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New Year-New Changes For Teen Drivers
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
During the 2013 session of the Iowa General Assembly, Senate File 115 was passed that made amendments to the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL). The changes take place as of January 1, 2014. It is important that you take a few minutes to read about the changes.

The changes will affect transition from the instruction permit to the intermediate license, intermediate license passenger restrictions and minor school license passenger restrictions.

Please click here to read the letter from the Department of Transportation.

Information concerning these changes can also be viewed at www.iowadot.gov
 
 
November School Board Summary
Monday, November 11, 2013
• Board President, Dwight Mayer, called the regular monthly meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

• Board President, Dwight Mayer, opened the meeting by reading the district's newly adopted mission statement: The Shenandoah Community School District, in partnership with families and the community, will provide each student an educational environment that maximizes his or her potential to become responsible, successful citizens and lifelong learners in an ever-changing world.

• Monthly Recognitions: Veterans & Matthew Volker. The district received the check for $4,000 on November 1st for winning first place in the Iowa School Breakfast Challenge. Shenandoah Bowling Association donation to the HS Bowling Program, $250. American Education-Dana Finnegan (next week), HS Zoo Project Update-Mr. Kirkholm’s class, and FFA Update.

• Heard monthly reports from the student rep, supervisors and administrators.

• Approved Kyan Kirkholm as 8th grade girls basketball coach.

• Approved a field trip request by HS Instructor Kelsey Moran requesting to take her clothing class to Omaha.

• Approved Board Policy 101.1 & 211.2 updates.

• Approved the School Board Review Committee (SBRC) Application for 2013. The approval allows the district to apply for the allowable growth additional funding in the amount of $42,007.

• Review/ Update of District Goals and approved to keep the same goals from the previous year and set a date for the board to have a workshop to look at short & long-term goals. Goals approved: 1) Removal of the schools off the watch list, 2) Continue to implement the Iowa Core and 3) Increase and improve integration of technology into the classroom.

• Superintendent Hiser provided an update on individual goals for supervisors and administrators for 13-14. Superintendent Hiser has met with all individuals to review their goals and progress through the first quarter.
 
 
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Tuesday, November 05, 2013
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October School Board Summary
Monday, October 14, 2013
• Board President, LeRoy Heatherington, called the regular board meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

• Board Member, Greg Ritchey, opened the meeting by reading the district's mission statement: The Shenandoah Community School District, in partnership with parents and the community will provide each student an educational environment that maximizes his or her potential to meet the challenge of an ever changing world.

• Monthly recognitions:A. Donation from Chuck Maxine in the amount of $250 that is directed to the nurses fund-this is the second donation for dirt used for the new addition at his business, Little Waite Lanes (Mike & Sarah Waite) donation to the Shenandoah FB program in the amount of $700. IHSAA Century Member recognition.

• Heard monthly reports from student rep, supervisors, and administrators.

• Approved the open enrollment for Erin Shane from Clarinda to Shenandoah. Meets the open enrollment requirements.

• Superintendent Hiser recognized retiring board members LeRoy Heatherington and Kathy Langley for their service to the board and were present a plaque from Iowa School Board Association and an Award of Merit pass to Shenandoah activities.

• Adjournment of the retiring board.

• Organizational meeting called to order by Joyce Morgan, Board Secretary.

• Oath of office administered to Lisa Johnson and Connie Holmes by Board Secretary, Joyce Morgan.

• Roll call of new board members.

• Dwight Mayer was elected Board President.

• Connie Holmes was elected Board Vice President

• Approved the time & place for the board meetings for the second Monday of each month starting at 6:30 p.m.-

• Approved bank depositories as presented and directed the superintendent and business manager to send a request for proposal for baking services to all local banks. Voting in favor, Anderson, Johnson, Holmes, and Mayer. Abstaining-Ritchey.

• Approved the Shenandoah Valley News as the official paper for publication.

• Approved the law firm of Ahlers & Cooney as the school district's attorney.

• Appointed Greg Ritchy to the Page County Conference Board.

• Appointed Lisa Johnson & Dwight Mayer to the administration negotiation team.

• Approved a field trip request for the 7th grade to visit Math Alive at the Sac Museum on October 28th.

• Heard and approved a proposal from Mrs. Toye and two student reps to start an Anti-Bullying Club (ABC).

• Approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the Shenandoah Medical Center.

• Approved the recommendation fro the School Improvement Advisory Committee to update the language for the district's Vision, Mission & Educational Philosophy statements.

• Held discussion about students taking IWCC classes and failing the class and dropping a class after verification day. The board approved that if a student fails an IWCC class they will not be eligible to take any other college level classes during their high school career. In addition, if a student chooses to drop a college credit class after the count verification date, the student will receive a "W" on his or her college transcript and and a "F" on his or her high school transcript. The building principal may exempt students from this rule in extenuating circumstances.

• Directed the superintendent to contact the Class of 2013 President to see which student activity account they would like their inactive balance to be transferred. The money must remain in the student activity fund.

• Approved the Allowable Growth & Supplemental Aid for Special Education in the amount of $17,217.69.

• Approved an interfund transfer to the nutrition fund not to exceed $100,000 from the general fund. The nutrition fund will repay the general fund.
 
 
Title I Parent Involvement
Friday, September 06, 2013
Below you will find a document which includes parents "right to know" information regarding Title I in Shenandoah Schools. Should you have any questions or need any more information, please contact Mrs. Spiegel, elementary principal, at 712-246-2520 or spiegelt@shencsd.com.

Click here to view the document.
 
 
August School Board Summary
Monday, August 12, 2013
• Board President, LeRoy Heatherington, called the regular board meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

• Board President, LeRoy Heatherington, opened the meeting by reading the district's mission statement: The Shenandoah Community School District, in partnership with parents and the community will provide each student an educational environment that maximizes his or her potential to meet the challenge of an ever changing world.

• Monthly Recognitions:

• Heard monthly reports from the supervisors and administrators.

• Approved new contracts for: Jon Skillern, Interim Head Volleyball Coach, Shannon Gilbert, Interim JV Volleyball Coach, and Mary Kay Walter, MS Pride Builders Sponsor.

• Denied a request from Jon Skillern to be paid in three monthly installments as interim head volleyball coach as it violates the language of the master contract. Voting against the request: Mayer, Anderson, Ritchey, and Heatherington and in favor of the request: Langley.

• Approved salary advancement for: Chris Dyer from BA+30/7 to MA/7, Brian Daoust from BA/11, to BA/11 +15,and Traci Regan, BA/10, to BA+15/10.

