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September, 2013 Board Minutes

October 10, 2013

NIOBRARA PUBLIC SCHOOL

MINUTES OF REGULAR BOARD MEETING

September 9,2013

 

 

PRESENT                                                                                                                   

Gerald Kemp

Stuart Redwing                                                                              

Orville Holz                                              

Cindy Sage                                                 

Kyle Crosley arrived at 7:16

Brian Stark

Margaret Sandoz, Superintendent

Angie Guenther, Principal

 

Others attending: Cody Wickham, Valerie Zach, JJ Parks and Janell Ruda

 

Chairman Kemp opened the Budget Hearing at 6:50 p.m. Chairman Kemp closed the Budget Hearing at 6:55 p.m. and opened the Tax Request Hearing at 6:55 p.m. and closed at 7:00 p.m. Chairman Kemp called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. It was noted that LB898 dealing with Open Meeting Laws was duly posted. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present.

 

Motion by Sage and seconded by Kemp to amend and approve the minutes from the regular meeting held on Aug.12, 2013. The amount of $233,000 was omitted as a transfer from General Fund to Depreciation Fund and was earmarked for Renovations, Equipment and Repair. The amended minutes from the regular meeting held on Aug.12, 2013 were approved. RCV: Stark –aye, Redwing-aye, Holz-aye, Sage-aye, Kemp-aye. Crosley absent. Motion carried. 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion by Holz and seconded by Stark to approve the bills as presented. RCV: Stark-aye, Redwing-aye, Holz-aye, Sage-aye, Kemp-aye. Crosley absent. Motion carried.

 

The financial report was presented.  Motion by Kemp and seconded by Stark to approve the financial report. RCV: Holz-aye, Sage-aye, Cindy-aye, Kemp-aye, Stark-aye. Crosley absent. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Holz and seconded by Sage to approve the 2013 - 2014 Budget for Niobrara Public Schools as published. RCV: Sage-aye, Kemp-aye, Holz-aye, Stark-aye, Redwing, aye. Crosley absent.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Sage and seconded by Kemp to adopt and approve the tax levy rate for the General Fund $.955185 and Special Building

 $ .022859 and Bond Fund $.010103 for Niobrara Public Schools District 54-0501 for the 2013-2014 school year. RCV: Kemp-aye, Stark-aye, Redwing-aye, Holz-aye, Sage-aye. Absent Crosley. RCV: Motion Carried.

 

Cody Wickham financial advisor from DA Davidson explained bond options.

 

Motion by Sage and seconded by Stark to consider a Resolution authorizing the reimbursement of funds from the proceeds of tax-exempt debt obligations related to the building renovation and additions project. RCV: Kemp-aye, Stark-aye, Redwing-aye, Holz-aye, Crosley-aye, Sage-aye. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Stark and seconded by Holz to adopt and approve the substitute pay of $100 dollars per day for substitute teachers for the 2013-14 school year. RCV: Redwing-aye, Holz-aye, Crosley-aye, Sage-aye, Kemp-aye, Stark-aye. Motion carried

 

Motion by Crosley and seconded by Kemp to approve the renewal agreement for the Cougar athletics cooperative with Verdigre Junior and Senior High School for two more years. RCV: Holz-aye, Crosley-aye, Sage-aye, Kemp-aye, Stark-aye, Redwing-aye. Motion Carried

 

Mrs. Guenther shared the updated NE Social Studies standards. This will be revisited in October.

 

Mrs. Sandoz distributed NeSA testing results. She also informed the board about ACT testing.

 

JJ Parks and Janell Ruda gave teacher reports.

 

Administrative Reports:

 

Mrs. Guenther mentioned the larger enrollment and how well the new students are doing. She noted that interventions have been implemented. She also said that homecoming activities had gone well.

 

Superintendent Margaret Sandoz reported November 20-22, 2013 the State Education Conference is in LaVista. She also asked the board to consider hiring a legal firm to check the wording on the building project contract once a bid is accepted. She discussed the insurance comparisons provided by EMC Insurance.  She also presented the correspondence from Georgia Johnson, Amy Walton and Jennifer Bauer.

 

The next meeting is scheduled for October 14, 2013. The meeting was adjourned at 9:04 p.m.

                                                                Respectfully Submitted,

                                                                 Susan Hillman, Recording Secretary

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