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FEBRUARY 15, 2017, REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

FEBRUARY 15, 2017, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

 

The Stanton School District Board of Directors met at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 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, and Board Secretary Tammy Boyer. K-12 Principal Kevin Blunt arrived at 5:43 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 Sorensen made a motion to approve the minutes of the January 23, 2017, meeting with an amendment of the date the bus came from January 24th to the 31st with a second by Director Weis. The motion carried unanimously.

 

FINANCE REPORTS

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the finance reports with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

APPROVAL OF 2015-2016 AUDIT

Business Manager Maxwell presented the 2015-2016 School Audit Report.  Director Sorensen made a motion to approve the 2015-2016 Audit 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

ADA COMPLIANCE RENOVATION PROJECT UPDATE

After looking at two options for placement of the ADA Compliance restroom/locker room Director Lindgren made a motion to approve Option B, Ag Shop area, with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

ANDERSON PARK LIGHTING PROJECT

Director Sorensen made a motion to approve Schnackel Engineering to work on the lighting engineering for $3, 600 if we do this at the same time as Fremont-Mills Community School with a second by Director Weis.  The motion carried unanimously.  The school will also need to have a topographic survey done at an estimate cost of $2, 000.

 

SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Superintendent Herrick reported that the legislators set the supplemental state aid at 1.1%.  There looks to be big changes coming in collective bargaining.  There is still no word on Operational Sharing, SAVE, or the flexibility for designated funds.

 

SHARING MEETING WITH RED OAK CSD

The Stanton Community School Board will meet with the Red Oak Community School Board on February 27th at 7:00 PM in Red Oak.

 

PRINCIPAL UPDATE

Principal Blunt reported that the Junior High Science Fair had been held today in Fremont-Mills.  Stanton will host the quarterfinals of the boy’s District Tournament Thursday, February 16th, with the semi-finals being held on February 21st at Fremont-Mills. Play practice has begun with approximately 40 students involved.  Mr. John Mainquist with the help of Mrs. Sheila Mainquist, is the play director.  Dr. Kim Truka spoke to the elementary today about dental health and handed out toothbrushes/toothpaste.  The elementary has the FAST testing done for reading and Math Academy is being used for the math screening.  Reports will be send home to the parents.  Deb Carwall, Montgomery County Conservation, has been visiting the elementary classes.  The National Honor Society had another successful Valentine Cookie sale with over 200 cookies being sold. Drivers Education has started with Tracy King teaching 15 students.  The Parade of Bands Concert will be held on February 24th at 7:00 PM.

 

GOOD NEWS

Congratulations to:

 

Bruce Subbert and Carla Erickson, who held our local competition for the Junior High Science Fair.  Also to the following students for placing in the Science Fair:

 

Slade Graham, 2nd place Biology Exhibit/Display; Nicole Vorhies, 3rd place Consumer Science Research/Experience; Rylan Houston, 2nd place Earth Science Exhibit/Display; Aiden Graham, 1st place Earth Science Exhibit/Display; Ty Meier, Tied for 3rd place Physical Science Exhibit/Display; Levi Martin, 2nd place Physical Science Exhibit/Display, Bethany Goodemote, 1st place Physical Science Research/Experiment.

 

Darla Brooke, for the “Pink Out” night and receiving an award from the Relay for Life/Coaches vs Cancer.

 

Thank you to:

 

Griffin Anderson and Christian Graham for helping with this year’s basketball live-stream.

 

Rob Erickson for teaching PE/Health/Social Studies for the rest of the year and doing a great job with our students.

 

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT UPDATE

HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE CURRICULUM RECOMMENDATION

The Human Growth and Development Committee made a recommendation to use the curriculum “Choosing the Best” for the 6th-8th grade.  Director Sorensen made a motion to approve this recommendation with a second by Director Lindgren.  The motion carried unanimously.  The board would like to thank the committee for all of their work.

 

PERSONNEL

RATIFICATION OF 2017-2018 MASTER CONTRACT

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve the 2017-2018 master contract with a second by Director Sorensen.  This master contract includes a 3% salary/benefit package. The motion carried unanimously.

 

RESIGNATION REQUEST

Director Lindgren made a motion to accept the resignation of Dylan Kinser, Kitchen Helper, with a second by Director Weis.  The motion carried unanimously.  

 

NEW BUSINESS

BUS BIDS

Director Weis made a motion to accept the bid from School Bus Sales for a 2017 65 passenger gas bus and adding luggage storage and cameras for a total cost of $83,850 with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

2017-2018 SCHOOL CALENDAR

Superintendent Herrick is working on the 2017-2018 calendar.

 

FY 18 BUDGET DRAFT REVIEW TIMELINE/HEARING DATE

Director Lindgren made a motion to set the Budget Publication Date for March 2, 2017, and Public Hearing Date of March 17, 2017, with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

ADJOURNMENT

President Bates adjourned the meeting at 7:20 PM.  Special Joint Meeting with the Red Oak Community School Board will be held on February 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM in Red Oak.  The next regular meeting for the board is set for March 15, 2017, at 5:30 PM in the Board Room.