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Minutes- June 10, 2019

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Creighton Community School District No. 13 was held on June 10, 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, and Dixie Hanefeldt.  Duane Fanta arrived at 7:02.


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


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


Kuhlman moved to approve the agenda.  Seconded by Fritz. RCV: 5-0.  Fanta absent.  Motion Carried.


There was no public comment.     


Morrill pulled section C out of the consent agenda.  Fritz moved to approve the monthly financials, minute, reviewing and adding head lice section to the school handbooks, and the annual review of the Bullying Prevention Policy #540.02.  Seconded by Hanefeldt.  RCV:  6-0.  Motion Carried. Policy 203.06 was changed to read the American Civics committee instead of Americanism committee per LB 399.  Principal Nilson has a checklist that teachers use to make sure they are covering all required areas.  Borgmann moved to approve Policy 203.06 and 404.05E1 with recommended changes.  Seconded by Kuhlman.  RCV:  6-0.  Motion Carried.



  1. Superintendent Thompson stated that state aid will go up almost $33,000 next year.  The roof insulation is scheduled to be cored this week.  Five staff members attended a Crisis Prevention Institute at the ESU.  The elementary Pre-K through 3 will be implementing a KID zone (Knowledge, Imagination, Discover) this next school year.  The room will consist of hands on learning stations. He also reviewed several legislative bills. 
  2. Principal Nilson reported that the teachers continued to work on curriculum review at the end of year in-service day.  A school improvement 101 session will be held for the public early next fall.  New signs bringing awareness to the school motto or logo - AE2 (attitude, effort, and excellence) are displayed throughout the school buildings and at the main entrance of the high school.  
  3. Board President Morrill shared the monthly NASB update.  She reminded the different committees to check what they need to complete before the July meeting.
  4. Thank you notes were received from Brienne Fanta, Alaina Farnik, and Clarissa Becker for the Erwin McDowell Trust and from Joan Jorgensen for the plaque presented to her at retirement. 


Discussion/Action Items:


  1. The meeting was opened for public comment for the annual review of the Parental Involvement Policy #1005.03.  There was no public comment.  Fritz moved to approve the Parental Involvement Policy #1005.03 as written.  Seconded by Hanefeldt.  RCV:  6-0.  Motion Carried.
  2. Superintendent Thompson explained that we have $15,000 in REAP funding to use.  Typically, this money is used for technology upgrades.  He proposed purchasing thirty Chromebooks and twenty iPads with cases and keyboards for approximately $17,000.  Fanta moved to purchase the Chromebooks and iPads using REAP funding, with the district covering the remaining cost.  Seconded by Kuhlman.  RCV:  6-0.  Motion Carried.
  3. The school has a quote from Midwest Restaurant Supply for $5692.00 to install two hot food well units in the kitchen.  Some additional electrical work will need to be done prior to the installation.  The School Lunch Fund for 2018-19 has funds available to cover these expenses. Fritz moved to approve the purchase and installation of the hot well units as quoted.  Seconded by Hanefeldt.  RCV:  6-0.  Motion Carried.
  4. A request was received from a teacher to use twenty-one days from the sick leave bank this year.  The request was approved by the Creighton Teachers Association and administration and needs board approval before the days can be used.  Hanefeldt moved to approve the sick bank request for twenty-one days.  Seconded by Fanta.  RCV:  6-0.  Motion Carried.
  5. Plainview’s administration contacted Superintendent Thompson and Randy Kliment about co-oping cross country next year.  Currently, Plainview has seven runners (3 male and 4 female) for next year and Creighton has two male runners.  Plainview would come to Creighton for practice, wear Creighton uniforms, follow Creighton’s Cross Country schedule and share Creighton’s coach.  Creighton is requesting Plainview provide a sponsor with their students. Input was received from our current team members and parents.  This would provide the combined community with enough runners to constitute a team with the possibility of qualifying as a team for state competition. More runners might motivate the students to push each other to improve and the parents and students liked that our students would still practice here.  NSAA requires a two-year contract for co-oping High School Activities. Fanta moved to try a two-year cross-country coop with Plainview.  Seconded by Borgmann.  RCV:  6-0.  Motion Carried.  Plainview will be discussing this at their regular board meeting on June 17. If both boards approve the co-op, we will follow through with the co-oping plans.
  6. The board reviewed upcoming workshops.


The following bills were paid:


At 8:02 p.m., Borgmann moved to adjourn the meeting.  Seconded by Fritz. RCV 6-0. Motion carried.  The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Monday, July 8, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Library.  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jennifer Hoffman, Secretary