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May 13 School Board Minutes

May 13, 2013

COON RAPIDS-BAYARD BOARD OF DIRECTORS

May 13, 2013                             6:30 P.M.

 

Coon Rapids-Bayard Board of Directors met in regular session May 13, 2013 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.; Carter 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 May 9, 2013.  Present on roll call: Carter, Davis, Dentlinger, McAlister, Schlatter, Principal Jorth, Supt. Stoffers, and Sec'y Hopkins.  Absent:  Anthofer and Oswald.

 

Guests Present:  Jamie Soderstrum, New First Grade Teacher, Frank and Kim Spillers, Global Horizons, approximately 16 District patrons, LuAnn Waldo, Bayard News Gazette, and Charles Nixon, Coon Rapids Enterprise, were present.

 

Jamie Soderstrum, 2013-2014 First Grade Teacher, was introduced to the Board.

 

Public Comment – Charles Nixon spoke on behalf of a group of seven individuals concerned about Deal Elementary for approximately 30 minutes asking that the Board delay going to public auction with the possibility of demolishing the school if it cannot be sold. 

 

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

 

Moved by Carter to approve the minutes of the April 8, April 22 and April 29 board meetings, seconded by Dentlinger.  Ayes: Davis, Dentlinger, McAlister, Schlatter and Carter.  Motion carried 5-0-2.

 

Moved by Dentlinger, seconded by McAlister to approve the bills and claims.  Ayes: Dentlinger, McAlister, Schlatter, Carter and Davis.  Motion carried 5-0-2.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

The Board received information regarding Staff Appreciation Week, May is Iowa School Board Recognition Month, Retirement Celebration for Staff on Friday, May 31st 2pm, Senior Awards Tuesday, May 14th 7pm, Baccalaureate Wednesday, May 15th 8pm, Graduation Sunday, May 19th 2pm, IASB Weekly Memos, IASB Action Lines, ISFIS Annual Conference, and a Thank You from the family of Helen Waddle.

 

Frank and Kimberlee Spillers, Global Horizons (Coaching in the Classroom CIC), thanked the Board for the opportunity to work with the CR-B students over the past five years and presented a copy of their newly published book “The Be WUCA! Way” by Frank and Kimberlee Spillers.

 

REPORTS

 

Financial Reports –

 

Moved by Dentlinger, seconded by Carter to approve the April Financial Reports for all funds.  Ayes:  McAlister, Schlatter, Carter, Davis and Dentlinger.  Motion carried 5-0-2.

 

Administrative Reports –

 

Sup’t. Stoffers reported on the following items: 

District Facilities:  Sale of Deal Building and Property, Rec Center Public Auction on Saturday, May 18th at 10AM at Agrologic Building, Building and Grounds Committee update, bus bids, keyless entry system update, electrical/lighting football-baseball project, music building, and the Fire Marshall visit on Thursday, May 9th.

District Finances:  Negotiations update and financial goals.

District Student Learning/Achievement:  Spring Dist. Assessment(s) Update, Academic/Curriculum and PD Meetings, First in Math update, and Technology Infusion/Integration of additional mobile wireless labs.

District Leadership:  Legislative Update, Deal and Rec Center properties, New Opportunities, Inc. Summer Food Service Program proposal to CR-B, Classroom Numbers/Room Space, and Administrative Team Leadership/Accomplishments.

District Public Relations:  Restructuring Conference Follow-Up/Sharing Opportunities, School Board Appreciation Week/Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week, Monday, May 6th Semi-Lockdown Situation Update, and Extra-Curricular.

District Personnel/Student Items:  Additional PreK/Early Childhood Program Teacher needed (.5 FTE), Assistant Football Coaching Positions, Charlotte Heck resignation, kitchen staff update, Jamie Soderstrum, 1st grade teacher, graduation update, and school nurse update.

Miscellaneous/District Calendar of Events:   mowing, summer academic school, May calendar of events, staff retirement party, senior awards, baccalaureate, and graduation.

 

Principal Jorth reported on the following items: 

Student Achievement:  4th Quarter Tri-Term Grades, Semester Test Week – Tuesday, May 28-Thursday, May 30, Master Schedule & Student Schedules for 2013-2014, Activities & Athletic Events.

District Leadership:  SIAC Meeting was held on April 30 and Building Leadership Team will formulate a 6-12 faculty leadership team for 2013-2014.

