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Special Session - November 5, 2018

posted Nov 6, 2018, 7:31 AM by Mary Boege

SPECIAL SESSION

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on November  5, 2018 in Special Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

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

 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, Heather Garrett, John Speer, Brad Schweppe, Kris Collins, Roy Frakes, Brent Bagnell, Ben Adams, Shauna Smith, Jon Huebner and Megan Rosenberger.

 

Motion by Kline second by Lekin to approve the amended agenda adding an item to Personnel.  All Ayes.

 

Public Comments - None

 

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

 

Transfers- Tracy Glockl from Elem Sp. Ed. Para Educator to HS Sp. Ed. Para Educator, Jennifer Clemann from Elem Family School Liaison to Elem Sp. Ed. Para Educator. 

New Position - Hire an additional part-time Sp. Ed Para Educator at the high school.

 

Motion by Kline second by Dvorak to appoint Ron Houghton as the Delegate for the IASB Delegate Assembly.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton second by Kline to approve the request for the use of buses by the After Prom Committee.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the Community Liaison position for the Middle School/High School.  All Ayes.

 

The Principals presented a data update for the Board of their buildings and shared their Plan on a Page.

 

Principal Schweppe discussed with the Board the possibility of starting a Partners in Education with local businesses.  He will gather more information and bring that back to the Board.

 

Superintendent Smith discussed the possibility of compensating teachers who cover a class period during their prep time.  More information will be gathered and brought back to the Board.

 

Motion by Dvoark, second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 7:42  p.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Regular Session - October 22, 2018

posted Oct 23, 2018, 9:17 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 October 22, 2018 in Regular Session at the Meskwaki Tribal 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, Kris Collins, Mel Davenport, Allison Graham, Tony Waseskuk and Mike Canning.

 

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

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvoark to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the September 24, 2018 and October 8, 2018 meetings, financials, bills for payment as presented and Early Graduation Requests for C.P. and A.M.   All Ayes.

 

Public Comments - None

 

Mike Canning from Meskwaki Inc presented to the board on the businesses that they are currently operating.

 

Kris Collins presented to the board on the Title VI activities that are being done in the schools.

 

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

 

Contracts - Justin Suchanek - Assistant MS Wrestling

Officiating - Thad Espencheid - Basketball, Keith Hartgrave - Volleyball, Charles Liston - Volleyball Dave Mohr - Volleyball, Deidra Mohr - Volleyball

Volunteers - Darvin Graham - Large Group Speech

Termination - James Rajtora - HS Head Custodian

Resignations - Corinne Bradley - HS Paraeducator

 

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

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the addition of a MS Guidance Counselor position.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the request to host the H.S. Thespian Leadership Day in August 2019.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Houghton to approve the request to the SBRC for Modified Allowable Growth  in the amount of $108,653.82 for the LEP Allowable Costs.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the fundraising requests for the Winter Dance/Guard Club.  All Ayes. 

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with MICA.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the Superintendent's Goals for 2018-2019.  All Ayes.

 

Discussion was held on the addition of a Community Liaison Position for the MS/HS that would be funded with Migrant Funds, the addition of a School Resource Officer and a school survey that will be done in conjunction with Meskwaki Schools.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 7:13 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - October 8, 2018

posted Oct 9, 2018, 6:38 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 October 8, 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,  Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa.  Absent:  Ron Houghton  Quorum Present

 

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

 

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

 

Public Comments - None

 

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

 

Contracts - Nicole Hitchcock - Elem Sp. Ed. Aide

 

Motion by Lekin second by Kline to approve the new Yoga Club.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline second by Dvorak to approve the Winter Color Guard/Dance Team Club pending clarification on the need for a coaching authorization.   All Ayes.

 

The Board discussed the addition of a Middle School Counselor and School Resource Officer.

 

The Board was reminded that the next meeting on October 22nd will be at the Tribal Center.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to adjourn the meeting at 6:25  p.m. into a work session on Superintendent Goals.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Regular Session - September 24, 2018

posted Sep 25, 2018, 7:41 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 September 24, 2018 in Regular Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

On call of the roll the following were present:   Ron Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa.  Absent: Jackie Dvorak.  Quorum Present. Dvorak joined the meeting at 5:36 p.m. 

 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, Heather Garrett, John Speer and Margaret Buckton from ISFIS.

 

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

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the August 20, 2018 and September 10, 2018 meetings, financials, bills for payment as presented and Early Graduation Requests for I.B, and G.Y.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to nominate Penny Tyynismaa as Board President.  All Ayes with Tyynismaa abstaining.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to nominate Jackie Dvorak as Vice President.  All Ayes with Dvoark abstaining.

