HINTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

REGULAR MEETING - MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2003

7:00 P.M. - BOARD ROOM

 

 

The Board of Directors of the Hinton Community School District met in a Public Hearing, Monday, January 13, 2003 in the board room.  Members Held, Rodgers, Hoefling and Dittmer responded "aye" to the roll call.  Superintendent Steen, Principals Martens and Stuerman, Jo Jurgensmeier, Les Schindel, Peg Larsen and Dave Attrill were also present.

 

President Rodgers opened the bus bids from International Bus Sales, School Bus Sales, from Waterloo, Ia., and Thomas Bus Sales,  which had been received for a new bus. 

 

It was determined by the Board of Directors to have Les Schindel, bus supervisor review the bids and get back to the board with his recommendations at the February 10th board meeting.

 

It was moved by Held to adjourn the Public Hearing portion of the meeting.  Second was by Hoefling and the motion carried unanimously.  The Public Hearing adjourned at 7:05 P.M.

 

The Hinton Community School Board of Directors reconvened for regular session at 7:06 with members Held, Rodgers, Hoefling and Dittmer responding "aye" to the roll call.

 

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

 

It was moved by Held to approve the minutes of the December 16, 2002 board meeting.  Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Dittmer to approve the list of bills, in the amount of $23,887.31, for payment.  Second was by Hoefling and the motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Principal Martens addressed the board with an up-date on some events that are happening within the school.  The all staff winter reading challenge was the first item discussed.  Ms Martens stated that the staff was providing role models for the students with their sense of competition and hoped it would motivate the students to read more.

 

Restructuring in the 9-12 English curriculum, with an increase in the amount of writing, for the 2003-2004 school year was the 2nd item Principal Martens addressed.

 

A junior high math student teacher will be with Mr. Held in February.

 

A K-12 career fair in the spring, organized by Mr. Hudek and Mrs. Daniels, was also discussed.    

 

The community was given time to comment on the proposed innovative calendar for the 2003-2004 school year during the public input segment of the agenda.

 

It was moved by Dittmer to approve Amy Eaton's request to transfer to K-6 Special Education Instructor, for the 2003-2004 school year.  Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Dittmer to approve the 1st reading of Board Policy #405.10 (Licensed Employee - Designated Teacher Shortage Areas).  Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Dittmer to approve the 1st reading of Board Policy #405.10R1 (Licensed Employees - Designated Teacher Shortage Area Regulations/Incentives).  Second was by Held.  After some discussion it was moved by Dittmer to amend the first motion by striking superintendent from item #6, paragraph c and insert Board of Directors.  Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Dittmer to approve the 1st reading of Board Policy #405.10E1 (Licensed Employee - Designated Teacher Shortage Areas).  Second was by Hoefling and the motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Hoefling to approve a Show Choir Fundraiser, as requested by Minda Thompson, to help offset the cost of the Branson trip.  Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Held to approve an innovative calendar, for the 2003-2004 school year, with three school days used for staff development/in-service, as recommended by the administration.  Second was by Dittmer and the motion carried unanimously.

 

A user fee to the youth teams that use the gym and athletic facilities was discussed.

 

Making the Title 1/Reading Recovery and Curriculum Coordinator positions full-time next year was discussed.

 

January and February board worksessions were discussed.

 

It was moved by Hoefling that the regular meeting be adjourned.  Second was by Held and the motion carried unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 7:35 P.M. and is recorded on Tape #03-1.

 

The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Hinton School District will be February 10, 2003 at 7:00 P.M.

 

 

 

 

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PRESIDENT, BOARD OF DIRECTORS     SECRETARY, BOARD OF DIRECTORS