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Minutes April 29, 2016 Special Meeting


A special meeting of the Board of Education of the Creighton Community School District No. 13 was held on April 29, 2016 at 7:00 in Room 301.


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 Morrill called the meeting to order at 7:00.


Members present:   Dan Morrill, Kay Morrill, Gene Suhr, Tim Gragert, Colleen Farnik, Dixie Hanefeldt.


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


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


President Morrill and Superintendent Petersen updated the public on meetings leading up to this point and explained that the board is looking for public input tonight.  Plainview will have low numbers in junior high boys sports next year and has approached us about cooping with them for junior high boys basketball, football, and wrestling.  AD Randy Kliment shared Creighton’s projected enrollment numbers for the next several years and the breakdown of girls and boys per class.  The administrations have met and discussed items such as uniforms, practice times and locations, coaches, etc.  Public comments were heard.  Several patrons felt that it would be nice if students could be back in time to ride the bus home if they had to go to Plainview for practice.    

If we do coop for next year, the process needs to begin shortly since there will be several issues that need to be addressed, such as contest scheduling.  Concern was also voiced about the longevity of the agreement and how or if student participation would change. A point was made that although we need to look at short term needs, we still need to look at long term planning.


Gragert made a motion to hold a joint board meeting with the Plainview school board within the next two weeks to further discuss the issue.  Seconded by Farnik.  RCV:  6-0.  Motion Carried.


K. Morrill was concerned that there was not true representation at the meeting, and felt that survey questions should be added that addressed junior high cooping, specifically junior high boys cooping.  K. Morrill moved to add two questions to the survey, one dealing directly with cooping junior high boys football, basketball, and wrestling with Plainview, and the other one will be more general on junior high cooping and will be worded similar to the high school cooping question.  Gragert seconded the motion.  RCV:  6-0.  Motion Carried.  Discussion occurred about kids getting home after practice, the short time frame to make it all happen, participant playing time cooping vs. not cooping, and if we need to do anything at all.  Discussion occurred about offering Plainview the chance to bring their kids here for football if they want to play this year so we have more time to plan.        


Gragert moved to close the meeting at 8:47 p.m.  Seconded by Farnik.  RCV:  6-0.  Motion Carried.