May 21, 2012 CAM Board Minutes
CAM Board of Education
Monday May 21, 2012 7:00 p.m.
The CAM Community School District Board of Education met in regular session on May 21, 2012 in the media center at the CAM High School in Anita. President Dinkla read the mission statement and called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. Present were Directors Gary Dinkla, Nick Kauffman, Chuck Kinzie, Todd McKee (arrived at 7:10),, and Julie Williamson, Superintendent Steve Pelzer, Principal Dominic Giegerich, Principal Larry Hunt, and Secretary Linda Edwards. An addition to the agenda: item Amending Board Policy 501.15 was added.
CONSENT AGENDA: A motion to approve the agenda, with the addition at the beginning of the agenda of Board Policy 501.15 Open Enrollment Transfers – Procedures as a Receiving District, was made by Julie Williamson, seconded by Nick Kauffman and carried on a 4-0 voice vote. A motion to approve the minutes of April 16, 2012, bills and financial statements was made by Chuck Kinzie, seconded by Nick Kauffman and carried 4-0 on a voice vote. General Fund bills were $55,407.58, Management Fund bills were $400, PPEL Fund bills were $22,153.45, Nutrition Fund bills of $13,250.53, Activity Fund bills of $19,987.10 and Agency Fund bill was $50.
COMMUNICATIONS: Board appreciation week certificates were handed out to the directors and they were thanked for their service. A reminder was given of the invitation by the alumni committee for the directors to attend the Alumni Banquet this weekend as their guests. The upcoming ABLE meeting in Griswold on June 6th was discussed. Todd McKee arrived at 7:10.
BOARD POLICY 501.15 OPEN ENROLLMENT TRANSFERS – PROCEDURES AS A RECEIVING DISTRICT: After discussion, the Board revised Board Policy 501.15 to include the phrase “or superintendent” as an option to approve open enrollment applications. The Board is still the only entity able to deny applications. A motion to make this revision was proposed by Chuck Kinzie, seconded by Nick Kauffman, and carried on a 5-0 voice vote.
AUTHORIZE SUPERINTENDENT TO APPROVE OPEN ENROLLMENT APPLICATIONS: The Board authorized the superintendent to approve any timely open enrollment applications. Motion to approve was made by Chuck Kinzie, seconded by Nick Kauffman, and carried on a 5-0 voice vote.
OPEN ENROLLMENT APPLICATIONS: Open enrollment applications into the CAM District were approved for three students who recently moved to the Adair-Casey district and wanted to return to the CAM District, one kindergarten student into the CAM District from the Adair-Casey district, and one homeschooled student to return to the CAM District from the AHST District due to a move. The applications were approved on a motion by Todd McKee, seconded by Julie Williamson, and carried on a 5-0 voice vote.
Fourteen applications to the Iowa Connections Academy were denied. Seven applications were filed after the deadline, three were for students past attendance age, and four were denied because the Academy and CAM were unable to provide an appropriate special education program for the students. Approval on the denials were made on a motion by Julie Williamson, seconded by Todd McKee, and carried on a voice vote 5-0.
RESIGNATIONS: Resignations were received from Franklin Dea, HS social studies teacher, Shirley Kaiser, elementary teacher, Corey Sebetka, elementary teacher, Kenney Harrison, custodian, Carolyn Groves, paraeducator, Lori LaBuff, bus driver, and Brian Fogleman, assistant girls’ basketball coach, and were accepted with regrets on a motion by Chuck Kinzie, seconded by Julie Williamson. The motion carried on a 5-0 voice vote.
CONTRACTS: Contracts were approved for Alisa Winquist, CAM South first grade teacher, Jordan Aggen, CAM South second grade teacher, Lori Clay, CAM South Title I teacher, Lorissa Rollefson, CAM North kindergarten teacher, and Brian Fogleman, head high school boys’ basketball coach. These contracts were approved on a motion by Todd McKee, seconded by Chuck Kinzie, and carried on a 5-0 voice vote.
Coaching/sponsor contracts with increases as per Master Contract and support staff contracts for those coming back with a twenty cent per hour increase were approved on a motion by Chuck Kinzie, seconded by Nick Kauffman, and carried on a 5-0 voice vote.
