Sports Schedule For Friday 4/13/12

Sports schedule for Friday 4/13/12
Boys Track

Sheldon, Algona, Armstrong Ringsted, Garrigan, Clay Central Everly, Emmetsburg, North Iowa, North Sentral Kossuth, Okoboji, Ruthven Ayrshire, Sioux Central and Storm Lake at Estherville Lincoln Central   Has been postponed

Girls Track

Sheldon, Clay Central Everly, Emmetsburg, E-LC, Forest Ridge, HMS, Okoboji, Sioux Central, South O’Brien, Spirit Lake, Storm Lake and West Bend Mallard at Spencer

Girls Golf

MOC Floyd Valley at Spencer

Coed Golf

South O’Brien at Gehlen

NWAEA Board of Directors Meeting Agenda For April 16th

Tentative Agenda Northwest Area Education Agency

Board of Directors Meeting, Monday, April 16, 2012, 5:30 p.m.

Education Service Center, Le Mars, Iowa

 1.0        Call Meeting to Order

2.0               Recognition of Visitors

3.0               Public Forum

3.1               Opportunity for public input.

4.0               Approval of Agenda:

4.1               Additions or deletions may be requested by board members, visitors, or administrators.

4.2               If additions are requested, they will be included under Topics for Consideration.

4.3               Adoption of agenda.

5.0        Consent Items:

5.1        Notes of AEA Board Advisory Committee meeting of March 19, 2012.

5.2        Minutes of March 19, 2012, Board Meeting.

5.3        Notes of AEA Board Accreditation Interview.

5.4        Financial Statements.

6.0               Approval of Bills and Claims:

6.1               Bill and Claims.

7.0               Division/Committee Reports:

7.1               Special Education. Jim Gorman. Update on Red Apple Collaboration services.

7.2               Communication Coordinator. Liz Determan. No report.

7.3               Educational Services. Pam Barry. Update on Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW).

7.4               Business/Finance. Wayne Hess. Changing vacant lot into parking lot.

7.5               Media Services. Jon Wibbels. No report.

7.6               Board Secretary. Gloria Miller. No report.

8.0               Personnel:

8.1               Classified Resignations.

8.2               Certified Resignations:

8.2.1          Nancy Anderson, ECSE Teacher. (Retirement)

8.2.2          Emily Shuberg, ECSE Teacher/Consultant.

8.3               Classified Hirings.

8.4               Certified Hirings:

8.4.1     Diane Schwartz, Strategist.

8.5               Management Support Salaries/Benefits.

8.6               Management Salaries/Benefits.

9.0               Action Items:

9.1               Board Policies:

9.1.1          First reading of Board Policies 803.1-804.4.

10.0      Topics for Consideration:

10.1      Board Member Comments.

10.1.1   Summary of AEA Board Conference.

11.0      Chief Administrator’s Report:

11.1      Superintendents’ Network/Elmore Project State meetings, April 17-19.

11.2      Iowa Principal Leadership Academy.

11.3      NWAEA Co-sponsoring Chick-Fil-A Leadercast – May 4.

11.4      Resolution for 2010 NWAEA Reapportionment for Director Districts.

12.0      Announcements:

12.1      May 11 – AEA All Staff Day (Recognitions/Retirements), at each office.

12.2      May 16 – Board of Directors’ Meeting with Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC)

at Sheldon.

12.3      June 18  – Board of Directors’ Meeting with Western Iowa Tech Community College (WIT) at Sioux City AEA office.

13.0      Closed Session (Chief Administrator Evaluation)              Iowa Code Section 21.5(1) (i)

The Board will go into closed session according to Section 20.17(3) and 21.5 of the CODE ofIOWA.

14.0      Approve Contract of Chief Administrator.

15.0      Adjournment.


Birthdays and Anniversaries for April 12th


Julie Roos of Ashton from Friends
Kari Ostercamp of Sioux Falls from Family
Mark Evenson of Sheldon from your crazy Wife, the kids and Friends




Sheldon School Board Approves Budget, Teacher Contracts

The Sheldon Community Schools Board of Education approved the Master Contract with the Sheldon Education Association at their regular monthly meeting Wednesday evening.  The final, agreed upon contract calls for a 3.50% increase in the base pay and benefits package for the 2012/2013 school year.  They also approved the District Budget for the 2012/2013 year.  This budget will cause a decrease of approximately 16 cents per thousand dollar valuation in property taxes for District residents.  We’ll have more on the budget on future newscasts.

The School Board also accepted the resignation of Nathan Schafer from his high school teaching and coaching positions effective at the end of this school year, as well as the resignation and sabbatical request from Vocal Music teacher Adam Orban.  The Board voted to approve the one-year sabbatical contingent upon finding a suitable replacement for Mr. Orban, who would be willing to fill the position only for one year.

The Board approved the hiring of five new teachers for the Sheldon Community School District:  Scott Buchholtz will teach 1st Grade at East Elementary; James Fitzgerald will teach 5th & 6th Grade Math at the Middle School; Ashley Kerr will teach Kindergarten at East Elementary; Sarah Michels will teach Elementary Special Education, as well as being Flag Corps Sponsor; and Katie Pruiksma will teach 5th & 6th Grade Language Arts at the Middle School.

Superintendent Robin Spears told the Board that the joint baseball/softball complex venture with the City of Sheldon, that’s planned to be located north of the High School football field is a step closer to reality.  He said that the Schools and the City are coming close to drafting a 28e agreement which would allow the project to proceed.  He said the cost of the project would be approximately $800,000, half of which would be paid by the School District and half by the City.  The complex would contain two softball fields, one baseball field and two green spaces. He said that draft documents of a 28e agreement would be put together and presented to both the City and the School Board.  He said that if work could be started on the project this summer, the space could be partially utilized by the spring of 2013, with the entire project being completed by summer, 2014.

We’’ll have more from Wednesday’s School Board Meeting on future newscasts here on KIWA Radio.