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BOARD OF EDUCATION

DUNDY COUNTY STRATTON PUBLIC SCHOOL

BENKELMAN NE 69021

 MAY 2016

The Dundy County Stratton Board of Education met in on May 09, 2016 at the Dundy County Stratton High School. The following members were present: Brad Baney, Mike Blecha, Jason Frederick, Kevin League, Kent Lorens, Mike Lutz, Sandy Noffsinger and Shad Stamm.    Also present were Principal Mike Rotherham, Principal Adam Fette, Superintendent Jim Kent, and recording secretary Stacey Waters. Board Members Jason Frederick and Mike Blecha arrived late.  Board member Amy Haines was absent. 

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

 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.

 

Updated Attendance:   

Mr. Jason Frederick was updated to present at: 6:02 PM 

 

Motion Passed:  Motion by League, second by Lutz to excuse Amy Haines and Mike Blecha from the meeting.  7 Yeas - 0 Nays.  Yes:  Baney, Frederick, League, Lorens, Lutz, Noffsinger and Stamm.  No:  None.  Absent:  Blecha and Haines.

 

Successes and good news: 

•The English staff did an excellent job preparing our 8th & 11th grade students for their annual writing exam in January. Both grade levels improved on last year’s scores.

   Mr. Lambley was selected as the NRCSA secondary teacher of the year and chosen to be an applicant for the National Rural Education Association Rural Teacher of the Year. Mr. Lambley will attend the NREA conference in Columbus, Ohio in October.

•The book that Mrs. Freeland’s Kindergarteners made was passed around to the members. 

 

There were no public items of discussion. 

 

Motion Passed:  Motion by Noffsinger, second by Lorens to approve the consent agenda as presented which contained the verification of publication and notice, the adoption of the agenda, the approval of the minutes from the April 11 and April 25 meetings, and the payment of the bills.  7 Yeas - 0 Nays.  Yes:  Baney, Frederick, League, Lorens, Lutz, Noffsinger and Stamm.  No:  None.  Absent:  Blecha and Haines.

 

Updated Attendance:   

Mr. Mike Blecha was updated to present at: 6:12 PM 

 

Motion Passed:  Motion by Noffsinger, second by Lorens to approve financial report as presented.   8 Yeas - 0 Nays.  Yes:  Baney, Blecha, Frederick, League, Lorens, Lutz, Noffsinger and Stamm.  No:  None.  Absent: Haines.

 

Policy review.  Updates to board policy from KSB School Law were attached to the board packet.  Superintendent Kent highlighted some of the potential changes and decisions the board needs to consider.    

 

Motion Passed:  Motion by League, second by Baney to adopt policy series 0000, 1000, 2000 and 3000 as presented on first reading. 8 Yeas - 0 Nays.  Yes:  Baney, Blecha, Frederick, League, Lorens, Lutz, Noffsinger and Stamm.  No:  None.  Absent: Haines.

 

Selection of Superintendent Evaluation Document:  President Stamm appointed a committee of Noffsinger, Baney, Frederick and Blecha to work with Superintendent Kent in the development of the superintendent evaluation document.  

 

Summer vehicle use and group supervision.  The board discussed the used of school vehicles in the summer and the supervisory responsibilities of school staff. They specifically discussed the need for school staff to properly supervise students at all times on these trips in order to ensure student safety.

 

Motion Passed:  Motion by Baney, second by Lutz to allow the use of school vehicles by school activity groups during the summer and to require these groups to pay for fuel used and any drivers required.  7 Yeas - 1 Nays.  Yes:  Baney, Blecha, Frederick, League, Lorens, Noffsinger and Stamm.  No:  Lutz.  Absent: Haines.

 

The board recessed at 7:30 PM.

 

The board reconvened at 7:42 PM

 

Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Superintendent Kent shared a staff survey that was distributed to newly eligible employees under ACA guidelines.  The board discussed options, costs, and how the new requirements are being met. 

 

Motion Passed:  Motion by Lutz, second by League to select Blue Cross and Blue Shield $4000 deductible HSA eligible insurance policy as the districts offering to newly eligible staff under the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.  7 Yeas - 1 Nays.  Yes:  Blecha, Frederick, League, Lorens, Lutz, Noffsinger and Stamm.  No:  Baney.  Absent: Haines.

 

The following reports were presented in written form:  Elementary principal report, Secondary principal report, transportation report, superintendent report, and board report. 

 

Motion Passed:  Motion by Blecha, second by League to adjourn at 7:59.  8 Yeas - 0 Nays.  Yes:  Baney, Blecha, Frederick, League, Lorens, Lutz, Noffsinger and Stamm.  No:  None.  Absent: Haines.

 

 

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                                                                                                       Sandy Noffsinger, Secretary