November 8, 2010

7:00 P.M.


The Board of Education for the Hayes Center Public Schools District #43-0079 held its regular board meeting on Monday, November 8, 2010 in the Conference Room at the High School. Notice of the meeting was given in advance by publication and posting in accordance with the Board policy of giving notice of such meetings. Notice of this meeting was given in advance to all Board members.

President Large called the meeting to order at 7:01 P.M. with Superintendent Ron Howard, Principal Brian Hof, and Board members Kevin Large, Kris Kressin, Marian Richards, Randy Richter, Bob Rosno, and Joe Anderjaska present.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by those in attendance.

Visitors present were: Alicia Dimas, Tim Hendricks and Brett Warren.

The Open Meetings Law Poster was on display and recognized by President Large.

ADDITION TO AND ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA-Rosno moved, seconded by Anderjaska, to approve the agenda. Voting yes: Rosno, Richards, Large, Anderjaska, Richter, Kressin. Voting no: none. Motion passed 6-0.

AUDIENCE COMMUNICATIONS: Mrs. Dimas addressed the board with her concerns about the sale of the teacherage at 409 Hughes.

SERVICES REPORT-TECHNOLOGY-Brett Warren gave an update on all he has been working on throughout the district. He presented several money saving solutions for various technology problems in the district including working with Mr. Hendricks to coordinate the manufacturing of docking stations for the laptops. Mr. Warren also gave a short presentation on Smart Shield software that will allow teachers to monitor each student’s online usage and would provide more options for classroom use.

TRANSPORTATION- The bus with the slipping transmission had a module that was not working. It has been fixed and is being used on the route again with no further problems.   Luke Wolford will be a substitute driver and an activity driver.

MAINTENANCE AND GROUNDS-FACILITIES UPDATE-Two security cameras are being installed on the outside of the new gym to monitor the student parking lot. The front of the new building has been sealed and painted. The rock border around the high school has been finished. The retaining wall has been completed. The area north of the new gym has been cleaned up and sod has been laid. The handicapped area has been resurfaced and the asphalt and landscaping around the elementary school has been done. The basement repairs to the teacherage at 307 Daniels has started and should be completed soon.

Mr. Cox used the rented scissor lift to paint the front of the old school and to fix some safety concerns that were mentioned earlier in the safety audit. He has also replaced a number of lights that could not be done without the lift and has fixed the leaking gutters.


BOARD MEMBER/COMMITTEE REPORTS/REQUESTS: Kressin questioned having the security cameras in the parking lot and not in the classrooms. Cameras in the classroom will be an action item on the agenda in December.

Anderjaska requested a report log for the December meeting of what the bus supervisor is doing with his time since he is no longer driving the afternoon route.

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT-NOVEMBER 12 EARLY DISMISSAL-Students will be dismissed at 2:30-Teachers will meet from 2:30 to 4:30 to work on scoping and sequencing core curriculum areas, addressing the Title I plans and the HAL program. The staff will also meet at the building level to discuss student’s academic needs and individual goals.  Teachers will leave early on the 11th to make up for the late meeting on the 12th.

PRINCIPAL REPORT-Mr. Hof reported that 30 of 36, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students attended the Jr. High dance. It was a huge success. Prom will be April 16th with Divine Productions doing the pictures and providing the music for the dance.  He also reported on the meetings Mr. Frecks and he had with Wallace and Wauneta-Palisade concerning cooping the Jr. High football program.  Both are open to the idea and will discuss it with their respective boards.

Joe Anderjaska thanked Mr. Hof for putting on the dance for the Jr. High.

EXECUTIVE SESSION- Richards moved, seconded by Anderjaska, to go into executive session to protect the public’s interest as we discuss the negotiation of the possible litigation offer from BD Construction, to discuss the potential staff Christmas gift and to discuss the bids on the property at 409 Hughes. Voting yes: Large, Anderjaska, Richter, Rosno, Richards. Voting no: Kressin. Motion passed 5-1. The board entered Executive session at 7:59 P.M. President Large declared the board out of Executive Session at 8:30.

ACTION ITEMS-CONSENT AGENDA- Anderjaska moved, seconded by Rosno to approve the consent agenda consisting of the approval of the Minutes of the October 11, 2010 Regular Meeting and October 22, 2010 Special Meeting and approval of October General Fund Claims in the amount of $7,600, November General Fund claims in the amount of $187,320.01, and the November Bond Payment and fee in the amount of $156,482.25. Voting yes: Richards, Large, Anderjaska, Richter, Kressin, Rosno. Voting no: none. Motion passed 6-0.

APPROVE SKID LOADER LEASE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE COUNTY-Mr. Howard went to the County meeting on Tuesday. He believes our portion of the lease would be less than 100 hours for the year at $10/hour.   Anderjaska moved, seconded by Richards, to approve the skid loader lease in conjunction with the county. Voting yes: Large, Anderjaska, Richter, Kressin, Rosno, Richards. Voting no: none. Motion passed 6-0.

ACCEPT BID FOR TEACHERAGE AT 409 HUGHES AVE-Anderjaska moved, seconded by Large, to accept the bid of $18,000 for the teacherage. Voting yes: Anderjaska, Richards, Large . Voting no: Richter, Kressin, Rosno. Motion failed 3-3.

Anderjaska moved, seconded by Large, to accept the second highest bid of $17,500 for the teacherage at 409 Hughes. Richter, Kressin, Rosno, Richards, Large, Anderjaska. Voting no: none. Motion passed 6-0.

STAFF CHRISTMAS GIFTS- After discussion, Richter moved, seconded by Richards, to include staff Christmas gifts as recommended by the administration. Voting yes: Richards, Large, Richter. Voting no: Kressin, Rosno, Anderjaska. Motion failed 3-3.


LITIGATION REPORT- The Board asked Mr. Howard to continue the litigation process.

INFORMATION ONLY-The board was given a list of the sponsors for the Nebraska Brass concert which will be held at the school November 27th.

The Board and Administration received a Thank You note from Mr. and Mrs. Wortman in appreciation for the meals that have been provided during this school year.

FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS-Superintendent evaluation in December.  

Richards moved, seconded by Richter, to include staff Christmas gifts at $50 less than the previous recommendation. Voting yes: Rosno, Richards, Large, Richter. Voting no: Anderjaska, Kressin. Motion passed 4-2.

President Large adjourned the meeting at 9:03 P.M.

The next regular scheduled meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. in the High School Conference Room.


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