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August 2018 Minutes






The Osmond Board of Education met at 8:00 PM Monday, August 13, 2018 in the Multi-purpose room.


It was moved by Koehler, seconded by Krohn, that it is hereby determined that this meeting was preceded by publicized notice in the August 8, 2018 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. A copy of the open meetings law was posted in the room.                                                                                                                                                                                6  For           0 Against


It was moved by Brummels, seconded by Moes, to adopt the consent agenda.                                  6  For:          0  Against: 


Principal Polt reported on 1) Teacher in-service days; 2) First day of school; 3) Elementary open house; 4) Chromebook checkout; 5) Meeting with foreign exchange student; 6) Jamboree volleyball game at Plainview; 7) Upcoming Activities.


Superintendent Hamm reported on 1) Facility update;  2 )Budget workshop/hearing;  3) NASB area meeting;  4) Required Trainings for staff;  5) Transfers of funds;  6) Changes to Chromebook Procedures;  7) Guidelines for Reimbursement of College Costs;  7) Students Registered for College Credit Courses:  8) Flex Hours for teachers;  8) Board Picnic - Tuesday August 14 at 6 pm;  9) Staff training; 10) School and Room Signage;  11) School House;  12) Option Students;  13) Student Learning Team curriculum.


Board Comments: Krohn asked about the possibility of adding computer science course to the curriculum.  Reikofski responded to the public comments from the July meeting.  She addressed: the opportunities available for parent led organizations designed to improve parental involvement; in response to the comment about dissatisfaction with the music program – she highlighted the many continued successes of the program; transparency by the board and school; the opportunities for students to enroll in ‘outside’ classes for specific areas not currently offered at Osmond – i.e. computer programming, robotics, advanced technology courses, etc.; the suggested policy changes presented last month – these were forwarded to the school attorney (costing the district over $600) for their input – she read the conclusion from the attorneys which stated that “many provisions of the suggested policies are simply unlawful and cannot be adopted.”; and, discussed the performance of current programs compared to their past successes.


Old Business:  None


New Business:  

It was moved by Reikofski, seconded by Krohn to appoint Paula Gutz and Marvin Stech as directors to the Osmond Community School Foundation.                                                                                                                6  For:        0  Against:                                       


It was moved by Koehler seconded by von Rentzell to approve the hiring of Nancy Strittman, Robbie Gansebom, and Jenny Wingert as paras; and, Margaret Ryan as business manager.                                        6  For:         0  Against:


It was moved by von Rentzell. seconded by Brummels, to approve the purchase of a new utility tractor from Manzer Equipment in the amount of $42,975 with a $40,000 payment out of the current fiscal year and the balance on delivery.    

                                                                                                                                                                6  For:          0  Against:    


The minutes of the meeting were read.


President Reikofski adjourned the meeting at 9:47 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 13th day of August 2018 which meeting was preceded by publicized notice.                                                                                                                                                                                          Sue Lenhoff, Recording Secretary