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NOVEMBER 14, 2017, REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

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The Stanton School District Board of Directors met at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, in the Board Room for a regular session. President Brian Bates called the meeting to order with Directors Travis Taylor, Paul Vanderholm, and Tom Weis present. Additional attendees were Superintendent Chris Herrick, Business Manager Shirley Maxwell, and Board Secretary Tammy Boyer.

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve the agenda with the addition of adding discussion of school bus lot with a second by Director Taylor. The motion carried unanimously.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Director Weis made a motion to approve the minutes of the October 18, 2017, meeting with a second by Director Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously.

 

TRANSPORTATION REPORT

The board would like to thank the Red Oak Community School Board for allowing the Stanton bus to continue for the rest of this school year to stop at two homes in the Red Oak District.

 

FINANCE REPORTS

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

 

Director Tibben arrived at 5:40 PM.

 

CONSIDERATION OF BILLS

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

 

OLD BUSINESS

FACILITY PROJECT UPDATES

The parking lot repair was done but not to the board’s satisfaction or to what was quoted.  Superintendent Herrick will talk to Denny’s Parking Lot Striping about this.

 

The ADA Compliance project is not completed and may take another couple of weeks.  The lighting project is near completion.

 

SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE

SCHOOL BUS LOT

The telephone company has contacted the board about purchasing the school bus lot.  Director Bates will have a conversation with them and find out more information.

 

Principal Blunt arrived at 6:40 PM.

 

PRINCIPAL’S UPDATE

Thank you to the PTSO for providing lunch for the staff during Parent/Teacher Conferences.  The elementary had close to 100% attendance and the middle/high school had approximately 50% attendance for Parent/Teacher Conference.  Basketball practice has begun.  There are 8 girls and 13 boys out for Junior High basketball and 11 girls and 13 boys for High School basketball.  The Junior High has their first game on November 16.  Stanton hosted the Junior High Corner Conference Vocal Festival.  There were 231 students that participated.  Ms. Kelsie Schmidt did a very good job of organizing this event.  The High School Corner Conference Vocal Festival was held on November 13 at South Page and went well.

 

GOOD NEWS

Thank you to:

 

Mr. Dave Snyder and the Government Class for their work in planning the Veteran’s Day Ceremony and Breakfast.  Breakfast was served to 26 veterans and their wives.

 

Ms. Clarisa Johnson, Mrs. Melissa Yeager, and Mrs. Elitha Bruning for all of their hard work with the high school students.

 

Mrs. Sandy Allen for her hard work on keeping the building clean and smelling amazing.

 

Claude Peterson and Pam Estes from the Stanton American Legion who came and presented to the 5th grade how to respect the flag and how to fold it.

 

Congratulations to:

 

The following members of the Viqueen Volleyball team who earned Corner Conference recognition for this season:  Savanna Moffett, 2nd Team All-Conference and Tara Peterson, Honorable Mention.

 

Mr. Jeff Grebin who was chosen District Coach of the Year.

 

The following members of the Viking Football team who earned District recognition for this season: 

Drake Johnson, Offensive District Player of the Year, 1st Team Offensive End, 1st Team Defense Back, 2nd Team Special Team Returner, and Academic All District; Noah Kammerer, 1st Team Offensive Line and Academic All District; Reece Anderson, 1st Team Linebacker, 2nd Team Offensive End and Academic All District; Dillion Rocha, 1st Team Defense Line and Honor Mention Utility; Cameron Walter, 2nd Team Defense Linebacker; Keygan Day, 2nd Team Quarterback; Brett Silva, Honor Mention Linebacker; Thomas Bates, Lucas Brockshus, Andrew Hammargren, Easton Hultman, Matt Truka, and Will Roberts who received Academic All District.

 

IASB CORRESPNDENCE

ORIENTATION MEETINGS UPDATE

Director Taylor and Director Tibben attended IASB Orientation Meetings for new board members.

 

IASB CONVENTION

The IASB Convention is this week.  Director Tibben, Director Bates, and Superintendent Herrick will be attending.  Business Manager Maxwell will be presenting at this convention.

 

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT UPDATE

BOARD GOALS

The Board will have a work session to work on Board Goals.

 

PERSONNEL

CHEERLEADING RESIGNATION REQUEST

Director Weis made a motion to accept the resignation request of Jenny Gettler, High School Cheerleading Coach, effective immediately with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

NEW BUSINESS

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

Director Tibben made a motion to approve the SBRC Application for approximately $19,773 for Increasing Enrollment, Open Enrollment Out, and LEP Instruction Beyond 5 Years with a second by Director Weis. The motion carried unanimously.

 

CONCOURSE VIDEO PROJECT

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve to use the funds left in the Activity Account from the Class of 2016 and 2017 to fund the Concourse Video Project with a second by Director Weis. The motion carried unanimously.

 

OPEN ENROLLMENT

Director Weis made a motion to approve Charles McCusker for open enrollment from Red Oak into Stanton due to a move for the 2017-2018 school year with a second by Director Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Director Tibben made a motion to approve Elisha Davis for open enrollment from Red Oak into Stanton due to a move for the 2017-2018 school year with a second by Director Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve Gracelynne Roberts for open enrollment from Red Oak into Stanton due to a move for the 2017-2018 school year with a second by Director Taylor. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Director Taylor made a motion to approve Nicholas Roberts for open enrollment from Red Oak into Stanton due to a move for the 2017-2018 school year with a second by Director Weis. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve William Roberts for open enrollment from Red Oak into Stanton due to a move for the 2017-2018 school year with a second by Director Taylor. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ADJOURNMENT

President Bates adjourned the meeting at 7:30 PM.  The next regular meeting for the board is set for December 20, 2017, at 5:30 PM in the Board Room.