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Regular Meeting - May 21, 2018

posted May 22, 2018, 5:27 AM by Mary Boege   [ updated May 22, 2018, 8:49 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 May 21, 2018 in Regular Session at the Middle School, Toledo, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

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

 

Also present were: Jeff Berger, Mary Boege, John Speer, Ben Adams, Rhonda Shaw and Shauna Smith.

 

Motion by Dvoark 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 April 23, 2018 and May 7, 2018 meetings, financials, bills for payment as presented and early graduation requests of J.O, and S.O.

 

Public Comments - None

 

Ben Adams, Middle School Principal presented on the middle school initiatives.

 

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

 

Contracts -Jessica Bohnstengel - 5th Grade, Morgan Ives - 3rd Grade, Rachel Davis - Assistant Individual Speech, Dina Keahna - Assistant HS Basketball, Andrea Rutledge - HS Boys Tennis, Shauna Smith - Director of Curriculum and Student Services.

Transfers - Carla Coates - 6th Math to 6th Science

Volunteer - Crystal Kephart - Individual Speech

Officials - Jerry Bisher - Baseball

Resignations - Jessica St. John - MS ELL, Dustin Peska - 7th Boys Track, Nate Van Dyke - 9th Football.

 

Discussion was held on the process to be used to possibly sell some school property.

 

Motion by Kline second by Dvorak to approve the issuing of a honorary diploma.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the Print Management Agreement with Premier Office Equipment and US Bank.   All Ayes.

 

The Board took a tour of the middle school building.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to adjourn the meeting at 6:53 p.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - May 7, 2018

posted May 8, 2018, 7:52 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 7, 2018 in Special Session at the Elementary Building, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

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

 

Also present were: Jeff Berger, Mary Boege, John Speer, Ashley Raue, Anita Townsley, Keely Upah, Kym Stein, Joy Schirmer, Deloris Ryan, Heather Garrett, Kris Collins, Megan Rosenberger, Jeanette Stacy, Karen Mixdorf, Cally Thompson, Melanie Kemper, Scott Bolen, Brent Bagnall and Stacy Moore.

 

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

 

Public Comments - Mark McFate questioned the Board on an agenda item asking if it was a part-time Athletic Director or a part-time Activities Director that was going to be discussed.

 

Superintendent Berger recognized the Board for School Board Recognition Month and each was presented with a certificate.

 

The Elementary Staff and Administration presented on elementary initiatives.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the personnel requests as presented pending clear background check results and licensure on new hires.  All Ayes

 

Contracts for 2018-19 School Year - Morgan McFate - MS STEM, Bradley Schweppe - Elementary Principal.

Transfers - Tracy Clark - Custodial to Print Shop/Custodial, Zoe Garber from 3rd Grade to Kindergarten, Paula Miller from 6th Science to 8th Science.

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

Volunteer - Robert McBain - Soccer

Officials - Bruce Johnson - Track, Bill Neal - Track, Tiffany Thiessen - Volleyball

Resignations - Shirlene Spinler - MS Cook

 

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

 

Discussion was held on selling the parking lot on the north side of the vacant Tama Primary School site.  More information will be gathered on the process of selling the lot.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the renewal of the agreement with Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa for the 2018-19 school year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the adoption of the TLC Leadership Handbook for the 2018-19 school year.  All Ayes.

 

Superintendent Berger discussed the current special education student numbers.  The numbers are lower from the last time the numbers were reported.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the job posting for a Middle School Special Education Teacher.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to eliminate the Director of Special Education position for the 2018-19 school year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the posting for a Director of Curriculum and Student Service position for the 2018-19 school year.  All Ayes

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the posting for a part-time 7-12 Activities Director.  All Ayes.

 

Elementary Principal Stacy Stull gave the Board of tour of the building.

 

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

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Regular Session - April 23, 2018

posted Apr 24, 2018, 7:45 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, 2018 in Regular Session at the High School, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

On call of the roll the following were present:   Jackie Dvorak, Alan Kline, Penny Tyynismaa and Mandy Lekin.   Quorum Present.  Ron Houghton joined the meeting at 5:31 p.m.

 

Also present were: Jeff Berger, Mary Boege, John Speer, Kym Stein, Jon Huebner, Dixie Forcht, Emily Chyma, Brent Bagnall, Roy Frakes, Hailee Weiss, Dan Lopez, Chris McFate, Mark McFate, Kris Collins, Jared Smith, Megan Rosenberger, Allison Graham, Ben Adams.

