Howard-Winneshiek School Board Minutes


 

Howard-Winneshiek CSD

Regular Board Meeting

K-8 Media Center – August 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Board members Duane Bodermann, Todd Hill, Toni Johnson and Cindy Yslas, as well as Board Secretary Clint Farlinger, Superintendent Ted Ihns and several visitors were present.

 

Regular meeting called to order by Board President Duane Bodermann at approximately 7:00 p.m.

 

Farlinger held roll call with board members Bodermann, Hill, Johnson, Vobr and Yslas present.

 

Bodermann called for emergency revisions to the agenda with none noted.

 

One open forum request was made: Mary Schiotis addressed the board regarding open enrollment. 

 

Motion by Hill and second by Yslas to approve the adoption of the agenda and the consent agenda.  Request by Yslas to remove open enrollment request of EJ from consent agenda; motion by Johnson and second by Vobr to deny open enrollment request of EJ; voting aye Johnson and Vobr; voting nay Hill, Yslas and Bodermann; motion failed.  Motion by Hill and second by Yslas to approve open enrollment request of EJ; voting aye Hill, Yslas and Bodermann; voting nay Johnson and Vobr; motion carried.  Original motion to approve the adoption of the agenda and the consent agenda considered with Bodermann, Yslas, Vobr and Hill voting aye; Johnson voting nay; motion carried.  Included in the consent agenda were the resignations of Keri Schatz, Public Relations Specialist; Galen Fye, Bus Driver; Megan Matt, Associate; Monica Zapotocny, Food Service.  Also included was the hiring of Doug Carlson, Teacher; Brandon Ford, Bus Driver; Heather Suckow, Jr. High Volleyball Coach; Cassie Martin, Assistant Volleyball Coach; Betty Koschmeder, Jr. High Cheerleading Coach; and renewal of coaching contracts for Gary Steffen, Head Baseball; Justin Denner, Assistant Baseball; Kolby LeFebvre, Assistant Baseball; Doug Sickles, Head Softball; Alicia Martin, Assistant Softball; Gene McCaffrey, Assistant Softball; Brian Munkel, Assistant Softball.

Motion by Yslas and second by Hill to approve the Consent to Sale of Personal Property and Real Estate held by the Irene M. (Aberg) Folsom Trust as recommended by the district’s attorney, Joe Braun; all ayes; motion carried.

Reports were given:

            Activities Director Hiemstra discussed the parents meeting that was held last week; the All Sports Booster Club will be providing a meal at meet the team night this coming Friday.

Superintendent Ihns discussed several district topics including the recent School Administrators of Iowa conference; progress of school registration; upcoming new teacher and all staff workshops; board will hold a work session on August 21; research is continuing on how to livestream board meetings; and “thank you” to Larry Trende and the Buildings and Grounds crew for keeping the buildings and property attractive and in good repair.

 

Motion by Hill and second by Yslas to approve the 2017-18 insurance renewal as presented.  Annual premium will be $168,781, which is a decrease of $1,488 from 2016-17; all ayes; motion carried.

 

Motion by Hill and second by Johnson to approve the first reading of several board policies:

Policy 303.2 “Superintendent Contract and Contract Nonrenewal”; Policy 304.3 “Administrator Contract and Contract Nonrenewal”; Policy 505.3 “Student Promotion – Retention – Acceleration”; Policy 603.2 “Summer School Instruction”

All ayes; motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson and second by Vobr to approve the bid from Harry Brown’s Family Automotive of $22,042 for the purchase of a new Dodge Grand Caravan; all ayes; motion carried.

 

General discussion was held including the upcoming AEA board elections.

 

Motion by Hill and second by Yslas to adjourn; all ayes; meeting adjourned at approximately 8:45 p.m.

 

 

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Board Secretary                                                   Board President