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OCTOBER 19, 2016, REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

OCTOBER 19, 2016, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

 

The Stanton School District Board of Directors met at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, October 19, 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, and Board Secretary Tammy Boyer. 

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the agenda with the addition of adding Board Goals to the agenda with a second by Director Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Director Weis made a motion to approve the minutes of the September 21, 2016, meeting with a second by Director Lindgren. The motion carried unanimously.

 

TRANSPORTATION REPORT

Stanton Service will no longer carry fuel so all of the school vehicles will now fuel up at Casey’s.

 

FINANCIAL REPORTS

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

 

CONSIDERATION OF BILLS

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

 

OLD BUSINESS

ADA COMPLIANCE RENOVATION PROJECT-FACILITIES COST MANAGEMENT GROUP

Discussion was held on the contract with the Facilities Cost Management Group for the ADA Compliance Renovation Project.  The board is going to take more time to look this contract over.

 

ANDERSON PARK FIELD LIGHTING PROJECT

Musco Lighting has looked at the Anderson Park Field Lighting Project and gave a ball park figure of $180,000 to replace the lights. After discussion the board wanted more information what the school would need to do if it moved forward on this project.  Superintendent Herrick will look into this.

 

CYBER LIABILITY

Director Sorensen made a motion to approve Cyber Liability for $1,000,000 for $2223.00 per year with a second by Director Lindgren.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE

CERTIFIED ENROLLMENT NUMBERS

Superintendent Herrick reported that the school is up 3.1 students on the certified enrollment.

 

HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

The Human Growth and Development Committee will meet October 20, 2016, for an informational meeting on the Iowa Department of Education goals, program review, and current status of the program.

 

PRINCIPAL UPDATE

Principal Blunt reported that the Junior High Volleyball and Football seasons are over and Junior High Girls Basketball has started with boys to start soon. The High School Volleyball team will play Bedford on Monday, October 24th in regional play.  A win would put them in the regional semi-finals at Audubon on October 27th.  The High School Football team plays Bedford on Friday, October 21st at home.  A win would make the team District Champs and in the playoffs.  The College Chemistry class is going well. The students skype every day and have had 1 Saturday morning lab.  The 1st quarter is over on October 21st with Parent/Teacher Conferences to be on November 3rd, 8:00 AM-8:00 PM.  The Junior High Vocal Festival is October 24th at South Page and the High School Vocal Festival is November 14th.  Veteran’s Day Program will be held on November 11th with Mr. Dave Snyder and the Senior Government class planning it.  National Honor Society Induction Ceremony is October 20th with 5 students, Abbi Adams, Reece Anderson, Tanner Anderson, Connor Hultman, and Megan Shafer, being inducted.  The All School Play has been moved to March 3rd.

 

GOOD NEWS

Thank you to:

 

Ms. Allyson Forney, Curriculum Director, who has been helping on Professional Development Days with the FAST testing and progress monitoring.

 

Jody Druivenga who has done a lot of work on the standardized report cards.

 

Abbi Adams, Reece Anderson, Tanner Anderson, Connor Hultman, and Megan Shafer on being inducted into the National Honor Society.

 

IASB ANNUAL CONFERENCE/ATLANTIC WORKSHOP

The IASB Annual Conference will be held on November 17th and 18th in Des Moines and a workshop will be held in Atlantic on October 24th.

 

BOARD GOALS

The Board was given the Board Goals from last year to look over and add to at one of the next board meetings.

 

ISEBA SECTION 125 PLAN

Director Sorensen made motion to approve the Section 125 Plan with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

CORNER CONFERENCE MEMBERSHIP

Director Weis made a motion to approve the Corner Conference Sports Agreement for 2017-2018 with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ADJOURNMENT

President Bates adjourned the meeting at 7:18 PM.  The next regular meeting for the board is set for November 16, 2016, in the Board Room.