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Board of Education 

Regular Board Meeting

August 8, 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

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Attendance Taken at 7:30 PM. 

Barton Becker: Absent; 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 28, 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, August 8, 2022 at the Administrative Offices at 410 East Benton, O'Neill, Nebraska. 

Roll Call

Administrators Nick Hostert, Mike Rotherham, Will Wragge and Jim York were present. 

Steve Brown, Building and Grounds Director, was also present.

Excused/Unexcused Board Members

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

Barton Becker: Absent, Aaron Troester: Yea, Coby Welke: 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.

Barton Becker: Absent, Coby Welke: 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 July 11, 2022 work session, regular meeting, and public forum, passed with a motion made by Amy Rowse and seconded by Michael Hammerlun.

Barton Becker: Absent, Gene Chohon: Yea, Michael Hammerlun: Yea, Amy Rowse: Yea, Aaron Troester: Yea, Coby Welke: 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 was in contact with Davis Design. The site survey is complete. Davis Design will be in contact with Mr. Rotherham on Monday, August 8th regarding the progress of the drawing. No action is necessary at this time.

Report on Track Progress

Mr. Rotherham has been in contact with Pro Track and has received three proposals regarding the repair of the track.  Mr. Rotherham will contact Pro Track on August 9th with thoughts on the proposals. No action is necessary at this time.

Meal Reimbursement

A motion to increase the meal reimbursement for students attending overnight stays, State Competitions, and National Competitions to $10.00 per meal, passed with a motion made by Amy Rowse and seconded by Coby Welke.

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

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

Budget

Mr. Rotherham shared the preliminary budget with NDE staff during Administrator Days for their review. They were impressed with the efficiency of the budget and didn't have any concerns. After reviewing the budget with Mrs. Shane and Chris, we are confident we will be under the 2% growth cap that has been put in place by LB 644 in order to avoid a joint public hearing. No action is necessary.

New Business

• Elementary Roof

As of Friday, August 5th, the roofing company and the insurance company still haven't made a decision on the repair of the Elementary roof.  No action is necessary at this time.

Review of School Handbooks

A motion to approve the Elementary and Jr-Sr High School handbooks for the 2022-2023 school year, passed with a motion made by Amy Rowse and seconded by Coby Welke.

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

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

Board Committee Assignments

The Board Committees were reviewed and no changes will be made at this time. No action is necessary.

Review of Exhibit #1006.01 - Rental Fees for School Facilities & Equipment

Annually, the board reviews the facility rental report. Currently, the board is in the process of adopting KSB Policies. This policy will be reviewed at the time of final adoption. The facility rental report for the 2021-2022 school year was reviewed. No action is necessary.

Review Policy #502.02 - Nonresident Students - Option Enrollment

Currently, the language states that we cap the enrollment at 75 students per grades 3-12. Mr. Rotherham would like to review the wording prior to the final adoption.  No action is necessary.

Policy Update

A motion to advance the recommended Policies from KSB to second reading, passed with a motion made by Amy Rowse and seconded by Coby Welke.

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

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

Special Meeting for Final Set of Payables & Policy Update

A motion to hold a budget hearing at 2:00 pm Wednesday, August 31st with a special meeting to follow for the purpose of approving a final second set of payables and the adoption of policies, passed with a motion made by Michael Hammerlun and seconded by Aaron Troester.

Barton Becker: Absent, Coby Welke: Yea, Gene Chohon: Yea, Michael Hammerlun: 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 Amy Rowse and seconded by Michael Hammerlun.

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

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

Adjournment

A motion to adjourn at 8:57 pm, passed with a motion made by Amy Rowse and seconded by Michael Hammerlun.

