Board Minutes - 2020.08.10



(For approval on 8-24-2020)

AUGUST 10, 2020

The Board met for a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, August 10, 2020, in the Media Center at Harlan Community High School.  President Amy Rueschenberg presided with Board members Jessica Anderson, Al Hazelton,  Joni Larsen, and Monte Schechinger present. Seth Piro entered the meeting after it began.

Administrators Present:               Lynn Johnson, Scott Frohlich, Davis Pattee, Bill Mueller, Jeff Moser, and Ann Heithoff         

Media:                                        Alan Mores and Brian Taylor

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:  Larsen moved, seconded by Hazelton, to approve the agenda.  Motion carried 5-0.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: The board discussed the district’s Return to Learn plan and beginning the school year in a Hybrid model for the MS/HS students for the first two weeks of school. Mrs. Johnson shared a personnel update with the board.

Piro entered at 5:44 p.m.


RESIGNATION OF PERSONNEL:  Anderson moved, seconded by Schechinger to approve the resignation of Jennifer Wright as HS Special Education Associate; Julie Armentrout as MS Special Education Associate; and Jane Klein as Elementary School Nurse. Motion carried 6-0.

EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONNEL:  Hazelton moved, seconded by Piro to approve the employment of Rose Smith as Elementary Food Service. Motion carried 6-0.

APPROVAL OF SUBSTITUTE TEACHER RATE:  Piro moved, seconded by Anderson to approve the recommendation to increase the daily substitute teacher rate to $135/day. Motion carried 6-0.

APPOINTMENT OF DISTRICT 6 BOARD MEMBER:  Larsen moved, seconded by Schechinger to approve the appointment of Joe Herzberg as the District 6 Board Member to fill the vacancy created with Devlin-Lawler’s resignation. Motion carried 6-0.

APPROVAL OF HANDBOOKS:  Hazelton moved, seconded by Schechinger to approve the 2020-21 handbooks as presented. Motion carried 6-0.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA:  Anderson moved, seconded by Larsen to approve the non-personnel contract with Rising Hope Academy Therapeutic Classroom – IKM-Manning School District (in partnership with Green Hills AEA) and the AHSTW and Harlan Community School District. Motion carried 6-0.

UPCOMING EVENTS AND COMMUNITY UPDATES:  The board discussed the upcoming building parent meetings held over zoom on August 11th (Elementary), August 12th (Middle School), and August 13th (High School). The Zoom links are posted on the district website.

ADJOURNMENT:   Anderson moved, seconded by Schechinger to adjourn. Motion carried 6-0 and the meeting was adjourned at 6:35 p.m.

Next Meeting:  – August 24, 2020, 2020, 5:30 p.m. – Media Center – High School

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Board President                                    Board Secretary