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April 9, 2015 School Board Minutes

Deb Athey

April 10, 2015

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in regular session on Thursday, April 9, 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, Larry Hovey;  Members Absent:  none

Approved the agenda, March 16th meeting minutes, Financial Reports for March, April bills for payment

Held Budget Hearing 7:01 pm and adopted the 2015-2016 budget

Held School Calendar Hearing 7:03 pm and adopted the 2015-2016 school calendar

Reports
Elementary:  1) Iowa Assessments completed, MAP testing underway.  Results used for Data Day on April 20  2) Student Celebrations: 8 students in History Day in Des Moines, 19 students in Future Problem Solving, 8 students in Honor Band  3) May 1st kindergarten orientation; projecting upper 30’s for students in kindergarten next year  4)  Summer school programs planned using early literacy funds  5) Mrs. Ubben presented on the methods elementary Special Education students are using to successfully achieve learning goals
Secondary:  1) Iowa Assessments completed, MAP assessments are underway.  Info used in PLC groups and Data Day  2) Mr. Campbell will be in charge of the summer credit recovery program that runs for 6 weeks starting first week of June  3) Fundraising plans are underway for Mrs. Bestul’s 2016 spring break trip to Spain  4)  Prom is April 25th with Grand March, dinner and dance all at the secondary building; Post Prom is in Cedar Rapids
Superintendent:  1) Kindergarten readers visit during WIN time
Board:  1) Next regular meeting is May 11th at 8:00 pm  2) Letter to Governor and Legislatures regarding supplemental state aid

Old Business:   none

New Business

Approved the audit for fiscal year 2014

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

Tabled action on selection of district architect for future building projects

Approved the purchase of commercial appliances for the FCS room from Wilson Restaurant Supply per bid

Approved the district’s Student Acceleration Policy

Approved the review of Board Policy Series 400 Employees

Approve the first reading of Board Policies: 102 School District Instructional Organization; 203 Board of Directors’ Conflict of Interest; 213 Closed Sessions; 401.3 Employee Conflict of Interest; 401.6R1 Employee Records Regulation; 401.16 Credit Cards; 401.18 Staff Technology Use; 401.18R1 Staff Technology Use Regulation; 403.1 Employee Physical Examinations; 406.5 Licensed Employee Group Insurance Benefits; 411.3 Classified Employee Contracts; 412.3 Classified Employee Group Insurance Benefits; 413.4 Classified Employee Dismissal; 413.5 Classified Employee Reduction in Force; 415 Classified Employee Substitutes

Approved Debra Roff as the Director of Nutritional Services for the 2015-2016 school year

Approve Amy Snyder as Secondary Science Teacher for the 2015-2016 school year

Adjourned the meeting at 8:40 pm

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