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Blair Board of Education Meeting
Monday, May 13, 2013
Arbor Park Intermediate School
5:30p.m. Work Session - D.A. Davidson; Facility Study Feedback from Principals 
6:30p.m. Regular 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: Jump Rope for Heart Winners from North & South Primary Schools 
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
        4/8/13 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:
  • Pat Olson - National Outstanding Secondary Business Teacher of the Year.  The award was presented by the National Business Education Association.

C.    Consideration of Communications
  • Skills USA National Qualifiers Letter:
       Letter from Mr. Anderson of Blair High School requesting permission for the Skills USA National Qualifiers to attend the Skills USA National Competition 
         held on June 24-28, 2013 in Kansas City, MO.  Financial assistance is requested for those who qualify.  
       
         If the Board is in agreement, a motion may be brought at the May 13, 2013 Board of Education meeting to grant permission for the Skills USA National
         Qualifiers to attend the Skills USA National Competition held on June 24-28 in Kansas City, MO with financial assistance available to those who qualify. 

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
       4/22/13 
Meeting Minutes 
       Attachment 1
       Attachment 2

       If the Board is agreement, a motion may be brought at the May 13, 2013 Board of Education meeting to approve on second and final notification
       revised policy 611.05 Grading Guidelines to reflect current district practices. 

       Curriculum Committee
       4/23/13 Meeting Minutes

       BG&T Committee
       4/24/13 Meeting Minutes

       Finance Committee
       4/25/13 
Meeting Minutes
       Food Services Report, April 2013
        
F.    Acceptance of Gifts
  • Blair Basketball Club - $4,450.00 (see letter)

G.   Approval of New Teachers
  • Laura Jackson, Deerfield/West - Principal
  • Jeffrey Maas, OMS - Industrial Technology 
  • Judith Lefeber, Preschool
  • Tom Shearer, Business Manager

         If the Board is in agreement, a motion may be brought at the May 13th Board of Education meeting to approve the 3 certified and one classified
         staff members, as listed above for the 2013-14 school year.
        
H.   Acceptance of Resignations
  • Rebecca Olson,  Otte Middle School - Language Arts
         
          If the Board is in agreement, a motion may be brought at the May 13, 2013 Board of Education meeting to approve the resignation of Rebecca Olson, 
          effective at the conclusion of the 2012-13 school year.
                             
  I.    Student Achievement
  • K-3 Principals

  J.    Informational Items
  •   Superintendent Report

8.     Meeting Adjourned

        Respectfully,


        Mr. Rex Pfeil
        Superintendent of Schools




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