Board Minutes - 2020.04.06 - Budget Hearing and Regular Meeting

 

HARLAN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD MEETING

(For approval on 4-20-2020)

APRIL 6, 2020

The Board met for a budget hearing at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2020, for an electronic Zoom meeting that was hosted in the Board Room at Harlan Community High School. President Amy Rueschenberg presided with Board members Jessica Anderson, Al Hazelton, Joni Larsen, Seth Piro, and Monte Schechinger. Tarah Devlin-Lawler was absent.

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

Media:                                        Bob Bjoin and HMU

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

PRESENTATION OF THE 2020 – 2021 BUDGET: No oral or written comments were received from the public.

ADJOURMENT:  Anderson moved, seconded by Hazelton to adjourn. Motion carried 6-0 and the budget hearing was adjourned at 5:55 p.m.

REGULAR MEETING

The Board met for a regular meeting at 5:56 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2020, for an electronic Zoom meeting that was hosted in the Board Room at Harlan Community High School. President Amy Rueschenberg presided with Board members Jessica Anderson, Al Hazelton, Joni Larsen, Seth Piro, and Monte Schechinger. Tarah Devlin-Lawler was absent.

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

Media:                                        Bob Bjoin and HMU

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

DISCUSSION ITEMS: The board discussed a COVID-19 update, holding a special board meeting on Thursday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m., the quarterly review of annual board priorities, the superintendent self-evaluation and Mr. Mueller and Mr. Frohlich shared administrator reports.

ACTION ITEMS:

RESIGNATION OF PERSONNEL:  Anderson moved, seconded by Larsen to approve the resignation of Heath Stein as MS/HS PE Teacher, MS Boys Basketball Coach, and MS Boys Football Coach. Motion carried 6-0.

EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONNEL:  Schechinger moved, seconded by Hazelton to approve the employment of Elle Kloewer as 4th Grade Teacher and Tracy Petersen as HS Guidance and Data Associate.  Motion carried 6-0.

APPROVE THE 2020-2021 BUDGET:  Larsen moved, seconded by Anderson to approve the 2020-2021 budget as presented. Motion carried 6-0.

APPROVAL OF BUDGET GUARANTEE RESOLUTION:  Hazelton moved, seconded by Piro to approve the resolution that the Board of Directors of Harlan Community School District, will levy property taxes for fiscal year 2020-2021 for the regular program budget adjustment as allowed under section 257.14, Code of Iowa. Motion carried 6-0.

APPROVAL OF DRIVERS EDUCATION CONTRACT WITH DRIVE SAFELY, LLC:  Anderson moved, seconded by Schechinger to approve the contract with Drive Safely, LLC. Motion carried 6-0.

ADOPTION OF THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION’S OPTION OF VOLUNTARY EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO INCLUDE CONTACT WITH DISTRICT TEACHERS AS PRACTICAL FOR THE DURATION INDENTIFIED IN THE GOVERNOR’S STATE OF PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY DECLARATION:  Anderson moved, seconded by Piro to approve the adoption of the Iowa Department of Education’s option of voluntary educational enrichment opportunities.  Motion carried 6-0.

APPROVAL OF ADDENDUM TO RESOLUTION FOR PANDEMIC RESPONSE AND EMERGENCY SUSPENSION OF POLICY:  Piro moved, seconded by Hazelton to approve the addendum as presented. Motion carried 6-0.

POLICY REVIEW/APPROVAL – FIRST READING/FINAL REVIEW:  Anderson moved, seconded by Hazelton to approve the first reading and final review of policies as presented. Policy 501.1 – Resident Students; Policy 501.4 – Entrance – Admissions; Policy 501.6 – Student Transfers In; Policy 501.7 – Student Transfers Out or Withdrawals; Policy 501.11 – Student Release During School Hours; Policy 501.13 – Students of Legal Age; Policy 502.2 – Care of School Property/Vandalism; Policy 502.4 – Student Complaints and Grievances; Policy 502.8R1 – Search and Seizure Regulation; Policy 502.9 – Interviews of Students by Outside Agencies; and Policy 502.11 – Systems Monitoring  are new policies and will be officially adopted at the second and final reading at the next meeting. Policy 501.2 – Nonresident Students; Policy 501.3 – Compulsory Attendance; Policy 501.9 – Student Absences – Excused; Policy 501.14 – Open Enrollment Transfers – Procedures as a Sending District; Policy 501.15 – Open Enrollment Transfers – Procedures as a Receiving District;   Policy 501.16 – Homeless Children and Youth; Policy 502.8 – Search and Seizure; Policy 503.1 – Student Conduct; Policy 503.1R1 – Student Suspension; Policy 503.3E1 – Standard Fee Waiver Application; Policy 503.3R1 – Student Fee Waiver and Reduction Procedures; and Policy 503.4 – Good Conduct Rule are current policies that the board will be reviewing again to finalize revisions at the next meeting. Policy 500 – Objectives for Equal Educational Opportunities for Students; Policy 501.10 Truancy – Unexcused Absences; Policy 502.1 – Student Appearance; Policy 502.5 – Student Lockers; Policy 502.6 – Weapons; Policy 502.7 – Smoking – Drinking – Drugs; Policy 503.2 – Expulsion; Policy 503.3 – Fines – Fees – Charges; and Policy 503.5 – Corporal Punishment were reviewed by the board with no changes.  Motion carried 6-0.

ADJOURNMENT:  Anderson moved, seconded by Piro to adjourn.  Motion carried 6-0 and the meeting was adjourned at 7:31 p.m.

Next Meeting:  – April 9, 2020, 5:30 p.m. – Board Room (via Zoom)

 

 

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