The Board of Education of Hay Springs Public Schools District #3 held its regular meeting on November 9, 2015 at the school cafeteria. Notice of the said meeting was published in the November 4, 2015 edition of the Sheridan County Journal Star and on the school website. Called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Hunzeker. Matt Anderson, Mike Hunzeker, Miriam Kearns, Everette Langford and Marilyn Reed. Superintendent Cline was also present. Johnson arrived at 7:01 p.m. Letters regarding AYP were sent out. All buses are now in working order and have passed inspection. First semester observations for all non-tenured faculty are complete. Veterans Day program is set for 10am on November 11th in the auditorium. Parent-Teacher conferences were held October 22nd. Approximately 98% of parents attended. Language Arts standards have been updated. Tests given in 2017 will reflect the new changes in these standards. Testing will include multiple choice with multiple answers, “drag and drop” answers, and essays. Teaching staff is currently discussing ways of incorporating this into the current classroom curriculum and testing. To address writing scores, a new curriculum was adopted two years ago and teachers are continuing training. Ms. Kudrna attended the NIAAA meeting over the weekend. Meeting topics were: transgender athletes, unified sports, special needs participants, and the possibility 6-man football returning to an NSAA sanctioned sport. The NSAA will make a decision regarding 6-man football on Wednesday. The personal finance class taught by Ms. Lein presented their public service announcement regarding credit card debt and gave an overview of the H&R Block Budget Challenge that they are participating in. This class is offered as dual credit through Nebraska Wesleyan. There were several members of the current football team, parents, and some coaches in attendance to discuss whether or not Hay Springs should move to 6-man football for the 16-17 and 17-18 school years. A motion was made by Johnson and seconded by Anderson to approve the minutes of the October 12, 2015 meeting minutes with the addition of “No executive session was held.” A motion was made by Reed and seconded by Langford to approve the agenda of the November 9, 2015 meeting. Lister-Sage Foundation raised $8000 during the Oktoberfest fundraising event. Wednesday night basketball will be run like open gym from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The foundation will try to staff the facility during this time. A patron will not need a membership to participate in basketball during this time but will need a membership to use the facility at other times. A motion was made by Langford and seconded by Kearns to approve the policy regarding 6th grade participation in athletics as presented. A motion was made by Reed and seconded by Langford to move to 6-man football for the 16-17 and 17-18 school years. A motion was made by Langford and seconded by Reed to approve the bills and payroll - $36,182.92 (bills) and $174,894.03 (payroll). A motion was made by Johnson and seconded by Anderson to go into executive session for the purposes of discussing personnel. Hunzeker repeated the motion. A motion was made by Johnson and seconded by Kearns to come out of executive session at 10:00 pm. 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: Chadron Community Hospital $419.98; Chadron Glass & Windows, Inc $275.00; Chadron Medical Clinic P.C. $517.00; CinDesign $63.75; Cline, Heather D $71.59; Culligan $23.00; Dell Marketing LP $180.97; Discount School Supply $198.19; Educational Service Unit 13 $4,513.36; Farmer’s Coop $14.97; Fire & Ice Mechanical $10,990.00; Frontier Service $491.63; Great Plains Communications $43.50; Haggerty’s $20.02; Hay Springs Water Department $379.57; Houghton Mifflin Company $1,421.97; Ideal Linen Supply $185.77; JW Pepper & Son, Inc $27.99; Kudrna, Linda M $218.69; Lein, Melissa A $10.00; Lister-Sage Community Center Operation Accoun $2,100.00; Marx, Kimberly A $164.00; NE Association of School Boards $175.00; Nebraska Public Power Dist. $2,011.44; Quill Corporation $4,206.16; Reed, Austin $165.00; Region I OHD $524.40; Sacker’s $558.63; Sandhills News Inc $99.38; Security First Bank $1,939.68; Security First Insurance $100.00; SourceGas LLC $597.60; State of Nebraska - AS Central Services $227.47; Teaching Strategies $23.82; Vernier Software and Technology $3,173.39; WPCI $50.00.
Published: November 25, 2015