Board of Education Regular Meeting Room 503, West Building, Genoa, NE 68640 Room 503

West Building Genoa, NE 68640

Monday, July 16, 2018 7:30 PM

Dave Baxa:        Present

Joe Beck:        Present

John Nelson:        Present

John Reeg:        Present Mrs. Jennifer Swantek: Present Jason Urkoski:        Present

  1. Meeting Called to Order
  1. Open Meeting Law
  2. Meeting Properly Published and Posted
  3. Rules For Public Participation Stated
  1. Roll Call
  1. Excused/Unexcused Absences
  1. Approval of Agenda

Motion to Approve Agenda and move item 9.15 to follow after item 11 Passed with a motion by Joe Beck and a second by Mrs. Jennifer Swantek.

Dave Baxa: Yea, Joe Beck: Yea, John Nelson: Yea, John Reeg: Yea, Mrs. Jennifer Swantek: Yea, Jason Urkoski: Yea

  1. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meetings

Motion to Approve Minutes of Previous Meetings Passed with a motion by Jason Urkoski and a second by Mrs. Jennifer Swantek.

Dave Baxa: Yea, Joe Beck: Yea, John Nelson: Yea, John Reeg: Yea, Mrs. Jennifer Swantek: Yea, Jason Urkoski: Yea

  1. Treasurer's Financial Report

Motion to Approve Treasurer's Financial Report Passed with a motion by John Nelson and a second by Dave Baxa.

Dave Baxa: Yea, Joe Beck: Yea, John Nelson: Yea, John Reeg: Yea, Mrs. Jennifer Swantek: Yea, Jason Urkoski: Yea

  1. Approval of Claims

Motion to Approve Claims Passed with a motion by Jason Urkoski and a second by Joe Beck. Dave Baxa: Yea, Joe Beck: Yea, John Nelson: Yea, John Reeg: Yea, Mrs. Jennifer Swantek: Yea, Jason Urkoski: Yea


  1. Reports of Administrators and Committees
  1. Visitors

Visitors voiced their opinions, questions, and concerns if Twin River were to offer the sport of baseball for the 2018-2019 school year.

  1. Principal's Reports

Elementary and High School Principal's Report:

Custodians and summer help continue to clean and prepare for classrooms and facilities for next Fall. Administration preparing handbooks and getting them ready for printing, reporting to the state, completing schedules, and in-service planning.  Teachers have been working on classrooms and setting up in their new assigned rooms. Many teaching staff members have been attending educational workshops in the areas of technology, educational methods, educational theories and other related topics that will positively impact the students in their

classes. Meetings and Workshops: Brooke Koliha at ESU7(Reading Comprehension, Curriculum), Columbus Chamber of Commerce (PBL and Community Relationships), Threat Assessment Training at ESU7. Administration attended PBL World Conference in June. They learned more about Project Based Learning, including more specific methods of supporting teachers in developing and delivering PBL units.

  1. Activities Report

Upcoming events : July 30th- start of Fall sports conditioning , August 6th- start of Fall sports practices, EHC Kick-Off- Wednesday, August 15th Meetings, professional development, and NCA Summer Coaches Multi-Sport Clinic is July 24-26. Mr. Zysset reached out to Class B baseball schools to see who potentially has openings in their schedules to add Twin River if baseball gets approved by the board. He has started to get some feedback, but expects he will get more response when school starts back up in session. Week 1 football game versus Centura will be Thursday, August 23rd instead of Friday, August 24th.

  1. Superintendent Report

East Husker Conference Meeting is August 15th and will be held at Twin River in Genoa. Dr. Weidner spoke about PBL World that he attended in California during June along with the administration team and Otis Pierce from ESU7. There were 1300 people in attendance from around the world.   Other meetings included Columbus Chamber meeting and Threat Assessment Training. Dr. Weidner held a baseball meeting to get a head count on high school students interested in playing baseball if Twin River were to offer it in the 2018-2019 school year. New lunch room tables have been installed in the cafeteria. The roof is in the process of being replaced and the cost is covered by insurance.

