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Regular Session - March 16, 2020

posted Mar 17, 2020, 5:59 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 March 16, 2020 in Regular Session meeting at the Gym, Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

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

 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, John Speer of the local press, Marilyn Rippy, Ashley Raue and Kathy Wilkerson.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the amended agenda adding a discussion item on COVID-19.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the February 17, 2020 and March 2, 2020 meetings, financials and bills for payment as presented and Early Graduation for C.L., M.H. and A.R. All Ayes.

 

Public Comments:

None

 

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

 

Contracts - Cody Taylor - HS/E Custodian

Transfers - Sandy Jensen From HS/E Custodian to HS Custodian

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the final reading of Board Policy 207.03 to change the meeting start time to 5:00 P.M.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Werner to approve the 1st reading of Board Policy Section 1000.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline, to approve the school calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to authorize the Board Secretary to publish the FY21 Budget estimate, showing a total budget of $32,371,757 and a total levy of $15.35 per $1,000 valuation and to set a Public Hearing regarding the FY21 Budget on April 6, 2020 at 5:00 P.M.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to accept the results of the special election of March 3, 2020.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the  Cooperative Agreement with University of Northern Iowa for the 2020-2021 academic year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Werner to approve the three year negotiation agreement for certified teachers per Master Contract.  All Ayes.

 

The Board reviewed next steps and plans for with the bond referendum and discussed the COVID-19 issues.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to adjourn the meeting at 6:36 p.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                  Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - March 2, 2020

posted Mar 3, 2020, 7:03 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 2, 2020 in 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:  Ron Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa and Clint Werner.  Quorum Present.

 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, John Speer, Marilyn Rippy, Heather Garrett, Jonathan Meyer and Libby Albright.

 

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 pending background check results on new hires.  All Ayes.

 

Contracts - Lon Wilkerson -9th Softball, Angela Bair - HS Sp Ed, Anthony Jahr - Assistant High School Principal/Activities Director, Josh Bly - Assistant Varsity Boys Soccer

Officiating - David Lee - Track

Resignations - Aaron Yuska - Assistant HS Boys Basketball

Terminations - Joe Tafta - Juvenile Court Liaison

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to approve the final reading of Board Policy Series 900.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the first reading of Board Policy 207.03 Regular Meetings to change the starting time to 5:00 PM.  All Ayes.

 

The Board reviewed the Section 1000 Series.  The Board Policies will be brought back for the first reading at the next meeting.

 

Superintendent Smith updated the Board on snow days and student hours.  We are still on track to complete school by the end of May.

 

The Calendar Committee has been meeting and will have a recommendation for the next board meeting.

 

Superintendent Smith updated the Board on the Bond Referendum.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Werner to adjourn the meeting at 5:54 p.m. into an exempt session for negotiations.   All Ayes.

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                  Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Regular Session - February 17, 2020

posted Feb 19, 2020, 8:07 AM by Mary Mixdorf

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 February 17, 2020 in a Regular Session meeting in the PLN Room at the Partnership Center in Tama, Iowa at 5:30pm


On call of the roll the following were present: Ron Houghton, Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa and Clint Werner.  Quorum Present.


Also present were: Jared Smith and 25 or so community members


Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to approve the consent agenda.  All Ayes.


Public Comments:

  • Heather Garrett - STCEA - gave a statement that the school districts employees are behind the School District’s plans in regard to the Middle School project

  • Megan Rosenberger - thank you to the school board for all of their hard work over the last few years


Vanessa Rivera and Shauna Smith did a presentation of La Terraza Mexican Grill as a new Partner in Education.  This is the 18th Partner in Education


Megan Rosenberger, Micki Stonewall, Dawn Henley, Jan Williams did a presentation explaining the Elementary Reading Recovery program.


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


Contracts - Jerrod Bridgewater - MS B. Asst. Soccer Coach

Resignation - Tiffany Bridgewater - MS Asst. Baseball Coach


Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the first read of Board Policy Section 900.  All Ayes.


Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve the Easter Bunny Ice Cream Social Fundraiser.  All Ayes.


Discussion about possible changes to School Board Policy (207.3) Regular Meetings.  


Discussion of March 3rd Bond Referendum Update


Motion Lekin, second by Houghton to enter into closed session.  All Ayes.


Entered into Closed Session: Code of IA 21.5 (1)(i)  Time: 6:51pm


Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to return into open session.  All Ayes. 


Returned to Open Session.  Time: 8:10pm



Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to extend the Superintendent’s Contract through the 2022-2023 School Year.  All Ayes.


Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to adjourn the meeting at 8:14pm.  All Ayes.







Penny Tyynismaa - School Board President            Jared Smith - Superintendent/Acting Board Secretary   

Special Session - February 4, 2020

posted Feb 5, 2020, 6:02 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 February 4, 2020 in a Special Session meeting in the Cafeteria at the Middle School, Toledo, Iowa at 5:00 p.m.

 

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

 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, John Speer of the local press and several community members.

 

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

 

Public Comments:

Kathy Wilkerson addressed the Board on the need for a new Middle School.

