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March 8, 2018 School Board Minutes

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in a Regular Meeting on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in the Elementary Media Center at 7:00 P.M.


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

Members Absent: Cindy Pangburn


(4-0) Approved the agenda; February 8th board minutes; Financial Reports for February; March bills for payment



Elementary Principal: 1) Parent Teacher Conferences March 6 & 8  2) Iowa Assessments week of March 19  3) Ag in the Classroom week of April 2  4) Preschool Learning Night & Parent Meeting April 5; Orientation Session May 4  5) Building Security 6) Thank you to the Dr. Seuss Week Readers


Secondary Principal: 1) Iowa Vocational Rehab Services summer employment program June 12-13  2) Prom April 21  3) WIN Time modifications  4) Cancellation of The Cube; researching other options  5) Therapy dog  6) School Safety


Superintendent: 1) Government class Capitol trip  2) Bond Sale Update  3) Make Up Days and Last Day of School  4) 2018-19 Budget Presentation  5) Health Insurance 6) HVAC Project Update


Board:  1) March 28 Bond sale at 1:00 and Special Board Meeting at 5:30  2) Next Regular Board Meeting April 12th at 7:00 pm  3) Community Wellness Committee Update


New Business

(4-0) Authorized publishing the budget for 2018-19 school year in the Northwood Anchor and set a budget hearing for April 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Elementary Media Center


(4-0) Approved a Resolution for Budget Guarantee for Fiscal Year 2019, that the Board of Directors of the Northwood-Kensett CSD will levy property taxes for fiscal year 2018-2019 for     the regular program adjustment as allowed under section 257.14 Code of Iowa


(4-0) Approved cooperative agreement for pre-service clinical placement with the University of Northern Iowa


(4-0) Approved the Second Reading of Board Policy Changes:  412.4 Classified Employee Tax Shelter Programs; 706.2 Payroll Deductions; 201 Board of Directors Elections; 202.3 Term of Office; 204 Code of Ethics


(4-0) Approved resolution directing the advertisement for Sale of not to exceed $5,900,000 general obligation bonds, series 2018, approve electronic bidding procedures and approving official statement


(4-0) Approved engagement letter with Ahlers and Cooney as bond council          


(4-0) Approved first reading of 507.9 Wellness Policy and 507.9R1 Wellness Regulation


(4-0) Approved Troy Einertson as elementary teacher for the 2018-19 school year at step 6 on the salary schedule


(4-0) Approved Ellen Gallagher as K-12 physical education teacher, step 1 on the salary schedule and Head Volleyball Coach for the 2018-19 school year


(4-0) Accepted the resignation of Anna Hanson as elementary associate effective March 2, 2018


(4-0) Approved Morgan Ruterbories as elementary associate beginning March 5, 2018


(4-0) Entered closed session at 8:08 pm under Iowa Code Chapter 21.5 (1)(i) for Superintendent Evaluation


(4-0) Came out of closed session at 9:10 pm


(4-0) Adjourned the meeting at 9:11pm

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