Chadron Public Schools Board of Education
Regular Board Meeting – 5:30 PM March 8, 2021
Central Office Board Room & Via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/353380486
“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.
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 March 8, 2021 Regular Board Meeting.
g. Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting for February 8, 2021.
h. Approval of the Minutes from the Retreat Meeting for February 17,2021.
“Celebrate to Elevate”
h. Awards and/or Honors-
i. High Fives-
- Michael Sandstrom named Contributing Teacher of Library of Congress, National History Day Partnership. Only 15 teachers were selected in the nation. He was also recognized as for the History Nebraska’s Excellence in Teaching Award for 2021.
- Congratulations to our 5 wrestlers who qualified for the State Wrestling Championships (the most in about 8 years): Daniel Wellnitz (5th Place Medalist), Sawyer Haag, Kade Waggener, Rhett Cullers, and Ryan Bickel.
- Thank you to Terri Haynes and all who helped organize this year’s Western Nebraska School Mental Health Conference, March 9th @ CSC.
- We had a lot of positive feedback on the Feb. 15th Inservice Training with Carly Posey addressing school safety topics.
- CMS started our next FAST cycle with 6th grade families on March 3rd.
- Congratulations to Sam Kahl (5) for winning the CMS District Spelling Bee. He qualified to compete in the state spelling bee later this month.
- Thank you Mrs. Watson for taking a day to talk transitions and schedules with 8th grade students.
- Thank you to PPHD and WCHR for coordinating COVID-19 vaccinations for staff.
- Thank you to Terri Haynes and the ESU organizers for this year’s Western Nebraska School Mental Health Conference.
- Thank you to ESU 13 and Carly Posey for an excellent staff in-service day addressing school safety topics on February 15th.
- Our F.A.S.T. program has started and we are excited to have so many families in our building prior to the start of their kindergarten year.
- To Mrs. Ritterbush and the entire staff for coordinating our Read Across America dress-up week along with activities
- Thank you to Panhandle Public Health and the coordination for staff to receive COVID-19 vaccinations for staff
- Thank you to Terri Haynes and the ESU organizers for this years Western Nebraska School Mental Health Conference
- CIS Staff celebrated Nebraska’s 154th Birthday with students on March 1
- High Five to Subway for donating treats for everyone
- The February and March Lounge Committees for the great activities
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:
- Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action in regards to Honeywell on rooftop gym in primary.
4. NEW BUSINESS:
- Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on BOE members attending Conferences/Meetings/Trainings-Goals 1-2
NCRSA March 25-26
- Approval, Accreditation, and Accountability Rule Development presentation from NASB (6:30pm).
- Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on recommendation from Farris to contract with LG about Primary HVAC.
- Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on the following policies-Goals 1-2:
- Reviewed with no change or minor change:
- 4030 No change
- 4033 Minor Change
- 4036 No change
- 4050.1 No change
- 4052 No change
- 4053 No change
- 4054 No change
- 4054.1 No change
- 4057.2 No change
- 4058 No change
- 4061.5 No change
- Reviewed with no change or minor change:
- Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action in regards to
- Discus, consider, and take all necessary action in regards to personnel proposal with cost savings for 2021-22 schools year,
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 Noon); 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:
First National Bank is changing its name.
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
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
Sanchez & Mann 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
iv. Partnerships for expanded learning opportunity
Juvenile Justice Community Plan
v. Career awareness, exploration, and preparation instruction
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
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 80% 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.
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
ESU 13 Administrator Monthly Meeting
Quarterly Safety Committee Meeting
ALICAP Safety Visit
AWARE MH LEA & District Team Monthly Meetings
State/LEA Advisory Meeting
ii. Strategies for family attendance & participation
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
i. Process to support on-time grade completion
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
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.
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)
- Something the BOE did tonight for student learning Goals 1-2
- 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):
a. American Civics/Curriculum Committee-March 15, 2021 @ Noon
b. Policy Committee Meeting-March 15, 2021 @ 7 AM
c. Building & Grounds Committee Meeting-April 5, 2021 @ Noon
d. Personnel Meeting-March 17, 2021 at 7 AM
e. Finance Committee Meeting – April 12, 2021 at Noon
f. Regular Board Meeting–April 12, 2021 at 5:30 PM
g. Legislative Committee-
h. Foundation- March 17, 2021 @ 7 AM
10. PUBLIC COMMENT TIME FOR ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA (No Personnel Items)
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.