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Wednesday, 16 January 2013 00:00

The Arapahoe Board of Education met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 14, 2014.  In attendance at the meeting were board members Dennis Breinig, Allan McCoy, Dennis Roskop, Mason Schroeder, Todd Watson and Rod Whipple along with superintendent Charlie Curnyn, elementary principal Bob Braithwait and secretary Kate Warner. Secondary principal Daren Hatch was attending the pre-contest music concert arrived later in the meeting.  Visitors included Ginger Breinig, Sue Helms and Erik Karre.
    President of the board, Todd Watson, called the 8:00 p.m. meeting to order and noted that the Open Meetings Policy Act was posted in the room.  All members were present and the agenda was approved as presented.  Watson welcomed everyone in attendance.
    Elementary principal Braithwait reported the following information to the board:
    •Violence Prevention Week went very well with only a few things that will most likely be changed next year.
    •NeSa testing continues with someone testing almost every day the entire month.
    •Beginning next year, ITBS testing will be changed to MAPS testing for students second through sixth grade.  Hatch will present a short workshop next week for staff members.
    •The fifth through eighth grade music contest was held in Arapahoe this past Saturday which was well attended. Braithwait offered his appreciation to Senja Stephens and Valerie Leising along with numerous volunteers helping to make the day a success.
    •Braithwait attended an Early Childhood Training last week in Kearney.  Attendance at the workshop keeps Arapahoe in compliance with the Nebraska Department of Education.
    •Kindergarten through fourth grade will participate in the Arbor Day program on April 25th.
    •Kindergarten through fourth grade music concert will be held on April 28th.
    •Kindergarten Roundup will be held on May 2nd.
    •Preschool Roundup will be held on May 9th.
    Superintendent Curnyn presented the following information to the board:
    •An advertisement for a 7-12 Language Arts teacher was placed in the Omaha World Herald last week.
    •A survey was completed and returned to Senator Sheer’s office.
    •State aid figures released last week show that the Arapahoe Public School will receive $186,205 for the 2014-2015 school year.  This is a decrease of $260,000 from this year.
    •Curnyn has been working with John Paulsen on the activity budget and with Cindy Huxoll on price quotes for summer projects.  These figures should be ready for the May meeting.
    •Curnyn and Kate Warner are working on teacher contracts and should be ready for distribution to the staff this week. They have also been working on the coop purchasing with the ESU which is expected to save the district some money.
    •Thanks to Ann Brooks and her staff, the lunch program should not need to have any funds transferred in at the end of the year.
    •The Arapahoe-Holbrook Founation is planning on distributing 23 foundation scholarships this spring to AHS graduates ranging in value from $200-$500.
    •Curnyn also commended the staff for their efforts in keeping spending down this school year.

    Watson noted that the finance committee had met earlier in the day and that the district is gaining ground with almost a two month reserve now achieved.

    Next on the agenda the Consent Agenda, which included the minutes of the previous meetings along with the financial report, was unanimously approved.
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