ________

 

 

 

  1. APPROVAL OF MARCH 2016 CLAIMS FROM THE LUNCH FUND

 

_______________­­­­­­­­­­­­ ­­moved that the March 2016 claims from the Lunch Fund, in the amount of $10,207.69 be approved as presented.

 

_______________________ seconded the motion.

 

Discussion:

 

Roll Call Vote:

 

_____ Anderson   _____B. Johnson   _____ K. Johnson     _____ Magnusson   _____ Pille ______Ray ____Richards   ______Schmidt   ______Thiele

 

Voting Results:     For Motion ______     Against Motion________   Other ________

 

 

 

  1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE FEBRUARY 8, 2016 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

 

________________ moved to approve the minutes from the February 8, 2016 School Board Meeting as presented.

 

________________ seconded the motion.

 

Discussion:

 

Roll Call Vote:

 

_____ Anderson   _____B. Johnson   _____ K. Johnson     _____ Magnusson   _____ Pille ______Ray ____Richards   ______Schmidt   ______Thiele

Voting Results: For Motion _______   Against Motion________   Other ________

  1. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS

           

            BUILDING AND GROUNDS:

 

 

 

ADHOC:

 

 

 

 

 

  1. DISCUSS, CONSIDER AND TAKE ALL NECESSARY ACTION TO RETAIN THE FIRM OF EITHER AMERITAS INVESTMENT CORP., D.A. DAVIDSON & CO., OR FIRST NATIONAL CAPITAL MARKETS, INC., AS BOND UNDERWRITER AND APPROVE EXECUTION OF A PRE-BOND DISCLOSURE LETTER FROM THE SELECTED BOND UNDERWRITER SETTING FORTH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE SELECTED BOND UNDERWRITER’S OBLIGATIONS AND LIMITATIONS DURING THE PERIOD UP TO ANY BOND ISSUE ELECTIONS RELATING TO A PROPOSED NEW SECONDARY SCHOOL FACILITY.

_____________________ moved (i) to retain the bond underwriting firm of ____________________________, (“Underwriter”), (ii) to approve execution of the Underwriter’s pre-bond disclosure letter dated March __, 2016, (“Disclosure”) in the form on file with official school district records and as presented at this meeting, acknowledging Underwriter as the expected joint bond underwriter for and on behalf of Burt County School District 11-0014, a/k/a Oakland-Craig Public Schools (“OCPS”), along with Burt County School District 11-0001, a/k/a Tekamah-Herman Public Schools, and setting forth certain pre-bond underwriting services, obligations and limitations of the Underwriter to the school districts during the period up to any bond issue election relating to a proposed new secondary school facility (“Project”), and (iii) to authorize and direct the OCPS Superintendent of Schools, or other designee, to complete any such negotiations and make necessary modifications to the Disclosure as deemed appropriate by the Superintendent, or a designee in OCPS’s best interest, and to sign, execute and deliver the final Disclosure and any other necessary approvals or other transaction documents and make payments under such Disclosure as may be necessary to complete the transaction, and to implement and administer the same through the course of the Project as contemplated thereby, for and on behalf of this School District.

 

_________________________ seconded the motion.

 

Discussion:

 

Roll Call Vote:

_____ Anderson   _____B. Johnson   _____ K. Johnson     _____ Magnusson   _____ Pille ______Ray ____Richards   ______Schmidt   ______Thiele

 

Voting Results: For Motion _______   Against Motion________   Other ________

After discussion and on roll call vote, the following members voted in favor of passage and adoption of the above motion:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             .

The following members voted against the same:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           .

The following members were absent or not voting:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       .

  1. DISCUSS, CONSIDER AND TAKE ALL NECESSARY ACTION TO RETAIN THE ARCHITECT FIRM OF EITHER CANNON MOSS BRYGGER & ASSOCIATES, P.C., DLR GROUP INC., PROCHASKA & ASSOCIATES, INC., OR THE CLARK ENERSEN PARTNERS, INC., AND APPROVE EXECUTION OF A PRE-BOND PHASE ARCHITECT AGREEMENT, BY AND BETWEEN BURT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 11-0014, A/K/A OAKLAND-CRAIG PUBLIC SCHOOLS, AND BURT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 11-0001, A/K/A TEKAMAH-HERMAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, AND WITH THE SELECTED ARCHITECT FIRM AS THE JOINT ARCHITECT FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO PROVIDE CERTAIN ARCHITECTURAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH A PRE-BOND FEE LIMITATION OF $10,000 ($5,000 FOR EACH DISTRICT) DURING THE PERIOD UP TO ANY BOND ISSUE ELECTIONS RELATING TO A PROPOSED NEW SECONDARY SCHOOL FACILITY.

