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December 19, 2022 Board Minutes





Un-Official Minutes


Call to Order:  Board President Dorene Scheffel called the regular meeting to order at 5:04 p.m.  At roll call, the following board members responded as present: Ms. Adkins, Mrs. Peterson, Mr. Stoufer, Mr. Weilage, Mrs. Scheffel.  Board members absent: Mrs. McDaniel

Administrators:  Dr. Brent Hoesing, Dave Black, Andrea Raes

Approve Agenda:

Motion: Mr. Stoufer

Second:  Ms. Adkins

Discussion: None

Carried:  5-0

Board Candidate Interviews and Board Deliberation (Closed Session)

Closed Session per Iowa Code 21.5 (1) (i), closed session is appropriate to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session.

Motion: Ms. Adkins

Second: Mr. Stoufer

Discussion: None

Carried via Roll Call Vote: Mrs. Peterson, aye; Mr. Stoufer, aye; Mr. Weilage, aye; Ms. Adkins, aye; and Mrs. Scheffel, aye.

The board entered closed session at 5:06 p.m. 

The board exited closed session at 6:43 p.m.

Motion by Mr. Stoufer for the board to recess.

Second: Ms. Adkins

Carried: 5-0

The board recessed at 6:44 p.m. 

The board reconvened at 6:56 p.m.

Commendations/Good News: 

·         High School Concert

·         5th Grade Musical

·         James Driver 2022 State Coach of the Year

·         Girls’ High School Wrestling

·         Thriving Titans

·         Titan Hill – Penny War

·         Alumni Spotlights

o   Connor Lancial – American Rivers Academic All-Conference – Wartburg Cross Country

o   Cole Jensen – 1 of 44 to be invited to the MLS College Showcase

o   James Devine – American Rivers Academic All-Conference – Wartburg Soccer

Comments & Suggestions:  None

Consent Agenda: Ms. Adkins moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer, that the consent agenda be approved as presented.

Discussion: The Consent Agenda included approval of minutes – December 5, 2022, regular meeting. Financial Reports. Bills recommended for payment. Personnel – Administrative Recommendations: Certified – Resignations/Terminations/Rescinded offers – Barbara Jones, TH Special Education Teacher eff end of 22-23 SY (ENI); Lori Ann Brougham, KR Elementary Classroom Teacher eff end of 22-23 SY (ENI); Deborah Blodgett, District Nurse eff end of 22-23 SY (ENI). Classified – Resignations/Terminations/Rescinded Offers – Roger Feilen, TRN Bus Monitor; Jeanette Beier, HS NS Assoc; Samantha Wilson, TH NS Associate. Misc. Assignments – Kevin Palu, Services. Fundraisers. Miscellaneous Contracts.

Carried:  5-0


·         Dr. Hoesing presented a superintendent report, including walk-throughs, a facility assessment update, early notification incentive update, and negotiations.

Discussion Items

8.01        Approval of Field Turf Replacement Maintenance Plan

Dr. Hoesing presented the plans and bid documents for the field turf replacement at the high school stadium.

8.02        Appointing of New Board Member

President Scheffel presented the candidates for the open board position. The board interviewed the candidates in closed session and discussed the interest and qualities of various board candidates.

Comments & Suggestions:  None

Action Items

10.01     Approval of Field Turf Replacement Maintenance Plan

Motion by Mr. Stoufer to approve the plan of the High School Football field turf replacement maintenance project with bids accepted through January 6, 2023, with a board hearing and action taking place during the January 9, 2023, regular board meeting.

Second: Ms. Adkins

Discussion: None

Carried: 5-0

10.02     Appointing of New Board Member

Motion by Ms. Adkins to approve the appointment of Travis Houseton as the Board Member to fill the remainder of the term vacated as a result of Bob Hendrix’s resignation.

Second: Mr. Weilage

Discussion: None

Carried: 5-1 with Peterson opposing

Mrs. Raes administered the Oath of Office to Mr. Houseton.

Information/Future Items

*Regular School Board Meeting – January 9th, at 6:30 p.m. at the ERC

With no further business before them, at 7:27 p.m. Mr. Stoufer motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Weilage.  By voice vote, all were in favor.


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