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April 2014 Board Minutes

April 24, 2014

NIOBRARA PUBLIC SCHOOL

MINUTES OF REGULAR BOARD MEETING

APRIL 14, 2014

 

PRESENT
Gerald Kemp
Cindy Sage                                           
Orvil Holz                                                 
Leon Klug                                                    
Kyle Crosley
Brian Stark
Angie Guenther
Margaret Sandoz

 

Others attending: Val Zach, Samantha Beaudette, Tami Heiser and Amy Walton

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 March 102014. RCV: Stark-aye, Klug-aye, Holz-aye, Crosley-aye, Sage-aye, Kemp-aye. Motion approved.

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

Motion by Sage and seconded by Stark to appoint Margaret Sandoz, superintendent as the authorized State and Federal Programs director for the 2014-2015 school year. RCV: Holz-aye, Crosley-aye, Sage-aye, Kemp-aye, Stark-aye, Klug-aye. Motion approved.

Motion by Stark and seconded by Klug to approve and accept Wanda DeKay as the Mathematics Instructor for the 2014-2015 school year. RCV:Crosley-aye, Sage-aye, Kemp-aye, Stark-aye, Klug-aye, Holz-aye. Motion approved.

Motion by Klug and seconded  by Stark approve and accept the wages and salaries increase of 4% on the salary schedule and contracts for the non-certified staff and administration as presented. RCV: Sage-aye, Kemp-aye, Stark-aye, Klug-aye, Holz-aye, Crosley-aye. Motion approved.

A motion by Holz and seconded by Stark to approve the calendar for the 2014-2015 school year. RCV: Kemp-aye, Stark-aye, Klug-aye, Holz-aye, Crosley-aye, Sage-aye. Motion approved.

Motion by Stark and seconded by Kemp to approve the cooperative agreement between Niobrara and Verdigre for a wrestling program for the 2014-2015 school year pending coaching availability. RCV: Stark-aye, Klug-aye, Holz-aye, Crosley-aye, Sage-aye, Kemp-aye. Motion approved.

Amy Walton and Tami Heiser gave teacher reports.

Mrs. Guenther reported to the board on the success of the Red Cross Blood Drive and that 33 pints were given.  She let them know that Graduation is May 10th at 4:00 p.m., Academic Awards are May 7th at 1p.m., Athletic Awards is May 5th in Veridgre at 7p.m. and Clean Up day is May 8. She asked for volunteers to assist with handbook review and notified the board of coaching assignments.

Mrs. Sandoz notified the board of a resignation and also spoke to them about options on this position. She talked to the board about the new scoreboard and updated them on construction timeline. She explained to them about the upcoming school improvement session, that she would be teaching an online class for WSC and that she would be attending the 2014 School Law Seminar June 5-6. She shared some school financial changes with them and encouraged them to attend graduation.

The next meeting is scheduled for May 12, 2014 at 7p.m. The meeting was adjourned at 8:27 p.m.

                                                                Respectfully Submitted,

                                                                Susan Hillman, Recording Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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