RESOLUTION APPROVING DIRECTOR DISTRICT BOUNDARIES: Because of the recent census, director districts had to be re-evaluated. A resolution was proposed to adopt the current district boundaries as determined for the reorganization on a motion by Todd McKee, seconded by Chuck Kinzie, and carried on a 5-0 voice vote.
RESOLUTION APPROVING METHOD OF ELECTION FOR DIRECTORS: A resolution was proposed to approve continuing to elect two directors from the North District, two directors from the South District and one director at large, elected by a district-wide vote. The resolution was presented by Chuck Kinzie, seconded by Nick Kauffman, and carried on a 5-0 voice vote.
2012 GRADUATES: Diplomas for the following graduates were approved pending completion of the requirements. Motion to approve was made by Todd McKee, seconded by Julie Williamson, and carried on a 5-0 voice vote. Devan James Amdor, Morgan Taylor Anstey, Justin Garrett Aupperle, Ryan Dean Aupperle, Samantha Marie Baker, Kelsey Marie Beener, Brett Wayne Borts, Tanner Nicholas Brown, Adam Lee Claussen, Jalynn Ilene Farmer, Travis Lee Fletcher, Trenda Leigh Hoffman, Daniel Charles Holste, Ian Campbell Hunt, Angeline Nunzia Larsen, Elizabeth Lee Mailander, Emily Ann Maynard, Alexandrea Kaleen McAfee, Matthew Willis Meyerhoff, Tayler Michael Murphy, Ethan William Pollock, Michaela Lee Schwenke, Brett Michael Stakey, Spencer Lee Wahlert, Dakota James Watson, Lexi Marie Winther.
DAVE BOLDT FIELD: Discussion was held on the transfer of Dave Boldt Field to the City of Anita. In June, a hearing date will be set for transfer in July.
RED CROSS SWIM LESSONS: Stipends to be paid to the Red Cross Swim Lessons Coordinators, Lana’ Wessling and Peg Hensley, for $310 were set. A motion to approve the stipends was made by Chuck Kinzie, seconded by Nick Kauffman, and carried on a 5-0 voice vote.
CONTRACT MODIFICATIONS: Contract modifications for part-time teachers for staff development were approved. Two teachers, Shelly Miller and Kim Peterson, are employed at .625 time. Time spent on extra professional development time outside their contracted time will be compensated on a per diem basis. A motion to approve the additional compensation was made by Todd McKee, seconded by Julie Williamson, and carried on a 5-0 voice vote.
OUT-OF-STATE TRAVEL: A request for the football team to travel out of state this summer for a camp at NWMSU was approved. They will be charged for mileage costs. Motion to approve the travel was made by Chuck Kinzie, seconded by Todd McKee, and carried on a 5-0 voice vote.
ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS: Mr. Pelzer reported on the recent SIAC meeting. Good discussions were held and the committee made recommendations to the Board. This will be on the June agenda. He plans to post the goals and mission statement in classrooms and on student computers. The baseball field is ready to go and looks great. First home baseball game is scheduled for Thursday. The football bleachers have been torn apart. The boards will be used by Mr. Downer’s classes to construct storage sheds. The metal will be sold and some of the money from that will be used to purchase a sprayer for the grounds. Mr. Miller spent a considerable amount of time dismantling and removing the bleachers. Plans are to upgrade the windows in the press box. Mr. Pelzer is working with the Exira-EH-K district to possibly share an English teacher. New erate requirements make it necessary for us to upgrade our filter system. It is needed to filter websites on school-owned computers at school and at home.
Mr. Giegerich reported that since we had no snow days, we were able to finish the school year as planned. Presentations were made for positive behavior with 26 students receiving gift cards. Scheduling is going well. The student lounge and open campus privileges went smoothly. Both principals reported that turning in computers, charges, and jump drives went well, thanks to the checkout list devised by Mr. Casey.
Mr. Hunt spent today at Red Oak with several elementary teachers, exploring literacy programs. We want the elementary students coming in to middle school to have common backgrounds and are trying to find something that both elementary groups are comfortable with.
BOARD REPORTS: Congratulations to the state track qualifiers for excellent performances and to Trevor McKee for his 6th place finish. Todd McKee had received some complaints on the mowing at the Massena building.
ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 8:14 p.m. on a motion by Chuck Kinzie, seconded by Todd McKee. Motion carried unanimously 5-0.
Signed Gary Dinkla, Board President
Signed Linda Edwards, Board Secretary