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November 19, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes

MINUTES

Regular Meeting

CAM Board of Education

Monday, November 19, 2018 6:30 p.m.

 

The CAM Community School District Board of Education held its regular meeting on November 19, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the media center at the CAM High School in Anita. Present were Directors Julie Williamson, Nick Kauffman, and Chuck Kinzie.  Also present were Superintendent Casey Berlau, Principals Dominc Giegerich, Larry Hunt and James Brauer, and Secretary Lindsay Jahde. Directors Gary Dinkla and Todd McKee were absent. Visitors in attendance were Adam Warntjes and Kelsie Kralik.

 

CONSENT AGENDA:  Vice President Chuck Kinzie 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 Nick Kauffman and carried on a 3-0 voice vote.  A motion to approve the minutes of the October 15, 2018 meeting, bills, and financial statements was made by Nick Kauffman, seconded by Julie Williamson, and carried on a 3-0 voice vote.  General Fund bills were $67,138.44, Management Fund bills $4,061.00, SILO Fund bills $39,662.96, PPEL Fund bills $39,211.18, Nutrition Fund bills $18,707.27 and Activity Fund bills $7,496.92.

 

ADMINISTRATION REPORTS:  Principal Hunt reported that 94% of the parents attended conferences at the South Elementary and just under 50% at the Middle School.  He also reported that “CAM South Math Night”, introducing the new Bridges Math Curriculum was held on November 12th.  It was well attended and felt to be very beneficial for the children, parents and staff.  On November 9th the 8th grade class and MS Booker held the annual Veteran’s Day program.  The 8th grade also took a field trip to the Veteran’s Cemetery in Van Meter.  The CAM for Kids will be hosting a holiday shopping opportunity for students at the south building.  Discussion was held regarding guidelines associated with the issuance of school permits. 

 

Principal Giegerich commented on the “The Governor’s STEM BEST Grants” that was recently awarded to CAM High School for the 2018-2019 school year.  The grant in the amount of $25,000 will provide for equipment, software, marketing materials and items for a classroom redesign project all in support of the Digital Media class.  The grant also allows $25,000 of in-kind match resulting from the development and expansion of the program through business partners encouraging student engagement in the district and local businesses. 

 

Principal Brauer reported that IACA staff have participated in a voluntary process to review their current multi-tiered systems of support. The Self-Assessment of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (SAMI) was facilitated by members of the Green Hills AEA and the Iowa Department of Education. Staff have attended professional development workshops that included dedicated time for grade-level teams to review and identify students in need of academic and/or social/emotional/behavioral interventions.  Virtual training of the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress is set for December 5th.  IACA students will be testing in one of 17 test site locations available.

 

Dr. Berlau reported that the “Every Student Succeeds” report card will be released in December.  Repair to the thermostat at the North Elementary building has resolved heating issues they had been experiencing.  An analysis was done at all buildings to identify savings as a result of installing LED lighting.

 

Kelsi Kralik reported on CAM North Literacy Data indicating 77% of students at CAM North and 79% of students at CAM South have made accelerated growth. The team utilizes levels of intervention to aid those students that are not currently showing growth. Kelsie added that she felt the Math Family Night was a huge success.  CAM North’s annual Reading is Fundamental Book Day will be held on November 20th.    All students, grades Preschool-5th are able to choose a free book to take home as a result of local donations.  Reading is Fundamental is a national program with a goal of putting free books into hands of all children to keep as their own, promoting literacy in our schools.  A written report from Principal Fogelman indicated 98% attendance at CAM North parent teacher conferences.

 

SBRC REQUEST FOR MODIFIED SUPPLEMENT AMOUNT:  The SBRC application for “Open Enrollment Out not in Fall 2017”, requesting $111,288.80 for on-time funding MSA was approved on a motion by Julie Williamson, seconded by Nick Kauffman, and carried on a 3-0 voice vote.

 

SUBURBAN FOR SALE:  Four bids were received for the 2005 Chevy Suburban that was advertised for sale. The high bid of $2,660.00 submitted by Bruce Alff was accepted on a motion by Nick Kauffman, seconded by Julie Williamson, and carried on a 3-0 voice vote. 

 

SNOW REMOVAL BIDS:  Motion to approve the bids for snow removal received from Corner Stone Landscaping (North facilities) and PDM (South facilities) was made by Nick Kauffman, seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 3-0 voice vote.

 

OPEN ENROLLMENT APPLICATIONS:  An open enrollment application for school year 2019-2020 from our district to Adair-Casey for Toby Moreland, kindergarten were presented for information purposes only.  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 Julie Williamson, seconded by Nick Kauffman and carried on a 3-0 voice vote.    

 

RESIGNATIONS: 

        Anna Amdor-special education aid, effective at the end of the semester, motion by Julie Williamson to accept, seconded by Nick Kauffman and carried on a 3-0 voice vote. 

        Steve Pelzer-Baseball Co-Head Coach, motion by Nick Kauffman to accept, seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 3-0 voice vote. 

 

CONTRACTS: 

        Barry Bower-Strength and Conditioning Coach, motion by Nick Kauffman to offer the entire contract, seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 3-0 voice vote.   

        Rex Mehrhoff-Assistant Wrestling Coach, motion by Julie Williamson to accept, seconded by Nick Kauffman and carried on a 3-0 voice vote. 

        Kirk Kelloway-Assistant Speech Coach, motion by Nick Kauffman to accept, seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 3-0 voice vote. 

 

VOLUNTEERS:

        Motion by Nick Kauffman to approve the following volunteers, seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 3-0 voice vote:

                        Brian Fogleman and Bill Krageland-H.S. Girls Basketball

                        Steve Erickson-Junior-High Boys Basketball

                        Kim Wendt-Dance Team

                        Grace Hansen-FFA                   

       

SIAC MEMBERS: 

        Motion by Nick Kauffman, seconded by Julie Williamson to approve the SIAC members as presented.  Motion carries on a 3-0 voice vote. 

 

DISTRICT VEHICLE REPLACEMENT PLAN:  Discussion included review of the existing fleet and recommendations for a replacement schedule of small vehicles and buses. 

 

FUNDRAISER REQUESTS:  Motion by Nick Kauffman to approve the following fundraisers as presented, seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 3-0 voice vote:

                        MS Student Council – sale of themed baskets

                        MS Student Council – “pick on a teacher”

                        MS Student Council – bake sale

                        MS Leadership Club – clothing drive

 

OUT OF STATE TRAVEL:  Motion by Nick Kauffman to approve the following out of state travel requests, seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 3-0 voice vote:

                        MS PBIS- trip to Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska

                        Junior Prom- Family Fun Center/Amazing Pizza Machine in Omaha, Nebraska

 

BOARD POLICIES:  Discussion was held regarding board policy 104 and the number of days to report a complaint of bullying/harassment. It was recommended the policy be revised to read “15 days”.  Motion by Nick Kauffman to accept revisions to board policies 104, 502.3, 505.1, 505.2, 604.6, 704.3, 705.1, and 710.2 as presented and recommended, seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 3-0 voice vote.   A motion was made by Nick Kauffman to adopt policies 804.2 and 604.10 as presented, seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 3-0 voice vote.   Motion by Nick Kauffman, seconded by Julie Williamson to rescind board policy 804.3.  Motion carries on a 3-0 voice vote. 

 

BOARD REPORTS:  Principal Fogelman arrived at this time (7:35pm). Julie Williamson advised she attended the IASB annual conference and had the opportunity to hear some very good speakers.  Topics included post-secondary education, technology and district goals and how they impact and align with student achievement.  Chuck Kinzie commented on the excellent production of the musical and the great support from the community.  It was also noted that many students were recognized at the Fall Sports Banquet and should be proud of their achievements. 

 

ADJOURNMENT:   The Board adjourned at 7:45 p.m. on a motion by Nick Kauffman and seconded by Julie Williamson.  Motion carried unanimously on a voice vote 3-0.

 

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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