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November Board of Education Minutes

Board of Education Regular Meeting

Monday, November 14, 2022 7:00 PM

High School Media Center in Odell
506 Perry Street
Odell, NE 68415


Angie Clifford:  


Dusty Duis:  


Adam Engelman:  


Paul Kostal:  


Kolin Kotas:  


Toni Landenberger:  



1. Open Meeting

1.1. Roll Call

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 Adam Engelman and a second by Angie Clifford.

Angie Clifford: Yea, Dusty Duis: Yea, Adam Engelman: Yea, Paul Kostal: Yea, Kolin Kotas: Yea, Toni Landenberger: Yea

Yea: 6, Nay: 0

There was no discussion.


2. Instruction and Related Items

2.1. Student Report
There was no student report

2.2. Principal Report
Principal Mezger gave an update on Safety and Security as he had attended a recent conference and also provided the Board an update on the Continuous Improvement Plan.


3. Personnel Items
Superintendent Meyerle reported that Jen Wendland was leaving her position as head cook for another opportunity.  The administration and Board thanks Jen for her years of dedication and service. Ronda Duis will be returning to the elementary as a cook immediately.    Heather Rupprecht will be leaving the kitchen at the end of the first semester, and the Board and administration thanks her for her service for the school district.  Joyce Carpenter will be moving to the kitchen second semester and the school is seeking applicant for an elementary custodian.


4. Support Service

4.1. Technology Update

4.2. Facility Update
Superintendent Meyerle noted that there was no plan for any major facility work for the summer of 2023.  Work will consist of any needed repairs, painting, and cleaning.


5. Superintendent Items

5.1. Superintendent Report
Superintendent Meyerle shared his concerns about LB 644 and how it will affect Diller-Odell Public Schools.  He presented some cost saving options to the Board on ways the district could save some money.

There has been some discussion about updating the elementary entrance.  Such an update could be undertaken once the new gym is paid for in a couple of years.  The Board will discuss a possible update at future meetings.

5.2. Distribute Annual Financial Report
The AFR was not yet available.

5.3. Discuss Annual Safety Audit
The Board reviewed the recent safety audit conducted by Lang Safety Consulting.


6. Financial Items

6.1. Pay bills as presented

Motion to approve bills as presented. Passed with a motion by Kolin Kotas and a second by Dusty Duis.

Angie Clifford: Yea, Dusty Duis: Yea, Adam Engelman: Yea, Paul Kostal: Yea, Kolin Kotas: Yea, Toni Landenberger: Yea

Yea: 6, Nay: 0

Dusty Duis inquired about acquiring some supplies from other vendors that may be less expensive.  Superintendent Meyerle noted that many of the bulk supplies come from the ESU coop purchase order in the spring.  Since those supplies are ordered in bulk, it is the most cost-efficient.  There is not alot of ordering of supplies during the school year.  However, as supplies are needed, staff will be encouraged to find the best cost for products needed.


7. Board of Education Items

7.1. Annual Superintendent Evaluation
The Board discussed the annual Superintendent evaluation with Mr. Meyerle.

7.2. Committee Reports
Some Board members plan to attend the annul NASB Conference in Omaha Nov. 16-18.

7.3. Executive Session


8. Adjournment

Motion to adjourn Passed with a motion by Angie Clifford and a second by Adam Engelman.

Angie Clifford: Yea, Dusty Duis: Yea, Adam Engelman: Yea, Paul Kostal: Yea, Kolin Kotas: Yea, Toni Landenberger: Yea

Yea: 6, Nay: 0

President Kostal adjourned the meeting at 8:06pm.  The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 13 at 7:15pm, or between the two varsity basketball games that evening.





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