• Approved open enrollment for: Caroline Frazier (2nd) from Essex to Shenandoah, Paydon Whitehill (10th) from Nishnabotna to Shenandoah, Baily Baucom (3) from Essex to Shenandoah, and Teagan Willis (K) from Nishnabotna to Shenandoah.

• Denied open enrollment request for: Isaiah Kline (4), Chance Kline (5), Luke Dalley (7), and Dalton Dalley (9th) from Shenandoah to Essex. Deadline for open enrollment were not met.

• Discussed was held related to theBoard Secretary/Treasurer position. Superintendent Hiser explained that there are certain requirements for the position and Joyce Morgan should remain in that position. With this being said neither Joyce or Mr. Hiser would object to having someone else take the board minutes so Joyce could report to the board like other administrators and supervisors. Mr. Hiser recommended his secretary, Toni Graham be that person. The board directed Mr. Hiser to bring a proposal to the board in regards to this and compensation.

• Discussion was held on evaluation procedures for supervisors and administrators. Board President Heatherington will contact the Director of SAI and IASB asking for their assistance in developing an evaluation process. A special work session will be set at a later time.

• Discussion was held on the Academic Letter Proposal from last month. After discussion the board approved the proposal. Voting in favor of the motion: Anderson, Ritchey, Mayer, and Heatherington. Voting against the proposal: Langley.

• Approved a Resolution to Consider Continued Participation in the Instructional Support Program and set a public hearing date of August 27, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. in the board room.

• Approved a motion to go into closed session according to Iowa Code 21.5 (1)(i).

• The board took action after coming out of closed session. A motion was made that the reimbursement that was approved last month for Bob Sweeney in the amount of $8,537.77 be corrected as a Per diem/stipend instead of a reimbursement. The board also approved a contract modification for 13-14 to reflect reimbursements not to exceed $23,000. Should reimbursement not reach $23,000 the difference would be paid in a Per diem/stipend. The contract will also strike the clause that calls for reimbursements in the amount of $3,000 for actual phone and computer expenses.
 
 
Thursday, July 18, 2013
• Board President, LeRoy Heatherington, called the regular board meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.

• Board Member, Kathy Langley, opened the meeting by reading the district's mission statement: The Shenandoah Community School District, in partnership with parents and the community will provide each student an educational environment that maximizes his or her potential to meet the challenge of an ever changing world.

• Monthly Recognitions: Steve & Sherri Ruzek for their donation of $630 to the girls golf program and Rapp Trust for paying for the restoration of the high school classroom Steinway. The restoration cost was approximately $8,500.

• Approved the resignation of Evan Feezell, MS Language Arst Instructor, MS Football Coach, Asst. HS Baseball Coach, 7th Grade Boys Basketball Coach and MS Pride Builders Sponsor-pending suitable replacement.

• Approved new contracts for: Erica Barrett, Elementary Special Education Instructor, Carleen Perry, MS Language Arts Instructor, Ty Ratliff, 7th Grade Football and MS Weights (50%), Brent Ehlers, 8th Grade Football and 7th Grade Boys Basketball, Kyl Gillespie, 8th Grade Boys Basketball, Denny Allely, MS Weights (50%) and Asst. HS Track, Kari Gruber, Elem/MS Associate, Timothy Freed, MS/HS Associate, and Kristin Moore, MS Associate.

• Tabled the appointment of Board Secretary/Treasurer until the board had time to read job descriptions for the positions.

•Approved the law firm of Ahlers & Cooney as the school district's attorney.

Approved the transfer of funds in the amount of $131,000 from SAVE to debt service.

• Approved policy 401.2, 403.5 and 905.4 updates.

• Tabled the Academic Letter Proposal so a board member could do more research. In favor, Langley, Mayer, Anderson, and Heatherington-Abstained, Ritchey.

• Approved the updated Good Conduct/Eligibility Policy and recommended by the Good Conduct/Eligibility Committee.

• Approved the Staff Handbook for 2013-2014.

• Approved the Student/Parent Handbook for 2013-2014.

• Tabled discussion/action related to the evaluation process for supervisors and administrators.
 
 
June School Board Summary
Monday, June 10, 2013
• Board President, LeRoy Heatherington, called the regular board meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

• Board member, Dwight Mayer, opened the meeting by reading the district's mission statement: The Shenandoah Community School District, in partnership with parents and the community will provide each student an educational environment that maximizes his or her potential to meet the challenge of an ever changing world.

• Monthly Recognitions: Girls & Boys Cross Country program received a donation of $500 from the Paul Bangston Memorial and HS Speech also received $540 from the Paul Bangston Memorial.

• Heard monthly reports from the supervisors and administrators.

• Approved the contracts of Tyson Ratliff, 5-8 PE/Health and Asst. HS Boys Basketball Coach and Edward Callahan, JK-8 Custodian.

• Approved the resignations of Cindy Lammers-MS Associate and Tara Christiansen-MS Science/Language Arts.

• Motion was made to approve the supervisor salaries not to exceed 3.7%. Voting in favor: Mayer & Heatherington, Opposed: Ritchey, Langley & Anderson. Motion fails.

• Motion was made to hold a work session to discuss supervisors' evaluations in a closed session if requested. All Voted in favor the motion. Meeting date was set for Monday, June 17th at 6:00 p.m. Each individual supervisor requested the meeting be held in open public session and all together.

• Motion was made to approve administrative salaries not to exceed 3.3%. Voting in favor of the motion: Mayer & Heatherington, Opposed: Langley, Anderson & Ritchey.

• Motion was made to hold a work session to discuss administrators' evaluations in a closed session if requested. All voted in favor of the motion. Meeting date was set for Tuesday, June 18th at 6:00 p.m. Each individual administrator requested the meeting be held in open public session and all together.

• Set the date of Tuesday, June 18th to review the superintendent's evaluation. The superintendent requested in writing that the review be done in open public session.

• Accepted Abstract of Votes for the Special Board Election on May 28th.

• Approved a field trip request for the 2013-2014 Davis-Rodgers FFA Officer team requests permission to travel to Kansas City, MO, June 17-18, 2013.

• Approved 2013-14 Bread bid from Sara Lee (Bimbo Bakeries USA) and Milk bid from Anderson Erickson Dairy.

• Approved an early graduation request for 2013-14 Dakota Lawson.

• Approved two new sharing opportunities. The agreed to the sharing agreement to share Curriculum Director, Monte Munsinger, with Essex one day per week. The board also approved a sharing agreement to share Business Manager, Jennifer Maher, with Shenandoah one day per week. The two new sharing opportunities are made possible by House File 472, an Act signed by Governor Terry E. Brandstad, relating to school district funding by establishing a supplementary weighting program for shared operational functions of school districts and area education agencies.

