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Board of Education 

Work Session

July 11, 2022

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

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

__________


Attendance Taken at 3:00 PM. 

Barton Becker: Absent; Gene Chohon: Present; Michael Hammerlun: Present; Amy Rowse: Present; Aaron Troester: Present; Coby Welke: Present   

• Attendance update taken at 3:01 PM

Barton Becker: 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, June 30, 2022

Call to Order

The work session of the O'Neill Public School Board of Education was called to order by President Gene Chohon at 3:00 pm, on Monday, July 11, 2022 at the Administrative Offices at 410 East Benton, O'Neill, Nebraska. 

Roll Call

Superintendent Mike Rotherham and Rob Hanger, NRCSA Superintendent Search representative were present. 

Excused/Unexcused Board Members

Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Approve Meeting Agenda

A motion to approve the meeting agenda, passed with a motion by Amy Rowse and a second by Aaron Troester.

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

• New Business

• Review Documents

Policies were reviewed relating to the superintendent's role and responsibilities. 

Transition Worksheet

The transition worksheet was reviewed. Goals and expectations were discussed.

Superintendent Evaluation

The superintendent evaluation instrument and timeline were reviewed.

Possible Action Items

• Adjournment

A motion to adjourn at 4:12 pm passed with a motion by Michael Hammerlun and a second by Barton Becker.

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

Yea: 6, Nay: 0

Kathleen Marvin                                                                                                                    

School Board Secretary 

Holt Co. Dist. #7



Board of Education 

Public Forum - Safe 

Return to IN-Person 

Instructions and 

Continuity of Services

July 11, 2022

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

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

__________


Attendance Taken at 7:15 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, July 7, 2022

The Public Forum for the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plans of the O'Neill Public School was opened by President Gene Chohon at 7:15 pm, on Monday, July 11, 2022 at the Administrative Offices at 410 East Benton, O'Neill, Nebraska. 

The plans were reviewed. No changes, other than dates, were made to the plans.

The Public Forum closed at 7:29 pm.

Kathleen Marvin                                                                                                                    

School Board Secretary 

Holt Co. Dist. #7



Board of Education 

Regular Board Meeting

July 11, 2022

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

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

__________


Attendance Taken at 3:00 PM. 

Barton Becker: Present; Gene Chohon: Present; Michael Hammerlun: Present; Amy Rowse: Present; Aaron Troester: 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, June 30, 2022

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, July 11, 2022 at the Administrative Offices at 410 East Benton, O'Neill, Nebraska. 

Roll Call

Superintendent Mike Rotherham was present.

Excused/Unexcused Board Members

A motion to excuse Coby Welke, passed with a motion made by Michael Hammerlun and seconded by Barton Becker.

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

Yea: 5, 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 Amy Rowse and seconded by Michael Hammerlun.

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

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting(s)

A motion to approve the minutes of the June 20, 2022 regular meeting, passed with a motion made by Amy Rowse and seconded by Aaron Troester.

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

Yea: 5, 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.  

Old Business

• Football Field Concession Stand/Restroom Project

Mr. Rotherham has reached out to Davis Design inquiring about the proposed timeline. No action is necessary.

Report on Track Progress

Mr. Rotherham has been in contact with Pro Track and they have asked for current pictures of the track. He will follow up with KSB. No action is necessary.

Remove Check Signer

A motion to remove Amy Shane as a check signer for the following accounts: the General Fund, Flex Fund, Imprest Fund, Employee Benefit Fund, the Building Fund Depreciation Fund and the Activity Fund, passed with a motion made by Barton Becker and seconded by Michael Hammerlun.

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

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

Policy Updates

A motion to adopt Policy #508.17 - Seizure Safe Schools, Policy #702.03 - Budget Adoption Process, Policy #902.02 - Construction Plans and Specifications, & Policy #902.04 - Bids and Awards for Construction Contracts as recommended, passed with a motion made by Barton Becker and seconded by Amy Rowse.

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

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

• Policy #508.17 - Seizure Safe Schools

• Policy #702.03 - Budget Adoption Process

• Policy #902.02 - Construction Plans & Specifications

• Policy #902.04 - Bids and Awards for Construction Contracts

• New Business

• Policy #504.20 - Bullying Prevention

This policy is reviewed annually.  There have not been any recommended or required updates to the policy. We will accept any public comment on this topic tonight.

A motion to reaffirm Policy #504.20 - Bullying Prevention, passed with a motion made by Amy Rowse and seconded by Barton Becker.

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

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

Budget

Mrs. Shane and Mr. Rotherham have prepared a preliminary budget for the 2022-2023 school year. After visiting the county assessor, we anticipate there will not be much of a change in our levy for the upcoming school year. Once valuations are released officially on August 20th, the budget will be able to be finalized.  No action is necessary.

