BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING School District of Seward 410 South Street Seward, NE 68434 Monday, April 12, 2021 7:00 PM Attendance Taken at 7:02 PM. Paul Duer: Present Jill Hochstein: Present …

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BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING School District of Seward 410 South Street Seward, NE 68434 Monday, April 12, 2021 7:00 PM Attendance Taken at 7:02 PM. Paul Duer: Present Jill Hochstein: Present Jana Hughes: Present Ryne Seaman: Present Danielle Shipley: Present Shawn Svoboda: Present 1. Preliminary Procedures 1.1. Call meeting to order & announce Open Meetings Act is Posted 1.2. Public Notice as publicized per board policy The public notice was publicized in the Seward County Independent and posted at city hall, library and the courthouse. The public notice was dated April 7, 2021. 1.3. Roll Call 1.3.1. Action to excuse board members if necessary 1.4. Pledge of Allegiance 1.5 Mission The school district of Seward--where every student, every day is a success--affirms that all students will have the skills to become productive and contributing members of a global community. In cooperation with family and community members, the district is committed to the development of each student academically, emotionally, socially, and physically. 1.6. Approval of Agenda Motion to approve the agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Paul Duer and a second by Jill Hochstein. Paul Duer: Yea, Jill Hochstein: Yea, Jana Hughes: Yea, Ryne Seaman: Yea, Danielle Shipley: Yea, Shawn Svoboda: Yea 2. Public Forum: (The Board President reserves the right to place time limits on individuals and topics.) 2.1. Public Forum on Agenda Items: This is your opportunity to speak to items on the agenda. If you are not a part of the presentation of the agenda item you need to speak now. Thank you for your participation. Darrell Zabrocki, Kristi Ideus, Scott Pekarek, Regan Else, Anuhea Corbin, Mariana Snider, Sandie Crumley, Raegan Hain, Danna Seevers, Amy Remington, Daryl Hackbart, Bruce DeGroot and Kylie Horn discussed COVID Issues and wanting masks optional in school. 2.2. Public Forum on Any Topic: This is your opportunity to speak to any topic concerning the school district. Since it is not an agenda item the board cannot discuss or take action at this time on the matter. Future discussion can be requested as an agenda item. Thank you for your participation. There was none. 3. Reports 3.1. Administrator Reports Written reports were received from the administrators. 3.2. Student Board Report Anna Hughes presented her board report to the board. 3.3. Superintendent's Report Dr. Fields discussed staffing issues, legislative updates and summer school. We are having prom and graduation will be May 16th in the high school gym at 2:00 p.m. The playground at the elementary, green house at the high school and the fire alarm systems will all be installed and completed this summer. 4. Discussion Items 4.1. COVID-19 Discussion Staff will get their second dose April 16, 2021. Quarantine rules could affect prom, graduation and activities. 4.2. Early Separation Policy Dr. Fields discussed the early separation policy and making changes to the policy. 4.3. Wellness Center Update Dr. Dominy and Jana Hughes updated the board on the wellness center. 5. Old Business 6. New Business 7. Personnel 7.1. Administrator Resignation Motion to approve the resignation of Jill Johnson at the end of her 2020-2021 contract. Passed with a motion by Jana Hughes and a second by Danielle Shipley. Paul Duer: Yea, Jill Hochstein: Yea, Jana Hughes: Yea, Ryne Seaman: Yea, Danielle Shipley: Yea, Shawn Svoboda: Yea 7.2. Teacher Resignations Motion to accept the resignations of Bobbie Weatherholt, Tom Tvrdy, and Julianne Christensen at the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Passed with a motion by Danielle Shipley and a second by Shawn Svoboda. Paul Duer: Yea, Jill Hochstein: Yea, Jana Hughes: Yea, Ryne Seaman: Yea, Danielle Shipley: Yea, Shawn Svoboda: Yea 7.3. 5th Grade Writing Teacher Motion to offer teaching contract to Mary Zach for the 2021-2022 school year. Passed with a motion by Paul Duer and a second by Jill Hochstein. Paul Duer: Yea, Jill Hochstein: Yea, Jana Hughes: Yea, Ryne Seaman: Yea, Danielle Shipley: Yea, Shawn Svoboda: Yea 7.4. Fifth Grade Reading Teacher Motion to offer teaching contract to Elizabeth Gannon for the 2021-2022 school year. Passed with a motion by Paul Duer and a second by Jana Hughes. Paul Duer: Yea, Jill Hochstein: Yea, Jana Hughes: Yea, Ryne Seaman: Yea, Danielle Shipley: Yea, Shawn Svoboda: Yea 7.5. High School Social Studies Teacher Motion to offer teaching contract to Jarren Zimmerman for the 2021-2022 school year. Passed with a motion by Shawn Svoboda and a second by Danielle Shipley. Paul Duer: Yea, Jill Hochstein: Yea, Jana Hughes: Yea, Ryne Seaman: Yea, Danielle Shipley: Yea, Shawn Svoboda: Yea 7.6. 