 

_____________________moved (i) to retain the architect firm of ____________________________, (“Architect”), (ii) to approve the Pre-Bond Phase Architect Agreement (“Agreement”) by and between Burt County School District 11-0014, a/k/a Oakland-Craig Public Schools (“OCPS”), and Burt County School District 11-0001, a/k/a Tekamah-Herman Public Schools, and with the Architect, in the form on file with official OCPS records and as presented at this meeting, as the joint architect for the school districts to provide certain pre-bond architectural and administrative services to the school districts during the period up to any bond issue election relating to a proposed new secondary school facility (“Project”), and (iii) to authorize and direct the OCPS Superintendent of Schools, or other designee, to complete any such negotiations and make necessary modifications to the Agreement as deemed appropriate by the Superintendent, or a designee in OCPS’s best interest, and to sign, execute and deliver the final Agreement and any other necessary contracts, certifications, approvals or other transaction documents and make payments under such Agreement as may be necessary to complete the transaction, and to implement and administer the same through the course of the Project as contemplated thereby, for and on behalf of this School District.

 

_________________________ seconded the motion.

 

Discussion:

 

Roll Call Vote:

 

_____ Anderson   _____B. Johnson   _____ K. Johnson     _____ Magnusson   _____ Pille ______Ray ____Richards   ______Schmidt   ______Thiele

 

After discussion and on roll call vote, the following members voted in favor of passage and adoption of the above motion:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             .

The following members voted against the same:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           .

The following members were absent or not voting:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       .

 

 


 

  1. DISCUSSION ON POSSIBLE SPORTS CO-OP WITH TEKAMAH-HERMAN

 

 

Discussion:

 

 

 

 

 

  1. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF THE ADDITION OF A 1.0 FTE TEACHER IN THE ELEMENTARY BUILDING

 

_____________________ moved to approve the hiring of a 1.0 FTE Teacher in the Elementary Building.

 

_________________________ seconded the motion.

 

Discussion:

 

Roll Call Vote:

 

_____ Anderson   _____B. Johnson   _____ K. Johnson     _____ Magnusson   _____ Pille ______Ray ____Richards   ______Schmidt   ______Thiele

 

Voting Results: For Motion _______   Against Motion________   Other ________

 

 

 

  1. CONSIDER AND ACT ON THE HIRING OF STAFF

 

_____________________ moved that Alex Hoefling be hired as Vocal Music Education Teacher for the 2016-17 School Year.

_________________________ seconded the motion.

 

Discussion:

 

Roll Call Vote:

 

_____ Anderson   _____B. Johnson   _____ K. Johnson     _____ Magnusson   _____ Pille ______Ray ____Richards   ______Schmidt   ______Thiele

 

Voting Results: For Motion _______   Against Motion________   Other ________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF ESU 2 TITLE COOPERATIVE

 

_____________________ moved to approve the contract between Oakland-Craig Public Schools and ESU 2 for Title I Cooperative Services.

 

_________________________ seconded the motion.

 

Discussion:

 

Roll Call Vote:

 

_____ Anderson   _____B. Johnson   _____ K. Johnson     _____ Magnusson   _____ Pille ______Ray ____Richards   ______Schmidt   ______Thiele

 

Voting Results: For Motion _______   Against Motion________   Other ________

 

 

  1. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF 2016-17 SCHOOL CALENDAR

 

_____________________moved to approve the Oakland-Craig Public Schools Calendar for 2016-17, as presented.

 

_________________________ seconded the motion.

 

Discussion:

 

Roll Call Vote:

 

_____ Anderson   _____B. Johnson   _____ K. Johnson     _____ Magnusson   _____ Pille ______Ray ____Richards   ______Schmidt   ______Thiele

 

Voting Results: For Motion _______   Against Motion________   Other ________

 

 

  1. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF FOUNDATION BOARD APPOINTMENTS

 

 

_____________________ moved to approve Kiley Johnson, Andy Rennerfeldt, and Paige Peterson to the Oakland-Craig Public Schools Foundation Board.

