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December Board Minutes

IKM-Manning Regular School Board Meeting

December 20, 2018

7:00 P.M.

IKM-Manning HS STEMBEST Classroom



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


Motion by Ferneding, second by Hansen to approve agenda and motion carried unanimously.


President Heller welcomed the visitors and then everyone went down to the Maker Space classroom in the middle school for a student led demonstration of their activities.


President Heller shared the IKM-Manning Education Association’s intent to bargain.


Motion by Ferneding, second by Meiners to approve the consent agenda (minutes from 11/15/18, financial reports, and board bills) and the motion carried unanimously.


Tiffany Hoogestraat gave highlights of what the TLC Team was doing and roles of the committee.  She also shared feedback received and results of the 3 month survey.


Principal Wall gave an update of PBIS and their goals and informed the Board that the 1st semester was wrapped up.  Principal Whitson gave kudos for the many concerts that were held in the elementary and middle school, shared that assessments would start again in January and that the elementary was doing a book study on “No Complaining Rule.”


Superintendent Miller said he would like to see the Board look at a strategic plan to increase CTE hands on learning.  He also gave an overview of the Every Student Succeed Act, that he was in touch with conference schools on how to get PD days better aligned and in touch with AEA’s on how to get more support in the rural schools for mental health and behavioral health needs.


Under new business, Miller discussed the ESTES visit and will go into more detail when the booklet comes in February.


Maas moved to approve request to the School Budget Review Committee (SBRC) for Modified Supplemental Amount and Supplemental Aid for the 2019-2020 Dropout Prevention Program in the amount of $233,381, for expenditures necessary to implement the 2019-2020 at-risk and dropout prevention program plans as approved by the IKM-Manning Community School District School Board.  Potthoff second the motion and roll call vote was taken.  All directors present voted aye.


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

                        Anissa Irlmeier – School Nurse

                        Ryan Runyan – Ass’t Large Group Speech

                        Cody Parmley – Ass’t Small Group Speech

Motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Hansen, second by Potthoff to approve Board Policy Series 700, 800, 900 with 705.1 to read $10,000 to $55,000 (bullet 2 under goods and services) and motion carried unanimously.


There being no further business, motion by Maas, second Meiners to adjourn and motion carried unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.


The next meeting will be January 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Irwin elementary school library.


Respectfully Submitted,



Dave Heller, Board President                            Karli North, Board Secretary