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Board Minutes December 19, 2017

MINUTES OF THE CAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING DECEMBER 19, 2017:

 

The CAL Board of Education met for its regular meeting on December 19, 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, Rob Peil, Jacob McNutt, Beth Podolan and Cathy Carlson.  Also present were Superintendent Todd Lettow; District Administrator Steve Lane and Secretary Amanda Heiden.

 

Motion by Carlson, second by McNutt to approve the agenda.  All ayes.

 

The board held a public hearing on whole grade sharing grades 7-12 with Hampton-Dumont beginning the 2018-2019 school year.  The hearing began at 7:02 p.m.  Mr. Lettow gave a quick synopsis of what the plan is in regards to the whole grade sharing.  The board allowed for public comment.  Randy DeBour asked how long it was projected that the elementary would be in existence in which Mr. Lettow responded.  No other comments were made in regards to the whole grade sharing.  The public hearing was closed at 7:10 p.m.

 

Motion by Peil, second by Podolan, to approve the consent agenda and the paying of the bills.  All ayes.

 

The board heard a presentation from Val Plagge in regards to a social media campaign.  Motion by McNutt, second by Carlson, to approve the social media campaign contract with Val.  All ayes.

 

The facilities and transportation reports were reviewed.  Jen Koenen talked to the board about the Teacher Leadership Compensation Consortium Application and the School’s State Report Card.  Mr. Lane gave his administrative report.  Mr. Lettow gave a quick report.

 

Motion by Podolan, second by Peil, to approve the “Leave Donation” language as presented.  All ayes.

Motion by McNutt, second by Carlson, to approve phase one of the architectural study which included the following projects: Administration Office Conversion/Renovation; Secure Main Entry Renovation; Corridor Separation Door Addition; Middle School Wing Wall Renovation, Classroom Lighting Upgrade, Classroom Ceiling Replacement and Corridor Door Opening Removal.  All ayes.

Motion by Carlson, second by Podolan, to approve extending the early retirement offered for the 2017-2018 for the 2018-2019 year as well.  All ayes.

 

Motion by Peil, second by McNutt, to award the snow removal bid to Buddies Tree Care which submitted the only bid.  All ayes.

Motion by Podolan, second by Carlson, to approve the Teacher Leadership Compensation Consortium Application.  All ayes.

Motion by Carlson, second by Peil, to approve the Modified Supplemental Amount for Dropout Prevention at 3% in the amount of $52,675.  All ayes.

Motion by McNutt, second by Podolan, to approve the Addendum to the wNIACC Agreement.  All ayes.

Motion by Peil, second by Carlson, to approve a Paraeducator contract for Kayla Schwichtenberg.  All ayes.

The board reviewed an open enrollment out of the district into the Hampton-Dumont School District.

 

Motion by Carlson, second by McNutt, to adjourn.  All ayes.  The meeting was adjourned at 8:37 p.m.

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