July 2018 Minutes
MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION #43R
The Osmond Board of Education met at 8:02 PM, Monday, July 9, 2018, in the multipurpose room.
It was moved by Brummels, seconded by Koehler that it was determined that these hearings and meeting were preceded by publicized notice in July 4, 2018 edition of the Osmond Republican and convened in open session with a current copy of the open meetings act posted in the school. 6 For 0 Against
The hearings for the current Parental Involvement policy #5018 and Parental Involvement in the Title I Program policy #5057 were opened at 8:03 PM and adjourned at 8:04 PM.
The hearing for the current Student Fee policy #5045 was opened at 8:04 PM and adjourned at 8:05 PM.
The hearing for the current Anti-Bullying policy #5054 was opened at 8:05 PM and adjourned at 8:07 PM.
I, the undersigned, and acting 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 hearings of the Osmond Board of Education, Osmond, Nebraska, held in open session on the 9th day of July, 2018, which hearings were preceded by publicized notice. Teresa Folkers, Recording Secretary
MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION #42R
The Osmond Board of Education commenced the regular meeting at 8:07 PM Monday, July 9, 2018, in the multipurpose room. A copy of the open meetings act was posted in the room.
Amanda Kumm stated that the community has voiced a need to form a parent-teacher organization and expressed her displeasure with our current music program and the discontinuation of AR.
Dan Heiman expressed that he would like to see more parental involvement in the operation of the school; sees a need for more transparency; a need for additional technology programs or classes; and, he presented the Board with some sample policies that he would like the Board to review.
Jason Bolz stated he feels some programs are not doing as well as they have in the past.
Several members expressed their appreciation for public input. Board member Krohn and Superintendent Hamm supported the idea of a parent-lead PTA or PTO. Brummels stated that the Board is trying to hire excellent teachers by keeping base salary competitive but added that it is not always easy to attract candidates to a small school. Superintendent Hamm added that several of the surrounding schools have had open teaching positions in core subject areas such as math and science for one year or more before being able to fill the positions with qualified candidates and there are times that no applications received, as in the District’s recent attempt to hire a vocal music teacher.
Superintendent Hamm state that board Policy #6036 - 'Reading Instruction and Intervention Services' was passed last month by the BOE and that this will cause the K – 6 AR program to be re-evaluated in the future. The 7 – 12 AR program is being eliminated due to the District’s external visitation this spring that showed that it lacked the support of students, staff, and parents. The Board informed the patrons that parents and grandparents are welcome to come to eat with students at any time. Amanda Kumm suggested having parent/grandparent volunteers come to help in the lunchroom.
It was moved by von Rentzell, seconded by Reikofski, to approve the consent agenda. 6 For 0 Against
Principal Polt informed the Board of: 1) upcoming in-service workdays; 2) the first day of school for students being August 14th; 3) drop and add day on August 8th; 4) elementary open house on August 9th; and, 5) the 7th grade chromebook meeting and check out being scheduled for August 13th with grades 8-12 to follow from 7 PM to 8 PM.
Superintendent Hamm reported on: 1) summer projects; 2) the milk bids; 3) para staffing; 4) the approval of our request to NDE to offer a transitional teaching certificate to Mrs. Baue; 5) explained the difference between a certified teacher and being properly endorsed in a content area; 6) OCS being one of the participants in a community foundation being proposed by Osmond Venture Resources; 7) new signage in the building; 8) alumni open house; 9) security cameras; 10) accreditation; 11) classroom door safety locks; and, 12) the district house.
It was moved by Reikofski, seconded by Moes, to adjust classified wages for the 2018-2019 school year as proposed.
6 For 0 Against
It was moved by Brummels, seconded by Krohn, to authorize the sub-committee to obtain bids on a new tractor and to act upon a motion at the next Board meeting. 6 For 0 Against
The minutes of the meeting were read.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:52 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 a meeting of the Osmond Board of Education, Osmond, Nebraska, held in open session on the 9th day of July, 2018, which meeting was preceded by publicized notice.
Teresa Folkers, Recording Secretary