Board of Education 

Regular Meeting

NOVEMBER 15, 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 7:30 PM

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

Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2021

Call to Order

The regular board meeting of the O’Neill Public School Board of Education was called to order by President Gene Chohon at 7:30 pm, on Monday, November 15, 2021 at the Administrative Offices at 410 East Benton, O’Neill, Nebraska. 

Roll Call

Administrators Jill Brodersen, Nick Hostert, Amy Shane, Shannon Stelling, Will Wragge, and Jim York were present. 

Excused/Unexcused Board Members

• Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Recite Mission Statement

The Mission Statement was recited.

Approve Meeting Agenda

A motion to approve the meeting agenda, passed with a motion made by Barton Becker and seconded by Coby Welke.

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

Yea: 6, Nay: 0

Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting(s)

A motion to approve the minutes of the October 11, 2021 regular meeting, work session, special hearing to set final tax request, the October 25, 2021 work session, and the November 6, 2021 special board meeting, passed with a motion made by Amy Rowse and seconded by Michael Hammerlun.

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

• Negotiations

The negotiation teams have decided to postpone their next meeting until December 1st, to see if any schools in our array have settled by then. No action necessary.

Policy #505.00 - Student Discipline

A motion to adopt Policy #505.00 - Student Discipline, passed with a motion made by Barton Becker and seconded by Coby Welke.

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

Yea: 6, Nay: 0

Policy #504.01 - Student Due Process Rights

A motion to revoke Policy #504.01 Student Due Process Rights, passed with a motion made by Amy Rowse and seconded by Michael Hammerlun.

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

Yea: 6, Nay: 0

Policy #504.03 - Student Conduct

A motion to revoke Policy #504.03 – Student Conduct, passed with a motion made by Amy Rowse and seconded by Coby Welke.

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

Yea: 6, Nay: 0

Policy #504.11 – Weapons

This policy will remain in effect.  No action taken.

Policy #505.03 - Suspension and Expulsion of Students

A motion to revoke Policy #505.03 - Suspension and Expulsion of Students, passed with a motion made by Amy Rowse and seconded 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

Policy #204.12 - Public Comment in Board Meetings

We need to make some minor revisions to this policy to be in compliance with the Open Meetings Act. We will include a redline of this policy next month.

Policy #411.01 - Substitute Teachers

A motion to adopt Policy #411.01 - Substitute Teachers as revised, passed with a motion made by Amy Rowse and seconded 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

Policy #1005.12 - Advertising and Promotion

A motion to advance Policy #1005.12 - Advertising and Promotion to second reading, passed with a motion made by Michael Hammerlun and seconded by Amy Rowse.

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

Yea: 6, Nay: 0

New Business

• Policy #407.04 - Certificated Employee Compensation for Extra Duty

A motion to advance Policy #407.04 - Certificated Employee Compensation for Extra Duty to second reading, passed with a motion made by Amy Rowse and seconded by Coby Welke.

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

Yea: 6, Nay: 0

Policy #718.00 - Fiscal Management Internal Controls

A motion to advance Policy #718.00 - Fiscal Management Internal Controls to second reading, passed with a motion made by Michael Hammerlun and seconded by Amy Rowse.

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

Yea: 6, Nay: 0

Co-op Agreements

A motion to co-op with St. Mary’s in boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross country, softball and instrumental music, passed with a motion made by Barton Becker and seconded by Amy Rowse.

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

Yea: 6, Nay: 0

Classified Staff Handbook

A motion to approve the updated classified staff handbook, passed with a motion made by Amy Rowse and seconded by Coby Welke.

Barton Becker: Abstain (With Conflict), Gene Chohon: Yea, Michael Hammerlun: Yea, Amy Rowse: Yea, Aaron Troester: Yea, Coby Welke: Yea

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Abstain (With Conflict): 1

Nebraska Education Profile

The Nebraska Education Profile has been updated for 2020-21. The link to view it is here.  https://nep.education.ne.gov  Assessment results are not available due to continued impact by COVID. We continue to use other assessment measures to ascertain progress for our students. No action is necessary.

Teacher Contracts

A motion to approve a contract for Denice Atkins for the second semester of the 2021-22 school year, passed with a motion made by Michael Hammerlun and seconded by Coby Welke.

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

Yea: 6, Nay: 0

A motion to approve a contract for Natilee Payne for the second semester of the 2021-22 school year, passed with a motion made by Michael Hammerlun and seconded 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 approve a contract for Kylie Thiele for the second semester of the 2021-22 school year for the sixpence program, passed with a motion made by Michael Hammerlun and seconded by Amy Rowse.

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

Yea: 6, Nay: 0

Superintendent Contract

A motion to ratify the contract with Michael Rotherham for the 2022-24 school years, passed with a motion made by Michael Hammerlun and seconded by Amy Rowse.

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

Yea: 6, Nay: 0

Staff Resignation

A motion to approve advertising for an anticipated special education teacher opening, passed with a motion made by Amy Rowse and seconded 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

Option Enrollment Report

There wasn’t an Option Enrollment Report. No action is necessary.

Administrative Reports

Administrative reports were presented.

Bills and Claims and Payroll Report

A motion to approve the bills and claims, and accept the payroll report, passed with a motion made by Amy Rowse and seconded by Barton Becker.

