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THE BOARD REPORT 

BLAIR COMMUNITY SCHOOLS - BLAIR, NEBRASKA

 

WHAT HAPPENED AT THE LAST BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING?   

The Board of Education met on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 5:30 pm at Arbor Park Intermediate School for a Work Session on Ipads.  The Regular Board of Education Meeting followed at 6:30p.m.  Board members present were: Amy Hansen, Herta Bouvia, Rich Hansen, Dave Waite, Jay Anderson, Molly Dahlgren, Brandi Petersen, and Jennifer Beck.  Lana Pleak was absent and excused. 

 

Pledge of Allegiance:

Students from Mrs. Rutcosky’s class (West Kindergarten) led the Board in the Pledge.

 

Certificate of Appreciation for Cooperation and Participation:

Bob Tichota of the Blair Fire Department and State Fire Marshall John VanJoni presented Blair Community Schools and the Blair Board of Education a certificate of appreciation for cooperation and participation with fire safety week.

 

B.E.A. Letter:

The Board of Education approved a request recognizing the Blair Education Association as the exclusive bargaining agent for the district’s non-supervisory staff for the 2014-2015 school year.

 

705.04 Gifts, Donations, Grants and Bequests; 705.04R1 Donor Benefit Schedule:

The Board of Education approved a motion to approve on first notification, revised policy, 705.04 Gifts, Donations, Grants and Bequests and 705.04R1- Donor Benefit Schedule to reflect current district practices.

 

403.1 Employee Use of Social Media:

The Board of Education approved a motion to approve on first notification, revised policy 403.1- Employee Use of Social Media to reflect current district practices.

 

Bid Requests for Buses:

The Board of Education approved a motion to accept bid requests for the purchase of one regular bus and one special education bus.

 

DLR Group- Master Facililties Plan:

The Board of Education approved a motion to collaborate with the DLR Group to update the Master Facilities Plan for the district, with costs not to exceed $15,000 (if DLR is the selected architect for facilities the fee would be waived).

 

Student Achievement:

K-5 principals discussed their building goals.  Beth Welke, Amy Rogers and Mike Janssen all gave a presentation explaining what interventions they are using to achieve benchmarks at all of their grade levels.  Data from previous year testing is driving these interventions and this data is being compared from year to year.

 

Meeting Adjourned:

The Board of Education meeting adjourned at 8:14p.m.  The next Board of Education meeting will be held at Arbor Park on Monday, December 10th, 2012.  A work session will be held at 5:30pm. in which Mr. Pfeil will report on his six month goals.  The topic of the work session will be announced prior to the meeting.

 

Mr. Rex Pfeil                                                                                         

 

Superintendent of Schools


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