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12/22/17

REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD

November 20, 2017

7:00 p.m.

 

 

1. Call to Order, Roll Call and Quorum:  Board President Tiffany Feisel called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. In attendance were board members Feisel, Calderwood, Popelka, Dvorak. Pargeon and Larsen, Zobel was absent.  Also in attendance were Superintendent Hill, Principals Youel and Rea, Board Secretary Karr, Transportation Director Larsen and Ellen Young.

 

2) Spotlight on Education: Superintendent Hill went over the ISFIS (Iowa School Finance Information Service) 5 Year Projection model with the Board. The public is welcome to visit with Hill to see the estimated projections.  He asked the board to let him know of any scenarios they would like to see.

 

3) Public Forum/Correspondence:  Ellen Young reminded the board that the Tama County Foundation Grant is due January 15th and the Traer Community Foundation Grant is due in April.  She also mentioned that Dean Fisher has a face-book page and he will respond to questions or comments.

 

4) Approve Agenda:

 

5) Consent Agenda:

 

  1. Approve Minutes of October 16, 2017
  2. Approve Inter-Agency Agreements for Special Education Services:  Union CSD
  3. Approve Out-Of-State Trip Requests: None
  4. Financial
  1. Expenditures to Date and Approval of Bills
  1. Year to Date
  2. Monthly Balances
  3. Detail Check Register
  4. Expenses to Published Budget

 

  1. Personnel
  1. Resignations: None

ii.   Appointments & Adjustments:

      Susan Johnson-Olson                Homecoming Sponsor (shared)

      Tyson Roberts                           Homecoming Sponsor (Shared)

      Levi LaRue                               Homecoming Sponsor (Shared)

      Missy McKinley                         Secondary Custodian

      Rick Samuelson                         JH Wrestling Coach

      Thad Espenscheid                     Interim Head Girls’ Basketball Coach

      Derek Hopson                           Interim Assistant Girls’ Basketball Coach

      Maureen Johanningmeier           HS Special Education Associate

 

iii.  Termination of Contract: None

 

                       

Pargeon made the motion to approve the consent agenda.  Popelka seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0.  (Zobel absent)

 

6) Snow Removal: Still no bids. North Tama will bid on a 1995 truck w/blade that Hudson School has for sale.  Landon Flickinger did state that he would help out if need be.

 

7) Update on Bus Route Changes/Report on Reduction of a Bus Route: The bus route changes are going well. Youel asked that if anyone has complaints he would like them to let him know and he will work to address the problem.

8) Consideration of Request to Change Dates of January, February, March and April Board Meetings:  Pargeon made the motion to approve the date changes of the following board meetings to allow Board President Feisel to attend her night class.  February 12th to February 22nd, March 19th to March 12th and April 9th to April 5th.  January meeting will not change.  Calderwood seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0. (Zobel absent)

 

9) Approve SBRC Modified Allowable Growth Request for Increasing Enrollment:  Popelka made the motion to approve an application for Modified Allowable Growth to the School Budget Review Committee in the amount of $24,656.80 for increasing enrollment.  Pargeon seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0.  (Zobel absent)

 

10) Approve SBRC Modified Allowable Growth for New Open Enrollments:  Dvorak made the motion to approve an application for Modified Allowable Growth to the School Budget Review Committee in the amount of $1,977.30 for new open enrolled students.  Popelka seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0.  (Zobel absent)

 

11) Approve the Sale of Obsolete Equipment: Calderwood made the motion to approve the sale of a P22 Yamaha piano and dolly for $500.00.  Larsen seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0.  (Zobel absent)

 

12) Reports:

 

a. Elementary Principal: Looking into replacing and/or refurbishing playground equipment, Chizek and Adams took their students downtown for Chalk Kindness, Dimes & Dollars Assembly was held October 24th, A thank you to Ms. Jensen, Mr. Shay, Mrs. Turner, Mrs. Adams and Mrs. McClain for your time and effort with the Author Visit this year.  IA Assessment Testing was given and hope results will be back by December board meeting.  First quarter academic date is finished-please see Mr. Youel for details.  December 13th if the Elementary Winter Concert.  The Holiday Gift store will be open December 13th through December 20th!

 

b. High School Principal: First quarter data results are in -please see Mr. Rea for details.  Veterans Day Program was a success!  December 6th students will attend an anti-bullying presentation at Meskwaki School.  Ms. Reisner & Rea attended the Iowa Safe School Summit Transgender Conference. 

 

c. Superintendent: Three JH classrooms will be having new windows installed which can open as part of our plan for a safe evacuation of the building. Our fall bus inspection went well.  It is time to start thinking about a bus replacement. The board will consider bus specifications next month.  Larsen handed out a few articles on seat belts for busses.  Wellmark is reinstating the Affordable Care Act Health Insurer Fee starting in January. North Tama is part of the Iowa Star Health Insurance Consortium, which will cover the cost of this fee from the self-insurance pool. 

 

13) Adjournment:   Dvorak made the motion to adjourn at 8:25 p.m.  Popelka seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0.  (Zobel absent)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

____________________________________________________                      ___________________________________________________

 

Tiffany Feisel, Board President                                                      Terrill Karr, Board Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next regular scheduled board meeting will be December 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the ICN room

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12/22/17

REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD

October 16, 2017

7:00 p.m.

 

 

1. Call to Order, Roll Call and Quorum: Board President Feisel called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  Board members present were Cheryl Popelka, Rod Zobel, David Calderwood, Doug Dvorak and Tiffany Feisel.  Also in attendance were Josh Youel, Paul Rea, Terrill Karr, Joel Larsen, Mona Larsen Ellen Young, Sara Knoop and Dahn Kennedy.  Pargeon arrived at 7:55 p.m.

 

2) Approve Agenda: Calderwood made the motion to approve the agenda.  Popelka seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0. (Pargeon absent)

 

3) Public Forum/Correspondence: None

 

4) Possible Board Action to Appoint a New Board Member Representing Director District 3:  Popelka made the motion to appoint Mona Larsen as Board member for District 3.  Calderwood seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0. 

 

5)  Oath of Office for Newly Appointed Board Member Representing Director District 3: Board President Feisel administered the oath of office to Larsen. 

 

6) Consent Agenda:

 

  1. Approve Minutes of September 18, 2017
  2. Approve Inter-Agency Agreements for Special Education Services:  Gladbrook-Reinbeck
  3. Approve Out-Of-State Trip Requests: None
  4. Financial
  1. Expenditures to Date and Approval of Bills
  1. Year to Date
  2. Monthly Balances
  3. Detail Check Register
  4. Expenses to Published Budget

 

  1. Personnel
  1. Resignations - none

ii.   Appointments & Adjustments - none

iii.  Termination of Contract - none

 

Dvorak made the motion to approve the consent agenda.  Zobel seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0.  (Pargeon absent)

                                                                                                                             

7) Approval of Board Committees: Calderwood made the motion to approve the following committees.  Popelka seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0.  (Pargeon absent)

 

Vocational Advisory Committee- Popelka

Pre-School Committee-Popelka

School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC)-Dvorak

Negotiations-Zobel, Dvorak, Feisel (Alternate-Pargeon)

Superintendent Evaluation-Feisel, Calderwood, Pargeon

Academic Booster Club-Zobel

Traer Community Foundation-Calderwood

Facilities/Safety Committee-Larsen

 

8) Review of Snow Removal Bids & Possible Bid Acceptance: No bids were submitted. 

 

9) Approve SBRC request for $102,123.36 in Modified Supplemental Growth for Special Education Deficit: Calderwood made the motion to approve the SBRC request for $102,123.36 in Modified Supplemental Growth for the Special Education Deficit. Zobel seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0. (Pargeon absent)

 

10) Proposal to add Military Service Recognition during Commencement Exercises: Dahn Kennedy and Sara Knoop spoke to the board about students who complete their Military Basic Training during high school and serve in the military while in high school, making a request that students who meet these criteria be acknowledged during the graduation ceremony.  Calderwood made the motion that students who serve in the military while in high school be acknowledged during graduation. Popelka seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken:  Calderwood-aye, Popelka-aye, Zobel-nay, Feisel-nay, Larsen-aye, Dvorak-aye.  Motion carried 4-2 (Pargeon abstained due to missing discussion)

 

11) Approve Sharing Agreement for FCS Teacher with Hudson CSD: Dvorak made the motion to approve the sharing agreement with Hudson CSD for an FCS Teacher.  Zobel seconded the motion.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

12) Approve American Education Week Proclamation: Popelka made the motion to approve American Education Week Proclamation.  Pargeon seconded the motion.  Motion carried 7-0. 

