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Board of Education 

Regular Board Meeting

January 16, 2023

Board Members

Amy Jo Rowse - President

Coby Welke - Vice President

Michael Hammerlun - Vice 

President-Elect

Barton Becker - Member

Monica Huber - Member

Aaron Troester - Member

Board Secretary

Kathleen Marvin

Administrators

Michael Rotherham - 

Superintendent

William Wragge - HS Principal

Jim York - Elementary Principal

Jill Brodersen - Assistant Principal

Nick Hostert - Activities Director

DeAnna Clifton - SPED Dir.

Board Treasurer

Carol Hammerlun

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Attendance Taken at 7:30 PM. 

Barton Becker: Absent; Michael Hammerlun: Present; Monica HUber: 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, January 5, 2023

Call to Order

The regular board meeting of the O'Neill Public School Board of Education was called to order by Vice President Amy Jo Rowse at 7:30 pm, on Monday, January 16, 2023 at the Administrative Offices at 410 East Benton, O'Neill, Nebraska. 

Roll Call

Administrators Jill Brodersen, Nick Hostert, Will Wragge, and Jim York were present. 

Excused/Unexcused Board Members

A motion to excuse Bart Becker, passed with a motion made by Coby Welke and seconded by Aaron Troester.

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

Yea: 4, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

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 Michael Hammerlun and seconded by Coby Welke.

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

Yea: 4, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting(s)

A motion to approve the minutes of the December 12, 2022 regular meeting, passed with a motion made by Coby Welke and seconded by Michael Hammerlun.

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

Yea: 4, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

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.  

Presentation of Diplomas to Early Graduates

Jr-Sr High School Principal, Mr. Will Wragge, had the honor of presenting Selena Brown, Nickolas Greer, and Mikki Limburg, who have successfully completed all the necessary graduation requirements, with their High School Diplomas.

Oath of Office

Newly elected board member, Monica Huber, recited the Oath of Office.

Old Business

• Negotiations

The negotiation committees met on Wednesday, January 11th. Negotiations chairman, Coby Welke indicated that they have come very close to an agreement. The teachers plan to vote on the proposal on Wednesday, January 18th. No action is necessary at this time.

Superintendent's Contract

A motion to approve a two-year contract for Michael Rotherham with an annual salary of $140,000 for the first year, passed with a motion made by Michael Hammerlun and seconded by Coby Welke.

Barton Becker: Absent, Coby Welke: Yea, Michael Hammerlun: Yea, Monica Huber: Yea, Amy Rowse: Yea, Aaron Troester: Yea

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

Policy #3000's - Business Operations

A motion to adopt the Policy 3000 Series as recommended, passed with a motion made by Michael Hammerlun and seconded by Coby Welke.

Barton Becker: Absent, Michael Hammerlun: Yea, Monica Huber: Yea, Amy Rowse: Yea, Aaron Troester: Yea, Coby Welke: Yea

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

New Business

Vice President, Amy Jo Rowse, adjourned the meeting sine die for the election of officers at 7:56 pm.   The meeting was called back to order by Principal Jim York at 7:57 pm.  Board members present were Mike Hammerlun, Monica Huber, Amy Jo Rowse, Aaron Troester, and Coby Welke.

Election of Officers

Elementary Principal, Jim York, called for nominations for President.  Coby Welke nominated Amy Rowse. With no other nominations forthcoming, nominations ceased. A motion to elect Amy Rowse as board president, passed with a motion made by Coby Welke and seconded by Michael Hammerlun.

Barton Becker: Absent, Monica Huber: Yea, Amy Rowse: Yea, Aaron Troester: Yea, Coby Welke: Yea, Michael Hammerlun: Yea

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

Principal York declared Amy Jo Rowse as board president.

President Amy Jo Rowse called for nominations for Vice President.  Mike Hammerlun nominated Coby Welke. With no other nominations forthcoming, nominations ceased. A motion to elect Coby Welke as board vice president, passed with a motion made by Michael Hammerlun and seconded by Aaron Troester.  

Barton Becker: Absent, Amy Rowse: Yea, Aaron Troester: Yea, Coby Welke: Yea, Michael Hammerlun: Yea, Monica Huber: Yea

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

President Amy Jo Rowse declared Coby Welke as Vice President.

President Amy Jo Rowse called for nominations for Vice President-Elect.  Coby Welke nominated Mike Hammerlun. With no other nominations forthcoming, nominations ceased. A motion to elect Mike Hammerlun as board vice president-elect, passed with a motion made by Coby Welke and seconded by Monica Huber.

Barton Becker: Absent, Aaron Troester: Yea, Coby Welke: Yea, Michael Hammerlun: Yea, Monica Huber: Yea, Amy Rowse: Yea

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

President Amy Jo Rowse declared Mike Hammerlun as Vice President-Elect.

