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Elba Public School Board

May 13, 2019

Regular Monthly Meeting

 

            The meeting was called to order at 8:00 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 Jenise Grave read the publication of the meeting.  Roll call of members present: Robyn Dvoracek, Jenise Graves, Kristina Radke, Robyn Rasmussen, 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 Rasmussen, seconded by Graves to excuse the following board members: Michael Higgins.  Yes – Graves, Radke, Rasmussen, Spilinek, Dvoracek.  No – 0. Motion Carried 5-0

Motion by Radke, seconded by Spilinek to approve the agenda as prepared.  Yes –Radke, Rasmussen, Spilinek, Graves, Dvoracek. No – 0.  Motion carried 5 – 0.

 

            The board heard a Celebration of Excellence for Kenna Graves who set the school record in discus with a throw of 129 feet and will be competing at State Track this weekend. MacKenzie McKoski was also recognized for setting the school record in pole vault with a jump of 7 feet 6 inches and will also be competing at State Track.  Mrs. Wysocki received $525 in grant money toward the purchase of new preschool play equipment.

 

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

 

             The board heard from Mrs. Wysocki on the Preschool play equipment and progress being made for next year.

 

            Mr. Palmer informed the board of the passage of LB399 the American Civics Bill that involves some new procedures for schools.

 

            Motion by Graves, seconded by Spilinek to approve items on the consent agenda including Minutes from the Regular Meeting held April 8, 2019; Monthly Financial Report and Payment of the bills including payroll; Resignation of Teacher Kelsey Johnson at the end of the 2018-2019 Contract; Resignation of Teacher Seung Yeon Lee at the end of the 2018-2019 Contract; Changing the name of the Americanism and Textbooks Committee to American Civics and Textbooks Committee to meet requirements of LB399; Approve participation in the ESU Title 1 Cooperative for the 2019-2020 school year; Approve teacher contract for Agriculture Teacher KateLynn Ness for 2019-2020 school year; Approve teacher contract for Elementary Teacher Rayann Wales for 2019-2020 school year; Approve revision of 2019-2020 Negotiated Agreement as presented to reflect insurance deductible rate changes for 2019-2020.  Yes – Radke, Rasmussen, Spilinek, Graves, Dvoracek.  No – 0. Motion carried 5 – 0

 

            The Board received information on the following discussion items:  Timeline for Review of Handbooks for Summer and School Social Worker Position.

 

Motion by Graves, seconded by Radke to approve and industrial technology teaching position for the 2019-2020 school year.  Yes – Graves.  No – Rasmussen, Spilinek, Radke, Dvoracek.  Motion not carried 1 - 4.

 

Motion by Spilinek, seconded by Rasmussen to table approval of extended contract days for summer weightlifting.  Yes – Spilinek, Graves, Radke, Rasmussen, Dvoracek.  No – 0.  Motion carried 5 – 0.

 

            Motion by Spilinek, seconded by Graves to approve 15 extended contract days for sponsoring Agriculture/FFA activities with 7 days through June sponsored by the 2018-2019 Agriculture Teacher and 8 days from July sponsored by the 2019-2020 Agriculture Teacher.  Yes – Graves, Radke, Rasmussen, Spilinek, Dvoracek.  No – 0.  Motion carried 5 – 0.

 

            Motion by Graves, seconded by Radke to approve the purchase of a storage shed for the preschool and elementary play areas for approximately $3,196.00.  Yes – Radke, Rasmussen, Spilinek, Graves, Dvoracek.    No – 0.  Motion carried 5 – 0.

 

            Motion by Graves, seconded by Spilinek to approve renewal of school radio advertisements spread across 107.7 FM, Y106 FM and Y102 for the month of June for $600.00.  Yes – Rasmussen, Spilinek, Graves, Radke, Dvoracek.  No – 0. Motion carried 5 – 0.

 

            Motion by Radke, seconded by Rasmussen to approve the transfer of $10,000 from the General Fund to the Activities Fund.  Yes – Spilinek, Graves, Radke, Rasmussen, Dvoracek.  No – 0.  Motion carried 5 – 0.

 

            Motion by Spilinek, seconded by Radke to accept the bid from Jenise Graves for $500.00 for the school owned 1995 Chevy Lumina the is being sold ‘as is’.  Yes – Radke, Rasmussen, Spilinek, Dvoracek. Abstain – Graves. No – 0. Motion carried 4 – 0.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 9:50 p.m.  The next regular meeting is June 10, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.