• Held a discussion on a request for use of district dirt east of the JK-8 building. The board approved that further request for dirt from the district charge $1.00 per cubic yard that is requested. A deposit will also be required and will be determined by the superintendent and the director of buildings and grounds. They will also establish the conditions for such removal, which may include requirements for the times and route for removal, the quantities to be removed, and the grading to be done as part of the removal.

• Heard an update on the School In Need of Assistance (SINA) work that was completed during the school year.

• Heard an update from administrators on the Iowa Assessment results taking this school year.
 
 
Chat Mobility School Rebate Program
Thursday, May 16, 2013
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May School Board Summary
Monday, May 13, 2013
• Board President, LeRoy Heatherington, called the Public Hearing for the sale of school property to order at 7:00 p.m.

• Hearing no verbal or written objections to the sale of school property the board took action on the following property sales:

• Approved the Resolution for conveyance of real property-Mustang Drive to Marlin and Jackie Holmes, $501.00.

• Approved the Resolution for conveyance of real property-old bus barn (lots 1-5) to Wayne Johnson, $16,879.00.

• Approved the Resolution for conveyance of real property-Harrison/Linden to Clifford Barnhart, $675.00.

• The board adjourned the Public Hearing for the Sale of School Property.

• Board President, LeRoy Heatherington, called the regular board meeting to order.

• Board member, Greg Ritchey, opened the meeting by reading the district's mission statement: The Shenandoah Community School District, in partnership with parents and the community will provide each student an educational environment that maximizes his or her potential to meet the challenge of an ever changing world.

• Monthly Recognitions: Young Farmers Organization for their donation of $369.23 to FFA, Wesley Christensen Memorial for their donation of $500.00 to FFA. Superintendent Hiser presented certificates of appreciation to board members LeRoy, Dwight, Kip, and Greg for School Board Recognition Month. Also recognized were Dave and Piper Hobbs-Get Framed who were the key backers for the Art Walk, May 3rd. Finally recognized Lisa Johnson and family for two memorials in Tim’s name for the football and wrestling programs. Each program received $1,500.

• Heard monthly reports from the supervisors and administrators.

• Approved the contract of Kristy O’Rourke, JK-8 (13-14) $35,438 and volunteer baseball coach, Matt Potratz, summer 2013.

• Approved the resignations of Steve Sauvain, 5-8 PE/Health/Drivers Ed. Steve accepted the position of 7-12 Principal River Valley. Evan Feezell, 7th grade boys basketball coach, pending suitable replacement. Shannon Gilbert, Asst. HS Boys Basketball, pending suitable replacement.

• Approved the salary advancement for Nicole Grindle who completed her masters in curriculum, assessment and instruction, BA+15/10 to MA/10.

• Approved open enrollments-Baily (K) and Madison (3rd) Mattox from Essex to Shenandoah. Malachi Baldwin (K) from Farragut to Shenandoah 13-14.

• Approved new high school classes-math and music.

• Approved Textbook Fees of $50.00 for 2013-14 school year.

• Approved Activity Ticket Prices for 2013-14-Student Activity tickets $25 and Adult Activity Ticket prices: All Sport Pass to $60, Fall Sports Pass $30, Winter $40, and Summer to $30.

• Approved a field trip request for HS Student Council to KC June 19th.

• Approved an early graduation request for Diamond Gustafson, December 2013, pending that she meets all graduation requirements.

• Approved financial support for national trip, not to exceed $2,500, from Lingo Trust.

• Motion was made to table the supervisors’ salary increases for 13-14 not to exceed 3.7% total package increase until June so that the board to see comparative salaries for the positions and get feedback about individual performances: Voting in favor Ritchey and Anderson, Opposed-Mayer and Heatherington.

• Motion was made to approve the supervisors' salary increases as present by Superintendent Hiser: Voting in favor Mayer and Heatherington, Opposed Anderson and Ritchey.

• Motion was made to table the administrative salary increases for 13-14 not to exceed 3.3% total package until June so that the board to see comparative salaries for the positions and get feedback about individual performances: Voting in favor Anderson, Ritchey and Mayer, Opposed Heatherington.
 
 
April 22nd Special Board Meeting
Monday, April 22, 2013
• Board President, LeRoy Heatherington, called the special meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.

• The board conducted interviews with four candidates, Brian Holmes, Bill Sons, Bob Larson, and Kathy Langley, that expressed interest in filling the vacant board seat of the late Tim Johnson.

• Nominations came from the board to appoint Kathy Langley and also nominated was Bill Sons. Voting in favor of Langley: Ritchey and Anderson, opposed Mayer and Heatherington. Voting in favor of Sons: Mayer and Heatherington, opposed Ritchey and Anderson.

• Nomination of Bob Larson: Voting in favor Mayer and Heatherington, opposed Ritchey and Anderson.

• Nomination of Brian Holmes: Voting in favor Ritchey and Anderson, opposed Mayer and Heatherington.

• Superintendent Hiser advised the board that since there is no appointment that he will contact the Page County Auditor about proceeding with a special election to fill the vacancy.

• Personnel issues the board accepted the resignation of Jason Shaffer as middle school boys basketball coach. The board also approved teaching contracts and coaching contracts for Teresa Hughes, 1st grade, Abby Brownlee,3rd grade, Kyle Gillespie, 4th grade and assistant high school football, Kelly Shaffer, 4th grade, and Jason Shaffer, head high school boys basketball coach.

• Approved adding Yessenia Barbosa to the 2013 graduation list pending meeting all graduation requirements. Yessenia is a former student who has moved back to the district.

• Approved the termination of .25 FTE position of Shawn Munsinger because of budget reductions and a realignment of staff positions.

• Approved the sale of a 1995 and 1996 Chevy Suburban and 1995 Chevy Bluebird bus to Wayne Johnson for $3,310 for all three vehicles. Voting in favor: Anderson, Mayer, Heatherington and Ritchey abstaining.
 
 
April School Board Summary
Monday, April 08, 2013
• Board President, LeRoy Heatherington, called the Public Hearing for FY14 Budget to order at 7:00 p.m.

• Hearing no verbal or written objections to the FY14 Budget the board the budget as presented.

• The board adjourned the FY14 Budget Hearing.

• Board President, LeRoy Heatherington, called the regular board meeting to order.

• Board member, Kip Anderson, opened the meeting by reading the district's mission statement: The Shenandoah Community School District, in partnership with parents and the community will provide each student an educational environment that maximizes his or her potential to meet the challenge of an ever changing world.

