NOVEMBER 19, 2018, REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES
The Stanton School District Board of Directors met at 5:30 PM on Monday, November 19, 2018, in the Board Room for a regular session. President Brian Bates called the meeting to order with Directors Travis Taylor, Amy Tibben, Tom Weis and Paul Vanderholm present. Additional attendees were Superintendent Dave Gute, Business Office Clerk Shirley Maxwell, and Board Secretary Tammy Boyer.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Director Weis made a motion to approve the agenda with a second by Director Tibben. The motion carried unanimously.
VISITORS ADDRESSING THE BOARD
Pastor Matt King was present and thanked the board for keeping Wednesdays open for church activities and also for all of their work as a board.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve the minutes of the October 17, 2018, meeting with a second by Director Weis. The motion carried unanimously.
Director Weis made a motion to approve the finance reports with a second by Director Taylor. The motion carried unanimously.
CONSIDERATION OF BILLS
Director Weis made a motion to approve the bills with a second by Director Tibben. The motion carried unanimously.
The HVAC needs repair in the elementary. CMI gave a quote for a repair and the board will get another quote from another company before repairs next summer.
Superintendent Gute reported he had attended the IASB Convention and it was a learning experience for him. He went to several outbreak sections and thought the keynote speakers were very good. Directors Bates and Taylor also joined him at the convention.
The board looked at some vacuum cleaner bids and since they were below the amount needed for board approval the Superintendent will make a decision on them.
Principal Kevin Blunt arrived at 6:15 PM
Principal Blunt reported that PTSO is looking at February 22 for their carnival. Basketball has started with 10 girls and 14 boys out for high school and 8 girls and 12 boys for junior high. There are 10 girls out for cheerleading. Thank you to Kevin Cabbage and FMTC for supporting and sponsoring the Veteran’s Day breakfast. 27 veterans and their spouses attended the breakfast. Two Stanton students, Mallorie Wookey and Allie Sandin, attended the FFA National Convention and will report at the next board meeting. The High School Festival was held at Sidney on November 19 and Ms. Schnidt thought the choir performed well during the concert.
Congratulations to the following:
Volleyball All-Conference: 1st Team-Tara Peterson, 2nd Team-Savanna Moffett, Honorable Mention-Shelby Brockshus
Coach Druivenga choosen to coach a SWI KMA Senior All-Star game. Shelby Brockshus and Savanna Moffett will play in these games.
Football All-District: District Offense Player of the Year Tight End Receiver, 1st Team Returner, 1st Team Linebacker, 1st Team Punter-Drake Johnson, 1st Team Utility, 2nd Team Linebacker-Brett Silva, 1st Team Defensive Back-Keygan Day, 2nd Team Defensive Line, Honorable Mention Offensive Line-Matt Truka, Honorable Mention Tight End Receiver-Thomas Bates
The Junior High Science Fair was held in Fremont-Mills today. The following students placed:
Consumer Science-2nd place-Leah Sandin
Biology-5th place-Dacey Henneman , 6th place-Elly McDonald
Physical Science-3rd place-Evan Hopf, 4th place-Axel King, 5th place-Josh Martin
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT UPDATE
SCHOOL BOARD GOALS AND SUPPORTING ITEMS
1. Increase student achievement through quality instruction and learning opportunities.
- Current Professional development for staff
- Expanded professional development for staff
- Iowa Assessment
- Fast Testing
- ACT Scores
- Curriculum Alignment
2. All students will be college and career ready upon graduating from the Stanton Community School District.
- Work based learning opportunities
- Build a CCR culture into the Stanton curriculum
- Encourage students to take Comp I (Eng 105)
- Encourage students to take College math courses
3. Develop a comprehensive facilities plan.
- Continue to look at district needs
- Designate a contingency fund for emergencies
- Develop a 5 year plan for facility improvements
4. Remain a financially strong and viable district.
- Keep the unspent budget authority above 15%
- Maintain strong balances in SAVE and PPEL
5. Stanton community school district will continue to implement a communication plan.
- Daily announcements shared with parents
- Weekly Bulletin to the community
BOARD POLICIES ONLINE
The School Board Policies are in the process of being put on the school website.
SIAC MEETING UPDATE
Superintendent Gute shared the SIAC meeting agenda and discussion items from the SIAC meeting on November 6 with the board.
LEARNING AT THE BOARD TABLE
Superintendent Gute shared different “Whose Job Is it” scenarios with the board for discussion.
SBRC APPLICATION FOR OPEN ENROLLMENT OUT
Director Weis made a motion to approve the SBRC Application for approximately $6,736 for Open Enrollment Out with a second by Director Tibben. The motion carried unanimously.
Director Weis made a motion to approve Adryan Goodman for open enrollment from Red Oak to Stanton for the 2018-2019 school year with a second by Director Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously.
Director Tibben made a motion to approve Cale Haley for open enrollment from Red Oak to Stanton for the 2018-2019 school year due to a change in residence with a second by Director Weis. The motion carried unanimously.
Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve Damian Goodman for open enrollment from Red Oak to Stanton for the 2018-2019 school year with a second by Director Taylor. The motion carried unanimously.
Director Tibben made a motion to approve Kaiden Foster for open enrollment from Red Oak to Stanton for the 2018-2019 school year with a second by Director Taylor. The motion carried unanimously.
Director Taylor made a motion to approve Karsen Mabe for open enrollment from Red Oak to Stanton for the 2019-2020 school year with a second by Director Tibben. The motion carried unanimously.
SCHOOL BOARD POLICY
Superintendent Gute presented School Board Policies Code No. 200.1 (Organization of the Board of Directors), 200.2 (Powers of the Board of Directors), 200.3 (Responsibilities of the Board of Directors), 201 (Board of Directors’ Elections), 202.1 (Qualifications), 202.2 (Oath of Office), 202.3 (Term of Office), 202.4 (Vacancies), 203 (Board of Directors’ Conflict of Interest), 204 (Code of Ethics), 205 (Board Member Liability), 206.1 (President), 206.2 (Vice-President), 206.3 (Secretary), 206.4 (Treasurer), 207 (Board of Directors’ Legal Counsel), 208 (Ad Hoc Committees), 209.1 (Development of Policy), 209.2 (Adoption of Policy), 209.3 (Dissemination of Policy), 209.4 (Suspension of Policy), 209.5 (Administration in the Absence of Policy), 209.6 (Review and Revision of Policy), 209.7 (Review of Administrative Regulations), 210.1 (Annual Meeting), and 210.2 (Regular Meeting).
Director Weis made a motion to approve School Board Policies Code No100 (Legal Status of the School District), 101 (Educational Philosophy of the School District), 102 (Equal Educational Opportunity), 103 (Long-Range Needs Assessment), 104 (Anti-Bullying/Anti-Harassment Policy), 105 (Assistance Animals), 506.1 (Education Records Access) with a second by Director Taylor. The motion carried unanimously.
President Bates adjourned the meeting at 7:25 PM. The next regular meeting for the board is set for December 19, at 5:30 PM in the Board Room
g for the board is set for December 19, at 5:30 PM in the Board Room