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Board Minutes - 2019.07.15

Cardinal Community School District Eldon, Iowa, Board of Directors
Monday, July 15, 2019 Regular Board Meeting @ 21st Century Room,
6:30 p.m.

Members Present: President Tim Albert, Director Roger Davis, Director Tom Drish, Director Andy Noe,
Director Carol Streeby. Also present Joel Pedersen, Robin Leonard.
Visitors & Guests: Les Shepherd.
Perfection and Approval of the Agenda: Director Davis moved to approve the agenda as perfected with
the addition of Consent agenda items to be added: Apple Quote and National Playground. Director
Drish seconded. Motion carried; all ayes (5).
Consent Agenda Items: Director Noe moved to approve the minutes of the June 17, 2019 Board
meeting and closed session, monthly invoice in the amount of $376,549.89 plus payroll, and curriculum
purchases: Lexia Elementary $9,749.97, Lexia Middle School $9,000, Everyday Math $23,484.79,
Benchmark Elementary $5,635.00 IT Purchases: Apple MacBook Air $15,635 Grounds Purchases:
National Playground $6,927.67 Powerschool Access Agreement, SIEDA Preschool Agreement, Approval
IHCC Classes for FY19/20. Director Drish seconded. Motion carried; all ayes (5).
Open Forum: Nothing was address under open forum.
Old Business: Director Davis moved to table School Lunch Policy until next meeting, Director Noe
seconded. Motion carried; all ayes (5). Director Noe moved to approve the following board policies at
the second reading: Community Use of Building and Grounds. Director Drish seconded. Motion carried;
all ayes (5).
New Business: Personal Resignation(s): Director Drish move to accept the resignation of Brenda
Stevens as the GPS effective immediately, and Paige Davidson as JH Volleyball effective immediately,
Director Davis seconded. Motion carried; all ayes (5).
Personal Contract(s): Director Streeby moved to approve the following contracts for 19/20 school year,
Aimee Sivak- Before and after school daycare director 19/20 SY $6,609.20, Aimee Sivak- Truancy Officer
and Substitute Principal 19/20 SY $4,000, Stacy Oden- High School Secretary 1920 SY $28,142.40,
Courtney Cordray- Middle School Volleyball 19/20 SY $1,965, TLC 19/20 SY Contracts, Barbara Hays-
Focus on Teaching $2000, Maria Youngblut- Focus on Teaching $2000, Bethany Short – Focus on
Teaching $2000, Janice Mills– Focus on Teaching $2000, Hillary Usasz– Focus on Teaching $2000, Tara
Ludemann – Culture & Climate (OF) $2,500, Bethany Short – Culture & Climate (OF) $2,500, Michelle
Edwards (general) – Culture & Climate (OF) $2,500, Bethany Harp– Culture & Climate (OF) $2,500, Sarah
Eakins– Culture & Climate (OF) $2,500, Aimee Sivak– Culture & Climate (OF) $2,500, Sandra Marshall-
Family Engagement $2,500, Stacy Davis- Family Engagement $2,500, Michelle Edwards- Family
Engagement $2,500, Amary Kerby- Family Engagement $2,500, Marie Youngblut- Family Engagement
$2,500, Megan Miller- Family Engagement $2,500, Priscilla Giltner- Family Engagement $2,500, Lindsay
Albert- BLT $1,000, Tara Ludemann- BLT $1,000, Stacy Davis- BLT $1,000, Shelby Shull- BLT $1,000,
Barbara Hays- BLT $1,000, Jerald Harter- BLT $1,000, Luke Miller- BLT $1,000, Megan Miller- BLT $1,000,
Priscilla Giltner- BLT $1,000, Lindsay Albert- Literacy Leadership $1,000, Shelby Shull- Literacy Leadership
$1,000, Jerald Harter- Literacy Leadership $1,000, Stefany Snyder- Literacy Leadership $1,000, Janice Mills- Literacy Leadership $1,000, Hillary Usasz- Literacy Leadership $1,000, Emilee Gaston- Literacy Leadership $1,000, Molly Piper- 4C $1,500, Bethany Short- 4C $1,500, Stefany Snyder- 4C $1,500, Jenny Little- 4C $1,500, Bethany Short- Cooperating Teacher $500, Luke Miller- Cooperating Teacher $500, Megan Miller- Cooperating Teacher $500, Sheila Fetter - Coaches $10,000, Stipend Jessie Greiner - Coaches $10,000, Stipend Steph Ferrell – Coaches $10,000, Stipend Shelly Peters – Coaches $10,000, Stipend Sabrina Morrison – Coaches $10,000 Stipend. Handbooks: Director Davis moved to approve the changes for the 19/20 Preschool Handbook, Elementary Student Handbook, Middle School Student Handbook, High School Student Handbook. Director Streeby seconded. Motion carried; all ayes (5).
Bids/Agreements/Leases: Director Noe moved to accept the LP Bid with Agriland FS for $0.79 per gallon for the 19/20 SY with an anticipated approximate volume of 50,000 gals. Director Davis seconded. Motion carried; all ayes (5). Director Noe moved to accept the Lease with City of Eldon at the monthly rent of $750.00. Director Drish seconded. Motion carried; all ayes (5).
Adjournment: The regular meet was adjourned at 7:19 p.m.

