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Regular Board Meeting - July 24, 2017

posted Jul 25, 2017, 7:32 AM by Mary Boege   [ updated Jul 25, 2017, 8:58 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 July 24, 2017 in Regular Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

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

Also present were: Jeff Berger, Mary Boege,  Joyce Wiese and Jon Huebner.

 

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

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the June 19, 2017, June  30, 2017 and July 10, 2017 meetings, financials and bills for payment as presented.

 

Public Comments - None

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Kline to approve the following personnel requests as presented pending licensure for new hires.  All Ayes

 

Contracts - Noah Schmelzer - HS Social Studies, Jennifer Brown - HS Cook, Katherine Murphy - Model Teacher, Levi Hunerdosse - Fall Event Coordinator, Mahnaz Shojaie - HS ELL, Joseph Illingworth - HS Spec Ed.

Transfers - Christy Hammond from HS Teacher - Partnership Center to MS STEM Teacher.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa , second by Dvorak to approve the Open Enrollment Out request to CAM Academy.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Tyynismaa to approve the final reading of Board Policy 404.01 Licensed Employees-Recruitment and Selection.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the final reading of Board Policy 403.20 Licensed Employee Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Tyynismaa to approve the final reading of Board Policy 403.50 Licensed Employee Salary Schedule.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the Hiring Manual for Classified Staff.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by McFate, second by Kline to approve the Hiring Manual for Certified & Coaching Staff.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline second by Tyynismaa to approve the Anti-Bullying/Anti-Harassment & Hazing & Discrimination Policies and Forms Handbook.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Dvorak to approve the extended bid from last year for bread from Bimbo Bakery.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to accept the milk bid from Anderson Erickson for the 2017-18 school year.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Dvorak to approve the School Nutrition Program application for School Year 2017-2018 .  All Ayes.

 

Superintendent Berger reported to the Board on the meetings that he has had the first two weeks on the job and had the Board list their priorities and concerns for the district.

 

Mark McFate gave his letter of resignation from the Board of Directors representing District 2 effective in September after the School Board Election. 
 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Dvorak to adjourn the meeting at 6:51 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

 

Michelle Yuska, Board President                       Mary Boege, Board Secretary

Special Session - July 10, 2017

posted Jul 11, 2017, 7:40 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 July 10, 2017 in Special Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

On call of the roll the following were present:  Penny Tyynismaa, Michelle Yuska and Mark McFate  Absent: Jackie Dvorak and Alan Kline. Quorum Present. Dvorak joined the meeting at 5:32 pm

Also present were: Mary Boege,  Joyce Wiese, Jon Huebner, Rhonda Shaw, Steve McAdoo, Dick Koehler, Allison Graham, Darvin Graham and Bob Etzel.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa second by McFate to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

 

Public Comments - Allison Graham welcomed Superintendent Berger to South Tama and invited him to join them at the upcoming Booster Club fundraiser.

 

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

 

Transfers - Levi Hunderdosse from HS Special Education to HS Health.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa , second by Dvorak to approve the following updates to the signature cards at The State Bank of Toledo and Lincoln Savings Bank - Add Brent Bagnall, HS Activities Director to the account at The State Bank of Toledo, Mary Boege, Board Secretary/Business Manager,  to The State Bank of Toledo and Lincoln Savings Bank, Michelle Yuska, Board President, to The State Bank of Toledo and Lincoln Savings Bank, Jeff Berger, Superintendent, to The State Bank of Toledo and Lincoln Savings Bank. Remove Mary Jones from The State Bank of Toledo and Lincoln Savings Bank and Danny Phipps from the State Bank of Toledo.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by McFate to approve the final reading of Board Policy 402.19 Family & Medical Leave.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by McFate, second by Tyynismaa to approve HS Activity Handbook for staff.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by McFate to approve the HS Activities Handbook for students with the suggested changes.  All Ayes.

 

Steve McAdoo was present to give the Board an update on the High School Project.  We are ahead of schedule and should have the building turned over to us by July 24th.

