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Chambers School Board Proceedings (12-01-2022)

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A meeting of the Board of Education of Chambers Public Schools was convened in open and public session on November 21, 2022, in the Library at Chambers Public Schools, 201 S. A Street, Chambers, Nebraska. The roll was called, and the following Board members were present: Terry Kamphaus, Matt Ehlers, Mark Dexter, Travis Dougherty, Amy Scott, and Monte Metschke. Also present was Frank Jesse, Superintendent.

Notice of the meeting was given in advance by publication on the Chambers Public School's website on November 14, 2022, and thereafter in the Holt County Independent, and Chambers Shopper on November 16, 2022. Notice of this meeting was given in advance to all members of the Board of Education. Availability of the agenda was communicated in the publicized notice and a current copy of the agenda was maintained as stated in the publicized notice. 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. 

The meeting was called to order by President Terry Kamphaus at 7:00 p.m.

Announcement of Open Meetings Act Posting

At the beginning of this meeting, the Chair announced and informed the public that a current copy of the Open Meetings Act is posted on the north wall of the Library.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion by Amy Scott, seconded by Monte Metschke to move New Business (A) to after approval of consent agenda. Motion carried, 6-0.  Aye: Dexter, Dougherty, Ehlers, Metschke, Scott, Kamphaus. Nay: 0

Motion by Matt Ehlers, seconded by Travis Dougherty, to approve the agenda. Motion carried, 6-0. Aye: Dexter, Dougherty, Ehlers, Metschke, Scott, Kamphaus. Nay: 0.

Visitors were invited to share public comment.

• No comments

Motion by Travis Dougherty, seconded by Monte Metschke, to approve all items on the consent agenda as provided. After discussion and roll call vote the motion carried, 6-0. Aye: Dexter, Dougherty, Ehlers, Metschke, Scott, Kamphaus. Nay: 0.



PAYROLL: $175,736.95

New Business

A. Motion by Travis Dougherty, seconded by Monte Metschke to approve 2021-2022 school audit report as presented by Lammers, Abel & Kaps, LLC.  Motion carried, 6-0. Aye: Dexter, Dougherty, Ehlers, Metschke, Scott, Kamphaus. Nay: 0.

Student Council Report

Mrs. Butterfield gave the Student Council Report.

• Assist with clean-up after games

• Locker and door decorations for Christmas

Teacher Report

Mrs. Stech gave the K-6 and 7-12 teacher report.

Counselor Report

Mr. Jesse gave the Counselor Report for Mrs. Pospichal

Activity's Report

Mr. Firley gave the activity report

• Period 0 strengthening program

• NVC Vocal Clinic



• Sportsmanship Summit

• NHS – Veterans Day breakfast

• One Act – NVC Champions, Wyatt Ehlers Best Actor

• Basketball

• New Student Section

Superintendent/Principal Report and Recommendations

Mr. Jesse gave the superintendent/principal report.

• Veterans Day Program

• State Education Conference Recap

• Grant Updates

• Strategic Plan

• CIP (School Improvement)

• Social Media Assembly

• Classified Openings

• Evaluations

• Community Sign

• School Safety

Board of Education Development

Policy Committee

American Civics Committee

Negotiations Committee

New Business

B. Motion by Matt Ehlers, seconded by Amy Scott to approve 2022-2023 Junior High Cross Country coaching contract for Derek Mahony.  Motion carried, 5-1.  Aye: Dexter, Dougherty, Ehlers, Metschke, Scott.  Nay: Kamphaus.

Topics for Next Month's Agenda:  Aquest, Superintendent Evaluation, District 2023-2024 Calendar drafts


Motion was made by Monte Metschke, seconded by Matt Ehlers, to adjourn the meeting at 8:16 p.m. on November 21, 2022. Motion carried, 6-0. Aye: Dexter, Dougherty, Ehlers, Metschke, Scott, Kamphaus. Nay: 0 The meeting was duly adjourned. 

Next Scheduled Meeting:  Regular Board Meeting, December 19, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

Amy Scott


This is a draft copy of the Board of Education minutes that does not become official until approved by the Board.

95 West Express 1,335.27

Appeara 158.23

Applied Connective Technologies 37.50

AT&T 78.28

Awards Unlimited, Inc. 24.91

Bartak Glass 260.00

Blick Art Materials 30.23

Canon Financial Services, Inc. 621.52

Chambers Public School 6,332.70

Chambers Shopper 400.00

Cognia Inc. 2,000

Educational Service Unit #8 32,939.80

Elkhorn Valley Family Medicine 173.50

EMC insurance 4,617.01

Environmental Services Inc. 354.16

Firley, Brady 25.00

Forker, Jace 25.00

Green's Service 2,736.13

Heartland Roofing Consultants 542.50

Hire Right, LLc 68.80

Holt County Independent 148.70

Island Supply Welding Co. 14.88

K & M Telephone Company 194.05

KSB School Law 58.00

McGraw-Hill School Education Holdings, LLC 99.94

MSM Enterprises, LLC 1,215.03

Nebraska Safety Center 125.00

Neligh-Oakdale Public School 776.01

Neu You Physical Therapy, PC 419.90

Niobrara Valley Electric 1,750.00

Northeast Regional Deaf Ed. Pro 450.00

Quill Corporation 90.65

State of Nebraska 853.47

Village Market 541.16

Village of Chambers 1,079.60

Wheeler County Clerk 1.48

Total 60,578.41

November 2022 Payroll 175,736.95

Total 236,315.36

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