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2021.07.14 - Regular Meeting Minutes

2021.07.14 - Regular Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Regular Meeting
July 14, 2021
The Board of Directors
Clarinda Community School District

 

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of Clarinda Community School District was held Wednesday, July 14, 2021, beginning at 4:00 PM in the McKinley Central Office for Board.

 

1. Call to Order
President Jones called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.

2. Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

3. Roll Call
The following Board members were present: President Jones, Bergren, Meyer, and Sunderman. Absent: Pulliam.

4. Audience to Visitors
President Jones welcomed all visitors to the meeting. Patrick Hickey requested the Board consider past comments from staff and community when voting on the addendum to the superintendent’s contract. Dan DeGroot questioned the addendum to the superintendent’s contract.

5. Approval of Agenda
A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Meyer, to approve the agenda. Motion carried 4-0.     

6. Consider Consent Agenda Items
A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Meyer, to approve the consent agenda items. Motion carried 4-0.
6.1 Approve Minutes of the June 23, 2021 Regular Meeting
6.2 Approve Minutes of the June 23, 2021 Work Session
6.3 Approve Bills
     Director Bergren found the bills in order.
6.4 Approve Open Enrollment Requests for 2021-2022 School Year
      Open Enrollment into the district 2021-2022: 1 – South Page, kindergarten (Axel Johnson)
      Open Enrollment out of the district 2021-2022: 1 – Bedford, eleventh grade (Megan Everett)
6.5 Approve Recommendations to Hire for 2021-2022 School Year
      James McCalla as Custodian
      H.T. Adams as Activities Director
      Dietrich Engstrand as 7th Grade Girls Basketball Coach    
      Zach Goering as Assistant High School Girls Basketball Coach
6.6 Approve Position Transfer for 2021-2022 School Year   
      Julia Harris from Paraprofessional to Food Service
      Nancy McKinnon from Administrative Assistant to Director of Finance     
      Jason Gordon from Alternative High School Instructor to 7-12 Health Teacher
      Sara Honnold from At-Risk Coordinator to 7-12 School Counselor
      Matt Bird from 7th Grade Girls Basketball Coach to 8th Grade Girls Basketball Coach
6.7 Approve the Resignation for the 2021-2022 School Year
      Curtis Maassen as Middle School Football Coach   

7. Recognition and Reports
7.1 Finance Report
      McKinnon reported office is finishing up 2020-2021 fiscal year.
7.2 CCSD Committee Reports
      Meyer reported policy committee is meeting to go over 400 series and current policy primers. Mr. Hill reported the football field is being watered due to less rainfall and will
      be aerated 
along with sand and organic material to help grass roots go deeper. Midwest Track has delay in materials but will have new track surface this fall. Installation of
      High School roof top 
units will be end of July. A shed will be taken down at Garfield because it is a hazard.
7.3 Superintendent
      Bergman discussed student business internships; adding robotics, coding and tech exploratory and a full year Spanish class to eighth grade; programs for alternative high
      school students; health partners to support health class; Next Generation Science Standards pilot; and Family Consumer Science vision. Athletic Booster Club is donating a
      new LED 
scoreboard for the high school gym. Dr. Kinney and IWCC staff met with Mr. Cox and her to visit about next steps with the education partnership. She discussed
      the hiring process from 
Ahlers and Cooney. CCSD new teacher retention for the past two years was 93% and 92% which is higher than state average. Principals and her will 
      
attend SAI training in August.
7.4 Principal Report
      Mr. Cox discussed the new Activities Director, hiring procedures and confidentiality. Staff and community stated they wanted experience, a mentor for staff, and continue
     growing 
CCSD programs.  
7.5 Board Correspondence
      Meyer –Congratulations to the baseball team and FFA team.

8. New Business
8.1 Consider Approving 2021-2022 Dairy, Bakery, and Bread Bids
      A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Meyer, to approve awarding the 2021-2022 dairy bid to A&E, and the bakery and bread bid to Pan O’Gold. Motion carried       4-0.

8.2 Consider Approving the Renewal License and Services Agreement with Filament Essential Services
       A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Bergren, to approve the renewal license and services agreement with Filament Essential Services for $4058 for the 2021-2022
      school 
year. Motion carried 4-0.

8.3 Consider Approving Page County Fair Partnership Agreement
      A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Sunderman, to move off the table the Page County Fair Partnership Agreement. Motion carried 4-0.     
     A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Meyer, to approve the Page County Fair Partnership Agreement. Motion carried 4-0.

8.4 Consider Approving Changes to Master Agreement for Vocal and Band
       A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Sunderman, to move off the table the Vocal Music Middle and High School and Middle School Band changes to the Master
      Agreement. 
Motion carried 4-0.
      A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Bergren, to approve Vocal Music Middle and High School and Middle School Band changes to the Master Agreement. Motion
      carried 4-0.

8.5 Consider Approving Selling Non-District Contents at the 1180 Property Building
      A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Sunderman, to approve selling non-district contents at the 1180 property building.  Motion carried 4-0. 

8.6 Consider Approving Selling Technology Equipment  
      A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve selling outdated technology equipment. Motion carried 4-0.

8.7 Discussion of Legislative Priorities
      The Board discussed what Legislative priorities they want IASB to push in Legislation.  

8.8 Consider Approving IASB Legislative Priorities for 2022
      A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Meyer, to approve four IASB Legislative Priorities of preschool, mental health, Supplemental State Aid, and special
     education for the 
2021-2022 school year. Motion carried 4-0.

8.9 Consider Approving 2021-2022 Instructional Fees
      A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Sunderman, to approve the 2021-2022 instructional fees of $50 for 7-12 building and $30 for PK-6 building. Motion carried
     4-0.

8.10 Consider Approving the Addendum to the Superintendent’s Contract
        A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Bergren, to approve the addendum to the superintendent’s contract for the 2021-2022 school year for five additional vacation
       days, 
three professional days and salary increase of 1.55%. Jones – Aye; Bergren – Aye; Meyer – Aye; and Sunderman -Nay. Motion carried 3-1.

8.11 Consider Changing the Director of Student Service’s 2021-2022 Contract
         A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Meyer, to approve the Director of Student Service’s 2021-2022 contract to two days a week through December 22, 2021.
        Motion 
carried 4-0.

8.12 Consider Approving the Shared Personnel Agreement with Stanton for School Business Manager
 
        A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Meyer, to approve the shared personnel agreement with Stanton for school business manager for the 2021-2022 school year.
        Motion 
carried 4-0.

9. Meeting Announcements:
     9.1The next regular meeting is on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. in the Boardroom at McKinley.  

10. Adjournment
A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Meyer, to adjourn the meeting at 5:32 p.m. Motion carried 4-0.

 

 

nmckinnon@clar… Fri, 07/16/2021 - 14:53

2021.07.28 - Special Meeting Minutes

2021.07.28 - Special Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Special Meeting
July 28, 2021
The Board of Directors
Clarinda Community School District

Special Meeting of the Board of Directors of Clarinda Community School District was held Wednesday, July 28, 2021, beginning at 4:00 PM in the McKinley Central Office for Board.

 

1. Call to Order
Vice President Pulliam called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.

2. Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

3. Roll Call
The following Board members were present: Vice President Pulliam, Bergren, Meyer, and Sunderman. Absent: President Jones

4. Audience to Visitors
Vice President Pulliam welcomed all visitors to the meeting.

5. Give Oath of Office to Nancy McKinnon School Board Treasurer
Vice President Pulliam administered the Oath of Office to Nancy McKinnon.

6. Approval of Agenda
A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Meyer, to approve the agenda. Motion carried 4-0.  

7. Consider Consent Agenda Items
A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Bergren, to approve the consent agenda items. Motion carried 4-0.
7.1 Approve Minutes of the July 14, 2021 Regular Meeting
7.2 Approve Bills
      Bergren found them in order.
7.3 Approve Open Enrollment Requests for 2021-2022 School Year
      Open Enrollment into the district: 3 South Page – fourth grade (Allison Larabee), fifth grade (Braden Larabee), and eighth grade
      (Peyton Larabee)

7.4 Approve Recommendations to Hire for 2021-2022 School Year
      Kristin Wagoner as Administrative Assistant
      Clarisa Johnson as Preschool Teacher (six-month contract)
7.5 Approve Position Transfer for 2021-2022 School Year
      Sam Cohrs from fourth grade teacher to fifth grade teacher

8. Recognition and Reports
8.1 Maintenance Report
      Mr. Hill will place an ad in newspaper to sell excess shelving units from the 1180 building. He is working with Mr. Cox for additional
      classroom space. Assistant maintenance position 
interviews start this week. Football field continues being watered due to dry weather.
      Midwest Track continues to wait on materials for track overlay project. HVAC replacements will be installed next week. He attended
      safety meeting for student drop off and pick up. 
Handicap spots will be repainted along with additional signage.  
8.2 Transportation Report
       McKinnon reported meetings are being held to determine busing needs.
8.3 Technology Report
       Morrison reported a new district firewall has been installed and she is looking into purchasing additional Owl Pro cameras to assist
       with Zoom meetings. She is working with 
IWCC on WiFi connections for student iPads. She is getting prices for additional Smart
       Panels in classrooms. She discussed the possibility of equipping buses with WiF and having a student tech team to help other students
       troubleshoot minor computer issues.

8.4 Superintendent Report
      Bergman and McKinnon attended the IASB fiscal management conference. IASB advised waiting to spend ESSER III funds until
      federal guidance is given. Districts have up to year 
2023 to spend all the funds but are capable of extending to year 2024. She 
      
would like a committee to discuss district needs before spending the ESSER III funds.  Mrs. Ehlers and Mr. Cox discussed the
      Behavior Learning Advisor positions.

9. New Business
9.1 Consider Approving the 2021-2022 High School Course Selection
      No action was taken due to continued collaboration with IWCC and community partners.

9.2 Consider Approving the School Nurse Revision Agreement with Clarinda Regional Health Center  
      A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Sunderman, to approve the school nurse revision agreement with the Clarinda Regional
      Health Center to include two nurses at CCSD 
for $97,360.00 for the 2021-2022 school year.  Motion carried 3-0. Pulliam abstained.

9.3 Discussion on Behavior Learning Advisor Positions
      Mr. Cox and Mrs. Ehlers explained the positions and the Board asked questions under the superintendent report.

9.4 Consider Approving Two Behavior Learning Advisor Positions
 
      A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Bergren, to approve two Behavior Learning Advisor positions for the PK-6 and 7-12
      buildings for the 2021-2022 school year. Motion 
carried 4-0.

9.5 Consider Approving Lunch Tables
      A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Meyer, to approve purchasing lunch tables from Today’s Classrooms for $30,521.40.
     Motion carried 4-0.

10. Meeting Announcements:
     10.1A special meeting will be on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. in the Boardroom at McKinley and a regular meeting with a
            possible work session on 
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. in the Boardroom at McKinley.

11. Adjournment
A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Meyer, to adjourn the meeting at 5:07 p.m. Motion carried 4-0.

 

nmckinnon@clar… Sun, 08/01/2021 - 14:57

2021.08.05 - Special Meeting Minutes

2021.08.05 - Special Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Special Meeting
August 5, 2021
The Board of Directors
Clarinda Community School District

 

A Special Meeting of the Board of Directors of Clarinda Community School District was held Thursday, August 5, 2021, beginning at 4:00 PM in the McKinley Central Office for Board.

 

1. Call to Order
President Jones called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.

2. Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

3. Roll Call
The following Board members were present: President Jones, Vice President Pulliam, Bergren, Meyer, and Sunderman.

4. Audience to Visitors
President Jones welcomed all visitors to the meeting. Laura Tumak discussed investing in a classroom ambassadors program verses renewing the Franklin Covey program the district currently uses.

5. Approval of Agenda
A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Meyer, to approve the agenda. Motion carried 5-0.

6. Consider Consent Agenda Items
A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Pulliam, to approve the consent agenda items. Motion carried 5-0.
6.1 Approve Minutes of the July 28, 2021 Special Meeting
6.2 Approve Bills
      Meyer found them in order.
6.3 Approve Open Enrollment Requests for 2021-2022 School Year
      Open Enrollment into the district 2021-2022: 0
      Open Enrollment out of the district 2021-2022: 2 Bedford – ninth grade (Cole Savage) and eleventh grade (Clay Savage)
6.4 Approve Recommendations to Hire for 2021-2022 School Year
      Miranda Wilson as 7-12 Behavior Learning Advisor
      Paul Rieken as PK-6 Behavior Learning Advisor
6.5 Approve Recommendation for Resignation for 2021-2022 school year
      Jessica Engstrand as Elementary Secretary effective September 10, 2021

7. Recognition and Reports
7.1 Cardinal Innovation Learning Center
      Mrs. Bergman highlighted the Innovation and the Workforce class where students will be working with local businesses; and Cardinal Communications where students will
      learn 
about various productions skills.
7.2 Transportation Report 
      McKinnon reported shuttle stops for this year will include 7-12 building, Lutheran School, Lied Center and McKinley. After registration it complete, rural routes will be set.

8. New Business
8.1 Consider Approving the Donation of the Scoreboard
      A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Meyer, to approve the scoreboard donation for the 7-12 building gym from the Athletic Booster Club. Motion carried 5-0.

8.2 Consider Approving the 2021-2022 High School Course Selection Guide
      A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Bergren, to approve the 2021-2022 High School course selection guide. Motion carried 5-0.

8.3 Consider Approving Associate Activities Director Position
      This will be a stipend position and more than likely an internal candidate will apply. A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Bergren, to approve the Associate
      Activities 
Director position for the 2021-2022 school year. Motion carried 5-0.

8.4 Consider Approving the Purchase of Instructional Support Services Subscription
      A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Meyer, to approve the purchase of Instructional Support Services subscription for $5099.15 for the 2021-2022 school year.
     Motion carried 5-0.

8.5 Consider Approving Purchasing Materials to Finish Viewing Deck Project
      A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Bergren, to approve purchasing materials to finish the handicap accessible viewing deck at the football field. Motion carried 5-0.

9. Meeting Announcements:
     9.1The next regular meeting is on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. in the Boardroom at McKinley.  

10. Adjournment
A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Sunderman, to adjourn the meeting at 4:25 p.m. Motion carried 5-0.

 

nmckinnon@clar… Thu, 08/12/2021 - 16:17

2021.08.06 TQ$ Committee Meeting Minutes

2021.08.06 TQ$ Committee Meeting Minutes

TQ$ Committee:  Kim Williams, Rita DeGroot, Mike Smith, Luke Cox, Lesley Ehlers, & Chris Bergman
Friday, August 6th from 9:00-10:00 at Central Office

Agenda

  • Teacher Quality Committee Guidance per Iowa Code 284.4
  • Responsibilities of the Teacher Quality Committee
  • Set spring meeting for TQ decision-making for 2022-2023
  • August 23, 2021 Professional Learning
  • Co-creation of viable structures and learning connected to district goals
    • Leader in Me
    • Trauma-Informed Care/Behavior Support
    • Charlotte Danielson Instructional Framework
  • Other

 

*Determined use and distribution of PL funds should be "balanced" with the three overall levels of professional development plans: district, attendance center, and individual. It is recommended that a majority of the money go to district and attendance center plans. This is based on the research that shows the professional development most likely to improve student achievement is a collective-team effort, data driven, frequent and sustained over time and connects pedagogy, content and students.

