HINTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

REGULAR MEETING - THURSDAY, MAY 13, 1999

7:00 P.M. - BOARD ROOM

 

The Board of Directors of the Hinton Community School District met in regular session, Thursday, May 13, 1999 in the board room. Members Dittmer, Rodgers and Bogue responded "aye" to the roll call. Superintendent Scott, Principal Hart, Jo Jurgensmeier, Sue Petty, Ann Mehrer, Cheryl Koithan, Peg Larsen, Linda Baker, Chris Johnson, Janet Held, Melissa Ommen, Dennis Sohl, Dave Attrill, Craig Gerow, Diane Fay and Sherry Vogel were also present.

Director Hardersen entered the meeting at 7:05 p.m.

Director Howe entered the meeting at 7:10 p.m.

Brad Held addressed the board with concerns with his kindergarten son being tested so late in the year and finding he had been having problems. Mr. Held stated he felt testing should be done earlier in the year to determine if a kindergarten student was lacking in a particular skill.

Another concern of Mr. Held's was if the school had a policy of some kind for any type of an emergency. Superintendent Scott assured Mr. Held the school did have an emergency disaster plan in place.

It was moved by Bogue to approve the minutes of the April 12, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, May 7 & 8, 1999 board meetings, with the amended corrections to the May 7th & 8th minutes. The amended May 7th minutes excluded the motion by Hardersen to approve Gerald Scott's resignation as superintendent, no resignation was received from Superintendent Scott. In the December 14, 1998 board meeting Superintendent Scott requested only to exercise his option to return to his Elementary Principal contract. The May 8th amended minutes were corrected to read " It was moved by Hardersen and seconded by Howe that the Board go into closed session for the purpose stated. President Rodgers called the roll. Voting "Aye" were Bogue, Dittmer, Hardersen and Howe. Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Bogue to approve the list of bills, in the amount of $138,943.70, for payment. Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried.

Director Howe, after doing some budget research, questioned why the board president had whited out an invoice from the school attorney and why it had been paid with no description of what the fees were for. President Rodgers stated she thought because of the confidentially of the business it was best to not have it publicized at this time but had the original at home and would turn it in. Director Howe also wanted to inform the public that $6,800 had already been spent on the hiring of a new superintendent and that all of the bills were not in yet. It was noted by Director Dittmer that the brochures purchased for the superintendent search were also being used to send to realty offices and being distributed to promote the school.

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

A motion was made by Dittmer to start the new year with all day every day kindergarten. Second was by Bogue and the roll call vote was as follows:

Howe - nay Hardersen - nay

Bogue - nay Rodgers - aye

Dittmer - aye

Motion died.

A motion was made by Bogue to begin the 1999-2000 school year with all day every other day kindergarten and after the first nine weeks to change to all day every day with the board being involved in tracking the improvement and curriculum. Second was by Dittmer and the roll call vote was as follows:

Howe - nay Hardersen - aye

Bogue - aye Rodgers - nay

Dittmer - aye

Motion carried.

Principal Hart informed the board that he was unable to find a Physics Instructor for next year. A motion was made by Howe to continue the current program of students traveling to North High School for the class. No second. Motion died.

A motion was made by Bogue for students to go to North for the Physics class but to have their transportation furnished by the school. No second. Motion died.

It was moved by Hardersen the students travel to North for their Physics class and they

furnish their own transportation. Second was by Howe and the roll call vote was as follows:

Howe - aye Hardersen - aye

Bogue - nay Rodgers - aye

Dittmer - aye

Motion carried.

Director Dittmer reported on the city council's decision to paint lines at the bottom of main street showing a school crossing and put up pedestrian signs. It was agreed that an ad be put in the paper for volunteers to supervise the crossing to make it safer for children crossing to and from school.

Superintendent Scott proposed the following plan for the breakfast program for the 1999-2000 school year: breakfast be served in the lunchroom from 8:05 am to 8:25 am and the cost would be .80 cents per meal.

Principal Hart reported on advantages of offering driver's education in the summer and the advantages of having it during the school year. It was moved by Howe to move the driver's education program to the summer, beginning summer of 2000. Second was by Hardersen and the roll call vote was as follows:

Dittmer - aye Rodgers - nay

Bogue - nay Hardersen - aye

Howe - aye

Motion carried.

Principal Hart updated the board on changes being made in the student hand book.

It was moved by Dittmer to accept the resignation of Sue Petty, as business manager, effective May 14, 1999, Arie Reekers, as drivers' education instructor, Jim Martin, as high school language arts teacher, junior high football coach and junior high wrestling coach, and Sherry Vogel, as Family & Consumer Science teacher, FHA advisor and high school student council advisor, at the end of the 1998-99 school year. Second was by Bogue and the roll call vote was as follows:

Dittmer - aye Howe - aye

Rodgers - aye Hardersen - nay

Bogue - aye

Motion passed.

