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Regular and Reorganizational Meeting - November 18, 2019

posted 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 

Regular Session - October 21, 2019

posted Oct 21, 2019, 5:45 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 October 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: Jackie Dvorak, Ron Houghton, Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa. Absent:  Allen Kline.  Quorum Present.

 

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

 

Motion by Houghton, 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 September 23, 2019 and October 7, 2019 meetings, financials and bills for payment as presented.  All Ayes.

 

Public Comments - None

 

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

 

Contracts - Cheyenne Recker - Title I Aide - Elementary

Transfers - Rochelle Kelsey - From Title I Aide to Sped Aide - Elementary

Officials - Donald Anderson - Volleyball, Gregory Davies - Volleyball, Dennis Dirks - Volleyball, Keith Hartgrave  - Volleyball, Charles Liston - Volleyball, Dave Mohr - Volleyball, Deidra Mohr - Volleyball, Thad Espensheid - Basketball, Dan Rhine - Volleyball, Tiffany Thiessen - Volleyball.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the final reading of Policy 600 Series.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin second by Dvorak to approve the final reading of Policy 401.07RI - Early Retirement Incentive with the amendment of the dollar amount.  All Ayes

 

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

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the retirement incentive for the 2020 retirees with the annual payment maximum of $7,600 per year for five years.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak  to approve Invision  Architectural Firm to complete the master planning of a new building to replace the current Middle School.  Motion carried  with 3 Aye votes from Dvorak, Lekin and Tyynismaa and 1 Nay vote from Houghton.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Lekin to approve the Estes Construction Manager Master Agreement.  All Ayes.

 

Superintendent Smith discussed with the Board the Middle School Soccer proposal for this Spring.

 

The Board reviewed the Section 700 Board Policies.  They will be brought back to the next meeting for the 1st reading.

 

Superintendent Smith informed the Board about a possible visit by Simon Estes to perform and do workshop for the students.

 

The Board was invited  to the East Marshall Legislative Dinner and Meeting on December 4, 2019.

 

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

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - October 7, 2019

posted Oct 8, 2019, 7:36 AM by Mary Boege   [ updated Oct 8, 2019, 7:56 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 October 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:  Jackie Dvorak, Ron Houghton, Alan Kline and Penny Tyynismaa.  Absent - Mandy Lekin   Quorum Present.

 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, Heather Garrett, John Speer, Rodney Boldt, Tina Boldt, Colby Entriken, James Youngblood, Brad Schweppe, Elizabeth Dolezal, Larry Fletcher, Megan Rosenberger, Kathy Wilkerson, Brian Sokol and Jerry Gallahger.

 

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

 

Partners in Education - Recognized Rodney Boldt from Bituminous and James Youngblood and Colby Entriken from Corteva Agriscience as new Partners in Education.

 

Public Comments - None

 

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

 

Contracts - Jennifer Hickman - Elementary Cook

Resignations - William Hensen - Assistant MS Boys Basketball

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the first reading of Board Policy 600 Series.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to approve the first reading of Board Policy 401.07RI, Employee Retirement Incentive.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the final reading of Board Policy 804.40 Expenditures for Public Purpose.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the Tanger Place agreement for the 2019-2020 school year.  All Ayes

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the updated Behavior Matrix for the H.S. Handbook and to bring it back for review at the end of the school year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the hiring of an additional full-time district certified substitute.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to approve the following Legislative Resolutions - English Learners, Mental Health, School Funding and Supplemental State Aid.  All Ayes.

 

Jerry Gallagher from the Donovan Group presented to the Board possible ideas for help with passing a bond or PPEL vote.

 

Superintendent Smith discussed the IHSAA and IGHSAU School Classification Equity Resolution and updated the Board on the Designer Selection interviews and other facilities updates.

 

Motion by Houghton second by Dvorak to adjourn the meeting at 7:07 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Regular Session - September 23, 2019

posted Sep 23, 2019, 6:47 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 September 23, 2019 in Regular Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:31 p.m.

 

On call of the roll the following were present: Ron Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa. Absent:  Jackie Dvorak.   Quorum Present. Dvorak joined the meeting at 5:32 p.m. 

