Chadron School Board Agenda March 14, 2022


Chadron Public Schools Board of Education 

Regular Board Meeting March 14, 2022 – 5:30 PM

Central Office Board Room

“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 of the conference room.

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 March 14, 2022 Regular Board Meeting.

g. Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting for February 14, 2022.

“Celebrate to Elevate”

h.  Awards and/or Honors-

  • Congratulations to our success at the NSAA State Wrestling Tournament: Kenli Boeselager STATE CHAMPION, Taylee Williamson medaled at 5th, Quinn Bailey medaled at 5th.
  • Congratulations to Whitney Tewahade for her work with the Public Library.. 

i. High Fives-

  • Congratulations Mrs. Tewahade for her contribution to the Unfold the Universe Community Art Show!  In January, the Chadron Arts Center hosted works of art created by Chadron youth.  They had over 100 visitors, eleven volunteers, and over 500 works of art for this event.  
  • To staff and students for participating in all the fun activities on Read Across America Week Feb 28-March 4!
  • To ESU #13 for facilitating the Mid-Winter Conference on February 21st.  The speaker Curtis Slater was excellent.  Sharing:  Classroom Behavior Management Tiers I 
  • Western Community Health Resources Amber Masters and Nadina Kubo for sharing with our 4th grade staff the importance of the FAST program.
  • Staff and Students for completing their Essays for the  American Essay Contest.
  • Students for completing their Posters for the 2022 Dawes County Fair Poster Contest!
  • Boys Basketball finished their season as the C1-3 District Runner-Up.
  • National History Day District Contest: 
    • Maralee Rischling – 1st in Historical Paper – The Debate to Forego Diplomacy: The 1936 “Nazi Olympics”
    • Tyler Kaus 1st in Documentary – Meyer v. Nebraska: A Debate Over Bilingual Education
    • Thomas Kaus 1st in Website Design  – Diplomacy That Aided Polish Independence.  
    • All three students qualify for the State contest.
  • FCCLA successfully competed in their first ever contest at the District 12 STAR Competition. 
    • Morgan Schommer – Silver Medal (state qualifier) for Chapter Service Project
    • Kenzie Pourier – Silver Medal (state qualifier)  for Teach and Train Project 
    • Hallie Chipperfield – Silver Medal (state qualifier) for Repurpose and Redesign
    • Sophia Olademeji – Chapter Website
    • Kenzie Pourier was elected as the District 12 Vice President for the 2022-23 school year!
  • FFA had successes at the most recent district contest held in Kimball
    • Senior Livestock Judging placed 3rd and qualified for state.
    • Biotechnology Team placed 2nd and qualified for state.  Jace Lien was individual champion!
    • Meat Judging placed 5th and qualified for state.
    • Agronomy Team placed 2nd and qualified for state. Luke Kahl 2nd Individual!
    • Agriscience Team placed 2nd and qualified for state. 
  • Thank you to Terri Haynes and all who helped organize this year’s Western Nebraska School Mental Health Conference, March 8th @ CSC. 
  • Our F.A.S.T. program has started and we are excited to have so many families in our building prior to the start of their kindergarten year.
  • Thank you to Terri Haynes and the ESU organizers for this years Western Nebraska School Mental Health Conference
  • Thank you to the AWARE Grant and the efforts of Terri and Dana to get Dr. Sadin as a speaker for our teacher inservice.
  • High Five to Whitney Tewahade for all of her work and recognition on the  Unfold the Universe Community Art Show!  In January, the Chadron Arts Center hosted works of art created by Chadron youth.  They had over 100 visitors, eleven volunteers, and over 500 works of art for this event.  
  • To Barb Waugh and her 8th grade students for coming to read to our students for Read Across America Day!
  • Congratulations to the CMS Science Fair participants. Bristol Prado & Emmerson Landreth (1st), Eve Bishop (2nd), Kadence Fisher & Addisyn Gruver (6th). There were 45 total entries and all of the Chadron students qualified for state!
  • Kole Carnahan and Carter Peters for serving as CMS Student Advocates for the 4th-grade FAST cycle.
  • Thank you to Terri Haynes and the ESU organizers for this year’s Western Nebraska School Mental Health Conference.
  • Mrs. Waugh’s 8th-grade reading classes for reading to primary school and Headstart students on Read Across America Day!
  • High Five to Whitney Tewahade for all of her work and recognition on the  Unfold the Universe Community Art Show!  
  • Kenli Boeselager for taking time to meet and greet CMS students on March 7th.

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 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 the request for transportation by the Wanderlust Group-Goals 1-2


  1. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on recommendation Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on Para/Secretary Wage Scale for 2022-23 Goals 1 & 2
  2. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on the Activities Director position for Rick Barry.
  3. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on Teacher Resignations Goals 1-2
    1. Katie O’Boyle resigning from MS teaching position.
    2. Dina Connell resigning from MS  SPED position.
    3. Nicky Banzhaf resigning from HS English position.
    4. Rachel Girard resigning from K-4 Counselor position.
  4. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on new teaching contracts. Goals 1 & 2
    1. Emma Hageman for the Primary SPED position
    2. Heather Pearson for the MS SPED position.


  Testified at Legislature.  Reviewed Covid Plan.  Met with Lunchtime Solutions

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 (2nd Monday @ Noon); Safety Committee; Legislative Committee and Foundation Committee (3rd Wednesday at 7 AM)

Would like to acknowledge and thank the following for service to CPS as para’s: Shelly Dunbar, Blair Wagner, and Joan Fournier.


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.  Testifies at legislature. Met with Senator Walz.

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, Testifies at legislature.

Teaching, Learning, & Serving

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

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

Teachers attended language arts standards meetings.

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)  


a. American Civics/Curriculum Committee-March 21, 2022 @ Noon

b. Policy Committee Meeting-March 21, 2022  @ 7 AM   

c. Building & Grounds Committee Meeting-April 4, 2022 @ 11:00am

d. Personnel Meeting-April 11, 2022 at Noon

e.  Finance Committee Meeting – April 11, 2022 at 11:00am

f.  Regular Board Meeting–April 11, 2022 at 5:30 PM

g. Legislative Committee-

h. Foundation-April 20, 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.