The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

March 21, 2014

AGENDA: Clinton Community School Board

Clinton Herald


Clinton Community School District

Clinton, Iowa


Notice is hereby given that a committee of the whole meeting of the Clinton Community School Board will be held at 5:30 P.M. on Monday, March 24, 2014 at the Clinton Administration Center.


Cindy McAleer, Board Secretary

Mission Statement

The mission of the Clinton Community School District is to educate all students to their highest level of achievement through an engaging curriculum in a caring community.

As The Clinton Board of Education We Believe

All children, when meaningfully engaged and motivated, are capable of learning. The resources of the school district should be used to provide all children with equal opportunities to achieve to their fullest potential.

The classroom teachers have the greatest potential to impact student learning when they have a deep understanding of their content, are provided a well-designed curriculum, utilize the most effective instructional strategies, and are supported through a high-quality program of ongoing professional training with collegial opportunities to reflect on their work.

All children should be provided a rigorous and engaging curriculum designed to develop their full potential as lifelong learners and prepare them to continue their education, pursue a vocation, and become contributing members of society.

Learning will be enhanced by adherence to an integrated curriculum that promotes continuity and cumulative acquisition of skills and knowledge from grade to grade and from school to school.

A broad-based co-curricular activities program that encourages students to explore their individual talents and abilities enhances a rigorous and engaging curriculum.

All students should be allowed to develop, learn, and grow in a safe and nurturing school environment.

The school facility is an integral part of the educational experience for all children. Schools that are well designed and properly maintained provide children with a safe, comfortable learning environment and have a positive impact on overall student achievement and behavior.

The family is the primary influence in a child’s life. All children learn better when their parents or primary caregivers are involved in their children’s education.

Educating our youth is a responsibility of the entire community, carried out through a collaborative effort. The primary goal of public education is to prepare all children to become contributing members of an ever-changing multicultural and global society.

The Board of Education is the primary representative of the school district and acts as a bridge between the community and the district.


Jenny Green _______ Devin Guillory ________ Jim McGraw _________ Gregg Obren _______

Eric Gettes ________ Jack Wenzel _______ Dana Evers ________ Deborah Olson _________

I. Call to Order: _______

II. Preview of the Agenda – Deborah Olson, Superintendent


III. Approval of the Agenda (Green)

Recommendation: Move to approve the agenda as presented.

Moved by

Seconded by

Comments _____________________________________________________ ---------------------------------------------

IV. Opportunity for community/staff to speak on items that are not part of the regular agenda as well as items that are part of the agenda. Issues about a specific person will not be addressed as such matters violate their legal right of privacy. Action will not be taken on items that are not part of the regular agenda.


V. Presentations/Pertinent Items to Come Before the Board

A. New Middle School Construction Update (Eric White, ESTES)

B. WMS and LMS Teachers – RTI Differentiation

C. Athletic-Sharing Agreements (Gary Lueders)

VI. New Business

1. Approval of E-Rate Contracts (Gettes) Appendix A

Explanation: The Clinton School Board approved the priority 1 funded companies and services but omitted to approve the priority 2 companies and services based on E-Rate funding and budget availability for the 2014-2015 school year.

Recommendation: Move to approve the contracts and services for priority 2 companies and services for the 2014-2015 school year based on E-Rate funding and budget availability. The companies and services for approval are for Lectronics and Communications Innovations.

Moved by

Seconded by

Comments ___________________________________________________


VI. Committee/Meeting Reports


VII. Calendar of Events

April 7-8, 2014, Professional Development, No School

April 12-13, 2014, District Art Show, Clinton Administration Center, Saturday 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Sunday 12:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M

Next Scheduled Meetings:

Special Board Meeting, April 2, 2014, 4:30 P.M., Clinton Administration Center

Regular School Board meeting, April 14, 2014, 5:30 P.M., Clinton Administration Center

Committee of the Whole meeting, April 21, 2014, 5:30 P.M., Clinton Administration Center ------------------------------------------

VIII. Adjourn Time: _______

Moved by

Seconded by