Board Highlights

October 8, 2001


Welcomed new 7-12 teachers: Gary Gorman, Scott Growdon, Linda Jansen, and Kyle Galetich.


Approved the sale of the student-built house to Corey and Amy Klemp for the amount of $116,600.


Approved a project to repair the bus garage and replace the roof on that building. The estimated cost (from Thompson Construction) is $21,150.


Approved two open enrollment requests for students who moved into the district this summer and are attending school in the Webster City School District.


Approved a request for early graduation after second term from Emily Petrie.


Approved the hiring of Bill Mueller as high school golf coach and Doug Sogard as 7th grade boys basketball coach.


Reviewed a list of projects to be addressed through the use of PPEL funds. The board directed the superintendent to secure estimates on most of the projects in order to assist with establishing future priorities.


Approved the Open Enrollment Allowable Growth application to the SBRC requesting additional on-time funding for those open enrolled students out of the district not included in last year’s count.


Received a report from Supt. Kinley regarding the status of the district’s TAG/At-Risk Allowable Growth funding for 2001-02. This funding is now incorporated as part of the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan process.


Directed the superintendent to initiate a rental contract agreement with the City of Randall for the use of the Randall Gym for the 2001-02 school year.


Reviewed the progress made on the 2000-01 board goals and established three Board Goals for 2001-02:

·        Each board member will attend at least one state level meeting.

·        Two board members will attend a national education conference

·        The board will establish a Board Recognition Program for student and staff achievements.


Approved a recommendation from the administration to revise the criteria for students to earn an academic letter. An academic letter will be awarded to those students who earn a 3.670 GPA cumulative for the year. Students who earn a GPA of 3.25-3.699 (cumulative for the year) will be awarded a Certificate of Academic recognition. The school will continue to recognize students on the “A” and “B” honor rolls each term.


Received reports from the administration regarding the district’s annual school improvement goals and the instructional activities that are taking place in classrooms to support those goals.


Agreed to attend the IASB Annual Convention November 15 in Des Moines. Board member David Carlson will represent the district at the IASB Delegate Assembly on November 14.


Received an enrollment update from the superintendent indicating that the district’s certified enrollment on September 21 was 781.1, an increase of 2.8 students.


Received a report from the administration regarding a change in the dates of the ITBS/ITED Testing for students in grades 7-12. The testing will occur the first week in April, 2002.


Heard a report from board members Tom Bell and Dave Carlson regarding the recent IASB district meeting in Nevada. Discussion at the meeting focused on a statewide effort to initiate the local option sales tax in order to benefit all kids and school districts.