Board of Education Regular Meeting

Room 503, West Building, Genoa, NE 68640
Room 503
West Building
Genoa, NE 68640

Monday, January 15, 2018 7:30 PM

 

 

Dave Baxa:

Present

Joe Beck:

Absent

John Nelson:

Present

John Reeg:

Present

Mrs. Jennifer Swantek:

Present

Jason Urkoski:

Present

 

1. Meeting Called to Order

1.1. Open Meeting Law

1.2. Meeting Properly Published and Posted

1.3. Rules For Public Participation Stated

2. Roll Call

2.1. Excused/Unexcused Absences

Motion to excuse Joe Beck Passed with a motion by Jason Urkoski and a second by John Nelson.

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

3. Approval of Agenda

Motion to approve Agenda Passed with a motion by Dave Baxa and a second by John Nelson.

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

4. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meetings

Motion to approve Minutes of Previous Meetings Passed with a motion by John Nelson and a second by Dave Baxa.

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

5. Program Spotlight

6. Treasurer's Financial Report

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

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

7. Approval of Claims

Motion to approve claims Passed with a motion by Jason Urkoski and a second by Mrs. Jennifer Swantek.

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

8. Reports of Administrators and Committees

8.1. Visitors

8.2. Principal's Reports

PreK-6 Principal’s Report :

 K-6th grade students will complete NWEA-MAPS testing this week.  Norm-Referenced-Test is used to report to NDE and use to make instructional decisions.  They are figuring out student numbers and planning for the 2018-2019. Administration continue to work on classroom projections and staff placement.  Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on February 5th (3:00-7:00) and February 7th (3:00-7:00).  At the staff in-service day on Jan.3rd,  Abbi Shanle from the Child Advocacy Center spoke to the staff on child abuse and neglect, school staff responsibility to report, etc;  Otis Pierce from ESU 7 spoke to the staff about Google Docs-comments/suggestions mode and Kaizena/Highlight Tools add-ons, Google Forms-Quiz feature, Google Classroom, Chrome Extensions-Screencastify, and Soapbox.   The MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) Workshop in Norfolk was about intensifying interventions.  It was presented by Dr. Tanya Ihlo, Loretta Tabor and Lynnette Block from The Nebraska Multi-tiered System of Supports Implementation Support Team Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families & Schools.  Julie Strain, Kristine Rogers, Jane Kietzke, Brenda Cuba and Tod Heier attended the workshop. They were presented research, strategies and resources for assistance in diagnosing specific reading impediments for struggling students and then applying strategies to meet the identified issues for individual students.  "Mastery isn’t determined by when a student can get it right, but by when he/she can’t get it wrong".
 

HS Principal Report:

Recent School Activity - Regular athletic activities - Boone Central Vocal Clinic (33 students) @ Albion on January 15th.   Meetings and Workshops included Teacher In-Service on Jan. 3rd,  ACT Webinar , and Columbus Chamber of Commerce Meeting (PoG) on Jan.9th.   School Updates: December Student of the Month - Donnie Otto.   General Business: This month, time and focus spent on finalizing first semester, ELPA21 and ACT preparation. - MAPS Testing  will take place on January 9th and January 16th due to weather.

8.3. Activities Report

Sports updates: Girls basketball: 10-4 record, 5 games left (not counting conference tournament). Conference tournament starts January 26th.   Boys basketball: 4-9 record, 6 games left (not counting conference tournament).   Conference tournament starts January 27th.  Wrestling: Home triangular on January 18th and 25th.  Twin River is hosting conference tournament on January 27th at Genoa HS.   Speech season just kicked off at Pierce Invite on Saturday (3 individual champs).   Working on finalizing sports schedules and getting officials for 2018-2019 seasons. Gauging interest from other schools in Twin River hosting a high school softball tournament next fall.   Projected plan is to have rSchool scheduling system in full implementation and released to public on or before February 1st.  Football schedules will be released February 13th. Highlights from January 10th NSAA District II meeting: Proposal passed overwhelmingly to begin classifying sports based on boy- or girl-only enrollment (except track, cross country, and possibly swimming), proposal for NSAA to begin sanctioning bowling failed in District II by 3 votes (I haven’t seen results from this proposal in other districts yet), proposal passed to restructure the postseason format for Classes C1-D2 (no more wildcards to state tournament- 12 subdistrict winners and next 4 highest non-subdistrict winners advance to district finals/substate round (non-geographic), winners of those 8 games advance to state tournament), proposal passed to start district softball on Wednesday instead of Thursday, and proposal passed to move the start of postseason volleyball a week earlier (matches a change from a couple years ago that started volleyball season a week earlier).

