BC had special meeting on April 23

TO: BENTON COMMUNITY BOARD OF EDUCATION
FROM: DR. PAM EWELL, SUPERINTENDENT
RE: SPECIAL BOARD MEETING, HELD ELECTRONICALLY
TIME: 7:00 P.M., THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2020
PLACE: CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION OFFICE BOARD ROOM
304 1ST STREET, VAN HORNE, IA 52346

  1. Call to Order
    Attendance: Directors Stepanek, Becker, Upah, Werning, Thompson and Ludeking. Superintendent Dr. Pam Ewell, Associate Superintendent/SBO, Doug Embray.
    Virtual Attendance: James Bieschke, Rob Arnold, Jason West, Anna Upah, Ryan Junge, Phil Eastman, Tyler Maschino and Shawn Pfiffner.
    Absent: Director Nolte
  2. Delegations, Communications, Considerations of Additional Items for the Agenda: None
  3. Action Item #157 – Approval of Agenda
    Motion by Upah and second by Werning to approve agenda as presented.
    MOTION CARRIED ALL MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AYE
  4. Action Item #158 – Revised Pandemic Resolution
    The board will review and consider the revised Pandemic Resolution.
    a. PANDEMIC RESOLUTION
    Motion by Thompson, second by Upah to approve the revised Pandemic Resolution as presented MOTION CARRIED ALL MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AYE
  5. Action Item # 159 – Continuous Learning Plan During Closure – Until End of School Year, 2020. The board will review and consider the continuous learning plan for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.
    a. BENTON COMMUNITY VIRTUAL LEARNING PLAN – UNTIL END OF SCHOOL YEAR
    2020
    b. HIGH SCHOOL VIRTUAL LEARNING PLAN (SPECIFIC DETAIL FOR HIGH SCHOOL)
    Motion by Upah, second by Werning to approve the Benton Community Continuous Learning Plan for the remainder of the 2019-20 calendar school year.
    MOTION CARRIED ALL MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AYE
  6. Action Item #160 – E-Rate Project Approval Contract Award To ITS – The board will review and consider the use of E-rate funding to complete technology projects.
    a. MS/HS Proposal
    b. Atkins Proposal
    c. Keystone Proposal
    d. Norway Proposal
    Motion by Thompson, second by Upah to approve the use of E-rate funds to complete technology projects. MOTION CARRIED ALL MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AYE
  7. Action Item #161 – Consent Agenda
    Resignations:
    a. Casey Krull – HS Science
    Motion by Upah, second by Werning to approve the consent agenda as presented.
    MOTION CARRIED. ALL MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AYE
  8. Superintendent Update
    a. Transfer – Emily O’Connell – to HS Social Studies
    b. Transfer – Levi Montague – to MS Math open position
    c. Superintendent Evaluation schedule
    d. Updates con’t.
    i. Begin early is possible, if dealing with any additional virus situations – spread the
    school year out more
    ii. We are planning to be prepared to teach online in the future
  9. i.e., snow days, threats, viruses
    iii. Public hearing with any FY’21 calendar revisions
  10. Will discuss and bring forward any changes – May 20 board meeting
    iv. Food For Kids
  11. To date, we have served 8,139 meals for kids
  12. Cattlemen’s Assoc. Cooking for us tomorrow for our Food for Kids Thank you to the Cattlemen’s Association and Drew Fish!
  13. Flyer
  14. Still doing Food pick-ups at our same locations, plan to continue through our regularly scheduled last day of school – May 29
  15. Action Item #162 – Adjournment
    Motion by Thompson, second by Upah to adjourn meeting at 8:45 P.M.
    MOTION CARRIED. ALL MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AYE

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