 

13) Reports:

a. Elementary Principal: Fundraiser was a huge success-the profit was a little over $7000 which will be used to purchase new iPads.  Thank you to the Traer Fire Department for their involvement in Fire Prevention week.  915 of Elementary parents attended conferences. A thank-you to Mrs. Chizek and the 6th graders for putting together a video on “Expectations for Group Work”.  On October 24th a “Financial Literacy” assembly will be held for 4th thru 6th graders. Report cards will be emailed on October 31st.

 

b. High School Principal: 100 sets of parents (60%) attended the secondary Parent/teacher conferences.  Iowa Star Conference will be hosting a presentation by the “Stand for the Silent” organization (suicide awareness).  All 9-12 students will attend this presentation in December.

 

c. Superintendent: Board members were encouraged to attend the upcoming Iowa Association of School Boards Convention.  Hill reported the certified enrollment numbers.  Certified enrollment for 2017-2018 (taken on the official count day of October 2) is 445.0 students, which is an increase of 3.7 students from the previous year. This is the first enrollment increase the district has had in nine years. 

 

14) Adjournment:  Zobel made the motion to adjourn at 8:05 p.m. Popelka seconded the motion.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

 

The next regular scheduled board meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on November 20th, 2017 in the ICN room.

 

 

 

 

______________________________________________________                                       ___________________________________________

 

Tiffany Feisel, Board President                                                                  Terrill Karr, Board Secretary

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10/17/17

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BOARD

September 18, 2017

7:00 p.m.

 

 

1. Call to Order, Roll Call and Quorum:  At 7:00 p.m. Board President Feisel called the meeting to order.  Present were board members, David Calderwood, Rod Zobel, Cheryl Popelka, Doug Dvorak and Gretchen Pargeon. Also in attendance were Principal Josh Youel and Board Secretary Terrill Karr, Ellen Young, Colin Lobdell, Andrea Woehlk, Joel Larsen and Mona Larsen.  Paul Rea joined the meeting at 8:00 p.m.

 

2) Approve Agenda:  Pargeon made the motion to approve the agenda.  Dvorak seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0. 

 

3) Spotlight on Education:  Andrea Woehlk and Colin Lobdell, both new Special Education teachers were introduced to the board.  The board in turn introduced themselves.  Welcome!

 

4) Public Forum/Correspondence: Ellen Young thanked Superintendent Hill and everyone that was involved for making the Winding Stairs alumni tour and the Don Lau bench dedication a success!   She also thanked the dance team and the boy scouts, saying they all did a wonderful job!

 

5)  Approval of August 21, 2017 Board Meeting Minutes:  Calderwood made the motion to approve the August 21st board minutes.  Zobel seconded the motion.   Motion carried 6-0.

 

6)  Review of Fiscal Year 17:

            a. Acknowledge Fiscal Year ’17 Account Balances:  Dvorak made the motion to approve FY17 balances as follows:  General-$1,888,907; Activity-$113,279, Management-$404,309; PPEL-$61,951; LOST-$511,275; Nutrition-$19,836; Enterprise-$34,479 and Debt Service $252, 670.  Pargeon seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

            b. Acknowledge Fiscal Year ’17 Outstanding Checks:  Zobel made the motion to approve the FY17 outstanding checks as follows:  Matt Cibula -$218.40; Brenda Jensen-$9.59 and Suzanne Earley-$100.00. Popelka seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0. 

 

7) Adjournment of Retiring Board:  At 7:11 p.m. Pargeon made the motion to adjourn.  Popelka seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING & REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

 

1. Call to Order, Roll Call and Quorum:  At 7:12 p.m. Board Secretary Karr called the meeting to order. 

 

2) Approve Agenda:  Pargeon made the motion to approve the agenda.  Feisel seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0. 

 

3.) Beginning Activities of the New Board:

           

  1. Review of Election Results and Oath of Office for newly elected Board Members: Karr administered the Oath of Office to the newly elected board members:  For District 1 - Rod Zobel (uncontested), for District 2 - David Calderwood (uncontested) and for District 4 - Cheryl Popelka (117 votes) vs. Kennan Seda (22 votes).  District.  For District 3 there was a tie between Robert Cue and Mona Larsen. There was a tie-breaker on Friday September 15 at the board of Supervisors office with Robert Cue winning, who in turn resigned.  Nominations will be taken at the October 16th board meeting for this open seat.
  2. Election of Board President & Oath of Office for President:  Board Secretary Karr asked for nominations for Board President with Popelka nominating Tiffany Feisel.  Calderwood seconded the nomination.  Motion carried 5-0.  Karr administered the Oath of Office to Board President Feisel.

 

  1. Election of Board Vice President & Oath of Office for Vice President:  Feisel asked for nominations for Board Vice President.  Dvorak nominated Rod Zobel. Feisel nominated Gretchen Pargeon. A roll call vote was taken:  Calderwood-Pargeon, Pargeon-Pargeon, Dvorak-Zobel, Popelka-Zobel, Feisel-Pargeon and Zobel-Zobel.  The vote was 3 to 3.  A coin toss was implemented with Zobel winning this toss to become the new Vice President.  Motion carried 6-0.  Feisel administered the Oath of Office to Vice-President Zobel.

 

  1. Approve Dates, Times and Locations for Regular Meetings of the Board: Pargeon made the motion to approve the dates, times and location as presented to the board.  Dvorak seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0. 

 

  1. Approval of IASB Delegate Assembly Representative:  Pargeon made the motion to approve Tiffany Feisel as the IASB Delegate Representative.  Calderwood seconded the motion.  Motion Carried 6-0. 

 

  1. Designate Authorized Signatures for School Checks/Business Transactions: Pargeon made the motion to approve Terrill Karr, Tiffany Feisel and David Hill (as back-up) for authorized signatures for school checks and transactions.  Calderwood seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

  1. Approve District Depositories: Zobel made the motion to approve the FY18 Depositories as follows: Farmers Savings Bank & Trust-$3,500,000, ISJIT-$5,000,000 and Chelsea Savings Bank-$400,000.  Dvorak seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0. 

 

  1. Appoint Legal Counsel for FY18:  Calderwood made the motion to appoint Bauch & Lechtenberg Law Office for legal matters not requiring education expertise and Brian Gruhn Law firm for matters that require expertise in school/education/employment law.  Zobel seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0. 

 

  1.  Consent Agenda:
  1. Financial:

i. Detail Check Register:

 

b) Personnel:

                        i. Resignations:

Chris Cochran               Director of Maintenance

                                               

ii. Appointments:

                        Carol Detje                    Driver for Alternative School Route to GR

                        Warren Colvin              Driver for Pied Piper Route

                        Lyla Whannel               JH Associate

                        Luanne Schneiders        Concession Stand Manager

                                    Julie Giblin                  Play/Musical Director

 

c. Approval of Out-Of-State Field Trip Requests: FFA to Indianapolis for National FFA Convention

 

d. Approval of Fundraisers:

 

Pargeon made the motion to approve the consent agenda.  Popelka seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

  1. Approve Long-Range Goals & Annual Improvement Goals as presented by the SIAC:  Calderwood made the motion to approve the Long-Range Goals & Annual Improvement Goals as presented by the SIAC.  Pargeon seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

  1. Approve the North Tama Preschool Handbook:  Calderwood made the motion to approve the Pre-School handbook.  Popelka seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.

 

 

7) Approve 5-year License Agreement for Wireless Access Point Controllers:  Calderwood made the motion to approve the 5-year License agreement for Wireless Point Controllers:  Zobel seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

8) Reports:

 

a. Elementary Principal: Will need to purchase more mulch as the heavy rain washed it away. Fundraiser went well. Insurance paid a portion of our security cameras.  School is off to a great start!

