The Arapahoe Board of Education met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 14, 2014 in the school library. Board members in attendance were Dennis Breinig, Allan McCoy, Dennis Roskop, Mason Schroeder, and Todd Watson. Board member Rod Whipple was absent. Others in attendance included superintendent Charlie Curnyn, secondary principal Daren Hatch, elementary principal Bob Braithwait, and board bookkeeper Kate Warner. Visitors included Kelly Breinig, Sue Helms and Heidi Thomas.
President of the board, Todd Watson, called the 8:00 p.m. meeting to order and noted that the board followed the Open Meetings Policy Act which was posted in the room. At this time, the board approved the absence of board member Whipple as well as the agenda as presented.
Watson welcomed the visitors and asked if there was any public comment. Visitor Kelly Breinig stated that she appreciated the opportunity to attend a board candidate workshop held last week in Kearney.
Elementary principal reported that NeSA scores would be available July 18th and that the custodians were doing an excellent job in preparing the building for a new school year.
Secondary principal Hatch reported that the first year of summer school had finished at the end of June with six high school students participating. Grades will be filed with the state later in the fall.
Superintendent Curnyn reported the following information:
•Prior to the start of the regular meeting, school administration and the special education staff held public hearing for the purpose of providing information to parents and representatives of children that have been verified with disabilities that nonpublic schools and are home schooled.
•Another public hearing will be held in the future for parent involvement and bullying.
•School supplies have been arriving this month.
•Work continues on ways to upgrade the fire alarm system, install fire sprinklers, fire exits and improved security to access points into the buildings.
•A workshop presented by NASB for school board candidates was held last week in Kearney and attended by Ginger Breinig, Kelly Breinig, and Judith Thompson as well as Curnyn.
•He will be attending a NDE budget workshop in North Platte next week.
•Summer projects are continuing. Cleary Building representative has indicated that the concession stand will be complete by the end of July.
•Recent rains have washed down dirt from the track onto the sidewalk from the preschool door to the playground. He is checking into using a fabric mesh to help correct the problem.
•Thank you notes from Pam Breinig and Cindy Bowers were received for their retirement gifts.
Next on the agenda the board approved the consent agenda which included the minutes from the previous meeting as well as the financial report.
The financial report included the following balances: General Fund $1,436,465.72; Building Fund $450,058.66; Bus Depreciation $41,098.21; Equipment Depreciation $480,529.94; Qualified Capital Purpose Undertaking $110,086.46; Employee Benefit $19,804.63; Section 125 $6,164.55; Student Fees $18,918.79; School Lunch $36,200.30; Activities $86,457.07.
The claims were then reviewed and approved for the payment. The claims were listed as follows: General fund $327,898.34, Student Fee Funds $5,708.25, Equipment Depreciation Funds $51,632.86 for a total of $385,239.45.
The board then approved the second reading of the Parent-Student, Activities, Staff, Alternative Education and Preschool handbooks as well as the addendum to the negotiated agreement between the Arapahoe Public School and the Arapahoe Education Association.
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