July 13, 2021 Minutes

Arnold Public Schools

Minutes of the Board of Education

Regular Meeting 8 p.m.

July 13, 2021

Members Present: 

Duane Bowers,

Eric Nelson

Justin Strasburg

Joe Cool,

Shane Cool,

Merle Bierman,

Joel Morgan – Superintendent,

Chanc McIntosh – Principal,

Michelle Preston – Secretary to the Board of Education

Members Absent:

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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 8:00 P.M. on the 13th day of July, 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 Tue, July 13, 2021 at 8:02 P.M. with four members present Bowers, J. Cool, S. Cool and Strasburg. Bierman arrived at 8:04 P.M and Nelson arrived

Meeting called to order

Motion S. Cool, seconded J. Cool to approve the agenda. Unaninous on roll call vote with the four members present

Motion Strasburg, seconded S. Cool to approve the minutes of the last meeting. Unaninous on roll call vote with the four members present.

Motion S. Cool, seconded Strasburg to approve claims totaling $225,999.80. Unanimous on roll call vote with the four members present.

Visitors & Guests: = Community Member

 

NON-ACTION ITEMS:

Board Recognized retiring teacher Rick Peterson

COVID-19 Update

Annual Policy Hearings:

Opened Student Fees Policy hearing at 8:16 P.M.

Heard Testimony
Closed Hearing at 8:17 P.M.

Opened Parental Involvement Policy hearing at 8:17 P.M. Heard Testimony
Closed Hearing at 8:18 P.M.

Opened Anti-Bullying Policy hearing at 8:18 P.M. Heard Testimony
Closed Hearing at 8:19 P.M.

Opened Attendance and Excessive Absenteeism Policy hearing at 8:19 P.M. Heard Testimony
Closed Hearing at 8:21 P.M.

ACTION ITEMS:

Motion S. Cool, seconded Bierman to approve Student Fees Policy 5416. Unanimous on roll call vote with the five members present.

Motion Bierman, seconded Strasburg to approve Parental Involvement Policy 6400. Unanimous on roll call vote with the five members present.

Motion J. Cool, seconded Bierman to approve Anti-Bullying Policy 5415. Unanimous on roll call vote with the five members present.

Motion Bierman, seconded S. Cool to approve Attendance and Excessive Absenteeism 5008. Unanimous on roll call vote with the five members present.

Motion J. Cool, seconded Strasburg to approve Interlocal Agreement for Athletic Director with Callaway Public Schools. Unanimous on roll call vote with the five members present.

Motion Bierman, seconded Strasburg to approve new Coach assignments as discussed. Unanimous on roll call vote with the five members present.

Motion Bierman, seconded S. Cool to approve 2021-2022 Cooperative Agreement for Girls Wrestling. Unanimous on roll call vote with all six members present.

Motion Bierman, seconded S. Cool to approve 2022-2023/2023-2024 Cooperative Agreement. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion J. Cool, seconded Bierman to approve the 2021-2022 Student Handbook. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion Strasburg, seconded Bierman to approve the 2021-2022 Teacher Handbook. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion Bierman, seconded J. Cool to approve the 2021-2022 Para Handbook. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion S. Cool, seconded Nelson to approve the 2021-2022 South Loup Handbook. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion J. Cool, seconded Bierman to approve the 2021-2022 NRCSA Membership. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion Bierman, seconded Strasburg to approve the 2021-2022 Community Center Agreement. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion Bierman, seconded J. Cool to approve Board Policy Updates as presented. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion J. Cool, seconded S. Cool to approve Board Policy 3132-Internal Controls on 1st Reading. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion Bierman, seconded S. Cool to approve East Campus Fence Bid. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Ice Machine bid was tabled.

Motion S. Cool, seconded Bierman to approve purchase of The Creative Curriculum Program. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Accepted Principal and Superintendent Reports

A Board Retreat meeting has been set for August 2, 2021 at 6:00 P.M. at the East Campus.

Next regular meeting will be August 10, 2021 at 8:00 P.M. at the East Campus.

Meeting adjourned by Bowers at 9:34 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.

October 20, 2021

Duct Tape Challenge Update

Students are starting to get into a routine because the AR points are climbing. Mr. McIntosh may still be feeling pretty safe, but we'll see. The goal this year is 3,500 points and students are at 665 points as a school.

Although class sizes and the length of books vary, many classes set their own goals as well as the school-wide goal so here is a breakdown of points earned by class:

K - 71 points
1st - 23 points
2nd - 13 points
3rd - 55 points
4th - 41 points
5th - 4 points
6th - 118 points
7th - 106 points
8th - 25 points
9th - 47 points
10th - 42 points
11th - 113 points
12th - 7 points

It will be exciting to see how colorful Mr. McIntosh is with the various duct tape if students end up reaching their school-wide goal. Happy reading!!

Diviners Cast List Chosen

Congratulations to the cast of The Diviners by Jim Leonard Jr.

Cast:Divinerscastlist

CC Showers – Colbi Smith

Basil Bennett – Trey Connell

Melvin Wilder – Rio Remund

Dewey Maples – Logan Recoy

Goldie Short – Delaney Rogers

Ferris Layman – Lance Jones

Buddy Layman – Reagan Cool

Jennie Mae Layman – Ella Cool

Norma Henshaw – Gracie Neth

Eugene Brown – Johnathon Lamphear

Luella  Bennett – Riata Remund

Well Diggers/Townspeople/Church Goers:

Ruth Davis – Harmony Borah

Doris Williams – Samantha Wonch

Shirley Smith – Danah Baldwin

Darlene Henshaw – Anna Tullis

Beverly Thomas – Taylor Hanna-Miles

Raymond Lee – Jamie Tickle

Early White – Ethan Furne

Rose Anderson – Ivy Tullis

Crew

Jayden Hanna-Miles, Silas Cool, Clay Witthuhn, Dolores Duponcheel, Ashlea Baldwin, and Kylee Allen.

Upcoming Activities

Activities for the week of October 11th:

  • Monday-JH VB vs Brady @ Callaway- 3:30PM
  • Monday- JH FB vs Brady @ Callaway- 4:30PM
  • Tuesday- Picture Retakes- Beginning of the Day
  • Thursday-  MNAC VB @ Callaway- 3:00PM- SLB Plays Game 3 at Approximately 5:30PM
  • Thursday- District Cross Country @ Cambridge- 4:00PM
  • Friday- HS FB @ Sargent- 7:00PM
  • Friday- End of 1st Quarter
  • Saturday- MNAC VB @ NPCC- TBA

Activities Calendar at A Glance