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 Monday, July 20, 2015 in the library at Chambers Public Schools 201 S. A, Chambers, Nebraska.  The roll was called and the following Board members were present: Shane Kaczor, Matt Ehlers, Amy Scott, Hope Blackmore, Lenone Koenig and Michele Jarman.  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 8:00 p.m. 
Motion by Michele Jarman, seconded by Shane Kaczor, to approve the agenda.  Motion carried, 6-0.

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 Matt Ehlers, seconded by Hope Blackmore, to approve all items on the consent agenda as provided.  After discussion and roll call vote the motion carried, 6-0.
GENERAL FUND CLAIMS $105,369.77
HOT LUNCH CLAIMS $3,382.48
PAYROLL $144,108.44

Superintendent’s Report and Recommendations
Mr. Frederick reported on the Laserfiche digital scanning system that the Chambers school district is collaborating with ESU 8 to digitize records.  Celine has been to the training meeting and the equipment has been ordered and should be arriving soon.

The NASB Open Meetings Act workshop on June 17 was attended by Mr. Frederick, Celine Filsinger, Amy Scott, Hope Blackmore and Matt Ehlers.  The meeting was very informative and Mr. Frederick shared some of the discussion topics with the Board.

Mr. Frederick reviewed the census report with the Board, and updated the status of the summer projects.  He and Celine met with Nebraska Department of Education officials recently to discuss the direction of the budget for the 2015-16 school year and ensure the district is in the best possible position for the future and Mr. Frederick shared that information with the Board.

New Business
Motion by Shane Kaczor, seconded by Amy Scott, to approve Susan Sanderson as the paraprofessional/driver for Giggles and Grins Preschool in Bartlett.  Motion carried, 6-0.

Motion by Matt Ehlers, seconded by Michele Jarman, to approve Cindy Green as the assistant cook.   Motion carried, 6-0.

Motion by Shane Kaczor, seconded by Matt Ehlers, to approve Kris Frederick as the driver for Hands of Hope preschool.  Motion carried, 6-0.    

Motion by Shane Kaczor, seconded by Amy Scott, to approve Jeremy Woeppel and Nancy Woeppel as the One Act/Speech coaches.   Motion carried, 6-0. 

Motion by Hope Blackmore, seconded by Michele Jarman, to approve the sealed bid sale of bus 97 to Ronald Wright for $880.80.  Motion carried, 6-0. 

Motion by Hope Blackmore, seconded by Amy Scott, to approve the annual review of the Student Fee Policy, Bullying Policy, and Parental Involvement Policy.  Motion carried, 6-0.

Motion by Shane Kaczor, seconded by Michele Jarman, to approve Nebraska LB 923 five year plan on Suicide Awareness/Prevention.  Motion carried, 6-0.
 
Motion by Michele Jarman, seconded by Shane Kaczor, to approve a $20,000 transfer to the Hot Lunch Fund. Motion carried, 6-0.

Motion by Shane Kaczor, seconded by Hope Blackmore, to approve a $15,000 transfer to the activities account.   Motion carried, 6-0.

Motion by Shane Kaczor, seconded by Michele Jarman, to approve a $7,500 transfer to CWC.   Motion carried, 6-0.

Motion by Matt Ehlers, seconded by Hope Blackmore, to approve the renewal of the NRCSA membership for 2015-2016.  Motion carried, 6-0.

Motion by Hope Blackmore, seconded by Amy Scott, to add section d (1) regarding prohibited use of electronic devices from the Electronic Devices of the Board Policies to the student handbook.

Motion by Matt Ehlers, seconded by Michele Jarman, to approve teacher/student handbooks for 2015-2016.  Motion carried, 6-0.

Motion by Matt Ehlers, seconded by Shane Kaczor, to accept the propane bid from Sapp Bros. for 2015/16 for  $.649. Motion carried, 6-0.

Topics for Next Month’s Agenda
Budget projections, Goal Setting and Policy Review

Adjournment
Motion was made by Shane Kaczor, seconded by Michele Jarman, to adjourn the meeting at 9:36 o’clock p.m. on July 20, 2015.  Motion carried, 6-0.  The meeting was duly adjourned. 

Next Board Meeting
August 17, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. 

 

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Secretary

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