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Board Minutes April 10, 2017

CAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

APRIL 10, 2017

 

The CAL Board of Education met for its regular meeting on April 10th in the CAL Media Center.  President Mitch Vanness called the meeting to order at 7:01 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.

 

Elling moved that the CAL Board of Education meet in a Strategy Session for Collective Bargaining under Chapter 20 of the Code of Iowa, which is exempt from the provisions of Chapter 21 of the Code of Iowa.  Roll call vote was taken: Vanness, aye; Elling, aye; McNutt, aye; Peil, aye and Carlson, aye.  Also present in closed session were Mr. Lettow, Mr. Lane and Mrs. Heiden.

A motion to come out of closed session was made by McNutt, seconded by Carlson.  Roll call vote was taken Vanness, aye; Elling, aye; McNutt, aye; Peil, aye and Carlson, aye.

 

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

 

The Board opened the budget hearing at 7:36 p.m. for public comment.  No comments were made.  The hearing was ended at 7:37 p.m.

 

The board recognized Ethan Stoetzer, Ralph Bell, and Jesse and Lisa Furman as visitors.

 

The board held discussion on the baseball and softball programs for the summer of 2018 and whether they will be played at CAL or shared with Hampton-Dumont.  The Board decided to keep the program at CAL as long as the program had the numbers.

 

A motion to approve two open enrollments out of the district into the Belmond-Klemme was made McNutt, seconded by Peil.  All ayes.  The board also reviewed two open enrollment applications out of the district into the Hampton-Dumont district.

 

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

 

The board reviewed the facilities and transportation reports.  Curriculum Director Jen Koenen gave the curriculum report, which included the results of the site visit held at the end of March and adding Geography as a required freshman class beginning the 2017-2018 school year.  A motion to approve adding Geography as a required freshman course and offering Health as an optional course instead of required course beginning the 2017-2018 school year was made by Carlson, seconded by Elling.  All ayes.

Mr. Lane gave his administration report and Mr. Lettow gave his Superintendent’s report.

 

Discussion was held on the purchase of unused lockers and that Hampton-Dumont would possibly be interested in purchasing unused lockers from CAL.  Short discussions of possible projects for the summer was also held.

 

A motion to approve certifying the fiscal year 2018 budget as published in the paper was made by Elling, seconded by McNutt.  All ayes.

A motion to approve awarding the lawn bid to Barker’s Lawn care due to satisfaction with past performance was made by Carlson, seconded by Peil.  All ayes.

A motion to approve awarding the Audit bid to Nolte, Cornman & Johnson P.C. was made by McNutt, seconded by Elling.  All ayes.

A motion to approve raising substitution pay to $105 per day, $60 per half day and an extra $5 per day to teachers that retired from the district was made by Peil, seconded by McNutt.  All ayes.

A motion to approve the AEA Purchasing Agreement for the food bid was made by Elling, seconded by Carlson.  All ayes.

A motion to approve running the Summer Food Service Program for the summer of 2017 was made by Carlson, seconded by McNutt.  All ayes.

A motion to approve the ISFIS membership for the 2018 fiscal year was made by McNutt, seconded by Peil.  All ayes.

A motion to approve the IASB membership for the 2018 fiscal year was made by Carlson, seconded by McNutt.  Ayes: Carlson, Peil and McNutt.  Nays: Elling.

The board held the first reading on the following policies: 506.1 Education Records Access; 506.1E1 Request of Non-Parent for Examination or Copies of Educational Records; 506.1E2 Authorization for Release of Education Records; 506.1E3 Request for Hearing on Correction of Education Records; 506.1E4 Request for Examination of Education Records; 506.1E5 Notification for Transfer of Education Records; 506.1E6 Letter to Parent Regarding Receipt of a Subpoena Agreement; 506.1E7 Juvenile Justice Agency Information Sharing Agreement; 506.1E8 Annual Notice;  506.1R1 Use of Education Records Regulation; 506.2 Student Directory Information; 506.2E1 Authorization for Releasing Student Directory Information; 506.2R1 Use of Directory Information; 710.1 School Nutrition Program; 710.2 Free or Reduced Price Meals Eligibility.  The board asked that administration look into making 506.2 an opt-in policy rather than an opt-out.  The board also began developing policy 710.4 Meal Charges.

A motion to accept the resignation of Nichole Hardy as Elementary Teacher for the 2017-2018 school year was made by McNutt, seconded by Carlson.  All ayes.  A motion to accept the resignation of Jessica Humpfer as Secondary Math Teacher for the 2017-2018 school year was made by Peil, seconded by Elling.  All ayes.  Motion to accept the resignation of Joni Jensen as Elementary Teacher for the 2017-2018 school year was made by Carlson, seconded by Elling.  All ayes.

A motion to approve an ELL Teaching contract for Vanessa Hartman for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year was made by Carlson, seconded by McNutt.  All ayes.

A motion to approve amending Steve Lane’s contract to $40,000 for the 2017-2018 school year was made by Elling, seconded by Peil.  Ayes.

A motion to approve that everyone above the top of the support staff salary schedule would get the same raise as the teachers was made by Carlson, seconded by Elling.  All ayes.

A motion to approve the coaching contract listing as presented and moving Austin Guerrero to Head Basketball coach and Caleb Rapp to Assistant Basketball coach was made by Peil, seconded by McNutt.  All ayes.

 

A motion to adjourn was made by Elling, seconded by Carlson.  All ayes.  The meeting was adjourned at 9:59 p.m.

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