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April 11, 2019 School Board Minutes

April 12, 2019

The Northwood-Kensett Board of Directors met in a Regular Meeting on Thursday, April 11, 2019 in the Elementary Media Center at 7:00 P.M.


Members present: John Anderson; Susan Kliment; Larry Hovey 

Members Absent: Cindy Pangburn; Roger Harris


(3-0) Approved the agenda; March 7th and 25th board minutes; Financial Reports for March; April bills for payment


President Hovey opened the public hearing for the Proposed Budget for 2019-2020 at 7:01 pm

Comments:  No public comments received

Public hearing closed at 7:02 pm



Elementary Principal:  1) Learning Night/Kindergarten Round-up April 22  and Preschool registration April 17  2) Kindergarten Orientation Day May 10  3) 6th grade orientation at High School May 3  4) Community service project for Univ of Iowa Children’s Hospital raised $661


Secondary Principal:  1) Foreign exchange student from Estonia next year  2) Community Connection Day May 8; student council and NHS officers involved in planning  3) Adding Human Relations concurrent enrollment course next year; designing a work-based learning program to be taught by Mrs. Thorson


Superintendent: 1) Andy Grunhovd has led the development of our Emergency Operation Plan.  Plan will be presented to teaching staff on June 4  2) Met with Steve Groth, St Ansgar Board President, and NK Board President Hovey on April 1 to review sharing agreement documents prior to both districts voting on agreement  3) St Ansgar Board approved superintendent sharing agreement at their April 8th meeting  4) Will need to hire .5 FTE special education teacher for 2019-2020.  This position will be combined with a .5 FTE reading teacher at elementary to be paid from categorical funding


Board:  1) Next Regular Board Meeting reschedule to May 7th at 7:00 due to NK hosting district track meet on May 9th   2) Budget amendment hearing at May meeting


New Business

(3-0) Approved the proposed published budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year


(3-0) Approved the Second Reading of policy changes to: 505.9 Parent and Family Engagement Policy; 204 Code of Ethics; 504.3 Student Publications; 504.3R1 Student Publications Code; 906.1R2 Fees for Use of School District Facilities

Addition of policy: 505.9R1 Parent and Family Engagement Building-Level Regulation; 401.11 Limitations to Employment References

Deletion of policy:  906.2 Smoke Free Environment


(3-0) Approved the first reading of policy changes to:  401.12 Employee Travel Compensation; 401.16 Credit Cards; 401.17 Employee Use of Cell Phones; 401.17R1 Employee Use of Cell Phones Regulation; 704.5 Student Activity Fund; 707.5 Internal Controls; 707.5R1 Internal Controls Procedures; 906.1 Community Use of School District Facilities & Equipment

Addition of policies: 401.12E1 Employee Travel Expense Reimbursement; 705.8 Expenditures for a Public Purpose; 705.8R1 Use of Public Funds Regulation


(3-0) Approved ratification of negotiated agreement between the NKEA and the Northwood Kensett Board of Education for 2019-2020 school year


(3-0) Approved issuing Teacher Leadership Compensation contracts for 2019-2020 as presented by Supt Crozier


(3-0) Approved issuing letters of assignment for classified personnel for 2019-2020 as presented by Mr. Crozier


(3-0) Approved issuing contracts for Bus Drivers, Director of Transportation, Director of Technology, Business Manager/Board Secretary, School Nurse for 2019-2020 school year as presented by Supt Crozier


(3-0) Approved issuing two-year continuing contracts for the principals and superintendent for 2019-2020 & 2020-2021 school years as presented by Supt Crozier


(3-0) Approved Superintendent Sharing Agreement for 2019-2020 with St Ansgar CSD  


(3-0) Approved the bid from American Time for replacement of the clock system in the elementary building in the amount of $9,167.10


(3-0) Accepted the resignation of Brenden Ehlke as Asst HS Girls Basketball coach pending suitable replacement


(3-0) Accepted the resignation of Ellen Gallagher as JH Boys Basketball coach pending suitable replacement


(3-0) Approved Morgan Howie as volunteer Girls Track coach


(3-0) Approved Ron Hengesteg as Asst Baseball coach for the summer of 2019


(3-0) Approved Ryan Severson as volunteer Baseball coach


(3-0) Adjourned the meeting at 7:59 pm

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