South Winneshiek Community School District
Board of Education Board Meeting
December 9, 2019
The South Winneshiek Community School District board of education held their regular meeting on
December 9, 2019 at the Ossian center. The meeting was called to order at 6:02 PM by president Wendy
After the Pledge of Allegiance was recited, roll call took place. Present: Don Schroeder, Bob Busch,
Wendy Mihm-Herold and Patricia Schissel. Corey Meyer arrived at 6:43 PM.
Moved by Busch and seconded by Schissel to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried
Review and discussion about previous board minutes, financials, bills, appointments, resignations, open
enrollments and donations took place.
Moved by Schroeder and seconded by Busch to approve theAppointments of Jennifer Wall as Paraprofessional $10.05. Resignations of Justin Izer – Paraprofessional,
Norbert Lechtenberg – Custodian. Motion carried unanimously.
President Mihm-Herold welcomed visitors.
Moved by Busch and seconded by Schroeder to approve the SBRC Open Enrollment Out and LEP
Instruction beyond 5 years resolution for $158,240 spending authority. Roll Call Vote: Aye: Schroeder,
Busch, Schissel, Mihm-Herold; Nay: None Absent: Meyer. Motion carried.
Moved by Schroeder and seconded by Schissel to go into closed session at 6:16 pm based on section
21.5(1)(i) of the open meetings law to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose
appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge s being considered when necessary to prevent needless
and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session. To
complete evaluation of the superintendent for FY18-19. Roll Call vote: Aye: Busch, Schroeder, Schissel,
Mihm-Herold. Nay- None. Absent: Meyer Motion carried unanimously. Meyer joined the closed session
at 6:45 pm.
Moved by Busch and seconded by Meyer to return to open meeting at 7:00 PM. Roll Call Aye: Busch,
Schissel, Schroeder, Meyer, Mihm-Herold. Motion carried.
Bob Busch was presented with a plaque thanking him for his 12 years and 3 months on the board.
Moved by Busch and seconded by Meyer to Adjourn at 7:04 pm. Motion carried unanimously.
Mrs. Smith called to order the reorganizational meeting at 7:04 PM.
Roll Call: Present: Wendy Mihm-Herold, Don Schroeder, Patricia Schissel, Corey Meyer and Ron
Mihm-Herold was nominated by Schroeder and seconded by Meyer for President. No other
nominations. Motion carried – Wendy Mihm-Herold as President.
Schroeder was nominated by Mihm-Herold and seconded by Meyer. No other nominations. Motion
carried – Don Schroeder as Vice President.
The oath of office was administered to the newly elected president and vice president.
Mihm-Herold assumed the president’s roll to continue with the agenda.
Moved by Schissel and seconded by Hemesath to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried
Moved by Meyer and seconded by Schissel to approve Clear Harbors Environmental Services Ink to
dispose of chemicals in the chemistry department not to exceed $5367.25. Motion carried unanimously.
After discussion and presentation of costs for insurance for all part-time staff working 30 hours or more
was presented it was moved by Schroeder and seconded by Schissel to table any action on this topic
until additional budget discussion could take place. They requested a board work session about the
budget to occur before a decision will be made. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Hemesath and seconded by Schissel to appoint Corey Meyer as the Winneshiek County
Conference Board Representative. Motion carried unanimously.
Betsy Nefzger discussed teacher leadership and ISASP results (the new Iowa Assessments). South
Winneshiek should be very proud of the results: Above the state proficiency in math in ALL grade levels;
Above the state proficiency in ELA in most grade levels (all but two). Above the state proficiency in
science in all grade levels the test was administered (5 th , 8 th , 10 th ). Consistent high percent in math at the
Mr. Einck indicated he is working on the school calendar for next year.
Moved by Schissel and seconded by Hemesath to adjourn at 7:54 pm. Motion carried unanimously.
Next regular meeting is January 13, 2020 in the Calmar Board Room at 6:00 PM.
Kris Smith Wendy Mihm-Herold
Board Secretary Board President