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January 2020 Meeting Minutes


Regular Meeting



The Osmond Board of Education met at 7:02 pm, Monday, January 13, 2020 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 Stanosheck, seconded by von Rentzell, that it is hereby determined that this meeting was preceded by publicized notice in the January 8, 2020 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:  Chris Wagner and Tom Schmit, representatives of the 20/20 Activity Center Committee were in attendance to share information related to the bond resolution and proposed floor plan. 


It was moved by Stanosheck and seconded by Reikofski to cease nominations and cast a unanimous ballot to re-elect Reikofski as President; Moes as Vice President and von Rentzell as Secretary / Treasurer. For:  6 Against:  0


President Reikofski appointed Margaret Ryan as board recording secretary. 


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

For:  6 Against:  0


Principal Polt reported on:  1) Quarter 2 and semester 1 report cards; 2) Winter Workshop for staff; 3) conference wrestling tournament; 4) science curriculum alignment; 5) conference honor band; 6) all-state Class D band concert; 7) honoring 2nd quarter & semester 1 honor roll students; 8) conference quiz bowl; 9) speech team; 10) sub-district and district sites for winter activities; and 11) district football teams. 


Superintendent Hamm reported on: 1) the ESSA audit; 2) the upcoming custodial position opening; 3) the co-op of junior high boys with Wausa for football and basketball; and 4) The American Broadband Grant Presentation for rural fiber optics being held on Jan. 17th. 


Athletic Director Guenther reported further on the proposed co-op of Junior High boys football and basketball with Wausa for a 3-year term. 


Board Comments:  1) President Reikofski mentioned scheduling the board retreat for Monday, March 16th; 2) the board discussed the upcoming LCC home basketball games; 3) Moes spoke about the on-going teacher negotiations. 


Old Business:


It was moved by Reikofski, seconded by Stanosheck, to set the budget for the school kitchen remodel not to exceed $65,000, with the project to be completed in the summer of 2020.   For:  6 Against:  0


New Business:


President Reikofski announced the 2020 board committee appointments. 


It was moved by Krohn, seconded by Gansebom, to designate The Osmond Republican as the official news agency; KSB Legal Firm as the district’s school attorney; AMGL as the auditor; David Hamm as the State and Federal Programs Director; and Security Bank as school depository.   

For:  6 Against:  0


It was moved by Krohn, seconded by Moes, to recognize the Osmond Education Association as the exclusive bargaining agent for the District’s non-supervisory certified staff for the 2021-2022 contract year. For:  6 Against:  0


It was moved by von Rentzell, seconded by Stanosheck, to approve a bond resolution for public vote on March 10, 2020, in an amount not to exceed $4,890,000.   For:  6 Against:  0


The minutes of the meeting were read. 


A motion and second was made to enter into executive session to discuss personnel and negotiations at 8:43 pm. The Board invited Superintendent Hamm and Principal Polt to join the session.    Executive session was concluded at 9:01 pm and President Reikofski adjourned the meeting at 9:02 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 January 2020, which meeting was preceded by publicized notice. Margaret Ryan, Recording Secretary