4/9/12 Minutes

The Andrew Community School Board public hearing in regard to the 2012/2013 Certified School Budget was opened at 7:00 p.m. on April 9, 2012.  No comments were heard. Motion by Ernst, seconded by Weimerskirch to close the public hearing at 7:02p.m.  All members voted aye. Motion carried.  Board members present were: President Charlie Peters, Vice President Randy Ernst, Board Members Allan Till, Yvonne Weimerskirch, and Eric Strathman. Also present were Jan Hammond Board Secretary.  Lead Administrator/Principal Andy Crozier and Superintendent Kent Hammer. 

The Andrew Community School Board held a public hearing on bids for the new office project, April 9, 2012 in the Board Room.  Board members present were:  President Charlie Peters, Vice President Randy Ernst, Board Members Allan Till, Yvonne Weimerskirch, and Eric Strathman. Also present were Jan Hammond Board Secretary.  Lead Administrator/Principal Andy Crozier and Superintendent Kent Hammer. 

 There were 5 bids taken for the new office project. The bids ranged from a high of $205, 594.00 to $156, 940.00. It was recommended to the Board by Mr. Mark Miller,  representative of Bracke-Hayes-Miller-Mahon, Architects, LLP to accept the low bid made by Stockholm & Son, Inc from Maquoketa, Iowa with a base bid of $156,940.00 for the new office. A $10,000.00 contingency plan is included in the bid. A discussion was held on Alternative #1 windows with a bid price of $9580.00 and Alternative #2 ceramic tile in the nurses office with a bid price of $2,695.00 Ernst made a motion to adjourn the hearing. Stratham seconded. All members voted aye. Motion carried and the public hearing on new office bids was adjourned.
 
The Andrew Communtiy School Board held its regular meeting on April 9, 2012 in the Board Room. Board members present were: President Charlie Peters, Vice President Randy Ernst, Board Members Allan Till, Yvonne Weimerskirch, and Eric Strathman. Also present were Jan Hammond Board Secretary.  Lead Administrator/Principal Andy Crozier and Superintendent Kent Hammer.  

A motion was made by Strathman to amend the agenda  to move Item 16,  closed session, to Item 4.1. And to move Item 13 - Accept Summer Project bids  to Item 10.1. Ernst seconded the motion. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Ernst and seconded by Till to approve agenda. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

Minutes from the March 12 , 2012 Regular Board Meeting were presented for approval.  Weimerskirch made a motion to approve and Ernst seconded. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Weimerskirch to go into closed session per Iowa code 21.5(1)(j) - Sale of Real Estate.  Strathman seconded. All members vote aye. Motion carried. 
Strathman made a motion to adjourn closed session. Weimerskirch seconded. Closed session was adjourned at 7:31 p.m.

A motion was made by Strathman and seconded by Weimerskirch to approve open enrollment requests. All members voted aye and motion carried.

A motion was made by Weimerskirch and seconded by Ernst to approve financial statements. All members voted aye.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Till and seconded by Ernst to approve warrants for payment. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Ernst and seconded by Weimerskirch to accept for early retirement the resignation of veteran teacher Bill McClintock who has taught at Andrew for 36 years.  All members voted aye. Motion carried.

Adam Crigger, Business Manager presented the 2012/2013 Certified Budget for approval.  Till made a motion to approve, Strathman seconded. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

A discussion was held on the bids for the new office.  it was decided to exclude Alternate #1 windows as cost was prohibitive at $9,580.00.  A discussion was held on Alternative #2 ceramic tile in the nurse's office with a bid price of $2695.00. It was decided to include Alt # 2 for maintenance and hygenic purposes. Ernst made a motiong to approve a bid from Stockholm & Son for $156,940.00 with Alt. #2 at $2,695.00. Strathman seconded. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

A discussion was held on bids that were placed for adding central air to the district house. After discussion it was decided to go forward with the project using the least expensive Lennox AirFlo from Bernie's Heating & Cooling in Preston at a bid of $4649.00 and electrical quoted by Brian Dunne at $625.00. Strathman made a motion to approve. Seconded by Ernst. All members voted aye. Motion approved.

A discussion was held on the 2010/2011 Audit. The audit went very well with just a few minor issues to be resolved. Ernst made a motion to approve the 2010/2011 audit. Motion was seconded by Weimerskirch. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Strathman to approve the second reading of proposed policy changes to Code No. 102, Code No. 401.1 and  Code No. 500.Weimerskirch seconded. All members vote aye. Motion carried.

A discussion was held on projects for the summer. Mr. Crozier will put ads in the paper for bids on the art/music building and he will call neighboring Superintendents to see if there is any interest. Bids will be reviewed at the May Board meeting.

Mr. Crozier made a presentation on the "Leader in Me".  A leadership program tailored to begin in early elementary through junior high. Weimerskirch made a motion to approve the program. Strathman seconded. All members voted aye. Motion carried. 


Meeting was adjourned at 10:30 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,



Jan Hammond/Board Secretary



Charlie Peters/Board President



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