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December 2019 Board Meeting


Regular Meeting



The Osmond Board of Education met at 7:00 PM, Monday, December 9, 2019 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 Moes, seconded by Gansebom, that it is hereby determined that this meeting was preceded by publicized notice in the December 4, 2019 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


Patron Input:  Diane Martin, Well-Being Counselor, reported on the progress of the new job position and commented about the role and responsibilities of the job, including mental health days for students and teacher in-service training. 


Jane Brummels, Guidance Counselor and CTE Coordinator thanked the Board for the addition of the position and spoke about the evolving program. 


Jennifer Wiseley, Head of IT, gave an interactive presentation to the Board on the Smartboard classroom technology and answered questions from the Board. 


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

For:    6   Against:  0


Counselor Brummels reported on:  1) assessments; 2) career technical education; and 3) student learning teams.


Principal Polt submitted a written report on:  1) Christmas break; 2) the NSAA practice moratorium;  3) holiday basketball tournament 4) Wausmond one act state play production;  5) K-12 Christmas music program; 6) Brandon’s Bushel of Blessings backpack program; 7) social studies standards; and 8) work on the 2020-2021 school calendar. 


Superintendent Hamm reported on:  1) a bid for a new walk-in refrigerator / freezer for the school kitchen and presented a list of price estimates for the possible kitchen remodel;  2) the bid to refinish the gym floor; 3) the district’s “Excellent” rating received from the State’s AQuESST system; 4) election registration for board members;  5) teacher negotiations; and 6) the current benchmarks for Dibbels testing.     


Board Comments:  1) The Board shared information from the recent NASB Conference and discussed sessions they felt were beneficial; 2) President Reikofski extended a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the students and staff; and 3) the Board discussed the future of sports participant numbers with Mr. Guenther. 


The Activity Center Committee reported on:  1) the meeting with the architect on Dec. 3rd; 2) continuing to get information out to the public; 3) construction time-line; 4) possible secondary vote if warranted; 5) constructional design; 6) max bond obligation; 7) hiring legal counsel; and 8) when to hold a vote. 


Old Business:   None. 


New Business: It was moved by von Rentzell, seconded by Gansebom, to approve the proposed two-year contract with David Hamm to continue serving as superintendent for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years.   For:  6     Against:  0


The minutes of the meeting were read.


The Board went into executive session at 9:52 pm to discuss negotiations with teachers.  Stanosheck moved to come out of executive session at 10:44 pm.  


President Reikofski adjourned the meeting at 10:45 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 9th day of December, 2019, which meeting was preceded by publicized notice.   

                       Margaret Ryan, Recording Secretary