The next regular board meeting will be Monday August 19, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
_____________________________ ________________________________
Secretary, Board of Education President, Board of Education

Board Minutes - 2019.08.19

CARDINAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
ELDON, IOWA
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Monday, August 19, 2019
Regular Board Meeting @ 21st Century Room
6:30 p.m.

Members Present: President Tim Albert, Director Roger Davis (arrived at 6:54 pm), Director Tom Drish,
Director Andy Noe, Director Carol Streeby. Also, present Joel Pedersen, Robin Leonard, Cindy Green,
Heather Buckley.
Visitors & Guests: Heather Smith and Rhonda Metcalf
Perfection and Approval of the Agenda: Director Noe moved to approve the agenda as perfected with
the addition of New Business (C) Approval Substitute Teacher Daily Salary, (D) Approval for additional
Road at the Elementary parking lot, (E) Approval for FFA Group to attend National Convention in
Indianapolis, Indiana on Oct 30- Nov 2, 2019. Director Streeby seconded. Motion carried; al ayes (4).
Consent Agenda Items: Director Noe moved to approve the minutes from the July 15, 2019 Board
Meeting, monthly Invoices $727,662.87 plus payroll, Wapello County Foundation Application, IASB
Legislative Resolutions, Monthly Financial Report, Hot Lunch Report, and Activity Account Report.
Director Drish seconded, Motion carried; all ayes (4).
Open Forum: Nothing was addressed under open forum.
Old Business: Director Davis moved to approve the 1st reading of School 710.8 Lunch Balance Policy.
Director Noe seconded; motion carried; all ayes (5).
Administrative Reports: Superintendent Joel Pedersen updated the board on mobile units and the
current install, how it is on track and looking good. Discussed how the new teachers have started and
everyone is very excited for the new year.
New Business: Director Davis moved to accept the resignation of Jordan Station as the assistant high
school wrestling coach, Dillion Hinshaw as 6th grade teacher, Terry Hostetler as bus driver, Jon Woten as
bus driver and Emily Hartley as associate effective immediately. Director Drish seconded; all ayes (5).
Director Noe moved to approve the following contract for 19/20 SY Sharing agreements for Davis
County HR, Maintenance and Operations w/ Pekin and Elementary Counselor w/ Pekin. Dakota
Durflinger MS VB- 1st year- $1,965 - 7%, Tyler Batterson JH Football- $1,965 - 7%, Amy Spurgeon- Long
term Substitute- $23,971.88, Bob Pumphrey- Bus Driver- $80.94/day, Allison Metcalf- Bus Driver-
$75.93/day, Lindsay Albert -JH Student Council- $702- 2.5%, Director Drish seconded, motion carried; all
ayes (5).
Director Davis moved to approve the 1st reading Policy 508.5 Concession Board Policy, 1st reading Policy
213.1 Public Complaints, 1st reading Policy 203 Conflict of Interest, 1st reading Policy 206.2 Vice
President, 1st reading Policy 401.7 Employee Travel Compensation, 1st reading Policy 401.10 Credit Card, 1st reading Policy 401.12 Employee Use of Cell Phones, 1st reading Policy 401.12R1 Regulation, 1st reading Policy 501.5 Attendance Center Assignment, 1st reading Policy 502.3 Student Expression, 1st reading Policy 505.5 Graduation Requirements, 1st reading Policy 603.1 Basic Instruction Program, 1st reading Policy 705.4 Current 705.4 Requisitions, 1st reading Policy 705.4 Expenditures for a Public Purpose including regulations page, 1st reading Policy 707.5 Internal Controls and Regulations , 1st reading Policy 712 Current 201 is Credit Card, 1st reading Policy 712 Technology and Data Security and regulations 1st reading Policy 804.2 District Emergency Operational Plans. Director Streeby seconded, motion carried; all ayes (5).
Director Davis moved to set the Substitute Teacher Daily Salary Rate at $120.00 per day. Director Drish seconded, motion carried; all ayes (5).
Director Drish moved to accept Drish Quote for $9,280 for the additional road at the elementary parking lot. Director Streeby seconded, motion carried; all ayes (5).
Director Noe moved to approve the Cardinal FFA group to attend the National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 30- November 2, 2019. Director Davis seconded; motion carried; all ayes (5).
Adjournment: Director Noe motion to adjourn at 8:05 p.m., Director Davis seconded, motion carried; all ayes (5).

