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May Regular School Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Education Regular Meeting

Monday, May 14, 2018 6:30 PM

High School Media Center in Odell

506 Perry

Odell, NE 68415

 

Dean Engelman:          Present

Paul Kostal:                 Present

Toni Landenberger:     Present

Chad Lottman:            Absent

Jill Scheele:                 Present

Gary Stohs:                 Present

Chad Lottman:            Present

 

1.    Open Meeting

1.1. Roll Call

 

Chad Lottman's absence was excused.

 

1.2. Recognize the Open Meetings Act information

 

1.3. Approve minutes of last meeting

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

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

Yea: 5, Nay: 0

 

2.  Instruction and Related Items​​​​​​​

 

2.1. Student Report

 

There was no student report.

 

Chad Lottman arrived at the meeting at 7:35pm

 

​​​​​​​2.2. Principal Report

Mr. Mezger  presented a class schedule for 2018-19 with the 8 period day. One major change will be having band and vocal the same period.  Band will be M-W-F and vocal T-TH.  We want to make band/vocal more accessible to HS students and increase our participation.

 

3.  Personnel Items​​​​​​​

 

3.1. Accept resignation of Kent Ropers

Motion to accept resignation of Kent Ropers. Passed with a motion by Dean Engelman and a second by Toni Landenberger.

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

Yea: 6, Nay: 0

 

The Board thanks Mr. Ropers for his seven years of service to the district.

 

​​​​​​​3.2. Approve teaching contract for Devin Garcia

Devin Passed with a motion by Jill Scheele and a second by Chad Lottman.

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

Yea: 6, Nay: 0

 

4.  Support Service​​​​​​​

 

4.1. Technology Update

 

Mr. Mezger reported that the school would be purchasing charging carts, chromebooks for grades 2-8 and bags for grades 7-8.

 

​​​​​​​4.2. Facility Update

5.  Superintendent Items​​​​​​​

5.1. Superintendent Report

Superintendent Meyerle reported that the school has a corrective action to address which was noted during the state lunch audit. It was found that we have priced our student and adult meals too low.  The correction will be made in July when the 2018-19 lunch prices are set.

 

Superintendent Meyerle requested that the Board re-visit policy #5032 Closed Campus. He and Mr. Mezger would like to allow seniors to walk downtown next year should they wish to over lunch.

 

Fairbury Glass will be doing some window replacement in the elementary this summer. A number of units in the 1997 addition need replaced.

 

Superintendent Meyerle reported that he wanted to get estimates on hard surfacing a section of the west parking lot of the elementary for 20-25 cars.  The lot is a muddy mess during inclement weather.

 

6.  Financial Items​​​​​​​

 

6.1. Pay bills as presented

Motion to approve bills as presented. Passed with a motion by Jill Scheele and a second by Toni Landenberger.

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 commented on a Gage County Teen Survey that was conducted. He noted the percent of those teens surveyed who said they were likely to stay or return to the Diller-Odell area.  He noted that the survey spoke well of our school, community and stakeholders.

 

​​​​​​​7.2. Discuss sale of school property (lots by old elementary building in Diller)

Motion to instruct Superintendent Meyerle to work with legal representation to prepare an ad for sealed bids for the sale of school property with the requirement a home would need to be on the property in two years. Passed with a motion by Paul Kostal 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

 

7.3. Design-Builder Presentations for possible construction of a new competition gym and HS entry renovation

 

7.3.1.  CTS Presentation (approx. 9:00pm) - 30 minutes. Followed by 15 minutes question and answer

 

7.3.2.   Cheever Presentation (approx. 8:00pm) - 30 minutes. Followed by 15 minutes question and answer

 

7.3.3.   Caspers/Sampson Presentation (approx. 7:00pm) - 30 minutes. Followed by 15 minutes question and answer

 

7.4.   ​​​​​After review and consideration of the design-build proposals and interviews, the proposals will be ranked. Contract negotiations will begin with the company of the top ranked design-build proposal.

Motion to begin contract negotiations with Caspers/Sampson on construction of a new competition gym and HS entry renovation. Passed with a motion by Jill Scheele and a second by Chad Lottman.

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

Yea: 5, Nay: 1

 

The Design Builders were ranked as follows: 1-Caspers/Sampson, 2-CTS, 3-Cheever

 

​​​​​​​7.5. Executive Session

8. Adjournment

Motion to adjourn Passed with a motion by Dean Engelman and a second by Toni Landenberger. 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 11:22pm. The next regular meeting is June 11 at 7:30pm.

 

Bills:

Act

$216.00

Adam, James

$199.47

Amplify Education, Inc

$1,877.40

Andy's Hardware

$31.98

AS Central Services

$469.86

B & W Electric Inc

$45.00

B. E. Publishing

$472.57

Beatrice Community Hospital

$191.00

Behrends, Bernard W

$67.58

Center Point Energy

$795.87

Collection Associates

$149.12

Denner, John M

$37.32

Diller Electric

$4,985.04

Diller Telephone Co.

$656.40

Diller-Odell Lunch Fund

$35.00

Diversified Drug Testing

$150.00

Esu No. 5

$16,094.06

Fairbury Glass Co Inc

$1,371.40

Fairbury Journal-news

$87.00

Farmers Cooperative Elev

$8,049.68

Follett Library Resources

$277.11

Goeking, Michelle R

$29.90

Hermitage Art Company Inc

$44.06

Hometown Leasing

$1,797.60

Impressed Petty Cash

$1,408.06

Jody Franzen

$844.96

Koch, Marlys K

$32.70

KSB School Law, PC LLO

$145.00

Lincoln Journal Star

$29.22

Liscom, Jan K

$25.72

M & D Auto Service

$471.70

Meyerle, Michael J

$233.26

Mezger, Matthew

$328.64

MidAmerica Books

$181.65

N C S A

$335.00

NE Safety Center

$100.00

Norris Public Power

$3,256.00

Odell Market

$215.35

Ram Exterminators LLC

$67.00

Scherbarth Inc

$13.96

Spencer D Sutton

$727.30

Taylor Music

$311.00

Tom's Music House

$69.95

Unite Private Networks, LLC

$1,048.12

US Bank

$4,691.06

Village Of Diller

$204.50

Village Of Odell

$366.50

Walmart Stores Inc

$38.88

A F L A C

$117.79

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Ne

$46,953.58

National Insurance Services

$1,010.45

Nebraska Child Support Payment Center

$75.00

Nebraska Dept. Of Revenue

$5,735.43

Nebraska School Retirement

$38,003.95

Odell School Activity Fund

$3,352.01

State Bank Of Odell

$43,285.89

Waddell & Reed

$3,683.69

 

$195,493.74

Direct Deposit

$132,390.36

May Net Salaries

$10,476.27

 

$338,360.37