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March 2024 Minutes

A regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Creighton Community School District No. 13 was held on March 11, 2024, 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.  The 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 Josh Key.  Kuhlman moved to excuse Hanefeldt, seconded by Burns.  RCV:  5-0.  Motion Carried.  Hanefeldt arrived at 7:19.


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 Key.  RCV:  5-0.  Hanefeldt excused.  Motion Carried. 


There was no public comment.



  1. Superintendent Weber shared that certificated contracts are due back on March 18th.  He is applying for a school safety grant for more bus cameras and some new AEDs.  State aid will increase by around $80,000 next year.  The Americanism committee will meet prior to the next board meeting.
  2. Principal Nilson reported that state testing will begin in the second week of April and that the ACT test for juniors will be March 26.  Eleot observations were done by ESU staff last week and the information will be used to prepare for the upcoming school improvement review.
  3. There was no president’s report.
  4. There were no committee reports.
  5. There was no correspondence.


The consent agenda consisted of the monthly financial report, bills, February minutes, resignations of Joe Pfanstiel and Kylie Bierman at the end of the current school year, and approval of contracts for Daryl Ladeaux (English), Ashley Koenig (Business) and Bree Eisenhauer (PE).  The payments to Josh Key and Duane Fanta were pulled out.  Key moved to approve the consent agenda without the bills to Josh Key and Duane Fanta.  Seconded by Kuhlman.  RCV:  5-0.  Hanefeldt excused.  Motion Carried.  Borgmann moved to approve the bill to Josh Key.  Seconded by Burns.  RCV:  4-0 Key abstain and Hanefeldt excused.  Motion Carried.  Burns moved, and Borgmann seconded, to approve the bill to Duane Fanta.  RCV:  4-0.  Fanta abstained and Hanefeldt was excused.  Motion Carried.


Discussion/Action Items:   

  1. Kuhlman moved to approve the 2024-2025 ESU 1 special education contract as presented.  Seconded by Key.  RCV:  5-0.  Hanefeldt excused.   Motion Carried.
  2. We need to replace the Internet access points, fiber, cabling and switches.  E-rate will reimburse sixty-nine percent of the cost up to $50,000.  Key moved to approve the first erate bid from Light Box for $46,655 and the second erate bid from Sterling for $3,500.  Seconded by Borgmann.  RCV:  6-0.  Motion Carried. 
  3. Burns moved to approve the master calendar for 2024-2025 as presented.  Seconded by Key.  RCV:  6-0.  Motion Carried. 
  4. The board reviewed the multi-cultural teaching lessons for the year.


At 7:29 p.m., Borgmann moved to adjourn the meeting.  Seconded by Burns.  RCV:  6-0.  Motion Carried.  The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Monday, April 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the high school library.