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

Yea: 5, Nay: 0, Absent: 1

Kathleen Marvin 

School Board Secretary 

Holt Co. Dist. #7

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General Fund

A & J Tire and Atuo Repair, LLC 381.22

Ainsworth Community Schools 959.11

Amazon.com 7,385.70

Appeara 244.90

Apple Inc 1,249.00

Applied Connective Technologies 2,336.00

Avera St. Anthony's Hospital 612.25

B & E Services 1,550.00

Black Hills Energy 524.73

Blain Pumping & Plumbing 130.00

Blick Art Materials 1,604.57

Bomgaars 421.92

Bosselman Pump & Pantry Inc 1,162.30

BrainPOP LLC 2,155.00

Bright Wheel 50.00

Brown, Steven 92.21

Buller, Greg 139.10

Cengage Learning Inc 5,415.90

CenturyLink 72.07

City of O'Neill 5,828.59

Clearfly 445.52

CNA Surety 265.50

Cool School Studios 363.35

Country Bliss Flooring, LLC 1,000.00

Dakota Potters Supply, LLC 932.03

Davis Designs 1,200.00

Decker Inc. School Fix 894.70

Digital Inspiration 39.00

Egan Supply Co 1,819.46

ESU #8 13,619.88

ESU Coordinating Council 1,575.00

Fire Protection Services, LLC 300.00

First Student, Inc 468.33

Flinn Scientific, Inc. 253.88

Gopher Sports 793.94

Hansen Locksmithing, Inc 109.50

Holt County Independent 945.17

Holz Lumber & Hardware, Inc. 39.04

Honors Program, LLC, The 466.00

Hostert, Nickolas 20.00

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co 21,972.98

Hydronic Energy Inc 919.47

Innovative Office Solutions LLC 260.21

J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc. 226.27

JourneyEd.com, Inc. 2,500.00

KBRX Radio 15.00

Ken's Band Instrument Repair 290.00

Lakeshore Learning Materials 500.20

Leaf Funding Inc 989.00

Learning Without Tears, Inc. 386.45

Library Store, The 1,175.75

Little Disciples Child Development Center 1,600.00

McGraw-Hill School Education Holdings, LLC 777.30

Mendez Foundation 99.33

Mid-American Research Chemical 1,123.39

Midwest Technology Products 1,860.70

Mosyle Corporation 1,011.08

NASB ALICAP 24,039.00

Nebraska Council of School Administrators 1,464.00

Nebraska Life 50.00

Nebraska Rural Comm School Assoc 265.00

Neu You Physical Therapy, PC, 612.25

NewzBrain education 309.00

NPPD 12,423.16

O'Neill Car Wash LLC 15.24

O'Neill Lumber & Trailer Sales 179.96

O'Neill Pest Control 620.00

O'Neill Printing Company 1,398.51

O'Neill Super Foods 265.12

Ogden Hardware 1,755.31

One Office Solution 3,968.15

One Source, The Background Check Co.,Inc 75.00

OPS District #7 50.00

Pearson, Inc, NCS 297.22

Pitsco Education, LLC 732.78

Postmaster 35.00

Prestwick House 197.99

Price, Charles 111.58

Procare Software 79.00

Pyramid School Products 4,277.47

Really Good Stuff, LLC 325.29

Reserve Account 359.79

Rochester 100 Inc. 790.15

Rotherham, Michael 91.56

S&S Worldwide 82.50

Schaecher Electric LLC 3,496.96

Scholastic Inc 2,067.67

School Datebooks, Inc 761.53

School Speciality LLC 1,453.57

SpecialNeedsWare, Inc DBA Oneder 1,255.00

SPEECH CORNER 109.94

Stadium Sports 32,595.00

Steppco Refrigeration 7,500.00

Stick It Vinyl Graphics 90.00

Super Duper Publications 106.84

Superior Text 3,186.22

Supreme School Supply 233.20

Taylor Made Printing, Inc. 180.00

Teacher's Discovery 201.25

Teachers Pay Teachers 12.38

Three River 168.64

Torpin's Rodeo Market 851.32

Trafera, LLC 1,527.00

Vex Robotics, Inc.. 1,245.62

Viaero Wireless 157.52

Vistaprint 129.46

Walmart.com 363.31

Wiester, George 2,040.00

Wragge, William 118.97

York, Hugh 123.21

Fund Total 208,416.64

Nutrition Fund

Liu, Young Yao 59.05

Lunchtime Solutions, Inc.. 2,563.28

One Office Solution 78.95

Pyramid School Products 10.19

Reserve Account 198.86

Simonson, Korin 4.85

Teeters, Jennifer 4.60

Fund Total 2,919.78

Checking Account Total 211,336.42

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