 

Dick Koehler along with Steve McAdoo discussed with the Board the possibility of building an Archery Building and what sources of fundraising can be done for the building.

 

Bob Etzel from the Tama County Conservation Board was present to discuss with the Board about funds that are available to Tama County schools from the ARC-CO program.  The funds are to be used to bring students to Otter Creek Lake and Park and to take advantage of the professional environmental education/outdoor education staff and facilities.

 

Superintendent Berger updated the Board on items that he is currently working on and what project still need to be finished.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by McFate to adjourn the meeting at 6:37 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

 

Michelle Yuska, Board President                       Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - June 30, 2017

posted Jul 5, 2017, 4:56 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 30, 2017 for Special Session at the Administration Building, Tama, Iowa at 7:30 a.m.

 

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

Also present: Mary Boege

 

Motion by Tyynismaa second by McFate to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

 

Public Comments - None

 

Motion by McFate, second by Tyynismaa to approve the following personnel requests as presented pending valid licensure for certified staff.  All Ayes

 

Contracts - Danielle Davenport - Elem Title VII Aide, Melanie Davenport - Secondary Title VII Aide, Pauline Ross - Elementary K-2 Special Education.

Transfers - Brett Karkosh from At-Risk Liaison to HS/MS Counselor, Brent Bagnall from Dean of Students/Secondary TAG to HS Assistant Principal/Activities Director, Scott Bolen from HS Heath to MS Dean of Students/Activities Director.

Resignations - Emily Keppler - Assistant Varsity Girls Track, Sarah Mallen - HS Social Studies/Head Girls Basketball.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by McFate to adjourn the meeting at 7:35 a.m.  All Ayes.

 

 

Michelle Yuska, Board President                       Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Regular Session - June 19, 2017

posted Jun 20, 2017, 8:30 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 19, 2017 in Regular Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:31 p.m.

 

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

Also present were: Mary Boege,  Joyce Wiese, Jon Huebner, Stacy Stull, Kris Collins, George Kuhter, Ann Kuhter, Roy Frakes and Ben Adams.

 

Motion by McFate second by Tyynismaa to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Dvorak to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the AM May 22, 2017, PM May 22, 2017, May 24, 2017 and June 5, 2017 meetings, financials and bills for payment as presented.

 

Superintendent Award - George Kuhter, Seth Koch and Sarah Mallen were acknowledged for their organization and implementation of Iowa Youth Straw Poll.  President Yuska presented George Kuhter with his certificate.

 

Public Comments - George Kuhter spoke to the board about the need for more coaches for middle school cross country and track.  He also spoke about the need  to update the high school track.

 

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

 

Contracts - Cassie Sokol - Assistant Elementary Secretary, Zoe Garber - 3rd Grade, Chris Drummer - HS Football Cheerleading Sponsor, Cally Thompson - 7th Assistant Volleyball, Michelle Bradley - 9th Grade Volleyball.

Transfers - Lori Dvorak - District Wide Certified Substitute to Elementary Special Education, Susan Crain - MS Spec Ed Aide to .5 Preschool.

Officials - Dave Nitz - JV Football

Resignations - Holly Backen - Elem Educational Aide, Burdette Brown - HS Boys Basketball.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa , second by Dvorak to approve the second reading of Board Policy 404.01 Licensed Employees-Recruitment and Selection.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by McFate to approve the second reading of Board Policy 403.20 Licensed Employee Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Dvorak to approve the second reading of Board Policy 403.50 Licensed Employee Salary Schedule.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Dvorak to approve the final reading of Board Policy 701.5 Meal Charges.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Dvorak to approve the final reading of Board Policy 534.23 Head Lice and Nits.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa second by Dvoark to approve the final reading of Board Policy 402.01 Equal Educational & Employment Opportunity.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by McFate to table the final reading of Board Policy 402.19 Family & Medical Leave for clarification on qualifying for FMLA.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Tyynismaa to approve the FY16 Financial Audit.  Aye votes from Dvorak, Tyynismaa and Yuska with McFate abstaining.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by McFate to approve the building handbooks with the exception of the HS Activity Handbooks that need further review.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Dvorak to approve the 504 Handbook.  All Ayes.