 

_________________________ seconded the motion.

 

Discussion:

 

Roll Call Vote:

 

_____ Anderson   _____B. Johnson   _____ K. Johnson     _____ Magnusson   _____ Pille ______Ray ____Richards   ______Schmidt   ______Thiele

 

Voting Results: For Motion _______   Against Motion________   Other ________

 

  1. DISCUSSION OF TECHNOLOGY STAFFING AND COMPUTER CHECK-OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. SUB PAY DISCUSSION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. BOARD MEMBER REPORTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

 

Jess Bland, Elementary Principal

 

 

 

 

 

Rusty Droescher, Secondary Principal

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Smith, Superintendent

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

  1. EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

_______________ moved to enter into Executive Session at ____________p.m.

 

__________ seconded the motion.

 

Discussion:

 

Roll Call Vote:

 

_____ Anderson   _____B. Johnson   _____ K. Johnson     _____ Magnusson   _____ Pille ______Ray ____Richards   ______Schmidt   ______Thiele

 

Voting Results: For Motion _______   Against Motion________   Other ________

 

 

 

  1. RESUME REGULAR SESSION

 

_______________ moved to resume Regular Session at ______p.m.

 

_____________ seconded the motion.

 

Discussion:

 

Roll Call Vote:

 

_____ Anderson   _____B. Johnson   _____ K. Johnson     _____ Magnusson   _____ Pille ______Ray ____Richards   ______Schmidt   ______Thiele

 

 

Voting Results: For Motion _______   Against Motion________   Other ________

 

 

 

III. ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business on the agenda of this meeting, President Thiele adjourned this meeting at _________p.m.

 

January Oakland-Craig School Board Minutes


The regular monthly Board of Education meeting was held Monday, January 11, 2016 in the Board Meeting Room in the Elementary Building. Administrators present were Superintendent Smith, Secondary Principal Droescher and Elementary Principal Bland. Superintendent Smith 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.

 

Pille moved that Aaron Anderson is absent, excused. Thiele seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-8; Against Motion-0; Other-1. Motion carried.

 

ROLL CALL

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

 

ELECTION OF PRESIDENT

At this time, the board was asked to make nominations for President. Magnusson nominated Thiele. Schmidt made a motion that nominations cease and Thiele be elected President by acclamation.   Magnusson seconded the motion. Pete Thiele was elected President of the Board of Education for 2016 by acclamation. President Thiele is now presiding.

 

ELECTION OF VICE-PRESIDENT

Nomination for Vice-President took place. Pille nominated Schmidt. Magnusson made a motion that nominations cease and Schmidt be elected Vice-President by acclamation. Richards seconded the motion. Schmidt was elected as Vice-President of the Board of Education for 2016 by acclamation.

 

APPOINTMENT OF SECRETARY/TREASURER

Magnusson moved to appoint Julie Ehlers as Secretary/Treasurer for 2016.   Brett Johnson seconded the motion.   There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-8; Against Motion-0; Other-1. Motion carried.

 

ROUTINE BUSINESS

The meeting was called to order by President Thiele at 8:04 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.

 

ROLL CALL

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

 


APPROVAL OF AGENDA

            Ray moved that the agenda be approved as presented. Magnusson seconded the motion.   There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-8; Against Motion-0; Other-1. Motion carried.

 

REGULAR AGENDA

 

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORT

            Student Representative, James Moseman, reported on the happenings at the High School. He reported that the student council is having lunch meetings with Mr. Smith after the school board meetings to discuss relevant topics. They are working on a plan to increase recycling in the high school as well as preparing for their blood drive and Relay For Life fundraiser. Moseman congratulated the girls’ basketball team on their 2nd place finish at the Malcom Holiday Tournament. Connor Mockenhaupt was selected to participate in the UNO Middle School Honor Choir Festival. James Moseman’s Voice of Democracy entry was a district winner and will move on to state competition on February 10th. James concluded his report by providing a list of upcoming events and activities.

 

President Thiele welcomed approximately 20 visitors. No one addressed the board.

 

STAFF RESIGNATION

Pille moved to accept the resignation, with regret, of Cindy Blanc. Kiley Johnson seconded the motion. President Thiele read Mrs. Blanc’s resignation letter and thanked her for her many years of dedicated service. She will be sorely missed. There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-8; Against Motion-0; Other-1. Motion carried.

 

UPDATE OF REVISION PROCESS

            Annie Magnusson reported that she had attended a reVISION meeting in West Point. This meeting explained to business leaders of several communities what a Career Education program could look like. She invited the Board to attend the meeting to be held at the Elementary Commons on January 20th.

 

APPROVAL OF JANUARY 2016 CLAIMS FROM THE GENERAL FUND

Pille ­­moved that the January 2016 claims from the General Fund, in the amount of $15,879.24 be approved as presented. Ray seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-8; Against Motion-0; Other-1. Motion carried.

 

APPROVAL OF JANUARY 2016 CLAIMS FROM THE BUILDING FUND

            Magnusson moved that the January 2016 claims from the Building Fund, in the amount of $4,390.50 be approved as presented. Schmidt seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-8; Against Motion-0; Other-1. Motion carried.