 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, Heather Garrett, John Speer, Brad Schweppe, Vanessa Rivera, Megan Rosenberger, Cheryl Bruene, G. Seitz

 

Motion by Lekin 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 August 19, 2019 and September 3, 2019 meetings, financials and bills for payment as presented and Early Graduation Request for C.S., K.G., C.M., A.P., and C.B.  All Ayes.

 

Public Comments - None

 

Partners in Education -  Seitz Family Chiropractic, ISU Extension Outreach and Independent Insurance were recognized as Partners in Education by Brad Schweppe and Vanessa Rivera.

 

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

 

Contracts - Jeff DeBondt - 7th Boys Track, Nathan Doran - 7th Boys Basketball, Jawny Thompson - 1st Grade.

Volunteer Coach - Chad Chyma - MS Wrestling

Officials - Kevin Cartier - Volleyball, Thad Espenscheid - Basketball, Daniel Johnson - Football, Tom Kemper - Football, David Lee - Cross Country, Seth Koch - Football, Brian Murphy - Football, Dave Nitz - Football, Kory Staff - Football, Jeremy Weiermann - Football

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to approve Ahlers & Cooney to continue as the Board's legal counsel.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin second by Dvorak to approve the following Student Abuse Level I Investigators - Brad Schweppe, Kris Collins, Melanie Kemper, Anita Townsley, Ben Adams, Scott Bolen, Leah Fonua, Blake Wedeking, Roy Frakes, Brent Bagnall, Dan Lopez, Dina Keahna and Jared Smith.  All Ayes

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve Ahlers & Cooney Law Firm as Student Abuse Level II Investigator.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to approve the 1st reading of Board Policy 804.40 Expenditure for Public Purpose.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to authorize the Board President or Superintendent to issue and approve Special Education contracts.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the application to the SBRC for modified allowable growth  and supplemental aid for the negative special education balance of $1525.63.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the application to the SBRC for modified allowable growth and supplemental aid for the negative balance of $94,653.88 in the LEP program.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak  to approve the MOU with Tama County Emergency Management.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the Activities Department list of overnight trips.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the list of anticipated high school fundraisers by the Activities Department.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the hiring of the Donovan Group School Communications for $18,000 to assist the District in preparing for a bond and/or PPEL vote.  Aye votes from Dvorak, Kline, Lekin and Tyynismaa.  Nay vote from Houghton.  Motion carried. 

 

Superintendent Smith discussed with the Board the High School Handbook for the 10 day family trip policy and the updated discipline matrix.  A explanation of the E2020 Course Policy was also reviewed.

 

The Board reviewed the Section 600 Board Policies.  They will be brought back to the next meeting for the 1st reading.

 

The Early Retirement Incentive Policy 401.07R1 was reviewed for possible date changes and will be brought back to the next meeting for the 1st reading.

 

Superintendent Smith reminded the Board of the October 21st meeting will be held at the Tribal Center.

 

Motion by Lekin second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 6:50 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - September 3, 2019

posted Sep 4, 2019, 5:42 AM by Mary Boege   [ updated Sep 4, 2019, 8:04 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 September 3, 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, Ron Houghton, Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa.  Absent - Alan Kline   Quorum Present.

 

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

 

Motion by Lekin second by Dvorak to approve the amended agenda adding an additional hire to Personnel.  All Ayes.

 

Public Comments - Anne Michael addressed the board concerning the agenda item - Elementary Class Size.

 

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

 

Contracts - Ron Lowe - AM Bus Driver, David Cantonwine - PM Bus Driver, Stacie Holmes - .5 MS/.5 HS Strat I Special Education, Tiffany Matney - 5 MS SpEd Para, Rashell Mendoza - HS Sped Para, Jaylee Neave - HS Sped Para, Maria Cervantes - PC Sped Para.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Dvoark to approve the hiring of an additional 1st grade teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.  All Ayes.

 

Superintendent Smith reviewed with the Board a sample policy 804.40 Expenditures for Public Purpose. 

