Audit Report Discussed at School Board Work Session

BROKEN BOW—A brief work session was hosted by the Broken Bow School Board on Monday evening. Jeff Oeltjen with Dana F. Cole presented the annual audit report. Oeltjen reported that there were no concerns with the annual financial report and that the school board “came away with a clean audit.”

At the August 21 meeting, Tracy Popp spoke on behalf of the Music Boosters requesting assistance from the board in order to purchase new band uniforms. Superintendent Tom Bailey made a request to the board on Monday night for $26,000 to go toward the approximate $66,000 needed. The Music Boosters have raised $40,000 and the current band uniforms have been used since 2002. Bailey asked the board to consider the request and the board will likely vote at the next meeting.

The Sandhills Educational Services Cooperative Contract (SESC) involves five county schools and saves money for each school district, according to Bailey. Bailey said the annual contract is “worth continuing” and it will also appear on the next agenda.

Administrator evaluation tools have been amended to match the same format as the superintendent’s. The superintendent evaluation was discussed but the board asked it be resubmitted to them, excluding the administrator comments. As discussed as previous meetings, comments from the administrators will be for board members to look at but not to be included in the final evaluation.

No new information was discussed regarding the strategic plan or teacher negotiations. The next board meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m.