Chadron School Board Agenda Jan 10, 2022

Chadron Public Schools Board of Education 

Regular Board Meeting January 10, 2022 – 5:30 PM

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.


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.  Member Oath of Office.

g. Approval of the Agenda for the January 10, 2022 Regular Board Meeting.

h.  Motion to Declare the Meeting “Adjourned, Sine Die” – This is a formality to terminate current board officers and duties and allow for election of new officers for a new year.

i. Annual Election of President, Vice President, Secretary & Treasurer.

j.  Committee Appointments   

k.  Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting for December 13, 2021.

l. Members fill out Conflict of Interest for the year.

“Celebrate to Elevate”

h.  Awards and/or Honors-

i. High Fives-

  • Thank you to our Cardinal Singers for spending an entire morning caroling around town on Dec. 22nd!  They made many special stops including our senior care centers.
  • Thank you to Wendy Rhoads and Joe Rischling for providing outstanding winter concerts last month!
  • Thank you to the CHS Student Council for sponsoring the door decorating contest and other activities to end the first semester!
  • Thank you to Karen Haase from KSB School Law for providing the three digital citizenship programs on December 15th.
  • CMS staff, CPS administrative team, and the community of Chadron for all of the support and love that has been sent our way.
  • Mrs. Waugh and all of the teachers and the 50 volunteer readers who helped make One Book One School a fun and successful event at the end of last semester. 
  • CMS Student Council for conducting our annual Caring for Sharing Food Drive. CMS donated 1413 non-perishable food items to the NCAP food pantry in Chadron.
  • Mr. Rischling and Mrs. Rhoads for excellent instrumental and vocal winter music concerts.
  • Thank you to Karen Haase from KSB Law for providing three outstanding digital citizenship programs in December.
  • To the Acadience assessment team for testing efficiency before our break.
  • To Mrs. Kaus and Mrs. Sarah Patterson for organizing and presenting the 2nd Grade Reader’s Theater to our Kindergarten students, this year all of our kindergarten students were able to hear the four second grade classes.
  • To the Chadron PD and all who contributed to the “Shop with a Cop” program, it is always a huge success and much appreciated by the families it affects.
  • To all of the families that brought non-perishable foods for our “Kids Caring at Christmas” Food Drive.  Our students took the canned goods to Immanuel Lutheran Church.
  • Thank you to Karen Haase from KSB Law for providing three outstanding digital citizenship programs in December.
  • To the Primary Building for inviting us over for curriculum discussion
  • To the CIS Staff for hosting Christmas Around the World
  • To the PBIS Team for hosting the Need to Read time and hot cocoa drinks
  • To the parents for helping with Christmas celebrations

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 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.  Farris is reaching out again.  They are frustrated too. Tem Tech is gathering info to maybe do the project.  Tem Tech is waiting for part quotes from LG.


  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 annual appointments Goals 1, 2, 3- School Attorney, Perry Law Firm, KSB, Crites, Shaffer, Connealy, & Watson Law Firm, Cullers Law, and Douglas, Kelly, Ostdiek, Snyder, Ossian, Vogl and Snyder, P.C.; Signatory of Federal Funds, Superintendent of Schools; Signatory of Activities Account, Superintendent of Schools; NASB Delegate, (needs to be appointed & is usually the BOE President), Official School Press, The Chadron Record, Rapid City Journal and Scottsbluff Star Herald; School Depositories, Homestead Bank of Chadron, First National Bank of Omaha, Chadron Federal Credit Union, Security First, Farmers State Bank, Bank of the West and Platte Valley Bank; School Mechanics, S & J Import & Domestic Repair, Nebraskaland Tire, GMC of Chadron, Eagle Chevrolet, Wahlstrom Ford, Toof Diesel Repair, Rapid Refrigeration, Steve’s Light Truck Repair, Rapid Tire and Alignment, Master’s Transportation, Ron’s Repair, Brad’s Truck Service, Quality Tire, Hill’s Tire, Kelso’s Auto & Ag, Levi’s Auto, Express Auto Salvage, Butler Ag and Modern Farm Equipment; and Government Relations Network representative for NASB, (usually BOE President).  (This Board of Education member serves as the contact person for NASB.)
  3. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on the following policies-Goals 1-2:
    1. 3rd Reading
      1. 4161.8  Delete
      2. 4250     Amended
      3. 4255 Amended
      4. 4259 Amended
  1. Reviewed with no changes:
    1. 4213.1
    2. 4215.1
    3. 4217
    4. 4217.3
    5. 4219.31
    6. 4219.32
    7. 4251
    8. 4253
    9. 4261
    10. 4261.3
  1. Policy Changes Recommended by School Attorney
    1. None at this time


  1. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action in regards to the Superintendent Summative Evaluation.  Contract will roll-over.


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 (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

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.

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

Teaching, Learning, & Serving

CoVid Green, Yellow, Red Plan for starting school. Routinely monitor and edit Standard Operating Procedures for each building. 

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

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


iii. Sharing assessments in a timely manner

iv. Establishing and sharing grading policies and standards

Handbook updates

v. Utilizing perceptual data


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)


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


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.

iii. Expectations for safe, clean, and healthy schools

CoVid plans

iv. Measuring and addressing student engagement


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


f. Transitions

i.  Process to support on-time grade completion


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)


v. Aligning educational opportunities to the needs of all students

Standards Review.  Americanism Criteria

vi. Evaluating new educational programs

h.  Thank Yous- 


  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)  


NASB Conference November 17-19 

a. American Civics/Curriculum Committee-February 17, 2022 @ Noon

b. Policy Committee Meeting-February 17, 2022  @ 7 AM   

c. Building & Grounds Committee Meeting-February 7, 2022 @ 11:00am

d. Personnel Meeting-February 19, 2022 at Noon

e.  Finance Committee Meeting – February 14, 2022 at 11:00pm

f.  Regular Board Meeting–February 14, 2022 at 5:30 PM

g. Legislative Committee-

h. Foundation-January 12, 2022 @ 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.