September Board Meeting Minutes
IKM-Manning Regular & Organizational Meeting
September 20, 2018
IKM-Manning HS STEMBEST Classroom in Manning
The meeting was called to order at 8:00 p.m. by President Heller. Directors present were Heller, Hansen, Potthoff, Maas, & Ferneding (Meiners came in late). Others in attendance were Supt. Miller, Secretary North, Principals Wall & Whitson, and one guest.
Motion by Hansen, second by Maas to approve the agenda and motion carried unanimously.
President Heller welcomed the guest and there were no communications.
Motion by Ferneding, second by Hansen to approve the consent agenda (minutes from August 16, 2018, financial reports, bills) and the motion carried unanimously. There were no open enrollments.
Karli North gave the oath of office to Roger Rasmussen as he was the Board Appointee to fill Ron Reischl’s vacancy.
There being no further business, motion by Maas, second by Ferneding to adjourn and the motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 8:07 p.m.
The meeting was called to order by Secretary North at 8:08 p.m. Directors present were Heller, Hansen, Potthoff, Maas, Meiners (came in at 8:10 p.m.), Ferneding, and Rasmussen.
Secretary North opened the nominations for Board President. Ferneding nominated Heller, Maas second the motion and there were no other nominations so by unanimous vote Heller was elected as Board President. Secretary North gave the oath of office for President to Heller. President Heller opened the nominations for Vice-President. Maas nominated Hansen, Ferneding second the motion and there being no further nominations Hansen was elected Board Vice-President. President Heller gave the oath of office to Hansen.
Motion by Ferneding, second by Maas to approve the amended agenda to add Item VD-4 – Randy Birks- transportation and motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Hansen, second by Maas to adopt Robert’s Rules of Order for conducting Board Meetings and motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Hansen, second by Potthoff to establish monthly meetings to stay the same – 3rd Thursday of the month, 7:00 p.m. alternating between Irwin & Manning. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Ferneding, second by Maas to approve Bank Iowa, First National, and Templeton Saving’s Bank as District’s financial institutions with a $6,500,000 limit and motion carried 6-0 (Meiners abstained).
Motion by Ferneding, second by Maas to appoint Dave Heller Shelby Co., Zach Meiners Crawford Co., and Sam Hansen Carroll Co to respective County Boards.
Principal Wall spoke on what the High School was doing to focus on foundational skills and filling in the gaps and gave a review of the training he and Supt. Miller went to an Emergency Response Training and what needed to be done to be in compliance by June 2019. There will be a series of webinars over the next 8 months to walk through the writing of the plan. Mr. Wall also reminded the Board of Homecoming is next week.
Principal Whitson gave an overview of assessments, K-6 Literacy Series, Homecoming, & SPARK classroom. Whitson also thanked Lorine & Scott Linde for bringing in the sand and a new cover for the sandbox in Irwin.
Superintendent Miller did a recap of the Emergency Planning meeting, Legislative ruling on Mental Health Training for all certified staff, when school ratings were slated to come out, Little Hawk PreSchool meetings, having a marketing plan for all sides of the district, and new assessments that state-regulated still has not been fully rolled out.
A discussion was held on facility planning so the District can prioritize the needs of the buildings. Superintendent Miller will look into various companies and bring some ideas back to the Board at the next meeting.
Maas moved to approve a request to the School Budget Review Committee (SBRC) for Modified Supplemental Amount and Supplemental Aid for the 2018-19 Special Education Program deficit of $168,440.63 or as determined by the Iowa Department of Education following DE audit review. Meiners second the motion and roll call was taken. All directors voted aye.
Motion by Hansen, second by Ferneding to approve participation in IDAPT program and motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Maas, second by Ferneding to approve the following contracts and motion carried unanimously.
Lexie Flug – Kindergarten
Ben Booth – Lane Change
Stephanie Steckelberg – Cook/Custodian
Randy Birks – Transportation
There being no further business, motion by Maas, second by Ferneding to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously and meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
The next regular meeting will be October 18, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in Manning.
Dave Heller, Board President Karli North, Board Secretary