April 18, 2016 Meeting Minutes


Board of Education Regular Meeting

April 11, 2016 6:00 PM


Attendance Taken at 6:01 PM: Present-Chad Adams, Gina Baldwin, Jason Bonsack, Will Kemptar, Ryan Marr, and Matt Neppl.

Notice of this meeting was published in The Grand Island Independent.

Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof, according to law, by proper publication, a designated method for giving notice to the School District, a copy of the proof of publications being attached to these minutes. Notice of this meeting was given in advance to all members of the Board of Education. Availability of the agenda was communicated in this meeting. All proceeds of the Board of Education were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public. Pres. Bonsack called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m.

Board Pres. Bonsack led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Board Pres. Bonsack recognized a current copy of the Open Meetings Act posted on the wall in the Board Room.

Motion to approve meeting agenda as presented passed with motion by Neppl and second by Marr.  6 Yeas – 0 Nays.

Recognition of Visitors and Public Input: Teena Rosenquist represented a group of parents who have concerns regarding the high school basketball program.

Elem. Principal Bohling reported on the Crisis Meeting held Mar. 2. The state is adopting and mandating the use of Standard Response Protocol which is designed to be an enhancement to the district’s current crisis plan. The district practiced with the NE Severe Weather Awareness Week drill on Mar. 23.

Motion to approve March 14 regular meeting minutes as presented with correction passed with motion by Neppl and second by Adams.  The correction excluded the re-carpeting of the high school library this summer in the bid received. 6 Yeas – 0 Nays.

Motion to approve March 29 working meeting minutes as presented passed with motion by Baldwin and second by Neppl. 6 Yeas – 0 Nays.

Motion to approve April 2016 general fund claims as presented and authorize payment passed with motion by Marr and second by Adams. Adams abstained from the Aurora Coop claims. 6 Yeas – 0 Nays.

Motion to approve March 2016 activity fund claims, revenue, and fund balances as presented passed with motion by Neppl and second by Marr. 6 Yeas – 0 Nays.

Motion to approve treasurer’s report as presented passed with motion by Baldwin and second by Kemptar. 6 Yeas – 0 Nays.

Motion to accept, with regret, the resignation of certified staff member Julie Maulsby for the 2016-17 school year and thanked her for 3 years of service at Centura passed with motion by Baldwin and second by Marr. 6 Yeas – 0 Nays.

Jeff Emanual with Nemaha Sports Construction was present to explain the change order of the original track bid received. Centura will now get bids on some of the alternate work with local vendors to help with cost savings. Motion to award Nemaha Landscaping Construction the high school track asphalt construction including alternate bids in the amount of $710,940 with any additional amounts for contingency costs and per attorney approval passed with motion by Marr and second by Neppl. 4 Yeas – 2 Nays. Yay votes-Adams, Bonsack, Marr, Neppl; Nay votes-Baldwin, Kemptar.

The High School Track Concrete Bids action item was not acted on by the board.

Elem. Principal Bohling reported the District Writing Assessment scores will be available on Apr. 14; the NeSA and MAP assessment testing window will continue through May 6; Kindergarten orientation included 28 students with a projection of 34 students; Preschool registration for next year included a potential of 42 students with only 34 we can serve; the elementary will be hosting a parent meeting on Apr. 26 with topics for helping students maintain over the summer; curriculum work will continue this summer for staff; and Summer School will be held June 6-30.

Sec. Principal Holcomb reported on the 2016-17 staff recommendations; one graduation student concern; Student/SLT Community Engagement meetings were held Mar. 31 with Marcia Herring of NASB; the Air Force Band performed during an assembly for high school students on Apr. 11; and shared information on students and average grade point averages for students in high school activities as compared to those students who do not participate in activities.

Activities Dir. Weaver reported on State Speech; ongoing junior high and high school track; Conference Art and Band results; Cheer and Dance tryout results.

Supt. Otero reported on the outsourcing of our school lunch program application with the NDE. If approved, bidding advertisement would be on Apr. 18 with a pre-proposal conference and visitation on May 5, and bid opening on June 17.

Supt. Otero did not have an exact number of suggested hires for this summer as numbers would depend on the track project.

The next regular meeting will be held Mon., May 9, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.

Motion to adjourn meeting at 7:58 p.m. passed with motion by Baldwin and second by Neppl. 6 Yeas – 0 Nays.

Peggy Lemburg

Board Recording Secretary

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