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March 14, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes

MINUTES

Regular Meeting

CAM Board of Education

Monday, March 14, 2022 6:30 p.m.

 

The CAM Community School District Board of Education held its regular meeting on March 14, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. in the Superintendent’s office at the CAM High School in Anita. Present were Directors Todd McKee, Chuck Kinzie, Cara Murphy and Julie Williamson. Director Mike Plagman attended via cell phone. Also present were Superintendent Paul Croghan, Principals Dominic Giegerich, Larry Hunt, Barry Bower, School Business Official, Amanda Summers and Board Secretary Lindsay Jahde. Principal James Brauer was absent.  Multiple visitors were in attendance.     

 

CONSENT AGENDA:  President Todd McKee read the mission statement, welcomed the visitors and called the meeting to order. Motion to approve the agenda as presented was received by Chuck Kinzie seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 5-0 voice vote. Motion to approve the consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the February 14, 2022 regular board meeting, bills (with additions), financial reports, 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, resignations from Danika Kentner-South MS SPED, Samantha Rosenbeck-MS Teacher, Gary Miller-HS AG/FFA Advisor, (Additional resignations): Jennifer Weisenborn-K-5 Physical Education CAM North, Dana Kunze-MS Art, (Addition)-Volunteer: Sandy Booker-HS Track, was made by Chuck Kinzie with a special thank you to the years of service dedicated by Mr. Miller, seconded by Julie Williamson and carried on a 5-0 voice vote.  General Fund bills were $217,872.43, PPEL Fund bills $718.66, Management Fund bills $12,406.25, Nutrition Fund bills $21,428.19, SILO Fund bills $4,353.37, and Activity Fund bills $50,736.78. 

 

PUBLIC INPUT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS: President Todd McKee received input from individuals that had requested to address the Board preceding the meeting with comments regarding challenges the District is faced with due to declining enrollment and facility maintenance.    


CORRESPONDENCE:  There will be an open house for the Cougar Den on April 8th from 1-4pm at the new storefront located at 777 Main Street, Anita. 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS:  High School Principal, Dominic Giegerich commented on the great season that the speech team has had as well as recognizing all the time and effort the  sponsors have dedicated this season including the extra hours to host District and Walnut Hills events at CAM CSD.  Recognition was given to the successful wrestling team and coaches.  Mr. Miller, Voc Ag teacher and FFA adviser will retire at the end of this year and will be out on medical leave after March 23rd.  Mr. Bill Umbaugh will be the substitute for the remaining of the 2021/2022 school year. Middle School/South Elementary Principal, Larry Hunt advised there are thirty eight students out for MS track, he, along with Mr. Bower and Mr. Croghn have completed the training needed for CPR certified trainer designation and will administer the training to all seniors.  ISAP training is in progress. Students will leave for the DC trip on March 21st.  North Elementary Principal, Barry Bower advised students will be celebrating “Read Across America Day” on March 18th.  Both, North and South elementary fifth grade students attended the Des Moines Symphony on March 3rd.  Elementary students attended the Des Moines Playhouse on March 8th.  Parent teacher conferences were very successful reaching 100% participation.  Superintendent Paul Croghan summarized the upcoming meeting.

 

DISCUSS/APPROVE THE PLACEMENT OF THE KINDERGARTEN SECTION FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR: A motion to relocate the 2022/2023 Kindergarten section and teacher from the North Elementary building to the South Elementary building was introduced by Julie Williamson, seconded by Mike Plagman. An amendment to the original motion introduced by Chuck Kinzie, to relocate the 2022/2023 Kindergarten section from the South Elementary building to the North Elementary building and to allow siblings to attend the location of their choice, seconded by Cara Murphy.  Roll call vote as follows: Williamson-No, McKee-No, Plagman-No, Murphy-Yes, Kinzie-Yes.  Motion fails.  A roll call vote to the original motion was taken and recorded as follows:  Williamson-Yes, Plagman-Yes, McKee-Yes, Kinzie-No, Murphy-No.  Motion carries, 3-2. 

 

BOARD RECESS:  The board recessed from 7:36pm to 7:46pm.

 

APPROVAL OF IA LOCAL GOV’T RISK POOL COMMISSION NATURAL GAS AGREEMENT:  Motion by Chuck Kinzie, seconded by Cara Murphy to approve the renewal agreement effective July 1st, 2022.  Motion carried on a 5-0 voice vote. 

 

APPROVAL OF BOARD POLICIES 704.0 TO 708.0:  A motion to approve revisions to board policies as presented was received from Julie Williamson, seconded by Chuck Kinzie and carried on a 5-0 voice vote. 

 

APPROVAL OF AEA PURCHASING AGREEMENT FOR 2022-2023:  A motion to approve the 2022-2023 AEA Purchasing Agreement was received by Julie Williamson, seconded by Mike Plagman and carried on a 5-0 voice vote.

 

APPROVAL OF CONTRACT FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR:  A motion to approve the contract agreement with CAMEA with a 3% increase to remain in effect for two years and to include the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years.     

 

APPROVAL OF CONTRACTED SERVICE FOR TECHNOLOGY:  A motion was received from Mike Plagman and seconded by Cara Muprhy to approve the contract with Joel Klobnak for technology services and to include compensation for hours worked in February at the agreed upon rate.  Motion carried on a 5-0 voice vote.

 

DISCUSSION OF FY23SCHOOL CALENDAR:  Presentation of the 2022-2023 school calendar included 2 hour early outs on Wednesdays.  Staff will start with an in-service day on Monday for new teachers and will have the Friday off preceding the start of school on August 23rd.  The public hearing for the 2022-2023 calendar will be held on April 11, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. in the Superintendent’s office at CAM High School. 

 

DISCUSSION OF FY22/23 BUDGET:  FY 2022-2023 budget was presented with the overall levy rate at 9.9159.  The public hearing for the 2022-2023 certified budget will be held on April 11, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. in the Superintendent’s office at CAM High School. 

 

BOARD REPORTS:  Speech students had a very successful year and it was great to be a part of the hosting for District and the Walnut Hill events. 

 

*CLOSED SESSION:  A motion was received from Julie Williamson, seconded by Cara Murphy to move into closed session at 8:18 p.m. per Iowa CODE 21.5(l)(j) to discuss the sale of real estate locally known as 408 Walnut Street, Anita, Iowa.  Motion carried on a 5-0 voice vote.

 

ADJOURNMENT:  On a motion by Julie Williamson, seconded by Mike Plagman the board moved out of closed session and adjourned at 8:34 p.m.  Motion 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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