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March 19, 2012 CAM Board Meeting

Hearings/Regular Meeting
CAM Board of Education
Monday March 19, 2012  7:00 p.m.

The CAM Community School District Board of Education held a public hearing on March 19, 2012 in the media center at the CAM High School in Anita.  President Dinkla read the mission statement, called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m., and welcomed the visitor.  Present were Directors Gary Dinkla, Nick Kauffman, Chuck Kinzie, Todd McKee, and Julie Williamson, Superintendent Steve Pelzer, Principal Dominic Giegerich, Principal Larry Hunt, and Secretary Linda Edwards.  Visitor in attendance was Tim Teig (Snyder & Associates).  No questions or objections to the agenda were presented.

The agenda for the hearings was approved on a motion by Kinzie and seconded by Julie Williamson.  Motion approved unanimously 5-0.  A public hearing was held to apply to the Iowa Department of Education to begin the 2012-2013 school year earlier than the designated start date. A motion to approve the early start date request was made by McKee, seconded by Kinzie. Roll call vote was called with all directors voting aye.  Motion approved unanimously 5-0.

The proposed budget was presented to the Board.  It was asked if anyone wished to speak for or against the proposed budget, with no comments for or against. Discussion was held on the proposed budget.  The supplemental weighting is lower than last year because there will be no weighting for operational sharing.  The tax rate includes the 50 cent reduction because of reorganization.  It also includes the maximum amount we can levy for cash reserves.  The voted PPEL asking is reduced from .67000 to .45077 to reflect the reduction to pay back the debt service amount that was levied last year in error.  The proposed budget for 2012-2013 is $9,779,249 with a tax rate of $11.23680 per thousand dollars valuation.   A motion to adopt the proposed budget for 2012-2013 was made by Kinzie, seconded by Kauffman. Roll call vote was called with all directors voting aye.  Motion approved unanimously 5-0. The hearings were adjourned on a motion by McKee and seconded by Kauffman.  Motion approved unanimously 5-0.

The regular meeting was called to order at 7:10.

CONSENT AGENDA:  A motion to approve the agenda, minutes of February 20, 2012, bills and financial statements was made by Nick Kauffman, seconded by Todd McKee and carried 5-0 on a voice vote.  General Fund bills were $72,723.73, PPEL Fund bills were $7,335.80, SILO Fund bills $11,746.38, Management Fund bills $200.00, Nutrition Fund bills of $17,779.63, and Activity Fund bills of $14,923.56.

COMMUNICATIONS:  Discussion was held on the Super Board Conference to be held in Corning on March 29th.   The board secretary will register those wishing to attend.  An open enrollment application out for Gracie Bartz, kindergartener, to attend the Adair-Casey school district in the fall was presented for information only.

MULTIPURPOSE BUILDING:  Tim Teig of Snyder and Associates went through the revisions to the plans for the building and presented a cost estimate of $597,200.  Mr. Pelzer went over the projected revenues and expenses for the SILO and PPEL funds through the end of June.  Projects and estimated costs are football/track bleachers $175,000, first payment of computer loan $100,000, door project at the North Elementary $23,000, and black top for parking lots in Massena $25,000.  Based on these projects and the estimated cash on hand at the end of the fiscal year, his recommendation to the Board was to wait a year to begin this project and put it out to bid in January of 2013.  Discussion followed.  Todd McKee moved to adopt resolution 12:07 to setting a bid date and public hearing for April 12, 2012. The motion died for lack of a second.  The concensus of the Board was to bid the project in January of 2013.  The engineer will come back with the appropriate documents at that time.  Discussion will be held in November and the Board will set a bid date at the December meeting.

BLEACHER PROJECT:  Resolution 12:08—approving contract and bonds for the bleacher project—was presented by Kinzie and seconded by Williamson.  Contract was awarded to Seating & Athletic Facility Enterprises, LLC of Ellendale, Minnesota.  Motion was passed on a roll call vote with all directors voting aye.  

OPEN ENROLLMENT APPLICATION:  An application for Ryan Bower, first grader next year, to open enroll into the CAM district from the Atlantic district for the 2012-2013 school year was approved on a motion by Chuck Kinzie, seconded by Julie Williamson. The motion carried on a 5-0 vote.  

BUDGET GUARANTEE RESOLUTION:  The following resolution was introduced by McKee, seconded by Kauffman:  RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors of CAM Community School District, will levy property tax for fiscal year 2012-2013 for the regular program budget adjustment as allowed under section 257.14, Code of Iowa.  The motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote with all directors voting aye.

