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.
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
Bryce Johnson, President Deb Drey, Board Secretary