Board of Education Meeting Minutes for January 9, 2023
The Board of Education met on Monday, January 9, 2023, at 5:30 pm. Members present: Brian Aaberg, Brad Anderson, David Ciancio, Scott Russell, Beth Sonderup and Jennifer Wood.
Public notice of this meeting was published in the Nance County Journal on January 4, 2023.
Called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm.
Recognized Open Meetings Act.
Approved the agenda as presented.
Nomination for Beth Sonderup for President of the Board. Roll call vote: Aye-6, Nay-0.
Nomination for Brad Anderson for Vice President of the Board. Roll call vote: Aye-6, Nay-0.
Nomination for David Ciancio for Secretary of the Board. Roll call vote: Aye-6, Nay-0.
Nomination for Jennifer Wood for Treasurer of the Board. Roll call vote: Aye-6, Nay-0.
Appointment of Committees (*chairperson)
Citizenship/Americanism – *Aaberg, Ciancio, Wood
Buildings and Grounds – Aaberg, Ciancio, *Russell
Bus/Transportation – Anderson, *Sonderup, Wood
Negotiations – *Anderson, Sonderup, Wood
Budget – Anderson, *Russell, Sonderup
Re-appointed Beth Sonderup as Board of Education representative to the Board of Directors for the Fullerton Schools Foundation. Roll call vote: Aye-5, Nay-0, Abstain-1.
Re-appointed Beverly Plumbtree and Stacy Kramer to the Board of Directors for the Fullerton Schools Foundation. Roll call vote: Aye-6, Nay-0.
Appointed Cody Cunningham to serve on the Fullerton Schools Foundation for a three-year term. Roll call vote: Aye-6, Nay-0.
Russ Koch presented a K-12 facility report resulting from his consultation efforts over the past year. Mr. Koch discussed the current condition of all three buildings and gave the board information that will help guide them with future decisions. Over the next few months, the board will begin to set priorities and plan (short and long term) for various upgrades throughout the facility.
Mrs. Carlson provided a presentation of the FPS student assessment results. Goals and strategies will be developed by the staff for increasing student performance on the related tests and educational measures.
Mrs. Carlson shared information regarding the new math standards. It was moved by Anderson and seconded by Russell to approve the new math standards as presented. Roll call vote: Aye-6, Nay-0.
Every six months the district must revisit the ESSERS III grant for review and any possible revisions. The current use of the grant covers all expenses for 1.0 FTE elementary teacher for 22-23 (year two). It is also expected to cover those same expenses in 23-24 (year three). The grant may be modified through an NDE approval process. It was moved by Aaberg and seconded by Wood to approve the use of the ESSERS III grant for the purpose of covering the expenses for a 1.0 FTE elementary teacher. Roll call vote: Aye-6, Nay-0.
Every six months the district must revisit the (Covid) Safe Schools Plan. The current plan was presented with no changes. It was moved by Sonderup and seconded by Aaberg to approve the (Covid) Safe Schools Plan with no changes. Roll call vote: Aye-6, Nay-0.
It was moved by Russell and seconded by Anderson to approve the contract with AB Tree and Lawn for 2023 lawn care maintenance work. Roll call vote: Aye-6, Nay-0.
It was moved by Aaberg and seconded by Wood to approve Superintendent Dr. Jeff Anderson’s three-year contract agreement for 2023-24, 2024-25, 2025-26 with salary and benefits negotiable each of the contract years. Roll call vote: Aye-6, Nay-0.
Approved the minutes from the regular December 12, 2022, board meeting.
Approved the Treasurer’s report as presented.
Approved the payment of bills as presented.
Adjourned the meeting at 8:59 pm.
David Ciancio, Secretary
Board of Education