• Recognize three FCCLA students who qualified for nationals.

• Heard monthly reports from the student rep, supervisors and administrators. The board also heard special reports from Star Ann Kloberdanz and Maria Blake to speak about the upcoming Lucy Calkins Literacy Institute in NY this summer and Ann Stevens about World Book Night.

• Approved contracts for Evan Feezell, Assistant HS Baseball Coach and Liz Skillern, Assistant HS G/B Track Coach.

• Approved the voluntary transfer of Lisa Magneson from 4th grade to Elementary Special Education.

• Approved the resignations of Jessica Williams, Elementary Special Education, Ashley Van Dyke, 1st grade, Kevin Van Dyke, 4th grade and assistant high school football, Les McKenney, JK-8 Custodian, and Yvonne Ashley, JK-8 Nurse.

• Approved open enrollment for Yilda Hinojosa (10th) from Clarinda to Shenandoah for current school year and Soley Kinsley (3rd) from Essex to Shenandoah for current school year.

• Denied open enrollment for Dominick (1st) and Drake (7th) Polsley, from Shenandoah to Clarinda for 2013-14. The March 1st deadline for the request was met.

• Heard from Bob Larson who asked the board to name the high school basketball court after former teacher, coach and AD, Duane Rexroth. The board approved to name the high school basketball court after Duane Rexroth. Anderson, Ritchey and Heatherington in favor, Mayer opposed.

• Approved the Start Date Waiver Request Resolution.

• Approved the SSA+ 13-14 Master Contract Agreement-Total package increase is 3.70%, $48, 489.20.

• Approved the SEA 13-14 Master Contract Agreement-Total package increase is 3.91%, $230,311.

• Approved the recommendation to reduce staff position of .25 FTE.

• Reviewed and accepted bids for school properties setting the public hearing date for Monday, May 13, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the board room- Mustang Drive: Marlin & Jackie Holmes, bid $501.00. Harrison & Linden: Clifford J. Barnhart, bid $675.00. Old Bus Barn (Lots 1-5): Wayne W. Johnson, bid $16,879.90. Mayer, Anderson and Heatherington in favor, Ritchey abstained.

• Heard from HS Principal, Sandy Hilding and MS Principal, Jason Shaffer, about the restructuring of 5-12 band & vocal classes.

• Approved the sharing agreement for student to participate in swimming at Lewis Central 13-14.

• Approved the list of graduates for 2013 pending completion of all requirements.

• Approved a sharing agreement with Essex for speech 2013-2014. Ritchey, Mayer, Heatherington in favor, Anderson opposed.

• Approved the Girls Sports Sharing Agreement with Essex for 2013-2014: Cross Country, Bowling, Golf, and Tennis. Mayer, Ritchey, Heatherington in favor, Anderson opposed.

• Approved the Girls Sports Sharing Agreement with Nishnabotna for 2014-2014: Tennis and Bowling. Ritchey, Mayer, Heatherington in favor, Anderson opposed.

• Approved the Boys Sharing Agreement with Essex for 2013-2014: Cross Country, Bowling, Golf, and Tennis. Mayer, Ritchey, Heatherington in favor, Anderson opposed.

• Approved the Boys Sharing Agreement with Nishnabotna for 2013-2014: Wrestling, Tennis and Bowling. Ritchey, Mayer, Heatherington in favor, Anderson opposed.

• Approved early graduation request for 2013-14-for Patrick Richardson requesting to graduate at semester 2013 and Bailey McCormick to graduate with the class of 2014. Both pending meeting all graduation requirements.

• Approved field trip request for 7th grade request to go to Lincoln fwho will be going to a Geological Exploration Exhibit, Morrill Hall Tour, and Tour of Campus on May 15th and Life Skills Program requesting to go to the Zoo in the early part of May. The date depends on transportation availability.

• Moved to go into closed session, 21.5 (I)(i).

• Moved to adjourn the regular board meeting.
 
 
March School Board Summary
Saturday, March 09, 2013
School Board President, LeRoy Heatherington, called the Preliminary FY14 Budget review meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Superintendent Hiser and Business Manager, Joyce Morgan, reviewed the Preliminary FY14 with board members.

Budget Review meeting was adjourned and President LeRoy Heatherington called the regular monthly board meeting to order.

• President LeRoy Heatherington opened the meeting by reading the district's mission statement: The Shenandoah Community School District, in partnership with parents and the community will provide each student an educational environment that maximizes his or her potential to meet the challenge of an ever changing world.

• The board recognized the high school wrestling team, boys basketball and boys bowling teams have all qualified for the Excellence in Academic Award from the IHSAA. The girls basketball and wrestling cheerleaders qualified for the Distinguished Academic Award for the IGHSAU. The girls’ basketball team qualified for the Excellence in Academics as well from the IGHSAU.

• Heard monthly reports from the student representative, district supervisors and administrators.

• Approved contracts for Kerra Ratliff, Asst. HS Softball Coach (summer 2013) pending license requirements, Ashleigh Sons, JK-4 Vocal Music Instructor for 2013-14, pending meeting Iowa licensing requirements and approved to post for the addition of an assistant high school track coach that will help with both girls and boys middle and long distant runners. Liz Skillern will fill that position until a permanent recommendation has been made to the board of education.

• Approved the resignation of 3rd grade teacher, Caroline Noser, at the end of the school year and not to renew the contract of Head Boys' Basketball Coach, Erik Grudle for 2013-14.

• Approved the horizontal movement for Heather Diekmann, BA+30/5 to MA/5. Heather just completed her MA in Curriculum and Instruction.

• Approved Kerrigan Thornton (10th), Trista Rolfe (11th) and Harley Collier (11th) for the 13-14 school year.

• Heard an update on district projects and quotes approved at the February board meeting by Superintendent Hiser and Director of Buildings and Grounds, Dennis Rogers. The board approved the projects after hearing the new quotes for each project.

• Approved the 2013-2014 school calendar. The first day of school will be Thursday, August 15, 2013.

• Heard from bowling coach, Amy Zwickel and Little Waite Lanes owner, Mike Waite about allowing Essex students to join our bowling program. The board took no action and will place all sharing agreements on the April board agenda. The board will wait to hear what board action Essex took for requesting sharing of activities with Shenandoah.

• Approved an increase of $0.30 across the board for lunch and breakfast prices for the 2013-2014 school year.

• Approved a sharing agreement with Riverside to allow a student to participate in their soccer program for 2012-13 and 2013-14. Ritchey, Mayer and Heatherington in favor and Anderson opposed.

