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December 2017 Board Meeting


Regular Meeting



The Osmond Board of Education met at­  7:00 PM, Monday, December 11, 2017 in the multi-purpose room.  The President announced and informed the public that a current copy of the open meetings act was posted in the building.


It was moved by Brummels , seconded by Koehler,  that it is hereby determined that this meeting was preceded by publicized notice in the December 6, 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.                        For:  6                        Against:  0


Dan Heiman spoke to the Board about the 'Nebraska Beef in Schools' program and offered to serve as a resource to help get the program started at Osmond.


It was moved by von Rentzell, seconded by Krohn, to adopt the consent agenda as presented.

For:  6                  Against:  0


Superintendent Hamm discussed Counselor Brummels' report on:  1) assessments;  2) career technical education;  and,  3)student learning teams.


Principal Polt reported on:  1) the follow up meeting on REWARDS;  2) Christmas break;  3) 1st semester report cards;  4) the NSAA practice moratorium;  5)  the holiday basketball tournament and other scheduled events; 6)  a job well done on the one act production;  7)  Holiday music programs;  and,  8) a donation from the Rubber Ducky Foundation to the wrestling program in the amount of $500.00 in memory of Lieutenant Commander Merlin Paddock.


Superintendent Hamm reported on:  1)  the NASB state board convention;  2) the purchase of a car for Special Education transportation;  3) Re-Election filing deadline for Board members who's terms are up next year;  4) the unified bowling season;  5) negotiations;  6) Mrs. Bessmer's resignation as a Para and the advertising for a replacement;  7) Digital Solutions providing  school/team pictures, yearbooks, and senior banners;  8) activity program printing ; and,  9) crumb rubber on the playground.


The Board shared information they received from the state board convention and received a thank you from Mardell Koehler for providing the Veteran's program meal.  Board member von Rentzell shared the results of the certified staff negotions.


Old Business:   There was no old business.


New Business:    It was moved by Koehler , seconded by Krohn, to approve recognizing the staff with $20.00 Osmond dollars each.                                                                                                                                                      For:  6                  Against:  0


It was moved by von Rentzell, seconded by  Moes, to revise existing board policies:  5009; 5011; 5012; 5019; 5020; 5022; 5025; 5026; 5027; 5031; 5035; 5037; 5039; 5042; 5050; 5056; 5059; 6003; 6004; 6004; 6009; 6010; 6012; 6015; 6016; 6018; 6026; 6028; 6029; 6030; and, to delete policies: 5013 and combine with 5012; 5029; 5038; 5047; 5051; 6019; 6022; 6023; and 6024.                                                                                                                      For:  6                    Against:  0


The minutes of the meeting were read.


The meeting was adjourned at  8:32 PM.


I, the undersigned, Recording Secretary of the Osmond Board of Education, Osmond, Nebraska, hereby certify, that the attached and foregoing minutes are a true and correct copy of the meeting of the Osmond Board of Education, Osmond, Nebraska, held in open session on the 11th  day of December, 2017, which meeting was preceded by publicized notice.  

                       Teresa L. Folkers, Recording Secretary