HINTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

REGULAR MEETING - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1999

8:00 P.M. - BOARD ROOM

The Board of Directors of the Hinton Community School District met in regular session Monday, September 20, 1999 in the board room. Members Hardersen, Howe, Bogue, Rodgers and Dittmer responded "aye" to the roll call. Superintendent Steen, Principal Stuerman, Jo Jurgensmeier, Bruce Fey, Peg Larsen, Diane Culver, Janet and Robert Held and Dennis Sohl were also present.

It was moved by Hardersen to approve the minutes of the August 16, 1999 board meeting. Second was by Bogue and the motion carried unanimously.

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

A motion was made by Bogue to approve the list of bills, in the amount of $156.823.42, for payment. Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

Secretary Jo Jurgensmeier presented the board with an official copy of the school board election results. The results were as follows:

Robert Held - 172 Dennis Sohl - 205

Russell Voss - 84 Scattering - 43

With a total of 504 votes cast.

Representing the Board of Directors, President Rodgers presented the retiring board members Larry Hardersen and Judy Bogue with plaques, in recognition of their faithful service to the Board of Directors of the Hinton Community School District, Larry with 9 years and Judy with 12. Also they were given life-time passes to all activities.

Judy Bogue addressed the board stating it had been an honor and a privilege being on the board.

Larry Hardersen stated he had enjoyed serving on the board for the past 9 years and thanked the board for their support.

It was moved by Bogue to adjourn the old business part of the meeting. Second was by Hardersen and the motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 8:10 P.M.

The Board of Directors of the Hinton Community School District reconvened at 8:11 P.M.. Members Howe, Sohl, Rodgers, Held and Dittmer responded "aye" to the roll call.

The oath of office was administered to the newly elected board members, Dennis Sohl and Robert Held, by Board Secretary, Jo Jurgensmeier, in accordance with Iowa Code Section 277.28

The Secretary of the Board opened the meeting up for nominations for President of the Board..

It was moved by Dittmer to nominate Michelle Rodgers for President of the Board. Second was by Sohl and the roll call vote was as follows:

Howe - aye Sohl - aye

Rodgers - aye Dittmer - aye

Held - aye

Motion carried.

President Rodgers opened the meeting up for nominations for Vice President. It was moved by Rodgers to nominate Barry Dittmer for Vice President of the Board. Second was by Held and the roll call vote was as follows:

Rodgers - aye Sohl - aye

Dittmer - aye Howe - aye

Held - aye

Motion carried.

It was moved by Dittmer to approve the written rules and procedures, as stated in the Board Policy Book, to be followed in conducting board meetings. Second was by Howe and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Dittmer that the regular board meeting will be held the second Monday of each month at 7:00 P.M., in the board room, unless otherwise advertised. Second was by Sohl and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Howe to designate the Hinton Times as the official newspaper of records. Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Dittmer to approve a contract for Ken Hay, for Junior High Football Coach and for Sue Gerow, for a 3 hour position as cook. Second was by Howe and the motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Held to appoint Dave Howe as the IASB delegate. Second was by Sohl and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Howe to approve Superintendent Steen's request for authorization to approve/deny normal open enrollment requests, prior to official board meetings, with the understanding to notify the board in advance. Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Howe to approve the recommended IASB Board Policies that correspond with our current Board Policies, beginning with the 100 Series. The 100 Series deal with the legal status of the School District. Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously. It was also moved by Howe to waive the second reading of the Series 100 Policies and seconded by Dittmer. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Sohl to appoint Barry Dittmer to serve on the Advisory Committee of the Hinton Community School. Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.

In accordance with HF 2272, it was moved by Dittmer to approve the Advisory Committee and the list of people appointed, presented by Superintendent Steen, of members to that Committee. Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.

Superintendent Steen noted the following dates be remembered.

  1. Parent/teacher conferences - Sept. 29-30
  2. Homecoming - Sept. 24
  3. Blackhawk Birdie Fest '99 - Oct. 2
  4. Board work session - Oct. 6

The superintendent shared information concerning the enrollment figures for the current year.

Baseball lights at the Sports Complex were discussed. It was determined by the board to have Superintendent Steen check into the cost of this project and report back to them at a later date.

An innovative calendar for an early start for the 2000-2001 school year was discussed.

It was moved by Dittmer that the meeting be adjourned. Second was by Howe and the motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 8:45 P.M. and is recorded on Tape #99-24.

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

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PRESIDENT, BOARD OF DIRECTORS SECRETARY, BOARD OF DIRECTORS