 

APPROVAL OF JANUARY 2016 CLAIMS FROM THE LUNCH FUND

Pille ­­moved that the January 2016 claims from the Lunch Fund, in the amount of $11,850.57 be approved as presented. Kiley Johnson seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-8; Against Motion-0; Other-1. Motion carried.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM THE DECEMBER 2015 BOARD MEETING AND THE DECEMBER 16, 2015 SPECIAL MEETING

Schmidt moved to amend the minutes from the December 2015 board meeting to include thanking the Friends of Oakland Foundation for the grant we received. Magnusson seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-8; Against Motion-0; Other-1. Motion carried.

Magnusson moved to approve the minutes from the December 2015 board meeting and the December 16, 2015 Special Meeting as amended. Schmidt seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-8; Against Motion-0; Other-1. Motion carried.

 

SELECTION OF BANK DEPOSITORY FOR DISTRICT FUNDS

Schmidt moved that The First National Bank Northeast be designated as the depository for all School District #14 checking accounts for 2016.   Pille seconded the motion.   There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-8; Against Motion-0; Other-1. Motion carried.

 

SET THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING DATES AND TIME

Magnusson moved that regular meetings of the Oakland-Craig Board of Education be held on the second Monday of each month at 8:00 p.m. Brett Johnson seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-8; Against Motion-0; Other-1. Motion carried.

 

BOARD AUTHORIZATION FOR SUPERINTENDENT ACTIONS

Pille moved that the Board of Education authorizes and grants the Superintendent or his designee authority to represent the district in all matters relating to local, state, and federal programs and funds, such as but not limited to Title Programs, ESU#2 Co-op purchasing of supplies, ESU#2 Co-op for Title I Services, etc.   Magnusson seconded the motion.  There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-8; Against Motion-0; Other-1. Motion carried.

 

APPROVAL OF THE TECHNOLOGY PLAN AND PARTICIPATION IN USF FUNDING PROGRAM

Magnusson moved to approve the Technology Plan and participate in the USF Funding Program. Ray seconded the motion. Superintendent Smith explained that this program helps with telephone and internet costs and also provides some funds for technology infrastructure. Voting results were: For Motion-8; Against Motion-0; Other-1. Motion carried.

 

COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS FOR 2016

President Thiele asked for members’ input on what committees they would prefer to serve.   Thiele appointed chairmen and members to four board committees and one ADHOC committee. The Board Committee list will be updated and sent out.

 

DESIGNATE THE DISTRICT OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR PUBLICATONS

            Pille moved that the Oakland Independent be designated as the official newspaper for the Oakland-Craig Public School District. Ray seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-7; Against Motion-1 (Brett Johnson);  Other-1(Anderson absent). Motion carried.

 

DESIGNATE THE DISTRICT’S LEGAL COUNSEL

Magnusson moved to designate the attorneys of KSB School Law of Lincoln, Nebraska as the district legal counsel. The District reserves the right to use the legal services of Legal Counsel for the Nebraska Association of School Boards, as may be needed. Kiley Johnson seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-8; Against Motion-0; Other-1. Motion carried.

 

DISCUSSION OF BOARD OPERATING PRINCIPLES

            The Board Operating Principles were discussed at the Board Retreat held on December 16, 2015.   Superintendent Smith handed out copies of the board operating principles. He requested that the Board members look them over and be ready approval at the February Meeting.

 

DISCUSSION OF BOARD GOALS

            The Board Goals were discussed at the Board Retreat held on December 16, 2015.   Superintendent Smith handed out copies of the board goals with changes made at the Board Retreat. He requested that the Board members look them over and be ready for revision and approval at the February Meeting.

 

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF A COMPANY TO COMPLETE THE ENGINEERING WORK AT THE NORTH ELEMENTARY PARKING LOT

Pille moved to accept the bid of DLR in an amount to not exceed $25,750.00 for engineering work to be done at the Elementary North Parking Lot. Magnusson seconded the motion. Superintendent Smith explained that we only received one bid for this project. Another company sent him an email this afternoon saying they did not have time to get a bid put together. This cost will come out of contingency funds. Voting results were: For Motion-8; Against Motion-0; Other-1. Motion carried.

 

BOARD MEMBER REPORTS

            There were no board member reports.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS

President Thiele reported that the Americanism & Education Committee had met and reviewed the 2000 Series of Policies.

 

POLICY REVIEW, REVISION AND ADOPTION

Pille moved to approve the revised Policy 2009 concerning Public Participation at Board Meetings. Kiley Johnson seconded the motion. Thiele explained the some minor changes in wording were made to the policy. Voting results were: For Motion-8; Against Motion-0; Other-1. Motion carried.

