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August 12, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

MINUTES

Regular Meeting

CAM Board of Education

Monday, August 12, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

 

The CAM Community School District Board of Education held its regular meeting on August 12, 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, and Julie Williamson. Director Chuck Kinzie was absent.  Also present were Superintendent Paul Croghan, Principals Dominic Giegerich, Barry Bower and Larry Hunt, and board secretary, Lindsay Jahde.  Principal James Brauer was absent.  Visitors in attendance were Chris Spiecker, Tami Williamson and Lora Bloome. 

 

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 Nick Kauffman and seconded by Todd McKee and carried on a 4-0 voice vote.  A motion to approve the minutes of the July 15, 2019 regular board meeting with a correction (Nick Hodges approval of contract should read M.S. Football Coach instead of Assistant H.S. Football Coach), and bills was made by Nick Kauffman, seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 4-0 voice vote. General Fund bills were $1,902,095.58, Scholarship Fund bills $2500.00, PPEL Fund bills $44,935.30, Nutrition Fund bills $404.86, SILO Fund bills $101,620.04, and Activity Fund bills $6,327.27.

 

COMMUNICATIONS/PUBLIC INPUT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS:  Chris Spieker addressed the Board regarding the status and timeline for the installation of backstops for the baseball and softball complex.  The Board advised the status has not changed since discussion at the July meeting however it was noted that the district is in the process of a facility study which may alter the timeline as it fits in with other proposed renovations. 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS:  High School Principal, Dominic Giegerich advised staff has been working hard getting ready for registration.  Jim Casey, Dee South and other staff have devoted a lot of time to making “online” registration an option this year.  Parents will still need to go to one of the facilities in the district to process payments however the ability to do all the paper work online should help streamline the overall process.  He has been working on completing schedules for all high school students and acknowledged the great job Travis and Chad have done to get the building ready for the new school year.  He advised he has been able to spend time with Paige Farrell, working in her role as H.S. Secretary and is very excited about the many strengths that she brings to the district. M.S. and South Elementary Principal Larry Hunt advised the building maintenance is on track including installation of new gutters at the South Elementary building and new stage curtains.  The roofing contractor is scheduled to make repairs tomorrow.  He indicated that new teachers have been in the building working a little in their classrooms and is excited for the new school year to begin. North Elementary Principal, Barry Bower advised that he attended the SAI Conference July 31st-August1st and is grateful for the opportunity to spend time with the other administrators. He participated in TAP trainings in Creston on August 7th-9th with Becky Peach and Kelsi Kralik.  Three new para educators, Misty Rhodes, Sky Vacek, and Regina Stark, have been hired, all pending background checks and Board approval. They will all be 1 on 1 para-educators. An open house was held on August 6th for the Pre-K and Kindergarten classes.  One hundred percent of the twenty-two kindergarten students attended and 13 of the 14 Pre-K students attended.  The CAM North open house is scheduled for August 22nd from 5:30-7:00 p.m. for all incoming students.  Mr. Bower has been involved in collaboration amongst administrators to plan the first week of school and will meet with the TLC North Elementary Lead team on August 19th.  The back-to-school staff meeting for CAM North Elementary is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21st at 8:30a.m. Current count at CAM North Elementary (prior to registration on August 13th) totals 121 students.  Superintendent Paul Croghan advised that the central office will be moving to the NE corner of the building and will house the Superintendent, Board Secretary and Shared Business Official’s offices.  He made a recommendation to the Board to move the board meetings to the central office next month or the month following.  Assessments of the building facilities are progressing.  The initial focus is to limit access to the entire building by changing the main entrance. The assessments have included everything from color schemes to roofs and other infrastructure concerns.  This includes systematically organized classrooms, backstops, fields, concessions, etc.  He indicated there are probably more issues than resources so the district will have to come up with priorities.  He feels by March or April we should have a pretty good idea on a direction of how the district will move as a result of the facility study.  He indicated he will be working to fix the driveway on the east side of the property in Massena. Vais Construction is working on the water main at the high school.  He has started conversations with Iowa Connections Academy regarding processes and procedures to streamline the workflow.  CAM and Nodaway Valley staff will come together at the Nodaway Valley campus for an all-staff meeting and lunch on August 20th.  He is currently working with the Anita Child Care Center at the North Elementary to put together a contract and will be working on a 3-year old contract as well. 


