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November 12, 2012 Minutes

November 15, 2012

COON RAPIDS-BAYARD BOARD OF DIRECTORS

November 12, 2012 6:30 P.M.

 

Coon Rapids-Bayard Board of Directors met in regular session November 12, 2012 in the Library (Media Center) at the Coon Rapids-Bayard Int/Jr.-Sr. High School.

 

President Davis called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 P.M.; Dentlinger verified the public meeting notice posted in at least three locations (Int/Jr.-Sr. High School Commons-Coon Rapids, IA, News Gazette-Bayard, IA, Coon Rapids Enterprise-Coon Rapids, IA and Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities-Coon Rapids, IA) on November 8, 2012.  Present on roll call: Carter, Davis, Dentlinger, Oswald, Schlatter, Principal Jorth, Supt. Stoffers, and Sec'y Hopkins. Absent:  Anthofer.  McAlister arrived at 6:35 P.M.

 

Visitors included, Rich Baker and Charles Nixon, Coon Rapids Enterprise.

 

Schlatter moved to approve the agenda, seconded by Dentlinger.  Ayes: Carter, Davis, Dentlinger, Oswald and Schlatter.  Motion carried 5-0-2.

 

McAlister arrived 6:35 P.M.

 

Moved by Oswald to approve the minutes of the October 8 and October 31 board meetings, seconded by Dentlinger.  Ayes: Davis, Dentlinger, McAlister, Oswald, Schlatter and Carter.  Motion carried 6-0-1.

 

Moved by Carter, seconded by Dentlinger to approve the bills and claims.  Ayes: Dentlinger, McAlister, Oswald, Schlatter, Carter and Davis.  Motion carried 6-0-1.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

The Board received information regarding IASB Delegate Assembly – Wednesday, November 14, IASB Convention – Thursday, November 15 and ISFLC Conferences – December 12-13 and February 13-14.

 

REPORTS

 

Financial Reports –

 

Moved by McAlister, seconded by Dentlinger to approve the October Financial Reports for all funds.  Ayes:  McAlister, Oswald, Schlatter, Carter, Davis, and Dentlinger.  Motion carried 6-0-1.

 

Sec’y Hopkins reviewed the auditor comments from the district audit on November 8, 2012.

 

Board President Davis reviewed the General Fund FY13 1st Quarter working projections with the Board.

 

Board Report –

 

Board President Davis and Sec’y Hopkins reviewed the ISFIS Fall Workshop information with the Board.

 

Administrative Reports –

 

Sup’t. Stoffers reported on the following items:  Professional Development, Personnel, At-Risk Committee, Student Achievement, School Website, Long-Range Facilities Projects/Building and Grounds Committee, Rec Center /Deal Elementary Properties, Supt. Six Month Review, Sharing Meetings, Early Childhood/Primary Addition, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Technology Plans Update, Professional Development for Admin Team, and Miscellaneous Items.

 

Principal Jorth reported on the following items:  Learning Targets, Student Data, Classroom Observations, Activities and Highlights, Professional Development, Student Behavior, Standardized Testing, Crisis Response Plan, Special Events, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Activities, National Honors Society, Special Programming, Veterans Day, Iowa Assessments, and Midwest Google Summit.

 

 

 

 

 

The Board received a written Athletic Department Report from Dan Spooner including the following items:

1.      Fall Sports Update;

2.     Winter Sports Update;

3.     Open Coaching Positions – Boys’ Golf (one candidate applied), softball (have a person interested, just hasn’t applied yet), Jr. High Boys’ Track ( no one has applied yet), and possible Football staff changes for 2013; and

4.     New Conference update.

 

The Board received a written Technology Report from Michael Lewis including updates on the Network, Hardware, Software/Cloud Applications, and Budget/Future Projects.

