BEATRICE – The Beatrice Board of Education will be governed by the same slate of officers this year. The board unanimously reelected leaders during an annual reorganization meeting, Monday night.


Jon Zimmerman will again serve as President of the Beatrice School Board, while Doris Martin will serve as Vice-President.
Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jackie Nielsen is the board’s secretary, while Superintendent Jason Alexander will serve as Treasurer.


Alexander told the board the district is heading into a lean time of the year, from a revenue standpoint.
"Our cash flow will drop, just because it's a leaner time of year, once we get past January. January, hopefully we see a little tax boost, and than after that, it's pretty lean, based on revenue projections and historical data".
Alexander said the district, however is on track with its budget spending.


"Almost spot on, to where we should be at this time of the year. That part doesn't bother me as much...just the revenue coming in, does".


The same board members will serve on committees dealing with School-Community-Staff relations, Americanism and Negotiations. Negotiations Committee Chairperson Janet Byars said Monday night that a tentative agreement has been reached on a new teacher contract.
Steve Winter will serve as the board legislative delegate to the Nebraska Association of School Boards. The board also approved four local banks to hold district deposits.


Alexander said the district has solved a problem of a leak at the Beatrice Community Preschool that was resulting in a loss of about 100 gallons of water each week. Investigation under the building during the Christmas break located the problem….a leak in a pipe that carries water from a boiler to a restroom.
"The good news is the boiler's fixed in terms of losing water. The bad news is, there's heat in the girl's restroom, but it's electric heat, it's not the boiler heat. The moral of the story is that as we continue to see the age of our buildings increase, we continue to see things like this happen. We were fortunate this time that the boiler was repairable....and we didn't have to replace the entire system".


At Monday night’s meeting, the District 15 Board also approved the audit of district programs for the 2018-2019 school year….and approved the resignation of Beatrice High School Industrial Tech instructor, Charles Brockman.