 

POLICY REVIEW, REVISION AND ADOPTION

Schmidt moved to approve the review of the following policies: 2001 – “Role of the Board of Education”; 2002 – “Organization of the Board”; 2003 – “Development and Education of Board Members”; 2004 – “Oath of Office”; 2005 – “Conflict of Interest”; 2006 – “Complaint Procedure”; 2007 – “Reimbursement and Miscellaneous Expenditures”; 2008 – “Meetings”; 2010 – “Preparation for Regularly Scheduled Board Meetings”; 2011 – “Membership in Organizations”; 2012 – “Board Code of Ethics”; 2013 – “Violations of Code of Ethics”; and 2014 – “Relationship with School Attorney”. Ray seconded the motion. No changes were made to these policies. Voting results were: For Motion-8; Against Motion-0; Other-1. Motion carried.

 

APPROVAL OF NEGOTIATED AGREEMENT FOR 2016-2017 AND 2017-2018

Magnusson moved to approve the negotiated agreement between the District and the OCEA for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 as presented, with a base salary increase of $850 to $32,925 for 2016-2017 and $600 to $33,525 for 2017-2018. Richards seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-8; Against Motion-0; Other-1. Motion carried.

 

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO DIRECT THE ADHOC COMMITTEE TO CONTINUE WORKING WITH THE TEKAMAH-HERMAN PLANNING COMMITTEE

Discussion took place regarding continuing to work with Tekamah-Herman on possible consolidation plans. Brett Johnson moved to approve the following motion:   The Oakland-Craig Board of Education recommends the ADHOC Committee continue working with the Tekamah-Herman Committee on a comprehensive study on what a new class III school district located in the Craig area would look like. If both districts find the results of the study favorable, a 60% vote of each school board would be necessary to proceed to a bond election. A bond election would allow the voting public to either create or reject a new class III school district.

The comprehensive study includes working with fiscal agents, bond companies, Architectural/Engineering firms, reviewing budget data, reviewing site and building program data, site and building concepts and any other necessary information gathering processes. Schmidt seconded the motion. Thiele reiterated that continuing could cost up to $10,000. The plan also needs to have a plan for the existing high school building. Voting results were: For Motion-7; Against Motion-1 (Ray); Other-1(Anderson absent). Motion carried.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

            Elementary Principal Bland reported that the teachers are looking at creating a writing curriculum and the math crosswalk has been scheduled. Preschool recently had an ECERS review and did very well with an overall score of 5.43 out of a possible 7. The possibility of splitting the current 1st grade class when they become 2nd graders was discussed. Current PK-6th grade enrollment is 255 students, which is up 7 students from last month.

 

Secondary Principal Droescher reported current enrollment for the 7th through 12th grades at 189 students which up 4 from last month but down 3 from last year.   ACT test scores were reviewed.   The NeSA Writing testing window is January 18th – February 5th. The Winter Dance will be held on January 16th. Upcoming professional development topics were reported.

 

Superintendent Smith provided a list of upcoming Board Member workshops and asked members for plans to attend.   DLR will be completing an assessment of the high school soon. Leuder Construction made some of the requested repairs at the elementary. The paint issue will addressed this summer. CAT 6 line was installed at the high school over Christmas break. Most of the cost was covered through E-Rate funds. The new phone system will be installed this summer.

Mr. Smith and Julie Ehlers presented a brief overview of information about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) timelines and requirements that will affect our school district in 2016.

 

Schmidt moved to enter into executive session at 10:19 p.m. for personnel and the evaluation of job performance clearly necessary for the protection of public interest or for the protection of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law. Pille seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-8; Against Motion-0; Other-1.

 

Schmidt moved to resume regular session at 10:46 p.m.   Magnusson seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-8; Against Motion-0; Other-1.

 

Richards moved to offer 2016-2017 Administrative Contracts with the proposed compensation package. Schmidt seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-8; Against Motion-0; Other-1.

 

There being no further business on the agenda of this meeting, President Thiele adjourned this meeting at 10:47 p.m.

 

Secretary,

 

 

 

Julie Ehlers

 

