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December 2018 Board Minutes
Posted 1/1/19

Regular Meeting of the Board

December 17, 2018


1) Call to Order:  Board President Rod Zobel called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  In attendance were board members Cheryl Popelka, Val Bradley, Doug Dvorak and David Calderwood.  Larsen and Feisel were absent.  Also, in attendance were Superintendent David Hill, Board Secretary Terrill Karr, Principals, Josh Youel and Andrew Meister, Teachers Susan Olson and Levi LaRue. 


2) Spotlight on Education:  Superintendent David Hill – Presentation of Updated Financial Projections:  Superintendent Hill presented Five-Year Financial Projections with the board.  Four years ago, experts from the Iowa Association of School Boards gave several recommendations to the district, and North Tama has successfully implemented all of these recommendations as of the 2018-2019 school year. 


3) Public Forum:  None


4) Approve Agenda:  Calderwood made the motion to approve the agenda.  Bradley seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  (Feisel and Larsen absent)


5) Consent Agenda:       

a. Approve Minutes of November 19, 2018 Board Meeting

b. Approve Resolution Authorizing Bank Signatures

            c. Approve Inter-Agency Agreement for Education Services-South Tama CCSD, Gladbrook-Reinbeck       CSD, Iowa City CSD, Union CSD

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

            e. Approve Fundraiser Requests:  None

            e. Financial:

i.           Expenditures to Date and Approval of Bills

                                    1. Detailed Check Register


f.    Personnel

  1.       Resignations:  none


                           ii.         Appointments & Adjustments: Jennifer Wood-Concessions Manager


                         iii.       Termination of Contract: none   


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


6) Approve Resignation  & Early Retirement of Craig Josh Youel, Elementary Principal/Technology Coordinator:  Bradley made the motion to accept the resignation and early retirement of Craig Josh Youel with regret.  Popelka seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  (Feisel and Larsen absent)


7) Board Discussion on the Elementary Principal/Technology Coordinator Opening: The board discussed the options of replacing Mr. Youel with the conclusion we will advertise for a “Full-time Elementary Principal with possible Technology Director responsibilities.” 


8 Consideration of Petition for Attendance in Alternative Receiving District:  Iowa Administrative Code 17.8(4) allows a change of receiving district to occur at any time without regard to the March 1 Open Enrollment deadline when there is a mutual agreement between the receiving district board and the alternative receiving district board. North Tama has received a petition for a Gladbrook-Reinbeck resident student who is currently open-enrolled to GMG to attend North Tama instead. The GMG board has already approved this petition, so the North Tama board’s approval is the final step in achieving a mutual agreement. Dvorak made the motion to approve the petition for Attendance in Alternative Receiving District.  Popelka seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  (Feisel and Larsen absent)


 9) Approve Modified Supplemental Amount for At-Risk/Dropout Prevention: Dvorak moved to approve a request to the School Budget Review Committee for Modified Supplemental Amount and Supplemental Aid in the amount of $150,213 for expenditures necessary to implement the 2019-20 Dropout Prevention Program.  Popelka seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  (Feisel and Larsen absent)


10) Second Reading of Proposed Board Policy #712 and #712R1: Calderwood approved the second reading of Board Policy #712 and #712R1 with no changes.  Bradley seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  (Feisel and Larsen absent)


11: First Reading of Policy Series 200 (Board of Directors): :  Series 200 policies pertain to The Board of Directors and are recommended by the IASB. A second reading and possible approval will be held at the January meeting


12) Reports:

a. Elementary Principal:  Pre-School site visit is completed and we have passed! Handle with Care program has started- when law enforcement respond to a call and a child is present the school is notified – the staff can support the student the next day with whatever is needed. 4th -6th grade is collecting money, canned goods and hygiene products in lieu of gifts for each other.  Emergency Procedures are now a State Requirement to be in place by June 30, 2019.


b. High School Principal: Winter sports have started. Winter Concert was huge success, Coach McDermott finished fourth in the Most Valuable Coach contest! North Tama Leadership Team will work with Central Rivers AEA to develop a student Technology Team. Mr. Walston’s Government class has been working on a campaign project this quarter. The can drive raised close to $1500.00. The handbook will be looked at next school year.


c. Superintendent: Reminder that the first step in the ISL renewal the passage of a resolution of intent in JanuaryWork has begun on the school calendar for next year. The anticipated school start date will be August 23rd


13) Adjournment:  Dvorak made the motion to adjourn at 8:40 p.m. Popelka seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  (Feisel and Larsen absent)










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Rod Zobel, Board President                                   Terrill Karr, Board Secretary



The next regular scheduled board meeting will be January 14, 2019 at 7:00 the ICN room