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Board Minutes

January 18, 2018

IKM-Manning Community School District

Regular Board Meeting

January 18, 2018 – 7:00 p.m.

Irwin Elementary School Library


The meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. by President Heller.  All directors were present (Heller, Hansen, Ferneding, Reischl, Maas, Potthoff, and Meiners).  Others in attendance were Supt. Miller, Secretary North, Principals Wall & Whitson and 4 guests.


Motion by Potthoff, second by Reischl to approve agenda and the motion carried unanimously.


President Heller welcomed the guests and shared a thank you note from Riverside CSD for the District’s condolences during their time of bereavement.  The Board also acknowledged the Education Association’s proposal to bargain at a later date.


Motion by Ferneding, second by Maas to approve the consent agenda (minutes from Dec. 21, 2017, financial reports, & bills) and the motion carried unanimously.


Tiffany Hoogestraat and Corey Sebetka shared the coaching cycle survey & feedback, mentor and district mentor roles and district leadership team roles.  They shared that the survey is done every three months to monitor growth of the TLC program.  Much discussion, led by the Board, followed as to why there was not 100% participation on the surveys and what could be done to get 100% feedback.  Corey also gave update on the Wolf Pack Pantry and the Food Backpack Program.


Principal Wall shared that the ASVAB test was taken today by all juniors and that more would be shared when the results were in.  Wall gave the Board an overview of Winter State Reporting and the courses offered by the District.  He also explained how the units worked and endorsements and courses needed to fall into the state requirements.  Principal Whitson shared the Middle School Honor Roll lists, upcoming events and shared that the elementary was going to adopt the Collaborative Curriculum Countdown series to help students be better readers, writers and collaborators.


Superintendent Miller gave kudos to Jenny Linde for developing a simple new application form for Foundation and Gala grants, shared a little bit on the Iowa Report Card saying he was waiting on the state for answers to questions he had on why the Report Card data and Post- Secondary Readiness report data didn’t agree.  He also gave kudos to the staff for attending a WIC Conference PD day when there was no school and bad weather as 43 members attended.  Supt. Miller shared special education staffing needs, info on the District Leadership Team meeting and that the new lights have been installed in the Irwin building.


Motion by Hansen, second by Maas to set February 15th, 7:00 p.m. as the date and time for the 2018-19 calendar hearing to be held in the Manning High School Stem Best classroom and the motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Ferneding, second by Maas to remove Policy 208.2 (School Improvement Committee) and change to an ADHOC committee that will meet twice a year – fall and spring.  The motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Ferneding, second by Meiners to change the verbage on policies 406:1,2,3,4,6,412.4, 706.2 to omit salary schedule wording and deduction wording due to chapter 20 ruling and motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Hansen, second by Meiners to approve HS Ass’t Softball Coach contract to Andrea Nulle and the motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Potthoff, second by Reischl to approve Early Retirement Packages to Jean Ferneding, Becky Feser, and Maureen Drees in amount of $60,000 and motion carried unanimously.


Discussion was held on superintendent evaluation and board goals from the board workshop and will be acted on at the next board meeting.


After a short break, motion by Maas, second by Meiners to enter closed session per Iowa Code 21.5(1)(i) -personnel.  Roll call vote taken and all directors voted aye.  Entered closed session at 9:05 p.m.


Motion by Maas, second by Reischl to come out of closed session.  Roll call vote taken and all directors voted aye.  Out of closed session at 10:32 p.m.


No further business, motion by Hansen, second by Maas to adjourn.  Motion carried unanimously and meeting adjourned at 10:33 p.m.


The next meeting will be February 15, 2018, 7:00 p.m. in Manning in the HS Stem Best Classroom.


Respectfully Submitted,




Dave Heller, Board President                                                                            Karli North, Board Secretary