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March Board Meeting Minutes

March 11, 2014



MARCH 10, 2014



Gerald Kemp                                                                                 

Orvil Holz                                                 

Cindy Sage                                                 

Kyle Crosley

Brian Stark

Leon Klug

Margaret Sandoz, Superintendent

Angie Guenther, Principal

Others attending: Jennifer Bauer


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 Crosley and seconded by Holz to approve the minutes from the regular meeting held on Feb. 10, 2014. RCV: Stark-aye, Klug-aye, Holz-aye, Crosley-aye, Sage-aye, Kemp-aye. Motion approved.


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


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


Motion by Stark and seconded by Crosley to accept and approve the contract with ESU #8 for special education services in the amount of $51,008.56 for the 2014-2015 year. RCV: Crosley-aye, Sage-aye, Kemp-aye, Stark-aye, Klug-aye, Holz-aye. Motion Carried.


Motion by Holz and seconded by Klug to accept and approve the contract with ESU #1 for special education services in the amount of $167,684.94 for the 2014-2015 year. RCV: Sage-aye, Kemp-aye, Stark-aye, Klug-aye, Holz-aye Crosley-aye. Motion Carried.



Motion by Kemp and seconded by Crosley to accept and approve the resignation of Mr. Steve Anthony at the completion of the 2013-2014 school year. RCV: Kemp-aye, Stark-aye, Klug-aye, Holz-aye Crosley-aye Sage-aye. Motion Carried.


Motion by Sage and seconded by Holz to offer contracts for the 2014-2015 school year to certificated staff members listed below currently holding teaching positions at Niobrara Public Schools. The Superintendent of Schools will determine the assignment of teaching duties. Salaries, benefits, and conditions of employment will be established by the negotiated Master Contract. RCV: Stark-aye,Klug-aye, Holz-aye Crosley-aye Sage-aye Kemp-aye. Motion Carried.


Mrs. Jaime Guenther                            Mr. Rick Eisenhauer

Mrs. Kandi Eisenhauer                          Mrs. Charlene Arens

Mrs. Dianne Kalkowski                         Mrs. Mary Snowdon

Mrs. Janell Ruda                                  Mrs. Sharla Hanzlik

Mrs. Amy Walton                                 Ms. Mona Weatherwax

Mrs. Jennifer Pritchett                           Mrs. Jill Stark

Mrs. Nepthys Justo                               Mrs. Jennifer Bauer

Mr. James Parks                                   Mrs. Chelsea Wagner

Mr. Jordan Lenards                              Mrs. Leann Booth

Mr. Todd Runnels                                 Mrs. Emily Janak

Mrs. Tami Heiser                                   Mrs. Taylor Anthony                                                                                        

Motion by Sage and seconded by Klug to offer an administrative contract to Mrs. Angie Guenther to serve as 6-12 principal for the 2014-2015 school year with the salary and benefits to be negotiated at a later date. RCV: Klug-aye, Holz-aye Crosley-aye Sage-aye Kemp-aye, Stark-aye. Motion Carried.


Jennifer Bauer gave a teacher report.


Angie Guenther reminded the board that third quarter is over on March 12, 2014 and 2014-2015 class registration will begin. She also informed the board that spring testing has begun. She talked to the board about the change of academic awards to the afternoon of April 28th and athletic awards would be held in Verdigre on May 5th

She mentioned that a meeting was held in Verdige to discuss coaching and changes in Drivers Education. She informed the board that Chelsey Chohon would be offering CPR classes to staff and had already done so with some students. She also informed them that National Honor Society induction will be March 21and Prom is on March 29, 2014.


Margaret Sandoz informed the board that Kindergarten Round-up went well with 23 children attending. She also told the board that there would be a contractors meeting the first Wednesday of every month at 1pm.


There was a consensus of the Board to have a ground-breaking ceremony on March 20th at 3:30.


The next meeting is scheduled for April 14, 2014. The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.


                                                                                    Respectfully Submitted,

                                                                 Susan Hillman, Recording Secretary




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