HINTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

REGULAR MEETING - MONDAY, MAY 20, 2002

7:00 P.M. - BOARD ROOM

 

 

The Board of Directors of the Hinton Community School District met in a Budget Amendment Hearing Meeting, Monday, May 20, 2002 in the board room.  Members Kramer, Held, Rodgers, Sohl and Dittmer responded "aye" to the roll call.  Superintendent Steen, Principals Martens and Stuerman, Jo Jurgensmeier, Jennifer Drees, Krista Nelson, Dave Attrill, Robin Charbonneau, Norma Kovarna, Tami Milbrodt, Sylvia Hansen, Minda Thompson, Mr. & Mrs. Troy Nashleanas, Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Ryan, Janet Dehner and Lisa Schindler were also present.

 

The Public Hearing for the amended budget for the current fiscal year was opened and discussed.

 

It was moved by Dittmer to adjourn the Budget Amendment Meeting.  Second was by Sohl and the motion carried unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 7:05 P.M.

 

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

 

Jennifer Drees and Krista Nelson, as co-presidents of the HCEA, presented the board members with a token gift in honor of National School Board Appreciation Week, and thanked them for their support and respect.

 

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

 

It was moved by Kramer to approve the minutes of the April 8, 2002 board meeting.  Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Dittmer to approve the list of bills, in the amount of $81,971.36, for payment.  Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Superintendent Steen presented the board members with a handout from the IASB explaining The Lighthouse Project they have completed.  This was a study comparing school board/superintendent teams in districts with a history of unusually high levels of achievement to teams in districts with unusually low levels of achievement.

 

A thank you note from Laurie Bird was passed around, thanking the board for the breakfast they served for Teacher Appreciation Week and also for their continued dedication to the children of the district.

 

Robin Charbonneau, head cook, and other cooks addressed the board with concerns and questions relating to outsourcing the lunch program.

 

A motion was made by Dittmer to approve the amended budget for the current fiscal year.  Second was by Sohl and the roll call vote was as follows:

 

     Kramer  -  aye    Held  -  aye    Rodgers  -  aye    Sohl  -  aye     Dittmer  aye

 

Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Held to approve a contract for Alison Klatt, for Family & Consumer Science Instructor, for the 2002-2003 school year.  Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Sohl to approve a contract for Matthew Allner, for High School Science Instructor, for the 2002-2003 school year.  Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Dittmer to approve the resignation of Janna Burchard, part-time vocal/instrumental music, with the stipulation a suitable replacement is found.   Second was by Kramer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Dittmer to approve sending students to the National Show Choir Competition in Missouri next school year, as requested by Minda Thompson.  Second was by Kramer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Dittmer to approve a request for a proposal from a food service management company to outsource the nutrition program.  Second was by Sohl.   After some discussion it was moved by Held to table the approval until the June board meeting.  Second was by Kramer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Dittmer to approve all fees, with the exception of the lunch fees, with the recommended increase in the Driver's Ed. Fee for the 2002-2003 school year.  The fee will increase to $250.00 from the current $200.00.  Second was by Kramer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Dittmer to approve a DECA fundraiser, as requested by Amy Brighton the DECA sponsor.  This will raise funds to attend a state/national convention.  Second was by Kramer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Sohl to approve a HPA fundraiser, as requested by Lisa Schindler, the HPA president.  Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Dittmer to approve a shared swimming program with Sioux City North, if they receive approval from the athletic associations and with the stipulation that participating students furnish their own transportation to North.  Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Dittmer to approve the changes in the Talented and Gifted program, to bring us into compliance with State Requirements, as recommended by Principal Stuerman and an AEA consultant.  Second was by Sohl and the motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Dittmer to approve changing the annual math, reading, and science goals as recommended by the District Advisory Committee.  Second was by Kramer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Dittmer to approve the following voluntary transfers for the 2002-2003 school year:

 

1.      Jane Krehbiel from full-time Curriculum Coordinator/Reading Specialist to half-time Title1/Curriculum Coordinator/Reading Specialist.

2.      Laurie Law from Title 1 to second grade classroom.

3.      Diane Joanning from second grade classroom to transitional kindergarten classroom.

4.      Gary Dehoff from talented and gifted instructor to fourth grade classroom.

5.      Deb Donaldson from kindergarten classroom to half-time talented and gifted instructor.

 

Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Held to approve the student elementary handbook as presented by Principal Stuerman.  Second was by Kramer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Dittmer to approve the summer board meeting times to the third Monday in June, July and August at 6:45 a.m.  Second was by Held and the roll call vote was as follows:

 

    Kramer  -  aye    Held  -  aye    Rodgers  -  aye    Sohl  -  aye    Dittmer  -  aye

 

Motion carried.

 

It was moved by Dittmer that the meeting be adjourned.  Second was by Sohl and the motion carried unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m. and is recorded on Tape #02-6A & 6B.

 

The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Hinton Community School District will be June 10, 2002 at 6:45 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PRESIDENT, BOARD OF DIRECTORS              SECRETARY, BOARD OF DIRECTORS