The next regular board meeting will be Monday September 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
_____________________________ ____________________________
Karen Sieren, Board Secretary Tim Albert, Board President

 

Board Minutes - 2019.09.16

CARDINAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
ELDON, IOWA
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Monday, September 16, 2019
Special Board Meeting @ 21st Century Room
7:00 p.m.

President Tim Albert called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm and acknowledged a quorum.
Board Members present: President Tim Albert, Director Andy Noe, Director Carol Streeby
via Phone, left at 7:22pm, Director Roger Davis arrived at 7:06 pm and Director Tom Drish
arrived at 7:16 pm.
Also present: Superintendent Joel Pedersen, SBO Robin Leonard and Human Resource
Consultant Anne Morgan.
Approval of Agenda: A motion was made by Director Noe and seconded by Director
Streeby to approve the agenda as posted. Motion carried; all ayes (3).
Approval Contracts: A motion was made by Director Albert and seconded by Director Noe
to approve contracts with Hannah Reed, Elementary Associate at $14,425.43. Motion
carried; all ayes (4).
Resolution: Director Streeby introduced Resolution Approving Revenue Purpose
Statement, Ordering an Election on a Revenue Purpose Statement to Authorize
Expenditures From Revenue Received From the State Secure an Advanced Vision for
Education Fund, and Ordering the Publication of a Notice of Election and moved its
adoption. Director Davis seconded the motion to adopt. The roll was called, and the vote
was: Ayes: Noe, Davis, Streeby, Albert. Nays: None
Discussion: Anne Morgan began discussion on starting salaries for teachers. Morgan
explained the school’s current approach to salaries and different types of contracts that are
given. SBO Robin Leonard gave pros and cons on different approaches and the impact it has
on the budget. Superintendent Joel Pedersen encouraged the board to think outside of the
box in how we can support our staff. Several possible ideas where brought up and all agree
this is something that needs to continue to be a discussion topic.
Discussion: Superintendent Pedersen began the discussion with our current classroom
space, what the next few years could look like, and some areas that decisions will need to
be made. Superintendent Pedersen stated fact of our district is paying less school tax now,
compared to in the past and several other positive topics. He spoke of areas that are
needing repair and improvement and ideas on how we can pay for them.
Adjournment: Director Noe motion to adjourn at 8:45 p.m., Director Davis seconded, motion carried; all ayes (4).

