CLAYTON RIDGE COMMUNITY SCHOOL
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
May 12, 2021
The Clayton Ridge Board of Directors held a work session on May 12, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in the Elementary Library, Garnavillo.
Members present were Alicia Helle, Kathy Ihde, Mike Finnegan, Christine Aulwes, Ellen Johnson, and John Heying. Jason Reimer was absent.
Also attending were Superintendent Shane Wahls and Board Secretary David Schlueter.
SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION MONTH
Wahls presented the board members with certificates recognizing their service to the District.
AGENDA 2021-22 Planning
May 12, 2021
The Clayton Ridge Board of Directors held their regular monthly meeting on May 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Elementary Library, Garnavillo.
Public Hearing – 2021-22 Calendar
President Heying asked if anyone in the public objected to the Public Hearing being delayed to later in the meeting. There were no objections from the board or the guests present.
Call to Order/Roll Call
President Heying called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. Other members in attendance were Helle, Ihde, Finnegan, Aulwes, and Johnson. Reimer was absent.
Also in attendance were Wahls, Schlueter, Principal Laura Bilden, Dean of Students Wade Warlow, IAVA Head of Schools Steve Hoff, Staff members Stephanie Thomas, Julie Hansel, and Lynette Pritchard. Guests included Opaa Food Service Director Emily Kraus and Bill Robinson of Garnavillo Day Care.
Approval of Agenda
Motion by Helle and second by Aulwes to approve the agenda, adding 14. Kagan Professional Development. Motion carried unanimously.
Stephanie Thomas presented the board with sample policies and forms related to Therapy Dogs and discussed the procedures needing to be completed for the district to add a Therapy Dog at each campus.
Emily Kraus updated the board on Opaa’s food service programs; participation has increased to over 11,000 meals served in April; summer programs; and additional services to be phased in over the next year.
Bill Robinson presented the board with a proposal for the Garnavillo Day Care to purchase land from the District in order to qualify for federal funding for expansion.
Public Hearing: 2021-22 Calendar
President Heying opened the public hearing on the FY22 Calendar at 8:00 pm. Superintendent Wahls presented the proposed calendar for 2021-22 school year. There were no comments from the public.
Finnegan departed at 8:09 PM.
Wahls reported on superintendent evaluation procedures and new proposed standards effective on July 1, 2021; Central student/baseball player request for a home game in Elkader.
Bilden reported on visits to other school districts; improvements to the SDI programs for next year; office referrals; and students’ geometry tiny house projects.
Hoff reported on enrollment projections; change in Iowa law regarding open enrollment diversity plans; 422 students re-registered for 2021-22; new programs – “lunch bunch” and WIN time; graduation online on June 5 for 64 graduates.
Discussion by the board regarding potential COVID shot sites for students, expiration of the Return to Learn Plan, and school cell phone use.
Motion by Aulwes and second by Helle to approve minutes of the April 8 regular meeting, the April 14 special meeting; the April 2021 financial statements; the listing of invoices; and payroll requests of $1,316.58. Motion carried unanimously.
- Second Reading Board Policies 400-405.8
Motion by Helle and second by Johnson to approve the second reading for policies 400-01.12R1 and 402.1-405.8. Motion carried unanimously.
- Garnavillo Day Care Facility Request
Motion by Johnson and second by Aulwes to authorize the superintendent to proceed with a property disposal for the expansion of the Garnavillo Day Care. Motion carried unanimously.
