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Regular Session - January 21, 2019

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 January 21, 2019 in Regular Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the December 17, 2018 and January 7, 2019 meetings, financials and bills for payment as presented  All Ayes.

 

Public Comments - None

 

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

 

Contracts - Samantha Holtz - Head Volleyball Coach

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the first reading of Board Policy Series 100.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the requests for the new Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources course and the Computer Science Cyber Security, Computer Science Python, and Computer Science Web Design courses .   All Ayes.

 

Superintendent Smith discussed the Nagle Sign proposal for the Administration Office.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to hold a closed session at 5:45 p.m. as provided in Section 21.5(1)(i) of the Open Meetings Law to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose performance is being considered to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual's reputation, as that individual has requested a closed session.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to come out of closed session at 6:46 p.m. All Ayes.

 

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

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - January 7, 2019

posted Jan 8, 2019, 5:09 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 January 7, 2019 in Special Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

On call of the roll the following were present:   Ron Houghton,  Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa.   Quorum Present.  Absent - Jackie Dvorak.  Dvoark joined the meeting at 5:36 p.m.

 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, Marilyn Rippy and John Speer.

 

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

 

Public Comments - None

 

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

 

Officiating - Jim Hall - Basketball, Bruce Johnson - Basketball, Tom Kemper - Basketball, Dave Nitz - Basketball, Glen Taylor - Basketball, Eugene Ubben - Basketball, Jeremy Weiermann - Basketball

Resignations - Mariah Fritz - Assistant HS Softball Coach

 

Motion by Kline second by Houghton to approve the SBRC request for Modified Supplement Amount of $248,387 for the At-Risk and Drop Out Program.   All Ayes.

 

Superintendent Smith updated the Board on his first six months on the job.  The 100 Series of Board Policies were reviewed and will be brought back for approval next month.  Discussion was held on the  School Calendar for the 19-20 School Year and an updated timeline for  the Facilities Study was reviewed.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to adjourn the meeting at 5:57 p.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Regular Session - December 17, 2018

posted Dec 18, 2018, 5:20 AM by Mary Boege   [ updated Dec 18, 2018, 6:10 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 December 17, 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, Alan Kline, and Penny Tyynismaa.  Absent: Ronald Houghton and Mandy Lekin.    

 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, John Speer, Brad Schweppe Micki Stonewall and Megan Rosenberger.

 

Motion by Dvorak 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 November 19, 2018 and December 3, 2018 meetings, financials, bills for payment as presented and Early Graduation Requests for S. O., S.O. and C.B.   All Ayes.

 

Public Comments - None

 

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

 

Contracts - Vanessa Rivera - Elementary At-Risk Liaison, Elizabeth Hahle - MS ELL

Transfers - Elizabeth Weitzell - From 5th Grade to MS ELL 2019-2020 School Year

Resignations - Michelle Bradley - 9th Girls Volleyball, Marsha Keahna - 7th Girls Basketball

Officiating - Tim McEowen - Wrestling, Bob Murphy - Wrestling

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the Partners in Education program with a start date of January 1, 2019.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the proposal from Estes Construction of $12,500 for the Facility Assessment to be completed during the months of January and February 2019.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to approve the School Resource Officer position pending Tama City Council's action and to review the contract details at a later date.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 6:20 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - December 3, 2018

posted Dec 3, 2018, 7:08 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 December 3, 2018 in Special Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

On call of the roll the following were present:   Ron Houghton,  Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa.   Quorum Present.  Absent - Jackie Dvorak.  Dvoark joined the meeting at 5:35 p.m.

 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, Shawn Snyder, Heather Garrett and John Speer.

 

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

 

Public Comments - None

 

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

 

Contracts - Jennifer Perez - Secondary Family/School Liaison.

Resignations - Amy Dolash - Head HS Volleyball.

 

Motion by Kline second by Houghton to approve the Elementary At-Risk Liaison from a part-time to full-time position   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin second by Dvorak to approve the revision to the Retirement Incentive Form and Retirement Incentive Policy 402.52.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to waive the Second Reading of Policy 402.52 Retirement Incentive and to make the changes final.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the retirement incentive for 2019 retirees with the annual payment maximum of $7,500 per year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton  to tentatively approve the addition of the new Science Club pending more information on the cost and funding sources.  All Ayes.

 

Superintendent Smith updated the Board on the School Resource Officer and a Long Range Facilities Plan.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to adjourn the meeting at 6:18  p.m. into a work session with Shawn Snyder from IASB for a financial overview of the district.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Regular Session - November 19, 2018

posted Nov 20, 2018, 7:25 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 November 19, 2018 in Regular Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

On call of the roll the following were present:   Ron Houghton, Alan Kline, and Penny Tyynismaa.  Absent: Jackie Dvorak and Mandy Lekin.  Quorum Present.   Dvorak joined the meeting at 5:33 pm and Lekin joined the meeting at 5:48 pm. 