 

b. High School Principal: Start of the school year is off to a great start! Teachers and Principals have started Personalized Professional Development.

 

c. Superintendent: So far it looks like we are up one student from last year-October 1st if the date this number will be certified so it may change.  IASB Convention is November 15 & 16th

 

9) Adjournment:  Popelka made the motion to adjourn at 8:25 p.m.  Dvorak seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________                 __________________________________________

 

Tiffany Feisel, Board President                              Terrill Karr, Board Secretary

 

 

 

The next regular scheduled board meeting will be October 16th at 7:00 p.m.in the ICN room

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10/17/17

                                                            Regular Board Meeting

August 21, 2017

7:00 p.m.

 

 

Call to Order, Roll Call and Quorum:  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Board President Tiffany Feisel.  In attendance were other Board Members Bob Cue, Doug Dvorak, Gretchen Pargeon, Rod Zobel, Cheryl Popelka and David Calderwood.  Also in attendance were Principals Paul Rea and Josh Youel, Superintendent David Hill, Board Secretary Terrill Karr and Transportation Director Joel Larsen.

 

2) Approve Agenda:  Pargeon made the motion to approve the agenda.  Calderwood seconded the motion.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

3) Public Forum/Correspondence: None

 

4) Consent Agenda:

 

a. Approve Minutes of July 24, 2017 Board Meeting:

 

b. Approval of Out-Of-State Field Trip Requests: None

 

c. Approval of Fundraiser Requests: None

 

d) Approve Inter-Agency Agreements for Education Services: None

 

2) Financial

i. Expenditures to Date and Approval of Bills

            1. Year To Date

            2. Monthly Balances

            3. Detail Check Register

            4. Expenses to Published Budget

 

f) Personnel:

            i. Resignations: Marilyn Svoboda           Cook

                                               

ii. Appointment: Tyson Roberts              JH Girls Track Coach

                        Susan Johnson              TLC Mentor

                        Mike Runge                  JH Football Coach

                        Karla Kula                   Cook

                        John Daub                    TLC Mentor

 

iii. Approve FY18 Pay Rates for Officials:            Increase of $5.00 for Varsity Basketball and High School Volleyball Officials

                                                                       

iv. Termination of Contract: None                      

 

Zobel made the motion to approve the agenda with the following amendment to the July 24 board minutes “Board member in attendance should read David Calderwood NOT Patty Calderwood”.  Pargeon seconded the motion.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

5) Possible Board Action on School Vehicle Purchase:  Cue made the motion to purchase a 2017 Ford Taurus for $27,498.00 from Luethje Auto Sales.  Dvorak seconded the motion.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

6) Sale of Obsolete Equipment-Fuel Tank:  Dvorak made the motion to approve the (only) bid from AWE for the purchase of an obsolete fuel tank for $150.00.  Zobel seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0. (Pargeon abstaining)

7) Approve Agreement with Hudson Community School District to Share a Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher:  N/A

 

8) Second Reading and Possible Action on Policies 302.2, 303.3, 405.4, 405.9 and 410.2:

 

  1.  Policy 302.2-Superintendent Contract and Contract Nonrenewal
  2.  Policy 303.3-Administrator Contract and Contract Nonrenewal
  3.  Policy 405.4-Licensed Employee Continuing Contracts
  4.  Policy 405.9-Licensed Employee Probationary Status
  5.  Policy 410.2-Summer School Licensed Employees

 

Calderwood made the motion to approve the second reading of Policies 302.2, 303.3, 405.4, 405.9 and 410.2.  Pargeon seconded the motion.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

12) Reports:

 

a. Elementary Principal: The Dennis Field sign has been rehung.  Thank you to Chuck Buresh, Warren Colvin and Dan Schmitt for help pouring the concrete slab for the Preschool playground.  Also thank you to Dan Schmitt, David Calderwood, Donna DeBoef and 8 high school students for helping move and spread 10 tons of rubber mulch for the playgrounds.  August 31st will be the Elementary Fundraiser kickoff!

 

b. High School Principal:  Still looking for an athletic trainer.  Still looking for an FCS teacher.  All Coaches meeting was held last week.  Six teachers and Rea went to training at Central Rivers AEA to learn about Learning Labs – (structured observation of a classroom).

 

c. Superintendent: Great back to school kick-off – Thank you to David Calderwood for grilling!  223 students were registered online before July 31st receiving the $10 discount, most of the remaining receiving the $5.00 discount. 

 

13) Other: None

 

14) Adjournment:   Calderwood made the motion to adjourn at 7:38 p.m.  Pargeon seconded the motion.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

______________________________________                     ____________________________________

 

 

Tiffany Feisel, Board President                                          Terrill Karr, Board Secretary

 

 

The next regular scheduled meeting will be held September 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the ICN room.

 

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10/17/17

                                                            Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

July 24, 2017

7:00 p.m.

 

 

Call to Order, Roll Call and Quorum:  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 by Board President Tiffany Feisel.  Present were board members Rod Zobel, Patty Calderwood, Gretchen Pargeon, Doug Dvorak and Cheryl Popelka.  Also present were Superintendent David Hill, Principals Paul Rea and Josh Youel, Board Secretary Terrill Karr, Transportation Director Joel Larsen, Ellen Young and Mike & Shelly Morrison.

 

2) Approve Agenda: Zobel made the motion to approve the agenda as presented.  Pargeon seconded the motion.  Motion carried 7-0. 

 

3) Public Forum/Correspondence: None

 

4) Consent Agenda:

 

a. Approve Minutes of June 12, 2017 Board Meeting:

 

b. Approval of Out-Of-State Field Trip Requests: None

 

c. Approval of Fundraiser Requests: None

 

d) Approve Inter-Agency Agreements for Education Services: None

 

2) Financial

i. Expenditures to Date and Approval of Bills

            1. Year To Date

            2. Monthly Balances

            3. Detail Check Register

            4. Expenses to Published Budget

 

f) Personnel:

            i. Resignations: Sherri Zmolek               Custodian

                                    Kathy Ohrt                   Preschool Associate

           

ii. Appointment: Kathy Lohf                  Part-time School Nurse

                        Derek Hopson               Part-time Health Teacher

                        David Calderwood         Substitute/Activity Driver

                        Chris Cochran               Substitute/Activity Driver

                        Jack Halupnick             Substitute/Activity Driver

                        Tom McDermott Substitute/Activity Driver

                        Rick Samuelson             Substitute/Activity Driver

                        Dan Schmitt                  Substitute/Activity Driver

                        Mike Skopec                 Substitute/Activity Driver

                        Joe Weber                     Substitute/Activity Driver

                        Josh Youel                    Substitute/Activity Driver                                                          

iii. Termination of Contract: None

 

Pargeon made the motion to approve the consent agenda.  Dvorak seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0 (Calderwood abstaining).            

 

5) Approval of Secondary Handbook Changes:  Calderwood made the motion to approve the secondary handbook changes.  Pargeon seconded the motion.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

6) Approve Bread & Milk Bids for the 2017-18 School Year: Cue made the motion to approve Bimbo Bakery for the FY18 bread supplier and A&E for the FY18 milk supplier.  Popelka seconded the motion.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

7) Consideration of Proposal to Provide Librarian Consultant Services for Gladbrook-Reinbeck School: Calderwood made the motion to approve Librarian Brenda Jensen to provide Librarian Consultant Services to Gladbrook-Reinbeck schools for up to four days per year in FY18.  Pargeon seconded the motion.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

8) Consideration of Administrative Recommendation to Reduce a Bus Route for the 2017-18 Year:  Popelka made the motion to approve the elimination of a bus route for the FY18 with a trial period of nine weeks.  Cue seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken:  Dvorak-nay, Cue-aye, Pargeon-aye, Calderwood-aye, Feisel-aye, Popelka-aye and Zobel-nay.  Motion carried 5-2.  Cue made the motion to allow Joel Larsen to order two air conditioners for the two buses that have no air.  Popelka seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

9) Consideration of Bids for Main Water Supply Pipe Replacement Project: Cue made the motion to approve the Main Water Supplier Pipe replacement project to Waterloo Boiler Co. at a cost of $11,396.00.  Dvorak seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0. (Pargeon left the meeting at 8:00 p.m.)

