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October 11, 2018 School Board Minutes

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in a Regular Meeting on Thursday, October 11, 2018 in the Secondary Industrial Arts Classroom at 7:00 P.M.


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


(4-0) Approved the agenda; September 13th  board minutes; Financial Reports for September; October bills for payment


President Hovey turned the meeting over to Superintendent Crozier


(4-0) Elected Larry Hovey as Board President and John Anderson as Board Vice President


Board Secretary Athey administered the Oath of Office to newly elected President Hovey and Vice President Anderson


Supt Crozier turned the meeting over to President Hovey



Jordan Smalley, TAG and Reading Recovery teacher, updated the board on her efforts to accelerate 4th, 5th, 6th graders, who show a high competency in math, to prepare them for algebra when they enter Junior High.  Mrs. Smalley also highlighted the success of the first grade Reading Recovery program


Elementary Principal:  1) 2017-18 Reading Recovery summary 2) Fire Prevention Week with classroom visits Oct 12  3) School Bus Safety Week Oct 22-26  4) P/T Conferences Nov 1 & 5 from 4-7:30 pm 5) PLC Conference Oct 24-26 for new teachers


Secondary Principal:  1) Communication with parents continues about improvements in grading practices thru a parent video, Anchor story, and one-on-one conversations  2) P/T conferences Nov 1 & 5 from 5-9 pm  3) Grades 6-12 Fall Concert Oct 23 at 7 pm  4) FFA National Convention in Indianapolis, IN end of October


Superintendent: 1) Preliminary Certified Enrollment is up an estimated 3.38 students from last year  2) 5 year budget history  3) Construction Report – current projects still have a few items to finish; met with Atura Architecture for preliminary meeting on secondary library remodel for summer 2019; bus barn scheduled for summer 2020  4) State mandated Security Plans are being developed with Worth Sheriff’s Dpt and Worth County Emergency Mgmt   5) WCDA letting school decide how to spend the leftover funds from gift cards $3,655.66 


Board:  1) Next Regular Board Meeting scheduled for November 8th   2) New Construction Open House and Ribbon Cutting well attended


New Business


(4-0) Approved the time for regular school board meetings at 7:00 on the second Thursday of each month in the Elementary Media Center


(4-0) Approved the first reading policy changes to 502.5 Student Expression; 505.2 Student Progress Reports and Conferences; 505.6 Graduation Requirements; 604.7 Instruction at a Post-Secondary Institution; 604.10 Online Courses; 704.3  Investments; 705.1 Purchasing-Bidding; 710.2 Free or Reduced Price Meals Eligibility; 710.5 Meal Charges; 804.2 District Emergency Operations Plans and rescind policy 804.6 Bomb Threats


(4-0) Approved modified allowable growth and supplemental aid payment for the district’s negative special education balance for the 2017-2018 school year of $78,197.90


(4-0) Approved an interfund transfer of cash from Fund 36 PPEL to Fund 31 G.O. Bond Construction Fund in an amount not to exceed $600,000 for project costs in excess of bond proceeds


(4-0) Accepted the resignation of Kate Hartman as JH Girls Track coach


(4-0) Approved Ellen Gallagher as JH Boys Basketball coach for the 2018-2019 school year


(4-0) Adjourned the meeting at 8:04 pm

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