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January 11, 2017 Board Minutes

January 12, 2017

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in a Regular Meeting on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 in the Elementary Media Center at 6:00 P.M.

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

(5-0) Approved the agenda, December 12th regular meeting minutes, Financial Reports for December, January bills for payment


Elementary Principal:  1) K-3 FAST Assessment  2) Winter MAP testing  3) Character Counts fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House in April

Secondary Principal:  1) Music department butter braid fundraiser for NYC trip in 2019  2) Secondary program review:  JH language arts course placements; science standards changes require chemistry; examining impact of required Personal Finance class  3)  Mr. Reindl has secured Brigadier General Sandy Best as Veteran’s Day speaker in 2017  4) Baseball/Softball winter concessions fundraiser

Superintendent: 1) 2016 School Report Card available Jan 12th  2) Legislative Issues: Supplemental State Aid, Collective Bargaining, Statewide Health Insurance, Statewide Assessments  3) WCDA funding for 2017-18  4) Bus camera technology needs updating

Board:  1) Next regular board meeting rescheduled for Feb 8 at 7:00 pm preceded by board workshop at 6:00 pm 

    New Business

(5-0) Approved a Resolution of Support for Promise of Iowa Public Education Campaign

(5-0) Approved the student driver education fee of $300 for summer 2017

(5-0) Approved baseball & softball teams to operate concession stands for the remaining of games of the indoor season beginning January 17th

(5-0) Approved the elementary Ronald McDonald House fundraiser

(5-0) Approved the Music Department butter braid fundraiser

(5-0) Approved First Reading of Board Policy Changes 200.2 Organization of the Board of Directors; 211.2 Regular Meeting; 411.2 Classified Employee-Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection; 701.5 Financial Records; and New Policy 200.2R1 Organizational Meeting Procedures

(5-0) Approved Nolte, Cornman and Johnson as the district auditors for fiscal years ending 2017, 2018, 2019(5-0) Approved the At Risk/Drop Out Prevention application for 2017-18 in the amount of $116,156

(5-0) Accepted the resignation of Shane Treslan as transportation associate

(5-0) Accepted the resignation of Brian Campbell teaching position at the end of the 2016-17 school year

(5-0) Approved Jordan Reindl as 5/8 Elementary Special Education teacher, step 1 for the 2016-17 school year

(5-0) Approved Hayley Buechele as part-time Pre-School Associate for the 2016-17 school year

(5-0) Approved Ron Dodd as Driver Education Instructor for the 2017 school year at $170 per student

Adjourned the meeting at 6:47 pm




The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in a Workshop Meeting on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 in the Elementary Media Center at 7:00 P.M.

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

(5-0) by Directors Kliment and Anderson to approve the agenda.

    Presentation by Michaels Energy regarding heating and cooling systems at the secondary building:

a) Hot water boiler and distribution system, air cooled chiller, fan coil units, dedicated outdoor air unit

b) Water cooled variable flow refrigerant system, boiler/tower, 2-pipe refrigerant distribution system, fan coil units, dedicated outdoor air unit

c) Geothermal heat pump system, ground coupled closed loop heat exchanger, geothermal heat pumps, dedicated outdoor air unit

Questions and Answers

Adjourned the meeting at 8:35 pm

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