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May 2020 Board Meeting Minutes
May 2020 Board Meeting Minutes
Jake Luhr
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

MINUTES                          BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT                       May 11, 2020

The regular meeting of the Board of Education was held on May 11h.  This meeting was advertised in the May 6th edition of the Battle Creek Enterprise.   President Jeremy Pochop called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.   Members present were Lori Mink, Toby Thompson, Tammy Bierman, Paul Kuchar, and Brent Bode.   Also present were Superintendent Jake Luhr and Principals Jeff Heimes and Kyle Finke, Cody Wintz, and 2 BCEA representatives.    The open meeting law was discussed and posted and will be followed at every Board meeting.  To start the Board meeting, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Toby Thompson made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda, which included the May general fund bills which totaled $58,157.54.   Lori Mink seconded the motion.  On roll call vote, the motion carried with six ayes.  

Mr. Luhr discussed with the Board the updates and new information released by Governor Ricketts and the Nebraska Commissioner of Education on Covid-19. 

Mr. Luhr presented to the Board a project update packet from Jacob Hurla of Community Building Solutions regarding the progress of the HVAC system and lighting improvements at the elementary.  Lori Mink made a motion to approve the application for payment in the amount of $293,098.00 to Community Building Solutions.  Brent Bode seconded the motion.  On roll call vote, the motion carried with six ayes.

Mr. Luhr presented to the Board the Request for Proposals which included the updated timeline.  The RFP will be mailed to three architectural firms with the proposals due on June 1st.  Paul Kuchar made a motion to approve the Request for Proposals.  Lori Mink seconded the motion.  On roll call vote, the motion carried with six ayes. 

Mr. Luhr presented to the Board a bid for concrete work from Johnson’s Concrete.  It is for an outdoor classroom(patio) next to the main entrance of the school, and also concrete work near the ticket booth and handicapped parking stalls near the entrance to the track and football field.

Mr. Luhr presented to the Board a packet of information from Daktronics on the scoreboard replacement costs and partnership revenues.  Brent Bode made a motion to purchase the scoreboards from Daktronics.  Toby Thompson seconded the motion.  On roll call vote, the motion carried with six ayes.

Mr. Luhr presented to the Board an estimate from Court Floors for $22,000.00 for sanding, resurfacing, repainting, and refinishing the high school gym floor.  The estimate did not include refinishing the elementary gym.   Toby Thompson made a motion to approve the estimate from Court Floors.  Lori Mink seconded the motion.  On roll call vote, the motion carried with six ayes.

Mr. Luhr discussed with the Board the substitute teacher pay for the 2020-21 school year.  It was decided to keep the sub pay at $120 for the 2020-21 school year. 

Mr. Luhr discussed with the Board a couple of areas that are still getting wet on the inside of the high school.  Mr. Luhr will have Johnson’s Concrete look at it and repair it when they are here doing concrete work.    

Mr. Luhr advised the Board that the school will have our five year external review for accreditation in the spring of 2020-21 school year.  We currently use Cognia(AdvanceEd), and will continue to use them through our 5th year. 

Comments were heard from the Board, Principals, and Superintendent.

With no further business, Board President Jeremy Pochop adjourned the meeting at 7:00 P.M.

Submitted by,

Jake Luhr, Secretary Board of Education