HINTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

REGULAR MEETING - MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2002

7:00 P.M. - LIBRARY

 

 

The Board of Directors of the Hinton Community School met in a Budget Hearing Meeting, Monday, April 8, 2002 in the Library.  Members Held, Rodgers, Sohl and Dittmer responded "aye" to the roll call.  Superintendent Steen, Principals Stuerman and Martens, Jo Jurgensmeier, Roger Horsley, Arie Reekers, Dave Attrill, Gary Dehoff, Mark Wilson, Graig Gerow, Brad Held, Peg Larsen, Arlene Hermsen, Terry Dahlquist, Chris Johnson, Kirk Lukehart, Dr. Bruce Hopkins, AEA Chief Administrator, Roger Hess, AEA special education director, Larry Petersen, Kathy Perret and Molly Twohip were also present.

 

Director Kramer entered the meeting at 7:03.

 

Superintendent Steen gave a brief summary of the 2002-2003 proposed budget as presented to the board.

 

It was moved by Dittmer to close the Budget Hearing.  Second was by Sohl and the motion carried unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 7:10 P.M.

 

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

 

It was moved by Held to approve the published agenda.  Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Kramer to approve the minutes of the March 11th and March 18th Board Meetings and the March 25, 2002 worksession.  Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Sohl to approve the list of bills, in the amount of $139,369.33, for payment.  Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Dittmer to approve the monthly Activity, Lunch, General and Special Revenue Reports.  Second was by Kramer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

Dr. Bruce Hopkins, Roger Hess, Larry Petersen, Kathy Perret and Molly Twohip, Western Hills AEA staff, explained the services they provide our school.

 

Craig Gerow, Dave Attrill, Gary Dehoff and Terry Dahlquist addressed the board relating to revisions in the early retirement policy.

 

Brad Held shared his opinions on the change in the early retirement policy, the lunch program, staff reductions, enrollment decrease and the AEA screening process.

 

It was moved by Held to approve the 2002-2003 proposed budget as presented.  Second was by Sohl and the roll call vote was as follows:

 

   Kramer  -  aye    Held  -  aye    Rogers  -  aye    Sohl  -  aye    Dittmer  -  aye

 

Motion carried.

 

It was moved by Sohl to approve a 2.5% salary increase for the non-certified staff, for the 2002-2003 school year.  Second was by Dittmer and the roll call vote was as follows:

 

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

   Held  - abstain, because of conflict of interest

 

Motion carried.

 

It was moved by Held to approve a 2.5% salary increase for administrators, for the 2002-2003 school 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.

 

It was moved by Dittmer to approve the ISCAP supplemental resolution authorizing and providing for the issuance, and authorizing and directing the final terms and conditions of the sale and delivering of Warrants evidenced by Warrant Certificates of the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2003, and amending the Master Resolution.  Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Dittmer to approve the second reading and adoption of the Early Retirement Policy (Policy #407.3R1), effective the 2002-2003 school year.  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 Sohl to approve the list of graduates, as recommended by Principal Martens, with the stipulation that they meet all graduation requirements.  Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Held to approve curriculum changes for the 2002-2003 school year, as recommended by Principal Martens.  Second was by Kramer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

Kirk Lukehart discussed the fundraising project for baseball lights.  It was the consensus of the board that the district would not be able to contribute to this cost now and the money would have to come from donations.

 

Teacher Appreciation Week, May 5-11, was discussed.

 

It was moved by Sohl to recess to move into the board room for the superintendent's evaluation.  Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.  The Board of Directors recessed at 8:45 p.m.

 

The Board of Directors reconvened at 8:50 P.M. with Kramer, Held, Rodgers, Sohl and Dittmer responding "aye" to the roll call.

 

As requested by Superintendent Steen it was moved by Dittmer to go to 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 individuals reputation and when the individual requests a closed session.  Second was by Kramer 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 to come out of closed session.  Second was by Sohl and the roll call vote was as follows:

 

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

 

Motion carried.  The closed session ended at 9:18 P.M.

 

It was moved by Dittmer that the meeting be adjourned.  Second was by Kramer and the motion carried unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 9:19 P.M. and is recorded on Tape #02-5A and #02-5B.

 

The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Hinton Community School will be May 20, 2002 at 7:00 P.M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PRESIDENT, BOARD OF DIRECTORS    SECRETARY, BOARD OF DIRECTORS