Chadron School Board Agenda Nov 8, 2021



Regular Board Meeting – NOV 8, 2021 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.

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 November 8, 2021 Regular Board Meeting.

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

“Celebrate to Elevate”

h. Awards and/or Honors-

  • FFA National Recognitions

i. High Fives-

  • To all of the teachers and families that attended and supported our Parent/Teacher Conferences – this year we were able to offer choices to families as to how they wanted to meet (in person, with a Zoom call, video or phone messages, or email). Our turnout for conferences was tremendous as we had 91% attendance.
  • Mrs. Kaus and Mrs. Patterson for coordinating our Scholastic Book Fair during our Parent/Teacher Conferences – This year it was held in person and families helped us raise over $3,000 this year ~ THANK YOU for your continued support!
  • We had 31 kids who received perfect attendance certificates for the 1st Quarter
  • To Mrs. Girard for organizing Red Ribbon Week activities and days, the staff, and students who all participated.
  • To Chadron Community Hospital for the donation of our staff flu shots.
  • Mikel Landreth who wrote and was awarded a scholarship for virtual field trips through UNL. She and her students were sent a box of goodies to explore and the students had an opportunity to create dioramas and did some activities based on the items sent to them.
  • To the Just For Kids staff on an eventful “Lights on Afterschool” program with a Halloween themed party.
  • Thank you to the CHS Student Council for organizing all the events to celebrate homecoming week!
  • Congratulations to all our fall sports contestants and coaches on the completion of outstanding seasons! Including State Qualifiers: Girls Golf – Gracie Jones and Maralee Rischling, Cross Country – Gavin Sloan, Makinley Fuller, Emma Witte, Leila Tewahade, Grace Pyle, Aspen Graves and Aliyah Mills and the CHS Football team!
  • Congratulations to our All-State Music Selections – Luke Kahl (band) and Drew Milburn (vocal)
  • Thank you to Jennifer Pyle and all of the Chadron Lion’s Club volunteers that are providing student Health Screenings this week!
  • High School senior Amber Yellow Horse has requested early graduation at the end of this semester pending successful completion of all local and state requirements.
  • CMS StuCo for planning for organizing our themed dress up days for Red Ribbon Week.
  • Mr. Traphagan for planning our end of the quarter pep-rally.
  • Mrs. Woods and her CMS ASP staff for hosting the “Lights on Afterschool” program on October 28th.
  • To Chadron Community Hospital for the donation of our staff flu shots.
  • All of our 7th/8th fall sports teams (XC, VB and FB) for excellent seasons. Winter sport competitions begin on November 4th with wrestlers @ G/R and Girls BB on November 11th vs. Alliance.
  • High Five to parents who purchased over $1600 worth of books during the Book Fair!
  • High Five to parents: We had 75% attend Fall Parent Teacher Conferences!
  • Teachers for taking 4th Grade students on the Agate Fossil Beds Fieldtrip!
  • Mrs. Ambrose for setting up/clean up of the 2021 Scholastic Book Fair!
  • Josh and Charlie for finish work on classroom door
  • Eliu for efforts toward our new intercom system.
  • Teacher and students for the successful completion of Red Ribbon Week

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.


  1. Terri Haines will provide an AWARE update.
  2. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on BOE members attending Conferences/Meetings/Trainings-Goals 1-2
  3. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on the following policies-Goals 1-2:
    1. 3rd Reading
      1. ​​4121 Changes
      2. 4141.2 Changes
      3. 4155 Changes
      4. 4155.3 Changes
      5. 4155.4 Delete
    2. Reviewed with no changes:
      1. 4122
      2. 4131
      3. 4137
      4. 4140
      5. 4141
      6. 4144
      7. 4150
      8. 4151
      9. 4153
    3. Policy Changes Recommended by School Attorney
      1. None at this time
  1. Discuss, consider and take all necessary action regarding the new bus purchase. -Goals 1-2
  2. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action in regards to the 2020-2021 Audit. -Goals 1-2
  3. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action in regards to the 2020-2021 School Calendar. In regards to making March 9, 2022 a day off from school for students. CPS has the opportunity to have a training with Dr. Sadin -Goals 1-2


  1. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action in regards to Superintendent Evaluation. Please fill out the evaluation form prior to the December BOE meeting. -Goals 1-2


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. Diversity Committee with CSC, STANCE, NCSA

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

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

vi. Evaluating new educational programs

h. Thank Yous- WCHR, PPHD, School Nurse


  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-November 15, 2021 @ Noon CXL

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

c. Building & Grounds Committee Meeting-December 6, 2021 @ 11:00am

d. Personnel Meeting-December 15, 2021 at Noon

e. Finance Committee Meeting – December 13, 2021 at 11:00pm

f. Regular Board Meeting–December 13, 2021 at 5:30 PM

g. Legislative Committee-

h. Foundation-November 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.