A motion to appoint Kathy Marvin as board secretary and Carol Hammerlun as board treasurer, passed with a motion made by Michael Hammerlun and seconded by Coby Welke.

Barton Becker: Absent, Coby Welke: Yea, Michael Hammerlun: Yea, Monica Huber: Yea, Amy Rowse: Yea, Aaron Troester: Yea

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

Authorize All Bank Accounts and Check Signers

A motion to authorize all current back accounts, passed with a motion made by Coby Welke and seconded by Michael Hammerlun.

Barton Becker: Absent, Michael Hammerlun: Yea, Monica Huber: Yea, Amy Rowse: Yea, Aaron Troester: Yea, Coby Welke: Yea

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

A motion to authorize the Superintendent, the Board President, Board Vice President and Board Secretary to sign checks for the following accounts: General, Flex, Employee Benefits, Depreciation, and Building Funds, passed with a motion made by Michael Hammerlun and seconded by Coby Welke.

Barton Becker: Absent, Monica Huber: Yea, Amy Rowse: Yea, Aaron Troester: Yea, Coby Welke: Yea, Michael Hammerlun: Yea

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

A motion to authorize the Superintendent, Board President, and Board Secretary to sign checks for the Imprest Account, passed with a motion made by Coby Welke and seconded by Aaron Troester.

Barton Becker: Absent, Amy Rowse: Yea, Aaron Troester: Yea, Coby Welke: Yea, Michael Hammerlun: Yea, Monica Huber: Yea

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

A motion to authorize the Superintendent, High School Principal, Activities Director, and Activities Secretary to sign checks for the Activity Account, passed with a motion made by Coby Welke and seconded by Michael Hammerlun.

Barton Becker: Absent, Aaron Troester: Yea, Coby Welke: Yea, Michael Hammerlun: Yea, Monica Huber: Yea, Amy Rowse: Yea

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

Appoint the Committee on American Civics

A motion to appoint Mike Hammerlun, Aaron Troester, and Coby Welke to the Committee on American Civics, passed with a motion made by Michael Hammerlun and seconded by Coby Welke.

Barton Becker: Absent, Coby Welke: Yea, Michael Hammerlun: Yea, Monica Huber: Yea, Amy Rowse: Yea, Aaron Troester: Yea

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

Appoint the Non-Discrimination Compliance Coordinator

A motion to appoint the Superintendent to be the non-discrimination compliance officer for the district, passed with a motion made by Coby Welke and seconded by Monica Huber.

Barton Becker: Absent, Michael Hammerlun: Yea, Monica Huber: Yea, Amy Rowse: Yea, Aaron Troester: Yea, Coby Welke: Yea

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

Appoint the District Title IX Coordinator

A motion to appoint the district's activity director as the Title IX coordinator, passed with a motion made by Coby Welke and seconded by Monica Huber.

Barton Becker: Absent, Monica Huber: Yea, Amy Rowse: Yea, Aaron Troester: Yea, Coby Welke: Yea, Michael Hammerlun: Yea

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

Board Member Conflict of Interest - Policy #2005

Each year, or as a situation arises, board members are reminded to complete any of the attached Conflict of Interest forms that apply. The completed forms are retained at the Central Office.

Staff Resignation

A motion to accept Michaela Braun's resignation effective at the end of the 2022-2023 school year, passed with a motion made by Michael Hammerlun and seconded by Coby Welke.

Barton Becker: Absent, Amy Rowse: Yea, Aaron Troester: Yea, Coby Welke: Yea, Michael Hammerlun: Yea, Monica Huber: Yea

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

A motion to accept Kathy Hostert's resignation effective at the end of the 2022-2023 school year, passed with a motion made by Michael Hammerlun and seconded by Coby Welke.

Barton Becker: Absent, Aaron Troester: Yea, Coby Welke: Yea, Michael Hammerlun: Yea, Monica Huber: Yea, Amy Rowse: Yea

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

A motion to accept Nick Hostert's resignation effective at the end of the 2022-2023 contract year, passed with a motion made by Michael Hammerlun and seconded by Coby Welke.

Barton Becker: Absent, Coby Welke: Yea, Michael Hammerlun: Yea, Monica Huber: Yea, Amy Rowse: Yea, Aaron Troester: Yea

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

Option Enrollment Report

The Option Enrollment report was reviewed. 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 Coby Welke and seconded by Michael Hammerlun.

Barton Becker: Absent, Michael Hammerlun: Yea, Monica Huber: Yea, Amy Rowse: Yea, Aaron Troester: Yea, Coby Welke: Yea

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

Adjournment

A motion to adjourn at 8:29 pm, passed with a motion made by Coby Welke and seconded by Aaron Troester.

