CHAMBERS BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR BOARD MEETING

A meeting of the Board of Education of Chambers Public Schools was convened in open and public session on February 15, 2016 in the library at Chambers Public Schools, 201 S. A, Chambers, Nebraska.  The roll was called and the following Board members were present: Amy Scott, Hope Blackmore, Brian McManigal, and Lenone Koenig.  Also present was Justin Frederick, Superintendent/Principal.

Notice of the meeting was given in advance by publication and/or posting in accordance with the Board approved method for giving notice of meetings.  Notice of this meeting was given in advance to all members of the Board of Education. The Secretary of the Board maintains a list of the media requesting notification of meetings and advance notification to the listed media of the time and place of the meeting and the subjects to be discussed at this meeting was provided. Availability of the agenda was communicated in the publicized notice and a current copy of the Agenda was maintained as stated in the publicized notice. All proceedings of the Board of Education, except as may be hereinafter noted, were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public. 

The meeting was called to order by President Lenone Koenig at 7:00 p.m.  Hope Blackmore made a motion, seconded by Brian McManigal, to excuse the absence of Matt Ehlers and Michele Jarman. Motion carried, 4-0, Michele Jarman and Matt Ehlers absent.

Motion by Brian McManigal, seconded by Hope Blackmore, to approve the agenda. Motion carried, 4-0, Michele Jarman and Matt Ehlers absent.

Announcement of Open Meetings Act Posting
At the beginning of this meeting, the Chair announced and informed the public that a current copy of the Open Meetings Act is posted on the East wall of the meeting room.

Motion by Hope Blackmore, seconded by Amy Scott, to approve all items on the consent agenda as provided.  After discussion and roll call vote the motion carried, 4-0, Michele Jarman and Matt Ehlers absent.
GENERAL FUND CLAIMS $31,586.47
HOT LUNCH CLAIMS $4,097.26
PAYROLL $152,567.82

A presentation was given by FCCLA members Molly Lambert, Kyra Farewell, Brooke Ehlers and Mary Walnofer.

Matt Ehlers arrived at 7:49 p.m.

Superintendent’s Report and Recommendations
Mr. Frederick updated the Board on CWC and Coyote News.  He also presented figures for the budget standings at this point in the year.  He discussed bus options as well as the replacement of the student information system that is being required by the State of Nebraska.  Mr. Frederick also shared calendar date options for 2016/2017 with the Board.

Board of Education Development
2016 Education Forum in Kearney February 23-24, 2016
The School Board as Judge and Jury in Kearney March 23, 2016

Motion by Hope Blackmore, seconded by Matt Ehlers, to table approval of the ESU 8 contracts for 2016-2017.  Motion carried, 5-0, Michele Jarman absent.

 Motion by Amy Scott, seconded by Brian McManigal, to approve the purchase of banners for the gym.  Motion carried, 5-0, Michele Jarman absent.

Motion by Hope Blackmore, seconded by Amy Scott, to approve the second and final reading of board policy 6286 on “Return to Learn from Cancer”.  Motion carried, 5-0, Michele Jarman absent.

Motion by Matt Ehlers, seconded by Hope Blackmore, to approve membership in NASB for 2016-17.  Motion carried, 5-0, Michele Jarman absent.

Motion by Matt Ehlers, seconded by Amy Scott, to approve offering teacher contracts for 2016-17.  Motion carried, 5-0, Michele Jarman absent.

Motion by Amy Scott, seconded by Brian McManigal, to approve, with regrets, the resignation of Marilyn Whitaker. The Board thanks her for her many years of service to the school and community.

 Motion by Matt Ehlers, seconded by Brian McManigal, to approve the superintendent contract for 2016-17.  Motion carried, 5-0, Michele Jarman absent.

Topics for Next Month’s Agenda
Teacher contracts, NRCSA Conference, Adopt Master School Calendar, Classified Staff Contracts

Adjournment
Motion was made by Hope Blackmore, seconded by Amy Scott, to adjourn the meeting at 11:03 p.m. on February 15, 2016. Motion carried, 5-0, Michele Jarman absent. The meeting was duly adjourned. 

Next Board Meeting - March 21, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                    _____________________, Secretary

This is a draft copy of the Board of Education minutes that does not become official until approved by the Board.