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July 15, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

MINUTES

Regular Meeting

CAM Board of Education

Monday, July 15, 2019 6:30 p.m.

 

The CAM Community School District Board of Education held its regular meeting on July 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the media center at the CAM High School in Anita. Present were Directors Gary Dinkla, Todd McKee, Nick Kauffman, Chuck Kinzie, and Julie Williamson. Also present were Superintendent Paul Croghan, Principals Dominic Giegerich, Barry Bower and Larry Hunt.  Principal James Brauer 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. Motion to approve the regular meeting agenda with a change in the placement of item 5.-Administrative Reports, to come after item 6.1- Boyd Jones-Facility Study, was made by Chuck Kinzie, seconded by Todd McKee, and carried on a 5-0 voice vote.  A motion to approve the minutes of the special joint meetings with Nodaway Valley CSD and the CAM CSD Board on June 6, 2019 and the regular board meeting of the CAM CSD on June 17, 2019 and bills was made by Todd McKee and seconded by Nick Kauffman and carried on a 5-0 voice vote.  General Fund bills were $2,126,648.26, Management Fund bills $115,226.00, PPEL Fund bills $2,690.00, Nutrition Fund bills $2,423.05, SILO Fund bills $7,597.16, and Activity Fund bills $1,449.36.

 

BOYD JONES-FACILITY STUDY:  Emily Bannick with Boyd Jones and Daric O’Neal with Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture presented a facilities assessment proposal.  The proposed assessment will include the district’s current standings, goals, and how to achieve those goals. The fee of $5,000 for phase one includes the review of existing plans and drawings, 3D scanning of existing facilities, discussions with facilities maintenance, district administration and school board, electric energy analysis and working session with the board to present results.  Potential future services include pre-bond planning & campaign support, community engagement, preconstruction services, construction phase services and maintenance.  Board facility committee members, Nick Kauffman and Todd McKee will be involved with walk through assessments in evaluating the facilities.

 

SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER AGREEMENT:  Deputy Corey Larsen presented the School Resource Officer Agreement on behalf of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.  His updated work schedule will include eleven and a half hour shifts which he believes will help with traffic control, allowing him to be present at the beginning and end of the school day.  He attended SRO training this summer that focused on building set-up and the role it plays in the safety of the district.  A motion was received by Todd McKee and seconded by Chuck Kinzie to approve the SRO Agreement with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office and the CAM Board of Education.  Motion carries on a 5-0 voice vote.    

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS:  High School Principal, Dominic Giegerich advised a contract for the high school secretary position has been offered.  He has been working on student schedules for the upcoming school year.  He has reviewed and made updates to the high school handbook. North Elementary Principal, Barry Bower advised he is honored to serve as the new principal for the elementary students.  He advised the custodial staff has been working hard and summer maintenance is going well.  He has been involved in the review and updates to the elementary handbook for school year 2019-2020.  He plans to meet with CAM North Elementary staff for 1:1 meetings and has met with administrators communicating his entry plan for the 2019-2020 school year.  He advised the summer strength and conditioning program is off to a great start with an average of 70 kids in attendance each day. Pre-K registration has been scheduled for August 6th and CAM North Open House will be on August 22nd.  Middle School and South Elementary Principal, Larry Hunt advised the custodial staff has been working hard with a few projects yet to be completed. New stage curtains and dishwasher will be installed this summer.  The baseball/softball backstops will be a fall project.  He advised the new staff hired for this fall brings a lot of experience and he is excited for the learning opportunities it will bring to the students. He advised the summer breakfast and lunch program has been a great thing for the district.  Iowa Connections Academy Principal, James Brauer submitted an electronic copy of updates to the school handbook for FY19/20.  Superintendent Paul Croghan advised the board that he will be accessible 24/7, 365 days.  He is currently working to make things run smoother in the administrative office, with some changes to take place.  He will be moving to a house just south of Anita and will be bringing two new students to the district.  He plans to meet with the school administrators in both the CAM and Nodaway Valley districts on Wednesday, July 17th.  He will be attending the SAI Conference on July 30th-August 1st.  He has reviewed the employee handbook and made a few updates, to include an addition to electronic communications between staff and students on page 24.  He expressed his appreciation to the city for their help in moving dirt on the high school grounds.  He plans to help the Lions Club serve breakfast during the RAGBRAI event and attended ballgames last week.  He advised the custodial staff has been working hard to get ready for the 2019-2020 school year. 

 

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 and seconded by Julie Williamson, and carried on a 5-0 voice vote. 

