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11/16 Board Minutes

IKM-Manning Community School District

Regular Board Meeting

November 16, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.

Irwin Elementary School Library



The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Heller.  Directors present were Heller, Hansen, Maas, Potthoff, Reichl, & Meiners.  Director Ferneding was absent.  Others in attendance were Superintendent Miller, Secretary North, Principals Whitson & Wall and approximately 16 guests.


Motion by Hansen, second by Maas to approve the amended agenda by moving New Business items D & E to A & B and motion carried unanimously.


President Heller welcomed the visitors and gave the floor to the FFA members where they gave a recap of their trip to the FFA National Convention and shared some slides.


Motion by Hansen, second by Maas to approve the consent agenda (minutes of Oct. 19, 2017 minutes, financial reports, & bills) and motion carried unanimously.


Principal Wall congratulated students on the musical and National Honor Society Induction and shared information on the Drug Recognition Training he went to and update on the ALICE training for HS/MS students Principal Whitson gave updates on past and upcoming events for elementary & MS students, congratulated the MS Student Council for their local food pantry drive and success and invited the Board to the STEM Maze which will be held on November 21 in the Irwin gym from 11:00 to 3:00.


Superintendent Miller gave kudos to the 22 National Honor Society Inductees, shared with the Board different activities he had attended for the district, recap of the IASB Convention and recognized Beth Hagedorn for all the work she has done to have IKM-Manning CSD recognized as a Unified School (one in which the regular education and the special education students work together in different activities).  There will be program on November 21st at 1:30 recognizing this endeavor in the Manning gymnasium.


Motion by Meiners, second by Potthoff to approve Early Graduation requests to Cassie Gross and Wyntr Stokes pending meeting all graduation requirments.  Motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Maas, second by Reischl to approve Career Diploma to Dawson Hansen pending all graduation requirements and motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Meiners, second by Maas to offer an early retirement at the end of this fiscal year in amount of $60,000 to certified staff and $30,000 to non-certified staff with this being a one-time offer.   Staff member must be 55 years of age by June 30, 2018 and have 15 years of consecutive full-time employment with the district by June 30, 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Reischl, second by Potthoff to approve SBRC request in amount of $140,035.50 for increased enrollment and motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Maas, second by Meiners to approve SBRC request in amount of $5,953.20 for ELL Beyond 5 Years and motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Reischl, second by Hansen, to approve a two year superintendent sharing agreement with Exira-EHK at 50/50 for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years and motion carried unanimously.


There being no further business, motion by Maas, second by Potthoff to adjourn and motion carried unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 8:31 p.m.


The Board workshop will be November 30, 6:00 p.m. in the Irwin Elementary School Library and the next regular meeting will be December 21, 7:00 p.m. in the STEM BEST classroom in Manning.


Respectfully Submitted,




Dave Heller, Board President                                                                            Karli North, Board Secretary