JANUARY 14, 2016, REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES
The Stanton School District Board of Directors met at 5:30 PM on Thursday, January 14, 2016, in the Board Room for a regular session. President Brian Bates called the meeting to order with Directors Mark Lindgren, Jeff Sorensen, Paul Vanderholm, and Tom Weis present. Additional attendees were Superintendent Chris Herrick, Business Manager Shirley Maxwell, and Board Secretary Tammy Boyer.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Director Weis 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 December 16, 2015, meeting with a second by Director Lindgren. The motion carried unanimously.
Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the financial reports with second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.
CONSIDERATION OF BILLS
Director Sorensen made a motion to approve the bills with a second by Director Weis. The motion carried unanimously.
The Building and Grounds Committee will meet and give the board recommendations on facility priorities at the next meeting.
Principal Kevin Blunt arrived at 6:05 PM
Superintendent Herrick reported there has been discussion on the 2016-2017 calendar but one is not set yet. Principal Blunt and Guidance Counselor Sheila Mainquist met with the Red Oak Principal and Guidance Counselor and discussed a mutual bell schedule to help with the shared classes.
LEGISLATIVE/SUPPLEMENTAL STATE AID/ALLOWABLE GROWTH UPDATE
There is no legislation action on supplemental state aid.
STATEWIDE SALES TAX DISCUSSION UPDATE
The governor is proposing that 3/8% of the statewide sales tax be taken from schools and be used for water quality.
Principal Blunt reported that Iowa Assessments will be the 1st week in February. There was a sewer backup in the locker rooms that has been taken care of. He and Don Hicks are getting quotes for a new baseball scoreboard. The Corner Conference Basketball Tournament starts on Monday with the girls playing Nishnabotna at South Page and the boys playing Heartland Christian at Farragut on Tuesday. Stanton will host the boys semi-finals on Thursday. The PTSO Carnival will be held on March 4th, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM with the junior class serving a meal.
TEACHER LEADERSHIP COMPENSATION GRANT
Deb Johnson from the AEA will be in Stanton on January 18th to work with Susan Peterson, Katie Elwood, and Carla Erickson on the Teacher Leadership Compensation Grant.
The SEA is asking for a total package of 5.09%. The next negotiations meeting will be held on February 17th before the board meeting.
SPECIAL PRESENTATION CERTIFIED ANNUAL REPORT PRESENTATION
Business Manger Maxwell presented Certified Annual Report and the unspent balance projections. There was discussion on the sharing staff and the impact on Stanton’s unspent balance if operational sharing is not renewed by the legislators after the year 2019.
President Bates adjourned the meeting at 7:35 PM. The next regular meeting for the board is tentatively set for February 17, 2016 at 5:30 PM in the Board Room.