Published On: Wed, Nov 30th, 2016

Laurel Advocate Public Notices 11.30.16

LAUREL-CONCORD-COLERIDGE SCHOOL
DISTRICT #54
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Regular Monthly Meeting (HS)
November 14, 2016 7:00 PM
BOARDROOM @ LCC HIGH SCHOOL
Attendance Taken at 7:00 PM:
Present Board Members:
Richard Brandow
Robert Colwell
Carol Erwin
Jay Hall
Brian Holcomb
Betty Jo Leapley
Marlin Papenhausen
Steve Schutte
John Wolfgram
I. CALL MEETING TO ORDER
The meeting was convened in the Board Meeting Room (Distance Learning Room) at Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School, Laurel, Nebraska. The meeting notice was published in the November 9, 2016 issue of the Coleridge Blade and the Laurel Advocate, posted at the Community Learning Center-Laurel and LCC Middle School-Coleridge, and posted on the school web site. Said notice stated the agenda is readily available for public inspection at the Superintendent’s office during normal business hours. Board members were emailed notice. In addition to board members the following were present: Superintendent Randall Klooz, Elementary Principal Heath Johnson, Middle School Principal Tim Vanderheiden, and High School Principal Jay Vance. Members of the public were present and welcome. The meeting was duly called to order by President Hall at 7:00 p.m.  Everyone joined in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Attention was directed to a current copy of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act posted in the room.
II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA AND CHANGES TO AGENDA
Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the agenda as provided passed with a motion by Betty Jo Leapley and a second by Richard Brandow.
9 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Richard Brandow, Yes
Robert Colwell, Yes
Carol Erwin, Yes
Jay Hall, Yes
Brian Holcomb, Yes
Betty Jo Leapley, Yes
Marlin Papenhausen, Yes
Steve Schutte, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
III. CONSENT AGENDA
Motion Passed:  Motion to approve consent agenda items including minutes of the October 10, 2016 Regular Meeting and the November 3, 2016 Special Meeting; Treasurer reports; the General Fund bills in the amount of $224,522.01; the Cooperative Fund bill in the amount of $301.00; and the projected payroll of $485,236.41 passed with a motion by Richard Brandow and a second by Robert Colwell.
9 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Richard Brandow, Yes
Robert Colwell, Yes
Carol Erwin, Yes
Jay Hall, Yes
Brian Holcomb, Yes
Betty Jo Leapley, Yes
Marlin Papenhausen, Yes
Steve Schutte, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
IV. EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS
Discussion:
All members were present.  No action was taken.
V. PUBLIC COMMENT
Discussion:
No member of the public requested to address the board.
VI. INFORMATION AND PROPOSALS
VI.1. PRINCIPALS’ REPORTS
Discussion:
Middle School Principal Tim Vanderheiden reported on the Region III Activity Director’s meeting he attended. Math textbook review is being completed.  Students have been selected to attend the Student Showcase at the Nebraska Association of School Board Annual Conference.  High School Principal Jay Vance reported on the Statewide Assessment Update, and our district Assessment Update.  He reported on beginning a Jump 3 Club and a +25 Club (ACT) recognition program for students who improve their ACT scores by 3 points or receive a score of +25. Elementary School Principal Heath Johnson reported that Red Ribbon Week was the week of Oct 24th.  Mrs. Kathol and Mrs. Hall were commended for all their hard work and planning for the week.  Halloween parties/parade were October 31st.  CHIPS (Child Identification Program) was November 10th.  The 2nd grade went on their annual Farm Field Trip.  Kindergarten visited the Fire Hall.  The K-4 Christmas Concert will be December 5th at 7 p.m.  Science textbooks for review are arriving.  Giving tree is taking requests from families in need.  He provided board members with a Preschool Enrollment Priority Criteria Checklist.  An updated Coke proposal was given to board members to review.