• Approved a resolution for 101% budget guarantee FY14.

• Set the date for budget hearing and approval of the FY14 budget, Monday, April 8, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

• Approved field trip request from HS Counselor, Heather Weiss, to take 85 sophomores to NWMSU on March 27th to the Career Fair and HS teacher, Kyan Kirkholm’s request to take his Modern Problems class to the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln on March 25th.

• Approved an early graduation request from Draven Moore to graduate at semester 2013.

• Approved the 2013-2014 Preschool Handbook.

• Approved the update to Board Policy 406.3R1.
 
 
What Do You Think Of School Meals? Complete An On-Line Survey Now!
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
The Iowa Department of Education’s Team Nutrition program is working with the University of Iowa on a school meals parent campaign. The first stage of the campaign is to get a better understanding of what parents think about meals provided at local schools. The information collected will help us communicate with parents about school meals.

If you are a parent/guardian of a school aged child, please take a moment to complete the on-line survey found below. It will take approximately 10 minutes to compete.

Your name or any identifying information about you will not be collected. It will not be possible to link you to your responses on the survey. Taking part in this research study is completely voluntary.

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February School Board Summary
Monday, February 11, 2013
School Board President, LeRoy Heatherington, called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.

• Board member, Dwight Mayer, opened the meeting with the reading of the district's mission statement: The Shenandoah Community School District, in partnership with parents and the community will provide each student an educational environment that maximizes his or her potential to meet the challenge of an ever changing world.

• Approved the open enrollment of Ayla Hart (K) from Farragut/Hamburg to Shenandoah for 2013-14 school year.

• Further discussion was held on the three school district property sites. The board approved to take sealed bids on the three properties but keep 50 feet of the old bus barn for parking on the east end of the lot. Heatherington, Mayer and Ritchey in favor with Anderson opposed.

• The board presented their initial proposal to the SEA, total package of 1.83%.

• Heard a request from Corby Fichter, who runs the middle school softball and baseball programs, for continued financial support. The board approved to continue the support of his program in the amount of $5,000 from the Lingo Trust Fund.

• Approved the movement of $935.29 from the MS Marching Mustangs to the HS Marching Mustangs account.

• Approved the auditor's report as presented.

• Approved language update for board policy 506.1, Student Records Access.

• Approved drivers education fees of $245.00 for district students and $295.00 for non-district students.

• Approved the annual board approved Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) in an amount up to 33 cents per thousand dollars of assessed valuation. This levy may be used for the following purposes: purchase and improvement of grounds; construction of schoolhouses or buildings and opening roads to schoolhouses or buildings; purchase of buildings and the purchase, lease, or lease-purchase of a single unit of equipment or technology exceeding $500 in value; payment of debts contracted for the erection or construction of schoolhouses or buildings, not including interest on bonds; procuring or acquisition of library facilities; repairing, remodeling, reconstructing, improving, or expanding the schoolhouses or buildings and additions to existing schoolhouses; expenditures for energy conservation; rental of facilities under chapter 28E; purchase of transportation equipment for transporting students; lease-purchase option agreements for school buildings; equipment purchases for recreational purposes; and payments to a municipality or other entity as required under section 403.19, subsection 2 [TIF]. This will generate $73,858 for the next school year.

• Approved additional revenue bond projects as presented in the amount of $307,300. The district will get bids on the projects and present to the board and the board will reserve the right to reallocate the resources if needed.

• Approved a School Funding Resolution for 4% allowable growth that is being endorsed by School Administrators of Iowa.
 
 
New Immunization Requirements for 7th Grade Students 2013-14
Saturday, February 02, 2013
Starting the 2013-2014 school year, and all future school years, all students entering, advancing or transferring into 7th grade and born on or after September 15, 2000, will need proof of an adolescent tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) booster immunization (called “Tdap”) for school in the fall.

Pertussis (whooping cough) is a contagious disease that causes violent coughing fits that make it hard to breathe. It spreads easily when someone with the disease coughs or sneezes. The symptoms can last for months.

All students going into the 7th grade must have proof of having the Tdap booster shot unless the student has a Certificate of Immunization Exemption. Your child may have already received the vaccine and simply needs to provide proof to the school.

There will be not be a grace/extension period for the implementation of this requirement. All students will need to show proof that they have received the Tdap or have a Certificate of Immunization Exemption before school starts.

Now is a great time for your child to receive the Tdap vaccine and beat the back-to-school rush by making an appointment for your incoming 7th grader with your healthcare provider.

If you have questions please call either the JK-8 nurse, Mrs. Ashley (246-2520) or HS nurse Ms. Laughling (246-4727) who will help answer your questions.
 
 
Updating Student Information Made Easy!
Saturday, February 02, 2013
Do you have a change of address, email or a phone number? The district has made it easier for you to notify the school of such changes by allowing you to go the school website and select the "Parents" link in the upper right hand corner under "Quick Links." Once you have selected the "Parents" link you can change you information by selecting the "PowerSchool-Update Contact Info" link.

For further information click here.
 
 
New SchoolReach Message Alert Icon
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The SchoolReach New Messages Waiting Icon has been installed into our school website so that parents, faculty and students can easily see that a recent voice message has been sent through SchoolReach. It displays the phone number to the SchoolReach Message Retrieval Line (855-955-8500) and has a link to the SchoolReach Parents Center.

Here's how it works: If a school has sent any messages within the last 36 hours, the SchoolReach image will have a subtle animated glow that draws attention to it. Call the number to hear the message or click on the icon for further instructions.

Check it out here.
 
 
January School Board Summary
Monday, January 14, 2013
School Board President LeRoy Heatherington called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

• Board Member Greg Ritchey opened the meeting with the reading of the district's mission statement: The Shenandoah Community School District, in partnership with parents and the community will provide each student an educational environment that maximizes his or her potential to meet the challenge of an ever changing world.

• The board recognized the following individuals or groups: Fallen Soldiers donors (Ed & Nancy Bonefas, Dave & Jackie Lashier, M & M Farms (Marlin & Mary Jo Tillman), and American Legion Warm Memorial & Country Club) for a total of $500, H & H Trailers for donated scrap steel for Mr. Sweet’s IA class in the amount of $2012.88, and Ester Williams Grant for the HS FCS kitchen equipment $2,454.65. Bank Iowa for their donation of $450 to the high school wrestling program. They donated $25 for every pin (18) at the Mustang Wrestling Tournament on December 15th.

• The board heard monthly reports from the district's supervisors, student representative and administrators.

• Approved the consent agenda.

