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  • Staying the course on broadband

    Sen. Barry Dekay|Feb 21, 2024

    Much of this week’s activity focused on broadband and the Nebraska Department of Transportation, along with some controversy relating to education policy. The Transportation and Telecommunications Committee heard three of my bills this week. LB1038 would make a small change to the membership requirement of the Nebraska Information Technology Commission, which develops and reviews our state’s information technology plans. The commission currently has nine voting members and one member from the...

  • PROCEEDINGS SUMMERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION Jan. 17, 2024

    Jan 25, 2024

    PROCEEDINGS SUMMERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION Jan. 17, 2024 Summerland Public School Board of Education met in regular session, Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m., in the board meeting room. President Steve Thiele called the meeting, which was advertised in the Jan. 10, 2024, newspapers, to order at 7 p.m. Thiele noted the Open Meetings Act posted in the board room. Roll call was taken, with all board members present: Ed Nordby, Nate Schwager, Scott Thiele, Steve Thiele, Austin Twibell, Jeremy Wagner. Thiele read the "Written Acceptance...

  • Finke submits resignation following lengthy closed session

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Dec 21, 2023

    Summerland Public School Superintendent Kyle Finke will not be returning when his contract expires June 30, 2024. The administrator submitted his resignation, Dec. 13, following a 93-minute executive session, for discussion on his evaluation, during the board of education's regular monthly meeting. Discussion on Finke's biannual evaluation was listed on the board's agenda under new business. Two additional agenda items were added Dec. 12, as required per state statute, prior to the 24-hour...

  • Deadline extended for school survey

    Nov 30, 2023

    Summerland School patrons will have until Dec. 3 to submit responses to a district-wide survey, which is part of the school's strategic planning process, required per Rule 10 of the Nebraska Department of Education. Superintendent Kyle Finke said he pushed back the deadline since responses have been slower than expected. According to Finke, statements on the survey use a five-point Likert scale to measure opinions. Each respondent will choose an option that best represents how they feel about...

  • PROCEEDINGS SUMMERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION Nov. 14, 2023

    Nov 23, 2023

    PROCEEDINGS SUMMERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION Nov. 14, 2023 Summerland Public School Board of Education met in regular session, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023, at 6 p.m., in the school’s board room. President Steve Thiele called the meeting, which was advertised in the Nov. 8 papers, to order at 6 p.m. Thiele noted the Open Meetings Act posted in the board room. Roll call was taken. All board members were present: Ed Nordby, Nate Schwager, Scott Thiele, Steve Thiele, Austin Twibell, Jeremy Wagner. Motion by Wagner, seconded by Twibell, to app...

  • School patrons asked to complete survey for strategic planning process

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Nov 16, 2023

    What's working at Summerland Public School and what improvements can be implemented to benefit students? The answer to those questions will be determined by responses to a district-wide survey, which is part of the school's strategic planning process, that is required per Rule 10 of the Nebraska Department of Education. Superintendent Kyle Finke said strategic planning will assist in identifying goals, developing strategies to accomplish goals and determine how the district will take that step....

  • PROCEEDINGS SUMMERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION

    Oct 26, 2023

    PROCEEDINGS SUMMERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION Monday, Oct. 16, 2023 Summerland Public School Board of Education met in regular session, Monday, Oct. 16, 2023 at the school. President Steve Thiele called the meeting, which was advertised in the Oct. 11, 2023, newspapers, to order at 6:03 p.m. Thiele noted the Open Meetings Act posted in the board room. Roll call was taken. Present: Ed Nordby, Nate Schwager, Scott Thiele, Steve Thiele, Austin Twibell, Jeremy Wagner. Motion by Wagner, seconded by Twibell, to approve the agenda as...

  • PROCEEDINGS SUMMERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION

    Jul 27, 2023

    PROCEEDINGS SUMMERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION July 17, 2023 Summerland Public School Board of Education met in regular session, Monday, July 17, 2023, at 7 p.m. President Steve Thiele called the meeting, which was advertised in the July 12 newspapers, to order at 7 p.m. Thiele noted the Open Meetings Act posted in the boardroom. Roll call was taken. Present: Ed Nordby, Nate Schwager, Scott Thiele, Steve Thiele, Austin Twibell, Jeremy Wagner. All board members were present. Motion by Wagner, seconded by Twibell, to approve the agenda...

  • School board meeting paves way for potential lawn care, technology updates

    Faith King, Journalist|Jun 22, 2023

    The Summerland Public Schools Board of Education discussed lawn care, board policy and tech upgrades at its June 13 meeting. During public participation, the board learned more details about the pep rally honoring the Summerland SkillsUSA national qualifiers, sponsored by the “Summerland Advocate-Messenger.” Superintendent Kyle Finke outlined mower equipment available from Lazy T, with board members receiving information on lawn mowers in a range of prices. AKRS has also been contacted to give m...

  • Proceedings Summerland School Board of Education

    Jun 22, 2023

    PROCEEDINGS SUMMERLAND SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION June 13, 2023 Summerland School Board of Education met in regular session, Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at 12 p.m. President Steve Thiele called the meeting, which was advertised in the June 7, 2023, newspapers, to order at 12:01 p.m. Thiele noted the Open Meetings Act posted in the boardroom. Roll call was taken and all members were present: Ed Nordby, Nate Schwager, Scott Thiele, Steve Thiele, Austin Twibell, Jeremy Wagner. Motion by Twibell, seconded by Scott Thiele, to approve the agenda: Voting a...

  • PROCEEDINGS SUMMERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION

    Apr 27, 2023

    PROCEEDINGS SUMMERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION April 17, 2023 Summerland Public School Board of Education held a regular meeting, Monday, April 17, 2023. President Steve Thiele called the meeting, which was advertised in the April 12, 2023, newspapers to order at 5:30 p.m. Thiele noted the Open Meetings Act posted in the board room. Board members present: Ed Nordby, Schwager, Thiele, Austin Twibell, Jeremy Wagner. Scott Thiele was absent. He joined the meeting at 5:32 p.m. Motion by Nordby, seconded by Schwager, to approve the agenda...

  • PROCEEDINGS SUMMERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL STRATEGIC PLANNING WORKSHOP Summerland Public School

    Apr 6, 2023

    PROCEEDINGS SUMMERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL STRATEGIC PLANNING WORKSHOP Summerland Public School March 27, 2023 Summerland Board of Education held a strategic planning workshop, Monday, March 27, 2023 at 6 p.m. at the school. President Steve Thiele called the meeting, which was advertised in the March 22, 2023, papers to order at 6 p.m. Thiele noted the Open Meetings Act psoted in the board room. Roll call was taken. Present: Ed Nordby, Nate Schwager, Scott Thiele, Steve thiele, Austin Twibell, Jeremy Wagner. All board members were present. Motion by...

  • Applications for Clearwater ED incentive due

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Dec 24, 2020

    An economic development program, designed to assist Clearwater businesses through COVID-19, will end Dec. 31. The Village of Clearwater LB840 Emergency Commercial Grant Program was established this summer and offered grants of $750 to businesses affected by the pandemic. Businesses with a net income of less than $75,000, per 2019 income taxes, are eligible to apply. Grant applications are scored on four categories: closed/reduced service due to directed health measures; length of time in...