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

Yea: 6, Nay: 0

Adjournment

A motion to adjourn at 8:37 pm, passed with a motion made by Amy Rowse and seconded 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

Kathleen Marvin 

School Board Secretary 

Holt Co. Dist. #7

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General Fund

ACCO Brands USA LLC 534.88

Ainsworth Community Schools 959.11

Alder Plumbing LLC 117.62

Alder, Sara 574.56

Amazon.com 1,088.42

Anson Insurance Services, Inc. 882.50

Appeara 578.53

Apple Store 105.93

Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital 3,160.41

Ayia Active LLC 50.00

Bartak Glass, Inc 205.00

Belmer, Ashley 21.13

Bergman Incentives 27.77

Black Hills Energy 2,004.56

Blain Pumping & Plumbing 660.00

Blick Art Materials 2,006.34

Bomgaars 28.56

Bosselman Pump & Pantry Inc 1,373.28

Brachle, Ashley 172.37

Breiner, Jeanne 402.19

BulkBooks.com 528.45

Buxton, Cody 325.58

Camp, Natalie 6,440.08

Casey’s General Stores, Inc. 194.82

Castro Lopez, Sandra135.03

CenturyLink 92.94

City of O’Neill Recycling Center 90.19

City of O’Neill 3,875.33

Clearfly 437.22

Clouse, Jessica 229.82

Clyde, Kayla 212.27

Concordia University (125.00)

Connot Tire Service 606.00

Corkle, Bryan 70.99

Corkle, Rebecca 46.50

Country Bliss Flooring, LLC 400.60

County Veteran Service Office 325.61

Courtyard Omaha Bellevue198.00

Cubby’s, Inc. 908.53

Cuhel, Frank 459.65

Dairy Queen 38.85

DeKay, Lindsay 373.46

Demco, Inc 135.29

Egan Supply Co 1,730.10

Electronic Systems, Inc. 127.50

Embassy Suites 556.00

Engelhaupt, Monica 430.92

Environmental Services, Inc. 587.36

ESTR Publications 104.00

ESU #7 90.00

ESU #7 847.78

ESU #8 340.00

ESU Coordinating Council 6,000.00

FEDEX 15.84

Feiner Supply 62.90

First Student, Inc 18,081.64

Fisher, Tonya 430.92

Graduate Lincoln 1,352.00

Gruhn, Cindy 242.59

Gueta-Lopez, Gabriela 181.94

Hahlbeck, Heath 175.00

Hampton, Anita 515.51

Harte’s Lawn Service 7,964.37

Heartland Counseling Services, Inc. 1,000.00

Hilker, Cole 53.06

Hilker, Mindee 71.58

Holt County Independent 325.34

Holt County Treasurer 10.00

Hyatt Appliance Service 361.36

Island Supply Welding Co. 228.40

J Casas & Associates 1,575.00

Jackson, Cara 637.60

Kennedy, Valerie 402.19

KSB School Law 438.00

Laible, Dustin 242.59

Lakeshore Learning Materials 5,885.88

Leaf Funding Inc 989.00

Learning A-Z 4,124.90

Library Store, The 946.83

Little Disciples Child Development Center 5,932.34

Lunchtime Solutions, Inc.1,399.44

Miner, Cheryl 143.64

Nachtman, Jennifer 542.64

NACTE Summit 65.00

Navigator Motorcoaches Inc 1,838.00

NE Nebraska Regional Deaf Education Program 5,016.00

Nebraska Council of School Administrators 540.00

Nebraska Music Educators Association 365.00

Nebraska Rural Comm School Assoc 4,073.26

Neu You Physical Therapy, PC, 1,580.00

NPPD 8,879.14

NSASSP Region III 20.00

O’Neill Car Wash LLC 50.41

Ogden Hardware 1,818.80

Ollendick, Mardy 31.92

One Office Solution 2,374.11

One Source, The Background Check Co.,Inc 109.00

OPS Activity Account 79.53

OPS Imprest Account 4,000.00

OPUS Event.com 400.00

Perfection Learning 450.16

Peterson, Kristi 311.22

Popplers Music, Inc 291.50

Prairie Hills Ford 48,600.00

PRO-ED 324.96

Ranchland Auto Parts 66.08

Read Naturally, Inc. 30.00

Reserve Account 789.44

Rotary Club of O’Neill 90.00

Samland, Ron 877.80

Sayers, Angela 303.24

Schluns, Amanda 57.46

Schmitz Electric, Inc. 1,123.44

Scripps National Spelling Bee 175.00

Seger, Becky 821.14

Sholes, Molly 153.22

Sodexo, Inc & Affiliates 425.60

Spangler, Allen 37.44

Spangler, Cindy 186.73

Stagemeyer, Carla 366.28

Steppco Refrigeration 5,282.37

Strong, Earl 50.00

Subway 888.87

Sudbeck, Brittany 11.00

Summers, Brandi 363.89

Superior Text 1,124.56

TAESE/USU 125.00

Teachers Pay Teachers 104.20

Torpin’s Rodeo Market 1,058.41

VanEvery, Greg 394.21

Viaero Wireless 53.16

Waterman, H. Dale 25.00

Welke, Amanda 133.43

Wettlaufer, Kristin 316.01

Wiseman, Tricia 325.58

York, Hugh 95.94

Fund Total: 193,172.04

NUTRITION FUND

Lunchtime Solutions, Inc.. 42,138.70

Reserve Account 64.13

Schmitz Electric, Inc. 109.50

Steppco Refrigeration 232.00

Fund Total: 42,544.33

Checking Account Total: 235,716.37

 

 

Published November 25, 2021      47

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