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March 16, 2020 Special Meeting Minutes



March 16, 2020 7:00 p.m.

APS Commons

Special Meeting Agenda 

Present: Duane Bowers, Diana Coleman, Joe Cool, Shane Cool, Merle Bierman, Mark Sievering, Michelle Preston, and Joel Morgan.  

Absent: Eric Nelson

An Emergency Meeting of the Board of Education of the School District of Arnold, in the County of  Custer, in the State of  Nebraska School District No. 89 of Custer County, Nebraska, was convened in open and Public  Session at  7:00 P.M. on the 16th day of  March, 2020, at Arnold Public School meeting room, in said District.  Notice of the Meeting was given in advance thereof according to Law by Proper Publication, a designated method for giving notice to the School District,  A copy of the Proof of Publication being attached to these minutes.  Notice of this meeting was given in advance to all members of the Board of  Education.  Availability of the Agenda and the Purpose of the meeting was  communicated in the advanced notice of the meeting to the members of this meeting.

Board of Education met in regular session Monday, March 16, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. with five members present. Nelson absent.

Meeting called to order

Roll Call and Pledge of Allegiance

Approved the agenda


Motion S. Cool, seconded J.Cool to approve Effective School Closure Date - Close March 19th with a possible reopening of Monday, April 6th.  The Board will reevaluate the situation on Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m.  Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion Bierman, seconded S. Cool to approve providing enrichment activities thorugh online resources or paper and pencil packets.  Communications will be done through Schoology.  Unanimous on roll call vote

Motion Coleman, seconded S. Cool to approve Certified Staff Employment Plan - that time will be spent on school responsibilities at the school a minimum of Mondays, Tuesday, and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion S. Cool, seconded Bierman to approve Classified Staff Employment Plan - offer hours to hourly employees for cleaning and services we will be providing during closure, and salaried employees will operate a minimum of three days a week in the building from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Unanimous on roll call.

Motion S. Cool, seconded Coleman to approve offering a ddaily lunch and grab n go breakfast package to students with coordinated deliveries and pick up areas during closure. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion S. Cool, seconded Bierman to approve elementary student use and check out of electronic devices during closure with a signed student loan agreement.  Unanimous on roll call vote.

Next special meeting will be April 2, 2020 at 7:00 P.M in the meeting room. 

Meeting adjourned at 8:36  P.M.

The agenda is a continuous one and is available for examination during the regular hours at the office of the Superintendent of Schools.