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January 14 & 28, 2016 School Board Meeting

Deb Athey

January 15, 2016

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in a Special Meeting on Thursday, January 28, 2016 in the Elementary Media Center at 6:00 P.M.

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

Approved the agenda with the deletion of item #5 Public Hearing for Renovations at Secondary Building

Held a Public Hearing at 6:00 PM for the adoption of 2016-17 School Calendar

Initial Negotiation Proposal from the Northwood-Kensett Education Association

Initial Negotiation Proposal from the Northwood-Kensett Board of Education

Approved the plans for the authorization to bid the Secondary Kitchen/Art Room/Storage/Concession Stand Renovation project at the Northwood-Kensett CSD

Approved the school calendar for the 2016-2017 school year

Entered closed session at 6:46 pm under Iowa Code Chapter 21.5 (1)(j) to Discuss Sale of Wind Turbine.  Came out of closed session at 7:00 pm

Adjourned the meeting at 7:01 pm

 

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in a Regular Meeting on Thursday, January 14, 2016 in the Elementary Media Center at 7:00 P.M.

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

Approved the agenda, December 14th regular meeting and December 17th board workshop minutes, Financial Reports for December. January bills for payment.

Round Table Discussion with State Senator Mary Jo Wilhelm.  Representative Josh Byrnes was unable to attend.

Reports          
Elementary Principal: 1) K-3 FAST Assessment Jan 20 & 21  2) Winter MAP Testing for grades 2-6 during January  3) Character Counts Assembly modifications  4) All School Photo and student t-shirts
Secondary Principal: 1) Math Club participating in Rube Goldberg Competition at St Ansgar Feb 22nd  2) Mr Ehlke has coordinated a tour for his marketing students to the Minnesota Timberwolves office in March  3) Pink Out Night is Jan 29th  4) Viking Café update
Superintendent: 1) Summer Remodel Project
Board: 1) Special Board Meeting Thursday, January 28th at 6:00 pm  and Regular Board Meeting Thursday, February 11th at 7:00 pm

Old Business:
Wind Turbine offer update, will discuss further in closed session at January 28th meeting

New Business:
Approved the student driver education fee of $300 for summer 2016

Accepted applications for the early retirement program and approve their resignations at the end of the 2015-16 school year for Diane Hanson, Deb Nagle and Delores Knudson

Approved the second 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 Terry Bass as part time custodian at 20 hours per week at the secondary building.

Approved Joann Aswegan as part time custodian at 20 hours per week at the secondary building.

Approved Jordan Reindl as Junior High Boys Track Coach for the 2015-16 school year

Approved Taryn VanRyswyk as Assistant Softball Coach for the 2015-16 school year

Approved Ethan Weiss as secondary special education associate beginning January 4, 2016

Approved Ron Dodd as Driver Education teacher for the summer of 2016 at a rate of $170.00 per student

Accepted the resignation of Monte DeArmoun as Junior High Boys Basketball Coach for the 2016-17 school year subject to finding a suitable replacement.

Adjourned the meeting at 8:14 pm

 

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