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December 14, 2017 School Board Minutes

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


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


(5-0) Approved the agenda; November 9th board minutes; Financial Reports for November; December bills for payment.



Elementary Principal: 1) RRMR staff observed new reading curriculum on Nov 29-30  2) Food for Manna collected by 5th/6th grade  3) 5th/6th Chorus will sing in the community and retirement home Dec 18


Secondary Principal: 1) Good Character Activities:  Alternative Program students packaged food pantry items in boxes for families; National Honor Society packaged and distributed toys at Salvation Army Dec 13; TIC Coaches vs Cancer and NK cheerleaders supporting Relay for Life at last home game; FCCLA hosting Red Cross Blood drive in January  2) NIACC credit classes taught by NK teachers next year: Intro to Entrepreneurship, Fundamentals of Shop Maintenance, Ag/Industrial Welding, possibly by Spring 2019 Composition I & II  3) Standards-Based Grading work continues by teachers and parent communication


Superintendent: 1)  District Equity visit Jan 9-10  2) Construction Project should be ready to approve for bids in January  3) Financial State of District report  4) Christmas Staff fundraiser  5) District Holiday Party Dec 16 


Board:  1) Next Board Meeting is scheduled for Jan 11 in the secondary technology director’s office at 7:00 followed by an Exempt Session Board Workshop  2) Board members commented on the great performances of the pep band, holiday concerts and play  


New Business

No board action was taken following a presentation from Community Wellness Facility Committee asking for board support for a joint effort between the school and the community to build a wellness facility at the secondary building.  Information from their visits to other wellness facilities in north Iowa was shared with the board.


(5-0) Approved a request to the SBRC for modified supplemental amount for increased enrollment $54,999; open enrollment out $5,931.90; and ELL students served beyond 5 years $2,987.60 for a total amount of $63,918.50


(5-0) Appointed John Anderson to the Worth County Conference Board


(5-0) Approved second reading of changes to policies 103 Equal Educational Opportunity; 103.E1 Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination; 103.E4 Section 504 Student and Parental Rights; 103.E5 Continuous Notice of Nondiscrimination; 103.R1 Grievance Procedure


(5-0) Approved the Financial Services Agreement with Piper Jaffray for the sale of bonds


(5-0) Approved the Dissemination Agreement with Piper Jaffray for secondary market disclosure compliance


(5-0) Adjourned the meeting at 8:40 pm

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