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September 9, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes


Regular Meeting

CAM Board of Education

Monday, Sept. 9th, 2019, 6:30 p.m.


The CAM Community School District Board of Education held its regular meeting on September 9th, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Superintendent’s office at the CAM High School in Anita. Present were Directors Gary Dinkla, Todd McKee, Nick Kauffman, Chuck Kinze and Julie Williamson.  Also present were Superintendent Paul Croghan, Principals Dominic Giegerich, Barry Bower and Larry Hunt (arriving at 6:45pm), and board secretary, Lindsay Jahde.  Principal James Brauer was absent.  Visitors in attendance were Adam Warntjes and Robin McKee. 


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 and seconded by Nick Kauffman and carried on a 5-0 voice vote.  A motion to approve the minutes of the August 12, 2019 regular board meeting and bills was made by Nick Kauffman, seconded by Todd McKee and carried on a 5-0 voice vote. General Fund bills were $81,094.94, Management Fund bills $13,529.00, PPEL Fund bills $62,450.29, Nutrition Fund bills $2,271.98, and Activity Fund bills $12,516.91.


COMMUNICATIONS/PUBLIC INPUT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS:  Upcoming events sponsored by the Iowa Association of School boards were reviewed.  Director Julie Williamson will attend the annual conference on November 21, 2019.  Representatives with Universal Services and Support, Digital Services/Authentic Learning and Green Hills Area Education Agency will be presenting, “Future Ready Iowa” on October 10, 2019 at the Warren Cultural Center in Greenfield, Iowa. 


ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS:  High School Principal, Dominic Giegerich advised Mrs. Miller’s digital media class will partner with area businesses and the Green Hills AEA in a “Think Tank” event held at the high school on September 24th.  Homecoming events will be held next week.  He indicated CAM district principals met with SW IA Mental Health and unfortunately he is not optimistic about the continuation of a contract.  This year the music department plans to present a musical instead of a variety show and that will be held on November 15th and 16th.  He will be attending a “future ready” event in Atlantic on Wednesday of this week. 


North Elementary Principal Barry Bower advised first days of school have gone very well.  CAM North Stars Assembly will be held on September 30th to recognize behavior rewards with this month’s focus on responsibility.  The north elementary TLC team has met regarding this year’s professional development in regard to PBIS.  Teachers are in the process of developing Professional Learning Plans for their portfolio and growth plans.  The Veteran’s Day ceremony will be held in conjunction with the high school program this year. 


Superintendent Paul Croghan advised he will be meeting with Pearson at the end of the month regarding the Iowa Connections Academy contract that comes up for renewal in January 2020.  He requested the board give some consideration to items that could fall under the ‘consent agenda”.  Routinely considered items such as contracts, resignations, open enrollments and fundraisers are examples of items to be listed under the consent agenda and recommended any changes be made at the organizational meeting in November.  He advised Boyd Jones would like to meet with the board on September 30th or October 7th to discuss initial findings.  He advised that in the past the district has donated computers to St. Philip’s school in Kenya instead of paying to dispose of them and recommends we continue to support the education of those students. 


SET DATE AND TIME FOR BOARD WORKSHOP:  A motion was received by Todd McKee and seconded by Nick Kauffman to hold a board workshop with Boyd Jones on September 30th at 7:00 p.m.  Motion carried on a 5-0 voice vote. 




CONTRACTS:  The following contract were approved on motion by Chuck Kinzie, seconded by Nick Kauffman and carried on a 5-0 voice vote: 

                                    Paraeducators: Anna Amdor, Apolonia Sharon, Tammy Stephenson, and Jeanette Jorgensen(pending background check)

                                    Extra Duty:  Brian Fogleman-Asst. H.S. Football

                                                        Manda Thomas-1/2 time Year Book

                                                        Kandy Schwan-1/2 time Year Book

                                                        Substitute bus driver-Tony Sharon

                                    Salary schedule lane advancement to Masters-Brittany Karwall


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; as well as those denied due to the inability to provide services were denied on a motion by Chuck Kinzie and seconded by Nick Kauffman, and carried on a 5-0 voice vote.


OUT OF STATE FIELD TRIPS:  Out of state field trips for the elementary to attend the Children Museum and the Omaha Symphony in Omaha as well as annual FFA trips as presented was approved on motion by Todd McKee, seconded by Nick Kauffman and carried on a 5-0 voice vote. 


PRESCHOOL CONTRACT:   A motion was received by Todd McKee to approve the 3-year old preschool contract as presented, seconded by Chuck Kinzie and carried on a 5-0 voice vote. 


APPROVAL OF FUNDRAISER:  A motion to approve the hog-wild raffle fundraiser and the 50/50 contest was received by Chuck Kinzie, seconded by Nick Kauffman and carried on a 5-0 voice vote. 


DONATION OF COMPUTERS:  A motion to approve the donation of MacBook computers to the St. Philip’s school in Kenya was received by Todd McKee, seconded by Chuck Kinzie and carried on a 5-0 voice vote. 


LEVY RESOLUTION TO CONSIDER CONTINUED PARTICIPATION IN THE ISL PROGRAM:  A motion to approve the RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONTINUED PARTICIPATION IN AN INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAM AND AUTHORIZING THE PUBLICATION OF A NOTICE OF TIME AND PLACE OF A PUBLIC HEARING to be held in the Superintendent’s office at 6:30 p.m. on October 14, 2019 was introduced by Todd McKee, and carried on a roll call vote as follows:  Kauffman-Aye, Dinkla-Aye, Williamson-Aye, McKee-Aye and Kinzie-Aye. 


BOARD REPORTS:  Director Gary Dinkla advised when reading minutes from other area schools he finds many routine items included in their consent agendas. 


ADJOURNMENT:  At 7:04 p.m. a motion to adjourn was received by Todd McKee, seconded by Chuck Kinzie and carried 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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