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SPECIAL MEETING OF THE NORTHEAST HAMILTON SCHOOL BOARD


July 28, 2009


A special meeting of the Northeast Hamilton School Board of Directors was called to order by President Bruce Mark, at 6:00 p.m. with the following members answering roll call: Kathy Pruismann, Kim Schaa, Bret Schutt and Bruce Mark. Beth Klaver was absent. Administration present was Superintendent Andrew Woiwood.

Motion by Schutt, second by Pruismann to approve the agenda. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schaa, second by Schutt to enter closed session as allowed by Iowa Code Section 21.5 (1)(a) to review or discuss records which are required or authorized by state or federal law to be kept confidential or to be kept confidential as a condition for that governmental body’s possession or continued receipt of federal funds and Iowa Code Section 21.5 (1)(i) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session. Motion carried unanimously. The Board entered closed session at 6:02 p.m.

The Board entered open session at 9:05 p.m.

Motion by Schutt, second by Pruismann to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m.



Bruce Mark, President                Janet Greufe, Board Secretary


REGULAR MEETING OF THE NORTHEAST HAMILTON SCHOOL BOARD

July 9, 2009

The regular meeting of the Northeast Hamilton School Board of Directors was called to order by President Bruce Mark at 7:00 p.m. with the following members answering roll call: Kim Schaa, Kathy Pruismann and Bret Schutt. Beth Klaver was absent. Administration present were Superintendent Andrew Woiwood, Principal Patrick Hocking and Board Secretary Janet Greufe.

Scott Stolt was the only visitor present.

Motion by Pruismann, second by Schaa to approve the agenda. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schutt, second by Schaa to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held June 11, 2009. Motion carried unanimously.

Financial reports for all funds were presented. Motion by Schaa, second by Pruismann to accept the reports as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schutt, second by Schaa to allow all bills and claims. Motion carried unanimously.

Superintendent Woiwood shared “good news” regarding students and staff.

A construction update was presented. Dirt work continues in preparation of paving the parking lots and pouring the building pad; the office area was demolished; the guy wire was relocated for the parent drive; the new propane tank will be delivered soon; and overall, construction is behind due in part to rainy weather.

Motion by Pruismann, second by Schutt to approve Change Order #1 in the amount of $4,734 to remove the cistern found in the north parking lot area. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schutt, second by Schaa to approve Change Order #2 in the amount not to exceed $7,000 to repack the fill around the sewer line that is under the parent drive and out to the street. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schutt, second by Pruismann to approve Change Order #3 in the amount of $1,100 credit for not removing the septic tank and leach filed which was not found south of the student parking lot. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schutt, second by Schaa to approve Change Order #4 in the amount of $2,047 to modify the propane gas line from a 1” line to a 2” line. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schaa, second by Pruismann to adopt the Resolution Approving Revenue Purpose Statement and Ordering an Election on a Revenue Purpose Statement to Authorize Expenditures from the State Secure an Advance Vision of Education Fund with the election to coincide with the regular School Board election to be held on September 8, 2009. Motion carried unanimously. This is not a new tax - it will replace the current Hamilton County deadline of July 2014 with the State’s deadline of July 2029, and expand the district’s allowable use for the current tax.

Motion by Schutt, second by Pruismann to approve the District Developed Service Delivery System Plan as presented. Motion carried unanimously. The Board and Administration expressed their gratitude to the DDSDS Committee for their work in developing the plan.

Motion by Pruismann, second by Schutt to award the bread bid to sole bidder Wonder Bread/Interstate Brand Corporation of Davenport, Iowa, and the milk bid (escalator) to sole bidder Anderson Erickson, Des Moines, Iowa. Motion carried unanimously

Motion by Schutt, second by Schaa to award the gasohol bid to Heartland Coop, Jewell office, at the firm bid price of $2.30 per gallon. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schutt, second by Schaa to award the diesel bid to Heartland Coop, Jewell office, at the firm bid price of $2.43 per gallon. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schaa, second by Pruismann to award the propane bid to Prairie Lakes Coop, Hubbard, at the firm bid price of $0.93 per transport gallon and $1.07 per bobtail gallon. Voting Aye: Schaa, Pruismann, Mark. Voting Nay: none. Abstaining: Schutt.

Motion by Schutt, second by Pruismann to appoint the following hearing officers for 2009-10:

  • Discrimination - Superintendent
  • Affirmative Action - Superintendent
  • Multi Cultural/Non Sexist - Superintendent
  • 504 – Title IX  - Superintendent
  • Hot Lunch Screenings - Board Secretary
  • Hot Lunch Hearing - Superintendent
  • Fees Screening - Board Secretary
  • Fees Hearing - Superintendent
  • Level 1 Employee Abuse
    • Grades K-5 - School Nurse\
    • Grades 6-12 - Guidance Counselor
  • Level 2 Employee Abuse - County Sheriff
  • Grievance Hearing Officer    
    • Level 1 - Principal
    • Level 2 - Superintendent

Principal and Superintendent may be interchanged in any of the above.

Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schaa, second by Schutt to approve participation in Title I, Title V, Drug Free Schools and Communities, and Nutrition Programs according to the guidelines in the 2004 Comprehensive School Improvement Plan. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schutt, second by Pruismann to approve as presented the final draft of the 2009-2010 Parent/Student Handbooks. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Pruismann, second by Schaa to approve Director Mark as the NEH Board Delegate for the Legislative Assembly and the 2009-10 Legislative Action Network (LAN) member. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Pruismann, second by Schutt to approve the following Legislative Action Priorities and Resolutions:

-Supports the development of rigorous content standards and benchmarks, consistent with the Iowa Core Curriculum, focused on improving student achievement.

-Supports setting allowable growth at a rate that encourages continuous school improvement and reflects actual cost increases experienced by school districts. The allowable growth rate should be set no lower than 6 percent. Equivalent state categorical funding is not a substitute for adequate allowable growth.

-Supports expansion of the allowable use of physical plant and equipment levy (PPEL) funds while maintaining the purposes of infrastructure, transportation, technology and equipment funding.

-Supports funding to ensure that all three and four year olds have access to a high quality public school preschool program by including preschool students in the enrollment count. Programs must strive to meet the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Early Childhood Program Standards. The program must include certified staff and align instruction and assessment to the Iowa Early Learning Standards.

-Supports a four-year phase in to achieve full funding of the state’s portion of the instructional support levy.

Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schaa, second by Pruismann to approve Elizabeth Buxton as the half-time Instrumental Music Instructor. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Pruismann, second by Schutt to amend Brandon Frohwein’s Co-Head Girls Track Coach to Head Girls Track Coach. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schaa, second by Pruismann to approve Dan Greenfield as the Assistant Football Coach. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schutt, second by Schaa to approve Brandon Frohwein as the Junior High Football Coach. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schutt, second by Schaa to approve the following as substitute bus drivers: Dan Burnett, Deb Christenson, Paul Christenson, Paul Joe Kramer, Jeff Meyer and Melvin Moore. Motion carried unanimously.

The regular School Board Election will be held September 8, 2009. Director Districts #4 and #5 are up for election, each serving a four year term. Kim Schaa is currently the Director for District #4 and Beth Klaver is currently the Director for District #5. The deadline for filing papers is 5:00 p.m. on July 30th. Nomination papers may be picked up from any school district administrative office, auditor’s office or online at www.sos.state.ia.us/elections/electioninfo/SchoolElections.html all papers must be filed with the NEH Board Secretary or designee in the District office.

Motion by Schutt, second by Schaa to accept the lone bid of $245 from Dan Burnett for all the fencing. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Pruismann, second by Schutt to accept the lone bid of $85 from Dan Burnett for the 1996 Van. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schaa, second by Pruismann to accept the lone bid of $206 from Huff Salvage for the 1981 bus. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schutt, second by Schaa to approve using Teacher Quality Funds to pay Virginia Hoelscher for four days of curriculum and assessment work completed. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Pruismann, second by Schutt to approve as reviewed Board Policy Code No. 605.6 – 605E1 Internet – Appropriate Use and Technology Ethical Use Policy. Motion carried unanimously.

Superintendent Woiwood shared a list of possible uses for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds; IASB is working on an application to request additional allowable growth for the Phase I funding that was cut by Iowa Legislators after districts had certified their FY10 budgets; information from the technology conference that was attended by Herb Strasser, Joan Gelder, Beth Heller, Sherry Clayton and Mr. Woiwood; a letter being prepared by the NEHSF to request donations for furnishing the new building; possible dates for the annual superintendent evaluation, July 28 at 6:00 p.m. was selected; the School Improvement Advisory Committee meeting is scheduled for August 6th; that a new gas range was ordered for the hot lunch program and NEH wasn’t selected for the Food Service Grant; two new mentees and mentors, Leslie Keehn/Beth Heller and Elizabeth Buxton/Karla Isaacson, will be starting a new Induction and Mentoring Program offered by Prairie Lakes AEA; and the transportation director will rotate his schedule every other week – a.m. at NEH/p.m. at SH then a.m. at SH/p.m. at NEH.

The regular August Board Meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 27th.

Motion by Schutt, second by Pruismann to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 10:14 p.m.

 

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