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March 17, 2014 Board Meeting

posted Mar 19, 2014, 8:17 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 March 17, 2014 in Regular Session meeting at the Professional Learning Room, Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:35 p.m.

 

On call of the roll the following were present:   Mark McFate, Alan Kline, Jackie Dvorak and Anne Michael. Absent:  Michelle Yuska. Quorum Present            

Also present were: Kerri Nelson, Mary Boege, Joyce Wiese, Steve McAdoo, Greg Kooker of Brewer Engineering, Eric Townsley, Roy Frakes, James Bugge, Jeremy Jones, Kris Collins, Jon Huebner, Mary Sherwood, Ashley Raue, Kelli Smith, Elisabeth Weitzell, Donna Smith, Michelle Evans, Adam Todd, Rachel Kudobe and several high school large group speech students.  

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Michael to approve the amended agenda adding a short film presentation before Public Comments.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Michael second by Dvorak to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the February 24,2014 meeting and March 3, 2014 work session, financials, bills for payment as presented and an early graduation request for M.M.   All Ayes.

 

The high school large group speech students showed their short film “My Love”.

 

Public Comments:

Kris Collins read a statement from the 5th grade team in support of the grade level configuration at the Middle School to include 5th grade in the 2014-2015 school year.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to approve the following personnel changes. All Ayes

 

Contracts – Dustin Peska – 7th Boys Track, Tonia Rodriquez – Title VII Aide, Garrett Kubik – Bus Driver

Resignations – Deb Raue – Elem Spec Ed Aide, Lon Wilkerson – H 7th Boys Basketball, Kris Collins – M.S. Softball, Daniel Westhoff – H 7th Football.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to accept the bid of $234,500 from Scharnweber for the High School Boiler Replacement Project.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by McFate, second by Dvorak to authorize the Board Secretary to publish the FY15 Budget Estimate, showing a total budget of $23,145,720 and a total levy of $15.98/1000 valuation.  The Board also resolves to levy property tax for the budget guarantee of $0.00, and sets Monday, April 7, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the Partnership Center, (215 W 9th Street, Tama) as the Public Hearing regarding the FY15 Budget.   Ayes – Kline, Dvorak, McFate, Nays - Michael

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Michael to set a Public Hearing date of April 7, 2014 at 5:40 pm for the School Calendar Start Date   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Michael, second by Dvorak to accept the SIAC Committee’s recommendation to restructure the grade level configuration at the Middle School to include 5th grade starting with the 2014-2015 school year.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Michael to approve the realignment of the grade level configuration at the Middle School to include 5th grade starting in the 2014-2015 school year.

 

High School Activities Director Jeremy Jones addressed the Board about the possibility of starting an Archery Club.

 

High School Principal Roy Frakes addressed the board about the possibility of adding a Technology Literacy Class in the 2014-15 school year.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Michael to adjourn the meeting at 6:25 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

Mark McFate, Board President                          Mary Boege, Board Secretary     

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