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July 16, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes

MINUTES

Regular Meeting

CAM Board of Education

Monday, July 16, 2018 6:30 p.m.

 

The CAM Community School District Board of Education held its regular meeting on July 16, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the media center at the CAM High School in Anita. Present were Directors Gary Dinkla, Todd McKee, Julie Williamson, and Nick Kauffman.  Director Chuck Kinzie was absent.  Also present were Superintendent Casey Berlau, Principals Larry Hunt and Dominic Giegerich, and Secretary Lindsay Jahde. Principals James Brauer and Brian Fogleman were absent. Visitors in attendance were Shelly Miller, Ericka Stender, Tami Williamson, Sandy Booker, Brian Sexton, Jennifer Nichols and Corey Larsen. 

 

CONSENT AGENDA:  President Gary Dinkla read the mission statement, welcomed the visitors and called the meeting to order. Motion to approve the agenda was made by Julie Williamson, seconded by Nick Kauffman, and carried on a 4-0 voice vote.  A motion to approve the minutes of the June 18, 2018 meeting, bills, and financial statements was made by Todd McKee, and seconded by Julie Williamson. Secretary Lindsay Jahde advised a revision to financial report format is being considered as well as intentions of including a budget report and end of year financial statement.   Motion carried 4-0. General Fund bills (with additions) were $194,509.14, PPEL Fund bills $24,328.22, SILO bills $6,800.00, Nutrition Fund bills $9.16, Management Fund bills $98,698.00 and Activity Fund bills $552.82.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:  Superintendent Berlau advised he will be attending the 2018 IASB Fiscal Management Conference in Ames on July 18th.  A memorial was given to the family of Jean Williams on behalf of the CAM Board of Directors and Administration. 

 

Shelly Miller and Editor, Ericka Stender gave a presentation of the daily activities and accomplishments of the CAM High School Journalism Class.  The class is currently made up of 16 students. They have recently taken advantage of the “In-Design” software available at CAM High School to publish “The Spy” and “CAM Telegram”.  Publications appear in the Anita Tribune and the Atlantic News Telegraph. 

 

No action was taken on Agenda Item 5.1 due to no representation from the requestor.   

 

SRO AGREEMENT:  An agreement with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office to provide School Resource Officers’ services was approved on a motion by Todd McKee, seconded by Julie Williamson, and carried on a 4-0 voice vote.

 

OPEN ENROLLMENT APPLICATIONS:   Applications to Iowa Connections Academy received after the deadline, without good cause, or those denied because of lack of classroom space, were denied on a motion by Nick Kauffman, seconded by Todd McKee, and carried on a 4-0 voice vote. 

 

RESIGNATIONS:

        Sarah Paulsen- H.S. Cook, motion by Julie Williamson to accept, seconded Nick Kauffman and carried on a 4-0 voice vote.

        Cheyanne Boland- Third Grade Teacher, motion by Todd McKee to approve pending the finding of a suitable replacement, seconded Nick Kauffman.  Motion carried on a 4-0 voice vote.

        Adam Warntjes-Jr. High Football Coach, motion by Todd McKee to approve pending the finding of a suitable replacement, seconded Julie Williamson.  Motion carried on a 4-0 voice vote. 

 

CONTRACTS:  The following contracts were approved for the 2018-2019 school year and all carried on a 4-0 voice vote:

        Cathy Prime- N. Elementary Special Education, motion by Todd McKee/Nick Kauffman

        Dana Kunze- Shared Art Teacher with Griswold, motion by Julie Williamson/Nick Kauffman

        Kaitlin Hodges- Assistant Girls H.S. Basketball Coach, motion by Julie Williamson/Nick Kauffman

        Jenna Maiers- Jr. High Girls Basketball Coach, motion by Todd McKee/Nick Kauffman

 

Motion by Todd McKee, seconded by Nick Kauffman to approve a contract with Matthew Williamson for Junior High Football Coach.  Julie Williamson abstained.  Motion carried on a 3-0-1 voice vote.

 

IASB LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES:  Dr. Berlau presented his recommendations of priorities.  Proposed priorities include increase of funding for Pre-K and Mental Health budgets, Alternative Licensure and the repeal of the sunset on SAVE funding.  Motion to adopt these legislative priorities was made by Julie Williamson, seconded by Nick Kauffman, and carried on a 4-0 voice vote.

 

MILK/BREAD BIDS:  Anderson-Erickson submitted the only milk bid and Sara Lee was the only bread bid received.  Todd McKee moved to accept the bids from A-E and Sara Lee.  This was seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 4-0 voice vote.

 

LUNCH PRICES:  No changes will be made to student lunch or breakfast meals.  Motion was made by Nick Kauffman to increase the adult lunch prices 10¢ to $3.65 to comply with the minimum federal reimbursement rate, seconded by Todd McKee and carried on a 4-0 voice vote. 

 

BOARD POLICY REVISION:  Motion by Todd McKee, seconded by Nick Kauffman to update and revise board policy 507.2 to include (E-2) parental authorization form and approve 507.3 as reviewed. Motion carried on a 4-0 voice vote. 

 

HEARTLAND FAMILY SERVICES:  A consortium agreement with Heartland Family Services, to provide services to students we are unable to serve, was approved on a motion by Todd McKee, seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 4-0 voice vote.

 

COMPENSATION SYSTEM COMMITTEE:  Motion by Todd McKee, seconded by Julie Williamson to appoint a committee to study wage packages and compensation details listed in the handbook.  The proposed committee will include teacher representation from each building, administrative, board of director and SIAC committee representation.  Motion carried on a 4-0 voice vote. 

 

CITY OF MASSENA ANNEXATION PLAN:  The CAM CSD currently owns property located in a proposed annexation plan by the City of Massena.  Motion by Todd McKee, seconded by Nick Kauffman to support the annexation plan.  Motion carried on a 4-0 voice vote. 

 

FACILITY PROJECTS:  Superintendent Berlau presented adjusted bids received from Smith Plumbing and Heating and Camblin Plumbing and Heating for the boiler project in Massena as follows:

Smith Plumbing & Heating-$63,249.00

Camblin Plumbing & Heating-$59,100.00

Smith’s bid included a couple of different options to consider and qualified for $13,000 in rebates.  Motion by Todd McKee, seconded by Nick Kauffman to accept the maximum amount on the bid received from Smith Plumbing and Heating with the known factor of rebates involved, and to allow decisions to be made on the options as appropriate.  Motion carried on a 4-0 voice vote.    

 

A second bid was received on the door project at the south buildings.  The low bid from Walsh Doors was accepted and they will proceed with the project. 

 

Other project discussion included the request for a consultation of repair options to the exterior walls of the Massena building, results of storm damage review by insurance adjusters, mechanical issues with the gator used by custodial and coaching staff, consultation from lighting companies on gym lights as efficiencies expire as well as the eleven month warranty walk-thru of the new building addition in Massena. 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS:  Principal Giegerich reported the high school curriculum will be moved around a little in respect to grade level.  Skill level testing will be done to help identify deficits.  There will be a hands-on learning approach with office and excel programs.  There are plans to review the high school science curriculum beginning next week.   

 

Principal Hunt advised the middle school and high school math curriculum will be set up the first week of August with the elementary to follow.  He noted that the custodians in the south buildings have been short-handed but progress is being made.  He commended the Massena Coop on their efforts in helping get the track ready in Massena for the Cass County Hospital 150-year walk celebration that was held there last month.

 

Superintendent Berlau announced that the auditors will be here the week of August 6th.  School registration will be held on August 14th.   Information on flexibility funds will be upcoming for the August meeting and will most likely include a resolution to approve categorical funds that qualify. 

 

ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Todd McKee, seconded by Nick Kauffman to adjourn.  Motion carried on a 4-0 voice vote.

These minutes are as recorded by the board secretary and subject to approval at the next regular board meeting.   The action items carried and the full text of the motions, policies and discussion are on file in the board secretary's office or on the district website www.CAMCougars.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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