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Regular Session - July 16, 2018

posted by Mary Boege

REGULAR SESSION

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on July 16, 2018 in Regular Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

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

 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, John Speer, Heather Garrett, Megan Rosenberger, Robert Tyynismaa, Laurie Phelan.

 

Motion by Houghton second by Lekin to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

 

Robert Tyynismaa was present to discuss with the Board the hosting of the conference cross country meet and a home meet on the school campus. 

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the June 11, 2018 and June 27, 218 meetings, financials and bills for payment as presented.  All Ayes

 

Public Comments - None

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to appoint Mary Boege as Board Secretary/Treasurer for the 2018-19 school year.  All Ayes

President Tyynismaa administered the Oath of Office to Secretary/Treasurer Boege.

 

Laurie Phelan was present to explain the iJAG Program to the Board.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to approve a one year trial program with iJAG and to post the position for the 2018-19 school year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the following personnel requests as presented.  All Ayes

 

Resignations - Todd Dale - Head 8th Grade Football

 

Motion by Lekin second by Dvorak to approve the depositories at the State Bank of Toledo and Lincoln Savings Bank, with upper limits of $10,000,000 each.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the second reading of Board Policy 402.71 Travel Expense changing the meal reimbursement up to $40 per day with detailed receipts.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the Activity Handbook with the needed updates on coaching positions, Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the purchase of the 77 passenger bus from Hoglund Bus for $89,999.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to adjourn the meeting at 6:47 p.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - June 27, 2018

posted Jun 27, 2018, 9:29 AM by Mary Boege

SPECIAL SESSION

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on June 27, 2018 in Special Session at the Administration Building, Tama, Iowa at 7:30 a.m.

 

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

 

Also present were:  Mary Boege, John Speer, Jared Smith

 

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

 

Public Comments - None

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the personnel requests as presented pending clear background check results and licensure on new hires.  All Ayes

 

Contracts - Denise Rairdin - HS Custodian, Todd Dale - Assistant Football Coach, Samantha Holtz - Elem/MS TAG and Assistant HS Girls Track.

Transfers - Sandy Jensen from HS Custodian to Elem/HS Custodian

Resignations - Sara McAndrew - MS ELL

 

Motion by Lekin second by Kline to approve the building handbooks with the noted changes..  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the School Nutrition Program Application for the 2018-19 School Year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline second by Houghton to approve the addition to the Building Use Rental Fee Chart to include Concessions Rental at $5 per time with a maximum of $50 per school year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the first reading of Board Policy 402.71 changing the meal reimbursement up to $40 per day with detailed receipts.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve discontinuing the JOM  fee waiver unless other funding sources are found and to change the registration packets to reflex this change for the 2018-19 school year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 7:58 a.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Regular Session - June 11, 2018

posted Jun 12, 2018, 5:40 AM by Mary Boege

REGULAR SESSION

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on June 11, 2018 in Regular Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

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

 

Also present were: Jeff Berger, Mary Boege, John Speer, Heather Garrett and Jared Smith.

 

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

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Lekin to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the May 21, 2018 meeting, financials and bills for payment as presented.

 

Public Comments - None

 

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

 

Contracts -Molly McCreary - Color guard Coach, Levi Hunerdosse - .5 Assistant HS/MS Activities Director, Kelle Johannsen - MS Special Education, Kristine Dixon - MS Special Education, Allison Streck - MS Math, Justin Suchanek - Assistant 9th Football and Head 7th Boys Track Coach.

Officials - Jerry Bisher - Baseball, Jim Hall - Baseball

Resignations - Levi Hunerdosse - Fall Event Coordinator, Mike Stein - Assistant Varsity Football Coach, Marissa Green - Head 7th Girls Track.

 

Motion by Lekin second by Dvorak to table the approval of the handbooks for 2018-19 until the corrections can be made.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the FY 17 Audit.   All Ayes.

 

Discussion was held on the JOM billings for native students.  The District was informed that the funding has been cut for JOM and will likely not be continued.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 6:22 p.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Regular Meeting - May 21, 2018

posted May 22, 2018, 5:27 AM by Mary Boege   [ updated May 22, 2018, 8:49 AM ]

REGULAR SESSION

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on May 21, 2018 in Regular Session at the Middle School, Toledo, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

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

 

Also present were: Jeff Berger, Mary Boege, John Speer, Ben Adams, Rhonda Shaw and Shauna Smith.

 

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

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the April 23, 2018 and May 7, 2018 meetings, financials, bills for payment as presented and early graduation requests of J.O, and S.O.

 

Public Comments - None

 

Ben Adams, Middle School Principal presented on the middle school initiatives.

 

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

 

Contracts -Jessica Bohnstengel - 5th Grade, Morgan Ives - 3rd Grade, Rachel Davis - Assistant Individual Speech, Dina Keahna - Assistant HS Basketball, Andrea Rutledge - HS Boys Tennis, Shauna Smith - Director of Curriculum and Student Services.

Transfers - Carla Coates - 6th Math to 6th Science

Volunteer - Crystal Kephart - Individual Speech

Officials - Jerry Bisher - Baseball

Resignations - Jessica St. John - MS ELL, Dustin Peska - 7th Boys Track, Nate Van Dyke - 9th Football.