 

Travis Squires from Piper Sandler did a presentation explaining school finance and how the funding would work for the proposed middle school.

 

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

 

Contracts - Sam Peska - MS Girls Soccer, Conner McKibben - MS Boys Soccer, Sarah Weiermann - Asst MS Girls Soccer

Transfer - Keely Upah From TLC Instructional Coach  to Kindergarten.

Officiating - Robert Averill - Basketball, James Hall - Basketball, David Nitz - Basketball, Kory Staff - Basketball, Glen Taylor - Basketball, Eugene Ubben - Basketball, Jeremy Weiermann - Basketball, Jordan Bleil - Wrestling, Brandon DuFoe - Wrestling, Andrew May - Wrestling, Bob Yilek - Wrestling

Resignations - Daniel Hogendorn - HS Custodian

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the final reading of Board Policy 702.06 School Vehicle Seat Belt Use.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the final reading of Board Policy Section 800.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton, to approve the request for the new course for Work Experience and Transition.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the Archery Club fundraising requests.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 7:09 p.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board  President                             Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Regular Session - January 20, 2020

posted Jan 21, 2020, 6:07 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 January 20, 2020 in Regular 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:  Ron Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin and Clint Werner.  Absent:  Penny Tyynismaa.  Quorum Present.

 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, John Speer of the local press and Heather Garrett.

 

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 December 16, 2019 and January 6, 2020 meetings, financials and bills for payment as presented.  All Ayes.

 

Public Comments:

None

 

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

 

Contracts - Angelica Gomez - .5 FTE Special Ed PK Para

Officiating - James Hall - Baseball, David Nitz - Baseball

Resignations - Moises Fonseca - Asst HS Soccer, Hailee Weiss - Softball Coach, Steve Chyma  Asst 8th Football Coach

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the 1st reading of Board Policy 702.06 School Vehicle Seat Belt Use.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the 1st reading of Board Policy Section 800.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline, to approve the request to host the Thespian Statewide Leadership Day on Saturday, August 1, 2020 with proper supervision.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to adjourn the meeting at 5:47 p.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Mandy Lekin, Board Vice President                  Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - January 6, 2020

posted Jan 7, 2020, 5:54 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 6, 2020 in 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:  Ron Houghton, Alan Kline, Penny Tyynismaa and Clint Werner.  Absent - Mandy Lekin.  Quorum Present.

 

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

 

Motion by Houghton, 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 pending background check results on new hires.  All Ayes.

 

Contracts - Samantha Boldt - District-Wide Substitute, Mark Groteluschen - High School Principal.

Early Retirement - Gaynelle Maschmann - High School Sp Ed Teacher, Sandra Jantzen - Food Service Director, Sue Husak - High School Cook

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the resolution approving the Revenue Purpose Statement.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the resolution ordering an election on the issuance of $20,800,000 General Obligation School Bonds  and on a Revenue Purpose Statement to authorize expenditures from the State Secure an Advanced Vision for Education Fund, and ordering the publication of a notice of election.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the School Budget Review Committee request for Modified Supplemental Amount of $185,298 for the At-Risk and Drop Out Program.  All Ayes.

 

The Board reviewed the School Vehicle Seat Belt Use Policy 702.06 and the Section 800 Series.  The Board Policies will be brought back for the first reading at the next meeting.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to adjourn the meeting at 5:50 p.m. into a work session with Harry Heilignethal from IASB.   All Ayes.

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                  Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Regular Session - December 16, 2019

posted Dec 16, 2019, 7:01 PM 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 December 16, 2019 in Regular 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:  Ron Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin Penny Tyynismaa and Clint Werner.   Quorum Present.

 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, John Speer of the local press and several community members

 

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

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the November 18, 2019 and December 2, 2019 meetings, financials, bills for payment as presented and Early Graduation requests of X.B., J.P., and V.B.  All Ayes.

 

Partners in Education - Kris Collins and Vanessa Rivera recognized  George Baack from  Fareway and  Brian Sokol and Darvin Graham from the City of Toledo as Partners in Education and presented them each with a plaque.

 

Public Comments:

None

 

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

 

Contracts - Steve Chyma - Transportation Director

Officiating - Glen Taylor - MS Basketball

Early Retirement - Kathy Ferneau - MS Cook, Lynne Clancy - Kindergarten

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to terminate the probationary administrator contract of Brent Bagnall effective as the end of the 2019-20 school year.  Roll call vote - Houghton - nay, Kline - aye, Lekin - aye, Tyynismaa - aye and Werner aye - Motion carried.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the School Budget Review Committee application request for modified supplemental amount of $121,248 for open enrollment out students on the Fall of 2019 enrollment but not on the Fall 2018 enrollment.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the School Budget Review Committee application request for modified supplemental amount of $116,716.60 for ELL students beyond the 5 years.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline, to approve the new curriculum requests for Advanced Theatre Arts and Introduction of the College Experience.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the Apple quote for buy back toward new staff MacBook Airs.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline second by Houghton, to approve the petition language requesting a special election for the replacement of the Middle School.   All Ayes

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to adjourn the meeting at 6:45 p.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                  Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - December 2, 2019

posted Dec 3, 2019, 6:36 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 December 2, 2019 in Special Session at the High School Little Theater, Tama, Iowa at 5:00 p.m.

