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October 2017 Regular Board of Education Meeting Minutes

Board of Education Regular Meeting

Monday, October 9, 2017 7:30 PM

Elementary Media Center in Diller

315 Smith St.

Diller, NE 68342


Dean Engelman:             Present

Paul Kostal:                    Present

Toni Landenberger:        Present

Chad Lottman:                Present

Jill Scheele:                    Present

Gary Stohs:                    Present


1. Open Meeting

  1. 1.1 Roll Call
  3. 1.2. Recognize the Open Meetings Act information
  5. 1.3. Approve minutes of last meeting
  7. 1.4. Motion to approve minutes of last meeting Passed with a motion by Dean Engelman and a second by Jill Scheele.

Dean Engelman: Yea, Paul Kostal: Yea, Toni Landenberger: Yea, Chad Lottman: Yea, Jill Scheele: Yea, Gary Stohs: Yea

Yea: 6, Nay: 0


2. Instruction and Related Items


    2.1.Student Report


There was no student report.


    2.2. Principal Report

        Mr. Mezger presented a report that included information on the Continuous Improvement workshop he attended.  He also reported on MAP testing data and PT



    2.3. Review School calendar for 2018-19


Superintendent Meyerle provided the Board a draft copy of the 2018-19 school calendar to review.


3.  Personnel Items


4.  Support Service


    4.1. Technology Update


​​​​​​​    4.2. Facility Update


Mr. Meyerle gave an update on the roof repair and minor facility issues.


5.  Superintendent Items


​​​​​​​    5.1. Superintendent Report


Superintendent Meyerle gave an update on the upcoming NASB conference November 16-

17. He also noted the Board negotiation committee will meet with reps of the DOEA on October 12.


The Board discussed the possible new competitive gym project. The Board set a Special Meeting date of November 21, at 7:00pm in the HS gym for a meeting where patrons can ask questions about the possible project.


Reps of CTS Group, a design-build contractor, will be at the meeting to present some possible designs of what a new addition would look like.  After the presentation, the Board will invite those with questions to speak.


Superintendent Meyerle noted that the wind farm currently generates approximately $263,000 annually. The amount could be utilized for a large portion of a payment toward a gym for 5-7 years. The Special Building Fund would also be utilized for such a project. The Special Building Fund is a fund for building projects. It cannot be used to pay staff, purchase supplies, technology, buses etc.


6.  Financial Items


    6.1. Pay bills as presented

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


Dean Engelman: Yea, Paul Kostal: Yea, Toni Landenberger: Yea, Chad Lottman: Yea, Jill Scheele: Yea, Gary Stohs: Yea

Yea: 6, Nay: 0


7.  Board of Education Items​​​​​​​


    7.1. Committee Reports


President Stohs noted he had sent the Board an updated copy of the school districts valuation which shows the amount of centrally assessed property is in the school district.


​​​​​​​    7.2. Executive Session

8.  Adjournment


9.  Motion to adjourn Passed with a motion by Toni Landenberger and a second by Jill Scheele.


Dean Engelman: Yea, Paul Kostal: Yea, Toni Landenberger: Yea, Chad Lottman: Yea, Jill Scheele: Yea, Gary Stohs: Yea

Yea: 6, Nay: 0


President Stohs adjourned the meeting at 8:28 pm.


The next regular meeting is Monday, November 13, 2017 in Odell.



Adam, James


AS Central Services


Beatrice Community Hospital


Beatrice Fire Protection


Behrends, Bernard W


Brain Pop


C & C Processing Inc


Center Point Energy


Crome Pasture Clearing


DeMoine R. Adams


Diller Electric


Diller Telephone Co.


Diller-Odell Lunch Fund


Diode Communications


Eakes Office Solutions


Egan Supply Co.


Engaging Technologies


Esu No. 5


Farmers Cooperative Elev


Flood Communications of Beatrice, LLC


Gary L Behrends


Hometown Leasing


Houghton Mifflin Company


Impressed Petty Cash


Inland Truck Parts and Service


J W Pepper Inc


Jody Franzen


Koch, Marlys K


KSB School Law, PC LLO


Lincoln Journal Star


M & D Auto Service


Mead Lumber


Meyerle, Michael J


Mezger, Matthew


Mid-American Research Chemical


Momar Mfg.


Ne Assoc Of School Boards


Norris Public Power


Odell Market


Pioneer Manufacturing Co.


Quill Corporation


Ropers, Dori L


Scherbarth Inc


Schusters Outdoor Sales & Service




Teaching Strategies


Time for Kids


Tom's Music House


Unite Private Networks, LLC


Village Of Diller


Village Of Odell


Walmart Stores Inc


Westlake ACE Hardware




National Insurance Services


Nebraska Dept Of Revenue


Nebraska School Retirement


Odell School Activity Fund


State Bank Of Odell


Waddell & Reed




Direct Deposit


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