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Regular Session - March 18, 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 March 18, 2019 in Regular Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

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

 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, John Speer, Heather Garrett, Dalene Werner, Larry Werner, Dan Lopez, Queta Diego, Dustin Peska, Todd Dale, Dixie Forcht, Taylor Hrabak, Mackenzie Beyer, Taylor Lekin, Jaelin Berger, Roy Frakes, Brent Bagnall, Eunice Avalos, Mariana Fonseca and Shauna Smith.

 

Motion by Lekin second by Dvorak to approve the agenda with the addition of the Archery Fundraiser.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the February 18, 2019 and March 4, 2019 meetings, financials, bills for payment as presented and an Early Graduation Request for C.P.  All Ayes.

 

Public Comments - None

 

Large Group Speech performers Mackenzie Beyer and Taylor Hrabak performed "Laundry & Bourbon" for the Board.

 

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

 

Contracts - Morgan McFate - Asst HS Girls Soccer, Jeff DeBondt - Asst MS Boys Track, Andrea Rutledge Head 7th Girls Basketball, Katie Haughey - MS Secretary, Jessica Wilkerson - MS Nurse

Resignations - David Hatch - Asst HS Girls Soccer, Andrea Rutledge - 7th/8th Asst Girls Basketball, Marissa Green - 7th Head Volleyball, Debra Witcher - Elem Food Service, Teresa Manfull - MS Food Service, Eugenia Castanon - Elem SpEd Paraeducator, Patricia Fairbanks - Elem ELL, Allison Streck - 6th Grade Math, Katie Haughey - MS SpEd Paraeducator.

 Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve the classified and administrator salary increase of 2.17% for the 2019-20 school year.   All Ayes.


 Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the agreement with Iowa Valley Community College for contracted courses.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to authorize the Board Secretary to publish the FY20 Budget estimate, showing a total budget of $32,353,485 and a total levy of $15.35 per 1,000 valuation and to set the Public Hearing regarding the FY20 Budget on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 6:00p.m.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the requests for new course offerings of  Drawing and Painting 2 and Advanced Art at the high school.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the Archery Challenge Fundraiser on March 31st.  All Ayes.

 

Dustin Peska and Todd Dale presented programming data from the Partnership Center to the Board.

 

Dan Lopez and several high school students presented to the board on future plans for the students, concurrent classes, graduation rates and other high school data.

 

Discussion was held on the Board Policy 300 Series.  They will be brought back for a first reading at the next meeting.

 

Motion by Dvoark second by Lekin to adjourn the meeting at 7:47 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - March 4, 2019

posted Mar 5, 2019, 6:14 AM by Mary Boege   [ updated Mar 5, 2019, 8:50 AM ]

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 4, 2019 in Special Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:34 p.m.

 

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

 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, John Speer, Carrie Keenan, Joe Tafta, Molly Tafta, Natasha Becker and Marin Verhulst.

 

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

 

Public Comments - Carrie Keenan addressed the Board on the possibility of having Structured Literacy tutoring for students with dyslexia.

 

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

 

Officials - David Lee - Track, John Bartello - Wrestling, Brandon Dufoe - Wrestling, Steve Klingaman - Wrestling, Andrew May - Wrestling, Bob Yilek - Wrestling.

Resignations - Sarah Fitzsimmons - HS Special Education, Nate Van Dyke - Weight Room Supervisor.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to approve the final reading of Board Policy Series 200.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to approve the one time exception to board policy to schedule a soccer game on Wednesday, May 8th with CCA.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the request to add the new courses Research and Writing and Theatre Arts I at the High School.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Houghton to approve the STC Dance Team trip request to Orlando, Florida during April of 2020 and approve the fundraisers to be held to fund the trip. All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve the Certified Teacher salary increase of 2.17% for the 2019-2020 school year.  All Ayes.

 

Superintendent Smith proposed offering a Teacher Referral Program that would pay a stipend to any staff member that is able to recruit new teaching staff to South Tama Schools.

 

Superintendent Smith discussed possible ways to make up time for school days missed so far this year.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to adjourn the meeting at 6:22 p.m. into an exempt session.  All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Regular Session - February 18, 2019

posted Feb 19, 2019, 6:14 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 February 18, 2019 in Regular Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

On call of the roll the following were present:   Jackie Dvoark, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa.  Absent:  Ron Houghton.  Quorum Present.  Houghton joined the meeting at 5:38 p.m.  Lekin left the meeting at 6:22 p.m.

 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, John Speer, Heather Garrett, Megan Rosenberger, Joe Tafta, Molly Tafta, Jennifer Hickman, Jennica Hickman, Jeremy Cremeans and Crystal Cremeans  

 

Motion by Lekin 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 January 21, 2019 and February 4, 2019 meetings, financials and bills for payment as presented  All Ayes.

 

Public Comments - None

 

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

 

Contracts - Joe Tafta - Assistant HS Baseball Coach

Officials - Mike Spurlin - Basketball, Glen Taylor - Basketball

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the first reading of Board Policy Series 200 with the corrections.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to approve the 2019-2020 School Calendar.   All Ayes.

 

Joe and Molly Tafta discussed a Dance Team trip proposal for next Spring to Disneyworld.

 

Superintendent Smith updated the Board on the possible make up days for students and staff with all the days missed due to snow.

 

Motion by Dvoark second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 6:43 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - February 4, 2019

posted Feb 5, 2019, 6:05 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 February 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:   Jackie Dvorak, Ronald Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa.  Quorum Present.

 

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

 

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

 

Public Comments - None

 

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

 

Contracts - Leah Fonua Assistant Volleyball Coach

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to accept the retirement requests from Zelda Cecak and Theresa Walton at the end of the current school year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve extending Superintendent Jared Smith's contract through the 2020-2021 school year.

 

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

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the Nagle Sign proposal for the Administration Office.   All Ayes.

 

The 200 Series Board Policies were reviewed with the first reading to be held at the next meeting.

 

Superintendent Smith discussed possible snow make up days for school days missed so far this year.

 

The Facility Studies was done the last few day of January and will be brought to the Board in March for review.

 

The Calendar Committee for the 2019-20 school year will be meeting again this week and should have a recommendation to the Board next month.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to adjourn the meeting at 6:12 p.m..  All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Regular Session - January 21, 2019

posted Jan 22, 2019, 7:30 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 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    

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