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REGULAR MEETING OF THE NORTHEAST HAMILTON SCHOOL BOARD

June 11, 2009


The regular meeting of the Northeast Hamilton School Board of Directors was called to order by President Bruce Mark, at 7:06 p.m. with the following members answering roll call: Kim Schaa, Kathy Pruismann, Bret Schutt, Beth Klaver and Bruce Mark. Administration present was Superintendent Andrew Woiwood, Principal Pat Hocking and Board Secretary Janet Greufe.

Visitors present were: Ashley Davis, Pat Powers, Wade Campbell, and Beth Heller.

There were no concerns.

Motion by Schaa, second by Schutt to amend the agenda to include Item 1a – Bus Cameras and approve the amended agenda. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Pruismann, second by Schutt to approve the minutes of the special meeting held May 4 and the regular meeting held May 14, 2009. Motion carried unanimously.

Financial reports of all the funds were presented. The Class of 2009 requested the remaining funds in their account (approximately $295) be donated to the Northeast Hamilton School Foundation. Motion by Schutt, second by Klaver to accept the reports as presented and honor the Class of 2009 request. Motion carried unanimously.

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

School Bus Sales representative Wade Campbell presented a mobile digital surveillance system manufactured by REI for use on route/activity buses.

Superintendent Woiwood shared with the Board the “Good” things that are happening at NEH.

The Board was updated on the progress of the construction project: there has been progress in preparing the pad for the new building which uncovered a cistern and additional cement pad that will need to be cleaned up; the east drive was closed for work on the student parking lot; Alliant Energy will relocate the guy wire that is in the way of the proposed parent drive; there may be additional costs to compact the area surrounding the new sewer line; the district offices have relocated in the ICN room and classrooms and the asbestos has been removed form the area; DLR has been in contact with Prairie Land Coop to discuss the 1” or 2” line from the new tank; propane tanks north of the school will be relocated; and the next construction meeting is scheduled for June 26 at 8:00 a.m.

Motion by Klaver, second by Schutt to accept the following donations with great appreciation:

Ruth Johnson Memorial - $100 for Weight Room

Iowa Falls State Bank - $289 for News Bowl Current Events registration

The family of Perry Chamness have requested memorials be sent to the NEH School Foundation for the building project.

Motion carried unanimously.

Superintendent Woiwood introduced the idea of NComputing for replacing the computers in the high school lab. It is a new, more economical way to update computers without having to purchase individual desktops per workstation; NComputing allows six users per desktop. The Board requested additional information.

Motion by Schaa, second by Klaver to update the special education portable labs by purchasing 48 laptop computers using special education funding. Voting Aye: Klaver, Schaa and Mark. Voting Nay: Pruismann and Schutt.

The School Board Election will be held September 8, 2009. Up for election is Director District #4 and #5, currently held by Kim Schaa and Beth Klaver; these will be four year terms. The first day to file papers is July 6, 2009, and the last day to file papers is July 30, 2009. Nomination papers may be picked up from any school district administrative office, auditor’s office or online at the Secretary of State’s website www.sos.state.ia.us/elections/electioninfo/SchoolElections.html and must be filed with the NEH Board Secretary Janet Greufe no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 30th.

Motion by Pruismann, second by Schutt to approve the open enrollment request for Christian Neubauer to attend Northeast Hamilton beginning with the 2009-2010 school year. Motion carried unanimously. All timelines were met.

Motion by Klaver, second by Schaa to accept James Koop’s resignation as the High School Social Studies/History, Assistant Football and Co-Head Girls Track positions with thanks for the many years of service to the students, staff and administration of NEH. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schutt, second by Pruismann to accept Sarah Hovey’s resignation as the Band Instructor with thanks for the many years of service to the students, staff and administration of NEH. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schaa second by Schutt to accept Virginia Hoelscher’s resignation as Play Co-Director with thanks. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Pruismann, second by Schutt to accept Kim Schimp’s resignation as Speech Co-Sponsor with thanks. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Klaver, second by Pruismann to approve Leslie Keehn for the Social Studies/History position. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Klaver, second by Schaa to approve Kim Schimp as the Play Co-Director. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schutt, second by Pruismann to approve Virginia Hoelscher as the Individual Speech Sponsor. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schaa, second by Klaver to approve Carmen Koch as the High School Student Council Sponsor. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Pruismann, second by Klaver to approve Kathy Brandt as the Fall Cheerleading Sponsor. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schutt, second by Schaa to approve Jody Kelley as the Winter Cheerleading Sponsor. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schutt, second by Klaver to approve Beth Heller as the Junior High Girls Track Coach. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schaa, second by Klaver to approve hiring Lisa Heiden and Jody Kelley for summer painting not to exceed 20 hours per week. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Pruismann, second by Schutt to approve paying Janelle Oakland, Mary Jo Reeves and Kim Schimp sub pay for curriculum and assessment work completed using Teacher Quality Funds. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schaa, second by Schutt to approve paying the Technology Integration and Instruction for the 21st Century Learner Conference registration fees for Joan Gelder, Beth Heller and Herb Strasser using Teacher Quality Funds. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schutt, second by Pruismann to pay the Professional Development Team members per diem for work completed on the Core Curriculum using Iowa Core Curriculum funds. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schaa, second by Klaver to approve paying Herb Strasser, Beth Heller and Joni Smith per diem for attending the Core Curriculum Leadership Meeting on aligning with the Iowa Core Curriculum using Iowa Core Curriculum funds. Motion carried unanimously.

Transportation Director Gene Greenfield has consolidated the five bus routes used last year down to four routes for 2009-2010. The routes comply with the time limitation students may be on the bus.

Motion by Klaver, second by Schutt to approve as reviewed with recommended changes Board Policies Code No. 410 – 414.8. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schutt, second by Schaa to purchase a subscription to Iowa School Finance Information Services. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schutt, second by Klaver to approve participating in the SAI Mentoring and Induction Program for 2009-2010. Motion carried unanimously.

President Mark shared a thank you from the preschool directors for the use of the building. The Board discussed the effect of the construction on the current building and possible damage.

Superintendent Woiwood shared the Site Visit Compliance Report that was submitted to the Department of Education; that NEH has met all Annual Yearly Progress Goals for 2008-09 school year; the Iowa Core Curriculum District Leadership Team met and completed the initial District Self Study and Continuum Mapping Tool; the Investment Fund Bidding had only one bidder, ISJIT at 1.240% estimating $20,298 in interest on the flexible CD for the construction project; NEH received $5,301.17 from IASB Safety Group Insurance Program as a dividend for the 2007-08 school year; IASB has listed 33 legislative priorities for the Board to review and select their top 5 priorities to be submitted to IASB by August 12th; a Revenue Purpose Statement for the State-wide Penny tax will need to be adopted and voted on by the residents to ensure the district will receive the state portion of the collected tax beyond the counties initial ten years.

Principal Hocking shared additional information for bus and building security systems. Motion by Klaver, second by Schutt to purchase two bus security systems and the software to review the video. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schutt, second by Schaa to purchase an IP security system including software for the commons area. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Schutt, second by Schaa to enter closed session as allowed by Iowa Code Section 21.5 (1)(i) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance of 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 10:15 p.m. The Board came out of closed session at 10:29 p.m.

Motion by Klaver, second by Schutt to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 10:30 p.m.

 

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