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Regular Session - July 8, 2019

posted Jul 9, 2019, 7:58 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 July 8, 2019 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, Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa..  Absent - Jackie Dvorak and Ron Houghton.   Quorum Present.

 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, Heather Garrett, Jill Kienzle and Ellen Waterbury.

 

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 June 10, 2019 and June 19, 2019 meetings, financials and bills for payment as presented.  All Ayes.

 

Public Comments - None

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to appoint Mary Boege as Board Secretary/Treasurer for the 2019-20 school year.  All Ayes

 

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

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the following personnel requests as presented pending background checks on new hires.  Motion carried with all ayes.

 

Contracts - Devin Whittenburg - MS Sp Ed Para, Donny Gitautis - HS Custodian, Rochelle Kelsey - Elem Title I Para

Termination - Denise Rairden - HS Custodian

Resignations - Justin Suchanek - H 7th Grade Track

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the Return to Learn protocol as presented.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline second by Lekin to approve the depositories at The State Bank of Toledo and Lincoln Savings Bank with upper limits of $15,000,000.  All Ayes.

 

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

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the annual application for the School Nutrition Program for the 2019-20 school year with the corrections noted.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the building handbooks with corrections to be made on the family trips for consistency, behavior/action matrix and mission statements.  All Ayes

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the TLC  Leadership and TLC Mentor handbooks as presented.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the District Mission Statement as presented.  All Ayes.

 

Superintendent Smith updated the Board on the Facilities Committee and The Strategic Action Plan.

 

The Board reviewed the Board Policy 500 series and will bring it back to the next meeting for the first reading.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to go into closed session at 7:25 p.m. as authorized by Section 21.5(1)(a) 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 the individual's reputation, as that individual has requested a closed session.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to come out of closed session at 8:11 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 8:12 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - June 19, 2019

posted Jun 24, 2019, 9:58 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 19, 2019 in Special Session at the Administration Office, Tama, Iowa at 7:30 a.m.

 

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

 

Also present were: Jared Smith

 

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

 

Public Comments - None

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve moving the Professional Development Day on the 2019-20 School Calendar from September 23rd to September 16th.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to go into closed session at 7:40 a.m. as authorized by Section 21.5(1)(a) of the Open Meetings Law to review or discuss records which are required or authorized to be kept confidential.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to go back into open session at 7:51 a.m.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to  approve the Emergency Planning Operation Documents.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin second by Houghton to adjourn the meeting at 7:53 a.m.  All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Jared Smith, Acting Secretary    

Regular Session - June 10, 2019

posted Jun 11, 2019, 9:41 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 June 10, 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.  Absent - Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa.   Quorum Present.   Tyynismaa joined the meeting at 5:57 p.m.

 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, John Speer, Brad Schweppe, Chad Woosley and Roger Gilbreaith.

 

Motion by Houghton second by Kline to approve the amended agenda adding two discussion items - Facility Study Committee and Calendar Changes.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the May 20, 2019 meeting, financials and bills for payment as presented.  All Ayes.

 

Public Comments - None

 

Brad Schweppe recognized the following businesses as Partners in Education -  Medicap Pharmacy, State Farm Insurance, Tama Public Library and Pinnacle Bank.   Each business received a plaque to display.

 

Chad Woosley - Transportation Director updated the board on the current vehicle fleet and bus routes.

 

Discussion was held on updating the current District Mission Statement.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the following personnel requests as presented pending background checks on new hires.  Motion carried with all ayes.

 

Contracts - Stephanie Lane - Increase MS Art from .5 to .56, Stephanie Lane - District Graphic Design Specialist, Chelsea Ahrens - Winter Events Coordinator, Ellen Moran - Special Olympics, Sarah Weiermann - Asst Volleyball, Connor McKibben - 8th Social Studies

Model Teachers - Marsha Keahna

Transfer - George Kuhter from 8th Social Studies to 7th Social Studies

Officials - Darrell Brand - Softball, Kevin Cartier - Softball, Jim Hall - Softball, Glen Taylor - Softball, Tiffany Thiessen - Softball

Resignations - Kathleen Ohrt - Title I Aide, Chelsea Ahrens - Asst Girls Basketball, Kellye Musel - MS Sped Aide.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the final reading of Board Policy Series 400.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the sharing agreement for Middle School baseball and softball programs with Meskwaki Settlement School.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the 2019 Summer College Credit Agreement with Iowa Valley Community College  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to table the Mission Statement until next month.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to go into closed session at 6:53 p.m. as authorized by Section 21.5(1)(a) of the Open Meetings Law to review or discuss records which are required or authorized to be kept confidential.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to go back into open session at 7:19 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to table the approval of the Emergency Planning Operation Documents until the Board meets on June 19th at 7:30 a.m. at the Administration Building.  All Ayes.

