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Chadron School Board Agenda April 11, 2022

Chadron Public Schools Board of Education 

Regular Board Meeting – 5:30 PM

April 11, 2022   Central Office Board Room

“Infinite Possibilities – Infinite Education Opportunities for All”

Notified BOE Member Absences:   

The Board at the meeting may rearrange the order of the agenda.

1.  ROUTINE MATTERS:

a.  Welcome and Recognition of Visitors-

b.  Meeting Called to Order – A complete copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act is posted on the west wall of the conference room.

c.  Pledge of Allegiance

d. Determine if a Quorum is Present

e. Motion to Declare the Meeting Properly Publicized and Open to the Public.

f. Approval of the Agenda for the April 11, 2022 Regular Board Meeting.

g. Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting for March 14, 2022.

“Celebrate to Elevate”

h.  Awards and/or Honors-

  • Congratulations to Mylee Kvistad for submitting the winning Dawes County Fair Drawing

i. High Fives-

  • ‘It’s A Big Deal Day’ April 6th – Thanks to all the CHS staff and students for their work during this annual day of testing in the high school!  Also, thank you to our community speakers for their time sharing with our seniors on transitional topics!
  • CHS Class of 2022 Graduating Seniors – Upon successful completion of all local and state credit requirements.
  • All of the staff who helped with the CMS Scholastics Meet on March 25th. We hosted 19 teams from 10 schools. CMS 8th graders took first place and CMS 7th graders took 2nd!
  • CMS track season has begun and we have 74 students participating! The first track meet of the year was postponed due to weather but rescheduled for Monday, April 11th.
  • Thank you to everyone who helped with the Chadron Middle School Track Invite on Saturday, April 9th.
  • To the fourth grade students who are participating in the FAST program (Middle School Transition)
  • To Students for completing their Essays for the  American Essay Contest.  This year’s Local winner was Ellianna Schuckman!
  • To the staff and students who have had a successful start to the Testing Season!
  • To Mrs. Rischling for helping to organize the 2022 CSC Challenge Days
  • To Mrs. Eliason for all the preparation for the 2022 CIS Garden/Garden Club
  • To staff and students in conducting a successful lock-down drill.  Students were quick to get into position and ready to defend themselves..
  • To all of the members of the F.A.S.T. team including staff and community members. We are excited to welcome the new students and families to our building next fall.
  • To our interview team and all of our applicants, we had some great applicants for our open positions.
  • To Mrs. Rischling for coordinating our Challenge Days with staff and students from CSC
  • To Coach Stadler and the CSC volleyball team for visiting our students

j. Recognition of Public Requesting to Comment on Specific Agenda Items

2. BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS:

a. Treasurer’s Report – Submitted by Sara Taylor, Business Manager

b. Approval of Bills and Claims – General Fund, Depreciation Fund, Lunch Fund, Cooperative Fund, and Special Building Fund

c. Approval of Bills and Claims – Student Activity Fund and Student Fee Fund

3. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

4.   NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on BOE members attending Conferences/Meetings/Trainings-Goals 1-2
  2. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on selecting a local attorney to help with Alpha sale.
  3. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on the following policies-Goals 1-2:
    1. Reviewed with no changes:
      1. 5110
      2. 5111
      3. 5111.12
      4. 5111.3
      5. 5111.4
      6. 5111.5
      7. 5111.6
    2. Delete 
      1. 5111.7
    3. Policy Changes Recommended by School Attorney
      1. None at this time

5. PERSONNEL:

  1. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on the counselor/adaptive PE position.
  2. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on new teaching contracts. Goals 1 & 2
    1. Kat Rischling for the Kindergarten position.
    2. Lauren Collins for the Kindergarten position.
    3. Rachel Gifford for the HS English position.

6.  STUDENT PERFORMANCE AND PROGRAM REPORTS:

a. Administrator Reports Including: Building Principals, Technology Director, Curriculum Director, SRO, and Maintenance Supervisor.

b. Board Committee Reports – If any activity has occurred; Finance Committee (2nd Monday @ 11:00am); American Civics/Curriculum Committee (3rd Monday @ Noon); Policy Committee (3rd Monday @ 7 AM) Building & Grounds Committee  (1st Monday at 11:00am); Personnel Committee (2nd Monday @ Noon); Safety Committee; Legislative Committee and Foundation Committee (3rd Wednesday at 7 AM)

I would like to thank Chadron Intermediate and Chadron Middle School for hosting me as a student teacher this semester.  This is a wonderful district and Chadron Public Schools will forever hold a special place in my heart. 

Megan Lucht

7. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT AND BOARD-SUPERINTENDENT DISCUSSION:

AQuESTT – Accountability for a Quality Education System Today and Tomorrow  AQuESTT is Nebraska’s next-generation accountability system. It aims to meet and exceed statutory requirements for accountability (R.S.S 79-760.06 and 79-760.07) by considering the broader educational experiences and success of students.

a. Leadership & Support Systems for Six (6) Tenets of AQuESTT

i. Leadership & high quality services in: processes, regulations, interagency collaboration, data systems, fiscal responsibility, and evaluation

NCRSA 20-22 President, Commissioner’s Advisory Board.  CSC President’s Diversity Committee.  Talking on Radio.  PPHD Collaboration, STANCE, NCSA. Interview Team for NDE Accountability position 2021.  Testifies at legislature. Met with Senator Walz.  Assessment.  Title I Monitoring Visit

ii. Finances

Budget and Audit related materials, including comparison summaries. Audit

iii. Engage policy partners & stakeholders in development of: policies, regulations, and practices

Policy updates, 2023 Juvenile Justice Grant Complete, Allicap Report, Testifies at legislature.