Minutes:
The Teacher Quality Committee met on Friday, August 6th from 9:00-10:00 per Iowa Code 284.4.  Members present included:  Luke Cox, 7-12 principal, Lesley Ehlers, PK-6 principal, Chris Bergman, superintendent, Kim William, 7-12 teacher, Mike Smith, instructional coach, and Rita DeGroot, PK-6 teacher. 

The meeting opened with team members reading the State of Iowa Teacher Quality Committee Guidance which was last updated in 2019.  The above highlighted statement on the agenda was read and discussed to set the purpose of the meeting and establish that the fund use is the responsibility of the TQ Committee.  This year, the CCSD has $55, 282 in this fund.  Approximately 3/4 of the total funds ($41,461.50) will be allocated to district and building professional learning.  Approximately ¼ of the total funds ($13,820.50) will be allocated to individual professional learning requests for the 2021-2022 school year.

It was made clear that participation in the full-day TQ day on August 23, 2021, prior to the start of the year, is optional.  On this day, a district day, per guidance, will include professional learning focused on the Leader in Me and Google classroom.  Due to the shortened number of pre-service days this year, the TQ Committee brainstormed various topic ideas and narrowed the focus and timeframe.  Pending board approval, the day itself will span from 8:00-1:00, include a working lunch and compensate to each attendee.  Individual TQ pay will align with these hours, and the remainder of the day is designated as time for classroom prep. *It was pointed out that the district does not pay for lunches.

Building funds will be allocated per pupil, and use will be determined by PK-6 and 7-12 building staff. Individual requests for professional learning will be determined collaboratively between the building principal and each building leadership team.  Examples of this might include: staff requests for conference registrations, substitutes, etc. for classroom staff, band, art, nurse, PE, or other specials areas.

The next TQ Committee meeting will be on Tuesday, March 29th at 4:00 pm.  At the meeting, the use of TQ funds for the 2022-2023 school year will be determined.  All TQ Committee meetings must be posted, per law, and must be outside of contract hours.

It was determined that Mike Smith and Chris Bergman request board approval for the shortened TQ$ day.

nmckinnon@clar… Mon, 08/09/2021 - 13:55

2021.08.11 - Regular Meeting Minutes

2021.08.11 - Regular Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Regular Meeting
August 11, 2021
The Board of Directors
Clarinda Community School District

 

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of Clarinda Community School District was held Wednesday, August 11, 2021, beginning at 4:00 PM in the McKinley Central Office for Board.

 

1. Call to Order
President Jones called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.

2. Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

3. Roll Call
The following Board members were present: President Jones, Bergren, Meyer, and Sunderman. Absent: Vice President Pulliam

4. Audience to Visitors
President Jones welcomed all visitors to the meeting.

5. Approval of Agenda
A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve the agenda. Motion carried 4-0. 

6. Consider Consent Agenda Items
A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Bergren, to approve the consent agenda items. Motion carried 4-0.
6.1 Approve Minutes of the August 5, 2021 Special Meeting
6.2 Approve Bills
      Director Meyer found the bills in order.

6.3 Approve Open Enrollment Requests for 2021-2022 School Year
      Open Enrollment into the district 2021-2022: 1 Orient-Macksburg - kindergarten (Lawson Baker); 1 South Page – eighth grade (Jenessa Larson)
      Open Enrollment out of the district 2021-2022: 1 CAM – twelfth grade (John Baldwin)
6.4 Approve Recommendations to Hire for 2021-2022 School Year
      Miranda Wilson as Assistant 9-12 Volleyball Coach for the 2021-2022 school year (pending upon completion of coaching endorsement class)
6.5 Approve Recommendation for Resignation for 2021-2022 school year:
      Curt Dow as 7/8 Wrestling Coach effective immediately        

7. Recognition and Reports
7.1 Finance Report
      McKinnon reported this should be last month for accruing for FY2021 and the audit will be in October.
7.2 Superintendent
       Mr. Smith spoke on Teacher Quality and requesting those funds be used on August 23 for professional learning. Focus will include PBIS, Google Classroom, and Leader In
       Me.

7.3 Board Correspondence
      Meyer wished the staff and students good luck as the year starts.

8. New Business
8.1 Consider Approving the PK-6 and 7-12 Building Student Handbooks
      A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren to approve the 2021-2022 student handbooks for the PK-6 and 7-12 buildings. Motion carried 4-0.

8.2 Consider Approving the 2021-2022 Tuition Agreement with South Page
      A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Meyer, to approve the 2021-2022 tuition agreement with South Page. Motion carried 4-0.

8.3 Consider Approving the 2021-2022 Food Service Management Agreement with South Page
      A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Sunderman, to approve the food service management agreement with South Page for the 2021-2022 school year.  Motion carried
      4-0.

8.4 Consider Approving Donations to the District
      A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Meyer, to approve the donations of $1000 for district supplies and 2003 Chevrolet Impala for the 7-12 automotive class.
     
Motion carried 4-0

8.5 Consider Approving the Management and Operation of Therapeutic Classroom Agreements
      A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve the five Management and Operation of Therapeutic Classroom Agreements with Green Hills AEA
     2021-2022 
school year. Motion carried 4-0.

8.6 Consider Approving Shortened Professional Development Day
      A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Sunderman, to approve professional development of six hours for certified staff on August 23, 2021. Motion carried 4-0.

8.7 Consider Approving Purchasing Edgenuity
      A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve purchasing Edgenity for $9750.00 for three years. Motion carried 4-0.

8.8 Discussion of Academy Grounds
      Jones reported that CYC still holds an agreement with Iowa Prison Industry; they do not have a long-term interest in using the grounds but would prefer community use.
     CYC approached 
City of Clarinda but they did not have interest. CYC would like CCSD to consider using the parking lot, gym and ball fields.  CCSD would maintain the
     grounds/facility, hold liability 
insurance, and pay monthly utilities and rental fee. The Board will tour the grounds on August 13 at 2:45.     

9. Meeting Announcements:
Please note the schedule of meetings.
     9.1 The next regular meeting and/or Work Session will be on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. in the Boardroom at McKinley.  

10. Adjournment
A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergen , to adjourn the meeting at 4:28 p.m. Motion carried 4-0.

 

nmckinnon@clar… Thu, 08/12/2021 - 16:01

2021.08.16 - Special Meeting Minutes

2021.08.16 - Special Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Special Meeting
August 16, 2021
The Board of Directors
Clarinda Community School District

 

A Special Meeting of the Board of Directors of Clarinda Community School District was held Monday, August 16, 2021, beginning at 4:00 PM in the McKinley Central Office for Board.

 

1. Call to Order
President Jones called the meeting to order at 4:03 p.m.

2. Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

3. Roll Call
The following Board members were present: President Jones, Bergren, Meyer, and Sunderman (via cell). Absent: Vice President Pulliam

4. Audience to Visitors
President Jones welcomed all visitors to the meeting.

5. Approval of Agenda
A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Bergren, to approve the agenda. Motion carried 4-0.    

6. Consider Consent Agenda Items
A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Bergren, to approve the consent agenda items. Motion carried 4-0.
6.1 Approve Minutes of the August 11, 2021 Regular Meeting
6.2 Approve Open Enrollment Requests for 2021-2022 School Year
      Open Enrollment into the district 2021-2022: 0
      Open Enrollment out of the district 2021-2022: 1 Bedford - seventh (Emerson Heerman)
6.3 Approve Recommendations to Hire for 2021-2022 School Year
      Ed Sebeniecher as bus driver for the 2021-2022 school year         

7. New Business
7.1 Consider Approving the Return to Learn Plan
     A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Meyer to approve the Return to Learn Plan for the 2021-2022 school year.  Motion carried 4-0.     

8. Meeting Announcements:
     8.1 The next regular meeting will be on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. in the Boardroom at McKinley.  

9. Adjournment
A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Meyer, to adjourn the meeting at 4:10 p.m. Motion carried 4-0.

 

nmckinnon@clar… Mon, 08/16/2021 - 16:28

2021.08.25 - Regular Meeting Minutes

2021.08.25 - Regular Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Regular Meeting
August 25, 2021
The Board of Directors
Clarinda Community School District

 

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of Clarinda Community School District was held Wednesday, August 25, 2021, beginning at 4:00 PM in the McKinley Central Office for Board.

 

1. Call to Order
President Jones called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.

2. Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

3. Roll Call
The following Board members were present: President Jones, Vice President Pulliam, Bergren, Meyer, and Sunderman.

4. Audience to Visitors
President Jones welcomed all visitors to the meeting.

5. Approval of Agenda
A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve the agenda. Motion carried 5-0.   

6. Consider Consent Agenda Items
A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Pulliam, to approve the consent agenda items. Motion carried 5-0.
6.1 Approve Minutes of the August 16, 2021 Special Meeting
6.2 Approve Open Enrollment Requests for 2021-2022 School Year
      Open Enrollment into the district 2021-2022: 0
      Open Enrollment out of the district 2021-2022: 3 Bedford - kindergarten (Adrian Villamil), fourth grade (Melek McGuire) and
      seventh (Taveyn McGuire)

6.3 Approve Recommendations to Hire for 2021-2022 School Year
      Tom Nordhues as Custodian
      Shey Krull as Paraprofessional
      Courtney Ridge as Associate Activities Director

6.4 Approve Recommendation for Resignation for the 2021-2022 school year
      Collin Bevins as 9-12 head wrestling coach effective immediately        

7. Recognition and Reports
7.1 Superintendent
      Mrs. Bergman reported the first day of school went well with a few hiccups such as parking. She thanked the Chamber and sponsors
      for the Back to School Bash. Dr. Ann Lebo, Director 
of Education, will be visiting the district this fall. She discussed the draft of the
      work session 
agenda. She encouraged anyone wanting to run for school Board to watch the IASB webinar class and contact her with
      questions.

7.2 Board Correspondence
      Bergren is excited about school continuing to be in person.
      Jones attended the Rural Iowa Economic Summit with Amy McQueen and Chuck Nordyke. He contacted Stephen Weis, CCF
      Warden, for further Board discussion on the academy 
grounds.

8. New Business
8.1 Consider Approving the Renewal of Forecast5
       A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Sunderman to approve the renewal of Forecast5 for $19,890 for the 2021-2022 school
      year.  Motion carried 5-0.

8.2 Consider Approving the Music and Musical Theatre Instructor Job Description
      This position will mainly focus on the younger grades. A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Bergren, to approve the Music
      and Musical 
Theatre Instructor job description. Motion carried 5-0.

8.3 Consider Approving to Amend the 2018-2022 Master Agreement
      A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve adding the Music and Musical Theatre Instructor position with a
      stipend of $853.52 to the 2018-2022 Master 
Agreement. Motion carried 5-0.

9. Closed session to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge,
    is being considered when necessary to 
prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that
    individual requests a closed session as provided by Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(i).
      A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Pulliam, to go into closed session to evaluate the professional competency of an
     individual whose appointment, hiring,  
performance or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and
    irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session as provided by Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)
    (i).  A roll call vote was taken: Jones - Aye; Pulliam 
- Aye; Bergren - Aye; Meyer – Aye; Sunderman - Aye. The motion passed on a
    unanimous 
vote and the Board entered into closed session at 4:15 pm.

President Jones declared the Board back in open session at 9:02 pm after discussion.     

10 Consider any necessary action as a result of the closed session.
      No action was taken.

11. Meeting Announcements:
      11.1 The next regular meeting will be on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. in the Boardroom at McKinley. A work session
      will follow the regular meeting.

12. Adjournment
A motion was made by Sunderman seconded by Bergren, to adjourn the meeting at 9:03 p.m.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

 

nmckinnon@clar… Sat, 08/28/2021 - 11:04

2021.09.08 - Regular Meeting Minutes

2021.09.08 - Regular Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Regular Meeting
September 8, 2021
The Board of Directors
Clarinda Community School District

 

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of Clarinda Community School District was held Wednesday, September 8, 2021, beginning at 4:00 PM in the McKinley Central Office for Board.

1. Call to Order
President Jones called the meeting to order at 4:01 p.m.

2. Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

3. Roll Call
The following Board members were present: President Jones, Vice President Pulliam, Bergren, Meyer (via cell phone), and Sunderman.

4. Audience to Visitors
President Jones welcomed all visitors to the meeting. Mike Smith spoke on appointing Student Council positions to the Board after its election is complete.

5. Approval of Agenda
A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve the agenda. Motion carried 5-0.    

6. Consider Consent Agenda Items
A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve the consent agenda items. Motion carried 5-0.
6.1 Approve Minutes of the August 25, 2021 Regular Meeting
6.2 Approve Bills
      Director Bergren found the bills in order.
6.3 Approve Open Enrollment Requests for 2021-2022 School Year
      Open Enrollment into the district 2021-2022: 2 – South Page, kindergarten (Wade Baker), kindergarten (Isabelle Hicks)
      Open Enrollment out of the district 2021-2022: 1 – Bedford, kindergarten (Kale Petersen); 1 – South Page, ninth grade (Makayla Holste)
6.4 Approve Recommendations to Hire for 2021-2022 School Year
      Jared Bevins as 9-12 head wrestling coach
6.5 Approve Recommendation for Resignation for 2021-2022 school year
      Alex Woodruff as custodian effective immediately

7. Recognition and Reports
7.1 Maintenance Report
      Mr. Hill reported the track is on schedule to be completed this fall. HVAC system at 7-12 building had repairs. Street project in front of Garfield is complete and handicap
      markings 
will be done. Sidewalk was poured by 3D at 4-6 building side for handicap accessibility and Bix Fabrication is working on railing. High School roof leaked and is
      still under warranty. 
HVAC units on wrestling/band wing will be installed next week. Showers for 7-12 locker room will be installed. A heat pump went down at K-6
      building and will be replaced.

7.2 Special Education 
      Mrs. Wellhausen reported on preliminary student numbers and paraprofessionals. The district currently has one student attending APEX and four attending Rising Hope. 
7.3 Superintendent
      Mrs. Bergman reported AEA has new special education executive director. District will be hiring a daily full-time substitute to float in the district where needed.
      Construction trade 
students were honored at City Hall ribbon cutting. Mr. Cox is working on a 911 event.

Meyer left meeting at 4:40 pm.
7.4 Board Correspondence
      Bergren – Wonderful to see the school year off to a great start.
      Jones – Congratulations to the Cross Country teams and good job to the band.

8. New Business
8.1 Consider Approving the SIAC Committee List
      A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Sunderman to approve the 2021-22 SIAC committee list.  Motion carried 4-0.

8.2 Consider Approving the Student Member (Non-Voting) of CCSD Board
      A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Pulliam, to approve the student member (non-voting) position on the CCSD school Board. Motion carried 4-0.

8.3 Consider Approving Renewal of N-able Technologies LTD Quote
      A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve renewing N-able Technologies LTD for $8031.90 as anti-virus and remote program.  Motion
     carried 4-0.

8.4 Consider Approving the Purchase of Gym Floor Covers and Rack
      A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Pulliam, to approve the purchase of gym floor covers and rack for $11,526.68 from Humprys CoverSports. Motion carried 4-0.

8.5 Consider Approving ThoughtExchange Through Green Hills AEA
      A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve purchasing ThoughtExchange share rate through Green Hills AEA for $4500. Motion carried 4-0.

8.6 Consider Approving Industry-Recognized Certification
      Any students will have opportunity to be OSHA certified.

      A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Bergren, to approve industry-recognized certification at a maximum of $354 per student. Motion carried 4-0.

