Kingsley-Pierson School Board Minutes — January 12, 2021
Kingsley-Pierson Community School
APPROVED MINUTES OF A REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
OF THE KINGSLEY-PIERSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
January 12, 2020
CONFERENCE ROOM – KINGSLEY
1. CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order by President Bubke at 6:00 a.m.
2. ROLL CALL
Present Members: Pratt, Herbold, Haggin and Collins.
Motion was brought by Herbold, seconded by Pratt to approve the agenda. All voted aye, motion carried.
4. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES
Motion was made by Herbold, seconded by Collins to approve the December minutes. All voted aye, motion carried.
5. SUMMARY LIST OF BILLS
Motion was brought by Collins, seconded by Herbold, to approve listed bills in the amounts of $61,761.94 from the general fund, $15,651.09 from schoolhouse, $18,379.75 from lunch fund, $1,803.00 from Sales Tax fund and $8,670.46 from the Kingsley activity fund. All voted aye, motion carried.
6. FINANCIAL REPORT
2020-21 school year is over half completed. In December, an interest payment was made on the Gymnasium project and in June will be the first principal payment. A Federal award claim was submitted for COVID supplies. The Family First Coronavirus Response Act expired December 31, 2020 for public entitles including public schools. Employees will use sick leave or family illness leave for leave previously covered under the FFCRA starting January 1, 2021. Thank you to Chet and Linda Davis for being a great community partner over the years supporting the school district. We will miss them. Motion by Herbold, seconded by Pratt to approve the financial report. All voted aye, motion carried.
Middle School Wrestling starts January 19th with a home meet February 25th. A pre-season meeting will be January 14th at 12:05 p.m. Boys’ basketball season will end January 18th and Girls basketball will end January 26th. During the lunch periods, 2nd quarter 6th–8th grade academic and attendance awards will be awarded. Thank you for the families, students, faculty and staff supporting the Food Drive. This year was the best year! El/MS Winter Fast Testing will be February 1-12, 2021. Thank you to the Woodbury county Sheriff’s Department for their annual scooter and bike donation for the 5th graders. Thank you for the delicious lunch provided by the School Board on January 4th.
Thank you to the Board for the appreciation lunch for faculty and staff. Mr. Bailey has started working on the 21-22 school calendar and coordinating with Mr. Glackin regarding the two school calendars. Legislative session is starting soon. Education updates to watch for are Supplemental State Aid and COVID relief. Second semester started. The Federal government is allowing for a special one year extension on the FSMC contracts and will be applying for this extension. The committee on classification meets this Wednesday. They will be discussing two classes of 8-man football as well as other issue revolving around this discussion. River Valley School would like to meet with the Kingsley-Pierson and discuss options. The COVID positive percentages are down for Plymouth County and up for Woodbury County. Concurrent Enrollment Amendment with WITCC requires a cumulative HS GPA of 3.0 or higher or completion of two years of Science, English, Math (Algebra I or higher) with a minimum 2.0 combined GPA in those courses.
8. OLD BUSINESS
Return to Learn Plan – Masks
At our December meeting, the board decided to continue with our current safety requirements regarding masks. The school required masks at the high school where social distancing could not take place. The requirement will be revisited in the February meeting.
9. NEW BUSINESS
At-Risk/Dropout Prevention Application and request for Modified Supplemental Aide
This funding pays for regular education tutoring at all levels, partial funding towards guidance and the school-to-work program. Motion by Herbold, seconded by Collins to approve the At-Rick/Dropout Prevention and request for Modified Supplemental Aide in the amount of $103,169.00. All voted aye, motion carried.
Motion by Herbold, seconded by Pratt to improve the gift agreement with MidStates Bank to purchase a score table with their advertisement on it. After the initial 7 years, MidStates Bank will pay the school $500 a year for the advertisement. All in favor, motion carried.
Board Policy Additions: First Reading
Motion by Collins, seconded by Haggin to waive the second readings of the following board policies and adopt the policy revisions. These board policies include: 503.6 – Physical Restraint and Seclusion of Students, 503.6E1 – Use of Physical Restraint and/or Seclusion Documentation From, 503.6E2 – Debriefing letter to Guardian of Student Involved in an Occurrence Where Physical Restraint and/or Seclusion was Used, 503.6E3- Debriefing Meeting Document and 503.6R1- Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion with Students. All in favor, motion carried.
Board Policy Revisions: First Reading
a. 503.1 – Student Conduct. Motion by Collins, seconded by Haggin to waive the second reading and adopt the policy provisions for the 503.1-Student Conduct policy. All in favor, motion carried.
b. 503.5 – Corporal Punishment and Physical Restraint. Motion by Collins, seconded by Haggin to waive the second reading and adopt the policy provisions for the 503.5 – Corporal Punishment and Physical Restraint. All in favor, motion carried.
Contract Recommendations: None at this time.
Approval of Drivers Education Program:
Motion by Collins, seconded by Haggin to approve the Spring/Summer Drivers Education program. All in favor, motion carried.
Approval of Drivers Education Instructor Pay
Motion by Herbold, seconded by Collins to approve the Drivers Education Instructors, David and Bridget Kuhl and pay $220 per student. All in favor, motion carried.
Approval of Drivers Education Fees:
Motion by Collins, seconded by Pratt to approve the Student fees for the Drivers Education Program at $325 per student for a resident or a non-resident student. All in favor, motion carried.
Fundraiser Requests: None at this time.
Motion by Herbold, seconded by Collins to adjourn the meeting at 7 a.m.
Laurie Schweitzberger, Board Secretary
Matt Bubke, Board President
Published in The Record
Thursday, January 21, 2021