CENTURA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Board of Education Regular Meeting
May 09, 2016 5:30 PM
HIGH SCHOOL BOARD ROOM
Attendance Taken at 5:35 PM: Present: Chad Adams, Gina Baldwin, Jason Bonsack, Will Kemptar, Ryan Marr, Matt Neppl. Also present was Supt. Otero, Sec. Principal Holcomb, Elem Principal Bohling, AD Weaver, Asst. Maint. Director Mohanna.
Baldwin was updated to present at: 5:36 PM and updated to absent at 7:32 PM.
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 5:36 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 Baldwin. 6 Yeas – 0 Nays.
There were no patrons present to address the board.
An Activities Committee Meeting was held April 11at 5:00 p.m. with Supt. Otero, Sec. Principal Holcomb, AD Weaver, Kemptar, Baldwin, and Marr present. Supt. Otero reported the meeting included discussion on pep rallies, LouPlatte Conf. updates, anticipated activities handbook changes for next year, cheer and dance changes, and coaching position updates.
A Crisis Team Meeting was held May 4 with Kim Vieth, Clark Pedersen, Kay Carpenter, Cory Bohling, and Deb Lemburg present. Mr. Bohling reported the meeting included discussion on the emergency response packet changes, new K-12 Standard Response Protocol, information to be shared to staff at the beginning of the next school year, and summer schedules for Crisis Team in case of needed Crisis Team Response.
Motion to approve April 11 regular meeting minutes as presented passed with motion by Baldwin and second by Adams. 6 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Motion to approve May 2016 general fund claims as presented and authorize payment passed with motion by Baldwin and second by Neppl. 6 Yeas – 0 Nays. May General Fund: Ace Hardware 158.95, AS Central Services 227.47, Aurora Coop 4,712.54, Beranek, B 174.96, Carpenter, K 32.40, CNCS 13,548.96, Centura Act Fund 296.00, Centura Gen Fund 34.96, Centura Hot Lunch 114.00, CenturyLink 325.29, Charter Comm 190.02, Chem Search 313.72, Christensen, N 420.00, Computer Hardware 259.00, Ecolab 97.76, ESU #10 233.92, Farm Journal 20.00, Follett 106.53, Foster, A 20.78, Gaylord Bros 257.44, Gopher Performance 880.77, GI Independent 147.23, Grone’s Outdoor 812.76, Heartland Disposal 480.00, HireRight 28.00, Holcomb, T 239.76, HGRPPD 5,324.51, Interstate Battery 89.98, JD Auto 22.36, JW Pepper 262.99, Johnson Controls 152.32, Kelly Supply 216.43, KSB School Law 630.00, LaQuinta Inn 119.00, Lou’s Sporting 28.67, MailFinance 504.00, Marathon Systems 328.65, Matheson Tri-Gas 313.35, Menards 152.95, Mid-Am Research 1,227.17, Midwest Tech 54.00, Mohanna, L 14.12, NCSA 510.00, NCTC 50.16, NE Central Equip 119.11, NE Truck 24.30, NSNA 200.00, Office Net 2,861.97, One Source 16.00, Paper 101 1,292.95, Pathway Insur 53,211.00, Payflex 100.00, Platte Valley Comm 30.00, PowerSchool Group 2,647.48, Quill 23.81, REGA Engineering 1,019.48, Sargent Welch 44.80, School Specialty 102.53, School Traditions 153.10, Source Gas 3,140.56, Staples 62.50, Tommy Rene Printers 62.50, Troy Total Auto 160.00, US Bank 2,432.42, Veriato 22,376.25, Village of Cairo 267.75, Walmart 88.44, Wex Bank 373.52, Wilson Ribbon 484.80, Windstream 34.34, Woodwind & Brasswind 322.72, Yandas 510.99, May Payroll 409,648.13, Total $535,897.90. Apr Imprest:
Burke Mem Fund 99.00, Total Funds by Hasler 500.00, Total $599.00. Apr Receipts: County Taxes 195,688.40, Interest Local Rev 26.54, Local Receipts 1,065.36, Medicaid Public 30.23, Non Program 9,718.24, Sped Programs 35,318.00, State Aid 34,473.24, Total $276,320.01.
Motion to approve April 2016 activity fund claims, revenue, and fund balances as presented passed with motion by Marr and second by Adams. 6 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Motion to approve treasurer’s report as presented passed with motion by Kemptar and second by Marr. 6 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Motion to approve 3.75% increase in classified salaries for the 2016-17 school year passed with motion by Baldwin and second by Kemptar. 6 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Motion to accept Katie Bohling as a new certified teacher hire for the 2016-17 school year passed with motion by Baldwin and second by Neppl. 6 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Motion to authorize the hiring of an additional high school special education teacher for 2016-17 school year passed with motion by Baldwin and second by Marr. 6 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Motion to authorize the hiring of an additional janitorial/maintenance full-time position passed with motion by Neppl and second by Marr. 6 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Motion to accept the catastrophic student insurance coverage for the 2016-17 school year from Student Assurance passed with motion by Baldwin and second by Neppl. 6 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Motion to accept 2016-17 school year breakfast and lunch prices as presented passed with motion by Adams and second by Marr. 6 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Motion to authorize two-year inter-local agreement for natural gas with NASB/CJump passed with motion by Marr and second by Adams. 6 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Motion to accept bid from Tilley Sprinkler Systems and Sargent Drilling for sprinkler system on football field passed with motion by Neppl and second by Marr. 6 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Motion to accept bid from New Wave Concrete for concrete work on the high school track passed with motion by Baldwin and second by Neppl. 6 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Elem. Principal Bohling reported on NeSA assessments and final data will be released in July, Summer School has 49 students enrolled with a Science Camp to be included, and 54% of students met all seven months of the reading challenge.
Sec. Principal Holcomb reported on student graduation concerns, a new Career/Technical Education plan and grant, and the 2016-17 class schedule with additions and deletions of classes.
Activities Dir. Weaver reported on the current athletic activities.
Supt. Otero reported the Consultative Services Report for Year 3, Quarter 4 on the performance contract indicated a significant savings in electric demand and consumption as well as natural gas. She indicated the use of more water on the report but the district didn’t have any modifications for water savings.
Supt. shared the Staff Appreciation Luncheon on May 18 sponsored by the school board and encouraged board members to attend.
During the high school track pre-construction meeting it was suggested that the superintendent have authorization for change orders of $5,000 or less to avoid delays in the track construction.
During the high school track pre-construction meeting, it was suggested that the slope of the track remain the same as it is now. There are no NSAA rules that state a track must slope one way or another. By sloping the track to the outside, there will be less chance of water sitting on the track due to the fact that we are not putting in a drainage system along the inside of the track. The grade will be minimal and will not be noticeable.
Supt. Otero requested a Finance Committee meeting. This meeting will be held June 8 at 6:00 p.m. The next regular monthly meeting will be June 13 at 6:00 p.m.
Motion to adjourn meeting at 8:05 p.m. passed with motion by Adams and second by Neppl. 5 Yeas – 0 Nays. Baldwin was absent during this vote.
Board Recording Secretary