• Approved the contract of Aubrey Scamman, part-time associate.

• Approved open enrollment for Courtney (12th) and Dakota (9th) Mattox, Quincy Mattox (4th), and Brandon Light (10th).

• Denied the open enrollment of Chelsey Blank.

• Approved a busing agreement with Essex CSD allowing each school district to go into each other’s district ½ mile on each side of the boundary lines as needed pending the approval of the Essex Board of Education. Ritchey, Anderson, Johnson and Heatherington in favor and Mayer opposed.

• The board present their initial proposal to the SSA+. The total package present was 2.6007%.

• The heard the initial proposal from the SEA. The initial package proposal is 5.51%.

• The board discussed the school property appraisals. No action was taken and will placed on the February agenda. Discussion centered around the possibility of keeping 50 feet of the old bus barn on the east side for district parking.

• Heard a proposal from Industrial Tech Instructor, Jay Sweet, proposing to offer and adult industrial tech class on Wednesday evenings from 5:00-10:00 February-May. The cost would be $200 for beginners or $150 if you are an experienced woodworker. Individuals will supply their own materials. The board approved the request and directed the superintendent to work with the school's insurance company, Bob Wilson, in developing an insurance disclaimer for individuals to sign before they starting the class.
 
 
Weather Notification Information
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Inclement Weather

When school is canceled because of inclement weather prior to the start of the school day, students and parents are notified over KMA radio (960 AM), Omaha television stations, and through the SchoolReach Parent Notification System. Please check these sources before calling the school. The missed day will be made up by adding it to the end of the school year.

If school is dismissed because of inclement weather after the school day has begun, parents are notified by the same means.

Extracurricular activities or practices scheduled for the day or evening of a day when school is canceled or dismissed early are generally canceled or rescheduled. The principal/athletic director may determine whether to hold extracurricular activities or practices. If the extracurricular activity is to be held, students and parents are notified over KMA Radio (AM 960).

School Closings and Athletic Practices

Student activities are a vital part of the total educational program and should be used as a means for developing good human relations and wholesome activities as well as knowledge and skills. The health, safety, and welfare of the students participating in student activities shall be foremost in the minds of those directing such activities and responsible for such activities. In the interest of student welfare and safety, the following procedures shall be followed during times of school closings due to inclement weather, emergency situations, etc.

A. Superintendent closes school all day – Superintendent and Athletic Director and/or Principal shall determine if practices are to be conducted in the afternoons.

B. Superintendent dismisses school early or notifies of a late start:

1. Superintendent and Athletic Director and/or Principal shall determine if practices are to be conducted in the afternoons.

2. Unsafe road conditions: There will be no high school classes, practices or activities. All students are to be released from school and return to their homes immediately. If school has a late start because of the weather there will be NO high school classes, practices or activities. If it is a late start this means nothing until school starts at 10:00.

Contracted Contests

1. School closed all day -- The athletic director shall be responsible for any postponements, cancellations and rescheduling of contracted contests. The building principal shall be responsible for decisions on postponements, cancellations, and rescheduling of other events and activities.

2. School dismissed early -- The superintendent shall be responsible for canceling all activities and/or events. The athletic director and/or Principal shall notify the contracted parties, news media, transportation director, and others as the need arises of the cancellation. In addition, he shall be responsible for rescheduling the canceled events and activities.
 
 
Resources for Dealing with Tragedy
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Our thoughts are with the Newtown, Connecticut community as it mourns the loss of students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School. These events leave a never ending impression on our hearts and minds.

The safety of our students and staff is the number one priority of the Shenandoah Community School District. All staff members are required to wear identification badges and visitors are required to sign in at the office and wear a visitor’s identification badge while in the building. All doors are locked with the exception of the main entrance of each attendance center. All buildings are also equipped with security cameras. We are in the process of adding security locks to the main doors of each building where all visitors will be required to be buzzed into the building.

The extensive media coverage can have an impact on students, and it is important for school staff and parents to have information to assist children in coping with the news. Here are a few resources that may help you when you are talking with your child/children about these types of events. To view the articles please click here

Thank you to the National Association of Elementary School Principals, National School Public Relations Associations and School Administrators of Iowa for providing these resources.
 
 
December School Board Summary
Monday, December 10, 2012
Board President, LeRoy Heatherington, called the special session to order at 6:00 p.m.

• The board moved into closed session to evaluate professional competency of an individual-Iowa Code 21.5 (1) (i).

• The board came out of closed session at 6:55 p.m. and moved to adjourn the closed session.

• Board President, LeRoy Heatherington, called the regular board meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

• Board Member Kip Anderson opened the meeting with the reading of the district's mission statement:The Shenandoah Community School District, in partnership with parents and the community will provide each student an educational environment that maximizes his or her potential to meet the challenge of an ever changing world.

• The board recognized the following groups or individuals: Girls/Boys Cross Country, Shenandoah Booster Club for their donation of $1,175 to the Girls/Boys Bowling Program (uniforms) and $2,425 to the Girls Cross Country Program (warm-ups), The Shenandoah Bowling Association, $400, to the bowling program and L Palmer Wood Products (Killn dry lumber-Walnut, Ash and Oak) donated the cost of $1707.40, The Valley News Today for supplies donated to the school nurses, Terry Stanton for his donation of paint and brush for speech, and Quill for the donation of 21 white boards.

• Had a letter of thank you read from Steve Sauvain for the board allowing him to complete his internship with Nishnabotna.

• The board heard reports from district supervisors, student representative and administrators.

• Approved the contract for Curtis Jones as high school custodian, volunteer coaches, Zach Zwickel (Bowling) and Terry Ratliff (7th grade girls basketball).

• Approved the resignation of Wendy Hiser, Middle School Secretary (end of December) and Pam Lewis, Elementary Music, end of the current school year. She will be on medical leave for the remainder of school year.

• Approved an agreement between the Shenandoah Music Boosters and the Shenandoah Community School District to direct the 2013-14 high school musical.

• Heard a parent request from Mr. Reyer who have children open enrolled from Shenandoah to Essex to allow the Essex school bus to come into the district to pick up the children. The board approved to allow the Essex bus to temporarily continue to come into the district to pick up the students and directed Mr. Hiser to work with Mr. Dick to work out an agreement for the Shenandoah District to be allowed to enter into the Essex District to pick up open enrolled students as needed.(Ritchey, Anderson, Heatherington in favor and Mayer opposed).

• Heard the initial bargaining proposal from the Shenandoah Support Association Plus.

• Approved to vote for Bill Grove as the IASB Board of Director for District 7.

