Chadron School Board Agenda Sept 13, 2021

Chadron Public Schools Board of Education 

Regular Board Meeting – 5:30 PM (after hearings)

September 13, 2021 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.

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. 

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 13, 2021 Regular Board Meeting.

g. Approval of the Minutes from the Special Board Meeting for August 23, 2021.

“Celebrate to Elevate”

h.  Awards and/or Honors-

  • Congratulations to Thomas Kaus for being selected to Congressman Smith’s Youth Advisory Council.

i. High Fives-

  • 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.
  • The CHS FFA Farm & Ag Management team of Jalei Marcy, Garrett Glines, Ryan Bickel and Luke Kahl qualified through online testing for the National FFA Contest! This is only the 2nd team to be invited to compete at the National FFA contest.
  • Thank you to Mr. Paopao for volunteering to organize and broadcast live-streams of our home contests. This is our fourth year of increasingly adding home events.
  • Thank you to Josh Stadler and crew for the constant effort to get HVAC units to operate. Several units are still down and we appreciate the patience of students and staff.
  • Thank you to WCHR who hosted an immunization clinic in the high school before the start of school. This helped encourage parents to complete state required immunizations as well as an opportunity for the optional covid vaccine.
  • To Mrs. Motz for training on IXL for staff
  • To all of the parents/students that came to the open house
  • To the teachers for a successful start to the school year
  • To Mrs. Eliason and The after school program for  great program launch
  • To Staff and Student on completing 3 fire drills, 1 tornado drill, 1 lockdown drill and 1 bus evacuation drill
  • To Lifetouch for taking our school pictures.
  • To all of the parents, students, staff and community members who have helped make the start of the school year a success.
  • 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 Student on completing 3 fire drills, 1 tornado drill, 1 lockdown drill and 1 bus evacuation drill
  • To Lifetouch for taking our school pictures on September 2nd.
  • To Mrs. Mclain and Mrs. Furrier for conducting 5th grade AIMS Reading Fluency assessments on September 8th.
  • Thank you to WCHR who hosted an immunization clinic in the high school before the start of school. This helped encourage parents to complete state required immunizations as well as an opportunity for the optional covid vaccine.
  • To all of the families that attended our Meet and Greet the night before school started, we had a GREAT turnout even with the scheduled time during the day.
  • 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 all who donated to the United Way for the donation to our schools for school supplies for students, your generosity is greatly appreciated.

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.  Farris is reaching out again.  They are frustrated too.

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 the following policies-Goals 1-2:
    1. 3rd Reading
      1. Policy 4116 (small modifications made)
      2. Policy 4117.2  (small modifications made)
      3. Policy 4119.24  (small modifications made)
    2. Reviewed with no changes 4115.2, 4117,4117.3,  4117.4, 4118, 4119.21m 4119.22
    3. Policy Changes Recommended by School Attorney
  1. Discuss, consider and take all necessary action regarding the 2021-22 budget certifications. -Goals 1-2
  2. Discuss, consider and take all necessary action regarding 2021-22 tax requests.  -Goals 1-2
  3. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action regarding ESSER III funds.-Goals 1-2
  4. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action regarding Chadron Bargaining Unit II. Goals 1-2
  5. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action regarding FFA Proposal.-Goals 1-2

5. PERSONNEL:

6.  STUDENT PERFORMANCE AND PROGRAM REPORTS:

a. Administrator Reports Including: Building Principals, Technology Director, Curriculum Director, SRO, and Maintenance Supervisor (Review Enrollment) and Summer School.

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  (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:

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.  

ii. Finances

Budget and Audit related materials, including comparison summaries.

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

Lunch program 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 Accrediation

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 is coming up shortly.

ii. Utilizing balanced assessment system

EduClimber

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

ii. Utilizing a research-based instructional model aligned to the NE Teacher Principal Performance Framework (NTPPF)

Danielson

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

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

g. Educational Opportunities & Access

i.  Before or after school opportunities

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

vi. Evaluating new educational programs

h.  Thank Yous- Staff, Students and Parents for help in implementing the Covid Plans.

 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):

NASB Conference November 17-19

a. American Civics/Curriculum Committee-September 20, 2021 @ Noon

b. Policy Committee Meeting-September 20, 2021 @ 7 AM   

c. Building & Grounds Committee Meeting-October 4, 2021 @ Noon 

d. Personnel Meeting-October 20, 2021 at Noon

e.  Finance Committee Meeting – October 8, 2021 at Noon

f.  Regular Board Meeting–October 8, 2021 at 5:30 PM

g. Legislative Committee-

h. Foundation-October 15, 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): 

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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