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May 8, 2023 Minutes

A regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Creighton Community School District No. 13 was held on May 8,
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, and Dixie Hanefeldt. Borgmann moved to
excuse Key. Seconded by Burns. RCV: 5-0. Motion Carried.
Others Present:  Superintendent Weber, Principal Nilson, Secretary Hoffman, and district patrons.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Kuhlman moved to move the agenda.  Seconded by Hanefeldt.  RCV:  5-0. Key excused. Motion Carried. 
Dorothy Renter, Mary Jane Saint John, and Rick Saint John spoke during public comment.
A. Superintendent Weber stated that 17 seniors graduated on Saturday. The five year nutrition review was
completed at the end of April. We will “flip the switch” on the new policies in June.
B. Principal Nilson stated that district track and golf are this next week. NSCAS testing is finished and class requests
for 23-24 have been submitted. The plan is to have schedules for students before the end of next week.
A. President Fanta stated that graduation went well on Saturday.
B. The curriculum committee met last week to review the ESU 1 contract for next year. The building committee
met and reviewed summer projects. The Bloomfield/Creighton committee met and reviewed staff surveys. They are
going to try to plan a joint board meeting to discuss thoughts on potential partnerships and to figure out ways to get
community and family feedback.
C. There was no correspondence.
The consent agenda consisted of the monthly financial report, bills, April minutes, and KSB policies 6001, 6002, 6003,
6004, 6005, 6006, 6007, 6008, 6009, 6010, 6011, 6012, 6013, 6014, 6015, 6016, 6017, 6018, 6020, 6021, 6025, 6026,
6027, 6028, 6029, 6030, 6031, 6032, 6033, 6034, 6035, 6036, and 6037 to be implemented at a later date.
Burns asked to pull out the Burns Lumber bill. Borgmann moved to approve the consent agenda without the Burn’s
Lumber bill. Seconded by Kuhlman. RCV: 5-0. Key excused. Motion carried. Borgmann moved to approve the Burn’s
Lumber bill. Seconded by Hanefeldt. RCV: 4-0-1 Kuhlman – yes, Borgmann, yes, Burns – abstain, Fanta – yes, and
Hanefeldt – yes. Key excused. Motion Carried.
Discussion/Action Items:   
A. The school is required to carry catastrophic student insurance. Burns moved to approve the Student Accident
Insurance plan. Seconded by Hanefeldt. RCV: 5-0. Key excused. Motion Carried.
B. Superintendent Weber explained that we could make the track a true 400 meter track instead of a 440 track
when we have it redone this summer. We would have to pay for additional cement work on the inside curve to do this.
This would not change the price with Pro Track and Tennis. The board discussed the pros and cons of doing this. The
board felt this would be the time if we want to do that, but discussed concerns that cutting into the base could cause

unforeseen problems that we have to repair. Kuhlman moved to approve the track project change from 440 to 400 with
the Claussen Construction bid of $27,530. Seconded by Burns. RCV: 4-1 Fanta – yes, Hanefeldt – yes, Kuhlman – yes,
Borgmann – no, Burns – yes. Key excused. Motion Carried.
C. The curriculum committee met this month and discussed ways to help students with mental health. Mrs. Kuhl
and Mrs. Mayo work with students on social skills like kindness, classroom expectations, etc. Superintendent Weber has
contacted Heartland Counseling about working with them. Borgmann moved to remove mental health from the 23-24
ESU 1 contract. Seconded by Kuhlman. RCV: 5-0. Key excused. Motion Carried.
D. CCPS previously contracted through ESU 8 for technology services. However, we now have to switch to ESU 1
since we are in their district. Hanefeldt moved to approve Option 1 Level 3 tech support ($6,000 for one visit per month)
from ESU 1 for the 2023-2024 school year. Seconded by Burns. RCV: 5-0. Key excused. Motion Carried.
E. Burns moved to approve Josh Key for the NASB Leadership Workshop and School Leaders in Law Conferences in
June. Seconded by Fanta. RCV: 5-0. Key excused. Motion Carried.
At 7:54 p.m., Borgmann moved to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Kuhlman. RCV: 5-0. Key excused. Motion
Carried. The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Monday, June 12, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. in the
High School Library.

Jennifer Hoffman, Secretary