JANUARY 23, 2019, REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES
The Stanton School District Board of Directors met at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 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 David Gute, K-12 Principal Kevin Blunt, and Board Secretary Tammy Boyer.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Director Weis made a motion to approve the agenda with the moving personnel off of the consent agenda with a second by Director Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously.
Director Tibben made a motion to approve the consent agenda of past minutes, reports, and bills with a second by Director Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously.
Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve Emily Irr as Science Teacher pending her getting her teaching license with a second by Director Tibben. The motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Gute reported that the governor is suggesting a 2.3% in State Supplemental Aid and is supporting School Transportation and Equity Funding. He is planning on attending Day on the Hill and will meet with the legislators. He, along with Shirley Maxwell and Kirsten Heard, will attend the ISFIC Budget workshop. Stanton has a Food Service Site Visit in February.
Principal Blunt reported that the PTSO will have their carnival on February 22. Booster Club will be having Parents’ Night this Friday at the basketball games and will also be serving a meal. The boys district teams are out with the girls regionals soon to be released. He has received quotes for the score table and will continue to look into to this. This Friday there will be a pep rally at 2:45 with a coronation of the queen and king at the half time of the girls game, parents’ night announcing between the games and the dance team performing at half time of the boys game. The Winter Ball will be held on Saturday at the community room at the fire station. Stanton has two Quiz Bowl teams with the first team competing last Monday and winning the round. The second team will compete on Thursday. The Christmas Concert was well attended. Swing Choir will be serving a luncheon and performing on Sunday at Mamrelund Church and competing at State Swing Choir Contest on Monday, January 28, in Atlantic. Stanton had five speech groups at District Speech Contest and all received a I rating and will perform at State Large Group Speech Contest on February 2. Mrs. Sheila Mainquist, Mr. Jeff Grebin, and the staff have been preparing and practicing with the students on some Iowa Assessment Testing that will take place on the computer this year as there are several kinks to work on.
Stanton was 1 of 166 schools with no player/coach ejections for the 2017-2018 year.
The school received a letter from the Hamburg Superintendent on the good sportsmanlike conduct our junior high players, coaches, and spectators had when we played at Hamburg.
Stanton ranks 2nd out of the 16 schools in our area with how many seniors are taking online classes through SWCC. Stanton tied in 1st place with the average number of credits earned per senior with 24.
Congratulations to the students chosen for the SWI Honor Choir: Shelby Brockshus, Charles Davis, Devin Isaacson, Savanna Moffett, Kami Tibben, and Ryan Volquartsen.
SCHOOL INPROVEMENT UPDATE
LEARNING AT THE SCHOOL BOARD TABLE
The board discussed an article called “Graduating All Students Innovation Ready.”
Director Weis made a motion to approve Board Policy No. 507.9 (Wellness Policy) with a second by Director Taylor. The motion carried unanimously.
DRIVERS EDUCATION FEES
Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve the 2019 Drivers Education Fees as $315 for in district students and $370 for out of district students with a second by Director Tibben. The motion carried unanimously.
Director Weis made a motion to approve Zaden Beacham 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 Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously.
Director Tibben made a motion to approve Morgan Bissell 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 Taylor. The motion carried unanimously.
Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve Jailyn Beacham 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.
