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Regular Session - January 20, 2020

posted Jan 21, 2020, 6:07 AM by Mary Boege

REGULAR SESSION

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on January 20, 2020 in Regular Session meeting at the Professional Learning Room, Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the December 16, 2019 and January 6, 2020 meetings, financials and bills for payment as presented.  All Ayes.

 

Public Comments:

None

 

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

 

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

Officiating - James Hall - Baseball, David Nitz - Baseball

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Mandy Lekin, Board Vice President                  Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - January 6, 2020

posted Jan 7, 2020, 5:54 AM by Mary Boege

SPECIAL SESSION

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on January 6, 2020 in Special Session meeting at the Professional Learning Room, Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Public Comments:

None

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                  Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Regular Session - December 16, 2019

posted Dec 16, 2019, 7:01 PM by Mary Boege

REGULAR SESSION

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on December 16, 2019 in Regular Session meeting at the Professional Learning Room, Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Public Comments:

None

 

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

 

Contracts - Steve Chyma - Transportation Director

Officiating - Glen Taylor - MS Basketball

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                  Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - December 2, 2019

posted Dec 3, 2019, 6:36 AM by Mary Boege

SPECIAL SESSION

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on December 2, 2019 in Special Session at the High School Little Theater, Tama, Iowa at 5:00 p.m.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Regular and Reorganizational Meeting - November 18, 2019

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

REGULAR SESSION AND REORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on November 18, 2019 in Regular Session meeting at the Professional Learning Room, Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

On call of the roll the following were present:  Jackie Dvorak, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa.  Absent:  Ron Houghton.  Quorum Present .  Houghton joined the meeting at 5:34 p.m.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Reorganizational Meeting

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Public Comments:

None

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                  Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - November 4, 2019

posted Nov 5, 2019, 5:13 AM by Mary Boege

SPECIAL SESSION

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on November 4, 2019 in Special Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

On call of the roll the following were present:   Ron Houghton, Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa.  Absent - Alan Kline and Jackie Dvorak.  Quorum Present.  Dvorak joined the meeting at 5:47 p.m.

 

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

 

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

 

Public Comments - None

 

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

 

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

Resignations - Chad Woosley - Transportation Director

Early Retirement Requests - Roy Frakes

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Superintendent Smith discussed the next steps for the STC Referendum.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary 

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    

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