Central Board

Updated: Mar 18

The Central School Board hired Karah Schindelar as 6th grade teacher. Brady Stramer and Katie Wiley were named Volunteer Golf Coaches.

The Board approved sharing agreements for HR Director, Business Manager, and Transportation Director with Ed-Co. Guidance Counselor with Starmont and Curriculum Coordinator with MFL MarMac.

The Board set April 5th and May 26th, 27th, and 28th as Snow Make-Up days.

The approved the continuation of the contract with Superintendent Nick Trenkamp.


CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

ELKADER, IOWA

School Board Meeting

March 15, 2021

6:00 PM

BOARD MEETING


Vice-President Whittle called the board meeting to order at 6:00 pm.

Board Present: Jered Finley, via zoom, Michael Whittle, NiCole Dennler, Amy Pope, Suzy Hilgerson, via zoom, Ed Hertrampf and Taylor Alexie

Staff: Nick Trenkamp, Aaron Reinhart and Joyce Piorkowski

Visitors: Jen Wilwert

2021-2022 Calendar Hearing

The public hearing was opened at 6:03 pm regarding the 2021-2022 school calendar. Discussion was held regarding the calendar as presented. Public comments and concerns were requested. The concerns were having school on Good Friday, no scheduled snow days, no school on Martin Luther King Day and President’s Day and having the last day of school before June 1st. The public hearing closed at 6:35 pm

Consent Items

Printed Minutes – February 15, 2021 Board Minutes

Agenda – March 15, 2021-Amended - #12 – 20-21 Calendar Changes and #13 – Student Council Fundraising Request, moving all other items down to #s 14-18.

Bills – NiCole Dennler/Ed Hertrampf

Treasurer’s Report

NiCole Dennler made a motion to approve the Consent Items.

Ed Hertrampf seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

Learning & Leadership

Math/English Classroom Project

Josh Demmer from Demmer Architecture, Inc joined the meeting via zoom. Mr. Demmer explained the progress on the plans for the Classroom remodel and possible options for the classrooms. Meeting scheduled for March 22nd at 6:00 to approve the proposed plans, specs and opinion of cost estimates.

2020-21 Budget Amendment

The amendment will add $200,000 to the Instruction Area for additional staff and COVID Expenditures. It will also add $200,000 to the Total Support Service Area for two new LP busses and COVID Expenditures.

2021-22 Budget Presentation

Mr. Trenkamp presented the 2021-2022 budget; the tax rate will remain the same as the current year rate.

Return To Learn

No changes to Return To Learn. The numbers have remained low.

Employment

6th Grade Teacher

NiCole Dennler made a motion to approve Karah Shindelar as 6th Grade Teacher for the 21-22 school year.

Taylor Alexie seconded. Motion carried. 7-0



Volunteer Coaches-Golf

Ed Hertrampf made a motion to approve Brady Stramer and Katie Wiley as volunteer Golf coaches

Amy Pope seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

Official Contracts

Amy Pope made a motion to approve the official contracts

Ed Hertrampf seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

Sharing Agreements

HR Director

Amy Pope made a motion to approve the sharing agreement with Edgewood-Colesburg CSD for the HR Director position for 2021-2022.

Taylor Alexie seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

Business Manager

Amy Pope made a motion to approve the sharing agreement with Edgewood-Colesburg CSD for the Business Manager position for 2021-2022.

Taylor Alexie seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

Transportation Director

Amy Pope made a motion to approve the sharing agreement with Edgewood-Colesburg CSD for the Transportation Director position for 2021-2022.

Taylor Alexie seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

Guidance Counselor

Amy Pope made a motion to approve the sharing agreement with Starmont CSD for the Guidance Counselor position for 2021-2022.

Taylor Alexie seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

Curriculum Director

Amy Pope made a motion to approve the sharing agreement with MFL Mar-Mac CSD for the Curriculum Director position for 2021-2022.

Taylor Alexie seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

Timberline Billing Service Contract

NiCole Dennler made a motion to approve the billing service contract with Timberline.

Amy Pope seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

2021-2022 Calendar

NiCole Dennler made a motion to table approval of the 2021-2022 Calendar until March 22, 2021.

Amy Pope seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

2020-2021 Calendar Changes

The following days need to be updated on the current district calendar

January 15 – made up on February 15

January 26 – made up on April 5

February 4 – made up on May 26

February 5 – made up on May 27

March 15 – made up on May 28

Fund Raising Request

NiCole Dennler made a motion to approve the Student Council Fundraising request for food collection and penny war for the Clayton County Food Shelf.

