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JUNE 15, 2016, REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

JUNE 15, 2016, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

 

The Stanton School District Board of Directors met at 4:30 PM on Wednesday, June 15, 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.

 

PUBLIC PRESENTERS/GUEST AND VISITORS ADDRESSING THE BOARD

Laura Shafer was present and asked questions about the timeline of appointment of the Human Growth and Development Curriculum Committee.  The Board reported that a committee would be appointed in the fall.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the minutes of the May 11, 2016, regular meeting and May 11 and June 2, 2016 special meetings with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

 

FINANCIAL REPORTS

TRANSPORTATION

Director Bates reported that the new van will be delivered in July.  Also the school will be taking bids for purchase of bus 95.  The new pickup received hail damage during a storm in May and repair of prior dent and hail damage will be done by Hilltop Auto.

 

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

 

CONSIDERATION OF BILLS

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

 

OLD BUSINESS

SAVE REVENUE BONDS FOR FACILITY UPGRADES

Director Weis made a motion to move forward in exploring financial options using SAVE Revenue Bonds for ADA Compliance and other improvement projects like baseball field lighting with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING ON 2016-2017 SCHOOL CALENDAR AND CALENDAR HOURS RESOLUTION

Director Weis made a motion to approve the start date of August 24, 2016, and use hours as measurement for the 2016-2017 school year with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

BASKETBALL BACKBOARD/SAFETY STRAPS

Director Vanderholm made a motion to accept Iowa Direct Equipment quote for $7,850 for basketball backboard/safety straps but check to see if we have already purchased the safety straps with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE

DELAY OF 3rd GRADE RETENTION

Superintendent Herrick reported that the requirement of having all students at the end of 3rd grade be at 3rd grade reading level or attend summer school or be retained has been delayed for one more year.

 

SUMMER PROJECT UPDATE

Projects for this summer include locker room floors, painting band and FCS rooms, replacing ceiling tiles in band room, hallways, and stairwells, updating lighting in hallways and stairwells, cleaning buses and vans, and converting everything to natural gas.

 

PRINCIPAL UPDATE

The Booster Club donated $1,000 toward the Baseball Scoreboard.  Red Oak Fabrication is close to getting the signs for it done.  Interviews for 2 paraprofessional are being conducted.  Various end of the year state reports are getting finished.  Staff had a goodbye luncheon for Maureen Allen, Rhoda Hartstack, Jo Peterson, Karlie Hyde, Brandon Mennenoh, Katie Elwood, and Tamra Ruff on May 27th.

 

PERSONNEL

RESIGNATION REQUESTS

Director Lindgren made a motion to accept the resignation of Robin Culbertson, paraprofessional, with a second by Director Weis.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

SECONDARY TLC LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve Carla Erickson and Lacey Stephens as secondary mentors/coaches and Jeff Grebin as technology coach and as a group as professional development coaches with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

SECONDARY SOCIAL STUDIES, BASKETBALL AND TRACK COACH

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve David Snyder as Secondary Social Studies Teacher at MA15 Step 5, and as Head Girls Basketball and Girls Track coach, with a second by Director Weis.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

JUNIOR CLASS SPONSOR

Director Weis made a motion to approve Tammy Boyer as Junior Class Sponsor with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

SENIOR CLASS SPONSOR

Director Weis made a motion to approve Connor Kem as Senior Class Sponsor with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

NEW BUSINESS

OPEN ENROLLMENT

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

 

Director Sorensen made a motion to approve Kaelynn Allen for open enrollment out of Stanton into Red Oak for the 2016-2017 school year with a second by Director Lindgren.  The motion carried unanimously.

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve Tristan Elwood for open enrollment out of Stanton into Griswold for the 2016-2017 school year with a second by Director Weis.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

RESOLUTION FOR PAYING LATE BILLS

Director Lindgren made the motion to approve payment for any invoices that the district receives for items that are received prior to July 1, 2016 with a second by Director Sorensen.  Motion carried unanimously.  This list of bills will be presented to the board at the next meeting.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY FAIR BOOTH

The school district will have a booth at the Montgomery County Fair held July 12th-17th.  Director Bates will schedule volunteers for this.

 

ADJOURNMENT

President Bates adjourned the meeting at 6:40 PM.  The next regular meeting for the board is set for July 20, 2016 at 4:30 PM in the Board Room.