Special Session - March 7, 2016

posted Mar 8, 2016, 7:45 AM by Mary Boege   [ updated Mar 8, 2016, 7:45 AM by Mary Mixdorf ]





The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on March 7, 2016 in a Special Session meeting at the Professional Learning Room, Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.


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

Also present were: Mary Jones, Mary Boege, Joyce Wiese, Ronda Shaw, Jon Huebner,

Ben Adams, McKenna Knock, Victoria Hamilton.


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


Public Comments - None


Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the following personnel requests as presented.


Contracts - Joseph Tafta - Juvenile Court/School Liaison, Chad Woosley - Transportation Manager, Ron Lowe - Bus Driver

Internal Transfers - Deloris Ryan  4th Grade to Instructional Coach, Seth Koch  HS Social Studies to Secondary Instructional Coach, Kathy Wilkerson - MS Math to Secondary Instructional Coach, Keely Upah Title I to Elementary Instructional Coach, Kevin Nelson Elementary Special Education to Elementary Instructional Coach, Joy Schirmer Elementary Special Education Coach to K-12 Special Education Instructional Coach.

Officials - Jim Hall - Basketball, Dave Nitz - Basketball

Resignations - Clayton Harrold - HS Behavior Interventionist, Emily Chyma - Basketball Cheer Coach.


Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Kline to approve the Physical Education Exemption Request.  All Ayes.


Middle School Principal Ben Adams, 5th Grade Teacher Jon Huebner, and High School Student McKenna Knock reviewed with the Board the recommendations of the SIAC Committee.


Superintendent Jones reviewed with the Board the postcard and information on the website about the Revenue Purpose Statement that will be sent out to district patrons telling them about the election on April 5, 2016.


Superintendent Jones reviewed with the Board the final design for the high school addition.


Superintendent Jones updated the Board on training the staff is currently taking on Curriculum Alignment to the Core, the three possible schedule changes for the high school, graduation changes the Leadership Class would like to make and the TLC Grant.


Motion by Dvorak, second by Tyynismaa to adjourn the meeting into an exempt session  at 6:25 p.m.   All Ayes



Mark McFate, Board Vice President         Mary Boege, Board Secretary