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July 13, 2017 Minutes

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in a Regular Meeting on Thursday, July 13, 2017 in the Elementary Media Center at 7:00 P.M.

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

(5-0) Approved the agenda; June 8th regular meeting minutes; Financial Reports for June; July bills for payment

Superintendent: 1) Bond Referendum brochure is being reviewed by the Iowa Ethics & Campaign Disclosure Board  

Board: 1) Next regular meeting scheduled for August 10th at 7:00  2) 2016-17 Salaries published  3) Staff breakfast served by the Board is Aug 16  4) Family picnic is Aug 17

Old Business
Construction Update – carpet 99% complete; LED lights installed in district office; Concrete work at the athletic complex will start before end of July; handicap doors installed next week; elementary chiller should be complete before school starts; waiting on date for elementary playground seal coating

New Business
(5-0) Approved the second reading of changes to policies 206.3 Secretary-Treasurer; 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

(5-0) Approved the first reading of changes to policies 303.2 Superintendent Contract and Contract Nonrenewal; 304.3 Administrator Contract and Contract Nonrenewal; 405.4 Licensed Employee Continuing Contracts; 405.9 Licensed Employee Probationary Status; 410.3 Summer School Licensed Employees; 505.3 Student Promotion, Retention, Acceleration; 603.2 Summer School Instruction

(5-0) Approved the Concurrent Enrollment agreement with NIACC
(5-0) Approved the student and coach’s handbooks for 2017-18

(5-0) Approved student fees as presented for the 2017-18 year with an increase in book rental from $5 to $10

(5-0) Approved Anderson Erickson Dairy for the milk bid and Pan-O-Gold for the bread bid for the 2017-18 school year

(5-0) Approved the nutrition pricing as presented for the 2017-18 school year with an increase of 5 cents for student lunch and extra main dish.

(5-0) Approved the purchase of a 77 passenger propane powered bus from Blue Bird Company in the amount of $95,672

(5-0) Appointed Ahlers and Cooney Law Firm as the District Legal Counsel for the 2017-18 school year

(5-0) Appointed Deb Athey as the District Board Secretary and Treasurer for the 2017-18 school year.  President Hovey administered the oath of office to Secretary/ Treasurer Athey

(5-0) Approved district depositories for the 2017-18 school year: NSB Bank $4,000,000; Summit Brokerage Services $200,000; and ISJIT $10,000

(5-0) Approved the district’s 2017 Legislative Platform: Supplemental State Aid; Unfunded Mandates; SAVE; School Funding Policy; Preschool

(5-0) Appointed John Anderson as the Legislative Action Network Member and Board Delegate to IASB Delegate Assembly

(5-0) Approved an emergency shelter and transportation agreement with the Lutheran Retirement Home

(5-0) Approved adding the sport of 7-12 Boys/Girls Cross Country pending successful hiring of a qualified coach

(5-0) Accepted the resignation of Judy Lee as head cook at the secondary building effective July 31, 2017.  

(5-0) Accepted the resignation of Jordan Reindl as Assistant Baseball coach for the summer of 2018 pending suitable replacement

(5-0) Approved Denise Schacht as secondary associate for the 2017-18 school year

(5-0) Approved Jake Hanson as afternoon bus route driver for the 2017-18 school year.
Adjourned the meeting at 7:56 pm


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