Hinton Community School District

 

Monday May 15, 2006

REGULAR  MEETING

The May 2005-2006 regular board meeting of the Hinton Community School District Board of Directors was held in the school library on Monday May 15, 2006 at 7:02 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

Dave Attrill, Technology Coordinator

 

 

VISITORS PRESENT

Justin Plendl

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

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

 

 

WELCOME VISITORS

PUBLIC INPUT

Board President Rodgers welcomed the visitors and asked for any comments on a non agenda item. Justin Plendl told the board of his desire to be able to participate in the FFA program and hoped the board would find a way to make it happen. President Rodgers stated that although FFA is a good program, the board was not going to take any action on this issue at this time.

 

 

CONSENT ITEMS

Agenda: Motion by Blanchard, second by Hoefling, it was RESOLVED: To approve the agenda with the following amendments. Removal of Action item 6a-7 English Teacher/Contest Speech Coach contract and to add additional wording to action item 6h.

Motion carried 5 to 0

 

 

 

Minutes: Motion by Vondrak, second by Hoefling, it was RESOLVED: To approve the minutes of the April 10th special and regular meeting and the work session held April 24th.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

CONSENT ITEMS

Monthly Claims: Motion by Eddy, second by Vondrak, it was RESOLVED: To approve the following fund disbursements: General Fund $73,912.57, Before and After School Fund $114.54, Pre-School Fund $790.47, Agency Funds $6,756.76, Physical Plant and Equipment Fund $745.00, Capital Projects Fund $804.89, Nutrition Fund $25,801.32 and Activity Fund $22,136.57. The total of all fund disbursements $131,062.12.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

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

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

REPORTS

Jane Krehbiel described the process used and presented staff’s findings on the selection of a math textbook program for the Discovergarten through 5th grades.

 

 

PUBLIC INPUT

There was no public input on any of the agenda items.

 

 

ACTION ITEMS

Approve contracts: Motion by Hoefling, second by Blanchard, it was RESOLVED: To approve Kate Boeve as an elementary teacher and head volleyball coach.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

Approve contracts: Motion by Vondrak, second by Blanchard, it was RESOLVED: To approve Nate Nelson as assistant softball coach beginning with the 2006-2007 school year.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

Approve contracts:  Motion by Eddy, second by Vondrak, it was RESOLVED: To approve Lisa Muilenburg as C team softball coach for the 2006 summer season.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

Approve contracts: Motion by Hoefling, second by Blanchard, it was RESOLVED: To approve Arynn Rassmussen as assistant softball coach for the 2006 summer season.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

Approve contracts: Motion by Vondrak, second by Hoefling, it was RESOLVED: To approve Cale Kramer as special education teacher, Junior High Football coach and Junior High boy’s basketball coach.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

ACTION ITEMS

Approve contracts: Motion by  Blanchard, second by Eddy it was RESOLVED: To approve Pete Haefs as social studies teacher, assistant volleyball coach and Junior High girls track coach.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

Approve resignations: None.

 

 

 

Approve 2005-2006 budget amendments: Motion by Eddy, second by Vondrak, it was RESOLVED: To approve the 2005-2006 budget amendment as presented.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

Approve math textbook adoption/purchase: Motion by Blanchard, second by Hoefling, it was RESOLVED: To approve the purchase/adoption of the Harcourt Math series for grades PK-5 for $18,376.59.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

Approve room lighting replacement project: Motion by Eddy, second by Vondrak, it was RESOLVED: To approve replacing the lights in three additional classrooms this summer.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

Approve professional development resolution: Motion by Vondrak, second by Eddy, it was RESOLVED: That the Hinton Community School acknowledges that ongoing Professional Development for our teaching staff is essential to improve student achievement. Therefore, the Hinton Community School Board will provide ongoing professional development under the direction of the Curriculum Director and expects all staff members to fully participate.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

Approve purchase of music risers: Motion by Blanchard, second by Vondrak, it was RESOLVED: To approve the purchase of new music risers as presented by the administration.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

Approve amendment to ISJIT Trust Agreement: Motion by Vondrak, second by Eddy, it was RESOLVED: To approve the amendment resolution to the ISJIT Trust Agreement as presented by the administration and to appoint Board President Rodgers to vote for the amendment on behalf of the board.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

ACTION ITEMS

Approve policy revision: Motion by Hoefling, second by Blanchard, it was RESOLVED: to approve policy revision of policy code no. 405.10R1-Licensed Employee-Desginated Teacher Shortage Area Regulations/Incentives and to waive the second reading.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

Board member Vondrak requested the board take up the issue of vocational agriculture class offerings and the movement of the city baseball fields on a future agenda.

 

Board President Rodgers, requested the board take up the spending authority limit of the Superintendent on a future agenda.

 

 

 

 

The board discussed the meeting times for board meetings during the summer months. The consensus of the board is to begin the meetings at 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

The board discussed various issues concerning the Held property that adjoins the school property. The board instructed Mr. Steen to set up a meeting with the Held family during the month of June.

 

 

CLOSED SESSION

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

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

 

The board went to closed session at 7:45 p.m. and came out of closed session at 8:12 p.m.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Eddy, second by Hoefling, it was RESOLVED: To adjourn the meeting at 8:13 p.m.

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

May 16  -  Senior Awards Day

May 21  -  Commencement – 2:00 p.m.

May 26  -  Last day of school – 1:30 p.m. dismissal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Board President                            Board Secretary