Central Board

Updated: Feb 18

The Central School Board approved the hiring of Mark Wiley as Head Softball Coach. Tyler Bazyn was hired as Assistant Track Coach. The Board approved Volunteer Track Coaches—Stacey Grau, Molly Scherf, Becky Lower, and Joe Koehn will assist. Blake Rodenberg was approved as Volunteer Assistant Golf Coach.

The Board approved an architect agreement for 35-thousand dollars to look at plans and develop specs for fixing a leak issue in four upstair classrooms.


CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

ELKADER, IOWA

School Board Meeting

February 15, 2021

6:00 PM

BOARD MEETING

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

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

Board Absent: Ed Hertrampf

Staff: Nick Trenkamp and Joyce Piorkowski

Visitors: Colten Ledbetter, Brandi Herman, Tessa Sylvester and Tori Sylvester

Consent Items

Printed Minutes – 01/18/2021 Board Minutes and 02/01/2021 Work Session Minutes

Agenda – February 15, 2021

Bills – Suzy Hilgerson/Amy Pope

Treasurer’s Report

Michael Whittle made a motion to approve the Consent Items.

Taylor Alexie seconded. Motion carried. 5-0

Learning & Leadership

2019-20 Audit

Joyce Piorkowski presented the audit.

Hunter Safety

Colten Ledbeter taught the Hunter Safety class to 8th graders as part of the curriculum. All students passed the written test, and most students passed the hands-on test earning a Hunter Safety Certificate. Jerry Farmer gave a presentation about laws and regulations.

Return to Learn

Central is not changing the requirements of masks and social distancing. Vaccinations for staff began last week.

Employment

Head Softball Coach

NiCole Dennler made a motion to approve Mark Wiley as Head Softball Coach.

Amy Pope seconded. Motion carried. 6-0

Assistant Track Coach

Amy Pope made a motion to approve Tyler Bazyn as Assistant Boys Track Coach.

Suzy Hilgerson seconded. Motion carried. 6-0

Volunteer Coaches

NiCole Dennler made a motion to approve Staci Grau, Molly Scherf, Becky Lower and Joe Koehn as volunteer Track coaches.

Michael Whittle seconded. Motion carried. 6-0

NiCole Dennler made a motion to approve Blake Rodenberg as volunteer Golf coach.

Michael Whittle seconded. Motion carried. 6-0

Resolution on SF159

Amy Pope made a motion to approve the resolution, opposing SF159, school vouchers.

Taylor Alexie seconded. Motion carried. 6-0

Official Contract

Amy Pope made a motion to approve the official contract.

NiCole Dennler seconded. Motion carried. 6-0

Architect Contract

Michael Whittle made a motion to approve the Architect Contract subject to changes recommended by legal counsel.

Amy Pope seconded. Motion carried. 6-0

Budget Guarantee Resolution

Taylor Alexie made a motion to approve the budget guarantee resolution. “The Board of Directors of Central Community School District will levy property tax for the fiscal year 2021-2022 for the regular program budget adjustment allowed under section 257.14, Code of Iowa”.

Suzy Hilgerson seconded. Motion carried. 6-0

Communications and Reports

MS/HS Principal & AD – Mr. Reinhart

Principal Report:

  1. Parent-Teacher Conferences are March 9 and 11. The Clayton County Community Collaboration Council (5C’s) will be here with their “Hidden in Plain Sight” display. This will be a great opportunity for parents to see how kids disguise alcohol, tobacco products.

  2. We are going to have families schedule 7-12 Parent-Teacher Conferences this spring. This will help families be more efficient with their time and help teachers know who to expect.

  3. Registration Night is coming up on Tuesday, March 2. All current grade 8-11 families and students will be invited for a presentation on four-year plans, their options, resources to find needed information, etc., and time provided to work on them together.

Activities Report:

  1. Central has been selected to host four postseason basketball games, a reflection of the IAHSAA/IGHSAU’s positive opinion of our ability to host big games.

  2. We hosted the Upper Iowa Conference wrestling tournament, and it went well. Central and Coach Koehn have been praised many, many times for how well the tournament ran.

Superintendent & Elementary Principal – Mr. Trenkamp

Elementary Teacher Position

  1. The committee will interview six candidates, we had seventeen apply.

  2. This is a sixth-grade position.

SAI Law Conference

Legislative updates on Title IX and Seclusions

2021-2022 Calendar

Began work on the district calendar. Met with Mr. Reinhart on ideas for the 2021-2022 calendar and then took those ideas to the staff for feedback.

TouchPro

The TouchPro is up and running. Will take time to build. Mrs. Burke is working on the outstanding alumni. Mrs. Conner is working on school records. I am working on the Yearbooks and considering hiring a student to do senior class profiles and maintenance.

RSAI Leadership Meeting

Legislative updates were discussed. Sounds like SSA will be set at 2.4%. School Board advocacy efforts hold a lot of weight with the legislatures. Thank you for your efforts.

District Calendar

We made up one of the full snow days on February 15. We have one full day and two Fridays that we missed for a total of 17.25 hours. Our calendar has 66 hours built-in over the required 1080 hours.

Committee Reports

County Conference Board

Michael Whittle attended the meeting on February 10th. The county assessor budget was discussed. The board agreed to give the assessor a $5000 salary raise for next year.

Central Scholarship Foundation

A sizeable donation has been made to Central Community Scholarship Foundation on behalf of the Jean Tappan Trust and multi-year scholarships are being considered.

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.

Roll Call: Suzy Hilgerson–Aye; Michael Whittle–Aye; Taylor Alexie-Aye; Amy Pope-Aye; NiCole Dennler–Aye; Jered Finley–Aye. Motion carried. 6-0

The board entered closed session at 7:40 pm.

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

Roll Call: Suzy Hilgerson–Aye; Michael Whittle–Aye; Taylor Alexie-Aye; Amy Pope-Aye; NiCole Dennler–Aye; Jered Finley–Aye. Motion carried. 6-0

The board returned to open session at 9:08 pm.

Adjournment

Taylor Alexie made a motion to adjourn.

Suzy Hilgerson seconded. Motion carried. 6-0

Meeting Adjourned at 9:10 pm

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