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February School Board Minutes


A regular meeting of the Board of Education of Milford Public Schools was convened in open and public session on February 11, 2014 at 7:02 p.m. in the Milford Elementary Music Room, Milford, Nebraska.  The roll was called and the following Board members were present or absent:  

    Present:  Pauley, Roth, Shaw, Stahly, Welsch
    Absent:  Lindquist

Notice of the meeting was given in advance by publication and/or posting in accordance with the Board approved method for giving notice of meetings.  Notice of this meeting was given in advance to all members of the Board of Education.  All proceedings of the Board of Education, except as may be hereinafter noted, were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.  

    Others in attendance:  Kevin Wingard, Superintendent; T.J. Meyer, Elementary Principal; Brandon Mowinkel, Secondary Principal; Mark Olson, Curriculum Director
    Visitors:  None

Call meeting to order.  The meeting was duly called to order.
Announcement of Open Meetings Act Posting.  At the beginning of this meeting, Dave Welsch, President, announced and informed the public that a current copy of the Open Meetings Act is posted on the wall of the meeting room and directed the public to its location.  

Community Input. None

Additions to Agenda.  None.  

Consent Agenda.  The board members reviewed the minutes from the January 13, 2014 regular meeting and reviewed the February claims $533,759.94 - General Fund; $450.00 – Bond Fund; $9,000.00 – Building Fund; $16,590.00 – Depreciation Fund.  Motion was made by Pauley and seconded by Roth to approve the Consent Agenda.  The motion carried 5-0.

Principal’s & Curriculum Director’s Report.  
  Elementary Principal:  Mr. Meyer congratulated the participants of the Seward County Spelling Bee.  He shared the new “Word of the Month”, kindness, and the activities for Random Acts of Kindness week sponsored by the K-Kids.  He discussed the activity K-Kids sponsored for the Super Bowl.  He pointed out the upcoming elementary events.  
  Secondary Principal: Mr. Mowinkel discussed the staff book study taking place.  He shared the activities for the February 3 teacher in-service.  He pointed out events that have taken place and upcoming junior/senior high school events.
  Curriculum Director:  Mr. Olson discussed NeSA testing.  He discussed implementing a new writing curriculum.    

Superintendent’s Report.  Mr. Wingard shared some general history of the school.  He discussed online board packets.  He shared board election information.  He pointed out the upcoming Board trainings and meetings.  

Enrollment Report.  The student enrollment is at 676.

Board Commentary.  None.

Unfinished Business.

High School Office Remodeling Project
 Motion was made by Shaw and seconded by Stahly to set a Special Meeting on Thursday, February 27th at 5:00 p.m. for the purpose of reviewing and awarding bids for the high school office project.  Carried 5-0.

Discuss Superintendent’s Evaluation
 No action taken.

Discuss/Approve Mission Statement
 Motion was made by Stahly and seconded by Roth to approve the Mission Statement as presented.  Carried     5-0.

Discuss Retreat Questions
 No action taken.

Discuss Principal Contracts
 No action taken.

New Business.

Set 2014 Driver’s Education Fee
 Motion was made by Shaw and seconded by Pauley to set the 2014 Driver’s Education fee at $215 for district resident students and approved option students and $250 for students that do not attend Milford Public Schools.  Carried 5-0.

Discuss 2014-15 Calendar Options
 Mr. Wingard presented two options.  No action taken.

Discuss 2014-15 Option Enrollment Requests
 No action taken.

Act on Teacher Resignation
 Motion was made by Welsch and seconded by Shaw to accept the resignation of Chuck Wergin, effective May 27, 2014, and thank him for 39 years of service to the District.  Carried 5-0.

Motion to Adjourn.  President Welsch adjourned the meeting at 7:59 p.m.  The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

DATED this 11th day of February.

Tammy Salyer
Recording Secretary

February 12, 2007 School Board Minutes

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