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September 10, 2015 School Board Minutes

Deb Athey

September 11, 2015

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in a Regular Meeting on Thursday, September 10, 2015 in the Elementary Media Center 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, August 13th regular meeting minutes, August 24th and 26th workshops minutes, Financial Reports for August, September bills for payment.


Elementary Principal:  1) Elementary Open House and Book Fair Sept 17th 6-7pm  2) Farm Safety Day Sept 11th  3) Request for appeal of 2014-15 AYP decision  4) Preschool is now certified by Iowa Dpt of Ed
Secondary Principal:  1) Homecoming Week begins Sept 21st with coronation Sept 24th followed by Powder Puff game; Dance is Sept 26th  2) New student group: Anime Club  3) Top of Iowa Conference principals hosting Student Leadership Summit Sept 16th  4) Monte DeArmoun presented classroom teaching methods of the Iowa Caucuses and determination of political party affiliation
Superintendent:  1) Early Retirement Program  2) Teacher Leadership Compensation Grant positions  3) Wind Turbine Update  4) Preliminary 2015-16 Enrollment is 525  5) Superintendent appointed committees: Negotiations, Larry Hovey and John Anderson; Facilities, Roger Harris and John Anderson
Board:  1) Unofficial election results  2) Next regular meeting is Tuesday, October 6th  preceded by a board workshop at 6:00  3) IASB convention Nov 18-20

Old Business – none

New Business
Approved the second 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 the first reading of Board Policy changes:  410.3 Summer School Licensed Employees; 503.1 Student Conduct; 505.3 Student Promotion-Retention-Acceleration; 603.2 Summer School Instruction

Approved the continuation of the Worth County Conservation Board Naturalist Program for a cost of $3800

Approved the membership of the district advisory committee as presented with the addition of board members Susan Kliment and Larry Hovey

Approved the bus routes as presented for the 2015-16 school year

Approved Waggoner & Wineinger as the district architect for upcoming facility renovation projects

Approved Darrin Kliment as a Bus Route Driver for the 2015-16 school

Approved Amy Hennigar as a half time cook for the 2015-16 school year

Accepted the resignation of Jordan Reindl as Junior High Boys Track Coach for the 2015-16 school year

Approved Heather Coombs as a Secondary Special Education Associate for the 2015-16 school year

Adjourned the meeting at 8:11 pm

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