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June 6, 2011 Interim Board Meeting

MINUTES
Regular Meeting
CAM Interim Board of Education
Monday June 6, 2011 7:00 p.m.

The regular meeting of the CAM Community School District’s Interim Board of Education was called to order by President Gary Dinkla on June 6, 2011 at 7:06 p.m. in the media center at the CAM High School in Anita.  Present were Interim Directors Gary Dinkla, Nick Kauffman, Chuck Kinzie, Todd McKee, and Randall J. Rabe, Superintendent Steve Pelzer, Principal Dominic Giegerich (7:30), Principal Larry Hunt (absent), and Secretary Linda Edwards.  Visitor in attendance was Corey Larsen, School Resource Officer.  No questions or objections to the agenda were presented.

COMMUNICATIONS:  Information was presented on an upcoming IASB meeting to be held in Red Oak on June 23.

CONSENT AGENDA:  A motion to approve the agenda and the minutes of May 2, 2011, was made by Rabe, seconded by Kinzie.  Motion carried 5-0.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS:  Mr. Pelzer reported that all land deeds have been delivered to the school attorney to prepare them for transfer to the new CAM district.  Another board meeting of each of the original boards will need to be held in July to transfer deeds to the new board.  Also the old boards will need to approve the June 30 bills.  Mr. Pelzer recognized Jim Mailander for all his hard work in getting the deeds together for the Anita district.  Mr. Pelzer has talked to the Iowa Department of Transportation to determine the process needed to transfer titles of vehicles to the new district.  

RESIGNATIONS:  Resignations from Nicole Dembinski, preschool teacher, and Mendy Stender, paraeducator, were accepted with regrets on a motion by Kinzie, seconded by Kauffman.  Motion carried unanimously 5-0.

BOARD POLICY SERIES 400:  The 400 Policy Series -- Employees was discussed and changes were made to mileage rates.  Travel by private vehicle outside the district will be paid at 30 cents per mile.  Teacher travel between buildings in district will be paid at the federal rate for one way of travel.  Bereavement leave, sick leave and family leave was changed to match the Master Contract.  Authorization was given to the superintendent and business manager for the use of credit cards.  A motion to adopt the 400 Series--Employees was made by McKee, seconded by Rabe.  Motion passed unanimously 5-0.

BOARD POLICY 701.4 GOVERNMENTAL ACCOUNTING PRACTICES AND REGULATIONS:   This is a new policy required by GASB 54 regulations determining the order of spending of unrestricted resources.  Motion to adopt the policy was made by McKee, seconded by Kauffman.  Motion passed unanimously 5-0.

SCHEDULE B CONTRACTS:  Contracts for the 2011-2012 school year for all current coaches and sponsors were approved on a motion by Kinzie, seconded by McKee.  Motion passed unanimously 5-0.

CONTRACTS:  Contracts for the 2011-2012 school year were approved for the following personnel:  Cara Murphy, high school resource room teacher, and Michael Hagen and Travis Dorsey, custodians.  Contracts were approved on a motion by Rabe, seconded by Kinzie.  Motion passed unanimously 5-0.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT CONTRACT:  A contract was approved for Sandy Booker, building assistant for the Massena building, on a motion by McKee, seconded by Kauffman.  Motion passed unanimously 5-0.

PRESCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION AGREEMENT:  Four year old preschool has been approved for another year at full funding.  Corey Sebetka, kindergarten teacher in Anita, was offered an agreement to work outside her contract hours, to provide special education services for the preschools.  A motion to approve the agreement was made by Kauffman, seconded by McKee.  Motion passed unanimously 5-0.

CONTRACT MODIFICATION FOR SHELLY MILLER:  Due to increased work duties, Shelly Miller’s contract was modified to increase from .5 time to .625 time.  Motion to approve the increase was made by Rabe, seconded by Kinzie.  Motion passed unanimously 5-0.

CONTRACT MODIFICATION FOR JENNIFER BERNS:  A request from Jennifer Berns to move from BA to BA+12 was received.  A motion to approve the contract modification for the 2011-2012 school year was made by McKee, seconded by Kauffman.  Motion passed unanimously 5-0.

2011-2012 SCHOOL CALENDAR REVISIONS:   The calendar revisions for the 2011-2012 school year were approved on a motion by Kinzie, seconded by Kauffman.  Motion passed unanimously 5-0.  Revisions included moving high school parent-teacher conferences from September 29 to September 28 because of homecoming activities and changing the day off for the professional development one-to one regional conference from September 23 to October 6.

CURRICULUM CHANGES:  Mr. Giegerich presented curriculum changes for the high school effective with the 2011-2012 school year.  Changes include awarding science credits for Gary Miller's Animal Science and Animal Science 2, requiring juniors to take Junior Year English, adding Work Release, Econ, Stats (year-long course), and additional Art electives.  Discussion was held on the addition of AP classes.  Graduation requirement changes were to add the Junior Year English and delete the Oral Communications beginning with the Class of 2013.  Curriculum changes were approved on a motion by Rabe, seconded by Kauffman.  Motion passed unanimously 5-0.

BOARD REPORTS:  Discussion was held on when to hold the July meeting in conjunction with the C & M and Anita board meetings to transfer properties.

ADJOURNMENT:   The meeting was adjourned at 8:34 p.m. on a motion by McKee, seconded by Kinzie.  Motion carried unanimously 5-0.

signed Gary Dinkla, Board President

signed Linda Edwards, Board Secretary

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