 

Superintendent Smith discussed meeting with the Board for 1:1 meetings, holding a State of the District meeting in October, results of the parent survey, upcoming facility meeting and a possible change of a professional development day on the 2019-20 school calendar.

 

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

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Regular Session - May 20, 2019

posted May 21, 2019, 6:52 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 May 20, 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, Vanessa Rivera, Brad Schweppe, Heather Garrett, Donna Smith, Larry Fletcher, Cynthia Roth, Shawna Smith, Skyler Steveson, Alexis Riha, Katie Campbell.

 

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

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the April 23, 2019 and May 6, 2019 meetings, financials, bills for payment as presented and an Early Graduation Request for A.L.  All Ayes.

 

Public Comments - None

 

Brad Schweppe and Vanessa Rivera recognized the following businesses as Partners in Education. Mercy Care - Tama and Toledo-Tama Kiwanis.  Each business received a plaque to display.

 

Superintendent Smith recognized graduating seniors Skyler Steveson, Alexis Riha and Katie Campbell that have chosen to go into the education field.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the following personnel requests as presented pending background checks on new hires.  Motion carried with 4 aye votes, Tyynismaa abstained.

 

Contracts - Blake Wedeking - MS Counselor, Jennifer Anderson - Kindergarten, Brian Trester - 7-12 Strat II, Rachel Russell - K-6  Strat II, Stephanie Panosh - Elem Food Service, Elinor Rutledge - Elem Food Service, Dawn Steuhm - MS Food Service, Levi Klopping - Asst 7th/8th Girls Basketball, Serena Lowe - Asst MS Softball.  TLC Lead Teachers - Elementary - Preschool - Maggie Jesina, Kindergarten - Lynne Clancy, 1st Grade - Mel Cole, 2nd Grade - Missy Jesina, 3rd Grade - Amy Forgie, 4th Grade - Amy Parizek, Music/Band - Marilyn Rippy, Elem Specialist - Megan Rosenberger, PE/Health - Lon Wilkerson, Library - Heather Garrett, Elem Special Education - Laurie Baack.  Middle School - 5th Grade - Ashley Raue, MS Math - Ashley Steven, MS Science - Paula Miller, MS ELA - Amy Stotts, MS Social Studies - George Kuhter, ELL - Liz Weitzell, MS Special Education - Jeanette Stacy, MS Specialist - Stephanie Lane.  High School - PHS - Dustin Peska, HS Math - Robert Tyynismaa, HS Science - Dan Mayo, HS Social Studies - Chelsea Ahrens, HS ELA - Nancy Dostal, HS Special Education - Ellen Moran, TAG - Dixie Forcht, CTE - Jeff Funk, Visual Arts - Nate Doran, World Language - Victoria Hamilton, Counselor - Dan Lopez

Officials - Deidra Mohr - Volleyball, Eugene Ubben - Volleyball.

Volunteer - Dave Wiese - MS Baseball

Resignations - Marla Behounek - Musical/Play Costumer

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the increase of the lunch prices by .20 and the book, cleaning and activity tickets by $5 or the 2019-20 school year.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the first reading of Board Policy Series 400.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the Technicians Flamingo Yard Flocking fundraiser.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to approve the Social Studies Curriculum adoption for the 2019-2020 school year.  All Ayes.

 

Superintendent Smith reminded the Board of the Retirement/Service Awards breakfast on June 3rd at 9:30 a.m. at the high school gym.

 

Motion by Lekin second by Dvoark to adjourn the meeting at 6:15 p.m. into a work session.  All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - May 6, 2019

posted May 7, 2019, 5:26 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 6, 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, Allison Graham, Heather Garrett, Megan Rosenberger, Eunice Avalos, Adreana Gallardo, Nadia Jimenez.

