The Hastings Board of Schooling heard hiring bulletins and a funds replace throughout a piece session Thursday night on the district’s administrative places of work.
Moreover, Jim Boeve, board president, mentioned he submitted the paperwork for retaining his place because the board president subsequent yr.
All board members have been current.
David Essink, director of human sources and operations, mentioned the varsity has employed one registered nurse and one licensed nursing assistant.
Essink mentioned the licensed nursing assistant has accomplished the registered nurse work and is predicted to take the examination to turn into an RN inside the subsequent few months.
The brand new hires give each elementary constructing a three-fourths full-time nurse. The center college and highschool every nonetheless have a full-time nurse.
The board obtained an replace from Superintendent Jeff Schneider a few vital modification to the funds. The modification will replicate the current bond refinance, an motion that passed off through the September assembly.
The modifications will replicate receiving cash from issuing bonds, at a decrease rate of interest for the district, after which buying bonds, which have been at the next rate of interest. The refinance will in the end save the district $2 million over 20 years.
“We took in $7.5 million we didn’t plan on and we spent $7.5 million we didn’t plan on,” Schneider mentioned. “We obtained the bond proceeds from the brand new bonds, which have been in a greater rate of interest. We used the proceeds to repay the outdated bonds.”
Schneider mentioned the district has refinanced bonds in earlier years and didn’t funds the bonds then, calling these occasions an oversight. The auditor performing the annual audit for the varsity mentioned the funds must be amended to replicate the cost and receipt.
The board briefly mentioned the second studying for an exhibit inside the superintendent analysis coverage.
The exhibit was authorised by the Nebraska Division of Schooling because the final board assembly and distribution of the analysis will comply with the HPS board approval, which is predicted Monday.
Up to now, the superintendent analysis has remained unchanged, Boeve mentioned. Any further, the analysis is topic to alter yearly.
In different enterprise, the board heard from six of its members about current visits to skilled studying communities at numerous colleges throughout the district.
The board obtained a quarterly management replace from Schneider about a few of the current work the executive workforce has carried out.
The Highlight on Studying for the common session was introduced. Thomas Szlanda, Hastings Excessive principal, will give a presentation.
The board went into government session on the finish of the assembly to assessment the board self-assessment outcomes.
The board will meet for the common November session Monday night within the Metropolis Council Chambers, 220 North Hastings Ave.