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Board Minutes September 14, 2016

CAL AND HAMPTON-DUMONT SCHOOLS

BOARD OF EDUCATIONS

JOINT MEETING

SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

 

The CAL Board of Education met for a joint meeting with the Hampton-Dumont School Board of Directors on September 14, 2016 in the CAL Media Center.  President Mitch Vanness called the meeting to order at 6:55 p.m.  Present were Board members Mitch Vanness, Cathy Carlson, Austin Elling, Jacob McNutt and Rob Peil.  Also present were Superintendent Todd Lettow, District Administrator Steve Lane, Business Manager Lisa Lewis and Secretary Amanda Heiden.

A motion to approve the agenda as presented was made by McNutt, seconded by Peil.  All ayes.

The Board recognized visitors Marlys Pralle, treasurer and Ethan Stoetzer from the Hampton Chronicle.

The CAL Board welcomed Hampton-Dumont Board members: Jeff Rosenberg, Chad Hanson, Tom Brolsma, Ron Raney, Erran Miller, and Stacy Miller.  Not present was Tom Birdsell.  Discussion was held between the two Districts on the sharing positions and the percentage of cost breakdown, of those shared positions, between the Districts.

Motion to adjourn the joint meeting was made by Elling, seconded by Carlson.  The joint meeting ended at 7:51 p.m.

 

 

 

CAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF EDUCATION

ANNUAL MEETING

SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

 

The CAL Board of Education met for its annual meeting on September 14, 2016 in the CAL Media Center.  President Mitch Vanness called the meeting to order at 7:58 p.m.  Present were Board members Mitch Vanness, Jacob McNutt, Cathy Carlson, Rob Peil and Austin Elling.  Also present were Superintendent Todd Lettow, District Administrator Steve Lane, Secretary Amanda Heiden and Business Manager Lisa Lewis.

The Board took a tour of the building to see some of the newer improvements and areas that needed work.

A motion to approve the consent agenda and the paying of the bills was made by Carlson, seconded by Elling.  All ayes.

The Board recognized Marlys Pralle, treasurer, and Ethan Stoetzer, from the Hampton Chronicle, as visitors.

The Board reviewed the facilities report.  Two quotes from Larry Adams Concrete were presented to the Board, one quote to reface the outside auditorium wall with steel and one to replace beams and concrete behind the kitchen.  A motion to approve the quote for the auditorium was made by Carlson, seconded by Elling.  All ayes.  A motion to approve the quote to replace the beams and concrete was made by Elling, seconded by McNutt.  All ayes.  The transportation and curriculum reports were reviewed.  Mr. Lane and Mr. Lettow gave their administrative reports to the Board.

Discussion was again held on the sharing agreements with Hampton-Dumont Community School District.  A motion to approve paying 50% of the Media Specialist and TAG teacher stipends for the 2016-2017 fiscal year was made by Elling, seconded by Carlson.  All ayes.

Marlys Pralle and Lisa Lewis gave the treasurer and secretary’s reports.  Motion to continue to have Marlys deliver the treasurer report for the 2016-2017 fiscal year was made by Elling, seconded by Peil.  All ayes.  President Mitch Vanness administered the oath of office to Marlys. 

A motion to approve the resolution of borrowing $350,000 from the PPEL and $100,000 from SAVE funds to the General fund was made by Peil, seconded by McNutt.  Roll call vote was taken with the following results:

                Aye: Elling, Peil, Vanness, McNutt, and Carlson 

                Nay: None                                                                                         

A motion to adjourn the annual meeting was made by Carlson, seconded by Peil.  All ayes.  The meeting was adjourned at 9:19 p.m.

 

 

 

 

CAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF EDUCATION

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

 

The CAL Board of Education met for its organizational meeting on September 14, 2016 in the CAL Media Center.  Secretary Amanda Heiden called the meeting to order at 9:22 p.m.  Present were Board members Mitch Vanness, Austin Elling, Jacob McNutt, Rob Peil and Cathy Carlson.  Also present were Superintendent Todd Lettow, District Administrator Steve Lane and Secretary Amanda Heiden.