 

10) IASB Legislative Priorities for 2018:  Popelka made the motion directing Superintendent Hill to approve the following four IASB Legislative Priorities for FY18:  Early Literacy, School-Funding Policy, Supplemental State Aid and the fourth being Sharing & Reorganization.   Zobel seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0.  (Pargeon absent)

 

11) First Reading of Policies 302.2, 303.3, 405.4, 405.9 and 410.2:

 

  1.  Policy 302.2-Superintendent Contract and Contract Nonrenewal
  2.  Policy 303.3-Administrator Contract and Contract Nonrenewal
  3.  Policy 405.4-Licensed Employee Continuing Contracts
  4.  Policy 405.9-Licensed Employee Probationary Status
  5.  Policy 410.2-Summer School Licensed Employees

 

12) Reports:

 

a. Elementary Principal: 4-Year Old Preschool is almost ready!!  Low attendance at Summer School but improvements were seen in most of the students.  More projectors were mounted in the classrooms, Rubber Mulch has arrived – will need volunteers in August. We will need Nagel signs to put the Dennis Field sign back up.  

 

b. High School Principal:  Still looking for an FCS teacher to replace Janice Halupnick. Looking for an Athletic Trainer as Sports Plus will not be able to cover our events anymore. 

 

c. Superintendent: North Tama will be receiving a check for $2552 from the Tama County Conservation Board to be used for environmental education at Otter Creek Lake & Park!  Online registration is going great!  On August 12th at 1:45 p.m. at North Tama School there will be a dedication of a bench in memory of Don Lau.  This was purchased by donations from his classmates at North Tama.  At 2:00 p.m. Superintendent Hill and Patty Calderwood will lead the Alumni tour.

 

13) Other:  None

 

14) Adjournment:   Dvorak made the motion to adjourn at 8:55 p.m.  Calderwood seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0.  (Pargeon absent)

 

 

 

____________________________________                        ________________________________

 

Tiffany Feisel, Board President                                          Terrill Karr, Board Secretary

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10/17/17

PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA

June 12, 2017

7:00 p.m.

 

 

Call to Order, Roll Call and Quorum:  Board President Tiffany Feisel called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  In attendance were board members Tiffany Feisel, Doug Dvorak, Gretchen Pargeon, David Calderwood, Cheryl Popelka (by phone), Rod Zobel (absent).  Also in attendance were Superintendent David Hill, Principal Josh Youel and Board Secretary Terrill Karr, Judy Morrison and Bob Cue.

 

2) Oath of Office for New Board President:  Board Secretary Karr administered the Oath of Office to Board President Tiffany Feisel.

 

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

 

4) Public Forum/Correspondence:  Morrison and Cue both spoke to the board on the reasons they would like to be appointed to the school board (in the open seat vacated by Trisha Kennedy).

 

5) Election of Board Vice President: Calderwood nominated Gretchen Pargeon for Vice President of the NT School Board.  Dvorak seconded the nomination. 

Calderwood made the motion to approve Pargeon as Vice President of NT School Board (replacing Tiffany Feisel).  Dvorak seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0. (Zobel absent)

 

6) Oath of Office for New Board Vice President:  Board Secretary Karr administered the Oath of Office to Vice President Gretchen Pargeon.

 

7) Possible Board Action to Appoint a New Board Member Representing District 3:  Dvorak nominated Bob Cue to fill the open board seat vacated by Trisha Kennedy.  Popelka seconded the nomination. A roll call vote was taken:  Calderwood-nay, Pargeon-aye, Zobel-absent, Dvorak-aye, Popelka-aye, Feisel-aye.  Motion carried 4-1. 

 

8) Oath of Office for Newly Appointed Board Member Representing Director District 3:  Board Secretary Karr administered the Oath of Office to Bob Cue, new Board member of District 3.  (Cue enters the meeting, Popelka left the meeting)

 

9) Consent Agenda:

 

a. Approve Minutes of May 15, 2017 Board Meeting:

 

b. Approval of Out-Of-State Field Trip Requests: None

 

c. Approval of Fundraiser Requests: None

 

d) Approve Inter-Agency Agreements for Education Services: None

 

e) Approve 2017-18 Administrator Mentoring & Induction Program Agreement with School Administrators of Iowa

 

f) Financial

i. Expenditures to Date and Approval of Bills

            1. Year To Date

            2. Monthly Balances

            3. Detail Check Register

            4. Expenses to Published Budget

 

g) Personnel:

            i. Resignations: None

           

ii. Appointment: Andrea Woehlk            JH Special Education Teacher

                        Thad Espenscheid         Assistant High School Girls Basketball Coach

                        Judy Boerm                  Mentor Teacher

                        Jody Gieseman              Mentor Teacher

                        Kristi Martin                 Mentor Teacher

                        Mike Skopec                 Mentor Teacher

                                                                                                                                   

Pargeon made the motion to approve the consent agenda.  Dvorak seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  (Zobel and Popelka absent)

 

10) Approval of Secondary Handbook Changes:  No action taken.  Will be moved to July agenda.

 

11) IASB Legislative Priorities for 2018:  Board members will look over the IASB priorities they would like for FY18.  Will discuss and choose the top 4 at the July board meeting.

 

12) Second Reading and Possible Approval of Policies 506.1; 506.1E1; 506.1E2; 506.1E3; 506.1E4; 5061E5; 506.1E6; 506.1E7;506.1E8; 506.1R1; 506.2; 506.2E1; 506.2R1; 507.9; 507.9R1; 710.1; 710.2 and 710.4:

Calderwood made the motion to approve the second reading of the above policies.  Pargeon seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0. (Zobel and Popelka absent)

 

13) Reports:

 

a. Elementary Principal: Only eleven students in Summer School-very poor showing.  Track & Field day needs volunteers to help run this great event or may not be able to have it in the future.  Three elementary rooms have been carpeted this summer.  Online registration will be open on July 5th.  August 23rd is the first day of school.

 

b. High School Principal:  Still in the process of hiring a FCS/Health teacher – may split the position and also still in need of a part-time nurse.  Three North Tama students will be attending the Gladbrook-Reinbeck Alternative School next year.

 

c. Superintendent: Four board members terms are expiring in September-Cheryl Popelka, Rod Zobel, David Calderwood and Robert Cue, Workmen’s Comp rate will be going down 24%! Julys board meeting will be moved to July 24th.

 

14) Set Date for July 2017 School Board Meeting:  Pargeon made the motion to move July’s board meeting to July 24th.  Dvorak seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  (Zobel and Popelka absent)

 

15) Other: None

 

16) Adjournment:   At 8:30 p.m. Calderwood made the motion to adjourn.  Pargeon seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.   (Zobel and Popelka absent)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________                             ___________________________________

 

Tiffany Feisel, Board President                                          Terrill Karr, Board Secretary

 

The next regular scheduled board meeting will be July 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the ICN room___________________

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6/5/17

PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA

May 15, 2017

6:00 p.m.

 

 

Call to Order, Roll Call and Quorum:  At 6:00 p.m. Board President, Trisha Kennedy called the public hearing to order. 

 

2) Public Hearing: Fiscal 2017 Budget Amendment:  No comments from the public

 

3)  Adjourn Hearing: Popelka made the motion to adjourn at 6:02 p.m.  Zobel seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0 (Feisel, Pargeon & Calderwood absent)

 

 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD

 

1) Call to Order:  At 6:02 p.m. Board President, Trisha Kennedy called the public hearing to order.  In attendance were Board members Zobel, Kennedy, Dvorak and Popelka.  Arriving at 6:08 p.m. was Calderwood and on the phone at 6:25 p.m. was Pargeon.  Feisel absent.  Also in attendance were Superintendent Hill, Principal Youel, Board Secretary Karr, Ellen Young and Kenneth Seda.

 

2) Approve Agenda: Popelka made the motion to approve the agenda.  Dvorak seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0 (Feisel, Pargeon & Calderwood absent)

 

3) Public Forum/Correspondence:  None

 

4) Approve Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Amendment: Dvorak made the motion to approve the FY17 Budget Amendment.  Zobel seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0. (Feisel, Pargeon & Calderwood absent)

 

5) Approve Negotiated NTCEA Master Contract & Teacher Contracts for 2017-18: Dvorak made the motion to approve the FY18 NTCEA Master Contract and Teacher Contracts for FY18. Popelka seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0. (Feisel, Pargeon & Calderwood absent) This Master Contract represents a 1.82% total salary package increase for the teachers covered by the contract.