 

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

 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege and several members of the community.

 

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

 

Public Comments - Tom Upah thanked the Board for the open communication, taking public input and answering their questions.

 

Invision Architecture presented three different options to the board on replacing the Middle School. They reviewed the remodeling the current Middle School and Iowa Juvenile Home or building new next to the High School. The recommendation was to build a new building on the site next to the High School.

 

Motion by Houghton second by Kline to approve further investigation of placing the new building next to the High School as recommended by the Architects.   Motion carried with all ayes.

 

Motion by Kline second by Houghton to adjourn the meeting at 5:58 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Regular and Reorganizational Meeting - November 18, 2019

posted Nov 19, 2019, 8:21 AM by Mary Boege

REGULAR SESSION AND REORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

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 18, 2019 in Regular 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:  Jackie Dvorak, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa.  Absent:  Ron Houghton.  Quorum Present .  Houghton joined the meeting at 5:34 p.m.

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, John Speer, Deep Kaur, Betty Rutledge, Heather Garrett, Brooklyn Dvorak, Tom Dvorak, Ashley Castanon and Family, Clarissa Dvorak, Steve McAdoo and Clint Werner.

 

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

 

Motion by Dvoark second by Lekin to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the October 21, 2019 and November 4, 2019 meetings, financials and bills for payment as presented   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to accept the Election Results naming Mandy Lekin as District 2 Director, Penny Tyynismaa as District 3 Director and Clint Werner as District 5 Director.   All Ayes.

 

Director Dvorak was recognized for her twenty years of service to the South Tama County School Board.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Lekin to adjourn the meeting at 5:41 p.m.

 

Reorganizational Meeting

 

The Reorganizational Meeting was called to order at 5:43 p.m.

 

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

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, John Speer, Heather Garrett, Steve McAdoo, Deep Kaur, Betty Rutledge and Jerry Gallagher.

 

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

 

Oath of Office was administered by Secretary Boege to  Mandy Lekin District 2 Director, Penny Tyynismaa District 3 Director and Clint Werner District 5 Director.

 

Motion by Werner, second by Kline to nominate Penny Tyynismaa as President.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Werner to nominate Mandy Lekin as Vice President. All Ayes.

 

Oath of Office was administered by Secretary Boege to President Tyynismaa and Vice President Lekin.

 

Deep Kaur a Foreign Exchange Student presented to the Board on her home country of Pakistan.

 

Jerry Gallagher from the Donovan Group presented the community survey results to the Board.

 

Public Comments:

None

 
Motions by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the service  contract with Coca-Cola Atlantic Bottling Company .   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the final reading of Policy Section 700.  All Ayes.

 

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

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin, to approve the application to the School Budget Review Committee in the amount of $1,798.41 for special education administrative costs with River Hills Consortium for the 2020-21 school year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the application to the School Budget Review Committee in the amount of $3,199.98 for special education administrative costs with the Lied Center Consortium program for the 2020-21 school year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin, to approve the request for the Middle School Start-Up Club Dungeons and Dragons.   All Ayes

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the bid from Ames Ford of $28,917 for a 2020 Ford 3/4 ton truck and to purchase a blade from Z-Line.  All Ayes.

 

Superintendent Smith discussed with the Board the district enrollment for the 2019-20 school year. 

 

The 800 Series for Board Policies will be discussed starting at the January meeting.

 

The IASB Convention is this week and plans were made for several members to attend.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 7:23 p.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                  Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - November 4, 2019

posted Nov 5, 2019, 5:13 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 4, 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, Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa.  Absent - Alan Kline and Jackie Dvorak.  Quorum Present.  Dvorak joined the meeting at 5:47 p.m.

 

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

 

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

 

Public Comments - None

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the following personnel requests as presented.  Motion carried with all ayes.

 

Officials - Robert Averill - Basketball, John Bartello - Wrestling, Brandon DuFoe - Wrestling, James Hall - Basketball, Dan Hayes - Wrestling, Robert Murphy - Wrestling, Dave Nitz - Basketball, Kory Staff - Basketball, Jeremy Weiermann - Basketball, Bob Yilek - Wrestling.

Resignations - Chad Woosley - Transportation Director

Early Retirement Requests - Roy Frakes

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve Maureen Hanson's name on the ballot for the Central Rivers AEA Board of Directors.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the final reading of Board Policy 204.01, Conflict of Interest for Board Members.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton second by Lekin to approve the first reading of Board Policy Series 700. All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin second by Houghton to approve the Middle School Soccer Program.  All Ayes

 

Superintendent Smith discussed the next steps for the STC Referendum.

 

The Middle School would like to create a new Dungeons and Dragons Club that would meet once a week after school.

 

The December 2nd Board Meeting will be at the High School in the Little Theatre starting at 5:00 p.m.

 

Superintendent Smith updated the Board on the Para Educators at the Elementary and the possible need for additional hires.

 

Motion by Houghton second by Lekin to adjourn the meeting at 6:16 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary 

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