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MARCH 15, 2017, REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

MARCH 15, 2017, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

 

The Stanton School District Board of Directors met at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, March 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, K-12 Principal Kevin Blunt, Business Manager Shirley Maxwell, and Board Secretary Tammy Boyer.

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

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

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the minutes of the February 15 and February 27, 2017, meetings with a second by Director Weis. The motion carried unanimously.

 

FY 2018 SCHOOL BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING

Business Manager Maxwell presented the FY 18 Budget with budget total requirements of $5,424,915 at a tax levy rate of 12.12151 per $1,000 taxable valuation.  Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the budget for 2017-2018 with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried 5-0.

 

FINANCE REPORTS

The Drivers Education van backed into a post and the broken light cover will be replaced.  Head Cook Mindy Williams will be visiting Fremont-Mills School over spring break to see how their salad bar works and if anything they do that can be implemented in Stanton.

 

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve the finance reports 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

The architects are finishing up the drawing details and the specifications for the project.  There is one contractor interested in looking to bid the project and Facilities Cost Management are calling around to find others.  

 

ANDERSON PARK LIGHTING PROJECT

President Bates found some light poles for sale in Omaha and Superintendent Herrick will go look at them to see if they would work for our project.

 

SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE

Teacher, coaches, and extra-curriculum contracts were handed out today.  Support staff and administration contracts will be on next month’s agenda.  House file 230 on the penny tax goes to vote next week in the legislation.

 

PRINCIPAL UPDATE

Thank you to PTSO for donating for the Bully Program for 3rd-8th grades and toward the yearbook field trip to Sioux City.  Thank you to the Booster Club for donating for weights, dumbbells, and a storage rack. The Athletic Banquet will be held on April 21st at the Viking Center.  Track has started for both high school and junior high.  Stanton meets are March 30th for the high school and April 11th for junior high.  March Mayhem will be held on March 31st and April 1st

 

GOOD NEWS

Congratulations to the following:

The students who performed at state speech contest and received the following ratings, Abby Volquartsen, I in storytelling, Alexis Stoakes, I in acting and improvisation, Megan Shafer,

I in musical heather and II in spontaneous speaking, Libby Ernst, II in literary program, Noah Kammerer, I in improvisation and I in storytelling, Camden Sundberg, II in spontaneous speaking, Chris Jones, II in radio news, Jody Vanderholm, II in prose, Austin Houston, II in poetry, and Connor Hultman, who was unable to compete due to illness.

 

Alexis Stoakes who will be performing at the Individual All-State Festival at the University of Northern Iowa on March 27th.

 

The Quiz Bowl team of Camden Sundberg, Abby Volquartsen, Austin Houston, Noah Kammerer, and Andrew Hammargren who placed 1st in the Conference Round Robin contest and 2nd in the single elimination contest.

 

Thomas Bates will be advancing to State FFA Contest on the Conduct of Meeting Team.

 

The basketball players who received All Corner Conference Honors:  Drake Johnson and Connor Hultman who were Elite 1st team; Dillion Rocha, 1st team; Easton Blunt, 2nd team; Chelsea Weis, Elite 1st team; Jody Vanderholm, 1st team; Ally Focht, 2nd team; and Savanna Moffett, Honorable Mention.

 

Ms. Kelsie Schmidt on the excellent elementary musical and Parade of Band Concert.

 

Mr. John Mainquist and Mrs. Sheila Mainquist on an excellent all school play.

 

Mrs. Sheila Mainquist for great leadership for the Career Day.

 

The Middle School students who have improved their reading comprehension since second quarter.

 

The 5th grade students who has worked extremely hard with their math program this year.  They all have also read above the 151 cut score on the winter screener (FAST) and had an accuracy of 98-100%.

 

PERSONNEL

PARAPROFESSIONAL POSITION

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve Rachel Douglas as a paraprofessional for the rest of the 2016-2017 school year at $8.50 per hour with a second by Director Weis.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

KITCHEN POSITION

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve Deanna Clark as a kitchen dishwasher for the rest of the 2016-2017 school year at $9.00 per hour with a second by Director Weis.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

RESIGNATION REQUEST-KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

Director Lindgren made a motion to accept the resignation of Carol Barnes, Kindergarten Teacher, at the end of the 2016-2017 school year with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

RESIGNATION REQUEST-2nd Grade TEACHER

Director Vanderholm made a motion, with a second by Director Weis, to accept the resignation of Jennifer Burke, 2nd Grade Teacher, at the end of the 2016-2017 school year with much appreciation for her years of service.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING-2017-2018 SCHOOL CALENDAR

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the 2017-2018 School Calendar, pending any changes to align with Red Oak Community School calendar, with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

ADJOURNMENT

President Bates adjourned the meeting at 7:05 PM.  The next regular meeting for the board is set for April 19, 2017 at 5:30 PM in the Board Room.