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March Board Minutes

IKM-Manning Community School District

Regular Board Meeting

March 14, 2019

IKM-Manning Elementary School Library – Irwin – 7:00 p.m.


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


Motion by Maas, second by Rasmussen to amend the agenda Item 7 #3 to read 2018-2019 Ass’t SB Coach for Peyton Gross and to cancel #8 closed session and motion carried unanimously.


Vice President Hansen welcomed the guests.  Cory McCarville shared information with the Board on the induction of Tom Casey to the Hall of Fame and shared research that he had done on an Alternative classroom setting for HS.


Motion by Potthoff, second by Maas  to approve the consent agenda (minutes from February 20, 2019, Financial Reports and Bills) and motion carried unanimously.


Tiffany Hoogestraat shared the DLT culture survey with the Board and answered questions.


Principal Whitson was not in attendance and left a handout for the Board on elementary and middle school events and updates in the Maker Space classroom.  Principal Wall shared that Iowa Assessments would look different this year and would be given on-line in April.  He shared that teachers will be given resources to familiarize themselves with the new test.


Superintendent Miller informed the Board of the AEA tour that was taken so that the Manning building could provide a trauma room.  He stated that the AEA would be in charge of hiring staff and that all that the district needed to supply would be the rooms.  He shared that a budget proposal would be in the paper shortly and that he would share a power point at the hearing on the 11th of April in Manning.


There was discussion on the ESTES visit and what actions needed to be taken.  It was decided to look at the safety issues first and to form a committee as soon as possible to work a 5-year plan.  The Board also expressed their deep appreciation to the City of Manning and to Gene Steffes for all their help and use of equipment to help deal with the water issues in the Middle School.


Motion by Ferneding, second by Meiners to approve the Budget Guarantee Resolution to Levy Property Tax for Fiscal Year Year 2019-2020 for the Regular Program Budget Adjustment as Allowed Under Section 257.14, Cod of Iowa and motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Maas, second by Rasmussen to approve Compliance With Iowa Code Section 232.147(3)(I)-Exemption Confidentiality Law and motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Meiners, second by Maas to approve 2019-2020 WIT MOU Concurrent Enrollment Classes and motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Potthoff, second by Ferneding to approve MOU Part-time School Resource Officer in amount of $11,500 and motion carried 5-0 as Director Hansen abstained.


Motion by Maas, second by Ferneding to approve the following hires and resignations:

            Floyd Forman – Voluntary Track Coach

            Cody Parmley – 2019-2020 National Junior Honor Society Advisor

            Peyton Gross – 2018-2019 Asst SB Coach

            Deb Musfeldt – Resignation 2019-2020 National Junior Honor Society

            Chris Behrens – Resignation 2019-2020 Ass’t FB Boach to Volunteer Ass’t FB Coach

Motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Ferneding, second by Maas not to renew a probationary teacher’s contract for the 2019-2020 school year and the motion carried unanimously.


There being no further business, motion by Maas, second by Ferneding to adjourn and motion carried unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 8:17 p.m.


The next meeting and Budget Proposal Hearing will April 11, 2019 in the IKM-Manning HS STEMBEST Classroom at 7:00 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted,





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