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May 20, 2019 Board Minutes
Posted 5/25/19

Public Hearing-Budget Amendment

Monday, May 20, 2019

7:00 p.m.

 

1) Call to Order:  Board President Zobel called the Public Hearing to order at 7:00 p.m.  In attendance were board members, Val Bradley, Cheryl Popelka, Mona Larsen, Doug Dvorak and David Calderwood. Tiffany Feisel was absent.  Also, in attendance was Superintendent David Hill, Board Secretary Terrill Karr, Principals Andrew Meister & Josh Youel, Transportation Director Joel Larsen and David Boldt.

 

2) Public Hearing – Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Amendment: Karr explained the budget amendment. No public comment was received. 

 

3) Adjourn:  Calderwood made the motion to adjourn the public hearing at 7:02 p.m.  Bradley seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0. (Feisel absent)

 

                                                            Regular Board Meeting

 

1) Call to Order:  Board President Zobel called the regular board meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.  In attendance were board members, Val Bradley, Cheryl Popelka, Mona Larsen, Doug Dvorak and David Calderwood. Tiffany Feisel was absent.  Also, in attendance was Superintendent David Hill, Board Secretary Terrill Karr, Principals Andrew Meister & Josh Youel, Transportation Director Joel Larsen and David Boldt.

 

2) Approve Agenda: Bradley made the motion to approve the agenda.  Dvorak seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0.  (Feisel absent)

 

3) Public Forum:

 

4) Consent Agenda:       

            a. Approval of April 8, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

            b. Approval of April 25, 2019 Special Board Meeting Minutes

            c.  Approval of Renewed Copier/Print Services Agreement with Access Systems, Inc.

            d.  Approval of Renewed Joint Education Service agreement with Hawkeye Community College

            e.  Expenditures to Date and Approval of Bills                 

                        i.  Year to Date

                        ii.  Monthly Balances

                        iii. Detail Check Register

                        iv.  Expenses to Published Budget

            f. Personnel

                        i. Resignations

                                    Joe Weber                     Bus Driver

                                    Jordan Mask                 Part-time Night Custodian

                                    Lisa Chizek                   Teacher

                                    Levi LaRue                   Prom Sponsor

                                    Patty Calderwood          Prom Sponsor  

                                    Levi Larue                    Yearbook Sponsor        

                        ii. Appointments & Adjustments             

                                    John Schrier                  Bus Driver                                                                                                         Levi LaRue                   Teacher (new contract less 5 extended days)

                                    Landon Wood               Spanish Club Sponsor              

                                    Craig Greiner                Assistant High School Football Coach

                                    Jack Halupnick             Assistant High School Football Coach

                                    Brittany Mease              Yearbook Sponsor (5 additional contract days)    

                                    Brady Swenson              JH Softball Coach

                                    Sandi Fribley                FCCLA Sponsor

                                    Mike Runge                  JH Baseball Coach

                        iii. Termination of Contact: None

Calderwood made the motion to approve the consent agenda.  Larsen seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.  (Feisel absent)

 

5) Resolution to Adopt “Return -to-Play” Protocol: Bradley made the motion to adopt “Return to Play” resolution.  Larsen seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0.  (Feisel absent)

 

6) Approve Purchase of School Bus Engine:  Popelka made he motion to approve the purchase of a bus engine at a cost of $11,361.25.  Dvorak seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.  (Feisel absent)

 

7) Approve Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Amendment: Calderwood made the motion to approve the budget amendment.  Popelka seconded the motion.   Motion carried 6-0.  (Feisel absent)

 

8) First Reading of Policy Series 300 (Administration):

 

9) Reports:

 

a. Elementary Principal-Josh Youel:  NT was awarded a STEM in Action Grant! Mrs. Kaufmann, Mrs. Chizek and Mrs. Watson attended the National Science & Technology Association Conference, Ms. Courbat, Mrs. Turner and Mr. Skopec received Excellence in Science Teaching Award! NT Proud!  Kindergarten VIP had around190 parents, grandparents and friends attend, 54 students participated in the free dental check.

 

b. Secondary Principal-Andrew Meister: Graduation went very well!  Secondary leadership team has completed its Self-Assessment of MTTS Implementation.  New staff members are planning for the next school year.

 

c. Superintendent-David Hill: The administration has approved a transfer for Brady Swenson to the open elementary teaching position vacated by Lisa Chizek.  We should know soon whether the governor is going to sign the SAVE statewide penny for school infrastructure into law.  If signed by the governor, the statewide penny sales tax will continue until 2051 and will provide a steady source of revenue for facility projects.  Hill will work with the board facilities committee to do an overall assessment of school facilities to prioritize the use of SAVE dollars in the coming years.  Hill commented on the successes of the class of 2019, pointing out that the six-way tie for valedictorian was a first in the history of North Tama. 

 

 

 

10) Presentation of Certificates: School Board Recognition MonthHill presented certificates to the board members and thanked them for their service!

 

11) Adjournment:   Bradley made the motion to adjourn at 8:00 p.m.  Popelka seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0.  (Feisel absent)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rod Zobel, Board President                                                                                 Terrill Karr, Board Secretary

                 

 

The next regular scheduled board meeting will be June 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the ICN room