Chadron School Board June 10, 2024


Chadron Public Schools Board of Education 

Regular Meeting June 10, 2024 5:30 PM Board Room

“Infinite Possibilities – Infinite Education”

“Opportunities for All”

Board Goals (Reviewed 5.9.23):

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.  Oath of Office for Colleen Margetts

f.  Approval of the Agenda for  May 13, 2024, Regular Board Meeting.

g.  Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meetings for April 8, 2024

“Celebrate to Elevate”

h. Awards and/or Honors- 

i.  High Fives-

  • Thank you, Mrs. Dubs, Mrs. Riggs, Mrs. Cattnach, and all of the Hope Squad sponsors and students for your excellent work this year! This group has significantly improved our school’s mental health culture.
  • Mrs. Dubs for scheduling students and teachers in Infinite Campus. 
  • Mr. Hare and Ms. Glass for teaching summer school!
  • We wish Mr. Hastings, Mrs. Dubs, and Mrs. Riggs all the best in their future endeavors! 
  • We wish Taylor Coy, Lauren Collins, Katie Dahl, and Abi Goosey the best of luck in their future endeavors as they begin new adventures and we also say farewell to “Mr. Tim” who was our long term library sub.  He will return as a part-time custodian next fall but we have appreciated him stepping in to fill an absence.
  • To the Teachers, Families, and Students who made our fourth quarter of school successful.  
  • Welcome to Crystal Vander May, Emma Schneider, Grace Sorenson, Kim Hamar, Kena Turman, Kasey Wild, and Danielle Kuxhausen as they join our staff; we are excited to have them on our team.
  • A big THANK YOU to all of our staff members, families, and students who contributed to our fundraising efforts for our PBIS end of year celebration.  We hosted a “Silly String the Principal” fundraiser in which people could drop off coins and bills to get a ticket put in the bucket and then five students had their names drawn.  The students had so much fun with these fundraising activities and had so much fun on our last couple of days with school.  Students raised close to $400 from these containers and with that, we were able to fund our PBIS supports for students.
  • Congratulations to the Class of 2024! List of 2024 Senior Graduates 
  • Thank you to all the students and staff for the successful completion of the 2023-24 school year!
  • 10 students are completing summer school credits through the ESU13 VALTS Summer School program.
  • Congratulations and best wishes to our staff who are leaving CHS: Clete Budler and Travis Hencey.
  • Thank you to Mrs. LaPorte, Miss Lucas and Mrs. McCance for teaching our Summer Enrichment Program. We have 19 students attending.
  • Chronic Absenteeism at the Intermediate School has gone down in the last 3 years.
  • Wishing Troy Gregory the best in his move and new teaching position in Lincoln. Troy served as Site Coordinator for the CIA after school program and for 5 years as a 3rd grade teacher at Chadron Intermediate. 
  • Wishing Kim Hamar and Danielle Kuxhausen the best as they move to the Primary School in their Level 2 para positions. 
  • We would like to welcome Ashton Burditt to our Intermediate team as a 3rd grade classroom teacher!
  • Thank you to Kevin Coy, Nadina Kubo, Lakita Thomsen and Calyn Degnan for running and supporting the 4th grade FAST program.
  • To our Intermediate School students for finishing the year strong and earning PBIS Clubs for 1000 Cardinal Tickets the last month of school!
  • To the teachers and staff for a great year!

j. Recognition of the Public Requesting to Comment on Specific Agenda Items

h. Tanya Storer (Unicameral Candidate) addresses the board.


