Hinton Community School District

 

Monday, March 21, 2005

REGULAR MEETING

The March 2004-2005 regular board meeting of the Hinton Community School District Board of Directors was held in the library on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Members Present:

Steve Eddy

Robert Held

Kenny Hoefling

Lynette Blanchard

Michelle Rodgers

 

 

SUPERVISORS

PRESENT

Al Steen, Superintendent

Sue Martens, MS/HS Principal

Pete Stuerman, Elementary Principal

Jane Krehbiel, Curriculum Director

Bruce Fey, Business Manager, Board Secretary/Treasurer

 

 

VISITORS PRESENT

David Attrill, George Poland, Betty Beekman, Jan Frerichs, Joellen Long, Pam Milton, Mike Frerichs, Kathy Coffin, Kelly Nashleanas, Rick Dehner, Pat Pridie, Yvonne Pridie, Lisa Schindler, Kevin Schindler, Lorelei Youtzy, Sherry Book, Penny Hofer, Sue Kovarna, Cheri Teut, Dennis Teut, Esther Coffman, Janet Held, Dennis Beaver, Joy Beaver, Sue Popken, Brenda Baldwin, Doug Baldwin,Terry Christensen

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

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

 

 

WELCOME VISITORS

PUBLIC INPUT

Visitors were welcomed and input solicited on any non agenda items. There were no comments from the public.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

Board President Rodgers asked if there are any objections to the science labs and preschool addition project. Hearing none, she directed the meeting to continue to the next item of business.

 

 

CONSENT ITEMS

Agenda: Motion by Hoefling, second by Held, it was RESOLVED: To approve the agenda.

Aye: 5 Nay: 0

 

 

CONSENT ITEMS

Minutes: Motion by Hoefling, second by Blanchard, it was RESOLVED: To approve the minutes of the February 14, 2005 regular board meeting. Aye: 5, Nay: 0

 

CONSENT ITEMS

Monthly Claims: Motion by Held, second by Eddy, it was RESOLVED: To approve the following fund disbursements: General Fund $38,381.97, Management Fund $402.00, Before and After School Fund $110.09, Physical Plant and Equipment Fund $3,415.00, Capital Projects Fund $12,099.35, Nutrition Fund $22,156.90 and Activity Fund $25,028.69. The total of all funds $101,594.00

Aye: 5 Nay: 0

 

 

 

Financial Reports: Motion by Held, second by Hoefling, it was RESOLVED: To approve the monthly financial reports as presented. Aye: 5 Nay: 0

 

 

REPORTS

None.

 

 

PUBLIC INPUT

The following district parents raised objection to the implementation of the Grade Point Average Scale, namely that it should be amended to begin with this years freshman class; Jan Frerichs, Dennis Beaver, Joy Beaver, Kelly Nashleanas and Terry Christensen.

 

Esther Coffman, district parent, spoke in support of the new Grade Point Average Scale and its implementation.

 

The following people also addressed the board regarding the Grade Point Average Scale; Brenda Baldwin, Pat Pridie and Sherry Book.

 

 

ACTION ITEMS

Recess the Meeting: Motion by Held, second by Hoefling, it was RESOLVED: To recess the meeting for 5 minutes.

Aye: 5 Nay: 0

The meeting recessed at 7:40 p.m.. Board President Rodgers reconvened the meeting at 7:45 p.m.

 

 

 

Reconsider Grade Point Scale: Motion by Held, second by Blanchard, it was RESOLVED: to uphold the G.P.A. scale as approved by the Board on May 17, 2004.

 

The board discussed that they must recognize that their task is to represent the interest of the entire district. Reasons stated for support of the boardís prior decision included; it validates a difference in performance between students within the same letter grade, it treats all students consistently and equitably and therefore is not discriminatory, it provides motivation for all students to achieve at their highest potential, board decisions should be objective not emotional, inability to achieve total quality points is not discriminatory because Seniors are compared only to Seniors, colleges contacted by the school do not translate or recalculate grade points over 4.0, colleges recognize this method of assigning additional weight for difficult classes or exceptional performance, loss of class rank one does not mean loss of scholarship opportunities, the goal of the policy is to establish a higher standard of performance for all students not to minimize the number of valedictorians, the policy recognizes that achieving at the 90th percentile does not equate to superior performance and the board decision was informed and deliberative as a change in the grade point scale had been contemplated over a number of years, the change was a result of a recommendation from school administration requested by the board, the students and parents had been informed of the change and the academic performance prior to this last fall was not adjusted.

 

Rodgers, Board President, called for a roll call vote.

