Chadron School Board Agenda Aug 9, 2021


 Chadron Public Schools Board of Education 

Regular Board Meeting –Aug 29, 2021 5:30 PM

Central Office Board Room & Via Zoom at

“Infinite Possibilities – Infinite Education”

“Opportunities for All”

Board Goals (Reviewed 3.11.20):

1.  CPS students will either be proficient or meet typical growth in core areas using appropriate grade levels assessments by providing multi-tiered systems of support to ensure equitable learning environments for all students by 2023-24.

(Teaching & Learning which includes: College & Career Ready, Assessment, Teacher Effectiveness)

2.  Foster a positive/adaptive culture that builds trusting relationships through communication and collaboration with all stakeholders for continuous school improvement.

(Positive Partnerships, Relationships, and Student Success)

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 9, 2021 Regular Board Meeting.

g.  Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting for July 12, 2021

“Celebrate to Elevate”

h. Awards and/or Honors- 

  • ALICAP Safety Honor Roll 2021-22

i. High Fives-

  • Thank you to all Custodial and Maintenance staff for getting our schools ready for the 2021-22 school year!
  • CHS had 16 students taking summer school credit-recovery classes for the four weeks in June. Thank you to Mrs. Riggs for assisting in supervising summer school classes. 
  • A HUGE Thank You to Mrs. Watson and Mrs. Berry for calculating and transferring all of the At-Home Learning credits and summer school credits from last year on to individual student transcripts!
  • Thank you to Mr. Paopao for hosting multiple chromebook orientation programs for our high school students and parents/guardians.
  • Thank you to Mr. Pope and our fall coaches for sponsoring the Fall Sports Meeting on Aug. 10th.
  • Mrs. Rhodes and the cast and crew of Peter Pan Jr. It was a fantastic show!
  • The custodial & maintenance crews for their work to prepare our building for the school year
  • Morford’s Decorating for finishing the new hallway floors before students and staff returned
  • Students who participated in the final week of our summer learning program
  • Thank you to Mr. Paopao for hosting multiple chromebook orientation programs for our high school students and parents/guardians.
  • All of the CMS students who participated in the Dawes County Fair
  • 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 our buildings!!
  • To the ESU and District staff members who have provided tremendous support and trainings for staff, paraprofessionals, and substitute teachers.
  • To everyone who helped with the online Summer Camps:  
  • To all of the teachers who attended trainings over the summer
  • To the custodial/maintenance and grounds staff for their preparation for teachers and students
  • To Ms. Tewahade for setting up and taking down the student artwork for the 2020 Dawes County Fair
  • To Josh, Charlie, Heather and the rest of the crew for help with the new classroom

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

k.  Introduction of new teaching staff


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 in regards to Honeywell on rooftop gym in primary. (recommend table until more info)  
  2. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action in regards to LG and Farris reports for Primary HVAC. (recommend table until more info).  The vendors that were contacted are extremely busy and have not had time to look at our specs.


  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 adding KSB Law to the list of vendors/lawyers.-Goals 1-2
  3. Discuss the 2021-22 Opening Plans. -Goals 1-2
  4. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action of the 2021-22 Student Handbook -Goals 1-2


  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) and Summer School.

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

ii. Finances

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

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

iv. Teaching, Learning, & Serving 

Paul  Resignation

b.  College & Career Ready & Civic

i. Curriculum development and alignment to Content Standards

2020 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

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 

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-


  1. Something the BOE did tonight for student learning Goals 1-2
  2. Superintendent evaluation summary
  3. COVID 19 Websites:”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

Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD)

Governor Rickett’s Website

Nebraska Department of Education (NDE)  


Parking Project

a. American Civics/Curriculum Committee – July 19, 2021 @ Noon

b. Policy Committee Meeting – July 19, 2021 @ 7 AM   

c. Building & Grounds Committee Meeting – August 2, 2021 @ 11am 

d. Personnel Meeting – July 21, 2021 at Noon

e. Finance Committee Meeting – August 9, 2021 at Noon

f.  Regular Board Meeting– August 9, 2021 at 5:30 PM

g. Legislative Committee-

h. Foundation – September 15, 2021 at 7 AM


Public Participation at Board Meetings                                                                                                     9325.5

The function of meetings of the Chadron Board of Education is to conduct the business of the Chadron Public School District, as distinguished from providing an open citizen’s forum.  In accord with its policy confirming the right and desirability of the public to express its point of view to the board, delegations or individuals are welcome at regular meetings, subject to the following regulations designed to expedite deliberations and provide for full consideration of problems and questions:

1.   Visitors to board meetings shall conduct themselves in a dignified manner. Displays of emotion, applause, or other verbal or physical demonstrations of support or opposition to a topic or a person who is speaking are unacceptable.

2.   Persons addressing the Board on an item on the agenda will be called on during the public comment section of the agenda or when that respective item is discussed.  Persons addressing the Board on an item not on the agenda will be given the opportunity to do so under the public comment section only.  No more than a total of ten minutes will be allowed for public discussion of an item not on the agenda.  Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act, the board will not take any action on matters that are not on the agenda.

3.   To speak to an item on the agenda:

a.  Stand during the visitor’s recognition;

b.  State your name;

c.  State the agenda item to which you wish to speak – your name will be placed under that subject on the agenda and you will be called upon when that subject comes up for discussion, or you may speak on that item during the public comment section;

d.  Should a person arrive late and wish to speak to an agenda item yet to be considered, the person’s name, and agenda item must be made available to the chairperson through a principal or the superintendent.

4.   A time limit of five minutes per speaker will be allowed.  Not more than a total of twenty minutes will be allowed for public discussion of an agenda item.  These time limits may be extended by a consensus of the members present.

5. At a public meeting of the board, no person shall orally initiate charges or complaints against individual employees of the district or challenge instructional materials used in the district. All such charges, complaints, or challenges shall be presented through the appropriate district complaint process. Complaints involving the reputation of any person connected with the district will not be heard by the Board while sitting in public session.

6.   Any written or printed materials to be circulated for a meeting of the board of education must be submitted to the superintendent three working days prior to the board meeting.  This material will be transmitted to the members of the board for their consideration.

Adopted: 10-10-83                                                                                                        Chadron Public Schools 

Amended: 1-11-10                                                                                                     Chadron, Nebraska

Reviewed: 8-11-14



a.   Motion for Adjournment

FOOTNOTE – The board of education may go into closed session by an affirmative vote of a majority of its voting members if a closed session is clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual.

NOTICE: Except for an emergency, this agenda shall not be altered later than twenty-four hours before the scheduled commencement of the meeting.