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July 15, 2019 Board Minutes
Posted 7/20/19

Regular Board Meeting

Monday, July 15, 2019

            7:00 p.m.



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, David Calderwood, Doug Dvorak, Superintendent David Hill, Principal Susan Olson, and Board Secretary Terrill Karr.


2) Spotlight on Education: None


3) Public Forum:  None


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


5) Consent Agenda:       

            a. Approval of June 17, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

            b. Approval of Fundraisers: None

            c.  Approval of Out-Of-State Trips: None

            d.  Approval of Contracts for Educational Services: None

            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

                        ii. Appointments & Adjustments 

                                    Levi LaRue       Mentor for Hollie Hampton

                                    John Daub        Mentor for Trevor Larson         

                        iii. Termination of Contact: None


Dvorak made the motion to approve the consent agenda.  Popelka seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0.  (Feisel, Bradley and Larsen absent)


6) Approve Bread & Milk Bids for the 2019-20 School Year:  Calderwood made the motion to approve Bimbo for bread contract for FY20 and A&E for the milk contract for FY20.  Dvorak seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0.  (Feisel, Bradley and Larsen absent)


7) IASB Legislative Priorities for 2020: The board agreed on the following four legislative policies as priorities:  Resolution #7–Mental Health, Resolution #12-Teacher Leadership & Development, Resolution #19-School Funding Policy and Resolution #20-Supplemental State Aid.


8) Policy Changes102, 102.E1, 102.E2, 103.E3, 102R1: Dvorak made the motion to change all references to Josh Youel in our board policies to Susan Olson, and to waive the second reading of these policies so that these policy changes will take effect immediately.  Calderwood seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0. (Feisel, Bradley and Larsen absent)


9) Policy Review (1st Reading): 203, 206.2, 307, 501.5, 505.5, 603.1: The first reading of these policies was completed.


10) Approve Purchase of New Teacher Computers:  Calderwood made the motion to approve the purchase of new computers for Teachers using REAP funds (Rural Education Achievement Program).  Popelka seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0. (Feisel, Bradley and Larsen absent)


11) Reports:

a. Elementary Principal-Susan Olson:  Becky Adams, Andrew Meister and Susan Olson attended the All-In Conference in Dubuque this past June, the new classroom configuration was shown-teachers are very excited, a new Literacy Curriculum will be adopted sometime this year (it will be chosen with the help of a literacy consultant from AEA, Melissa Blohm). 


b. Secondary Principal-Andrew Meister: We have begun to add PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports to the Junior High; The Secondary Leadership team, along with technology integrationists and AEA staff have been doing a book study to align NT vision with our Multi-Tiered System of Supports, Football camp for Grades 4-8 is August 6-8th, August 7 and 8th nearly 20 educators from North Tama will attend the Mental Health Conference in Des Moines.


c. Superintendent-David Hill: Recent legislative action has changed the timelines for school elections. School elections will run concurrently with municipal elections in November.  Hill will run an article in the newspaper to explain the new timelines and procedures.  Hill will be serving as a mentor for a new superintendent in the area. Facility improvement projects are on track for completion as expected.  Projects completed as of this date include the replacement of the water main, natural gas line rerouting, and the installation of door expansion joints along with the patching of plaster around many of the doors in the original 3-story building.  Projects that are currently in progress include the replacement of a major section of the sidewalk, parking area, and a set of steps on the south side of the building along with the installation of an ADA-compliant handicapped accessibility ramp, refinishing of the stage and gym floors, and locker painting. Projects that are scheduled to begin in the near future include painting the 2nd and 3rd floor hallways in the secondary building, repairing of a roof curb over the ICN room, the replacement of a few downspouts, tuckpointing around one set of  library windows, new flooring in a few areas of the building, and the replacement of some signage on the building’s exterior.  


12) Adjournment: At 8:12 p.m. Calderwood made the motion to adjourn.  Dvorak seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0. (Feisel, Bradley and Larsen absent)





The next regular scheduled board meeting will be August 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.







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Rod Zobel, Board President                                               Terrill Karr, Board Secretary