Chadron School Board Agenda Feb 8, 2021

Chadron Public Schools Board of Education 

Regular Board Meeting – Feb 8, 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 February 8, 2021 Regular Board Meeting.

g.  Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting for January 11, 2021.

“Celebrate to Elevate”

h. Awards and/or Honors-  

i. High Fives-

  • To the families that participated and attended our Parent/Teacher Conferences.  We love the opportunity to connect with families.  
  • Kathy Smith for receiving $350 in coding materials through her participation in
  • Dana Tewhade for conducting QPR training on January 22nd.
  • Melissa Marcek with UNL-Extension for completing Next Chapter with CMS 7th graders
  • Mrs. Rojas, Mrs. Waugh and Mrs. Hoffman for being part of the 7th/8th grade LA interview team.
  • Mrs. Burch, Mrs. Rojas and Mrs. Dubs for agreeing to be school partners in our spring FAST cycle with 6th grade students.
  • Congratulations to Fia Rassmussen for finishing 4th in the Girls State Wrestling Tournament in York sponsored by NSWCA.
  • Thank you to Andy Pope, Mandy Brice and all who worked the Chadron Dual Wrestling Tournament on Jan. 22nd.
  • The Speech Team has placed at each meet with many individual awards already this year! This past weekend, the Chadron team was the A/B Division Champion at Gordon.
  • Wrestling
  • FBLA Best of the West Business Competition was held virtually Jan. 26th. CSC sponsors this event. We’re awaiting final  results.
  • Appreciation Station: Staff is continuing with the anonymous blessings in the lounge
  • Chadron Intermediate School was awarded  a $500 from the Exxon Mobile Educational Alliance.  Exxon Mobil along with the Moyle Petroleum Company and the Chadron Common Cents Convenience Story provided the opportunity for our school to apply for the grant made possible through funding from the Exxon Mobil Corporation. 

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

NCRSA March 25-26

  1. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on the Hazard Mitigation Resolution.
  1. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on 2021-2022 School Calendar Start and End dates.
  2. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on the following policies-Goals 1-2:
    1. Reviewed with no change or minor change:
      1. 4019.1
      2. 4019.11
      3. 4019.14
      4. 4019.15 Minor Grammar Change
      5. 4019.16
      6. 4019.28 Minor Grammar Change
      7. 4019.281
      8. 4019.30
      9. 4019.31
      10. 4019.41
  3. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action in regards to membership in NASB for 2021-22
  4. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action in regards to the middle school parking lot bids.
  5. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action in regards to Honeywell on rooftop gym in primary.


  1. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action in regards to The resignation and retirement of Jeanne Hoffman.
  2. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action in regards to The resignation and retirement of Stephanie Cogdill.
  3. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action in regards to renewal of the Superintendent Contract.
  4. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action in regards to Administration salary.
  5. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on the Middle School Language Arts teaching contract for Jeri Anderson.


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 noon); Personnel Committee (1st Monday @ 7 AM); Safety Committee; Legislative Committee and Foundation Committee (3rd Wednesday at 7 AM)-On Google docs is a form for recording committee minutes


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

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 

Sanchez & Mann  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

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) 


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

Admin Team Evaluations

iv. Developing a professional Learning plan to support continuous improvement

Covid Response Update

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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-

Rotary Basketball Tournament


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


BOE Retreat February 17, 5:30pm

Parking Project

a. American Civics/Curriculum Committee-March 15, 2021 @ Noon

b. Policy Committee Meeting-February 15, 2021 @ 7 AM   

c. Building & Grounds Committee Meeting-March 1, 2021 @ Noon 

d. Personnel Meeting-March 1, 2021 at 7 AM

e. Finance Committee Meeting – March 8, 2021 at Noon

f.  Regular Board Meeting–March 8, 2021 at 5:30 PM

g. Legislative Committee-

h. Foundation- February 17, 2021 @ 7 AM




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.