PROCEEDINGS SUMMERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION

 


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 as presented. Voting aye: Nordby, Schwager, Thiele, Thiele, Twibell, Wagner. Nays: none. Motion carried.

Public participation. Public participation was not heard.

Motion by Thiele, seconded by Nordby, to approve the consent agenda items. Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on ate one time: minutes of the June 13, 2023, meeting and monthly financial report. Voting aye: Nordby, Schwager, Thiele, Thiele, Twibell, Wagner. Nays: none. Motion carried.

Hearing to review, consider and receive public opinion and take action to approve the Student Fee Fund Policy. Thiele opened the Student Fee Fund Policy hearing at 7:02 p.m. Superintendent Finke presented an overview of the policy. The current financials for this fund were also presented. There was no public participation. Thiele closed the hearing at 7:04 p.m.

Motion by Nordby, seconded by Wagner, to approve the Student Fee Fund Policy as presented. Voting aye: Nordby, Schwager, Thiele, Thiele, Twibell, Wagner. Nays: none. Motion carried.

Old business:

Discuss, consider and take all necessary action on lawn equipment. Finke reported on the current costs of contracting the mowing/lawn care work done. The Building and Grounds Committee et prior to this meeting and recommended continuing through this season with Schilousky Lawn care and taking a look at other options for next year at a later date.

Discussion on evaluation and goals. Thiele reported that the Goals Committee met in June with Marcia Herring from NASB. He will send the report out via email to the rest of the board members.

Discussion on strategic planning. Finke reported on the progress on the survey that will be conducted as part of the strategic planning process.

The Building and Grounds Committee had also discussed the proposed storage building to be built in the southwest corner by the football field.

Finke would also like to meet with the Finance Committee later in August to discuss the budget.

New business:

Discuss, consider and take all necessary action on policy updates. Finke presented the proposed policy changes. Motion by Nordby, seconded by Scott Thiele, to approve the policy changes as presented on first reading, waving the second reading. Voting aye: Nordby, Schwager, Thiele, Thiele, Twibell, Wagner. Nays: none. Motion carried.

Discuss, consider and take all necessary action on student, staff and activity handbooks. Finke presented the proposed changes to the student, staff and activity handbooks. Motion by Twibell, seconded by Schwager, to approve the student, staff and activity handbooks as presented. Voting aye: Nordby, Schwager, Thiele, Thiele, Twibell, Wagner. Nays: none. Motion carried.

Discuss, consider and take all necessary action on the milk bid. The milk bids were presented. Motion by Wagner, seconded by Scott Thiele, to accept the milk bid from Hiland Dairy as presented. Voting aye: Nordby, Schwager, Thiele, Thiele, Twibell, Wagner. Nays: none. Motion carried.

Discuss, consider and take all necessary action on meal prices. Finke recommended that the meal prices remain the same for 2023-2024. Motion by Schwager, seconded by Nordby, to keep the current PK-6, 7-12 and adult breakfast/lunch prices the same, with an increase of .10 to a la carte items. Voting aye: Nordby, Schwager, Thiele, Thiele, Twibell, Wagner. Nays: none. Motion carried.

Discuss, consider and take all necessary action on 2023-24 NRCSA membership renewal. Benefits of membership in Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association were presented. Motion by Nordby, seconded by Twibell, to renew membership in Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association for the 2023-24 school year. Voting aye: Nordby, Schwager, Thiele, Thiele, Twibell, Wagner. Nays: none. Motion carried.

NASB update. Finke reported on an ALICAP meeting he had attended last week. Our area meeting will be Sept. 6, in Norfolk. If board members wish to attend, they are asked to notify Finke.

Administrative reports. Finke reported on: monitoring the septic system, electric charging station, Elkhorn Rural Public Power was on site to interview Finke about the electric bus grant, dirt work and sod to repair the area by the shop room, advertising for two cooks, service agreement for the backup generator, upcoming Administrator Days in Kearney.

The next regular board meeting will be Monday, Aug. 14, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. President Thiele adjourned the meeting at 8:05 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Sally Finch

Recording Secretary

Published July 27, 2023

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