 

Oath of Office was administered to President Tyynismaa and Vice President Dvorak.

 

Public Comments - None

 

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

 

Volunteer Coaches - Riley Rutledge - Volleyball, Moises Fonseca - Wrestling

Officiating - Don Anderson - Volleyball, Greg Davies - Volleyball, Tyler DeBondt - Basketball, Dennis Dirks - Volleyball, Brandon DuFoe - Wrestling, Jay Freese - Football, Jim Hall - Basketball and Baseball, Nadine Ihde - Wrestling, Bruce Johnson - Football, Daniel Johnson - Football, Tom Kemper - Football, Seth Koch - Football, David Lee - XC, Lois Long - Volleyball, Kevin Long - Volleyball, Dave Nitz - Football, Baseball and Basketball, Nathan Roberts - Football, Mike Spurlin - Football, Kory Staff - Football, Tiffany Thiessen Volleyball, Jeremy Weiermann - Football and Basketball, Bob Yilek - Wrestling, Bob Averill - Basketball, Steve Allspach - Basketball.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvoark to approve the Treasurers Report for the 2017-18 School Year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to appoint Ahlers & Cooney to serve as legal counsel for the Board of Education.  All Ayes.

 

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

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Houghton to approve the request to the SBRC for Modified Allowable Growth and Supplemental Aid in the amount of $160,328.62 for the Special Education negative balance.  All Ayes.

 

Discussion was held on the future meeting dates including the meeting in October at the Tribal Center.

The Board also discussed the upcoming IASB Convention and possible dates that they could attend.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Lekin to adjourn the meeting at 6:17 p.m. in to a board work session.  All Ayes.

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary   

Special Session - September 10, 2018

posted Sep 11, 2018, 6:14 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 September 10, 2018 in Special Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 6:10 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 and Megan Rosenberger.

 

Motion by Dvorak 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.  All Ayes

 

Contracts - Elizabeth Placencia - HS Sp. Ed. Aide

Resignations - Berleen Wobeter - MS FCS, Darvin Graham - Asst HS Baseball

 

Motion by Kline second by Dvorak to approve the updates to the High School Handbook with the noted changes.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak second by Kline to approve the Organizational Charts for 2018-2019 school year and to have them included in the district certified handbook.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to approve the following people as Level One and Level Two Investigators for investigating allegations of physical and sexual abuse of students by school employees.   All Ayes.

Level One - Brad Schweppe, Kris Collins, Melanie Kemper, Anita Townsley, Ben Adams, Scott Bolen, Leah Fonua, Roy Frakes, Brent Bagnall, Dan Lopez, Dina Keahna and Jared Smith (Level 1 alternate)

Level Two - Ahlers and Cooney Law Firm or other designated source.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to approve the Superintendent and Board President to issue and approve Special Education Contracts.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the Activities Department list of overnight trips for this school year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the anticipated fundraisers by the High School Activities Department  this school year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the bid from Lynch Dallas, P.C. not  to exceed $9,000 to review and revise the District's Board Policies and allow for on-line access.  All Ayes.

 

The Board discussed the possibility of attending the IASB Convention in November.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to adjourn the meeting at 6:55  p.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Regular Session - August 20, 2018

posted Aug 21, 2018, 5:46 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 20, 2018 in Regular Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

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

 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, Heather Garrett and Margaret Buckton from ISFIS.

 

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

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the July 16, 2018 and August 6, 2018 meetings, financials and bills for payment as presented.  All Ayes

 

Public Comments - None

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the following personnel requests as presented pending licensure for new hires.  All Ayes

 

Contracts - Teresa Davenport - MS Foodservice, Matthew Beatty - H 8th Football and H 7th Girls Track, Jerrod Bridgewater - Asst 8th Football, Andrea Rutledge - MS H Softball, Stephanie Lane - .5 MS Art, Jordan Van Dee - PT MS SpEd Aide

Officiating - Kevin Cartier - Volleyball, Tiffany Thiessen - Volleyball, Eugene Ubben - Volleyball

Volunteer Coaches - JJ Novotny - Football, Justin Suchanek - Weight Room, Wrestling, Hailee Weiss - Cross Country, Doug Stadler - MS Volleyball, Ashley Raue - MS Volleyball, Sarah Weierman - HS Volleyball, Larry Fletcher - Basketball, Jake Jacobsen - Basketball , Mike Wedmore - Basketball and Softball, Rick Hopper - MS Basketball, Levi Hunerdosse - Wrestling, Jason Arp - Wrestling, Dan Lopez - Wrestling, Travis Smith - Wrestling, Crystal Hass - Ind Speech, George Corum - Track, Bob McBain - Soccer, Morgan McFate - Soccer, Joe Tafta - HS Baseball.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve the Certified Handbook with the addition of the updated meal reimbursement policy change.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 5:55 p.m. in to a board work session.  All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretar

Special Session - August 6, 2018

posted Aug 7, 2018, 6:07 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 6, 2018 in Special Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Public Comments - None

 

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

 

Resignations - Deb Hoskey - MS Aide

 

Motion by Houghton second by Kline to remove Jeff Berger and add Jared Smith to the State Bank of Toledo and Lincoln Savings Bank accounts  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to accept the milk bid from Hiland Dairy and the bread bid from Pan-O-Gold for the 2018-19 school year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the final reading of Board Policy 402.71 Travel Expense changing the meal reimbursement to up to $40 per day with detailed receipts.   All Ayes.

 

The Board read the article Eight characteristics of effective school boards and filled out a survey that will be used to lead the board workshop on August 20th.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to adjourn the meeting at 5:52  p.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Regular Session - July 16, 2018

posted Jul 17, 2018, 8:44 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 16, 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, Ron Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa.   Quorum Present

 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, John Speer, Heather Garrett, Megan Rosenberger, Robert Tyynismaa, Laurie Phelan.

 

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

 

Robert Tyynismaa was present to discuss with the Board the hosting of the conference cross country meet and a home meet on the school campus. 

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the June 11, 2018 and June 27, 218 meetings, financials and bills for payment as presented.  All Ayes

 

Public Comments - None

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to appoint Mary Boege as Board Secretary/Treasurer for the 2018-19 school year.  All Ayes

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

 

Laurie Phelan was present to explain the iJAG Program to the Board.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to approve a one year trial program with iJAG and to post the position for the 2018-19 school year.  All Ayes.

 

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

 

Resignations - Todd Dale - Head 8th Grade Football

 

Motion by Lekin second by Dvorak to approve the depositories at the State Bank of Toledo and Lincoln Savings Bank, with upper limits of $10,000,000 each.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the second reading of Board Policy 402.71 Travel Expense changing the meal reimbursement up to $40 per day with detailed receipts.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the Activity Handbook with the needed updates on coaching positions, Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the purchase of the 77 passenger bus from Hoglund Bus for $89,999.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to adjourn the meeting at 6:47 p.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Special Session - June 27, 2018

posted Jun 27, 2018, 9:29 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 27, 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 were:  Mary Boege, John Speer, Jared Smith

 

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

 

Public Comments - None

 

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

 

Contracts - Denise Rairdin - HS Custodian, Todd Dale - Assistant Football Coach, Samantha Holtz - Elem/MS TAG and Assistant HS Girls Track.

Transfers - Sandy Jensen from HS Custodian to Elem/HS Custodian

Resignations - Sara McAndrew - MS ELL

 

Motion by Lekin second by Kline to approve the building handbooks with the noted changes..  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the School Nutrition Program Application for the 2018-19 School Year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline second by Houghton to approve the addition to the Building Use Rental Fee Chart to include Concessions Rental at $5 per time with a maximum of $50 per school year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the first reading of Board Policy 402.71 changing the meal reimbursement up to $40 per day with detailed receipts.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve discontinuing the JOM  fee waiver unless other funding sources are found and to change the registration packets to reflex this change for the 2018-19 school year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 7:58 a.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Regular Session - June 11, 2018

posted Jun 12, 2018, 5:40 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 11, 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, Ron Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa.   Quorum Present

 

Also present were: Jeff Berger, Mary Boege, John Speer, Heather Garrett and Jared Smith.

 

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

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Lekin to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the May 21, 2018 meeting, financials and bills for payment as presented.

 

Public Comments - None

 

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

 

Contracts -Molly McCreary - Color guard Coach, Levi Hunerdosse - .5 Assistant HS/MS Activities Director, Kelle Johannsen - MS Special Education, Kristine Dixon - MS Special Education, Allison Streck - MS Math, Justin Suchanek - Assistant 9th Football and Head 7th Boys Track Coach.

Officials - Jerry Bisher - Baseball, Jim Hall - Baseball

Resignations - Levi Hunerdosse - Fall Event Coordinator, Mike Stein - Assistant Varsity Football Coach, Marissa Green - Head 7th Girls Track.

 

Motion by Lekin second by Dvorak to table the approval of the handbooks for 2018-19 until the corrections can be made.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the FY 17 Audit.   All Ayes.

 

Discussion was held on the JOM billings for native students.  The District was informed that the funding has been cut for JOM and will likely not be continued.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 6:22 p.m.   All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

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