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June 8, 2017 Minutes

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in a Regular Meeting on Thursday, June 8, 2017 in the Elementary Media Center at 7:00 P.M.

Members present: Larry Hovey; John Anderson; Susan Kliment

Members Absent: Cindy Pangburn; Roger Harris

(3-0) Approved the agenda

Director Harris joined the meeting at 7:02 pm

(4-0) Approved May 10th regular meeting minutes; Financial Reports for May; June bills for payment.

President Hovey opened the public hearing at 7:05 pm for the Elementary Chiller Installation Project Summer 2017; no public comments received; (4-0) Closed the public hearing at 7:07 pm


Elementary Principal: 1) Summer school update: 18 students attending June 5 – 16, 9-11 am  2) Language Arts curriculum training  3) New report cards  4) 4th grade computer distribution delayed until students are trained on Edmodo

Secondary Principal: 1) Exploring options for cross country team  2) JH reading/writing curriculum change  3) Summer school:  7 students  4) Concurrent enrollment courses for next fall: 52 students taking 15 courses  5) AP next fall:  2 students taking 1 course  6) $5000 donation from estate of Phyllis Swab for the HS music programs

Superintendent: 1) Bus Grant from DNR $24,000; Daryl Love gave overview of propane school bus  2) Career Tour May 24th: Administration and teachers toured Worth Brewing Company, D & L Equipment, R80 Convenience Store, Strike Zone  3) Bond Progress: flyer has been developed

Board: 1) Next regular meeting scheduled for July 13th at 7:00 

New Business

(4-0) Approved Mick Gage as the contractor for the installation of the Elementary Chiller project in the amount of $163,489

(4-0) Approved the agreement with Waldorf University for clinical experiences and student teaching

(4-0) Approved the last day of school change to May 18 for the 2017-18 school calendar

(4-0) Approved the review of the 200 Board Policy series and the First Reading change to Policy 206.3 Secretary-Treasurer

(4-0) Approved the Curriculum Director Sharing Agreement with Lake Mills.

(4-0) Approved the first reading of changes to policies 400 Role of and Guiding Principles for Employees; 405.2 Licensed Employee Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection; 411.1 Classified Employee Defined; 411.4 Classified Employee Licensing/Certification; 412.4 Classified Employee Tax Shelter Programs; 700 Purpose of Noninstructional and Business Services

(4-0) Approved the resolution to amend Section 125 Flexible Benefits Plan to discontinue Health Savings Account and Limited Use Medical Flexible Spending Account components from the plan.

(4-0) Approved continuation of contract with Turning Leaf Counseling

(4-0) Approved an open enrollment request past the March 1st deadline.

(4-0) Approved a Resolution Ordering a Special Election on the Issuance of $5,900,000 General Obligation Bonds

(4-0) Accepted the resignation of Kara Stambaugh as preschool associate

(4-0) Accepted the resignation of Denise Schacht as secondary associate

(4-0) Approved Cynthia Trettin as secondary science teacher for the 2017-18 school year

Adjourned the meeting at 8:09 pm



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