Central Board

CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

ELKADER, IOWA

School Board Meeting

October 18, 2021

6:00 PM

BOARD MEETING

President Jered Finley called the board meeting to order at 6:00 pm.

Board Present: Jered Finley, Michael Whittle, Suzy Hilgerson, NiCole Dennler, Ed Hertrampf, Amy Pope and Josh Embretson

Staff: Nick Trenkamp and Joyce Piorkowski

Guests: Charlie Wiedner, Brandon Whittle, Caden Erickson, Nick Deitchler, Daniel Royer, Ryan Bergan, Deb Deitchler and Ann Gritzner

Consent Items

Printed Minutes – 09-20-2021 Board Minutes

Agenda – October 18, 2021 – Correction - # 6 should say approve engagement letter with Dorsey & Whitney not Ahlers & Cooney

Bills – Michael Whittle/Josh Embretson

Treasurer’s Report

Contractor’s Application for Payment – No Payment

Michael Whittle made a motion to approve the Consent Items.

Amy Pope seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

Learning & Leadership

School Board Orientation – 12-06-2021

Tammy Drawbaugh from IASB will present the School Board Orientation at the School Board Work Session on 12-06-2021 at 6:00 pm.

Plasma Table

Mr. Bergan and students presented information to the board about the 4800 Torchmate Plasma Table. The table in shop does not work and the new table would work with the CAD software. Tools for welding class, community and fundraising projects could be made on this new table. The new table would cost approximately $35,000. $25,000 would be available from NICC and other grant money could fund thre remainder of the cost.

Michael Whittle made a motion to approve the purchase of the 4800 Torchmate Plasma for approximately $35,000.

Josh Embretson seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

SAVE Bond Refinancing

Approve Engagement Letter with Piper Sandler

NiCole Dennler made a motion to approve the engagement letter with Piper Sandler.

Amy Pope seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

Approve Engagement Letter with Dorsey & Whitney

Michael Whittle made a motion to approve the engagement letter with Dorsey & Whitney.

Suzy Hilgerson seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

Set Public Hearing for the SAVE Bonds

NiCole Dennler made a motion to set the public hearing for the SAVE bond refinancing for November 15, 2021 at 6:00 pm.

Ed Hertrampf seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

Employment

Preschool Part-time Associate

Michael Whittle made a motion to approve Cathy Knudtson for the Preschool Part-time Associate. Ed Hertrampf seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

Yearbook Sponsor

Amy Pope made a motion to approve Amber DeRoos for the Yearbook sponsor position.

Suzy Hilgerson seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

Volunteer Coaches

Amy Pope made a motion to approve Colten Ledbeter, JT Cunningham, Adam DeShaw and Jarod Bormann as volunteer wrestling coaches.

Michael Whittle seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

Amy Pope made motion to approve Allison Burkle and Hannah Erickson as volunteer girls basketball coaches.

Josh Embretson seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

Suzy Hilgerson made a motion approve Ashley McLain and Jenna Helgerson as volunteer wrestling cheerleading coaches.

Amy Popes seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

Officials

Ed Hertrampf made motion approve the Officials.

Amy Pope seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

Fundraising Request

Ed Hertrampf made a motion to approve the Clayton County Best fundraising request.

Michael Whittle seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

Griffith-Dycus Property

Michael Whittle made a motion to bring the taxes up to date on the Dycus Property.

Josh Embretson seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

Policy Review

Michael Whittle made a motion to approve the policy review by IASB for $2500 and handbook review by Brett Nitzschke for $660-$825.

Ed Hertrampf seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

Communications & Reports

MS/HS Principal & AD – Mr. Reinhart

Principal Report:

NICC Resources – In 2020-2021:

  1. 486.5 credits earned through college courses (college credit)

  2. Central offered and taught 16 concurrent courses.

  3. Central had 83 students enrolled in NICC courses.

  4. 74 of our students engaged with our College & Career Coach.

Clayton County Best

Clayton County Best students will begin a mural painting in the alley. Everyone is encouraged to drive through and see what the students are working on.

Activities

There is a shortage of officials across Iowa. If you are interested in becoming an official, contact a current official, the IHSAA or Mr. Reinhart for more information.

Superintendent/Elementary Principal

  1. Enrollment – Increased by 12.30 students

  2. Stem BEST grant of $25,000 for the Elementary Makerspace.

  3. Aaron, Ann, and I attended the how to efficiently and effectively operate as a team training this past week. It had a teacher leader focus and Aaron and I were the only administrators there, which was noticed by the AEA staff and greatly appreciated.

  4. Next week I am attending a training with Mrs. Hesse on how we can better use our SABRS data. (Social Emotional Learning)

  5. Now that we have certified enrollment, Joyce and I will be attending a training on ISFIS’s projection model.

Committee Reports

Central Scholarship Foundation

NiCole Dennler – The committee is looking at investments and fundraising activities. The committee created a form to start a scholarship.

Through Board Members

Teacher Meal

The school board will provide a meal during conferences for the teachers on November 4th.

IASB Convention

Let Joyce know if you are planning to attend the convention and info will be sent out to the school board candidates.

Superintendent Formative Evaluation – Anticipated closed session under Iowa Code 21.5(1)(i).

Amy Pope made a motion to go into closed session for the Superintendent Formative Evaluation. Suzy Hilgerson seconded. Motion carried. 7-0 The board went into closed session at 7:35pm. Roll Call: NiCole Dennler – Aye; Suzy Hilgerson – Aye; Michael Whittle – Aye; Ed Hertrampf-Aye; Josh Embretson – Aye; Amy Pope-Aye; Jered Finley-Aye. The board went into closed session at 7:35 pm.

Roll Call: NiCole Dennler – Aye; Suzy Hilgerson – Aye; Michael Whittle – Aye; Ed Hertrampf-Aye; Josh Embretson – Aye; Amy Pope-Aye; Jered Finley-Aye.

Amy Pope made a motion to return to open session.

NiCole Dennler seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

The board returned to open session at 8:33pm.

Adjournment

Suzy Hilgerson made a motion to adjourn.

Michael Whittle seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

Meeting Adjourned at 8:34pm

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