  1. Board of Education Report No report given.
  1. Old Business
  1. Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve Agreement for Speech Path Services Agenda item 8.1 died due to lack of motion.
  1. New Business
  1. Consider and Take Possible Action to Start a Baseball Program


Motion to Start a Baseball Program Passed with a motion by Jason Urkoski and a second by Mrs. Jennifer Swantek.

John Reeg: Nay, Dave Baxa: Yea, Joe Beck: Yea, John Nelson: Yea, Mrs. Jennifer Swantek: Yea, Jason Urkoski: Yea

  1. Hearing - Student Fees
  2. Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve New Coach's Evaluation Instrument Motion to approve New Coach's Evaluation Instrument Passed with a motion by Jason Urkoski and a second by John Nelson.

Dave Baxa: Yea, Joe Beck: Yea, John Nelson: Yea, John Reeg: Yea, Mrs. Jennifer Swantek: Yea, Jason Urkoski: Yea

  1. Consider and Take Possible Action to Accept Milk Bid

Motion to accept Milk Bid from Hiland Dairy Passed with a motion by Mrs. Jennifer Swantek and a second by Dave Baxa.

Dave Baxa: Yea, Joe Beck: Yea, John Nelson: Yea, John Reeg: Yea, Mrs. Jennifer Swantek: Yea, Jason Urkoski: Yea

  1. Consider and Take Possible Action to Increase Meal Prices $.010 for The 18 - 19 School Year

Motion to Increase Meal Prices $.10 for the 2018-2019 School Year Passed with a motion by Joe Beck and a second by John Nelson.

Dave Baxa: Yea, Joe Beck: Yea, John Nelson: Yea, John Reeg: Yea, Mrs. Jennifer Swantek: Yea, Jason Urkoski: Yea

  1. Consider and Take Possible Action to Re-Approve Policy 2008, Meetings

Motion to Re-Approve Policy 2008, Meetings Passed with a motion by John Nelson and a second by Mrs. Jennifer Swantek.

Dave Baxa: Yea, Joe Beck: Yea, John Nelson: Yea, John Reeg: Yea, Mrs. Jennifer Swantek: Yea, Jason Urkoski: Yea

  1. Report to Board About District's Multi-Cultural Education Process
  2. Consider and Take Possible Action to Renew Service Agreement for HVAC System Motion to Renew Service Agreement for HVAC System Passed with a motion by John Nelson and a second by Dave Baxa.

Dave Baxa: Yea, Joe Beck: Yea, John Nelson: Yea, John Reeg: Yea, Mrs. Jennifer Swantek: Yea, Jason Urkoski: Yea

  1. Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve Amendments to Policies

Motion to approve Amendments to Policies with the addition of basketball to student fees section Passed with a motion by Mrs. Jennifer Swantek and a second by Dave Baxa.

Dave Baxa: Yea, Joe Beck: Yea, John Nelson: Yea, John Reeg: Yea, Mrs. Jennifer Swantek: Yea, Jason Urkoski: Yea

  1. Consider and Take Possible Action to Rescind Policy 5027, Sexual Harassment of Students by Other Students

Motion to Rescind Policy 5027, Sexual Harassment of Students by Other Students Passed with a motion by Jason Urkoski and a second by Mrs. Jennifer Swantek.


Dave Baxa: Yea, Joe Beck: Yea, John Nelson: Yea, John Reeg: Yea, Mrs. Jennifer Swantek: Yea, Jason Urkoski: Yea

  1. Consider and Take Possible Action to Adopt Policy 6036, Reading Instruction And Intervention Services

Motion to Adopt Policy 6036, Reading Instruction And Intervention Services Passed with a motion by Joe Beck and a second by Dave Baxa.

Dave Baxa: Yea, Joe Beck: Yea, John Nelson: Yea, John Reeg: Yea, Mrs. Jennifer Swantek: Yea, Jason Urkoski: Yea

  1. Consider and Take Possible Action to Declare Lunch Tables Insufficient For School Purposes.

Motion to Declare Lunch Tables Insufficient For School Purposes Passed with a motion by Dave Baxa and a second by Jason Urkoski.