VI.2. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
Discussion:
Superintendent Klooz reminded everyone that the December 12th board meeting has been moved to 5:00 p.m. at LCC Boardroom in Laurel due to the high school Christmas concert. If the meeting is not adjourned by 7:00 p.m., we can recess the meeting and reconvene when the concert is over. The January meeting will be held in Coleridge.  They are looking to have a Pre-Construction Meeting on Monday, November 28th with Fauss Construction and Carlson.  New Board Member Orientation has been scheduled for Monday, November 28th.  He will be meeting with the three new board members to go over policies, board vision/goals, annual board calendar and other items. Two of the three new members have already gotten back to Superintendent Klooz and will be able to make the NASB New Board Member workshop.  NASB Annual Conference begins at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 16th. On Friday, November 18th at 9:30 a.m., our board members will meet with LCC Student Council members to go through the “Classroom Showcase” at the state conference.  Christmas Coffees open to the public will be held at the LCC School in Laurel on December 16th from 9:00-11:00 a.m., and at the LCC Middle School in Coleridge on December 19th from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
VI.3. BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Discussion:
The Negotiations Committee has met once with the teacher committee.  They will meet after an insurance representative has met with the teacher committee.  Thank you notes were read from the Family of Doris Lipp, and from Carol James.
VII. ACTION ITEMS
VII.1. Consider, discuss and take necessary action with regard to accepting resignations and hiring classified staff.
Motion Passed:  Motion to accept the resignation of Carol James and thank her for her 32 years of dedicated service to the district passed with a motion by Richard Brandow and a second by Robert Colwell.
9 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Richard Brandow, Yes
Robert Colwell, Yes
Carol Erwin, Yes
Jay Hall, Yes
Brian Holcomb, Yes
Betty Jo Leapley, Yes
Marlin Papenhausen, Yes
Steve Schutte, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
Motion Passed:  Motion to accept the resignation of Deb Stapleman and thank her for her 23 years of dedicated service to the district passed with a motion by Richard Brandow and a second by Steve Schutte.
9 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Richard Brandow, Yes
Robert Colwell, Yes
Carol Erwin, Yes
Jay Hall, Yes
Brian Holcomb, Yes
Betty Jo Leapley, Yes
Marlin Papenhausen, Yes
Steve Schutte, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the hiring of Diana Badley as the High School Secretary passed with a motion by Steve Schutte and a second by John Wolfgram.
9 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Richard Brandow, Yes
Robert Colwell, Yes
Carol Erwin, Yes
Jay Hall, Yes
Brian Holcomb, Yes
Betty Jo Leapley, Yes
Marlin Papenhausen, Yes
Steve Schutte, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the hiring of Megan Greiner as Business Manager passed with a motion by Steve Schutte and a second by Brian Holcomb.
9 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Richard Brandow, Yes
Robert Colwell, Yes
Carol Erwin, Yes
Jay Hall, Yes
Brian Holcomb, Yes
Betty Jo Leapley, Yes
Marlin Papenhausen, Yes
Steve Schutte, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
VII.2. Consider, discuss and take necessary action with regard to “High Ability Learner” Plan for the 2016-17 school year.
Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the High Ability Learner Plan as presented for the 2016-17 school year passed with a motion by Richard Brandow and a second by John Wolfgram.
9 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Richard Brandow, Yes
Robert Colwell, Yes
Carol Erwin, Yes
Jay Hall, Yes
Brian Holcomb, Yes
Betty Jo Leapley, Yes
Marlin Papenhausen, Yes
Steve Schutte, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
VII.3. Consider, discuss and take necessary action with regard to purchasing/replacing a school car.
Motion Passed:  Motion to approve replacing a car by purchasing a used 2016 Chevrolet Impala from Kardell’s Auto in the amount of $18,000.00 passed with a motion by Steve Schutte and a second by John Wolfgram.
9 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Richard Brandow, Yes
Robert Colwell, Yes
Carol Erwin, Yes
Jay Hall, Yes
Brian Holcomb, Yes
Betty Jo Leapley, Yes
Marlin Papenhausen, Yes
Steve Schutte, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
VII.4. Consider, discuss and take necessary action with regard to CD bids.
Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the certificate of deposit bids from Security Bank for a 12 month CD in the amount of $100,000 at 1.55% annual rate of return, and a 24 month CD in the amount of $250,000 at 2.06% annual rate of return  passed with a motion by Richard Brandow and a second by John Wolfgram.
9 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Richard Brandow, Yes
Robert Colwell, Yes
Carol Erwin, Yes
Jay Hall, Yes
Brian Holcomb, Yes
Betty Jo Leapley, Yes
Marlin Papenhausen, Yes
Steve Schutte, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
Discussion:
President Jay Hall opened the bids submitted from Security Bank, and from Citizens State Bank for two certificates of deposit.  The bids were reviewed by board members.
