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July 14, 2016 School Board Minutes

Deb Athey

July 15, 2016

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

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

(5-0) Approved the agenda, June 6th regular meeting minutes, Financial Reports for June, July bills for payment

Superintendent: 1)  Audit with Alliant Energy to aid in decisions for HVAC replacement at secondary building  2) Increased electrical costs on elementary kitchen remodel

Board:  1) Next regular meeting is Aug 11th  2) Staff breakfast Aug 17th  3) Preschool “no parking” area

Old Business – no action taken
Construction Update – 1) Art Room: substantial completion expected for week of July 18th  2) Food Service: walk-in cooler & freezer operating; flooring needs to be redone; painting done; exhaust hood installed 3) Storage Room: expected to be finished in next 2 weeks 4) Concession: substantial completion expected week of July 18th

Wind Turbine Update – Prospective buyer has inspected the turbine

New Business
(5-0) Approved the second reading to add board policies: 704.7 Online Fundraising Campaigns – Crowdfunding; 906.4 Unmanned Aircrafts – Drones

(5-0) Approved the first reading of Board Policy changes:  201 Board of Directors Elections; 202.3 Term of Office; 202.4 Vacancies; 403.1 Employee Physical Examinations; and the deletion of 801.6 Bids and Awards for Construction Contracts

(5-0) Approved the clinical agreement with NIACC Health Programs

(5-0) Approved a student open enrollment request.

(5-0) Approved a resolution ordering an election on the question of continuing to levy a voter approved physical plant and equipment property tax

(5-0) Approved the Title I budget for the 2016-17 school year

(5-0) Approved the Elementary, Secondary, and Coaching Handbooks for the 2016-17 school year

(5-0) Approved student fees for the 2016-17 school year

(5-0) Approved Anderson Erickson Dairy for the milk bid and Pan-O-Gold for the bread bid for the 2016-17 school year

(5-0) Approved the nutrition pricing for the 2016-17 school year

(5-0) Appointed Ahlers and Cooney Law Firm as the district’s legal council for the 2016-17 school year

(5-0) Appointed Deb Athey as the district’s Board Secretary and Treasurer for the 2016-17 school year. Oath of Office was given to Secretary/Treasurer Athey by President Hovey

(5-0) Approved district depositories: Northwoods State Bank in the amount of $3,000,000; Farmers State Bank in the amount of $100,000; Bankers Trust in the amount of $500,000; ISJIT in the amount of $10,000 and VSR Financial in the amount of $300,000

(5-0) Approved the district’s 2016 IASB Legislative Platform: 1) School Funding Policy 2) Supplemental State Aid 3) Unfunded Mandates 4) State Penny 5) School Board Terms

(5-0) Appointed John Anderson as the Legislative Action Network Member and Board Delegate to ISAB Delegate Assembly

(5-0) Approved Monte DeArmoun as volunteer assistant for the volleyball program for the 2016 season

Adjourned the meeting at 7:47 pm





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