Wednesday, April 11, 2012

School Bd. Minutes


ODEBOLT-ARTHUR COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012 - 6:00 P.M.
CONFERENCE ROOM-ODEBOLT

            The Odebolt-Arthur (OA) Community School Board of Education met on the above date and time.  The following members were present:  Paul Neumann, Traci Bengford, Pat Hoefling, Naomi Lozier, and Brad Lundell.  Also present were Dani Trimble, Jann Murphy, and Tony Spradlin. 

            President Neumann called the meeting to order.

            A Motion was made by Bengford, seconded by Lozier to approve the agenda as printed.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. (5-0)

            President Neumann welcomed all visitors.

            President Neumann opened the public hearing on the district’s budget for 2012-2013 school year at 6:02 pm.  Hearing no comments President Neumann closed the public hearing at 6:04 pm.

            Dialogue Action Items:

            A motion was made by Lundell, seconded by Lozier to approve the 2012-2013 District Budget.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. (5-0)

            President Neumann opened the public hearing on the Early Start Waiver Request for the 2012-2013 school year at 6:10 pm.  Hearing no comments President Neumann closed the public hearing at 6:11 pm.

            Dialogue Action Items:

            A motion was made by Lozier, seconded by Bengford to approve the 2012-2013 Early Start Waiver.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. (5-0)

            A motion was made by Lozier, seconded by Lundell to adjourn the meeting at 6:15 pm.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. (5-0)

Jann Murphy, Bd. Secretary            Paul Neumann, Bd. President    

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ODEBOLT-ARTHUR COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
JOINT BOARD MEETING
WITH
BATTLE CREEK-IDA GROVE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012 - 6:30 PM
CONFERENCE ROOM-ODEBOLT

            The Odebolt-Arthur (OA) Community School Board of Education met in joint session with the Battle Creek- Ida Grove (BCIG) Community School Board of Education on the above date and time.  The following members were present: Brad Lundell, Paul Neumann, Naomi Lozier, Traci Bengford, Pat Hoefling, Dani Trimble, Tony Spradlin, and Jann Murphy.  

            President Neumann called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

            A motion was made by Lozier, seconded by Lundell to approve the agenda with the additions as follows: March 13, 2012 Special Board Meeting Minutes (OA); OA 3rd grade Field Trip, Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, NE, April 20th;  Softball Tournament, North Polk, June 1-2;  Addition to the April 2012 payables of $4,521.99. All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  (5-0)

            President Neumann welcomed all visitors and reviewed public comments to the Board:

            During this time the board may receive comments from the public on items that are not on the agenda.  If a member of the public wishes to speak on an agenda item, the Board will hear their comments when that item is addressed.  Twenty minutes are allotted for public comments either now or further in the meeting with a 5-minute time limit per person, if needed.  The board may choose to extend this time if they wish, but that is a board decision.  The board does not need to respond to any comment made.
           
            A motion was made by Lozier, seconded by Bengford, to approve the consent agenda, items, which included the following:
1)         Minutes; March 12, 2012 Regular Meeting; March 13, 2012 Special Meeting; March 29, 2012 Special Meeting.
2)         Current Payables;
3)         Financial Reports;
4)         Resignations; Beth Christensen, HS Assistant Volleyball Coach; Caleb Christensen, Bus Driver.
5)         Contract Approvals; Beth Christensen, MS Head Volleyball Coach.
6)         Out of State / Overnight Trips; 8th grade TAG Field Trip, Minneapolis MN, April 13-14; FFA State Leadership Conference, Ames, April 22-23(Note this includes a Sunday request); OA 3rd grade Field Trip, Omaha NE, April 20th ; Softball Tournament, North Polk, June 1st-2nd .  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  (5-0)

Superintendent Report:
                       
            Dani Trimble, Superintendent reported on donations received from Horn Physicians Clinic in the amount of $390 from student athlete physicals.  Larry and Tappy Hultgren donated $7,500 for the new baseball scoreboard.

            Administrator Reports:

            Pat Miller, OA/BCIG High School Principal, reported on the Credit Recovery Program and changes to the Parent Handbook.  Tony Spradlin, OA/BCIG Middle School Principal/OA Elementary Principal, reported on the great conversations he has heard at the last CAC meetings, Elementary PAT/QRI testing, status change for Title I, and Reading Recovery.  Alan Henderson, BCIG Elementary/Intermediate Principal reported on the upcoming Health fair which will include the OA 4th and 5th graders, PAT/QRI testing, preschool conference, Marionettes, and Iowa Core.
           
            Dialog and action items:

A motion was made by Bengford, seconded by Lundell to approve the 2012-2013 Negotiated Agreement with the Odebolt-Arthur Education Association.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. (5-0)

            A motion was made by Bengford, seconded by Lozier to approve the consideration for administrative staffing as follows: Full-time Middle School Principal; 50% Elementary Principal (OA)/50% Curriculum Director to be shared with BCIG. All Ayes.  Motion Carried. (5-0)

            At this time President Neumann reviewed the proposals submitted for consideration of a Superintendent Search.  Proposals were submitted from Ray & Associates, Inc., G. Tryon and Associates, McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., and Jeff Herzberg of Prairie Lakes AEA.

A motion was made by Lundell, seconded by Bengford to accept the proposal from Jeff Herzberg of Prairie Lakes AEA for the service of hiring a Superintendent.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. (5-0)

President Neumann informed both boards that he would get a special meeting set up yet this week to begin the process.

A motion was made by Lozier, seconded by Bengford to approve the Joint Custodial Cleaning for both OA and BCIG district buildings this summer.  Custodians from both districts will participate in team cleaning.  The Maintenance directors will assign responsibilities within the team.  4- Ayes 1-No vote from Hoefling.  Motion Carried. (4-1). BCIG voted (7-0)

A Motion was made by Bengford, seconded by Lozier to approve 2012-2013 OA-BCIG Handbook.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. (5-0)  BCIG voted (7-0)

A Motion was made by Lozier, seconded by Lundell to approve the district employee Job Descriptions.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  (5-0)  BCIG voted (7-0)

A Motion was made by Lozier, seconded by Lundell to approve the proposal for a new preschool playground for the estimated amount of $43,218.  All Ayes. Motion Carried. (5-0)

At 8:20 p.m. the boards held a self-evaluation process.  The boards completed the self-evaluation at 8:55 p.m.
Discussion/Correspondence Items:
           
            Superintendent Trimble distributed a report from Tony Spradlin on the BCIG Middle School/OA Elementary Art Departments and reminded board members to refer to all attendance centers by district name due to public sensitivity.  Discussion was held on the recent unsigned letter that was distributed to Odebolt-Arthur patrons.  It was stressed that all board members should direct their questions to the appropriate district staff in order to clarify inaccurate information that is being distributed.

            The next Joint Regular Meeting will be May 14, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Office in Ida Grove

            A Motion was made by Lozier, seconded by Lundell to adjourn the meeting at 9:10 p.m.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  (5-0). 

Jann Murphy, Bd. Secretary            Paul Neumann, Bd. President    


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