• Approved the Modified Allowable Growth Dropout Prevention application in the amount of $179,389.

• Approved to move up to $50,000 from the General Fund to the Nutrition Fund.
 
 
November School Board Summary
Monday, November 12, 2012
Board President LeRoy Heatherington called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

• Board Member Tim Johnson opened the meeting with the reading the district's mission statement: The Shenandoah Community School District, in partnership with parents and the community will provide each student an educational environment that maximizes his or her potential to meet the challenge of an ever changing world.

The board recognized the following groups or individuals:
• Class of 2002 (Brandy & Brandon Pease) for the bench in the HS Courtyard in memory of Jarrod Maher
• H.S. Library also received a generous donation, $500, from the Jarrod Maher Memorial Fund
• Dennis and Becky DeWild donated $200 to the football program
• Dan Walter, 2005 Graduate, donated a snare drum set to the 5/6 Band
• Recognition of the Booster Club that supports the district in many ways throughout the year and most recently with a donation of $6,654 for the wall mats in the new safe room/wrestling room and $6,786.75 for cheerleading uniforms
• Contemporary Affairs Class gave a field trip summary
• FFA Students reported on their trip to Nationals
• Heard from Senator Joni Ernst about upcoming legislative items.

• The board heard monthly reports from the student representative, district supervisors, administrators and superintendent.

• Approved open enrollment for Cody Powell from Farragut to Shenandoah, Ceonna, Deonna, Bre, Yavonntay, Zachary, and Adreana Vinery from Farragut to Shenandoah, Trista Rolfe from South Page to Shenandoah.

• Under old business reviewed the revised board goals from the list developed by the board at last month's meeting. The administrators met to define the goal list and how to accomplish.The board approved goals for 2012-13 school year. To view the goals click here

• Approved a field trip request from Mr. Kirkholm’s Contemporary Affairs to attend a field trip to the Youth Correctional Facility in Omaha on Tuesday.

• Updated Board Policy 211.2-updating the time for the monthly meeting from 7:30 to 7:00 p.m.

• Approved the School Board Review Committee (SBRC) Application for 2012 to apply for the additional funding in the amount of $88,245.

• Shenandoah Support Association Plus (SSA+) and Shenandoah Education Association (SEA)- gave notice of intent to bargain in December 2012.

• Approved the District Developed Service Delivery Plan for Special Education 2012-13.

• Heard discussion on district grading system-the administration shared their thoughts, vision and continued evaluation of practices.

• Approved a request (4-1 Johnson, Mayer, Ritchey, and Heatherington voting yes with Anderson voting no) to purchase five new bus cameras from Hoglund Bus Company for $9,950.00.
 
 
October School Board Summary
Monday, October 08, 2012
Board President LeRoy Heatherington called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

• Board President LeRoy Heatherington opened the meeting by reading the district's mission statement: The Shenandoah Community School District, in partnership with parents and the community will provide each student an educational environment that maximizes his or her potential to meet the challenge of an ever changing world.

• The board heard monthly reports from the district's supervisors, administrators and superintendent.

• Approved the resignation of high school custodian, Eric Doyle.

• Under old business Superintendent Hiser led the follow up discussion on the possibility of placing a road between the JK-8 parking lot and the High School parking lot. It was the consensus of the board that the cost and safety concern of students walking on the current sidewalk did not make this a feasible project and did not address the need for additional parking at the JK-8 building. It was the consensus of the board to move forward with additional parking to the south of the current parking in front of the building as discussed at the last special board meeting.

• The board heard a request from three high school students in Mr. Kirkholm's Contemporary Affairs class to take a field trip to the Omaha Zoo as part of a classroom project outlined in their presentation. The board approved the field trip request.

• The board and administrators shared ideas for potential board goals. The administrators will take the developed list and provide some sequence and timeliness for the list that was generated and present them to the board at the November meeting.
 
 
September School Board Summary
Monday, September 10, 2012
Board President Greg Ritchey called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

• Board Member Dwight Mayer opened the meeting by reading the district's mission statement: The Shenandoah Community School District, in partnership with parents and the community will provide each student an educational environment that maximizes his or her potential to meet the challenge of an ever changing world.

• The board heard monthly reports from the district's supervisors, administrators and superintendent.

• Approved contracts for 2012-13: Nicholas Matya, substitute custodian, $11.03. Jeana Hogue, Shannon Gilbert and Tara Doyle, $1,083 each for assisting with high school and middle school volleyball 2012 only.

• Approved the resignation of high school custodian Joe Boysen.

• Approved contract modification for Chris Dyer, BA+15/6 to BA+30/6.

• Approved open enrollment request for Timothy Rogers (7th) from Farragut to Shenandoah, Briana Hinojosa (1st), Alyssa Gonzalez (7th) and Alex Gonzalez (10th) from Clarinda to Shenandoah.

• Discussed adding an additional parking lot at the JK-8 building and paving the parking lot at the administrative office. After discuss it was the consensus of the board to continue this discussion when determining future projects to be used with the remaining revenue bonds.

• Adjournment of the retiring board.

• Business Manager, Joyce Morgan, called the re-organizational meeting to order. Joyce asked for nominations for board president. LeRoy Heatherington and Greg Ritchey were nominated. LeRoy Heatherington was elected board president with Mayer, Johnson, Heatherington in favor and Ritchey and Anderson opposed.

• Joyce Morgan administered the oath of office to Board President LeRoy Heatherington.

• Board President Heatherington asked for nominations for board vice-president. Greg Ritchey was nominated for vice-present. All board members voted in favor of the nomination.

• Board President Heatherington administered the oath of office to Vice-President Greg Ritchey.

• Approved the early graduation request of Shyanne Powers upon meeting all requirement for graduation.

• Appointed Greg Ritchey to the Page County Conference Board.

• Appointed LeRoy Heatherington and Greg Ritchey to the boards negotiations team.

• Appointed Greg Ritchey to serve as IASB Delegate at the Annual School Board Convention.

• Approved the update to board policy 104.1.

• Approved the Allowable Growth request in the amount of $77,769.16.

• Approved an updated agreement with KMA that allows the district to place an antennae on their cell tower outside their building in exchange that the district provide a phone line for their use at Mustang Field and the high school gym.

• Approved to continue to allow Ben Fair to work two hours after school in order to help with district technology needs.

• Reviewed information that was provided in the board packet from AD Bob Sweeney in regards to putting down flooring, similar to what is used in the elementary gym, in the new safe room. The board requested that a second quote be obtained and brought back to the special board meeting.

