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February 8, 2017 Board Minutes

February 09, 2017

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in a Workshop Meeting on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 in the Elementary Media Center at 6:00 P.M.

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

(5-0) Approved the agenda

Presentation by Matt Gillaspie with Piper Jaffray regarding financing options of facility projects

Adjourned the meeting at 7:33 pm




The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in a Regular Meeting on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 in the Elementary Media Center at 7:42 P.M.

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

(5-0) Approved the agenda with the following corrections:  Agenda Item IV: Public Hearing to begin at 7:00 pm for the 2017-2018 School Calendar; Agenda Item V:  Approval of Minutes for January 11th regular meeting and board workshop; Agenda Item VIII-2 Approve School Calendar for 2017-2018

(5-0) Approved the January 11th regular meeting and board workshop meeting minutes, Financial Reports for January, February bills for payment

President Hovey opened the public hearing at 7:44 pm for adoption of the 2017-2018 School Calendar; No public comments received; Public hearing closed at 7:45 pm


Guidance Counselor presentation by Amy Hansen, grades 7-12, and Ashley Williams, grades K-6, explaining activities & programs they use when working with students in individual, small group and large group settings

Elementary Principal:  1) FAST testing update  2) Looking for volunteer readers for Dr. Suess week on March 2  3) Language Arts curriculum renewal in process  4) Student Celebrations: 5th/6th Honor Choir is Feb 23 at NIACC  5) School Report Card overview; Elementary at Commendable status      

Secondary Principal:  1) Fundraisers:  Trap team gun raffle and JH Winter Dance for Juvenile Diabetes Research  2)  Mr. Campbell, Mr. Reindl, Mr. Fritz hosting conference wide workshop for At Risk teachers on Feb 15 at AEA  3) Proposed new graduation requirements:  Chemistry class and Personal Finance class  4) School Report Card overview; Secondary at Commendable status

Superintendent: 1) Superintendent Advocacy Day at the Capitol  2) Budget Workshop on Feb 20  3) Wind Turbine Update  4) Legislative updates on SSA and Collective Bargaining

Board:  1) Next regular board meeting scheduled for March 9th at 7:00 pm  2) Board workshop Feb 15 at 7:00 pm to discuss facility projects and financing

New Business
(5-0) Approved the WCDA expenditures for the 2017-18 school year as presented

(5-0) Approved the School Calendar for 2017-2018

(5-0) Approved the JH class officers to host a winter dance to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Trap Team to hold a gun raffle to raise funds for program costs

(5-0) Approved a three year contract for Field Experience and Student Teaching Experience with Buena Vista University

(5-0) Approved Option 1:  hot water boiler/distribution system with air cooled chiller as presented by Michaels Energy for the HVAC replacement at the secondary building

(5-0) Approved Second 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) Accepted the resignation of Savanna Bachas secondary Family and Consumer Science Teacher at the end of the 2016-17 school year, with regrets

(5-0) Approved Steve Butler as Head custodian

(5-0) Approved Kate Hartman as Assistant Volleyball Coach for the 2017 season

Adjourn the meeting at 9:39 pm

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