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August 2017 Board Minutes

Thayer Central Community School Board of Education

August 14, 2017

The regular meeting of the Board of Education was called to order by President Mumm on Monday, August 14, 2017, at 5:37 p.m. pursuant to law and notice posted at the school, Hebron and Chester Post Offices, the Thayer County Bank and the Western National Bank of Chester. All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while convened meeting was open to the public.

Present on roll call: Mumm, Casey, Marsh and Cooper. Absent: Hintz. Late: Tietjen. Also present: Supt. Drew Harris, Principals Wiedel and Kiburz; and Nancy Elting. Visitors: Athletic Director Mark Leonard and Nancy McGill.

President Mumm recognized the Open Meeting Act.

Motion by Marsh, seconded by Mumm, to approve the minutes of the July 10, 2017, regular meeting and the July 10, 2017, Student Fees Policy Hearing. On roll call: Yeas: Mumm, Casey, Marsh and Cooper. Nays: None. Absent: Hintz & Tietjen. Motion carried.

Tietjen entered meeting at 5:40 p.m.

Motion by Casey, seconded by Marsh, to approve the treasurer’s report as presented. On roll call: Yeas: Tietjen, Mumm, Casey, Marsh and Cooper. Nays: None. Absent: Hintz. Motion carried. Motion by Casey, seconded by Cooper, to approve the monthly claims and payroll. On roll call: Yeas: Tietjen, Mumm, Casey, Marsh and Cooper. Nays: None. Absent: Hintz. Motion by Casey, seconded by Marsh, to amend the motion to include approval of the end of year transfer. On roll call: Yeas: Tietjen, Mumm, Casey, Marsh and Cooper. Nays: None. Absent: Hintz. Motion carried. Motion by Tietjen, seconded by Casey, to approve the agenda and also Rick Hintz’s absence. On roll call: Yeas: Tietjen, Mumm, Casey, Marsh and Cooper. Nays: None. Absent: Hintz. Motion carried.

Athletic Director Mark Leonard reported to the Board on fall sports and upcoming activities.

Principals Wiedel and Kiburz reported to the Board on enrollment numbers and upcoming activities.

Supt. Harris advised that there were three new employees this year (Mark Leonard, Taylor Hansen and ESU 5 employee, Candace Grantham).

Supt. Harris advised the Board that Amy Harris applied for and received a grant for the school in the amount of $25,000 from Monsanto for the greenhouse. The school also received a grant in the amount of $1,500 from the Rotary.

Supt. Harris advised the Board that the property insurance quote from EMC is down nearly $12,000.

Supt. Harris advised the Board that the Technology Committee met with the representative from Eakes to discuss our lease agreement a year early. The bid from Eakes will reduce our payment from what it is now and provide new copiers with additional features.

The Board agreed to table Item D (Property Acquisition).

Supt. Harris discussed the budget for the 2017-18 school year. It was decided to have a budget meeting on August 23, 2017, at 8:00 p.m.

Motion by Cooper, seconded by Mumm, to approve the student handbooks as presented. On roll call: Yeas: Tietjen, Mumm, Casey, Marsh and Cooper. Nays: None. Absent: Hintz. Motion carried.

Motion by Tietjen, seconded by Casey, to approve the school insurance bid. On roll call: Yeas: Tietjen, Mumm, Casey, Marsh and Cooper. Nays: None. Absent: Hintz. Motion carried.

Motion by Marsh, seconded by Tietjen, to approve the Copy Machine Lease Purchase Agreement. On roll call: Yeas: Tietjen, Mumm, Casey, Marsh and Cooper. Nays: None. Absent: Hintz. Motion carried.

Motion by Casey, seconded by Cooper, to adjourn meeting at 6:54 p.m. On roll call: Yeas: Tietjen, Mumm, Casey, Marsh and Cooper. Nays: None. Motion carried.

August 2017 Board Minutes

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