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Blair Board of Education Meeting
Monday, April 8, 2013
Arbor Park Intermediate School

5:30 Work Session - DLR Architects conduct a follow up on the Facility Study
6:30 Public Hearing to discuss the proposed 2013-14 Student Fee Schedule
6:35p.m. Regular Board Meeting


 
AGENDA:
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:  Deerfield and West Students (Peter Clarke, Wyatt Fields, Garrett Bonham, Jamison Henton, Lexi Hilgenkamp,
       Jesse Armstrong, Kalli Ulven, Derek Rocha, Grace Gerhard and Oliver Brehm) 
 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
       
3/18/13 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   
7.    Business  
A.    Items removed from Consent Agenda
B.    Recognitions: none
C.    Consideration of Communications

  • Joseph's Coat Inc. Letter:
A letter was received from Joseph's Coat Inc. thanking the Board of Education for the gift of $783.00.  This donation came from the Otte Middle School
Student Senate food drive.

  • FBLA National Leadership Conference:
A letter was received from Mr. Anderson of Blair High School requesting permission for the FBLA National Qualifiers to attend the FBLA National
Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California on June 25th, 2013 with financial assistance available as per Board Policy 607.05 Administrative
Guidelines for Reimbursement to Students and Staff for Attendance at National Conventions.

If the Board is in agreement, a motion may be brought at the April 8th, 2013 Board of Education meeting to grant permission for the FBLA
National Qualifiers to attend the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California on June 25th, 2013 with financial assistance available as per
Board Policy 607.05 Administrative Guildlines for Reimbursement to Students and Staff for Attendance at National Conventions.

  • OMS Eighth Grade Band Trip:
A letter was received from Dr. Stogdill of Otte Middle School requesting permission for the eighth grade band to travel to Des Moines, IA
on Friday, May 24th, 2013.  The band will perform a concert at Adventureland and then visit the park, along with parent volunteers
and Ms. Kamada supervising.

If the Board is in agreement, a motion may be brought at the April 8th, 2013 Board of Education meeting to grant permission for the eighth
grade band to travel to Des Moines, IA on Friday, May 24th, 2013 to perform a concert at Adventureland and visit the park, along with
parent volunteers and Ms. Kamada. 
 
  • Humanities II - Trip to Chicago:
A letter was received from Mr. Anderson of Blair High School requesting permission for Humanities II students to participate in a trip to
Chicago, IL from June 14 - June 17, 2013.  The students will participate in several different activities (see Karen Grinbergs letter) and will
be responsible for 100% of the cost.

If the Board is in agreement, a motion may be brought at the April 8th, 2013 Board of Education meeting to grant permission for the 
Humanities II students to participate in a trip to Chicago from June 14 - June 17, 2013.

 

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.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO WISH TO SPEAK
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
         3/25/13 
Meeting Minutes 

     611.05  Grading Guidelines
        If the Board is in agreement, a motion may be brought at the April 8th, 2013 Board of Education meeting to approve
        on first and final notification revised policy 611.05 - Grading Guidelines to reflect current district practices. 

     406.02  Certificated Employee Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection 
     If the Board is in agreement, a motion may be brought at the April 8th, 2013 Board of Education meeting to approve
        on first and final notification revised policy 406.02 Certificated Employee Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection to 
        reflect current district practices.

        Curriculum Committee
        3/26/13 Meeting Minutes
     
        If the Board is in agreement, a motion may be brought at the April 8th, 2013 Board of Education meeting to approve adding
        7th grade interscholastic volleyball beginning in the 2014-15 school year.

      If the Board is in agreement, a motion may be brought at the April 8th, 2013 Board of Education meeting to approve the K-12 handbook
        changes as presented for the 2013-14 school year.
     
       BG&T Committee
 
    If the Board is in agreement, a motion may be brought at the April 8th, 2013 Board of Education meeting to accept the low bid
      from Grunwald Construction for a price not to exceed $608,808.
 
       Finance Committee
    3/28/13 
Meeting Minutes
     

    If the Board is in agreement, a motion may be brought at the April 8th, 2013 Board of Education meeting to approve the
       Student Fees Schedule for the 2013-14 school year.  

       If the Board is in agreement, a motion may be brought at the April 8th, 2013 Board of Education meeting to authorize
       Administration to prepare and send out requests for proposals (RFP's) for the Food Service program.
              
F.    Acceptance of Gifts: none
G.   Approval of New Teachers:    

       * Brian Sandall, BHS - Math 
        *  Jessica Cole, District Psychologist
        *  Jill Petersen, BHS - Agricultural Education/FFA
        * Alaina Faulconer, OMS/BHS - Math
        * Christopher Whitwer, OMS - Social Studies
        * Brianne Kethan, K-12 - Special Education 

        If the Board is in agreement, a motion may be brought at the April 8th, 2013 Board of Education meeting to approve the certified staff 
        as listed above for the 2013-14 school year.

H.    Acceptance of Retirement: 
  • Leslie North, Otte Middle School - Social Studies

        If the Board is in agreement, a motion may be brought at the April 8th, 2013 Board of Education meeting to approve the retirement of 
        Leslie North.  (see amended letter per negotiated agreement)

I.   Acceptance of Resignations: none

J.    Student Achievement:

K.    Informational Items:
        * Superintendent Report

8.     Meeting Adjourned

        Respectfully,


        Mr. Rex Pfeil
        Superintendent of Schools




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