August 14, 2023 Minutes
A regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Creighton Community School District No. 13 was held on July 10,
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
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, and Josh Key. Borgmann moved to excuse Hanefeldt and
Key. Seconded by Burns. RCV: 4-0. Motion Carried.
Others Present: Superintendent Weber, Principal Nilson and Secretary Hoffman
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Kuhlman moved to move the agenda. Seconded by Borgmann. RCV: 4-0. Key and Hanefeldt excused. Motion Carried.
There was no public comment.
A. Superintendent Weber reported that the track just needs to be striped and then it will be finished. A P-12 th
grade open house was held with a great turnout. Valuations are coming in so the tax asking can be finalized.
There will be several legal updates this year on Title IX, 504 plans, and option enrollments.
B. There was no principal’s report.
C. There was no president’s report.
D. There were no committee reports.
E. There was no correspondence.
The consent agenda consisted of the monthly financial report, bills, July minutes, approve changes to the 23-24 student
handbooks as presented, approve early graduation request, KSB as the district’s legal counsel, revised Class Rank Policy
6008 with changes as presented, Knox County News as the district’s legal newspaper, Dana F. Cole as the district’s
financial audit firm, updated fee policy 5045 to reflect changes in adult meal prices for the 23-24 school year, purchase
of three additional Newline interactive TV devices from Pine Cove, Memorandums of Understanding for facility use and
transportation in case of emergency with Avera Creighton, and approve Creighton Teacher’s Association as the official
bargaining agent for the 24-25 school year. Burns asked to pull out the Burns Lumber bill. Kuhlman moved to approve
the consent agenda without the Burn’s Lumber bill. Seconded by Borgmann. RCV: 4-0. Key and Hanefeldt excused.
Motion carried. Fanta moved to approve the Burn’s Lumber bill. Seconded by Borgmann. RCV: 3-0-1 Kuhlman – yes,
Burns – abstain, Fanta – yes, and Borgmann – yes. Key and Hanefeldt excused. Motion Carried.
A. Burns moved to approve Midwest Bank as the district’s fund depository for the 23-24 school year. Seconded by
Fanta. RCV: 2-0-2. Burns – yes, Fanta – yes, Kuhlman – abstain, Borgmann – abstain. Key and Hanefeldt excused.
B. Due to recent legislative changes, our property tax request authority dropped significantly compared to last
year. Per the new guidelines, the school district needs a 70% vote of the board of education to increase our property tax
request by 7% in order to continue to levy at similar rates to previous years. The board does not anticipate any increases
in the levy and property tax request as compared to last year. Burns moved to approve the resolution to increase the
23-24 budget property tax request by 7%. Seconded by Kuhlman. RCV: 4-0. Key and Hanefeldt excused. Motion
C. Burns moved to have the Budget Workshop Special Meeting on August 28 at 6:00 p.m. and the Budget Hearing
and Tax Request on September 11 beginning at 6:45 p.m. Borgmann seconded the motion. RCV: 4-0. Key and
Hanefeldt excused. Motion Carried.
D. Superintendent Weber shared the tentative plan to spend the remaining ESSER III funds.
E. Superintendent Weber shared information on a 2021 53 passenger bus. We currently have three bus routes and
are taking the activity bus on a route every day. The board discussed purchasing a bus and decided to continue
operating with the vehicles that the school currently has at this time.
F. We currently have three bus drivers and it would be nice to have someone who could fill in. Burns moved to
approve district coverage of all costs related to substitute bus drivers obtaining appropriate training and licensure and
being employed for at least six months. Seconded by Kuhlman. RCV: 4-0. Key and Hanefeldt excused. Motion Carried.
G. The board discussed substitute bus and route driver pay. Borgmann moved to approve substitute bus driver pay
of $30 per hour for drivers with level 1 training and $67.50 per route for drivers with a CDL and bus endorsement.
Seconded by Burns. RCV: 4-0. Key and Hanefeldt excused. Motion Carried.
H. Fanta moved to approve Kuhlman, Borgmann, Burns, Hanefeldt, and Key at the September 6 area membership
meeting. Seconded by Kuhlman. RCV: 4-0. Key and Hanefeldt excused. Motion Carried.
At 8:00 p.m., Borgmann moved to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Fanta. RCV: 4-0. Key and Hanefeldt excused.
Motion Carried. The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Monday, September 11, at 7:00 p.m.
in the high school library.
Jennifer Hoffman, Secretary