Regular Session - April 20, 2020

posted Apr 21, 2020, 8:34 AM by Mary Boege   [ updated Apr 21, 2020, 8:41 AM by Mary Mixdorf ]





The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on April 20, 2020 in Regular Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:00 p.m. with members of the board and community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.


On call of the roll the following were present:  Ron Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin.   Absent:  Penny Tyynismaa and Clint Werner.  Quorum Present.

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege and several members of the community.


Motion by Houghton second by Kline to approve the amended agenda removing the Invision Presentation.  All Ayes.


Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the March 16, 2020 and April 6, 2020 meetings, financials and bills for payment as presented.


Public Comments - Pam Knock addressed the board with some concerns about how student grading would be handled during the school closure.


Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the following personnel requests as presented pending background check results on new hires.  All Ayes.


Contracts - Kenadie Fiebelkorn - 3rd Grade, Brittany Hammes - Preschool, Madison Cline - Elem SpEd.

Transfers - Natasha Becker - From 4th Grade to 3rd Grade

Resignations - Marissa Green - 5th Grade SpEd, Abbi Rust - 3rd Grade, Michelle Bradley - HS Math, Molly Tafta - 3rd Grade, Hannah Mullen - Preschool, Aimee Forgie - 3rd Grade, Annie Lucas - Payroll/Benefits, Hailee Weiss - HS At-Risk.


Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the increase of the Middle School Art position from .56 to 1.0 FTE.  All Ayes.


Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the audit bid from Nolte, Cornman and Johnson for the fiscal years 2020, 2021, and 2022 for $10,700, $11,100 and $11,500.  All Ayes.


Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the AEA cooperative purchasing agreement for school food service for the 2020-2021 school year.  All Ayes.


Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the agreement with Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa for the 2020-2021 school year.  All Ayes.


Steve Chyma reviewed the need for additional buses and vans. Bids will be brought back to the next meeting for approval.


Superintendent Smith discussed the possibility of offering training to Para Educators to obtaining their Substitute Authorization.


The Board was updated on what the individual buildings are doing for student instruction during the school closure.


Superintendent Smith updated the Board on the Middle School Project.  The Invision Presentation will be at the next meeting.


Steve McAdoo reviewed with the Board the what will need to be done with the HS Tennis Courts and Track for repairs and replacement.  An engineer will need to be hired and a public hearing held before proceeding with accepting bids for the replacements.


Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 6:33 p.m.



Mandy Lekin, Board Vice President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary