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March 17, 2016 School Board Minutes

Deb Athey

March 28, 2016

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in a Regular Meeting on Thursday, March 17, 2016 in the Elementary Media Center at 7:00 P.M.

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

Approve the agenda, February 11th regular meeting and February 25th Special meeting minutes, Financial Reports for February, March bills for payment.

Reports           

Elementary Principal: 1) Elaine Hansen selected as Golden Apple Teacher, nominated by Lauren Heiken  2) P/T Conferences March 15 & 17  3) Iowa Assessments administered week of March 7th  4) FAST Results  5) Ag in the Classroom week of April 4th sponsored by Farm Bureau  6) Incoming kindergarten parent meeting is March 29th
Secondary Principal: 1) Spring P/T conference attendance  2) Iowa Assessments complete and spring MAP testing begins early April  3) Course registration begins in late March; Yearbook changing from extracurricular activity to a class; Novels class new English elective; Adding Life science electives such as zoology/ornithology  4) Academic Pep Assembly
Superintendent: 1) Four make up days for teachers; Last day of school for students is May 20th pending no additional missed days  2) Kensett Lions Club Presentation  3) Construction Update  4) 2016-17 Budget Presentation  5) N-K tax history
Board: 1) Next regular meeting rescheduled for April 11th in order to meet budget certification deadline  2) May meeting rescheduled to May 10th due to District Track meet at NK

Old Business:  none

New Business:

Authorized publishing the budget for the 2016-17 school year in the Northwood Anchor and set a budget hearing for April 11th, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Elementary Media Center

Approved a Resolution for Budget Guarantee for fiscal year 2017.  Resolved, that the Board of Directors the Northwood-Kensett CSD will levy property tax for fiscal year 2016-17 for the regular program budget adjustment as allowed under section 257.14, Code of Iowa

Authorized and provide for the issuance, and authorizing and directing the final terms and conditions of sale and delivery of warrants evidenced by warrant certificates for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017 and amending the master resolution. 

Approved the second reading board policy revisions to the 103 and 106 series:  103 Equal Education Opportunity; 103.E1 Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination; 103.E4 Notice of Section 504 Student and Parent Rights; 103.E2 Complaint Form; 103.E3 Disposition of Complaint Form; 103.R1 Grievance Procedure; 106 Anti-Bullying/Anti-Harassment Policy; 106.E1 Complaint Form; 106.E2 Witness Disclosure Form; 106.E3 Disposition of Complaint Form; 106.R1 Anti-Bullying/Anti-Harassment Investigation Procedures; and the addition of policies 103.E5 Continuous Notice of Nondiscrimination and 103.E6 Witness Disclosure Form

Approved the first reading board policy revisions to 507.2 Administration of Medication to Students; 507.2E1 Authorization-Asthma or Other Airway Constricting Disease Medication or Epinephrine Auto-Injector Self-Administration Consent Form; 507.2E2 Parental Authorization and Release Form for the Administration of Medication to Students

Approved summer project bids from Kenison Construction for the elementary kitchen remodel for $29,229 and the Ceiling & Light replacement in secondary building halls on north and west side of gymnasium for $15,500

Approved Hovey’s Lawn Care as independent contractor for Grounds Maintenance and Upkeep in the amount of $18,000 for the time period April 1, 2016 through November 30, 2016. 

Approved the overhaul of Bus #1 (2001) engine by Interstate Motor Trucks not to exceed an amount of $12,000

Approved Monica Flathman as secondary English/Language Arts teacher for the 2016-17 school year

Approved Jordan Reindl as assistant baseball coach for summer 2016

Accepted the resignation of Terry Bass as custodian at the secondary building effective March 12, 2016

Accepted the resignation of Kat Ross as Family & Consumer Science teacher, with regret, at the end of the 2015-16 school year

Approved Nick Schiltz as volunteer boys track coach for the 2016 season pending receipt of coaching certification.

Approved Ron Hengesteg as volunteer baseball coach for the 2016 season.

Ratified the negotiated agreement between the Northwood-Kensett Education Association and the Northwood-Kensett Board of Education for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years

Adjourned the meeting at 8:08 pm

 

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