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Blair Board of Education Meeting
Monday, January 14, 2013
Arbor Park Intermediate School

1.    Call to Order (Information concerning the Open Meeting Law, Chapter 84, Article 14 of Nebraska State Statutes, is posted on
       the bulletin board in this meeting room.)
2.    Roll Call
3.    Oath of Office -
     Newly elected Board Members, Lyle Schjodt, Deb Parks,  Kari Loseke, Dave Warrick, and reelected Board Member, 
       Molly Dahlgren, will be given the Oath of Office by Board of Education Secretary, Nicky Dabney.

4.    Pledge of Allegiance: All State Band/Choir Members, Dan Hutsell & Jeff Mount
5.    Organization of the Board of Education 
        The following is a list of incumbents or previous office holders.  These positions will be voted upon at this time.

        President..........................Amy Hansen
        Vice-President.................Herta Bouvia
         The following is a list of current office holders.

         Secretary...........................Nicky Dabney
         Treasurer..........................Leslie Watts
         School Attorney..............Edmond Talbot, III
         School Physician............Dr. John Simonson
         Official Newspaper........Blair Enterprise
         Bank Depository..............Washington County Bank
         Truant Officer...................Washington County Sheriff/Blair Police Department

         If the Board is in agreement, a motion may be brought at the January, 14th, 2013 Board of Education meeting to
         maintain the current office holders as listed above.
 6.    Approval of Emergency Additions to the Agenda (Board members should make a motion to amend the present Agenda to                
        include the following items of an emergency nature.)
 7.    Call for Removal of Consent Agenda Items 
 8.    Approval of Consent Agenda   
A.    Waiver of reading minutes from previous meeting
B.    Acceptance of minutes of the previous meeting as published
        12/10/12 Meeting Minutes
C.    Receipt of Communications
D.    Treasurer’s Report
        General Fund
        Building Fund & Depreciation

E.    Audit of Claims
       General Fund
       Activity Fund   

F.    Approval of Facility Use
G.   Non-controversial items must be placed on the Consent Agenda, as provided in Policy 204.10.
9.    Business
A.    Items removed from Consent Agenda
B.    Recognitions: none
C.    Consideration of Communications
        * State of Nebraska/Secretary of State Letter -
        Letter from John A. Gale thanking Blair Community Schools for hosting a Veteran's Day program to 
        honor local veterans.

D.    Comments from the public
         This is the portion of the meeting when members of the public may speak to the board about 
         matters of public concern.

Getting started: When you have been recognized, please stand and state your name. 
Time Limit: You may speak only one time and must limit your comments to 5 minutes or less.  
Personnel or Student Topic: If you are planning to speak about a personnel or student matter 
involving an individual, please understand that our policies require you to follow the district’s 
complaint procedure before addressing the board.  Board members will generally not respond 
to any questions or comments you make about individual staff members or students.  Please 
remember that slanderous comments will not be tolerated. 
General Rules: This is a public meeting for the conduct of business.  Comments from within the 
audience while others are speaking will not be tolerated.  Offensive language, personal attacks, 
and hostile conduct will not be tolerated.
No action by the Board: The Board will not act on any matter unless it is on the published agenda.
E.    Committee Reports

        Policy Committee - no meeting held in December 2012       

       Curriculum Committee - no meeting held in December 2012
       BG&T Committee -
       12/19/12 Meeting Minutes & Attachments
   If the Board is in agreement, a motion may be brought at the January 14th, 2013 Board of Education
     meeting to accept the bid from Nebraska Central Equipment for the purchase of one regular education propane bus.

    If the Board is in agreement, a motion may be brought at the January 14th, 2013 Board of Education
     meeting to accept the bid from Omaha Truck Center for the purchase of one special education propane bus.
       Finance Committee -
Meeting Minutes
F.    Acceptance of Gifts
G.   Student Achievement - Mr. Sides
        * Fall Writing Report 
        * NeSA preparations
H.   Approval of New Teachers
I.     Acceptance of Resignations
        * David Tague - Industrial Technology Teacher, Otte Middle School
        * Joleene Rewerts - Diagnostician, District (contingent upon the early retirement incentive)

        If the Board is in agreement, a motion may be brought at the January 14th, 2013 Board of Education
        meeting to approve the above resignations effective at the conclusion of the 2012-2013 school year.

J.     Other Business
       * Food Services Report, December 2012
K.    Superintendent Report
10.   Meeting Adjourned


         Mr. Rex Pfeil
         Superintendent of Schools


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