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January Board Minutes

1/17/2019

January 17, 2019

IKM-Manning Community School District

Regular School Board Meeting

January 17, 2019  - 6:30 p.m.

IKM-Manning CSD HS STEMBEST Classroom

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by President Heller.  Directors present were Heller, Rasmussen, Meiners, Maas, and Ferneding.  Directors Hansen and Potthoff were absent.  Others in attendance were Supt. Miller, Secretary North, Principals Wall and Whitson and approximately 4 guests.

 

Motion by Rasmussen, second by Maas to approve the agenda and motion carried unanimously.

 

President Heller welcomed the visitors.

 

Ben Booth gave an overview of the FFA National Convention trip and Kimber Spaulding shared her experience on the all expense paid trip she won to the Edmentum Educational Summit in Arizona.  President Heller shared a concern from a community member on an employee’s raise not properly coming before the Board. 

 

Motion by Ferneding, second by Meiners to approve the consent agenda (minutes from December 20, 2018, financial reports and bills) and motion carried unanimously.

 

There was no TLC report.  Mr. Wall shared his visit to Pillar Technology in Jefferson, Iowa and plans that were being made to develop a career academy for secondary students and that DMACC would partner for academic curriculum.  Iowa Workforce was also in the process of developing an apprenticeship program where the academic part being on-line demand.  Both of these opportunities are being explored and the Board was open to attending meetings to learn more on the opportunities that could lie ahead for our students.  Ms. Whitson talked on PBIS rewards and results and that because of the weather forecast and safety of our students that they would not be attending the FTC and the LEGO competitions this week-end.  Whitson also shared MS Honor Roll stats and Agriculture in Classroom data.

 

Supt. Miller shared he was looking at calendar options for next year, getting ready for negotiations but waiting for the insurance renewal rates, working on special education schedules and compliance and that he sent out inclement weather info to the community.

 

Discussion was held on 2019-2020 PreSchool with input from Ms. Davis and Ms Miller.  It was the consensus of the Board that the district be consistent and offer all day PreSchool in both sites. 

 

Discussion was held on Supt. and Administration mid-year review.  Board would like it done like last year with evaluation form being sent to Board on Supt. and Supt. gathering  forms from staff on administration and compiling data.

 

Motion by Maas, second by Rasmussen to set February 21, 2019, 7:00 p.m. in the Irwin Elementary School Library for the calendar hearing and motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion by Ferneding, second by Meiners to approve carpet bid in Irwin Building and Manning office in amount of $39,135 to Country Interiors and motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion by Ferneding, second by Maas to approve first phase Manning Hallway Section Flooring to Royale in amount of $9,843 and motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion by Rasmussen, second by Maas to approve Asbestos Removal for Manning Hallway to Wheelers in amount of $6,580 and motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion by Maas, second by Meiners to approve Michaela Sander as Special Education Para and motion carried unanimously.

 

There being no further business, motion by Maas, second by Rasmussen to adjourn.  Motion carried unanimously and meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

 

The next meeting will be in the Irwin Elementary School Library at 7:00 p.m. on February 21, 2019.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

Dave Heller, Board President                                        Karli North, Board Secretary

 

 

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