Minutes- 2020.12.14

Red Oak Community School District

Meeting of the Board of Directors

Meeting Location:  Red Oak Inman Elementary/ Phone/Internet

Red Oak Inman Elementary Campus

December 14, 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 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 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

Parents have been tremendous partners throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Their understanding and support have been greatly appreciated through these difficult situations.

Teachers have also stepped up as we have struggled to find substitutes. This is yet another example of how committed and professional the faculty is.

The District is halfway through our preliminary Marzano Focus Model training.

There has been a great deal of enthusiasm surrounding Individual Professional Development Plans at Inman Elementary.

Consent Agenda

Motion by Director Blackman, second by Director Carlson to approve the consent agenda as presented including meeting minutes. monthly business reports, personnel considerations, and open enrollments.  Motion carried unanimously.

December 2020 Invoices

Motion by Director Walker, second by Director DeVries to authorize the Board Secretary to pay December 2020 invoices prior to formal approval at the January 11, 2021 board meeting per Board Policy 705.3.  Motion carried unanimously.

Financial Work Session

Matthew Gillaspie of Piper Sandler & Co. reviewed district financial information and borrowing capacity. Mr. Gillaspie explained options the district has to increase borrowing capacity and prepay or refinance existing debt to reduce interest costs.


Motion by Director Walker, second by Director Carlson to adjourn the meeting at 8:17 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.

Next Board of Directors Meeting                               Monday, January 11, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.

                                                                                    Red Oak Inman Elementary/Phone/Internet

                                                                                    Red Oak CSD Inman Elementary Campus


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Bryce Johnson, President                                                        Deb Drey, Board Secretary