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November 13, 2017

Shenandoah Community School District

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors – November 13, 2017

Administration Board Room

 

 

Call to Order:

Board President Greg Ritchey called the meeting to order at 5:00 pm.

Roll Call:

Roll Call was answered by Directors Jean Fichter, Kathy Langley (via Zoom), Greg Ritchey and Adam Van Der Vliet.  Also present were Superintendent Dr. Kerri Nelson, Board Secretary Lisa Holmes and School Business Official Sherri Ruzek.  Absent was Director Kip Anderson.

Mission Statement:

The SCSD Mission Statement was read by Director Jean Fichter

Welcome to Audience:

Board President Greg Ritchey welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Open Forum:

There were no comments.

Administrative Reports:

Activities Department Update:  Activities Director Aaron Burdorf gave an update to the board on the goals set by the activities department.  A focus group consisting of school employees, coaches and community members have met, as well as a student advisory group.

TAP Program Update: Monte Munsinger, Nicole Grindle, Keisha McHargue and Teresa Hughes gave a presentation to the board on the TAP program.  They highlighted the areas of focus for the year and they ways in which TAP is being utilized in the district.  Their presentation also included testimonials from teachers in the district.

Middle School Student Council Presentation:  Mrs. Perry and Student Council officers Le Yuan Sun, Grace Johnson, Ava Godfread and Reece Speigel showed the presentation that was given by the group at the Iowa Leadership Conference in Des Moines.  It focused on the E-cycling program and Outdoor Classroom.  MS Principal Jason Shaffer also recognized Mrs. Perry who was the recipient of the Student Council Advisor of the Year award at the conference.

Consent Agenda:

Approve the consent agenda to include previous minutes, the financial accounts and the payments of bills.  Personnel Requests:  Contracts:  Joe Skahill, Transportation Director – $54,000; Dustin Comstock, MS Boys Track Coach - $2,550; Michael Bauer, 9th Grade Boys Basketball Coach - $3,461; Risa Graham, HS Associate - $11.84/hr probationary; Kayla Michaelson, HS Associate - $11.84/hr probationary; Carleen Eveland, Substitute Bus Driver - $14.02/hr, $34/route.  Modifications:   Janet Dukes from Associate Level I to Level II/III - $13.34/hr to $13.49/hr. Transfers:  Toni Graham, Secretary to Preschool Support & Associate; Natalie Kirsch, HS Associate to Executive Secretary - $14.40/hr. Fundraising Requests:  on attached sheet.  Out of State Travel Requests:  on attached sheet.  Motion to Approve by Director Fichter, 2nd by Director Van Der Vliet.  4 Ayes with Director Anderson absent – Motion passes.

 

 

Action Items:

Approve​ ​SBRC​ ​Application​ ​​ ​-​ ​​Increasing​ ​Enrollment​ ​is​ ​set​ ​at​ ​$47,980, Open​ ​Enrollment​ ​Out​ ​not​ ​in​ ​Fall​ ​of​ ​2016​ ​is​ ​set​ ​at​ ​$84,364​ ​and​ ​Limited English​ ​Proficient​ ​Instruction​ ​beyond​ ​5​ ​years​ ​is​ ​set​ ​at​ ​​ ​$4,398.  Motion to Approve by Director Van Der Vliet, 2nd by Director Fichter.  4 Ayes with Director Anderson absent – Motion passes.

Approve Renewal of Cotton Gallery/Wal-Mart agreement for the high school apparel program.  Motion to Approve by Director Fichter, 2nd by Director Van Der Vliet.  4 Ayes with Director Anderson absent – Motion passes.

Approve 28E Agreement with Clarinda CSD for ELL Teacher.  Director Fichter moved to table the item do to the Clarinda CSD requesting more time to look over the agreement.  Director Van Der Vliet seconded the motion to table.  4 Ayes with Director Anderson absent – Motion passes.

Discussion Items:

Board Operating Principles Draft – The board reviewed a draft prepared by Dr. Kerri Nelson and Directors Fichter and Langley.

Next Board Meetings:  Board Work Session – November 20, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. and December 4, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  Regular Meeting – December 11, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Adjournment at 6:03 pm.  Motion by Director Fichter, 2nd by Director Van Der Vliet.  4 Ayes with Director Anderson absent – Motion passes.