HINTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
REGULAR MEETING - MONDAY, JULY 19, 1999
7:00 A.M. - BOARD ROOM

The Board of Directors of the Hinton Community School met for a Public Hearing, Monday, July 19, 1999 in the Board Room. Members Howe, Hardersen, Rodgers, Bogue and Dittmer responded "aye" to the roll call. Superintendent Al Steen, Principal Hart, Jo Jurgensmeier, Doris Mack, Janet Held, Dave Attrill, Peg Larsen, Eileen Sohl, and Norma Kovarna were also present.

Upon Superintendent Steen's recommendation the track bid opening was postponed to Monday, July 26, 1999, at 7:00 A.M. Superintendent Steen pointed out that proper specification notice had not been sent to prospective bidders and there was not time enough for them to present their bids. Hiring of a project manager was discussed also.

It was moved by Hardersen to adjourn the Public Hearing for opening of track bids. Second was by Howe and the motion carried unanimously.

The Regular Meeting of the Hinton Community School reconvened and members Howe, Hardersen, Rodgers, Bogue and Dittmer responded "aye" to the roll call.

Norma Kovarna addressed the board with concerns regarding the minutes of the June 14, 1999 board meeting. She pointed out that the cooks not taking insurance will not receive the 30.7% to 58.2% increase for the 1999-2000 school year, but only the 6.8%.

It was moved by Hardersen to approve the minutes of the June 14, 1999 board meeting. Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Bogue to approve the list of bills, in the amount of $299,685.65, for payment. Second was by Howe and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Howe to approve the Activity, Lunch, General and Schoolhouse Fund Financial Reports. Second was by Hardersen and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Hardersen to approve the second reading of Policy #5963 (WEB PAGE PUBLISHING). Second was by Howe and the motion carried unanimously.

Superintendent Steen requested that discussion for additional benefits for support staff be tabled until the March board meeting, to give him time to study the situation, in an effort to be fiscally responsible and equitable.

It was moved by Hardersen to approve the resignations of Darin Dunn, as JH Football and JH Wrestling Coach and Krista Nelson, as JH Volleyball Coach, effectively immediately.

It was moved by Hardersen to approve a contract for Pete Stuerman, as Elementary Principal for the 1999-2000 school year. Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Bogue to approve contracts for Susan Wright, as 6th grade teacher and JH volleyball coach, for the 1999-2000 school year. Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Dittmer to approve contracts for Janell Heimgartner as TAG (TALENTED & GIFTED) instructor and cheerleading sponsor, for the 1999-2000 school year. Second was by Bogue and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Hardersen to approve a contract for Janice Schindel to transport students to North High School for Physics class. Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Dittmer to approve a contract to Krista Nelson as Assistant Varsity Volleyball Coach for the 1999-2000 school year. Second was by Bogue and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Howe to approve the Title 1 Application for the 1999-2000 school year. Second was by Hardersen and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Hardersen to appoint Jo Jurgensmeier Board Secretary for the 1999-2000 school year. Second was by Howe and the motion carried unanimously. The oath of office was read by Jo Jurgensmeier.

It was moved by Howe to name Prairie State Bank of Merrill as depository. Second was by Bogue and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Howe to name Klass Law Firm as legal counsel. Second was by Hardersen and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Bogue to approve five (5) open enrollment applications into the district for the 1999-2000 school year. Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Hardersen to approve the Free and Reduced Lunch Policy for the 1999-2000 school year. Second was by Bogue and the motion carried unanimously.

Interviewing procedures for the Business Manager position were discussed. Superintendent Steen requested the board members to look over the applications and get back to him with their selections by Thursday, the 22nd. Interviewing applicants would then begin the following week.

It was moved by Howe to approve the 1999 IASB Legislative Action Priorities. Second was by Bogue and the motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Hardersen to appoint David Howe as the 1999-2000 Legislative Action Network Member. Second was by Dittmer and the roll call vote was as follows:

Hardersen - aye Bogue - aye

Rodgers - aye Dittmer - aye

Howe - nay

Motion carried.

Acting on Superintendent Steen's recommendation a move was made by Bogue to conduct a school sale to get rid of miscellaneous items that have been in storage for years, including old uniforms. Second was by Dittmer and the roll call vote was as follows:

Hardersen - aye Bogue - aye

Rodgers - aye Dittmer - aye

Howe - nay

The sale will be held Friday, July 30th in the multi-purpose room from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00.

It was moved by Dittmer that the meeting be adjourned. Second was by Bogue and the motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 8:15 A.M. and is recorded on Tape #99-20.

The next special meeting of the Board of Directors will be a Public Hearing for track bids Monday, July 26, 1999, at 7:00 A.M.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Hinton Community School District will be Monday, August 16, 1999, at 7:00 A.M.

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PRESIDENT, BOARD OF DIRECTORS SECRETARY, BOARD OF DIRECTORS