 

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Dvorak to approve the Classified Employee Handbook, but table the Personnel Hiring Manual for Classified Staff for further review.  All Ayes.

 

Dick Koehler was present to discuss with the Board the possibility of building an Archery Building.

 

The Board discussed the possibility of contracting with Jeff Berger, the new superintendent to help with the hiring of additional administrative positions before July 1st.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Tyynismaa to adjourn the meeting at 7:02 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

 

Michelle Yuska, Board President                       Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - June 5, 2017

posted Jun 6, 2017, 7:19 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 5, 2017 for Special Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

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

Also present were: Mary Boege, Joyce Wiese, Steve McAdoo and Jon Huebner

 

Motion by Kline second by Dvorak to approve the amended agenda adding discussion on the high school office remodel.  All Ayes.

 

Public Comments - None

 

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

 

Contracts - Michelle Wiegand - MS Student Council

Transfers - Sarahi Perez from Elem Sp. Ed. Aide to Elem Preschool Aide

Officials - Jerry Bisher - MS Baseball

Resignations - Brenda Husak - Asst Girls Soccer, Stephanie Ehlers - MS Sp Ed Aide, Sarah Buckingham - Elem Special Education, Sally Kessler - HS ELL, Kate Ihnen - MS/HS Counselor, Dana Van Otegham - Elem Special Education, Brian Petullo - MS Asst Principal, Robert McBain - HS Girls Soccer

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the Master Contract for July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to approve the first reading of Board Policy 404.01 Licensed Employees - Recruitment & Selection.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Dvorak to approve the first reading of Board Policy 403.20 Licensed Employee Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Tyynismaa to approve the first reading of Board Policy 403.50 Licensed Employee Salary Schedule.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Dvorak to approve the second reading of Board Policy 701.5 Meal Charges.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Dvorak to approve the second reading of Board Policy 534.23 Head Lice and Nits.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa second by Dvorak to approve the second reading of Board Policy 402.01 Equal Educational & Employment Opportunity.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the second reading of Board Policy 402.19 Family & Medical Leave.  All Ayes.

 

Discussion was held on the possibility of remodeling the high school office.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 6:02 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

 

Michelle Yuska, Board President                       Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - May 24, 2017

posted May 25, 2017, 10:12 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 24, 2017 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:  Jackie Dvorak,  Alan Kline, Penny Tyynismaa  and Michelle Yuska by Phone.  

Absent:  Mark McFate. Quorum Present.          

Also present were: Mary Boege, Joyce Wiese and Allison Graham.

 

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

 

Public Comments:

None

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to go into closed session at 5:32 p.m. as provided in Section 21.5(l)(i) of the Open Meetings 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.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak , second by Kline to come out of closed session at 5:36 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to approve Dr. Jeff Berger as a one year Interim Superintendent at a base salary of $140,000 with benefits per board policies, for a term running from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline , second by Dvoark to adjourn the meeting at 5:38 p.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board Member                     Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Public Hearing and Regular Session - May 22, 2017

posted May 23, 2017, 11:51 AM by Mary Boege

PUBLIC HEARING AND 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 22, 2017 for a Public Hearing on the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year Budget Amendment at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

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

Also present were: Mary Jones, Mary Boege, Rhonda Shaw, Theresa Walton, Chad Buck, Stacy Moore, Trudy Suchanek, Angie Knowles, Brintley Elsbury, Derek Dixon, Betty Ann Lacina, Laura Taylor, Melinda Martens, Heather Garrett, Jorena Vavra, Laurie Baack, Krystal Eberhart, Heidi Purk, John Purk, Kevin Nelson, Lacy Starits and Joyce Wiese. 

