Board of Education 

Special Meeting

November 6, 2021

Board Members

Gene Chohon - President

Amy Jo Rowse - Vice President

Coby Welke - Vice 

President-Elect

Barton Becker - Member

Michael Hammerlun - Member

Aaron Troester - Member

Board Secretary

Kathleen Marvin

Administrators

Amy Shane - Superintendent

William Wragge - HS Principal

Jim York - Elementary Principal

Jill Brodersen - 

Assistant Principal

Nick Hostert - Activities Director

Shannon Stelling - SPED Dir.

Board Treasurer

Carol Hammerlun

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Attendance Taken at 9:00 AM. 

Barton Becker: Present; Gene Chohon: Present; Michael Hammerlun: Present; Amy Rowse: Present; Aaron Troester: Present; Coby Welke: Present   

• Posted Locations: 

    • Holt County Independent (print & website)

    • KBRX Radio

    • O’Neill Post Office

    • O’Neill Public Schools Administrative Office

    • O’Neill Jr-Sr High School

    • O’Neill Elementary School

    • O’Neill Public Schools Website

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Call to Order

The special meeting of the O’Neill Public School Board of Education was called to order by President Gene Chohon at 9:00 am, on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at the Administrative Office, 410 East Benton, O’Neill, Nebraska. 

Roll Call

• Excused/Unexcused Board Members

Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Approve Meeting Agenda

A motion to approve the meeting agenda, passed with a motion by Amy Rowse and a second by Barton Becker.

Coby Welke: Yea, Barton Becker: Yea, Gene Chohon: Yea, Michael Hammerlun: Yea, Amy Rowse: Yea, Aaron Troester: Yea

Yea: 6, Nay: 0

Reception of Visitors

Visitors were welcomed and informed that this meeting was in compliance with the Nebraska Open Meetings Act which is posted on the south wall of the board room.

Oral and Written Communications

Communications received, either written or oral, were reviewed.  

Old Business

• Superintendent Search

• Superintendent Interview - Steve Osborn

• Superintendent Interview - Mike Rotherham

• Lunch Break

A motion to recess at noon for lunch at the high school passed with a motion by Amy Rowse and a second by Coby Welke.

Barton Becker: Yea, Gene Chohon: Yea, Michael Hammerlun: Yea, Amy Rowse: Yea, Aaron Troester: Yea, Coby Welke: Yea

Yea: 6, Nay: 0

A motion to reconvene at 12:58 pm passed with a motion by Coby Welke and a second by Michael Hammerlun.

Gene Chohon: Yea, Michael Hammerlun: Yea, Amy Rowse: Yea, Aaron Troester: Yea, Coby Welke: Yea, Barton Becker: Yea

Yea: 6, Nay: 0

Superintendent Interview - Kevin Finkey

• Superintendent Interview - Mark Otten

• Discuss, consider and take any necessary action relating to the Superintendent Selection

A motion to offer Mike Rotherham the Superintendent position passed with a motion by Gene Chohon and a second by Coby Welke.

Michael Hammerlun: Yea, Amy Rowse: Yea, Aaron Troester: Yea, Coby Welke: Yea, Barton Becker: Yea, Gene Chohon: Yea

Yea: 6, Nay: 0

A motion to enter into executive session at 5:03 pm to strategize with respect to collective bargaining related to the superintendent contract passed with a motion by Michael Hammerlun and a second by Barton Becker.

Amy Rowse: Yea, Aaron Troester: Yea, Coby Welke: Yea, Barton Becker: Yea, Gene Chohon: Yea, Michael Hammerlun: Yea

Yea: 6, Nay: 0

Executive session declared closed at 5:20 pm

A motion to authorize Board President, Gene Chohon, to offer Mike Rotherham the Superintendent contract in the amount of $133,000, with $2,500 moving expenses with receipts, and health insurance with single dental passed with a motion by Michael Hammerlun and a second by Aaron Troester.

Barton Becker: Yea, Gene Chohon: Yea, Michael Hammerlun: Yea, Amy Rowse: Yea, Aaron Troester: Yea, Coby Welke: Yea

Yea: 6, Nay: 0

New Business

• Adjournment

A motion to adjourn at 5:31 pm passed with a motion by Barton Becker and a second by Michael Hammerlun.

Coby Welke: Yea, Barton Becker: Yea, Gene Chohon: Yea, Michael Hammerlun: Yea, Amy Rowse: Yea, Aaron Troester: Yea

Yea: 6, Nay: 0

Kathleen Marvin                                          

School Board Secretary 

Holt Co. Dist. #7

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Published November 18, 2021   46-48

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