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Blair Board of Education Meeting
Monday, March 18th, 2013
Arbor Park Intermediate School
5:30 Work Session - DLR Architects present facility study
Regular Board Meeting - 6:30p.m.


Printable Agenda
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.    Pledge of Allegiance: Kenneth Pence & Clancy Moen - Mr. Svoboda's 5th grade class
4.    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.)
5.    Call for Removal of Consent Agenda Items 
6.    Approval of Consent Agenda    
A.    Waiver of reading minutes from previous meeting
B.    Acceptance of minutes of the previous meeting as published
        2/11/13 Meeting Minutes
        2/23/13 Special Minutes - Board Retreat 
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


7.    Business 
A.    Items removed from Consent Agenda
B.     Snow day make up plans
C.     Recognitions: none       
D.    Consideration of Communications

        C1) Foodbank for the Heartland letter - 
               Letter thanking the Board of Education for the $500 donation to support the Backpack Program.
        C2) Band Trip, May 2014 letter -
               Letter from Mr. Anderson providing information regarding the upcoming band trip to SanDiego, California in 2014. 

               If the Board is in agreement, a motion may be brought at the March 18th, 2013 Board of Education meeting to grant
               permission for the band to travel to San Diego, California in May 2014, with no district funds used and details to
               be coordinated by Mr. Mount and approved by Mr. Anderson.
E.    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.

 F.    Committee Reports

       Policy Committee
Meeting Minutes & Attachments
       If the Board is in agreement, a motion may be brought at the March 18th, 2013 Board of Education meeting to approve
       on first and final notification policy 404.20 - First Aid, CPR, and AED Training for Staff to reflect minor changes and
       current district practices.
       Curriculum Committee
       2/26/13 Meeting Minutes & Attachments
       If the Board is in agreement, a motion may be brought at the March 18th, 2013 Board of Education meeting to 
       approve the resolution for Option Enrollment capacities for the 2013-14 school year.

       BG&T Committee
       2/27/13 Meeting Minutes

       Finance Committee
Meeting Minutes

       3/14/12 Meeting Minutes
G.    Acceptance of Gifts:
          *Minigrant awards presented to the following:
            B1) Jennifer Chikos, BHS - Desoto Field Trips
            B2) Galyn Delimont & Carolyn Harkreader, BHS - Convection Cooking
            B3) Todd Wick, Arbor Park - Wetland Restoration  
            B4) David Tague, OMS - CO2 Dragster Construction

H.   Approval of New Teachers

 I.   Acceptance of Resignations:
       H1) Ann Elgersma, K-3 Counselor - North Primary
       H2) Michaella Esters, 6-12 Special Education - BHS
       H3) Ashley Bacon, Kindergarten - Deerfield Primary
       H4) Beth Welke, PreK-3 Principal - Deerfield Primary

       If the Board is in agreement, a motion may be brought to the March 18th, 2013 Board of Education meeting to approve 
       three teacher and one administrator resignations, effective upon the conclusion of the 2012-2013 school year.

J.      Student Achievement:

K.      Other Business
L.    Informational Items
M.    Superintendent Report

8.     Meeting Adjourned


        Mr. Rex Pfeil
        Superintendent of Schools


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