March 25, 2020 Special Meeting Minutes



March 25, 2020 8:00 p.m.

APS Commons

Special Meeting Minutes 

Present: Duane Bowers, Eric Nelson, Diana Coleman, Joe Cool, Shane Cool, Merle Bierman, Mark Sievering, Michelle Preston, and Joel Morgan.


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 25th day of  March, 2020, at Arnold Public School Commons area, 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 emergency session Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 7:30 P.M. with six members present.  Eric Nelson, Diana Coleman, and Merle Bierman were present via teleconference.

Meeting called to order

Roll Call and Pledge of Allegiance

Approved the agenda

Vistors:  visitors via teleconference


Motion Nelson seconded J. Coleman to approve Emergency Response Resolution.  Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion J. Cool, seconded Coleman to approve extending the school closure date to April 17, 2020, with reevaluation at the regular board meeting April 14, 2020.  Unanimous on roll call vote

Motion J. Cool, seconded S. Cool to approve the purchase and installation of four security cameras from Hinton’s Lock & Alarm.  Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion S. Cool, seconded Nelson to approve modification of certificated employment plan to follow Commissioner of Education’s recommendation to allow certificated staff the option of working from home during closure.  Unanimous on roll call.

Motion S. Cool, seconded Coleman to approve modification of classified employment plan to offer Return to Work agreement to hourly classified staff at a rate of 100%.  Motion carried 4 to 1 on roll call vote.

Motion J. Cool, seconded Nelson to approve administrative employment plan during closure to include a flexible schedule while fulfilling regular administrative duties.  Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion S. Cool, seconded Bierman to approve modification of food service plan during closure or until May 20, 2020, to provide school meals free of charge for all district children up to age 18. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Meeting adjourned at 9:06  P.M.

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

September 26, 2020

Upcoming Activities

Activities for the week of September 14th:

  • Monday- JH VB vs A-M @ Callaway Community Center- 2:30PM
  • Monday- JH FB vs A-M @ Callaway- 4:30PM 
  • Monday- C/JV VB vs A-M @ Callaway High School- 4:30PM- 6 fans per player pass list
  • Monday- JV FB vs A-M is Cancelled
  • Tuesday- Student Council Meeting over Lunch
  • Tuesday- HS VB Triangular @ Brady- Varsity Only– 5:00PM- South Loup plays games 2 & 3- No attendance restrictions due to facility size but MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL SPECTATORS
  • Wednesday- School Picture Day
  • Wednesday- Junior ASVAB Test- 8:30AM
  • Thursday- 12:00PM Dismissal- P/T Conferences 12:30-6:00PM- FB Coaches will be available until 4:00PM
  • Thursday- HS Cross Country @ Ravenna- 4:00PM
  • Thursday- Varsity FB vs Sandhills @ Stapleton- 7:00PM
  • Friday- No School

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

Arnold Public Schools

Activities for the week of March 9th:

  • Monday- MNAC Speech @ Merna
  • Monday- MNAC Quiz Bowl @ Mullen
  • Tuesday- HS Quiz Bowl @ Kearney
  • Tuesday- School Board Meeting- 8:00PM
  • Thursday & Friday- No School- Spring Break

Activities Calendar at A Glance