• Heard discussion from Superintendent Hiser and district administrators in regards to a 1:1 initiative. The board would like to have the administrators present what they feel would be best for the staff and students in regards to the initiative or other options that might be considered. The board agreed to hold a special meeting on Monday, September 24th starting at 4:30 in the board room. The meeting will focus on district technology needs and future revenue bond projects.

• Curriculum Director Monte Munsinger gave a presentation to the board addressing the Iowa Assessment results. The building administrators also informed the board about what building staff has done and will be doing to help make improvements in the area of math and reading for all subgroups.

• Superintendent Hiser reminded the board members of the upcoming IASB Regional meeting on October 9th and the Annual IASB School Board Convention on November 15th.
 
 
Driver Test iPad application
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The Iowa Department of Transportation has some very exciting news for students that are preparing to apply for their learner’s permit. They have released a new app – “Ia Driver Test for iPad” – this is a practice test for the knowledge test that students must take to get their learner’s permit. The app generates 15 questions at a time, chosen randomly from 69 total questions that include questions from the real knowledge test given at any Iowa driver’s license station. Users can repeat the test as often as they like and it will generate new combinations of questions and track their high scores.

The Iowa Department of Transportation suggest the app be used as a practice aide after studying the Iowa Driver’s Manual and encourage parents to use the app with their children and use the app as an opportunity to discuss safe driving rules and strategies.

The free app is available to download to iPads through the iTunes Store; search for “IA Driver Test for iPad.” Currently, the app is only compatible with iPad, however, the Iowa Department of Transportation is already working toward making it accessible through other tablets and other mobile platforms.
 
 
Required Freshmen Dental Screening
Thursday, August 23, 2012
All freshmen students are required by the state of Iowa to have a dental screening by a dentist or a dental hygienist. This requirement has been in place since July 1, 2008. The purpose of the dental screening is to improve the oral health of Iowa’s children and to help with early detection and treatment of dental disease.

The Certificate of Dental Screening is attached. Please submit the completed certificate to Ms. Laughlin, Shenandoah High School Nurse, by 10/31/2012.

If your child has had a dental appointment since 1/1/2012, this appointment will suffice for the screening. Please contact your dentist to request completion of the certificate.

If a student your student is under the care of an orthodontist, and the orthodontist holds the credentials of DDS or DMD, the orthodontist will be able to complete the certificate.

Please note the community dental screening held on 9/8/2012, is for individuals 18 years and older. Please see the school website: www.shencsd.com for further details about the free screening.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Laughlin at Shenandoah High School 712-246-4727.

Click here for a copy of the certificate of dental screening.
 
 
August School Board Summary
Monday, August 13, 2012
• Board President Greg Ritchey called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

• Board Member Kip Anderson opened the meeting by reading the district's mission statement: The Shenandoah Community School District, in partnership with parents and the community will provide each student an educational environment that maximizes his or her potential to meet the challenge of an ever changing world.

• The board heard monthly reports from the district's supervisors, administrators and superintendent.

• Approved contracts for 2012-13: Denny Allely, 7th Grade Middle School Football Coach, Carolyn Harmon, Elementary Special Education Associate, and Tracey Fielder, Custodian, Home School Assistance Program Supervisory Teachers: Kristen Goodell, Debra Sheares and Lexy Davies, and volunteer coaches for volleyball-Tara Doyle, Shannon Gilbert and Jeana Hogue.

• Approved a contract modification for Barb Farwell (ELL) from .5 FTE to .625 FTE for a student needing additional services.

• Approved salary advancement for Nicole Grindle from BA/10 to BA+15/10, Kent Schubert from BA+15/15 to BA+30/15 and Heather Diekmann from BA/5 to BA+30/5.

• Approved a purchase service agreement with the Shenandoah Music Boosters to direct the school musical .

• Approved Open Enrollment request for Jacob Dunkeson (K) from Red Oak to Shenandoah, Madison Hale (K) from Essex to Shenandoah, Drew Morelock (K) from Farragut to Shenandoah, Kylonna Sands (1st) from Essex to Shenandoah, Nicholas Jensen (K) from Red Oak to Shenandoah, Koi Bartholomew (5th) and Kaylee Bartholomew (9th) Essex to Shenandoah.

• Denied Open Enrollment request for Jessica Mutchler (8th) from Shenandoah to Essex-did not meet the requirements and deadline.

• Approved the 2012-13 Preschool Handbook.

• Reviewed board Policy 505.7, Early Graduation Request. After discussion the board approved that request for early graduation will be made, in writing, to the board of directors no later than the July school board meeting. This is a change from the notification being given by the September board meeting.

• Approved a HS student to re-enroll for 2012-13 and he had been suspended the previous school year.

• Approved a 28E Agreement to share Transportation Director, Todd Greenwalt, with Essex for the 2012-13 school year. The two district has shared the service for the previous two years.

• Approved a sharing agreement with Essex for the high school speech program. Essex has several students interest in participating in speech contest.

• Approved a sharing agreement for student to participate in swimming at Lewis Central. The athlete and her family will provide all transportation and assume all the liability with the transportation.

• Superintendent Hiser reported several informational items to the board: first day of school is Thursday, August 16th. Board members that are available have been assigned to the different attendance centers to help greet students. Mike Rogers will continue to serve as a volunteer high school football coach as he did last year. Tuesday at 11:30 p.m. the school board will host a lunch for the staff at the JK-8. Back-to-School night for JK-4 and 5-8 students will be held on Wednesday, August 15th from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

• As a reminder there is a new student drop off and pick-up location for students that attend the JK-8 attendance center. Students are to be dropped off on the west side of the building and enter the building by using the west doors that lead to the gym entrance. Buses will continue to drop off students on the top drive in front of the building. Parents or individuals dropping off or picking up students should NOT use the east drive. For a map of the drop off procedures please click here.

• Next regular board meeting is scheduled for September 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the central office board room.
 
 
A guide to No Child Left Behind
Friday, February 10, 2012
here
 
 



 

District Office

304 West Nishna Road
Shenandoah, IA 51601
Phone: 712-246-1581
Fax: 712-246-3722

Elementary School

601 Dr. Creighton Circle
Shenandoah, IA 51601
Phone: 712-246-2520
Fax: 712-246-6390

Middle School

601 Dr. Creighton Circle
Shenandoah, IA 51601
Phone: 712-246-2520
Fax: 712-246-6390

High School

1000 Mustang Drive
Shenandoah, IA 51601
Phone: 712-246-4727
Fax: 712-246-2842

Bus Barn

115 East Nishna Road
Shenandoah, IA 51601
Phone: 712-246-2815
Fax: 712-246-3722


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