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FEBRUARY 19, 2018, REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

FEBRUARY 19, 2018, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

 

The Stanton School District Board of Directors met at 5:30 PM on Monday, February 19, 2018, in the Board Room for a regular session. President Brian Bates called the meeting to order with Directors Travis Taylor, Amy Tibben, 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 Tibben made a motion to approve the agenda with a second by Director Weis. The motion carried unanimously.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve the minutes of the January 16, 2018, meeting with a second by Director Taylor. The motion carried unanimously.

 

FINANCE REPORTS

Director Taylor 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 Taylor.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

OLD BUSINESS

FACILITY PROJECT UPDATES

Superintendent Herrick reported that he has the Substantial Completion Certificates that need to be signed off on as soon as the board feels the ADA Compliance Project is complete.

 

VIDEO CAMERA SYSTEM STATUS

There are still 2 more cameras to be installed plus the card reader at the back door.  The board requested that 1 more camera be installed on the back of the building also.

 

SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE

LEGISLATIVE SESSION

The report from the legislative session on operational sharing is that it will probably be renewed for another 5 years.  Looks like there will be 1% in Supplemental State Aid for next year.  The Extension of state Penny Sales Tax for Infrastructure will be introduced and there may be School Funding Equity for Transportation.

 

2018-2019 SCHOOL CALENDAR

Superintendent Herrick has a draft of the 2018-2019 school calendar but is waiting to see the calendar for Red Oak Community School.

 

PRINCIPAL UPDATE

Principal Blunt reported that the PTSO Family Fun Night will be held on February 23, 5:00-7:00 PM in the gym.  Iowa Assestments are finished.  Last Monday Lee Williams came and presented to the students a very good program as Abraham Lincoln.  Conference Speech will be held at Fremont-Mills on Wednesday, February 21 and Conference Science Fair will held at Fremont-Mills on Thursday, February 22.  March 8, Stanton will host the Conference Quiz Boal.   The boys basketball team will play CAM at St. Albert tomorrow evening in district play.  JH Track practice will be starting soon.  Last Friday the teachers had an in-service and had a speaker in to talk about the slave/sex trade that is in the SW Iowa area.  The AEA came in the afternoon and showed “Resilience” which is a follow up film to, “Paper Tigers”.

 

GOOD NEWS

Congratulations to the following:

 

Speech students that preformed at Large Group Speech Contest.

Group Improv of Devin Isaacson, Austin Houston, and Noah Kammerer who received a II rating.

 

Group Mime ofAustin Houston, Noah Kammerer, Devin Isaacson, Will Roberts, and Waverley Brown who received a I rating.

 

Radio Broadcasting of Nick Mueller, Will Roberts, Waverley Brown, Abbi Adams, Mallorie Wookey, Nicole Vorhies, and Anika Wenstrand who received a II rating.

 

Radio Broadcasting of Andrew Hammargren, Easton Hultman, Savanna Moffett, Emma Roberts, Alyssa Resh, Kaitlyn Bruce, Brooklyn Adams, and Kami Tibben who received a II rating.

 

Thank you to the Montgomery County Hospital and Kelsie Huseman, sports trainer, for providing services at the basketball games.

 

DRIVER EDUCATION FEES

Director Weis made a motion to set the Drivers Education Fees at $315 for in district students and $370 for out of district students with a second by Director Tibben.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

PERSONNEL

PERSONNEL/NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

The Personnel Committee met today with the SEA for the SEA first proposal.  Discussion was held on how the new contract would look due to the changes in collective bargaining.

 

RESIGNATION REQUEST

Director Weis made a motion to accept the resignation of Peggy Reed, paraprofessional, effective February 16, with a second by Director Vanderholm .  The motion carried unanimously.  

 

DRIVER EDUCATION CONTRACT

Director  Tibben made a motion to approve Kelsie Bruce and Noel Bogdanski as the Drivers Education teachers at $230 per student with a second by Director Taylor .  The motion carried unanimously.

 

CHEERLEADING CONTRACT

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve Angela Roberts as Basketball Cheerleading Coach with a second by Director Weis.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

NEW BUSINESS

OPEN ENROLLMENT APPLICATIONS

Director Weis made a motion to approve Alexis Chambers for open enrollment from Red Oak into Stanton for the 2018-2019 school year with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

Director Tibben made a motion to approve Hayden Jones for open enrollment from Red Oak into Stanton for the 2018-2019 school year with a second by Director Taylor.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve Lucas McClain for open enrollment from Villisca into Stanton for the 2018-2019 school year with a second by Director Taylor.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

EARLY RETIREMENT PROGRAM

Director Vanderholm made a motion with a second by Director Weis to offer an early retirement plan for the 2017-2018 school year to full-time certified and non-certified employees at 25% of the employee’s contracted base salary.  This offer is only for the 2017-2018 school year.  The number of applications for the Early Retirement Plan will be limited to no more than 4. The motion carried unanimously.

 

SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH FIRM

Director Tibben made a motion to enter into a contract for $6,000 plus expenses with Ray and Associates for the superintendent search along with Fremont-Mills Community School with a second by Director Weis.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

NEXT MEETING DATE

There will be a Special Board Meeting on February 28 at 6:30 PM at Stanton with the Fremont-Mills Board of Directors and Ray and Associates.  The next Regular Board Meeting will be held March 21 at 5:30 PM in the Board Room.

 

ADJOURNMENT

President Bates adjourned the meeting at 6:52 PM.