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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
   

Reports

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.

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

Board: 
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

Personnel
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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