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February 2017 Board Minutes


Regular Meeting


The Osmond Board of Education met at 7:00 PM Monday, February 13, 2017, in the Media


It was moved by Koehler, seconded by von Rentzell, that it is hereby determined that this meeting

was preceded by publicized notice in the February 8, 2017 issue of the Osmond Republican and

is hereby declared to be duly convened in open session. All members having voted in favor of the

motion, the same was declared passed and adopted and the following proceedings were had and

done at said meeting in open session with the open meetings act posted in the room.

For: 6 Against: 0

Input was provided by some members of the Girls Basketball team in support of Mr. Brown as a

Coach and Principal.

It was moved by Brummels, seconded by Moes, to adopt the consent agenda. For: 6

Against: 0

Principal Brown informed the Board about the upcoming Staff In-Service that will take place on

February 17, indicated that he presented the 2017-18 school calendar to Mr. Hamm, and covered

upcoming events for the month of February.

Mrs. Brummels reported on Assessments, Career Technical Education and Student Learning


Superintendent Hamm shared information on two possible new reading series that will be

recommended by the teachers to the board, the possibility of changing our cleaning supply

company, the current loss of school time due to weather and the success of the safety audit that

was done by Ken Navratil. The NCLB audit, Nebraska Beef in Schools program, the upcoming

IDEA Fiscal Audit, the new bus, the Boiler Room Compressor and the two-year contract with our

natural gas supplier were also discussed.

The Board discussed the outside lighting of the school building. It was decided that a Board

retreat will not be done until next year. An Alicap report was looked at and the local NASB report

was shared. A thank you from the American Legion Axillary was shared along with caramel

popcorn that was provided by the Axillary for which they were thanked.

Old Business: None

New Business:

It was moved by Reikofski, seconded by Moes to approve the school calendar for the 2017-2018

school year.

For: 6 Against: 0

It was move by von Rentzell, seconded by Brummels to approve the resignation of Michael Brown

as K-12 principal.

For: 6 Against: 0

Mr. Brown thanked those who supported him. He also read an email from the school’s legal

counsel sent to him. According to the email, an offer was extended and to Mr. Brown. Mr. Brown

asked if the Board would stand behind that offer.

The Board thanked Mr. Brown for six years of service to the District and President Reikofski

asked for a motion to enter into executive session to discuss the matter further.

The minutes of the meeting were read.

Minutes of the Board of Education Feb. 13 2017 cont. pg. 2

It was moved by Brummels, seconded by Koehler to enter into executive session at 8:05 PM.

It was moved by Moes, seconded by Krohn to come out of executive session at 9:10 PM.

After conferring with the district’s legal counsel, it was confirmed that a severance offer was made

to, but never accepted by, Mr. Michael Brown.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:12 PM.

I, the undersigned Recording Secretary of the Osmond Board of Education, Osmond, Nebraska,

hereby certify, that the attached and foregoing minutes is a true and correct copy of a meeting of

the Osmond Board of Education, Osmond, Nebraska, held in open session on the 13th day of

February, 2017, which meeting was preceded by publicized notice.

Teresa L. Folkers, Recording Secretary