 

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

 

Public Hearing

 

President Yuska opened the Public Hearing for the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year Budget Amendment.

 

Hearing on comments, President Yuska asked for a motion to close the Public Hearing.

 

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

 

The Regular Meeting was called to order at 5:33 p.m.

 

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

Also present were: Mary Jones, Mary Boege, Rhonda Shaw, Theresa Walton, Chad Buck, Stacy Moore, Trudy Suchanek, Angie Knowles, Brintley Elsbury, Derek Dixon, Betty Ann Lacina, Laura Taylor, Melinda Martens, Heather Garrett, Jorena Vavra, Laurie Baack, Krystal Eberhart, Heidi Purk, John Purk, Kevin Nelson, Lacy Starits, Stacy Stull, Kris Collins and Joyce Wiese. 

 

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

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the April 25, 2017, May 3, 2017, May 8, 2017 and May 15, 2017 meetings, financials, bills for payment as presented and Early Graduation Request of T.E.

 

Superintendent Award - Theresa Walton was acknowledged for her storytelling on the topic of Parenthood at the 2017 Storytellers Project.

 

Public Comments - Angie Knowles, Stacy Moore, Trudy Suchanek and Brintley Elsbury spoke to the Board in favor of not reducing the hours of the special education associates. 

 

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

 

Contracts - Jennifer Benner - Preschool and PM Bus Route

Transfers - Lon Wilkerson from Assistant JV Basketball to 9th Boys Basketball

TLC Model Teachers - Elementary - Marilyn Rippy, Melody Cole, Missy Jesina and Steve Bearden.  Middle School - Jon Huebner, Karen Mixdorf, Amy Stotts and Paula Miller.  High School - Chelsea Ahrens, Deanna Zmolek, Emily Chyma and Scott Bolen.

Resignations - Linda Schuler - .5 Preschool, Patricia Henle - MS Sp Ed Aide, Rebecca Cline - HS Foodservice, Danny Phipps - HS Assistant Principal and Activities Director, Linda Phipps - Elementary Secretary and Wendy Hintermeister  HS Sp Ed Aide.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa , second by Dvorak to approve the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year Budget Amendment as published  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Kline to approve the first reading of Board Policy 701.5 Meal Charges.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Dvorak to approve the first reading of Board Policy 534.23 Head Lice and Nits.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak second by Tyynismaa to approve the first reading of Board Policy 402.01 Equal Educational & Employment Opportunity.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Kline to approve the first reading of Board Policy 402.19 Family & Medical Leave.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to accept the bid from Dostal Construction to demo and haul away the portables at a cost of $5,450 each for a total of $10,900.00.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Dvorak to approve the additional coaches at the middle school level as needed for 7th and 8th basketball and volleyball with a limit of six.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Kline to approve the GASB 45 Agreement with ISFIS for $7,250.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline to reduce the special education aide work week to 27.5 hours or less.  Motion died for lack of a second.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Dvorak to not approve the 2.51% increase for all educational associates.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Tyynismaa to go into Closed Session at 6:55 p.m. as provided in Section 21.5(l)(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.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Kline to come out of closed session at 9:02 p.m.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Dvorak to table the hiring of an Interim Superintendent until a meeting can be held on Wednesday, May 24th at 5:30 pm. .  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 9:03 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

 

Michelle Yuska, Board President                       Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - May 22, 2017

posted May 23, 2017, 11:49 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 22, 2017 in a Special Session meeting at the Professional Learning Room, Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 9:30 a.m.

 

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

Absent:  Mark McFate. Quorum Present.          

Also present were: Mary Boege, Stan Slessor and Superintendent candidates.

 

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

 

Motion by Kline, second by Tyynismaa to go into closed session at 9:31 a.m. as provided in Section 21.5(l)(i) of the Open Meetings 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.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa , second by Dvorak to come out of closed session at 11:27 a.m.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvoark, second by Tyynismaa to adjourn the meeting at 11:28 a.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Michelle Yuska, Board President                       Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - May 15, 2017

posted May 16, 2017, 9:05 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 15, 2017 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:  Michelle Yuska,  Alan Kline, and Penny Tyynismaa.  

