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Board Minutes May 7, 2018

Minutes of the CAL Board of Education-May 7, 2018

1. The CAL Board of Education was called to order in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on May 7, 2018 in the District Office by President Mitch Vanness with Board Members Rob Peil, Beth Podolan, Cathy Carlson and Jacob McNutt present, a quorum was declared.  Others present included Superintendent Todd Lettow, District Administrator Steve Lane and Secretary Amanda Heiden.

2. Motion by McNutt, second by Podolan, to approve the agenda, moved visitors to from Item 5 to Item 3.  All ayes.

3. The Board recognized Greg Forbes, Gail Castillo, Vicki Grant, Wendy Barner, Sam Barner, Jason Christensen, and Erin Christensen as visitors.  The Board heard a request from Senior parents to let students who may not have met graduation requirements walk across the stage at graduation.  Mr. Lane informed the Board of the Board policy and the Student Handbook Policy.

a. The Board also reviewed the Open Enrollments at this time.  Motion by Peil, second by Carlson, to approve the Open Enrollment application out to Hampton-Dumont.  All ayes.

4. Motion by Podolan, second by Carlson, to go into closed sessions for negotiations as exempt from Chapter 21.  Roll call was taken: McNutt aye; Vanness aye; Peil aye; Podolan aye; and Carlson aye.  The Board went into closed session at 7:42 p.m.  Also present in closed session were Todd Lettow, Steve Lane and Amanda Heiden.  Motion by McNutt, second by Peil, to come out of closed session.  Roll call was taken: McNutt aye; Vanness aye; Peil aye; Podolan aye and Carlson aye.  Closed session ended at 8:11 p.m.

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

6. The Board reviewed the transportation report, Jen Koenen gave her curriculum report, and Administration gave their reports.  Mr. Lettow asked the Board to consider purchasing a new tractor.  Motion by McNutt, second by Peil, to approve the trade-in and purchase of a John Deere Tractor for $15,500 and broom attachment for $3,500.  All ayes.

7. Old Business

a. Motion by Peil, second by Carlson, to approve the 2018-2019 school calendar as presented at the School Calendar Hearing in April.  All ayes.

8. New Business

a. Motion by Podolan, second by Carlson, to approve the Centerpoint Energy/IJUMP Contract Renewal.  All ayes.

b. The Board tabled the list of graduates to be able to approve the students who would actually meet the requirements to graduate once final grades are entered.  No motion was made to change policies on commencement participation.

c. Motion by Carlson, second by Peil, to forgive the last snow day and keep the students last day as May 31st for the 2017-2018 School Calendar due to the construction project.  All ayes.

d. Motion by McNutt, second by Peil, to approve the increase to the 2018-2019 salary schedule and the amended teacher contracts as presente  All ayes.

e. Motion by Carlson, second by Podolan, to approve the 2018-2019 Support Staff Contracts as presented.  All ayes.

f. Motion by Peil, second by Podolan, to approve the List of Shared Contracts with Hampton-Dumont as presented with a change to Curriculum Director from 10% to 15%.  All ayes.

g. The Board let out for milk, bread and fuel bids.

h. Personnel

i. Motion by McNutt, second by Carlson, to approve resignations from: Tyler Heiden; Jessica Teske; Elizabeth Soderberg; Christy Magner; Alexandra Vallebo; Deanna Perkins; and Chris Lockwood as Teachers; Diana Keehn as Kitchen Assistant; Janell Blau as Kitchen Assistant and Frank Patrick as Custodian.  All ayes.

ii. The Board reviewed the recommendation to terminate Patty Reed’s contract.

i. Moved to item 3 with visitors.

j. The Board held the first reading of Policy 507.9 and 507.9R1.  All ayes.

9. Discussion Items

a. Discussion was held on purchasing smartboard technology for all the classrooms all at once.

b. Discussion was held on an end of the year CAL Celebration to be held possibly in June or August.

c. The Board was recognized for Board Appreciation Month

10. The next regular meeting will be June 11, 2018.

11. Motion by Carlson, second by Podolan, to adjourn the meeting.  All ayes.  The meeting was adjourned at 9:48 p.m.

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