8.4. Superintendent Report

There are 9 teachers interested in the Project-Based Learning 101 training that Dr. Weidner would like to offer this June.   These teachers were unable to attend last summer's training. There is interest in the Advanced Level of training from several of the PBL ‘veterans’. This session is one day long and will follow the three-day seminar.  Dr. Weidner asked permission from the board for the administration team to attend the PBL World Conference in June.  On January 9th, Dr. Weidner and Mr. Metzger held a meeting with the Columbus Chamber of Commerce to review our Profile of a Graduate with the Executive Officers of the Chamber. They were quite impressed with what was presented to them. Dr. Weidner asked them to set up a meeting with members from manufacturing and industry so he can get their feedback on what has been developed. The remodeling of the 501 building has begun. The north side of the facility is where the initial work is being done.  Dr. Weidner will be attending the NASB Legislative Issues conference on January 21 & 22. A luncheon with our State Senators is slated for Monday. 

8.5. Board of Education Report

9. Old Business

10. New Business

Motion to approve Board Officers for 2018, John Reeg as Board President, John Nelson as Board Vice-President, and Jamie Held as Board Secretary Passed with a motion by John Nelson and a second by Mrs. Jennifer Swantek.

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

10.1. Election of Officers for 2018

10.1.1. Election of Board President

10.1.2. Election of Vice-President

10.1.3. Election of Board Secretary

10.2. Consider and Take Possible Action to Appoint the Board Treasurer

Motion to keep Jason Urkoski as Board Treasurer Passed with a motion by Mrs. Jennifer Swantek and a second by John Nelson.

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

10.3. Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve Appointment to Board Committees

Motion to approve Board Committees: Americanism - Jason Urkoski, Dave Baxa, Jennifer Swantek Buildings & Grounds - John Reeg, Joe Beck, John Nelson Transportation - John Nelson, Dave Baxa, Jennifer Swantek Negotiations - Jason Urkoski, John Reeg, John Nelson Passed with a motion by Dave Baxa and a second by Jason Urkoski.

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

10.4. Consider and Take Possible Action to Accept Resignations

Motion to the resignation of Dave Andreasen Passed with a motion by Jason Urkoski and a second by Mrs. Jennifer Swantek.

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

10.5. Consider and Take Possible Action to Declare Replaced SmartBoard No Longer Suitable for School Purposes

Motion to Declare Replaced SmartBoard No Longer Suitable for School Purposes Passed with a motion by Dave Baxa and a second by John Nelson.

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

10.6. Consider and Take Possible Action to Amend Policy 3012, School Meals

Motion to Amend Policy 3012 and have it state, "Students shall be allowed to charge meals when they do not have funds to pay for a meal. If the student wishes to have extras, they will be expected to pay for them at the time the extras are reqeusted." Passed with a motion by Dave Baxa and a second by Jason Urkoski.

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

11. Date, Time, and Location of Next Meeting

Motion to approve date, time, and location of next board meeting : Date: February 12th, 2018 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Room 503, West Building, Genoa Site Passed with a motion by Jason Urkoski and a second by Dave Baxa.

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

12. Executive Session

I move that the Board enter Executive Session to discuss strategies for negotiations and the purchase of property at 8:00 p.m. Passed with a motion by Jason Urkoski and a second by Dave Baxa.

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

Motion to come out of Executive Session at 8:26 p.m. Passed with a motion by Dave Baxa and a second by John Nelson.

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

13. Adjournment

Motion to adjourn at 8:27 p.m. Passed with a motion by Jason Urkoski and a second by Mrs. Jennifer Swantek.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jamie Held, Board Secretary

 

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John Reeg, Board President