 

6) Approve Non-Certified & Administrator Salaries/Wages & Contracts for 2017-18: Zobel made the motion to approve the Non-Certified & Administrator Salaries/Wagers & Contracts for FY18 with the salary increase of 1.82%.  Motion carried 4-0.  Calderwood arrived at 6:08 p.m. and abstained from voting.  (Feisel and Pargeon absent)

 

7) First Reading of Policies 506.1; 506.1E1; 506.1E2; 506.1E3; 506.1E4; 5061E5; 506.1E6; 506.1E7;506.1E8; 506.1R1; 506.2; 506.2E1; 506.2R1; 507.9; 507.9R1; 710.1; 710.2 and 710.4:

 

8) Approve Proposal for School Auditing Services for the next three years:  Calderwood made the motion to approve Nolte, Cornman & Johnson as North Tama’s auditing firm for FY17, FY18 and FY19.  Dvorak seconded the motion.   Motion carried 5-0. (Feisel & Pargeon absent)

 

9) Board Member Resignation & Discussion on Filling Open Board Seat:  Trisha Kennedy submitted her resignation from the Board due to her impending employment with the district.  Pursuant to Iowa Code 279.6, the Superintendent will publish a notice of the board’s intent to appoint a person to fill this vacancy on the Board.  The person appointed will serve until the school board election in September, when Kennedy’s term will expire.

 

Because Kennedy’s resignation from the Board took effect immediately and Board Vice-President Feisel was not present, Board Member Zobel assumed the duties of the chair at 6:25 p.m. and presided over the meeting until adjournment.

 

10) Consent Agenda:

 

a. Approve Minutes of April 10, 2017 Board Meeting

 

b. Approve Cooperative Agreement for Pre-Service Clinical Placement with the University of Northern Iowa:  

 

c. Approve Renewal of Contract with Universal Pediatrics for Nursing Services

 

d) Conditional approval of graduates for 2017:

e) Change date of June monthly board meeting to take place on June 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

f) Accept bid in the amount of $18,848 from Champion Enterprises, LLS for labor and materials to install new commercial water heater

 

g) Approve Terms & Conditions for Certified Staff

 

h) Financial

i. Expenditures to Date and Approval of Bills

            1. Year To Date

            2. Monthly Balances

            3. Detail Check Register

            4. Expenses to Published Budget

 

i) Personnel:

            i. Resignations: Julie Giblin-Fall Play Director (contingent on the hiring of a suitable replacement)

                                    Amy Monat-Part-Time School Nurse

                                    Brenda Jensen-Academic Decathlon Sponsor

                                    Patty Calderwood-Junior High Softball Coach

                                    Mark Reeves-JH Special Ed Teacher, JH Girls Basketball, JH Girls Track

                                    Tyson Roberts-Assistant Girls Basketball

           

ii. Appointment: Kathy Ohrt-Preschool Associate

                        Jennifer Ambrose-Elementary Special Education Associate

                        Greg Reese- Elementary Special Education Associate

                                    Kasey Smith-Head High School Girls Basketball Coach

                                    Patrisha Kennedy-Secondary Secretary

                                    Brenda Jensen-Academic Decathlon Co-Sponsor

                                    Matt Walston- Academic Decathlon Co-Sponsor

                                    Megan Salyars-Junior High Softball Coach

Christy Calderwood-Elementary Softball Coach-

 

Popelka made the motion to approve the consent agenda.  Dvorak seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0, Calderwood abstained from voting, Pargeon joined by phone. (Feisel absent and Kennedy resigned)

 

11) Reports:

 

a. Elementary Principal: North Tama PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports): PBIS presented at State PBIS Conference and Mr. Youel was selected PBIS Person of the Year!!!, 4-year old preschool is moving along, Kindergarten had 21 of the 28 chick eggs hatch, Teachers are studying Standard Based Grading, Seniors will walk the Elementary hallways on Friday, May 18th, Drivers Ed will start May 30th with makeup classes costing $25/class this year, Summer school will start May 30th through June 30th (please see Youel for more information)

 

b. High School Principal: Domino Effect Training by Drake University was attended by Rea and two teacher leaders: they learned about the effect of Adverse Childhood Experiences and the similarities to a traumatic brain injury.  Perkins allocation will provide $2,750.00 for a new automotive Diagnostic System.  Spring Concert Band & Chorus awards night was well attended.  74 students earned the opportunity to participate in the annual Iowa Assessment Incentive Lunch at Pizza Palace-up 5 students from last year.  Iowa Assessment data was shared.

c. Superintendent: School Board Recognition Month!  Thank you all for your service!  June Board meeting will be held June 12th in order to meet the 30-day deadline for filling the open board seat (Kennedy’s).  Boards members whose terms expire September 2017:  Trisha Kennedy (Replacement for Trisha Kennedy), David Calderwood, Cheryl Popelka and Rod Zobel. 

 

12) Adjournment:   Dvorak made the motion to adjourn at 6:40 p.m.  Calderwood seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  (Feisel absent and Kennedy resigned). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

____________________________________                                    __________________________________________

 

Board Vice-President, Tiffany Feisel                                                                          Board Secretary, Terrill Karr

 

 

 

The next regular scheduled board meeting will be June 12th (one week earlier) at 7:00 p.m. in the ICN room.

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5/5/17

 

 

 PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA 

April 10, 2017 

7:00 p.m. 

Call to Order, Roll Call and Quorum: At 7:01 p.m. the public hearing was called to order by Board President Kennedy. In attendance were board members Kennedy, Feisel, Calderwood, Popelka, Pargeon, Dvorak, Superintendent Hill and Principals Youel and Rea. Board member Zobel arrived at 7:12 p.m. 

2) Presentation of Fiscal 2017 Budget: Superintendent went over the FY18 budget. The proposed tax rate will be $10.58. 

3) Public Comments on Proposed Budget: None 

4) Adjourn Hearing: At 7:04 p.m. Calderwood made the motion to adjourn the public hearing. Pargeon seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0. (Zobel absent) 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD 

1) Call to Order: AT 7:06 p.m. the regular board meeting was called to order by Board President Kennedy. In attendance were board members Kennedy, Feisel, Calderwood, Popelka, Pargeon, Dvorak, Superintendent Hill and Principals Youel and Rea. 

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

3) Public Forum/Correspondence: None 

4) Consent Agenda: 

a) Approve Minutes of March 20, 2017 Regular Board Meeting 

b) Approve Out of State Field Trip Requests: None 

c) Approve Fundraiser Request: None 

d) Approve Inter-Agency Agreement for Education Services: None 

e) Approve Amended 28E Agreement for Iowa Star Conference Health Insurance Retention Pool 

f) Financial 

i. Expenditures to Date and Approval of Bills 

1. Year To Date 

2. Monthly Balances 

3. Detail Check Register 

4. Expenses to Published Budget 

g) Set a public hearing for the Purpose of Amending the Fiscal Year 17 Budget to take place on Monday May 15th at 7:00 p.m. in the North Tama ICN Room: 

h) Personnel: 

i. Resignations: Amy Monat- Part-Time Nurse 

Melisa Wood- Concessions Stand Manager 

ii. Appointment: Suzanne Earley- Superintendent Secretary (240 day contract) 

Jill Miller – 4-Year-Old Preschool Teacher (.7 FTE – 28 hours/week) 

iii. Termination of Contract: None 

Pargeon made the motion to approve the consent agenda. Dvorak seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0. (Zobel absent) 

5) Approve the resignation of Janice Halupnick, FCS/Health Teacher & FCCLA Adviser: Calderwood made the motion with regret to approve the resignation of Janice Halupnick. Zobel seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0. 

6) Receipt and Filing of Recommendation Regarding Termination of Certified Staff Employment Contracts: 

Dvorak made the motion to receive the Superintendents recommendations and file them with our Board Secretary. Popelka seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0. 

