Chadron School Board Agenda May 9, 2022


Chadron Public Schools Board of Education

Regular Board Meeting – 5:30 PM

May 9, 2022 Central Office Board Room

Infinite Possibilities – Infinite Education Opportunities for All”

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 May 9, 2022 Regular Board Meeting.

g. Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting for April 11, 2022.

“Celebrate to Elevate”

h. Awards and/or Honors-

  • Congratulations to 2022 Graduates.
  • Congratulations to Mr. Pope on his retirement from Chadron Public Schools.

i. High Fives-

  • Staff and Students for their work leading up to and including the NSCAS/NWEA&Accadience Testing.
  • 4th Grade students for their work leading up to their annual Nebraska Days Presentation. (May 12th)
  • High Five to Mrs. Rischling from all of us and the American Heart Association, thank you very much for raising *$3,585.63 with your school’s recent Kids Heart Challenge (KHC) event. You have made a life-saving difference for people in your own community and across the nation.
  • To Rob Wahlstrom and the Chadron Public Schools Foundation who are all huge supporters of 3rd Grade Field Trip to the Dawes County Museum and the 1880’s School experience!
  • Accepting student teachers from CSC Mr. Gregory and Mrs. Motz. Welcome, Kaylie Mason and Peyton Johnson.
  • Bristol Prado and Emmerson Landreth for placing in the top 10 at the NJAS Science Fair in Lincoln. Bristol, Emmerson, and Eve Bishop also won special awards for their research!
  • Matthew Sorenson and Sam Kahl placed 2nd and qualified for nationals at the state NHD competition with their website about the Cuban Missile Crisis. Josie Werner won the Schwab Center for Israel and Jewish Studies award for her documentary on the use of animation as propaganda in WWII.
  • Everyone for completing NSCAS and MAP assessments.
  • Mr. Rischling and his band students for an excellent concert on May 3rd.
  • Joe Johndreau and Sprinkler Solutions for donating competition polo shirts to our 7th-grade and 8th-grade scholastics teams.
  • Mrs. Tewahade and the CMS Hope Squad for organizing Mental Health Awareness month activities.
  • Teacher Appreciation Week was celebrated during the week of May 2nd. Thank you to all of our amazing teachers!
  • To our teachers and support staff as we finish out the year. The teachers have been working on facilitating “bump up” days for our students and we are so thankful to have these in person this year.
  • To Mrs. Kassy Schrader for our wonderful Spring concerts ~ the patience and coordination that it takes to make this evening such a success is amazing.
  • To staff and students in conducting the city-wide Tornado drill with efficiency.
  • To all of our staff leaving our building, we are going to miss them all but we are so happy for their next adventures.
  • To the second grade teachers and sponsors for making the field trip to Mount Rushmore so successful.
  • To our first grade teachers who took our students up to the Sandoz Center for an afternoon of Science exploration.
  • To the teachers and students as we complete a great deal of our assessments. All grade levels have finished up the MAPS testing.
  • To our amazing assessment team for completing all of our Spring testing, including our classroom teachers helping with the Chromebooks and our Acadience testing team.
  • Congratulations to our 2022 Graduating Seniors!!! CHS Class of 2022 Graduating Seniors
  • Thank you to all the members of the Chadron Kiwanis for the Honors Program recognizing our outstanding students.
  • Thank you to the Chadron Ministerial Association for hosting a Baccalaureate Program to recognize and encourage our graduating seniors. Special thanks to Ted Tewahade for speaking during the program.
  • Thank you to Mrs. Dunbar, Mrs. Smith, the parent volunteers and all of the juniors for hosting a successful prom and post-prom.
  • Thank you to Loni Watson for organizing and everyone that presented awards at the annual Honors Night Program to celebrate the many student successes!
  • Thank you to Mr. Rischling and all of the band students for the amazing spring concert!
  • Thank you to all the staff and students that helped set up and organize the many events this month including graduation!

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
  2. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action to approve the line of credit.
  3. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on Proclamation Mental Health Month through AWARE Grant.
  4. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action for National FCCLA participants.
  5. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action for National FBLA participants.
  6. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on the following policies-Goals 1-2:
    1. Reviewed with no changes or minor changes:
      1. 5111 ( go with 5141.2 and 5141.31)


  1. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on new teaching contracts. Goals 1 & 2
    1. Joshua Digmann for the MS PE position.


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)


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. Assessment. Title I Monitoring Visit,

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. Title I Monitoring Visit

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

Data retreat and BOE sharing

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. Title I Monitoring Visit

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

Acellus. Grade visits to new buildings.

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

Title I Monitoring Visit

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-May 16, 2022 @ Noon

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

c. Building & Grounds Committee Meeting-June 6, 2022 @ 11:00am

d. Personnel Meeting-June 13, 2022 at Noon

e. Finance Committee Meeting – June 13, 2022 at 11:00am

f. Regular Board Meeting–June 13, 2022 at 5:30 PM

g. Legislative Committee-

h. Foundation-Fall @ 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.