The Andrew Community School Board held its final meeting of the retiring Board on Monday,
September 19, 2011 at 7:30 PM in the Board Room. Members present were: Randy Ernst, Kevin Kilburg,
Charlie Peters, Chuck Schwager and Allan Till. Also present were Kent Hammer, Board Consultant, Andy
Crozier, Lead Administrator/Principal, Jan Hammond, Board Secretary, Eric Stratham, newly elected Board
Member and Yvonne Weimerskirch, newly elected Board Member.
The agenda was presented for approval with a change to Item 9. The Board will move into closed session
to discuss Superintendent Contract and Lead Administrator Contract. When the Board comes out of closed
session they will move to Item 9B to Approve Superintendent Contract and Lead Administrator Contract.
Peters moved and Ernst seconded to approve changed agenda. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Till moved and Peters seconded to approve the minutes of the last regular meeting of August 8, 2011. All
members voted aye. Motion carried.
Peters moved and Till seconded to approve Financial Statements from the following funds: General, Physical
Plant and Equipment levy, Capital Projects, Nutrition and Activity. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Ernst moved and Peters seconded to approve Warrants for payment as presented. All members voted aye.
Peters moved and Till seconded to approve the following Board goals:
1. Andrew will promote a strong learning environment for all its students by providing strong networks/
frameworks to support the transition to whole grade sharing.
2. Technology will be integrated throughout the school system to give Andrew staff and students ubiquitous
and ongoing access to learning.
3. Our strong staff development program will provide Andrew teachers with the skills and understanding
needed to meet the needs of every child
4. School improvement in the Andrew School District will be continually renewed by an informed and
All members voted aye. Motion carried
Peters moved and Ernst seconded to move into closed session. All members voted aye. Motion approved
Closed session began at 8:00 p.m. Closed Session ended at 8:24 p.m.
Peters moved and Ernst seconded to amend Kent Hammer's contract from Board Consultant to
Superintendent contingent on results of October 7 waiver deadline. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Peters moved and Ernst seconded to amend Andy Crosier's contract from Superintendent to Lead
Administrator contingent on results of October 7 waiver deadline. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Andy Crozier acknowledged and thanked retiring Board Members Chuck Schwager and Kevin Kilburg.
Schwager and Kilburg were presented with plaques inscribed with their years of service. They were treated
with a round of applause.
Having no more unfinished business Ernst moved and Till seconded to adjourn the final meeting. Meeting was
President Chuck Schwager called the organizational meeting to order with the following members present:
Randy Ernst, Kevin Kilburg, Charlie Peters, Chuck Schwager, Allan Till, Eric Strathman and Yvonne
Peters moved and Till seconded to appoint Jan Hammond as President Pro Tem. President Pro Tem
Hammond called for nominations for Board President. Ernst nominated Charlie Peters for Board President.
There were no other nominations for Board President. A motion by Ernst calling for a unanimous ballot was
presented. All members voted aye except for Peters who voted present. Motion carried.
Newly elected Board President Charlie Peters called for nominations for Vice President. Till nominated Randy
Ernst for Vice President. Ernst nominated Allan Till for Vice President. Voting for Vice President was done by
a signed ballot. Four ballots were counted for Randy Ernst and one ballot counted for Allan Till. Randy Ernst
assumed the chair of Vice President.
Jan Hammond, Board Secretary administered the Oath of Office to newly elected President Charlie Peters and
to newly elected Vice President Randy Ernst.
Ernst moved and Weimerskirch seconded to approve an open enrollment request from the Andrew School
District to the Maquoketa School District. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Strathman moved and Weimerskirch seconded to approve online learning classes for Andrew Middle School
students. All members voted aye except Peters who voted present. Motion carried.
Ernst moved and Strathman seconded to continue the date, time and location of regular meetings of the
school board. Current policy is 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30p.m. in the new board room, formerly known
as the high school business education room. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Till moved and Strathman seconded to appoint Lane and Waterman as regular legal counsel. All members
voted aye. Motion carried.
Strathman moved and Weimerskirch seconded to approve the Depository Bank Resolution as presented. All
members voted aye. Motion carried.
Ernst moved and Till seconded to approve Lisa Dursky as middle school cross country coach. All members
voted aye. Motion carried.
A discussion was held concerning the District Advisory Committee. The District Advisory Committee can only
consist of 2 board members; the rest of the committee will consist of at least 6 parents, and a community
member without a child in the district. Feedback is valuable. First meeting to be held in late October or early
in November. Board members will each come up with 2 to 3 names and give these to Mr. Crozier who will be
in charge of contacting individuals about becoming members.
Strathman moved - with changes made to correct an incorrect date on the contract, and Weimerskirch
seconded to approve a Shared Personnel Agreement between Preston Community School District and
Andrew Community School District Regarding Business Manager Adam Crigger, to begin October 1, 2011.
Crigger will spend approximately 80% of the time he is employed under this Agreement working for Preston
and approximately 20% of the time he is employed working for Andrew. Preston will bill Andrew for
appropriate expenditures in December 2011 and June 2012. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Ernst moved and Strathman seconded to approve Jan Hammond as Board Secretary/Business Office Support
Person at 32.5 hours per week beginning October 1, 2011. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
A discussion was held on a public sale of school items that are no longer needed and taking up wanted space.
These items would include desks, cabinets, weight equipment, etc. The Andrew Catholic Church is having an
auction on Sunday, November 6 and would be interested in combining with Andrew School in a joint auction.
Andy Crozier will look into this further.
Lead Administrator Andy Crozier reported the following:
1. Tuesday night the 20th is the roll out of the 1:1 Laptop Program. He would like the board to be in
attendance and the kids are excited. Big thanks to Glenda Cornelius for her hard work!
2. The Facilities Committee Meeting went very well. The overwhelming response to priorities should
be the new office and the color/decor of the school. Look for a plan in November. Jim Till was extremely
knowledgeable and helpful in answering questions and providing information as we toured the building.
3. State Reports have been completed and we are waiting for count day. A heartfelt thank you goes out to
Ruth Hingtgen for all her hard work completing these reports and also to Gloria Petesch for getting the state
library report done!
4. Received an email that state revenues are up and we may receive more SILO funds than we have in the past.
5. The Auditors have rescheduled their visit to sometime in October due to Ruth’s illness.
6. ACT Scores - came back above state and national average. Also topped many area high school scores.
7. Thank you to Carla Till for cleaning up the board room and making it look great!
8. Congratulations to the new board members, re-elected board members, and our new president and vice
Till moved and Weimerskirch seconded to adjourn the meeting. Meeting was adjourned at 9:35 p.m.