Thursday, March 30th and Friday, March 31st All students entering kindergarten (must be 5 years old by September 15) and all students returning to or entering preschool (must be 3 or 4 years old by September 15) need to attend the Fremont-Mills Preschool and Kindergarten Roundup. Preschool Roundup: This will take about 60 minutes of your time if you are . . .
Week of March 27th, 2017 Iowa Assessments for Grades 3-11. The school will be offering free breakfast on the morning of assessments for grades K-12
For the past 9 years, KMA and the Green Hills Area Education Agency have presented the Charles E. Lakin Outstanding Teacher Award. Four instructors within a 40-mile radius of Emerson --Lakin's hometown--receive the awards each year for efforts in enticing students to come to school each day. With this spring's process, the Lakins will have awarded more than $330,000 to area teachers and their associated school districts . . .
March 8, 2017
The Board of Directors of the Fremont-Mills Community School District met in regular session on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in the media center of the school building. The meeting was called to order at 6:05 PM by President Wilson.
Samantha Wilson, President
Christopher Herrick, Supt
Jeremy Christiansen, Secondary Principal
Allyson Forney, Elementary Principal
Kirsten Heard, Business Manager
Susan Shepherd, Board Secretary
Visitors: Steve Alley, Annette Zeplin with Facilities Cost Management .
Agenda: On motion by Morgan, seconded by Jones to approve. Carried by all.
Minutes: On motion by Morgan, seconded by Barber to approve the minutes of Feb 8, 2017 as written. Carried by all.
Reports: The following reports were presented:
Transportation: Discussion on the 6 month inspection of vehicles. On motion by Jones, seconded by Morgan to approve the transportation report. Carried by all.
Nutrition: On motion by Forney, seconded by Barber to approve the nutrition report. Carried by all.
Activity: On motion by Morgan, seconded by Forney to approve the activity report. Carried by all.
Finance: On motion by Jones, seconded by Morgan to approve the finance report. Carried by all.
Bills: On motion by Barber, seconded by Forney to approve payment of the bills for the month in the amount of $580,258.64. Carried by all.
Bond Bids: This is the time and place for the sale of General Obligation Bonds, Series 2017. The Bids were previously received and opened by the superintendent of School, Secretary of the Board, and the Financial Advisor at a meeting held in the Office of the Superintendent, Tabor, Iowa at 1:00 PM on this date. The following bid was determined by the Supertendent, Secretary of the board, and financial Advisor as the best bid received. Director Morgan introduced the following Resolution and moved its adoption. Director Barber seconded the motion to adopt. The roll was called and the vote was: Ayes: Morgan, Barber, Forney, Jones, Wilson. Nays: None. The President declared the Resolution adopted.
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SALE OF $715,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION SCHOOL BONDS, SERIES 2017.
WHEREAS, pursuant to notice as required by law, bids have been received at public sale for the bonds and evaluated; and the best bid was determined:
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE FREMONT-MILLS COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT:
Section 1. That the bid for the Bonds was determined by the Superintendent of Schools, Secretary of the Board, and the Financial Advisor to be the best an dmost favorable bid received. Bonds are awarded, based on the following bid:
Bidder: Northland Securities, Inc. of Minneapolis, MN. Purchase Price: $713,349.25; Net Interest Cost: $389,175.75; True Interest Cost: 3.446946%
Section 2. That the form of contract for the sale of the Bonds is approved and the President and Secretary are authorized and directed to execute the contreact for sale of the Bonds on behalf of the School District.
Section 3. That all acts of the Superintendent of Schools, Secretary of the Board, and Financial Advisor done in furtherance of the sale of the Bonds are ratified and approved.
PASSED AND APPROVED this 8th day of March, 2017.
Ball Diamond Fencing: tabled.
Supt/Prin updates: IASB Correspondence; Legislative updates; programming discussion for 2017-2018 staffing for 6th grade-looking at multiple solutions; revamping of master contract due to legislative changes to collective bargaining.
Good News: Thank you to Country Machines, Inc for hosting a field trip for 11 students to learn about different jobs available in the manufacturing areas. Congratulations to the 4 National Honor Society students attending the START Leadership Conference at Lewis Central. Mr. Jamison’s AG/FFA students that participated in the District FFA Contest were: Collin Pries, Colton Moore, Elizabeth Bartles, Kelly Kesterson, and Nate Laughlin who placed 3rd in the District in Arce welding. Mrs. Callahan is pleased to report Mackenzie Rycroft placed 2nd at the district level in the VFW Patriot’s Pen competition, and Laura Fairchild placed 3rd! Mrs. Saker reports that 8 students participated in the Creston Middle School Solo/Ensemble Contest in 9 events. These students played for judges and received comments and Superior and Excellent ratings: Kelly Holt, Jesse Lemonds, Olivia Smith, Adam Perrin, Jesse Lemonds, Data Watts, and Mindy Wendland. Congratulations to Mrs. Crom’s Science/TAG students that have been chosen to move on the state level of Invent Iowa contest at University of Iowa: Addison Meese and Taylor Morga, Chloe Rusten and Malea Moore, Karigan Pries and Emily Perkins, Levi Wright, Olivia Brandt and Kaelynn Driskell, Tanner Smith and Kyle Kesterson, William Trabal and Shelby Cody. Some of these students will also present their inventions at the STEM Fair in Red Oak. 5th/6th TAG students are also competing at the District level National History Day: Mia Goodman, Macy Mitchell, Aubrey Mitchell, Brooklyn Ramos, Lillian Howe, Ryan Holt, Braxton Blackburn, Caden Blackburn, Paxton VanHouten, AJ Umphreys, JT Mahaney, Natalie Goodman, Conner Slater, Zane Euchner, and Molly Wilson.
Personnel: On motion by Barber, seconded by Morgan to approve Randy Moyer as route bus driver for 2017-18 school year. Carried by all.
Open Enrollment: On motion by Barber, seconded by Morgan to approve Jensen Dowell IN from Glenwood. Carried by all. On motion by Barber, seconded by Forney to approve Madeline Fairchild IN from East Mills. Carried by all. On motion by Jones, seconded by Forney to approve Drayden Melgoza IN from Glenwood. Carried by all. On motion by Barber, seconded by Morgan to approve Garrett Johnson IN from Shenandoah . Carried by all. On motion by Forney, seconded by Morgan to approve Tayler Johnson IN from Shenandoah. Carried by all. On motion by Morgan, seconded by Barber to approve Jaden Schaaf IN from Sidney. Carried by all.
Budget publication: On motion by Forney, seconded by Barber to set the FY2018 Budget Hearing for April 12. Publication date of March 29. Carried by all.
Sharing with Glenwood/APEX: on motion by Morgan, seconded by Forney to approve sharing agreement with Glenwood/APEX. Carried by all.
Sharing agreement with Iowa Department of Human Services: On motion by Barber, seconded by Forney to approve sharing of Foster Care Services. Carried by all.
Board Policy: Tabled.
Meeting adjourned at 8:40 PM.
Samantha Wilson, President Susan Shepherd, Board Secretary
We start off the final quarter of the year with a short week this week! High School track season kicks off this week as our athletes head to USD on Tuesday . Golf and junior high track will have their first meets next week. Congratulations to the following students on their successful presentations for National History Day! We have two . . .