7) Board Decision on Recommendations Regarding Termination of Certified Staff Employment Contracts: 

Pargeon moved to terminate the continuing contract of Juliana Reisner effective at the end of the 2016-17 school year, and to issue a new continuing contract to Juliana Reisner for the 2017-18 school year which includes 5 extended contract days. Calderwood seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Dvorak-aye, Calderwood-aye, Kennedy-aye, Popelka-aye, Feisel-aye, Pargeon-aye, Zobel-aye. Motion carried 7-0. 

Dvorak moved to terminate the continuing contract of Teresa O’Meara effective at the end of the 2016-17 school year, and to issue a new continuing contract to Teresa O’Meara for the 2017-18 school year which includes 5 extended contract days. Zobel seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Pargeon-aye, Kennedy-aye, Calderwood-aye, Feisel-aye, Dvorak-aye, Zobel-aye, Popelka-aye. Motion carried 7-0. 

8.Approve Budget Guarantee Resolution for Fiscal Year 2018: 

“RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors of the North Tama County Community School District will levy property tax for the fiscal year 2018 for the regular program budget adjustment as allowed under section 257.14, Code of Iowa.” 

Pargeon made the motion to approve the budget Guarantee Resolution for Fiscal Year 2018. Popelka seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0. 

9) Approve the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget: Calderwood made the motion to approve the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget. Zobel seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0. 

10) Reports: 

a. Elementary Principal: 4-Year Old Preschool is moving along, STEM Expert Day was a huge success, Vonna Watson and Brenda Kaufmann received The Excellence in Science Teaching Award- only two winners in the State and North Tama had both!!, Anne Turner, Kindergarten teacher was the Spotlight Teacher for Fablevision, Lisa Chizek, 5th grade Teacher was selected to be part of STEM State Professional Development Review Committee! Youel was the recipient of the FIRST annual PBIS Person of the Year Award! Warren Colvin will be fixing the Dennis Field sign that blew down during a storm and A grant for $1,850 was received from Alliant Energy for the Elementary Greenhouse makeover!! 3rd Quarter data was presented to the board. 

b. High School Principal: Active Shooter Training was held April 10 (today) and was very beneficial for the NT Staff. Rea and six students attended the Iowa Star Leadership Academy at Wartburg College, Course schedule codes are changing, Coach Pink, Rea and ten students attended the Ed Thomas Legacy Leadership Academy in Des Moines on March 28th, the Spanish and Art Clubs went to Chicago on March 31st and April 1st. 

c. Superintendent: Hill and Feisel will attend IASB (Iowa Association of School Boards) training on April 13th regarding the new Contract Negotiation laws. Negotiations with Teachers will begin soon after this training session. May’s meeting will be held the regular third Monday but will start at 6:00 p.m.! 

11) Adjournment: Pargeon made the motion to adjourn at 8:15 p.m. Dvorak seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0. 

___________________________________________ _____________________________________ 

Trisha Kennedy, Board President Terrill Karr, Board Secretary 

The next regular scheduled board meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. May 15, 2017 in the ICN Room 

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4/3/17

 

                                                            PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA

March 20, 2017

7:00 p.m.

 

 

1) Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by Board President Trisha Kennedy at 7:00 p.m.  In attendance were board members Kennedy, Calderwood, Zobel, Dvorak, Pargeon, and Feisel.  (Popelka was absent) Also in attendance were Superintendent Hill, Principals Rea and Youel, Board Secretary Karr, Dennis Albert, Chris Cochran, Judy Boerm, Brenda Jensen, Susan Johnson, Alexis Burrage and Dalynn Pokorny. 

 

2) Presentation of Proposed 2017-18 School Calendar: The board looked over the FY18 school calendar

 

3) Public Comments on Proposed Calendar: None

 

4)  Adjourn Hearing: At 7:03 p.m. Zobel made the motion to adjourn.  Pargeon seconded the motion

 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD

 

1) Call to Order:  Board President Kennedy called the regular board meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.  In attendance were board members Kennedy, Calderwood, Zobel, Dvorak, Pargeon, and Feisel.  (Popelka was absent) Also in attendance were Superintendent Hill, Principals Rea and Youel, Board Secretary Karr, Dennis Albert, Chris Cochran, Judy Boerm, Brenda Jensen, Susan Johnson, Alexis Burrage and Dalynn Pokorny. 

 

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

 

3) Spotlight on Education:  North Tama Academic Decathlon Students: Advisor Jensen and students Pokorny and Burrage spoke on their Academic Decathlon experience making it to Regionals and State Competition.   A special thanks to teachers Boerm, Kladivo and Walston for their help in preparing the students.  It was a great experience for the students and in the process becoming a “Team” in Academics!

 

4) Spotlight on Education:  Overview of North Tama TLC program:  Boerm gave the board an update on her first year as Student Success Coach under the Teacher Leadership Program.  She has helped a student complete his graduation requirements, sees some students daily (some periodically) who need help with studies, advice or just to talk. Johnson also spoke on her new position as Instructional Coach saying she has been helping upper elementary teachers through high school teachers with their curriculum alignment.  Johnson also co-teaches and does research for teachers.  Both are enjoying these new positions!

 

5) Public Forum/Correspondence: None

 

6) Approval of Any Non-Certified Early Retirement Requests & Resignations:  Dvorak made the motion to approve Mary McLean’s early retirement request and resignation:  Feisel seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0.  (Popelka absent)

 

7) Consent Agenda:

 

a. Approve Minutes of February 20, 2017 Regular Board Meeting

 

b. Approve Out Of State Field Trip Requests

 

c. Approve Fundraiser Request

 

d) Approve Inter-Agency Agreement for Education Services:

 

e) Set a public hearing for the FY18 Budget to take place at 7:00 p.m. on Monday April 10, 2017 in the North Tama ICN Room:

 

f) Financial:

i. Expenditures to Date and Approval of Bills

            1. Year To Date

            2. Monthly Balances

            3. Detail Check Register

            4. Expenses to Published Budget

 

g. Personnel:

            i. Resignations: Justin Keck-Head Girls Basketball

                                                Julie Fricke-Secondary Special Education, NHS, Homecoming, Prom Sponsor

           

ii. Appointment: Judy Boerm-Student Success Coach (TLC Funded)

                                    Susan Johnson-Instructional Coach (TLC Funded)

                                    Collin Lobdell-Secondary Special Education Teacher

                                    Caitlyn Boyd-Elementary Girls Softball Coach (City of Traer Funded)

                                    Amy Lidgett-Model Teacher (TLC Funded)

                                    Becky Adams- Model Teacher (TLC Funded)

                                    Brenda Kaufmann- Model Teacher (TLC Funded)

Connie Courbat- Model Teacher (TLC Funded)

Jess Schults- Model Teacher (TLC Funded)

Kristi Martin- Model Teacher (TLC Funded)

Lisa Chizek- Model Teacher (TLC Funded)

Vonna Watson- Model Teacher (TLC Funded)                            

           

iii. Termination of Contract: None

 

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

           

7.5 Junior High Girls’ Softball Coach: Pargeon made the motion to approve Patty Calderwood as the Junior High girls’ softball coach.  Zobel seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0 (Popelka absent, Calderwood abstaining)

 

8) Approve Proposal to Establish a 4-year old Preschool Program (Pending the State’s Approval of North Tama’s Application for Participation on the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program):  Calderwood made the motion to approve the proposal to establish a 4-year old Preschool Program (pending the State’s approval of North Tama’s application.  Dvorak seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0.  (Popelka absent)

 

9) Approval of 2017-18 School Calendar:  Dvorak made the motion to approve the FY18 calendar.  Feisel seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0.  (Popelka absent)

 

10) Budget Reduction for Fiscal Year 18:

            a. Early Retirement of Superintendent Secretary

            b. Increase Student fees

            c. Elementary & Secondary Counselor Positions: Reduce 5 Extended Contract Days from each       

            d. Reduce one FTE at the Elementary Level: Not replacing a teacher that is leaving

                       

Dvorak made the motion to approve the budget reductions for FY18.  Pargeon seconded the motion.  Motion carried 6-0.  (Popelka absent)

 

11) Review & Acceptance of Lawn Care Bids for 2017: Dvorak made the motion to accept the lawn care bid from Dennis Albert at the cost of $300 for mowing of the three ball diamonds, $97.50 for the remainder of the Athletic Complex and $97.50 for the football field and remainder of school grounds (including the bus barn area).  Feisel seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-1 with Pargeon voting nay.  (Popelka absent)

12) Review of Proposed FY18 Budget: Hill went over the proposed budget.  The proposed tax rate for FY18 will be $10.58, a slight increase from last year’s rate of $9.74.  The budget hearing and approval of the budget will be April 10th.