Barton Becker: Absent, Monica Huber: Yea, Amy Rowse: Yea, Aaron Troester: Yea, Coby Welke: Yea, Michael Hammerlun: Yea

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

Kathleen Marvin 

School Board Secretary 

Holt Co. Dist. #7

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General Fund

3P Learning 295.00

A & J Tire and Atuo Repair, LLC 448.99

ABDO Publishing 21.95

Alder Plumbing LLC 143.12

Amazon.com 1,324.59

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 225.00

Anson Insurance Services, Inc. 125.00

Appeara 713.22

Avera St. Anthony's Hospital 2,163.65

Baudville 358.77

Black Hills Energy 8,466.51

Bomgaars 754.24

Brachle, Ashley 117.57

Bright Wheel 50.00

Burival, Jeni 97.97

Buxton, Cody 235.13

Camp, Natalie 4,542.50

Carhart Lumber Co. 503.06

Casey's General Stores, Inc. 75.91

Cengage Learning Inc 82.24

CenturyLink 95.79

Chambers Public School 1,017.09

City of O'Neill Recycling Center 77.65

City of O'Neill 3,142.48

Clearfly 443.93

Clouse, Jessica 156.75

Connot Tire Service 960.88

Cubby's, Inc. 1,884.55

Cuhel, Frank 313.51

Dairy Queen 165.59

Davis, Paula 37.41

DeKay, Lindsay 231.57

Dickau, Jacob 117.56

Dykshorn, Melissa 112.22

Egan Supply Co 31.92

Emme Construction, L.L.C. 11,825.00

Emme, Alexa 498.76

Engelhaupt, Monica 2,137.56

ESU #8 3,091.60

First Student, Inc 8,033.47

Fisher, Tonya 293.91

Gruhn, Cindy 137.16

Gueta-Lopez, Gabriela 117.57

Heartland Counseling Services, Inc .1,000.00

Heartland Fire Protection 281.72

Hilton Omaha (57.38)

Hoefer, Bryan 30.00

Holt County Independent 289.32

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co 11,311.46

Island Supply Welding Co. 676.00

J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc. 17.09

Jaymar Business Forms, Inc. 126.68

KBRX Radio 55.50

Kennedy, Valerie 1,970.12

Klasna, Lala 231.57

Klein, Carre 2,390.75

Krysl, Lisa 58.78

KSB School Law 380.00

Laible, Dustin 156.75

Lakeshore Learning Materials 332.35

Leaf Funding Inc 1,131.64

Learning A-Z 149.33

Library Store, The 240.33

Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker 442.00

Little Disciples Child Development Center 1,600.00

Lunchtime Solutions, Inc.. 333.46

Mid-American Research Chemical 599.83

Miner, Cheryl 80.16

Morrow, Claire 10.00

Nebraska Notary Association 146.99

Neu You Physical Therapy, PC, 1,578.00

NPPD 8,497.67

O'Neill Auto Supply, Inc 10.44

O'Neill Pest Control 500.00

O'Neill Shopper 29.00

O'Neill Super Foods 80.65

Ogden Hardware 3,543.62

Ollendick, Kacey 39.19

One Office Solution 2,324.70

One Source, The Background Check Co.,Inc 221.50

OPS Imprest Account 1,500.00

Ostdick Printers 82.00

Parks, Katie 58.78

Pinkerman, Denise 235.13

Pitney Bowes Global Financial Services, LLC 488.76

Prairie Hills Ford 294.15

Procare Software 79.00

Respondus 1,747.00

Rider Classroom Spanish, LLC 4,161.00

Rocket Math, LLC 1,200.00

Sayers, Angela 195.94

Schluns, Amanda 39.19

Sholes, Molly .57

Sobotka Carpentry 935.00

Spangler, Cindy 127.36

Sparqdata Solutions 4,412.00

Special T's & More 983.00

Squirrels LLC 299.98

Stagemeyer, Carla 216.43

State of Nebraska 1,573.13

Three River 480.59

Torpin's Rodeo Market 1,147.64

VanEvery, Greg 254.73

Vex Robotics, Inc.. 404.09

Viaero Wireless 157.68

WAYNE STATE COLLEGE 165.00

Welke, Amanda 70.54

Wettlaufer, Kristin 215.54

Wiseman, Tricia 641.27

Wragge, William 27.35

Wright, Hannah 470.26

York, Hugh 45.00

Young, Heather 166.55

Fund Total: 119,469.23

NUTRITION FUND

Amazon.com 34.98

Lunchtime Solutions, Inc.. 26,524.10

Ogden Hardware 129.99

Fund Total: 26,689.07

Checking Account Total: 146,158.30

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