 

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

 

Public Comments - None

 

Superintendent Smith presented the Board with certificates and a plant in recognition of Board Appreciation Month.

 

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

 

Contracts - Emilee Bean - 4th Grade, Nathan Doran - Summer Weight Supervision, Tiffany Bridgewater - Asst MS Baseball, Ashley Raue - Asst 7th/8th Volleyball, Dustin Peska - Asst 7th Football

Transfers - Derek Dixon - 7th Social Studies to 6th Social Studies

Officials - Jim Hall - Baseball, Nate Van Dyke - Baseball, Deidra Mohr - Volleyball, Eugene Ubben -  Volleyball

Resignations -Ron Hala - Asst Varsity and Head JV Girls Basketball, Dustin Peska - Head JV Football, Kristine Dixon - MS Special Education.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the request for Al Exito members to wear stoles at Graduation.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to approve the Archery Club for a golf tournament fundraiser on June 8, 2019.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the request of the Varsity Softball team to host a softball clinic fundraiser on June 14, 2019.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the 2019 Summer Food Service program and application. All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the Juvenile Court School Liaison contract for the 2019-2020 school year.   All Ayes.

 

Discussion was held on lunch prices and registration fees.  A recommendation will be brought back to the board at the next meeting.

 

Board Policy Section 400 was reviewed.  It will be brought back for a first reading at the next board meeting.

 

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

 


Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Regular Session - April 23, 2019

posted Apr 24, 2019, 9:39 AM by Mary Boege

REGULAR SESSION

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on April 23, 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, Kelly Smith, Denelle Gonnerman, Nancy Blow, Dan Lopez, Julie Rathjen, Patty Youngman, Vanessa Rivera, Joe Tafta, Molly Tafta, Micki Stonewall, Kris Collins, Mariana Fonseca, Nadia Jimenez, Vanessa Valdovinos, Yanira Araiza, John Kavalier, Brian Gumm, Michelle Werner and Jerimi Kopsa.

 

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

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the March 18, 2019, April 8, 2019 and April 11, 2019 meetings, financials, bills for payment as presented and an Early Graduation Request for A.R.  All Ayes.

 

Public Comments - None

 

Denelle Gonnerman and Nancy Blow from the Iowa Association of School Business Officials presented Mary Boege with the  IASBO 2019 Professional Leadership Award.

 

Kris Collins and Vanessa Rivera recognized the following businesses as Partners in Education. Ross Street Roasting Co, Clothes Closet, The Sound Doctor and the State Bank of Toledo.  Each business received a plaque to display.

 

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

 

Contracts - Madison Poage - MS TAG/Writing, Cami Scovill - 6th Math, Haley Wilson - Elem SpEd, Mike Cherveny - Seasonal Mowing, Ron Lowe - Seasonal Mowing, Bernice Yuska - Seasonal Painting, Wendy Stull - Seasonal Painting

Transfers - Amy Wade - MS SpEd to HS SpEd

Officials - Don Anderson - Volleyball, Greg Davies - Volleyball, Dennis Dirks - Volleyball, Jim Hall - Basketball, Dave Nitz - Basketball, Dan Rhine - Volleyball

Volunteer - Jerrod Bridgewater - MS Baseball

Resignations - Ali Vavra - HS Para, Derek Dixon - Asst 7th Football, Hannah Klaver - Kindergarten

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the FY 18 Financial Audit.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to approve the AEA purchasing agreement for foodservice  .   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the Archery Pirouski Supper fundraiser.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the final reading of  Board Policy Section 300.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve the updated Administrator and Director Evaluation Tool.  All Ayes.

 

Nadia Jimenez and students from the Al Exito group asked the Board for permission to wear a stole at graduation to represent themselves as Al Exito members.

 

Superintendent Smith discussed with the Board the next steps to be taken with the Facilities Study.  A meeting will be scheduled with Estes Construction to go over some possible options.

 

Discussion was held on the District Mission Statement.  Superintendent Smith will bring back some ideas for the Board to review.

 

Summer dates for board meetings were discussed.  The June meeting will be the normal 1st and 3rd Monday of the month and July will be just one meeting on July 8th.

