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August 9, 2021 at 5:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

Minutes
1. Call to Order
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  President Kernes Krause called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.
2. Roll Call
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
3. Announce Open Meeting Act Posting and Location
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Goals:
4. Consent Agenda
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Agenda
Rationale:  At this time, any Board member may request that any item in the consent agenda be removed from the consent agenda and be considered and voted on separately.

 

 

4.1. Minutes of July 9, 2021 Regular Meeting
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
4.2. Agenda **
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
4.3. Approve Claims for the Month 
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
4.4. Approve Financial Reports in the amount of $475,795.66.
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Action(s):
"I move that the consent agenda be approved as presented," Passed with a motion by James Paschal and a second by Ryan Jones.
  • Stephen Kennedy: Yea
  • Beth Kernes Krause: Yea
  • Laura Osborne: Yea
  • James Paschal: Yea
  • Bill Chapin: Yea
  • Ryan Jones: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5. Excuse Absent Board Members (If Necessary)
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
6. Recognition of Visitors*
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  The Board President may limit the time allotted to each individual or topic. A five-minute limit will apply for each speaker, unless otherwise specified. Speakers are expected to address the Board when making presentations. If a group of patrons is presenting a single issue, the board requests that a spokesperson be appointed to address the Board, however anyone may talk within the stated time limit. Speakers who feel a need to give more information than can be presented in that time frame may submit written material for distribution to the Superintendent; such materials should be provided at least 24 hours before the meeting is to begin.

The Board of Education may make and enforce reasonable rules and regulations regarding the conduct of persons attending its meetings and regarding their privilege to speak. The board is not required to allow citizens to speak at each meeting, but it may not forbid public participation at all meetings (see Section 84-1412 of Nebraska Revised Statutes).
6.1. General Comments - If a group of patrons is presenting a single issue, the board requests that a spokesperson be appointed to address the Board, however anyone may talk within the stated time limits. 
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion:  1. Doug Hitzel addressed the Board about Critical Race Theory and enhanced sexual instruction.

2. Eli Davidson addressed the Board about how masks should be optional.
7. Budget, Finance & Claims Committee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Goals:
7.1. Julie Bauman - Budget Draft (Discuss Only)
 
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
7.2. 2021-2022 Insurance Invoice Payment
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Action(s):
"I move the board approve payment of the 2021-2022 insurance invoice, not to exceed the amount of $120,000.00" Passed with a motion by Bill Chapin and a second by James Paschal.
  • Beth Kernes Krause: Yea
  • Laura Osborne: Yea
  • James Paschal: Yea
  • Bill Chapin: Yea
  • Ryan Jones: Yea
  • Stephen Kennedy: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7.3. FCS Equipment Purchase
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Action(s):
"I move the board approve the purchase of sewing machines and a washer and dryer for FCS classes in the amount of $7101.98." Passed with a motion by Bill Chapin and a second by James Paschal.
  • Laura Osborne: Yea
  • James Paschal: Yea
  • Bill Chapin: Yea
  • Ryan Jones: Yea
  • Stephen Kennedy: Yea
  • Beth Kernes Krause: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7.4. Budget, Finance & Claims Committee Report (Discuss only)
Agenda Item Type:  Unit Report Item
Goals:
8. Building, Grounds & Transportation Committee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Goals:
8.1. Building, Grounds & Transportation Report (Discuss Only)
Agenda Item Type:  Unit Report Item
Goals:
9. Human Resources & Planning Committee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Goals:
9.1. Collective Bargaining Agreement - AEA
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Action(s):
"I move the board recognize the Auburn Education Association as the exclusive bargaining agent for the 2023-2024 contract year. " Passed with a motion by Ryan Jones and a second by Stephen Kennedy.
  • James Paschal: Yea
  • Bill Chapin: Yea
  • Ryan Jones: Yea
  • Stephen Kennedy: Yea
  • Beth Kernes Krause: Yea
  • Laura Osborne: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
9.2. Human Resources & Planning Committee Report (Discuss only)
Agenda Item Type:  Unit Report Item
Goals:
10. Policy, Curriculum & Americanism Committee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Goals:
10.1. COVID Protocols (Discuss Only)
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
10.2. Policy, Curriculum, & Americanism Committee Report (Discuss only)
Agenda Item Type:  Unit Report Item
Goals:
11. Administration’s Reports
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion:  Written and/or discuss only.
Goals:
11.1. Suzanne Whisler
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
11.2. Shane Keeling
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
11.3. Breanne Poston
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
11.4. Marty Hughes
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
11.5. Jason Palmer
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
11.6. David Patton
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
12. Miscellaneous
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  The next regular meeting of the Board of Education is    at   .
Discussion:  A. Thank you notes & correspondence
12.1. Upcoming Meetings:
Budget Hearing – 5:30 p.m.   
Tax Request Hearing – 5:35 p.m. or directly following Budget Hearing
Board of Education Regular Meeting – 5:40 p.m. or directly following the Tax Request Hearing
September 13, 2021
Auburn Public Schools –  Central Office
1713 J Street, Auburn NE
 
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
13. Executive Session (Discuss Legal Matters, Personnel and Negotiations)
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The Board may enter into closed session at any time to discuss any matter for which a closed session is lawful and appropriate.

We have legal matters that need to be handled in closed session.

Before the Board can enter closed session, a motion must be made in agreement with Statute 84-1410 by the Board to discuss topics such as personnel, negotiations, and legal matters.

14. Adjournment
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  The meeting was adjourned at 6:52 pm.

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