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JULY 14, 2014, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

Published Jul 16, 2014 by .

The Stanton School District Board of Directors met at 6:00 PM on Monday, July 14, 2014, in the Board Room for a regular session.  President Jeff Magneson called the meeting to order with Directors Brian Bates, Mark Lindgren, Jeff Sorensen, and Paul Vanderholm present.  Additional attendees were Superintendent Chris Herrick, K-12 Principal Kevin Blunt, and Board Secretary Tammy Boyer.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Director Bates made a motion to add a presentation by Nishna Insurance to the agenda after Item VI, e with a second by Director Lindgren.  The motion carried unanimously.

 APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Director Sorensen made a motion to approve the minutes of the June 16, 2014 meeting with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORTS
Director Sorensen made a motion to approve the financial reports with a second by Director Lundgren.  The motion carried unanimously.

CONSIDERATION OF BILLS
Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the bills with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

SCHOOL PROPERTY/TRANSPORTATION INSURANCE RENEWAL
Nishna Insurance Representatives Rhett and Mindy Goy gave a presentation on the insurance renewal policies.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

WELL/WATERING PROJECT UPDATE
Superintendent Herrick reported that Ryan Vickers has handed the well project off to Royer Well Company and they should start the project July 21, 2014.

PROPERTY UPDATES
Superintendent Herrick reported that the house at 403 Elliott Street has come down.  The property at 511 Eastern is ready for grading and gravel.  We have an estimate of gravel for $3,500.  The grading will wait until the city does their water project on this street.

SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE
Superintendent Herrick would like to meet with the transportation committee to discuss bus loading for this school year.  There is a Rural Schools District Meeting in Red Oak on July 26 which he plans to attend.  School Registration will be held July 30, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM.  He shared the plans to replace the storage shed.  The hallways have been painted with new lights and new ceiling tiles put in and the court yard had been tiled to take care of drainage issues.  The school will have a booth at the Montgomery County Fair.

PRINCIPAL UPDATE
Principal Blunt reported that the Softball season is over with our team finishing 2nd in the conference.  Carmen Subbert and Chelsea Weis received 1st team all-conference honors, Macy Elwood, Devin Druivenga, and Kylee Johnson received 2nd team all-conference honors, and Erin DeKay received honorable mention honor.  The Baseball team has a game July 15 with Lenox.

PERSONNEL
Director Lindgren made a motion to accept the resignation from Arlin Top, PE/Health Teacher, Junior High Football Coach, Junior High Boys Basketball Coach, High School Boys Track Coach, Junior High Boys Track Coach, High School Girls Assistant Basketball Coach, and Softball Coach, with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

Director Vanderholm made a motion to accept the resignation from Jessica Schomburg, Assistant Cook, with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve Travis Sell as PE/Health Teacher at BA Step 9, Junior High Football Coach, Junior High Boys Basketball Coach, High School Boys Track Coach, and Junior High Boys Track Coach, with a second by Director Lindgren.  The motion carried unanimously.

Director made a motion to approve Mabel Rico as Spanish Associate at $9.50 per hour with a second by Director Bates.  The motion carried unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS
OPEN ENROLLMENT
Director Lindgren made a motion to accept Joshua Mace for open enrollment into Stanton from Red Oak for the 2014-2015 school year with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

Director Sorensen made a motion to accept Darryan Wright, pending meeting the good cause qualification, for open enrollment into Stanton from Villisca with a second by Director Bates.  The motion carried unanimously.

Director Lindgren made a motion to accept Samuel Dankert for open enrollment into Stanton from Griswold with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

Community Use of Weight Room/Gym Areas Policy 905.1
Superintendent Herrick presented the revised Board Policy 905.1 (Community Use of School District Facilities & Equipment).  Director Lindgren made a motion to approve this policy with a second by Director Bates.  The motion carried unanimously.

SUNDAY/WEDNESDAY USE OF FACILITY POLICY 905.3
Superintendent Herrick presented the revised Board Policy 905.3 (School Sponsored Activities on Wednesdays and Sundays). Director Bates made a motion to approve this policy with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

TEXTBOOK FEES FOR 2014-2015
Director Sorensen made a motion to leave the textbook fees at $45 for K-8 students and $65 for 9-12 students with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

SCHOOL MEAL PRICES FOR 2014-2015
Director Vanderholm made a motion to set school meal prices at $1.30 for K-12 Breakfast, $1.80 for adult Breakfast, $2.00 for K-5 Lunch, $2.10 for 6-12 Lunch, and $3.75 for adult Lunch, with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

STUDENT/PARENT HANDBOOK FOR 2014-2015
Director Sorensen made a motion to approve the student/parent handbooks for 2014-2015 with a second by Director Lindgren.  The motion carried unanimously.

