(For approval on 11-23-2020)
NOVEMBER 9, 2020
The Board met for a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, November 9, 2020, in the Media Center at Harlan Community High School. President Amy Rueschenberg presided with Board members Jessica Anderson, Al Hazelton, Joni Larsen, Seth Piro, Joe Herzberg, and Monte Schechinger present.
Media: Bob Bjoin and Brian Taylor
APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Anderson moved, seconded by Schechinger, to approve the agenda. Motion carried 7-0.
DISCUSSION ITEMS: Mr. Frohlich and Mr. Mueller shared administrator reports. The board discussed winter spectator guidance.
ANNUAL MEETING ACTIONS: Herzberg moved, seconded by Larsen to approve the District’s Annual Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried 7-0. Piro nominated Rueschenberg as Board President, nominations ceased, the nomination of Rueschenberg to continue another year as President was unanimously approved by the board. Hazelton nominated Anderson as Board Vice-President, nominations ceased, the nomination of Anderson to continue another year as Vice-President was unanimously approved by the board. Anderson moved, seconded by Hazelton to approve the committee assignments, (County Conference Board – Schechinger; Salary and Bargaining – Anderson, Rueschenberg, Schechinger; Delegate Assembly – Larsen; Sick Leave Bank – Herzberg and Rueschenberg; District Study Committee – Hazelton, Anderson, Piro; Finance Committee – Rueschenberg, Anderson, Piro; Policy Committee – Herzberg, Larsen, Hazelton) meeting dates, time and location (11.23.20 next meeting dated then transition to one meeting a month to be held on the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:00 pm), identification of newspaper of record (Harlan News-Advertiser), identification of attorney of record (Ahlers and Cooney, P.C.), and appointment of board treasurer (Brian Gubbels). Motion carried 7-0.
EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONNEL: Hazelton moved, seconded by Schechinger to approve the employment of Sarah Ritchie as Elementary Special Education Associate; Dave Riley as Elementary Special Education Associate; and Michael Heithoff as Elementary Special Education Associate. Motion carried 7-0.
APPROVAL OF EARLY RETIREMENT PROGRAM: Anderson moved, seconded by Herzberg to approve the early retirement program as presented. Motion carried 7-0.
APPROVAL OF AMENDED TEACHER HANDBOOK: Schechinger moved, seconded by Larsen to approve the amended teacher handbook as presented. Motion carried 7-0.
APPROVAL OF CONTINUATION OF VIRTUAL LEARNING FOR DOCUMENTED HEALTH ISSUES ONLY: Piro moved, seconded by Herzberg to approve the continuation of virtual learning for documented health issues only for second semester. Motion carried 7-0.
POLICY APPROVAL – SECOND/FINAL READING: Schechinger moved, seconded by Anderson to approve the second and final reading. Policy 800 – Objectives of Buildings and Sites; Policy 801 – Site Acquisition and Building Construction; Policy 801.1 – Buildings and Sites Long Range Planning; Policy 801.2 – Buildings and Sites Surveys; Policy 801.3 – Educational Specifications for Buildings and Sites; Policy 802.1 – Maintenance Schedule; Policy 802.2 – Requests for Improvements; Policy 802.3 – Emergency Repairs; Policy 802.5 – Buildings and Sites Adaptation for Persons with Disabilities; Policy 802.6 – Vandalism; Policy 802.7 – Energy Conservation; Policy 804.1 – Facilities Inspections; Policy 804.2 – District Emergency Operations Plan; Policy 804.4 – Asbestos Containing Material; Policy 902.1 – News Media Relations; 902.2 – News Conferences and Interviews; Policy 902.3 – News Releases; Policy 902.4 – Live Broadcast or Recording; Policy 903.1 – School – Community Groups; Policy 903.2 – Community Resource Persons and Volunteers; Policy 904.2 – Advertising and Promotion; Policy 905.1E2 – Use of School Facilities – Indemnity and Liability Insurance Agreement; Policy 905.1R1 – Use of School District Facilities Regulation are new policies that are officially adopted. Policy 802.4 – Capital Assets; Policy 802.4R1 – Capital Assets Regulation; Policy 802.4R2 – Capital Assets Management Systems Definitions; Policy 803.1 – Disposition of Obsolete Equipment; Policy 803.2 – Lease, Sale, or Disposal of School District Buildings and Sites; Policy 900 – Principles and Objectives for Community Relations; Policy 901 – Public Examination of School District Records; Policy 903.3 – Visitors to School District Buildings and Sites; Policy 905.1 – Community Use of School District Buildings and Sites and Equipment; Policy 905.2 – Nicotine/Tobacco-Free Environment are current policies that the board reviewed again. Motion carried 7-0.
ADJOURNMENT: Piro moved, seconded by Hazelton to adjourn. Motion carried 7-0 and the meeting was adjourned at 6:44 p.m.
Next Meeting: – November 23, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – Media Center – High School
Board President Board Secretary