Minutes of the Regular Meeting Hay Springs Public School District #3, September 14, 2015

The Board of Education of Hay Springs Public Schools District #3 held its regular meeting on September 14, 2015 at the school cafeteria.  Notice of the said meeting was published in the September 9, 2015 edition of the Sheridan County Journal Star and on the school website. Called to order at 7:17 p.m. by President Hunzeker. Matt Anderson, Mike Hunzeker, Brenda Johnson, Miriam Kearns, Everette Langford and Marilyn Reed. Superintendent Cline was also present. Our enrollment is continuing to increase. We have had 3 more students enroll in the past week. The hardware for the new hot lunch system has arrived and training for that will begin at the end of October. We were approved for e-rate funding for the hardware and supplies that were purchased to update the school systems network and firewall. We will be repairing both small buses so that they are available for the country route and any activity trips where they might be needed. Kim Marx reported that we are receiving an Art class via distance learning through Cody-Kilgore. She has been working on state reporting. We are offering Accounting and Personal Finance as dual credit courses and believes we will be able to offer College Algebra as dual credit in the spring. Linda Kudrna presented a report that included small schools, whether they had 6 or 8-man football, and which division the teams are in. Whether or not Hay Springs changes to 6 or stays 8-man football will be on the agenda for the October board meeting. Reed would like to see the state testing results at the next meeting. Johnson questioned mandatory band for 5th grade and the requirement of instruments.  A motion was made by Johnson and seconded by Anderson to approve the minutes of the August 10, 2015 regular board meeting. A motion was made by Johnson and seconded by Kearns to approve the agenda of the September 14, 2015 meeting. The board discussed whether or not to sell or continue renting the six school properties. Mr. Cline will contact and schedule Job Corp to paint some walls in Lister-Sage. Jason Badje requested permission to have the mascot added to the gym floor. The water heater needs to be insulated. Octoberfest is scheduled for October 24th in Lister-Sage. A motion was made by Reed and seconded by Langford to approve the 2015-2016 final tax request at $1.049893. A motion was made by Kearns and seconded by Langford to approve the 2015-2016 school district budget. The board discussed whether to include air conditioning when purchasing the furnace for both the school project (Butzine) house and/or the 340 N Baker street house. Linda Kudrna reported that she is looking into new padding for the new football field light poles. Reed would like the bills presented to the board prior to the board meeting. A motion was made by Langford and seconded by Kearns to approve the bills and payroll - $74,638.13 (bills) and $161,366.66 (payroll). A motion was made by Reed and seconded by Johnson to go into executive session at 8:43 p.m. for the purposes of discussing personnel. Hunzeker repeated the motion. A motion was made by Johnson and seconded by Kearns to return to open session at 10:00 p.m. A motion was made by Johnson and seconded by Kearns to adjourn the meeting at 10:01 p.m.

The following bills and payroll were approved: 

Anderson, Matthew, reimbursement for gas - bucket truck, $37.00; B and C Steel, shop supplies, $64.65; Badje, Jason K, reimbursement for supplies, $120.00; BW Plus Mid Nebraska Inn & Suites, motel - admin days, $374.97; CinDesign, notices, $84.00; Cleo’s Flower Box, flowers - funeral service, $40.00; Cline, Jason M, mileage, $471.50; Culligan, water, $11.50; Educational Service Unit 13, services, $5,788.22; Embassy Suites, motel - labor relations, $139.00; Engravers, name plates, $108.00; Fire & Ice Mechanical, Inv: 1560 1529, $466.70; Follett School Solutions, textbooks, $2,628.39; Frontier Service, inspection and repairs, $1,294.42; Garrett, Jodie L, reimbursement for classroom supplies, $123.28; Glaze, Terry L, reimbursement - travel & motel, $161.76; Goodheart-WillcoxPublishing, textbooks, $415.11; Gordon-Rusvhille Public School, housing class - DL, $150.00; GovConnection, Inc, e-rate hardware, $19,557.22; Haggerty’s, instrument repairs, $1,424.60; Harris, hardware for lunch system, $1,910.77; Hay Springs Lumber Company, supplies, $446.03; Hay Springs Water Department, water, sewer, trash, $331.89; Hencey Plumbing & Hydronic, concession stand repair, $810.95; Hobart, repair dishwasher, $491.06; Houghton Mifflin Company, science kit, $2,912.62; HSPS - Activity Fund, reimbursement for payment of NPPD - field lights, $5,294.00; HSPS - Cash Desktop, meals & supplies, $889.91; Ideal Linen Supply, linen supplies, $195.85; In Tune Partners, classroom periodicals, $299.00; JW Pepper & Son, Inc, music supplies, $1,851.64; Kone, Inc., elevator inspections, $672.36; Larry Johnson Trucking, trench electric line, $600.00; Lein, Melissa A, reimbursement for supplies, $14.96; Mandelko, Rachel, reimbursement for fitbit batteries, $13.90; Marx, Kimberly, reimbursement for supplies, $104.14; NDE Early Childhood Training Center, GOLD training - PreK, $20.00; NE Association of School Boards, NAEP dues, $25.00; Nebraska Council of School Administrators, labor relations conference, $1,010.00; Nebraska Public Power Dist., electricity, $1,636.94; Nebraska Safety Center, Level II training, $150.00; Pests Go LLC, lawn care, $55.00; Quill Corporation, ink & toner, supplies, $3,509.65; Radiology Imaging of NE LLC, radiologist - work injury, $26.50; Reed, Austin, mowing, $755.00; Region I OHD, services, $959.68; rSchooltoday - Distributed Website Corporation, game scheduling software, $162.66; Sacker’s, gas, $284.16; Scholastic, periodicals, $1,358.12; Security First Bank, loan payment, $2,036.66; SourceGas LLC, natural gas, $201.05; State of Nebraska - AS Central Services, distance learning, $227.47; United States Treasury, taxes, $10,437.61; United States Welding, Inc, welding supplies, $84.77; Westco, gas, $260.58; Xerox Corporation - California, copy machine, $1,137.88. Total: $74,638.13.

Published: September 23, 2015