FACULTY HANDBOOKS FOR 2014-2015
Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve the faculty handbook for 2014-2015 with a second by Director Lindgren.  The motion carried unanimously.

MILK AND BREAD BIDS
Director Lindgren made a motion to accept the escalating milk bid from Roberts Dairy with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

Director Sorensen made a motion to accept the bread bid from Hy-Vee with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

TECHNOLOGY SERVICE CONTRACT
Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the technology service contract from Boeye Tech & Design LLC with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

BOARD POLICY REVIEW
Superintendent Herrick presented Board Policies Code No. 505.1 (Student Progress Reports & Conferences), 505.2 (Student Promotion-Retention-Acceleration), 505.3 (Student Honors & Awards), 505.4 (Testing Program), 505.5 (Graduation Requirements), 505.6 (Early Graduation), 505.7 (Commencement), 505.8 (Parental Involvement), 505.9 (Student Transfers in from Non-Accredited Settings), 506.1 (Student Records Access), 506.1E1 (Student Records Checklist), 506.1E2 (Request of Nonparent for Examination or Copies of Student Records), 506.1E3 (Authorization for Release of Student Records), 506.1E4 (Request for Hearing on Correction of Student Records), 506.1E5 (Request for Examination of Student Records), 506.1E6 (Notification of Transfer of Student Records), 506.1E7 (Letter to Parent Regarding Receipt of a Subpoena), 506.1E8 (Juvenile Justice Agency Information Sharing Agreement), 506.1E9 (Annual Notice), 506.1R1 (Use of Student Records Regulation), 506.2 (Student Directory Information), 506.2E1 (Authorization for Releasing Student Directory Information) 506.2R1 (Use of Directory Information), 506.3 (Student Photographs), 506.4 (Student Library Circulation Records), 507.1 (Student Health & Immunization Certificates), 507.2 (Administration of Medication to Students), 507.2E1 (Authorization Asthma or Airway Constricting Medication Self-Administration Consent Form), and 507.2E2 (Parental Authorization & Release form for the Administration of Prescription Medication to Students).  Director Lindgren made a motion to approve these board policies with a second by Director Bates.  The motion carried unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT
President Magneson adjourned the meeting at 8:40 PM. The next regular meeting will be August 18, 2014, at 6:00 PM in the Board Room.

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July 14, 2014 Stanton CSD School Board Agenda

Published Jul 11, 2014 by .

Stanton CSD School Board Agenda

Stanton CSD School Board Room

July 14, 20146:00 p.m.

Note:  The public is welcome to attend. The Board Agenda is tentative and subject to change upon approval of the board, to place an item on the agenda please contact Supt. Chris Herrick at (712) 829-2162 or cherrick@stantonschools.com.

  1. Call to Order
  2. II. Roll Call
  3. A. Discussion/Action – Consent Agenda
  4. Recognition of Guests/Public Presenters/Comments
  5. Discussion/Action – Approval of Past Minutes
  6. Discussion/Action – Reports
    1. Transportation
    2. Hot Lunch
    3. Activity Fund
    4. Finance
    5. Discussion/Action- Consideration of Bills

 

  1. Unfinished Business
    1. Discussion – Well/Watering Project Update
    2. Discussion–  Property Updates

VIII. Administrative Updates

A.      Superintendent Update

1.               Rural Schools District Meeting

2.   School Registration Date

3.   Facility Upgrades

4.   Montgomery County Fair Booth

B.      Principal’s Update

a.      Booster Update

b.   PTO Update

IX. School Improvement Update

X. Personnel

            A. Discussion/Action – Resignation Request

B. Discussion/Action – Physical Education Contract

C. Discussion/Action – Junior High Football

D.  Discussion/Action – Junior High Boys Basketball

E.  Discussion/Action – High School Boys Track

F. Discussion/Action – Junior High Boys Track

G. Discussion/Action – Spanish Associate Position

XI. New Business

  1. Discussion/Action – Open Enrollment
  2. Discussion/Action – Community Use of Weight Room/Gym Areas Policy 905.1
  3. Discussion/Action – Sunday/Wednesday Use of Facility Policy 905.3
  4. Discussion/Action – Textbook Fees for 2014-15
  5. Discussion/Action – School Meal Prices for 2014-15
  6. Discussion/Action – Student/Parent Handbooks 2014-15
  7. Discussion/Action – Faculty Handbooks 2014-15
  8. Discussion/Action – Milk and Bread Bids
  9. Discussion/Action – Technology Service Contract
  10. Discussion – Board Policy Review
  11. Discussion – Other

XII. Adjournment

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June 16, 2014 Regular Board Meeting

Published Jun 23, 2014 by .

