January 13, 2003
Received a report
from Gina Spohnheimer from the Fine Arts Booster Club. Granted approval
for the Music Boosters to provide concessions for the Junior High Honor
Choir on April 3 and the State Large Group contest to be held at South
Hamilton on May 9. The board will consider a spring fundraiser request
from the Music Boosters at its February meeting.
Tabled planned discussion on athletic recognition banners until a sample banner has arrived for board review.
Accepted the resignation of Kris Gustafson as junior high softball coach, effective for the summer 2003 season.
Amended the contract of Amy Barquist to reflect an increase in cheerleading coach responsibilities for the remainder of the school year.
Approved a request from senior Lacey Montgomery for early graduation.
Carroll McLuckie provided an overview of the district's school improvement
efforts and an update on the implementation of the district's staff development
efforts to address curriculum development and alignment, instruction, and
Reviewed a summary
of the PPEL projects that were identified a year ago and received an update
on the status of each of those projects. Nearly all of them have been completed.
The board discussed a number of potential projects that could be addressed
in the coming year and beyond.
Approved the Superintendent's Annual Report for the 2001-02 school year
Approved the annual district financial audit report for the 2001-02 fiscal year.
Approved the high school course offerings for 2003-04 as presented by high school principal Steve Gray. New course offerings include CISCO Web Design and an ICCC CAD Drafting class, both to be offered as early bird classes at 7:30 a.m. Keyboarding I will now be required for graduation and students who enroll in ICCC English 101 and 102 will now be required to also take College Prep or A.P English.
Approved a resolution endorsing the vote for a Local Option Sales Tax in Boone County and requesting that the Boone County Board of Supervisors conduct such an election. A successful vote would result in the district receiving some sales tax receipts. The distribution of revenue is based on the number of students from each of the 14 school districts who live in Boone County.
Accepted a bid of $3200 from Maximus, Inc. to conduct a district-wide inventory of all district property for insurance purposes and set a dollar limit of $300 for use in the study. EMC Insurance will be funding part of the cost of conducting the inventory. The remainder of the fee will be paid from the district's management fund.
The board accepted
an offer of $7,525 from St. Thomas Aquinas School in Webster City for the
purchase of the portable classroom.
Supt. Kinley discussed a recent meeting involving area schools and the consideration of an Iowa Demonstration Grant Proposal received by Southeast Webster Schools. The grant would provide funds, on a matching basis, to procure and renovate a building to house vocational programs for students. The proposal would promote some additional sharing opportunities between districts and Iowa Central Community College, but could potentially relocate some of the district's vocational programs to a central location. Given the availability of existing vocational programs and potential program additions currently under discussion, the board did not feel the benefits for the district's students were sufficient to pursue this plan at this time.
reported on a recent discussion with the South Hamilton Education Association