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July 2017 Regular Board of Education Meeting Minutes

July 17, 2017

Board of Education Regular Meeting

July 10, 2017 7:30 PM

High School Media Center in Odell

 

Attendance Taken at 7:32 PM:

Present Board Members:   

Dean Engelman

Paul Kostal

Toni Landenberger

Chad Lottman

Jill Scheele

Gary Stohs

 

Updated Attendance:   

Gary Stohs was updated to present at: 8:30 PM 

 

I. Open Meeting  

I.a. Roll Call  

Gary Stohs' absence was excused.

I.b. Recognize the Open Meetings Act information  

I.c. Approve minutes of last meeting  

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve minutes of last meeting passed with a motion by Jill Scheele and a second by Paul Kostal. 

5 Yeas - 0 Nays.  

Dean Engelman                Yes

Paul Kostal                        Yes

Toni Landenberger            Yes

Chad Lottman                    Yes

Jill Scheele                        Yes

Gary Stohs                        Absent

 

II. Instruction and Related Items  

The Board received public comment on the possibility of the construction of a new gym.  Visitors were: Chris and Angie Clifford, Kristen Heidemann, Heidi Logan, Ann Engelman, Josh Novotny, Kandice Jurgens, Stu and Laurie Vitosh, and Amanda McKinney.

II.a. Principal Report  

The Board welcomed Matt Mezger as the new Principal, and appreciated his attendance.  He will begin work August 1.

II.b. Adopt required policy updates for 2017-18  

Motion Passed:   passed with a motion by Jill Scheele and a second by Dean Engelman. 

5 Yeas - 0 Nays.  

Dean Engelman                Yes

Paul Kostal                        Yes

Toni Landenberger            Yes

Chad Lottman                    Yes

Jill Scheele                        Yes

Gary Stohs                        Absent

II.c. Review and reaffirm Student Fee Policy 2017-18  

Motion Passed:   passed with a motion by Jill Scheele and a second by Paul Kostal. 

5 Yeas - 0 Nays.  

Dean Engelman                Yes

Paul Kostal                        Yes

Toni Landenberger            Yes

Chad Lottman                    Yes

Jill Scheele                        Yes

Gary Stohs                        Absent

II.d. Review and reaffirm Parental Involvement Policy for 2017-18  

Motion Passed:   passed with a motion by Dean Engelman and a second by Toni Landenberger. 

5 Yeas - 0 Nays.  

Dean Engelman                Yes

Paul Kostal                        Yes

Toni Landenberger            Yes

Chad Lottman                    Yes

Jill Scheele                        Yes

Gary Stohs                        Absent

II.e. Review Athletic Admission Prices for 2017-18  

No changes were made, so no action was taken.  Price remain $5 for adults, $4 for students, and $2 for Senior Citizens.

II.f. Discuss possible 8 period day for 2018-19  

The Board received public comment and reviewed information from the staff summarized by Mrs. Becker, on changing to an 8 period day for 2018-19. Mr. Meyerle and Mr. Mezger noted the sooner the decision would be made for planning purposes would be beneficial.  The Board is receptive to the change to grow course offerings and to help students take part in certain classes.  The change will be on the August agenda as an action item.

 

III. Personnel Items  

 

IV. Support Service  

IV.a. Technology Update  

IV.b. Facility Update  

Superintendent Meyerle gave an update on summer facility work which includes HS restroom renovation, elementary hallway window work, football locker room renovation, and the near completion of the fitness center in Diller.

 

V. Superintendent Items  

V.a. Superintendent Report  

Superintendent Meyerle reported on an upcoming budget timeline.  He also noted he would like to have a second meeting in August as we have had in the past for budget preview.  He would like to have that meeting on August 23.

 

VI. Financial Items  

VI.a. Pay bills as presented  

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve bills as presented. passed with a motion by Paul Kostal and a second by Dean Engelman. 

6 Yeas - 0 Nays.  

Dean Engelman                Yes

Paul Kostal                        Yes

Toni Landenberger            Yes

Chad Lottman                    Yes

Jill Scheele                        Yes

Gary Stohs                        Yes

 

VII. Board of Education Items  

VII.a. Committee Reports  

VII.b. Facility Planning Session  

The Board discussed possible facility work which included: Roof repair, a rotating AC unit replacement plan, window replacement, and the new gym discussion.  Improvements to the shop, a greenhouse and an FFA garden were also discussed.

