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 May 16, 2016 in the library at Chambers Public Schools, 201 S. A, Chambers, Nebraska.  The roll was called and the following Board members were present: Matt Ehlers, Hope Blackmore, Michele Jarman, and Lenone Koenig.  Also present was Justin Frederick, Superintendent/Principal.  Amy Scott and Brian McManigal were absent.

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 8:02 p.m.  Michele Jarman made a motion, seconded by Hope Blackmore, to excuse the absence of Brian McManigal and Amy Scott.  Motion carried, 4-0, Brian McManigal and Amy Scott absent.

Motion by Matt Ehlers, seconded by Michele Jarman, to approve the agenda.  Motion carried, 4-0, Brian McManigal and Amy Scott 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 Michele Jarman, to approve all items on the consent agenda as provided.  After discussion and roll call vote the motion carried, 4-0, Brian McManigal and Amy Scott absent.
GENERAL FUND CLAIMS $76,559.50
HOT LUNCH CLAIMS $6,346.22
PAYROLL $153,790.94

Brian Rowse spoke to the Board on behalf of the Village Board on road maintenance.

Amy Scott arrived at 8:10 p.m.

Superintendent’s Report and Recommendations
Mr. Frederick distributed elementary, secondary, and teacher handbooks.  He also discussed the sign for the east side of town that will be ordered.  The buses that were purchased have been delivered.  Mr. Frederick also discussed the possible purchase of basketball uniforms for next year.  He informed the Board that eight athletes qualified for state track.

New Business
Motion by Matt Ehlers, seconded by Hope Blackmore, to approve first reading of Board Policy 6600 on Special Education.  Motion carried, 5-0, Brian McManigal absent.

 Motion by Michele Jarman, seconded by Amy Scott, to approve a driver and a Para educator for Giggles and Grins Preschool.  Motion carried, 5-0, Brian McManigal absent.

Motion by Hope Blackmore, seconded by Matt Ehlers, to approve a driver for Hands of Hope Preschool.  Motion carried, 5-0, Brian McManigal absent.

Motion by Matt Ehlers, seconded by Michele Jarman, to approve fall extra duty contracts.  Motion carried, 5-0, Brian McManigal absent.

Motion by Hope Blackmore, seconded by Amy Scott, to approve a senior work release program for 2016-17.  Motion carried, 5-0, Brian McManigal absent.
                       
 Motion by Hope Blackmore, seconded by Matt Ehlers, to approve contributing a portion of the costs for street repairs directly adjacent to the school.  Motion carried, 5-0, Brian McManigal absent.
           
Topics for Next Month’s Agenda:
Transportation report, Handbook Change, Contribution to National FCCLA expenses, and Substitute Teacher pay

Adjournment
Motion by Hope Blackmore, seconded by Amy Scott, to adjourn the meeting at 10:12  o’clock p.m. on May 16, 2016.  Motion carried, 5-0, Brian McManigal absent.

The meeting was duly adjourned. 

Next Board Meeting: Monday, June 20, 2016 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.