It was moved by Howe to approve the new 1999-2000 cooperative sports sharing agreement with Sioux City Schools. This includes swimming, tennis and soccer. Second was by Hardersen and the motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Howe to approve the 28E contract between Hinton School and Western Iowa Tech Community College for the 1999-2000 school year. Second was by Bogue and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Howe to approve the Phase III Application for 1999-2000. Second was by Hardersen and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Howe to approve four (4) open enrollment applications into the district for 1999-2000. Second was by Hardersen and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Hardersen to approve the ratified agreement with the Teacher's Union and to approve the issuing of 3 year contracts to the certified staff, with a 6.8% increase the 1st year and a 5% per year for the remaining two years. Also, capping the TSA for people on single insurance or no insurance at $500 and allowing $600 for family insurance for the 1999-2000 school year. Second was by Bogue and the roll call vote was as follows:

Hardersen - aye Howe - nay

Bogue - aye Dittmer - aye

Rodgers - aye

Motion carried.

It was moved by Howe to approve the offering of an elementary teacher contract to Jodi Cook. Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Bogue to offer DeAnna Martin a part time cooks contract. Second was by Howe and the roll call vote was as follows:

Dittmer - nay Rodgers - nay

Bogue - nay Hardersen - nay

Howe - aye

Motion died.

Superintendent Scott presented the board with three different versions of the 1999-2000 school calendar. It was moved by Howe to approve Calendar B, with the first day of school being August 18, 1999 and the last day May 26, 2000. Second was by Hardersen and the roll call vote being as follows:

Howe - aye Hardersen - aye

Dittmer - aye Rodgers - aye

Bogue - nay

First reading was given to Policy #6625 (SEARCH AND SEIZURE).

It was moved by Hardersen to allow Superintendent Scott to pursue the purchasing of 40 computers for the elementary. Second was by Howe and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Howe to offer a 3 year contract to all classified staff and administrators with the same percentages as the certified. Second was by Hardersen. The roll call vote was as follows:

Dittmer - nay Hardersen - aye

Rodgers - nay Howe - aye

Bogue - nay

Motion died.

Director Howe exited the meeting at 10:30 P.M.

It was moved by Bogue to offer full family insurance coverage, beginning the 1999-2000 school year, to Diane Fay and Janet Held. No second

An amended motion was made by Bogue to offer Diane Fay and Janet Held a three year contract with the same percentage as the certified. Also, full family insurance coverage, with a cap of $600 (only to be used for insurance - no annuity). Second was by Dittmer and the roll call vote was as follows:

Dittmer - aye Rodgers - aye

Bogue - aye Hardersen - aye

This would be a 6.8% increase on their salary for the 1999-2000 school year and a 5% per year increase the remaining two years.

 

It was moved by Bogue to offer Sue Knop, head cook, full family insurance, with a $600 cap, and a 3 year contract. All other cooks working 25 hours or more would receive single insurance coverage with a $230 cap and a 3 year contract. The monies for insurance can only be used as an insurance benefit, no annuity. Also, the same percentage increase as the certified staff. Second was by Dittmer and the roll call vote was as follows:

Dittmer - aye Bogue - aye

Rodgers - aye Hardersen - nay

This would be a 6.8% increase on their salary for the 1999-2000 school year and a 5% per year increase the remaining two years.

It was moved by Hardersen to offer the custodians full family insurance, with a $480. cap on an annuity. Second was by Bogue. Motion died

It was moved by Dittmer to offer the custodians a 3 year contract, with same percentage as certified staff, a $500 cap on an annuity and $600 for full family insurance.

Second was by Bogue and the motion carried unanimously. This would be a 6.8% increase on salary for the 1999-2000 school year and a 5% per year increase the remaining two years.

A motion was made by Bogue to offer all other classified staff a 3-year contract with the same percentages as certified, with a $500 cap on an annuity and $600 for insurance for full time personnel. Second was by Hardersen and the motion carried unanimously. This would be a 6.8% increase on salary for the 1999-2000 school year and a 5% per year increase the remaining two years.

All hourly staff will receive a 6.8% increase on their salary for the year 1999-2000.

It was moved by Bogue to offer Kevin Hart, High School Principal, a 1 year contract with a 6.8% increase for the 1999-2000 school year. Second was by Dittmer and the roll call vote was as follows:

Bogue - aye Hardersen - nay

Dittmer - aye Rodgers - aye

It was moved by Bogue that the meeting be adjourned. Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 11:30 p.m. and is recorded on Tapes #99-19A, B & C.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Hinton Community School District will be Monday, June 14, 1999 at 7:00 a.m..

 

 

 

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PRESIDENT, BOARD OF DIRECTORS SECRETARY, BOARD OF DIRECTORS