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November 14th & 18th, 2013 School Board Minutes

November 14, 2013

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. in the Elementary Media Center and conducted the following business:

Elementary Principal:
1) Parent Teacher Conferences 
2) Manna Food Drive 
3) Peyton Pangburn winner of Patriots Pen contest 
4) Presentation by 3rd grade classes demonstrating “Whole Brain Teaching”

Secondary Principal:
1) Parent Teacher Conferences 
2) Conference Honor Band  
3) Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit and 2nd Place finish 
4) Jenna Weitzel, Patriots Pen winner and John Bachtle, Voice of Democracy winner

1) Certified Enrollment  
2) SBRC request for on time funding 
3) BEDS enrollment 
4) Activity Conference Affiliation 
5) Glenville Emmons Update 
6) Early Retirement Program
7) Fire Safety Grant 
8) Volunteer Wrestling Coaches

1) IASB Convention 
2) WCDA Meeting

Old Business:
Approved an Early Retirement Program for the 2013-14 school year with an incentive amount of $25,000 per retiree and a maximum participation of 6 employees

New Business:
Approved a request to the SBRC for maximum on-time funding Modified Allowable Growth for Increasing Enrollment in the amount of $124,315
Approved the application for a summer meals program through the Bureau of Nutrition and Health Services.

Approved a Fire Safety Project for classroom door closures.

Approved the Fire Safety Grant Application that supports the installation of door closures

Adopted Resolution and Amendment of 125 Flexible Benefits Plan.

Tabled action on Summer Projects until December board meeting

Approved the resignation of Spencer Weaver as part-time elementary custodian effective December 6, 2013.

Meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm


The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Elementary Media Center and conducted the following business:

Held a work session with Harry Heiligenthal, IASB Director of Leadership Development. Mr. Heiligenthal facilitated discussion to coordinate Board goals with the district’s mission statement. Discussed some of the key roles of the Board.

Meeting adjourned at 9:32 pm

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