New Teachers Introduced To The KC School Board
Taken from Minutes
On Tuesday, August 18th, at 7 PM the Knox County R-1 School Board met to kick off the new year.
The Board heard and accepted reports from the administrators.
Andy Turgeon, who intruded new staff high school staff members: Allison Schmidt, Kristin Amoldussen, Jarod Lovell, and Becky Barnhill. Mr. Turgeon also updated beginning enrollments to include eleven new students in the middle school and the high school.
Marty Strange then addressed the board and introduced new elementary school staff members: Stephanie Stein, Suzan Stott, Lacy Schneider, Meagan Hines, and Karen Hodge. She then updated the Board on the invested enrollment for fifth grade and reported that the open house and 20th Birthday Party was well attended.
Nancy Goodwin then introduce new preschool staff members Elizabeth Monroe and Laura Chapuis. Then she updated members for preschoolers’ enrollment and reported that the open house was well attended.
Next Steve Ramer introduced his new coaching staff; Jake Hemmerling and Marcie Stanberry.
Next Marilyn Waite presented the district’s preliminary Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) reported for 2009. The district had three (3) subgroups reportable for 2009 in both Communication Arts and Mathematics. Both building were met in all subgroup for mathematics. The high school was met in all subgroups for Communication Arts but the elementary was not met in any subgroup. As a consequence the district was not met in Communication Arts. To address this achievement gap, at the building and district level action plans will include progress monitoring of students on a weekly basis that is continuous and on-going, staff assignments target to differentiated instruction with on-going evaluation, analyzing and using data to address mastery of specific content and skills, and the professional development to support staff in these areas. The district has no Title I sanctions for 2009 –2010.
Martha Gudehus announced the new Community Teachers Association (CTA) officers for 2009-2010; President, Martha Gudehus, Vice-President, Lisa Spilker, Secretary, Jessica Erwin, Treasurer, Erin Trutwin
Suprt. Leverton presented the Safety evaluation report. The motion was made by Nancy Averill and seconded by Karen Hall to accept the Program and Services Reports for Facilities and Grounds for Safety as presented. Vote 7-0. Motion Carried
Tracy Hamlin and Anita Taylor presented the Professional Development Plan (Includes Mentoring Handbook) and PDC Budget for the districts for 2009-2010.
The motion was made by Nancy Averill an seconded by Stacy Harder to approve the professional Development (PD) Plan and Budget for 2009-2010 as presented. Vote 7-0, motion carried.
District Assessment of Board Report (ASBR) 2008-2009
Supet. Leverton presented the Annual Secretary of Board Report (ASBR) for 2008-2009 the board reviewed and discussed the report.
The motion was made by Stacey Harder and seconded by Darrell Shultz to approve the Annual Sectary of the Board Report (ASBR) for 08-09 as presented. 7-0 voted, motion carried.
Andy Turgen presented information on the request from William Woods University for the use of the district’s facilities to hold an orientation/ informational meeting on September 2, 2009 and to offer graduate level courses for Master’s and Specialist Programs in Education.
Supt. Leverton recommended approving the facilities usage with William Woods University. The motion was made by Nancy Averill and seconded by Stacy harder to approve the Facilities Usage Agreement which includes Certificate of Liability Insurance with William Woods University to offer graduate courses as presented. 7-0, motion carried.
Steve Ramer informed the Board that the district had personal property (chairs, cabinets, equipment, ect,) which the district can no longer use and stated the need to have a surplus property sale on September 19, 2009 form 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Supt. Leverton recommend approving a sale of surplus personal property. The motion was made by Craig miller and seconded by Stacy harder. The motion carried 7-0
Superintendent Leverton presented information on recommended changes in the Extra Duty Pay Schedule due to the addition and /or change in position offered.
The motion was made by Karen Hall and seconded by Craig mille to approve the changes in the Extra Duty Pay Schedule for 09-10 as presented.
The motion was then made by Nancy Advil and seconded by Shell Bugh to adjourn the regular session meeting.