HINTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

REGULAR MEETING - MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2000

6:00 P.M. - BOARD ROOM

The Board of Directors of the Hinton Community School District met in regular session, Monday, April 10, 2000 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, Ray, Teresa and Nick Nelson, Ken, Susan and Elissa Erickson, Peg Larsen and David Attrill were also present.

A motion was made by Sohl to approve the agenda as presented. Second was by Howe and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Held to approve the minutes of the March 20, 2000 board meeting. Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Howe to approve the list of bills, in the amount of $156,172.60, for payment. Second was by Sohl and the motion carried unanimously.

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

The insurance benefit package for administrators was discussed. A motion was made by Howe to remain at the current level of deductibles and include term life. Second was by Sohl and the roll call vote was as follows:

Howe - aye Dittmer - aye

Held - aye Rodgers - aye

Sohl - aye

Motion carried.

In accordance with Iowa Code 21.5 (1)(e) it was moved by Sohl to adjourn to closed session to review and discuss confidential records relating to student suspension. Second was by Held and the roll call vote was as follows:

Howe - aye Dittmer - aye

Sohl - aye Rodgers - aye

Held - aye

Motion carried. The closed session began at 7:10 P.M.

It was moved by Howe to come out of closed session. Second was by Dittmer and the roll call vote was as follows:

Howe - aye Rodgers - aye

Held - aye Sohl - aye

Dittmer - aye

Motion carried. The closed session ended at 7:45 P.M. and is recorded on Tape #00-5

A motion was made by Howe to uphold the student's suspension and discipline sanctions as determined by the administration. Second was by Sohl and the roll call vote was as follows:

Howe - aye Held - aye

Rodgers - aye Sohl - aye

Dittmer - aye

Motion carried.

It was moved by Dittmer to accept the resignation of Jannell Heimgartner, as cheerleader sponsor, with the stipulation that a suitable replacement be found. Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.

As per Principal Hart's recommendation it was moved by Howe to offer Matt Diediker the assistant baseball position, for summer of 2000. Second was by Dittmer and the roll call vote was as follows:

Howe - aye Held - nay

Rodgers - aye Dittmer - aye

Sohl - aye

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Held to offer a 5% increase to Principal's Hart and Stuerman, a two-year contract for Principal Hart and a one-year contract for Principal Stuerman. Motion died for lack of a second. A motion was made by Sohl to offer a 5% increase to Principal Hart with a two-year contract. Second was by Howe and motion carried unanimously. A motion was made by Dittmer to offer Principal Stuerman a 5% increase with a two-year contract, waiving the one-year probationary period. Second was by Sohl and motion carried unanimously.

Board member Howe introduced the following resolution to participate in the ISCAP Program. "Resolution authorizing and providing for the issuance, and authorizing and directing the final terms and conditions of sale and delivery of Warrants evidenced by Warrant Certificates for the Fiscal Year ending June 30. 2001, and amending the Master Resolution", and moved its adoption. Board member Dittmer seconded the motion to adopt and the roll call vote was as follows:

Aye - Howe Held

Rodgers Dittmer

Sohl

Nay - None

Whereupon, the President declared the resolution duly adopted.

As per Superintendent Steen's recommendation, it was moved by Held to approve the termination of one 6th grade position, at the end of the 1999-2000 school year. Second was by Howe and the motion carried unanimously.

As per Superintendent Steen's recommendation, it was moved by Dittmer to approve the termination of one half-time position, at the end of the 1999-2000 school year. Second was by Howe and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Dittmer to approve the Climate/Culture Goals, as recommend by the advisory committee. Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.

After some discussion it was determined by the board to table the facility goals, as presented by the advisory committee, until the June board meeting.

A motion was made by Howe to approve the 1st reading of Board Policies 409.1-414.9. Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.

At Superintendent Steen's request and in accordance with Iowa Code 21.5 (1)(i), it was moved by Dittmer to go into closed session to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual's reputation and when the individual request a closed session. Second was by Sohl and the roll call vote was as follows:

Howe - aye Held - aye

Rodgers - aye Dittmer - aye

Sohl - aye

Motion carried. The closed session began at 7:16 P.M.

It was moved by Sohl to come out of closed session. Second was by Howe and the roll call vote was as follows:

Howe - aye Held - aye

Rodgers - aye Dittmer - aye

Sohl - aye

Motion carried. The closed session ended at 7:35 P.M. and is recorded on Tape #00-5.

It was moved by Held to approve the offering of a 5% increase with a two-year contract to Superintendent Steen. Second was by Howe and the roll call vote was as follows:

Howe - aye Held - aye

Rodgers - aye Dittmer - aye

Sohl - aye

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Dittmer to move the next regular board meeting to May 15, 2000, at 6:00 P.M. Second was by Howe and the motion carried unanimously.

It was determined by the Board of Directors to place discussion of forming a Drill Team on the May board agenda.

A motion was made by Howe to adjourn the meeting. Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 7:50 P.M. and is recorded on Tape #00-5

Next Regular Board Meeting - May 15, 2000 at 6:00 P.M.