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/Training 1-2,  
  2. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on 2024-25 meal prices.
  3. Hearing within Meeting on Internet Policy # 6163.2, Policy #5138.1, and Policy #4119.34 Goals 1-2
    1. Review of the use of technology provided in the Internet Policy of the district for the year 2022-23.
    2. Hold Public Hearing to discuss, consider, and receive input on Internet Policy #6163.2, Policy 5138.1, and Policy #4119.34. The public will be given the opportunity to present information and opinions on Internet Policy.
    3. Discuss, consider, and take action to both alter Internet Policy # 6163.2, Policy #5138.1, and Policy  #4119.34 and then adopt as altered, or to reaffirm the Internet Policy.
  4. Hearing within Meeting on Parental Involvement Policy # 1205 Goals 1-2
    1. Hold Public Hearing to discuss, consider, and receive input on Parental Involvement Policy. The public will be given the opportunity to present information and opinions on Parental Involvement Policy # 1205.
    2. Discuss, consider, and take action to both alter the Parental Involvement Policy and then adopt as altered, or to reaffirm the Parental Involvement Policy # 1205.
  5. Hearing within Meeting on Anti-Bullying Policy # 5142.5 Goals 1-2
    1. Hold Public Hearing to discuss, consider, and receive input on Anti-Bullying Policy  # 5142.5. The public will be given the opportunity to present information and opinions on the proposed Anti-Bullying policy  # 5142.5.
    2. Discuss, consider, and take action to both alter the Anti-Bullying Policy  # 5142.5 and then adopt as altered, or to reaffirm the Anti-Bullying Policy  # 5142.5.
  6. Hearing within the meeting on Policy 5119 Student Fees Goals 1-2
    1. Review of the amount of money collected from students pursuant to, and the use of waivers provided in, the student fee policies for the year 2023-2024.
    2. Hold Public Hearing to discuss, consider, and receive input on Student Fees Policy # 5119. The public will be given the opportunity to present information and opinions on the proposed Student Fees Policy  # 5119.
      1. Discuss, consider, and take action to both alter the Student Fees Policy  # 5119 and then adopt it as altered, or to reaffirm the Student Fees Policy # 5119.
    3. Hearing within Meeting on Student Attendance Policy # 5112 Goals 1, 2 & 3
      1. Hold Public Hearing to discuss, consider, and receive input on Attendance Policy  # 5112. The public will be given the opportunity to present information and opinions on the proposed Attendance Policy  # 5112.
      2. Discuss, consider, and take action to both alter the Attendance Policy  # 5112 and then adopt it as altered, or to reaffirm the Attendance Policy  # 5112.



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)


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 and Committee, STANCE Meetings, Panel on  Mental Health State Conference, Negotiations, School Improvement Visits, Meet with Governor. SIP Visit. Commissioners advisory.

ii. Finances

Federal Audit Submission, G5 Update, $5000 mini-grant, GEERS money, Juvenile Justice Community Plan, Perkins, EASIE, ESSERS, Cardinal Facility Fund, ReVision Grant, Legislative Issues

iii. Engage policy partners & stakeholders in the development of policies, regulations, and practices. Juvenile Justice Community Plan, Trustee for Chadron Community Hospital, Panel on  Mental Health State Conference, Legislative and Legislative Committee, Aware, PPHD meetings

iv. Teaching, Learning, & Serving 

After School Program, Professional Development Schedule, 

b.  College & Career Ready & Civic

i. Curriculum development and alignment to Content Standards

ACT Results, Data, ASVAB, NWEA, State Testing

ii. Integration of Career Readiness Standards into all content areas

iii. Systemic and collaborative curriculum review

Health Standard Meeting with Patrons, Content Standards Alignment, Curriculum Review with Board

iv. Partnerships for the expanded learning opportunity

Juvenile Justice Community Plan, Partnerships with PPHD and ESU

v.   Career awareness, exploration, and preparation instruction

c. Assessment

i.  Process to ensure reliable, valid, and appropriate assessments

Educlimber, ACT Results, Data, ASVAB, NWEA, State Testing

ii. Utilizing a balanced assessment system

Educlimber, ACT Results, Data, ASVAB, NWEA, State Testing, 

iii. Sharing assessments in a timely manner

Educlimber, Acadience, BIMAS, ACT Results, Data, ASVAB, NWEA, State Testing

iv. Establishing and sharing grading policies and standards

Reviewed with Policy and Handbook.

v. Utilizing perceptual data

Educlimber, Acadience, After School Program, SIP Surveys

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) 

Danielson, Principal and 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, Classified Evaluations

iv. Developing a Professional Learning plan to support continuous improvement

Danielson, Lesson Plans, and SIP Process

v. Technology to support teaching and learning, Success, Access, & Support.

