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APRIL 19, 2017, REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

APRIL 19, 2017, REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

 

The Stanton School District Board of Directors met at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, April 19, 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 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 March 15 2017, meetings with a second by Director Lindgren. The motion carried unanimously.

 

TRANSPORATION REPORT

President Bates reported that he knew of a used mower to look at for the school and that Agriland FS had contacted him about a bulk tank for diesel fuel.

 

FINANCE REPORTS

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

 

CONSIDERATION OF BILLS

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

 

OLD BUSINESS

ADA COMPLIANCE RENOVATION PROJECT

Director Weis made a motion to approve the plans for the ADA Compliance Renovation Project with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

ANDERSON PARK LIGHTING PROJECT

Director Weis made a motion to approve the specifications for the Anderson Park Lighting Project with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

Director Weis made a motion to approve the advertisement to bid the Anderson Park Lighting Project with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

SUPERINTENDENT UPDATES

Superintendent Herrick shared a custodial staff job description for the board to look over.

 

PRINCIPAL UPDATE

Principal Blunt reported that the weights and storage rack that Booster Club purchased had arrived.  The Booster Club also is assisting in the purchase of a shootway for the basketball teams.  The PTSO provided lunch for the staff during Parent/Teacher Conferences, paid for the 6th-12th students to view the movie “Hidden Figures” and have a snack. PTSO is also assisting with the speaker Tim Felton, Deputy Sheriff of Winneshiek County who will have a presentation that will be centered on the appropriate use of Social Media and cell phones, Internet safety, and Drug and Alcohol Awareness among today’s youth.  He will speak to anyone 21 years old or older on May1st, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM in the gym and throughout the day to the 5th-12th grade students.  The Quiz Bowl of Austin Houston, Noah, Kammerer, Camden Sundberg, Abby Volquartsen, and Andrew Hammargren, placed 3rd overall in the B103 Quiz Bowl.  The Conference Track Meet will be held May 2nd for High School and May 12th for Junior High, both will be held at Fremont-Mills.  The Regional/District Track Meet will be 11th at Fremont-Mills.  We had 14 students complete drivers education with instructor Tracy King.  Large Group State Contest for band and choir will be May 5th in Atlantic.  Prom will be April 29th with the students visiting the Care Center at 5:00 PM, walkthrough is at 6:30 PM, meal at 7:15 PM, with the dance starting at 8:30 PM.  After Prom will be held at Alley V’s in Omaha.

 

GOOD NEWS

On Saturday, April 8th, 8 groups from the Stanton Music Department participated in the State Solo and Ensemble Contest at Fremont-Mills.

 

Congratulations to the following:

 

Charles McCusker, Vocal Solo- II

Alexis Stoakes, Vocal Solo- II; Women’s Triple Trio - II;

Emily Roberts, Clarinet Solo- Division II; Mixed Brass Quintet

Alexis Stoakes, Women’s Triple Trio - II

Aprill Fort, Women’s Triple Trio - II

Jody Vanderholm, Women’s Triple Trio - II; Cello Solo- I; Mixed Brass Trio; Mixed Brass Quintet- II

Savanna Moffett, Women’s Triple Trio - II

Devin Isaacson, Women’s Triple Trio - II; Mixed Brass Quintet- II

Megan Shafer,Women’s Triple Trio - II

Libby Ernst, Women’s Triple Trio - II

Chelsea Weis, Women’s Triple Trio - II

Shelby Brockshus, Women’s Triple Trio - II

Noah Kammerer, Vocal Duet- Division III; Mixed Brass Trio - II; Mixed Brass Quintet- II

Austin Houston, Vocal Duet- Division III

Matt Truka, Mixed Brass Trio - II; Mixed Brass Quintet – II

 

Thomas Bates who was part of the FFA Conduct of Meeting Team that received 3rd at State Contest.

 

IASB CORRESPONDENCE

Superintendent Herrick and Business Manager Maxwell attended a collective bargaining meeting about Chapter 20 changes.

 

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT UPDATE

Mrs. Darla Brooke will be starting the Human Growth and Development curriculum, “Choosing The Best”, with the junior high students.

 

PERSONNEL

KINDERGARTEN TEACHING CONTRACT

Director Weis made a motion to approve Shannon Hennemen as Kindergarten Teacher at BA Step 4 for the 2017-2018 school year with a second by Director Lindgren.  The motion carried unanimously.

