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November 8, 2021 Board Meeting Minutes


Regular Meeting

CAM Board of Education

Monday, November 8, 2021


The CAM Community School District Board of Education held its regular meeting on November 8, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the Superintendent’s office at the CAM High School in Anita.  Present were Directors Gary Dinkla, Julie Williamson, Mike Plagman, Chuck Kinzie and Nick Kauffman Superintendent Paul Croghan, Secretary Lindsay Jahde, and Shared SBO, Amanda Summers, Principals, Larry Hunt and Barry Bower. Principals Dominic Giegerich and James Brauer were absent. Visitors in attendance were Katherine Becker, Trevor Becker, Lynn Hockenberry, Mark Harris, Cara Murphy, Grace Kopp, Todd McKee, Jodi Irlmeier, Duane Murphy and Michelle Stokley.       


President Gary Dinkla called the meeting to order, read the mission statement and welcomed visitors. 


AGENDA:  A motion to approve the agenda was received by Chuck Kinzie, seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 5-0 voice vote.


CONSENT AGENDA:  A motion was received from Nick Kauffman to approve the consent agenda to include minutes of the October 11, 2021 board meeting and October 21, 2021 special board meeting, bills (with additions), financial statements, Resignation, Becky Grubbs- HS Para, Contract, Dillon Cox-HS Wrestling, Open Enrollments and 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 inability to provide services, seconded by Chuck Kinzie and carried on a 5-0 voice vote. General Fund bills were $57,061.58, Nutrition Fund bills $20,202.25, SILO Fund bills $8,437.90, PPEL Fund bills $22,480.38, Activity Fund bills $8,678.19, Management Fund bills $651.00.    


PUBLIC INPUT ON NON AGENDA ITEMS:  Duane Murphy congratulated the football team on their successful season.  Cara Murphy commented that the CAM Vocal students were selected to sing the National Anthem prior to the football game at the UNI Dome on Wednesday. 


COMMUNICATIONS:  A thank you was received from the Nichols family for the monetary memorial given by the Board and Administration in the passing of long time board member, Phyllis Nichols. 


ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS: Principals Larry Hunt and Barry Bower advised parent teacher conference were well attended. The middle school PBIS first quarter trip was to Deal’s Orchard.  Junior High basketball has started.  Three students have signed up for JH Wrestling. Students in the 6th and 8th grades completed the Iowa Youth Survey presented by the Department of Health. The north elementary students are doing well with PBIS and students meeting the criteria receive awards.  Mr. Bower is buying pizza on occasion as an additional incentive.  Mr. Bower thanked the fire departments for their time and efforts during Fire Prevention Week.  Halloween parties were held and a lot of fun for the kids.  Superintendent Paul Croghan presented resignations and contracts, advised that the annual/organizational meeting will be in December after the canvass of votes has been certified. The retiring board will review and accept the canvass of votes in December.  The in-coming board will need to be thinking about how the District will move forward after the failed bond referendum.  An action plan and response to the SBRC for late filing of the Special Education Supplement report is the result of missing the deadline on September 15th.  Certified enrollment is down 27.91 students; 466.33 from 494.24. Open enrollment in is down 127.01 students, 1245.03 from 1372.04 which is primarily from the Iowa Connections Academy. A contract with the AEA for e-rate services for discounted internet and phone services would cost the District $750.00 and be a better option financially when taking in consideration Lindsay and Jim’s time spent keeping up on changes and filing all the reports.  The SAIC committee will present a recommendation to the Board.  Also on the agenda for approval is the lane request on the salary schedule, bid for retaining wall block, out of state transportation for field trips and board policies 500 series. 


ELECTION RESULTS:  Mr. Croghan advised we are waiting on the canvas of votes.


APPROVAL OF CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN TO THE SBRC FOR LATE FILING OF THE SPECIAL EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT REPORT:  A motion was received by Nick Kauffman and seconded by Chuck Kinzie to approve the corrective action plan as presented for the late filing of the special education supplement report.  Motion passes on a 5-0 voice vote. 


APPROVAL OF THE CONTRACT WITH AEA FOR E-RATE SERVICES:  A motion to approve the contract with the AEA for e-rate services was received by Nick Kauffman, seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 5-0 voice vote.


CONSIDER THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SAIC COMMITTEE:  The recommendation of the SAIC committee to achieve 80% efficiency in math and literacy with the aid of math interventions and training for parents to be able to help their children with the online learning environment was approved on a motion by Nick Kauffman, seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 5-0 voice vote. 


APPROVALOF REQUEST TO CHANGE LANES ON THE SALARY SCHEDULE FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR:  A motion to approve the lane movement on the salary schedule for Drew Ticknor, was made by Nick Kauffman, seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 5-0 voice vote. 


ACCEPT BID FOR RETAINING WALL BLOCKS:   A motion to approve the bid from Dean Downer for the retaining wall blocks was made by Mike Plagman, seconded by Chuck Kinzie and carried on a 5-0 voice vote. 


APPROVE TRANSPORTATION FOR OUT OF STATE FIELD TRIPS TO OMAHA FOR THE 2ND GRADE TO THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AND 5TH GRADE TO THE OMAHA SYMPHONY:  A motion by Julie Williamson, seconded by Chuck Kinzie to approve the out of state field trips as presented. Motion carries on a 5-0 voice vote. 


APPROVAL OF BOARD POLICIES 500 SERIES:   A motion to approve board policies  as presented was made by Julie Williamson, seconded by Mike Plagman and carried on a 5-0 voice vote.


BOARD REPORTS:  The Board commented on the great turn out at the community pep rally and the great following of supporters to CAM activities.  Out-going board members were thanked for their leadership and for everything they have done for the CAM students during their time serving on the Board.  It was noted that the Board has a lot of work and decisions to make going forward. 


ADJOURNMENT:  The Board adjourned at 7:00 p.m. on a motion from Mike Plagman, seconded by Nick Kauffman.  Motion carried unanimously on a 5-0 voice vote. 


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