Ethan Stoetzer of the Hampton Chronicle was recognized as a visitor.

Nominations for President were taken, Elling nominated Vanness.  Elling called for nominations cease.  Ballot vote was taken and results were one vote for Elling, four votes for Vanness.  Vanness was elected as President.  Nominations for Vice President were taken, Carlson nominated Elling.  Peil called for nominations cease.  Ballot vote was taken and results were five votes for Elling.  Elling was elected as Vice President.

The Board established the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the CAL Media Center to be the date, time and location of its regular meetings.

The Board appointed the Hampton Chronicle as its official publication.

A motion to approve the following resolution naming depositories was made by McNutt, seconded by Peil.  Be it resolved by the CAL Community School District of Latimer, Iowa in Franklin County, Iowa; that we do hereby designate the following named banks to be depositories of the CAL Community School District funds in amounts not to exceed the amount named opposite each of said designated depositories and the school district secretary is hereby authorized to deposit the school district funds in amounts not to exceed in the aggregate the amounts named for said banks as follows, to-wit:

First Citizens National Bank                          Latimer                                 $2,500,000

ISJIT                                                                                                      $2,500,000

The Board reviewed and appointed the following 2016-2017 Board Committee Assignments:

  1. Employee Relations: Mitch Vanness, Chair and Austin Elling
  2. Transportation and Food Service: Mitch Vanness, Chair and Jacob McNutt
  3. Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Recruitment: Austin Elling, Chair and Cathy Carlson
  4. Physical Plant and Equipment: Mitch Vanness, Chair and Jacob McNutt
  5. IASB Network & Delegate Assembly Representative: Cathy Carlson, Chair and Mitch Vanness
  6. Comprehensive School Improvement Advisory Committee Representative: Cathy Carlson, Chair and Mitch Vanness
  7. Education Foundation Representative: Rob Peil
  8. Franklin County Conference Board Representative: Rob Peil, Chair and Austin Elling
  9. Franklin County Assessor’s Board Representative: Rob Peil, Chair and Austin Elling
  10. Calendar Committee Representative: Cathy Carlson, Chair and Austin Elling
  11. Marketing Committee Representative: Austin Elling, Chair and Cathy Carlson
  12. Vocational and Tech Programs Advisory Committee: Mitch Vanness and Cathy Carlson
  13. Daycare Representative: Jacob McNutt and Rob Peil, alternate
  14. Scholarship Committee: Rob Peil and Austin Elling

A motion to accept the resignation of Shiona Chambers as Paraeducator was made by Carlson, seconded by Elling.  All ayes.

A motion to accept the resignation of Ryan Thompson as Head Boys’ Soccer Coach was made by McNutt, seconded by Peil.  All ayes.

A motion to approve a contract for Brian Folkerts as Junior High Football Coach was made by Carlson, seconded by McNutt.  All ayes.

A motion to approve a contract for Trevor Mollenbeck as Substitute Bus Driver was made by Carlson, seconded by Elling.  All ayes.

A motion to approve a contract for Sarah Abernathy as Paraeducator was made by Peil, seconded by Elling.  All ayes.

A motion to approve the 2016-2017 School Improvement Advisory Committee members as presented was made by McNutt, seconded by Peil.  All ayes.

The Board reviewed and acknowledged one open enrollment out of the District to the CAM School District.  It also reviewed and acknowledged two open enrollments out of the District to the Hampton-Dumont School District.  All open enrollments were for good cause.

A motion to approve an open enrollment application into the District from the Hampton-Dumont School District for good cause was made by Carlson, seconded by Elling.  All ayes.

Discussion was held on the possible early release time for students during homeroom.  The Board came to the decision to not allow early release.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Elling, seconded by Carlson.  All ayes.  The meeting was adjourned at 10:19 p.m.

 

 

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