Board minutes December 13 2021




December 13, 2021


The Clayton Ridge Board of Directors held their regular monthly meeting on December 13, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the 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 Jessica Bittner, Ellen Johnson, Mike Finnegan, and Christine Aulwes. Jason Reimer and Alicia Helle were absent.


Also in attendance were Superintendent Shane Wahls, Principal Laura Bilden, IAVA Head of Schools Steve Hoff, Dean of Students Wade Marlow, and Board Secretary David Schlueter.


Approval of Agenda

Motion by Finnegan and second by Aulwes to approve the agenda, adding 7. Hire Softball Coach and striking 2. Open Enrollments. Motion carried unanimously.



Wahls reported on upcoming meeting with IASB reps and the state school profile results.


Bilden reported on additional vape detectors; tobacco education programs; upcoming Winterfest; furniture donated by Guttenberg Municipal Hospital; the high school received the Carrie Chapman Catt Award; new evaluation tool for instructional coaches.


Hoff reported on the IAVA spelling bee; current enrollment; a community engagement specialist position has been added; returning to in-person commencement in 2022.


Board members asked for a report from the county assessor; discussed school safety protocols for suspended students; selection of the middle school math curriculum.


Consent Agenda

Motion by Aulwes and second by Bittner to approve minutes of the November 11, 2021 regular meeting; the November 2021 financial statements; and the listing of invoices; (there were no payroll requests). Motion carried unanimously.


New Business

  1. Special Education Contracts

Motion by Finnegan and second by Johnson to approve the special education contracts for open enrolled students. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. Open Enrollments


  1. District Special Education Delivery Plan

Motion by Johnson and second by Aulwes to approve the Special Education Delivery Plan as presented. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. First Reading – Board Policies 600 series

A reading of the 600 series of the board policies was held.


  1. Second Reading – 501.15

Motion by Finnegan and second by Johnson to approve board policy 501.15 Open Enrollment Transfers. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. Resolution – Clayton County Multi Hazard Mitigation Plan

Motion by Bittner and second by Aulwes to adopt the Clayton County Multi-Jurisdictional Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. Hire Varsity Girls Track Coach

Motion by Finnegan and second by Johnson to hire Collin Arndt as the Varsity Girls Track Coach. Motion carried unanimously.



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


Meeting Adjourned at 8:17 PM