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March 17th, 2014 School Board Minutes

Deb Athey

March 17, 2014

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Elementary Media Center and conducted the following business:

Adopted the 2014-15 School Calendar


Visited Mrs. Myhre’s first grade classroom to observe the Daily Five reading activity.  
Elementary Principal:
1) 8 students participated in Elementary Honor Choir on February 24th 
2) Elementary had a 93% attendance rate for parent/teacher conferences
3) Iowa Assessments start March 18th 
4) Ag in the Classroom will be held week of March 31st in conjunction with Farm Bureau

Secondary Principal:
1) Jr/Sr High school had a 74% attendance rate for parent/teacher conferences 
2) 2012-13 NK graduation rate was 97.78% and drop out rate was .42% 
3) Additional FACS and Science courses will be added for the 2014-15 school year 
4) Multi-Tiered System of Supports will be added during the 2014-15 school year to support students who need assistance with school work.

1) Super Conference Update 
2) WCDA Allocations 
3) New 1:1 Laptop Presentation by Technology Committee  

1) Workshop with Matt Gillaspie from Piper Jaffray prior to April 10th board meeting
2) Director Harris shared positive comments from community and parents regarding the wrestling program at N-K.

New Business
Approved the Super Conference Resolution

Approved the Publication and Certification of the 2014-15 Budget in the Northwood Anchor and set budget hearing for April 10, 2014 at 7:00pm in the Elementary Media Center.

Approved a five year lease with Apple Computers in the amount of $520,549

Approved 2014-15 School Start Date Waiver Request Resolution

Accepted the resignation of Krista Reeder at the end of the 2013-14 school year.

Approved Daryl Love as Head Softball Coach for the 2014 season.

Approved Gretchen Clevenger as Secondary Science teacher for the 2014-15 school year

Approved Jeff Zenz as night custodian at the Elementary building.

Approved Julie Lange as Assistant Softball Coach for the 2014 season.

Meeting adjourned at 9:20 pm

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