Regular Session - October 16, 2017

posted Oct 17, 2017, 8:30 AM by Mary Boege   [ updated Oct 17, 2017, 8:30 AM by Mary Mixdorf ]





The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on October 16, 2017 in Regular Session at the Tribal Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.


On call of the roll the following were present:  Alan Kline, Penny Tyynismaa,  Jackie Dvorak and Mandy Lekin.   Absent: Ronald Houghton.  Quorum Present.

Also present were: Jeff Berger, Mary Boege, Becky Durand, Stacy Stull, Marilyn Rippy, Shayna Zmolek, Dixie Forcht, Kym Stein and Jon Huebner.


Motion by Dvorak second by Kline to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.


Motion by Dvorak, second by Lekin to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the September 18, 2017, and October 2, 2017 meetings, financials, bills for payment as presented and Early Graduation Requests from D.B., and C.P.


Public Comments - Shayna Zmolek asked the Board for their support to partner with the Wieting Theater in their fundraising efforts for Phase II of the theater renovations.  Dixie Forcht talked with the Board about her frustrations as a parent with the technology capabilities of the ipads.


Marilyn Rippy was recognized by the Board as a runner up for the ISEA Teacher of the Year Award.


Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the following personnel requests as presented pending licensure and background checks for new hires with the exception of the Assistant Girls Soccer Coach until it can be determined if one was already approved. Aye votes from Dvorak, Kline and Lekin with Tyynismaa abstaining.  Motion carried.


Contracts - Baron Davis - Assistant Varsity Wrestling, Allison Graham - Basketball Cheer Coach.

Transfer - Hailey Weiss from HS ELL Aide to HS At-Risk.

Volunteer Coaches - Jason Arp - Wrestling

Officials - Bob Averill - Basketball, Bryan Foster - Wrestling, Jim Hall - Basketball and Baseball, Dave Nitz - Basketball and Baseball, Gary Sieck - Basketball, Tom Kemper - Basketball, John Wagner - Basketball, Jeremy Weiermann - Basketball.

Resignation - Teresa Schneider - HS SpEd Aide.


Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the SBRC request for Modified Allowable Growth of $101,300.24 for the LEP Program All Ayes.


Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the SBRC request for Modified Allowable Growth and Supplemental Aid for the Special Education Deficit of $579,446.45  All Ayes.


Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the 2nd reading of Wellness Policy 630.55 adding the Director of Food Service as the position responsible for managing the triennial assessment and contact information.    All Ayes.


Stacy Stull presented to the Board on the results of the Equity Visit and corrections that have been made and still need to be made.


Superintendent Berger reviewed with the Board the results of the Assessment Survey that had recently been completed.


Superintendent Berger and Dixie Forcht reviewed with the Board the Iowa Assessments for Science, Math and Reading.


Superintendent Berger discussed with the Board resurfacing the baseball and softball fields with the Booster Club paying for the project.  The Board was given a draft policy for a Student School Board Representative to review and Superintendent Berger will be in contact with the local law enforcement about doing some ALICE Training for the staff.


Motion by Dvorak, second by Lekin to adjourn the meeting at 7:13 p.m.  All Ayes.

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary