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March 9th School Board Minutes

March 20, 2017

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in a Regular Meeting on Thursday, March 9, 2017 in the Elementary Media Center at 7:04 P.M.

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

Members Absent: Cindy Pangburn

(4-0) Approved the agenda, February 8th regular meeting and board workshop meeting minutes, February 15th board workshop meeting minutes, Financial Reports for February, March bills for payment


Teacher Leadership Program:
1) Kimberly Odegaard, Director of Curriculum and Innovation, updated on new literacy curriculum to be implemented Fall 2017.  2) Beth Butler, Instructional Coach, updated on the success of the program, model and mentor teachers, hosting area districts to observe coaching process.  3) Dpt of Ed Director, Ryan Wise, will be at NK May 5th to observe TLC program.

Elementary Principal:
1) P/T Conferences are Mar 7 & 9  2) Iowa Assessments week of Mar 20  3) FAST results  4) Ag in the Classroom first week of April  5) Incoming kindergarten parent meeting Apr 4  6) Standard Based Report Cards

Secondary Principal: 
1) Statewide shift from PSEO to Concurrent Enrollment courses  2) New graduation requirements  3) Prom Apr 22  4) Several NK staff will be presenting at 1:1 Conference on Apr 5

1) Ballot question info  2) Dpt Ed Desk Audit approved  3) HVAC update  4) Make-up days: missed 6 days which teachers will have to make up; students will make up 3 days; last day school for students May 26th pending no additional days missed  5) Budget presentation & tax rates  6) WCDA requests approved  7) WCDA approved funding to replace outdated bus cameras for Worth County school districts

1) Mar 21 Public Meeting at 7:00 pm  2) Next regular board meeting Apr 13 at 7:00 pm  3) Will need to reschedule May meeting, NK hosting district track meet

Old Business - none

New Business
(4-0) Approved the publication of the budget for the 2017-18 school year and set a budget hearing for April 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Elementary Media Center

(4-0) Approved a Resolution for Budget Guarantee for fiscal year 2018:  That the Board of Directors of the Northwood-Kensett CSD will levy property taxes for fiscal year 2017-18 for the regular program adjustment as allowed under section 257.14 Code of Iowa

(4-0) Approved District participation in Iowa School Cash Anticipation Program and authorize and provide for the issuance, and authorizing and directing the final terms and conditions of sale and delivery of warrants evidenced by warrant certificates for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 and amending the master resolution

(4-0) Approved the changes in graduation requirements as presented by Mr. Fritz

(4-0) Approved Angela Kortan as secondary Family and Consumer Science Teacher for the 2017-18 school year

(4-0) Accepted the resignation of Kimberly Odegaard as Junior High Volleyball coach for the 2017 season pending finding a suitable replacement.

(4-0) Accepted the resignation of Jayden Hillson as Director of Nutritional Services effective June 30, 2017

(4-0) Entered closed session at 9:00 pm under Iowa Code Chapter 21.5 (1)(i) for Superintendent Evaluation

(4-0) Came out of closed session at 9:43 pm

Adjourn the meeting at 9:44 pm

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