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DECEMBER 21, 2016, REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

DECEMBER 21, 2016, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

 

The Stanton School District Board of Directors met at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, December 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, Business Manager Shirley Maxwell, Board Secretary Tammy Boyer and guest Annette Zeplin of Facility Cost Management Group.

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 Sorensen made a motion to approve the minutes of the November16, 2016, meeting with a second by Director Lindgren. The motion carried unanimously.

FINANCE REPORTS

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve the finance reports with a second by Director Weis.  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 RENOVATION PROJECT

Annette Zeplin of Facility Cost Management Group presented preliminary plans and answered questions for the ADA Compliance Renovation Project.  To have less disruption of classes the project could start at the end of the school. There was discussion about the Anderson Park Lighting Project and how to cut cost for this project.

SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE

The legislators are talking about a 2% or less raise for allowable growth for schools for the coming school year.

PRINCIPAL UPDATE

Thursday, December 22, the Student Council is planning a day of fun for the students with door decorating, lip-sync, and dodgeball.  The students raised over $500 for the Denton Roberts family and the classes that meet or exceded their goal were rewarded by skipping a class period and going to the Viking Center for a fun hour.  The TLC instructional coaches have been observing classrooms and have met with the teachers and given guidance for lesson plans, assessment data, and classroom management.  The 5th grade class along with their teacher, Mr. John Mainquist, and the Student Council officers delivered food donations from the K-12 classes to the Stanton Food Bank.  Teacher In-Service will be held on January 3 with classes resuming for students on January 4.

GOOD NEWS

Thank you to:

The Junior Class and the Yearbook Staff for setting up a Change War to raise money and then purchased Applebee’s gift cards to send to 16 Stanton graduates that are now working in Law Enforcement.

Everyone who helped in any way for the Fundraiser Meal for the Denton Roberts Family.  It was very successful.

The 5th Grade and Mr. John Mainquist who lead the Food Drive.

Teachers/Staff who in lieu of a gift exchange collected money and bought gifts for a few families in need.

Congratulations to:

Ms. Schmidt, music teacher, who did a great job with her first Santa Lucia and Middle/High School Choir/Band Concert.

Emma Roberts, Jody Vanderholm, Matt Truka, Devin Isaacson, Slade Graham, and Cameron Sallach, who were selected for the Iowa Western Honor Band.

All 1st Grade Students, who as a whole class met their reading goals from September through December.

Mr. Haidsak, who recognized we did not miss any school the 1st semester due to bad roads and cold weather.

BOARD GOALS

There was discussion on the board goals and will ask Mrs. Sheila Mainquist for her input to the board on the assessment goals.

HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

The subcommittees have met and the whole committee will meet the 2nd week in January.

PERSONNEL

STUDENT COUNCIL ADVISOR

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve David Snyder as a Co-Advisor for Student Council for the 2016-2017 school year with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

KITCHEN DISHWASHER

Director Weis made a motion to approve Dylan Kinser as a kitchen dishwasher for the 2016-2017 school year with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS

DROPOUT PREVENTION/AT RISK BUDGET

Director Weis made a motion to approve the 2017-2018 At Risk Dropout Prevention Application requesting approximately $7,783 modified supplemental amount with a second by Director Lindgren.  The motion carried unanimously.

SBRC APPLICATION FOR INCREASING ENROLLMENT, OPEN ENROLLMENT OUT, AND LEP INSTRUCTION BEYOND 5 YEARS

Director Weis made a motion to approve the SBRC Application for approximately $119,297 for Increasing Enrollment with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT

President Bates adjourned the meeting at 7:10 PM.  The next regular meeting for the board is set for January 23, 2017, in the Board Room.