Red Oak Community School District
Meeting of the Board of Directors
Meeting Location: Red Oak Inman Elementary/ Phone/Internet
Red Oak Inman Elementary Campus
August 9, 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 arrived at 5:34 p.m., Roger Carlson, Jackie DeVries, Bryce Johnson, Kathy Walker
Superintendent Ron Lorenz, Business Manager Deb Drey
Approval of Agenda
Motion by Director Walker, second by Director Carlson 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
Three FFA members participated in the All-Iowa Showdown in Oskaloosa, Iowa this past weekend.
Motion by Director Carlson, second by Director DeVries to approve the consent agenda as presented including meeting minutes, open enrollments, personnel considerations, use of ESSER funds, and special education agreement. Motion carried unanimously.
Director Blackman arrived.
FFA Assistant Sponsor Position
Motion by Director DeVries, second by Director Walker to approve the FFA Assistant Sponsor position for the 2021-2022 school year at a salary of $3,240. Motion carried unanimously.
2021-2022 Teacher Handbook
Motion by Director Carlson, second by Director DeVries to approve the 2021-2022 teacher handbook as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Activity Fund Manual
Motion by Director Carlson, second by Director Walker to approve the activity fund manual with the addition of “and auxiliary organizations” on page 103, paragraph 3. Motion carried unanimously.
2021-2022 Paraprofessional Guidelines
Motion by Director Blackman, second by Director DeVries to approve the 2021-2022 paraprofessional guidelines as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Board Policy 401.5 First Reading
Motion by Director Carlson, second by Director Blackman to approve the first reading of Board Policy 401.5 Employee Contract Release-Licensed Employees. Motion carried unanimously.
Continuation of August 9, 2021, Meeting Minutes-Page 2
Motion by Director Walker, second by Director Blackman to adjourn the meeting at 5:54 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
Board Work Session
Board President Bryce Johnson opened the work session at 6:01 p.m.
Superintendent Lorenz presented information on the district’s funding capacity and the process to be used regarding facilities planning upgrades/renovations.
Attendees listed items that they felt needed to be upgraded or renovated in the future. Through the process items received a priority rating. Next steps were discussed.
Discussion regarding the benefits/disadvantages of block scheduling. More information regarding this issue was requested.
The Board work session ended at 8:56 p.m.
Next Board of Directors Meeting: Monday, August 23, 2021 – 5:30 p.m.
Red Oak Inman Elementary/Phone/Internet
Red Oak CSD Inman Elementary Campus
Bryce Johnson, President Deb Drey, Board Secretary