 

13) Reports:

 

a. Elementary Principal: North Tama was in a video with UNI regarding the STEM program, Youel was part of a Science Education Focus Panel and learned that North Tama is doing a good job with STEM education, North Tama will be receiving a $4000 Tama County Foundation Grant for Preschool Playground Equipment and Supplies, STEM Expert day will be March 28th

 

b. High School Principal: Parent/Teacher conferences had a great turnout, 35 people donated Blood for the National Honor Society Blood drive that was held March 13th, Swing Show was a success, Sport Plus (athletic training services) will no longer be able to contract services for NT-in the process of looking for a different option.

 

c. Superintendent: Proposed budget was presented with a 1.11% SSA, Budget reductions for FY18 will save the district roughly $70,000/year, Preschool approval is in the very near future, April board meeting is a week earlier for budget approval reasons.

 

14) Adjournment:   Pargeon made the motion to adjourn at 8:35 p.m.  Dvorak seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.  (Popelka absent)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_______________________________________                             __________________________________________

 

Trisha Kennedy, Board President                                       Terrill Karr, Board Secretary

 

 

 

The next regular board meeting will be April 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the ICN room

 

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2/23/17

                                                REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD

February 20, 2017

(Rescheduled from February 13th, 2017)

7:00 p.m.

 

1) Call to Order:  The meeting was called to order by Board President Kennedy at 7:00 p.m.  In attendance were board members Cheryl Popelka, Tiffany Feisel, Trisha Kennedy, David Calderwood and Rod Zobel.  Also in attendance were Superintendent David Hill, Principal Josh Youel, Board Secretary Terrill Karr and Ellen Young.

 

2) Approve Agenda:  Popelka made the motion to approve the agenda.  Feisel seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

3) Public Forum/Correspondence: Ellen Young praised Mr. Youel and Connie Courbat for attending the Home Show with some students.  The students were very poised and well behaved.  Lisa and David Chizek and students attended the second day and also did wonderful!  They made Traer proud!

 

4) Consent Agenda:

 

a. Approve Minutes of January 23, 2017 Regular Board Meeting

 

b. Approve Out Of State Field Trip Requests

 

c. Approve Fundraiser Request: FFA Sign Fundraiser and Football Team Lift-A-Thon Fundraiser, Music Booster Supper and Student Council Water Bottles

 

d) Approve Inter-Agency Agreement for Education Services: Newton CSD

 

e) Set a public hearing for the purpose of approving the 2017-18 School Calendar to take place at 7:00 p.m. on Monday March 20, 2017 in the North Tama ICN Room

 

f) Approve the renewal of athletic sharing agreements:

            i. Wrestling with Gladbrook-Reinbeck

            ii. Girls’ Soccer with Union

           

g) Financial

i. Expenditures to Date and Approval of Bills

            1. Year To Date

            2. Monthly Balances

            3. Detail Check Register

            4. Expenses to Published Budget

 

h. Personnel:

            i. Resignations: Paul Rea-JH Wrestling Coach

            ii. Appointments:

            iii. Termination of Contract:

           

Calderwood made the motion to approve the consent agenda.  Feisel seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

5) Establish Back-To-School Registration Fees and Lunch Prices for 2017-18 School Year: Calderwood made the motion to approve the following price increases for the Fiscal Year 2018 school year: K-6 Book Fees: Increase to $60, with $10 discount if paid by June 30 or $5 discount if paid by registration day. 7-12 Book Fees: Increase to $125, with $10 discount if paid by June 30 or $5 discount if paid by registration day. Student Athletic Ticket Fee: Increase to $50. Instrument rental, band fee, and percussion rental: $2 increase. Breakfast/Lunch Prices: 10-cent increase to student breakfast, student lunch, adult breakfast, and adult lunch. 5-cent increase for an extra milk.  Zobel seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0. 

 

6) Policy: Second Reading: 200.1R1-Organizational Meeting Procedures; 201.2 - Regular Meeting; 411.2 – Classified Employee-Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection; and 701.2-Financial Records:  Zobel made the motion to approve the policies 200.1R1-Organizational Meeting Procedures; 201.2 - Regular Meeting; 411.2 – Classified Employee-Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection; and 701.2-Financial Records.  Feisel seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

7) Consideration of Proposal for Driver Education Makeup Classes: Calderwood made the motion to approve charging $25 per make-up class/driving time (AFTER THE TWO MISSED CLASS/DRIVING TIMES THAT ARE BUILT IN).  Feisel seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

8) Reports:

 

a. Elementary Principal: Working with a variety of organizations regarding 4-Year Old Preschool, application is due April 6th (but will try to get it done before that date), Kindergarten Parent meeting will not be a separate meeting this year-the parents will meet with Mrs. Turner or Mrs. Sell at the end of Round-up week when they are discussing their child’s results from Kindergarten Round-Up Week, Teachers Lisa Chizek and Alivia McClain applied for a $500 Project Jack Grant (through the Realtor Foundation of Iowa) and received it! They will be purchasing bells, a tablet to take pictures with and craft supplies for the Traer Nursing Home.  March 6th thru the 10th is Kindergarten Roundup!                                                         

 

b. High School Principal:  Working with Youel and Hill on the FY18 school calendar, Parent Teacher conferences Feb 27th and March 2nd.

 

c. Superintendent: Supplemental State Aid was set at 1.11% for FY18, with this low percentage our tax rate will likely be increasing.  Even with this increase North Tama continues to have the lowest tax rate in our immediate area and one of the lowest tax rates in the state.  An Early Retirement incentive was offered to eligible non-certified staff with the deadline being the week prior to the March board meeting.  A list of cost-savings will be presented at the March board meeting.  The DE has given the official word that they will be able to move up their timeline for reviewing our Preschool application! 

 

9) Adjournment:   At 7:52 Zobel made the motion to adjourn.  Feisel seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________________               ___________________________________

 

Trisha Kennedy, Board President                           Terrill Karr, Board Secretary

 

The next regular scheduled board meeting will be March 20, 2017 in the ICN room

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2/23/17

                                                REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD

January 23, 2017

7:00 p.m.

 

1) Call to Order:  The board meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Board President Trisha Kennedy.  Present were Board members Gretchen Pargeon, Cheryl Popelka, Doug Dvorak and Trisha Kennedy.  Rod Zobel arrived at 7:25 p.m.  Also present were Superintendent David Hill, Principals Paul Rea and Josh Youel and Board Secretary Terrill Karr, Lego League sponsors Connie Courbat and Pete Holden and ten Lego League students. Board members absent were Tiffany Feisel and David Calderwood.

 

2) Approve Agenda:  Pargeon made the motion to approve the agenda.  Popelka seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0.  (Feisel, Calderwood and Zobel absent)

 

3) Spotlight On Education:  “Promise of Iowa” Video by IASB’s Promise of Iowa Campaign:  A video was watched on the “Promise of Iowa” 

 

4) Spotlight On Education: Presentation by North Tama’s Lego League Team:  The Lego League presented their project to the board – an exoskeleton to help hip dysplasia in dogs.  They were 16th in the State!  They were also awarded the 1st Place trophy for Core Values!  Congratulations!