8.7 Consider Approving Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) Math Intervention Resources and Materials for Special Education
      A motion was made by Bergen, seconded by Sunderman, to approve the SDI math intervention resources and material for $4520.90 from Bridges. Motion carried 4-0.

8.8 Discussion on Facilitating an IDEAthon or IDEAdash
      Students will work on solutions to a Board priority or goal. The options are a full day, half day or two half days to involve more students. If approved, October 20 is the date;
      Dr. Ann 
Lebo will also be in district that day.

8.9 Considering Approving the Proposal to Facilitate an IDEAthon or IDEAdash
       A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve the IDEAthon for $3000 plus materials. Motion carried 4-0.

8.10 Consider and Discuss Open Enrollment Requests
        A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to deny the two out of district open enrollment requests due to untimely filing and not meeting good cause
       criteria. Motion 
carried 4-0.

8.11 Consider Approving the First Reading of the IASB Policy Primers
        A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Bergren, to approve the first reading of the attached policy primers. Motion carried 4-0.

8.12 Consider Approving the First Reading and Rescind of Policies
        A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Sunderman, to approve the first reading of policy 804.5 – Stock Epinephrine Auto-Injector Supply and rescind policy 502.11 –
       Use of 
 Video Cameras on School Property. Motion carried 4-0.

9. Meeting Announcements:
    9.1 The next regular meeting will be on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. in the Boardroom at McKinley.  

10. Adjournment
A motion was made by Bergren,  seconded by Sunderman, to adjourn the meeting at 4:45 p.m. Motion carried 4-0.

 

nmckinnon@clar… Tue, 09/07/2021 - 12:32

2021.09.08 - Work Session Minutes

2021.09.08 - Work Session Minutes

Clarinda Community School District
Work Session
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 after the Regular Board Meeting
McKinley Central Office

Agenda

  1. Welcoming Inclusion
    Meeting opened at 4:55 p.m. In attendance: Greg Jones, Stacy Pulliam, Trish Bergren, Ann Meyer, Darin Sunderman, Luke Cox, Tom Adams, Lesley Ehlers, Allie Wellhausen, Craig Hill and Nancy McKinnon
    Mrs. Bergman asked everyone to keep in mind the work session goals and Iowa’s Career and Technical Education Service Areas. She asked the Board and Administration to read Compass Points to determine which work group they fit.  
     
  2. Student Outcomes- Portrait of a Graduate
    Mrs. Bergman talked about curiosity, agility, creativity, collaboration, innovative mindset, emotional intelligence, critical thinker and leadership qualities along with visual examples.
     
  3. Vision (Why?)
    The district wants to focus on positive learning environments for students and staff to help grow 21st skills, habits and mindsets.

 

  1. Instructional Programming (How?)
    Discussion included current district instructional programming such as iJAG, CTE expansion, accessible viewing deck, LeaderInMe, maintenance intern, and student-led book club.

 

  1. Clarinda Economic Sectors (What?)
    Discussion centered on business areas in the district that would help expand students’ career and opportunities not only in school but beyond graduation.  Examples included construction, manufacturing, health sciences, agriculture, and transportation.

 

  1. District Campus and Community Sites (Where?)
    Board and administration discussed what is needed and what could be done at current district sites and off sites for students and staff. District needs to localize efforts and be efficient and flexible with classrooms and staff as students move grades. District needs to build long-term plan with IWCC to grow programs and fill needs. Students need to be the center by preparing them for after graduation opportunities. Top priorities included pre-school; safety such as parking, entrances and additional cameras; efficiency in staffing, programming, curriculum and grounds; increasing academic opportunities and test scores; and gym space.
  1. Partnerships
    District continues to work with iJAG, Green Hills AEA, and IWCC.
     
  2. Funding Sources
    This will be discussed at another work session.
     
  3. Next Steps
    Board wants communication with stakeholder groups to discuss and learn their opinions and desires for the district and students.
     
  4. Other
    1. School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC) meeting is September 15 at 5:30 at McKinley.
    1. SAMI
      This will be September 15 and 21 at each building.

Meeting ended at 6:41 p.m.

 

These minutes are as recorded by the board secretary and subject to approval at the next regular board meeting.

Nancy Fulk-McKinnon
Board Secretary

nmckinnon@clar… Tue, 09/07/2021 - 13:22

2021.09.22 - Regular Meeting Minutes

2021.09.22 - Regular Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Regular Meeting
September 22, 2021
The Board of Directors
Clarinda Community School District

 

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of Clarinda Community School District was held Wednesday, September 22, 2021, beginning at 4:00 PM in the McKinley Central Office for Board.

1. Call to Order
President Jones called the meeting to order at 4:01 p.m.

2. Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

3. Roll Call
The following Board members were present: President Jones, Vice President Pulliam, Bergren, Meyer, and Sunderman (via cell phone).

4. Audience to Visitors
President Jones welcomed all visitors to the meeting.

5. Approval of Agenda
A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Bergren, to approve the agenda. Motion carried 5-0.  

6. Consider Consent Agenda Items
A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Meyer, to approve the consent agenda items. Motion carried 5-0.
6.1 Approve Minutes of the September 8, 2021 Regular Meeting
6.2 Approve Bills
6.3 Approve Open Enrollment Requests for 2021-2022 School Year
      Open Enrollment into the district 2021-2022: 0
      Open Enrollment out of the district 2021-2022: 2 – Southwest Valley, second (Josie Gay) and fourth (Sophie Gay); 1 – South Page twelfth (Kobe Bennett); 1 – Essex,
      kindergarten 
(Lilly Davis)
6.4 Approve Recommendations to Hire for 2021-2022 School Year
      Maggie Stevens as Administrative Secretary
      Erin McPhee as a paraprofessional
      Melissa Stoltz as a paraprofessional
      Cindy Darrah as Elementary Music and Musical Theatre Director
      Austin Meads as Assistant 7/8 Football Coach
6.5 Approve Recommendation for Resignation for 2021-2022 school year
      Collin Bevins as 9/10 iJAG instructor effective October 1, 2021     

7. Recognition and Reports
7.1 Maintenance Report
       Mr. Hill reported the irrigation system at football field is working better now. The track overlay project has started and will be complete middle of October. Roof top units at
       7-12 
building for the band/wrestling wing will be installed next week. Showers in boys’ locker room will be installed next week. Girls’ locker room showers will be done in
       between sport 
seasons. 
7.2 STEM Report
       Mrs. Pullen and three second students presented their BEE BOTS coding project.
7.3 COVID Report
       Mrs. Bergman reminded that FERPA and educational responsibility limits what health information can be given by the district. The health team and her continue to watch
       the county and district rates.
7.4 Committee Reports
       Meyer reported the Legislative session will be beginning soon; she encouraged people to communicate with our Legislators. Pulliam reported the SIAC meeting was well
       attended by 
students, staff, community, herself and Mrs. Bergman. ISASP scores were discussed; an area of concern was early literacy and ideas were shared how to
       improve. Preschool is not fully 
funded so the district only receives partial state funding.
7.5 Finance Report  
      McKinnon reported the Special Education, Transportation, and Certified Annual Reports were submitted. Revenues were down in July and August because State Aid is not
      received 
but will start again in September. Audit will be virtual the week of October 11. Student count date is October 1.
7.6 Superintendent Report
      Mrs. Bergman and administration are working on Title state reporting and will continue to meet reporting deadlines through October. A Special Education Director interview
      is 
scheduled; looking to overlap before Mrs. Wellhausen is done in December. Dr. Kinney asked her to reach out to schools within 30 miles radius to check on interest to
      collaborate 
on CTE programs. Both buildings are having Homecoming events and having fun. Vaping detection sensors will be purchased for the 7-12 building. She and
      Mrs. McKinnon met with 
Mr. Weis on leasing the Clarinda Academy gym and football field. He will answer further questions from the Board before a proposal is written.

8. New Business
8.1 Consider Approving Request for Modified Allowable Growth and Supplemental Aid for the 2020-2021 School Year Special Education Deficit
      A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Bergren, to approve request for Modified Allowable Growth and Supplemental Aid for the 2020-2021 school special education
     deficit of $241,325.13
.  Motion carried 5-0.

8.2 Consider Approving the School Fundraisers
 
      A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Meyer, to approve the 2021-2022 district fundraisers. Motion carried 5-0.

8.3 Consider Approving Donations
      A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Pulliam, to approve a $150 donation for the school nurse fund from the Together Class and ground beef to the Nutrition
     Department from 
an anonymous donor. Motion carried 5-0.

8.4 Consider Approving the Second and Final Reading of the IASB Policy Primers
      A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Meyer, to approve the second and final reading of the attached policy primers. Motion carried 5-0.

8.5 Consider Approving the Second and Final Reading and Rescind of Policies
      A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Bergren, to approve the second and final reading of policy 804.5 – Stock Epinephrine Auto-Injector Supply and rescind policy
     502.11 – Use of 
Video Cameras on School Property. Motion carried 5-0.

8.6 Consider Approving the First Reading of Policy 705.1 Purchasing-Bidding
      A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Bergren, to approve the first reading of policy 
705.1 Purchasing-Bidding. Motion carried 5-0.

8.7 Discussion of IASB Board Scenario
      Board discussed the role of governance (board) and management (superintendent).  Staff and Administration need to go to policy for guidance. Mrs. Bergman presented an
      IASB student 
safety scenario to the Board; discussion focused on what the Board’s response should be to the parent concerning student safety.

9. Meeting Announcements:
     9.1 The next regular meeting will be on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. in the Boardroom at McKinley.  

10. Adjournment
A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Pulliam, to adjourn the meeting at 4:55 p.m. Motion carried 5-0.

 

 

These minutes are as recorded by the board secretary and subject to approval at the next regular board meeting.

Nancy Fulk-McKinnon
Board Secretary

 

nmckinnon@clar… Thu, 09/23/2021 - 17:08

2021.10.13 - Regular Meeting Minutes

2021.10.13 - Regular Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Regular Meeting
October 13, 2021
The Board of Directors
Clarinda Community School District

 

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of Clarinda Community School District was held Wednesday, October 13, 2021, beginning at 4:00 PM in the McKinley Central Office for Board.

 

1. Call to Order
President Jones called the meeting to order at 4:01 p.m.

2. Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

3. Roll Call
The following Board members were present: President Jones, Vice President Pulliam, Bergren, Meyer, and Sunderman.

4. Audience to Visitors
President Jones welcomed all visitors to the meeting.

5. Approval of Agenda
A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve the agenda. Motion carried 5-0.  

6. Consider Consent Agenda Items
A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Pulliam, to approve the consent agenda items. Motion carried 5-0.
6.1 Approve Minutes of the September 8, 2021 Work Session
6.2 Approve Minutes of the September 22, 2021 Regular Meeting
6.3 Approve Bills
      Director Meyer found the bills in order.
6.4 Approve Special Education Contracts
6.5 Approve Recommendations to Hire for the 2021-2022 School Year
      Lance Ridgely as Interim Special Education Director effective October 14, 2021 - June 30,2022

7. Recognition and Reports
7.1 Maintenance Report
      Roof top units on band/wrestling wing were installed. Track surface is complete and painting is next. Score board technician will be on site this week. Heat pump and last
      three mini splits 
were replaced at PK-6 building. Craft Carnival is Saturday and the tarp did arrive for gym floor.
7.2 Principal Report
      Mr. Cox reported a strong start to the year. Homecoming week was a success.  The first professional development was spent on relationships, departmental evaluation of
      universal 
instruction, building goal, wellness, and curriculum pacing guides. Agriland and Agrivision came on site to demonstrate its new equipment and career opportunities
      with students. 
Upward Bound Math and Science from NWMSU spoke to 9/10 students. He continues to meet with student groups.
7.3 COVID Report
      Due to HIPA and FERPA privacy, the district cannot send out specific staff/student information. Mrs. Bergman is getting inquiries on field trips and she will continue
      looking 
and discussing guidelines. There has been no change in state mask mandates.
7.4 Committee Reports
      Policy will be meeting October 28 and November 11.
7.5 Finance Report  
       Audit exit interview was Tuesday and Certified Student Enrollment is due Friday.
7.6 Superintendent
      Mrs. Bergman concluded the Envision Iowa Think Tanks, which supports economic development and business partnerships. She thanked the Clarinda Foundation for
      donating 
$3000 to purchase robotics resources.  Two teachers have agreed to work with Kid Innovator and Design Process in the fifth and sixth grade. A team has been
      reviewing technology plans 
and will be recommending to purchase additional Smart Panels.  The IDEATHON is on October 20 at the IWCC campus. She discussed state
      teacher shortages and new trainings. 
The area superintendent meeting focused on special education and its changes along with paraeducators. Board correspondence:
      Sunderman – Congratulations to FFA Soil Judging for 
placing first at State competition. Pulliam – Friday’s football game is pink out night. All fall activities have been
      successful.

8. New Business
8.1 Discussion and Possible Action on Academy Gym and Fields
      Mr. Aaron Sharr from the Clarinda Correction Facility stated the contract with CYC needs to 
be completed before a new one can be started. State cannot make money but
      cannot loose 
money on leasing facilities. If the Board pursues a lease, Board can have an inspection on gym; CCSD would be responsible for upkeep and maintenance on
      building and land along 
with mowing and snow removal. No action was taken.

8.2 Consider Approving Memorial Bench Donation
      A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Sunderman, to approve the CHS Class of 1995 Jeremy Ribbey memorial bench donation. Motion carried 5-0.

8.3 Consider Approving Teacher Education and Compensation Helps
      A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Meyer, to approve paying $208.80 a credit hour (total of 60 credit hours for twelve terms) for Lauren McNees’ Teacher
     Education and 
Compensation Helps program for total cost of $12,528.00. Motion carried 5-0.

8.4 Consider Approving the National FFA Trip
      A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Meyer, to approve the National FFA trip to Indianapolis, Indiana. Motion carried 5-0.

8.5 Consider Approving the FFA Chartering a Bus for its National FFA Trip
      A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve the FFA chartering a bus for $9880 to the National FFA Convention in Indiana. Motion carried 5-0.

8.6 Consider Approving Social Emotional Conference
      A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Sunderman, to approve sending school stakeholder community team to Social Emotional Conference in Des Moines on
     November 2 
and 3, 2021.  Motion carried 5-0.

8.7 Consider Approving the Purchase of CatchLife 30
      A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Meyer, to approve the purchase of Catchlife 30 for participating staff using self-funding money and general fund. Motion
     carried 5-0.

8.8 Consider Approving a Substitute Incentive
      A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Meyer, to approve the $50 incentive substitute pay for those who accept five consecutive sub job offers. Motion carried 5-0.

8.9 Consider Approving the Home School Assistance Teacher Contracts for 2021-2022
      A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Sunderman, to approve contracts with Lexy Davies to serve as the Home School Assistance teacher for the 2021-2022 school
     year.  
Motion carried 5-0.

8.10 Consider Not Offering Early Retirement for the 2021-2022 School Year
 
        No action was taken.       

8.11 Consider Approving Early Notification Incentives for Certified Staff
        A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Sunderman, to approve certified staff early notification incentive of $1500 with electronic notification by November 5, 2021,
       $1000 
with electronic notification by January 7, 2022, and $500 with electronic notification by February 4, 2022 to Mrs. McKinnon by 4:00 p.m. Motion carried 5-0.