 

Motion by Lekin second by Kline to approve the agenda with the deletion of the FFA Presentation.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the March 19, 2018, March 21, 2018, March 22, 2018, April 9, 2018 and April 10, 2018 meetings, financials, bills for payment as presented and early graduation requests of B.T.

 

Public Comments - None

 

The High School Staff and Administration presented on high school initiatives.

 

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

 

Contracts - Andrea Rutledge - MS Asst Softball, Matt Kesl - MS Asst Baseball, Hannah Klaver - Kindergarten, Alyson Kokjohn - 6th Grade Social Studies, Sarah Wright - 6th Grade Literacy, Miranda Nelson - HS Biology/Life Science, Lon Wilkerson - H 8th Boys Basketball.

Transfers - Annie Lucas from Print Shop to Payroll/Benefits.

Officials - Darrell Brand - MS Softball, Jim Hall - MS Softball, Mie Spurlin - MS Softball, Tiffany Thiessen - MS Softball

Resignations - Darcy Lamb - Color Guard Coach, Shannon Feisel - Elem Para educator, Angie Knowles - Kindergarten. 

 

Motion by Kline second by Lekin to approve the 2 year contract for Dr. Jared Smith, Superintendent of the South Tama School District in the amount of $150.000.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve a per diem payment for Dr. Jared Smith for work done prior to July 1, 2018.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the Girls Golf request for an overnight stay for the WaMaC Super Meet.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the three year bid from Select Physical Therapy for the 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-2021 school years.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to accept the proposal from Cory Hall Photography for event pictures for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the Administrative Services Agreement with the State of Iowa for the 403(b) plan administration.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the GASB 75 agreement with ISFIS for $6,550  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the Summer Food Service Program for 2018.   All Ayes

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the Head Principal, Assistant Principal/AD and Business Manager contracts for 2018-19.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to increase the substitute teacher pay for the 2018-19 school year to $115 per day.  All Ayes.

 

The Board took a tour of the high school building.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to adjourn the meeting at 8:17 p.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary   

Special Session - April 10, 2018

posted Apr 12, 2018, 1:00 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 April 10, 2018 in Special Session at the Reinig Center, Toledo, Iowa at 3:08 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:  Mary Boege and Trent Grundmeyer, and Roger Wilcox of Grundmeyer Leader Search.

 

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

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to go into closed session at 3:09 p.m. as provided in Section 21.5(1)(i) of the Open Meeting Law to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose hiring is being considered to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual's reputation, as that individual has requested a closed session.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to come out of closed session at 8:19 p.m.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to offer a two year contract to Dr. Jared Smith as the next South Tama County Superintendent.  All Ayes

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Houghton to adjourn the meeting at 8:32 p.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Public Hearing and Special Session - April 9, 2018

posted Apr 10, 2018, 5:10 AM by Mary Boege

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 9, 2018 for a Public Hearing on the 2018-2019 School Budget at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

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

Also present were: Jeff Berger, Mary Boege, Mary Mixdorf, John Speer, Alison Graham, Jon Huebner and Megan Rosenberger.

 

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

 

Public Hearing

 

President Tyynismaa opened the Public Hearing for the 2018-2019 School Year Budget at 5:31 p.m. and asked for public comments. 

 

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

 

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

 

The Special Session was called to order at 5:33 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: Jeff Berger, Mary Boege, Mary Mixdorf, John Speer, Alison Graham, Jon Huebner and Megan Rosenberger.

 

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

 

Public Comments - None

 

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

 

Contracts -  Jon Huebner - TLC Instructional Coach Facilitator, Abbi Rust - 3rd Grade, Sandra Tracy - HS ELL, Dina Keahna - MS/HS Guidance Counselor.

Officiating -  Dave Nitz - JV Football

Resignations - Jodi Wacha - HR/Payroll, Cally Thompson - MS Special Education, Abby Gard - 8th Grade Science, Christy Hammond - MS STEM

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to approve the FY19 budget as published.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to set May 19, 2019 as the graduation date for the 2018-19 school year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the proposed option 3 to replace grades 6-12 & staff iPads.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Lekin to adjourn the meeting  at 5:55 p.m. into and Exempt Session for matters relating to employment.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvoark to adjourn the meeting at 6:08 p.m.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - March 22, 2018

posted Mar 22, 2018, 10:04 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 March 22, 2018 in Special Session at the Administration Building, Tama, Iowa at 7:30 a.m.

 

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

 

Also present was:  Mary Boege

 

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

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the Non-Certified Letters of Assignment.   All Ayes

 

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

 

Resignations - Laura Edwards - M.S. Language Arts

 

Motion by Kline second by Lekin to adjourn the meeting at 8:05 a.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - March 21, 2018

posted Mar 22, 2018, 10:02 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 March 21, 2018 in Special Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 4:00 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.  Alan Kline joined the meeting at 4:04 p.m.

