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Board Meeting December 12, 2016




DECEMBER 12, 2016


The CAL Board of Education met for its regular meeting on December 12, 2016 in the CAL Media Center.  President Mitch Vanness called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.  Present were Board members Mitch Vanness, Jacob McNutt, Rob Peil, Cathy Carlson, and Austin Elling.  Also present were Superintendent Todd Lettow, District Administrator Steve Lane, Curriculum Coordinator Jen Koenen and Secretary Amanda Heiden.

The Board reviewed the November election results and President Vanness gave the oath of office to Jacob McNutt.

A motion to approve the agenda was made by Peil, seconded by Carlson.  All ayes.

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

FFA Sponsor Sarah DeBour and FFA members Marlud Landeros, Stephanie Ramirez, McKayla Drake and Blake Miller presented to the Board on the FFA National Convention.  Marlud, Stephanie and Jenifer Ramirez also presented on their experiences job shadowing for their ag class.

Citizens in attendance included: Jane Halladay; Chris Lockwood and Ethan Stoetzer of the Hampton Chronicle.

The Board reviewed the transportation report and Jen Koenen gave the curriculum report.  Mr. Lane and Mr. Lettow gave their administration reports.

Discussion was held on whole grade sharing.  Mr. Lettow gave a brief overview of what all the board would need to consider when whole grade sharing.  He also presented some financial estimates of keeping K-5 at CAL versus keeping K-6 at CAL.  The Board discussed needing to determine which grades to send to H-D and when to send them.  No decisions were made regarding whole grade sharing at this meeting.  The Board will make a decision at the meeting on January 9, 2017.

The Board set as the date for a joint meeting with reps from both the CAL Board and the Hampton-Dumont Board to discuss whole grade sharing.  They plan to have a meeting on December 19th after the Hampton-Dumont regular board meeting.

A motion to approve the resignation of Brittni Miller as Girls Assistant Basketball Coach was made by Elling, seconded by Peil.  All ayes.

A motion to approve the Modified Allowable Growth application in the amount of $52,979.00 was made by Carlson, seconded by McNutt.  All ayes.

The board tabled the item to approve snow removal bids since no bids were submitted by the deadline, the item was tabled until the January 9th meeting.

The Board reviewed the following board policies:

  1. Equal Educational Opportunity (102)
    1. Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination (102.E1)
    2. Complaint Form (102.E4)
    3. Witness Disclosure Form (102.E5)
    4. Disposition of Complaint Form (102.E6)
    5. Grievance Procedure (102.R1)
  2. Anti-Bullying/Anti-Harassment Policy (104)
    1. Complaint Form (104.E1)
    2. Witness Disclosure Form (104.E2)
    3. Disposition of Complaint Form (104.E3)
    4. Anti-Bullying/Anti-Harassment Investigation Procedures (104.R1)

A motion to approve the first and final readings of the listed policies was made by McNutt, seconded by Carlson.  Ayes: McNutt, Carlson, Peil.  Nay: Elling

The Board tabled the first and final readings of the following policies:

  1. Child Abuse Reporting (402.2)
  2. Homeless Children and Youth (501.16)
  3. Weapons (502.6)
  4. Student Conduct (503.1)
  5. Testing Program (505.4)
  6. Parent and Family Engagement (505.8)
  7. Wellness Policy (507.9)
    1. Wellness Regulation (507.9.R1)

A motion to approve an open enrollment application into the district from the Belmond-Klemme School District for good cause was made by Peil, seconded by Elling.  All ayes.  The Board also reviewed three open enrollment applications out of the district into the Hampton-Dumont School District.

A motion to approve TLC contracts for: Sarah DeBour; Joni Jensen; Mardy Schaefer; Brian Folkerts; Kelsey Chaplin; Lacy Krabbe; Krista State; and Amy Stoltenberg was made by Carlson, seconded by Peil.  All ayes.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Elling, seconded by McNutt.  All ayes.  The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m.

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