8.12 Consider Approving the First Reading of Policy 508.2 Open Night
        A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Meyer, to approve the first reading of policy 508.2 Open Night. Motion carried 5-0.

8.13 Consider Approving the Second and Final Reading of Policy 705.1 Purchasing-Bidding
        A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Sunderman, to approve the second and final 
reading of policy 705.1 Purchasing-Bidding. Motion carried 5-0.

8.14 Consider Approving the 28E Agreement with Glenwood Community School District
 
        A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Bergren, to approve the 28E Agreement with Glenwood Community School District for the 2021-2022 school year. Motion
        carried 5-0.

8.15 Consider Approving the Chiller Maintenance Agreement
        A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Sunderman, to approve the chiller maintenance agreement with Moore Services for $2095.00.  Motion carried 5-0.

8.16 Discussion/Possible Action on second meeting in November and Second Monthly Meetings
 
        A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to cancel the second meeting in November 2021. Motion carried 5-0.

8.17 Consider Approving the Hiring of 9/10 iJAG Instructor
 
        A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Sunderman, to approve hiring Christine Davis as the 9/10 iJAG instructor. Motion carried 4-.0. Meyer abstained.

9. Closed session to conduct a hearing to consider disciplinary action against a student
A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to go into closed session to conduct a hearing to consider disciplinary action against a student as provided by Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(e) and to review and discuss records which are required by state and federal law to be kept confidential as provided by Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(a). A roll call vote was taken: Jones – Aye; Pulliam – Aye; Bergren – Aye; Meyer – Aye; Sunderman – Aye. The motion passed on a unanimous vote and the Board entered into closed session at 6:00 p.m.

President Jones declared the Board back into open session at 6:17 p.m.

10. Consider Any Necessary Action on Student Disciplinary Matter
      A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Meyer to approve the consent agreement brought forth by all parties related to the student disciplinary matter. Motion carried
      5-0.

11. Meeting Announcements:
     11.1 The next regular meeting will be on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. in the Boardroom at McKinley.  

12. Adjournment
A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Pulliam, to adjourn the meeting at 6:18 p.m.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

These minutes are as recorded by the board secretary and subject to approval at the next regular board meeting.

Nancy Fulk-McKinnon
Board Secretary

nmckinnon@clar… Thu, 10/14/2021 - 16:57

2020-21 BOARD MINUTES

2020-21 BOARD MINUTES

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Jen@iowaschool… Sun, 10/04/2020 - 21:39

2020.07.08 - Regular Meeting Minutes

2020.07.08 - Regular Meeting Minutes

 

 

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of Clarinda Community School District was held
Wednesday, July 8, 2020, beginning at 4:00 PM in the McKinley Central Office.

  1. Call to Order

Vice President Sunderman called the meeting to order at 4:00 pm. (Since President
Jones was present via cell phone, it was determined in advance that Vice President
Sunderman would direct the meeting.)

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

  1. Roll Call

The following board members were present: President Jones (via cell phone), Vice
President Sunderman, Bergren, Meyer, and Pulliam.

  1. Audience to Visitors

Vice President Sunderman welcomed all visitors to the meeting. Sharon McAlpin
asked the board to consider continuing the board meetings via Zoom; she has been
contacted by a couple of community members who would like to see the Zoom
meetings continue for the summer.

  1. Approval of Agenda

A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Bergren, to approve the agenda.

Motion carried 5-0.

  1. Consider Consent Agenda Items

A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Bergren, to approve the consent agenda
items. Motion carried 5-0.

  1. 1. Approve Minutes of the June 24, 2020 Regular Meeting
  1. 2. Approve Bills

Director Meyer found the bills in order.

6. 3. Approve open enrollment requests for 2020-2021 School Year

Open Enrollment into the district 2020-2021: 2 from South Page, tenth grade
(Harmony Hanson); seventh grade (Andrew York)

6. 4. Approve Recommendation to Hires for 2020-2021 School Year
Bus Drivers: David Long, Richard Owens, and Darrel Robberts
Associates: Karlee Barlow, Laura Bielfeldt, Caren Boltinghouse, Christi 
Breach, Jeanette Carson, Makemia Cason, Cindy Darrah, Megan Fidler, Jaime
Gaunt, Kim Grebert, Lori Haffner, Heather Harris, Julia Harris, Misty
Johnson, Karina Lininger, Cassie Luff, Rachel Marckmann, Taryn Maxwell, 
Dianna McClamon, Lauren McNees, Jean Minor, Lisa Nellis, Lydia Pippert, Courtney Ridnour, Danni Samuelson, Joy Strait, Stephanie Sunderman, and Kris Wise

  1. 5. Approve Recommendation to Transfer for 2020-2021 School Year

Andrew Harris from Middle School teacher to High School teacher
Kim Williams from 5/6th grade teacher to Title 1 Reading

  1. Recognition & Reports
  1. 1. Financial Reports

Mr. Pedersen stated the financial report shows the bank fund amounts as of
June 30, 2020. The office is finishing the expenses and revenues for the 2019-
2020 fiscal year and starting the 2020-2021 fiscal year. He received an email
from John Parker, Department of Management, concerning CCSD drop-out
and prevention spending authority. Legislation did pass a bill to allow the
SBR to review this but they will not meet until October. Mr. Parker says
CCSD has spending authority only and will not receive the money; the tax rate
will stay at $12.11. Mr. Pedersen has contacted the state about doing CCSD’s
2019-2020 fiscal year audit; the board needs to approve the state performing
the audit; then he will contact the state to set it up.

7.2. Superintendent

Mrs. Bergman celebrated and thanked bus drivers Richard Negley (32 years
driving bus and 12 years as past board member), Mike Williams (15 years),
Kenney Wagoner (13 years), and Mick Miller (8 years) for their dedicated
service to the students and district. Best wishes to them. Collin Bevins has
accepted the iJAG instructor position for this fall; he is excited to start. This
past Monday was a Return to Learn Planning meeting to hear concerns,
questions, and ideas; no decisions were made. Next Monday, July 13, will be a
town hall meeting to gather more insight; everyone is invited to attend. People
attending in person will be highly encouraged to wear masks. A Zoom link
will be available on the school website. Surveys will be sent out to various
groups to gather more information. Public health is proud to work with CCSD
because of the involvement it has shown for families, staff and students. She
encouraged everyone if they have questions or concerns, go to the source. One
misnomer is staff lunch break is being taken away and that is not the case. She
has met with Mr. Hood to discuss school plans this fall. She is also working
with Lied Library and US Cellular about options for hot spots in the district.

  1. 3. Board Correspondence

Bergen - Monday’s meeting was great with expressing ideas and concerns. It
is important to note that nothing is set yet and she encouraged the community
to stay communicating with the district.

Meyer - She is enjoying the ball games along with seeing the public support
the teams and each other. There are concerns about the school district meeting
all the student needs and how it will work during this time. The task ahead of
the district is becoming more apparent. She thanked the bus drivers for their
dedication.

Pulliam - She thanked the stakeholders for their input at Monday’s meeting.
Public Health has been involved and is doing a great job.

Sunderman - He thanked the bus drivers; there is a lot of experience. He
talked to a new driver and he is excited to join the team.

  1. New Business
  1. 1. Consider approving 2020-2021 Dairy, Bakery, and Bread Bids

A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Meyer, to approve awarding the
2020-2021 dairy bid to A&E and the bakery, bread bid to Pan O'Gold. Motion
carried 5-0.

8.2. Consider Approving Second Payment for the High School and Garfield Roof
Projects

A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Bergren, to approve the
application payment of $46,919.93 for JR & Co. for the completed work to
date on the High School and Garfield roof project. Motion carried 5-0.

  1. 3. Consider identifying and approving IASB legislative priorities for 2021

A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Bergren, to approve Preschool,
Mental Health, Supplemental State Aid, and School Funding Policy as the top
four IASB legislative priorities for 2021. Motion carried 5-0.

8. 4. Consider Approving 2020-2021 Instructional Fees

A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Pulliam, to approve the 2020-
2021 instructional fees of: High School $40, Middle School $30, and
Elementary School $20. Motion carried 5-0.

8. 5. Consider approving the State of Iowa to Complete the CCSD Audit for the
Fiscal Year 2019-2020

A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Meyer, to approve the State of
Iowa to complete the CCSD audit for the Fiscal Year 2019-2020. Motion
carried 5-0.

8. 6. Consider approving Administrator Contracts

A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Bergren, to approve 260-day
contract for Administrators. Motion carried 5-0.

8. 7. Consider Approving the 2020-2021 Good Conduct Protocol

A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Pulliam, to approve the 2020-
2021 good conduct protocol. Motion carried 5-0.

  1. 8. Consider approving second and final reading of the following policies:

A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Bergren, to approve second and
final reading of all policies that have been reviewed and presented. Motion
carried 5-0.

  1. Meeting Announcements:
  1. 1. The Policy Committee will meet July 21 and 28, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the Board  Room at McKinley
  1. 2. The City Council and CCSD School Board will have a joint meeting August
    12, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. at the Lied Library. The regular board meeting will
    follow at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room at McKinley.
  2. Adjournment

A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Bergren, to adjourn the meeting at
4:39 pm. Motion carried 5-0.

 

 

Jen@iowaschool… Sun, 10/04/2020 - 21:43

2020.07.31 - Special Meeting Minutes

2020.07.31 - Special Meeting Minutes

 

A Special Meeting of the Board of Directors of Clarinda Community School District was
held Friday, July 31,2020, beginning at 3:45 PM in the Garfield/Middle School Commons -
Zoom available (Link found on district website under Menu - District Office - Zoom Link).

  1. Call to Order

President Jones called the meeting to order at 3:50 pm.

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

  1. Roll Call

The following board members were present: President Jones, Vice President
Sunderman, Bergren, Meyer, and Pulliam (via Zoom).

  1. Audience to Visitors

President Jones welcomed all visitors to the meeting.

  1. Approval of Agenda

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve the agenda.

Roll call vote was taken: Aye - Jones, Sunderman, Bergren, Meyer, and Pulliam.
Motion carried 5-0.

  1. Consider Consent Agenda Items

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Meyer, to approve the agenda.

Roll call vote was taken: Aye - Jones, Sunderman, Bergren, Meyer, and Pulliam.
Motion carried 5-0.

6. 1. Approve Minutes of the July 8, 2020 Regular Meeting
6. 2. Approve Bills

           Director Meyer found the bills in order.
6. 3. Approve Recommendation to Transfer for 2020-2021 School Year
            Kim Williams from Title 1 Reading to 7/8th grade reading teacher

  1. Recognition & Reports
    1. Superintendent

Mrs. Bergman stated administration has spent a lot of hours researching and
discussing the Return to Learn Plan. Thank you to the parents who have
communicated with staff to bring concerns and questions to their attention.

Page County Public Health has been supportive and helpful with the plan. On
Thursday the staff listened to Governor Reynold’s press conference and
attended a Zoom meeting with the Department of Education featuring Dr.
Ann 
Lebo to help finalize the plan. As the school year starts, the plan may
change 
due to guidance changes from the state and Public Health.

  1. New Business

8. 1. Consider Approving 2020-2021 Return to Learn Plan

A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Bergren, to approve 2020-2021
Return to Learn Plan. Roll call vote was taken: Aye - Jones, Sunderman,
Bergren, Meyer, and Pulliam. Motion carried 5-0.

8. 2. Consider Approving Removing 0209 Building Code (Middle School)

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Meyer, to approve removing
the 0209 Building Code (Middle School). Roll call vote was taken: Aye -
Jones, Sunderman, Bergren, Meyer, and Pulliam. Motion carried 5-0.

8. 3. Consider Approving the Supplemental Contract Adjustment for Linda VandenBosch

A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Sunderman, to approve the
supplemental contract adjustment for Linda VandenBosch. Roll call vote was
taken: Aye - Jones, Sunderman, Bergren, Meyer, and Pulliam. Motion carried
5-0.

8. 4. Consider the Supplemental Contract Adjustment for Ajia Whipp

A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Bergren, to approve the
supplemental contract adjust for Ajia Whipp for the 2020-2021 school year.
Roll call vote was taken: Aye - Jones, Sunderman, Bergren, Meyer, and
Pulliam. Motion carried 5-0.

8. 5. Consider Approving the Hiring of a .4,Temporary Custodial Position Lasting Six Months to be Extended as Needed

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Meyer, to approve the hiring
of a .4, temporary custodial position lasting six months to be extended as
needed. Roll call vote was taken: Aye - Jones, Sunderman, Bergren, Meyer,
and Pulliam. Motion carried 5-0.

8. 6. Consider Approving Director of Student Services Contract

A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Bergren, to approve the 156-day
contract for the Director of Student Services for the 2020-2021 school year.
Roll call vote was taken: Aye - Jones, Sunderman, Bergren, Meyer, and
Pulliam. Motion carried 5-0.

8. 7. Consider Approving the use of CARES Funds for the Purchase of Classroom Chairs and Desks for the 2020-2021 School Year

A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Sunderman, to approve
purchasing additional classroom chairs and desks for $82,480 with state
CARES funds for the 2020-2021 school year. Roll call vote was taken: Aye -
Jones, Sunderman, Bergren, Meyer, and Pulliam. Motion carried 5-0
.

      9.  Meeting Announcements:

9. 1.  The next regular meeting is August 12, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. in the Board Room at McKinley and via Zoom.

  1. Adjournment

    A motion was made by S underman, seconded by Bergren, to adjourn the
    4:15 pm. Motion carried 5-0.

 

 

dawn@iowaschoo… Fri, 10/09/2020 - 13:06

2020.08.12 - Regular Meeting Minutes

2020.08.12 - Regular Meeting Minutes

 

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of Clarinda Community School District was held
Wednesday, August 12, 2020, beginning at 4:00 PM in the McKinley Central Office and Zoom
for Public (Link found on district website under Menu - District Office - Zoom Link).

  1. Call to Order

President Jones called the meeting to order at 4:02 pm.

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

  1. Roll Call

The following board members were present: President Jones, Vice President
Sunderman, Bergren, Meyer, and Pulliam.

  1. Audience to Visitors

President Jones welcomed all visitors to the meeting.

  1. Approval of Agenda

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Meyer, to approve the agenda.

Motion carried 5-0.

  1. Consider Consent Agenda Items

A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Bergren, to approve the consent
agenda items. Motion carried 5-0.

  1. 1. Approve Minutes of the July 31, 2020 Special Meeting
  1. 2. Approve Bills

Director Pulliam found the bills in order.

  1. 3. Approve open enrollment requests for 2020-2021 School Year

Open Enrollment into the district 2020-2021: 2 - from Southwest Valley,
second grade (Brylee McKay) and fifth grade (Garryt McKay); 1 from South
Page, kindergarten (Ryder Whitehill); 2 from Stanton, fifth grade (Ellie
Carter) and second grade (Everett Carter); 2 from Essex, ninth grade (Dyllan
Carnes) and fourth grade (Makenzie Carnes)

Open Enrollment out of the district 2020-2021: 3 to CAM, fourth grade
(Mason Cade), third grade (Isabella Nordyke) and fifth grade (Alexander
Nordyke); 1 to Bedford, tenth grade (Emma Chapman)

  1. 4. Approve Resignation for the 2020-2021 school year

Jennifer Peters, CCSD nurse, Jana Iske, 5th Grade Teacher, and Laura
Bielfeldt.