 

Discussion was held on the process to be used to possibly sell some school property.

 

Motion by Kline second by Dvorak to approve the issuing of a honorary diploma.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the Print Management Agreement with Premier Office Equipment and US Bank.   All Ayes.

 

The Board took a tour of the middle school building.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to adjourn the meeting at 6:53 p.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - May 7, 2018

posted May 8, 2018, 7:52 AM by Mary Boege

SPECIAL SESSION

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on May 7, 2018 in Special Session at the Elementary Building, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

On call of the roll the following were present:  Ronald Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa. Absent:  Jackie Dvorak.   Quorum Present.  Dvorak joined the meeting at 5:38 p.m.

 

Also present were: Jeff Berger, Mary Boege, John Speer, Ashley Raue, Anita Townsley, Keely Upah, Kym Stein, Joy Schirmer, Deloris Ryan, Heather Garrett, Kris Collins, Megan Rosenberger, Jeanette Stacy, Karen Mixdorf, Cally Thompson, Melanie Kemper, Scott Bolen, Brent Bagnall and Stacy Moore.

 

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

 

Public Comments - Mark McFate questioned the Board on an agenda item asking if it was a part-time Athletic Director or a part-time Activities Director that was going to be discussed.

 

Superintendent Berger recognized the Board for School Board Recognition Month and each was presented with a certificate.

 

The Elementary Staff and Administration presented on elementary initiatives.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the personnel requests as presented pending clear background check results and licensure on new hires.  All Ayes

 

Contracts for 2018-19 School Year - Morgan McFate - MS STEM, Bradley Schweppe - Elementary Principal.

Transfers - Tracy Clark - Custodial to Print Shop/Custodial, Zoe Garber from 3rd Grade to Kindergarten, Paula Miller from 6th Science to 8th Science.

TLC Model Teachers - Steve Bearden, Melody Cole, Melissa Jesina, Marilyn Rippy, Paula Miller, Ashley Raue, Ashley Steven, Amy Stotts, Chelsea Ahrens, Victoria Hamilton, Audrey Roth and Danny Mayo

Volunteer - Robert McBain - Soccer

Officials - Bruce Johnson - Track, Bill Neal - Track, Tiffany Thiessen - Volleyball

Resignations - Shirlene Spinler - MS Cook

 

Motion by Kline second by Lekin to approve the revised Impact Aid Indian Policies and Procedures.  All Ayes.

 

Discussion was held on selling the parking lot on the north side of the vacant Tama Primary School site.  More information will be gathered on the process of selling the lot.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the renewal of the agreement with Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa for the 2018-19 school year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the adoption of the TLC Leadership Handbook for the 2018-19 school year.  All Ayes.

 

Superintendent Berger discussed the current special education student numbers.  The numbers are lower from the last time the numbers were reported.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the job posting for a Middle School Special Education Teacher.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to eliminate the Director of Special Education position for the 2018-19 school year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the posting for a Director of Curriculum and Student Service position for the 2018-19 school year.  All Ayes

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the posting for a part-time 7-12 Activities Director.  All Ayes.

 

Elementary Principal Stacy Stull gave the Board of tour of the building.

 

Motion by Lekin second by Houghton to adjourn the meeting at 7:37 p.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Regular Session - April 23, 2018

posted Apr 24, 2018, 7:45 AM by Mary Boege

REGULAR SESSION

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on April 23, 2018 in Regular Session at the High School, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

On call of the roll the following were present:   Jackie Dvorak, Alan Kline, Penny Tyynismaa and Mandy Lekin.   Quorum Present.  Ron Houghton joined the meeting at 5:31 p.m.

 

Also present were: Jeff Berger, Mary Boege, John Speer, Kym Stein, Jon Huebner, Dixie Forcht, Emily Chyma, Brent Bagnall, Roy Frakes, Hailee Weiss, Dan Lopez, Chris McFate, Mark McFate, Kris Collins, Jared Smith, Megan Rosenberger, Allison Graham, Ben Adams.

 

Motion by Lekin second by Kline to approve the agenda with the deletion of the FFA Presentation.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the March 19, 2018, March 21, 2018, March 22, 2018, April 9, 2018 and April 10, 2018 meetings, financials, bills for payment as presented and early graduation requests of B.T.

 

Public Comments - None

 

The High School Staff and Administration presented on high school initiatives.

 

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

 

Contracts - Andrea Rutledge - MS Asst Softball, Matt Kesl - MS Asst Baseball, Hannah Klaver - Kindergarten, Alyson Kokjohn - 6th Grade Social Studies, Sarah Wright - 6th Grade Literacy, Miranda Nelson - HS Biology/Life Science, Lon Wilkerson - H 8th Boys Basketball.

Transfers - Annie Lucas from Print Shop to Payroll/Benefits.

Officials - Darrell Brand - MS Softball, Jim Hall - MS Softball, Mie Spurlin - MS Softball, Tiffany Thiessen - MS Softball

Resignations - Darcy Lamb - Color Guard Coach, Shannon Feisel - Elem Para educator, Angie Knowles - Kindergarten. 

