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March School Board Meeting Minutes

March 10, 2015



MARCH 9, 2015



Gerald Kemp                                                                                 

Orvil Holz                                                  

Cindy Sage                                                 

Brian Stark

Leon Klug

Margaret Sandoz, Superintendent

Angie Guenther, Principal

Absent: Kyle Crosley

Others attending: Jennifer Bauer, Wanda Dekay and Val Zach

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 Holz and seconded by Klug to approve the minutes from the regular meeting held on Feb. 9, 2015. RCV: Stark-aye, Klug-aye, Holz-aye, Sage-aye, Kemp-aye. Crosley- absent. Motion approved.

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

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

Motion by Holz and seconded by Crosley to accept and approve the Calendar for Niobrara Public Schools for the 2015-2016 year. RCV: Sage-aye, Kemp-aye, Stark-aye, Klug-aye, Holz-aye. Crosley- absent. Motion Carried.

Motion by Starl and seconded by Klug to accept and approve the contract Alison Pavelka for the 2015-2016 year. RCV: Sage-aye, Kemp-aye, Stark-aye, Klug-aye, Holz-aye. Crosley-absent. Motion Carried.                                                                                         

A short discussion was held on the Teacher Contracts for the school year 2015-2016.

Motion by Sage and seconded by Klug to offer an administrative contract to Mrs. Angie Guenther to serve as 6-12 principal for the 2015-2016 school year with the salary and benefits to be negotiated at a later date. RCV: Stark-aye, Klug-aye, Holz-aye Sage-aye Kemp-aye. Crosley-absent. Motion Carried.

Jennifer Bauer and Wanda DeKay gave teacher reports.

Principal Angie Guenther reminded the board that third quarter is over on March 11, 2015 and that spring testing will begin. She also informed them of Drivers Education being hosted at Niobrara Public School, Prom on March 28 and the upcoming blood drive on April 10th. She went on to discuss various classroom observations and dates that will work for the handbook review.

Superintendent Margaret Sandoz informed the board that Kindergarten Round-up will be held March 20, 2015. She gave construction updates, discussed move in schedule for new school and displayed the new phones for the school.

She also set up a time for salary discussions for superintendent, principal and non-certified.

The next meeting is scheduled for April 13, 2015. The meeting was adjourned at 8:04 p.m.

                                                                                    Respectfully Submitted,

                                                                 Susan Hillman, Recording Secretary



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