October 2021 Minutes
Unofficial M I N U T E S
BOARD OF EDUCATION DISTRICT #62
MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2021 @ 7:30 P.M.
SCRIBNER – SNYDER BAND BUILDING
Open the Meeting
Call the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Scribner-Snyder President, Laura Schnoor presiding.
Open Meetings Act
Notice of this meeting was properly published in a newspaper of general circulation by advance Public Notice with notice and advance agenda given to all members of the board prior to the meeting date.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
A call of roll showed all members present: Don Beck, Mike Fischer, Matt Kruse, Cory Schlueter, Laura Schnoor and Andrea Vacha
Welcoming of Visitors
Representatives of DLR Group and Carlson West Povondra presented proposals for their services in regards to conducting a Facility needs assessment of SSCS campus.
Board Members – Schnoor and Vacha talked about the Fremont Area Meeting that they attended.
Principal Stithem reported on the following items:
- October 14th ends the first quarter of the school year.
- Students from SSCS and LV enjoyed a Homecoming Dance on Saturday, October 2nd. Thanks to Ben and Becky Lundry for their DJ services.
- 1:30 Dismissal on Thursday, October 14th, and fall break from October 15-18.
- Parent -Teacher Conference were held on September 22nd.
- Seeking board input regarding the Staff Handbook and the topic of tattoos.
- Thank you to Mrs. Kafonek for the outstanding book fair this year.
Superintendent Peitzmeier reported on the following items:
- Legislative Issues:
-Approval of minutes and agenda
-Annual Audit was held on September 27th.
-Food supply shortage
-County Tax Repayment
-Staffing Update - Hired a Para
-Old High School update
-Buildings/Grounds/Transportation committee meeting
-Attended the NASB Fall Membership Meeting on September 29th.
-NASB State Conference will be held on November 11th
-E-Sports tournament went very well. Thank you to Skywave and Great Plains Communications for sponsoring and also a big shout out to Nick Ell for the technology help.
-Congratulations to Jillian Dames for receiving the Believers and Achievers Award.
-After School Program
- Homecoming Parade/pep rally
- Negotiations meeting
Updated the Board on Superintendent attendance/absences
Approval of the Consent Agenda
Vacha moved to approve the Consent Agenda as presented which includes the approval of the agenda, the September 13, 2021 Minutes, Treasurers Report (attachment 1), Financial Reports (attachment 2), the actual General Fund expenses (attachment 3) and placed them on file. Schlueter seconded and motion carried 6-yes.
Discuss, Consider, and Take Necessary Action to approve freezer/cooler bid
Vacha moved to approve the purchase of a walk-in freezer/cooler as presented. Beck seconded and following discussion motion carried 6-yes.
Discuss, Consider, and Take Necessary Action to approve board policy
Schlueter moved that policy 404.02.1 “Return to Work” be approved as presented. Kruse seconded and following discussion motion carried 6-yes.
Discussed that this was a new policy.
Discuss, Consider, and Take Necessary Action regarding renewal of the football co-op with Logan View Public Schools for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years
Vacha moved to renew the Football Co-op with Logan View Public Schools for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years. Schlueter seconded and following discussion motion carried 6-yes.
The contracts are for JH and HS Football. Nothing has changed in the contracts.
Discuss, Consider, and Take Necessary Action regarding Substitute Teacher Pay
Beck moved to approve substitute teacher pay at $140.00 a day. Kruse seconded and following discussion motion carried 6-yes.
Discuss, Consider, and Take Necessary Action regarding enlisting the service of an architect for facility study
Table item until November’s board meeting.
- COVID-19 Updates – Peitzmeier updated the Board on current status of absences.
- Superintendent Evaluation – Schnoor pulled the Board on the process and she will send copies to board members to be completed.
- Motion to Enter Executive Session
Vacha moved to enter executive session at 9:45 pm for the purpose of strategy
session with respect to collective bargaining. Schlueter seconded and motion
- Motion to Return to Regular Session
Fischer moved to resume regular session at 9:56 pm. Vacha seconded and
motion carried 6-yes.
There being no further business on the agenda of this meeting, President Laura Schnoor adjourned the meeting at 9:57 p.m.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education of District #62, Dodge County, will be Monday, November 8, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., in the Scribner–Snyder Band Room. Agenda items are kept current in the superintendent’s office and may be inspected during regular business hours.