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April 10th, 2014 School Board Minutes

April 10, 2014

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. in the Elementary Media Center and held a board workshop to discuss financing options for future facilities projects.
    
Meeting adjourned at 7:10 pm

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The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7:15 pm in the Elementary Media Center and conducted the following business:

Adopted the 2014-2015 Budget

Reports
Visited the kindergarten rooms to observe student reading and math activities

Elementary Principal:
1) Spring MAP testing in progress 
2) May 5th History Day participants 
3) April 11th Future Problem Solving participants 
4) Round-up projections of high 30s/low 40s and May 2nd orientation 
5) Summer Lunch Program public meeting April 29th at 6:30

Secondary Principal:
1) Spring Quiz Bowl participant total of 150 
2) Cornbowl Conference Art Show 
3) Spring 2015 Music Trip to NYC – 49 students 
4) April 1:1 Institute 
5) Alternative School

Superintendent:
1) Bleacher Pad Update 
2) WCDA Board Meeting with county superintendents 
3) Personnel Update 
4) 2014-2015 Contracts 
5) Transportation Update

Board: 
1) Changed upcoming meeting dates to May 6th at 8:00 and June 9th at 7:00

New Business
Approved the district’s participation in Iowa School Cash Anticipation Program for the 2014-15 school year

Approved the audit for fiscal year 2013

Ratified the negotiated agreement between the Northwood-Kensett Education Association and the Northwood-Kensett Board of Education for the 2014-2015 school year.

Approved issuing letters of assignment for hourly classified personnel for the 2014-2015 school year.

Approved issuing contracts for bus drivers, Director of Transportation/Buildings and Grounds, Director of Technology, Business Manager/Board Secretary and School nurse for the 2014-2015 school year

Approved two year continuing contracts for the principals and superintendent for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years.

Approved the purchase of a used mini-van from Pritchards in the amount of $23,750 with a trade-in of the blue suburban.

Approved the staff reduction of Linda Link as elementary associate effective May 2, 2014

Accepted the resignation of Staci Meisenheimer as secondary associate effective at the end of the 2013-2014 school year

Approved Ashley Shaw as Elementary Counselor for the 2014-2015 school year

Approved Jared Barnes as the 5-12 Instrumental Music Teacher for the 2014-2015 school year

Adjourned the meeting at 8:34pm.

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