Chadron School Board Agenda Aug 8, 2022


Chadron Public Schools Board of Education 

Regular Board Meeting August 8, 2022 5:30 PM

“Infinite Possibilities – Infinite Education”

“Opportunities for All”

Notified BOE Member Absences:   

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


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 and in the BOE Documents folder. 

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 August 8, 2022 Regular Board Meeting.

g.  Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting for July 11, 2022

Introduction and welcome of new teachers.

The Cardinal App presentation by Brock and Uati

“Celebrate to Elevate”

h. Awards and/or Honors- 

  • Congratulations to our FCCLA National Winners!
    • Morgan Schommer, Level 2, Chapter Service Portfolio – Gold Rating – Top Ten in the Nation and 5th place
    • Kenzie Pourier, Level 2, Teach and Learn Portfolio – Silver Rating

i. High Fives-

  • Congratulations to our FFA Chapter for being inducted into the Dawes County Ag Hall of Fame!
  • Thank you to the School Board and Superintendent for approving the install of HVAC units in half the high school this summer! 
  • Thank you to all Custodial and Maintenance staff for getting our schools ready for the 2022-23 school year!  A special thanks to the maintenance crews for the renovations and updates to locker rooms, high school gym, sidewalk and more this summer!
  • CHS had 10 students complete 18 credits during summer school in June.  Thank you to Mrs. Riggs for assisting in supervising summer school classes. 
  • Thank you to Mr. Paopao for hosting multiple chromebook orientation programs for our high school students and parents/guardians.
  • Thank you to Mr. Barry and our fall coaches for sponsoring the Fall Sports Meeting on Aug. 8th.
  • Congratulations to Mrs. Rhodes and the cast and crew of Newsies Jr.! Everyone did an AMAZING job!
  • The custodial & maintenance crews for their work to prepare our building and grounds for the school year
  • Morford’s Decorating for installation of new carpets in classrooms
  • Students who participated in the final week of our summer school program
  • Mr. Hare for attending the math standards workshop and training in Lincoln
  • Mrs. Traphagan for attending the 20th Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Holocaust Symposium at Appalachian State University in North Carolina in July.
  • All of the CMS students who participated in the Dawes County Fair
  • Heather Valencia, Kaci Swinney (summer custodians) and maintenance crew for all of their work over the summer
  • Dee Dee Grant and Brooke Olson – Their work on the development of Social Studies curriculum and trip to Washington D.C.
  • Summer Enrichment Teachers and Paras 
  • Lorna Eliason for her work on securing a grant to provide an Outdoor Classroom space at CIS and getting new picnic tables, benches and mulch
  • Science Camp Teachers and Paras for a fun and educational time and deeper dive into science!
  • Staff, volunteers and student helpers for the Jr. Drama Camp in July. The production of “Newsies, Jr.” was amazing! 
  • To all of the teachers who spent their summers on continuous learning opportunities and trainings.
  • To the custodial/maintenance staff for their hard work and patience as they clean  and repair our buildings!!
  • To Mrs. Ritterbush, Mrs. Bounous, and Mrs. Sandstrom who provided our summer enrichment to students for three weeks this summer as well as Joanne Downs who supported our summer enrichment program.
  • To Lorna Eliason who coordinated our summer camps and aided with the enrichment for our students.
  • To the ESU and District staff members who have provided tremendous support and trainings for staff, paraprofessionals, and substitute teachers.

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


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



  1. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on BOE members attending Conferences/Meetings/Trainings-Goals 1-2.  Discuss the NASB board position. Area Membership is August 29 at Gering.
  2. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on the sale of Alpha.  The auction happened on August 1, 2022.
  3. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on the adoption of the updated Math Standards.
  4. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action to approve 2022-2023 Student Handbook.
  5. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on the following policies-Goals 1-2:
    1. Third Reading
      1. 5147.1
      2. 5113
      3. 5113.3
      4. 5115
    2. Reviewed with no changes:
      1. 5112.7
      2. 5113.4
    3. Deleted for redundancy
      1. 5111.8 for redundancy
      2. 5112.2 for redundancy


