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September 14, 2017 School Board Minutes

By Athey, Deb

September 15, 2017

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in a Regular Meeting on Thursday, September 14, 2017 in the Elementary Media Center at 7:00 P.M.

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

(4-0) Approved the agenda; August 10th regular meeting minutes; Financial Reports for August; August bills for payment

Reports
    Mike Reindl, Alternative Program Instructor, gave an overview of the secondary alternative program which includes credit recovery, remediation and acceleration courses offered through Odysseyware.

    Secondary Principal:  1) School to Work Connections:  TruStile Oct 2-3 for JH students and Sukup Manufacturing in October for HS students  2) Character Counts breakfasts sponsored by Fallgatter’s Market  3) Prairie Ridge “Hidden in Plain Sight” experience during November conferences  4) ACT scores annual report

    Elementary Principal:  1) Farm Safety Day Sept 1  2) Elementary Open House Sept 21  3) Elementary Homecoming Activities Sept 25

    Superintendent: 1) Preliminary Enrollment count of 503  2) 2016-17 FAST assessment data shows gains in students at benchmark

    Board: 1) Unofficial election results:  Directors Harris and Kliment re-elected; Bond Referendum passed with 70.39% approval  2) Next regular meeting scheduled for Oct 12 at 7:00  3) Annual financial audit field work conducted Sept 14

Old Business
    (4-0) Approved addendums to Operational Sharing Agreements with St Ansgar for Transportation Director and Maintenance Director from 50% to 20% sharing
    
    (4-0) Approved a change order for Elementary Chiller project in the amount of $18,120.00

    (4-0) Approved second reading of board policy change 505.6 Graduation Requirements

New Business
(4-0) Approved the continuation of the Worth County Conservation Board Naturalist Program for $3,800

(4-0) Approved the membership of the district advisory committee as presented by Mr. Crozier with the addition of board members Susan Kliment and Larry Hovey

(4-0) Appointed the Secondary Principal as the Superintendent’s designee for Juvenile Court Records

(4-0) Approved the bus routes as presented by Mr. Crozier for the 2017-18 school year

(4-0) Approved a contract with WWA Architects for architecture fees associated with the secondary HVAC project

(4-0) Approved to cast a weighted vote for Roberta Kraft-Abrahamson for Director, District 1, Central Rivers AEA Board of Directors

(4-0) Approved the agreement with the Iowa Dpt of Human Services and appointed Brian Costello as the point of contact for the district

(4-0) Approved Deb Imlau as nutrition staff for the 2017-2018 school year

(4-0) Approved Kailey Eskildsen as volunteer cheer coach
 
Adjourned the meeting at 8:08 pm

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