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October Regular Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Education Regular Meeting

Monday, October 9, 2023 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:  


Kasey Murphy:  



1. Open Meeting

1.1. Roll Call
The absences of Angie Clifford and Dusty Duis were 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 Adam Engelman and a second by Kasey Murphy.
Adam Engelman: Yea, Paul Kostal: Yea, Kolin Kotas: Yea, Kasey Murphy: Yea
Yea: 4, Nay: 0
There was no discussion.


2. Instruction and Related Items

2.1. Student Report
No student was present for the student report.

2.2. Principal Report
Principal Mezger reported on PTC, the upcoming MTTS conference, some data updates, school safety suggestions and school improvement items.

2.3. School Safety presentation by Cally Ideus from Aegix
Cally Ideus from Aegix presented information on safety features utilizing technology.  The Board appreciated the information and is interested in setting up a more formal presentation to the Board.

2.4. Review school calendar for 2024-2025
Superintendent Meyerle presented an early edition of a 2024-2025 school calendar for the Board to review.  The calendar will be formally adopted later.  The calendar has school starting on Thursday, August 15, 2024 with the last day being May 22, 2025


3. Personnel Items


4. Support Service

4.1. Technology Update

4.2. Facility Update
The School Safety Committee presented a few items for Superintendent Meyerle to consider.


5. Superintendent Items

5.1. Superintendent Report
Superintendent Meyerle gave an update on negotiations with the DOEA.  The Board hopes to have a two-year contract settled before winter break.

The Administration and the Board discussed playing 6-man football in 2024 and 2025.  Superintendent Meyerle and Principal Mezger answered questions and noted some concerns they have with continuing to play 8-man football the next two years.  Both administrators feel the change would be good for our students the next two years. 

Superintendent Meyerle noted that Diller-Odell would continue to play 8-man football in JH in 2024 and 2025, preferably in a continued coop with Southern.  If Diller-Odell would play 6-man football in 2024 and 2025, the school would seek a junior varsity schedule in 6-man.

The school's declaration of playing either 8-man or 6-man football is due to the NSAA by November 30, 2023.  Team schedules are set by the NSAA.  Should the school change to 6-man football, it would be on the November Board meeting agenda.

The Board would like to hear any input patrons have on the matter.  Patrons should contact Board members directly to share their input.  Any change would only affect the next two seasons at this point.  A new classification declaration would be due in November of 2025 for the 2026 and 2027 seasons.


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 Kasey Murphy.
Adam Engelman: Yea, Paul Kostal: Yea, Kolin Kotas: Yea, Kasey Murphy: Yea
Yea: 4, Nay: 0
There was no discussion.


7. Board of Education Items

7.1. Committee Reports
Some Board members will attend the NASB conference in November.

7.2. Executive Session


8. Adjournment
Motion to adjourn Passed with a motion by Adam Engelman and a second by Kasey Murphy.
Adam Engelman: Yea, Paul Kostal: Yea, Kolin Kotas: Yea, Kasey Murphy: Yea
Yea: 4, Nay: 0

President Kostal adjourned the meeting at 8:35pm.  The next regular meeting is scheduled for November 13, 2023 at 7pm at the high school.





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