SCHOOL BOARD POLICY
Superintendent Gute presented School Board Policies Code No. 401.13 (Staff Technology Use/Social Networking), 402.1 (Release of Credit Information), 402.2 (Child Abuse Reporting), 402.3 (Abuse of Students by School District Employees), 402.4 (Gifts to Employees), 402.6 (Employee Outside Employment), 403.1 (Employee Physical Examinations), 403.2 (Employee Injury on the Job), 403.3 (Communicable Diseases-Employees), 403.4 (Hazardous Chemical Disclosure), 403.5 (Substance-Free Workplace), 403.6 (Drug and Alcohol Testing Program), 404 (Employee Conduct and Appearance), 405.1 (Licensed Employee Defined), 405.2 (Licensed Employee Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection), 405.3 (Licensed Employee Individual Contracts), 405.4 (Licensed Employee Continuing Contracts), 405.5 (Licensed Employee Workday), 405.6 (Licensed Employee Assignment), 405.7 (Licensed Employee Transfers), 405.8 (Licensed Employee Evaluation), 405.9 (Licensed Employee Probationary Status), 406.1 (Licensed Employee Salary Schedule), 406.2 (Licensed Employee Salary Schedule Advancement), 406.3 (Licensed Employee Continued Education Credit), 406.4 (Licensed Employee Compensation for Extra Duty), 406.5 (Licensed Employee Group Insurance Benefits), 406.6 (Licensed Employee Tax Shelter Programs), 407.1 (Licensed Employee Resignation), 407.2 (Licensed Employee Contact Release), 407.3 (Licensed Employee Retirement), 407.4 (Licensed Employee Suspension), 407.5 (Licensed Employee Reduction in Force), 407.6 (Voluntary Early Retirement-Licensed Employees), 408.1 (Licensed Employee Professional Development), 408.2 (Licensed Employee Publication or Creation of Materials), 408.3 (Licensed Employee Tutoring), 409.1 (Licensed Employee Vacation-Holidays-Personal Leave), 409.2 (Licensed Employee Personal Illness Leave), 409.3 (Licensed Employee Family and Medical Leave), 409.4 (Licensed Employee Bereavement Leave), 409.5 (Licensed Employee Political Leave), 409.6 (Licensed Employee Jury Duty Leave), 409.7 (Licensed Employee Military Service Leave), 409.8 (Licensed Employee Unpaid Leave), 410.1 (Substitute Teachers), 410.2 (Summer School Licensed Employees), 410.3 (Truancy Officer), 410.4 (Education Associate), 411.1 (Classified Employee Defined), 411.2 (Classified Employee-Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection), 411.3 (Classified Employee Contracts), 411.4 (Classified Employee Licensing/Certification), 411.5 (Classified Employee Assignment), 411.6 (Classified Employee Transfers), 411.7 (Classified Employee Evaluation), 411.8 (Classified Employee Probationary Status), 412.1 (Classified Employee Compensation), 412.2 (Classified Employee Wage and Overtime Compensation), 412.3 (Classified Employee Group Benefits), 412.4 (Classified Employee Tax Shelter Programs), 413.1 (Classified Employee Resignation), 413.2 (Classified Employee Retirement), 413.3 (Classified Employee Suspension), 413.4 (Classified Employee Dismissal), 413.5 (Classified Employee Reduction in Force), 414.1 (Classified Employee Vacations-Holidays-Personal Leave), 414.2 (Classified Employee Personal Illness Leave), 414.3 (Classified Employee Family and Medical Leave), 414.4 (Classified Employee Bereavement Leave), 414.5 (Classified Employee Political Leave), 414.6 (Classified Employee Jury Duty Leave), 414.7 (Classified Employee Military Service Leave), 414.8 (Classified Employee Unpaid Leave), and 414.9 (Classified Employee Professional Purposes Leave).
Director Weis made a motion to approve School Board Policies Code No. 300 (Role of School District Administration), 301.1 (Management), 302.1 (Superintendent Qualifications, Recruitment, Appointment), 302.2 (Superintendent Contract and Contract Nonrenewal), 302.3 (Superintendent Salary and Other Compensation), 302.4 (Superintendent Duties), 302.5 (Superintendent Evaluation), 302.6 (Superintendent Professional Development), 302.7 (Superintendent Civic Activities), 302.8 (Superintendent Consulting/Outside Employment), 303.1 (Administrative Positions), 303.2 (Administrator Qualifications, Recruitment, Appointment), 303.3 (Administrator Contract and Contract Nonrenewal), 303.4 (Administrator Salary and Other Compensation), 303.5 (Administrator Duties), 303.6 (Administrator Evaluation), 303.7 (Administrator Professional Development), 303.8 (Administrator Civic Activities), 303.9 (Administrator Consulting/Outside Employment), 304.1 (Development and Enforcement of Administrative Regulations), 304.2 (Monitoring of Administrative Regulations), 305 (Administrator Code of Ethics), 306 (Succession of Authority to the Superintendent), 307 (Communication Channels), 400 (Role of Guiding Principles for Employees), 401.1 (Equal Employment Opportunity), 401.2 (Employee Conflict of Interest), 401.3 (Nepotism), 401.4 (Employee Complaints), 401.5 (Employee Records), 401.7 (Employee Travel Compensation), 401.8 (Recognition for Service of Employees), 401.9 (Employee Political Activity), 401.10 (Credit Cards), 401.11 (Employee Orientation), 401.12 (Employee Use of Cell Phones) with a second by Director Taylor. The motion carried unanimously.
President Bates adjourned the meeting at 7:42 PM. The next regular meeting for the board is set for February 20, 2019, at 5:30 PM in the Board Room