Red Oak Community School District
Meeting of the Board of Directors
Meeting Location: Red Oak Inman Elementary/ Phone/Internet
Red Oak Inman Elementary Campus
August 10, 2020
The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Red Oak Community School District was called to order by President Bryce Johnson at 7:01 p.m. at the Red Oak Inman Elementary School Media Center.
Directors: Bret Blackman, Roger Carlson, Jackie DeVries, Bryce Johnson, Kathy Walker
Superintendent Ron Lorenz, Business Manager Deb Drey
Approval of Agenda
Motion by Director Carlson, second by Director Kathy Walker to approve the agenda with the order of agenda items at the discretion of the meeting chair. Motion carried unanimously.
Good News from Red Oak Schools
Four softball players earned All-Conference Honors: Chloe Johnson-1st Team; Kendall Kells-2nd Team; Lexi Johnson-Honorable Mention; and Alexa McCunn-Honorable Mention. Kells received the Academic All-Conference Award. Chloe Johnson was named to KMA’s All Everything Team which honors multi-sport athletes who excel in at least three sports.
Sam Beeson and Sumer Sandholm from Montgomery Public Health presented information regarding the Iowa Department of Education and Iowa Department of Public Health Guidance for Return to Learn: Reopening Iowa’s Schools Safely and Responsibly.
Mark Erickson, Activities Director, presented information regarding fall activities guidelines.
Members of the District Leadership Team received certificates of appreciation for their work on the Return to Learn Plan.
Motion by Director Carlson, second by Director Blackman to approve the consent agenda as presented including meeting minutes, monthly business reports, personnel considerations, and open enrollments. Motion carried unanimously.
Return to Learn Plan Update
The District Leadership Team is now resolving logistical issues including traffic flow plan on 8th Street and COVID-19 contact tracing. Transportation will be provided for Red Oak Child Development Center and Sunshine and Rainbows and there will be a bus stop at Faith Community Church for students living north of Highway 34.
Building and Grounds Update
Construction of Transportation Office and restrooms is nearing completion. Busses and vehicles have been moved to the new location. Rock was put down for parking. Work continues at Webster and Bancroft Buildings to clear out items and prepare for an auction. Miner Tree Service is working on taking down the dead trees.
The City of Red Oak is having a public hearing on transferring the deed to a lot by the Early Childhood Center.
District 2020-2021 Handbook
Motion by Director Blackman, second by Director DeVries to approve the 2020-2021 District Handbook as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
2020-2021 Fuel Bids
Motion by Director Walker, second by Director Blackman to accept the fuel bids from United Farmers Cooperative for Fiscal Year 2021. Motion carried unanimously.
District Legal Counsel
Motion by Director Walker, second by Director Carlson to approve Ahlers & Cooney Law Firm as the District’s legal counsel. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Director Blackman, second by Director Walker to adopt the spending resolution as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Board Policy 104-First Reading
Motion by Director Walker, second by Director DeVries to approve the first reading of Board Policy 104-Discrimination and Harassment Based on Sex Prohibited. Motion carried unanimously.
Board Policy 711.10-First Reading
Motion by Director Blackman, second by Director DeVries to approve the first reading of Board Policy 711.10-School Bus Seat Belts. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Director Walker, second by Director Blackman to adjourn the meeting at 8:12 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
Next Board of Directors Meeting Monday, August 24, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
Red Oak Inman Elementary/Phone/Internet
Red Oak CSD Inman Elementary Campus
Bryce Johnson, President Deb Drey, Board Secretary