 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, Heather Garrett, John Speer, Jalyssa Rozevink, Jonathan Meyer, Jeremy Meyer, Kristi Meyer and Dixie Forcht.

 

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

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the October  22, 2018 and November 5, 2018 meetings, financials, bills for payment as presented and Early Graduation Requests for E. P. and C.S.   All Ayes.

 

Public Comments - None

 

Jalyssa Rozevink and Jonathan Meyer performed their Duet Acting - Labor Pains for the Board.

 

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

 

Contracts - Zack Naniot - HS Head Custodian, Haley Ehrich - MS Counselor, Richard Hopper - Asst 8th Boys Basketball.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the payment of $22 per hour to teachers that give up their planning time to cover for a teacher when a substitute is not available.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the application to the School Budget Review Committee in the amount of $6,013.99 for special education administrative costs associated with Lied Center Consortium program for the 2019-20 school year .  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the application to the School Budget Review Committee in the amount of $1,529.00 for special education administrative costs associated with River Hills Consortium program for the 2019-20 school year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the request to the School Budget Review Committee for MSA  in the amount of $675.10 for increased enrollment.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the request to the School Budget Review Committee for MSA in the amount of $72,637.60 for Open Enrolled Out Students.  All Ayes. 

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the request to the School Budget Review Committee for MSA in the amount of $111,391.50 for Limited English Proficient Instruction beyond 5 years.  All Ayes.

 

Discussion was held on the retirement incentive, IASB doing a financial overview at the December 3rd meeting and an update on the student enrollment.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to adjourn the meeting at 6:30 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - November 5, 2018

posted Nov 6, 2018, 7:31 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 November  5, 2018 in Special 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, Heather Garrett, John Speer, Brad Schweppe, Kris Collins, Roy Frakes, Brent Bagnell, Ben Adams, Shauna Smith, Jon Huebner and Megan Rosenberger.

 

Motion by Kline second by Lekin to approve the amended agenda adding an item to Personnel.  All Ayes.

 

Public Comments - None

 

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

 

Transfers- Tracy Glockl from Elem Sp. Ed. Para Educator to HS Sp. Ed. Para Educator, Jennifer Clemann from Elem Family School Liaison to Elem Sp. Ed. Para Educator. 

New Position - Hire an additional part-time Sp. Ed Para Educator at the high school.

 

Motion by Kline second by Dvorak to appoint Ron Houghton as the Delegate for the IASB Delegate Assembly.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton second by Kline to approve the request for the use of buses by the After Prom Committee.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the Community Liaison position for the Middle School/High School.  All Ayes.

 

The Principals presented a data update for the Board of their buildings and shared their Plan on a Page.

 

Principal Schweppe discussed with the Board the possibility of starting a Partners in Education with local businesses.  He will gather more information and bring that back to the Board.

 

Superintendent Smith discussed the possibility of compensating teachers who cover a class period during their prep time.  More information will be gathered and brought back to the Board.

 

Motion by Dvoark, second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 7:42  p.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Regular Session - October 22, 2018

posted Oct 23, 2018, 9:17 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 October 22, 2018 in Regular Session at the Meskwaki Tribal Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

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

 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, Heather Garrett, John Speer, Kris Collins, Mel Davenport, Allison Graham, Tony Waseskuk and Mike Canning.

 

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

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvoark to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the September 24, 2018 and October 8, 2018 meetings, financials, bills for payment as presented and Early Graduation Requests for C.P. and A.M.   All Ayes.

 

Public Comments - None

 

Mike Canning from Meskwaki Inc presented to the board on the businesses that they are currently operating.

 

Kris Collins presented to the board on the Title VI activities that are being done in the schools.

 

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

 

Contracts - Justin Suchanek - Assistant MS Wrestling

Officiating - Thad Espencheid - Basketball, Keith Hartgrave - Volleyball, Charles Liston - Volleyball Dave Mohr - Volleyball, Deidra Mohr - Volleyball

Volunteers - Darvin Graham - Large Group Speech

Termination - James Rajtora - HS Head Custodian

Resignations - Corinne Bradley - HS Paraeducator

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvoark to approve the Impact Aid Indian Policies and Procedures for.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the addition of a MS Guidance Counselor position.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the request to host the H.S. Thespian Leadership Day in August 2019.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Houghton to approve the request to the SBRC for Modified Allowable Growth  in the amount of $108,653.82 for the LEP Allowable Costs.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the fundraising requests for the Winter Dance/Guard Club.  All Ayes. 

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with MICA.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the Superintendent's Goals for 2018-2019.  All Ayes.

