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October Board Meeting Minutes

IKM-Manning Regular School Board Meeting

October 18, 2018

7:00 P.M.

IKM-Manning HS STEM-BEST Classroom in Manning



The meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. by Vice-President Sam Hansen.  Directors present were Sam Hansen, Luke Potthoff, Amy Ferneding, Roger Rasmussen, Joe Maas, and Zach Meiners.  Dave Heller was absent.  Others in attendance were Superintendent  Miller, Secretary North, Principals Wall & Whitson and 2 guests.


Motion by Ferneding, second by Maas to approve the amended agenda to include under New Business Item J – EPCO Quote for bathroom stalls and motion carried unanimously.


Vice President Hansen welcomed the visitors and there were no communications.


Motion by Maas, second by Potthoff to approve the consent agenda (minutes from Sept. 20, 2018 regular and re-organizational meeting, financial reports, bills) and motion carried unanimously.  There were no open enrollments.


Principal Wall shared with the Board that a lot of the HS students helped plant 70 trees along the trail in Manning for a revised fall project and Principal Whitson shared a handout of Elementary and MS activities.  Whitson also informed the Board that Kimberly Spaulding won an Edmentum Technology Scholarship and will be traveling to Texas to attend a professional training based on technology implementation in the classroom for instruction.  She also shared that Jay Dreyer’s students participated in an online math contest call Sumdog and took first place.  His class will now be receiving the program for 6 months free of charge.  Mr. Miller said he was working on 4th & 5th grade schedules with a team of teachers and looking ahead to next year’s schedule, that he went to the cross country meet but the district had no qualifiers, and that he was working on his schedule flexibility.


Discussion was held on the School Board Convention and Superintendent Miller gave an overview of a 5 year financial projection and need of added staff.  Miller also shared a history of enrollment numbers past & present.  The district is currently up 7.71 students and looking financially healthy.


Motion by Maas, 2nd by Meiners to approve Board Policy #105 (Assistant Animals), Series 400 to match IASB 400 series, and Board Policy 903.3 (Visitors to Buildings and Sites) and motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Potthoff, second by Hansen to approve quote of $9,500 from Estes Construction to complete a Facility Assessment on both buildings and motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Ferneding, second by Rasmussen to approve refinishing of HS Gym Floor from Glascock Floors with an estimate of $26,000 to $30,000 and motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Ferneding, second my Meiners to approve much needed replacement of air-conditioning unit  above the auditorium from Drees in amount of $54,218 and the motion got tabled as there was a tie vote (ayes-Ferneding, Meiners, Rasmussen – nays – Hansen, Potthoff, Maas).  Miller will be seeking other bids.


Motion by Potthoff, second by Meiners to approve FFA out of state trip and motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Maas, second by Ferneding to approve hiring of part-time para Ashley Meiers and motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Potthoff, second by Rasmussen to approve bid from EPCO in amount of $20,664 to replace all the bathroom stalls in the Manning building and motion carried unanimously.


There being no further business, motion by Maas, second by Ferneding to adjourn.  Motion carried unanimously and meeting adjourned at 8:04 p.m.


The next meeting will be November 15, 7:00 p.m. in the Irwin Elementary School Library.


Respectfully Submitted,




Sam Hansen, Board Vice-President                                           Karli North, Board Secretary