Regular Session - October 19, 2015

posted Oct 21, 2015, 6:26 AM by Mary Boege   [ updated Oct 21, 2015, 6:26 AM by Mary Mixdorf ]





The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on October 19, 2015 in Regular Session meeting at the Meskwaki Tribal Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Michelle Yuska, Mark McFate, Alan Kline and Penny Tyynismaa.  Quorum Present   Absent:  Jackie Dvorak 

Also present were: Mary Jones, Mary Boege, Rhonda Shaw, Mike Carnahan, Roy Frakes, Chelsea Ahrens, Nancy Dostal and Mary Jo Cherveny.

Motion by Kline, second by Tyynismaa to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline second by McFate to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the September 21, 2015 and the October 5, 2015 meetings , financials, bills for payment as presented and Early Graduation request for H.K. and L.G.   All Ayes.

Public Comments:


Motion by Tyynismaa second by McFate to approve the following personnel requests as presented. All Ayes

Contracts - Barry Papesh - Bus Driver, Corinne Bradley - HS Spec Ed Aide, Riley Rutledge -  Assistant Varsity Softball, Dan Mayo - 7th Girls Basketball.

Volunteer Coaches - Todd Hinegardner - Wrestling

Officiating – Darrell Brand - Track, David Lee - Track, Stan Allspach - Basketball, Bob Averill - Basketball, Bryan Foster - Wrestling, Jim Hall - Basketball, Tom Kemper - Basketball, Deidra Mohr - Basketball, Wayne Ritscher - Basketball.

Resignations - Riley Rutledge - 9th Softball

Motions by Kline, second by Tyynismaa to approve the overnight activity department trips as presented.  All Ayes.

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Kline to approve the overnight trip for a softball tournament in Centerville.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Tyynismaa, to approve the Consortium Agreement for an Instructional Program at River Hills School.  All Ayes.

Motion by McFate, second by Tyynismaa to approve the request  for allowable growth and supplemental aid for the negative special education deficit of $29,982.63.  All Ayes.

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Kline, to approve Mary Jones and Mary Boege as authorized signers on the safe deposit box at Lincoln Savings Bank.  All Ayes

Superintendent Jones updated the Board on the process that is going to be use to talk with the staff about the high school addition.

High School Principal Roy Frakes and Language Arts Teacher Nancy Dostal addressed the board on reading strategies being used in the high school classes.  Principal Frakes also addressed the ACT trends, duel credits, Jostens Renaissance Program and district achievement data.

Mike Carnahan and Mary Jo Cherveny addressed the Board on a possible band and choir trip to New York City.

The Board discussed a letter from the Gladbrook-Reinbeck School about a petition and proposal for dissolution. 

Superintendent Jones informed the Board that House File 550 requires contact information for all elected officials be posted online.  The school will set up email address for all board members and post that on the district website.

Motion by Kline, second by Tyynismaa to adjourn the meeting at 7:32 p.m.   All Ayes.


Michelle Yuska, Board President           Mary Boege, Board Secretary