Dave Baxa: Yea, Joe Beck: Yea, John Nelson: Yea, John Reeg: Yea, Mrs. Jennifer Swantek: Yea, Jason Urkoski: Yea

  1. Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve Contract with Genoa Community Hospital for School Nurse Services

Motion to Approve Contract with Genoa Community Hospital for School Nurse Services Passed with a motion by Mrs. Jennifer Swantek and a second by John Nelson.

Dave Baxa: Yea, Joe Beck: Yea, John Nelson: Yea, John Reeg: Yea, Mrs. Jennifer Swantek: Yea, Jason Urkoski: Yea

  1. Consider and Take Possible Action to Debar Connecting Point from Service Arrangements with District for Two Years

Motion to Debar Connecting Point from Service Arrangements with District for Two Years Passed with a motion by Joe Beck and a second by Dave Baxa.

Mrs. Jennifer Swantek: Nay, Jason Urkoski: Nay, Dave Baxa: Yea, Joe Beck: Yea, John Nelson: Yea, John Reeg: Yea

  1. Consider and Take Possible Action to Rebid for the ASUS Chromebook Laptops Motion to Rebid for the ASUS Chromebook Laptops Passed with a motion by Joe Beck and a second by Dave Baxa.

Dave Baxa: Yea, Joe Beck: Yea, John Nelson: Yea, John Reeg: Yea, Mrs. Jennifer Swantek: Yea, Jason Urkoski: Yea

  1. Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve Use of Local Substitute Teachers Motion to Approve Use of Local Substitute Teachers Passed with a motion by Joe Beck and a second by Dave Baxa.

Dave Baxa: Yea, Joe Beck: Yea, John Nelson: Yea, John Reeg: Yea, Mrs. Jennifer Swantek: Yea, Jason Urkoski: Yea

  1. Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve Interlocal Agreement with CCC for Math Course

Motion to Approve Interlocal Agreement with CCC for Math Course Passed with a motion by Jason Urkoski and a second by Mrs. Jennifer Swantek.

Dave Baxa: Yea, Joe Beck: Yea, John Nelson: Yea, John Reeg: Yea, Mrs. Jennifer Swantek: Yea, Jason Urkoski: Yea


  1. Consider and Take Possible Action to Accept Resignation(s) No resignation(s) at this time.
  1. Date, Time, and Location of Next Meeting

Motion to Approve next Board Meeting for: Date: August 20, 2018 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Room 503, West Building, Genoa Site Passed with a motion by Dave Baxa and a second by Jason Urkoski.

Dave Baxa: Yea, Joe Beck: Yea, John Nelson: Yea, John Reeg: Yea, Mrs. Jennifer Swantek: Yea, Jason Urkoski: Yea

  1. Consider and Take Possible Action for the Board of Education to Enter Executive Session Motion to enter into Executive Session at 9:27 p.m. to discuss property purpose and legal action on another matter Passed with a motion by Joe Beck and a second by Dave Baxa.

Dave Baxa: Yea, Joe Beck: Yea, John Nelson: Yea, John Reeg: Yea, Mrs. Jennifer Swantek: Yea, Jason Urkoski: Yea

Motion to come out of Executive Session at 9:49 p.m. Passed with a motion by Joe Beck and a second by Dave Baxa.

Dave Baxa: Yea, Joe Beck: Yea, John Nelson: Yea, John Reeg: Yea, Mrs. Jennifer Swantek: Yea, Jason Urkoski: Yea

  1. Adjournment

Motion to Adjourn at 9:50 p.m. Passed with a motion by Jason Urkoski and a second by Mrs. Jennifer Swantek.

Dave Baxa: Yea, Joe Beck: Yea, John Nelson: Yea, John Reeg: Yea, Mrs. Jennifer Swantek: Yea, Jason Urkoski: Yea

Jamie Held, Board Secretary

John Reeg, Board President