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 27, 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 5:30 p.m. at the Red Oak Inman Elementary School Media Center.
Directors: Bret Blackman, Roger Carlson-via internet, 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
There were 77 students on the Junior/Senior High School honor roll and 155 students on the high honor roll.
Josie McCunn was the first female wrestler to represent Red Oak at the girls’ state wrestling tournament.
Several wrestlers placed at the John J. Harris Tournament at Southwest Valley.
The Junior/Senior High School will host the Hawkeye 10 wrestling tournament for the second year in a row.
Both large group speech teams received 1 ratings and qualified for state.
COVID 19 staff vaccinations are scheduled to begin next week.
Visitors and Presentations
Deb Blomstedt, Red Oak Education Association President, presented a letter of intent to bargain.
SueAnn Crouse, Kelly Jones, and Jacki Viner updated the Board on the training and implementation of the Marzano Focused Growth and Evaluation Model.
Motion by Director Walker, second by Director DeVries to approve the consent agenda including meeting minutes, monthly business reports, and personnel considerations as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
At Risk/Drop Out Application
Motion by Director Walker, second by Director Blackman to approve the At Risk/Drop Out Application Modified Supplemental Amount of $270,065. Motion carried unanimously.
Board Policy 502.11 & 502.12 Second Reading
Motion by Director Walker, second by Director DeVries to approve the second reading of Board Policy 502.11 and Board Policy 502.12. Motion carried unanimously.
Licensed Employee Resignation Early Notice
Motion by Director DeVries, second by Director Blackman to approve the early notice of license employee resignation pilot program as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
January 27, 2021 Meeting Minutes Continued-Page 2
ESSER II Funds Usage
Motion by Director Blackman, second by Director Walker to approve the purchase of interactive flat panels in the amount of $128,410.40 from ESSER II Funds. Motion carried unanimously.
Return to 100% Face-to-Face Instruction Discussion
Ron Lorenz updated the Board regarding legislation about returning to 100% face to face instruction. It is anticipated that action may be taken on this legislation this week or next week.
Motion by Director Walker, second by Director DeVries to adjourn the meeting at 6:28 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
The Board entered an exempt session following adjournment to discuss negotiations strategy for upcoming contract discussions with the support and teacher units per Iowa Code Section 20.17(3).
Next Board of Directors Meeting Monday, February 8, 2021 – 7:00 p.m.
Red Oak Inman Elementary/Phone/Internet
Red Oak CSD Inman Elementary Campus
Bryce Johnson, President Deb Drey, Board Secretary