 

Discussion was held on the addition of a Community Liaison Position for the MS/HS that would be funded with Migrant Funds, the addition of a School Resource Officer and a school survey that will be done in conjunction with Meskwaki Schools.

 

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

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - October 8, 2018

posted Oct 9, 2018, 6:38 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 October 8, 2018 in Special Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Public Comments - None

 

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

 

Contracts - Nicole Hitchcock - Elem Sp. Ed. Aide

 

Motion by Lekin second by Kline to approve the new Yoga Club.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline second by Dvorak to approve the Winter Color Guard/Dance Team Club pending clarification on the need for a coaching authorization.   All Ayes.

 

The Board discussed the addition of a Middle School Counselor and School Resource Officer.

 

The Board was reminded that the next meeting on October 22nd will be at the Tribal Center.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to adjourn the meeting at 6:25  p.m. into a work session on Superintendent Goals.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Regular Session - September 24, 2018

posted Sep 25, 2018, 7:41 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 September 24, 2018 in Regular Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

On call of the roll the following were present:   Ron Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa.  Absent: Jackie Dvorak.  Quorum Present. Dvorak joined the meeting at 5:36 p.m. 

 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, Heather Garrett, John Speer and Margaret Buckton from ISFIS.

 

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

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the August 20, 2018 and September 10, 2018 meetings, financials, bills for payment as presented and Early Graduation Requests for I.B, and G.Y.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to nominate Penny Tyynismaa as Board President.  All Ayes with Tyynismaa abstaining.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to nominate Jackie Dvorak as Vice President.  All Ayes with Dvoark abstaining.

 

Oath of Office was administered to President Tyynismaa and Vice President Dvorak.

 

Public Comments - None

 

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

 

Volunteer Coaches - Riley Rutledge - Volleyball, Moises Fonseca - Wrestling

Officiating - Don Anderson - Volleyball, Greg Davies - Volleyball, Tyler DeBondt - Basketball, Dennis Dirks - Volleyball, Brandon DuFoe - Wrestling, Jay Freese - Football, Jim Hall - Basketball and Baseball, Nadine Ihde - Wrestling, Bruce Johnson - Football, Daniel Johnson - Football, Tom Kemper - Football, Seth Koch - Football, David Lee - XC, Lois Long - Volleyball, Kevin Long - Volleyball, Dave Nitz - Football, Baseball and Basketball, Nathan Roberts - Football, Mike Spurlin - Football, Kory Staff - Football, Tiffany Thiessen Volleyball, Jeremy Weiermann - Football and Basketball, Bob Yilek - Wrestling, Bob Averill - Basketball, Steve Allspach - Basketball.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvoark to approve the Treasurers Report for the 2017-18 School Year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to appoint Ahlers & Cooney to serve as legal counsel for the Board of Education.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the Tama News Herald/Toledo Chronicle as the official publication.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Houghton to approve the request to the SBRC for Modified Allowable Growth and Supplemental Aid in the amount of $160,328.62 for the Special Education negative balance.  All Ayes.

 

Discussion was held on the future meeting dates including the meeting in October at the Tribal Center.

The Board also discussed the upcoming IASB Convention and possible dates that they could attend.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Lekin to adjourn the meeting at 6:17 p.m. in to a board work session.  All Ayes.

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary   

Special Session - September 10, 2018

posted Sep 11, 2018, 6:14 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 September 10, 2018 in Special Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 6:10 p.m.

 

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

 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, Heather Garrett and Megan Rosenberger.

 

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

 

Public Comments - None

 

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

 

Contracts - Elizabeth Placencia - HS Sp. Ed. Aide

Resignations - Berleen Wobeter - MS FCS, Darvin Graham - Asst HS Baseball

 

Motion by Kline second by Dvorak to approve the updates to the High School Handbook with the noted changes.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak second by Kline to approve the Organizational Charts for 2018-2019 school year and to have them included in the district certified handbook.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to approve the following people as Level One and Level Two Investigators for investigating allegations of physical and sexual abuse of students by school employees.   All Ayes.

Level One - Brad Schweppe, Kris Collins, Melanie Kemper, Anita Townsley, Ben Adams, Scott Bolen, Leah Fonua, Roy Frakes, Brent Bagnall, Dan Lopez, Dina Keahna and Jared Smith (Level 1 alternate)

Level Two - Ahlers and Cooney Law Firm or other designated source.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to approve the Superintendent and Board President to issue and approve Special Education Contracts.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the Activities Department list of overnight trips for this school year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the anticipated fundraisers by the High School Activities Department  this school year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the bid from Lynch Dallas, P.C. not  to exceed $9,000 to review and revise the District's Board Policies and allow for on-line access.  All Ayes.

 

The Board discussed the possibility of attending the IASB Convention in November.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to adjourn the meeting at 6:55  p.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

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