Blanchard-Aye, Hoefling-Aye, Rodgers-Aye, Held-Aye, Eddy-Aye

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION ITEMS

Resignations: Motion by Hoefling, second by Eddy, it was RESOLVED: To approve the resignation of Dan Hudek from Junior High Girls Track with the stipulation that a suitable replacement must be found.

Aye: 5 Nay: 0

 

 

 

Approve Contract: Motion by Held, second by Hoefling, it was RESOLVED: To approve a contract for Connie Vitek, night custodian.

Aye: 5 Nay: 0

 

 

 

Approve Contract: Motion by Blanchard, second by Eddy, it was RESOLVED: To approve a contract for Amy Brighton Assistant Track.

Aye: 5 Nay: 0

 

 

 

Approve Contract: Motion by Eddy, second by Hoefling, it was RESOLVED: To approve a contract for Jason Vande Hoef Assistant Track.

Aye: 5 Nay: 0

 

 

 

Approve Contract: Motion by Held, second by Eddy, it was RESOLVED: To approve a contract for Bryan Diediker C Team Baseball.

Aye: 5 Nay: 0

 

 

 

Approve Contract: Motion by Blanchard, second by Hoefling, it was RESOLVED: to approve a contract for Terri Askelson C Team Softball.

Aye: 5 Nay: 0

 

 

 

Approve Transfer: Motion by Held, second by Blanchard, it was RESOLVED: To approve the transfer of Diana Petersen to 6th grade.

Aye: 5Nay: 0

 

 

ACTION ITEMS

Approve Policy: Motion by Eddy, second by Hoefling, it was RESOLVED:To approve the second reading of the Student and Illicit Drug Policy Regulation Code No. 502.7R2.

Aye: 5 Nay: 0

 

 

 

School Calendar: Motion by Hoefling, second by Eddy, it was RESOLVED: To approve the 2005-2006 school calendar as presented.

Aye: 5 Nay: 0

 

 

 

Master Contract Agreement: Motion by Eddy, second by Hoefling, it was RESOLVED: To approve the 2005-2006 negotiated Master Contract agreement with the Hinton Community Education Association as presented by the negotiations committee. (4.6% increase)

Aye: 5 Nay: 0

 

 

 

Support Staff Salaries: Motion by Blanchard, second by Eddy, it was RESOLVED: To approve support staff salaries as presented. (4.6% increase)

Aye: 4 Nay: 0 Abstaining: 1Mr. Held abstained from voting to avoid any potential conflict of interest.

 

 

 

Administrative Salaries: Motion by Held, second by Blanchard, it was RESOLVED: To approve the administrative salaries as presented. (4.6% increase)

Aye: 5 Nay: 0

 

 

 

Graduation Requirement Change: Motion by Eddy, second by Hoefling, it was RESOLVED: To approve changing the graduation requirements as recommended by the administration.

Aye: 5 Nay: 0

 

 

 

Contract Modification: Motion by Blanchard, second by Hoefling, it was RESOLVED: To modify the contract of Barb Huygens from half-time to 5/8th time.

Aye: 5 Nay: 0

 

 

 

School Fees 2005-2006: Motion by Hoefling, second by Blanchard, it was RESOLVED: To keep all fees the same for the 2005-2006 school year, except for drivers education beginning the summer of 2006.

Aye: 5 Nay: 0

 

 

 

Pre-School/Day Care Fee and Wage Structure: Motion by Hoefling, second by Held, it was RESOLVED: To approve the Pre-School/Day Care Fee and Wage Structure as presented.

Aye: 5 Nay: 0

 

 

 

Pre-School/Day Care Handbook: Motion by Eddy, second by Hoefling, it was RESOLVED: To approve the Pre-School/Day Care Handbook as presented.

Aye: 5 Nay: 0

 

 

 

Rodgers, Board President, called for a 5 minute recess at 8:45 pm.. At 8:55 pm, Board President Rodgers reconvened the meeting.

 

 

 

Closed Session: Motion by Blanchard, second by Eddy, it was RESOLVED: That the board hold a closed session as provided in section 21.5(1)(i) of the open meetings laws to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose performance is being considered to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individualís reputation, as that individual has requested a closed session.

 

President Rodgers requested a roll call vote.

 

Blanchard-Aye, Hoefling-Aye, Held-Aye, Rodgers-Aye, Eddy-Aye.

 

The meeting went to closed session at 8:56 pm. President Rodgers re-opened the meeting at 9:46 pm.

 

 

 

Dates to remember include March 23rd special board meeting, March 24-28 Easter Break and April 11th next regular board meeting.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Eddy, second by Hoefling, it was RESOLVED: To adjourn the meeting as of 9:50 pm.

Aye: 5 Nay: 0

 

 

 

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