PUBLIC NOTICE

 

Board of Education Regular Meeting

May 13, 2019 7:00 p.m.

Blair Community Schools Administration Office

Information concerning the Open Meeting Law, Chapter 84, Article 14 of Nebraska State Statutes, is posted on the bulletin board in this room.

1. Call to Order   

Mrs. Kari Loseke, Board President, called the Board of Education Regular meeting to order.

2. Roll Call  

Present Board Members: Brittney Gunderson, Laura Ronning, Deb Parks, Lyle Schjodt, Brandi Petersen, Kari Loseke, Bob Schoby, and Denise Ray.

Absent Board Member:  Steve Callaghan

3. Pledge of Allegiance  

Mrs. Kay Dickinson, Arbor Park Vocal Music Teacher, and students, Sophia Shillcutt and Hayden Daggett, led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.

4. Approval of Emergency Additions to the Agenda – None

5. Call for Items to be Removed from the Consent Agenda – None

6. Consent Agenda  

Motion Passed:  I move to approve the Consent Agenda as presented passed with a motion by Laura Ronning and a second by Lyle Schjodt. 

Steve Callaghan                       Absent

Brittney Gunderson     Yes

Kari Loseke                 Yes

Deb Parks                    Yes

Brandi Petersen            Yes

Denise Ray                              Yes

Laura Ronning             Yes

Lyle Schjodt                Yes

Bob Schoby                Yes

6.1. Waiver of reading minutes from previous meeting  

6.2. Acceptance of minutes of the previous meeting as published  

6.3. Receipt of Communications  

6.4. Treasurer's Report  

6.5. Audit of Claims  

7. Business   

7.1. Items Removed from the Consent Agenda – None

7.2. Recognitions

7.3. Acceptance of Gifts

7.3.1. Cubby’s Convenience Store – Blair

In June 2018, Cubby’s pledged to donate $1.00 for every large pizza they sold to Blair Community Schools.  We received a check from Cubby’s in the amount of $1,210.  Thank you to Cubby’s for their continued support and commitment to Blair Community Schools.  Motion Passed:  I move to accept the donation from Cubby’s Convenience Store in the amount of $1,210 passed with a motion by Lyle Schjodt and a second by Bob Schoby.

Steve Callaghan                       Absent

Brittney Gunderson     Yes

Kari Loseke                 Yes

Deb Parks                    Yes

Brandi Petersen            Yes

Denise Ray                              Yes

Laura Ronning             Yes

Lyle Schjodt                Yes

Bob Schoby                Yes

7.4. Consideration of Communications  

7.4.1. State FBLA Conference

A letter was received from Mr. Anderson, BHS Principal, regarding FBLA National Qualifiers.  Mr. Anderson is requesting permission for Mrs. Vicki Schrick to accompany the national qualifiers to the FBLA National Conference that will be held in San Antonio, Texas from June 28 through July 3, 2019.

The administration recommended approving the request, and per Board policy 607.05-Student Field Trips, Excursions, and National Conventions students are responsible for their own expenses with the district funding the sponsor’s transportation, lodging, meals, registration fees and other expenses associated with the event.

Motion Passed:  I move to approve the request for the FBLA National Qualifiers to attend the FBLA National Conference held in Antonio, Texas from June 28 through July 3,2019, per procedures as outlined in Board policy passed with a motion by Laura Ronning and a second by Lyle Schjodt.

Steve Callaghan                       Absent

Brittney Gunderson     Yes

Kari Loseke                 Yes

Deb Parks                    Yes

Brandi Petersen            Yes

Denise Ray                              Yes

Laura Ronning             Yes

Lyle Schjodt                Yes

Bob Schoby                Yes

7.5. Comments From The Public

Mrs. Loseke opened the meeting for public comment and offered a reminder of the Board Policy regarding public comments. There were no public comments.

7.6. Committee Reports  

Complete Committee meeting minutes and reports may be found on the District website (www.blairschools.org) or at the office of the Superintendent.

7.6.1. Policy Committee  

The Policy Committee met on Monday, April 29, 2019.  A report of the meeting was given by Lyle Schjodt.

Motion Passed: I move to adopt Superintendent Evaluation Instrument 302.05E1 for the current evaluation of Randall Gilson, Ed.D. passed with a motion by Lyle Schjodt and a second by Laura Ronning.

Steve Callaghan                       Absent

Brittney Gunderson     Yes

Kari Loseke                 Yes

Deb Parks                    Yes

Brandi Petersen            Yes

Denise Ray                              Yes

Laura Ronning             Yes

Lyle Schjodt                Yes

Bob Schoby                Yes

7.6.2. Curriculum Committee  

The Curriculum Committee met on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.  A report of the meeting was given by Denise Ray.

