HINTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

SPECIAL MEETING - PUBLIC HEARING

MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2000

6:00 P.M. - BOARD ROOM

 

 

The Board of Directors of the Hinton Community School District met in special session Monday, October 16, 2000 in the board room.  Members Kramer, Held, Rodgers and Dittmer responded "aye" to the roll call.  Superintendent Steen, Principal Stuerman, Jo Jurgensmeier, Bruce Fey, Dan Hudek, Sue Knop, Bette Fischer, Norma Kovarna, Peg Hageman, Mike & Robin Charbonneau, Jeanie Mahaney, Dave Attrill and Sue Morris were also present.

 

The Public Hearing was opened to discuss an early start calendar for the 2001-2002 school year.

 

It was moved by Dittmer to approve the drafting of a letter to the Department of Education requesting an early start/innovative calendar for the 2001-2002 school year.  Second was by Kramer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Held to close the Public Hearing.  Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Dittmer to adjourn the meeting and was seconded by Held.  Motion carried unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 7:05 P.M.

 

The Board of Directors reconvened in regular session with Directors Kramer, Held, Rodgers and Dittmer responding "aye" to the roll call.

 

President Rodgers welcomed the visitors and asked if anyone would like to speak in the public forum.

 

Jeanie Mahaney and Mike and Robin Charbonneau addressed the board with concerns involving discipline of students in the locker room.

 

Sue Knop, head cook, addressed the board requesting compensation for the cooks.  Sue stated they had been working longer hours than their contract states because of being short staffed.

 

It was moved by Dittmer to approve the amended agenda, as recommended by Superintendent Steen.  Second was by Kramer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Dittmer to approve the minutes of the September 18, 2000 board meeting.  Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Dittmer to approve the list of bills, in the amount of $144,269.73, for payment.  Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

A motion was made by Dittmer to approve the School Budget Review Committee allowable growth application.  Second was by Kramer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

President Rogers inquired if any individual present wished to address the board with comments on any action item.  There were no requests.

 

It was moved by Dittmer to approve the second reading and adoption of board polices #506.1-508.2.  Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.

 

First reading was given to board policies 600-607.2.

 

It was moved by Held to approve a contract for Lori Arnold, as library associate, for the 2000-2001 school year.  Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Dittmer to approve a contract for Janet Held, as wrestling cheerleader sponsor, for the 2000-2001 school year.  Second was by Kramer and the roll call vote was as follows:

                             Kramer   -   aye                              Rodgers    -    aye

                             Dittmer   -  aye

 

Director Held abstained from voting due to the potential of conflict of interest.  Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Kramer to approve the resignation of Dave Attrill, as junior high athletic director, effective December 21, 2000, with the stipulation that a suitable replacement is found.  Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Held to approve the resignation of Sue Gerow, as part-time cook, effective immediately.  Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Dittmer to approve the after prom quilt raffle, as requested.  Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.

 

Director Dittmer introduced and caused to read the Resolution hereinafter set out and moved its adoption; seconded by Director Kramer; after due consideration thereof by the Board, the President put the question upon the adoption of said Resolution and, the roll being called, the following Directors voted:

          Aye:   Kramer, Held, Rodgers, Dittmer

          Nay:  None

 

Whereupon the President declared said Resolution duly adopted as follows:

                                           

RESOLUTION

 

    WHEREAS, the Board deems it necessary and desirable to provide additional funding for the Hinton Community School District pursuant to the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy, and

 

 WHEREAS, the Board wishes to take action to adopt a Resolution of Election directing an election on the question of participating in the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy;

 

   NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Board:

  

Section 1:  That the Board Secretary is hereby authorized to direct the County Commissioner of Elections to submit the question of participation in the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy ballot question to the qualified electors of the District on December 5, 2000, on the following proposition:


 

Shall the Board of Directors of the Hinton Community School District in Plymouth County, Iowa, for the purpose of purchasing and improving grounds; constructing schoolhouses or buildings and opening roads to schoolhouses or buildings; purchasing of buildings and the purchase of equipment; paying debts contracted for the erection or construction of schoolhouses or buildings, not including interest on bonds; procuring or acquisition of libraries; repairing, remodeling, reconstructing, improving, or expanding the schoolhouses or buildings and additions to existing schoolhouses; expenditures for energy conservation; renting facilities under Chapter 28E; purchasing transportation equipment for transporting students; lease purchase option agreements for school buildings or equipment; or purchasing equipment authorized by law, be authorized to continue for a period of ten years, to levy annually, as determined by the Board, a voter-approved physical plant and equipment property tax not to exceed sixty-seven cents ($.67) per One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) of the assessed valuation of the taxable property within the school district commencing with the levy for collection in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, it being understood that if this proposition to replace the current authorization for a physical plant and equipment tax should fail to be approved by the voters, and such failure should not be construed to terminate or restrict authority previously granted by the voters to levy such tax for any one or more of the foregoing purposes?

 

    Second 2:  That all resolutions or orders or parts thereof in conflict herewith be and the same are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.

 

Passed and approved October 16, 2000

 

It was moved by Kramer to table discussion items:  a.  board priorities and b.  superintendent performance objectives, until the November board meeting.  Second was by Dittmer and motion carried unanimously.

 

Superintendent Steen informed the board that the State Inspector has determined one of the school vans to be in unsafe condition for hauling students.   Upon the recommendation of  Superintendent Steen the board directed the superintendent to purchase a used van.

 

There was a discussion on raising the starting pay for cooks and custodians and modifying some current contracts..

 

It was moved by Dittmer that the meeting be adjourned.  Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 6:55 P.M. and is recorded on Tape #00-12

 

The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Hinton Community School District will be November 20, 2000, at 7:00 P.M.