Chadron School Board Agenda Sept 12, 2022

Chadron Public Schools Board of Education 

Regular Board Meeting Sept 12, 2022 5:30 PM

Board Goals (Reviewed 3.11.20):

1.  CPS students will either be proficient or meet typical growth in core areas using appropriate grade level 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 September 12, 2022 Regular Board Meeting.

g.  Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting for August 24, 2022

“Celebrate to Elevate”

h. Awards and/or Honors- 

i. High Fives-

  • To all of the families that attended our Meet and Greet the night before school started, we had a GREAT turnout.
  • To all of the parents, staff members, and community members who have helped to make the start of school such a success, it takes a village and we appreciate the support.
  • Thank you to the Kiwanis organization for organizing the food backpacks to support student food needs over the weekends. 
  • To Mrs. McLain and Mrs. Cogdill for completing our Acadience Testing
  • To our students and staff for completing most of our NSCAS fall growth assessments 
  • Thanks to all staff for being flexible and helping cover when there isn’t a sub available. 
  • Thank you to Wilds, Far West and Bloom for donations to the CIS Meet and Greet.
  • To parents and students that came for our Meet and Greet! We had a great turnout!
  • To staff and students for completing our beginning of year fire and tornado drills.
  • To the after school program for accommodating almost all of our CIS students and providing fun learning opportunities as well as homework assistance.
  • To Lifetouch for providing school pictures on Sept. 8th.
  • To all of the parents, students, staff and community members who have helped make the start of the school year a success.
  • To all of the students and parents who joined us for the Open House on August 31st.
  • To our after-school program staff for their efforts in making the CMS ASP a fun and safe place for our students.
  • To Staff and students on completing all of our beginning of the year school safety drills.
  • To Lifetouch for taking our school pictures on September 8th.
  • To Mrs. Mclain and Mrs. Cogdill for conducting 5th grade AIMS Reading Fluency assessments during the week of August 22nd.
  • Students and staff for completing Fall NSCAS ELA and Math assessments!
  • Chadron Kiwanis Club for their gift of a $300 gift card to purchase snacks for student services staff to have on hand.
  • Thank you to Mr. Paopao for providing nine programs to share information about responsibility and digital citizenship prior to handing out the 1:1 chromebooks for grades 7-12.
  • Thank you to Mr. Barry and Mr. Paopao for their efforts to get live streams offered with short notice due to shipping delays with cameras.
  • Thank you to all the staff including maintenance, custodial, teachers and paras that scrambled to get the high school building ready for the first day of school after the construction project of installing the HVAC system.

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.  NASB November 16 to 18
  2. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on vehicle acquisition.  Allowing up to $60,000 to purchase possibly 2 vehicles.
  3. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on approval of the purchase of a sound system for the high school gym.  Replacing the unit bought in 1994 and on the last leg.


  1. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on 


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 11:00am); Personnel Committee (3rd Wednesday  @ Noon); Safety Committee; Legislative Committee and Foundation Committee (3rd Wednesday at 7 AM)


Superintendent will share proposed budget.

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

Interim Trustee for Chadron Community Hospital

ii. Finances

Federal Audit Submission, G5 Update, $5000 mini grant, GEERS money, Juvenile Justice Community Plan, Perkins

iii. Engage policy partners & stakeholders in development of: policies, regulations, and practices. Juvenile Justice Community Plan

iv. Teaching, Learning, & Serving 

After School Program

b.  College & Career Ready & Civic

i. Curriculum development and alignment to Content Standards

2022 ACT Results, Data, ASVAB, NWEA

ii. Integration of Career Readiness Standards into all content areas

iii. Systemic and collaborative curriculum review

Health Standard Meeting with Patrons

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, After School Program

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 complete and classified are complete too.

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.

659 new Chromebooks

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

Interim Trustee for Chadron Community Hospital

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

Orientation and Technology Boot Camp

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.

Acellus and I-Ready

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-


  1. Something the BOE did tonight for student learning Goals 1-2


a. American Civics/Curriculum Committee – September 19, 2022 @ Noon

b. Policy Committee Meeting – September 19, 2022 @ 7 AM   

c. Building & Grounds Committee Meeting – October 3, 2022 @ 11am 

d. Personnel Meeting – October 10, 2022 at Noon

e. Finance Committee Meeting – October 10, 2022 at 11am

f.  Regular Board Meeting– October 10, 2022 at 5:30 PM

g. Legislative Committee-

h. Foundation – September 21, 2022 at 7 AM

I. Hearing and Levy meetings September 26, 2022 Dawes County 6:30 and CPS 7:15




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.