      7.  Recognition & Reports

         7.1. Activities Report

                7.1. 1. Football Field

Mr. Hill reported the sod on the football field will be finished August
13; infrastructure, goal posts, drains, irrigation, and controls are in
place. Next steps are watering to get the sod established.

                 7.1.2. Summer and Fall Activities

Baseball Coach Eberly reported 47 boys participated along with two
new coaches. Practices were split into two sessions of an hour half
each. The team improved as the season progressed and he is proud of
them. Softball Coach Allbaugh reported 30 girls participated along
with an assistant coach and two volunteer coaches. He was able to
rotate players in different positions. The girls took pride in playing,
gained strength, and improved during the season. Mrs. Bergman
reported that fall coaches are working hard to do what is best for their
athletes. She is the point person to notify of student cases and she
continues to work with Public Health. Logan Wood reported 56 boys
attended high school football camp. Temperatures were taken and they discussed with the athletes about being responsible outside of practice.
Mrs. Bergman received email updates for volleyball, cheerleading,
band, and cross country. Volleyball has 30 girls participating. Peru
State College coaches worked with the girls. The team has been
meeting via Zoom to set goals for this season. Precautions to take
include two separate practices, marking off spaces, staggering arrival
and leave times, and sanitizing hands and volleyballs. High School
band is having a modified camp with 54 students attending to work on its marching program. Sixth grade students are being instrument tested via Zoom. Cheerleading has been meeting via Zoom; stunting is not allowed this year so they will be working on fundamentals. Cross Country athletes participated in the summer running program and camp in Norwalk. Thirty-five 7th- 12lh athletes are expected to participate this season and look forward to its most competitive season in ten years.

         7.2. Title IX

Mr. Porter is Title IX coordinator; he attended training via zoom to learn
about legislative changes. Documentation has changed and is required to be on district website. Teachers will also be required to do training. Roles of investigator, decision maker, appeals, and record keeper will be assigned in the near future.

         7.3. iJAG

Mrs. Bergman reported Mr. Bevins attended training and is excited to work with the students and the businesses. He will also collaborate with Mr. Gordon.

         7.4. CatchLife30

Rick Schupach works with groups to help take better care of themselves. The five focus areas are hydration, physical activity, nutrition, social-emotional health and sleep. Staff get daily text messages to help prep for the day. There will be suggestions, videos and progress reports to help be healthier and proactive. Cost will be $10 per person, staff and students.

         7.5.  Rising Hope

Jenny Barnett and Linda Spencer from Green Hills AEA spoke on the Rising Hope program. IKM-Manning was a pilot program last year; Clarinda and Creston will join the program this year. The focus is teaching behavior, social/emotional skills, and academics. A maximum of eight students can be in the program and currently Clarinda has four. Weekly therapy sessions will be provided by GHAEA. Zach Goering is the behavior specialist and Taylor Johnson is the teacher.

  1.  

         7.6.  Financial Reports

Mr. Pedersen stated his report is the current funding balances in the bank.
CARES funds has been spent on chairs, desks and sanitization products.

There are still funds left to use in the future; there is no deadline to have it
spent. The district audit continues virtually.

         7.7.  Superintendent

Mrs. Bergman appreciates all the work being done to get ready for students.

A Google document has been created for staff to ask questions and get answers. On August 19 the LeaderlnMe professional development will be
virtual along with small groups. She is encouraging staff to send pictures for
the slide show. Friday she will join a Green Hills AEA Zoom conference
featuring Chicago superintendent Dr. David Schuler. One focus of the Return to Learn is having least amount of cross contamination; an example of this is not having in-town shuttles. This also allows students to attend school five days instead of two days a week. The district is looking to purchase additional Swivels to assist with online learning. Administration is working to have teachers support online learning after contract hours; hourly pay will be given. This will allow the district to switch to hybrid learning if the district needs to close. They will continue to look at supplemental platforms. TLC coaches will remain helping teachers. Ms. Opperman reported on highlighted elementary changes including limited visitors into the building; classes will have the same special (music, art, and PE) for a full week; teachers working with online learning students; children eating lunch in classrooms; and taking mask breaks as much as possible. Mrs. Green reported options for the 7-12th building could include changing schedules to block schedules (four classes each quarter and meeting longer) to lessen exposure; working with the public library for access to online books; and using commons area for study hall.  Administration continues to collaborate with the library to use its outdoor area; work on stagger start and stop times for staff; collaborate with the community every Thursday via zoom to help support school, businesses, and organizations; creating signs to help with hiring for substitutes in the district; and continuing the community book club.

         7.8.  Board Correspondence

No correspondence was reported.

      8.  New Business

         8.1.  Consider Approving School Nurse Contract with Clarinda Regional Health
                  Center

A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Meyer, to approve the school
nurse contract with Clarinda Regional Health Center. Motion carried 3-0.
Abstained - Greg Jones and Stacy Pulliam

         8.2.  Considering Approving Rental Agreement with Hy-Vee

A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Bergren, to approve rental
agreement with Hy-Vee to rent space in the at 1180 South 16th Street
location. Motion carried 5-0.

         8.3.  Consider Approving the 2020-2021 28E Sharing Contract - Counselor with South
                   Page

A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Sunderman, to approve the
2020-2021 28E sharing counselor contract with South Page. Motion carried
5-0.

         8.4.  Consider Approving the Fall Volunteer Sport Coaches for 2020-2021 School Year

A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Meyer, to approve the fall
volunteer sport coaches for the 2020-2021 school year. Motion carried 5-0.

         8.5.  Consider approving iJAG Memorandum of Understanding

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve the
iJAG Memorandum of Understanding for the 2020-2021 school year.

Motion carried 5-0.

         8.6.  Consider Approving High School Curriculum Guide for 2020-2021

A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Sunderman, to approve high
school curriculum guide for 2020-2021. Motion carried 5-0.

         8.7.  Consider Approving Increasing the Substitute Teaching Daily Rate to $121

                     A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Pulliam, to approve increasing                                 the substitute teaching daily rate from $115 to $121. Motion carried 5-0.

         8.8.  Consider Approving the 2020-2021 Elementary and Junior/Senior High
                 School Handbooks

A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Sunderman, to approve the
2020-2021 elementary and junior/senior high school handbooks. Motion
carried 5-0.

         8.9.  Consider Approving Amending the Return to Learn Plan

A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Meyer, to approve amending
the Return to Learn Plan. Motion carried 5-0.

         8.10. Consider Approving the 2020-2021 District Fundraisers

A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Pulliam, to approve the 2020-
2021 district fundraisers. Motion carried 5-0.

      9.  Meeting Announcements:

         9.1.  The next regular meetings are August 26, 2020 and September 9, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.                      in the Board Room at McKinley and via Zoom. There will be work session on
                 August 18, 2020 at 1:00 at McKinley and via Zoom.

 

  1. Adjournment

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to adjourn the meeting at
6:32 pm. Motion carried 5-0.

 

 

 

 

dawn@iowaschoo… Fri, 10/09/2020 - 12:22

2020.08.18 - Work Session Minutes

2020.08.18 - Work Session Minutes

 

 

A Working Session of the Board of Directors of Clarinda Community School District was held Tuesday, August 18, 2020, beginning at 1:00 PM in the McKinley Central Office for Board Members and Zoom for Public (Link found on district website under Menu - District Office - Zoom Link).

  1. Call to Order

President Jones called the meeting to order at 1:00 pm.

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

  1. Roll Call

The following board members were present: President Jones, Vice President
Sunderman, Bergren (via Zoom), Meyer, and Pulliam.

  1. Goal Setting

The board and superintendent discussed goals for the school year, which included
continuing culture in the district, building community business partnerships,
growing CTE programs for the 1180 S. 16th building, and creating a communication
department.

  1. Insurance

Pete Stansbury discussed the district’s insurance coverage and policies. Overall the
district is setting well.

  1. Public Finance

Travis Squires from Piper Sandler discussed public finance including developing a
financing plan, reviewing the district’s ongoing needs, financial options for the
district, financial considerations and comparisons, and operating budgets and tax
rate planning.

  1. 1180 S. 16th Building Parking Lot

Discussion ensued about current and potential requests to utilize the parking lot
from outside groups. CCSD groups are covered under insurance but outside groups
are not and would need certificate of insurance.

  1. Other

Mrs. Bergman handed out staff Q&A, Page County Public Health COVID-19
update, and virtual learning infonnation.

  1. Adjournment

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Meyer, to adjourn the meeting at
4:26 pm. Motion carried 5-0.

 

 

dawn@iowaschoo… Fri, 10/09/2020 - 13:04

2020.08.26 - Regular Meeting Minutes

2020.08.26 - Regular Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Regular Meeting

The Board of Directors

Clarinda Community School District

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of Clarinda Community School District was held Wednesday, August 26, 2020, beginning at 4:00 PM in the McKinley Central Office for Board Members and Zoom for Public (Link found on district website under Menu - District Office - Zoom Link).

 

  1. Call to Order

President Jones called the meeting to order at 4:00 pm.

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

  1. Roll Call

The following board members were present: President Jones, Vice President Sunderman, Bergren (via Zoom), Meyer, and Pulliam.

  1. Audience to Visitors

President Jones welcomed all visitors to the meeting.

  1. Approval of Agenda

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Meyer, to approve the agenda. Motion carried 5-0.

  1. Consider Consent Agenda Items

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Pulliam, to approve the consent agenda items. Motion carried 5-0.

6. 1. Approve Minutes of the August 12, 2020 Regular Meeting

6. 2. Approve Minutes of the August 18, 2020 Work Session

6. 3. Approve open enrollment requests for 2020-2021 School Year Open Enrollment into the district 2020-2021: 7 from South Page,

Kindergarten (Mason Olson); second grade (Regan McPhee); eighth grade (Gavin McPhee); second grade (Kylie Childs); third grade (Justin Childs); fifth grade (Natalie Childs); Kindergarten (Caroline Parrott); 2 from Bedford, eleventh grade (Paige Daly); eighth grade (Kaedance Daly)

Open Enrollment out of the district 2020-2021: 3 to CAM, Kindergarten (Jack Samuelson); first grade (Emma Hill); Kindergarten (Abbie Hill); 1 to Essex, Kindergarten (Eden Patton); 2 to Clayton Ridge, seventh grade (Kambry Gordon); ninth grade (Tucker Gordon); 2 to Stanton, Kindergarten (Emmet Gibson); second grade (Roger Gibson III); 2 to Bedford, first grade (Jayden Green); Kindergarten (Crosby Crawford)

6.4. Approve Resignation for the 2020-2021 school year

Jason Armstrong, Assistant Middle School Football Coach

  1. Recognition & Reports

            7. 1.  Financial Reports

Mr. Pedersen met with Mr. Porter and Mrs. Bergman to set the Activities Budget. Last year the middle and high school football budget were combined and this year will be split so each has its own. It will take $8000 to bring both into budget alignment. The auditor will be back in September for further questions. The Governor’s Emergency Educational Relief Fund for PK-12 was released and is allocated for increasing connectivity, such as hot spots and technology needs for students. This will begin September 1 and CCSD should receive around $56,000.

7. 2. Superintendent

Mrs. Bergman handed out pictures showing David Williamson’s art. He spoke at the Iowa Economic Development Summit for Rural Communities; his message is transforming rural communities through creativity. She may be looking for an artist in residence this year to help with our messaging of our work. On August 19 staff engaged in LeaderInMe training of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The staff enjoyed it and will incorporate the learning throughout the year. Wednesday she met with the High School seniors to discuss their needs, wants, and concerns to be successful and contribute in the 21st Century. Students discussed being treated like adults, communication, having a student voice, and adding a Life Skills class to the curriculum. Kelly Kline is the new school nurse through the hospital. Mrs. Bergman thanked the CRHC nurse team for assisting on Monday with the parent medicine drop off. She handed out Iowa Department of Public Health and Iowa Department of Education COVID guidance sheets. The health team will be looking at the COVID policies for the district. A slideshow show is being created with pictures of staff’s summer events, teachers preparing for students, handing out recognition pins, classrooms and hallways.

7.3. Board Correspondence

Pulliam – She had privilege to be in the buildings this week and got to see first-hand the administration, teachers and staff working hard along with the students, who are adapting to the changes. There are great things happening and great people in our district.

Meyer – She commended the staff, students and families for supporting wearing the facial coverings and showing patience.

  1. New Business

8. 1. Consider Approving the 2020-2021 Classified Staff Handbook

A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Sunderman, to approve the 2020-2021 Classified Staff Handbook. Motion carried 5-0.

8. 2. Consider Approving the 2020-2021 Licensed Staff Handbook

A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Pulliam, to approve the 2020- 2021 licensed staff handbook. Motion carried 5-0.

8. 3.  Consider Approving 2020-2021 Activities Budgets

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Pulliam, to approve the 2020-2021 Activities Budgets. Motion carried 5-0.

8. 4. Consider Approving the Purchase of CatchLIFE 30

A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Sunderman, to approve the purchase of CatchLIFE 30 for all staff using self-funding money and general fund. Motion carried 5-0.

8. 5. Consider Approving SolarWinds Quote

A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Meyer, to approve purchasing SolarWinds anti-virus program. Motion carried 5-0.

8. 6. Consider Approving Donations to CCSD

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Pulliam, to approve the donations for $1000 from Hockenberry Foundation for school nurse fund,

$108 for sneeze guards from Iowa State University; $331.59 for 500 reusable athletic/activity cotton face masks from anonymous donor. Motion carried 5-0.

8.7. Consider Approving Activity/Sporting Events COVID Guidelines

A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Sunderman, to approve activity and sporting events COVID guidelines #4. Motion carried 5-0.

  1. Meeting Announcements:

9. 1. The next regular meetings are September 9, 2020 and September 23, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. in the Board Room at McKinley and via Zoom.

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Meyer, to adjourn the meeting at 5:03 pm. Motion carried 5-0.

 

dawn@iowaschoo… Fri, 10/09/2020 - 13:31

2020.09.09 - Regular Meeting Minutes

2020.09.09 - Regular Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Regular Meeting
September 9, 2020

The Board of Directors
Clarinda Community School District

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of Clarinda Community School District was held Wednesday, September 9, 2020, beginning at 4:00 PM in the McKinley Central Office for Board Members and Zoom for Public (Link found on district website under Menu - District Office - Zoom Link).

 

  1. Call to Order

President Jones called the meeting to order at 4:00 pm.

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

  1. Roll Call

The following board members were present: President Jones, Vice President Sunderman, Bergren, Meyer, and Pulliam.

  1. Audience to Visitors

President Jones welcomed all visitors to the meeting.

  1. Approval of Agenda

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve the agenda. Motion carried 5-0.

  1. Consider Consent Agenda Items

A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Sunderman, to approve the consent agenda items. Motion carried 5-0.

    1. Approve Minutes of the August 26, 2020 Regular Meeting.
    2. Approve the Bills

Director Meyer found the bills in order.

