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BENTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD REGULAR MEETING

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2009, 7:30 P.M.

BENTON COMMUNITY MS/HS Media Center

600 1ST STREET. VAN HORNE, IOWA

1. CALL TO ORDER 7:30 PM

2. DELEGATIONS, COMMUNICATIONS. CONSIDERATIONS OF ADDITIONAL ITEMS FOR THE AGENDA 7:31 PM

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA 7:33 PM DECISION

4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 7:35 PM DECISION

5. BUSINESS SERVICES 7:37 PM DECISION

A. WARRANTS

B. ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORTS

6. ATKINS CENTER PROJECT UPDATE 7:45 PM DISC/DEC

7. KEYSTONE CENTER PROJECT UPDATE 8:00 PM DISC/DEC

8. ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS 8:15 PM DISCUSSION

9. SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT REPORT 8:30 PM DISCUSSION

10. PERSONNEL 8:45 PM DECISION

RESIGNATIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

11. BOARD POLICY 8:50 PM DISC/DEC.

12. ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT APPROVAL 9:00 PM DISC/DEC.

13, SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICE DELIVERY PLAN 9:10 PM DISC/DEC

14. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS 9:15 PM DISC/DEC

15. KCC EDUCATION SERVICE AGREEMENT 9:18 PM DISC/DEC.

16. UPCOMING EVENTS 9:18 PM DISC/DEC,

17. SUPERINTENDENT ANNUAL EVALUATION DISC/DEC Closed Session - Iowa Code 21.5(1)(i) 9:20 PM

1. A governmental body may hold a closed session only by affirmative public vote of either two-thirds of the members of the body or all of the members present at the meeting. A governmental body may hold a closed session only to the extent a closed session is necessary for any of the following reasons:

i. 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.

2. The vote of each member on the question of holding the closed session and the reason for holding the closed session by reference to a specific exemption under this section shall be announced publicly at the open session and entered in the minutes. A governmental body shall not discuss any business during a closed session which does not directly relate to the specific reason announced as justification for the closed session.

3. Final action by any governmental body on any matter shall be taken in an open session unless some other provision of the Code expressly permits such actions to be taken in closed session.

4. A governmental body shall keep detailed minutes of all discussion, persons present, and action occurring at a closed session, and shall also tape record all of the closed session. The detailed minutes and tape recording of a closed session shall be sealed and shall not be public records open to public inspection. However, upon order of the court in an action to enforce this chapter, the detailed minutes and tape recording shall be unsealed and examined by the court in camera. The court shall then determine what part, if any, of the minutes should be disclosed to the party seeking enforcement of this chapter for use in that enforcement proceeding. In determining whether any portion of the minutes or recording shall be disclosed to such a party for this purpose, the court shall weigh the prejudicial effects to the public interest of the disclosure of any portion of the minutes or recording in question, against its probative value as evidence in an enforcement proceeding. After such a determination, the court may permit inspection and use of all or portions of the detailed minutes and tape recording by the party seeking enforcement of this chapter. A governmental body shall keep the detailed minutes and tape recording of any closed session for a period of at least one year from the date of that meeting.

5. Nothing in this section requires a governmental body to hold a closed session to discuss or act upon any matter.

 

18. ADJOURNMENT 9:50 PM DECISION

Note: Organizational Board Meeting is set for Wednesday, September 16, 2009,7:30 PM.

UPDATED August 17, 2009 2:09 PM

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