February 7, 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, February 7, 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 7:14 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 Brad Westrum, Carri Eide, and Kathy Biere.
ITEM 3. – Approval of Agenda – Motion by Mr. Stoakes, second by Ms. Clarken, to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
Motion by Mr. Patterson, second by Ms. Greenfield, to go into closed session at 7:15 p.m. The roll was called: aye - Greenfield, Clarken, Stoakes, Patterson, Van Diest; nay - none.
ITEM 4. – Closed Session – Superintendent Candidate Review – Iowa Code 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 individuals’ reputation and that individual requests a closed session.
Motion by Mr. Stoakes, second by Mr. Patterson, to come out of closed session at 10:44 p.m. The roll was called: aye - Greenfield, Clarken, Stoakes, Patterson, Van Diest; nay – none.
ITEM 5. – Motion to Approve Superintendent of Schools – Motion by Ms. Greenfield, second by Mr. Patterson, to offer a contract for Superintendent of Schools to Matt Berninghaus. Motion carried.
ITEM 6. - Adjournment – Motion by Mr. Patterson, second by Mr. Stoakes, to adjourn the meeting at 10:47 p.m. Motion carried.
The next Regular Board Meeting will be Monday, February 13, at 6:00 p.m. at the School Administration Office Board Room. Board Meetings are subject to change dependent upon need.
Kathy Biere, Secretary Beth Van Diest, President