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

West Building Genoa, NE 68640

Thursday, June 14, 2018 7:30 PM

Dave Baxa:        Present

Joe Beck:        Present

John Nelson:        Absent

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

Motion to Excuse Absence of John Nelson Passed with a motion by Joe Beck and a second by Dave Baxa.

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

  1. Approval of Agenda

Motion to Approve Agenda Passed with a motion by Jason Urkoski and a second by Mrs. Jennifer Swantek.

Dave Baxa: Yea, Joe Beck: 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 Joe Beck and a second by Jason Urkoski.

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

  1. Program Spotlight No Program Spotlight.
  2. Treasurer's Financial Report

Motion to Approve Treasurer's Financial Report Passed with a motion by Dave Baxa and a second by Mrs. Jennifer Swantek.


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

  1. Approval of Claims

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

  1. Reports of Administrators and Committees
  1. Visitors

No visitor's spoke.

  1. Principal's Reports

Pre K-6 Principal’s Report:

Custodians and summer help continue to clean and prepare classrooms for next

Fall. Administration is working on handbooks, reporting to the state, schedules, and inservice planning. Member of Twin River’s MTSS Steering Committee met with UNL-NDE MTSS staff to review our year and staff survey. Twin River again received excellent marks and is a leader in the state with our established MTSS process. Student News-Central Honors Institute (CHI)- one Twin River students accepted for summer program (Alexis Cherry), and UNK—2018 Digital Expressions Media Camp (Ryan Range).

High School Principal’s Report:

Meetings and Workshops - 5/23 - School Improvement meeting with Otis Pierce at ESU7.   6/4-7 - PBL 101 and PBL follow up workshop at Twin River.

General Business - End of year state reporting, working with school improvement in preparation for external visit next spring, summer cleaning and preparing for students next fall.

  1. Activities Report

The application has been submitted for Twin River to host district softball again, they will find out in August if they were selected. Mr. Zysset worked with Mr. Metzger and Mr. Heier to update handbooks and make sure they align with updated board policy. Schedules are being finalized for 2018-2019, preparing for start of next school year.

  1. Superintendent Report Superintendent’s Report:

Food Program - This program is going along nicely. Attendance has been up and down, but still decent. They are watching the bottom line. If the district starts losing money, they can shut down a site. PBL Training - Last week, PBL training took place for the staff who could not attend last year. Dr. Weidner was very pleased with the efforts of the staff in developing a PBL lesson for this coming year. There were 17 staff members in attendance. The PBL 201 level training had 13 staff member attend. Baseball - Last Wednesday, Dr. Weidner held a community input meeting about the possibility of baseball. Twin River has enough boys interested so they would like to try their own program. The feeling is if they get an established program, maybe the neighboring district will join them. They need to pay attention to Title IX stipulations. As it now stands, Twin River offers one more boys’ program than girls’. They are unsure if they are two up for the boys, which could draw some unwanted attention from Civil Rights. Next month’s agenda will include the


adoption of changes to policies as a result of recent legislation. Also some hearings will be held for student fees, etc.

  1. Board of Education Report No report given.
  1. Old Business
  1. Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve Contract for Asst. Principal/A.D.

Motion to Approve Contract for Assistant Principal/ Activities Director Passed with a motion by Dave Baxa and a second by Joe Beck.

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

  1. New Business
  1. Consider and Approve Contract for Tele-therapy Speech Path Services

Motion to Table Contract for Tele-therapy Speech Path Services until next month and look into contracting through other facitlities Passed with a motion by Joe Beck and a second by Jason Urkoski.

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

  1. Consider and Accept Bid for Chromebooks

Motion to Accept Bid for Chromebooks and Approve Connecting Point Bid Passed with a motion by Jason Urkoski and a second by Mrs. Jennifer Swantek.

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

  1. Date, Time, and Location of Next Meeting

Motion to Approve Next Board Meeting on: Date: July 16, 2018 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Room 503, West Building, Genoa Site Passed with a motion by Jason Urkoski and a second by Mrs. Jennifer Swantek.

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

  1. Executive Session No executive session.
  2. Adjournment

Motion to Adjourn at 8:08 p.m. Passed with a motion by Dave Baxa and a second by Joe Beck. Dave Baxa: Yea, Joe Beck: Yea, John Reeg: Yea, Mrs. Jennifer Swantek: Yea, Jason Urkoski: Yea


 

Jamie Held, Board Secretary

John Reeg, Board President