Board Highlights 8/8/16

South Hamilton Board Highlights

“What happened at the Board table last night.”

Monday, August 8th, 2016

6:00 p.m.

MS/HS Building in the Boardroom

Mr. Will Johnston to read: “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and

learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

1. The Board approved the 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.)

The Board approved the Consent Agenda

A. Minutes

B. Financial Reports

C. Flexible Benefit Payments

D. Bills

E. Open Enrollments

Name of Student Grade Resident School Receiving School Reason, if any
Kallie Hall 11 Gilbert South Hamilton Change of address
Jess Ellis 4 Stratford South Hamilton HSAP/DE
Seth Ellis 3 Stratford South Hamilton HSAP/DE
Lane Widick K Webster City South Hamilton 2016-17
Sterling Dietzel K NE Hamilton South Hamilton 2016-17
Addison Johnson K Roland-Story South Hamilton 2016-17
Open Enrolled – OUT
Jazmyne Harris  5  South Hamilton Webster City Change of address

Old Business

3. Visitors – Mrs. Cecilia Penning shared recommendations as per Music Booster fundraisers for 2016-2017;

Including a South Hamilton Music Booster Patron Program

Mike Fields from Lang Construction provided an overview and update of Middle/high School renovations and additions


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 – Understanding the Instructional Support Levy [ISL] – Generally and Locally

(Mr. Howard presented – learning documents in packet)

5. Reports/Insights:

A. Student Council – Representative to present – TBD

B. Activities Director – Todd Coy

C. Director of Buildings and Grounds – Curt Stoecker

D. Director of Technology – Loyal Winborn – Gave his report

E. Elementary Principal – Paul Hemphill – Gave his report

F. Secondary Principal – Scott Dryer – Gave his report

G. Superintendent – Ken Howard –

a. Please find an updated SAVE/PPEL worksheet that shows the standing as per expenditures and revenues

from each of the funds as of 7/31.

b. Administrators and the two TLC Instructional Coaches attended a learning session last week that provided an

overview of the Diane Sweeney Student-Centered Coaching methodology. This process was selected as the

approach to be utilized and supported by a regional cohort of districts to ensure TLC is aligned with best

practice and implemented to fidelity. (See overview of Diane Sweeney content and agenda from daily

sessions in packet) Tentative plan: The South Hamilton Instructional Coaches will provide learning

opportunity at the September meeting.

c. Mr. Hemphill, Mr. Dryer and I attended the annual School Administrators of Iowa Convention on

Wednesday, August 3rd. The learning sessions and the opportunity to network with school leaders from

across the state always afford us with insight and additional resources we use to improve our professional

practices. (See overview of the SAI learning sessions in packet)

d. Please find the “Determination Letter” the district received from the Iowa Department of Education noting

South Hamilton met the requirements as per compliance and implementation of IDEA Part B. (see letter and

a portion of the data summary in the packet for review)

e. A letter of thanks sent to the district from IASB is in the packet as an FYI.

New Business

6. Review/discuss – “Open Study Hall Proposal for Juniors and Seniors” – Mr. Dryer and Mrs. Gelder presented –

no decisions were made.

7. The Board approved – New South Hamilton Foundation members for terms beginning Fall 2016

The South Hamilton Foundation leadership recommends the following stakeholders be approved as new members with their 3-year terms beginning the Fall of 2016

• Mrs. Jessica Scheller of Blairsburg (Three children attending SH; two new to the district this school year)

• Mrs. Mindy Harris of Blairsburg (Three children attending SH)

8. The Board approved – Music Booster Fundraisers for 2016-2017

9. The Board approved – Second Reading and Approval of Revised South Hamilton CSD Good Conduct Policy

10. The Board approved – Music Trip to Chicago in April (On 2016-2017 Calendar)

11. Personnel

New hires: Tracy Krumm – Individual Speech and Assistant Drama Sponsor

Internal Voluntary Transfer: Jay Heeren from 7th Grade Boy’s Basketball to J.V. Girls Basketball Coach

Resignations: Mindy Gray – Individual Speech

The Board approved the personnel items as recommended.

12. Additional Announcements/Concerns



“Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.”

14. Adjourn