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August 9, 2018 School Board Minutes

August 13, 2018

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in a Regular Meeting on Thursday, August 9, 2018 in the Elementary Media Center at 7:00 P.M.


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


(5-0) Approved the agenda; July 12th  board minutes; Financial Reports for July; August bills for payment



Elementary Principal:  1) Registration update; moving the third teacher from 2nd grade (44 students) to kindergarten (50 students)  2) clarification of homework section of the handbook  3) able to make adjustments to report cards “in house”  4) administering a math portion of the FAST assessment this year  5) Preschool desk audit due in December


Secondary Principal:  1) starting school year with long term sub for Sue Bestul;  Anne Flathman will supervise Spain trip fundraising until Sue is able to return  2)  Kate Hartman will serve as interim asst volleyball coach until Morgan Howie receives her coaching endorsement  3) Dr Doug Reeves will lead event “Preparing Our Students for the Future-What Employers & Colleges Need Most” on August 20 at 7:00 pm; event is open to the public and district families; Dr Reeves will also join the District Advisory Committee meeting at 6:00 pm  4) Knudtson Automotive is offering a promotion to benefit the school; portion of proceeds to go toward vinyl window coverings at both buildings


Superintendent: 1) All staff inservice day is Aug 20th  2) Discussed starting wage for associate positions


Board:  1) Next Regular Board Meeting scheduled for September 13th with a time/location change to 6:00 pm at the High School  2) Serving Staff Breakfast Aug 20th 7:30 am  3) Staff picnic Aug 22nd 5:30 pm


Old Business

Construction Update – progress on schedule


New Business

(5-0) Approved the second 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    


(5-0) Approved the first reading of changes to policies 215 Public Participation in Board Meetings; deletion of policies 215.1R1 General Complaints by Citizens and 402.5 Public Complaints about Employees; addition of policy 215.1 Public Complaints


(5-0) Appointed Theresa Van Sabben as the Affirmative Action Coordinator


(5-0) Appointed Keith Fritz as the Equity Coordinator


(5-0) Appointed Keith Fritz as the Title IX Coordinator


(5-0) Appointed Brian Costello as the 504 Coordinator


(5-0) Approved the transportation agreements with Lake Mills, St Ansgar, and Central Springs as filed with Central Rivers AEA for 2018-2019


(5-0) Approved the list of organization fundraisers as presented by Mr. Fritz for the 2018-2019 school year


(5-0) Approved the Librarian Sharing Agreement with Forest City CSD for 2018-2019 school year


(5-0) Approved Ellen Gallagher as Assistant Girls Varsity Track Coach for the 2018-2019 school year


(5-0) Approved Samantha Hemann as elementary first grade teacher at the BA-1 level for the 2018-2019 school year


(5-0) Approved Kate Hartman as an Assistant Varsity Volleyball substitute to start the 2018-2019 season.


(5-0) Approved Hunter Julson as volunteer assistant football coach for the 2018 season


(5-0) Approved Joyce Reininger as elementary special education associate for the 2018-2019 school year


Meeting recessed at 7:57 pm to travel to the secondary building and resumed at 8:07 pm to tour the secondary building construction area


(5-0) Adjourned the meeting at 8:37 pm

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