    1. Approve Open Enrollment Requests for 2020-2021 School Year

Open Enrollment into the district 2020-2021: 1 from Shenandoah, ninth grade (Brooklyn Pickens); 1 from Bedford, Kindergarten (Sutton Humphrey); 1 from South Page, first grade (Logan Achterberg)

Open Enrollment out of the district 2020-2021: 3 to Bedford, Kindergarten (Nolan Saurbom), Kindergarten (Kameron Larabee), second grade (Ruger Fister)

    1. Approve Recommendation to Hire for 2020-2021 School Year Curtis Maassen, Assistant Middle School Football Coach
    2. Approve Resignations for the 2020-2021 School Year
            Will Bauman
      , Middle School Basketball Coach

            Danni Samuelson, High School Associate and Cheer Coach
  1. Recognition and Reports
    1. Principal Report - 7th- 12th Grade Building

Mrs. Green explained the block scheduling; studentsfor the first semester will have four classes each quarter. Teachers are eating with the students in their classrooms. Building Trades classes have built shelves, work benches and bag yard games. She discussed the adjustments for the students such as wearing masks, physical distancing, temperature taking, and plexiglass dividers. She complimented the band, players, students, and spectators for wearing masks at the football game. Carroll Kuemper principal commended CCSD fans who attended the volleyball game Thursday night; they came to the game wearing facial coverings. The coaches and athletes were good to work with as well.

    1. Financial Reports

Mr. Pedersen stated the financial report is the actual funds in the bank accounts as of August 31. The week of September 21 the auditor will be in-house to complete field work. Reports due on September 15 include Certified Annual Report, Transportation Annual Report, and Special Education Supplement Report. In October he and Mrs.

Bergman will be attending the IFSIS Financial Conference. State financial aid does not come in July and August but should resume in September. He shared two salary and experience graphs from Forecast 5.

    1. Superintendent

Mrs. Bergman reported the CASA report is close to being done. Coming up is a Labor Relations Conference from IASB and she will send a staff member. She and Kim Williams are close to setting the Employee Relations Dream Team. The Administration is continuing its Speed of Trust learning. A COVID employee agreement is being created in case the district needs to go to online learning. The hospital and district are working on a flu clinic for staff and trying to include students. She is working with Kelly Kline, Stacy Pulliam, and district staff on the district health policies. She shared a message from Mr. Porter that Friday' s football game will be moved to Red Oak; the weather has not cooperated. He is working on adjusting Senior Night. The Homecoming Committee is requesting coronation be held on Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00. Emergency drills will still be done in the buildings and buses.

    1. Board Correspondence

Meyer - Congratulations to Chase McAndrews for being elected to the State Youth Broadband Advisory Council.

  1. New Business
    1. Consider Approving the Home School Assistance Teacher Contracts for 2020-2021 A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Bergren, to approve contracts with Lexy Davies to serve as the Home School Assistance teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. Motion carried 5-0.
    2. Consider Approving the Cooperative Agreement with University of Northern Iowa A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Meyer, to approve the Cooperative Agreement with University of Northern Iowa. Motion carried 5-0.
    3. Consider Approving the Selection of Mrs. Bergman to the 2020-2021 Leadership Iowa Class

A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Meyer, to approve the selection of Mrs. Bergman to the 2020-2021 Leadership Iowa class. Motion carried 5-0.

    1. Consider Approving the Mask Donations

A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Sunderman, to approve the donations of masks to the District from Grace Crosby and Anchor Homes. Motion carried 5-0.

    1. Consider Approving the Application for COVID-19 CARES Act Relief Grant
      A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Meyer, to approve the application for COVID-19 CARES Act Relief Grant and addendum. Motion carried 5-0.

 

    1. Consider Approving Paying $26,304 to 3D Construction, Inc. for replacing the cement slab at Garfield Elementary

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve paying $26,304 for the cement slab at Garfield Elementary. Motion carried 5-0.

  1. Meeting Announcements:
    1. Our next regular meetings are on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 and October 7, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. in the Board Room at McKinley and via Zoom.
    2. Iowa Association of School Boards 75th Annual Convention, November 17-19, 2020

This year the convention will be held online.

  1. Adjournment

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to adjourn the meeting at 4:50 pm. Motion carried 5-0.

 

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2020.09.23 - Regular Meeting Minutes

2020.09.23 - Regular Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Regular Meeting

The Board of Directors

Clarinda Community School District

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of Clarinda Community School District was held Wednesday, September 23, 2020, beginning at 4:00 PM in the McKinley Central Office for Board Members and Zoom for Public (Link found on district website under Menu - District Office - Zoom Link).

 

  1. Call to Order

President Jones called the meeting to order at 4:00 pm.

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

  1. Roll Call

The following board members were present: President Jones, Vice President Sunderman"' Bergren, Meyer, Pulliam, and Student Director Moheng.

  1. Audience to Visitors

President Jones welcomed all visitors to the meeting.

  1. Approval of Agenda

A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Sunderman, to approve the agenda. Motion carried 5-0.

  1. Consider Consent Agenda Items

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Pulliam, to approve the consent agenda items. Motion carried 5-0.

    1. Approve Minutes of the September 9, 2020 Regular Meeting.
    2. Approve the Bills
      Director Meyer found the bills in order.
    1. Approve Open Emollment Requests for 2020-2021 School Year
      Open Emollment into the district 2020-2021: 2 from Southwest Valley, second grade and fifth grade; 1 from Shenandoah, eleventh grade (Zoey Greever); 2 from South Page, third grade (Grayson Johnson) and sixth grade, (Karson Johnson) Open Emollment out of the district 2020-2021: 1 to CAM, tenth grade (Alissa Harbin)
    1. Approve Recommendations to Hire for 2020-2021 School Year Shala Stroud as Football Cheer Coach
      Misty Wissel as Basketball Cheer Coach
      LeAnn Mackey as an Associate at the High School Kelley Lacey as a Bus Driver
  1. Recognition and Reports
    1. 7/8th Grade Report
      Mrs. Honnold reported having smooth transition to the high school building. She gives credit to the staff and is receiving positive feedback from parents. She is using 7 Highly Effective Habits for Teenagers and tying the habits with movies so the students can connect easier. Parent Joni Engstrand spoke in favor of the move; her daughter loves it and is involved more. Parent Kendra Clark spok about the transition and has no complaints. Students Ayden In, Carter Wallace, and Lexi Clark spoke about being happy with the move because they feel more mature and it still feels like another day at the Middle School. They feel comfortable with the upper classmen in the same building. Teacher Mr. Bauman was apprehensive about moving but said the transition has gone swimmingly. He said this is the best middle school staff. Mrs. Wellhausen commented the split schedule has helped with the transition.
    1. Financial Reports
      Mr. Pedersen reported district received a good portion of county taxes and state aid so money did not need transferred. State reports are complete and certified. Field work on the district audit continues; auditor will be in-house September 30. The purchase agreement for 1180 S. 16th building included paying property taxes. District paid

$20,781.25; Board of Supervisors approved an abatement of$4564.75. Special Education deficient is $25,964.49 higher this year; we will request allowable growth and supplemental aid. Mrs. Wellhausen, Mrs. Bergman, and he met with Timberline to check if district can invoice them for additional students; last year four students were invoiced to Timberline.

    1. Superintendent

Student Director Moheng said he has no concerns and students are adjusting. Mrs. Bergman said neighboring districts are calling to see if we can share our information and letters for in-school learning. Later this year she will be attending Leading/or Equity through SAI. She is involved with the community book club; they are reading Waking Up White. The administration and her are trying to find ways to involve students, staff and community members in diversity conversations.

  1. New Business
    1. Consider Approving Request for Modified Allowable Growth and Supplemental Aid for the 2019-2020 School Year Special Education Deficit

This is not a budgeting error or overspending; the district is behind a year in collecting in special education funding.

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Meyer, to approve request for Modified Allowable Growth and Supplemental Aid for the 2019-2020 school special education deficit. Motion carried 5-0.

    1. Consider Approving the Application for the Coronavirus Relief Fund Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund Grant

A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Bergren, to approve the Application for the Coronavirus Relief Fund Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund Grant.

Motion carried 5-0.

    1. Consider Approving the Fundraising for the Industrial Technology Department

A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Meyer, to approve the fundraising for the Industrial Technology Department upon approval of the Superintendent. Motion carried 5-0.

    1. Consider Approving the COVID-19 Emergency Work From Home Employee Agreement

The staff handbooks cover the current working situation while this document covers the off-site location due to COVID. Each principal will have staff meeting to discuss this document along with public purpose.

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve the COVID-19 Emergency Work From Home Employee Agreement. Motion carried 5-0.

  1. Meeting Announcements:
    1. Our next regular meetings are on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. in the Board Room at McKinley and via Zoom. Also, there will be a special board meeting to approve the health documents on September 24 at 3:30 p.m. in the Board Room at McKinley and via Zoom.
    2. The Clarinda City Council and CCSD School Board will have a joint meeting on October 28, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. in the Middle School Commons and via Zoom. Following the joint meeting, the School Board will hold its regular meeting.
    3. Iowa Association of Schools Boards 75th Annual Convention, November 17-19, 2020 This year the convention will be held online. Please contact Mrs. McKinnon by September 27 if you plan on attending.
  2. Adjournment

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Pulliam, to adjourn the meeting at 4:42 pm. Motion carried 5-0.

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2020.09.24 - Special Meeting Minutes

2020.09.24 - Special Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Special Meeting

The Board of Directors

Clarinda Community School District

A Special Meeting of the Board of Directors of Clarinda Community School District was held Thursday, September 24, 2020, beginning at 3:30 PM in the McKinley Central Office for Board Members and Zoom for Public (Link found on district website under Menu - District Office - Zoom Link).

 

  1. Call to Order

President Jones called the meeting to order at 3:38 pm.

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

  1. Roll Call

The following board members were present: President Jones (via Zoom), Vice President Sunderman (via cell phone), Bergren (via Zoom), and Meyer (via cell phone). Absent­ Pulliam.

  1. Audience to Visitors

President Jones welcomed all visitors to the meeting.

  1. Approval of Agenda

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve the agenda. Motion carried 4-0.

  1. New Business
    1. Consider Approving Health Forms

A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Meyer, to approve health forms. Motion carried 3-0. Abstained - Jones

  1. Adjournment

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to adjourn the meeting at 3:44 pm. Motion carried 4-0.

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2020.10.14 - Regular Meeting Minutes

2020.10.14 - Regular Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Regular Meeting

The Board of Directors

Clarinda Community School District

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of Clarinda Community School District was held Wednesday, October 14, 2020, beginning at 4:00 PM in the McKinley Central Office for Board Members and Zoom for Public (Link found on district website under Menu - District Office - Zoom Link).

 

  1. Call to Order

President Jones called the meeting to order at 4:00 pm.

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

  1. Roll Call

The following board members were present: President Jones, Vice President Sunderman, Bergren, Meyer, Pulliam, and Student Director Moheng.

  1. Audience to Visitors

President Jones welcomed all visitors to the meeting.

  1. Approval of Agenda

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve the agenda. Motion carried 5-0.

  1. Consider Consent Agenda Items

A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Pulliam, to approve the consent agenda items. Motion carried 5-0.

    1. Approve Minutes of the September 23, 2020 Regular Meeting
    2. Approve Minutes of the September 24, 2020 Special Meeting
    3. Approve Bills

Director Pulliam found the bills in order.

    1. Approve Open Enrollment Requests for 2020-2021 School Year

Open Enrollment into the district 2020-2021: 1 from Shenandoah, eleventh grade (Jaymarian Session)

Open Enrollment out of the district 2020-2021: none

    1. Approve Recommendation to Transfer for 2020-2021 School Year

Curt Dow to head Middle School Wrestling Coach from Assistant Coach

  1. Recognition and Reports
    1. TLC Report

Mr. Smith reported student Zoom and Edgenuity meetings are going well and routines are being set. Students will be doing a mock election in November. The high school is working on a student behavior plan similar to PBIS. Mrs. Wagoner is focusing on mentoring new teachers, co-teaching, PBIS expectations, math program (Eureka), and remote learning with second and third graders. Mrs. Eberly is working with Kindergarten and first grade remote learning. Lessons are being recorded and sent to families. The first round of FAST testing was given to K-6 to gage where students are; scores dropped but it was expected given school was not in session for five months. First and second graders need the most assistance. Mrs. Bix and three associates are helping with Title I reading.

    1. ELO (TAG) Presentation

Mrs. VandenBosch, along with students Chase McAndrews and Taylor Rasmussen, explained the ELO (Enrichment Learning Opportunities) progran1 (the former TAG (Talented and Gifted) program). This program is meant to enrich all students not just accelerated students and to give real world learning. Recommendations to be involved can come from parents, teachers or students. CogAT testing will be given to third and sixth graders in November.

    1. Financial Reports

Mr. Pedersen explained (agenda item 8.8) the Modified Allowable Growth and Supplemental Aid needs to be approved again because two students who attended APEX were not included on the report. He presented a PowerPoint showing current funds and open enrollment. Enrollment has been steady with exception of open enrollment which has increased. This current school year open enrollment's out of district will have slight increase due to online school programs. He discussed the revenues and expenditures for the past three-years for school funds.

    1. Superintendent

Mrs. Bergman attended Leadership Iowa's first session. CCSD staff has been all hands on deck; she is proud of everyone stepping up where needed. Many teachers are wanting to stay with their students and not take breaks. Most districts are not going five days a week and CCSD is working hard to maintain our five day classroom schedule. She discussed alternate ways for students to learn and for staff to teach.

Internship website is close to completion and she has a student heading the CCSD Communication Department. She presented a video celebrating staff. She is challenging people to write chalk messages on sidewalks to encourage teachers to know they are appreciated. The next NEST episode is being created. On Thursday CLS students are back with us; she and Ms. Schindler continue to work together. Mr. Pedersen and her will speak to SBRC Committee to ask for the Drop Out and Prevention funds. She encouraged everyone to write legislators about priorities. The first quarter a few classes were over 25 because of scheduling conflicts and teachers not wanting students to miss band. She has worked with upper level staff for solutions to limit classes to 25 or less students.

    1. Board Correspondence

Moheng- He asked about student use of guest Wi-Fi for course work.

Meyer - She has had community members ask how students are able to go five days a week. Thank you to staff for working their tails off to accomplish this.

Sunderman - Thanked staff for working super hard and making it work. Bergren - It was nice to see the presentations and be able to have students in the classrooms five days a week.

Pulliam - She gave kudos to students for wearing masks. Jones - He wished the fall activities well in the post season.

  1. New Business
    1. Consider Approving the Morningside College Memorandum of Understanding A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve the Morningside College Memorandum of Understanding. Motion carried 5-0.
    1. Consider Approving the Allowable Growth and Supplemental State Aid for Limited English Proficiency Program for the amount of $22,107.44

A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Sunderman, to approve the request of the Allowable Growth and Supplemental State Aid for Limited English Proficiency Progran1 for the amount of $22,107.44. Motion carried 5-0.

    1. Consider Approving the Purchase of Tools and Equipment for Industrial Technology from Grizzly Industrial Inc.

A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Meyer, to approve the purchase of tools and equipment for $21,248.21 from Grizzly Industrial Inc. Motion carried 5-0.

    1. Consider Approving the Purchase of Tools and Equipment for Industrial Technology from Acme Tools

A new quote without the tax was received from Acme Tools.

A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Meyer, to approve the purchase of tools and equipment for $24,629.99 from Acme Tools. Motion carried 5-0.

    1. Consider Approving the Title IX Assignment Roles

A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Sunderman, to approve Josh Porter for Title IX Coordinator, Cindy Opperman for Title IX Investigator, Denise Green for Title IX Decision-Maker, Allie Wellhausen for Title IX Appellate Decision Maker, and Nancy McKinnon for Title IX Record Keeper. Motion carried 5-0.

