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November 2017 Board of Education Minutes

Thayer Central Community School

Board of Education Meeting

November 13, 2017

 

The regular meeting of the Thayer Central Community School Board of Education was called to order by Vice President Casey on Monday, November 13, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. pursuant to law and notice posted at the school, Hebron and Chester Post Offices, the Thayer County Bank and the Western National Bank of Chester.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while convened meeting was open to the public.  Present on roll call:  Marsh, Cooper, Casey, Tietjen.

Late:  Mumm and Hintz.  Also present:  Supt. Drew Harris, Principals Kiburz and Wiedel; and Nancy Elting.  Visitors:  Deb Bulin, Justin Bomar, Mark Leonard, Jeff Friesen, Aubrey Fangmeier, Dylan Fischer, Damian Stewart and Keegan Casey.

 

Vice President Casey recognized the Open Meeting Act.

 

Mumm entered meeting at 5:32 p.m.

 

Hintz entered meeting at 5:40 p.m.

 

Motion by Tietjen, seconded by Marsh, to approve the minutes of the October 9, 2017, meeting as written.  On roll call:  Yeas:  Marsh, Mumm, Cooper, Casey and Tietjen.  Abstained:  Hintz.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Casey, seconded by Cooper, to approve the monthly claims and payroll.  On roll call:  Yeas:  Marsh, Hintz, Mumm, Cooper, Casey and Tietjen.  Nays:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Jeff Friesen presented the Oregon Trail Run trophy to the high school team of Aubrey Fangmeier, Dylan Fischer, Damian Stewart, and Keegan Casey.

 

Hintz stepped out of the room.

 

Motion by Marsh, seconded by Casey, to approve the agenda as presented.  On roll call:  Yeas:  Marsh, Mumm, Cooper, Casey and Tietjen.  Nays:  None.  Absent:  Hintz.  Motion carried.

 

Hintz returned to the meeting.

 

Instructor and Football Coach Jereme Jones reported to the Board on his different classes (Intro to Business, Accounting, I.T. Apps and Strength Training) and also the football season.  He advised them that he was thinking about honoring the 1993 football team next year since it will be the 25th anniversary of that team being State runner-up.

 

Athletic Director Mark Leonard reported to the Board on the fall sport season advising the board that the cross country team was the state runner-up, the volleyball team was the District runner-up and the football team made it to the state playoffs.  He also advised them that new wrestling head gear and junior high wrestling shirts were purchased using funds from the sale of old wrestling matts to Superior.  The SNC One Act Play is this week, the Thayer Central Octet was chosen to sing the National Anthem at the state football finals; and that he attended the Nebraska School Interscholastic Activities fall convention.

 

Dr. Kiburz  discussed activities taking place at school including the Veterans Day Program, Lions Club Screenings, Blend-Ed committee (incorporating technology into Instruction) and also that he was considering changing the after school study hall to the lunch period.

 

Supt. Harris also commented on the fall sports season and how the volleyball, football and cross country teams all had a successful season.

 

Supt. Harris advised the Board that he looked into options for the house on the FFA lot and decided the best option would be to have it auctioned off to be moved off the property.  He will advertise it in the January newsletter and then have it auctioned off in March.

 

Supt. Harris advised the board that he will be in Omaha on Thursday and Friday attending the NASB convention.

 

Supt. Harris reviewed the audit report with the board.

 

Supt. Harris advised the Board that having completed the audit, we can now transfer the funds ($696.42) from the bond fund to the general fund and close that bond fund account for now.

 

Supt. Harris advised the Board that he has been working with Kass Ford to get pricing for a new school van.  It will be purchased using funds out of the Depreciation Account.

 

Supt. Harris advised the Board that the elementary Christmas concert is the same night as the December school board meeting (December 11th); therefore, the December meeting will also start at 5:30 p.m.

 

Motion by Hintz, seconded by Tietjen, to approve the 2016-17 audit report as presented.  On roll call:  Yeas:  Marsh, Hintz, Mumm, Cooper, Casey and Tietjen.  Nays:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Cooper, seconded by Casey, to close the Bond Fund and transfer the money ($696.42) from it to the General Fund.  On roll call:  Yeas:  Marsh, Hintz, Mumm, Cooper, Casey and Tietjen.  Nays:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Tietjen, seconded by Marsh, to approve the purchase of a new school van using funds from the depreciation account not to exceed $28,000.  On roll call:  Yeas:  Marsh, Hintz, Mumm, Cooper, Casey and Tietjen.  Nays:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Casey, seconded by Hintz, to adjourn meeting at 6:45 p.m.  On roll call:  Yeas:  Marsh, Hintz, Mumm, Cooper, Casey and Tietjen.  Nays:  None.  Motion carried.

November 2017 Board of Education Minutes

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