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March Board Minutes

IKM-Manning Community School District

Budget Amendment Hearing

Budget Proposal Hearing

Regular Board Meeting

March 15, 2018

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, Ferneding, Maas, Meiners, and Reischl.  Director Potthoff was absent.  Others in attendance were Superintendent Miller, Secretary North and approximately 8 visitors.


Motion by Maas, second by Meiners to amend agenda to add under Item VIIIF, number 3 – Taylor Gross and motion carried unanimously.


President Heller welcomed the visitors and gave Bill Ranniger the floor.  Bill Ranniger shared some background history of his friend Alice Stevens and presented the District with a check in the amount of $16,665.13 from the Alice Stevens estate.  The Board graciously thanked Bill Ranniger and the family of Alice Stevens.


President Heller opened the Budget Amendment Hearing at 7:05 p.m.  There was no public input on the amendment and the hearing closed at 7:06 p.m.


President Heller opened the 2018-2019 Proposed Budget Hearing at 7:07 p.m.  Superintendent Miller went over the Proposed Budget and answered questions.  The Proposed Budget Hearing closed at 7:10 p.m.


Motion by Maas, second by Reischl to approve the consent agenda (minutes from February 15th and March 1st, financial reports & board bills) and motion carried unanimously.


Superintendent Miller informed the Board that the filing deadline for open enrollment papers had passed and the district received 4 ins and 6 outs.


Beth Hagedorn thanked the Board for their support of the Special Olympics trip and gave an overview of the trip and what it meant to be a Unified Champion school.  She gave a special thanks to Carter Irlmeier and Marshall Hansen for all their hard work and participation in the program.  Beth Hagedorn also gave a summary of the progress of Taylor Gross and the goals set forth for Taylor.


Principals Wall and Whitson were at parent/teacher conferences so they had no reports for this meeting.  Superintendent Miller followed up on Taylor Gross, her turning 21, and her progress and informed the Board that he had been working on the budget, setting up a meet and confer with the IKMEA team, that he had met with DMACC and met with teachers.


After a brief history from the mother, motion by Ferneding, second by Maas to approve the late open enrollment request to Carroll due to health concerns and doctor’s recommendation and motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Hansen, second by Meiners to approve Budget Guarantee Resolution to levy property tax for fiscal year 2018-19 for the Regular Budget Adjustment as allowed under section 257.14, Code of Iowa and the motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Maas, second by Reischl to approve budget amendment for 2017-18 in the areas of Instruction from $5,443,637 to $5,700,000 and Total Support Services from $2,572,432 to $3,000,000 due to added personnel in special education, added preschool route and driver and added vehicles.  Motion carried unanimously.


After Superintendent informed the Board that due to the Transportation Equity passing, the tax rate that was published (9.68000) was now 9.57801.  Motion by Ferneding, second by Hansen to approve 2018-2019 Proposed Budget in the following areas:

                                    Instruction                            $6,278,147

                                    Support Services               $3,057,234

                                    Non Instructional             $   354,407

                                    Other                                         $   489,144

Motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Meiners, second by Maas to approve WIT MOU Concurrent Enrollment classes for the 2018-19 school year and motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Hansen, second by Meiners to approve the following contracts:

                                    Gregory Skeen – Elementary Art & ELL

                                    Elizabeth Book – Assistant HS Play Director

                                    Taylor Gross – Part-time Food Service


There being no further business, motion by Maas, second by Meiners to adjourn.  Motion carried unanimously and meeting adjourned at 8:03 p.m.


The next meeting will be April 12, 5:00 p.m. in the IKM-Manning High School STEM BEST classroom.


Respectfully Submitted,




Dave Heller, Board President                                                                            Karli North, Board Secretary