January 19, 2009

PRAIRIE VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Regular Board Meeting
January 19, 2009
EL Library

6:00 p.m.
Present:  Rod Warehime, Deb Doyen, Marshall Lambert, Scott Hansch, Joe Harrison, Clark Taylor
Brian Holmgaard
Also Present:  Jim Dick, Erin Frahm, Jim Duncan, Denny Hammen

Moved by Warehime, seconded by Harrison to approve the agenda
Ayes:  Harrison, Doyen, Warehime, Holmgaard, Taylor, Hansch, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 7-0

Moved by Hansch, seconded by Holmgaard to approve the minutes of 12/10/08 and 12/15/08 board meetings
Ayes:  Harrison, Doyen, Warehime, Holmgaard, Taylor, Hansch, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 7-0

Board Reports – Mr. Dick reported that the sharing talks with Southeast Webster Grand will be held on January 21, in Burnside at 6:00 p.m.  Discussion will be held on sharing of administrative tasks, academics, and activities.

Mr. Dick reported that he received a letter from the School Budget Review Committee that Prairie Valley ended the 2008 Fiscal Year with a negative unspent balance.  There was discussion on budgetary items and options for reduction.  Mr. Dick will develop workout plans to be approved by the board and submitted to the School Budget Review Committee for approval.  This plan must be submitted by February 16th, the board will be approving a plan at the February 9th board meeting. 

Enrollment trends and budget items – Mr. Dick presented enrollment trends dating back to the 89-90 school year to show the board our decreasing student enrollment and our projected enrollment next year will be the same as Prairie’s enrollment before the joining of Prairie and Cedar Valley.  Mr. Dick was asked  to get staffing figures from 91-92 which was last year of Prairie to compare with current staffing.  

6:50 Hansch leaves

Moved by Lambert, seconded by Taylor to approve January bills
Ayes:  Harrison, Doyen, Warehime, Holmgaard, Taylor, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Moved by Harrison, seconded by Warehime to approve December financial reports
Ayes:  Harrison, Doyen, Warehime, Holmgaard, Taylor, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Moved by Lambert, seconded by Harrison to accept resignation of Janet Haub as MS Teacher at the end of 08-09 school year with vote of thanks for all of her years of service.
Ayes:  Harrison, Doyen, Warehime, Holmgaard, Taylor, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Moved by Holmgaard, seconded by Lambert to hire the following coaches:
Ashlie Imming – Assistant HS Softball
Kylee Jones – MS Softball
Jackson Winkelbauer – MS Wrestling
Tonya Harrison – HS Assistant Girls Track
Ayes:  Harrison, Doyen, Warehime, Holmgaard, Taylor, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Moved by Harrison, seconded by Warehime to approve payment to Fort Dodge Community School District for attorney fees incurred in the appeal of the One-cent SILO Hearing
Ayes:  Harrison, Doyen, Warehime, Holmgaard, Taylor, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Moved by Harrison, seconded by Warehime to accept Prime Refrigeration bid of $25,450.00 for HS Kitchen Walk-In Cooler and Walk-In Freezer
Ayes:  Harrison, Doyen, Warehime, Holmgaard, Taylor, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Moved by Warehime, seconded by Taylor to accept Martin Brothers bid of $10,952.69 for HS Kitchen Dishwasher.
Ayes:  Harrison, Doyen, Warehime, Holmgaard, Taylor, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Moved by Harrison, seconded by Lambert to go into closed session
Roll call vote was taken.
Doyen – aye, Holmgaard – aye, Warehime – aye, Harrison – aye, Lambert – aye, Taylor – aye
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0
Time:  7:42 p.m.

Moved by Harrison, seconded by Warehime to go into open session
Ayes:  Harrison, Doyen, Warehime, Holmgaard, Taylor, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0
Time:  8:07 p.m.

No action was taken

Moved by Warehime, seconded by Harrison to adjourn
Ayes:  Harrison, Doyen, Warehime, Holmgaard, Taylor, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0
Time:  8:20 p.m.

Next meeting is February 9, 2009, at 6:00 p.m. in HS Conference Room


    
Board President

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Board Secretary      Approved