 7.6.3. BG&T Committee  

The Buildings, Grounds, and Transportation Committee met on Thursday, April 18, 2019.  A report of the meeting was given by Bob Schoby.

7.6.4. Finance Committee  

The Finance Committee met on Thursday, May 9, 2019. A report of the meeting was given by Brandi Petersen.

Motion Passed:  I move to approve the purchase of LED lighting materials and motion detectors for the High School Auxiliary Gym in the amount of $17,329 to be paid out of the District’s Building Fund using Bond proceeds passed with a motion by Brandi Petersen and a second by Laura Ronning.

Steve Callaghan                       Absent

Brittney Gunderson     Yes

Kari Loseke                 Yes

Deb Parks                    Yes

Brandi Petersen            Yes

Denise Ray                              Yes

Laura Ronning             Yes

Lyle Schjodt                Yes

Bob Schoby                Yes

Motion Passed:  I move to approve the cost of installation of LED lighting materials and motion detectors for the High School hallway and Auxiliary Gym projects in the amount of $28,500 to be paid out of the District’s Building Fund using Bond proceeds passed with a motion by Brandi Petersen and a second by Laura Ronning.

Steve Callaghan                       Absent

Brittney Gunderson     Yes

Kari Loseke                 Yes

Deb Parks                    Yes

Brandi Petersen            Yes

Denise Ray                              Yes

Laura Ronning             Yes

Lyle Schjodt                Yes

Bob Schoby                Yes

Motion Passed:  I move to approve a section of preschool for 4 year-olds and a part-time, 0.6 full-time equivalent (FTE) certified teaching position for the 2019-20 school year passed with a motion by Brandi Petersen and a second by Deb Parks.

Steve Callaghan                       Absent

Brittney Gunderson     Yes

Kari Loseke                 Yes

Deb Parks                    Yes

Brandi Petersen            Yes

Denise Ray                              Yes

Laura Ronning             Yes

Lyle Schjodt                Yes

Bob Schoby                Yes

Motion Passed:  I move to approve $75,000 for the increase of classified staff total compensation inclusive of wages and benefits, for the 2019-20 school year to be allocated by the Superintendent passed with a motion by Brandi Petersen and a second by Deb Parks.

Steve Callaghan                       Absent

Brittney Gunderson     Yes

Kari Loseke                 Yes

Deb Parks                    Yes

Brandi Petersen            Yes

Denise Ray                              Yes

Laura Ronning             Yes

Lyle Schjodt                Yes

Bob Schoby                Yes

Motion Passed:  I move to approve $35,000 for the increase of certified administrator total compensation inclusive of wages and benefits, for the 2019-20 school year to be allocated by the Superintendent passed with a motion by Brandi Petersen and a second by Deb Parks.

Steve Callaghan                       Absent

Brittney Gunderson     Yes

Kari Loseke                 Yes

Deb Parks                    Yes

Brandi Petersen            Yes

Denise Ray                              Yes

Laura Ronning             Yes

Lyle Schjodt                Yes

Bob Schoby                Yes

7.7. Approval of New Teachers

Approval of Certified Staff for the 2019-20 school year:

* Victoria McNamara – Grades 9-12 English/Drama

* Paxton Sternberg – Grades 9-12 Special Education

* Cody Petersen – Grades 9-12 Special Education

Motion Passed:  I move to approve the hire of new Certified Staff, for the 2019-20 school year, as presented passed with a motion by Bob Schoby and a second by Brittney Gunderson.

Steve Callaghan                       Absent

Brittney Gunderson     Yes

Kari Loseke                 Yes

Deb Parks                    Yes

Brandi Petersen            Yes

Denise Ray                              Yes

Laura Ronning             Yes

Lyle Schjodt                Yes

Bob Schoby                Yes

7.8. Acceptance of Resignations

The following teachers submitted letters of resignation effective upon the conclusion of the 2018-19 school year:

* Whitney Hodson – Grade 4

* Maris Taylor – Grade 2

* Sydney Kyser – Grade 7 Special Education

* Meredith Schneider – K-2 Student Support Specialist

* Carol Halstead - .40 Early Intervention

* Eric Dolezal – 9-12 Special Education

* Marla Ryan – K-8 PE

* Jamie Christensen – School Psychologist

Motion Passed:  I move to approve the resignation of certified staff members, upon the conclusion of the 2018-19 school year, as presented passed with a motion by Bob Schoby and a second by Deb Parks.

Steve Callaghan                       Absent

Brittney Gunderson     Yes

Kari Loseke                 Yes

Deb Parks                    Yes

Brandi Petersen            Yes

Denise Ray                              Yes

Laura Ronning             Yes

Lyle Schjodt                Yes

Bob Schoby                Yes

7.9. Informational Items

7.10. Closed Session

Motion Passed:  I move to enter into closed session at 8:25 p.m. for the protection of public interest on the discussion of real estate matters passed with a motion by Bob Schoby and a second by Lyle Schjodt.

Steve Callaghan                       Absent

Brittney Gunderson     Yes

Kari Loseke                 Yes

Deb Parks                    Yes

Brandi Petersen            Yes

Denise Ray                              Yes

Laura Ronning             Yes

Lyle Schjodt                Yes

Bob Schoby                Yes

The Board came out of closed session at 8:52 p.m. and reconvened to regular session.

7.11. Items from Closed Session

Motion Passed:  I move to approve the Superintendent to select an appraisal firm to conduct a valuation of property on West School/Administration Building.

Steve Callaghan                       Absent

Brittney Gunderson     Yes

Kari Loseke                 Yes

Deb Parks                    Yes

Brandi Petersen            Yes

Denise Ray                              Yes

Laura Ronning             Yes

Lyle Schjodt                Yes

Bob Schoby                Yes

8. Adjournment  

Motion Passed:  I move to adjourn meeting at 8:55 p.m. passed with a motion by Lyle Schjodt and a second by Bob Schoby. 

Steve Callaghan                       Absent

Brittney Gunderson     Yes

Kari Loseke                 Yes

Deb Parks                    Yes

Brandi Petersen            Yes

Denise Ray                              Yes

Laura Ronning             Yes

Lyle Schjodt                Yes

Bob Schoby                 Yes

Angie Conety

Secretary Board of Education

Randall Gilson, Ed.D.

