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Elba Public School Board

March 11, 2019

Regular Monthly Meeting

 

            The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Robyn Dvoracek.  President Dvoracek stated that the meeting was in compliance with the Nebraska Open Meetings Act as posted in the room and notice of the meeting was advertised and posted.  Roll call of members present: Robyn Dvoracek, Jenise Graves, Michael Higgins, Robyn Rasmussen, Kristina Radke and Terry Spilinek.  Other present included: Matthew Palmer, Annice Marlow and members of the public.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present.

 

            Motion by Graves, seconded by Spilinek to approve the agenda as prepared.  Yes – Graves, Higgins, Radke, Rasmussen, Spilinek, Dvoracek. No – 0.  Motion carried 6 – 0.

 

            The board heard a Celebration of Excellence for high achieving FFA members who will be receiving their State Degrees at State FFA Convention in April.

 

            Public comments were heard. The Principal, AD and Superintendent reports were given. 

 

             The board heard from school personnel on the progress of the Ag/FFA projects that are ongoing.

 

            Motion by Spilinek, seconded by Higgins to approve the minutes as written for the regular meeting head February 14, 2019.  Yes – Higgins, Radke, Rasmussen, Spilinek, Dvoracek, Graves.  No – 0. Motion carried 6 – 0

 

            Motion by Radke, seconded by Higgins to approve the payment of claims, withholding check number 00021893 pending approval.  Yes – Radke, Rasmussen, Spilinek, Dvoracek, Graves, Higgins.  No – 0.  Motion carried 6 – 0.

 

            The Board received information on the following discussion items:  School Budget Update, Board Procedures (Code of Ethics, Conflict of Interest, Policy Update Process and Voting order), Board Goal #4 (Promote Community Engagement in the School), Superintendent Evaluation, Support Staff Pay and Staffing for 2019-2020. Board Committee reports were heard from the Curriculum Committee, the Negotiations Committee and the Transportation Committee.  Chairpersons were assigned for each committee as follows:  Americanism-Higgins, Curriculum-Spilinek, Technology and Equipment-Rasmussen, Negotiations and Finance-Spilinek, Policy-Dvoracek, Personnel & Community Relations-Rasmussen, Activities-Graves.  A committee for Beef in School Lunches was added with Rasmussen as Chairperson. 

 

            Motion by Spilinek, seconded by Higgins to approve a van driver for the transportation of students participating in an afternoon alternative instructional program.  Yes – Spilinek, Dvoracek, Graves, Higgins, Radke, Rasmussen.  No – 0.  Motion carried 6 – 0.

 

            Motion by Higgins, seconded by Graves to approve the script for the radio ads.  Yes – Dvoracek, Graves, Higgins, Radke, Rasmussen, Spilinek.  No – 0.  Motion carried 6 – 0.

 

            Motion by Spilinek, seconded by Higgins to approve the purchase of music chairs and storage rack for approximately $2,112.00.  Yes – Graves, Higgins, Radke, Rasmussen, Spilinek, Dvoracek.  No – 0.  Motion carried 6 – 0.

 

            Motion by Radke, seconded by Rasmussen to approve the lawn mowing bid #22490 from G & G Mowing for 2019.  Yes – Higgins, Radke, Rasmussen, Spilinek, Dvoracek.  Abstain – Graves.  No – 0.  Motion carried 5 – 0.

 

            Motion by Graves, seconded by Spilinek that the FFA Chapter will pay for State Convention expenses in full.  Yes – Radke, Rasmussen, Spilinek, Dvoracek, Graves, Higgins.  No – 0.  Motion carried 6 – 0.

 

            Motion by Higgins with regrets, seconded by Spilinek to accept the resignation of language arts teacher Jeremiah Johnson at the conclusion of the 2018-2019 teacher contract.  Yes – Rasmussen, Spilinek, Dvoracek, Graves, Higgins, Radke.  No – 0.  Motion carried 6 – 0.

 

            Motion by Graves, seconded by Spilinek to accept the resignation of Superintendent Matthew Palmer at the conclusion of the 2018-2019 contract.  Yes – Spilinek, Dvoracek, Graves, Higgins, Radke, Rasmussen.  No – 0.  Motion carried 6 – 0.

 

            Motion by Radke, seconded by Higgins to go into Executive Session for the protection of needless injury to the reputation of individuals to discuss Graduation requirements.  Yes – Spilinek, Dvoracek, Graves, Higgins, Radke, Rasmussen.  No – 0.  Motion carried 6 – 0.  President Dvoracek declared the board in Executive Session at 8:57 p.m.  The board was declared out of session at 9:12 p.m. with no action taken.

 

            Motion by Higgins, seconded by Radke to follow Graduation Policy for 2019 Graduation Ceremony.  Yes – Dvoracek, Higgins, Radke, Rasmussen, Spilinek.  No – Graves.  Motion carried 5 – 1. 

           

            Motion by Graves, seconded by Radke to approve a principal contract for Annice Marlow for the 2019-2020 school year in the amount of $80,028.  Yes – Graves, Higgins, Radke, Rasmussen, Spilinek, Dvoracek.  No – 0.  Motion carried 6 – 0.

 

            Motion by Higgins, seconded by Spilinek to us NASB Superintendent Search.  Yes – Higgins, Radke, Rasmussen, Spilinek, Dvoracek, Graves.  No – 0.  Motion carried 6 – 0.

 

            The meeting was adjourned at 9:39 p.m.  The next regular meeting is April 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.