February 8, 2021 Minutes

Arnold Public Schools

Minutes of the Board of Education

Regular Meeting 7 p.m.

February 8, 2021

Members Present: 

Duane Bowers,

Justin Strasburg

Joe Cool,

Merle Bierman,

Shane Cool,

Eric Nelson,

Joel Morgan – Superintendent,

Chanc McIntosh – Principal,

Michelle Preston – Secretary to the Board of Education

A Meeting of the Board of Education of the School District of Arnold, in the County of Custer, in the State of Nebraska School District No. 89 of Custer County, Nebraska, was convened in open and Public Session at 7:00 P.M. on the 8th day of February, 2021, at Arnold Public School East Campus, in said District. Notice of the Meeting was given in advance thereof according to Law by Proper Publication, a designated method for giving notice to the School District, A copy of the Proof of Publication being attached to these minutes. Notice of this meeting was given in advance to all members of the Board of Education. Availability of the Agenda and the Purpose of the meeting was communicated in the advanced notice of the meeting to the members of this meeting.

Board of Education met in regular session Monday, February 8, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. with five members present.  S. Cool Arrived at 7:02 P.M.

Meeting called to order

Roll Call and Pledge of Allegiance

Approved the agenda

Minutes of the last meeting was approved.

Motion Bierman, seconded Nelson to approve claims totaling $248,519.53. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Visitors & Guests:  


COVID-19 Update


Motion J. Cool, seconded Strasburg to approve ESU contracts for 2021-2022. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion Bierman, seconded S. Cool to approve TEAM Physical Therapy contract for 2021-2022. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion J. Cool, seconded Strasburg to approve renewal of membership in the Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB) for 2021-2022. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion Nelson, seconded J. Cool to approve surplus property for disposal by Superintendent. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion J. Cool, seconded Bierman to approve 2021-2022 Principal Contract for Chanc McIntosh as discussed. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Next regular meeting will be March 9, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. at the East Campus.

Meeting adjourned at 7:49 P.M.

To be considered for payment bills must be in school office by noon on Thursday before the Board Meeting on Tue.

The agenda is a continuous one and is available for examination during the regular hours at the office of the Superintendent of Schools.


February 25, 2021

Upcoming Activities

Activities for the week of February 15th:

  • Monday- No School, No Activities 
  • Tuesday- Girls Subdistrict Basketball vs Hi-Line @ Callaway- 5:30PM- No Pass List, but must leave after our game to make room for the next game. Masks Required
  • Wednesday- JH BB @ Sargent- 1:00PM- Boys followed by girls. No Pass List, Masks Required.
  • Wednesday- State Wrestling @ Omaha- 5:00PM
  • Thursday- State Wrestling @ Omaha- 1:00PM
  • Thursday- Girls Subdistrict Final @ Callaway- 6:30PM
  • Friday- JV/Varsity Boys BB vs SEM @ Callaway- 5:00PM (Time Change)- 2 quarters JV, followed by Varsity
  • Saturday- MNAC Speech @ Callaway- 9:00AM- No Pass List, Masks Required

Please note that we will distribute information regarding attendance guidelines and procedures. These guidelines will vary by location and activity. 

Activities Calendar at A Glance