CLAYTON RIDGE COMMUNITY SCHOOL
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
October 8, 2020
The Clayton Ridge Board of Directors held their monthly meeting on October 8, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the Clayton Ridge High School Study Hall, Guttenberg.
Call to Order/Roll Call
Vice-president Christine Aulwes called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM. Other members in attendance were Mike Finnegan, Ellen Johnson, Jason Reimer, and Kathy Ihde. John Heying was absent. Alicia Helle arrived at 6:22 PM.
Also attending were Superintendent Shane Wahls, IAVA Head of Schools Steve Hoff, and Board Secretary David Schlueter. Principal Laura Bilden and Dean of Students Wade Marlow arrived later. There were 27 guests present.
Dan Pierce, volunteer soccer coach for Guttenberg youth programs, gave a presentation about the history of the program, the success of the program, the benefits of soccer, and requested that the district start a high school soccer program. Guests present also voiced their support.
Emily Kraus, Opaa Food Service Director, presented a monthly food service report to the board, discussed challenges due to COVID, additional options that will be phased in, and opportunities that Opaa can offer the school and community.
Dr. Jeff Hoffmann and Robin Esmann addressed the board regarding the impact of COVID, most of the larger hospitals are no longer accepting patient transfers due to capacity, asking the school to lead by example and require masks at all times at all activities to limit the spread of the virus.
Approval of Agenda
Motion by Finnegan and second by Reimer to approve the agenda. Motion carried unanimously.
Reports / Communication
Principal Bilden reported the fall screening for FAST is complete; middle school math has added an additional lab for more individualized assistance, and discussed bullying and harassment prevention.
Head of Schools Hoff presented the IAVA 2020-21 handbook for review, discussed enrollments, significant increases in new families and in number of staff hired for this year.
Business Manager Schlueter presented the FY20 Certified Annual Report and Special Education Supplement.
Board members requested the district research solar power, and asked if there was a deadline to make a decision on soccer.
Motion by Ihde and second by Helle to approve the minutes of the October 2, 2020 work session and September 10, 2020 regular meeting; September financial statements; listing of invoices; there were no additional pay requests. Motion carried unanimously.
- Open Enrollments
Motion by Reimer and second by Finnegan to approve open enrollment applications of Wyatt and Noah Billmeyer from Western Dubuque CSD. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Johnson and second by Helle to deny 19 open enrollment applications to the Iowa Virtual Academy. Motion carried unanimously.
- Modify Coaching Contract
Motion by Helle and second by Ihde to approve a payment of additional $1292 to Matt Moser as Interim Head Football Coach. Motion carried unanimously.
- Request Allowable Growth and Supplemental State Aid
Motion by Reimer and second by Finnegan to request allowable growth and supplemental state aid for the FY20 negative special education balance of $84,541.71. Motion carried unanimously.
- Approve Certified Annual Report
Motion by Finnegan and second by Johnson to approve the FY20 Certified Annual Report. Motion carried unanimously.
- Amend 6-12 Handbook
Motion by Reimer and second by Johnson to approve amendment to the Grades 6-12 Handbook as presented by Principal Bilden regarding consequences of student absences. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Ihde and second by Johnson to hire Collin Arndt as Softball Head Coach. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Finnegan and second by Johnson to hire Kaitlyn Kuehl-Berns as Assistant Coach – Drill Team. Motion carried unanimously.
- Approve Volunteer Coach
Motion by Helle and second by Ihde to approve Emily Ertl as volunteer coach-volleyball. Motion carried unanimously.
- Lane Change Request
Motion by Helle and second by Johnson to approve a lane change request from Kyle Sperfslage to move to MA lane for 2021-22 school year. Motion carried unanimously.
- Resolution Amending Promissory Note (PPEL)
Motion by Ihde and second by Finnegan to adopt a resolution to re-finance the voter approved PPEL Loan from 3.0% interest to 2.5% interest rate. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Helle and second by Reimer to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
Meeting Adjourned at 8:47 PM