Red Oak Community School District
Meeting of the Board of Directors
Meeting Location: Red Oak Inman Elementary/ Phone/Internet
Red Oak Inman Elementary Campus
October 26, 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 7:03 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 Blackman, second by Director Carlson 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
All nine senior cross-country runners received Hawkeye 10 All Academic Honors.
The cross-country team participated in the state qualifying meet in Panora. Baylor Bergren-4th place and Chloe DeVries-7th place qualified for the state meet in Fort Dodge on October 31, 2020.
Chloe DeVries was named KMA Athlete of the Week.
Madison Bruce, Isaac Hidalgo, Xavier Ross, and Jonah Wemhoff were selected to All State Choir.
Clark Spencer was named a 2020 National FFA Agri Science finalist.
Tess Mittag, Agriculture Instructor, was named the 2020 Teacher Turn the Key winner by the Iowa Association of Agricultural Educators.
October is National Principals Month. Superintendent Lorenz recognized Jane Chaillie, Elementary Principal, and Nate Perrien, Junior/Senior High School Principal.
Motion by Director Carlson, second by Director Blackman to approve the consent agenda as presented including meeting minutes, monthly business reports, open enrollments, and personnel considerations. Motion carried unanimously.
Certified Enrollment Discussion
Superintendent Lorenz reported that the certified enrollment for Red Oak Community School District was 1036.58 students. This is a decline of 2.58 students. Schools in the Hawkeye 10 Conference all had declining enrollment. The average decline for the conference was 27 students.
Virtual Learning on Inclement Weather Days
Motion by Director Walker, second by Director DeVries to approve providing virtual learning on inclement weather days where there is no school. Motion carried unanimously.
Hard Surface Road Bus Routes
Motion by Director Walker, second by Director Blackman to approve the hard surface bus route plan as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Continuation of the October 26, 2020 Meeting Minutes-Page 2
Title 1 Curriculum
Motion by Director Carlson, second by Director Walker to approve the purchase of curriculum from Title 1 Funds as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Grant Matching Funds
Motion by Director Blackman, second by Director DeVries to approve matching funds for the Iowa West Foundation Program Grant to enhance the security at Red Oak Early Childhood Center and Inman Elementary School. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Director Walker, second by Director Blackman to adjourn the meeting at 7:53 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
Next Board of Directors Meeting Monday, November 9, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
Red Oak Inman Elementary/Phone/Internet
Red Oak CSD Inman Elementary Campus
Bryce Johnson, President Deb Drey, Board Secretary