BC board had work session and special meeting on January 5

WORK SESSION – 6:00 P.M.
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING – IMMEDIATELY
FOLLOWING WORK SESSION
TIME: 6:00 p.m. – WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2022
PLACE: Central Office – Board room
304 1st Street
Van Horne, Iowa 52346
Pres. Becker announcement: This meeting is held electronically and in person by the Board as per Iowa Code Section 21.8 which permits a governmental body to conduct a meeting by electronic means. Public access will be provided to the extent reasonably possible. The notice of the meeting on our school website indicating the “place from which the communication originates and where/how public access is provided to the conversation”, and meeting minutes will be kept.
WORK SESSION – 6:00 P.M.
REVIEW FACILITIES MASTER PLAN – Postponed due to weather conditions
SPECIAL MEETING

  1. CALL TO ORDER –
    Meeting was called to order at 6:00 pm
    Attendance – Directors: Becker and Thompson in person in Board Room. Virtual Director Attendees: Directors Upah, Phillips, Werning, Nolte and Ludeking (arriving online at 6:15 p.m.).
    A Quorum was declared present.
    Other Attendees – In Board Room: Dr. Ewell and Dr. Bieschke. Virtually: Emily Ellingson, Anna Upah, Tim Lyons, Rob Arnold, Ryan Junge, Jason West, and Melody Spence.
  2. DELEGATIONS, COMMUNICATIONS, CONSIDERATIONS OF ADDITIONAL ITEMS FOR THE
    AGENDA – None
  3. ACTION ITEM #78 – APPROVAL OF AGENDA
    Moved the order of the Agenda to #4 OSHA and #5 Early Retirement
    Motion by Thompson, second by Upah to approve the agenda with change.
    MOTION CARRIED ALL MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AYE
  4. ACTION ITEM #79 – OSHA and EMERGENCY TEMPORARY STANDARDS
    a. OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) – policies – prepared by our legal counsel
    COVID-19 Vaccinate or Test Mandate Policy
    Attestation Form Policy
    Emily Ellingson, legal counsel from Lynch-Dallas PC, and Dr. Ewell explained the rationale for the new policies, followed by a question and answer session. Discussion included — policies are contingent on what is permitted by law and pursuant to applicable court rulings to enforce the ETS. If at any point OSHA is prohibited from enforcing the ETS, the requirements under this policy will not be in effect.
    Motion by Thompson, second by Werning to approve the new emergency Covid-19 “Vaccinate or Test Mandate Policy”, and Attestation Form Policy.
    MOTION CARRIED ALL MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AYE
  5. EARLY RETIREMENT PLAN
    Discussion was held on possible amendment of retirement plan. It was decided that there would be no amendment to the current retirement plan. Discussion only – no action.
  6. ACTION ITEMS 80, 81 and 82 – CLOSED SESSION – as per Iowa Code 21.5(e) To discuss whether to conduct a hearing or to conduct hearings to suspend or expel a student, unless an open session is requested by the student or a parent or guardian of the student if the student is a minor.
    Action Item 80
    Motion by Thompson, second by Upah to go into closed session at 6:53 p.m.
    Roll Call Vote – Aye: Directors Becker, Ludeking, Nolte, Phillips Thompson, Upah and Werning. Nay: None.
    MOTION CARRIED ALL MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AYE
    Action Item 81
    Motion by Thompson, second by Upah to move to open session at 7:17 p.m.
    MOTION CARRIED ALL MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AYE
    Action Item 82
    Motion by Thompson, second by Nolte to approve the 2 students’ consent agreements, who are the subject of the school’s violations.
    MOTION CARRIED ALL MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AYE
    REMINDERS
    Jan. 19 – Work Session meeting – 5:00 pm. – Facilities Master Plan discussion. Immediately following – Regular Board Meeting
    Feb. 23 – Possible Work Session – 5:00 p.m. – Larry Siegel from ISFIS. Immediately following – Regular Board Meeting
    March. 16 – Possible Work Session – 5:00 p.m. – Board Goals – IASB facilitator. Immediately following – Regular Board Meeting
  7. ACTION ITEM #83 – ADJOURNMENT
    Motion by Nolte, second by Upah to adjourn meeting at 7:19 p.m.
    MOTION CARRIED ALL MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AYE

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