HINTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

SPECIAL WORK SESSION - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2000

6:15 P.M. - BOARD ROOM

 

 

Present - Board Members Held, Rodgers, Dittmer, Kramer, and Sohl

 

Also Present - Superintendent Allen Steen

 

The Board met in a special work session to discuss Superintendent performance priorities and board priorities.

 

Motion was made by Sohl to adjourn the meeting at 6:50 P.M. and second was by Dittmer. Motion carried unanimously.

 

The Board of Directors of the Hinton Community School District met in regular session Monday, November 20, 2000 in the boardroom. Members Kramer, Held, Rodgers, Sohl, and Dittmer responded "aye" to the roll call. Superintendent Steen, Principals Stuerman and Hart, Jo Jurgensmeier, Bruce Fey, Peg Larsen, Jane Krehbiel, Jane and Ron Kauzlarich and Dave Attrill were also present.

 

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

 

In recognition of American Education Week, Peg Larsen, representing the Hinton Community School Education Association, presented the board with small gifts and thanked them for all their hard work.

 

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

 

It was moved by Dittmer to approve the minutes of the October 16, 2000 board meeting. Second was by Kramer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Sohl to approve the list of bills, including the late claims, in the amount of $85,014.87, for payment. Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Dittmer to approve the monthly Activity, Lunch, General, and other special revenue financial reports. Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.

 

Jane Krehbiel, curriculum coordinator, presented the board with a hand out relating to information on assessment, achievement, and our school improvement plan/process.

 

It was moved by Sohl to approve the resignation of Jane Kauzlarich, Business Education Instructor, at the end of the 2000-2001 school year. Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Held to approve contracts for Sylvia Hansen and Barbara McKenny, as kitchen employees. Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Held to approve the contract modifications, as recommended by Superintendent Steen, for Bette Fischer, Robin Charbonneau, and Dave Tomlinson. Second was by Sohl and the motion carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Dittmer to approve the second reading and adoption of board polices 600-607.2. Second was by Kramer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Dittmer to approve board policies 103-103R1. A motion was made by Dittmer to rescind the first motion and move that the first reading be waived and approve the second reading and adoption of board polices 103-103R1. Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Sohl to waive the first reading of board policies 403.7-403.7R1 and approve the second reading and adoption of these policies. Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Dittmer to approve the first reading of the 700 series of board policies. Second was by Kramer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Dittmer to approve the first reading of the 800 series of board policies. Second was by Sohl and the motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Held to approve the first reading of the 900 series of board policies. Second was by Sohl and the motion carried unanimously.

 

As recommended by Jane Krehbiel, curriculum coordinator, and Superintendent Steen it was moved by Dittmer to approve a 2-hour early out on January 17, 2001. Second was by Kramer and the motion carried unanimously. The time will be spent reviewing staff surveys on our school improvement plan.

 

It was moved by Dittmer to approve the 2001-2002 school calendar with August 22 being the first day of school and May 24 being the last day. Second was by Kramer and the roll call vote was as follows:

                          Kramer    -     aye                   Held      -      aye

                          Dittmer    -     aye                   Rodgers -      nay

                          Sohl         -     nay

Motion carried.

 

It was moved by Held to approve the auditor's report, ending June 30, 2000, as presented by Superintendent Steen.  Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Dittmer to approve an early graduation request for Amanda Ruttkay, contingent on fulfilling the requirements set by the Hinton Community School.  Second was by Kramer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Dittmer to approve a fund-raiser as requested by Minda Thompson, Vocal Music Instructor.  Second was by Sohl and the motion carried unanimously.  The money raised will be used to help defray the cost of entry fees.

 

The December 5 PPEL vote was discussed.

 

An invitation to the board from Superintendent Caldwell, from Sergeant Bluff-Luton School, to attend a legislator/board meeting on November 29 was discussed.  This meeting will be held at the Sergeant Bluff School and will give the boards an opportunity to discuss educational issues with the legislators.

 

It was moved by Dittmer to adjourn the meeting.  Second was by Kramer and the motion carried unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 8:00 P.M. and is recorded on Tape #00-13.

 

The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Hinton Community School will be December 18, 2000, at 7:00 P.M.