January 12, 2021 Minutes

Arnold Public Schools

Minutes of the Board of Education

Regular Meeting 7 p.m.

January 12, 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 7:17 P.M. on the 12th day of January, 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 Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. with all members present.

Meeting called to order

Roll Call and Pledge of Allegiance

Approved the agenda

Minutes of the last three meetings approved.

Motion J. Cool, seconded Bierman to approve claims totaling $273,935.93. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Visitors & Guests:  Members of the community spoke about the Potential Preschool Program.


Recognize Diana Coleman for 12 Years of Service as Board of Education Member

COVID-19 Update

Live Streaming


Motion J. Cool, seconded S. Cool to approve negotiated agreement between Certificated Staff and Board of Education for the 2021-2022 year. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion J. Cool, seconded Nelson to approve recognition of Arnold Education Association (AEA) as Exclusive Bargaining Unit for Teachers for 2022-2023 Negotiations.  Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion Nelson, Strasburg to approve a Preschool Program for the 2021-2022 school year. Motion passed on roll call vote 5-1 with Bowers, J. Cool, S. Cool, Nelson, Strasburg – Yes and Bierman – No.

Motion Coleman, Bierman seconded to approve 2021-2023 Superintendent at $116,000. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion Bierman, seconded S. Cool to approve distance learning contract with ESU 16 for 2021-2022. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Accepted Principal and Superintendent Reports

Next regular meeting will be February 8, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. at the East Campus.

Meeting adjourned at 9:31 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.


August 4, 2021

Upcoming Activities

Activities for the week of May 17th:

  • Monday- District Golf @ Bertrand- 10:00AM
  • Wednesday- Elementary Awards Program- 10:00AM- Open to the Public. Students can leave with their parents at the conclusion of the program. 
  • Wednesday- Last Day of School- 11:00AM Dismissal. JH/HS will be dismissed earlier as they check out.
  • Wednesday- No Breakfast or Lunch Served. Final lunch bills will be sent home on Tuesday. 
  • Friday & Saturday- State Track @ Omaha


Activities Calendar at A Glance