 

5) Public Forum/Correspondence: None

 

6) Consent Agenda:

 

a. Approve Minutes of December 15, 2016 Regular Board Meeting

 

b. Approve Out Of State Field Trip Requests

 

c. Approve Fundraiser Request

 

d) Approve Amended Lied Center (Bremwood) Consortium Agreement

 

e) Approve Inter-Agency Agreements Education Services with Mason City CSD (Educare Program, Mercy Med Center), Waverly-Shell Rock School District (Bremwood)

 

f) Financial

i. Expenditures to Date and Approval of Bills

            1. Year To Date

            2. Monthly Balances

            3. Detail Check Register

            4. Expenses to Published Budget

           

g. Personnel:

            i. Resignations:    Amanda Rude-Elementary Teacher

            ii. Appointments: Brenda Jensen-Academic Decathlon

                                      Mike Estes – Head Boys’ and Girls’ Golf Coach

            iii. Termination of Contract:

           

Pargeon made the motion to approve the consent agenda.  Dvorak seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0. (Feisel, Calderwood and Zobel absent)

 

7) Approve “Promise of Iowa” Board Resolution in Support of Public Education in Iowa: Dvorak made the motion to approve the “Promise of Iowa” Board Resolution in support of public schools in Iowa.  Popelka seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0. (Feisel, Calderwood and Zobel absent)

 

 

8) Board Discussion and Possible Action on a Response to the Gladbrook-Reinbeck Dissolution Commission:

Popelka made the motion to respond that a second meeting is not necessary to the Gladbrook-Reinbeck Dissolution Committee.  Pargeon seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0.  (Feisel, Calderwood and Zobel absent)

 

9) Continued Discussion on Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program:  Plans are continuing for the implementation of 4-year old preschool at North Tama this fall, pending approval from the State.  The tentative plan is to use federal REAP money to fund the first year and state per pupil funding in following years.  As of now we have a possible 27 children that could attend next year.

 

10) Board Authorization for Elementary Principal to Submit Application for North Tama’s Participation in Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program:  Pargeon made the motion to approve the Elementary Principal to submit the application for North Tama’s participation in the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program.  Dvorak seconded the motion.  (Board member Zobel arrived) Motion carried 5-0.  (Feisel and Calderwood absent)

 

11) Discussion & Possible Board Action on Offering a Voluntary Early Retirement Incentive for Non-Certified Staff:  Dvorak made the motion to approve Option B Early Retirement Incentive for Non-Certified staff.  Zobel seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.  (Feisel, Calderwood absent)

 

12) Policy: First Reading: 200.1R1-Organizational Meeting Procedures; 201.2 - Regular Meeting; 411.2 – Classified Employee-Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection; and 701.2-Financial Records:  Board members were given these policies to look over

 

13) Reports:

 

a. Elementary Principal: Upper Elementary raised $183.00 for the North Tama Food Bank in place of exchanging gifts at Christmas time!  Holiday gift shop was another success, raising more money than in previous years.  Mrs. Chizek wrote a McElroy Grant and was awarded $850.00 for a 3D printer.  Upcoming:  Feb 21st is Elementary Family Reading Night, Feb 27th and March 2nd are Parent Teacher Conferences, February 28th is Kindergarten Roundup meeting and March 6-10th is Kindergarten Roundup week!

 

b. High School Principal:  The Counselors and I attended a 504 Conference (plans that provide accommodations for students based on a diagnosis or health need.  Mrs. Boerm and Mrs. Johnson will attend the February board meeting to go over their TLC (Teacher Leadership and Compensation) accomplishments this school year.  One first semester graduate this year.  Gladbrook-Reinbeck approved the Alternative School at their January board meeting.

 

c. Superintendent:  We will be using REAP dollars to fund 4-year old Preschool the first year and after that state fund will cover this program, so with board approval we will proceed with the application to implement this program.  A “Family Sick Leave Bank” committee will be formed to explore the possibility of creating a Family Sick Leave Bank – an employee donates some of their family sick days to a bank which could be used by others or themselves for unusual or rare situations that may develop. Will show the board a few proposed cost savings for next year, as negative new money for FY18 of $130,000 is expected. 

 

14) Adjournment:   Pargeon made the motion to adjourn at 8:45 p.m.  Zobel seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  (Feisel, Calderwood absent)

 

 

 

 

 

 

________________________________________                            ______________________________________

 

Trisha Kennedy, Board President                                       Terrill Karr, Board Secretary

 

 

The next regular scheduled board meeting will be February 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the ICN room

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2/23/17

                                                REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD

December 19, 2016

7:00 p.m.

 

1) Call to Order:  Board President Kennedy called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  Present were Board members Trisha Kennedy, David Calderwood, Doug Dvorak, Gretchen Pargeon (arriving at 7:05) and Tiffany Feisel.  Popelka and Zobel were absent.  Also present were Superintendent David Hill, Principals Josh Youel and Paul Rea and Board Secretary Terrill Karr.

 

2) Approve Agenda:  Calderwood made the motion to approve the agenda.  Feisel seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.  (Pargeon-late, Zobel & Popelka absent)

 

3) Spotlight On Education:  Overview of District Finances & 5 Year Financial Projections:  Hill updated the board on the school’s 5 year financial projections.  The district is doing fine according to the projection but still need to look for ways to save money.

 

4) Public Forum/Correspondence: None

 

5) Consent Agenda:

 

a. Approve Minutes of November 21, 2016 Regular Board Meeting

 

b. Approve Out Of State Field Trip Requests

 

c. Approve Fundraiser Request:  Cheerleading Fundraiser-Shoe Drive.

 

d) Approve Amended River Hills Consortium Agreement

 

e) Approve Inter-Agency Agreements for Special Education Services with South Tama CSD

 

f) Financial

i. Expenditures to Date and Approval of Bills

            1. Year To Date

            2. Monthly Balances

            3. Detail Check Register

            4. Expenses to Published Budget

           

g. Personnel:

            i. Resignations:    Justin Keck-Assistant Girls’ Basketball Coach  

            ii. Appointments: Mark Reeves-JH Girls’ Track Coach

                                      Justin Keck-Interim Head Girls’ Basketball Coach

                                      Tyson Roberts-Assistant Girls’ Basketball Coach

            iii. Termination of Contract: Matthew Hansen-Girls’ Head Basketball Coach

           

Pargeon made the motion to approve the consent agenda.  Feisel seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  (Zobel and Popelka absent)

 

6) Approve Modified Supplemental Amount for At-Risk/Dropout Prevention (up to maximum of $145,430):

Feisel made the motion to approve the modified supplemental amount for At-Risk Dropout Prevention up to $145,430.  Dvorak seconded the motion.   (Zobel and Popelka absent)

 

7) Board Discussion on Participation in the Statewide Voluntary Program for 4-Year Old: Hill found out in the past few days that we will not be able to charge tuition for preschoolers (this would have helped offset the start-up cost) and we also cannot use General Fund dollars for this program.  Youel will fill out the application to have a 4-Year old Voluntary Preschool program in hopes we find a way to make this work. 

 

8) Reports:

 

a. Elementary Principal:  Youel went over the Iowa Assessment Data-very pleased with the results.  North Tama student Isabella Allen held a fundraiser for Noah Rector and as of this date had raised $945.19!  Lego League won the Global Invention Award with their Exoskeleton project and also won the First Lego League Core Values Award! They will be going to State to present their Global Invention Project. 

 

b. High School Principal: North Tama is waiting to find out if Gladbrook-Reinbeck will be starting up an Alternative High School.  More information will be available next month on this

 

c. Superintendent: The January Board meeting will be the fourth Monday not the third Monday due to Martin Luther King Day. 

 

9) Superintendent Mid-Year Evaluation: The board will meet in closed session in accordance with Iowa Code

Chapter 21.5(1) (i):  Pargeon made the motion to enter into closed session.  Feisel seconded the motion.  Roll call was taken:  Feisel-aye, Popelka-absent, Zobel-absent, Pargeon-aye, Kennedy-aye, Dvorak-aye and Calderwood-aye

 

Calderwood made the motion to exit closed session.  Feisel seconded the motion.  Roll call vote was taken: Pargeon-aye, Zobel-absent, Calderwood-aye, Dvorak-aye, Kennedy-aye, Popelka-absent and Feisel-aye

 

10) Adjournment:   Pargeon made the motion to adjourn at 9:08 p.m.  Feisel seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0. (Zobel and Popelka absent)

 

 

 

 

 

________________________________________                 ________________________________________

 

Trisha Kennedy, Board President                                       Terrill Karr, Board Secretary

 

 

The next regular scheduled board meeting will be held January 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.in the ICN room

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