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NOVEMBER 16, 2016, REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

NOVEMBER 16, 2016, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

The Stanton School District Board of Directors met at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, in the Board Room for a regular session. President Brian Bates called the meeting to order with Directors Mark Lindgren, Paul Vanderholm, and Tom Weis present. Additional attendees were Superintendent Chris Herrick and Business Manager Shirley Maxwell.  Director Jeff Sorensen and K-12 Principal arrived at 5:39 PM.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve 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 October 19, 2016, meeting with a second by Director Lindgren. The motion carried unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORTS AND CERTIFIED ANNUAL REPORT

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the financial reports and the 2015-2016 Certified Annual Report/Special Education Supplement 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 RENOVATIO PROJECT-FCMG CONTRACT

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the ADA Compliance Renovation Project contract and the AIA Document with Facility Cost Management Group with a second by Director Weis.  The motion carried unanimously.

ANDERSON PARK FIELD LIGHTING PROJECT UPDATE

Discussion was held on Anderson Park Field Lighting Project and cost of project.  Shane Hoss of Engineering Technologies, Inc. estimated $15,000-$20,000 to draw up specs, get bid, and help through the process.  Project could cost between $180,000-$250,000.  Discussion was on the number of games vs the cost of the lights. Board will have Shane Hoss come and look at the field for more facts and figures.

PRINCIPAL UPDATE

Principal Blunt reported that elementary Parent/Teacher conferences attendance was very close to 100% with the Middle/High School at around 50%.  There are 7 Junior High Girls, 12 Junior High Boys, 10 High School Girls, and 22 High School Boys out for basketball.  Volleyball and Football teams went to the state tournament/play offs to watch.  Veterans’ Day Program was very good.  The principals are working with KMA for student recognition.  The school is working with Red Oak on a career fair for students and midterms are due on November 30th.  The PTSO is working on their carnival.  Thank you to the Stanton Strivers 4-H Club for donating $1,000 toward bottle filler stations.

GOOD NEWS

Congratulations to:

The following members of the Viqueen Volleyball team who earned Corner Conference recognition for this season:  Ally Focht, First Team (Elite); Chelsea Weis, First Team; Brandy Morrison, Second Team; Savanna Moffett, Honorable Mention.

Mindy Williams and the kitchen staff for their work on watching expenditures while making sure the school does a good job meeting the nutritional needs of the students.

The 5th grade has enjoyed using more technology in the classroom. The use of technology is connected to the 21st Century Skills.

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT UPDATE

PROGRESS ON BOARD GOALS

The Board is stilling continuing work on the goals and will present at a later board meeting.

HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE PROGRESS

There were 14 people at the Human Growth and Development Committee meeting that examined and critiqued the curriculum. Volunteers will research other curriculum and report back to the committee.  There was discussion on 9th-12th grades involvement in the program.  The board will approve the curriculum.

PERSONNEL

SCHOOL PLAY

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve John Mainquist as the director of the school play for the 2016-2017 school year with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

SPEECH COACH

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve John Mainquist as the speech coach for the 2016-2017 school year with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT

President Bates adjourned the meeting at 7:24 PM.  The next regular meeting for the board is set for December 21, 2016, in the Board Room.