 

Motion by Kline second by Dvoark  to adjourn the meeting at 7:02 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - April 11, 2019

posted Apr 11, 2019, 6:30 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 April 11, 2019 in Special Session at the Administration Building, Tama, Iowa at 7:17 a.m.

 

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

 

Also present were: Jared Smith and Mary Boege.

 

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

 

Public Comments - None

 

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

 

Additional Positions for 2019-2020 - 3 Tanager Place School Based Therapists, 1 full time Special Education Strat II.

Contracts - Carinna Chavarria - Elem/HS Sp. Ed. Para, Leticia Babinat - MS At-Risk Para, Lindsey Hassman - Kindergarten, Andrea Rutledge - Head 7th Volleyball.

Resignations - Sarah Weiermann - MS Sp. Ed. Para, Stan Upah - JV Volleyball Coach, Andrea Rutledge - MS 7th/8th Asst Volleyball, Kaylin Meck - 4th Grade, Alyson Kokjohn - MS Social Studies

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to adjourn the meeting at 7:25 a.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Public Hearing and Special Session - April 8, 2019

posted Apr 9, 2019, 8:04 AM by Mary Boege   [ updated Apr 10, 2019, 5:18 AM ]


 


                                                                                              PUBLIC HEARING AND SPECIAL SESSION

                                                                                OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

                                                                COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 


The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on April 8, 2019 for a Public Hearing on the 2019-2020 School Budget at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 6:00 p.m.

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


Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, John Speer, Keely Upah, Mike Carroll, Sherry Turkal, Heather Garret, Beth Wiese and iJag students.

 

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


Public Hearing


President Tyynismaa opened the Public Hearing for the 2019-2020 School Year Budget at 6:01 p.m. and asked for public comments. 

 

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


Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to close the Public Hearing at 6:03 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

The Special Session was called to order at 6:04 p.m.


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


Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, John Speer, Keely Upah, Mike Carroll, Sherry Turkal, Heather Garrett, Beth Wiese and iJag students, Roy Frakes, Shawna Smith, Alison Graham and Darvin Graham.

 

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


Public Comments - None

 

Beth Wiese and a few iJag students presented to the Board on the iJag program.


Mike Carroll and Sherry Turkal from Estes Construction were present to review with the Board the facilities study that was done.


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

 

Contracts -  Dina Keahna - Asst Softball, Molly Karr - 5th Grade, Tiffany Bridgewater - Elementary ELL

TLC - Jon Huebner - Facilitator, Joy Schirmer, Keely Upah, Kathy Wilkerson and Seth Koch - Instructional Coaches

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

Transfers - Becky Thiessen - MS Student Supervisor to Elementary Sp Ed Para April 1st, Nicole Hitchcock from E/HS Sp Ed Para to Elementary Sp Ed Para - April 1st. Susan Crain .5 Preschool/.5 Substitute to 1.0 Preschool - 2019-20 school year, Jordan Paulson 1.0 Preschool to .5 Preschool - 2019-20 school year.

Coaching Volunteer - Araceli Angel - Girls Soccer


Resignations - Jennifer Clemann - Elem Sp Ed Para, Vicki Riha - Kindergarten, Michael Volk - TAG, Haley Ehrich - MS Counselor, Michelle Bradley - Winter Event Coordinator, Lacy Starits - Elem Sp Ed

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to approve the Administrators increased benefit package for 2019-2020.  All Ayes.


Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the FY20 budget as published.  All Ayes.


Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the addition of a Health Reimbursement Arrangement for retirees.  All Ayes.


Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to approve the agreement with Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa for the 2019-2020 school year.  All Ayes.


Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to approve the first reading of Board Policy Series 300.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve the proposal for the amendment to the High School Handbook regarding Graduation Cap requirements, with a deadline for cap approval prior to graduation.  Motion carried with 3 aye votes from Dvorak, Houghton and Lekin and one nay vote from Tyynismaa.

 

Superintendent Smith discussed the possibility of adding three School Based Therapist for next year.


Curriculum/Student Service Director Shauna Smith discussed possible changes in the Special Education Programming for next year, adding PK-12 Teacher Lead positions and the adoption of the Social Studies Curriculum.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Houghton to adjourn the meeting  at 8:21 p.m.   All Ayes.


 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    



 










 






















Regular Session - March 18, 2019

posted Mar 19, 2019, 6:33 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 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    

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