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Lawton-Bronson School Board Minutes — July 11, 2022

Lawton-Bronson Community School
Regular Board Meeting
Lawton-Bronson Library – 100 Tara Way, Lawton, Iowa
Monday, July 11, 2022
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.

A. Call to Order
Meeting called to order at 7:03pm

B. Pledge of Allegiance

C. Roll Call
Mesz, White, Garnand, Sappingfield, and Reinke present.

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.
White moved to approve the agenda. Reinke seconded. All in favor.

G. Election of Officers
1. Election of President and Vice President, if necessary
a. Election of President – Per board policy if the president is unable or unwilling to complete the term of office, the vice president shall serve as president for the balance of the president’s term of office, and a new vice president shall be elected.

b. Mesz moved to nominate Dennis Reinke as vice president. All in favor.

2. Administer Oath of Office to newly elected board member(s)
Miller administered the other of office to Reinke.
Code of Iowa, Chapter 21 – Open Meetings Law

H. Communications
1. Board member update

I. Reports
1. Superintendent’s Report
Many athletic facility projects in place and taking shape.
ISAS testing results came in very well. White asked were we sit as a benchmark towards other schools. Shook replied that we usually run neck and neck with surrounding school but this year we came in higher. Reinke asked where scores were reported. Shook replied that they would be posted on the Department of Education’s website and that there is also a State Report Card that comes out each year.

2. Monthly Financial Reports
Miller presented monthly financial reports

3. Board Bill Auditor Report
Reinke asked questions on board bills

J. Consent Agenda
1. Approve minutes of previous meeting
2. Approve bills payable
3. Approve budget summaries
Reinke moved to approve the consent agenda. Garnand seconded. All in favor.

K. Personnel
1. Approve hiring of elementary teacher
White moved to approve the hiring of Steffanie Cave Hubbell as elementary teacher. Reinke seconded. All in favor.

2. Approve hiring of shared curriculum director
Garnand moved to approve the hiring of Lori Kounkel as shared curriculum director. Reinke seconded. All in favor.

3. Approve resignation of junior high boys’ basketball coach
Reinke moved to approve the resignation of Austin Busch as head junior high boys’ basketball coach. Garnand seconded. All in favor.

4. Approve resignation of varsity girl’s track coach
Garnand moved to approve the resignation of Garrett Ehlers as varsity girl’s track coach. Mesz seconded. All in favor.

L. New Business
1. First reading to amend board policy regarding the 200 series: Board of Directors

M. Discussion Item
1. Discuss the schedule for renewing Schedule D contracts
Mesz moved to adjourn. Garnand seconded. All in favor.

N. Adjourn
Meeting adjourned at 8:34 p.m.

Blake Sappingfield, Board President
Mercedees Miller, Board Secretary

Published in The Record
Thursday, August 25, 2022

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