The next regular board meeting will be September 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
______________________________________ ___________________________________
Karen Sieren, Board Secretary Tim Albert, Board President

Board Minutes - 2019.10.21

Cardinal Community School
Monday, October 21, 2019
Work Session &Regular Board Meeting
21st Century Classroom
6:30 P.M.

Work Session Minutes
The work session over roles and responsibilities of the Board of Education and Superintendent began at 6:31 p.m. Stan Slessor started the discussion with the roles and responsibilities of the board and how that looks. Several board members responded to questions along with Superintendent Pedersen. Conversations were also had covering the working relationship between the Superintendent and the Board. Other topics that were cover included the past school year, current school year and the future, concerns for 2019/2020 school year, professional development goal for the Board and for Superintendent Pedersen. Finishing out the work session with the Board acknowledging that Cardinal’s Superintendent Joel Pedersen has received Iowa’s Superintendent of the Year 2020 and giving congratulations for that award and how that helps Cardinal become known for positive reasons.

Regular Board Meeting Minutes
Members Present: President Tim Albert, Director Roger Davis, Director Tom Drish and Director Andy Noe were present. Vice President Carol Streeby was absent. Also present were Superintendent Joel Pedersen, SBO Robin Leonard, Junior High Principal Cindy Green, Elementary Principal Heather Buckley and High School Principal Landon Miller.
Visitors & Guests: Les Shepherd.
Approval of Agenda: A motion was made by Director Davis and seconded by Director Drish to add Item D under New Business Board Policies ~ Wednesday Night Practices. Motion carried 4-0.
Approval of Consent Agenda Items: A motion was made by Director Noe and seconded by Director Davis to approve the Special board minutes (09/16/2019) and board minutes (09/23/2019) and all monthly invoices plus payroll in the amount of $331,099.90 plus payroll. Motion carried 4-0.
Administrative Reports: Superintendent Joel Pedersen covered the Enrollment document and how we are up in open enrollment. SBO Robin Leonard covered questions the board had about the Special Education Deficit. Also gave a short presentation about how the Special Education Deficit works in school district. Director of Maintenance and Operations Les Shephard informed the Board that he is ready for winter and has finished sweeping the parking lots.
Open Forum: Nothing was addressed under open forum.
Old Business
Weight Room Membership Increase: A motion was made by Director Davis to take the item of the table. A motion was made by Director Noe seconded by Director Drish to leave the membership fee at $25 per person for Cardinal Employees and $50 for community members. Motion carried 4-0.
New Business
Accept Resignations: A motion was made by Direction Noe and seconded by Director Davis to accept the resignation from Lori Moser, High School Cook. Motion carried 4-0.
Approve Contracts: A motion was made by Director Noe and seconded by Director Davis to approve contracts with Jane Yochum, High School Cook, 6 hours day a contract of $10,592.34. Motion carried 4-0.
Approve ELL Excess Cost Request: A motion was made by Director Noe and seconded by Director Drish to approve $9,801.78 for the ELL Excess Cost Request. Motion carried 4-0.
Approve Music Storage Replacement for Summer 2020: Director Drish made a motion seconded by Director Davis to approve the quote for Music Stoarge Replacement for Summer 2020. Motion carried 3-1. Aye~ Director Albert, Director Drish, Director Davis. Nay~ Director Noe.
Board Policies Wednesday Night Practices: A motion was made by Director Drish and seconded by Director Davis to table the Wednesday Night Practices. Motion carried 4-0.
Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:41 p.m.

The next regular board meeting will be Monday, November 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
______________________________ __________________________________
Secretary, Board of Education President, Board of Education

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