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March 16, 2015 School Board Minutes

Deb Athey

March 17, 2015

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in regular session on Monday, March 16, 2015 in the Elementary Media Center at 7:00 P.M. and conducted the following business:

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

Members Absent:  Larry Hovey

Approved the agenda, February 12th workshop and meeting minutes, Financial Reports for February, March bills for payment.

Elementary:  1) North Central District of Iowa Choral Director’s Assoc 5th & 6th Honor Choir held Feb 24 at NIACC; 8 students attended  2) Strong showing for P/T Conferences on March 5th  3) Iowa Assessments start this week  4) Ag in the Classroom sponsored by Farm Bureau is week of April 6  5) 7 students qualified for AEA 267 Math Bee on March 25 in Clear Lake

Secondary:  1) Mrs. Nagle, Mr. Costello, Mr. Fritz are developing an acceleration policy to support students who need a more appropriate match between classes and their ability  2) Co-established a new set of operating procedures for the Booster Club  3) Minor School License update  4) Annual Academic Pep Assembly is March 20th hosted by the Math Club to coincide with Pi Day

Superintendent:  1) Make up days; last day of school is currently May 22nd  2) Budget Presentation  3) Tax History  4) AASA National Superintendents Convention  5) IHSAA Advisory Council  5) Personnel Update

Board:  1) Next regular meeting April 9th – taking yearbook picture

Old Business:   none

New Business
Authorized publishing the budget for the 2015-2016 school year in the Northwood Anchor and set a budget hearing for April 9th, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the Elementary Media Center.

Approved a Resolution for Budget Guarantee for fiscal year 2016.  Resolved, that the Board of Directors of the Northwood-Kensett CSD will levy property taxes for fiscal year 2015-16 for the regular program adjustment as allowed under section 257.14 Code of Iowa

Approved district participation in Iowa School Cash Anticipation Program and authorize and provide for the issuance, and authoring and directing the final terms and conditions of sale and delivery of warrants evidenced by warrant certificates for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016 and amending the master resolution.

Approved the second reading of Board Policies 501.3 Compulsory Attendance; 506.1 Student Records Access; 506.2 Student Directory Information; 507.9 Wellness Policy

Approved the first reading of Board Policy 502.4 Use of Motor Vehicles

Accepted the resignation of Oren Rabinovich as secondary science teacher at the end of the 2014-15 school year

Approved Kate Hartman as Assistant Softball Coach for the 2015 season

Accepted the resignation of Brendan Ehlke as Assistant Volleyball Coach pending a suitable replacement for the 2015 season

Adjourned the meeting at 7:55 pm

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