Red Oak Community School District
Meeting of the Board of Directors
Meeting Location: Red Oak Inman Elementary/ Phone/Internet
Red Oak Inman Elementary Campus
January 11, 2021
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, Bryce Johnson, Kathy Walker
Superintendent Ron Lorenz, Business Manager Deb Drey
Approval of Agenda
Motion by Director Carlson, 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
Classes have resumed after break without incident and things are going smoothly.
There have been two confirmed COVID-19 cases since returning from break and the Montgomery County positivity rate is under 20%.
Montgomery Public Health has completed the first phase of COVID-19 immunizations and is making plans to offer the vaccine to school employees.
Spectator limits have been lifted by the Governor at sporting events and activities.
Four Tiger Wrestlers placed at the Rollin Dyer Invitational Tournament with the team placing 10th out of 16 teams.
The online auction of the contents of Webster and Bancroft is nearing the end. The buildings are expected to be cleared by January 27, 2021.
The District will receive a check from MidAmerican Energy for an energy efficiency rebate in the amount of $116,148. MidAmerican Energy anticipates a yearly savings of $54,000 on energy costs.
At this time, the Thought Exchange Survey has received 380 thoughts from the feedback of 373 district stakeholders.
Motion by Director Walker, second by Director Carlson to approve the consent agenda including meeting minutes, monthly business reports, personnel considerations, and open enrollments. Motion carried unanimously.
JSHS Condensing Unit
Motion by Director Carlson, second by Director Blackman to approve the replacement of the condensing unit for the mini-split unit that serves the IT closet at the Junior/Senior High School. Motion carried unanimously.
Ag/Ind Tech Sharing Agreement
Motion by Director Blackman, second by Director Walker to approve the 2020-2021 sharing agreement for Agriculture and Industrial Technology classes with Stanton Community Schools. Motion carried unanimously.
Continuation of January 11, 2021 Meeting Minutes-Page 2
Motion by Director Carlson, second by Director Walker to extend the Families First Coronavirus Response Act until March 31, 2021 or congressional action, whichever comes first. Motion carried unanimously.
First Reading of Board Policies 502.11 and 502.12
Motion by Director Walker, second by Director Blackman to approve the first reading of Board Policy 502.11 and Board Policy 502.12. Motion carried unanimously.
E-Rate Internet Proposal
Motion by Director Blackman, second by Director Walker to approve the 5-year Mediacom Proposal for Internet and Transparent LAN through E-Rate. Motion carried unanimously.
E-Rate Managed Services Proposal
Motion by Director Blackman, second by Director Carlson to approve a 1-year Riverside Technologies managed services proposal through E-Rate. Motion carried unanimously.
The Board directed Bob Deter, Technology Director, to pursue replacement of the District’s telephones. Mr. Deter will bring proposals to the Board at a later date for Board action.
Motion by Director Carlson, second by Director Walker to adjourn the meeting at 7:49 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
The Board entered an exempt session to discuss negotiations strategy for upcoming contract discussions with the support staff and teachers’ units per Iowa Code Section 20.17(3).
Next Board of Directors Meeting Monday, January 25, 2021 – 7:00 p.m.
Red Oak Inman Elementary/Phone/Internet
Red Oak CSD Inman Elementary Campus
Bryce Johnson, President Deb Drey, Board Secretary