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October 10th, 2013 School Board Minutes

Deb Athey

October 10, 2013

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. in the Elementary Media Center and conducted the following business:

Superintendent Crozier read the official election report.  Elected for the offices of Director At Large for a term of 4 years were Susan Kliment (58 votes) and Roger Harris (51 votes).

Administration of the oath to newly elected board members Susan Kliment and Roger Harris by Board Secretary Deb Athey.

Elected Larry Hovey as President and John Anderson as Vice-President of the new board.

Administration of the oath to the newly elected President Larry Hovey and Vice-President John Anderson by Board Secretary Deb Athey.

Secondary Principal: 
1) Spanish Trip presentation given by Sue Bestul, Ashley Thomas, Polly Schiltz 
2) Commemorative Centennial Plaque from the IHSAA 
3) Update on shared courses with St Ansgar CSD
4) 1:1 visit of teachers from St Ansgar

Elementary Principal: 
1) Fire Prevention Week;
2) School Bus Safety Week

1) WCDA distribution of additional monies for Special Education Department 
2) Teacher Leadership Planning Grant 
3) Technology Report given by Ryan Welch, Director of Technology

Approved the 2nd Thursday of each month for regular meetings at 7:00 P.M. and held in the Elementary Media Center.

Approved allowable growth and supplemental aid payment for the district’s negative special education balance for the 2012-13 school year.

Approved the revision of Board Policy 401.2 Equal Employment Opportunity

Approved depositories and amounts:  NSB Bank $3,000,000; VSR Financial $300,000; ISJIT $10,000; Bankers Trust $500,000; US Bank $5,000; Farmers State Bank  $250,000

Approved Curriculum Adoption Cycle

Approved disposal of Bus #9 for scrap per bid from Wildhorse Trading Company per Superintendent Crozier recommendation.

Discussion of Early Retirement Program.  Tabled action until November 2013 meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 7:52 pm.

Met in exempt session under Code of Iowa, Chapter 20.17(3) at the conclusion of the Regular Board Meeting

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