 

Motion by Kline second by Lekin to approve the 2 year contract for Dr. Jared Smith, Superintendent of the South Tama School District in the amount of $150.000.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve a per diem payment for Dr. Jared Smith for work done prior to July 1, 2018.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the Girls Golf request for an overnight stay for the WaMaC Super Meet.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the three year bid from Select Physical Therapy for the 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-2021 school years.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to accept the proposal from Cory Hall Photography for event pictures for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the Administrative Services Agreement with the State of Iowa for the 403(b) plan administration.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the GASB 75 agreement with ISFIS for $6,550  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the Summer Food Service Program for 2018.   All Ayes

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the Head Principal, Assistant Principal/AD and Business Manager contracts for 2018-19.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to increase the substitute teacher pay for the 2018-19 school year to $115 per day.  All Ayes.

 

The Board took a tour of the high school building.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to adjourn the meeting at 8:17 p.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary   

Special Session - April 10, 2018

posted Apr 12, 2018, 1:00 PM by Mary Boege

SPECIAL SESSION

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on April 10, 2018 in Special Session at the Reinig Center, Toledo, Iowa at 3:08 p.m.

 

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

 

Also present were:  Mary Boege and Trent Grundmeyer, and Roger Wilcox of Grundmeyer Leader Search.

 

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

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to go into closed session at 3:09 p.m. as provided in Section 21.5(1)(i) of the Open Meeting Law to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose hiring is being considered to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual's reputation, as that individual has requested a closed session.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to come out of closed session at 8:19 p.m.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to offer a two year contract to Dr. Jared Smith as the next South Tama County Superintendent.  All Ayes

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Houghton to adjourn the meeting at 8:32 p.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Public Hearing and Special Session - April 9, 2018

posted Apr 10, 2018, 5:10 AM by Mary Boege

PUBLIC HEARING AND SPECIAL SESSION

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on April 9, 2018 for a Public Hearing on the 2018-2019 School Budget at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

On call of the roll the following were present:  Penny Tyynismaa, Ron Houghton, Mandy Lekin. Jackie Dvorak joined the meeting after roll call.   Absent: Alan Kline.  Quorum Present.

Also present were: Jeff Berger, Mary Boege, Mary Mixdorf, John Speer, Alison Graham, Jon Huebner and Megan Rosenberger.

 

Motion by Lekin second by Houghton to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

 

Public Hearing

 

President Tyynismaa opened the Public Hearing for the 2018-2019 School Year Budget at 5:31 p.m. and asked for public comments. 

 

Hearing none, President Tyynismaa asked for a motion to close the Public Hearing.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to close the Public Hearing at 5:32 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

The Special Session was called to order at 5:33 p.m.

 

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

Also present were: Jeff Berger, Mary Boege, Mary Mixdorf, John Speer, Alison Graham, Jon Huebner and Megan Rosenberger.

 

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

 

Public Comments - None

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the following personnel requests pending licensure on new certified staff.  All Ayes.

 

Contracts -  Jon Huebner - TLC Instructional Coach Facilitator, Abbi Rust - 3rd Grade, Sandra Tracy - HS ELL, Dina Keahna - MS/HS Guidance Counselor.

Officiating -  Dave Nitz - JV Football

Resignations - Jodi Wacha - HR/Payroll, Cally Thompson - MS Special Education, Abby Gard - 8th Grade Science, Christy Hammond - MS STEM

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to approve the FY19 budget as published.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to set May 19, 2019 as the graduation date for the 2018-19 school year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the proposed option 3 to replace grades 6-12 & staff iPads.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Lekin to adjourn the meeting  at 5:55 p.m. into and Exempt Session for matters relating to employment.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvoark to adjourn the meeting at 6:08 p.m.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - March 22, 2018

posted Mar 22, 2018, 10:04 AM by Mary Boege

SPECIAL SESSION

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on March 22, 2018 in Special Session at the Administration Building, Tama, Iowa at 7:30 a.m.

 

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

 

Also present was:  Mary Boege

 

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

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the Non-Certified Letters of Assignment.   All Ayes

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the personnel requests as presented.  All Ayes.

 

Resignations - Laura Edwards - M.S. Language Arts

 

Motion by Kline second by Lekin to adjourn the meeting at 8:05 a.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - March 21, 2018

posted Mar 22, 2018, 10:02 AM by Mary Boege

SPECIAL SESSION

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on March 21, 2018 in Special Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 4:00 p.m.

 

On call of the roll the following were present:  Jackie Dvorak, Ron Houghton, Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa,   Absent:  Alan Kline. Quorum Present.  Alan Kline joined the meeting at 4:04 p.m.

 

Also present were:  Mary Boege and Roger Wilcox of Grundmeyer Leader Search.

 

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

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to go into closed session at 4:02 p.m. as provided in Section 21.5(1)(i) of the Open Meeting Law to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose hiring is being considered to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual's reputation, as that individual has requested a closed session.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Lekin to come out of closed session at 8:28 p.m.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to adjourn the meeting at 8:29 p.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

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