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April 30, 2019 Special Board Meeting Minutes


Special Meeting

CAM Board of Education

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 6:00 P.M.


The CAM Community School District Board of Education held a special meeting on April 30, 2019 in the library at the Middle School in Massena.  Present were Directors Gary Dinkla, Chuck Kinzie, Todd McKee, Nick Kauffman and Julie Williamson, Superintendent Casey Berlau and Secretary Lindsay Jahde. Multiple visitors were in attendance.    


 President Gary Dinkla read the mission statement, called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m., and welcomed the visitors. 


Julie Williamson made a motion to approve the agenda, seconded by Todd McKee.  Motion passes on a 5-0 voice vote.  A motion was made by Todd McKee, seconded by Nick Kauffman to approve late bills


CAMEA 2019-2020 CONTRACT AGREEMENT:  The Board and the CAMEA agreed to a 0% change to base wages on motion by Nick Kauffman, seconded by Todd McKee and carried on a 5-0 voice vote. 


CAM CSD EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK:  A motion by Chuck Kinzie, seconded by Nick Kauffman to revise the salary schedule in the employee handbook to reflect the wage increase for 2019-2020 with an additional fixed amount of $700.00 and a 2.5% increase to anyone that has maxed out on their current step.  Motion carries on a 5-0 voice vote.    


COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH:  Discussion was held regarding the current agreement with Nodaway Valley CSD as well as sharing dollars received.  Dr. Berlau shared that he has done some research on costs for search firms and they ranged anywhere from $6,300.00 to $10,000.  The board indicated they intend to move forward with the search process in accordance with the current sharing agreement in place with the Nodaway Valley CSD.  It was the consensus of the board that costs associated with the search process should be shared equally between the districts and should be pro-rated in the event the contract is terminated after the first year. 


ADJOURNMENT:   The meeting was adjourned at 6:52 p.m. on a motion by Todd McKee and seconded by Nick Kauffman.  Motion carried unanimously on a voice vote 5-0.


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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