Minutes - 2019.8.12

The Board of Education of the Algona Community School District met in regular session on August 12, 2019 in the Board Room.  President Grether called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Directors Bartelt, Davis, Grether, Knudsen, Limbaugh and Owen answered roll call.  

Members Absent:  Tom Nugent  

Others Present:  Superintendent Carter, Secretary Cooper, Mick Schlievert, Brian Wilson and Brad Hicks.  

Approve Agenda:  Limbaugh moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Owen. Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.  

Consent Items:  Bartelt audited invoices and found everything to be in order.  Owen moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Davis.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.  

Board Reports:

  1. School Board Convention will be held on November 20-21.  We will need to appoint a delegate to the Delegate Assembly.
  2. ​Cheryl Grether announced that she will be resigning from the school board effective November 5, 2019.  Her vacancy will be filled at the regular school election as a two year term.  
     

Superintendent’s Report:

  1. Supt. Carter congratulated the Softball team and Staff on a great season and a strong representation at the State Softball Tournament.
  2. ​Mr. Adams and the custodial staff have been working hard this summer and have the facilities looking great for students and staff.
  3. ​First day of classes for students in grades 5-12 will be August 23, there will be conferences for Elementary Students on that day.  

New Business:

  1. Limbaugh moved to approve the open enrollment applications for the 2019-20 school year, seconded by Knudsen.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.
  2. ​Davis moved to approve the FFA out of state trips for the 2019-20 school year, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.
  3. ​Knudsen moved to approve the Nursing Contract with Kossuth Regional Health Center for the 2019-20 school year at a cost of $96,153, seconded by Davis.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.
  4. ​Limbaugh moved to approve the Coaches Handbook for the 2019-20 school year, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried. 
  5. ​Davis moved to approve prepayment authorization to Wellmark for the 2019-20 school year, seconded by Knudsen.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.
  6. ​Bartelt moved to approve the SBRC Request for Modified Allowable Growth for Asbestos Abatement, seconded by Knudsen.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.
  7. Owen moved to approve the following IASB Legislative Resolutions:  7. Mental Health; 9. Special Education-Federal; 20. Supplemental State Aid and 30. Sharing and Reorganization, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.
  8. ​Knudsen moved to approve the Fundraiser Requests for the 2019-20 school year, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.  

Personnel:

  1. Limbaugh moved to approve the resignations of Mike Elsbecker-Head Varsity Baseball Coach, Blair Bradley-Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach, and Joni Lallier-Teacher Associate, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.
  2. ​Knudsen moved to approve the new contracts of Jennifer Kirst-Mock Trial Sponsor, and Mike Weier- Middle School Football Coach, seconded by Davis.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.  

No further business.  Owen moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m., seconded by Knudsen. Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.