Teaching, Learning, & Serving

CoVid Green, Yellow, Red Plan for starting school. Routinely monitor and edit Standard Operating Procedures for each building. Reviewed Covid Plan. Title I Monitoring Visit

b.  College & Career Ready & Civic

i. Curriculum development and alignment to Content Standards.

Correspondence with several groups about Health Standards and Accreditation

ii. Integration of Career Readiness Standards into all content areas

iii. Systemic and collaborative curriculum review

Teachers attended language arts standards meetings.

iv. Partnerships for expanded learning opportunity

Met with County Commissioners. Met with CSC President

v.   Career awareness, exploration, and preparation instruction

c. Assessment

i.  Process to ensure reliable, valid, and appropriate assessments

MAPS testing, ASVAB, ACT, DIBELS, Acadience

ii. Utilizing balanced assessment system

EduClimber

iii. Sharing assessments in a timely manner

Data retreat and BOE sharing

iv. Establishing and sharing grading policies and standards

Handbook updates

v. Utilizing perceptual data

EduClimber

d. Educator Effectiveness

i. Measuring and addressing teacher engagement

40 Assets, Technology Day, Digital Citizenship

ii. Utilizing a research-based instructional model aligned to the NE Teacher Principal Performance Framework (NTPPF)

Danielson

iii. Utilizing a formal staff evaluation process aligned to the NE Evaluation Model for Teachers and Principals

Danielson

iv. Developing a professional Learning plan to support continuous improvement

CoVid Green, Yellow, Red Plan for starting school. Survey of staff and parents concerning learning and CoVid.

v. Technology to support teaching and learning, Success, Access, & Support

1:1 Chromebooks, projectors, doors, carts, wifi on busses

e. Positive Partnerships, Relationships, and Success

i. Partnerships w/community groups & support services

Partner with PPHD to closely monitor and investigate CoVId cases.

Collaborate with NRCSA, NDE, & PPHD for CoVid response. 

ii. Strategies for family attendance & participation

Radio spots to talk about CoVid plans and other school related items. Title I Monitoring Visit

iii. Expectations for safe, clean, and healthy schools

CoVid plans

iv. Measuring and addressing student engagement

AWARE

v. Strategies to support all students in monitoring and managing Learning

BIMAS

f. Transitions

i.  Process to support on-time grade completion

Acellus. Grade visits to new buildings.  

ii. Process for addressing the needs of highly mobile students

iii. Process to identify and support students at risk of dropping out

Juvenile Justice, AWARE

iv. Processes to ensure the preparedness of incoming students

Orientations, Open house, Computer trainings, and Tours

v. Strategies to support transition from Primary, to Intermediate, to Middle School, to High

Orientations, Open house, Computer trainings, and Tours

vi. School, and to post-high school opportunities

College Fairs, CSC Partnership, Senior Fridays

g. Educational Opportunities & Access

i.  Before or after school opportunities

21st Century Learning, ESSERS

ii. Supplementing in-person classroom instruction with digital learning opportunities

Acellus, Wonders, Google

iii. Processes relating to a Target Improvement Plan (TIP)

Cognia

v. Aligning educational opportunities to the needs of all students

Standards Review.  Americanism Criteria

vi. Evaluating new educational programs

Title I Monitoring Visit

h.  Thank Yous- 

 8.   BOARD MEMBER ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION (Non-Action)

  1. Something the BOE did tonight for student learning Goals 1-2
  2. COVID 19 Websites:

cdcfoundation.org-”Adapting, Evolving, Thriving: Tools to Evolve COVID-19 Schools Strategy” 

www.launchne.comThis website is to help school leaders to work though decisions that will be necessary before students can reenter the physical buildings

CDC website http://www.cdc.gov

Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD) http://pphd.org

Governor Rickett’s Website http://governor.nebraska.gov

Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) http://education.ne.gov  

9.  ADVANCE PLANNING (GOAL 3):

a. American Civics/Curriculum Committee-May 16, 2022 @ Noon

b. Policy Committee Meeting-April 19, 2022  @ 7 AM   

c. Building & Grounds Committee Meeting-May 2, 2022 @ 11:00am

d. Personnel Meeting-May 9, 2022 at Noon

e.  Finance Committee Meeting – May 9, 2022 at 11:00am

f.  Regular Board Meeting–May 9, 2022 at 5:30 PM

g. Legislative Committee-

h. Foundation-April 20, 2022 @ 7 AM

10.  PUBLIC COMMENT TIME FOR ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA (No Personnel Items)

11.   VOTE TO EXCUSE ANY ABSENT BOARD MEMBER(S): 

12. ADJOURNMENT:

a.   Motion for Adjournment

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