Central Board

Updated: Jul 22

The Central School Board received word that the district received grant funds from Volkswagon to be used for LP Buses. The District plans to purchase three LP Buses and the grant totals 40-thousand dollars toward the purchase of each bus.

Cathy Recker resigned as Art Teacher, Carlyn Luetenmacher was hired for the position. Gary Holst resigned as Shuttle Bus Driver, Ken Wilker was hired for the position. Jamie Rodenberg resigned as Golf Coach. Ashley McClane and Jenna Helgerson were named Volunteer Coaches for Cheerleading and Sam Hilgerson as Volunteer Football Coach. Tyler Bazyn was hired as Junior High Football Coach.

CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

ELKADER, IOWA

School Board Meeting

July 19, 2021

6:00 PM

BOARD MEETING

Vice-President Michael Whittle called the board meeting to order at 6:02 pm.

Board Present: Jered Finley-via speaker phone, Michael Whittle, Amy Pope, Ed Hertrampf and Josh Embretson

Board Absent: NiCole Dennler and Suzy Hilgerson

Staff: Nick Trenkamp, Aaron Reinhart and Joyce Piorkowski

Consent Items

Printed Minutes – 06-21-2021 and 06-28-21 Board Minutes

Agenda – July 19, 2021 – Delete 6d-Glycol Valves and Add 7e-Art Teacher

Bills – Michael Whittle/Josh Embretson

Treasurer’s Report

Contractor’s Application for Payment

Amy Pope made a motion to approve the Consent Items

Ed Hertrampf seconded. Motion carried. 5-0

Learning & Leadership

Remodel Update

Contractor feels they are on schedule. Most of the dry wall is finished and the metal beam for the partitions are installed in the Math classroom. Glycol valves should have been part of the bids. More of the exterior sealant is needed because of the change of plans with the exterior walls.

Construction Project

Painting – Hallways

Amy Pope mad a motion to approve hallway painting for $2,600 by Judd Francis.

Ed Hertrampf seconded. Motion carried. 5-0

Door frame alteration change order

Amy Pope made a motion to approve the change order for the door frame alteration for $2,834.00.

Ed Hertrampf seconded. Motion carried. 5-0

Exterior sealant

Ed Hertrampf made a motion to table the exterior sealant, waiting for cost estimate.

Josh Embretson seconded. Motion carried. 5-0

Employment

Resignations

Amy Pope made a motion to approve the resignation of Cathy Recker, Art Teacher.

Josh Embretson seconded. Motion carried. 5-0

Amy Pope made a motion to approve the resignation of Jamie Rodenberg, Golf Coach.

Josh Embretson seconded. Motion carried. 5-0

Amy Pope made a motion to approve the resignation of Gary Holst, Suburban Driver.

Josh Embretson seconded. Motion carried. 5-0

Suburban Driver

Ed Hertrampf made a motion to approve Ken Wilker as suburban route driver

Amy Pope seconded. Motion carried. 5-0

Junior High Football Coach

Ed Hertrampf made a motion to approve Tyler Bazyn as Junior High Football Coach.

Amy Pope seconded. Motion carried. 5-0

Volunteer Coaches

Josh Embretson made a motion to approve Ashley McClain and Jenna Helgerson for Cheerleading and Sam Hilgerson for Football.

Amy Pope seconded. Motion carried. 5-0

Art Teacher

Amy Pope made a motion to approve Carlyn Lechtenberg as Art Teacher.

Ed Hertrampf seconded. Motion carried. 5-0

Fundraising Calendar

Amy Pope made a motion to approve the Fundraising Calendar.

Josh Embretson seconded. Motion carried. 5-0

Volkswagen Grant

Ed Hertrampf made a motion to approve the Volkswagen Grant for three new LP buses.

Amy Pope seconded. Motion carried. 5-0

Playground

Ed Hertrampf made a motion to table the Playground to wait for estimates for landscaping and concrete.

Josh Embretson seconded. Motion carried. 5-0

Budget Projection Tool

Amy Pope made motion to change to ISFIS for the Budget Projection Tool

Josh Embretson seconded. Motion carried. 5-0

Revised FY22 Technology Services Contract

Ed Hertrampf made a motion to approve the revised FY22 Technology Services Contract.

Amy Pope seconded. Motion carried. 5-0

Communication & Reports

MS/HS Principal & AD – Mr. Reinhart

Principal Report:

  1. Mrs. Hesse and I will be taking schedule change requests August 9-11. Students can call the office to schedule a time.

  2. Mr. Bergan has passed the exams and is now a Certified Welding Educator from the American Welding Society. Please congratulate him on the achievement.

Activities Report:

  1. The 2021-2022 activities calendar has been uploaded into our Google Calendar. Printed wall calendars are also available for purchase from the office

Superintendent & Elementary Principal

Establish a plan for policy review. Make It Stick book study, board members are welcome to join us. I have multiple Alumni tours set for Saturday, during Sweet Corn Days. Mrs. Burke will be joining me for the tours. Update on Economic Development meeting – July 15 – Mike Bergan and the IEDA Legislative Liaison and IEDA Iowa Finance Authority Director attended the meeting. The need for more housing, employee shortage and storefronts facing the river were discussed.

Rural School Advocates of Iowa Leadership meeting – Discussion on the struggle to fill teaching vacancies. Some districts are exploring employees from the Philippines.

Continue to work on scheduling. Return to Learn plan will be on the next agenda. Working on updating a draft then will seek input from the District Leadership Team. Enjoyed helping Mrs. Bond with her summer school dog class. The Fine Arts building will be power washed and the paint will be touched up.

Administration from Central and Clayton-Ridge have met to discuss the baseball sharing agreement. Future discussions are planned.

Through Board Members

Amy Pope – The Central Experience Banner on highway 13 is Great.

Michael Whittle – Congratulations to Mr. Bergan on the Certified Welder Educator completion.

Adjournment

Amy Pope made a motion to adjourn.

Ed Hertrampf seconded. Motion carried. 5-0

Meeting Adjourned at 7:52 pm

Respectively Submitted,

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