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Board Minutes January 9, 2017

CAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

JANUARY 9, 2017

 

The CAL Board of Education met for its regular meeting on January 9, 2017 in the CAL Media Center.  President Mitch Vanness called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  Present were board members Mitch Vanness, Austin Elling, Cathy Carlson, Rob Peil and Jacob McNutt.  Also present were Superintendent Todd Lettow, District Administrator Steve Lane and Secretary Amanda Heiden.

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

The board recognized Krista State, Chris Lockwood and Ethan Stoetzer as visitors.

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

The board reviewed the maintenance and transportation reports.  The board also heard the administration reports from Steve Lane and Todd Lettow.

Discussion was held on whole grade sharing and determining which grade levels would be part of the sharing agreement.  After the discussion a motion to whole grade share grades 7th-12th with Hampton-Dumont was made by Elling, seconded by Cathy.  All ayes.

A motion to approve an Assistant Girls’ Basketball Coaching Contract for Ralph Bell based on an appropriate percentage was made by McNutt, seconded by Peil.  All ayes.

A motion to approve the snow removal bid submitted by Buddies Tree Care and to use Chuck Butt on an as needed basis was made by Elling, seconded by Carlson.  All ayes.

The board called for Audit RFPs.

The board held short discussion on offering a Forensic Science at the secondary level for second semester.  Administration was instructed to go ahead with implementing the course for second semester.

Discussion was held on the possibility of offering early retirement for the 2017-2018 school year.  The board asked the Administration to look into the possibility of offering it and what the associated costs would be to do so.

A motion to approve the first and final readings of the following policies was made by Carlson, seconded by Elling.  All ayes.  The policies included:

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 – formerly known as Parent Involvement (505.8)

7.Wellness Policy (507.9)

a.Wellness Regulation (507.9.R1)

The board reviewed an open enrollment application out the district to the Belmond-Klemme School District.

A motion to adjourn was made by Peil, seconded by McNutt.  All ayes.  The meeting was adjourned at 8:28 p.m.

 

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