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JULY 15, 2015 Board Minutes

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

The Stanton School District Board of Directors met at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in the Board Room for a regular session. President Jeff Magneson called the meeting to order with Directors Brian Bates, Mark Lindgren, Jeff Sorensen, and Paul Vanderholm present. Additional attendees were Superintendent Chris Herrick, K-12 Principal Kevin Blunt, Business Manager Shirley Maxwell, and Board Secretary Tammy Boyer. Guests were Stanton Mayor Kirk Requist, City Superintendent Zeb McFarland, and Beau Boeye of Boeye Tech & Design.

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the agenda with a second by Director Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve the minutes of the June 9, 2015, meeting with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

 

FINANCIAL REPORTS

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the financial reports with second by Director Bates. The motion carried unanimously.

 

CONSIDERATION OF BILLS

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the bills with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

PHYSICAL PLANT AND EQUIPMENT LEVY ELECTION RESOLUTION

Director Lindgren introduced and caused to be read the Resolution hereinafter set out and moved its adoption; seconded by Director  Sorensen; after due consideration thereof by the Board, the President put the question upon the adoption of said Resolution and, the roll being called, the following Directors voted:

Aye:  Bates, Lindgren, Magneson, Sorensen, Vanderholm

Nay:  ___________________________________________________________________

Whereupon the President declared said Resolution duly adopted as follows:

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the Board deems it necessary and desirable to provide additional funding for the Stanton Community School District pursuant to the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy and

WHEREAS, the Board wishes to take action to adopt a Resolution of Election directing an election on the question of participating in the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy;

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Board:  

Section 1:        That the Board Secretary is hereby authorized to direct the County Commissioner of Elections to submit the question of participation in the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy ballot question to the qualified electors of the District on September 08, 2015 on the following proposition:

Shall the Board of Directors of the Stanton Community School District be authorized for a period of ten (10) years to levy and impose a physical and plant and equipment tax of not exceeding one dollar ($l.34) per $1,000 of assessed valuation, and be authorized annually, in combination, to levy a physical plant and equipment property tax with the levy of property taxes for collection commencing in the fiscal year beginning July 01, 2016, and to impose a physical plant and equipment income surtax upon each individual income taxpayer resident in the school district on December 31 for each calendar year commencing with calendar year 2016 or, each year thereafter (the percent of income tax not to exceed 20 percent determined by the Board of Directors each year) to be used for the purposes permitted by Iowa Law?

 

CONCESSION/STORAGE SHED UPDATE

The inside of the building is done and gutters are left to be installed on the outside.

 

WELL STATUS

The well contractor will be back to see why we are having issues with the well.

 

FOLLOW UP TO ANDERSON PARK CONVERSATION

After discussion with Stanton Mayor Requist and City Superintendent McFarland the censuses of the board was to have the City Council make a resolution at their next meeting to deed the baseball field to the school.

 

SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE

SUPPLEMENTAL STATE AID

The Governor vetoed the one time money for school districts and this is loss of around $20,000 to the Stanton District. 

 

WEBSITE STATUS PRESENTATION

DBA Boeye Tech & Design, Beau Boeye presented the new website layout. He will continue to work with SOCS to get this website up and running.

 

SUMMER FACILITY UPDATE

Several projects are finished and the rest of the projects are in process of being done.

 

SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATION

Board members need to fill out the Superintendent Evaluation and return it to the board president as soon as possible.

 

GOOD NEWS

Thank you to the custodian staff of Steve Johnson, Bob Reed, Stuart Peterson, Jody Druivenga, Christi Elwood, Tammy Magneson, and Melissa Yeager for all of their work on getting the building ready for Homecoming.

 

2015-2016 STUDENT/PARENT HANDBOOKS

Director Sorensen made a motion to approve the 2015-2016 Student/Parent Handbooks with a second by Director Lindgren. The motion carried unanimously.

 

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT UPDATE

TEACHER LEADERSHIP COMPENSATION GRANT PLANNING

The following teachers, along with Principal Blunt, are working on the Teacher Leadership Compensation Grant for the 2016-2017 school year: Katie Elwood, Carla Erickson, Jeff Grebin, Susan Peterson, and Lisa Whigham. They are meeting every week to write the grant.

 

NEW BUSINESS

2015-2016 TEXTBOOK FEES

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve the textbook fees for K-5th at $50.00 and 6th-12th at $70 with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

 

2015-2016 BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PRICES

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve Breakfast prices for K-12th at $1.40 and adults at $1.90 and Lunch prices for K-5th at $2.10, 6th-12th at $2.25, and adults at $4.00 with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

2015-2017 AUDIT FIRM

Director Bates made a motion to approve the bid from Nolte, Cornman, and Johnson as the Audit Firm for the school for 2015-2017 with a second by Director Lindgren. The motion carried unanimously.

 

2015-2016 BREAD AND DAIRY BIDS

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the Bread bid from HyVee with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

Director Sorensen made a motion to approve the Dairy bid from Hiland with a second by Director Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ADJOURNMENT

President Magneson adjourned the meeting at 8:30 PM. The next regular meeting for the board will be August 19, 2015, at 6:00 PM in the Board Room.