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May 10, 2018 School Board Minutes

May 10, 2018

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in a Regular Meeting on Thursday, May 10, 2018 in the Elementary Media Center at 7:00 P.M.

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

(3-0) Approved the agenda; April 12th board minutes; Financial Reports for April; May bills for payment

President Hovey opened the public hearing for the 2017-2018 Budget Amendment at
7:02 pm; no public comments received; Public hearing closed at 7:03 pm

    (3-0) Amended the 2017-2018 budget

    Amy Hansen, secondary guidance counselor, gave an overview of the process to train her therapy dog, Bernice, and explained the benefits of using a therapy dog in the school.

Director Harris joined the meeting at 7:10 pm

Elementary Principal: 1) 8 students attended Math Bee on May 2nd with 4 advancing to state competition on May 17th  2)  46 students attended kindergarten orientation on May 4th  3) Track and Field Day May 15th  4) Preschool Graduation May 11th & 14th; 3 year old program May 17th & 18th  5) First graders reading improved from 57% at benchmark in the fall to 79% at benchmark in the spring.  Success is attributed to the addition of a 3rd section of first grade for the morning; Reading Recovery program; Intensive Interventions associated with the new reading curriculum.

Secondary Principal: 1) 9 students participating in TIC Art Show May 11th  2) Mrs. Faugstad will host a student teacher 2nd semester next year  3) New Physical Education opportunities next year: traditional physical education; personalized fitness; lifetime fitness; weightlifting  4) Commencement May 13th at 1:30 with class Vice President giving the welcome and class president giving a speech  5) last day of school May 21st will be building-wide day of service, Community Connection Day

    Superintendent: 1) Construction Update  2) May is School Board Appreciation Month

    Board:  1) Next Regular Board Meeting rescheduled to June 12th  2) Teacher Appreciation Week, meat & cheese trays were delivered to both buildings and bus garage  3) Wellness Center Committee has developed preliminary building addition plans in order to begin fundraising activities  4) Director Anderson shared his appreciation to the students and staff regarding the outstanding projects presented at the Senior Showcase.

New Business
School Board Recognition Certificates presented to Board Members
(4-0) Approved the class of 2018 for graduation    

(4-0) Approved the First Reading of Board Policy Changes:  403.1 Employee Physical Examinations; 405.5 Licensed Employee Work Day; 405.6 Licensed Employee Assignment; 405.7 Licensed Employee Transfers; 405.8 Licensed Employee Evaluation; 406.5 Licensed Employee Group Insurance Benefits; 407.6 Licensed Employee Reduction in Force; 408.1 Licensed Employee Professional Development; 409.1 Licensed Employee Vacation-Holidays-Personal Leave; 409.5 Licensed Employee Emergency Leave; 409.9 Licensed Employee Unpaid Leave; 706.1 Payroll Periods; 401.5 Employee Complaints; 406.1 Licensed Employee Compensation; 406.2 Licensed Employee Compensation Advancement; 406.3 Licensed Employee Continued Education Credit; 406.4 Licensed Employee Compensation for Extra Duty; 406.6 Licensed Employee Tax Shelter Programs; 409.2 Licensed Employee Personal Illness Leave; 410.1 Substitute Teachers; 409.3 Licensed Employee FMLA; 414.3 Classified Employee FMLA; 409.3E1 Licensed Employee FMLA Notice to Employees; 414.3E1 Classified Employee FMLA Notice to Employees; 409.3E3 Licensed Employee FMLA Certification Form; 414.3E3 Classified Employee FMLA Certification Form; 409.3R1 Licensed Employee FMLA Regulation; 414.3R1 Classified Employee FMLA Regulation; 409.3R2 Licensed Employee FMLA Definitions; 414.3R2 Classified Employee FMLA Definitions;
New Policies: 409.3E4 Licensed Employee FMLA Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member’s Serious Health Condition; 414.3E4 Classified Employee FMLA Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member’s Serious Health Condition; 409.3E5 Licensed Employee FMLA Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities; 414.3E5 Classified Employee FMLA Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities; 409.3E6 Licensed Employee FMLA Designation Notice; 414.3E6 Classified Employee FMLA Designation Notice

(4-0) Approved the asbestos abatement of the Ag/IA Shop building, before it is demolished, by Asbestrol of Austin MN not to exceed $75,000

(4-0) Approved holding an auction on May 29, 2018 to dispose of outdated equipment
(4-0) Approved Monte DeArmoun as assistant volleyball coach for the 2018 season

(4-0) Approved Nick Schiltz as assistant baseball coach for the 2018 season

(4-0) Approved Jacqueline Groesbeck as Grades 5-8 special education teacher for the 2018-19 school     year at beginning teacher base salary

(4-0) Accepted the resignation of Beth Butler as speech coach pending suitable replacement


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