Highlights from the May 21, 2020, Southeast Polk Board of Education Meeting

**These are highlights and should not be considered official minutes**


  • The Board approved the corrected next Board Meeting date to June 11, 2020. 
  • The Board approved Policy 503-041R Student Conduct Code Regulation. 
  • The Board approved the salaries/wages increase of 2% to Administrators and Other Professional Staff for fiscal year 2021.
  • The Board approved the FY21 board meeting schedule.
  • The Board held the public hearing for the fiscal year 2020 budget amendment.
  • The Board approved the second and final budget amendment for fiscal year 2020.


  • Dr. Dirk Halupnik, Superintendent, provided his monthly update highlighting
    • Five Southeast Polk Schools being recognized as  PLTW Distinguished Schools
    •  Dollars for Scholars distributing $260,000 in scholarships and awarding at least 1 scholarship to every applicant
    • 213,000 Grab and Go meals have been distributed to date
    • The CARES Act Stimulus Check has received
    • Grant money from Facebook has been received.
  • Kevin Baccam, Executive Director of Business Services, provided his April financial update.
  • Kevin Baccam,  Executive Director of Business Services, provided an update on the 2020-2021 student fee changes. 
  • Jeannie Christenson, Interim Communications Coordinator, presented suggested changes to the 2020-2021 Student Handbooks.
  • Jo Ellen Latham, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, provided an update/presentation on Southeast Polk’s Continuous Learning and Return to Learn Plans. 
  • Steve Pettit, High School Principal, provided an update on the currently scheduled High School Graduation Events.

The next meeting of the Board of Education will be June 11, 2020. For the full agenda, exhibits, and more information visit the Board website