October 14, 2019
The Board of Directors of the Webster City Community School District in the counties of Hamilton, Webster and Wright, State of Iowa, met in regular session Monday, October 14 2019, in the School Administration Building, Webster City, Iowa.
ITEM 1. – Call to Order – The Board President called the meeting to order at 6:06 p.m.
ITEM 2. – Roll Call – Members answering roll call were Ms. Van Diest, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Stroner, Mr. Bonjour and Ms. Williams. Also present were members of the media and other interested parties.
ITEM 3. – Approval of Agenda – It was moved by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the agenda with Board Policies moved to Action Items. Motion carried.
ITEM 4. – Open Comment to the Board – Josh Lacey asked to have the property damage done to his fence at 1310 First Street added to a future Board agenda.
ITEM 5. – Fourth Grade Recycling Presentation – Five fourth grade students from Sunset Heights Elementary presented the Board with a recycling project they started when they were in third grade. After studying pollution and its effects, they would like to place a box near the office where students and staff can recycle plastic bottles. A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve this project. Motion carried.
ITEM 6. – Discussion Items – There were none.
ITEM 7. - Action Items
a. Board Policy 700 Series 1st Reading – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the 1st reading of the Board Policy 700 series.
b. Board Policy 906.2 Smoke Free Environment 1st Reading – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve the 1st reading of Board
Policy 906.2. Motion carried
c. Four-Year-Old Preschool Agreements – A motion was made by Mr. Bonjour, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the Four-Year-Old Preschool Agreements.
d. Fundraising Requests – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve WC Rocketry to sell embroidered plush Lynx toys at the
October 18th home football game and the December 13th home basketball game; to approve High School Spanish Club to sell puff pastry products; and to
approve Middle School Band to sell shaved ice at the Middle School Band Tailgating Party. Motion carried.
e. 2019-2020 TQ Committee Members – A motion was made by Ms. Williams, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the 2019-2020 TQ Committee Members as
presented. Motion carried.
f. Amendment to Riverview Lease Contract Agreement – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the amendment to the
Riverview Lease Contract. Motion carried.
g. Addendum to YSS Mentoring Contract – A motion was made by Mr. Bonjour, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the addendum to the YSS Mentoring Contract.
Motion carried. Members answering Aye: Van Diest, Patterson, Stroner, and Bonjour. Ms. Williams did not vote.
h. Decision to Support Career Ag Academy – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to table this item until a future Board meeting. Motion
i. Education Contracts – A motion was made by Stroner, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve education contracts for student services with Fort Dodge
Community School District, North Central Consortium School, and Johnston Community School District. Motion carried.
ITEM 8. – Personnel
a. Contract Recommendation – A motion was made by Mr. Bonjour, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve Jessie Bailey and Beth Meyer as Co-Middle School
Student Council Advisors. Motion carried.
ITEM 9. – Other
a. Items from the Board
- Mr. Stroner asked about PPEL flyers at the Board table. Dr. Ross asked the Board to distribute them to the public.
b. Items from Dr. Ross
- Dr. Ross reported she met with Rotary after Hours, Noon Kiwanis, and the Legion on Tuesday, October 8th to present information about the upcoming PPEL vote on November 5th. She is scheduled to present at Morning Kiwanis next week. She has also been discussing the PPEL vote during her “Chats with the Superintendent” with staff.
- Dr. Ross and Cathi Hildebrand reported the auditors were here from September 30 thru October 3rd. It was a good audit with very few formal comments during the exit interview.
- Dr. Ross reported a tree fell at Hamilton High over the weekend and several staff members worked to get it cleaned up on Monday.
- Dr. Ross presented the Board with an updated copy of her Professional Growth Plan.
ITEM 10. - Consent Items – It was moved by Mr. Bonjour, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the minutes of the September 23, 2019 Board Meeting, payment of the bills and claims as listed at the close of these minutes, to approve General, Schoolhouse, Lunch and Activity Fund Reports, approve the interfund transfer, and approve the fundraising report. Motion carried.
ITEM 11. – Adjournment - A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m. Motion carried, all members present voting aye.
The next Regular Board Meeting will be Monday, October 28th at 6:00 p.m. at the School
Administration Office Board Room. Board Meetings are subject to change dependent upon
Cathi Hildebrand, Secretary
Beth Van Diest, President