6th Grade Science Motion to offer teaching contract to Riley Hubach for the 2021-2022 school year. Passed with a motion by Paul Duer and a second by Jill Hochstein. Paul Duer: Yea, Jill Hochstein: Yea, Jana Hughes: Yea, Ryne Seaman: Yea, Danielle Shipley: Yea, Shawn Svoboda: Yea 8. Future Agenda Items COVID 9. Consent Agenda 9.1. Approval of Minutes 9.2. Approval of Financial Reports 9.2.1. Treasurer 9.2.2. Budget 9.2.3. Activities 9.2.4. Athletic 9.3. Approval of Claims 9.3.1. General Fund - $1,557,629.06 9.3.2. Gifts & Donations Fund - $70.50 9.3.3. Unemployment Fund - $728.10 9.4. Out of State Travel 9.5. Approval of Consent Agenda Motion to approve the consent agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Paul Duer and a second by Jana Hughes. Paul Duer: Yea, Jill Hochstein: Yea, Jana Hughes: Yea, Ryne Seaman: Yea, Danielle Shipley: Yea, Shawn Svoboda: Yea 10. Adjournment Motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:34 PM with the next study session and regular board meeting scheduled for Monday, May 10th at 5:30 and 7:00 PM Passed with a motion by Paul Duer and a second by Jana Hughes. Paul Duer: Yea, Jill Hochstein: Yea, Jana Hughes: Yea, Ryne Seaman: Yea, Danielle Shipley: Yea, Shawn Svoboda: Yea Prepared by: Heidi Covert Paul Duer Secretary SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SEWARD PROPOSED WARRANTS APRIL 12, 2021 Salaries for March, 625,256.29; Nebraska.gov, 222.00; Pitney Bowes, 2,500.00; Jones Bank, 19,992.96; Nebraska Child Support, 179.54; Tennessee Child Support, 59.98; Jones Bank, 164,790.67; Nebraska Child Support, 2,535.00; ASPIRE, 8,975.00; Jones Bank, 19,178.30; Tennessee Child Support, 59.98; Nebraska Child Support, 179.54; NPERS, 171,545.14; Nebraska Department of Revenue, 30,900.66; Pay Flex, 4,835.28; Amazon, 159.69; American Mathematics Competitions, 184.00; American Time, 394.67; Anson, Harlan, 2,110.00; ASCD, 1,253.00; Axthelm, Jamie, 59.50; Batters, Sondra, 1,402.50; BEST, 36,439.10; Betty's Bunch, 2,958.22; Blue Cross Blue Shield, 206,890.64; Canon Financial Services, 1,204.04; Capital Business Systems, Inc, 1,701.40; Card Services, 26.98; Cash-Wa Distributing, 10,048.22; CDWG, 1,242.42; Cengage Learning, 1,112.27; Central Nebraska Rehabilitation Services, 1,382.20; City of Seward Utility Dept, 25,239.28; Class Intercom, 975.00; Computer Hardware, 1,149.00; Cornhusker International Trucks, 1,731.53; Culligan, 36.00; Curriculum Associates, 111.44; DAS State Accounting, 232.49; Dennis Supply Company, 485.90; Dietze Music, 225.00; DWF, 351.55; Dwight Haupt's Piano Service, 231.32; Eakes, 1,182.25; Echo Group Inc, 1,273.83; Ellis, Gayle, 4,319.50; Engineered Controls, 12,215.24; ESU 6, 102,600.23; Farmers Cooperative, 167.89; Filter Shop, 208.67; Follett, 1,657.39; Futureware, 2,064.07; Glass Doctor, 89.95; Grainger, 453.44; Hannemann, Justin, 300.00; Hiland Dairy & Foods, 5,700.85; Hillyard, 148.50; Holiday Inn, 219.90; Home Depot Pro, 210.70; Instrumentalist Awards, 164.00; JW Pepper, 54.99; Kathleen A. Laughlin, 102.00; Kenney, Amanda, 121.00; KOLN/KGIN-TV, 995.00; KSB School Law, 448.00; Lakeshore, 78.68; Lee's Refrigeration, 2,358.84; Madison National Life, 2,671.33; Marzano Resources, 131.85; Matheson, 1,739.99; Mattice Lock & Safe, 54.99; Jan Meehl, 2,605.21; Menards, 54.99; Merchant Credit Adjusters, 28.29; Messersmith, Jen, 197.84; Midwest Auto Parts (Napa), 512.54; Jayne Mrasek-Jensen, 85.00; Jen Nantkes, 2,128.53; NCS Pearson, 252.81; Nebraska Academic Decathlon Foundation, Inc, 175.00; Nebraska/Central Equipment, 282.99; One Source, 100.00; O'Reilly, 711.39; Pac N Save, 549.13; Pac N Save, 2,195.81; Paper Tiger, 30.00; Pay Flex, 147.90; Pepsi, 3,121.15; Pioneer Overhead Door, 133.00; Plum Creek Literacy Festival, 125.00; Reed Electric, 396.56; Riley, Heather, 120.19; Safety Kleen, 255.80; Savvas, 680.32; Schlueter Repair & Specialties, LLC, 192.00; School District of Seward Hot Lunch, 299.62; Seward County Chamber & Development, 3,125.00; Seward County Independent, 504.47; Seward Lumber, 64.71; Southeast Community College, 5,393.26; Sweetwater, 750.00; Sysco, 12,108.28; The Lampo Group, LLC, 1,659.39; The Library Store, 496.55; Time Warner Cable, 99.98; Toovey, Jim, 85.00; Uline, 448.34; Unite Private Networks, 1,414.49; UNUM, 532.80; Uribe, 1,818.00; USA Clean, 224.81; US Cellular, 253.44; US Foods, 16,853.98; Verizon, 152.76; WaterLink, 225.00; Wells Fargo, 1,559.15; Windstream, 2,197.80 SCI — April 21, 2021

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