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November 13, 2014 School Board Minutes

Deb Athey

November 14, 2014

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Elementary Media Center and conducted the following business:

Alyssa Peterson addressed the board regarding her concerns with the Common Core and Iowa Core.


Elementary:  1) Parent/Teacher Conference Attendance 92%  2) W.I.N. time – presentation by 4th grade teachers Greg Parks and Heidi Vansteenburg 3) Preschool Site Visit, Dec 1-3 

Secondary:  1)  Parent/Teacher Conferences Attendance 88%  2) Cornbowl Conference Honor Choir  3) High School Cube - internet live streaming of events 4) Peer tutoring program during WIN time, study halls, after school

Superintendent:  1) Architect Firm Proposals 2) WCDA Safety Proposal 3) FCS and East Hall Renovation  4) Elementary settling issue 

Board:  1) Next regular meeting Dec 11th at 8:00 pm at High School Technology Director’s office  2)  January 8th meeting will be at High School Chorus Room with Architect interviews beginning at 6:00 pm and regular meeting at 7:00 pm

Old Business:  

Elementary Settling Issue – discussion held and action tabled to December meeting

Plans for FCS Room and East Hall Remodel at Secondary building – discussion with no action needed

New Business

Approved the second reading of changes to Policies 103.E1 Notice of NonDiscrimination; 206.1 President; 206.2 Vice President; 211.1 Annual Meeting; 211.2 Regular Meeting; 211.7R1 Rules of Order Regulation; 218.1E1 Board Meeting Minutes

Approved the review of Board Policy Series 700 and the first reading of revisions to Board Policies with recommended changes: 702 Cash in School Buildings; 704.2R1 Post-Issuance Compliance Regulation for Tax-Exempt Obligations; 704.6 Debt Management Policy; 705.1 Purchasing – Bidding; 705.5 Payment for Goods and Services; 707.6 Audit Committee; 710.2 Free or Reduced Cost Meals Eligibility; 711.2R2 Use of Video Cameras on School Buses Regulation

Approved signature changes on the VSR accounts from the Superintendent to the Board President and Business Manager

Approved architect interviews of Waggoner & Wineinger, ShiveHattery and Struxture Architects with the Board of Education at the January meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 8:52 pm

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