  1. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on  


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

b. Board Committee Reports – If any activity has occurred; Finance Committee (2nd Monday @ Noon); American Civics/Curriculum Committee (3rd Monday @ Noon); Policy Committee (3rd Monday @ 7 AM) Building & Grounds Committee ($7.435+ Million in Projects to do) (1st Monday at 11:00am); Personnel Committee (3rd Wednesday  @ Noon); Safety Committee; Legislative Committee and Foundation Committee (3rd Wednesday at 7 AM)


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

Legislative Update-Bill Summaries

State Senator Communications

NRCSA Legislative Conference

STANCE Meetings

Interim Trustee for Chadron Community Hospital

ii. Finances

Federal Audit Submission, G5 Update, $5000 mini grant, GEERS money, Juvenile Justice Community Plan, Perkins

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

iv. Teaching, Learning, & Serving 

After School Program

b.  College & Career Ready & Civic

i. Curriculum development and alignment to Content Standards

2022 ACT Results, Data, ASVAB, NWEA

ii. Integration of Career Readiness Standards into all content areas

iii. Systemic and collaborative curriculum review

Health Standard Meeting with Patrons

iv. Partnerships for expanded learning opportunity

Juvenile Justice Community Plan

v.   Career awareness, exploration, and preparation instruction

c. Assessment

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


ii. Utilizing balanced assessment system


iii. Sharing assessments in a timely manner

Educlimber, Acadience, BIMAS

iv. Establishing and sharing grading policies and standards

v. Utilizing perceptual data

Educlimber, Acadience, After School Program

d. Educator Effectiveness

i. Measuring and addressing teacher engagement.

School and classroom walk-throughs. Google Classroom and Google Drive training

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


Teacher Evaluations complete and classified are complete too.

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

Admin Team Evaluations complete

iv. Developing a professional Learning plan to support continuous improvement

Covid Response Update

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

659 new Chromebooks

e. Positive Partnerships, Relationships, and Success

i. Partnerships w/community groups & support services

Partner with PPHD to closely monitor and investigate CoVId cases. Mental Health Team meets regularly to review students services and discuss individual student referrals

Weekly Rotary Meetings 

Bimonthly STANCE Meetings

NASB Monthly Update

Radio Talks

ESU 13 Administrator Monthly Meeting 

Pandemic Plan

School Safety  

Quarterly Safety Committee Meeting

ALICAP Safety Visit

AWARE MH LEA & District Team Monthly Meetings

State/LEA Advisory Meeting

ii. Strategies for family attendance & participation

Superintendent Blog.

iii. Expectations for safe, clean, and healthy schools

Review and monitor CoVid disinfection plan.

iv. Measuring and addressing student engagement

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

Juvenile Justice Community Plan

f. Transitions

i.  Process to support on-time grade completion

1:30 outs

Kindergarten Roundup

School Visits and Tours.

ii. Process for addressing the needs of highly mobile students

Transition, Indian Education, Juvenile Justice

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


iv. Processes to ensure the preparedness of incoming students

Orientation and Technology Boot Camp

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

vi. School, and to post-high school opportunities

g. Educational Opportunities & Access

i.  Before or after school opportunities

Monitor 21st Century grant that subsidizes the after-school program.

Title VI Indian Education Parent Meeting

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

Acellus and I-Ready

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

v. Aligning educational opportunities to the needs of all students

Acellus online learning

vi. Evaluating new educational programs

h.  Thank Yous-

Summer staff for making the buildings and grounds look great.


  1. Something the BOE did tonight for student learning Goals 1-2


a. American Civics/Curriculum Committee – July 18, 2022 @ Noon

b. Policy Committee Meeting – July 18, 2022 @ 7 AM   

c. Building & Grounds Committee Meeting – August 1, 2022 @ 11am 

d. Personnel Meeting – August 8, 2022 at Noon

e. Finance Committee Meeting – August 8, 2022 at Noon

f.  Regular Board Meeting– August 8, 2022 at 5:30 PM

g. Legislative Committee-

h. Foundation – September 21, 2022 at 7 AM




a.   Motion for Adjournment