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6/10 Minutes

June 11, 2013


June 10, 2013                            5:30 P.M.


Coon Rapids-Bayard Board of Directors met in regular session June 10, 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 5:30 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 June 5, 2013.  Present on roll call: Carter, Davis, Dentlinger, Oswald, Supt. Stoffers, and Sec'y Hopkins.  Schlatter arrived at 5:31 P.M. and McAlister arrived at 5:33 P.M.  Absent:  Anthofer.


Charles Nixon, Coon Rapids Enterprise, was present.


Public Comment – There were no comments. 


Dentlinger moved to approve the amended agenda, seconded by Carter.  Ayes: Carter, Davis, Dentlinger, and Oswald.  Motion carried 4-0-3.


Schlatter arrived 5:31 P.M.


Moved by Carter to approve the minutes of the May 13, May 20 and June 3 board meetings, seconded by Dentlinger.  Ayes: Davis, Dentlinger, Oswald, Schlatter and Carter.  Motion carried 5-0-2.


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


McAlister arrived at 5:33 P.M.




The Board received information regarding 2013-14 Board Meeting Schedule, ISFIS Conference – June 20th, IASB BOEE Guidance on Supt. Compensation, IASB Weekly Memos, IASB Action Lines, Letter to Board from Nolte, Cornman & Johnson P.C., 86th Session FINAL Education Reform Legislation, September 10th Board Election Timelines, and Thank Yous from Katie Gravert and the family of Wayne Cooley.




Financial Reports –


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


Administrative Reports –


Sup’t. Stoffers reported on the following items: 

District Facilities:  Sale/Public Auction of Deal Building and Property on Saturday, June 29th at 10AM, Building and Grounds Committee/Transportation Committee Budget Work Session after tonight’s regular board meeting, EMC Rep and update on keyless entry system and Fire Marshall Report, donation of Outdoor Education/Forested property to Carroll Conservation Board.

District Finances:  Financial goals and Innovative Technology Initiative 1:1 Recommendation for Second Semester 2013-2014.

District Student Learning/Achievement:  Curriculum Board Committee Meeting, Curriculum Requests, First in Math, Innovative Technology Initiative Recommendation – Moving forward with quality instructional practices and technology 1:1 initiative, and Gradual release of responsibility PD class June 5 & 6.

District Leadership:  Legislative Update, Human resources, conveyance of property, Prek/Head Start waiver denied due to lack of space; will move rooms to qualify again.

District Public Relations:  Grassroots Advocacy, Extra-Curriculars, and End-Of-Year Events.

District Personnel/Student Items:  Katie Gravert resignation and coaching vacancies, Para Educator assignments, kitchen staff update, and other personnel and health issues.

Miscellaneous/District Calendar of Events:   mowing, summer academic school, and baseball/softball events.


Due to coaching responsibilities, Principal Jorth submitted a written report including the following items: 

Student Achievement:  2nd Semester Grades, Senior Exit Survey, 2013-2014 Master Schedule, and Activities & Athletic Events.

District Finances:  Technology Budget & 1:1 Initiative (High School 130 Apple MacBook Air Devices, Middle School 90 Samsung Google Chromebook Devices, Teachers 45 Apple MacBook Air Devices) and Curriculum, Materials and Programs, and Professional Development.


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

  1. Baseball Bleacher Update;
  2. Gymnasium Update;
  3. Summer Sports Season Update; and
  4. Transition of New Athletic Director.


Board Reports –


Transportation Committee and Buildings and Grounds Committee will have a Budget Work Session after the regular board meeting.




Carter made a motion to approve the 2013-2014 Technology Budget which includes 1:1 Initiative for Grades 6-12 starting 2nd Semester (MacBook Pro for grades 9-12 and Chromebook for grades 6-8), seconded by McAlister.  Ayes:  Oswald, Schlatter, Carter, Davis, Dentlinger, and McAlister.  Motion carried 6-0-1.



Oswald made a motion, seconded by Dentlinger to issue bread and milk bids for 2013-2014 school year.  Ayes:  Schlatter, Carter, Davis, Dentlinger, McAlister and Oswald.  Motion carried 6-0-1.


The Board held the first reading of new board policy 808 – Debt Management Policy.


Carter moved to approve the Grant Wood AEA Computer Service Agreement for fiscal year 2014-$6,335, an increase of $185, seconded by Schlatter.  Ayes:  Carter, Davis, Dentlinger, McAlister, Oswald, and Schlatter.  Motion carried 6-0-1.


Personnel –


Oswald moved to approve the following personnel items;

  1. Resignation from Katie Gravert as Asst. Girls’ Basketball and Asst. Volleyball Coach effective at the end of the 2012-2013 school year;
  2. Resignation from Dan Spooner for all High School Teaching/AD/Coaching Responsibilities for the 2013-2014 school year; and
  3. Approve Austin Anthofer as Volunteer Football Coach for the 2013-2014 School Year.

Seconded by McAlister.  Ayes:  Davis, Dentlinger, McAlister, Oswald, Schlatter, and Carter.  Motion carried 6-0-1.  The Board expressed their gratitude to Katie and Dan for their years of service to the district.   


The Board will review/discuss Board Goals at the July board meeting.


Miscellaneous –


There were no miscellaneous items.


Moved by Carter, seconded by Oswald to adjourn the regular meeting at 6:30 P.M.  Ayes:  Dentlinger, McAlister, Oswald, Schlatter, Carter and Davis.  Motion carried 6-0-1.


Coon Rapids-Bayard Community School District

Buildings/Grounds Committee and Transportation Committee Budget Work Session

Monday, June 10, 2013 – After Regular Meeting

School Library/Media Center - Int. Jr./Sr. High School


President Davis called the budget work session to order at 6:32 P.M.  Present on roll call: Carter, Davis, Dentlinger, McAlister, Supt. Stoffers, and Sec'y Hopkins.  President Davis closed the work session at 7:18 P.M. 

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