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August 13, 2015 School Board Minutes

Deb Athey

August 24, 2015

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in a Regular Meeting on Thursday, August 13, 2015 in the Secondary FACS Room at 7:00 P.M. and conducted the following business:

Members present:  Susan Kliment; John Anderson; Cindy Pangburn; Larry Hovey; Roger Harris.  Members Absent: none

Approved the agenda, July 9th regular meeting minutes, Financial Reports for July, August bills for payment.

Reports
Elementary Principal:  1) No Child Left Behind/SINA Status  2) Summer School Update  3) RSVP Statistics 4) K-6 preliminary enrollment of 273
Secondary Principal:  1) Spring Break Spain Trip  2) Lau Plan  3) Beverage Contract  4) Summer Credit Recovery Update  5) 7-12 preliminary enrollment of 250  6) No Child Left Behind/SINA Status
Superintendent:  1) Pre-service Schedule  2) SAI Convention  3) Recognized hard work of custodial staff over the summer
Board:  1) Next regular meeting is Sept 10th  2) August 19th setup for staff breakfast at 6:30am  3) August 24th & 26th architect meetings at 6:00pm

Old Business – no action taken
Construction Update – 1) FCS & East Hall is 98% complete  2) Elementary restrooms complete  3) Nature Center complete  4) Gravel parking complete  5) JH football practice area hydrant and fence complete  6) Baseball & Softball Dugouts in progress, 7) TV screen & speakers in secondary conference room, all items received and working on install  8) Carpet replacement complete

Wind Turbine Update – Meeting held with interested buyer and waiting to hear back if they are interested. One call of interest received.

New Business
Approved the second reading of Board Policy changes:  401.17 Employee Use of Cell Phones; 604.1 Competent Private Instruction; 604.8 Dual Enrollment; and deletion of policy 604.1E1          
Approved the first reading of Board Policy changes:  409.5 Licensed Employee Bereavement Leave; 414.5 Classified Employee Bereavement Leave and deletion of polices: 409.4 Licensed Employee Discretionary Leave; 414.4 Classified Employee Discretionary Leave

Approved Brian Costello and Keith Fritz as the district’s Level I Investigators for the 2015-16 school year

Appointed Michael Crozier as the district’s Affirmative Action Coordinator

Appointed Michael Crozier as the district’s Equity Coordinator for the 2015-16 school year

Approved transportation agreements with St Ansgar CSD, Lake Mills CSD, and Central Springs CSD as on file with AEA 267

Approved the Elementary, Secondary, Staff, and Coaching Handbooks for the 2015-16 school year

Approved a five year beverage contract with Pepsico

Approved Brian Lund as a Bus Route Driver for the 2015-16 school year in an addition to his custodial duties at the elementary

Approved the resignation of Kody Koster as Assistant Wrestling Coach for the 2015-16 school year

Approved Galen Patrick as a volunteer Volleyball Coach for the 2015-16 school year

Approved Brendan Ehlke as a volunteer Football Coach for the 2015-16 school year

Approved Dennis Paulson as a volunteer Junior High Football Coach for the 2015-16 school year

Approved the resignation of Rose Fredericks as a Special Education Associate for the 2015-16 school year

Approved the resignation of Daryl Love as Head Varsity Softball Coach for the summer of 2016

Approved Jayden Ott as a Secondary Special Education Associate and Head Softball Coach for the 2015-16 school year

Approved the resignation of Pauline Ragsdale as a Special Education Associate for the 2015-16 school year

Adjourned the meeting at 8:22 pm

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