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February 12, 2015 School Board Minutes

Deb Athey

February 13, 2015

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met for a workshop meeting on Thursday, February 12, 2015 in the Secondary Chorus Room at 6:00 P.M. to conduct architect firm interviews

Members present: John Anderson; Larry Hovey; Cindy Pangburn, Susan Kliment.  Members Absent: Roger Harris

Interviews of Architect Firms:
Struxture Architects
Shive Hattery Architects
Waggoner & Wineinger Architects

Director Harris joined the meeting at 6:50 pm

Adjourned the meeting at 7:13 pm



The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in regular session on Thursday, February 12, 2015 in the Secondary Chorus Room at 8:30 P.M. and conducted the following business:

Members present:  John Anderson; Larry Hovey; Susan Kliment; Cindy Pangburn; Roger Harris

Approved the agenda, January 12th and 28th minutes, Financial Reports for January, and February bills for payment

Held a Public Hearing at 8:30 pm to review bids and discuss renovation of Secondary Family & Consumer Science Room and East Hallway, Northwood-Kensett CSD.
Public Comments:  none
Closed Public Hearing at 8:35 pm

Elementary:  1) Change in Preschool conferences to Feb 23 & 24  2) Round-up is April 7  3) K-6 Parent-Teacher Conferences March 3 & 5  4) Dr Seuss Week end Feb/ beginning of March; room readers Feb 24-26  5) Curriculum adoptions

Secondary:  1) 5 JH students competed in MathCounts at NIACC and placed 4th out of 10 teams. Nathan Cordle advanced to state competition  2) State Large Group Speech competition on Feb 7 with all receiving Division II rating; District Individual Speech on Feb 28th  3) Math Club’s Rube Goldberg machine preparing for competition in Mankato on Feb 27.  Next year’s competition will be organized by Top of Iowa Conference and held in St Ansgar  4) POPS concert Feb 27-28  5) Parent Teacher Conferences Mar 3 & 5  6) New security cameras in place to support student safety and building security  7) Curriculum Adoption

Superintendent:  1) WCDA Expenditures  2) Budget Workshop  3) Strategic Plan development  4) Elementary settling issue

Board:  1) Next regular meeting March 16

Old Business:  

Elementary Settling Issue - Braun Intertec report discussed and meeting being scheduled for all parties involved in the construction.

New Business

Approved awarding a contract to Kenison/Universal Construction for the Family and Consumer Science classroom and East Hall renovation project at the secondary building, Northwood-Kensett CSD for a base bid amount of $280,000 and Alternate #1, stainless steel countertops in the amount of $16,500 and Alternate #2, Type 1 kitchen exhaust hood in the amount of $56,725

Approved the WCDA expenditures for the 2015-16 School year

Approved the purchase of curriculum for Career & Technical and Fine Arts education

Approved the Strategic Plan document for Northwood-Kensett CSD

Approved Summer 2015 facility projects per recommendations from the Facility Committee

Approved the purchase of a state bid truck from Pritchards of Northwood in the amount of $28,959

Approved the review of Board Policy Series 500 and the first reading revision of Board Policies with recommended changes: 501.3 Compulsory Attendance; 506.1 Student Records Access; 506.2 Student Directory Information; 507.9 Wellness Policy.  Revision to 502.4 Use of Motor Vehicles was tabled

Approved the resignation and retirement of Barb Luckason as Food Service Director at the end of the 2014-15 school year.

Approved Ron Dodd as Driver’s Education Instructor for 2015 at a rate of $170 per student

Adjourned the meeting at 9:55 pm

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