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April 2015 Board Meeting Minutes

April 14, 2015



APRIL 13, 2015


Gerald Kemp

Cindy Sage                                           

Orvil Holz                                                  

Leon Klug                                                    

Kyle Crosley

Brian Stark

Angie Guenther

Margaret Sandoz

Others attending: Val Zach, Jon Carlson, Mike Thomazin, Jordan Lenards and Taylor Anthony

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.

Correspondence from Village of Niobrara, Karen Dryak and Jordan Lenards was presented to the board.

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

Motion by Holz and seconded by Klug to approve the bills as presented.

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

The financial report was presented.  Motion by Stark and seconded by Sage to

approve the financial report. RCV: Klug-aye, Holz-aye Crosley-aye, Sage-aye, Kemp-aye, Stark-aye. Motion approved.

Motion by Stark and seconded by Kemp to appoint Margaret Sandoz, superintendent as the authorized State and Federal Programs director for the 2015-2016 school year. RCV: Crosley-aye, Sage-aye, Kemp-aye, Stark-aye, Klug-aye Holz-aye. Motion approved.

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

Jon Carlson spoke to the board about the remaining construction details and updated them on various issues going on with new construction. Margaret Sandoz spoke to them about the sprinkler system and removal of trees. It was the consensus of the board to have the sprinkler system installed and remove the trees.

Taylor Anthony and Jordan Lenards gave teacher reports.

Mrs. Guenther reported to the board on the success of the Red Cross Blood Drive and that 141 pints were given. She also told them she was thankful for the helpers and how well the new gym worked out.  She let them know that Graduation is May 9th at 4:00 p.m and asked them to attend. Leon Klug will pass out diplomas. She reminded them that Academic Awards are May 7th at 1:15p.m in the gym, Athletic Awards are May 4th in Niobrara at 6p.m. and Clean Up day is April 24th. She informed them how nice the Honors Society Program had gone. She reminded the board of handbook review on May 21st at 1p.m. She informed them of continued involvement in the adolescent literacy program and about two grants the school will receive.

Mrs. Sandoz told the board how thankful she was for all the staff, student and community involvement with the move into the new building. She explained to them the time frame on the move, talked to them about the old building and discussed property insurance for new and old structures.

 The next meeting is scheduled for May 11, 2015. The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

                                                                Respectfully Submitted,

                                                                 Susan Hillman, Recording Secretary




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