JUNE 14, 2018, REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES
The Stanton School District Board of Directors met at 4:00 PM on Thursday, June 14, 2018, in the Board Room for a regular session. Vice-President Tom Weis called the meeting to order with Directors Travis Taylor, Amy Tibben, and Paul Vanderholm present. Additional attendees were Superintendent Chris Herrick, K-12 Principal Kevin Blunt, In-Coming Superintendent Dave Gute and Board Secretary Tammy Boyer.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Director Tibben made a motion to approve the agenda with the addition of adding Nisha Insurance Representatives, Rhett and Mindy Goy, to the Superintendent Updates with a second by Director Taylor. The motion carried unanimously.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve the minutes of the May 23, 2018, meeting with a second by Director Taylor. The motion carried unanimously.
President Brian Bates arrived at 4:07.
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 Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously.
SCHOOL SALE ITEM UPDATE
The custodian staff is working on cleaning out the shop and getting items ready for the auction which will be held at 4:30 PM on June 19, 2018, at the white fair building.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY FAIR BOOTH
The Stanton Community School will have a booth at the Montgomery County Fair which will be held July 17-22.
GUTE ENTRY PLAN
In-Coming Superintendent Gute presented his entry plan which includes meeting with staff, board members and community members.
With Operational Sharing passing in the Legislature, some other things to consider are Supplemental State Aid, Extension of SAVE, Fully Funded 4 Year Old Program and support for the AEA systems.
Facility projects to be considering are hard surfacing the drive in the back of the school and upgrading some classrooms.
Rhett and Mindy Goy, Representatives of Nishna Insurance Agency, presented the renewal rates for the school business/property insurance.
Thank you to the PTSO for paying for the Kindergarten and 2nd grade to go to the zoo in May. The Booster Club will be purchasing an American Flag that will hang and retract from the ceiling in the gym. Baseball is tied for conference lead with Fremont-Mills. District pods have been posted. The Conference Tournament will be held June 30 at East Mills and Fremont-Mills with the finals at Fremont-Mills. Softball Conference Tournament will held June 21 at Essex. Regional pairings will be out later in June. The new Math teacher, Jan Lenz, is here for a few days and will be back the beginning of August. Bevin Griffen, English teacher, has been working in her room and 1st grade teacher, Rachelle Focht, and Susan Peterson have been working together to clean the room. There is a lead on a science teacher and will report to the board how that is progressing. The gym finish will be applied the week of July 16. The custodian staff is cleaning rooms.
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT UPDATE
ACT scores will come in August
Director Weis made a motion to approve a 3% raise on a 1st of 2 year contract for the K-12 Principal with a second by Director Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously.
ROUTE DRIVER CONTRACTS
Director Tibben made a motion to approve a transfer for Rick Boyer and Steve Johnson from the SPED Bus Route to a Regular Bus Route with a second by Director Weis. The motion carried unanimously.
BREAKFAST/LUNCH AND TEXTBOOK FEES FOR 2018-2019
Director Weis made a motion to raise Breakfast prices $.05, Lunch prices $.10, and Textbook Fees $5.00 with a second by Director Tibben. The motion carried unanimously.
RESOLUTION TO PAY FY 18 OUTSTANDING BILLS
Director Weis made the motion to approve payment for any invoices that the district receives for items that are received prior to July 1, 2018, with a second by Director Tibben. The motion carried unanimously. This list of bills will be presented to the board at the next meeting.
Beau Boeye, of Boeye Technology, presented costs of new student computers and other equipment the district needs. He will get quotes for 65 computers to present to the board next month.
Director Weis made a motion to approve Oliva Soar for open enrollment from Red Oak to Stanton for the 2017-2018 school year due to a move with a second by Director Taylor. The motion carried unanimously.
Director Weis made a motion to approve William Walsten for open enrollment from Stanton to Red Oak for the 2017-2018 school year due to a move with a second by Director Tibben. The motion carried unanimously.
BOARD POLICY REVIEW
Superintendent Herrick presented Board Policies Code No. 705.1 (Purchasing-Bidding), 705.2 (Purchasing on Behalf of Employees), 705.3 (Payment of Goods and Services), 706.1 (Payroll Periods), 706.3 (Pay Deductions), 707.1 (Secretary’s Report), 707.2 (Treasurer’s Annual Report), 707.3 (Publication of Financial Reports), 707.4 (Audit), 707.5 (Internal Controls), 708 (Care, Maintenance and Disposal of School District Records) for review and 706.2 (Payroll Deduction) for review and revision. Director Weis made a motion to accept these policies with a second by Director Taylor. The motion carried unanimously.
President Bates adjourned the meeting at 6:01 PM. The next regular meeting for the board is set for July 18, 2018, at 5:30 PM in the Board Room.