Hinton Community School District

 

Monday January 16, 2006

REGULAR  MEETING

The January 2005-2006 regular board meeting of the Hinton Community School District Board of Directors was held in the school library on Monday January 16, 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

Mary Daniels, Elementary Guidance Counselor

Dan Hudek, MS/HS Guidance Counselor

 

 

VISITORS PRESENT

None present.

 

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

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

 

 

WELCOME VISITORS

PUBLIC INPUT

None

 

 

CONSENT ITEMS

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

Motion carried 5 to 0

 

 

 

Minutes: Motion by Hoefling, second by Eddy, it was RESOLVED: To approve the minutes of the December 19, 2005 regular meeting.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

Monthly Claims: Motion by Blanchard, second by Vondrak, it was RESOLVED: To approve the following fund disbursements: General Fund $41,114.40, Management Fund $867.33, Before and After School Fund $89.29, Pre-School Fund $421.22, Physical Plant and Equipment Funds $11,000.00, Capital Projects Fund $35,593.69, Nutrition Fund $17,279.54 and Activity Fund $13,592.77. The total of all fund disbursements $119,958.24.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

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

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

REPORTS

Jane Krehbiel, curriculum director; Mary Daniels, elementary guidance; and Dan Hudek, secondary guidance reported on the school’s Iowa Test Annual Trend Data. Information shared included:

 

*Testing definitions.

*Iowa Test Reports analyzed and used by the school.

*Ways the school tries to make the test relevant to our     students.

*Trend line data including proficiency scores; how our school compares with  other schools in Iowa and in the Nation; and how our subgroups performed.

*How our performance affects our curriculum trends.

*Information the test provides for the classroom teacher, allowing them to help individual students improve their academic skills.

 

It was noted our students perform very well on the Iowa Test and we as a district should be very proud of our students performance and of our teaching staff as they always strive to help our student achieve at their highest ability level.

 

 

PUBLIC INPUT

None

 

 

ACTION ITEMS

Approve Resignations: Motion by Blanchard, second by Hoefling, it was RESOLVED: To approve the resignation, and request for early retirement benefits for Terry Dahlquist.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

Approve Resignations: Motion by Eddy, second by Vondrak, it was RESOLVED: To approve the resignation, and request for early retirement benefits for Arlene Hermsen.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

Approve Contracts: None.

 

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

The board commented on the January 9th  Board Development Workshop presented by Mary Jane Vens, Director of Development for the Iowa Association of School Boards.

 

The Board discussed the need for a February work session to provide feedback to the Superintendent. The Board will meet in a work session prior to the regular board meeting February 13, 2006 at 5:45 p.m.

 

 

FUTURE AGENDA TOPICS

The Board discussed scheduling a presentation by the Iowa Association of School Boards which is directed at enhancing public information and fostering community involvement.

 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

January 25th – No School, Teacher Professional Development Day

 

February 13th – Board Work Session 5:45 p.m.

 

February 13th – Regular Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Hoefling, second by Eddy, it was RESOLVED: To adjourn the meeting at 7:50 p.m.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

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Board President                            Board Secretary