Dundy County Stratton Board of Education

 

 

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BOARD OF EDUCATION
DUNDY COUNTY STRATTON PUBLIC SCHOOL
BENKELMAN NE 69021

JUNE 2016

The Dundy County Stratton Board of Education met on June 13, 2016 at the Dundy County Stratton High School.

Vice President Lorens called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.

Attendance Taken at 6:00 PM:

 

Present Board Members:   

Mr. Brad Baney, Mr. Mike Blecha, Mr. Jason Frederick, Mrs. Amy Haines, Mr. Kent Lorens, Mr. Mike Lutz, Mrs. Sandy Noffsinger, and Mr. Shad Stamm. 

 

Others Present:

Principal Mike Rotherham, Principal Adam Fette, Superintendent Jim Kent, and recording secretary Stacey Waters. 

 

Absent Board Members:   

Mr. Kevin League

President Stamm stated that the board follows the Open Meetings Act Guidelines which are located in the meeting room.  The Board of Education may enter closed session during the meeting when it determines that doing so is appropriate and is authorized by the provisions of the Open Meeting Act.

Motion Passed:  Motion by Blecha, second by Lorens to excuse Kevin League from the meeting

8 Yeas - 0 Nays.  Yes:  Baney, Blecha, Frederick, Haines, Lorens, Lutz, Noffsinger, and Stamm, No:  None, Absent:  League. 

 

Awards and Recognitions:  Mr. Kent noted that DCS finished third overall in points for Class D in the NSAA Cup Standings. Mr. Rotherham thanked the carnival committee for running the rides for the AR carnival and the Dub for providing ice cream prizes.

 

There was no public comment.

 

Motion Passed:  Motion by Haines, second by Baney to approve the consent agenda which includes the verification of publication and notice, the adoption of the agenda, the approval of the minutes from the May 9, 2016 meeting, and the second reading of policy series 1000, 2000, 3000  as presented with the exception of removing payment of bills and activity assignments.

8 Yeas - 0 Nays.  Yes:  Baney, Blecha, Frederick, Haines, Lorens, Lutz, Noffsinger, and Stamm, No:  None, Absent:  League. 

 

Baney asked about two bills presented on the authorization report. 

 

Motion Passed:  Motion by Noffsinger, second by Lutz to approve the bills as presented.

8 Yeas - 0 Nays.  Yes:  Baney, Blecha, Frederick, Haines, Lorens, Lutz, Noffsinger, and Stamm, No:  None, Absent:  League.

 

The board discussed the athletic director assignment, the duties, and the transition process over the summer. 

 

Motion Passed:  Motion by Haines, second by Lutz to approve the extra-duty assignments as presented.   

7 Yeas - 1 Nays.  Yes:  Blecha, Frederick, Haines, Lorens, Lutz, Noffsinger, and Stamm, No:  Baney, Absent:  League. 

 

Mr. Kent reported that cash in the bank is closer to where it should be.  Expenses were higher than we anticipated, but only 6% up from the merger and 1% per year.  Expenditures that the district is planning for are replacing the north portion of the Benkelman Elementary roof, Stratton Elementary roof, a 35-passenger bus and an SUV-type vehicle.  Those purchases along with raises and new ACA health insurance requirements will necessitate increasing the budget slightly for 2016-17.      

 

Motion Passed:   Motion by Haines, second by Blecha to approve the financial report for June. 

8 Yeas - 0 Nays.  Yes:  Baney, Blecha, Frederick, Haines, Lorens, Lutz, Noffsinger, and Stamm, No:  None, Absent:  League.

 

Noffsinger asked questions about policy series 4000, 5000 and 6000 which were discussed by the board. 

 

Motion Passed:  Motion by Haines, second by Noffsinger to approve policy series 4000, 5000, and 6000.

 8 Yeas - 0 Nays.  Yes:  Baney, Blecha, Frederick, Haines, Lorens, Lutz, Noffsinger, and Stamm, No:  None, Absent:  League.

 

The board discussed the adoption of a classified staff handbook, classified staff wages, and evaluation of classified staff. 

 

Motion Passed:  Motion by Lorens, second by Noffsinger for the board to enter closed session to discuss administrative negotiations because it is in the school districts interest, to prevent needless injury to someoneís reputation and the publicís best interest to discuss this in closed session.   

8 Yeas - 0 Nays.  Yes:  Baney, Blecha, Frederick, Haines, Lorens, Lutz, Noffsinger, and Stamm, No:  None, Absent:  League.

 

President Stamm stated that the Board would only be discussing administrative compensation during the executive session. 

 

The Board entered executive session at 8:02 PM.

 

President Stamm declared the executive session over at 9:15 PM.

 

Motion Passed:  Motion by Blecha, second by Haines to exit closed session. 

8 Yeas - 0 Nays.  Yes:  Baney, Blecha, Frederick, Haines, Lorens, Lutz, Noffsinger, and Stamm, No:  None, Absent:  League.

 

Motion Passed:  Motion by Lutz, second Haines to approve the administrative package as presented.

8 Yeas - 0 Nays.  Yes:  Baney, Blecha, Frederick, Haines, Lorens, Lutz, Noffsinger, and Stamm, No:  None, Absent:  League.

 

Motion Passed:  Motion by Lutz, second by Blecha to adjourn at 9:18 PM. 

8 Yeas - 0 Nays.  Yes:  Baney, Blecha, Frederick, Haines, Lorens, Lutz, Noffsinger, and Stamm, No:  None, Absent:  League.

 

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Sandy Noffsinger, Secretary