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Minutes Sept. 12, 2016

September 17, 2016

PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

The Board of Education of the Creighton Community School, District No. 13 held a 2016-2017 proposed budget hearing on September 12, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library.

Members present were:  Dan Morrill, Colleen Farnik, Dixie Hanefeldt, Kay Morrill, and Gene Suhr.  Farnik moved to excuse Gragert due to military service.  Seconded by Hanefeldt.  RCV:  5-0.  Motion Carried.

Others present were:  Superintendent Petersen, Principal Nilson, Secretary Hoffman, and patrons of the district.

The following business was conducted:

1.         The hearing was called to order at 6:30 p.m.  The open meeting laws act poster was displayed and the meeting was posted at Creighton Elementary, Creighton High School, Creighton City Hall and in the Creighton News.

2.         President Morrill welcomed visitors and read the public comment paragraph.

3.         During public comment, Jim Fuchtman addressed the board with questions concerning the budget.

4.         President Morrill adjourned the meeting at 6:36 p.m.

  

Jennifer Hoffman

Board Secretary

PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

The board of education of the Creighton Community School, District No. 13 met in special session on September 12, 2016, at 6:40 p.m. in the high school library for the purpose of conducting a public hearing on and to discuss the 2016-2017 Tax Request.

 

Members present were:  Dan Morrill, Colleen Farnik, Dixie Hanefeldt, Kay Morrill, and Gene Suhr.  Suhr moved to excuse Tim Gragert due to military obligations.  Seconded by Farnik.  RCV:  5-0.  Motion Carried.

 

Others Present:  Superintendent Petersen, Principal Dredge, Secretary Hoffman, and district patrons.

The following business was conducted:

1.         President D. Morrill called the meeting to order at 6:40 p.m. and stated that the open meeting laws act poster was displayed and that the meeting was posted at Creighton Elementary, Creighton High School, Creighton City Hall and in the Creighton News.

2.         President Morrill welcomed visitors and read the public comment paragraph.  Jim Fuchtman used the public comment period to share his concern with the cash on hand balance.

3.         The Proposed Tax Requests for 2016-2017 are (1) the Tax Request for the General Fund to be set at $2,275,042.40 (levy $0.5302); (2) the Tax Request for the Special Building Fund to be set at $705,835.35 (levy $0.1373) and (3) the Tax Request for the Qualified Capital Purpose Undertaking Fund to be set at $32,890.91 (levy $0.0064).  Superintendent Petersen stated that the overall levy will be $0.6740, a decrease of $0.1362 from the 2015-2016 school year. 

4.         President D. Morrill adjourned the meeting at 6:58 p.m.

Jennifer Hoffman

Board Secretary

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Creighton Community School District No. 13 was held on September 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Library.

 

Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Creighton News, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to the minutes.  Notice was also hung at the City Offices, front door of the high school, and front door of the elementary.

 

Notice of the meeting was simultaneously sent to all the members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  Availability of the agenda was communicated in the advance notice as was the notice to the members of this meeting.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public.  The agenda for the meeting is attached and incorporated into these minutes.

President D. Morrill called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

D. Morrill announced that the Open Meeting Laws Act Poster was displayed on the wall.

Members present:   Dan Morrill, Kay Morrill, Colleen Farnik, Dixie Hanefeldt, and Gene Suhr.  K. Morrill moved to excuse Tim Gragert due to military obligations.  Seconded by Hanefeldt.  RCV:  5-0.  Motion Carried.     

 

Others Present:  Superintendent Petersen, Principal Nilson, Secretary Hoffman, and district patrons.   

The Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Farnik moved to approve the agenda, seconded by Suhr.  RCV:  5-0.  Motion Carried.

Public Comment:  Visitors were welcomed and public comment paragraph was read.  There was no public comment. 

 

            1.  Reports:

 

Superintendent Petersen reported on the Labor Relations Conference K. Morrill and her attended last week.  Staff participated in a S.A.V.E. (Surviving a Violent Encounter) workshop during one of the teacher workdays.  A group may be brought in to present to students and parents.  She shared a list of different ways technology was used in the classroom in 2015-2016.  360 Energy will present final costs for the HVAC replacement at the October board meeting.

 

Principal Nilson stated that all MAPS testing, except for make-up tests, will be completed this week.  Teacher evaluations and walkthroughs are taking place.  School email addresses are changing to a chsbulldogs.org domain.  Ebackpack training and refresher courses will take place on September 19th.  The state patrol will present a Friday Night Lights Display during the homecoming football game.

 

2.         Board Committees:

           

            The policy committee met with Jim Luebbe from the NASB via the Internet concerning the public comment period.  Notes from the meeting were shared.  The board discussed if the recently adopted public comment policy 204.12 needed to include the last paragraph stating that any material handed out during the public comment period needed to be presented to the Superintendent on the Wednesday prior to the board meeting.  There are timing conflicts with the time stated in the policy and the release of the agenda.  The board will vote in October on possibly just striking out the last paragraph.  The board also reviewed policy 206.04 (Board Member Compensation and Expenses).  The new policy did not include the paragraph about prior approval by the board for board member attendance at conferences, etc. 

 

There was no correspondence.

 

Farnik moved to approve the consent agenda.  Seconded by Suhr.  RCV:  5-0.  Gragert excused.

             

Discussion Items:

 

  1.  Superintendent Petersen reported that K-12 enrollment dropped by three to 302 from the end of last year.  There are ten students in both the junior kindergarten and preschool classes. 

             

  1. The negotiations committee will try to meet with the CTA (Creighton Teacher Association) right before the October board meeting.  President Morrill appointed Farnik to fill the void on the negotiations committee caused by Gragert’s absence. 

 

Action Items:

 

      1.   Suhr moved to approve the 2016-2017 budget.  Seconded by Hanefeldt.  The board discussed the budget prior to voting.  RCV: 5-0.  Gragert excused.  Motion Carried.

 

      2.   Suhr moved to approve the 2016-2017 tax resolution request.  Seconded by Farnik.  RCV:  5-0.  Gragert excused.  Motion Carried.

 

      3.   Policy 206.04 was discussed earlier in the meeting.  The board agreed that the paragraph about prior approval for conference attendance should be added to the beginning of policy 206.04.  K. Morrill moved to waive the second reading of policy 206.04 and to approve the policy as presented.  Seconded by Hanefeldt.  RCV:  5-0.  Gragert excused.  Motion Carried.

 

The following bills were paid:

 

At 7:40 p.m., President D. Morrill adjourned the meeting.  The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Monday, October 10, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the high school library. 

 

    Jennifer Hoffman, Secretary

 

 

 

 

 
 

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