 

RESIGNATIONS:  A motion to accept Mary Schoning’s resignation as CAM M.S. Reading teacher to accept the position of K-12 TAG teacher was made by Julie Williamson, seconded by Todd McKee and carried on a 5-0 voice vote. 

 

CONTRACTS:  The following contracts were approved on a motion by Todd McKee, seconded by Chuck Kinzie and carried on a 5-0 voice vote:

        Mary Schoning-K-12 Tag teacher

        James Todd-6th grade science and H.S. Biology teacher

        Ian Hunt- M.S. Social Studies, M.S. Football and M.S. Boys Track

        Beth Davenport-M.S. Special Education

        Morgan Steere-M.S. Reading

        Nick Hodges-H.S. Assistant Football Coach

        Jenni Follman-M.S. Girls Track

        Adam Warntjes-Assistant H.S. Track

 

VOLUNTEER:  A motion was received from Todd McKee to approve Barry Bower as a volunteer H.S. Football Coach, seconded by Nick Kauffman and carried on a 5-0 voice vote. 

 

LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES:  A motion to approve the following legislative priorities to be submitted to the Iowa Association of School Boards was made by Chuck Kinzie, seconded by Todd McKee and carried on a 5-0 voice vote:

  • Standards and Accountability
  • Mental Health
  • School Funding Policy
  • Supplemental State Aid

 

MILK/BREAD BIDS:  Two milk bids were received.  A motion to approve the milk bid submitted by A&E was made by Todd McKee, seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 5-0 voice vote.  Only one of the three solicited bread bids was received back.  A motion to approve the bread bid from Bimbo Bakeries was made by Chuck Kinzie, seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 5-0 voice vote. 

 

LUNCH PRICES/STUDENT FEES:  A motion was received from Chuck Kinzie and seconded by Nick Kauffman to increase the adult lunch price to $3.75 as the recommended minimum with all other lunches and fees to remain the same.  Motion carries on a 5-0 voice vote.

 

BOARD POLICY/REVISION:  A motion to approve the recommended revisions to board policy 401.12 (cell phone policy) was made by Todd McKee, seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 5-0 voice vote.

 

HEARTLAND FAMILY SERVICES CONSORTIUM AGREEMENT:  A motion as received by Chuck Kinzie and seconded by Julie Williamson to approve the agreement with Heartland Family Services.  Motion carried on a 5-0 voice vote. 

 

HANDBOOKS:  Revisions to employee handbooks were approved on motion by Todd McKee, seconded by Chuck Kinzie and carried on a 5-0 voice vote.

 

FACILITY PROJECTS:  Superintendent Paul Croghan advised new stage curtains will be installed at the high school and middle school buildings.  Four new sinks will be installed at the south elementary building, two new sinks at the middle school as well as two new sinks in the faculty restrooms at the high school.  An updated quote from Calibur Concrete was presented and included a reduction in the price of the hydro-seeding.  A motion was made by Todd McKee, seconded by Chuck Kinzie to accept the bid from Calibur Concrete with reduced price for hydro-seeding as well as the authority to allow negotiation by Superintendent Croghan for additional hydro-seeding of the area disrupted by the water main break.  Motion carried on a 5-0 voice vote.  Additional projects include repair to a roof leak on the south side of the Massena gym as well as a repair to the pre-school fence. 

 

BOARD MEETING DATE CHANGE:  A motion to change the regular meeting date of the CAM CSD Board of Education to the second Monday of every month was received by Chuck Kinzie, seconded by Nick Kauffman and carried on a 5-0 voice vote.

 

SET DATE FOR BOARD WORKSHOP:  A workshop to discuss goals of the school board and Superintendent will be held immediately following the regular scheduled board meeting on August 12th

 

INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT LEVY:  Discussion was held regarding the renewal of the Instructional Support Levy.  It was the consensus of the Board to move forward with the board approved five year renewal term. 

 

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH IWCC/ICA:  A motion to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with IWCC to allow ICA students to enroll in classes was received by Chuck Kinzie, seconded by Nick Kauffman and carried on a 5-0 voice vote.

 

BOARD REPROTS:  The CAM baseball team begins district play.  Mitchell Williamson was named “player of the week” by KMA LAND radio station.  It was noted that the summer custodial staff are doing a great job and the buildings look good.  Board President Gary Dinkla expressed the importance of communication between the Board and Superintendent Croghan and encouraged all members to share their ideas and questions with him. 

 

ADJOURNMENT:  The board adjourned on a motion by Todd McKee, seconded by Julie Williamson and carried unanimously on a 5-0 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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