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 24, 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 7:00 p.m. at the Red Oak Inman Elementary School Cafeteria.
Directors: Bret Blackman, Roger Carlson via Internet due to illness, Jackie DeVries, Bryce Johnson, Kathy Walker
Superintendent Ron Lorenz, Business Manager Deb Drey
Approval of Agenda
Motion by Director Walker, second by Director Blackman 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
Today was the first day of school and there were 848 face to face students and 196 remote students.
Justin McCunn was named to the KMA All Everything Team and the KMA Athlete of the Year.
The football team had a scrimmage last week and will play their first game this Friday.
The volleyball team will participate in a tournament at Bondurant Farrar on Saturday.
Bob Deter, Technology Director, updated the Board on technology. New devices for K-12 students are in and in the process of being handed out. New devices for staff are in but are still being set up. There were some issues for both the remote and face to face students. These were being dealt with.
Motion by Director Blackman, second by Director DeVries to approve the consent agenda as presented including meeting minutes, monthly business reports, open enrollments, and personnel considerations. Motion carried unanimously.
Return to Learn Plan
Superintendent Lorenz updated the Board on the first day of school under the return to learn plan. Inman Elementary had 433 students face to face and 113 students working remotely. The Junior/Senior High School had 415 face to face students and 83 remote students. Drop off/pick up at Inman Elementary was slow. A better job needs to be done of getting the students in/out quickly.
There were no bus complaints on the first day. Approximately a half dozen students were transported from each of the Child Development Center and Sunshine and Rainbows to school in the morning. Fifteen students were transported to Sunshine and Rainbows and twelve to the Child Development Center after school.
Continuation of August 24, 2020 Meeting Minutes-Page 2
Face masks were worn by 50-60% of the students. Most students showed up with masks but the Junior/Senior High students took them off in the building and the elementary students took them off by the end of the day. There is consideration to make masks mandatory.
Activities Guidelines will be distributed tomorrow.
The District is working with Public Health on positive cases as to when to close buildings.
Buildings & Grounds Update
Work continues on the transportation office and restrooms.
The water softener at Inman Elementary needs to be repaired. This affects the dishwasher in the kitchen. The hot water heater leak at Inman Elementary has been fixed. A blower needs to be replaced at a cost of $4300.
The air conditioner at the Junior/Senior High School was not working in the northwest area and it is being worked on.
Miner Tree Service has removed the dead trees around the District.
There has not been much work at Bancroft and Webster recently.
MidAmerican Energy did an energy audit on the District’s services and determined that the District qualified for a more economical rate and issued a credit.
The Red Oak City Council transferred ownership of a lot on West Washington to the school district. The Child Development Center will develop the lot into a parking lot.
Board Policy 104 2nd Reading
Motion by Director Blackman, second by Director Carlson to approve the second reading and waive the third reading of Board Policy 104-Discrimination and Harassment Based on Sex Prohibited. Motion carried unanimously.
Board Policy 711.10 2nd Reading
Motion by Director Blackman, second by Director DeVries to approve the second reading and waive the third reading of Board Policy 711.10-School Bus Seat Belts. Motion carried unanimously.
Catastrophic Student Accident Insurance
Motion by Director Walker, second by Director DeVries to renew the Catastrophic Student Accident Insurance Policy for the 2020-2021 school year. Motion carried unanimously.
2020-2021 Junior/Senior High School Handbook
Motion by Director DeVries, second by Director Blackman to approve the 2020-2021 Junior/Senior High School Student Handbook as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Director Blackman, second by Director DeVries to approve authorizing the superintendent to pursue grants and spend up to $5,000 to integrate and synchronize building security systems. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Director Walker, second by Director DeVries to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
Next Board of Directors Meeting Monday, September 14, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
Red Oak Inman Elementary/Phone/Internet
Red Oak CSD Inman Elementary Campus
Bryce Johnson, President Deb Drey, Board Secretary