HINTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

REGULAR MEETING - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2000

7:00 P.M. - BOARD ROOM

 

 

The Board of Directors of the Hinton Community School District met in regular session, Monday, September 18, 2000 in the board room.  Members Howe, Held, Dittmer and Sohl responded "aye" to the roll call.  Superintendent Steen, Principal Stuerman, Jo Jurgensmeier, Bruce Fey, Bruce Kramer and Chris Johnson were also present.

It was moved by Howe to approve the agenda.  Second was by Sohl and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Held to approve the minutes of the August 14, 2000 board meeting.  Second was by Howe 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.

A motion was made by Sohl to approve the list of bills, in the amount of $165,803.89, for payment.  Second was by Howe and the motion carried unanimously.

Copies of the official report of the school board election results were presented to the board.  The results were as follows:

                                       Bruce T. Kramer  -  61               Michelle Rodgers  -  65

                                       Scattering  -  19

 

In the absence of President Rodgers, Vice-President Dittmer represented the Board of Directors in presenting David Howe, the retiring board member with a plaque, in recognition of his faithful service to the Board of Directors of the Hinton Community School District.  Life-time passes to all home activities will be given to Mr. Howe and his wife.

David Howe addressed the board stating it had been an interesting nine years serving on the board with many changes being made.  Mr. Howe advised the board to watch the discipline as he feels the changes have helped the district gain many open enrollment students.  Also, watch the money.

It was moved by Howe to adjourn the old business part of the meeting.  Second was by Sohl and the motion carried unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 7:10 P.M.

The Board of Directors of the Hinton Community School District reconvened at 7:11 P.M.  Board Secretary Jo Jurgensmeier called the meeting to order with members Kramer, Held, Sohl and Dittmer responding "aye'" to the roll call.

Board Secretary, Jo Jurgensmeier, in accordance with Iowa Code Section 277.28, administered the oath of office to the newly elected board member, Bruce Kramer.    Newly elected board member Michelle Rodgers was absent and will be given the oath of office at a later date.

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

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

It was moved by Dittmer to nominate Michelle Rodgers for President of the Board.  Second was by Held.  A motion was made by Sohl that nominations cease and a unanimous ballot be cast.  Motion carried.

The Secretary of the Board opened the meeting up for nomination for Vice-President of the Board.

A motion was made by Held to nominate Barry Dittmer for Vice-President of the Board.  Second was by Sohl and the roll call vote was as follows:

 

                         Kramer   - aye                     Held   -  aye

                         Dittmer   -  aye                    Sohl    -   aye

 

Motion carried.

 

Due to the absence of  Michelle Rodgers, she will take the oath of office for President of the Board at a later date.

The Secretary of the Board administered the oath of office to Vice-President Barry Dittmer

 

A motion was made by Sohl to approve the following contracts as presented and discussed:

           1.   Dan Sitzman - co-head wrestling coach and JH co-head football coach

           2.   Diane Faber - 6th Grade

3.     Clint Kass - co-head wrestling coach

4.     Robin Charbonneau - kitchen help

5.     Sharon Fischer - kitchen help

Second was by Kramer and the roll call vote was as follows:

          Karmer  - aye              Held   - aye

          Dittmer  -  aye             Sohl   - aye

 

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

It was moved by Held to move the regular board meetings to the third Monday of each month at 7:00 P.M., in the board room, unless otherwise advertised.  Second was by Kramer and the motion carried unanimously.

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

A motion was made by Held to approve the Certified Annual Financial Report as submitted.  Second was by Kramer and the motion carried unanimously.

In accordance with Superintendent Steen's recommendation it was moved by Sohl to raise the substitute teacher pay to $85.00 per day and $100.00 per day after twenty days of service.  Also, to make this retroactive to the beginning of the school year.  Second was by Kramer and the roll call vote was as follows:

 

                    Kramer   -   aye                   Held  -    aye

                    Dittmer   -  aye                    Sohl  -   aye

Motion carried.

 

It was moved by Held to approve the two after prom fundraiser's that were submitted by the after prom committee.  Second was by Sohl and the roll call vote was as follows:

               Kramer - aye               Held  -  aye

               Sohl  -  aye                 Dittmer - aye

Motion carried.

 

It was moved by Sohl  to appoint Barry Dittmer as the IASB delegate and legislative action network person.  Second was by Kramer and the motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Held to approve adding wrestling cheerleaders, contingent upon finding a sponsor.   Second was by Kramer and the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Held to approve the first reading of policies 506.1 to 508.2.  Second was by Sohl and the motion carried unanimously.

Superintendent Steen encouraged all board members to attend the IASB ABLE I meeting at Sioux Center and the IASB District meeting in October.

A board worksession with the IASB facilitating the meeting was discussed.

Room renovations were discussed.

The Board of Directors wished to thank Melissa Schwanz for her matching gift donation of $500.00 to the Hinton Community School 1st Grade Reading and Math Programs

It was moved by Sohl that the meeting be adjourned.  Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 8:20 P.M. and is recorded on Tape #00-11.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Hinton Community School District will be October 16, 2000, at 7:00 P.M.