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October Board Minutes

October 18, 2019

IKM-Manning Community School District

Regular School Board Meeting

7:00 p.m. – IKM-Manning HS STEM-BEST Classroom



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


Motion by Meiners, second by Potthoff to approve amended agenda to add under new business, Item H (Hires), #2, Dan Spooner, PT FTC Mentor and motion carried unanimously after which President Heller welcomed the guests.


Motion by Hansen, second by Rasmussen to approve consent agenda (minutes from Sept. 26, 2019, financial reports, board bills, open enrollments) and motion carried unanimously.


Mr. Wall shared that approximately 26 students took part in senior citizen volunteer day and the thank you notes that were received along with reporting on the ACT College Readiness Report.


Ms. Whitson reported on all the MS and Elementary school activities, shared that 25 6th, 7th, and 8th graders attended a program on tobacco and that they were getting ready for student led conferences that will take place next week on Monday and Tuesday evenings.


Mr. Miller reported that Haila will be at next month’s board meeting along with LuAnn Langel and some students to speak on the new laser engraver that was purchased with the Bayer grant that was awarded.  Miller reported on the legal conference that he and Mr. Wall attended along with up-coming meetings, cross country state qualifying to be held in Mt. Ayr, and beginning volleyball playoffs to be held at South Central Calhoun.  He also stated that a letter was being drafted to go out to the communities on the facilities planning and that the next community meeting with Haila will be Nov. 12th or 13th either in Manilla or Irwin.  Agreed upon date, time, and place will be conveyed in a timely manner.


Discussion was held on the School Board Convention to see if anyone was interested in attending.  Director Ferneding will be attending as a delegate.

Mr. Miller gave an update on the Certified Enrollment that enrollment was holding steady and an update on the Facility Planning.  He gave a summary of the concerns and shared that they were still looking at priorities.

Secretary North shared the treasurer reports from last year and this year and showed the comparison between the two years.   

Motion by Hansen, second by Potthoff to approve the Early Retirement as presented (75% of base pay not to exceed $50,000 along with $500/month towards insurance until age 65) and motion carried 4-0.  Heller abstained.

Motion by Meiners, second by Rasmussen to approve Board Policy 711.10 (School Bus Passenger Restraints) and motion carried unanimously.  (This policy only affects future new bus purchases)

Motion by Hansen, second by Meiners to approve Revised Policy 505.8 to meet Title Program requirements (Parent & Family Engagement Districtwide Policy) and motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Potthoff, second by Hansen to approve contracts to Deb Birks (Quiz Bowl as long as there are enough students for a team) and Dan Spooner (PT FTC Mentor).


There being no further business, motion by Rasmussen, second by Hansen to adjourn.  Motion carried unanimously and meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.


The next meeting will be Thursday, November 21, 7:00 p.m. in the IKM-Manning HS STEMBEST Classroom.


Respectfully Submitted,



Dave Heller, Board President                                                          Karli North, Board Secretary