Board Minutes 3/12/14

REGULAR SESSION

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

 

The South Hamilton Board of Education met in regular session on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in the Boardroom at the Middle/High School. Vice President Joely Swenson called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m. with the following members present: Mike Grove, Marie Johnson and Kempton Young. President Will Johnston arrived at 6:50 p.m. and then presided over the meeting. Absent: None. Also present: Superintendent Tim Johnson, Elementary Principal Paul Hemphill, Secondary Principal Scott Dryer and Board Secretary Susan Headley. Media: Billie Shelton.

 

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

 

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

  • Approval of Minutes of February 10, 2014 Regular Session and February 21, 2014 Special Session
    • Approval of Financial Reports for February

Operating Fund

Gross Salary              419,832.23        Medicare         5,867.72

Disability Insurance       1,262.72        FICA              25,089.60

Health Insurance          55,120.43        IPERS             37,199.33

Total Payroll               544,372.03

  • Approval of Bills From all Funds for March and Prepaids for February
  • Approve Flexible Benefit Reimbursements for February for $1,806.45
  • Open Enrollments:

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

Rylan Friest           K   Brent & Colette Friest             Hubbard-Radcliffe     South Hamilton    2014-15

Seth Pencook          4   Gary Pencook/Alicia Wilson  Hubbard-Radcliffe     South Hamilton    2014-15

Zach Wilson           7   Alicia Wilson/Gary Pencook  Hubbard-Radcliffe     South Hamilton    2014-15

Devon Wilson         9   Alicia Wilson/Gary Pencook  Hubbard-Radcliffe     South Hamilton    2014-15

Isabelle Ritland       2   Brian Ritland                         Hubbard-Radcliffe     South Hamilton    2014-15

Benjamin Zoske    10   Jason & Michelle Zoske          Hubbard-Radcliffe     South Hamilton    2014-15

Ryan Oskvig         K   Grant & Michelle Oskvig       Northeast Hamilton    South Hamilton    2014-15

Dylan Oskvig         3   Grant & Michelle Oskvig       Northeast Hamilton    South Hamilton    2014-15

Kaylee Oskvig        6   Grant & Michelle Oskvig       Northeast Hamilton    South Hamilton    2014-15

Kaden Schwandt     3   Keith & Lisa Schwandt           Northeast Hamilton    South Hamilton    2014-15

Adalie Schwandt     7   Keith & Lisa Schwandt           Northeast Hamilton    South Hamilton    2014-15

Evan Winkler         6   Angela & Justin Winkler        Northeast Hamilton    South Hamilton    2014-15

Katelyn Winkler     9   Angela & Justin Winkler        Northeast Hamilton    South Hamilton    2014-15

Carter Fluckiger     8   J. Ehresmann/Dan Fluckiger  Stratford                    South Hamilton    2014-15

Addison Jensen       2   Shannon Jensen                     Stratford                    South Hamilton    2014-15

Isabella Jensen        5   Shannon Jensen                     Stratford                    South Hamilton    2014-15

Landry Jensen        K   Kreg & Melissa Jensen           South Hamilton          Roland-Story        2014-15

Cael Vermeer         1   Erick & Marissa Vermeer       South Hamilton          Roland-Story        2014.15

Motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC FORUM/VISITORS: Leif Segen not present – coding class on hold. Chris Gunderson, representing the Jewell Park Board, was present to request the possibility of using school grounds for soccer fields so the park could be used strictly for ball fields. In the early stages, but the Board would be interested in learning more.

 

STUDENT SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: Representative Molly Houdeshell shared results of a survey on the Silver Cord Program in which 100 students in grades 7-12 participated.

 

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Athletic Director Todd Coy was present and informed the Board that one of the softball lights is damaged. Shared estimated costs of repairing vs. replacing the original lights. Superintendent Johnson will check on insurance – no decision at this time.

 

ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL: Principal Hemphill outlined plans for summer school; Carnival on March 28 and Iowa Assessments will be given the first week of April.

 

SECONDARY PRINCIPAL: Principal Dryer reported on the following: boys state basketball; text-based questions/writing; and preliminary discussions on increasing seminar days.

 

President Johnson arrived at 6:50 p.m. and presided over the meeting.

 

SUPERINTENDENT: Superintendent Tim Johnson reported as of now the last day for students is May 28 and May 30 for teachers.

 

LIVE STREAM – RUSTY WINTERMOTE: Business Ed teacher, Rusty Wintermote was present to describe the new Live Steaming program and a list of TV/media projects and opportunities in the future.

 

SUB-VARSITY AND MS ADMISSION COST: Motion by Young, second by Swenson to vote yes, to increase admission prices for adults from $2 to $3 for sub-varsity and middle school athletics effective 2014-15 school year as proposed by conference. Motion carried unanimously.

 

LETTER OF AGREEMENT WITH ANGELO ARCHITECTURE: Consensus of the Board not to enter into an agreement with Angelo Architecture at this time.

 

ELEMENTARY SUMMER SCHOOL: Motion by Young, second by Johnson to approve elementary summer school program for summer 2014. Program will be run the same as last year and funded with At-Risk dollars. Motion carried unanimously.

 

HAWK EXPRESS RENTAL AGREEMENT: Motion by Johnson, second by Grove to approve rental agreement with Hawk Express for bus rental. Motion carried unanimously.

 

TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH SHEA FOR 2014-15 & 2015-16: Motion by Johnson, second by Grove to approve tentative agreement with SHEA. The two-year agreement includes: increase base to $36,349 for 14-15 for total package increase of 3.73%; increase base to $37,530 for 15-16; increase professional leave to four days and several language corrections. Motion carried unanimously.

 

REVIEW BOARD POLICY 500 SERIES – 1ST READING: Motion by Johnson, second by Swenson to approve first reading of Board Policy 500 Series with corrections as outlined by Superintendent Johnson. Motion carried unanimously. Second and final reading at the April meeting.

 

RESOLUTION TO PUBLISH FY15 BUDGET: After reviewing and discussion, motion by Swenson, second by Young to approve publication of the Proposed Budget Summary for Fiscal Year 2014-15. Total expenditures for 2014-15 in all funds estimated at $11,327,539. Proposed tax rate is $13.04754/thousand dollars assessed valuation. Motion carried unanimously.

 

SET HEARING DATE FOR FY15 BUDGET: Motion by Johnson, second by Swenson to set public hearing on the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-15 for Monday, April 14, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the middle/high school boardroom. Motion carried unanimously.

 

SUPPORT STAFF SALARY COMMITTEE: The Board appointed Mike Grove and Kempton Young to serve on the support staff salary committee.

 

PERSONNEL: Motion by Johnson, second by Swenson to approve resignation request from Kris Gustafson as 8th grade girls’ basketball coach and Leif Segen, science teacher effective the end of the 13-14 school year. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Johnson, second by Grove to approve FMLA request from Holly Herrick. Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION-TO-ADJOURN: Motion by Young, second by Swenson to adjourn at 8:27 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Will Johnston                                                                   Susan L. Headley

President, Board of Directors                                            Secretary, Board of Directors