GENERAL FUND
AMERICAN BROADBAND CLEC $261.61
ANDERSON HARDWARE $846.35
ANDY’S QUIK STOP $118.98
BIG B’S COPIES & BUSY B’S STUDIO $407.85
BLAND, JESSICA $29.58
CDW-GOVERNMENT INC $1,090.44
CITY OF OAKLAND $569.48
CORNER DRUG $1.74
DIETZE MUSIC HOUSE INC $151.76
DOLLAR GENERAL-REGIONS 410526 $7.50
EDUCATIONAL CONSULTING SERVICES $500.00
EGAN SUPPLY $324.34
EGBERS, TERESA $10.00
ESU 2 $25.00
FIRST BANKCARD $151.69
FOOD PRIDE $482.34
GERALD GROENE $31.00
HELENA CHEMICAL CO $313.60
HOLMQUIST LUMBER $33.44
HOMETOWN LEASING $1,255.77
INGRAM, BETH $60.99
JAYMAR BUSINESS FORMS INC $151.04
JO-DEL ENTERPRISES $674.50
KSB SCHOOL LAW $650.00
LEARN2MOVE, LLC $659.78
LUNCH FUND $680.40
MEYER, TAWNYA $16.98
MIDWEST BUS PARTS, INC. $388.20
NEBRASKA LINK $669.20
NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER $3,784.25
O’KEEFE ELEVATOR $205.00
OAKLAND MERCY HOSPITAL $95.00
REVOLVING ACCOUNT $252.70
SUPPLYWORKS $475.70
SWEET, DALLAS $188.32
TRI TECH SALES $52.21
UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE $225.00
VERN’S PLBMG & HEAT $37.50
$15,879.24
SCHOOL LUNCH FUND
APPEARA $149.88
BRAUNGER FOODS $1,461.29
FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM $3,033.92
FOOD PRIDE $16.10
HILAND DAIRY FOODS COMPANY $1,712.73
PEGLER SYSCO $5,476.65
$11,850.57
BUILDING FUND
DECATUR ROCK $4,390.50

 

Oakland-Craig School Board December Meeting Minutes


The regular monthly Board of Education meeting was held Monday, December 14, 2015 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 8:01 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.

 

ROLL CALL

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

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

            Pille moved that the agenda be approved as presented. Magnusson seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-9; Against Motion-0; Other-0. Motion carried.

 

REGULAR AGENDA

President Thiele welcomed 7 visitors.

 

RECOGNITION OF STATE RUNNER-UP FOOTBALL TEAM

            The Board recognized the football team for their success in earning the State Runner-up trophy. Connor Thiele, Bob Gatewood, Reid Fuerhoff and Cody Mace presented the Runner-Up trophy to President Thiele and the Board.

 

CURTIS JOHNSON ON PARKING LOT AND HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING ASSESSMENT

Curtis Johnson from DLR presented on several items. He reported that repairs to the back splashes in the elementary will take place over Christmas break and the paint issues will be addressed this summer. He presented is cost estimates for paving the north parking at the elementary. He also gave a presentation regarding an assessment of the high school building.

 

SCHEMMER HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING ASSESSMENT

Superintendent Smith reported that he had received a bid from Schemmer for an assessment of the high school building. Lengthy discussion followed. Ray moved to hire DLR to access the current High School to assist in future planning at a cost not to exceed $16,000.00. Anderson seconded the motion. Voting results were: For Motion-5; Against Motion-4 (Richards, B. Johnson, Schmidt and Magnusson); Other-0. Motion carried.

 

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACCEPTANCE OF FRIENDS OF OAKLAND FOUNDATION GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $18,500 TO BE USED FOR CEMENT IMPROVEMENTS MADE TO THE PARKING LOT

Pilled moved to accept the $18,500 grant from the Friends of Oakland Foundation to be used toward concrete improvements to the parking lot. K. Johnson seconded the motion. Smith explained that we will need to pay for the engineering costs of the parking lot. The Friends of Oakland Foundation grant would be used to pay a portion of the concrete costs. The Board expressed their thanks to the Friends of Oakland Foundation for its generous grant. Voting results were: For Motion-9; Against Motion-0; Other-0. Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

APPROVAL OF DECEMBER 2015 CLAIMS FROM THE GENERAL FUND

Ray ­­moved that the December 2015 claims from the General Fund, in the amount of $87,829.37 be approved as presented. Magnusson seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-9; Against Motion-0; Other-0. Motion carried.

                                                                                                                                   

APPROVAL OF DECEMBER 2015 CLAIMS FROM THE BUILDING FUND

            Ray moved that the December 2015 claims from the Building Fund, in the amount of $29,409.43 be approved as presented. K. Johnson seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-9; Against Motion-0; Other-0. Motion carried.

 

APPROVAL OF DECEMBER 2015 CLAIMS FROM THE QUALIFIED CAPITAL PURPOSE UNDERTAKING FUND

            Ray moved that the December 2015 claims from the Qualified Capital Purpose Undertaking Fund (QCPUF), in the amount of $52,355.00 be approved as presented. Pille seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-9; Against Motion-0; Other-0. Motion carried.

 

APPROVAL OF DECEMBER 2015 CLAIMS FROM THE LUNCH FUND

Ray ­­moved that the December 2015 claims from the Lunch Fund, in the amount of $14,913.15 be approved as presented. Pille seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-9; Against Motion-0; Other-0. Motion carried.

