Howard-Winneshiek School Board Minutes


 

Howard-Winneshiek CSD

Regular Board Meeting

High School Media Center – November 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

 

Board members Duane Bodermann, Todd Hill, Alison Holten, Toni Johnson and Casey Vobr, 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 5:30 p.m.

 

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

 

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

 

No open forum requests were made. 

 

Motion by Hill and second by Vobr to approve the adoption of the agenda and the consent agenda; all ayes; motion carried.  Included in the consent agenda was the resignation of Clint Farlinger, Business Manager/Board Secretary; the hiring of Robyn Lane, Business Manager/Board Secretary; Brandon Wiltgen, Assistant Boys Basketball Coach; Aaron Kvale, co-Speech Coach; and the moving of Cheryl Dickman, Food Service, from hourly to salary.

Reports were given:

Superintendent Ihns reported on several items including meeting with state legislators Bloomingdale and Brown; students Autumn Nelson and Shania Ellison have completed the requirements for graduation and will participate in spring graduation; there was a good turnout for parent-teacher conferences; plans are underway to update the District’s website to improve functionality and to be more ADA compliant; thanked Clint Farlinger for his service to the District.

 

Motion by Holten and second by Johnson to request the maximum amounts of Modified Supplemental Amount for Open Enrollment Out and LEP Instruction Beyond 5 Years as presented on the SBRC Application; all ayes; motion carried.

 

Motion by Hill and second by Holten to approve the engagement letters from Ahlers & Cooney P.C. and Piper Jaffray & Co for bond council and placement respectively; all ayes; motion carried.

 

Motion by Hill and second by Vobr to consider the bids received for approximately $1,435,000 School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Refunding Bond, Series 2017; vote was taken by roll call with Johnson, Holten, Bodermann, Hill and Vobr all voting aye; motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson and second by Holten to direct the sale of $1,435,000 School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Refunding Bond, Series 2017 to CUSB Bank at 2.17% interest; proceeds will be used to redeem the outstanding School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Refunding Bond, Series 2009; vote was taken by roll call with Johnson, Holten, Bodermann, Hill and Vobr all voting aye; motion carried.

 

After discussion of upcoming school events on December 11th, it was the consensus of the board to begin the regular December meeting at 5:00 p.m.

 

Motion by Johnson and second by Hill to enter into closed session pursuant to Iowa Code of Law Section 21.5(1)i to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session; all ayes; motion carried.

 

Motion by Hill and second by Johnson to adjourn from closed session; all ayes; closed session ended.

 

Motion by Holten and second by Vobr to adjourn; all ayes; meeting adjourned at approximately 6:45 p.m.

 

 

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Board Secretary                                                   Board President