VII.5. Consider, discuss and take necessary action with regard to back parking lot and facility.
Motion Passed:  Motion to approve bidding out Options 1 and 2 with an addendum for bidding out Option 3, all for the back parking lot at Laurel, and an addendum for bidding out the addition of air conditioning in the new gym passed with a motion by Robert Colwell and a second by John Wolfgram.
9 Yeas – 0 Nays.
Richard Brandow, Yes
Robert Colwell, Yes
Carol Erwin, Yes
Jay Hall, Yes
Brian Holcomb, Yes
Betty Jo Leapley, Yes
Marlin Papenhausen, Yes
Steve Schutte, Yes
John Wolfgram, Yes
Discussion:
Board members reviewed and discussed the 5 options presented for the back parking lot at the Laurel site.  Adding air conditioning to the new gym at Laurel was discussed.
VIII. DISCUSSION ITEMS
Discussion:
No official action was taken on any Discussion Item.
VIII.1. Discussion with regard to school bus.
Discussion:
Superintendent Klooz will continue to seek information and bids for a bus.
VIII.2. Discussion with regard to gym floor and signage.
Discussion:
We continue to seek bids for replacing the Middle School gym floor.  Discussion was held on asking the cost of a Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School sign for the middle school that will match the sign that will be placed at the LCC School in Laurel. The possibility of a sign on the west side of the Laurel building was discussed.
VIII.3. Discussion concerning NASB Community Engagement on December 8.
Discussion:
The NASB Community Engagement meetings to be held on December 8, 2016 were discussed. Meetings will be held with business leaders, community members, and students.  An engagement meeting with staff members will be held during staff in-service on January 3, 2017.
IX. ADJOURN
Discussion:
Everyone was reminded the December 12, 2016 meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room at Laurel and the January meeting will be held at Coleridge.
Meeting adjourned at 8:49 p.m.
Cedar County School
District #54
Submitted by:
Betty Jo Leapley
Secretary of the Board
GENERAL FUND
CARDMEMBER SERVICE, 2,745.10; ADVANCED, 720.00; ADVANCED EDUCATION INC, 750.00; APPEARA, 131.20; ARAMARK UNIFORM SERVICES, 101.18; AT&T, 144.14; B & B STORAGE, 61.00; B.E.PUBLISHING, 1,123.75; PATTI BEYELER, 596.16; BLACK HILLS ENERGY, 1,175.64; BLACK HILLS ENERGY, 301.00; CARHART LUMBER – HARTINGTON, 32.62; CARLSON WEST POVONDRA ARCHITECTS, 18,057.55; CEDAR-KNOX PPD, 3,328.77; CENTURYLINK, 354.76; CHARTWELLS DINING SERVICES, 190.40; CHEMSEARCH, 151.86; CITY OF LAUREL, 4,240.36; CORNER MART, 2,306.09; D & D LAWNCARE, 975.00; DEMCO, 124.37; DJ SOFTWARE SPECIALTIES L.L.C., 600.00; EDUCATION SERVICE UNIT ONE, 66,476.93; EDUCATIONAL SERVICE UNIT #1, 150.00; JOSEPH ELLIS, 119.74; ESU 7, 100.00; FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES BY MARRIOTT, 539.75; MICHAEL FORSBERG, 12.96; GARY’S FOODTOWN, 66.59; GENERAL FUND PETTY CASH, 522.72; GILL HAULING, INC., 120.00; H2O 4 U, 229.96; BRUCE & LYNETTE HAISCH, 950.40; HANSEN BROTHERS PARTS & SERVICE, INC., 1,753.83; HEFNER OIL & FEED CO. INC, 1,338.09; HEINEMANN, 385.00; LORA HEITHOLD, 45.00; INTELLICOM, 44,971.54; HEATH JOHNSON, 150.00; JOSTEN’S,
