Regular Board Meeting
Lawton-Bronson Community School District
Library – 100 Tara Way, Lawton, Iowa
Thursday, May 11, 2023
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 7:02pm.
B. Pledge of Allegiance
C. Roll Call
White, Reinke, Sappingfield present. Mesz and Garnand 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. White seconded. All in favor.
Code of Iowa, Chapter 21 – Open Meetings Law
G. Budget Amendment Hearing
1. Board member update
1. Superintendent/Elementary Principal’s Report
Elementary Fine Arts Night was held Tuesday night. There was a multitude of student artwork on display. We have such talented students here at LB. A huge thank you to Mr. Prior and Mrs. Blevins for their hard work!
Teacher and Staff Appreciation week was also this week. There was food, treats, and extra appreciation in the building all week.
We had four snow days this year. We made up one of those days. We are not going to have to make up any additional days because the school year is reported in hours and we will have enough. Student’s last day will remain unchanged on May 25th.
It is no secret that violence has plagued many of our schools throughout the country. Student safety always has been and always will be our number one priority. Recently, Governor Reynolds and the legislature have taken steps to ensure that Iowa’s schools are amount the safest in the nation. Earlier this year Homeland Security conducted a vulnerability assessment of both campuses and we will be working over the summer to address the issues they found. Nothing alarming was noted just going to do some smaller things here and there to increase security.
2. Secondary Principal’s Report
The top shooters for archery went to complete last week in Sandy, Utah for the National Archery Competition. The 3D team placed 15th in the nation!
Quiz Bowel team also made a trip to the National Competition. It was a great learning experience for all of the students.
It has been a cold and windy track season to say the least. That hasn’t stopped our runners though. Our boys and girls have broke records and we sent athletes to Drake. Drake is very hard to qualify for because it puts all classes together. Jolee Mesz went in the 800, Theo Moseman went in the 400, and the boys and girls 4X100 team.
Kaylee Clausen was the high school student of the month and Trinity Pottebaum was the junior high student of the month.
3. Monthly financial reports
Miller presented monthly financial reports.
4. 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
Sappingfield moved to approve the consent agenda. White seconded. All in favor.
1. Approve resignation of 7-12 Band Teacher
White moved to approve the resignation of Michael Meyer as the 7-12 Band Teacher. Sappingfield seconded. All in favor.
2. Approve resignation of varsity head girl’s golf coach
Sappingfield moved to approve the resignation of Michael Meyer as the varsity girl’s golf coach. White seconded. All in favor.
3. Approve resignation of National Honor Society Sponsor
White moved to approve the resignation of Michael Meyer as the National Honor Society Sponsor. Sappingfield seconded. All in favor.
4. Approve hiring of Elementary Teacher
Sappingfield moved to approve hiring Michaela Holst as Elementary Teacher. White seconded. All in favor.
5. Approve hiring of Preschool Teacher
White moved to approve hiring Amanda Behrens as Preschool Teacher. Sappingfield seconded. All in favor.
6. Approve hiring of 7-12 Band Teacher
Sappingfield moved to approve hiring Nathan Klaumann as 7-12 Ban Teacher. White seconded. All in favor.
7. Approve hiring of cook
White moved to approve hiring Gerald Schlotman as cook. Sappingfield seconded. All in favor.
8. Approve hiring of National Honor Society Sponsor
Sappingfield moved to approve hiring Andrea Parvu as National Honor Society Sponsor. White seconded. All in favor.
9. Approve volunteer assistant varsity softball coach
White moved to approve Amada Sappingfield as a volunteer assistant softball coach. Sappingfield seconded. All in favor.
10. Approve hiring an additional assistant varsity baseball coach
Sappingfield moved to approve hiring Simon Denney as an additional assistant varsity baseball coach. White seconded. All in favor.
L. New Business
1. Approve 2022-2023 Budget Amendment
Sappingfield moved to approve the 2023-2023 Budget Amendment.
2. Approve redistricting plan
White moved to approve the resolution adopting plan to reduce from five director districts to four director districts with one at-large director, adjust director district boundaries and method of election following the 2020 federal census. Sappingfield seconded. All in favor.
3. Approve sharing agreements
White moved to approve the sharing agreements with other Iowa Community School Districts. Sappingfield seconded. All in favor.
4. Second reading to amend board policy for Purchasing-Bidding
5. Approve updated board policy for Purchasing-Bidding
Sappingfield moved to approve the updated board policy for Purchasing-Bidding. White seconded. All in favor.
6. First reading to amend board policy for Internal Controls
Sappingfield moved to adjourn. White seconded. All in favor.
Meeting adjourned at 8:21pm.
Published in The Record
Thursday, June 22, 2023