Red Oak Community School District
Meeting of the Board of Directors
Meeting Location: Red Oak Inman Elementary Cafeteria
Red Oak Inman Elementary Campus
April 1, 2020
The special meeting of the Board of Directors of the Red Oak Community School District was called to order by President Bryce Johnson at 7:00 p.m. at the Red Oak Inman Elementary School Cafeteria.
Directors: Bret Blackman, Roger Carlson, Jackie DeVries, Bryce Johnson, Kathy Walker
Superintendent Tom Messinger, Business Manager Deb Drey
Approval of Agenda
Motion by Director Carlson, second by Director Blackman to approve the agenda with the order of agenda items at the discretion of the meeting chair. Motion carried unanimously.
President Johnson read information regarding Board Policy 214.1 Public Participation in Board Meetings.
Motion by Director Blackman, second by Director Carlson to approve the consent agenda as presented including monthly business reports and open enrollment. Motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Candidate Screening Questions
Motion by Director Walker, second by Director Blackman to approve the superintendent search candidate screening questions presented changing Question #8 to include communicating understanding of school finance and financial decisions to staff and the larger community. Motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Formal Interview Schedule
Motion by Director Carlson, second by Director Blackman to approve the Superintendent Formal Interview Schedule with the order of events being building/community tour, interview team interview, and school board interview. Motion carried unanimously.
Formal Interview Committee Members
Motion by Director Blackman, second by Director DeVries to approve the formal interview Committee Members as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Candidate Applicants
Trent Grundmeyer of Grundmeyer Leader Search went through the superintendent candidate applicants that chose to be discussed in open session. Applicants were Mike VanSickle, Marty Fonley, Brandt Snakenberg, Chad Dumas, John Marino, Todd Liechty, Lance Ridgely, Jeff Privia, Ken Howard, Matthew Herrrick. Ken Howard withdrew his name from consideration.
Motion by Director DeVries, second by Director Blackman to enter closed session at 8:23 p.m. per Iowa Code Sections 21.5(1)(a) and (i) to review and discuss records authorized to be kept confidential and to evaluate individuals whose appointment or hiring is be considered to prevent needless and irreparable injury to those individuals’ reputations and those persons having requested closed session. Motion carried unanimously.
The Board exited closed session at 9:29 p.m.
Motion by Director Walker, second by Director Blackman to adjourn the meeting at 9:31 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
Next Special Board of Directors Meeting Wednesday, April 8, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.
Next Regular Board of Directors Meeting Monday, April 13, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
Bryce Johnson, President Deb Drey, Board Secretary