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.
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 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 code.org 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
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:
- 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.
- Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on the sale of Alpha. The auction happened on August 1, 2022.
- Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on the adoption of the updated Math Standards.
- Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action to approve 2022-2023 Student Handbook.
- Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on the following policies-Goals 1-2:
- Third Reading
- Reviewed with no changes:
- Deleted for redundancy
- 5111.8 for redundancy
- 5112.2 for redundancy
- Third Reading
- Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on
6. STUDENT PERFORMANCE AND PROGRAM REPORTS:
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)
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
Legislative Update-Bill Summaries
State Senator Communications
NRCSA Legislative Conference
Interim Trustee for Chadron Community Hospital
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
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
ESU 13 Administrator Monthly Meeting
Quarterly Safety Committee Meeting
ALICAP Safety Visit
AWARE MH LEA & District Team Monthly Meetings
State/LEA Advisory Meeting
ii. Strategies for family attendance & participation
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
i. Process to support on-time grade completion
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.
8. BOARD MEMBER ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION (Non-Action)
- Something the BOE did tonight for student learning Goals 1-2
9. ADVANCE PLANNING (GOAL 3):
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
10. PUBLIC COMMENT TIME FOR ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA (No Personnel Items)
11. VOTE TO EXCUSE ANY ABSENT BOARD MEMBER(S):
a. Motion for Adjournment