    1. Consider Approving the Handicap Accessible Viewing Deck at the Football Field

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve the building of the handicap accessible viewing deck at the football field. Motion carried 5-0.

    1. Consider Approving Using EMC Underwriters Attorney for the Medicaid Billing Company Data Breach

A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Meyer, to approve using EMC underwriters' attorney for the Medicaid billing company (Timberline) data breach. Motion carried 5-0.

    1. Consider Approving Request for Modified Allowable Growth and Supplemental Aid for the 2019-2020 School Year Special Education Deficit

This was approved in September but two students attending APEX were not accounted and the report needed to be adjusted.

A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Sunderman, to approve request for Modified Allowable Growth and Supplemental Aid for the 2019-2020 school special education deficit of $421,107.42. Motion carried 5-0.

    1. Consider going into closed session to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual's reputation and that individual requests a closed session as provided by Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(i)

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Meyer, to go into closed session in accordance with Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(i) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual's reputation and that individual requests a closed session. Roll call vote was taken: Jones - Aye; Sunderman - Aye; Bergren - Aye; Meyer - Aye; Pulliam - Aye. The motion passed on a unanimous vote and the Board entered into closed session at 5:52 pm.

President Jones declared the Board back in open session at 8:07 pm after discussion. No action was necessary.

  1. Meeting Announcements:
    1. The next meeting is a work session on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. in the Board Room at McKinley and via Zoom.
    2. The next regular meeting is on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. in the Commons at Middle School and via Zoom. The first part of the meeting will be a joint meeting with the City Council. The second part both boards will have their meetings - school board will remain in the Commons while the City Council will meet at City Hall.
    3. Iowa Association of Schools Boards 75th Annual Convention, November 17-19, 2020 This year the convention will be held online.
  2. Adjournment

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Pulliam, to adjourn the meeting at 8:08 pm. Motion carried 5-0.

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2020.10.19 - Work Session Minutes

2020.10.19 - Work Session Minutes

Minutes of Working Session

The Board of Directors

Clarinda Community School District

A Working Session of the Board of Directors of Clarinda Community School District was held Monday, October 19, 2020, beginning at 5:00 PM in the McKinley Central Office for Board Members and Zoom for Public (Link found on district website under Menu - District Office - Zoom Link).

 

  1. Call to Order

President Jones called the meeting to order at 5:04 pm.

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

  1. Roll Call

The following board members were present: President Jones, Vice President Sunderman, Bergren, Meyer, and Pulliam.

  1. Community Tennis Courts

Gary McClamon and Carson Riedel from the city discussed the city tennis courts, which need resurfaced. The city is asking for CCSD to pay for half of the $38,000. The city has received a Clarinda Foundation grant which has already been applied. Gary also thanked the football team for helping to clean up a city property.

  1. Student Outcomes

Discussion included what skills, avenues, and outcomes the district want for the students.

  1. Branding

Mrs. Bergman would like to have students draw and create a district visual, which would be presented to the Board. The value and journey of the process is beneficial to the student along with the final product.

  1. Instructional Programming

Mrs. Bergman discussed listening to staff, students, and community members to hear what programming is needed and wanted. Our traditional roots need to be bridged with progression. Ideas for programming were renewable energy, aviation , transp01tation, teaching, construction entrepreneurism, agriculture, bioscience, and health fields.

  1. Communications Team

Mrs. Bergman discussed Thought Exchange, which is a software to engage the public. Green Hills AEA purchased and the district may be able to utilize.

  1. Internships

Mrs. Bergman discussed possible community student internships.

  1. Work Opportunities

Mrs. Bergman is working on job opportunities for students with a local industry.

  1. Registered Apprenticeships

Mrs. Bergman talked about possible registered apprenticeship within the community and a possible grant to assist financially.

  1. Facilities

Discussion centered around students, special needs, spaces, mental health supports and 1180 South 16th building.

  1. Facility Parking Lot

Mrs. Bergman shared ideas of what can be done with the parking lot at 1180 South 16th.

  1. Professional Learning

Project-based and student-driven learning were discussed.

  1. Senior Experience

Discussion included mental health, culture, and 7 Habits of Effective Families.

  1. Funding

Mrs. Bergman and Mr. Pedersen discussed funding sources including SAVE and PPEL.

  1. Human Resources

Mrs. Bergman asked board to consider hiring an administrative assistant at Central Office.

  1. Focused Time

Dedicated time will be set aside for working and focusing on district projects.

  1. Audit

Field work is done and the state auditor continues to work at its office.

  1. Policy Next Steps

Because of COVID and time constraints the policy committee will continue to meet. Various staff members will be pulled in for discussion when necessary.

  1. Other

Mr. Hill reported on upcoming asbestos inspections and Radon testing. A heat pump at Garfield has gone down and needs replaced. The district is still communicating with JR and Company concerning the high school roof project.

  1. Adjournment

A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Bergren , to adjourn the meeting at 7:21 pm. Motion carried 5-0.

 

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2020.10.28 - Joint Meeting Minutes

2020.10.28 - Joint Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Joint Meeting with City Council

The Board of Directors

Clarinda Community School District

A Joint Meeting of the Board of Directors of Clarinda Community School District and Clarinda City Council was held Wednesday, October 28, 2020, beginning at 4:00 PM in the Commons at the Middle School and Zoom for Public (Link found on district website under Menu - District Office - Zoom Link).

 

  1. Call to Order

President Jones called the meeting to order at 4:03 pm. Mayor Hull called city council to order at 4:05 pm.

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

  1. Roll Call

The following board members were present: President Jones, Vice President Sunderman, Meyer, and Pulliam. Absent: Bergren

The following city council members were present: Mayor Hull, Ascherl, Hill, McCall, Shore

  1. Approval of Agenda

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Meyer, to approve the agenda. Motion carried 4-0.

  1. Joint Meeting
    1. Japan Presentation

High School students Anna DeGroot and Kari VanNostrand gave a presentation on their trip to Tamana, Japan.

    1. General Discussion

Mayor Hull gave an overview of the tennis courts project. Mrs. Bergman reported the high school industrial class would like to assist with the sidewalk program. She thanked the library for hosting the Community Book Club. Mr. McClarnon thanked the football team for helping clean up a property in town. Parent traffic at Garfield and Middle School has improved from the first day of school. Having Wells Street from 16th to 15th Streets one-way going to the West is still an interest to help traffic flow.

 

Bergren came at 4:29 pm.

 

  1. Adjournment

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Meyer, to adjourn the meeting at 4:39 pm. Motion carried 5-0.

Following the joint meeting, the school board began its regular board meeting while the city council retired to the Lied Library for its regular council meeting.

 

 

These minutes are as recorded by the board secretary and subject to approval at the next regular board meeting.

 

Nancy Fulk-McKinnon Board Secretary

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2020.10.28 - Regular Meeting Minutes

2020.10.28 - Regular Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Regular Meeting
The Board of Directors
Clarinda Community School District

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of Clarinda Community School District was held Wednesday, October 28, 2020, beginning at 4:30 PM in the Commons at the Middle School for Board Members and Zoom for Public (Link found on district website under Menu - District Office - Zoom Link).

 

  1. Call to Order

President Jones called the meeting to order at 4:46 pm.

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

  1. Roll Call

The following board members were present: President Jones, Vice President Sunderman, Bergren, Meyer, and Pulliam.

  1. Audience to Visitors

President Jones welcomed all visitors to the meeting.

  1. Approval of Agenda

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Meyer, to approve the agenda. Motion carried 5-0.

  1. Consider Consent Agenda Items

A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Sunderman, to approve the consent agenda items. Motion carried 4-0. Abstaining - Jones

    1. Approve Minutes of the October 14, 2020 Regular Meeting
    2. Approve Minutes of the October 19, 2020 Work Session
    3. Approve Bills

Director Pulliam found the bills in order.

    1. Approve Special Education Contracts

Clarinda Academy: Council Bluffs, Davenport, Dubuque, Glenwood, LeMars, Red Oak, Sioux City, South O’Brien, Storm Lake, and Waterloo School Districts.

CCSD: Essex, Shenandoah, and South Page School Districts.

    1. Approve Recommendations to Hire for 2020-2021 School Year Logan Wood as High School Instructor for 0.1 FTE
      Andy Johnson as Middle School Boys Basketball Coach
      Sage Lloyd as High School Boys Assistant Track Coach pending completion of hiring process
       
    1. Approve Resignations for 2020-2021 School Year
      Karlee Barlow, Associate

      Jane Mayer, High School Wrestling Cheer Coach
       
    1. Approve Winter Volunteer Coaches

Marilyn Wagoner, Zach Goering, Will Baumann, Scott Stickler, Paul Honnold, and Aaron Davidshofer

  1. Recognition and Reports
    1. High School Student Council Report
      Chase McAndrews, Izzy Smith (via Zoom) and Shannon Almelien gave a presentation of Student Council projects and activities, which includes building beds for Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Changing Iowa’s Environment for the Future, and Southwest Iowa District Leadership Conference. Mrs. Almelien was awarded the Warren E. Shull Award and Region 5 High School Advisor Representative Award. The Council has been designated as Honor Council with Meritorious Distinction in Iowa.
    1. PK-6 Principal Report
      Ms. Opperman discussed daily schedules, AEA literacy and math support, FAST scores and Title I services.
    1. Superintendent
      Mrs. Bergman discussed an article on 3 Illusions All Leaders Face and Successful Leaders Defeat. She met with Linda VandenBosch and Trish Bergren to set up the branding process with the Lied Center. The Take a Break room at middle school is almost complete. She discussed J-Term and involving business leaders. She went to Council Bluffs with Economic Development to meet David Hazlewood with NeighborWorks. High School students will be drawing chalk art and writing messages on sidewalks at 1180 S. 16th and Hy-Vee to pay tribute to school staff.
       
  2. New Business
    1. Consider Approving Resurfacing Tennis Court Project

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Meyer, to approve the school district's cost to resurface the tennis courts, matching the city’s financial contribution and not exceeding $19,000.00. Motion carried 5-0.

    1. Consider Approving Donation from the Together Class ACTION

A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Meyer, to approve the donation of $100 to the school nurse fund from the First United Methodist Church Together Sunday School Class. Motion carried 5-0.

    1. Consider Adopting Resolution to Consider Continued Participation in the Instructional Support Program

A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Sunderman, to approve considering adopting the resolution to consider the continued participation in the Instructional Support Program with the public hearing at the November 11, 2020 regular meeting. Motion carried 5-0.

    1. Consider Approving Hiring a Floating Substitute for the Remainder of the 2020- 2021 School Year

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve hiring a floating substitute for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. Motion carried 5-0.

    1. Consider Approving TLC Operational Sharing for 2021-2022 School Year with South Page

A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Pulliam, to approve TLC operational sharing with 2021-2022 school year with South Page. Motion carried 5-0.

    1. onsider Approving Coronavirus Relief Fund Earn and Learn Grant Opportunity Through Iowa Force Development

A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Pulliam, to approve the Coronavirus Relief Fund Earn and Learn Grant Opportunity. Motion carried 5-0.

    1. Consider Approving Filling the Title I Reading Position

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve filling the Title I Reading Position for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. Motion carried 5-0.

 

  1. Meeting Announcements:
    1. Immediately following the meeting, Mr. Hill will give building tours to the Board.
    2. Our next regular meeting is on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. in the Boardroom at McKinley and via Zoom.
    3. Iowa Association of Schools Boards 75th Annual Convention, November 17-19, 2020 This year the convention will be held online.

 

  1. Adjournment

A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to adjourn the meeting at 5:32 pm. Motion carried 5-0.

 

 

These minutes are as recorded by the board secretary and subject to approval at the next regular board meeting.

Nancy Fulk-McKinnon Board Secretary

Jen@iowaschool… Sun, 11/08/2020 - 20:22

2020.11.11 - Regular Meeting Minutes

2020.11.11 - Regular Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Regular Meeting
The Board of Directors
Clarinda Community School District

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of Clarinda Community School District was held Wednesday, November 11, 2020, beginning at 4:00 PM in the McKinley Central Office for Board Members and Zoom for Public (Link found on district website under Menu - District Office - Zoom Link).

 

1. Call to Order
    President Jones called the meeting to order at 4:02 pm.

2. Pledge of Allegiance
    The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

3. Roll Call
    The following board members were present:  President Jones, Vice President Sunderman, Bergren, Meyer (via Zoom), Pulliam.

4. Audience to Visitors
    President Jones welcomed all visitors to the meeting. John VanNostrand spoke concerning the Theater and Band students’ performances being affected by COVID-19 decisions.

5. Approval of Agenda
    A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve the agenda. Motion carried 5-0.

6. Open Hearing on Continuation of Instructional Support Levy
    At 4:13 p.m. President Jones declared the start of the hearing on the Continuation of the Instructional Support Levy. Hearing no verbal objections and receiving no written 
    objections, 
President Jones closed the hearing at 4:14 p.m.

7. Organizational Meeting
    Secretary McKinnon started the process for reorganizing the school board.  
            7.1 Election of Officers
                  7.1.1 President
                         Secretary McKinnon called for nominations for President. Sunderman nominated Jones and Jones nominated Meyer. A roll call vote was taken and Jones was                                      elected President by a 4-1 vote. For Jones: Bergren, Meyer, Pulliam and Sunderman. For Meyer: Jones.
                  7.1.2. Vice President
                          President Jones called for nominations for Vice President. Sunderman nominated Pulliam and Meyer nominated Sunderman. A roll call vote was taken and Pulliam
                             was elected Vice President by a 3-2 vote. For Pulliam: 
Bergren, Jones, and Sunderman. For Sunderman: Meyer and Pulliam.    
            7.2 Determination of Dates, Times, and Locations for Regular Board Meetings.
            
     A motion was made by Sunderman, and seconded by Bergren, to set school board meetings on the second and fourth Wednesdays (exception of July and December)
           
      of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the McKinley boardroom.  Motion carried 5-0.
            7.3 Approve Treasurer’s Report FY20
 
               A motion was made by Bergren, and seconded by Meyer, to approve the Treasurer’s Report FY20 as prepared and presented. Motion carried 5-0.
           
7.4 Approve Bank Depositories
                 A motion was made by Sunderman, and seconded by Pulliam, to adopt a resolution that Clarinda Community School District of Clarinda, IA in Page County, IA                  approves the following list of financial institutions to be depositories of the Clarinda Community School Districts funds in conformance with all applicable provisions of                     Iowa code Chapters 452 and 453 (1993) as amended by 1984 Iowa Acts, S.F. 2220.  The business manager, board secretary, and board treasurer is hereby authorized to                  deposit Clarinda Community School funds in amounts not to exceed the maximum approved for each respective financial institution as set out. Roll call vote: Ayes –                  Bergren, Jones, Meyer, Pulliam, and Sunderman. Nays – none.
           
7.5 Approve Access to Clarinda Community School District Financial and Portfolio Accounts
           
     A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Sunderman, to approve authorizing the School Board President, Business Manager, and Superintendent to have access to 
           
     view district bank accounts and financial portfolios. Motion carried 5-0.
         