Taylor Alexie seconded. Motion carried. 7-0




Communications and Reports

MS/HS Principal & AD – Mr. Reinhart

Principal Report:

  1. 7-12 families scheduled their Parent-Teacher Conferences for the first time. After the first night the feedback was very positive

  2. ISASP testing will be April 13,15, 20 and 22.

Activities Report:

  1. We have about 60 high school students participating in track & field and golf.

  2. Fine Arts has had tremendous success this year! A few highlights:

  3. Mrs. Yanda had 16 events performing at State Speech on March 13.

  4. Mr. Douglas had all groups at State Speech earn 1’s.

  5. Mr. Douglas has three All-State Nominations. One from Brayden Finley and two from Brandy Beatty.

  6. The Spring Musical is coming up on March 19, 20 and 21.

Superintendent & Elementary Principal – Mr. Trenkamp

  1. The elementary staff has put together a framework for a 100% remote learning plan. We are working on putting this into the master schedule and still have work to do with our classified employees and their role.

  2. This week I will be working with a district team to develop our district computer science plan. This work is being guided through an AEA grant.

  3. Brett and Josh both agreed to changes on Josh’s contract with the district. This was approved last month with the stipulation that our attorney sign off on it.

  4. Our bleachers need to be serviced as they are not opening and closing correctly. I have got a quote from one company for $3,366.50 and trying to find another company who will give us a quote.

  5. I received quotes from Timmerman Construction for the concrete slab by the shop door ($1,250) and the concrete in front of the preschool building ($9,000),

  6. I am looking to add a bus supervisor on Ryan’s bus. The supervisor would ride from the Daycare to school. Ryan has a loaded bus with a lot of younger kids and we have some behavior issues. I believe a supervisor could help put a stop to the behavior issues.

  7. Update on our air unit and noise in the HS media center

  8. Parent-Teacher conference went very well. I have almost finished my mid-year 1:1 meetings and feedback I have received is Central is a great place. The work we have done to improve our culture and build a strong team is really paying off.

Committee Reports

Central Community Scholarship Foundation will give two $5000 four-year renewable scholarships and three $1000 four-year renewable scholarships. One of the $5000 scholarships will be in the medical field. The foundation will set up student interviews for the scholarships. The scholarships are from the Tappan family donation.







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

NiCole Dennler made a motion to go into closed session for the superintendent formative

assessment under Iowa Code 21.5(1)(i),

Taylor Alexie seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

Roll Call: Suzy Hilgerson–Aye; Michael Whittle–Aye; Taylor Alexie-Aye; Amy Pope-Aye; NiCole Dennler–Aye; Jered Finley–Aye; Ed Hertrampf-Aye. Motion carried. 7-0

The board entered closed session at 8:15 pm.

NiCole Dennler made a motion to end the closed session. Amy Pope seconded.

Roll Call: Suzy Hilgerson–Aye; Michael Whittle–Aye; Taylor Alexie-Aye; Amy Pope-Aye; NiCole Dennler–Aye; Jered Finley–Aye; Ed Hertrampf-Aye. Motion carried. 7-0

The board returned to open session at 9:19 pm.

Superintendent Contract

NiCole Dennler made a motion to approve the two-year rolling contract of Nicholas Trenkamp, Superintendent.

Taylor Alexie seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

Exempt Session for Preparation for Collective Bargaining per Iowa Code 20.17(3)

NiCole Dennler made a motion to go into exempt session to prepare for Collective Bargaining per Iowa Code 20.17(3).

Amy Pope seconded. Roll Call: Suzy Hilgerson–Aye; Michael Whittle–Aye; Taylor Alexie-Aye; Amy Pope-Aye; NiCole Dennler–Aye; Jered Finley–Aye; Ed Hertrampf-Aye. Motion carried. 7-0

The board started the exempt session at 9:21pm

NiCole Dennler made a motion to end the exempt session. Taylor Alexie seconded.

Roll Call: Suzy Hilgerson–Aye; Michael Whittle–Aye; Taylor Alexie-Aye; Amy Pope-Aye; NiCole Dennler–Aye; Jered Finley–Aye; Ed Hertrampf-Aye. Motion carried. 7-0

Exempt session ended at 9:50pm

Adjournment

NiCole Dennler made a motion to adjourn.

Ed Hertrampf seconded. Motion carried. 7-0

Meeting Adjourned at 9:51 pm


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