HINTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1998 7:00 P.M. -BOARD ROOM

The Board of Directors of the Hinton Community School District met in regular session, Monday, December 14, 1998 in the Board Room. Members Rodgers, Howe, Hardersen, Dittmer and Bogue responded "aye" to the roll call. Superintendent Scott, Jo Jurgensmeier, Sue Petty, Dan Hudek, Mary Daniels, Sherry Vogel, Chris Johnson, Craig Gerow, Jeff Hansen, Aurdra Wilsbacher, Susan Knop, Julie Johnson, Tom Flannery, Jeff and Sharon Ryan, Mary Kovarna, Penny Hofer, Norma Kovarna, Bette Fischer, Betty Bollmeyer, Pam Milton, Peg Hageman and Dave Attrill were also present

Mary Kovarna, spokeswoman for the Hinton Community School Advisory Committee, presented the board with a Position Paper on All Day, Every Day Kindergarten. The paper requested the School Board draft and adopt a plan for an all-day, everyday kindergarten program for the school year beginning in the fall of 1999. President Rodgers informed the committee more research would be gathered and it would be looked at again. It was noted two open enrollment applicants were kindergarten students with parents who prefer the current alternate days of attendance.

Tom Flannery requested the board consider allowing his son, a junior, to leave early 3 days a week. He would have study halls at this time and it would allow him to work at his current part-time job to learn a skill. The current board policy allows only seniors to have early outs or late starts. After some discussion the board determined the policy would not be changed to include, juniors but Sherry \/ogel and Dan Hudek agreed to coordinate a school to work program for him 3 days a week, similar to an independent study program in which he could receive credit.

Mary Daniels presented the board with the results of the Iowa Testing Program. Mrs. Daniels reported beginning in 1996-97, the district has received achievement levels reports for grades four, eight, and eleven in areas of math and reading. These reports show how well our students did on the test by placing them in one of three main categories of performance. Their scores are not compared to other students, and there are not standards set by which to translate the scores. They simply categorize student achievement levels based on test performance. The lows Testing Program is providing these scores to districts in Iowa so that progress toward school goals for improvement may be measured from year to year. These reports are also helpful in assessing our curriculum and in identifying learning needs of our students.

In accordance with lowa Code 21.5 (1 ) (a) it was moved by Hardersen to go into closed session to discuss student attendance. Second was' by Bogue and the motion carried unanimously. The closed session began at 7:40 P.M.

It was moved by Bogue to come out of closed session at 7:55 P.M. Second was by Dittmer and motion carried unanimously.

It was-moved by Bogue to approve the minutes of the November 9, 1998 board meeting. Second was by Hardersen and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Hardersen to approve the list of bills, in the amount of $184,377.41, for payment. Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Hardersen to approve the monthly Activity, Lunch, General and Schoolhouse Fund Financial Reports. Second was by Bogue and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Bogue to adopt the final reading of Board Policy #1050 (CONFLICT OF INTEREST). Second was by Hardersen and the motion carried unanimously'.

Board Policies #6025 (HIGH SCHOOL COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE) and #6050 (ATTENDANCE POLICY (TARDY) were discussed. The board requested Principal Hart report on these two policies next month.

It was moved by Hardersen to adopt the Board Policy #2400 (USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES) as presented. Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Bogue to pay Miranda Thompson $225.00. This is money the district owed her before she resigned. Second was by Hardersen and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Bogue to approve 6 open enrollment applications into the district. Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Howe to approve a contract for Donna Hardersen, for Girl's Basketball Chaperone. Second was by Bogue and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Howe to approve a full time cook's contract to Norma Kovarna, effectively immediately. Second was by Hardersen and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Hardersen to appoint Michelle Rodgers as representative to the Plymouth County Conference Board. Second was by Bogue and the motion carried unanimously.

Superintendent Scott informed the board he did not wish to continue doing two administrative positions for the district next year and the board should consider three administrator's. The board discussed having a workshop to discuss their options.

The Superintendent's procedure for evaluation was discussed and it was determined to use the same instrument as used previously.

It was moved by Hardersen to adjourn the regular board meeting to go to exempt meeting to discuss negotiation strategy. Second was by Howe and the motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 8:40 P.M. and is recorded on Tape #98-19A & B.

The exempt meeting began at 8:41 P.M. and members Howe, Dittmer, Bogue, Hardersen and Rodgers were present. Superintendent Scott, Jo Jurgensmeier and Sue Petty were also present. The meeting adjourned at 9:25 P.M.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Hinton Community School District will be Monday, January 11, 1999 at 7:00 P.M.

  

Michelle Rodgers

Jo Jurgensmeier

PRESIDENT, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SECRETARY, BOARD OF DIRECTORS