Chadron School Board Agenda March 8, 2021

Chadron Public Schools Board of Education 

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

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 March 8, 2021 Regular Board Meeting.

g.  Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting for February 8, 2021.

h.  Approval of the Minutes from the Retreat Meeting for February 17,2021.

“Celebrate to Elevate”

h. Awards and/or Honors-  

i. High Fives-

  • Michael Sandstrom named Contributing Teacher of Library of Congress, National History Day Partnership. Only 15 teachers were selected in the nation. He was also recognized as for the History Nebraska’s Excellence in Teaching Award for 2021.
  • Congratulations to our 5 wrestlers who qualified for the State Wrestling Championships (the most in about 8 years): Daniel Wellnitz (5th Place Medalist), Sawyer Haag, Kade Waggener, Rhett Cullers, and Ryan Bickel.
  • Thank you to Terri Haynes and all who helped organize this year’s Western Nebraska School Mental Health Conference, March 9th @ CSC. 
  • We had a lot of positive feedback on the Feb. 15th Inservice Training with Carly Posey addressing school safety topics.
  • CMS started our next FAST cycle with 6th grade families on March 3rd. 
  • Congratulations to Sam Kahl (5) for winning the CMS District Spelling Bee. He qualified to compete in the state spelling bee later this month.
  • Thank you Mrs. Watson for taking a day to talk transitions and schedules with 8th grade students.
  • Thank you to PPHD and WCHR for coordinating COVID-19 vaccinations for staff.
  • Thank you to Terri Haynes and the ESU organizers for this year’s Western Nebraska School Mental Health Conference.
  • Thank you to ESU 13 and Carly Posey for an excellent staff in-service day addressing school safety topics on February 15th.
  • 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.
  • To Mrs. Ritterbush and the entire staff for coordinating our Read Across America dress-up week along with activities
  • Thank you to Panhandle Public Health and the coordination for staff to receive COVID-19 vaccinations for staff
  • Thank you to Terri Haynes and the ESU organizers for this years Western Nebraska School Mental Health Conference
  • CIS Staff celebrated Nebraska’s 154th Birthday with students on March 1
    • High Five to Subway for donating treats for everyone
  • The February and March Lounge Committees for the great activities

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.


  1. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on BOE members attending Conferences/Meetings/Trainings-Goals 1-2

NCRSA March 25-26  

  1. Approval, Accreditation, and Accountability Rule Development presentation from NASB (6:30pm).
  2. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on recommendation from Farris to contract with LG about Primary HVAC. 
  3. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on the following policies-Goals 1-2:
    1. Reviewed with no change or minor change:
      1. 4030           No change
      2. 4033           Minor Change
      3. 4036           No change
      4. 4050.1        No change
      5. 4052           No change
      6. 4053           No change
      7. 4054           No change
      8. 4054.1        No change
      9. 4057.2        No change
      10. 4058           No change
      11. 4061.5        No change
  4. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action in regards to 


  1. Discus, consider, and take all necessary action in regards to personnel proposal with cost savings for 2021-22 schools year,


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


First National Bank is changing its name.

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 

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) 


Teacher Evaluations 80% 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.

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

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.

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-

CPS Striv personnel for broadcasting the games.


  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)  


Parking Project

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

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

c. Building & Grounds Committee Meeting-April 5, 2021 @ Noon 

d. Personnel Meeting-March 17, 2021 at 7 AM

e. Finance Committee Meeting – April 12, 2021 at Noon

f.  Regular Board Meeting–April 12, 2021 at 5:30 PM

g. Legislative Committee-

h. Foundation- March 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.