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August 11, 2016 School Board Minutes

Deb Athey

August 17, 2016

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in a Regular Meeting on Thursday, August 11, 2016 in the Elementary Media Center at 7:00 P.M.

Members present:  Susan Kliment; John Anderson; Cindy Pangburn; Larry Hovey; Roger Harris arrived at 7:03

(4-0) Approved the agenda with the deletion of New Business item #9, Approve 2016-17 Organization Fundraisers; July 14th regular meeting minutes; Financial Reports for July

(5-0) Approved the August bills for payment

Elementary Principal:  1) 276 K-6 students registered  2) SINA status update  3) Summer School update  4) Model School Conference

Secondary Principal:  1) 6 new students, 2 moved, 1 foreign exchange student  2) EdInsight data collection tool  3) Summer credit recovery  4) Dpt of Ed changes to activity account funds

Superintendent: 1) Elementary walk-in freezer replacement  2) Teacher Leadership Program pamphlets for community and staff

Board:  1) Next regular meeting is Sept 8th  2) Staff breakfast Aug 17th at 7:30  3) Family Picnic Aug 17th at 5:30 

Old Business – no action taken
Construction Update – 1) Art Room: 99% complete 2) Food Service: brick veneer & insulation installed on addition; light fixtures, ducts, suspended ceiling installed; flooring redone; food service equipment delivered 3) Concession: cabinets and ceiling installed  4) Electrical Service: switch over completed 5) Gutters at elementary  6) Elementary kitchen  7) Bus barn lot seal coated  8) Concrete at elementary

Wind Turbine Update – Prospective buyer working on financing

New Business
(5-0) Approved the second 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 agreements with NIACC and Iowa Community College Online Consortium

(5-0) Approved Brian Costello and Keith Fritz as Level I Investigators

(5-0) Appointed Michael Crozier as the Affirmative Action Coordinator

(5-0) Appointed Michael Crozier as the Equity Coordinator

(5-0) Approved transportation agreements with Lake Mills, St Ansgar, and Central Springs filed with AEA 267 for  2016-2017

Discussion was held on sharing opportunities for Transportation Director and Maintenance Director with St Ansgar; and Human Resources with Central Springs and St Ansgar for the 2016-17 school year

(5-0) Aproved the employee handbook for the 2016-17 school year

(5-0) Approved Nick Schiltz as volunteer assistant for the football program for the 2016 season

(5-0) Approved Kate Hartman as secondary associate for the 2016-17 school year

(5-0) Approved Denise Schacht as secondary associate for the 2016-17 school year

Adjourn the meeting at 8:08 pm


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