McCOOK, Nebraska -- School board meetings were officially pushed back an half hour.
At the regular McCook School Board meeting Monday night, members voted unanimously to amend board policy to conduct regular meetings at 6:30 p.m. instead of 6 p.m.
Positive comments from the board and administration included:
* Rick Haney, McCook Schools Business Manager: impressed with how staff is participating in Professional Learning Communities, as they implement the new curriculum at McCook Schools
* Diane Lyons: the creative concepts being used at schools to keep kids engaged included the younger grades collecting 100 signatures for the 100th day of school
* Sandy Krysl: thanked fifth grade teacher Dee Friehe for taking students to a leadership workshop and complimented the Senior High student council for selling enough wrist bands to send three kids to school in Guatemala.
* Larry Shields: enjoyed his breakfast with Superintendent Grant Norgaard
* Teresa Thomas: met with the new ag teacher, Sarah Knutson, who she said is very enthusiastic and brings positive energy to the kids and classroom
* Shane Messersmith: negotiations with teachers about salaries has been a long process, but the end result is to make teachers, as well as the students, happy. The McCook Education Association is great to work with.
* Tom Bredvick: the high school has created a "lip dub," (lip for lip sync, dub for remix) that can be seen on YouTube. Like at other high schools, MHS students have created a video that showcased different aspects of school life, from the "jock" to the straight-A student, different school groups and sports, all lip synching to a song that is edited as a music video. The video can be seen in the near future, on YouTube, when "mhslipdub" is typed in the search box.
* Grant Norgaard: thanked staff and administration for interviewing candidates for the two principals positions. This also included interviews in the evening, he said.