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December 14 & 17, 2015 School Board Minutes

Deb Athey

December 15, 2015

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in a Workshop Meeting on Thursday, December 17, 2015 in the Elementary Media Center at 6:15 P.M.

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

Members Absent: Susan Kliment

Approved the agenda

Northwood-Kensett Financial Projections presentation by Gary Sinclair, Senior Financial Consultant with PMA Financial Network, Inc.

Director Susan Kliment joined meeting at 6:29

Adjourned the meeting at 6:59


The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in a Regular Meeting on Monday, December 14, 2015 in the Elementary Media Center at 7:00 P.M.

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

Approved the agenda, November 12th board workshop and regular meeting minutes, Financial Reports for November, December bills for payment

Mike Kessel, Physical Education teacher, presented highlights of his classroom activities and the elementary track & field day.

Elementary Principal: 1) Holiday Performances: K-4 concert was Dec 10th; 5th & 6th grade chorus performing at Retirement Home and caroling in town Dec 14th  2) Manna Donation of 1,127 items collected  3) Inter Se and Twenties Club donation of winter wear
Secondary Principal: 1) Mr. Ehlke will host student teacher for 8 weeks during 2nd semester  2) POET Biorefining purchased Christmas gifts for students in need
Superintendent: 1) Staff Jeans Day Christmas Fundraiser for TUNE’s Backpack Buddies and food pantry raised $870  2) Enrollment adjustment of 2 tuition out students.  Official count now 501  3) District Holiday Party is December 19th  4) NK Report Card
Board:  1) Next Board Meeting Thursday, January 14th at 7:00 pm  2) Director Harris passed on a comment from a spectator at the Tripoli volleyball match complimenting our student athletes on their outstanding behavior

Old Business:
Secondary Remodel Project will have to include moving transformers located under loading dock, increasing cost considerably.  Supt Crozier presented 2 options, both pending estimates for Alliant Energy’s cost for the transformer relocation.  1) do entire project as planned, including moving the transformers and smaller maintenance projects  or 2) do only art room, concession/storage area and install kitchen coolers in old art room, including moving the transformers and smaller maintenance projects

New Business
Approved a request to SBRC for Modified Supplemental Amount for Open Enrollment out in the amount of $44,562

Appointed John Anderson to the Worth County Conference Board

Approved the first reading board policy revisions to:  203 Board of Directors’ Conflict of Interest; 404.R1 Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics Regulation; 405.2 Employee Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection; 705.1 Purchasing-Bidding; 708 Care, Maintenance, and Disposal of School District Records; 905.1 Transporting Students in Private Vehicles

Approved the deletion of Board Policy 401.11 Transporting of Students by Employees

Approved Kim Odegaard as Director of Curriculum and Innovation as part of the TLC Grant for the 2016-17 school year

Approved Beth Butler as Instructional Coach as part of the TLC Grant for the 2016-17 school year

Approved the resignation of Heather Coombs as secondary special education associate effective at the end of the first semester.

Approved Anna Hanson as elementary special education associate beginning January 4, 2016

Entered closed session at 8:10 pm under Iowa Code Chapter 21.5 (1)(i) for Superintendent Evaluation and Iowa Code Chapter 21.5 (1)(j) to Discuss Sale of Wind Turbine.
Came out of closed session at 8:57 pm

Adjourned the meeting at 8:58 pm

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