Hinton Community School District

 

Monday October 17, 2005

REGULAR  MEETING

The October 2005-2006 regular board meeting of the Hinton Community School District Board of Directors was held in the school library on Monday October 17, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Members Present:

Lynette Blanchard

Steve Eddy

Michelle Rodgers

Ed Vondrak

Kenny Hoefling

 

 

SUPERVISORS

PRESENT

Al Steen, Superintendent

Bruce Fey, Business Manager, Board Secretary/Treasurer

Sue Martens, MS/HS Principal

Pete Stuerman, Elementary Principal

Jane Krehbiel, Curriculum Director

Stacy Boeve, Pre-School Director

Dave Attrill, Teacher

 

 

VISITORS PRESENT

Chris Plendl

 

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

Having determined a quorum was present, board President Rodgers called the meeting to order.

 

 

WELCOME VISITORS

PUBLIC INPUT

Mr. Plendl asked the board to consider adding Vocational Agriculture/FFA instruction to the curriculum of the Hinton district. Citing the possibilities of sharing programs with other districts like Akron-Westfield, Lemars or Kingsley-Pierson or utilizing Mr. Moeller, Industrial Technology, who has Vo-Ag/FFA instruction experience, Mr. Plendl felt this would be a good opportunity to begin a program. He suggested the board look at a multi-purpose building that could be used for a bus garage and Vo-Ag instruction center freeing up the current Industrial Technology rooms for a wrestling practice gym.

 

 

CONSENT ITEMS

Agenda: Motion by Vondrak, second by Blanchard, it was RESOLVED: To approve the  agenda as presented.

Motion carried 5 to 0

 

 

 

Minutes: Motion by Hoefling, second by Vondrak, it was RESOLVED: To approve the minutes of the September 21st regular board meetings and the September 28th work session meeting.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

Monthly Claims: Motion by Hoefling, second by Blanchard, it was RESOLVED: To approve the following fund disbursements: General Fund $32,115.66, Management Fund $763.10,Before and After School Fund $65.35, Pre-School Fund $621.62, Physical Plant and Equipment Fund $968.63, Capital Projects Fund $3004.80, Debt Service Fund $114,842.50, Nutrition Fund $19,731.33 and Activity Fund $18,794.71. The total of all fund disbursements $190,907.70.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

Financial Reports: Motion by Vondrak, second by Hoefling, it was RESOLVED: To approve the monthly financial reports.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

REPORTS

Stacy Boeve, Pre-School Director and Pete Stuerman, Elementary Principal, delivered a power point presentation describing the daily activities of the Pre-School program.

 

 

PUBLIC INPUT

Board President Rodgers invited the visitors to comment on the proposed  Innovative Calendar. Hearing none, Rodgers invited the public to comment on any reports or action items on the agenda. Hearing none, the meeting proceeded.

 

 

ACTION ITEMS

Approve Resignations: Motion by Vondrak, second by Hoefling, it was RESOLVED: To accept the resignation of Peter Stuerman as Junior High Athletic Director.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

Approve Resignations: Motion by Vondrak, second by Hoefling, it was RESOLVED: To accept the resignation of Rich Kallsen as Junior High Wrestling coach.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

Contracts: Motion by Hoefling, second by Vondrak, it was RESOLVED: To approve hiring Rich Kallsen as Junior High Athletic Director.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

Contracts: Motion by Blanchard, second by Vondrak, it was RESOLVED: To approve adding an additional teaching period to Barb Huygen’s contract.

 

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

Contracts: Motion by Hoefling, second by Vondrak, it was RESOLVED: To approve hiring Michelle Linden as a half-time fourth grade teacher.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

Contracts: Motion by Vondrak, second by Hoefling, it was RESOLVED: To approve hiring Marjorie Giese as classroom aide.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

Contracts: Motion by Blanchard, second by Vondrak, it was RESOLVED: To approve Linda Kramer as classroom aide.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

ACTION ITEMS

Contracts: Motion by Hoefling, second by Vondrak, it was RESOLVED: To approve Dean Binder as the High School Assistant Wrestling and Junior High Head Wrestling coach.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

Innovative Calendar: Motion by Blanchard, second by Hoefling, it was RESOLVED: To approve an innovative calendar for the 2006-2007 school year as presented by the administration.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

SBRC Application: Motion by Vondrak, second by Hoefling, it was RESOLVED: To approve applying to the School Budget Review Committee for on-time funding budget adjustment and modified growth in the amount of $56,706.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

Board Priorities: Motion by Eddy, second by Hoefling, it was RESOLVED: To approve the school board priorities as developed at the September 28th work session.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

Superintendent Priorities: Motion by Hoefling, second by Blanchard, it was RESOLVED: To approve the superintendent priorities as developed at the September 28th work session.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

Policy 604.9: Motion by Vondrak, second by Blanchard, it was RESOLVED: To approve policy 604.9 – Virtual/On-Line Courses as recommended by the administration and waive the second reading.

 

The board discussed who sponsors the courses, whether the courses are available off campus and if there is a cost to the student.

 

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

ISEBA Litigation Settlement: Motion by Eddy, second by Blanchard, it was RESOLVED: To approve the proposed ISEBA litigation settlement as outlined by the consortiums legal counsel.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

Litigation Counsel Payment: Motion by Eddy, second by Hoefling, it was RESOLVED: To approve paying Wandro, Baer & Appel, P.C. an additional invoice amount of $45.03, for legal services rendered during the ISEBA litigation.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

Voting Representative: Motion by Vondrak, second by Blanchard, it was RESOLVED: To approve Kenny Hoefling to cast the ballot for Larry Peterson as AEA Director, representing Hinton Community School, at the Northwest Director District Convention.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

The superintendent presented a summary list of PPEL and SILO projects, with cost estimates for each, that the board had discussed at their September 28th work session and had identified as having a higher priority. It was decided that the superintendent will prepare a rating/ranking tool for the board to use in determining which projects to pursue and in what order. The board discussed setting a dollar limit of $200,000 for the projects selected or $250,000 if one of the roof projects is included. The board discussed meeting Tuesday November 8, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. to narrow the list and make recommendations for action.

 

 

 

The board discussed consideration of bringing a PPEL levy before the voters. A timeline for the vote, whether a board committee’s input would be advisable, the potential additional funds and their use and suspension of the debt service levy were discussed by the board. The board concluded, they should discuss this issue further at the upcoming work session.

FUTURE AGENDA TOPICS

Mr. Vondrak asked that the administration proceed with studying adding the Vocational Agriculture/FFA offering.

 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

Work Session - November 8th  6:00 p.m.

IASB ABLE Meeting – Cherokee, November 10th

IASB Convention – November 17th and 18th

Regular Board Meeting – November 21st

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Hoefling, second by Eddy, it was RESOLVED: To adjourn the meeting at 8:30 p.m.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

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Board President                            Board Secretary