HINTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

REGULAR MEETING - MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1999

7:00 P.M. - BOARD ROOM

The Board of Directors of the Hinton Community School District met in regular session Monday, December 13, 1999 in the Board Room. Members Howe, Held, Rodgers, Sohl and Dittmer responded "aye" to the roll call. Superintendent Steen, Principal's Hart and Stuerman, Jo Jurgensmeier, Bruce Fey, Janet Held, Dave Attrill, Janell Heimgartner and Peg Larsen were also present.

It was moved by Sohl to amend the agenda to delete items (a) through (f) in item number 4 of Old Business. (These 100 Series Board Policies were approved at the November 15, 1999 Board Meeting with the second reading being waived.) It was also, moved to add Sue Gerow's name to item (c) in number 3 of New Business. Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Howe to approve the minutes of the November 13, 1999 board meeting. Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Dittmer to approve the list of bills, in the amount of $269,602.54, for payment. Second was by Sohl and the motion carried unanimously,

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

It was moved by Sohl to approve the 2nd reading of Series 300 Board Policies (Administration). Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Dittmer to proceed with the track re-surfacing project by acquiring bids for a Seal-Flex Latex surface or other Latex surfaces. Also, an alternate bid for a new asphalt base, if required. Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Sohl to employ the services of Neumann Monson Wictor architect's to help prepare specifications, reviewing bids/materials, and construction inspection until the completion of the track re-surfacing. Second was by Dittmer and the roll call vote was as follows:

Howe - nay Held - abstain

Rodgers - aye Sohl - aye

Dittmer - aye

Motion carried.

Janell Heimgartner, Talented & Gifted Instructor, addressed the board with proposed changes to the current TAG Program. The emphasis of the program will be to provide language arts and math instruction based on content acceleration and higher order thinking skills. It was moved by Held to approve the proposed changes. Second was by Howe and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Howe to approve a contract for Janell Heimgartner for junior high boys' track coach, for the 1999-2000 school year. Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Held to accept the resignation of Kathleen Coffin, as library aide, effective at the end of the 1st semester. Second was by Sohl and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Howe to accept the resignation of Judy Rogosheske, as part-time library aide, effective at the end of the 1st semester. Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Dittmer to accept the resignation of Sue Gerow, as part-time cook, effective at the end of the 1st semester. Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Howe to approve early graduation, one semester, for Heidi Gesche and Sara Rice and for, Amanda Bogenrief, one year early to graduate with the class of 2000. All with the stipulation that they meet the criteria. Second was by Sohl and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Howe to increase the Driver's Education fee to $150.00 for the summer of 2000. Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Howe to approve Principal Hart's recommendation to approve a contract for Bruce Held as Driver's Ed. Instructor for the summer of 2000. Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Dittmer to approve the Belief Statements as recommended by the Advisory Committee. Second was by Sohl and the motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Howe to approve the Iowa Demonstration Construction Grant Application. Second was by Sohl and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Dittmer to nominate Michelle Rodgers as the board representative for the County Conference Board. Second was by Sohl and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Held to adjourn the Regular Board Meeting for a Strategy/Exempt Session. Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m. and is recorded on Tape #99-28.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Hinton Community School District will be January 10, 2000 at 7:00 p.m.

President Rodgers and the Board of Directors wanted to congratulate Heidi Gesche for being selected as a delegate to the 38th Annual United States Senate Youth Program. A $2,000 college scholarship is being awarded to Heidi.