Red Oak Community School District
Meeting of the Board of Directors
Meeting Location: Phone/Internet
November 23, 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. via phone/internet.
Directors: Bret Blackman, Roger Carlson, Bryce Johnson, Kathy Walker, Superintendent Ron Lorenz, Assistant Board Secretary Heidi Harris. Director Jackie DeVries was absent.
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
Red Oak Volleyball Team continues to win accolades and individual awards for its 2020-2021 season. Red Oak’s FFA Chapter competed and placed 7th out of 19 at the Southwest District Soil Career Development Event. A big shout out and thank you to Sue Timmerman who is in her 50th year of teaching and has the honor of saying that she has taught two generations of Tigers and their families since 1971. Red Oak has also qualified for a CARES Grant for $19,565.58 thanks to Nate Perrien, Dr. Jane Chaillie, and Leanne Fluckey. This will bring much needed funds to our district to assist in physical and mental health wellness resulting from the current pandemic.
Motion by Director Blackman, second by Director Walker to approve the consent agenda as presented including meeting minutes, monthly business reports, and personnel considerations. Motion carried unanimously.
Montgomery County Child Development Association Renovation of Two Rooms at the Red Oak Early Childhood Center
Motion by Director Walker, second by Director Blackman regarding the renovation of Rooms 107 and 109 authorizing construction within the MCDA allotted budget. Motion carried unanimously.
Streetlight Addition at Red Oak Early Childhood Center West Washington Parking Lot
Motion by Director Carlson, second by Director Walker to approve the addition of two streetlights to an existing pole at 204 West Washington parking Lot. Motion carried unanimously.
Sale/Disposition of Webster and Bancroft Facilities
Discussion regarding the sale and other disposition of Webster and Bancroft Facilities included the selling, renting, donating, or razing of said facilities. Discussion included selling of Bancroft to include razing with new construction or development with purchase. Webster discussion included razing with new construction or/or development with purchase and renovation.
Continuation of November 23, 2020 Board Minutes page 2
Auction of Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment at Bancroft and Webster
Motion by Director Carlson, second by Director Blackman to auction furniture, fixtures, and equipment at the Bancroft/Webster buildings was approved with the stipulation of a reserve price for the boiler at Webster and excluding salvage rights. Motion was carried unanimously.
Auction Services for Bancroft and Webster Facilities
Motion by Director Carlson, second by Director Walker to approve Purple Wave Online Auction Services for the sale of furniture, fixtures, and equipment the Bancroft and Webster Facilities. Motion was carried unanimously.
Purchase of Equipment and Curriculum Materials with Reimbursement from CARES Act Grant
Motion by Director Blackman, second by Director Carlson to approve the purchase of cardiovascular equipment to promote student and teacher wellness with reimbursement of CARES Grant by SW Iowa Regional Mental Health and Disability Services. Motion was carried unanimously.
Bids for Padding/Netting at Jr/Sr HS Activity Center
Motion by Director Blackman, second by Director Walker to approve bids for the purchase of padding the East half of the Activity Center and specialized netting for the East and West ends of the Activity Center. Motion was carried unanimously.
Reports and Other Announcements
Dr. Jane Chaillie and Principal Nate Perrien both spoke regarding the progress of virtual learning resulting from the temporary suspension of face to face learning due to the increase in Covid cases among staff and students. Both principals noted challenges and improvements with remote learning as well as a higher absenteeism rate amongst secondary students.
Board Member Requested Items
Director Blackman requested a report on current Covid 19 numbers for the District and how it could affect in-person teaching and District activities for December 15 meeting. It was also noted by majority that if positivity rates were down; the Board Meeting be conducted in person with all board members present and virtual meeting available to the public in the Inman Lunch Room.
Motion by Director Walker, second by Director Carlson to adjourn the meeting at 7:57 p.m. Motion was carried unanimously.
Continuation of November 23, 2020 Board Minutes page 3
Next Board of Directors Meeting Monday, December 14, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
Inman Elementary via Phone/Internet.
Board members present, Assistant Board
Secretary present. All others present via Phone/Internet
Bryce Johnson, President Heidi Harris, Assistant Board Secretary