 

Also present were:  Mary Boege and Roger Wilcox of Grundmeyer Leader Search.

 

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

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to go into closed session at 4:02 p.m. as provided in Section 21.5(1)(i) of the Open Meeting Law to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose hiring is being considered to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual's reputation, as that individual has requested a closed session.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Lekin to come out of closed session at 8:28 p.m.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to adjourn the meeting at 8:29 p.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Regular Session - March 19, 2018

posted Mar 20, 2018, 6:31 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 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:   Jackie Dvorak, Ronald Houghton, Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa.  Absent:  Alan Kline.  Quorum Present.

 

Also present were: Jeff Berger, Mary Boege, John Speer, Kym Stein, Jeanette Stacy, Mary Mixdorf, Karen Mixdorf and Jon Huebner.

 

Motion by Lekin second by Houghton to approve the agenda adding a Strategy Session at the end for non-certified contacts.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Houghton to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the February 19, 2018, March 5th, 2018 and March 12, 2018 meetings, financials and bills for payment as presented.

 

Public Comments - None

 

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

 

Contracts - Moises Fonseca - Assistant Boys Soccer

Officials - Tom Kemper - Basketball

Resignations - Stacy Stull - Elementary Principal, Brett Karkosh - HS Guidance, Heather Chamberlain - HS Science, Heather Garrett - Assistant Individual Speech Coach, Lon Wilkerson - 9th Boys Basketball, Andrea Rutledge - 8th Boys Basketball.

 

Motion by Dvorak second by Houghton to approve the hiring of assistant coaches for Middle School Softball and Baseball.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the AEA Purchasing Agreement for 2018-2019..  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Lekin to authorize the Board Secretary to publish the FY19 Budget Estimate, showing a total budget of $29,994,679 and a total levy of $16.13 per $1,000 valuation and to set a Public Hearing regarding the FY19 Budget on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.    All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to approve the following Budget Adjustment Resolution - RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors of South Tama County School District will levy property tax for fiscal year 2018-2019 for the regular program budget adjustment in the amount of $161,744 as allowed under section 257.14 Code of Iowa.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the proposed school calendar for the 2018-19 school year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the District Developed Special Education Delivery Plan as presented.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to not fill the vacant MS Special Education position at this time and to review student numbers in May.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the agreement with Iowa Valley Community College District for concurrent enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year.   All Ayes

 

The plan for iPad replacements was tabled at this time.

 

Superintendent Berger gave a summary of the Walk-Out Event of Wednesday, March 14th, Alice Training and security planning.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to adjourn the meeting at 6:38 p.m. into a Strategy Session for non-certified contracts.  All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - March 12, 2018

posted Mar 13, 2018, 7:14 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 March 12, 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:  Mary Boege and Trent Grundmeyer of Grundmeyer Leader Search.

 

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

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to go into closed session at 5:35 p.m. as provided in Section 21.5(1)(i) of the Open Meeting Law to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose hiring is being considered to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual's reputation, as that individual has requested a closed session.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to come out of closed session at 8:15 p.m.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to adjourn the meeting at 8:16 p.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - March 5, 2018

posted Mar 6, 2018, 7:54 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 March 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,  Ronald Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa.  Quorum Present.

 

Also present were: Jeff Berger, Mary Boege, Jon Huebner, John Speer, Deloris Ryan, Mary Mixdorf and Megan Rosenberger.

 

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

 

Public Comments - Superintendent Berger presented a plaque from the Mayors of Tama and Toledo proclaiming March 15th and 16th as "South Tama County Community School District Activities and Athletics Appreciation Days".

 

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

 

Contracts for 2018-19 School Year - TLC Coaches - Seth Koch, Joy Schirmer, Keely Upah and Kathy Wilkerson

Bus Driver - Jennifer Benner

Resignations - Paddy Richards - Van Driver

Officials - Jim Hall - Basketball

 

Motion by Kline second by Dvorak to approve the TLC Mentor Teacher Handbook.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve TLC Model Teacher Handbook.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the job posting for summer mowing help.  All Ayes.

 

Information Technology Coordinator Mary Mixdorf updated the board on the current district technology and needs for the future. 

 

Superintendent Berger gave the Board an overview of the past Voted PPEL history and talked about the need to look into having it back in the future.

 

Motion by Dvoark second by Lekin to adjourn the meeting at 6:38 p.m.   All Ayes.

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

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