Board Minutes - 2019.10.07



(For approval on 10-21-2019)

OCTOBER 7, 2019

The Board met for a regular meeting on Monday, October 7, 2019, in the Board Room at the Harlan Community High School. President Amy Rueschenberg presided with Board members, Jessica Anderson, Al Hazelton, Tarah Devlin-Lawler, Joni Larsen, and Seth Piro were present. Monte Schechinger was absent.

Administrators Present:               Lynn Johnson, Scott Frohlich, Bill Mueller, and Jeff Moser

Media:                                        Brian Taylor and Bob Bjoin

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:   Anderson moved, seconded by Hazelton to approve the agenda.  Motion carried 6-0.

EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONNEL:   Devlin-Lawler moved, seconded by Piro to approve the employment of Lisa Leinen as 3rd Grade Math Department Leader. Motion carried 6-0.

APPROVAL OF REQUEST FOR ALLOWABLE GROWTH AND SUPPLEMENTAL AID FOR NEGATIVE SPECIAL EDUCATION BALANCE OF $578,750.38:  Anderson moved, seconded by Hazelton to approve the request for allowable growth and supplemental aid for negative special education balance of $578,750.38. Motion carried 6-0.

APPROVAL OF DISTRICT ANNUAL TREASURER REPORT:  Larsen moved, seconded by Piro to approve the district annual treasurer report as presented. Motion carried 6-0.

POLICY REVIEW/APPROVAL:  Piro moved, seconded by Anderson to approve the review and adoption of policies as presented. Policy 100 – Legal Status of the School District, Policy 101 Educational Philosophy of the School District, Policy 103 R1 Long-Range Needs Assessment, and Policy 105 – Assistance Animals are new policies and will be officially adopted at the second and final reading at the next meeting. Policy 102 – Equal Educational Opportunity, Policy 102 E1 – Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination, Policy 102 E2 – Continuous Notice of Nondiscrimination, Policy 102 E3 – Notice of Section 504 Student and Parental Rights, Policy 102 E4 Complaint Form, Policy 102 E5 Witness Disclosure Form, Policy 102 E6 - Disposition of Complaint Form, Policy 104 E1 – Complaint Form, Policy 104 E2 – Witness Disclosure Form, and Policy 104 E3 – Disposition of Complaint Form were reviewed by the board with no changes. Policy 102 R1 – Grievance Procedure, Policy 103 – Long-Range Needs Assessment, Policy 104 – Anti-Bullying/Anti-Harassment Policy, and Policy 104 R1 – Anti-Bullying/Anti-Harassment Investigation Procedures are current policies that the board will be reviewing again at the next meeting. Motion carried 6-0.

POLICY APPROVAL – LAW CHANGES – FIRST/FINAL READING:  Hazelton moved, seconded by Larsen to approve the legislative changes to policy 404.R1 – Code of Professional Ethics Regulation and the required adoption of Policy 711.10 – School Bus Passenger Restraints. Motion carried 6-0.

CONSENT AGENDA:  Larsen moved, seconded by Devlin-Lawler to approve the non-personnel contract with Council Bluffs Community School District. Motion carried 6-0.

DISCUSSION ITEMS:  The Board discussed early retirement, policy review, holding a budget workshop, administrator reports by Mr. Mueller and Mr. Frohlich, quarterly update on board annual priorities, and quarterly update on superintendent goals.

ADJOURNMENT:   Anderson moved, seconded by Piro to adjourn.  Motion carried 6-0 and the meeting was adjourned at 7:21 p.m.

Next Meeting:  Monday, October 21, 2019, 5:30 p.m. – Board Room

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Board President                                    Board Secretary