442.79; KEN’S MARKET, 131.21; LORI KLOOZ, 77.76; RANDALL KLOOZ, 670.44; KRUSE TRUE VALUE, 47.55; LACKAS SERVICE, 75.00; LAUREL FEED & GRAIN, 364.00; LAUREL TRUE VALUE, 86.87; MAJOR REFRIGERATION CO, INC., 415.75; MARCO INC, 2,175.74; MARCO INC, 1,714.27; MATHESON TRI-GAS INC, 381.63; MIKE’S BAND INSTRUMENT REPAIR, 140.00; NEBR COUNCIL OF SCHOOL ADMIN, 1,775.00; NEBRASKA ASSOCIA SCHOOL BOARDS, 2,768.00; NEBRASKA FCCLA, 10.00; NEBRASKA SAFETY CENTER, 675.00; NORTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 400.00; NORTHEAST NEBRASKA NEWS COMPANY, 1,099.24; NORTHEAST NEBRASKA TELEPHONE CO., 305.69; OMAHA WORLD HERALD, 96.20; ONE SOURCE. 49.00; OVERHEAD DOOR CO. OF NORFOLK, 150.65; PERMA-BOUND BOOKS, 224.44; PERRY, GUTHERY, HAASE & GESSFORD, 1,008.61; PHYSIO-CONTROL INC, 235.38; PITSCO, 70.00; PRESTO-X, 45.02; PROVIDENCE MEDICAL CENTER, 968.75; RASMUSSEN MECHANICAL SERVICES INC., 35,842.79; REGA ENGINEERING GROUP, INC., 4,655.52; RESERVE ACCOUNT, 400.00; SAFETY VISION, 360.60; SCHMITT CONSTRUCTION, 400.00; SCHOOL NURSE SUPPLY, INC., 175.34; SCHOOL SPECIALTY INC, 464.61; SECURITY SHREDDING SERVICES, 87.50; SPARQDATA SOLUTIONS, 375.00; SPRINT, 105.38; SUPPLYWORKS, 4,865.80; SYNOVIA SOLUTIONS, 318.00; TAESE/USU, 210.00; TIME MANAGMENT SYSTEMS,
82.50; U.S. CELLULAR, 132.21; USPS 68727, 94.00; JAY VANCE, 312.00; TIMOTHY VANDERHEIDEN, 150.00; VILLAGE OF COLERIDGE, 148.25; VOGT’S FINE CLEANERS, 790.00; WAKEFIELD COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 950.00; WAYNE HERALD/MORNING SHOPPER, 128.50; WEST MUSIC, 21.70; WEX BANK, 704.86; Total: 224,522.01
COOPERATIVE FUND:
MARCO INC, 301.00; Total: 301.00
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LAUREL?CONCORD-COLERIDGE
SCHOOL DISTRICT #54
NOTICE OF NASB COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
NOTICE is hereby given to all patrons of Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School District #54 that the Board of Education will meet on Thursday, December 8, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the small gymnasium, LCC School, Laurel, NE.  The meeting will include board members from the Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School, representatives from the Nebraska School Board Association, and LCC District patrons.  Purpose of the meeting is for community engagement and all patrons are encouraged to attend.  No board action will be taken.
Randall Klooz
Superintendent
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Meeting Notice
Laurel Planning Commission
Notice is Hereby Given, that a meeting of the Laurel Planning Commission will be held on Friday, December 9th, 2016 at 7:00 A.M. in the Council Chambers, 101 W 2nd St., Laurel, Nebraska, which meeting will be open to the public. A current agenda for such meeting is available for public inspection at the City Office during normal business hours.
Victoria L Carlson
City Clerk
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Meeting Notice
City of Laurel, Nebraska
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a meeting of the City Council of the City of Laurel, Nebraska, will be held on Monday, December 12th, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers, 101 W 2nd St., Laurel, Nebraska, which meeting will be open to the public. A current agenda for such meeting is available for public inspection at the office of the City Clerk during normal business hours.  The Mayor & City Council reserve the right to adjourn into executive session as per Section 84-1401 of the Nebraska Revised Statutes.
Victoria L Carlson
City Clerk
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Meeting Notice
Community Redevelopment Authority of the
City of Laurel, Nebraska
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a meeting of the Community Redevelopment Authority of the City of Laurel, Nebraska, will be held on Tuesday, December  6th, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers, 101 W 2nd St., Laurel, Nebraska, which meeting will be open to the public.   A current agenda for such meeting is available for public inspection at the office of the Economic Development Coordinator during normal business hours.
Lucas R. Virgil
Economic Development Coordinator
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