Chadron School Board Agenda July 12,2021

Chadron Public Schools Board of Education 

Regular Board Meeting – July 12, 2021 5:30 PM

Central Office Board Room & Via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/353380486

The Board at the meeting may rearrange the order of the agenda.

1.  ROUTINE MATTERS:

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 July 12, 2021 Regular Board Meeting.

g.  Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting for June 14, 2021

“Celebrate to Elevate”

h. Awards and/or Honors- The National History Day contest was held in June. Chadron High had 2 students compete Tyler Kaus and Thomas Kaus. Tyler made finals and finished in the top 10 in the nation. He also won the History of Physical Sciences and Technology Award and the Outstanding Affiliate Award. In addition, the Naval Historical Foundation has asked for his project to be published in the International Journal of Naval History.

Cathy Kaus has been selected as the  recipient of the Naval Historical Foundation’s Teacher of Distinction Award for 2021.

Lateisha Ngoi, A student from Chadron High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) finished in the top ten in the nation in her event Electronic Career Portfolio during the 2021 National Leadership Conference on June 27 through July 3.

i. High Fives-

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

2. BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS:

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

3. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

  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.

4.   NEW BUSINESS:

  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 on possible shed near the bus barn.
  3. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on the following policies-Goals 1-2:
    1. Third Reading
    2. Second Reading
    3. Reviewed with no changes:
      1. 4113.3
      2. 4113.4
      3. 4114
      4. 4115
    4. Policy Changes Recommended by School Attorney:
      1. 1117  (new policy)
      2. 1301 (add language)
      3.  3132 (new policy)
      4. 4019.14 (add language)
      5. 4012 (add language)
      6. 4019.14 (add language)
      7. 4061.7 (add new form and paragraph)
      8. 4061.71 (add new form and paragraph)
      9. 4019.271 (Replaced with the new attorney version)
      10. 5111.8 (Replaced with the new attorney version)
      11. 5145.3 and addendum (add language)
      12. 6162.5 (Replaced with the new attorney version)
      13. 6176 (add language)
      14. 9100 (Replaced with the new attorney version)
      15. 9132 (Replaced with the new attorney version)
      16.  9135 (new policy)
  4. i.Hearing within Meeting on Internet Policy # 6163.2, Policy #5138.1, and Policy #4119.34 Goals 1-2
  5. i. Review of the use of technology provided in the Internet Policy of the district for the year 2019-20.
  6. ii. 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.
  7. iii. Discuss, consider, and take action to both alter the Internet Policy # 6163.2, Policy #5138.1 and Policy  #4119.34 and then adopt as altered, or to reaffirm the Internet Policy.
  8.  Hearing within Meeting on Parental Involvement Policy # 1205 Goals 1-2

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Hearing within Meeting on Anti-Bullying Policy # 5142.5 Goals 1-2

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 proposed Anti-Bullying policy  # 5142.5.

  1. 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.
  2. Hearing within meeting on Policy 5119 Student Fees Goals 1-2

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 2019-2020.

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 proposed Student Fees Policy  # 5119.

  1. Discuss, consider, and take action to both alter the Student Fees Policy  # 5119 and then adopt as altered, or to reaffirm the Student Fees Policy # 5119.
  2. Hearing within Meeting on Student Attendance Policy # 5112 Goals 1, 2 & 3

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 proposed Attendance Policy  # 5112.

  1. Discuss, consider, and take action to both alter the Attendance Policy  # 5112 and then adopt as altered, or to reaffirm the Attendance Policy  # 5112.
  2. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on Annual Notification of Wellness Policy (Policy 5141.6) including content, any updates & implementation status, summary of District events or activities related to wellness policy implementation,name and contact information of the District officials leading the committee, and information on how the public can get involved with the school wellness committee Goals 1-2 

5. PERSONNEL:

  1. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on the Superintendent Evaluation.  Goals 1-2 .
  2. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on the teaching contract for Andrew Smith as part-time Social Science teacher.

6.  STUDENT PERFORMANCE AND PROGRAM REPORTS:

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)

7. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT AND BOARD-SUPERINTENDENT DISCUSSION:

CARDINAL FACILITY FUND

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 

Paul  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

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

Educlimber

ii. Utilizing balanced assessment system

Educlimber

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) 

Danielson

Teacher Evaluations 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.

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

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

Acellus

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-

CPS Striv personnel for broadcasting the games.

 8.   BOARD MEMBER ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION (Non-Action)

  1. Something the BOE did tonight for student learning Goals 1-2
  2. COVID 19 Websites:

cdcfoundation.org-”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 http://www.cdc.gov

Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD) http://pphd.org

Governor Rickett’s Website http://governor.nebraska.gov

Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) http://education.ne.gov  

9.  ADVANCE PLANNING (GOAL 3):

Parking Project

a. American Civics/Curriculum Committee – July 19, 2021 @ Noon

b. Policy Committee Meeting – July 19, 2021 @ 7 AM   

c. Building & Grounds Committee Meeting – August 2, 2021 @ Noon 

d. Personnel Meeting – July 15, 2021 at Noon

e. Finance Committee Meeting – August 9, 2021 at 11:00am

f.  Regular Board Meeting– August 9, 2021 at 5:30 PM

g. Legislative Committee-

h. Foundation – September 15, 2021 at 7 AM

10.  PUBLIC COMMENT TIME FOR ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA (No Personnel Items)

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

12. ADJOURNMENT:

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.

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