Superintendent Meyerle noted that he feels that the current buildings can be maintained with occasional improvements for the next 20-25 years.  He noted, that based on other schools' new projects, that new buildings could cost anywhere from $14-20 million and would require a bond issue for a period of 20-30 years, which would require a major tax increase.  The Board, nor Superintendent Meyerle, is not interested in such a venture at this time.

The discussion on the possibility of a new gym was again discussed.  Mr. Meyerle will seek out some options on new gym possibilities to share with the Board. The Board realizes that our school district is in a very fortunate position when it comes to property taxes as compared to most surrounding districts. 

The Board discussed differences in philosophy of slowing down project work for a few years vs. continuing to get as many projects done in the next 5-7 years before the district's centrally assessed property valuation decreases, and more of the tax burden is put back on individuals.  Superintendent Meyerle noted that if it is a project that would be done at some point in the future, the cost will only increase each year.

The Board wants to plan on community meetings in Diller and Odell sometime in November to offer a venue for questions to be ask and answered on the possible project. Currently, the Board will continue to review information as it becomes available and encourages questions and comment from patrons.

 

VII.c. Executive Session  

 

VIII. Adjournment  

Motion Passed:  Motion to adjourn passed with a motion by Paul Kostal and a second by Dean Engelman. 

6 Yeas - 0 Nays.  

Dean Engelman                Yes

Paul Kostal                        Yes

Toni Landenberger            Yes

Chad Lottman                    Yes

Jill Scheele                        Yes

Gary Stohs                        Yes

 

President Gary Stohs adjourned the meeting at 9:37pm.  The next regular meeting is scheduled for August 14 at 8:00pm at the High School.

Bills

 

Payee

Amount

     

 

 

     

ACCO Brands USA LLC

$59.40

     

Adam, James

$120.00

     

Aimee Muehling

$300.00

     

Apple Computer Inc

$849.00

     

Arbor Ink

$45.71

     

AS Central Services

$238.96

     

Bio Corporation

$257.18

     

Blick Art Materials

$453.68

     

Carolina Biological Supply

$623.77

     

Cengage Learning

$259.50

     

Centennial Sales

$20.40

     

Center Point Energy

$274.46

     

Cornhusker Intl Trucks Inc

$3,531.80

     

Diller Telephone Co.

$201.28

     

ESU Coordinating Council

$147.50

     

Esu No. 5

$5,039.12

     

Fairbury Journal-news

$36.00

     

Farmers Cooperative Elev

$312.69

     

Follett Library Resources

$387.81

     

Gary L Behrends

$236.38

     

Hometown Leasing

$755.40

     

Houghton Mifflin Company

$30,293.91

     

Impressed Petty Cash

$557.50

     

JourneyEd.com

$144.95

     

KSB School Law, PC LLO

$42.00

     

Lakeshore Learning Materials

$145.99

     

Lincoln Journal Star

$137.93

     

M & D Auto Service

$9,621.43

     

Matheson Tri-Gas Inc.

$153.37

     

Meyerle, Michael J

$240.75

     

Miracle Recreation

$876.80

     

N C S A

$335.00

     

Norris Public Power

$3,121.00

     

Oriental Trading Company Inc

$167.89

     

Prososki, Christopher R

$19.26

     

Pyramid Paper Company

$381.09

     

Quill Corporation

$760.48

     

Ram Exterminators LLC

$47.00

     

Really Good Stuff

$778.39

     

Remedia Publications

$137.98

     

Renaissance Learning Inc

$2,775.25

     

Scherbarth Inc

$81.12

     

Scholastic Inc

$257.06

     

School Outfitters

$103.45

     

School Specialty Inc

$36.24

     

Spencer D Sutton

$374.53

     

Teacher Direct

$3,431.18

     

Teachers Discovery

$339.12

     

Village Of Diller

$328.00

     

Village Of Odell

$271.73

     

Westlake ACE Hardware

$18.89

     

Zaner Bloser Co

$1,248.73

     

A F L A C

$117.79

     

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Ne

$44,304.48

     

National Insurance Services

$1,011.61

     

Nebraska Dept Of Revenue

$5,611.70

     

Nebraska School Retirement

$32,731.54

     

Odell School Activity Fund

$2,153.03

     

State Bank Of OdellXX

$42,642.49

     

Waddell & Reed

$3,287.52

     
 

$203,238.22

     

Direct Deposit

$113,030.76

     

July Net Salaries

$8,127.64

     

 

$324,396.62

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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