Kingsley-Pierson School Board Minutes — September 12, 2018

Kingsley-Pierson Community School
UNAPPROVED MINUTES
OF A REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
OF THE KINGSLEY-
PIERSON
COMMUNITY
SCHOOL DISTRICT

SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
CONFERENCE ROOM — KINGSLEY

1. CALL TO ORDER
● The regular September meeting was called to order by President Bubke at 6:00 p.m.

2. ROLL CALL
● Present:  Haggin, Herbold, Pratt and Collins.
NOMINATION OF SECRETARY
● Motion was brought by Herbold, seconded by Pratt, to appoint Jennifer Hutchinson as secretary of the meetings. All voted aye, motion carried.

3. AGENDA
● Organizational Meeting agenda was modified to strike “to newly elected Officers” from Item C. Motion was brought by Herbold, seconded by Collins, to approve the modified agenda. All voted aye, motion carried.

4. MINUTES
● Motion was brought by Haggin, seconded by Herbold, to approve the minutes of the August meetings.  All voted aye, motion carried.

5. SUMMARY LIST OF BILLS
● Addressed questions regarding payments to AJ’s Custom Repair, School Specialty, Burke Engineering, Stan Houston Equipment, and NASCO. Also discussed payments for electricity, Chromebooks, weights, and manikins. Funding sources were reviewed in regard to payments for professional development training and special education supplies. Motion was brought by Herbold, seconded by Collins, to approve bills totaling $84,276.40 from the general fund, $17,599.21 from the schoolhouse fund, $8,676.73 from the Kingsley activity fund, $34.99 from the lunch fund, and $152.95 from the Pierson activity fund. All voted aye, motion carried.

6. FINANCIAL REPORT
● Board members were given a summary report from the CAR highlighting the fund balances for each fund for the 2018 fiscal year.  Board members were also updated on unspent authorized budget. Information provided is unaudited-auditors will be coming the week of October 22nd. Motion was brought by Collins, seconded by Pratt, to approve the financial report. All voted aye, motion carried.

7. COMMUNICATIONS:  Mr. Wiese
● Mr. Wiese discussed the new Middle School Tech Lab and the new Science and Social Studies text books in the Middle School. He also updated the board on visits with and mentoring opportunities that have been given to the new teachers.  Grandparents’ Day was a great success. Mr. Wiese expressed his appreciation for all of the help and support from the community. There are 31 students out for junior high football, 8 cheerleaders and 4 managers. There are also 28 volleyball players. Mr. Wiese expressed his thanks to parents for being volunteer line judges. The annual 5th grade puberty talk will be Friday, September 14th. Mr. Wiese reviewed FAST (Formative Assessment System for Teachers) and discussed testing dates. Patriots Day was observed on 9/11 and Constitution Day will be observed on 9/17. Kindergarten through eighth grade will be participating in Homecoming by dressing up. Thank you to the Booster club for providing shirts to students again. Mr. Wiese would like to hold a tip night at Doosky’s again this year. Tentative date is November 8th.

8. COMMUNICATIONS: Supt. Bailey
● Mr. Bailey introduced new staff member Heather Loreth. Ms. Loreth is the new K-12 Guidance Counselor. Mr. Bailey discussed offering the New Horizon ACT prep class in the spring. Homecoming will start on Monday, September 17th. Details of the week were outlined.

9.  OLD BUSINESS

10.  ADJOURNMENT
• At 6:39 p.m., a motion was brought by Collins, seconded by Herbold, to adjourn. All voted aye, motion carried.

NEW BOARD
1. CALL TO ORDER-ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
• The meeting of the new board was called to order at 6:40 p.m. by temporary chairperson, Scott Bailey. A nomination and a second were given for Matt Bubke to serve as president. There were four ayes and Bubke abstained.  A nomination and a second were given for Angela Haggin as vice-president.  There were four ayes and Haggin abstained.  The oath of office was given to President Bubke and Vice-President Haggin. Motion was brought by Herbold, seconded by Pratt, to set the meeting date, time, place as the second Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Kingsley school conference room. Original motion was amended by Herbold, seconded by Pratt, to set the time as 7:00 p.m. Motion received three ayes. Haggin voted nay. Motion was brought by Herbold, seconded by Collins to appoint Laurie Schweitzberger as check signer on all accounts effective September 19, 2018 replacing Jennifer Hutchinson. All other signers will remain. All voted aye, motion carried.

2. NEW BUSINESS
● Delegate to IASB Convention, Convention Attendees:  Discussed whether anyone was interested in attending the IASB convention in November and whether anyone wanted to attend the delegate assembly.

● Contract Recommendation:  Motion was brought by Pratt, seconded by Collins, to approve the recommendation of a contract to Taylor Doeschot as Head High School Baseball Coach. All voted aye, motion carried. Motion was brought by Herbold, seconded by Pratt, to approve the recommendation of a contract to Kevin Hardie as Assistant High School Baseball Coach. All voted aye, motion carried. Motion was brought by Collins, seconded by Herbold, to approve the recommendation of a contract to Cole Harvey as Head High School Softball Coach. All voted aye, motion carried. Motion was brought by Herbold, seconded by Collins, to approve the recommendation of a contract to Colin Henrich as Assistant High School Boys Basketball Coach. This position is being shared between Mr. Henrich and Kevin Hardie. Motion was brought by Collins, seconded by Pratt to continue with two assistant high school softball coaches for the 2019 season. All voted aye, motion carried. Motion was brought by Collins, seconded by Herbold, to approve the recommendation of a contract to Jennifer Hutchinson to provide 15-20 hours/week of assistance to the business office through June 30, 2019 at a rate per diem to the rate on Hutchinson’s contract that was effective July 1 through August 31, 2018. All voted aye, motion carried.

● Resignation:  Motion was brought by Pratt, seconded by Haggin, to accept the resignation of Jenni Spooner as Assistant High School Girls Basketball Coach. All voted aye, motion carried.

● Facility Projects:  Bill Seuntjens was present to request improvements to the multi-purpose room in Kingsley. Motion was brought by Collins, seconded by Herbold, to approve the remodel of the multi-purpose room in an amount up to $9,000.00. All voted aye, motion carried. Mr. Bailey discussed adding concrete on the North side of the building to relocate the garbage dumpsters. He also discussed obtaining quotes for new carpet and seats in the auditorium, signage on the Kingsley building and at the football and softball fields, and refinishing the gym floor. An update was also provided on the office remodel.

● Fund Raiser Requests:  Motion was brought by Collins, seconded by Pratt, to approve the Doosky’s tip night fundraiser. All voted aye, motion carried. Board was notified of National Honor Society’s “sock”tober event. Clothing donations received will be donated to the homeless shelter. Pratt and Collins discussed the Community Partnership group’s upcoming fund raisers and promotions.

3.  OTHER BUSINESS
• Mr. Bailey shared a letter received from MidAmerican Energy regarding the district’s use of renewable energy sources.

4. ADJOURNMENT: At 7:49 p.m., motion was brought by Collins, seconded by Herbold, to adjourn. All voted aye, motion carried.

Jennifer Hutchinson, Board Secretary
Matt Bubke, Board President

Published in The Record
Thursday, September 20, 2018

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