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OCTOBER 21, 2015, REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

The Stanton School District Board of Directors met at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, in the Board Room for a regular session. President Brian Bates call the meeting to order with Directors Mark Lindgren, Jeff Sorensen, Paul Vanderholm, and Tom Weis present. Additional attendees were Superintendent Chris Herrick, K-12 Principal Kevin Blunt, Business Manager Shirley Maxwell, and Board Secretary Tammy Boyer. Guests were Jeff Magneson and Amy Tibben.

President Bates presented a plaque to Jeff Magneson in appreciation of his 11 years of service to the Stanton Community School District as a member of the Board of Directors.

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 August 19 and September 3, 2015, meetings with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

TRANSPORTATION REPORT

There was discussion on having a town bus stop and the consensus was to have two town bus stops, one at the post office and one at the corner of Frankfort and Eastern.

 

FINANCIAL REPORTS

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve the financial reports with second by Director Sorensen. 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.

 

OLD BUSINESS

The design for the stage railing has been finalized and the railing is in the process of being made.

 

SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE

Superintendent Herrick reported that we are up 11 students this year on certified enrollment.

 

PRINCIPAL UPDATE

Principal Blunt thanked PTSO for leading a program for our book closet in the elementary that will supply reading level books to classrooms for our students. The Teacher Leadership Grant has been written and submitted. The end of the 1st quarter is October 30th; National Honor Society Induction Ceremony will be tomorrow at 10 AM; Regional Volleyball will be held here October 27th with Stanton playing Essex and the winner of that game playing the winner of the Bedford/Mt Ayr game at Bedford on October 30th; MidAmerican will be sponsoring the football game on October 23rd; and the Junior High Choir will be going to Sidney on October 26th for the Corner Conference Vocal Festival.

 

 

GOOD NEWS

Congratulations to:

 

Inductees into the National Honor Society in 2015 are Elizabeth Ernst, Ally Focht, Charles Truka, Jody Vanderholm, Abby Volquartsen, and Chelsea Weis.

 

Thank you to the Stanton Care Center for donating $1500 to the Stanton High School Fine Arts programs.

 

Thank you to Brady Johnson, Dustin Isaacson, Marcel Confer, David Sorensen, and Jake Lindgren for talking to the 4th graders about 4-H.

 

Thank you to the PTSO for raising money for our book closet and for paying $8 of every student’s fee for the STEM class that was held every Tuesday in October for 4th and 5th graders.

 

The 4th grade had a successful kayaking trip at Anderson Conservation with all students trying kayaking.

 

IASB ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The IASB Annual Conference will be held November 18th, 19th, and 20th in Des Moines.

 

BOARD GOALS

The Board discussed last year goals and will make a decision next month on this year’s goals.

 

PERSONNEL

PART-TIME PARAPROFESSIONAL POSITION

Director Sorensen made a motion to approve Michelle Lancaster as a part-time Paraprofessional at $8.50/hour with a second by Director Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously.

 

NEW BUSINESS

BOARD COMMITTESS

Director Weis made a motion to approve the following committees with a second by Director Lindgren. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Technology – Paul Vanderholm and Tom Weis

Transportation – Brian Bates and Jeff Sorensen

Budget & Finance – Mark Lindgren and Jeff Sorensen

Personnel – Mark Lindgren and Tom Weis

Building & Grounds – Brian Bates and Paul Vanderholm

 

TRANSFER OF FUNDS

Director Weis made a motion to transfer funds from Drill Team, Class of 2015, Spanish Club, Student Project, and Elementary Field Trip Funds to Class Gifts Fund to close out these accounts with a second by Director Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously. This was a result of the annual audit recommendation.

 

SBRC APPLICATION REQUEST

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the SBRC Application for increasing Enrollment with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

 

DISTRICT DEVELOPED SPECIAL EDUCATION DELIVERY PLAN

Director Sorensen made a motion to approve the District Developed Special Education Delivery Plan with a second by Director Lindgren. The motion carried unanimously.

 

PRINCIPAL TO SIGN ACTIVITY CHECKS

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the Principal to sign activity checks with a second by Director Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously.

 

OTHER

Amy Tibben requested that the school track or the school building in case of inclement weather be used for Relay for Life on June 11, 2016. The consensus of the board was to give permission for this.

 

ADJOURNMENT

ADJOURNMENT

President Bates adjourned the meeting at 7:20 PM.  The next regular meeting for the board will be November 18, 2015 at 5:30 PM in the Board Room.