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Minutes - Special meeting December 28, 2016

A special meeting of the Board of Education of the Creighton Community School District No. 13 was held on December 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Library.


Notice of the meeting was posted at the City Offices, front door of the high school, front door of the elementary, Post Office, and on the school Facebook page.


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.  President D. Morrill excused Tim Gragert due to military service.


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


Discussion/Action Items:


  1. Suhr moved to accept the resignation request of Superintendent Petersen, effective the end of June.  Seconded by Farnik with regrets.  RCV:  5-0.  Gragert excused.  Motion Carried.
  2. The board discussed the three superintendent search firms that had sent proposals:  Nebraska Assoc. of School Boards, McPherson & Jacobsen, and Nebraska Rural Community Schools Assoc.  The pros and cons of each were discussed.  All will cost about the same.  K. Morrill moved to hire NASB as the superintendent search firm.  Seconded by Hanefeldt.  RCV:  Suhr – yes, Farnik – no, D. Morrill – yes, Hanefeldt – yes, K. Morrill – yes.  4-1.  Gragert excused.  Motion Carried.


At 7:17 p.m., K. Morrill moved to adjourn.  Seconded by Suhr.  RCV:  5-0.  Gragert excused.  Motion Carried.  The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Monday, January 9, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the high school library. 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jennifer Hoffman, Secretary