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November 2018 Board Minutes
Posted 12/1/18

Regular Meeting of the Board

November 19 ,2018

 

1) Call to Order:  Vice President Cheryl Popelka called the meeting to order at 7:01.  In attendance were board members Val Bradley, Doug Dvorak, Mona Larsen and David Calderwood.  Board Members Tiffany Feisel and Rod Zobel were absent.  Also, in attendance were Superintendent David Hill, Principal Josh Youel and Andrew Meister.

 

2) Public Forum: No public comments were made during the public forum.  Superintendent Hill shared a positive note from a parent with the school board. 

 

3) Approve Agenda: Calderwood made the motion to approve the agenda adding the following-Lu Ann Schneider resignation and Bracelet/Lanyard Fundraiser.  Bradley seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  (Feisel and Zobel absent)

 

4) Consent Agenda:       

a. Approve Minutes of October 15, 2018 Board Minutes

            b. Approve Inter-Agency Agreement for Education Services-Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Mason City CSD

c. Approve Fundraiser Requests: Student Council-Chuck A Duck; Art Club- Bake Sale & Magnet Sale; Play/Musical-Tea Party with the Elementary; Play/Musical-Bake Sale; NHS-Pennies for Patients Drive for Children’s Lymphoma Society; General Athletics-Can/Bottle Drive; NT Leadership Team-Sale of Rubber Band bracelets/lanyards

            d. Approve Out-Of-State Trip Request: None

            e. Financial:

i.           Expenditures to Date and Approval of Bills

                                    1. Detailed Check Register

                                   

f.    Personnel

  1.       Resignations:

1. Lu Ann Schneider         Concession Manager       

           

                           ii.         Appointments & Adjustments:

                                    1.Paula Jacobs                 Cook

                                   

 

                         iii.       Termination of Contract:           

           

Dvorak made the motion to approve the consent agenda.  Larsen seconded the motionMotion carried 5-0.  (Feisel and Zobel absent)

 

5) Approve Participation in the new State of Iowa “Seal of Biliteracy: Program: Calderwood made the motion to approve participation in the new State of Iowa “Seal of Biliteracy Program for graduating seniors.  Larsen seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.  (Feisel and Zobel absent)

 

6) First Reading of Proposed Board Policy #712 & 712R1:  Both policies pertain to data security and are recommended by the IASB. A second reading and possible approval will be held at the December meeting. 

 

7) Approve SBRC Modified Allowable Growth for Increasing Enrollment:  Dvorak moved to approve an application for Modified Allowable Growth to the School Budget Review Committee in the amount of $6,736 for increasing enrollment.  Bradley seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  (Feisel and Zobel absent)

 

8) Approve SBRC Modified Allowable Growth Request for New Open Enrollments: Dvorak moved to approve an application for Modified Allowable Growth to the School Budget Review Committee in the amount of $39,984 for new open enrolled students. Bradley seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  (Feisel and Zobel absent)

 

9) Approve SBRC Modified Allowable Growth Request for Administrative Costs at Consortium Schools:

No action required

10) Discussion/Possible Adoption of Voluntary Early Retirement Incentive for Licensed Staff: Superintendent Hill presented a draft plan for a Voluntary Early Retirement Incentive for Licensed Staff. To qualify, a licensed staff member must be age 55 or older and have worked for the district for a minimum of 20 years as of June 30, 2019.  Deadline will be February 7, 2019 with June 30 resignation. Calderwood made the motion to approve the Voluntary Early Retirement Incentive Plan for Licensed Staff as presented.  Bradley seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  (Feisel and Zobel absent)

 

11) Reports:

a. Elementary Principal: Pre-K site visit was Nov 6 and 7th and it went very well! Space Camp Penny War raised $773.16! Dee Benda, North Tama nurse had found a dentist that gives vouchers for a free exam and x-rays! Elementary Christmas Program is December 12. Elementary gift shop will be December 13 through December 19th

 

b. High School Principal: Fall sports has come to an end with all having memorable seasons. The fall play Alice in Wonderland, was awesome!  The trip to Mitchellville prison was insightful and the information will benefit us with our approach to help all students be successful.

 

c. Superintendent:  Superintendent Hill has been working on updating the district’s 5-year financial forecast to reflect how fiscal year 2018 ended along with other factors that have changed since the last forecast, including a few law changes and the establishment of Supplemental State Aid for fiscal year 2019.  He indicated that he will share the completed forecast at the December meeting.  The NTCEA education association has voted to recertify as the collective bargaining agent for the teachers. Hill commended Principal Youel and preschool teacher Jill Miller on the outstanding results of the recent preschool site visit.  We would like to take an official board photo at the conclusion of the December meeting. 

 

12) Adjournment:   Bradley made the motion to adjourn at 7:54 p.m.  Dvorak seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  (Feisel and Zobel absent)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rod Zobel, President                                                        Terrill Karr, Board Secretary

 

 

The next regular scheduled board meeting will be December 17,2018. At 7:00 p.m.