7.6 Approve Official Newspaper
          
     A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Bergren, to approve designating the Clarinda Herald Journal as the district’s official newspaper for the 2020-2021 school
         
      year. Motion carried 5-0.
          7.7 Approve the 2020-2021 Reimbursement Schedule
              A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Pulliam, to approve the 2020-2021 reimbursement schedule with the change of Iowa rate to .2875 cents a mile.  Motion                             carried 5-0.
         7.8 Committee Assignments
               7.8.1. Finance
                         Bergren and Meyer are appointed to the finance committee.
               7.8.2. Facilities
                         Pulliam and Sunderman are appointed to the facilities committee.
               7.8.3. Policy
                         Bergren and Meyer are appointed to the policy committee.
               7.8.4. School Improvement
                         Pulliam and Sunderman are appointed to the school improvement committee.
               7.8.5. Activities
                         Jones and Sunderman are appointed to the activities committee.
               7.8.6. Technology
                         Bergren and Jones are appointed to the technology committee.
              7.8.7. Legislative Action Network
                       Meyer is appointed to the Legislative committee.
             7.8.8. Page County Conference Board
                       Pulliam is appointed to the Page County Conference Board.

8. Consider Consent Agenda Items
A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve the consent agenda items. Motion carried 5-0.
     8.1 Approve Minutes of the October 28, 2020 Joint Meeting with City Council
     8.2 Approve Minutes of the October 28, 2020 Regular Meeting
     8.3 Approve Bills
           Director Meyer found them in order.
     
8.4 Approve Special Education Contracts
           
Clarinda Academy – Ames, Fremont-Mills, and Creston School Districts.    
   
8.5 Approve Recommendations to Hire for 2020-2021 School Year
          Deitrich Engstrand as a paraprofessional; Katie Kendall as a paraprofessional; Mackenize Clark as a fifth grade teacher

9. Recognition and Reports
    9.1 Financial Reports
          Mr. Pedersen transferred money from general fund into savings to take advantage of interest rates. The request for the modified supplemental authority on item 10.1
     
      is asking for only spending authority to be increased and not receiving money.
    9.2 Superintendent
          Mrs. Bergman attended Leadership Iowa November 5 and 6 in Sioux Center and it focused on agriculture and renewable resources. Employee Relations Dream Team
          has discussed the budget and the negotiation process going forward. She discussed the work with administration and staff for further learning opportunities for students
          and staff professional learning. She touched on COVID-19 reporting and what data can be released. The Return-to-Learn Plan and 7-12 Hybrid Plan is being revised.
          H-10 winter activities guidance will be aligned with Governor Reynold’s recent guidance. She will be part of the team that will meet with the new Clarinda Academy
          Executive Director. From the state audit, CCSD employees cannot serve as a financial officer on community boards.
   9.3 Board Correspondence
   
      Bergren – The play was great and amazing production considering the circumstances.
         Sunderman – He congratulated the new officers.
   
      Jones – He was a part of the exit interview with the state auditor; he felt positive and thought district received good feedback. He asked for grace from the public during this
         pandemic; decisions are always made with student safety first. 

10. New Business
10.1 Consider Approving SBRC Application for Maximum Modified Supplemental Authority
        A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve maximum modified supplemental funding of $114,896 for increased enrollment and open enrollment out.          Motion carried 5-0.
10.2 Consider Adopting the Resolution for Continuation of the Instructional Support Levy
        A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Meyer, to approve adopting the resolution for continuation of the Instruction Support Levy. Ayes – Pulliam, Bergren, Jones,
        Sunderman, and Meyer. Nays – none. Motion carried 5-0.

10.3 Consider Approving the Amendment on the Agreement Between Green Hills AEA and Clarinda Community School District for Additional Days for the School-Based
        Interventionist
        A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Sunderman, to approve the amendment on the agreement between Green Hills AEA and Clarinda Community School District for
        additional days for the School-Based Interventionist.  Motion 
carried 5-0.
10.4 Consider Approving the Process to Purchase a Bus for the 2021-2022 School Year
        A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Pulliam, to approve the process to purchase a bus for the 2021-2022 school year.  Motion carried 5-0.
10.5 Consider Approving the Donation of a Bandsaw
        A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Pulliam, to approve the donation of a bandsaw for the Industrial Technology class from Jeff McCall. Motion carried 5-0.
10.6 Consider Approving Heat Pump Replacement at Garfield
       A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Bergren, to approve the bid from Wallin Plumbing and Heating for $11,286.44 to replace the heat pump at Garfield Elementary.
        Motion carried 5-0.

10.7 Consider Approving the Snow Removal Bid for the 1180 S. 16th Street Location
       A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Sunderman, to approve the snow removal bid from Degase Home Improvement of $75 an hour for the 1180 S. 16th Street location.
       Motion carried 5-0.

10.8 Consider Approving the 2020-2021 Region 13 RPP Consortium Grant Application
       A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Pulliam, to approve the 2020-2021 Region 13 RPP Consortium Grant Application. Motion carried 5-0.
10.9 Consider Approving the DECAT/CPPC Grant
       A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Sunderman, to approve the DECAT/CPPC Grant for $3750.00 for the School Based After School At-Risk Tutoring Program.
        Motion carried 5-0.

10.10 Consider Canceling the Second Meeting on Wednesday, November 25 and having a Work Session on Monday, November 23
          A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve canceling the second November board meeting on November 25, 2020 and have a Work Session on
         Monday, November 23, 2020. Motion carried 5-0.

10.11 Consider Approving Hiring an Assistant Bowling Coach
          A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Bergren, to approve hiring an assistant bowling coach. Motion carried 5-0.

11. Meeting Announcements:
      11.1 Board work session is on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. in the Boardroom at McKinley.
    
  11.2 Our next regular meeting is on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. in the Boardroom at McKinley and via Zoom.  

12. Adjournment
      A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to adjourn the meeting at 5:21 pm. Motion carried 5-0.

nmckinnon@clar… Thu, 12/17/2020 - 14:04

2020.11.18 - Special Meeting Minutes

2020.11.18 - Special Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Special Meeting
The Board of Directors
Clarinda Community School District

A Special Meeting of the Board of Directors of Clarinda Community School District was held Wednesday, November 18, 2020, beginning at 4:00 PM in the McKinley Central Office for Board Members and Zoom for Public (Link found on district website under Menu - District Office - Zoom Link).

 

1. Call to Order
    President Jones called the meeting to order at 4:00 pm.

2. Pledge of Allegiance
    The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

3. Roll Call
    The following board members were present:  President Jones (via Zoom), Vice President  Pulliam (via Zoom), Bergren (via Zoom), and Sunderman (via cell phone). Absent:
    Meyer.

4. Audience to Visitors
    President Jones welcomed all visitors to the meeting.

5. Approval of Agenda
    A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Bergren, to approve the agenda. Motion carried 4-0.

6. New Business
6.1 Consider Approving SBRC Waiver for the Modified Allowable Growth Funds
      A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Pulliam, to approve the SBRC waiver for the Modified Allowable Growth funds for $170,555. Motion carried 4-0.

7. Meeting Announcements:
    7.1 Board work session is on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. in the Boardroom at McKinley.
    7.2 Our next regular meeting is on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. in the Boardroom at McKinley and via Zoom.  

8. Adjournment
    A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Bergren, to adjourn the meeting at 4:08 pm. Motion carried 4-0.

 

nmckinnon@clar… Thu, 12/17/2020 - 14:11

2020.11.23 - Work Session Minutes

2020.11.23 - Work Session Minutes

Minutes of Work Session
The Board of Directors
Clarinda Community School District

A Work Session of the Board of Directors of Clarinda Community School District was held Monday, November 23, 2020, beginning at 4:00 PM in the McKinley Central Office.

1. Call to Order
    President Jones called the meeting to order at 4:01 pm.

2. Pledge of Allegiance
   The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

3. Roll Call
    The following board members were present:  President Jones, Vice President Pulliam, Bergren, Meyer (via Zoom), and Sunderman.

4. Speaking from Experience
    Kirk Tyler from Atlantic Bottling (Coca Cola) spoke concerning the value of internships, apprenticeships and community partnerships with students and businesses.

5. Catch a Glimpse of the Present and Future
    Students Chase McAndrews, Sarah Tunnicliff (via Zoom) and Taylor Wagoner spoke about the student social and emotional peer support team and what can be done to assist
    students.

6. Student Outcomes – Portrait of a Graduate/Human/Change Agent
    Mrs. Bergman discussed wants and needs of students, and how staff can support and encourage the process. Students in the Digital Art class are working on the branding.

7. Frame the Experience
    Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle was shown and discussed.

8. CCSD Vision (Why?) In everything we do, we believe…
    Mrs. Bergman discussed how it is the district’s service to teach students for a life in the 21st century.

9. Collaborative Partnerships between Business, Industry, Community, and Education (How?) The way we serve students.
    Discussion included community partnerships with CCSD and the students, and how this can happen.

10. Instructional Programming (What?) We happen to serve students, do you want to provide innovative learning experiences and spaces?
      Instructional programming should include hands-on experiences and courses in job fields within our community, region, and state. 

11. Timeline (When?)
      The district needs to communicate what our students are doing now and future goals. 

12. District, Campus, and Community Sites (Where?)
      Mrs. Bergman has talked with businesses who are interested in bringing students to their offices. Discussion included what is needed for in-building classes and off-site classes
      with a businesses. 

13. Clarinda Economic Sectors (Data-Driven)
      Discussion included human services, bioscience and value-added agriculture, construction, and transportation and logistics. District needs to find starter program and decide
      what is needed to build the 
curriculum and program. There are local and outside entities interested in helping build district programs.

14. Partnerships and Curriculum Co-Creation
      Ryan Ellsworth from Estes gave an overview on what services Estes has provided and could be provided to CCSD as a construction manager and what collaboration they can
      assist CCSD in the process. Ms. Bergman 
gave an overview on Iowa AgriTech Accelerator Community Connector and how district can incorporate agriculture into the design of
      buildings.

15. Projects/Project Board(s)
      Student projects include “Mask Up For CCSD” logo, designing district Thank You notes, assisting CEDC  with decks, finishing work, landscaping and building, and Rural Iowa
      teacher recruiting video.

16. Funding Sources
      Mrs. Bergman discussed reaching out to other districts to be a part of the career academy. Mr. Pedersen discussed bringing a voter PPEL to the public next fall. Other funding
      sources include SAVE and PPEL 
funds, and a bond.

17. Learning
      Mrs. Bergman discussed the December 30 community meeting for internships and apprenticeship programs.     

18. Invitation to Senior Experiences
      Students are able to watch a Zoom session (Awareness2Action: Equity and Inclusion) on Fridays and discuss it on Mondays. Seniors along with other students have asked for
      information on athletic nutrition so s
essions are being planned.

19. Leadership for the Future
      Mr. Pedersen and Mrs. Bergman discussed possible early retirement options and management fund. The retirement policy needs to be reviewed yearly. Transportation duties are
      being shifted to Mr. Porter and a 
head bus driver position will be asked for approval in December.

20. Service and Gratitude Opportunities and Ideas
      Mrs. Bergman discussed ways to show gratitude to health care, community families, and staff.

21. Other
      Mrs. Bergman met with Grandma’s House daycare representatives, Michala Pedersen & Bobbi Whitehill, concerning a before and after school room for its daycare students.

22. Adjournment
     A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to adjourn the meeting at 6:10 pm. Motion carried 5-0.

nmckinnon@clar… Thu, 12/17/2020 - 15:48

2020.12.09 - Regular Meeting Minutes

2020.12.09 - Regular Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Regular Meeting
December 9, 2020

The Board of Directors
Clarinda Community School District

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of Clarinda Community School District was held Wednesday, December 9, 2020, beginning at 4:00 PM in the McKinley Central Office for Board Members and Zoom for Public (Link found on district website under Menu - District Office - Zoom Link).

 

1. Call to Order
    President Jones called the meeting to order at 4:01 pm.

2. Pledge of Allegiance
    The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

3. Roll Call
    The following board members were present: President Jones, Vice President Pulliam, Bergren, Meyer, and Sunderman.

4. Audience to Visitors
    President Jones welcomed all visitors to the meeting.

5. Approval of Agenda
    A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Meyer, to approve the agenda. Motion carried 5-0.

6. Consider Consent Agenda Items
    A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Bergren, to approve the consent agenda items.  Motion carried 5-0.
            6.1 Approve Minutes of the November 11, 2020 Regular Meeting
            6.2 Approve Minutes of the November 18, 20202 Special Meeting
            6.3 Approve Minutes of the November 23, 2020 Work Session
            6.4 Approve Bills
                  Director Meyer found them in order.
            
6.5 Approve Special Education Contracts
                  
Clarinda Academy – GMG Community School District
          6.6 Approve Open Enrollment Requests for 2020-2021 School Year
                  Open Enrollment into the district 2020-2021: none
                  Open Enrollment out of the district 2020-2021: 1 South Page, tenth grade (Jadeyn Holste)
            
6.7 Approve Recommendations to Hire for 2020-2021 School Year
                  Shala Stroud as Wrestling Cheerleader Coach;
                 Joshua Woods as Assistant Bowling Coach                    

7. Recognition and Reports
     7.1 Financial Reports
           Mr. Pedersen reported interest rates have been declining but PCSB is hopeful this will be short term. He presented information concerning voter PPEL (82% of  Iowa       school districts have one in place) and property taxes. 
     7.2 Superintendent
           Mrs. Bergman reported SBRC hearing is December 15. Employee relations dream team is studying Brene Brown book and will be working with the budget.  The
           administration team has been working on J-Term; current emergency protocol and messaging; and Chapter 103, Corporal Punishment. High School students continue                         to work on mental health project. She has been meeting with IWCC to discuss programs to help area students. South Page will share a science teacher with CCSD to                           teach Chemistry for the second semester. Grandma’s House is utilizing a room at Garfield before and after school for its school aged students.
     7.3 Board Correspondence
           There was no board correspondence.

8. New Business
8.1 Consider Approving Donation of Cameras and Accessories for Art Department
A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve the donation of cameras and accessories to the art department.  Motion carried 5-0.

8.2 Consider Approving Modified Allowable Growth Funds for the At-Risk Program for the 2021-2022 School Year
A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Sunderman, to approve the application for Modified Allowable Growth funds for the At-Risk program for the 2021-2022 school year at the maximum amount of $166,386. Motion carried 5-0.

8.3 Consider Approving Voluntary Early Retirement Policies
A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Bergren, to approve voluntary early retirement policies, 303.10 Administrative Staff, 407.6 Certified Staff, and 413.6 Classified Staff. Motion carried 5-0.

8.4 Consider Approving a Voluntary Early Retirement Package
A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Sunderman, to approve a voluntary early retirement package of three certified staff to receive $11,000; one classified staff to receive 20% of salary and one administration to receive $15,000 for the current school year.  Motion carried 5-0.

8.5 Consider Approving Head Bus Driver Position
A motion was made by Bergren, seconded by Meyer, to approve the head bus driver position. Motion carried 5-0.

8.6 Consider Approving Early Graduates
A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to approve the first semester early graduation list pending successful completion of the graduation requirements as set forth by the Board of Education and the state of Iowa. Motion carried 5-0.

8.7 Consider Approving Cell Phone and iPad Hot Spot
A motion was made by Pulliam, seconded by Meyer, to approve purchasing 20 additional cell phone and iPad hot spots and two cases from Apple Inc. for $8479. Motion carried 5-0.

9. Meeting Announcements:
     9.1 Our next regular meeting is on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. in the Boardroom at McKinley and via Zoom.  

10. Adjournment
      A motion was made by Sunderman, seconded by Bergren, to adjourn the meeting at 4:57 pm. Motion carried 5-0.