Howard-Winneshiek School Board Minutes


 

Howard-Winneshiek CSD

Regular Board Session

High School Media Center, Crestwood High School 

March 13th, 2017 7:00 p.m.

  

Board members Duane Bodermann, Todd Hill, Toni Johnson and Casey Vobr, as well as Board Secretary Clint Farlinger, Superintendent John Carver and several visitors were present.

 

Public hearing on the 2017-2018 District budget called to order by Board President Duane Bodermann at 7:00 p.m.  Clint Farlinger, Board Secretary/Business Manager, discussed the proposed 2017-18 budget.  It was noted that the property tax levy would be12.2399, consistent with the 2016-17 rate of 12.2431, while the income surtax would remain constant at 6.0.  President Bodermann called for public input.  President Bodermann closed the public hearing at approximately 7:10 p.m.

 

Public hearing on the 2017-2018 District calendar called to order by Board President Duane Bodermann at approximately 7:10 p.m.  Superintendent Carver explained the proposed 2017-18 school calendar.  President Bodermann called for public input.  President Bodermann closed the public hearing at approximately 7:20 p.m.

 

Regular meeting called to order by Board President Duane Bodermann at approximately 7:20 p.m.

 

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

 

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

 

No open forum requests were made. 

 

Motion by Vobr and second by Hill to approve the adoption of the agenda and the consent agenda; all ayes; motion carried. Included in the consent agenda were the acceptance of early retirement applications and associated resignations of Rita Altman, Teacher; Janal Cray, Teacher; Debra Day, Teacher; Dorette Fravel, Teacher; Marsha McCabe, Teacher; Douglas Murphy, Teacher; James Obermann, Teacher; Diane Schmitt, Associate; Mary Watt, Teacher.  Also included was the hiring of Vicki Reinhart, Associate; Samanatha Swestka, Associate; Jeff Blythe, Spring Events Manager; Kolby LeFebvre, Assistant Baseball Coach.

Reports were given:

            Chris Rogne reported on the recently compiled Crestwood High School Follow-up Surveys.

            Superintendent Carver reported on several District items including a Howard-Winn team recently presented at the Illinois Computer Educators Conference; Brent Mehmert is using a drone to photograph the progress of the stadium project, which is on schedule; students have recently done well competing at the state level in FFA, art and speech; students are working on the District’s rental house.

 

Motion by Hill and second by Vobr to approve the second reading of the following board policies:

211.2 “Regular Meeting”

211.R1 “Organizational Meeting Procedures”

501.18 “Homeless Children and Youth”

502.8 “Weapons”

503.1 “Student Conduct”

505.5 “Testing Program”

701.6 “Financial Records”

all ayes; motion carried.

 

Motion by Hill and second by Johnson to allow RAGBRAI participants to use designated grounds and facilities; all ayes; motion carried.

 

Motion by Hill and second by Vobr to adopt the 2017-18 District budget as published; all ayes; motion carried. 

 

Motion by Vobr and second by Hill that the Board of Directors of Howard-Winneshiek Community School District, will levy property tax for fiscal year 2017-2018 for the regular program budget adjustment as allowed under section 257.14, Code of Iowa.

 

Motion by Johnson and second by Hill to approve the 2017-18 school calendar as presented; all ayes; motion carried.

 

Motion by Hill and second by Vobr to accept the audit report, prepared by Hogan-Hansen, for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016; all ayes; motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson and second by Vobr to approve the 2017-18 High School Curriculum Guide as presented; all ayes; motion carried.

 

Motion by Vobr and second by Hill to accept the proposal from Halverson Trane of $10,500 to update the controls of the heat pump system at the K-8; all ayes; motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson and second by Vobr to approve the invoice of $13,030 for MAPS Assessments for 2017-18; all ayes; motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson and second by Vobr to approve forms 107.E1, 107.E2, 107.E3 and 107.R1 as supplemental forms to Board policy 107; all ayes; motion carried.

 

Motion by Hill and second by Johnson to approve technology updates and replacements of all District iPads and laptops, smartboards for elementary classrooms, Promeathean boards for junior high and high school classrooms and overhead projectors as needed with a total project cost of approximately $965,000; all ayes; motion carried.

 

General discussion was held.

 

Motion by Hill and second by Johnson to adjourn; all ayes; meeting adjourned at approximately 9:15 p.m.

 

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Board Secretary                                                   Board President