January 21, 2013 Board Meeting Minutes
February 15, 2013
Wilber Clatonia Public Schools
School Board Meeting Minutes
January 21, 2013
The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Wilber Clatonia Public Schools convened in open and public session on Monday, January 21, 2013, at the school house, 900 South Franklin, at 7:00 p.m. Wilber, NE. The roll was called and the following board members were present: Bob Sykes, Chris Cerveny, Scott Havel, Jerry Petracek, Tim Riechers, and Michelle Pryor. Other guests present were: Ray Collins, Evan Wieseman, Allen Brozovsky and Keith Muller, who arrived after the Junior High basketball game.
Notice of the meeting was given in advance by publication and in accordance with the board approved method of giving notice of meetings. Notice of meeting was given in advance to all members of the Board of Education. Availability of the Agenda was available in the Superintendent’s office. All proceedings of the Board of Education, except as may be hereinafter noted, were taken while the convened meeting was open to attendance of the public.
President Sykes called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. At the beginning of the meeting President Sykes welcomed visitors and reviewed the procedures for addressing the board. President Sykes also announced and informed the public that a current copy of the Open Meetings Ac is posted on the wall of the meeting room and directed the public to its location.
A motion was made by Tim Riechers and seconded by Scott Havel to approve the following consent items: Board members receipt of notice of meeting acknowledgement; public notice of meeting acknowledgement; approval of the agenda with the addition of Item G under consent items to include “Summary of Superintendent’s Evaluation”; approval of the minutes of the regular session of December 17, 2012; organizational meeting of January 3, 2013; Board retreat minutes of January 16, 2013 and approval of the claims and financial reports; and General Fund, $472, 761.44. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows: voting for: Bob Sykes, Chris Cerveny, Scott Havel, Jerry Petracek, Michelle Pryor and Tim Riechers; voting against: none. Motion carries.
A motion was made by Jerry Petracek and seconded by Michelle Pryor to approve the following 2013 board goals: 1) Improve Student Achievement by a) increasing the total percentage of students meeting or exceeding proficiency levels on the statewide assessments to 72% in reading and 75% in math; b) improve average ACT scores of seniors to 22.1 and improve sub scores; c) increase RIT scores in 100% of students tested on the MAPs test; d) improve percentage of students that meet or exceed their target growth or that are at or above grade level on the spring MAPs test to 85%; 2) Maintain or improve academic programming by a) explore/pursue the addition of 7th -12th transitional support programs and reading program; b) conduct on-going curricular analysis to insure coverage of state standards; c) monitor ELL needs, study effective programming and identify local strengths and areas needing growth; d) review students future needs/plans and determine programming improvements; e) study needs of SPED students- expand Life Skills Curriculum; f) continue to explore implementation of a summer elementary reading program; 3) Improve Technology Integration by a) conduct technology in-service/professional development-based on skills, inventory and tech committee recommendations; b) increase utilization of on-line testing and assessment tools; c) help students be college ready by expanding the number of high school staff incorporating on-line or blended learning environment using “Angel” or similar programming; d) hold regular technology committee meetings; e) posters with goals and improvements; and 4) Building and Grounds Improvement by a) develop a long range plan, with budget, for major projects. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows: voting for: Bob Sykes, Chris Cerveny, Scott Havel, Jerry Petracek, Michelle Pryor and Tim Riechers; voting against: none. Motion carries.
A motion was made by Tim Riechers and seconded by Scott Havel to approve BVH drawing up plans and specs for a building project to include: 1) HVAC improvements in the gym, auditorium and shop areas; 2) building renovations and improvements to the office and added classroom areas. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows: voting for: Bob Sykes, Chris Cerveny, Scott Havel, Jerry Petracek, Michelle Pryor and Tim Riechers: voting against: none. Motion carries.
A motion was made by Scott Havel and seconded by Tim Riechers to approve the preschool fees for the 2013-2014 school year. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows: voting for: Bob Sykes, Chris Cerveny, Scott Havel, Jerry Petracek, Michelle Pryor and Tim Riechers; voting against: none. Motion carries.
Mr. Collins presented information on the School Calendar draft for the 2013-2014 school year to the Board.
In regards to the WCEA proposed amendment to the 2013-2014 master contract, no action was taken due to response needed from the WCEA in regard to pricing to use or slight language changes, etc.
Mr. Brozovsky gave the board an update on the K-6 Building and transportation. Mr. Wieseman gave an update on the 7-12 building. Mr. Muller gave an activities/technology update to the Board. The Board also reviewed other department reports.
Under information and communications, the Board was made aware of Education Forum Conference in February on the 4th and 5th at Kearney and the NRCSA Legislative Issue meeting on February 20th in Lincoln.
Hearing no objections, President Sykes adjourned the meeting at 8:51 p.m. The next Regular meeting of the Wilber Clatonia Public Schools Board of Education will be held on February 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.