Superintendent

GENERAL FUND CLAIMS - 5/13/2019

VENDOR, AMOUNT, DESCRIPTION

A PARTS WAREHOUSE, $130.75, BUS REPAIRS; ABE'S TRASH SERVICE INC, $2,785.00, TRASH DISPOSAL SERVICES; ACT, $2,275.00, PRE ACT TESTING; AMERICAN BROADBAND CABLE, $3,272.66, TELEPHONE SERVICES; AMY TESSENDORF, $87.81, EMPLOYEE MILEAGE; ANDY'S MOW TOWN INC, $31.50, GROUNDS EQUIPMENT REPAIRS; AUTISM CENTER OF NEBR, $6,760.60, SPED TUITION-MARCH & APRIL; AWARDS UNLIMITED, $1,769.35, HALL OF FAME PLAQUES & RETIREMENT AWARDS; BIL-DEN GLASS, $854.00, DOOR REPAIRS AND KEYS; BLAIR ACE HARDWARE, $45.12, MAINTENACE AND GROUNDS SUPPLIES; BLAIR COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, $5,592.05, PRESCHOOL MEALS & MEETINGS; BOYS TOWN, $17,198.09, SPED TUITION; CAPITAL BUSINESS SYSTEMS, INC, $5,000.36, COPIER & PRINTER SERVICES; CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL SUP CO, $130.67, AG EDUCATION SUPPLIES; CARQUEST AUTO PARTS, $93.90, BUS AND VEHICLE MAINTENANCE PARTS; CDW GOVERNMENT INC, $14,038.74, STUDENT CHROMEBOOKS & TECHNOLOGY SUPPLIES; CITY OF BLAIR, $3,260.61, UTILITY-WATER/SEWER; CONTROL MANAGEMENT INC, $1,222.07, HVAC MAINTENANCE & REPAIRS-SOUTH & AP; CONTROL SERVICES INC, $148.00, HVAC MAINTENANCE & REPAIRS-BHS; CORNHUSKER INTERNATIONAL TRUCKS, $471.45, BUS REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE; COUNTRY TIRE, $21.54, BUS REPAIRS; DECKER INC, $111.80, CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES; DICK'S ELECTRIC, $108.54, ELECTRICAL REPAIRS-OMS; DIETZE MUSIC HOUSE, $95.20, BAND MUSIC-OMS; DJ'S REPAIR INC, $5,032.02, BUS AND VEHICLE REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE; EBSCO INDUSTRIES, INC., $247.52, LIBRARY BOOKS-N & S; ECHO GROUP, INC., $176.39, ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES; EDISON, $241.30, GRANT-SUPPLIES; EDUCATIONAL SERVICE UNIT #3, $17,802.31, BROOKE VALLEY TUITION, VISION SERVICES, TRAINING; ENTERPRISE PUBLISHING CO INC, $482.23, LEGAL NOTICES; FAIRWAY OIL CO, $2,232.95, BUS FUEL-PROPANE; FASTENAL COMPANY, $11.43, CUSTODIAL AND MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES; FOLLETT SCHOOL SOLUTIONS, INC., $768.72, LIBRARY BOOKS-OMS; GOODWILL INDUSTRIES INC, $4,863.00, SPED WORK EXPERIENCE TUITION-SEPT & MARCH; GREG ADAMS, $30.00, REIMBURSE-WALSWORTH WORKSHOP; HEARTLAND FOUNDATION, $7,280.00, SPED TUITION; IDEAL PURE WATER, $141.00, PURIFIED WATER SUPPLY; INLAND TRUCK PARTS, $511.37, BUS MAINTENANCE PARTS & SUPPLEIS; JILL GROSS, $33.35, EMPLOYEE MILEAGE; JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL, $1,778.66, GROUNDS EQUIPMENT REPAIRS; LAKEWAY TILAPIA, $88.00, GRANT-SUPPLIES; LANGFELDT OVERHEAD DOOR, $176.00, GROUNDS DOOR REPAIRS; LISA JENSEN, $1,173.92, SPED PARENT MILEAGE; MACGILL & CO, $22.47, NURSE SUPPLIES-TOURNIQUET; MAILFINANCE INC, $273.93, POSTAGE MACHINE LEASE; MASTER LIBRARY LLC, $1,800.00, MAINTENANCE SCHEDULING SOFTWARE; MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES, $8,610.00, SPED STUDENT NURSING SERVICES-MARCH; MCH HOSPITAL & HEALTH SYSTEMS, $160.00, BUS DRIVER PHYSICALS AND CPR CARDS; MCKINNIS ROOFING INC, $12,002.45, INSURANCE-ROOF REPAIR-DF; BUS BARN ROOF LEAK; MECHANICAL SYSTEMS INC, $280.00, HVAC MAINTENANCE & REPAIRS-SOUTH; MEREDITH SCHNEIDER, $31.90, EMPLOYEE MILEAGE; MEYO ENTERPRISES, $6,740.00, GYM BLEACHER INSPECTIONS; MID STATE DISTRIBUTING CO, $81.20, FOOD TRUCK REPAIRS; MIDWEST SOUND & LIGHTING, $536.50, ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE-BHS; MONICA MALY, $35.26, EMPLOYEE MILEAGE; NCSA, $175.00, SPED-NASES CONFERENCE; NEBRASKA CENTRAL EQUIPMENT INC, $127.20, BUS AND VEHICLE REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE; NEOFUNDS, $1,000.00, POSTAGE; NORTHWEST EVALUATION ASSOCIATION, $5,775.00, MAP TESTING K-2; NOVA FITNESS EQUIPMENT, $583.19, WEIGHT ROOM EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE-BHS; O'REILLY AUTOMOTIVE STORES, INC, $13.97, GROUNDS SUPPLIES; OFFICE DEPOT, $2,856.09, OFFICE SUPPLIES & DISTRICT PAPER SUPPLY; OMAHA PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT, $29,000.00, UTILITY-ELECTRICITY; ONESOURCE THE BACKGROUND CK CO, $967.00, BACKGROUND CHECK SERVICES; PAINTIN PLACE CERAMICS INC, $967.50, ART SUPPLIES-CLAY; PAYFLEX SYSTEMS USA INC, $309.60, FLEX PLAN FEE-EMPLOYEE BENEFIT-APRIL; PEST SOLUTIONS 365, $85.00, PEST CONTROL-BHS; PETROMART INC, $9,395.73, BUS AND VEHICLE FUEL BILL-GAS & DIESAL; POPPLERS MUSIC INC, $599.94, VOCAL MUSIC-OMS; PRESTO X CO, $303.00, PEST CONTROL-N,S,DF,AP,OMS,ADMIN; ROTARY CLUB OF BLAIR, $150.00, MEMBERSHIP FEE-SUPERINTENDENT; S & S PUMPING SERVICE, $225.00, PLUMBING REPAIRS-BHS; SCHAEFFER'S, $418.48, VEHICLE MAINTENANCE PARTS; SCHMITT MUSIC CO, $69.00, INSTRUMENT REPAIR-BHS; SHRED-IT US JV LLC, $286.80, SHREDDING SERVICES; SMITTY'S AUTO SERVICE, $60.24, SUBURBAN & TRUCK REPAIRS; SPARTAN STORES, LLC, $1,372.35, FCS, SPED CLASSROOM, & MEETING SUPPLIES; STACY OLSON, $3.31, EMPLOYEE MILEAGE; STAPLES BUSINESS ADVANTAGE, $978.84, OFFICE AND CLASSROOM SUPPLIES; STEVEN LEHR PIANO TUNING & SERVICE, $570.00, PIANO TUNING MAINTENACE-OMS; STRATUS BUILDING SOLUTIONS OF NE, $15,826.43, CUSTODIAL CONTRACTED CLEANING SERVICES; SUPPLYWORKS, $7,715.63, CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES; TALBOT & TRUHLSEN LAW OFFICES, $210.00, LEGAL SERVICES; THE OMNI GROUP, $27.00, 403B EMPLOYEE BENEFIT-APRIL; THE WALDINGER CORPORATION, $1,103.19, PLUMBING REPAIRS-DF; THRESHOLD, $581.90, VISITOR STICKER SUPPLY; UNITE PRIVATE NETWORKS, $832.07, NETWORK SERVICES-MAY; USU/TAESE, $125.00, CONFERENCE-2019 NE MTSS SUMMIT; VERIZON, $90.04, DISTRICT CELL PHONES; VICKI SCHRICK, $659.92, EMPLOYEE REIMBURSE-FBLA NAT'L CONFERENCE TRAVEL; WANDA DOLPHIN, $11.60, EMPLOYEE MILEAGE; WINDSTREAM, $94.37, LONG DISTANCE PHONE SERVICES; Summary $222,718.08.

