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AUGUST 17, 2016, REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

AUGUST 17, 2016, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

 

The Stanton School District Board of Directors met at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, August 17, 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 Christopher Herrick, K-12 Principal Kevin Blunt 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 Lindgren made a motion to approve the minutes of the July 20, 2016, regular meeting with a second by Director Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously.

 

TRANSPORTATION

Director Weis made a motion to fuel all buses for the 2016-2017 school year at Stanton Service and all vans at Caseys with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

FINANCIAL REPORTS

Director Lindgren 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 Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously.

 

OLD BUSINESS

SAVE REVENUE BONDS DISCUSSION

After discussion the consensus of the board was that more information was needed about the projects before a resolution could be made.  Superintendent Herrick will contact Musco to look over the lighting project to give a ball park figure on how much it would cost to replace the softball/baseball field lights and also have Facility Cost Management meet with the board and discuss ADA compliance.

 

CYBER LIABILITY INSURANCE

The board would like our insurance agent, Rhett Goy, meet with the board to explain cyber liability insurance.

 

HUMAN GROWTH/DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Superintendent Herrick has had interest from several people to be on this committee.  The board will appoint a committee at next month’s board meeting.

 

SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE

Superintendent Herrick presented at the School Administrators of Iowa Annual Meeting, along with 2 other local superintendents about sharing positions between schools.  They will also present at the School Board Association Conference this fall.  Superintendent Herrick thanked the board for the plant sent for his mother’s funeral and for their support during this time.

 

PRINCIPAL UPDATE

Principal Blunt reported that our preliminary numbers are up 4 from last year at the beginning of school.  New staff will meet on August 18 and all teachers will meet on August 19 with all staff meeting on August 23.  Mrs. Sheila Mainquist and Principal Blunt met with Red Oak Principal Jeff Spotts and Guidance Counselor John Brabec about schedules for sharing students between schools.  Red Oak has some students signed up to take business classes in Stanton.  There are 5 new Conference activities being offered this year which are STEM, CTE, Weight Lifting, Quiz Bowl, and Debate.

 

GOOD NEWS

Thank you to Bob Reed, Stu Peterson, Jody Druivenga, Melissa Yeager, Peggy Reed, Devin Druivenga, Tammy Magneson, and Don Hicks for all of their hard work getting the building and grounds ready for school.

 

Thank you to Beau Boeye who does a great job with technology.

 

PERSONNEL

K-12 PE/HEALTH/COACHING

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve Steven Epp as K-12 PE/Health Teacher and Coach for 2016-2017 school year with a second by Director Lindgren.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

PARAPROFESSIONAL/SUPPORT STAFF POSITION

Director Sorensen made a motion to approve Clarisa Macsher as Full-Time Paraprofessional at $8.50/hour and Cook’s Helper at $9.00/hour for the 2016-2017 school year with a second by Director Weis. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve Sherry Kocek as Full-Time Paraprofessional at $8.50/hour for the 2016-2017 school year with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

Director Sorensen made a motion to approve Amy Kingery as Half-Time Paraprofessional at 8.50/hour and Cook’s Helper at $9.00/hour for the 2016-2017 school year with second by Director Weis.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

NEW BUSINESS

OPEN ENROLLMENT

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve Adalyn Arnold for open enrollment from Villisca into Stanton for the 2016-2017 school year with a second by Director Weis.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

Director Sorensen made a motion to approve Gage Graham for open enrollment from Stanton to Red Oak for the 2016-2017 school year due to a change in residence with a second by Director Vanderholm.

The motion carried unanimously.

 

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve Hunter Graham for open enrollment from Stanton to Red Oak for the 2016-2017 school year due to a change in residence with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

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

Director Sorensen made a motion to approve Jesalynn Ridnour for open enrollment from Stanton to Red Oak for the 2016-2017 school year due to a change in residence with a second by Director Weis.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

SUPPORT STAFF LEAVES

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve support staff sick leave to 15 days per year with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

STAFF HANDBOOKS

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve the 2016-2017 staff handbooks with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

PRESS BOX SIGNAGE

Director Vanderholm made a motion to have Circle C Signs make the Press Box Sign at a cost of $450 with a second by Director Weis.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

VIKING CENTER AGREEMENT

Director Weis made a motion to approve the 2016-2017 Viking Center Rental Agreement with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

TEACHER SUBSITITUE PAY

Director Weis made a motion to keep teacher substitute pay at $105 which is the same as last year with a second by Director Lindgren.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

OTHER

The propane tank has been removed and everything has been converted over to natural gas.

 

ADJOURNMENT

President Bates adjourned the meeting at 7:38 PM.  The next regular meeting for the board is set for September 21, 2016 in the Board Room.