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MARCH 16, 2016, REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

The Stanton School District Board of Directors met at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, March 16, 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, K-12 Principal Kevin Blunt, Business Manager Shirley Maxwell, and Board Secretary Tammy Boyer. Guest were Beau Boeye and Lisa Hammargren.

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the agenda with a second by Director Weis. The motion carried unanimously.

 

FY 2017 SCHOOL BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING

Business Manager Maxwell presented the FY 17 Budget with budget total requirements of $4,456,902 at a tax levy rate of 12.00493 per $1,000 taxable valuation.  Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve the budget for 2016-2017 with a second by Director Lindgren.  The motion carried 5-0.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Director Weis made a motion to approve the minutes of the February 17, 2016, meeting with a second by Director Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously.

 

FINANCIAL REPORTS

TRANSPORTATION

After looking at several quotes for a 2012 pickup and a 2016 van Director Vanderholm made a motion to purchase the 2012 pickup from Red Oak Chrysler at $500 less the quote price of $14,500 or $14,500 if the dent is repaired with a second by Director Lindgren.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

Director Sorensen make a motion to purchase a 2016 Grand Caravan from Red Oak Chrysler for $22,270 with a second by Director Weis.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

CONSIDERATION OF BILLS

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

 

OLD BUSINESS

FACILITY UPDATE

There is new rock in the drive behind the school and the locker room ceiling project will be worked on during spring break. Merle Rambo, architect, will be here on March 18 to look over our facilities and give ideas on the school becoming ADA Compliant.

 

SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE

The legislators have not set the Supplemental State Aid but there is talk of setting it at 2.5 to 3%.

 

 

 

SAVE EXTENSION-Secure an Advanced Vision for Education

Negotiations are continuing on extending SAVE beyond FY 2019. This funding stream was formerly known as the statewide school infrastructure sales and services tax and also known as the local option sales and services tax for school infrastructure.

 

PROGRAM/POSITION SHARING 2016-2017

SOUTH PAGE CSD-TAG/LIBRARY/ART

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the sharing agreements with South Page CSD for TAG and Library/Art with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

EAST MILLS CSD-SCHOOL NURSE

Director Sorensen made a motion to approve the sharing agreement with East Mills CSD for School Nurse with a second by Director Weis.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

FREMONT-MILLS CSD-SUPERINTENDENT, MAINTENANCE, CURRICULUM

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve the sharing agreement with Fremont-Mills CSD for Superintendent, Maintenance, and Curriculum Director with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

RED OAK CSD-BUSINESS MANAGER, AGRICULTURE, INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS EDUCATION, GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

Director Weis made a motion to approve the sharing agreements with Red Oak CSD for Business Manager, Agriculture Education, Industrial Technology, Business Education and Guidance Counselor with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

PRINCIPAL’S UPDATE

Principal Blunt reported that Lisa Hammargren would like to start a High School Competitive Dance Team. Lisa told the board her vision for this team.  After discussion it was decided that more research would be needed and a decision would be made at a later date.

 

The PTSO Carnival went well with the junior class serving the meal and the rest of the middle/high school classes helping at the games. The coaches have met with the Booster Club and the Booster Club will be helping out with the purchase of some equipment. Interviews have started for the elementary positions that are open. Starting March 21 a new cell phone policy will be in place.  When students come into all classrooms including music and study hall, they will place their phone where the teacher has prepared it to be placed.  Track practice has started with the first meet on March 31 here in Stanton. The new district football assignments are out.  March 21 a motivational speaker is coming to speak to the 5th-12th graders.

 

 GOOD NEWS

Congratulations to the following:

 

Easton Hultman for qualifying for the State Geography Bee.

 

Baylee Gibbs for being our 1st Student of the Month in the Villisca Review.

 

The Boys Basketball Team on finishing the season 22-3 and being the Conference Tournament and Regular season and District Champions.

 

Camden Sundberg for receiving a I at State Speech Contest and Alexis Stoaks for receiving a II.

 

The Middle/High School classes mixed with the elementary classes to read and color for Read Across America.  Thank you to Mrs. Leanne Johnson and Mrs. Carla Erickson for organizing this.

 

Thank you to Mrs. Sheila Mainquist for organizing a Career Day for our 4th and 5th grade students.  There were 22 career professionals who spoke to the students in six paths - Nature Path - Business Path - Creative Path - Health Path - Helping Path - Fixing/Building Path.

 

2015-2016 SIAC MEMBERSHIP

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the following people as SIAC Members for 2015-2016 with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

1st of 3-Year Term:  Heather Huddle, Matt King

2nd of 3-Year Term:  Susan Issacson, Ryan Smith, Shawnee Cooper

3rd of 3-Year Term:  Mike Burke, Katie Hart, Keri Fort

Staff:  Susan Peterson, Lisa Whigham, John Mainquist,  

Board Members:  Jeff Sorensen, Tom Weis

Students:  Paige Fiscus, Brady Johnson, Chloe Smith, Hunter Reese, plus a couple of students to be named

Administration:  Chris Herrick, Kevin Blunt, Sheila Mainquist

 

TLC UPDATE

The school has advertised for the Lead Teacher Positions.

 

PERSONNEL

RESIGNATION REQUEST-JUNIOR CLASS SPONSOR

Director Lindgren made a motion to accept the resignation of Jody Druivenga, Junior Class Sponsor, at the end of the 2015-2016 school year with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

RESIGNATION REQUEST-KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

Director Weis made a motion, with a second by Director Vanderholm, to accept the retirement and resignation of Maurine Allen, Kindergarten Teacher, at the end of the 2015-2016 school year with much appreciation for her years of service.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

RESIGNATION REQUEST-3RD GRADE TEACHER

Director Vanderholm made a motion to accept the resignation of Kaylie Hyde, 3rd Grade Teacher, at the end of the 2015-2016 school year with a second by Director Lindgren.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

RESIGNATION REQUEST-K-12 MUSIC TEACHER

Director Weis made a motion to accept the resignation of Brandon Mennenoh, K-12 Music Teacher, at the end of the 2015-2016 school year with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

NEW BUSINESS

OPEN ENROLLMENT

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve Abbie Bullington for open enrollment from Red Oak into Stanton for the 2016-2017 school year with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve Paige Bullington for open enrollment from Red Oak into Stanton for the 2016-2017 school year with a second by Director Weis.  The motion carried unanimously.

Director Weis made a motion to approve Emma Bullington for open enrollment from Red Oak into Stanton for the 2016-2017 school year with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

2014-2015 SCHOOL AUDIT

Business Manager Maxwell presented the 2014-2015 School Audit report.  Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the 2014-2015 Audit with a second by Director Weis.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

RESOLUTION TO REQUEST REGULAR PROGRAM BUDGET ADJUSTMENT

Director Weis made a motion to pass the following resolution, that the Board of Directors of Stanton Community School District, will levy property tax for fiscal year 2016-2017 for the regular program budget adjustment as allowed under Section 257.14, Code of Iowa with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried 5-0.

TECHNOLOGY UPGRADE OPTIONS/QUOTES

Beau Boeye of Boeye Technology presented what upgrades would cost for the student computers that will extend the computer life.  He will get more quotes and present at next month’s meeting.

 

ADJOURNMENT

President Bates adjourned the meeting at 8:54 PM.  The next regular meeting for the board is tentatively set for April 20, 2016 at 5:30 PM in the Board Room.