- Distribution of Diplomas: Class of 2021
Motion by Helle and second by Ihde to approve the distribution of diplomas to the Class of 2021, pending completion of all requirements. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Johnson and second by Aulwes to accept the resignations of 6-12 Math PLC Strategist Rick Kolbet, Assistant Coach Boys Basketball Brian Rodenberg, Route & Shuttle Bus Driver Thor Rastetter, and Interpreter Sherri Batts. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Helle and second by Johnson to approve the transfer of Michelle Fassbinder from Instructional Coach to 6-12 Intervention Specialist. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Helle and second by Aulwes to approve
- a) the hiring of: Head Coach Drill Team Kaitlyn Kuehl-Berns,
Assistant Coach Volleyball Erica Armstrong,
Strength & Conditioning Coach Collin Arndt,
Prom Coordinator Rhea Cano,
Newsletter Publisher Nicole DeGidio,
Groundskeeper Shelby Landt,
Elementary Teacher Ashley Funk,
6-12 Specialist Jana Kregel,
NHS Advisor Nicole DeGidio;
- b) the transfer of Tierney Schneider from 4th Grade to Instructional Coach; and
- c) issue the following TLC Extra-Duty Contracts:
Instructional Leaders – Lori Bunting, Sarah Cherne, Nicole DeGidio, Jana Kregel, Adam Radcliffe, Tierney Schneider, Sarah Zahradnik
Mentor Teachers – Nick Brown, Michelle Fassbinder, Rick Kolbet, Karen Reichard, Laurie Smith, Jill Stannard, Mary Streich
PLC Strategists – Brenda Bodish, Kathy Connelly, Louis Cook, Margo Friedlein, Michelle Hansel, Laura Morarend, Adam Radcliffe, Tadd Schutte, Jill Stannard, Stephanie Thomas, Valeria White, Annette Willenborg, Angela Williams
Motion carried unanimously.
- Summer Technology Help
Motion by Ihde and second by Johnson to hire Kathy Connelly for assistance with summer technology needs at $15 per hour, not to exceed 80 hours. Motion carried unanimously.
- Open Enrollments
Motion by Johnson and second by Aulwes approve the open enrollment application of Maddyn Brainard to attend MFL Mar Mac; and for Daxton Bries to attend Clayton Ridge from Western Dubuque. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Ihde and second by Helle to deny 8 applications to the Iowa Virtual Academy. Motion carried unanimously.
- Summer Band Lessons
Motion by Helle and second by Ihde to approve additional pay for Kendra Wilke to provide summer band lessons, not to exceed 75 hours. Motion carried unanimously.
- 2021-22 Calendar
Motion by Johnson and second by Ihde to approve the 2021-22 calendar as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
- Extended School Year Services
Motion by Helle and second by Johnson to approve additional pay for Michelle Scott to provide extended school year services for special education students not to exceed 50 hours. Motion carried unanimously.
- Non-organized Personnel Contracts
Motion by Helle and second by Johnson to issue contracts and total package increases to Secretary Angel Burgin (4.86%), Secretary Michelle Von Handorf (4.88%), Social Worker Lynette Pritchard (3%), Maintenance Director Terry Jasper, Business Manager David Schlueter (3%), Dean of Students Wade Marlow (3%), Principal Laura Bilden (3%), Superintendent Shane Wahls (3%); contracts for Pritchard, Marlow, and Bilden to include language changes regarding personal day buy-back. Motion carried unanimously.
- Out of State Travel
Motion by Ihde and second by Aulwes to approve the out-of-state fifth grade field trip to Prairie du Chien WI. Motion carried unanimously.
- 2021 Building Project Change Orders
Motion by Johnson and second by Helle to approve listed construction project change orders and to authorize Superintendent Wahls to approve any new change orders for the 2021 Kitchen and MP Room remodel project. Motion carried unanimously.
- Resolution to Transfer Funds
Motion by Aulwes and second by Johnson to adopt a resolution to transfer $238,202.38 from PPEL Fund to the Debt Service Fund. Motion carried unanimously.
- Technology Purchases
Motion by Aulwes and second by Johnson to approve a the purchase of five Promethean Panels for $12,778.60. Motion carried unanimously.
- Kagan Professional Development
Motion by Helle and second by Aulwes to approve purchase of professional development services from Kagan Learning Services. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Aulwes and second by Helle to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
Meeting Adjourned at 9:49 PM