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June 17, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

The CAM Community School District Board of Education held its regular meeting on June 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the media center at the CAM High School in Anita. Present were Directors Gary Dinkla, Todd McKee (by phone until arriving at 7:10pm), and Julie Williamson. Directors Nick Kauffman and Chuck Kinzie were absent.  Also present were Superintendent Casey Berlau, Principal Brian Fogleman, arriving at 7:30 p.m., and Secretary Lindsay Jahde.  Principals Larry Hunt, Dominic Giegerich and James Brauer were absent. Multiple visitors were in attendance. 

 

CONSENT AGENDA:  President Gary Dinkla read the mission statement, welcomed the visitors and called the meeting to order. Motion to approve the regular meeting agenda was made by Julie Williamson, seconded by Todd McKee, and carried on a 3-0 voice vote.  A motion to approve the minutes of the May 7th, 23rd, and 28th special joint meetings with Nodaway Valley CSD, and the May 20th regular CAM CSD board meeting and bills (with additions) was made by Todd McKee and seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 3-0 voice vote.  General Fund bills were $99,936.57, Management Fund bills $188.00, PPEL Fund bills $93,675.21, Nutrition Fund bills $13,399.81 and Activity Fund bills $9,068.12.

 

SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM:  Tami Williamson advised the summer lunch program has been very successful with breakfast being served to approximately thirty-five kids in Massena and forty-five kids in Anita.  Lunch is also being served to approximately forty-five kids and five families in Anita. 

 

COMPENSATION COMMITTEE REPORT:  Barry Bower presented on the committee’s efforts to revamp the salary schedule and move towards a tiered system.  The tiered system rewards teachers for years of service and also includes an incentive pay program to include distribution of monies for those meeting teaching standards and professional responsibilities. 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS:  Superintendent Berlau reported that stage curtains have been ordered at a cost under the approved allowance of $27,500.00. He stated that approval of the district’s Revenue Purpose Statement, indicating the district’s proposed use of the 1 cent sales tax monies, will need to be on the ballot for either the school board election or a special election. The agreement submitted by Boyd Jones for a facility study has been submitted to the district’s attorney for review.  Due to extensive repairs to bus number 3, it was determined to be in the district’s best interest to dispose of it for salvage value instead of repairing. 

 

BUS BIDS:  Bids were received for the purchase of two new buses for the district.  A motion to purchase an International- diesel engine, 77 passenger buses from Hoglund Bus Co. in the amount of $93,500 was received by Todd McKee, seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 3-0 voice vote.    

 

M.S. STUDENT COUNCIL SALARY:  It was recommended by Dr. Berlau that the board consider an increase to the middle school student council salary to a total of $1,300.00.  Currently two teachers are splitting the responsibilities so the salary would be $650.00 each. A motion was received from Todd McKee, seconded by Julie Williamson to increase the student council salary to a total of $1,300.00.  Motion carried on a 3-0 voice vote. 

 

FACILITY PROJECTS:  A proposal was received from Caliber Concrete for the construction of new sidewalk leading to the baseball/softball fields as well as repairs to existing sidewalk at the high school facility. Due to proposed projects with the concessions area which will include disruptions to the grounds, it was determined that the construction of the new sidewalk be put on hold. A motion was received by Todd McKee and seconded by Julie Williamson to approve the repairs portion of the proposal with flexibility of adjusting the seeding price for a suitable option.  Motion carries on a 3-0 voice vote.  A motion was received from Todd McKee, seconded by Julie Williamson to accept a bid from Smith’s Plumbing and Heating for four new handwashing sinks at the middle school in the amount of $20,695.00, plus labor and hardware, and two new sinks for the high school lounge in the amount of $1,909.96.  Motion carries on a 3-0 voice vote.  A motion was received by Todd McKee, seconded by Julie Williamson to approve the purchase of a new dishwasher for the Massena building from Ross Chemical (includes installation with monthly maintenance) in the amount of $4,950.00.  Motion carried on a 3-0 voice vote.  A motion was received by Todd McKee, seconded by Julie Williamson to purchase a freezer for the North Elementary building in the amount of $2,190.00.  Motion carried on a 3-0 voice vote.

 

CASEY COMPUTER CONSULTING:  Julie Williamson moved, seconded by Todd McKee to approve a 4% increase to the agreement with Casey Computer Consulting for technology maintenance services for the 2019-2020 school year.  Motion carried unanimously 3-0. 

 

BOARD POLICY REVISIONS:  Motion to approve the revisions as presented to board policies 204, 504.03, 401.7, and 704.5 was made by Todd McKee, seconded by Julie Williamson, and carried on a 3-0 voice vote. Dr. Berlau recommended that additional review be made to the revisions proposed to board policy 401.12 prior to approval.   

 

BOARD POLICY ADOPTION: A motion was received from Julie Williamson, seconded by Todd McKee to adopt new policies 401.6 and 705.4 as presented.  Motion carried on a 3-0 voice vote.

 

CONCUSSION PROTOCAL RESOLUTION:  A motion was received by Todd McKee, seconded by Julie Williamson to adopt the Concussion Protocol Resolution outlining the “return to play” protocol.  Motion carries on a 3-0 voice vote. 

 

CLOSED SESSION:  At 7:53p.m., on a motion from Todd McKee, the Board entered into closed session according to Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(i) to discuss the district’s emergency plan.  Julie Williamson seconded the motion.  Motion carried on a roll call vote as follows:  Todd McKee-Aye, Julie Williamson-Aye, and Gary Dinkla-Aye. 

 

OPEN SESSION:  At 8:06p.m., a motion was received from Todd McKee to end the closed session.  Julie Williamson seconded the motion.  Motion carried on a roll call vote as follows:  Julie Williamson-Aye, Todd McKee-Aye, and Gary Dinkla-Aye. 

 

DISTRICT EMERGENCY PLAN:  A motion was received by Julie Williamson, seconded by Todd McKee to approve the district’s emergency plan.  Motion carried on a 3-0 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 Julie Williamson, seconded by Todd McKee, and carried on a 3-0 voice vote. 

 

RESIGNATIONS:  The following resignations were approved with regrets on a motion by Julie Williamson, seconded by Todd McKee and carried on a 3-0 voice vote:

        Brian Sexton-M.S. Social Studies Instructor

        Kathy Claussen-Special Education Aide at CAM North Elementary

        Becky Peach, Model Teacher at CAM North Elementary

       

CONTRACTS:  The following contracts were approved on a motion by Todd McKee, seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 3-0 voice vote:

        Lora Blomme-Model Teacher

        Angela Larsen-H.S. English Teacher

        Jennifer Erickson-CAM South 4 hour Cook Position

        Sarah Paulsen-H.S. 7.5 hour Cook Position

        Ethan Wessling- North Elementary 7.5 hour Para Educator Position

        Ron Calhoun-Bus Driver for small vehicle route

 

BOARD REPORTS:  Director Gary Dinkla thanked Dr. Berlau for his time with the district and stated it has been a good five years. 

 

ADJOURNMENT:  The board adjourned on a motion by Todd McKee, seconded by Julie Williamson and carried unanimously on a 3-0 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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