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March 2023 Minutes

A regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Creighton Community School District No. 13 was held on March 13, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Library.


Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Knox County 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 Fanta called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  He announced that the Open Meeting Laws Act Poster was displayed on the wall at the entrance.


Members present: Greg Kuhlman, Erik Burns, Duane Fanta, Amy Borgmann, Josh Key and Dixie Hanefeldt. 


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


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


Borgmann moved to move the agenda.  Seconded by Hanefeldt.  RCV:  6-0.  Motion Carried. 


Brandon Gragert spoke during public comment.



  1. Superintendent Weber shared that we received a connectivity grant for ipads and chromebooks.  Kindergarten roundup is scheduled for April.  He updated the board on several bills in the legislative right now.  A few of the bills could lead to changes in TEEOSA and how state aid is figured.  The 5000 series of policies will be reviewed before the April meeting. 
  2. Principal Nilson shared that the juniors have been prepping for the ACT on April 4.  Teachers are continuing to work on curriculum alignment.  Tornado drill procedures are being reviewed in classrooms.  Spring activities are beginning this week while state speech and honor band are this weekend.   
  3. There was no president’s report.
  4. There was no correspondence.


The consent agenda consisted of the monthly financial report, bills, February minutes, and KSB policies 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, 4009, 4010, 4011.1, 4011, 4012, 4013, 4015, 4016, 4017, 4018, 4019, 4020, 4022, 4023, 4024, 4025, 4027, 4028, 4029, 4030, 4031, 4032, 4034, 4037, 4038, 4039, 4041, 4042, 4043, 4044, 4045, 4046, 4048, 4050, 4051, 4052, 4053, 4054, 4056, 4057, 4058, 4059, 4060, 4061, 4062, and 4063 to be implemented at a later date.

Burns asked to pull out the Burns Lumber bill and Fanta the Fanta Brothers bill.  Kuhlman moved to approve the consent agenda without the Burn’s Lumber and Fanta Brothers bills.  Seconded by Key.  RCV:  6-0.  Motion carried.  Key moved to approve the Burn’s Lumber and Fanta Brothers bills.  Seconded by Borgmann.  RCV:  4-0-2 Kuhlman – yes, Borgmann, yes, Burns – abstain, Fanta – abstain, Hanefeldt – yes and Key – yes.  Motion Carried.


Discussion/Action Items:   

  1. Kuhlman moved to approve the Kylie Bierman for a secondary English position.  Seconded by Burns.  RCV:  6-0.  Motion Carried.
  2. Principal Nilson shared the annual multicultural teaching report with the board. 
  3. Hanefeldt moved to approve the ESU 8 master service agreement contract for e-rate and technology services as needed for 23-24.  Seconded by Key.  RCV:  6-0.  Motion Carried.
  4. The board continued discussion on the facilities use policy from last month.  Specifics such as cost, availability, etc were all added to the form.  All contracts will have a start date of August 1.  Key moved to approve Policy 3014 (Use of School Property) as presented with a flat rate and immediate implementation.  Seconded by Borgmann.  RCV:  6-0.  Motion Carried.
  5. The board reviewed two facility use application forms.  Burns moved to approve the general and regular facility use application forms for immediate implementation with the regular facility application having a flat rate.  Seconded by Kuhlman.  RCV:  6-0.  Motion Carried.
  6. The master calendar for next year was presented with the first day of school on August 16 and the last day on May 17.  The calendar is very similar to this year.  However, spring parent/teacher conferences will be moved up to February next year.  Kuhlman moved to approve the 23-24 master calendar.  Seconded by Hanefeldt.  RCV:  6-0. Motion Carried.
  7. Key would like to attend the Legislative Advocacy Day on April 17th.  Borgmann moved to approve Key for the Advocacy Day.  Seconded by Kuhlman.  RCV:  6-0.  Motion Carried. 
  8. The April board meeting will be held on April 10th at 7:00 p.m.


At 7:43 p.m., Borgmann moved to adjourn the meeting.  Seconded by Kuhlman.  RCV:  6-0.  Motion Carried.  The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Monday, April 10, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Library.



                                                                                                                        Jennifer Hoffman, Secretary