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July 12, 2018 School Board Minutes

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in a Regular Meeting on Thursday, July 12, 2018 in the Elementary Media Center at 5:30 P.M.


Members present: John Anderson; Susan Kliment; Cindy Pangburn

Members Absent: Larry Hovey; Roger Harris


(3-0) Approved the agenda


President Hovey joined the meeting at 5:40.   Vice President Anderson turned the meeting over to President Hovey at 5:45


(4-0) Approved the June 12th  board minutes; Financial Reports for June; July bills for payment



Superintendent: none


Board:  1) Next Regular Board Meeting scheduled for August 9th  2) Serving Staff Breakfast Aug 20th 7:30 am  3) Staff picnic Aug 22nd 5:30 pm


Old Business

Discussion of Activity Center Fundraising – members of Community Fitness Center Committee gave an update on their fundraising efforts to date and future plans

Construction Update – progress is on schedule


New Business

(4-0) Approved the second reading of changes to policies 604.7 Instruction at Post-Secondary Educational Institution; 603.6 Physical Education; 606.3 Homework; 607.1 Student Guidance and Counseling Program; 401.12 Employee Travel Compensation and 414.2 Classified Employee Personal Illness Leave     


(4-0) Approved the first reading of changes to policies 606.5 Animals in the Classroom; 705.1 Puchasing-Bidding; 710.1 School Nutrition Program; and new policies 107 Assistance Animals; 705.1R1 Suspension and Debarment of Vendors and Contractors Procedure


(4-0) Approved concurrent enrollment agreement with NIACC


(4-0) Approved a mileage rate of $0.90 for rental of a school bus.  Rate does not include the driver payment


(4-0) Approved the student, employee and coach handbooks for 2018-2019


(4-0) Approved Anderson Erickson Dairy milk bid and Pan-O-Gold bread bid for the 2018-2019 school year


(4-0) Appointed Ahlers and Cooney Law Firm as the district legal Counsel for the 2018-2019 school year


(4-0) Appointed Deb Athey as the district’s Board Secretary and Treasurer for the 2018-2019 school year.  President Hovey administered the oath of office to Secretary/Treasurer Athey


(4-0) Approved district depositories for Northwoods State Bank $5,000,000; Summit Brokerage Service $3,000; Cambridge Investments $175,000; ISJIT $3,500,000


(4-0) Approved the districts priorities and resolutions for the 2018 IASB Legislative Platform: 1) SAVE   2) School Funding Policy  3) Sharing and Reorganization  4) Unfunded Mandates  5) Supplemental State Aid


(4-0) Appointed John Anderson as the Legislative Action Network Member and Board Delegate to the IASB Delegate Assembly


(4-0) Accepted the resignation of Leilani Emerson as 1st grade teacher for the 2018-2019 school year, pending suitable replacement


(4-0) Accepted the resignation of Monte DeArmoun as assistant volleyball coach for the 2018 season, pending suitable replacement


(4-0) Approved Troy Einertson as Head Girls Track Coach for the 2018-2019 year


(4-0) Approved Morgan Howie as Assistant Volleyball Coach for the 2018 season pending proper coaching endorsement


(4-0) Approved Heather Ubben as cook at the secondary building for the 2018-2019 school year


(4-0) Approved Jake Urbatsch as a Mentor Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year


(4-0) Approved Colette Ubben as a Model Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year


(4-0) Adjourned the meeting at 6:25 pm

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