RESIGNATIONS:  A motion to accept KC Calhoun and Lindsay Pruitt resignations as para educators and Nick Hodges as Assistant H.S. football coach was made by Todd McKee, seconded by Nick Kauffman and carried on a 4-0 voice vote. 

 

CONTRACTS:  The following contracts were approved on a motion by Nick Kauffman, seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 4-0 voice vote:

Misty Rhodes-Para Educator-CAM North Elementary

Skye Vacek-Para Educator-CAM North Elementary

Regina Stark-Para Educator-CAM North Elementary

Substitute bus drivers, Eric Maynard, Gary Miller, James Namanny, Larry Vais, Dave Williamson, Paul Croghan, Brenda Croghan, Becky Grubbs, Joe Holste, and Larry Hunt. 

A motion by Todd McKee, seconded by Nick Kauffman to approve the contract of Paige Farrell, H.S. Principal Secretary was carried on a 4-0 voice vote.

 

BOYD JONES FACILTY STUDY AGREEMENT:  Motion by Todd McKee, seconded by Nick Kauffman to approve the agreement between CAM CSD and Construction Manager, Boyd Jones for the facility study project.  Motion carried on a 4-0 voice vote. 

 

ANITA CHILD CARE CENTER FOOD SERVICE AGREEMENT:  A motion was received by Nick Kauffman, seconded by Julie Williamson to approve the lunch agreement between CAM CSD and the Anita Child Care Center as presented.  Motion carries on a 4-0 voice vote. 

 

OPEN ENROLLMENT APPLICATIONS:  Applications to the 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 Nick Kauffman and seconded by Julie Williamson, and carried on a 4-0 voice vote.

 

2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR FUNDRAISERS:  A motion was received from Todd McKee, seconded by Julie Williamson to approve the 2019-2020 fundraisers as presented.  Motion carries on a 4-0 voice vote. 

 

HOMECOMING FUN RUN:  A motion was received from Todd McKee and seconded by Nick Kauffman to approve the Homecoming Fun Run scheduled for Tuesday, September 16, 2019.  Motion carried on a 4-0 voice vote.

 

SALVAGE BUS BID:  A motion was received by Nick Kauffman, seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 4-0 voice vote to approve the bid from Black Sheep Garage in the amount of $250 for salvage value of the 2003 bus. 

 

ATHLETIC TRAINER AGREEMENT:  A motion was received by Todd McKee, seconded by Nick Kauffman and carried on a 4-0 voice vote to approve the contract with Peak Performance for athletic trainer services as presented. 

 

APPROVAL OF INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT LEVY-RESOLUTION TO CONSIDER CONTINUED PARTICIPATION IN THE INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAM:  A motion was received by Todd McKee, seconded by Nick Kauffman to approve a resolution proposing continued participation in an instructional support program and authorizing the publication of a notice of time and place of the public hearing.  Motion carried on a roll call vote as follows:  Ayes:  Gary Dinkla, Todd McKee, Nick Kauffman, Julie Williamson.  Absent:  Chuck Kinzie

 

APPROVAL OF SUPERINTENDENT/BOARD GOALS:  Discussion was held regarding goals of the superintendent.  Mr. Croghan’s focus will begin with student achievement, to lead in development of a plan that evaluates staff and provides on-going coaching for improvement and to lead in the development of a long-range facility plan with accomplishments to be evaluated and reviewed on a quarterly basis.  Motion to approve the superintendent goals was made by Todd McKee, seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 4-0 voice vote. 

 

BOARD REPORTS:  Director Gary Dinkla reminded board members once again of the importance of communication to help with the overall goals of the district.  It was noted that three of the four Cass County royalty came from the CAM district.  Congratulations was given to baseball athletes and mention that practice is underway for Fall sports. 

 

ADJOURNMENT:  The board adjourned at 7:47p.m. on a motion by Todd McKee, seconded by Nick Kauffman and carried unanimously on a 4-0 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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