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January 11, 2018 School Board Minutes

By Athey, Deb

January 16, 2018

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in a Regular Meeting on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in the Secondary Technology Director Office 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; December 14th board minutes; Financial Reports for December; January bills for payment

        President Hovey opened public hearing for 2018-2019 School Calendar at 7:05 pm.  No public comments received. Public hearing closed at 7:09 pm

        Mark Kroemer, WWA Architects, gave an update on project specifications for the new agriculture and industrial technology building and the renovation of HVAC system at the secondary building


Reports
Elementary Principal: 1) Winter FAST Testing Jan 15-Feb 9  2) School Report Card results

Secondary Principal: 1) Second Chance Reading exceeded growth targets and will not be offered second semester, allowing English 7 to be 2 sections  2) School Report Card results

Superintendent: 1) Police Liaison Officer program 2) Proposal for Facilities Planning, Financing and Timeline

Board:  1) Next Board Meeting is scheduled for Feb 8
 

New Business
(5-0) Approved the student driver education fee of $300 for summer 2018

(5-0) Approved Polly Schiltz, Heidi Vansteenburg and Doreen Cordle to participate in the early retirement     program accepting their resignations at the end of the 2017-18 school year
    
(5-0) Approved issuing of plans for the authorization to bid the new agriculture and industrial technology building and the renovation of HVAC system at the secondary building at Northwood-Kensett CSD

(5-0) Approved the 2018-2019 school calendar as presented by Mr. Crozier

(5-0) Approved At Risk/Dropout Prevention application in the amount of $127,650 for 2018-19 school year

(5-0) Accepted the resignation of Makayla Batton as Secondary Special Education associate effective Dec 22, 2017

(5-0) Accepted the resignation of Kate Hartman as Secondary Special Education associate and Junior High Girls Basketball Coach effective Dec 22, 2017

(5-0) Accepted the resignation of Beth Butler as Junior High Volleyball Coach

(5-0) Accepted the resignation of Bruce Tuthill as Art and Special Education teacher at the end of the 2017-18 school year

(5-0) Approved Renee Davey as Special Education Associate at the secondary building beginning Jan 3, 2018

(5-0) Approved Ron Dodd as Driver Education Instructor for 2018 at $170.00 per student

(5-0) Approved Greg Parks as Head Softball Coach for Summer 2018

(5-0) Approved Mike Kessel as Junior High Girls Basketball Coach for 2017-18 school year

(5-0) Approved Nichol Hebel as Junior High Girls Volleyball Coach for 2018-19 school year

(5-0) Adjourned the meeting at 8:17 pm

Entered exempt session at 8:25 pm to discuss Negotiation Strategies under Iowa Code 20.18(3).  Exempt session ended at 9:30 pm

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