Board Minutes December 10 2020



December 10, 2020


The Clayton Ridge Board of Directors held their monthly meeting on December 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the Clayton Ridge High School Library, Guttenberg.


Call to Order/Roll Call

President John Heying called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.  Other members in attendance were Mike Finnegan, Ellen Johnson, and Jason Reimer. Kathy Ihde, Christine Aulwes, and Alicia Helle were absent.


Also in attendance were Superintendent Shane Wahls, Principal Laura Bilden, Dean of Students Wade Marlow, IAVA Head of Schools Steve Hoff, Board Secretary Dave Schlueter, and Teachers Julie Hansel, Stephanie Thomas, Jenna Beitz, and Sarah Cherne.


Approval of Agenda

Motion by Finnegan and second by Reimer to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.


Reports / Communication

Vo-Ag/Science Teacher Jenna Beitz requested the purchase of a greenhouse with a majority of funding to be provided by categorical funds. Discussed the ability to collaborate with other departments and the possible addition of classes if a greenhouse was available. Beitz also presented a hydraulics model created by the Ag Mechanics students.


Counselors Stephanie Thomas and Julie Hansel presented the advantages and needs for therapy dogs. Consensus of the board to proceed with additional research.


Elementary tech/instructional coach Sarah Cherne presented the elementary online learning program from November 23-24.


IAVA Head of Schools Steve Hoff discussed the name change of K12 Inc to Stride Inc and additional programs, especially in CTE and life-long learning opportunities, that they may be able to provide due to recent acquisitions; applications for 2021-22; challenges of setting up sites for testing.


Principal Laura Bilden reported on the High School and Middle School online learning programs for November 23-24; numbers of students quarantined has dropped; and, learning expectations for quarantined students.


Board members requested broadcast of plays, concerts, sporting events on local cable access channel.



Consent Agenda

Motion by Johnson and second by Reimer to approve the minutes of the November 12, 2020 regular board meeting and the minutes of the November 11, 2020 joint work session; November financial statements; listing of invoices; and additional pay requests totaling $59.60. Motion carried unanimously.


New Business

  1. Employment

Early Retirements

Motion by Reimer and second by Finnegan to accept resignations and approve early retirement agreements for July Puls and Cindie Kuehl effective June 30, 2021. Motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Finnegan and second by Johnson to accept resignation and approve modified early retirement agreement for Shelby Landt effective December 31, 2020. Motion carried unanimously.


Employment contracts

Motion by Finnegan and second by Johnson to transfer Matt Moser to Head Coach-Football. Motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Reimer and second by Finnegan to hire Dan Pierce as Head Coach-Soccer and Erik Sarazua as Assistant Coach-Soccer. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. Open Enrollments

No action needed.


  1. Consider Greenhouse purchase

Motion by Finnegan and second by Johnson to approve a purchase of a greenhouse of $14,406.44. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. Board policies

First reading of board policies 300 series.



Motion by Finnegan and second by Reimer to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.


Meeting Adjourned at 9:21 PM