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October 11, 2021 at 7:00 PM - Okarche Regular Board Meeting

Minutes
Call to order and record attendance.
Consideration and action on the minutes of the regular board meeting held on September 13, 2021 and the special board meeting held on October 5, 2021.
Action(s):
Approve. This motion, made by Craig Baustert and seconded by Ryan McIlvain, Passed.
Motion approved. This motion, made by Ryan McIlvain and seconded by Robert Anderson, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Communication/Public Hearings
Administrative Reports and discussion
Elementary Principal - Chris Roby
Discussion:  We have AR parties this week.  We had lots of kids meet their goals.  5th grade went to water ford.  4th did their lock in.  2nd went to Chester's pumpkin patch.  Just finished second round of star testing.  Seeing good progress.  Talked to Mr. Sumrall about a new program called CBM for reading fluency.  PT conf are tonight and tomorrow night.  Finished the book fair last week.  Oct 29th Halloween carnival.  Red ribbon week Oct 25-29.  YAC came up with nominations for principal for the day on the 29th.   
JH/HS Principal - Lisa Munson
Discussion:  Westmoreland cast of one act play placed second in Regionals.  Headed to state on Oct. 30th.  Several teachers wanted to report on the career fair that it went really well and they would like to do it again next year.  Beta induction next week.  Blood drive coming up.  Basketball opens Nov 5th.  HS robotics participated in Tinkertober.  
Superintendent - Josh Sumrall
Discussion:  First nine weeks ends this week.  Going smooth.  Glad we are where we are.  Oct 27 and 28 we have lots of HS teachers going to a training, but we will still have school and put them in combined classrooms.  
Financial Report
Consideration and action on the following consent agenda items:
Action(s):
Motion to approve the consent agenda items as read. This motion, made by Craig Baustert and seconded by Robert Anderson, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
General Fund purchase orders : 229-273
Building Fund purchase orders -
Update and discussion on construction project
Discussion:  Presentation of band room and ball fields.  Band room changed some with some great input from the Band Director.  4400sqft band room.  220sqft is above the library for storage.  790sqft storage on the west side.  Ball fields are still in early stages.  Will meet with coaches next week.  Hoping to be out for bids in the next couple months and get started on the Band room December and fields January.
Discussion and possible action on setting transfer capacity and policy per Senate Bill 783.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the first option of grandfathering in current transfers. Page 2 option 2 (20 per grade level for Pre-k and K and 25 for 1st through 12th) Page 3 appeals process choice two. Student transfer of teacher students and special education students policy. This motion, made by Ryan McIlvain and seconded by Jarrod Mueggenborg, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  We set our numbers last meeting but OSSBA came out with policy.  In red is optional.  I would recommend the first optional in red allows us to grandfather in everyone currently here on transfer.  Set a date on taking applications (January 1, 2022) Transfers can still be canceled if there are problems.  Rob Anderson asked about opening up transfers December 1.  No more board approvals of transfers.  Supt accepts or denies by going off the capacity.  Appeals can be made to the board.  Appeals process choice 1 allows for in person and choice 2 is written appeal.  Student transfers for teacher children- it would allow their kids to come without this process.  Sped students- depending on facilities and staff.  
Discussion and possible action on a policy on prohibition of race and sex discrimination in curriculum and complaint process complaint form as required per House Bill 1775.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the policy on prohibition of race and sex discrimination in curriculum and complaint process complaint form as required per House Bill 1775, and to set Josh Sumrall for complaints. This motion, made by Ryan McIlvain and seconded by Robert Anderson, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  House bill requires us to have a policy on this.  This says we won't teach that one race is superior than another.  An employee to send complaints to as Sumrall
Discussion and possible action on a request from an elementary parent to donate an AirDog air purifier for the classroom of their student.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the use of the filter for this school year. This motion, made by Robert Anderson and seconded by Jarrod Mueggenborg, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Parents came and explained the process.  They wanted to have the money raised.  Mr. Sumrall has looked into the UV light for air units.  There is a FEMA grant for them.  We would still need to pay an electrician to install.  One thing the parents talked about is it may just be for the year.  He may have to go in for some medical procedures this year and they thought it would try and eliminate some problems for him.  The parents said they would be sure to keep the filter maintained.  
Discussion and possible action on fundraisers.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the fundraiser requests for the 2021-2022 school year. This motion, made by Ryan McIlvain and seconded by Robert Anderson, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion and possible action on a Resolution requesting approval of election for the purpose of annexing to a Technology Center School District.
Action(s):
Motion to deny approval of election for the purpose of annexing to a Technology Center School District. This motion, made by Ryan McIlvain and seconded by Jarrod Mueggenborg, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Board members heard negative comments about it.  Over 2 million to the votech is what they would get from us as a community and it is a school that we have no control over.  If you do the math, 2 million to the votech, 11th and 12th can go, that is $225,000 per kid going to the votech if you go off of the kids who said they would want to go- Mueggenborg.  Now is not the time- McIlvain.  Legislature problem with funding.  
Discussion and possible board action to pass 2022 School Election Resolution.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the 2022 School Election Resolution. This motion, made by Ryan McIlvain and seconded by Robert Anderson, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Heather Nance seat
New Business
Motion to adjourn

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