Board Minutes 1/3/14

REGULAR SESSION

Monday, January 13, 2014

The South Hamilton Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, January 13, 2014 in the Boardroom at the Middle/High School. President Will Johnston called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m. with the following members present: Mike Grove, Marie Johnson, Joely Swenson and Kempton Young. Absent: None. Also present: Superintendent Tim Johnson, Elementary Principal Paul Hemphill and Board Secretary Susan Headley. Secondary Principal Scott Dryer arrived at 6:30 p.m. Athletic Director Todd Coy arrived at 6:25 p.m. Media: Scott Ervin and Billie Shelton.

APPROVE AGENDA: Motion by Johnson, second by Swenson to approve the agenda. Motion carried unanimously.

 

APPROVE CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Johnson, second by Grove to approve the consent agenda consisting of the following items:

  • Approval of Minutes of December 9, 2013 Regular Session
  • Approval of Financial Reports for December

Operating Fund

Gross Salary              423,260.84        Medicare         5,917.46

Disability Insurance       1,253.12        FICA              25,302.13

Health Insurance          55,120.43        IPERS             37,593.10

Total Payroll               548,447.08

  • Approval of Bills From all Funds for January and Prepaids for December
  • Approve Flexible Benefit Reimbursements for December for $4,770.59
  • Open Enrollments:

Student(s)                 Grade             Parent(s)                 From                         To                    Year        

Robert Tapper           3   Brandon/Lisa Tapper        Northeast Hamilton     South Hamilton    2014-15

Sheldon Tapper         7   Brandon/Lisa Tapper        Northeast Hamilton     South Hamilton    2014-15

MaKayla Tapper      10   Brandon/Lisa Tapper        Northeast Hamilton     South Hamilton    2014-15

Abbigail Scarrow      K   Andrew/Melissa Scarrow   South Hamilton           Roland-Story        2014-15

Hope Scarrow            K   Andrew/Melissa Scarrow   South Hamilton           Roland-Story        2014-15

David Wills               3   David/Cynthia Wills         South Hamilton           Stratford              2013-14

Motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC FORUM/VISITORS: Mary Carlson, student teacher at the elementary introduced herself to the Board.

 

STUDENT SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: In Molly Houdeshell’s absence, Mr. Johnson reported on survey results of high school students ranking facility improvements.

 

ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL: Principal Hemphill reported on January 3 Professional Development day with motivational speaker, Kent Stock; mid-year Dibels testing; ALICE training; donations to the Lord’s Cupboard and shared handouts relating to the district’s Mission Statement.

 

OWNER/ARCHITECT AGREEMENT: Mark Thiessen from Angelo Architects was present to discuss and answer questions on the Owner/Architect Agreement. Still need clarifications – no action taken.

 

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR TODD COY: Coy shared HOIAC survey results on weight room supervision and hours.

 

SECONDARY PRINCIPAL SCOTT DRYER: Principal Dryer reported on the following: recent visits and possible plans for science classrooms; upcoming visits to FCS classrooms; using text-based questions in classrooms and high school students recently attended an assembly at Roland-Story with speaker Mike Smith.

 

SUPERINTENDENT: Superintendent Johnson reported on facility committee meetings and financial focus information from IASB

 

PUBLIC HEARING ON EARLY START DATE: President Johnston declared the hearing open at 7:15 p.m. With no written or oral objections to starting school before the 25th of August, President Johnston declared the hearing closed at 7:16 p.m.

 

SCHOOL CALENDAR: INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS VS. DAYS: Motion by Johnson, second by Swenson to set Monday, February 10, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. for public hearing date on Instructional Hours vs. Days for 2014-15 school year.

 

2014-15 SCHOOL CALENDAR: Motion by Swenson to approve calendar with August 18 start date, change commencement and last day set for May 27.   Motion died for lack of a second. Motion by Swenson, second by Johnson to approve calendar with start date of August 18, commencement on Memorial Day weekend and last day set for May 27. Ayes: Johnson. Nays: Grove, Young and Johnston. Abstain: Swenson. Motion not carried and action tabled until February meeting.

 

BUDGET PREPARATION DISCUSSION: Superintendent Johnson and Business Manager Sue Headley will be attending a Budget Workshop on February 11, 2014 in Fort Dodge.

 

REVIEW BOARD POLICIES 306 TO 315 – 1ST READING/REVEW BOARD POLICIES 400 SERIES – 1ST READING: The Board held first reading on Board Policy Series 306 to 315 and Series 400. Second and final reading at the February meeting.

 

REVIEW BOARD POLICIES 100 SERIES – 2ND READING/REVIEW BOARD POLICY 200 SERIES – 2ND READING/REVIEW BOARD POLICY 300 TO 303.5 – 2ND READING: Following second and final reading, motion by Young, second by Johnson to approve. Motion carried unanimously.

 

NEGOTIATIONS STRATEGY SESSION – CLOSED: At 8:05 p.m. President Johnston declared the meeting closed for negotiations strategy session and returned to open session at 8:49 p.m. Johnson and Swenson appointed to serve on negotiations committee.

 

MOTION-TO-ADJOURN: Motion by Johnson, second by Swenson to adjourn at 8:50 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Will Johnston                                                                   Susan L. Headley

President, Board of Directors                                            Secretary, Board of Directors

 

SPECIAL SESSION

Thursday, January 16, 2014

 

The South Hamilton Board of Education met in special session on Thursday, January 16, 2014 in the Boardroom at the Middle/High School. President Will Johnston called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m. with the following members present: Mike Grove, Marie Johnson and Joely Swenson. Kempton Young arrived at 7:30 p.m. Absent: None. Also present: Superintendent Tim Johnson.

 

APPROVE AGENDA: Motion by Young, second by Johnson to approve agenda. Motion carried unanimously.

 

PROJECT INFORMATION – MARK THIESSEN – ANGELO ARCHITECTS: Due to the weather Thiessen was not able to attend. The Board toured the building and discussed facility improvements.

 

OWNER/ARCHITECT AGREEMENT: No action taken.

 

MOTION-TO-ADJOURN: Motion by Grove, second by Johnson to adjourn at 8:43 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Will Johnston                                                                   Superintendent Tim Johnson

President, Board of Directors                                            Acting Secretary