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SEPTEMBER 21, 2016, REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

The Stanton School District Board of Directors met at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, September 21, 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. 

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the agenda with the addition of adding Rhett Goy, Nisha Insurance Agency representative, to the agenda with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ANNUAL MEETING

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Superintendent Herrick conducted the election of the President of the Board. Director Lindgren made a motion to nominate Brian Bates as President of the Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 school year with a second by Director Weis. Motion carried unanimously.  Director Bates was elected President of the Board with a unanimous vote.

The meeting was turned over to President Bates. Director Sorensen moved with a second by Director Weis to elect Mark Lindgren as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

The oath was given to the newly elected officers by Board Secretary Boyer.

 

APPOINTMENT OF BOARD SECRETARY

Director Weis made a motion to appoint Tammy Boyer as Board Secretary for the 2016-2017 school year with a second by Director Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously.

 

APPOINTMENT OF TREASURER/BUSINESS MANAGER

Director Lindgren made a motion to appoint Shirley Maxwell as Treasurer/Business Manager for the 2016-2017 school year with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

APPOINTMENT OF NEWSPAPER FOR PUBLICATIONS

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve Villisca Review/Stanton Viking as the newspaper for publications for the 2016-2017 school year with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

 

DEPOSITORY RESOLUTION AND LIMITS

Director Weis made a motion to name Great Western Bank as the district’s financial depository and to set the depository limit at $3 million for the 2016-2017 school year. Director Vanderholm seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

 

DESIGNATION OF LEGAL COUNSEL

Director Lindgren made a motion to appoint Ahlers Law Firm as legal counsel for the 2016-2017 school year with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

REGULAR MEETING DATES AND TIMES

Director Lindgren made a motion to have regular board meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 PM with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

BOARD COMMITTEES

Director Lindgren made a motion to leave the board committees the same as the 2015-2016 school year with a second by Director Weis. 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

Viking Center-Brian Bates

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve the minutes of the August 17 and September 1, 2016, meetings with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

 

FINANCIAL REPORTS

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

ADA COMPLIANCE RENOVATIN PROJECT

Director Lindgren made a motion to move forward and also pursue financing for the ADA Compliance Renovation Project with a second by Director Weis.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

After discussion about the loss of our Human Growth and Development educator and the different options of who to have teach this class. Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the following people for the Human Growth and Development Committee with a second by Director Sorensen.

 

Amy Kingery, Patricia Goodemote, Brandie Shaw, Amy Tibben, Marty Clark-Moffett, Lacy Stephens, Steve Haley, Peggy Reed, Karen Mead, Matt King, Mrs. Elizabeth Shirley (school nurse), Mrs. Sheila Mainquist (guidance counselor), Mr. Kevin Blunt (K-12 Principal), Mrs. Leanne Johnson (teacher), Mr. Tucker Epp (teacher), Mrs. Susan Peterson (teacher), Mrs. Darla Brooke (teacher), Mr. Tom Weis (board member), and Dr. Chris Herrick (superintendent).

 

The motion carried unanimously.

 

CYBER LIABILITY

Rhett Goy of Nisha Insurance Agency explained the Cyber Liability policy and why it is being offered.  The board asked many questions and will have this as a discussion/action item at the next board meeting.

 

SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE

Preliminary enrollment numbers are up from last year but official count is on October 1.

 

PRINCIPAL’S UPDATE

Middle/High School students will be decorating Homecoming floats on Thursday with the pep rally/coronation at 7:00.  School will dismiss early on Friday for pancakes and parade.  The 4th and 5th grades are using technology with math facts, Scholastic online, and spelling tests.  The 4th grade also visits the Care Center once a month. Mrs. Mainquist took the junior class to Shenandoah for a college fair on September 20th. The school year is off to a great start.  TLC is going well. The staff has had 1 day to work with other staff.  We have 23 Red Oak students enrolled in our business classes.  This is going smoothly.  Football and Volleyball teams are off to a successful start.  The Wednesday early dismissal schedule is working well and the school is seeing benefits from matching Red Oak schedule and their adjustment to match our daily time.  The Student Council and National Honor Society is planning a Live Heathy day for the whole school on October 5th with PTSO helping provide lunch.  The Booster Club is having a tailgate supper before the Homecoming game and Montgomery County Memorial Hospital will serve a meal before the volleyball game on September 29th with the profits donated to the cheerleaders.

 

GOOD NEWS

Thank you to the following:

Robin Culbertson who has been coming in and volunteering in the elementary, working with at risk readers.

 

Lisa Whigham who helps with some of our newer students who need extra support in reading.

 

Penny McDaniel who volunteers with the free after school tutoring at the Viking Center.

 

Katie Hart, PTSO Treasurer, who has been running the volleyball concessions

 

Jody Druivenga who helps with a diabetic student who often requires extra assistance.

 

ISBA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The ISBA Annual Conference will held on November 17th and 18th in Des Moines.

 

ACT SCORES

Superintendent Herrick reported to the board that the school had received the average ACT scores for last year and it was 23.9 compared to the state average of 22.1. Stanton was above the state average in every area.

 

PERSONNEL

FOOD SERVICE POSITION

Director Weis made a motion to approve Ted Marshall as a Cook’s Helper at $9.00 per hour for the 2016-2017 school year with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

PARAPROFESSIONALS

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve Sandra Allen as a paraprofessional at $8.50 per hour for the 2016-2017 school year with a second by Director Weis.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

EXTRA AND CO-CURRICULAR RESIGNATON REQUEST

Director Lindgren made a motion to accept the resignation request from Amber Volquartsen from speech and drama sponsor and concession stand stocker with a second by Director Weis.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

CONCESSION STAND SPONSOR

Director Sorensen made a motion to approve Katie Hart as concession stand sponsor for the 2016-2017 school year with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

NEW BUSINESS

SPECIAL EDUCATION DEFICIT SBRC ALLOWABLE GROWTH REQUEST

Director Weis made a motion to approve the request for Modified Allowable Growth and Supplemental Aid for Special Education Deficit of approximately $94,128.21 for the 2016 fiscal year with a second by Director Vanderholm.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

BOARD POLICY REVIEW

Superintendent Herrick presented Board Policies Code 102 (Equal Educational Opportunity), 102.E1 (Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination), 102.E2 (Continuous Notice of Nondiscrimination), 102.E3 (Notice of Section 504 Student and Parental Rights), 102.E4 (Complaint Form, Discrimination, Anti-Bullying, and Anti-Harassment), 102.E5 (Witness Disclosure Form), 102.E6 (Disposition of Complaint Form), 102.R1 (Grievance Procedure), 103 (Long-Range Needs Assessment), 104 (Anti-Bulling/Anti-Harassment Policy), 104R.1 (Anti-Bulling/Anti-Harassment Investigation Procedures), 403.1 (Employee Physical Examinations).  Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve these policies with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

ADJOURNMENT

President Bates adjourned the meeting at 7:50 PM.  The next regular meeting for the board is set for October 19, 2016 in the Board Room.