Lawton-Bronson School Board Minutes — December 14, 2020

Lawton-Bronson Community School
Regular/Annual Meeting
Library – 113 W 1st St., Bronson, IA 51007
Monday, December 14, 2020 — 7:00 p.m.

The Lawton-Bronson Community Schools District will prepare all students to contribute productively to the global world of work and community.

Board Work Session — 6:00 PM
• Tour of new classrooms
• Future planning
• Discussion of sharing with city of Bronson

Agenda – Annual/Regular Meeting
A. Call to Order
Meeting called to order at 7:05

B. Pledge of Allegiance

C. Roll Call
Sappingfield, Amick, Scott 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.
Sappingfield moved to approve the agenda. Amick seconded. All in favor
Code of Iowa, Chapter 21 – Open Meetings Law

G. Annual Meeting
1. Approval of Minutes
Amick moved to approve the minutes. Sappingfield seconded. All in favor.

H. Adjourn
Amick moved to adjourn. Sappingfield seconded. All in favor.

Agenda – New Board
A. Call to Order
Meeting called to order at 7:08

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

C. Public Forum

D. Approval of Agenda
Amick moved to approve agenda. Sappingfield seconded. All in favor.

E. Election of Officers/Representatives/Procedures
1. Election of President
Amick moved to approve Rick Scott. Sappingfield seconded. All in favor.

2. Election of Vice President
Reinke moved to approve Sappingfield. Amick seconded. All in favor.

3. Appoint board secretary and treasurer
Sappingfield moved to approve Anderson. Reinke seconded. All in favor.

4. Administer Oath of Office to officers

5. Appoint Woodbury County Conference Board representative
Scott moved to keep all representatives the same as last year. Sappingfield seconded. All in favor.

6. Appoint IASB Delegate Assembly and District Meeting representative

7. Appoint Sioux City Conference Board Representative

8. Appoint Comprehensive School Improvement Plan team liaison

9. Appoint Building & Grounds team

10. Appoint Collective Bargaining team

11. Appoint board legal counsel
Sappingfield moved to approve Ahlers and Cooney. Amick seconded. All in favor.

12. List of authorized depository banks
Amick moved to approve Security National Bank up to $8 million and ISJIT $2 million. Sappingfield seconded. All in favor.

13. Designee of Board President’s signature stamp
Sappingfield moved to approve Kristi Ver Steeg. Amick seconded. All in favor.

14. Adopt written rules and procedures that will be followed in conducting meetings
Amick moved to approve written rules and procedures. Sappingfield seconded.

15. Determine the time and place of regular school board meetings
Reinke moved to approve keeping board meetings at 7:00 on the 2nd Monday of the month. Amick seconded. All in favor.

16. Name of official Publication
Sappingfield moved to approve the Moville Record. Amick seconded. All in favor.
Code of Iowa, Chapter 21 – Open Meetings Law

F. Communications
1.  Board member updates

G. Reports
1. Superintendent/Elementary Principal report
COVID numbers are very good right now in the district.
Shook shared a letter from a grandparent about positive handling of COVID.
Christmas concert was virtual this year. There were 453 total views and a peak of 198.
District will be requiring a doctor’s note to take part in distance learning during second semester
Youth and Jr High activities have resumed again

2. Secondary Principal report
Secondary Christmas concert also was virtual. Next concert is in February and will hopefully be able to be in person.
First semester ends this week with semester tests at the end of the week.
Entryway looks great with the new decals

3. Monthly Financial report
Anderson reported monthly financial reports

4. Board Bill Auditor report
Reinke had a question about a bill regarding a student issue

H. Consent Agenda
1. Approve bills payable
2. Approve budget summaries
Amick moved to approve the consent agenda. Sappingfield seconded. All in favor.

I. New Business
1. Approve early retirement board policy
Sappingfield moved to approve the early retirement board policy limited to the first 2 to apply. Amick seconded. All in favor.

J. Personnel
1. Approve resignation of varsity softball coach
Amick moved to approve the resignation of Bryan Alfredson. Sappingfield seconded. All in favor.

2. Approve resignation of junior high track coach
Sappingfield moved to approve the resignation of Lynn Olesen. Amick seconded. All in favor.

3. Approve resignation of junior high track coach
Sappingfield moved to approve the resignation of Janelle Olesen. Amick seconded. All in favor.

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

5. Approve head junior high boy’s track coach
Sappingfield moved to approve hiring Shawn Seppala. Amick seconded. All in favor

6. Approve volunteer assistant high school track coach
Sappingfield moved to approve Maddie Ehlers. Amick seconded. All in favor.
Reinke moved to adjourn. Amick seconded. All in favor.

K. Adjourn
Meeting adjourned at 7:44

Rick Scott, Board President
Ryan Anderson, Board Secretary

Published in The Record
Thursday, January 28, 2021

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