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February 14, 2019 School Board Minutes

February 15, 2019

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in a Regular Meeting on Thursday, February 14, 2019 in the Elementary Media Center at 7:00 P.M.

 

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

 

(5-0) Approved the agenda with the deletion of item X-9 Approve Audit Report for fiscal year 2018; January 7th board minutes; Financial Reports for January; February bills for payment

 

President Hovey opened the public hearing for Remodel of Secondary Library at 7:03 pm

Comments:  Supt Crozier gave an overview of the bids received; no public comments

Public hearing closed at 7:05 pm

 

President Hovey opened the public hearing for 2019-2020 School Calendar at 7:05 pm

Comments: no public comments

Public hearing closed at 7:06 pm

 

Reports

Kimberly Odegaard, Director of Curriculum, gave an overview of the new science curriculum for 2019-2020 school year.  Mystery Science from the AEA for grades K-4; STEMscopes for grades 5-10; Activate Learning for Chemistry & Physics; continue to use current Anatomy and Physiology curriculum

 

Elementary Principal:  1) Winter FAST testing for Reading closes Feb 15  2) Reading Week   3) Four students selected for 5th/6th North Central Iowa Choral Directors Honor Choir; public concert Feb 21 at 7 pm at NIACC

 

Secondary Principal:  1) Aspire Assessment-pre ACT test given to 8th and 10th grade  2)  Student backpack policy to be implemented in 2019-2020  3) Cornelius Scholarship remaining funds to be used for FFA welders

 

Superintendent: 1) High School Band selected to perform at the Iowa Bandmasters Conference in May 2019  2) Superintendent Advocacy Day at Capitol Feb 5  3) Budget Workshop Feb 7 

 

Board:  1) Next Regular Board Meeting rescheduled for March 7th due to spring break  2) Financial Update on the bond projects

 

Old Business

Superintendent Sharing with St Ansgar – no further updates

 

New Business         

Initial Negotiation Proposal from the Northwood-Kensett Education Association was reviewed by the board and opened for questions

Initial Negotiation Proposal from the Northwood-Kensett Board of Education was reviewed by the negotiating committee and opened for questions

 

(5-0) Approved Kenison Construction as the contractor for the remodel of the library at the secondary building in the amount of $387,000

 

(5-0) Approved the 2019-2020 school calendar as presented

 

(5-0) Approved the WCDA expenditures for the 2019-2020 school year as presented

 

(5-0) Approved FLR Sanders as the contractor for refinishing the secondary gym floor in the amount of $17,500

 

(5-0) Approved Iowa Prison Industries as the supplier for furniture for the secondary library in the amount of $31,658

 

(5-0) Approved purchase of the science curriculum through STEMscopes for grades 5-10 in the amount of $36,144.93 and Activate Learning for Chemistry & Physics in the amount of $9,431.98

 

(5-0) Approved an open enrollment request past the March 1st deadline for Josh Leerar

           

(5-0) Approved the resignation of Ryan Severson as assistant varsity baseball coach for the 2019 season

 

(5-0) Approved Ryan Severson as a volunteer 7-12 girls/boys track coach for 2019 season

 

(5-0) Adjourned the meeting at 8:06 pm

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