BC school board has special meeting

TO: BENTON COMMUNITY BOARD OF EDUCATION
FROM: DR. PAMELA EWELL, SUPERINTENDENT
RE: SPECIAL MEETING, WORK SESSION
TIME: WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2022
1:00 SPECIAL MEETING, WORK SESSION, EXEMPT SESSION
PLACE: Central Office – Board room
304 1st Street
Van Horne, Iowa 52346
SPECIAL Meeting

  1. CALL TO ORDER
    DIRECTORS: Becker, Ludeking, Nolte, Thompson, Upah and Werning were present. Director Becker was absent. A quorum was declared present.
    ALSO PRESENT: James Bieschke, Dr. Ewell
  2. DELEGATIONS, COMMUNICATIONS, CONSIDERATIONS OF ADDITIONAL ITEMS FOR THE AGENDA
    Additions of new resignations added to the consent agenda, as well as the Long-Range Needs Assessment survey work.
  3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA – Action Item #142
    Motion by Thompson, second by Upah to approve the agenda.
    MOTION CARRIED
    ALL MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AYE
  4. CONSENT AGENDA – Action Item #143
    All hires are pending background checks and correct licensure.
    a) HIRES
    a. Bethannie Fox – Teacher – FCS, MS/HS
    b. Abbey Neve – Teacher – Spanish, MS/HS
    c. Jordan Meyer – Teacher – HS Science
    B. TRANSFER
    a. Denise Moeller – from Spec Ed at Atkins to Spec Ed at MS
    b) B. RESIGNATIONS
    b. Katie Nimtz – Spring Play Director
    c. Justin Liddle – Head Coach, MS Cross Country
    d. Emma Cochrane – Freshman Volleyball Coach
    e. Dustin Malec – Spanish – HS
    f. Debra Miner – 5th Grade, Norway
    g. Andy Becker – Bus Driver
    h. Sally Reiners – Food Service
    i. Bridget Speer – Data Team Leader
    Motion by Ludeking, second by Upah to approve the consent agenda as presented.
    MOTION CARRIED
    ALL MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AYE
  5. 5. ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR/ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL – Action Item #144
    Craig Heugel – Activity Director/Assistant Principal
    Motion by Thompson, second by Ludeking to approve the hire of Mr. Craig Heugel as presented.
    MOTION CARRIED
    ALL MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AYE
  6. NEEDS ASSESSMENT – Action Item #145
    Motion by Nolte, second by Thompson to approve the Long-Range needs assessment.
    MOTION CARRIED
    ALL MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AYE
  7. ADJOURNMENT – Action Item #146
    Motion by Thompson, second by Upah to adjourn the meeting at: 1:20 p.m.
    MOTION CARRIED
    ALL MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AYE
    Special Meeting adjourned at 1:20 p.m.
    MAY 13, WORK SESSION
    DIRECTORS: Becker, Ludeking, Nolte, Thompson, Upah and Werning were present. Director Phillips arrived at 1:27 p.m.
    A quorum was declared present.
    ALSO PRESENT: James Bieschke, Dr. Ewell
  8. FACILITIES MASTER PLAN
    i. Review norms
    ii. Use “Norm” when necessary
    iii. React to PowerPoint reviewed last week during work session, questions?
    1. PowerPoint from April 2021 and building assessments – Pam
    iv. Review strategies for consensus building- Pam & Jamie
    v. Vision mapping and consensus building
    vi. Materials from Tammi D. from prior work session
    1. Questions to Ponder – work of the Board April 20
    2. Vision Values
    vii. Next Work Session date
    b. Resources and data
    i. Questions to Ponder
    ii. Enrollment and trends, by building
    iii. Dr. Ewell’s Example #1 – Phase 1 capital improvements, Phase 2
    1. Example #2
    2. Example #3
    iv. Costs per pupil / by building
    v. 3 & 4 year old Preschool enrollment data and trends
    vi. Transportation data – 2020-2021
    1. Cost per pupil – compared to like-sized schools in Iowa
    2. Route Miles/year
    3. Transportation data
    Work session ended at 5:30 p.m.

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