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM THE NOVEMBER 9, 2015 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

Pille moved to approve the minutes from the November 9, 2015 School Board meeting, as presented. Anderson seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-9; Against Motion-0; Other-0.  Motion carried.

 

BOARD MEMBER REPORTS

Pille, K. Johnson, Magnusson and Thiele reported on some the sessions they attended at the NASB/NASA State Educational Conference. They also expressed their gratitude to the district for allowing them to attend this conference.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS

The Ad Hoc Committee met Tekamah-Herman on December 9th. Richards and Superintendent Smith reviewed several items discussed at this meeting.

Schmidt reported that the Negotiations Committee met with the teachers. The negotiated agreement has been signed by the teachers. Details will be discussed later in Executive Session.

 

POLICY REVIEW, REVISION AND ADOPTION

Pille moved to approve the revised Policy 1003 “Mission Statement” with the new mission statement “Inspire and prepare to lead and serve through educational excellence. STUDENTS – STAFF – COMMUNITY”. K. Johnson seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-9; Against Motion-0; Other-0. Motion carried.

 

POLICY REVIEW, REVISION AND ADOPTION

Schmidt moved to approve the review of the following policies: 1001 “General Policy Statement”; 1002 “Creation and Amendment of Board of Education Policies”; and 1004 “Distribution of Policies”. Pille seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-9; Against Motion-0; Other-0. Motion carried.

 

 

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF ELEMENTARY PHONE BIDS

            Mr. Smith reviewed the bids he received from AC Technologies, Quality Telecom and Business Communications Systems for a new phone system in the elementary building. Much discussion followed. Schmidt moved to approve the purchase of a new phone system in the elementary building from Business Communications Systems at a cost not to exceed $7,600.00. Pille seconded the motion. There was no additional discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-9; Against Motion-0; Other-0. Motion carried.

 

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF HIGH SCHOOL PHONE BIDS

            Mr. Smith reviewed the bids he received from AC Technologies, Quality Telecom and Business Communications Systems for a new phone system in the high school building. Schmidt moved to approve the purchase of a new phone system in the high school building from Business Communications Systems at a cost not to exceed $7,600.00. Richards seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-9; Against Motion-0; Other-0. Motion carried.

           

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

            Mrs. Bland reviewed the AQuESTT raw classifications. Principal Bland then passed out copies of the External Review that was completed on December 1st. One of the items that impressed the External Review Team was how our high school is using the technology that we currently have. Mrs. Bland reported that the elementary received an additional $4,000 FOOF Grant to help update technology. She thanked the family of Jim Anderson and FOOF for this generous grant. Data Team meetings will continue on December 16th. The elementary Christmas program was held on December 10th. It was very well attended. Mrs. Bland thanked Mrs. Blanc and Mr. Bohn for the wonderful job they did on the program.  Mrs. Bland ended her report with current Pre-K through 6th grade enrollment of 247 students, which is the same as November.

 

Secondary Principal Droescher reported current 7-12 grade enrollment at 185 students, the same as last month and down 7 from December 2014. Mrs. Blanc attended All-State Music festivities with 4 All-State Choir participants: Ben Ward, Spencer Anderson, Shanda Fujan and Jesse Wallerstedt. The One Act Play performance placed 3rd at Conference and 3rd at Districts. Several students received individual honors. The Ed Quest scholarship and financial aid presentations to the juniors, seniors and their parents have been held. The Junior/Senior High Christmas program is December 15th. Semester exams will be on December 17th and 18th. He also reported that 17 students are out for boys’ basketball, 17 for girls’ basketball and 13 for wrestling. A listing of upcoming assemblies, field trips and activities was provided.

 

Mr. Smith reminded the Board of the upcoming NASB Legislative Issues conference on January 31st and February 1st. He thanked the Board for allowing him to attend the NASB State Conference along with Tim, Pete, Lyle and Kiley. The CAT 6 line will be installed in the high school during Christmas Break. He concluded his report by reminding the Board of the Board Administrator Retreat December 16th in the Board meeting room.

 

President Thiele then stated the following: “The next item on the agenda is the evaluation of the job performance of the Superintendent. In my opinion, the discussion of this matter in closed session is necessary to prevent the needless injury to the Superintendent’s reputation. Superintendent Smith, do you have any objection to us evaluating your job performance in closed session or are you requesting that the board consider this matter in open session?” Superintendent Smith responded that he approved of his evaluation being conducted in closed session.

 

Schmidt moved to enter into executive session at 11:20 p.m. to evaluate the Superintendent’s job performance to prevent needless injury to his reputation in compliance with the law. Pille seconded the motion.   There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-9; Against Motion-0; Other-0.

