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May 11, 2015 School Board Minutes

Deb Athey

May 12, 2015

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in regular session on Monday, May 11, 2015 in the Elementary Media Center at 8:00 P.M. and conducted the following business:

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

Approved the agenda, April 9th meeting minutes, Financial Reports for April, and May bills for payment

Held Budget Hearing 8:02 pm and amended the 2014-15 budget


Elementary:  1) kindergarten orientation – 31 attended  2) 5th/6th spring concert May 15th  3) Pre-school graduation on May 15  4) 6th grade orientation on May 12th led by JH student council members  5) Iowa Assessment results
Secondary:  1)  Iowa Assessment results  2) Celebrations: Katie Schiltz Congressional Art Competition Award at UNI; Chelsea Boyden State History Day documentary won the “History of Holocaust Award;  Mr. DeArmoun finalist for KIMT Golden Apple Teacher of the Year  3) Course scheduling complete for next year
Superintendent:  1) Graduation May 17th at 1:30.  Larry & Cindy on stage  2) District Architect Update  3) Last Day of school dismissal at 1:15  4) Apr 29 evacuation went smoothly  5) School Board Member Recognition
Board:  1) Next regular meeting is June 11th at 7:00 pm and Board workshop at 6:00 pm  2) Thank you to NK staff for good job during recent evacuation

Old Business:  none

New Business
Approved the class of 2015 for graduation

Approved Summer Project Contractors:  Kenison Construction for carpet replacement at $18,000; Universal Contractors for elementary bathrooms at $45,000, Baseball & Softball dugouts at $25,000, and concrete repair at $10,500.

Approved the second reading of Board Policy changes:  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 the review of Board Policy Series 800 Building & Sites and 900 School District-Community Relations

Approved the first reading of Board Policy changes: 802.2 Requests for Improvements; 803.1 Disposition of Obsolete Equipment; 906.1E1 Community Use of School District Facilities & Equipment Application Form; 906.3 Tobacco-Free Environment; 904.4 Public Conduct on School Premises

Ratified the negotiated agreement between the Northwood-Kensett Education Association and the Northwood-Kensett Board of Education for the 2015-2016 school year

Approved issuing letters of assignment for hourly-classified staff for the 2015-16 school year

Approved issuing contracts for Bus Drivers, Director of Transportation/Buildings and Grounds, Director of Technology, Business Manager/Board Secretary, School Nurse for the 2015-16 school year

Approved issuing two year continuing contracts for the principals and superintendent for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years

Approved holding an auction on May 28, 2015 to dispose of outdated equipment

Accepted the resignation of Bruce Tuthill as Yearbook Advisor for the 2015-2016 school year pending a suitable replacement

Accepted the resignation of bus drivers Bill Loberg and Bryn Pangburn at the end of the 2014-2015 school year

Approved the staff reduction of Mary Willand, elementary associate, effective at the end of the 2014-15 school year.

Adjourned the meeting at 8:58 pm

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