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October 14, 2013 Board Minutes

October 22, 2013



OCTOBER 14, 2013



Gerald Kemp

Stuart Redwing                                                                              

Orville Holz                                              

Cindy Sage                                                 

Kyle Crosley

Brian Stark

Margaret Sandoz, Superintendent

Angie Guenther, Principal


Others attending: Nepthys Justo and Charlene Arens


Chairman Kemp called the regular meeting to order at 5:30 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 Holz and seconded by Stark to approve the minutes from the regular meeting held on September 9, 2013.RCV: Stark-aye Redwing-aye, Holz-aye, Crosley-aye, Sage-aye, Kemp-aye. Motion approved.


Motion by Kemp and seconded by Sage to approve the minutes from the Special Meeting held October 9, 2013.RCV: Redwing-aye, Holz-aye, Crosley-aye, Sage-aye, Kemp-aye, Stark-aye. Motion carried.


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


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


The Fall Membership for the 2013-2014 was discussed with the board.


Motion by Sage and seconded by Stark to waive the first reading and approve and accept as the second and final reading the Nebraska Social Studies Standards presented as the official standards of Niobrara Public Schools. RCV: Crosley-aye, Sage-aye, Kemp-aye, Holz-aye, Stark-aye, Redwing, aye. Motion Carried.


Motion by Kemp and seconded by Holz to approve the request form the NEA to be recognized as a bargaining agent for the non-supervisory instructional staff for the 2015-2016 school year. RCV: Sage-aye, Kemp-aye, Stark-aye, Redwing-aye, Holz-aye, Crosley-aye. Motion carried.


Mrs. Sandoz shared the financial statements and report from Mike Pommer, CPA.

Motion by Kemp and seconded by Stark to approve the following authorized signatures and number of signature required for bank accounts held at Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Niobrara, Nebraska:RCV: Kemp-aye, Stark-aye, Redwing-aye, Holz-aye, Crosley-aye, Sage-aye. Motion carried.


The board was advised to table the Nebraska Whole Child Project Agreement. They agreed.


Charlene Arens and Nepthys Justo gave teacher reports.


Administrative Reports:

Principal Angie Guenther showed the new Website to the board. She also informed them that Parent Teacher conferences were Oct. 16, 2013. She also noted that testing started this week and Sharon Van Cleave will be here to run report cards.


Superintendent Margaret Sandoz noted that Title l surveys would be taken at Parent Teacher Conferences. She mentioned that K-2nd will be going to Poppy’s Pumpkin Patch also that Krista Demmel will be at school October 24th to introduce her new book Zayden the Zebra. She also explained the Souper Family Night event coming up November 7,2013. This is a fundraiser for new playground equipment but will also include demonstrations, family pictures, scarecrow contest, a meal and a sneak peek of the one act play.

The next meeting is scheduled for November 11, 2013. The meeting was adjourned at 9:04 p.m.

                                                                Respectfully Submitted,

                                                                 Susan Hillman, Recording Secretary

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