1:1 Technology Upgrade of Infrastructure, Cameras, Door Locks, Purchase Rotation of Devices

e. Positive Partnerships, Relationships, and Success

i. Partnerships w/community groups & support services

Partner with PPHD, Mental Health Team meets regularly to review students’ services and discuss individual student referrals, Bimonthly STANCE Meetings, NASB Monthly Update, Radio Talks

ESU 13 Administrator Monthly Meeting, School Safety, Quarterly Safety Committee Meeting ALICAP Safety Visit, AWARE MH LEA & District Team Monthly Meetings, State/LEA Advisory Meeting, Trustee for Chadron Community Hospital

ii. Strategies for family attendance & participation

Superintendent Blog, Remind, Chadron App, Emails

iii. Expectations for safe, clean, and healthy schools

Review and monitor building cleaning plans.

iv. Measuring and addressing student engagement

Weekly classroom and building visits

v. Strategies to support all students in monitoring and managing Learning

Juvenile Justice Community Plan, Walk-throughs, Evaluations, Weekly Admin Meetings

f. Transitions

i.  Process to support on-time grade completion

1:30 outs, Kindergarten Roundup, School Visits and Tours, School Improvement, Transitions

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

Acellus, Juvenile Justice, Educlimber, Indian Education

iv. Processes to ensure the preparedness of incoming students

Orientation, Technology Boot Camp, Transitions

v. Strategies to support the transition from Primary, to Intermediate, to Middle School, to High

Transitions, Bump Up Day, FAST, Kindergarten Round-up

vi. School, and 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, IXL, I-Ready, Google Classroom, Imagine Learning

iii. Processes relating to a Target Improvement Plan (TIP)

v. Aligning educational opportunities to the needs of all students

Acellus online learning, IXL, Imagine Learning, Google Classroom

vi. Evaluating new educational programs

Teachers, Administrators, Program Usage for Dollars

h.  Thank Yous-


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


a. American Civics/Curriculum Committee – June 17, 2024 @ Noon

b. Policy Committee Meeting – June 17, 2024, @ 7 AM   

c. Building & Grounds Committee Meeting – July 1, 2024, @ 11 am 

d. Personnel Meeting – July 8, 2024, at Noon

e. Finance Committee Meeting –July 8, 2024, at 11 AM

f.  Regular Board Meeting–July 8, 2024, at 5:30 PM

g. Legislative Committee-

h. Foundation – September 18, 2024, at 7 AM


Public Participation at Board Meetings                                                                                                     9325.5

The function of meetings of the Chadron Board of Education is to conduct the business of the Chadron Public School District, as distinguished from providing an open citizen’s forum.  In accordance with its policy confirming the right and desirability of the public to express its point of view to the board, delegations or individuals are welcome at regular meetings, subject to the following regulations designed to expedite deliberations and provide for full consideration of problems and questions:

1.   Visitors to board meetings shall conduct themselves in a dignified manner. Displays of emotion, applause, or other verbal or physical demonstrations of support or opposition to a topic or a person who is speaking are unacceptable.

2.   Persons addressing the Board on an item on the agenda will be called on during the public comment section of the agenda or when that respective item is discussed.  Persons addressing the Board on an item not on the agenda will be given the opportunity to do so under the public comment section only.  No more than a total of ten minutes will be allowed for public discussion of an item not on the agenda.  Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act, the board will not take any action on matters that are not on the agenda.

3.   To speak to an item on the agenda:

a.  Stand during the visitor’s recognition;

b.  State your name;

c.  State the agenda item to which you wish to speak – your name will be placed under that subject on the agenda and you will be called upon when that subject comes up for discussion, or you may speak on that item during the public comment section;

d.  Should a person arrive late and wish to speak to an agenda item yet to be considered, the person’s name, and agenda item must be made available to the chairperson through a principal or the superintendent.

4.   A time limit of five minutes per speaker will be allowed.  Not more than a total of twenty minutes will be allowed for public discussion of an agenda item.  These time limits may be extended by a consensus of the members present.

5. At a public meeting of the board, no person shall orally initiate charges or complaints against individual employees of the district or challenge instructional materials used in the district. All such charges, complaints, or challenges shall be presented through the appropriate district complaint process. Complaints involving the reputation of any person connected with the district will not be heard by the Board while sitting in public session.

6.   Any written or printed materials to be circulated for a meeting of the board of education must be submitted to the superintendent three working days prior to the board meeting.  This material will be transmitted to the members of the board for their consideration.

Adopted: 10-10-83           Amended: 1-11-10              Reviewed: 8-11-14                                                                                 

11.   VOTE TO EXCUSE ANY ABSENT BOARD MEMBER(S):                                                                                                                                                                                                         


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.