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October 15, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes


Regular Meeting

CAM Board of Education

Monday, October 15, 2018 6:30 p.m.


The CAM Community School District Board of Education held its regular meeting on October 15, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the media center at the CAM High School in Anita. Present were Directors Gary Dinkla, Julie Williamson, Todd McKee, and Chuck Kinzie.  Also present were Superintendent Casey Berlau, Principals Brian Fogleman, Dominc Giegerich and James Brauer, and Secretary Lindsay Jahde. Director Nick Kauffman was absent.  Principal Larry Hunt was absent.  Multiple visitors were in attendance.


CONSENT AGENDA:  President Gary Dinkla read the mission statement, welcomed the visitors and called the meeting to order.  A motion to approve the agenda was made by Julie Williamson, seconded by Chuck Kinzie and carried on a 4-0 voice vote.  A motion to approve the minutes of the September 18, 2018 meeting, bills, and financial statements was made by Chuck Kinzie, seconded by Todd McKee, and carried on a 4-0 voice vote.  General Fund bills were $51,330.96, Management Fund bills $15,208.00, SILO Fund bills $105,400.00, PPEL Fund bills $65,237.33, Nutrition Fund bills $19,393.99, Activity Fund bills $11,420.12 and Scholarship Fund bills $1,000.00.


COMMUNICATIONS:  A reminder of the upcoming IASB convention to be held in November as well as new board member orientation workshops was shared by President Gary Dinkla. 


MS STUDENT COUNCIL PRESENTATON:  Members of the middle school student council presented to the board on their recent retreat.  They shared ideas for quarterly trips, fundraisers as well as some suggestions for improvements to the middle school building. 


ADMINISTRATION REPORTS:  Principal Fogleman reported that he is excited to see many positive things taking place in the classroom with children engaged and eager to learn.  He also gave an example of a student exceeding expectations as a result. K-5 students participated in Fire Prevention Week.  Next week grades 3-5 will be participating in the “Set Me Free” project.  Individuals with the “Set Me Free” project will speak with the youth on human trafficking. The project’s goal is to stop human trafficking before it starts.  Principal Giegerich shared the success of the Digital Media class, taught by Mrs. Miller in the production of the CAM Cougar Channel (Triple C). Julie Stender has been working with Matthew Williamson to continue the new math curriculum in Geometry, Stats, and Pre-Calc.  High school science teachers are working with the AEA to formalize the school’s offerings for 2019-2020 in meeting the core standards. Principal Brauer reported on upcoming accreditation and a recent site visit with Pearson Online and Blended Learning’s executive staff. He reported that six hundred and ten students are currently enrolled at the academy, reaching capacity limits


Dr. Berlau reported that certified enrollment is at 493 which is down five students from last year’s count.  He shared a written report from Kelsie Kralik with an overview of her goals for the teacher leadership position.  Repairs were done to the walk-in freezer at the high school and a trailer was rented to hold the frozen food for a couple of days.  The compensation committee will move forward with meetings to begin discussions.  Representatives from the SIAC committee will be named at a later date.   


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 Chuck Kinzie, seconded by Julie Williamson, and carried on a 4-0 voice vote. 



        Galen Campbell-bus driver, motion by Todd McKee to accept, seconded by Chuck Kinzie and carried on a 4-0 voice vote. 

        Matthew Williamson-teaching/coaching, motion by Todd McKee to accept, seconded by Chuck Kinzie and carried on a 4-0 voice vote. 



        Julie Stender-H.S math teacher through the end of the first semester, motion by Todd McKee, seconded by Chuck Kinzie and carried on a 4-0 voice vote. 

        Joe Wollum & Nicholas Hodges-Co-Head girls-boys golf coaches, with both contracted as head coaches, on motion by Todd McKee, seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 4-0 voice vote. 



        Motion by Todd McKee, seconded by Julie Williamson to accept the CAM Dance Team sponsorship fundraiser to help with entry fees and necessities required for state dance competition.  Motion carried on a 4-0 voice vote. 



        Discussion was held regarding the consolidation of multiple savings accounts. Motion by Todd McKee, seconded by Chuck Kinzie to consolidate all savings accounts into one and keep one checking account at FNB.  Motion carried on a 4-0 voice vote.  Motion by Todd McKee and seconded by Julie Williamson to consolidate two savings accounts into one and keep one checking account at Rolling Hills Bank & Trust.  Motion carried on a 4-0 voice vote. 



        The ESSA is a tool used to score different criteria of schools in meeting guidelines.  The ESSA replaces the “no child left behind” act.  Report cards will be issued by building and will be released in December. 


BOARD POLICIES 100 SERIES:  The 100 series of the board policy manual was discussed.  A revision to board policy 104 was recommended by Superintendent Berlau and will be brought back to the November board meeting for consideration.   


BOARD REPORTS:  Julie Williamson commented how proud she was of our football and volleyball teams. Julie also shared that she attended the IASB workshop and one are of discussion was how well your mission statement matched with board decision making.  Gary Dinkla commented on a situation he observed at the middle school and was very proud of the joint effort of teachers and staff involved.


ADJOURNMENT:   The Board adjourned at 8:00 p.m. on a motion by Todd McKee and seconded by Chuck Kinzie.  Motion carried unanimously on a voice vote 4-0.



________________________                             ___________________________

Gary Dinkla, Board President                            Lindsay Jahde, Board Secretary




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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