January 2019 Board Minutes


7:00 A.M.
January 8, 2019


DAWN LEWIS, Superintendent
JOEL MORGAN, Principal
KAREN JACOBSON, Secretary to the Board

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 January, 2019, at Arnold Public School Meeting Room, 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 Tue January 8, 2019 at 7:25 P.M. with all members present.

Meeting called to order

Roll Call and Pledge of Allegiance

Approved the agenda

Minutes of last meeting approved as presented.

Motion Joe Cool, seconded Coleman to approve claims totaling $244,474.50Unanimous on roll call vote.

Visitors & Guests: Tony Eggleston, Rick Beshaler and Heather Fume
Thanks to Tony Eggleston and Rick Beshaler for 8 years service on School Board


 Discussion of the Nebraska Education Profile Data released December 21, 2018


Motion Nelson, seconded Coleman to approve negotiated agreement between Certified staff and Board Of Education for the 2019-2020 year. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion J Cool, seconded Coleman to approve Distance Contract with ESU 16 for the 2019-2020 year. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion Coleman, seconded Bierman to accept resignation for retirement of Mrs. Berni Crow effective the end of the 2018-19 school year, with regrets. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion J. Cool, seconded Bierman to approve application of Early Severance for Mrs. Berni Crow.  Unanimous on roll call vote.

Accepted Principal and Superintendent Report.

Next regular meeting will be February 12, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.

Will have a joint meeting with Callaway on January 10, 2019 at 5:00

Meeting adjourned at 8:12 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.

Annual Business Meeting
January 8, 2019 7:00 P.M.

Meeting called to order by Superintendent Lewis
Declaration of Open Meetings Law Adherence
Roll call/Pledge-all members present

Superintendent Lewis administered Oath of Office to new Board Members Merle Bierman and Shane Cool.

Election of Officers: The following were nominated and elected for 2019:

President: Duane Bowers
V. President:  Joe Cool
Secretary:  Diana Coleman
Treasurer:  Eric Nelson

President appointed the following committees:

Building & Grounds:  Nelson, Coleman, S. Cool
Transportation: Nelson, Bowers, Bierman
Curriculum & Americanism:  J, Cool, Nelson, Bierman
Co-op Board:  Bowers, S. Cool
Education Foundation Rep:  Bierman
Personnel:  Bowers, J, Cool, Coleman
Negotiations: J. Cool, Bowers, S. Cool
Maker Space:  Nelson, J. Cool

Action Item

Motion Nelson, seconded S. Cool to keep the following: Unanimous On roll call vote.

Appointed Guthery, Haaig, and Gessford, p.c, L.L,O. as District attorneys
Appointed Pinnacle Bank as Official Depository for all District Funds
Appointed Karen Jacobson as Secretary to the Board of Education
Appointed Arnold Sentinel as Official Newspaper of APS. .
Appointed Superintendent as Authorized Representative for Federal

January 21, 2021

Upcoming Activities

Activities for the week of January 18th:

  • Monday- JH BB @ Ansley- 1:00PM-A Girls & B Boys at the same time, followed by B Girls & A Boys at the same time. Masks Required.
  • Tuesday- JV/Varsity BB vs Arcadia/Loup City @ Arnold- 4:00PM- JV Girls, followed by Varsity. NO JV BOYS. Masks Required- Attendance Restricted to Pass List
  • Wednesday- Spelling Bee- 2:00PM- No Public Attendance- Will be steamed
  • Thursday- JV/Varsity BB vs Ansley-Litchfield @ Arnold- 4:00PM- JV Girls, followed by Varsity. NO JV BOYS. Masks Required- Attendance Restricted to Pass List
  • Friday- Wrestling @ Callaway- 11:00AM- Masks Required- Attendance Restricted to Pass List

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