 

Motion by Dvorak second by Lekin to adjourn the meeting into a work session at 5:59 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Regular Session - August 19, 2019

posted Aug 21, 2019, 7:28 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 August 19, 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 Dvorak, Ron Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa.  Quorum Present.

 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, Heather Garrett, John Speer, Crystal Hass, Morgan McFate and Mark McFate.

 

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

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the July 8, 2019 and August 5, 2019 meetings, financials and bills for payment as presented.  All Ayes.

 

Public Comments - Mark McFate addressed the board with his concerns about the Activities Director being referred to as the Athletic Director and a Memorial gift at the Middle School.

 

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

 

Contracts - Derek Dixon - HS Asst Varsity Girls Basketball, Jerrod Bridgewater - HS Asst Varsity Football, Steve Chyma - MS Asst 8th Football, Valeria Nunez - MS Para Educator, Ruth Ann Jackson - Costumer

Transfers - Jordan Van Dee - Part-time Para to Full Time Para Educator, Brenda Young - HS Para Educator to PC TIC Para Educator.

Officials - Tiffany Thiessen - Volleyball, Bruce Johnson - Track, Bill Neal - Track, Deidra Mohr - Volleyball, Eugene Ubben - Volleyball

Volunteer Coaches - JJ Novotny - Football, Hailee Weiss - Cross Country, Doug Stadler - MS Volleyball, Riley Rutledge - HS Volleyball, Stan Upah - HS Volleyball, Larry Fletcher - Basketball, Mike Wedmore - Basketball/Softball, Ron Hala - Basketball, Levi Hunerdosse - Wrestling, Jason Arp - Wrestling, Dan Lopez - Wrestling, Travis Smith - Wrestling, Dale Cruikshank - Wrestling, Moises Fonseca - Wrestling, Crystal Hass - Ind Speech, Darvin Graham - Lg Gr Speech, Bob McBain - Soccer, Angel Araceli - Soccer, Jerrod Bridgewater - MS Baseball and Basketball, Dave Wiese - Baseball,  Football, Basketball, Josh Bly  MS and HS Football, Marissa Green - MS Volleyball and Track

Resignations - Derek Dixon - 7th Boys Basketball, Heidi Purk - MS Para Educator, Julie Herman - Elem Cook, Jerrod Bridgewater - 8th Asst Football

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the Final Reading of Board Policy 500 Series.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline second by Dvorak to approve the Classified Employee Handbook with the noted correction.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to approve the Trauma Informed Care Unit Handbook.  All Ayes.

 

Superintendent Smith discussed with the Board the Meal Charge Policy 701.5, upcoming School Board Election, Delegate for the IASB Convention and Elementary class sizes.

 

Motion by Lekin second by Dvorak to adjourn the meeting into a work session for facilities at 6:42 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - August 5, 2019

posted Aug 6, 2019, 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 August 5, 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, Ron Houghton, Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa.  Absent - Alan Kline   Quorum Present.

 

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

 

Motion by Dvorak second by Houghton to approve the amended agenda adding a discussion item - Middle School Fire.  All Ayes.

 

Public Comments - None

 

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

 

Contracts - Deb Hoskey - MS Sped Para, Joe Tafta - DW Video Production Specialist

Resignations - Krystal Peshel - MS Sped Para

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Lekin to approve the first reading of Board Policy Series 500.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin second by Dvoark to approve the Certified Employee Handbook for 2019-20 with the noted corrections.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to approve the bread bid from Pan-O-Gold.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve the milk bid from Anderson Erickson.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvoark to approve the bus bid from Hogland Bus at a cost of $92,996.  All Ayes.

 

The Board reviewed the School Board meeting dates for the 2019-20 school year.

 

Superintendent Smith handed out copies of the STC Strategic Plan and District Snapshot for the Board to review.

 

The PPEL vote was discussed.  The Board will be approving a resolution at the next meeting calling for an election on the question of levying and imposing a Voter Approved Physical Plant and Equipment Property Tax and Income Surtax.

 

The Board was updated on the fire at the Middle School that morning and what the next steps are in the clean up process.

 

Motion by Dvorak second by Lekin to adjourn the meeting at 6:52 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

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    

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