November Board Minutes
Regular Board & Reorganizational Meeting
IKM-Manning HS STEMBEST Classroom
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Heller. Directors present were Heller, Hansen, Ferneding, Maas, Rasmussen & Meiners. Potthoff was absent. Others in attendance were Supt. Miller, Secretary North, Principals Wall & Whitson and approximately 16 guests.
Motion by Maas, second by Rasmussen to approve amended agenda to include under Old Board, New Business, Item A – Approval of Early Graduates, move Facilities Planning to New Board after #V Item C and Dave Heller after the Facilities Planning and motion carried unanimously.
A letter was received from the Danish Museum commending our 3rd graders on their behavior during their trip there. Ron Reischl addressed the Board and gave a handout on his perceptions and ideas of the options presented.
Motion by Ferneding, second by Rasmussen to approve the consent agenda (minutes from Oct. 18, 2019, financial reports and bills) and motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Wall gave update on HS MTSS and Early Warning System, continuing emphasis on attendance and shared that the high school has two college students from ISU who plan to student teach here next semester.
Ms. Whitson gave a handout of elementary and middle school past, present, and upcoming events and shared story boards from 1966.
Mr. Miller gave update of School Board Convention attended by himself, Karli North, and Beth Williams and that he has been spending much of his time on Facility Planning and researching administrative sharing options.
Motion by Meiners, second by Maas to approve early graduation requests from Rylan Hass, Dakota Horton, Jessica Swanson, and Kyle Willenborg pending meeting all graduation requirements and motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Hansen, second by Rasmussen to approve SBRC Increasing Enrollment Request in amount of $10,456.05. Roll call taken and motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Maas, second by Hansen, to approve SBRC Open Enrollment Out Request in amount of $111,144. Roll call taken and motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Rasmussen, second by Ferneding, to approve SBRC ELL Beyond 5 Years Request in amount of $4,600.86. Roll call taken and motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Ferneding, second by Meiners, to approve Rising Hope Academy Agreement and motion carried unanimously.
There being no further business, motion by Maas, second by Rasmussen to adjourn Old Board. Motion carried unanimously and meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.
Meeting called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Secretary North.
Secretary North administered the Oath of Office to Beth Williams and then opened the floor for nominations for President. Motion by Hansen to elect Heller and motion by Williams to elect Meiners. Ferneding second the motions and moved that nominations be closed. Rasmussen second the motion motion carried unanimously and paper ballots were cast. (Meiners and Heller abstained). Vote was tied 2-2. Nominees asked if they wanted the position and why. Second paper ballot cast and vote was 3-1 in Heller’s favor.
Secretary North administered the Oath of Office to President Heller and then President Heller opened the floor for nominations for Vice President. Motion by Rasmussen to nominate Sam Hansen, second by Ferneding and moved to close nominations. Motion carried unanimously. President Heller then administered the oath of office for Vice President to Sam Hansen.
Motion by Ferneding, second by Hansen to approve agenda and motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Hansen, second by Ferneding to adopt Robert’s Rules of Order for conducting Board Meetings and motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Hansen, second by Ferneding to establish 3rd Thursday of the month, 7:00 p.m., in the IKM-Manning HS STEMBEST Classroom as meeting date & time and motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Ferneding, second by Rasmussen to appoint Amy Ferneding to Carroll Co., Dave Heller to Shelby Co., and Beth Williams to Crawford Co. Conference Boards and motion carried unanimously.
Haila reported on community response to the 3 options that were presented on District needs for possible bond referendum. (Option 1 – new elementary, site TBD, Option 2 – Adding to Manning site for PK-12 alignment, Option 3 – maintain existing bldgs.,see Estes/CAT assessment available through Mr. Miller, educational environment stays same as can’t bond for repairs so will take every penny from PPEL and LOST accounts and then dip into General Fund). Much discussion was held, possible modifications to options were presented to save money and Haila will get into costs of these modifications and get back with Mr. Miller.
Dave Heller asked administration what needed to be done to get students trained in plumbing, auto repair, welding, etc., so that they would be job ready on completion of high school. Administration is working on the possibility of such a program, but much depends on which way the Board decides on priorities to the options Haila presented. Heller also addressed nutrition concerns from staff and parents and wanted to make sure that the concerns were being addressed. Principal Whitson assured him it would be taken care of.
Supt. Miller shared possible administration sharing options and discussion was held on each option. Consensus of the Board is that they would like to have a full-time superintendent if at all possible.
Motion by Hansen, second by Rasmussen to approve Cory McCarville as Ass’t JH Girl’s Basketball coach and motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Ferneding, second by Hansen to accept the following resignations:
Christy Koski – Elementary Para Resignation
Payton Gross – SB Ass’t Coach Resignation.
Motion carried unanimously.
There being no futher business, motion by Ferneding, second by Hansen to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously and meeting adjourned at 9:50 p.m.
The next meeting will be December 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in IKM-Manning HS STEM-BEST Classroom.
Board President Karli North, Board Secretary