GENERAL FUND-CHECKS ISSUED TO BE RATIFIED 5/13/2019

VENDOR, TOTAL, DESCRIPTION

LAUREL DERRY, $48.00, FACILITY USAGE REFUND; BLAIR POST OFFICE, $3,025.00, CENSUS POSTAGE; NEBR FBLA, $1,134.00, FBLA NATIONAL CONFERENCE SPONSOR TRAVEL; VISA, $2,649.28, TECHNOLOGY, AMAZON ORDERS, TRAVEL, DUES, TRAINING & INSERVICE, SUPPLIES, MISC, REPAIRS, MEETINGS, EQUIPMENT, GRANT FUNDED SUPPLIES; Summary, $6,856.28.

GENERAL FUND-APRIL 2019 PAYROLL TO BE RATIFIED 5/13/2019

GROSS PAYROLL, $1,197,220.11, GROSS SALARY & WAGES; NET PAYROLL - DIRECT DEPOSITS, $832,798.06, NET PAY CHECKS- DIRECT DEPOSIT TOTALS; NET PAYROLL - MANUAL CHECKS, $2,673.24, NET PAY CHECKS - MANUAL CHECK TOTALS; NEBRASKA REVENUE NEB EPAY., $41,633.68, NE STATE W/H; OMNI FINANCIAL1 CORP COLL, $5,496.33, P/R DEDUCTION - 403(B) INVESTMENTS; OUTGOING WIRE TO US TREASURY, $275,355.53, FEDERAL W/H, FICA W/H & FICA TAXES; RETIREMENT, $222,199.00, RETIREMENT; VISION SERVICE PLAN INSURANCE CO, $857.90, P/R DEDUCTION - VISION INSURANCE; MADISON NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE CO., $928.89, EMPLOYEE LTD INSURANCE; MADISON NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE CO., $3,455.21, EMPLOYEE LTD INSURANCE; SECTION 125, $11,979.95, P/R DEDUCTION - FLEX PLAN CONTRIBUTIONS; BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD, $207,855.38, EMPLOYEE HEALTH & DENTAL INSURANCE; COMBINED HEALTH AGENCIES DRIVE INC., $75.00, P/R DEDUCTION – GARNISHMENT.

BOND FUND CLAIMS 5/13/2019

BOK FINANCIAL, $85,510.00, BOND DEBT SERVICE (INTEREST ONLY).  Summary  $85,510.00.

LUNCH FUND CLAIMS 5/13/2019

TAHER, INC., $92,058.83, FOOD SERVICE MANAGEMENT-MARCH 19 SERVICES; S&S PUMPING SERVICES, LLC, $250.00, PUMP GREASE TRAP-BHS; THE WALDINGER CORP, $1,488.80, OVEN REPAIR-ARBOR PARK; THE WALDINGER CORP, $223.00, MILK COOLER REPAIR-NORTH; THE WALDINGER CORP, $220.75, OVEN REPAIR-ARBOR PARK.  Summary  $94,241.38.

ZNEZ

Published in the Enterprise Friday, May 24, 2019.

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