March 8, 2023
The Board of Directors of the Webster City Community School District in the counties of Hamilton, Webster and Wright, State of Iowa, met in special session, March 8, 2023, in the School Administration Office Board Room, Webster City, Iowa.
Open Comment to the Board – None.
ITEM 1. – Call to Order – The Board President called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m.
ITEM 2. – Roll Call – Members answering roll call were Ms. Greenfield, Ms. Clarken, Mr. Stoakes, Mr. Patterson, and Ms. Van Diest. Also present were Dr. Ross and Mary Ellen Draeger.
ITEM 3. – Approval of Agenda – Motion by Mr. Patterson, second by Mr. Stoakes, to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
ITEM 4. - Appointment of Temporary Board Secretary – Motion by Ms. Clarken, second by Mr. Patterson, to approve the Superintendent’s Secretary as temporary Board Secretary.
Motion by Mr. Stokes, second by Ms. Greenfield, to go into closed session at 6:02 p.m. The roll was called: aye - Ms. Greenfield, Ms. Clarken, Mr. Stoakes, Mr. Patterson, and Ms. Van Diest; nay - none.
ITEM 5. - Closed Session Pursuant to Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(a)-- To review or discuss records which are required or authorized by state or federal law to be kept confidential or to be kept confidential as a condition for that governmental body’s possession or continued receipt of federal funds and Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(i)--To evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session.
Motion by Ms. Clarken, second by Ms. Greenfield, to come out of closed session at 7:48 p.m. The roll call was called: aye - Ms. Greenfield, Ms. Clarken, Mr. Stoakes, Mr. Patterson, and Ms. Van Diest; nay – none.
Motion by Mr. Stoakes, second by Mr. Patterson – After a review of the events of February 14, 2023, the Board finds that staff followed the procedures that are in place to protect students, staff and community. The Board directs Dr. Ross to continue to develop the communication plan that involves staff, parents, and the Webster City Police Department. Motion carried.
ITEM 6. – Adjournment – Motion by Mr. Patterson, second by Mr. Stoakes, to adjourn the meeting at 7:52 p.m. p.m. Motion carried.
The next Regular Board Meeting will be Monday, March 20, at 6:00 p.m. at the School Administration Office Board Room. Board Meetings are subject to change dependent upon need.
Mary Ellen Draeger, Secretary Pro-Tem Beth Van Diest, President