Lawton-Bronson School Board Minutes — March 9, 2020

Lawton-Bronson Community School
Regular Board Meeting
Library – 100 Tara Way, Lawton, Iowa
Monday, March 9, 2020 — 7:00 p.m.

The Lawton-Bronson Community Schools are Committed to Educational Excellence and Developing Responsible Citizens

A. Call to Order
Meeting called to order at 7:00

B. Pledge of Allegiance

C. Roll Call
Sappingfield, Scott, Amick and Reinke present. Woolridge absent.

D. Welcome Visitors and Guests

E. Public Forum

F. Approval of Agenda – Additions or deletions may be requested by Board members, visitors, or Administrators.  An agenda which has been posted more than twenty-four hours prior to a scheduled meeting may be amended to include additional matters only if good cause exists requiring expeditious discussions or action on such matters.
Reinke moved to approve the agenda. Amick seconded. All in favor.
Code of Iowa, Chapter 21 – Open Meetings Law

G. Communications
1. Board Member Update

H. Reports
1. Superintendent/Elementary Principal’s report
Shook spoke on the coronavirus and what the school is doing to help
State report card came out and the elementary school scored a 59.28. The average for elementary schools was 54.91.
Parent teacher conferences will be March 24 and 26
The state fire marshal came for an impromptu inspection.
We have had 4 days missed for weather. Two have been made up and a 3rd will be on May 22. The current plan is for students to be done before Memorial Day.
Grandparent’s Day has been rescheduled to April 9.
Elementary Fine Arts Night will be May 5.

2. Secondary Principal’s report
Students from speech, FFA, archery and drill team that competed at state events were present
There will be a guest speaker on April 2 for Tolerance Week. This speaker is a Holocaust surviver
Jessen and Shook attended a law conference in Des Moines last month. Many topics were discussed including service animals, school safety and use of video monitoring
Iowa Assessments will be April 20-24.

3. Monthly financial report
Anderson presented monthly financial reports.

4. Board bill auditor report
Reinke asked questions on bills

I. Consent Agenda
1. Approve minutes of previous meeting
2. Approve bills payable
3. Approve budget summaries
Amick moved to approve consent agenda. Sappingfield seconded. All in favor.

J. Personnel
1. Approve resignation of junior high track coach
Sappingfield moved to approve resignation of Lisa Ehlers as junior high track coach. Amick seconded. All in favor.

2. Approve resignation of varsity girl’s basketball coach
Amick moved to approve resignation of Joe Loutsch as varsity girls basketball coach. Reinke seconded. All in favor.

3. Approve junior high assistant track coach
Sappingfield moved to approve Justin Doran as junior high assistant track coach. Amick seconded. All in favor.

4. Approve volunteer track coach
Reinke moved to approve Paul Johnson as volunteer track coach. Sappingfield seconded. All in favor.

5. Approve high school assistant track coach
Sappingfield moved to approve Austin Lefler as high school assistant track coach. Amick seconded. All in favor.

6. Approve secondary English teacher
Amick moved to approve Shawn Seppala as secondary English teacher. Reinke seconded. All in favor.

K. New Business
1. Approve WIT contract for 2020-2021
Reinke moved to approve WIT contract for summer of 2020. Sappingfield seconded. All in favor.
Reinke moved to adjourn. Sappingfield seconded. All in favor.

L. Adjourn
Meeting adjourned at 7:36

Rick Scott, Board President
Ryan Anderson, Board Secretary

Published in The Record
Thursday, April 23, 2020

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