Absent:  Jackie Dvorak and Mark McFate. Quorum Present.     

Also present were: Mary Boege, Joyce Wiese, Jon Huebner, Heather Garrett, Gaylord Tryon and Stan Slessor.

 

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

 

Public Comments:

None

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Kline to re-engage G. Tyron and Associates to conduct a superintendent search.   All Ayes.

 

Discussion was held on the possibility of using an interim superintendent to fill the vacancy starting July 1st.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Tyynismaa to go into closed session at 5:34 p.m. as provided in Section 21.5(l)(i) of the Open Meetings 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.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa , second by Kline to come out of closed session at 6:40 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 6:41 p.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Michelle Yuska, Board President                       Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - May 8, 2017

posted May 9, 2017, 2:43 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 May 8, 2017 for a Special Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

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

Also present were: Mary Jones, Mary Boege, Rhonda Shaw, Joyce Wiese, Deloris Ryan, Patty Henle, Heather Garrett, Anita Townsley, Sandy Jantzen, Teresa Hofer, Jorena Vavra, Trudy Suchanek, Dana Van Otegham, Brintley Elsbury, Melinda Martens, Laurie Baack, Chad Buck, Laura Taylor, Rosie Ridout, Krystal Eberhart, Marilyn Rippy, Joy Schirmer, Keely Upah, Eugenia Castanon, Amy Wyatt, Heidi Purk and John Purk.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa second by Dvorak to approve the amended agenda adding Superintendent Search under VII B.  All Ayes.

 

Public Comments

Laurie Baack, Trudy Suchanek, Patty Henle, Jorena Vavra, Laura Taylor, Heidi Purk and Joy Schrimer spoke with the Board about the value of the special education associates. 

 

Superintendent Awards - Deloris Ryan and Marilyn Rippy were congratulated on being nominated for ISEA's 2017 Excellence in Education Award.  Amy Stotts was congratulated on receiving the KIX 101.1 "Pack the Backpack".

 

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

 

Contracts -  Natasha Becker - 4th Grade, Marin Verhulst - 4th Grade

Transfers - Amy Wade from MS Behavior Interventionist to MS Sp. Ed. BD, Jordan Paulson from 3rd Grade to Preschool, Molly McCreary from Elem Special Education to 3rd Grade, Matthew Beatty from 4th Grade to  Elementary ELL.

Resignations - Rachel Davis - Head Large Group Speech, Jill Miller - Preschool, Alisha Carr - Elementary ELL.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Dvorak to approve raising the breakfast and lunch prices for students by 10 cents for the 2017-18 school year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Dvorak to approve the AEA Cooperative Purchasing Agreement for the school food service.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by McFate to approve the 2017 Summer Food Service program and application.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by McFate, second by Dvorak, to approve the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year.  All Ayes

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Dvorak to approve the 3 year negotiated contract with the STCEA.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Dvorak to approve the 2.51% increase for the remaining administrator and classified staff members with the exception of the associates which will be determined later.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by McFate to amend the administrator's contracts for 2017-18 and 2018-19 as distributed.  Aye votes from Dvorak and McFate, Nay votes from Tyynismaa and Yuska.  Motion did not carry. 

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Tyynismaa to approve the addition of an associate for the High School ESL program.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by McFate to approve the STEM grant of one million dollars from the Mansfield Foundation.  All Ayes.

 

Superintendent Jones updated the Board on the high school construction.  The new part of the building is almost complete.

 

President Yuska discussed possible meeting dates for the Superintendents search.

 

Superintendent Jones lead the discussion on the special education deficit spending and possible solutions.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Dvorak to adjourn the meeting  at 7:17 p.m.   All Ayes.

 

  

Michelle Yuska, Board President                       Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

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