2ND GRADE TEACHING CONTRACT

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve Amanda Focht as 2nd Grade Teacher at BA Step 0 for the 2017-2018 school year with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH/SOCIAL STUDIS TEACHING JH FOOTBALL, JH BOYS BASKETBALL, & JH BOYS TRACK COACH CONTRACTS

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve Joshua Walls as Physical Education/Health/Social Studies Teacher at BA Step 1 and JH Football, JH Boys Basketball, and JH Boys Track Coach for the 2017-2018 school year with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

BASEBALL CO-COACHING CONTRACT

Director Sorensen made a motion to approve Alex Cabbage as Baseball Co-Coach for 2017 with a second by Director Lindgren.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

ASSISANT GIRLS BASKETBALL CO-COACH CONTRACT

Director Weis made a motion to approve Brandie McFarland as Girls Basketball Assistant Co-Coach for the 2017-2018 school year with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

RESIGNATION REQUESTS

PEP CLUB

Director Lindgren made a motion to accept the resignation of Jenny Gettler, pep club sponsor, at the end of the 2016-2017 school year with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

STUDENT COUNCIL

Director Weis made a motion to accept the resignation of Kevin Blunt, student council sponsor, at the end of the 2016-2017 school year with a second by Director Lindgren.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

SUPPORT STAFF CONTRACTS-2017-2018

Director Weis made a motion to approve a 3% raise on salaries for all hourly support staff with the exception of Custodial with a second by Director Lindgren.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

BUS DRIVERS

Director Sorensen made a motion to approve a 3% raise on salaries for Bus Drivers with a second by Director Weis.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

ELEMENTARY SECRETARY

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve a 3.07% raise on salary for the Elementary Secretary with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

BOARD SECRETARY

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve a 3.01% raise on salary and insurance for the Board Secretary with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

K-12 PRINCIPAL

Director Weis made a motion to approve a 3.03% raise on salary and insurance for the K-12 Principal with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

2017-2018 SHARING AGREEMENTS

RED OAK-AGRICULTURE EDUCATION, INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS EDUCATION, GUIDANCE, BUSINESS MANAGER, TALENTED AND GIFTED EDUCATION

Director Lindgren made a motion to continue sharing with the Red Oak Community School District, Agriculture Education, Industrial Technology, Business Education, Guidance, and Business Manager and adding Talented and Gifted Education, pending working out all details, for the 2017-2018 school year with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

FREMONT-MILLS-SUPERINTENDENT, CURRICULUM, MAINTENANCE

Director Sorensen made a motion to continue our sharing with the Fremont-Mills Community School District, Superintendent, Curriculum, and Maintenance, for the 2017-2018 school year with a second by Director Weis.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

EAST MILLS-NURSING SERVICES

Director Lindgren made a motion to continue our sharing with the East Mills Community School District, Nursing Services, for the 2017-2018 school year with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

SOUTH PAGE-K-12TH ART/LIBRARIAN, FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE EDUCATION

Director Weis made a motion to continue sharing with South Page Community School District, K-12th Art/Librarian and Family and Consumer Science Education, for the 2017-2018 school year with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

OPEN ENROLLMENT

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve Cody and Zachary Haley for open enrollment from Stanton into Red Oak for the 2017-2018 school year with a second by Director Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve Danika Mitchell for open enrollment from Villisca into Stanton for the 2017-2018 school year with a second by Director Lindgren. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve Emmett Case for open enrollment from Villisca into Stanton for the 2017-2018 school year with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve Kaitlyn Bruce for open enrollment from Villisca into Stanton for the 2017-2018 school year with a second by Director Lindgren. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Director Weis made a motion to approve Remie Arnold for open enrollment from Villisca into Stanton for the 2017-2018 school year with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Director Weis made a motion to approve Trent Finnegan for open enrollment from Shenandoah into Stanton for the 2017-2018 school year with a second by Director Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously.

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve Trenton Sunderman for open enrollment from Villisca into Stanton for the 2017-2018 school year with a second by Director Lindgren. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Director Sorensen made a motion to approve Tucker Norris for open enrollment from Clarinda into Stanton for the 2017-2018 school year with a second by Director Lindgren. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ADJOURNMENT

President Bates adjourned the meeting at 8:44 PM.  The next regular meeting for the board is set for May 17, 2017 at 5:30 PM in the Board Room.