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Minutes- May 13, 2019

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Creighton Community School District No. 13 was held on May 13, 2019 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 posted at the City Offices, front door of the high school, and front door of the elementary school.


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 p.m.


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


Members present: Kay Morrill, Greg Kuhlman, Matt Fritz, Amy Borgmann, Dixie Hanefeldt, and Duane Fanta.


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


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


Borgmann moved to approve the agenda.  Seconded by Fanta. RCV: 6-0. Motion Carried.


There was no public comment.     


Morrill asked to pull section C, policies, out of the consent agenda.  Kuhlman moved to approve the monthly financial reports and April minutes.  Seconded by Hanefeldt.  RCV:  6-0.  Motion Carried.  Morrill suggested the policy committee include where the written guidelines for collecting lunch accounts is located as indicated in policy 802.05.  She also suggested the new complaint form be included in the grievance policy and numbered as such.  Fritz moved to approve new policies 716.00 and 717.00 and to make suggested revisions to policies 503.09 and 802.05.  Seconded by Fanta.  RCV:  6-0.  Motion Carried. 



  1. Superintendent Thompson reported that he is working with the NASB to get our Sparqs program set up.  Staff and board training will take place this summer.  Twenty-three students graduated on Sunday and preschool/junior kindergarten graduation will be on May 16.  He is looking at hosting a PIE (Parent Information Event) this fall.  The event would be for parents from area schools and include a light meal and informative sessions on topic such as behavior management, cyberbullying, and human trafficking.  Winside held a similar event last fall. 
  2. Principal Nilson stated that the golf team was district champions and two athletes qualified for state track. NSCAS testing has been completed and teachers are working on curriculum reviews.  The new school app is now available on multiple platforms.  The school improvement visit will be October 7-9, 2019. 
  3. Board President Morrill shared the monthly NASB update.  She attended the Legislative Luncheon in April and shared a handout from the meeting on revenue and distribution provisions for LB289 being considered by legislature.  LB289 is the prioritized bill of the education committee dealing with state aid and property tax relief.
  4. Fanta reported that the transportation, building and grounds committee met on April 29.  They will meet with Jim Borgmann to review bus routes for next year.  Driver’s ed costs will remain the same as last year.  They also discussed the roof.  Hanefeldt reported that the policy committee has been reviewing the 100-300 policies.  They are updating the table of contents as they go.  Morrill reported that the McDowell committee is looking at ways to get more past graduates to apply and they are doing an informal audit of the McDowell account since it is not audited with the annual school audit. 
  5. There was no correspondence.


Discussion/Action Items:


  1. Superintendent Thompson shared correspondence from Brad Kissler of CMBA Architects with some questions/suggestions about replacing the roof.  Thompson also shared a bid from Guarantee Roofing of Norfolk for fixing current leaks on the roof.  The board discussed Kissler’s suggestion to core the current roof insulation to determine if it would need to be replaced or if it was possible to reuse it.  He recommended that we go with a 60-mil reinforced EPDM membrane on the roof.  The current rock on the roof can be removed, cleaned, and put back on the membrane for protection from hail.  The board discussed the quality of roofers that would be available to do the replacement job this summer as this should be their busy season and quality roofers may already be booked.  Hanefeldt moved that we have Guarantee Roofing core the roof for $2,800 and then have them do temporary repairs to get the roof by for another year.  Seconded by Fanta.  RCV:  6-0.  Motion Carried.  The board also discussed some exterior brick deterioration by drainage spouts.  They decided that drainage issues would need to be resolved before repairing the bricks. 
  2. Kuhlman moved to approve Borgmann and Fritz to attend the New Board Member Connections workshop on June 13.  Seconded by Hanefeldt.  RCV: 6-0.  Motion Carried.  Kuhlman moved for Fanta and Morrill to attend the School Law Seminar on June 14.  Seconded by Fritz.  RCV:  6-0.  Motion Carried.
  3. The board briefly discussed board superintendent goals.


The following bills were paid:


At 8:23 p.m., Borgmann moved to adjourn the meeting.  Seconded by Fanta. RCV 6-0. Motion carried.  The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Monday, June 10, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Library.  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jennifer Hoffman, Secretary