School Audit Engagement

A motion to engage Dana F. Cole to perform the 2021-2022 audit, passed with a motion made by Barton Becker and seconded by Michael Hammerlun.

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

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plans

A motion to accept the “Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plans”, passed with a motion made by Michael Hammerlun and seconded by Amy Rowse.

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

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

Meal Reimbursement

We currently reimburse between 400-500 meals per year for students during the school year when attending overnight events.  The rate hasn't been reviewed/increased in several years and with the current costs of meals, the administration recommends an increase. This will be reviewed at the August board meeting. No action taken at this time.

Option Enrollment Report

The Option Enrollment report was reviewed. No action is necessary.

Administrative Reports

Mr. Rotherham gave an oral report expressing his extreme thankfulness to the school board, district and community. He and his wife, Edna, have been fortunate to be welcomed by so many friendly members of the community. Mr. Rotherham shared his appreciation and grafetulness of Mrs. Shane, the other administrators, and the ladies in the office for assisting in the transition.

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.

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

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

Adjournment

A motion to adjourn at 8:15 pm, passed with a motion made by Amy Rowse and seconded by Barton Becker.

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

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

Kathleen Marvin                                                                                                                    

School Board Secretary 

Holt Co. Dist. #7



General Fund

Achieve 3000, Inc 6,050.00

Ainsworth Community Schools 959.11

Amazon.com 2,832.70

Anson Insurance Services, Inc. 129,963.00

Appeara 244.90

Arlt, Nicholas 167.22

Avera St. Anthony's Hospital 1,106.00

Black Hills Energy 651.86

Blick Art Materials 1,064.98

Bluum USA Inc 14.18

Bomgaars 171.17

Bosselman Pump & Pantry Inc 2,122.80

Bright Wheel 25.00

Brown, Steven 115.03

BSN Sports, LLC 118.43

Carhart Lumber Co. 2,148.04

Casey's General Stores, Inc. 45.00

CenturyLink 95.33

City of O'Neill Recycling Center 20.88

City of O'Neill 4,487.81

Clearfly 445.52

Cobblestone Hotel & Suites 95.00

Computer Hardware 3,478.80

Computers Etc 69.83

Dollar General-Regions 410526 60.62

Egan Supply Co 5,854.45

Eichelberger, Brock 83.43

ESU #7 514.81

FES 2,800.00

Fire Protection Services, LLC 690.00

First Student, Inc 5,422.41

Gee Whiz Education 385.90

Gokie Oil Company, Inc. 153.98

Guardian Security Service 7,888.90

Hahlbeck, Heath 2,546.00

Hampton Inn - Kearney 572.40

Harte's Lawn Service 8,917.25

Heinemann Publishing 636.00

Holt County Independent 325.09

Innovative Office Solutions LLC 28,298.02

KBRX Radio 22.50

KSB School Law 9,986.50

Lakeshore Learning Materials 57.49

Leaf Funding Inc 989.00

Little Disciples Child Development Center 1,600.00

Nebraska Council of School Administrators 100.00

Nebraska State Fire Marshal Agency 504.00

Neu You Physical Therapy, PC, 790.00

Newsela, Inc 9,428.00

NPPD 9,125.88

O'Neill Car Wash LLC 50.34

O'Neill Super Foods 79.97

Ogden Hardware 1,755.33

One Office Solution 1,247.77

One Source, The Background Check Co.,Inc 105.00

Pitney Bowes Global Financial Services, LLC 488.76

Postmaster 160.00

Price, Charles 94.85

Procare Software 79.00

Quilters Candy Shoppe 57.30

Reiser Insurance Group LLC 5,883.00

Reserve Account 845.25

Ridell/All American Sports Corp 58.50

S&S Worldwide 167.00

Scholastic Book Club 2,400.00

Shabram, Curt 169.47

Software Unlimited 8,800.00

Speech Time Fun, Inc. 97.00

Stick It Vinyl Graphics 90.00

TAESE/USU 515.00

Thiele, Kylie 22.86

Three River 287.75

TimeClock Plus, LLC 396.90

Torpin's Rodeo Market 979.52

Trafera, LLC 13,372.00

Unite for Literacy 3,508.00

University of Nebraska Medical Center 500.00

UPS 16.80

Viaero Wireless 156.40

Walmart.com 235.87

Wayfair LLC 1,033.47

York, Ashley 79.72

Fund Total 298,098.05

Nutrition Fund

Innovative Office Solutions LLC 90.83

Jackson, Cara 68.40

Lunchtime Solutions, Inc.. 5,428.22

Matschullat, Danielle 20.50

Reserve Account 287.79

Wilson, John 5.20

Fund Total 5,900.94

Checking Account Total 303,998.99



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