Board Highlights 12/12/16

South Hamilton Board Highlights
What happened at the Board Table last night?
Monday, December 12, 2016
6:00 p.m.
MS/HS Building in the Boardroom
Call-to-order: Mr. Will Johnston
Read:  Progress always involves risk.  You can’t steal second base and keep one foot on first.
The Board Presented a Hawk Pride “Friends of Education Award” to Mr. Dan Brodie – Nominated for his Veterans’ Day Celebration Leadership
1.  Approval of Agenda
2.  Consent Agenda
     Consent Items:  (All items listed under the consent agenda will be voted on by one motion.  There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a motion is made and approved prior to the time board members vote on the consent agenda items.)
3. Approve the Consent Agenda
A. Minutes
B. Financial Reports
C. Flexible Benefit Payments
D. Bills
E. Open Enrollments
Open Enrolled – IN
Of Student Grade Resident School To Receiving School Reason, if Any
Cash Rapp 4th Northeast Hamilton South Hamilton 2017-2018
Dustin Stewart 10th Roland-Story South Hamilton Change of residence
Open Enrolled – OUT
Of Student Grade Resident School To Receiving School Reason, if Any
Madisen Wood   11th South Hamilton Fort Dodge   Change of residence
Aubrie Harris 3rd South Hamilton Northeast Hamilton Change of residence
   3. Visitors
Public Forum.  (Residents of the District, students attending the District, parents/guardians of students attending the District, and District staff members may address the Board about topics relevant to the District.  Those who wish to speak must sign up at the beginning of the meeting.  Speaker’s participation is limited to three minutes once per board meeting.  The views and opinions of citizens addressing the Board do not necessarily reflect those of the Board, district administration, or staff.  (The district asks that any-and-all speakers remember Iowa law prohibits the Board from discussing specific employees or students and/or their performance.)
    4.   Board Learning Session – Mr. Howard gave an overview of the financing of district’s project to this point and the need bond and garner PPEL note proceeds to successfully complete the entire enterprise.
5.   Each individual gave or provided a Reports & Insights:
A. Student Council -Representative to present – TBD – May be moved up in the agenda to accommodate student representative’s availability
B. Activities Director – Todd Coy
C. Director of Buildings and Grounds – Curt Stoecker
D. Director of Technology – Loyal Winborn
E. Elementary Principal – Paul Hemphill
F. Secondary Principal – Scott Dryer
G. Superintendent – Ken Howard

a. I have included a couple charts and forms that show the expenses, costs, and running totals for the project in this packet.  I will discuss at the table as needed.

b. The packet includes the 2016-2017 Board/Superintendent Goals with edits for review

c.  I have included updated PPEL and SAVE chart

New Business
6.   The Board approved the 2016-2017 SIAC Committee Members [See list of recommended and       active members in packet]
 7.   The Board approved the 2016-2017 SIAC recommendations to the Board of Directors
      [See list in packet]
 8.   The Board reviewed and accepted – SHEA Notification of Intent to Bargain for 2017-2018
       Master Contract
 9.   The Board approved the – Second reading of the following board policy
       Code No. 507.9 WELLNESS POLICY and APPENDIX A, B, C, D, AND E
10.  The Board approved – Stage curtain and tracking bid as outlined and recommended.
      [See Equipment and Large Purchase Request Form & attachments for information/costs]
11.  The Board approved the – Stage sound and lighting for the auditorium bid as outlined and
       [See Equipment and Large Purchase Request Form & attachments for information/costs]
12.  The Board approved the – Resolution of Support: Promise of Iowa Public Education
       [See resolution and drafted news release in packet]
13.  Personnel
       Hires:  Mary Embrey – Elementary Special Education/BD Instructor [See recommendation to
       hire from completed by Mr. Hemphill]  The Board approved the hire.
 14.  Additional Announcements/Concerns
               “Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.”
 16.  Adjourn
***Please note that the January 2017 Board of Directors Meeting will be held in the South Hamilton Elementary Library located at 404 Blaine Street, Jewell, IA 50130 due to construction.