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December 13, 2018 School Board Minutes

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in a Regular Meeting on Thursday, December 13, 2018 in the Elementary Media Center at 7:00 P.M.


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


(4-0) Approved the agenda; November 8th and December 3rd  board minutes; the Financial Reports for November; December bills for payment



Elementary teacher, Ryan Severson, updated the board on the elementary holiday tradition of collecting items for Manna.  5th and 6th graders are in charge of the process which involves cross curricular activities that meet multiple curriculum standards for their grade level.


Elementary Principal:  1) Sumner-Fredericksburg staff observed classrooms and visited with our staff about our literacy curriculum on Nov 13th  2) Sheltered Reality performances on Nov 16th were sponsored by five our of elementary families  3) Holiday events:  5th/6th grade collecting food for Manna; concerts the week of Dec 3rd; 5th/6th grade chorus singing at retirement home Dec 17th and then caroling throughout Northwood


Secondary Principal:  1) CTE Advisory Committee met Nov 26th and recommended continuing to offer opportunities for NIACC credit on site;  targeting female students for traditionally male-populated classes; continue efforts to involve students in area industries such as tours and job shadowing  2) 3 of the 4 state champions signs will be replaced this winter in cost sharing project with the Booster Club  3) Mr. Barnes has submitted an audition form for the band to perform at Iowa Bandmasters Convention in May, with one high school band selected from each class


Superintendent: 1) Library construction project update  2) Staff Christmas season jeans fundraiser for needy families in our community  3) District holiday party Dec 15th 


Board:  1) Next Regular Board Meeting rescheduled for January 7th  2) Vice President Anderson read a letter from St Ansgar CSD regarding their interest in discussing the sharing of a superintendent


Old Business - none


New Business

(4-0) Appointed John Anderson to the Worth County Conference Board


(4-0) Approved the Math Club cookie sale fundraiser for their annual calculator scholarships


(4-0) Approved an open enrollment request for Jessa Leerar


(4-0) Approved the Master Facilities Plan for the district


(4-0) Approved the review of the 700 Series of Board Policies


(4-0) Approved the first reading policy change to 704.5 Student Activities Fund


(4-0) Adjourned the meeting at 7:43 pm

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