Public Relations:  Graduation Week Update.

 

Principal Jorth recommended any discussion regarding the FY14 Technology Budget be held at the June regular board meeting.

 

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

  1. Boys’/Girls’ Track Update;
  2. Boys’/Girls’ Golf Update;
  3. Baseball Update;
  4. Softball Update;
  5. JH Split Winter Sports Season for 2013-2014; and
  6. Rolling Valley Conference Update.

 

Board Reports –

 

Transportation Committee Update by Mike Carter, Chairman,

Buildings and Grounds Committee Update by Steve Dentlinger, Chairman,

Finance/Negotiations Update by Pat McAlister, Chairman.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Second reading of amended Early Retirement Board Policies:  402.12/402.12R1 and 408.12/408.12R was held.  Carter made a motion to waive the third reading and approve the amended policies, seconded by McAlister.  Ayes:  Schlatter, Carter, Davis, Dentlinger, and McAlister.  Motion carried 5-0-2.

NEW BUSINESS

 

After a 30-minute discussion regarding Deal Elementary Building and Property, Dentlinger made a motion, seconded by McAlister to authorize Supt. Stoffers to arrange for the sale of the Robert Deal Building and Property by public auction.  Ayes:  Carter, Davis, Dentlinger, McAlister and Schlatter.  Motion carried 5-0-2.

 

Schlatter moved to approve the 2013 Graduation List, seconded by Dentlinger.  Ayes:  Davis, Dentlinger, McAlister, Schlatter and Carter.  Motion carried 5-0-2.

 

Moved by McAlister, seconded by Dentlinger to approve the bus bid from Thomas Bus Sales for $80,837 with an additional camera added to the outside.  Ayes:  Dentlinger, McAlister, Schlatter, Carter and Davis.  Motion carried 5-0-2.

 

Carter moved to approve the Coon Rapids-Bayard CSD Independent Auditor’s Report for FY12 as submitted by Nolte, Cornman & Johnson, P.C., seconded by Dentlinger.  Ayes:  McAlister, Schlatter, Carter, Davis and Dentlinger.  Motion carried 5-0-2.

 

Motion by Schlatter, seconded by Carter to approve the water fountain donation from the Student Council of $800 and the District paying $185.  Ayes:  Schlatter, Carter, Davis, Dentlinger, and McAlister.  Motion carried 5-0-2.

 

After a brief discussion, Carter moved to table the Summer Academic School Program discussion/approval until the next meeting on Monday, May 20th, seconded by McAlister.  Ayes:  Carter, Davis, Dentlinger, McAlister and Schlatter.  Motion carried 5-0-2.

 

Carter moved to approve the 2013-2014 Iowa Association for Educational Purchasing Agreement, seconded by McAlister.  Ayes:  Davis, Dentlinger, McAlister, Schlatter and Carter.  Motion carried 5-0-2.

 

Personnel –

 

Carter moved to approve the following personnel items;

  1. Hire Dan Spooner as .625 FTE At-Risk Coordinator (BA+10 Step 12) for the 2013-2014 school year;
  2. Hire Brent Jorth as .20 FTE At-Risk Coordinator (MA Step 10) for the 2013-2014 school year;
  3. Hire Alisa Kolars as .50 FTE PreK/Early Childhood Instructor (BA Step 0) for the 2013-2014 school year;
  4. Transfer Chris Mohr from JH Football Coach to Assistant High School Football Coach for the 2013-2014 school year;
  5. Hire Travis Becker as Assistant High School Football Coach for the 2013-2014 school year; and
  6. Resignation from Charlotte Heck as Elementary Special Education Para Educator effective at the end of the school year.

Seconded by Dentlinger.  Ayes:  Dentlinger, McAlister, Schlatter, Carter and Davis.  Motion carried 5-0-2. 

 

Motion by McAlister, seconded by Schlatter to approve the 2013-2014 Administrative Staff Salary Package, which is an overall savings of ($531.89) (.18%), Assignments and reduction of FTE (.33 FTE).  Ayes:  McAlister, Schlatter, Carter, Davis and Dentlinger.  Motion carried 5-0-2.

 

Miscellaneous –

 

There were no miscellaneous items.

 

Moved by McAlister, seconded by Schlatter to adjourn the regular meeting at 8:26 P.M.  Ayes:  Schlatter, Carter, Davis, Dentlinger and McAlister.  Motion carried 5-0-2.

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