The Stanton School District Board of Directors met at 5:00 PM on Monday, June 16, 2014, in the board Room for a regular session.  President Jeff Magneson called the meeting to order with Directors Brian Bates, Mark Lindgren, Jeff Sorensen, and Paul Vanderholm present.  Additional attendees were Superintendent Chris Herrick, K-12 Principal Kevin Blunt, and Business Manager Shirley Maxwell.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the minutes of May 21, 2014 meeting with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORTS
Director Bates made a motion to approve the financial reports as presented with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

CONSIDERATION OF BILLS
Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve the bills with a second by Director Sorensen.     The motion carried unanimously.

 UNFINISHED BUSINESS

WELL/WATERING PROJECT UPDATE
Vicker Drilling, LLC should begin work on the well this week. (June 17).

511 EASTERN-SICKLES PROPERTY UPDATE
The district has closed on this property.  The school will work with the city to clean up the property.  Crane Construction will demolish the houses and Hart Construction will do the dirt work.  Director Lindgren will check on what might need to be done with the demolition of a well on the property.

ADMINISTRATIVE UPDATES
Consensus of the directors was to contact Facilities Cost Management regarding the construction of the storage shed that will replace the one that burned.  Principal Blunt reported that the PTSO organization would like to run the concession stand for any event in in which it is not already spoken for during the 2014-2015 school year.  At this time it appears there will be about 19 preschoolers for the 2014-2015 school year.  Thoughts are with the Boyer family on the loss Tammy’s father.  There will be a “computer night” again this year when computers will be distributed to students for the 2014-2015 school year.  Parents will be required to attend the meeting along with the students.

 PERSONNEL
Superintendent evaluation forms were distributed to directors.  They are asked to complete the form and return it to President Magneson before the end of next week.  He will then compile all the information.

Director Sorensen made the motion to increase the substitute teacher pay to $105.00 per day with a second by Director Lindgren.  Motion carried unanimously.

JH CHEER POSITION
Director Vanderholm made the motion to approve Lisa Hammargren and Stephanie Burke as co-sponsors for the JH Cheer position for the 2014-2015 school year with a second by Director Bates.  Motion carried unanimously.

Director Lindgren made the motion to accept the resignation of Mr. Topp as Senior Co-sponsor at the end of the 2014-2015 school year with a second by Director Sorensen.  Motion carried unanimously.

 NEW BUSINESS
There was discussion on the use of the equipment in the school’s weight room that belongs to the Viking Center.  Supt. Herrick will draw up a policy stating that any adults currently using the school’s weight room will be required to join the Viking Center and will have access to both facilities with the permission from Stanton Community Schools.

Director Vanderholm left the meeting at 6:02 p.m.

Director Lindgren made the motion to approve payment for any invoices that the district receives for items that are received prior to July 1, 2014 with a second by Director Bates.  Motion carried unanimously.  This list of items will be presented to the board at the next meeting.

Superintendent Herrick presented Board Policies Code No.502.8 (Search and Seizure), Code No. 502.9 (Interviews of Students By Outside Agencies), Code No. 502.10 (Use of Motor Vehicles, Code No. 503.1 (Student Conduct), Code No. 503.2 (Expulsion), Code No. 503.3 (Fines, Fees, Charges),  Code No. 503.4 (Good Conduct Rule), Code No. 503.5 (Corporal Punishment), Code No. 504.1 (Student Government), Code No. 504.2 (Student Organizations),  Code No. 504.3 (Student Publications),  Code No. 504.4 (Student Performances),  Code No. 504.5 (Student fund Raising), and Code No. 504.6 (Student Activity Program).  Director Lindgren made the motion to approve these board policies with a second by Director Sorensen.  Motion carried unanimously.

The Board of Directors will have a booth at the Montgomery County Fair.

ADJOURNMENT
President Magneson adjourned the meeting at 6:15 p.m.  The next regular meeting will be held on July 14, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room.

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