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February 2019 Board Meeting
Posted 3/4/19

PUBLIC HEARING

REVISED_- February 11, 2019

(date incorrect)

 

1) Call to Order:  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Vice-President Popelka. In attendance were board members Bradley, Larsen, Dvorak, and Calderwood. Absent were Feisel and Zobel.   Others in attendance were Superintendent Hill, Principal Youel, Board Secretary Karr, Transportation Director Larsen and David Boldt.

 

2) Approve Agenda: Dvorak made the motion to approve the agenda.  Bradley seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0. (Feisel and Zobel absent)

 

3): Public Hearing on the Proposed Resolution to Continue Participation in the Instructional Support Program: No comments

           

4) Adjournment: Calderwood made the motion to adjourn from the public hearing.  Dvorak seconded the motion.   Motion carried 5-0. (Feisel and Zobel absent)

 

Regular Meeting Agenda

 

 1) Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 7:01 p.m.by Vice-President Popelka. In attendance were board members Bradley, Larsen, Dvorak, and Calderwood. Absent were Feisel and Zobel.  Others in attendance were Superintendent Hill, Principal Youel, Board Secretary Karr, Transportation Director Larsen and David Boldt

 

2) Public Forum/Correspondence: None

 

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

 

4) Consent Agenda:       

a. Approve Minutes of January 14, 2019 Board Minutes

            b. Approve Inter-Agency Agreement for Education Services-None

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

            e. Approve Fundraiser Requests:  Hot Pork Sundaes Meal Prior to Swing Show

            e. Financial:

i.           Expenditures to Date and Approval of Bills

            1. Year-To-Date

            2. Monthly Balances

                                    3. Detailed Check Register

                                    4. Expenses to Published Budget

                                   

f.    Personnel

  1.       Resignations:

Colin Lobdell                             JH Track Coach

Tyson Roberts                            JH Girls Track Coach

Rebecca Kenealy                         FCS Teacher, Co-Director off Fall Play, FCCLA Advisor                  

                           ii.         Appointments & Adjustments:

                                    Amy Vazquez                             Elementary Special Ed Associate

                                    Tyson Roberts                            HS Boys Track Coach

                                    Mike Runge                               JH Boys Track Coach

 

                        iii.        Termination of Contract: None   

 

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

 

 

5) Approve Resignation & Early Retirement Application of Mike Estes, Elementary PE Coach:  Bradley made the motion to accept the resignation & early retirement for Mike Estes.  Larsen seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0. (Feisel and Zobel absent)

 

6) Approve Resignation & Early Retirement Application of Connie Courbat, 3rd Grade Teacher: Bradley made the motion to accept the resignation and early retirement for Connie Courbat.  Dvorak seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0. (Feisel and Zobel absent)

 

7) Possible Board Action on Resolution to Continue Participation in the Instructional Support Program:

Calderwood made the motion to approve the Resolution to Continue Participation in the Instructional Support Program as presented. Bradley seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Calderwood-aye, Popelka-aye, Feisel-absent, Larsen-aye, Dvorak-aye, Zobel-absent, Bradley-aye.  Motion carried 5-0. (Feisel and Zobel absent)

 

8) Receipt and Filing of Recommendation Regarding Termination of a Certified Staff Employment Contract:

Dvorak made the motion to receive the Superintendent’s recommendation to terminate a Certified Staff Employment Contract and file it with our Board Secretary. Bradley seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0. (Feisel and Zobel absent)

 

9: Board Decision on Recommendation Regarding Termination of a Certified Staff Employment Contract:

Dvorak made the motion to terminate the continuing contract of Matt Cibula effective at the end of the 2018-2019 school year, and to issue a new continuing contract to Matt Cibula for the 2019-2020 school year at .5 Full-time equivalency which includes 10 extended contract days. Bradley seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken:  Zobel-absent, Calderwood-aye, Larsen-aye, Bradley-aye, Dvorak-aye, Feisel-absent, Popelka-aye. Motion carried 5-0. (Feisel and Zobel absent)

 

10) Establish Back-To-School Registration Fees and Lunch Prices for 2019-2020 School Year: Larsen made the motion to set registration fees and school lunch prices with no increases for the 2019-2020 school year.   Bradley seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0. (Feisel and Zobel absent)

 

11) Approve Employee Health Insurance Plan for FY2020: Calderwood made the motion to approve the employee health insurance plan for FY2020 with a 1% increase. Larsen seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0. (Feisel and Zobel absent)

 

12) Discussion/Possible Board Action on Make-Up Days for 2018-2019 School Calendar:  Calderwood made the motion to use the March 11th Professional Development day as a school make-up day and giving Superintendent Hill the authority to decide how to make up the teacher professional development days.  Bradley seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0. (Feisel and Zobel absent)

 

13) Consideration of Quotes for Sanding & Refinishing of Gym Floor and Stage Floor Suring the Summer of 2019:  Calderwood made the motion to approve a quote from Athletic Performance Solutions for the Sanding & Refinishing of the gym floor and stage floor at a cost of $17,945.  Larsen seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0. (Feisel and Zobel absent)

 

14) Set Public Hearing for Certification of the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget: Bradley made the motion to set the public hearing for certification of the FY2020 budget to be April 8th at 7:00 p.m.  Dvorak seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0. (Feisel and Zobel absent)

 

15) Reports:

a. Elementary Principal:  Family Reading Night will be February 21st, Parent-Teacher conferences will be Feb 25th and Feb 28th, Mr. Youel is making a video to explain Standard Reference Grading to educate the parents and community.

 

b. High School Principal: Wrestling sent two wrestlers to districts! Mr. Larson -first year PE teacher has done a phenomenal job this year-besides coaching JH basketball he volunteered his time with the Varsity Boys basketball, he also builds strong relationships with his students.

 

c. Superintendent:

The hiring process for principal is moving along, with 34 total applicants.  Hill and Meister are conducting screening interviews with 12 semifinalists this week in order to narrow the field down to three finalists, who will be invited to visit the district for a formal interview with a group of stakeholders (teachers, support staff, parents, board members, and administrators) along with a tour of the facility and information about the community.  A special meeting may be necessary in order to approve a contract for the new principal.  Hill discussed the thinking process behind sometimes allowing school activities (practices, games, open gyms) to occur on days that school has been dismissed early or is canceled and asked the board for guidance with future decisions.  Hill commended Connie Courbat and Mike Estes on their outstanding service to the district and wished them the best in their retirement.  The “Books for Baby Redhawk’s” program, sponsored by the staff to encourage North Tama parents to read to their very young children, was described to the board.  Hill notified the board that the cost for school elections would be increasing due to new laws passed by the legislature. 

 

16) Adjournment:   At 8:14 p.m. Dvorak made the motion to adjourn.  Bradley seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0. (Feisel and Zobel absent)

 

 

The next regular scheduled board meeting will be March 18th at7:00 p.m.in the ICN room.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

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Rod Zobel, Board President                                               Terrill Karr, Board Secretary