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October 13, 2016 School Board Minutes

Deb Athey

October 14, 2016

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in a Regular Meeting on Thursday, October 13, 2016 in the Elementary Media Center at 7:00 P.M.

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

(4-0) approved the agenda, September 8th regular meeting minutes, Financial Reports for September, October bills for payment

Public Comments:
AEA 267 Regional Administrator, Sarah Knudson and Board of Directors Representative, Roberta Kraft-Abrahamson presented on services that AEA 267 provides for our district

President Hovey turned the meeting over the Superintendent Crozier

(4-0) Elected Larry Hovey as President

(4-0) Elected John Anderson as Vice President

Board Secretary Athey administered the Oath of Office to newly elected President Hovey and Vice President Anderson

Superintendent Crozier turned the meeting over to President Hovey

Elementary Principal:  1) Fire Prevention Week, NVFD here Oct 14  2) School Bus Safety Week Oct 17-21  3) Curriculum Renewal for Reading/Language Arts 
4) Parent Teacher Conferences Nov 3 & 7, 4-7:30pm  5) Colette Ubben presented on Students with Sensory Needs and demonstrated teaching methods that are used in her classroom

Secondary Principal:  1) 14 students attended TIC Honor Choir Oct 10th  2) Fall 7-12 Concert Oct 20th  3) CTE Advisory Committee met Oct 11th  4) Fall Conferences Nov 3 & 7, 5-9pm  5) Working on comprehensive credit review for graduation requirements  6)Regional Volleyball Host Oct 18th  7) Senator Ernst will visit N-K Secondary building on Oct 18th

Superintendent: 1) Certified Enrollment: down 3 students;  supplemental weighting will add .919 students; sharing agreements add 15 students  2) Secondary building Energy Study  3) Dpt of Ed public input meetings on Every Student Succeeds Act, N-K administrators attending Nov 9th in Cedar Falls 4) District Advisory Meeting Oct 25th

Board:  1) Next regular meeting is Nov 10th 

Old Business:
Wind Turbine Update – purchase offer has been received

(4-0) Approved the operational sharing agreement for Human Resource Director, and all supporting documents, with St Ansgar CSD and Central Springs CSD

(4-0) Approved the operational sharing agreement for Transportation Director, and all supporting documents, with St Ansgar CSD

(4-0) Approved the operational sharing agreement for Maintenance Director, and all supporting documents, with St Ansgar CSD

Board Secretary Athey read the official election report from the Sept 13th PPEL Vote.  Voters approved the continuation of the $0.67 PPEL property tax for a 10 year period beginning June 30, 2018

New Business:
(4-0) by Directors Pangburn and Anderson to set the regular board meetings on the second Thursday of each month, starting at 7:00 pm and held in the Elementary Media Center

Discussion was held on the possibility of deeding land to the City of Northwood to build a street on the north side of the secondary building to access proposed housing development.  Letter of support will be written to Northwood Economic Development Corporation.  Also participating in the discussion were Aaron Carmen, Northwood Economic Development Corporation and Amber Julseth, City of Northwood

(4-0) Approved allowable growth and supplemental aid payment for the district’s negative special education balance for the 2015-16 school year of $150,187.59

(4-0) Approved the first reading of Board Policy Changes 906.1E1 Building Use Application; 906.1R1 Community Use of School District Facilities and Equipment Regulation; 402.2 Child Abuse Reporting; 501.17 Homeless Children and Youth; 502.8 Weapons; 503.1 Student Conduct; 505.5 Testing Program

(4-0) Approved an agreement with Worth County Emergency Management Services to serve as a Mass Care Facility

(4-0) Approved a resolution for the proposed sale of the wind turbine to Growind, LLC for $15,000 and set a public hearing for November 7, 2016 at 6:30 pm 

(4-0) Approved a resolution for an interfund loan transfer from the general fund to the nutrition fund in the amount of $20,000 

(4-0) Approved the resignation of Dawn Everhart as associate at the secondary building

(4-0) Approved the resignation of Theresa Van Sabben as associate at the elementary building

(4-0) Approved Tiffany Duerre as an associate at the secondary building for the 2016-17 school year

(4-0) Approved Shane Treslan as bus aide for the 2016-17 school year

(4-0) Approved Nichol Williamson as an associate at the elementary building for the 2016-17 school year

(4-0) Approved Kate Hartman as Junior High Boys Basketball Coach for the 2016-17 school year

(4-0) Approved Angela Kortan as Administrative Office Assistant for the 2016-17 school year

Adjourned the meeting at 8:55 pm

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