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August 10, 2017 School Board Minutes

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in a Regular Meeting on Thursday, August 10, 2017 in the Elementary Media Center at 7:00 P.M.


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


(4-0) Approved the agenda; July 13th regular meeting minutes; Financial Reports for July; August bills for payment



            Elementary Principal:  1) Registration update, 281 registered  2) SINA status is gone with new federal legislation  3) Standards-Based Reporting  4) First grade is at 48 students, advertising for half time teacher for math and literacy


            Secondary Principal:  1) National Principals’ Conference  2) Summer credit recovery update  3) Standards-reference grading for 2018-19  4) Registration update, 231 registered


            Superintendent: 1) Bond Referendum public meetings scheduled for:  Aug 22 at Kensett City Hall 7:00 pm; Aug 29 at Northwood-Kensett Secondary building 7:00 pm; Sept 5 at Cornerpost in Northwood 7:15 am


            Board: 1) Next regular meeting scheduled for Sept 14th at 7:00  2) Staff breakfast served by the Board is Aug 16 at 7:30 am  3) Family picnic is Aug 17 at 5:30 pm at Fairgrounds Food Stand   4) School Board Election and Bond Referendum, Sept 12th; Voter registration deadline Sept 1; Absentee Ballot deadline Sept 11


            Old Business

            1.  Construction Update

            Completed:  Elementary carpet; water bottle fillers on drinking fountains; LED lights in concession stand, parking lot, and locker rooms; handicap doors at elementary and high school

            In Progress:  Concrete at football field and behind elementary kitchen; Elementary HVAC controls; Elementary chiller tower; black top resurfacing


New Business

(4-0) Approved the second 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


(4-0) Approved the first reading of change to board policy 505.6 Graduation Requirements


(4-0) Appointed Brian Costello and Keith Fritz as Level I Investigators


(4-0) Appointed Theresa Van Sabben as the Affirmative Action Coordinator


(4-0) Appointed Keith Fritz as the Equity Coordinator


(4-0) Appointed Keith Fritz as the Title IX Coordinator


(4-0) Appointed Brian Costello as the 504 Coordinator


(4-0) Approved transportation agreements with Lake Mills, St Ansgar, Central Springs as filed with Central Rivers AEA for 2017-2018


(4-0) Approved the employee handbook for 2017-2018


(4-0) Approved the list of organization fundraisers presented by Mr. Fritz for the 2017-2018 school year


(4-0) Approved the move to standards based grading for K-6


(4-0) Approved an open enrollment request past the deadline


(4-0) Approved Suzanne Senne as Head Cook at the elementary for the 2017-2018 school year


(4-0) Approved Brendan Ehlke as head JH & HS boys and girls cross country coach for the 2017-2018 school year


(4-0) Approved Joann Aswegan as nutrition worker for 3 hours per day for the 2017-2018 school year


(4-0) Accepted the resignation of Jayden Hillson as Head Softball Coach


(4-0) Accepted the resignation of Taryn Van Ryswyk as Asst Softball Coach


Adjourned the meeting at 8:04 pm

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