SIAC COMMITTEE:  Mr. Pelzer presented a list of School Improvement Advisory Committee members for board approval.  Members of the committee include:  Mr. & Mrs. Richard Chester, Mr. & Mrs. Pat Erickson, Mr. & Mrs. Curt Jahde, Mr. & Mrs. Doug Kopp, Mr. & Mrs. Shawn Maas, Dr. Gerald Wessels, Mrs. Karen Thomsen, Mr. & Mrs. Jim Mailander, Mr. & Mrs. Rod Sothman, Mr. & Mrs. Dan Ankenbauer, Mr. & Mrs. Shane Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Kevin McCunn, Mr. & Mrs. Doug Steele, Mr. Nathaniel Adkins, Mrs. Chelsey Lee, Mrs. Grace Kopp, Mr. Larry Hunt, Mrs. Michelle Harris, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Holste, Mr. Gary Dinkla, Mrs. Julie Williamson, Mr. Dominic Giegerich, Mr. Steve Pelzer, Logan Dinkla, Tyler Steele, Alyssa Kragelund.  A motion to approve the list was made by Kinzie, seconded by Kauffman, and passed unanimously 5-0 on a voice vote.

RESIGNATION:  A resignation from Franklin Dea, head boys basketball coach, was accepted with regrets on a motion by Kauffman, seconded by McKee.  The motion carried on a 5-0 vote.

IACA HANDBOOK FOR 2012-2013:  Mr. Pelzer presented the handbook for the Iowa Connections Academy.  This handbook follows the CAM schools’ handbooks as closely as possible.  A motion to approve the handbook was made by Kauffman, seconded by Kinzie and passed unanimously 5-0 on a voice vote.

IACA COURSE OFFERINGS:  Mr. Pelzer presented the course offerings for the Iowa Connections Academy.  Several revisions included not offering Mandarin Chinese to the elementary and middle school students and adding a 9-12 English credit—Reading for College Success.  A motion to approve the course offerings was made by Kinzie, seconded by Kauffman and passed unanimously 5-0 on a voice vote.

2010-2011 ANITA AUDIT REPORT:  After review, McKee moved, seconded by Kinzie, to accept the 2010-2011 Anita audit report as presented.  The motion was approved unanimously on a 5-0 voice vote.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS:  Mr. Giegerich discussed the quotes he had received for the surveillance cameras for the grounds.  He reported that he was very pleased with the juniors’ ITED results.

Mr. Hunt reported that the Shriners were here last week at the elementary buildings and the middle school and presented a bicycle to Zoey Baylor who was the third grade statewide winner.  A Shriner clown was a former Anita graduate.  The fourth grade classes will attend the Shrine Circus on Saturday.  On Friday, Channel 5 came to the middle school building to award a grant to the Get Fit program.  43 students will take part in the Washington DC trip April 2-6.

Mr. Pelzer has given the teachers two options for the 2012-13 school calendar to look over.  Two teachers from each building have been selected to form the professional development committee and discussion has been held on changing the times for professional development next year from a 2 hour late start to a 3 hour early out on Mondays.  He has been working with Mr. Mehrhoff on negotiations and hopes to get it wrapped up soon so we can start working on contracts.  He discussed the status of the IACA and legislation.  Connections Academy had to present a budget to the House Education Committee.  The attorney general has ruled that it is legal to establish the academy.  The principal selection process has narrowed it down two candidates and these people will be interviewed again.  The facility people will be here next week.  It has been determined that two separate high schools will be set up in the CAM district.  The IACA high school will not be sanctioned with any of the activity associations and will have no activities.  CAM High School will continue to operate as always.  We are sharing girls’ golf with Adair-Casey.  It was recommended that we set up a meeting with Adair-Casey to discuss more sharing options.  We are currently sharing soccer with Atlantic with two girls and one boy from CAM participating.

The four year old preschool was discussed.  Currently, those students who turn 5 before September 15th and attend preschool cannot be counted in our enrollment. We will need to determine if/what we will charge them next year.


ADJOURNMENT:   The meeting was adjourned at 907: p.m. on a motion by Todd McKee, seconded by Nick Kauffman.    Motion carried unanimously 5-0.

Signed Gary Dinkla, Board President
Signed Linda Edwards, Board Secretary

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