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August 19, 2019 Board Minutes
Posted 8/26/19

Public Hearing-School Calendar

Monday, Aug 19, 2019

7:00 p.m.


1) Call to Order:  Board President called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  Present were board members Doug Dvorak, David Calderwood, Val Bradley and Mona Larsen.  Also present were Superintendent David Hill, Principal Susan Olson, Board Secretary Terrill Karr, Amber Monat and Kennan Seda. Board members absent were Cheryl Popelka and Tiffany Feisel.


2) Spotlight on Education:  None


3) Public Forum:  None


4) Approve Agenda:  Dvorak made the motion to approve the agenda.  Bradley seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  (Feisel & Popelka absent)


5) Consent Agenda:       

            a. Approval of July 15, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

b. Approval of Fundraisers: Student Council:50/50 Raffle, FFA: Scotch-A-Roos, Spanish Dept: Donors Choose Fundraiser for Classroom Novel Sets, Football: Online & Silent Auction for old Football Jerseys, NT Elementary: Food & Gift Items for Technology Purchases, NT Cheerleaders: Yard Signs

            c.  Approval of Out-Of-State Trips: FFA to Farm Progress Show in Decatur, IL          

            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 

                        Josh Mask          Custodian

                        Terry Shay         Mentor for Landon Wood

                        Cindy Zimple     Part-time Teacher (.5 FTE)

                        Alivia McClain   Part-time Teacher (.5 FTE)

                                                Substitute & Activity Bus/Van Drivers

                        Kameron Green   Sp-Ed Para Professional

                        iii. Termination of Contact: None

                        iv. Establish Pay Rates for Athletic Official for FY20 and Summer 2020


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


5) Policy Review (2nd Reading): 203,206.2, 307, 501.5, 505.5, 603.1:  Bradley made the motion to approve policies 203, 206.2, 307, 501.5, 505.5 and 603.1.  Larsen seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  (Feisel & Popelka absent)


6) Appoint Representative for 2019 IASB Delegate Assembly: Dvorak made the motion to appoint David Calderwood as North Tama IASB Delegate. Larsen seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  (Feisel & Popelka absent)


7) Reports:

            a. Elementary Principal-Susan Olson:  Eight elementary teachers, Mr. Hill and I met with Melisa Blohm, North Tama’s AEA Literacy Consultant on August 9th; Sue Ewoldt and her dog (Retrieving Freedom, Inc.) will be in our building starting after Labor Day. Seventeen staff attended the 7th Annual Mental Health Conference in Des Moines, Elementary will be having an assembly “Toby the Kids Assembly” on August 29th.


            b. Secondary Principal-Andrew Meister: Gym floor, high School lockers and fresh paint all look amazing!  Shoutout out to the office staff and the custodial staff for all their hard work this summer!


            c. Superintendent-David Hill: Center Associates, which had previously provided on-site mental health counseling for eligible students with parental permission through a grant from the county decategorization board, is no longer providing that service. The district is looking at other options for making on-site mental health counseling available.  New state rules require seat belts in all school buses purchased starting in October. North Tama is ahead of the curve on this, as all of the district's route buses already have seat belts.  10-passenger vans are also now allowed in Iowa.  This may be something to consider when planning our next van purchase.  Most of our summer infrastructure improvement projects are complete, but a few items still remain and will be finished in the near future.  Now that the SAVE statewide penny sales tax has been extended by the legislature and approved by the governor, voters will need to approve a new Revenue Purpose Statement.  A "Yes" vote on the Revenue Purpose Statment won't affect taxes, but it will give the school district greater flexibility with future sales tax revenues.  

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






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Rod Zobel, Board President                                                                                   Terrill Karr, Board Secretary




The next regular scheduled board meeting will be September 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.