 

Facilities Report –

 

Moved by Schlatter, seconded by Oswald to approve the Change Order MCO3 from Drees Heating & Plumbing, Inc. in the amount of ($4,838.00) credit for unused mechanical work and connections allowance.  Ayes:  Oswald, Schlatter, Carter, Davis, Dentlinger and McAlister.  Motion carried 6-0-1.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

The Buildings and Grounds Committee recommended Bret Beyerink for all district snow removal in the amount of $75/hour.  Oswald made a motion to approve the recommendation of the Buildings and Grounds Committee, seconded by Dentlinger.  Ayes:  Schlatter, Carter, Davis, Dentlinger, McAlister, and Oswald.  Motion carried 6-0-1.

NEW BUSINESS

 

The Board discussed 2012-2013 Early Retirement.  The board is investigating options for early retirement funds such as Special Pay Plans or Health Reimbursement Arrangements.  The administrative team and a Board Member will meet with the eligible retirees to discuss these options and report back to the Board.

 

Carter moved to approve the request from the City of Coon Rapids to use the intermediate gym on Sundays for the Winter Recreation Program from December 2012 to March 2013, seconded by Schlatter.  Ayes:  Carter, Davis, Dentlinger, McAlister, Oswald and Schlatter.  Motion carried 6-0-1.

 

Motion by Dentlinger, seconded by McAlister to approve $41,181 of additional Modified Allowable Growth for the 2012-2013 School Year, due to increased open enrollment out students.  Ayes:  Davis, Dentlinger, McAlister, Oswald, Schlatter, and Carter.  Motion carried 6-0-1.

 

Personnel –

 

Carter moved to approve the following winter sports volunteer coaches for the 2012-2013 school year;

1.     Mary Schwaller – Girls’ Basketball;

2.     Kevin Reis – Boys’ Basketball;

3.     Zach Imler, Rick Seydel and Grant Cadwallader – Wrestling; and

4.     Brent Jorth, Dan Spooner, and Rich Baker – JH Basketball,

seconded by Dentlinger.  Ayes:  Dentlinger, McAlister, Oswald, Schlatter, Carter, and Davis.  Motion carried

6-0-1. 

 

Motion by McAlister to approve the resignation from Stacey Henson as Special Education Para Educator effective October 26, 2012, seconded by Schlatter.  Ayes:  McAlister, Oswald, Schlatter, Carter, Davis and Dentlinger.  Motion carried 6-0-1.

 

Dentlinger moved to approve the resignation from John Kesselring as Assistant Football Coach effective November 5, 2012, seconded by McAlister.  Ayes:  Oswald, Schlatter, Carter, Davis, Dentlinger and McAlister.  Motion carried 6-0-1.

 

Motion by Schlatter, seconded by Dentlinger to approve the following:

1.     resignation from Travis Becker as Assistant Football Coach effective immediately;

2.     hire Ashley Goetzinger as Special Education Para Educator as of November 12th at $10.08 per hour/7.5 hours per day; and

3.     hire Danielle Dickinson as Head Speech Coach and Brianna Schwenk as Volunteer Speech Coach for the 2012-2013 School Year. 

Ayes:  Schlatter, Carter, Davis, Dentlinger, McAlister and Oswald.  Motion carried 6-0-1.

 

President Davis recessed the meeting for a break at 8:27 P.M.

 

Moved by Dentlinger to go into closed session requested by Supt. Stoffers for the Superintendent’s 6 Month Review according to Iowa Code 21.5(i), seconded by Oswald.  Ayes:  Carter, Davis, Dentlinger, McAlister, Oswald and Schlatter.  Motion carried:  6-0-1. 

 

Closed session began at 8:37 P.M.

 

Closed session adjourned at 10:45 P.M.

 

Miscellaneous -

 

The Board was reminded of the following items:  November 26th Academic Meeting at 5:30 P.M. and IASB Convention.

 

Moved by Carter, seconded by McAlister to adjourn the regular meeting at 10:50 P.M.  Ayes:  Davis, Dentlinger, McAlister, Oswald, Schlatter, and Carter.  Motion carried 6-0-1.

 

 

 

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