 

Pille moved to resume regular session at 11:58 p.m.   K. Johnson seconded the motion.   There was no discussion. Voting results were: For Motion-9; Against Motion-0; Other-0.

 

There being no further business on the agenda of this meeting, President Thiele adjourned this meeting at 11:58 p.m.

 

Secretary

 

Julie Ehlers

 

GENERAL FUND
ACTIVITY $45.00
ADE’S PEST CONTROL $185.00
ADVANCED $375.00
AMAZING PIZZA MACHINE, THE $50.00
AMERICAN BROADBAND CLEC $203.81
ANDERSON HARDWARE $238.15
ANDERSON HARDWARE $93.99
BLACK DIAMOND ELECTRONICS $1,268.21
BLAND, JESSICA $81.32
BRASE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING $542.06
CDW-GOVERNMENT INC $2,151.02
CENTRAL VALLEY AG $2,107.97
CHRISTENSEN ELECTRIC LLC $381.42
CITY OF OAKLAND $776.86
CONTINUUM RETAIL ENERGY SERVICES $445.14
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT $1,408.05
CW SUTER & SON, INC. $1,154.00
DIETZE MUSIC HOUSE INC $84.34
DONNA’S CATERING $600.00
DROESCHER, RUSTY $90.95
EAKES OFFICE SOLUTIONS $6,080.02
EDUCATIONAL CONSULTING SERVICES $550.00
EKBERG, PAUL $337.05
ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC. $1,069.44
ESU 2 $38,779.63
FIRST BANKCARD $2,259.68
FOOD PRIDE $129.24
GERALD GROENE $15.00
HARRIS $650.52
HOLIDAY INN-KEARNEY $171.90
HOLMQUIST LUMBER $180.52
HOMETOWN LEASING $1,255.77
HUGHES, CHRISTOPHER $550.00
JACOBSEN, BRAD $69.55
JELINEK ACE HARDWARE $7.99
JO-DEL ENTERPRISES $472.00
K C PARTS $330.74
KSB SCHOOL LAW $907.50
LEARN2MOVE, LLC $997.78
LUNCHFUND $845.40
MIDAMERICA ADMINISTRATIVE $45.82
MIDWEST BUS PARTS, INC. $522.30
MOLES, JACK $128.40
MORROW, DAVIES & TOELLE, PC $6,100.00
NEBRASKA COUNCIL OF SCHOOL ATTORNEYS $80.00
NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION $84.00
NEBRASKA LINK $669.20
NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER $4,395.51
NETHERLAND BULB COMPANY $24.95
O’KEEFE ELEVATOR $980.47
OAKLAND INDEPENDENT $175.00
ORKIN PEST CONTROL $1,879.73
PENKE, KYLIE $22.94
POPPLERS MUSIC $12.14
RAABE, KAY $32.10
REVOLVING ACCOUNT $611.99
ROKUSEK, CONNIE $40.13
SCHERNIKAU, JUDY $7.50
SECOND STREET STATION $15.00
SIMPLEXGRINNEL $453.00
SMITH, JEFFERY $14.98
SUPPLYWORKS $2,920.26
SWEET, DALLAS $296.93
TSA TEAMS $375.00
$87,829.37
SCHOOL LUNCH FUND
APPEARA $190.65
BRAUNGER FOODS $2,524.60
FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM $2,396.75
FOOD PRIDE $134.61
HILAND DAIRY FOODS COMPANY $3,338.06
PEGLER SYSCO $6,275.51
STROMQUIST, PAULA $52.97
$14,913.15
BUILDING FUND
APPLE INC $2,400.00
CDW-GOVERNMENT INC $26,684.43
CITY OF OAKLAND $325.00
$29,409.43
QUALITY CAPITAL PURPOSE UNDERTAKING FUND
FIRST NATIONAL BANK FREMONT $52,355.00

 

Upcoming Reminders


The Oakland City Council is having a special meeting on Mon., Nov. 9th at 5:30 p.m. at the Rosen Room. The regular meeting of the Oakland City Council is Mon., Nov. 16th at 5:30 at the Rosen Room. Both meetings are open to the public.

The Oakland-Craig Board of Education will meet Mon., Nov. 9th at 8:00 p.m. at the Oakland-Craig Elementary School in the Board meeting room. The meeting is open to the public.

The Oakland Chamber of Commerce will meet Tues., Nov. 10th at noon in the Rosen Room.

The Veteran’s Day Program is Wed., Nov. 11th at the Oakland-Craig Elementary Gymnasium at 10:00 a.m. Lunch will follow, also at the gym.

 

%d bloggers like this: