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February 25, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

The CAM Community School District Board of Education held its regular meeting on February 25, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in the media center at the CAM High School in Anita. Present were Directors Gary Dinkla, Julie Williamson, Nick Kauffman, Todd McKee and Chuck Kinzie.  Also present were Superintendent Casey Berlau; Principal Dominc Giegerich and Secretary Lindsay Jahde.  Principals Brian Fogleman, Larry Hunt and Jim Brauer were absent.  Visitors in attendance were Adam Warntjes, Tyler West and Tami Williamson. 

 

CONSENT AGENDA:  President Gary Dinkla read the mission statement, welcomed the visitors and called the meeting to order.  A motion to approve the agenda, the minutes of the January 21, 2019 meeting, bills, and financial statements was made by Todd McKee, seconded by Julie Williamson, and carried on a 5-0 voice vote.  General Fund bills were $192,987.75, PPEL Fund bills $30,277.68, Nutrition Fund bills $19,261.45, and Activity Fund bills $12,513.27.   

 

ADMINISTRATION REPORTS: Principal Giegerich indicated that attendance of parent teacher conference was at 33%. He reported that students from Mrs. Miller’s class spent a day meeting with legislators talking about projects they are doing in relation to the STEM BEST grant.  Some funds from the grant have been used to purchase new furniture encouraging collaboration in the classroom. Principal Giegerich has started a new “student spotlight” section with the first entry from Halie Giegerich with her Art Fair Digital Portrait. He congratulated the CAM Girls Basketball team and coaches on making it to state and advised that CAM high school students will be taking the new assessment (the ISASP) on Monday March 4th.   A written report received from Principal Fogleman included results of FAST Winter Testing, showing overall growth in student achievements, and a statement of congratulations to the CAM Girls Basketball team and Atlantic/CAM Wrestling as well as mention of appreciation to Rusty Williamson on his hard work. 

 

Dr. Berlau reported that the Governor has signed a bill to increase the state supplemental aid to 2.06% , resulting in an increase of $33,000 of new money to the district for the 2019-2020 school year.  He indicated work on the 2019-2020 is in progress and he and Lindsay Jahde attended a budget workshop last week.  The proposed budget will be presented at the March 18th meeting and the board will be asked to change the April meeting date to April 11th to meet the budget certification deadline.

 

EARLY RETIREMENT APPLCIATIONS:  A motion was made by Chuck Kinzie to approve an early retirement applications received from Beverly Johnson and Peg Wheatley.  Nick Kauffman seconded and motion passed on a 5-0 voice vote. 

 

SET HEARING FOR 2019/2020 SCHOOL CALENDAR: A motion was made by Todd McKee to set the public hearing date of March 17th at 6:30 p.m. to consider the 2019/2020 School Calendar, Julie Williamson seconded and motion passes on a 5-0 voice vote. 

 

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICE DELIVERY PLAN:  A motion was made by Todd McKee, seconded by Nick Kauffman to approve the Vocational Rehabilitation Service Delivery Plan as presented. The motion carried on 5-0 voice vote. 

 

MOWING BIDS:  A motion to grant permission to accept bids for the 2019 mowing season was made by Todd McKee, seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 5-0 voice vote.

 

BIDS FOR SCHOOL VEHICLE:  A motion to grant permission to accept bids on a suburban or large capacity van was made by Chuck Kinzie, seconded by Nick Kauffman and carried on a 5-0 voice vote. 

 

CHANGES TO THE 2018/2019 SCHOOL CALENDAR:  Superintendent Berlau advised 34 ½ hours need to be made up due to missed days which equates to 5.3 days.  Discussion was held regarding potential make up days.  A motion was made by Chuck Kinzie and seconded by Julie Williamson to change the end of the third quarter date to March 21st and make March 22nd a half day with students and half day for teachers to use as a work day as well as to make the Monday after Easter break, April 22nd, a school day.  Julie Williamson seconded the motion and it passed on a 5-0 voice vote. 

 

OPEN ENROLLMENT APPLICATIONS: A motion was made by Nick Kauffman, seconded by Todd McKee to approve applications for Jenna Grubbs (10th grade) from A-C and Ella Paup (K) from Nodaway Valley to attend CAM.  Motion carries on a 5-0 voice vote.  

 

RESIGNATIONS: A motion by Todd McKee and seconded by Julie Williamson accepting the early retirement resignation from Peggy Wheatley and thanking her for her years of service.  Motion carried on a 5-0 voice vote.  A motion was made by Chuck Kinzie, seconded by Todd McKee accepting the early retirement resignation from Beverly Johnson and thanking her for her years of service and wishing her the best. Motion carried on a 5-0 voice vote. 

 

CONTRACTS:  A motion to approve a contract for Jeff Hoover, H.S. At Risk Special Education Aide was received from Todd McKee, seconded by Nick Kauffman and carried on a 5-0 voice vote. A motion to approve a contract for Barbara Coston, Level 3 Special Education Aide at CAM NE was received from Chuck Kinzie, seconded by Nick Kauffman and carried on a 5-0 voice vote. 

 

BOARD REPORTS:  Director Gary Dinkla shared that the officials of the girls’ basketball game with Fremont Mills indicated they were impressed with the crowd and support shown from the CAM community and students. He also indicated the same crowd support was observed by the West Des Moines Valley staff.   

 

ADJOURNMENT:  The Board adjourned at 7:15 p.m. on a motion by Todd McKee, seconded by Nick Kauffman   Motion carried unanimously on a voice vote 5-0.

 

EXEMPT SESSION:  The board held an exempt session to strategize for negotiations. 

  

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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