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Public Hearing and Regular Session - April 25, 2017

posted Apr 26, 2017, 1:21 PM by Mary Boege

PUBLIC HEARING AND 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 25, 2017 for a Public Hearing on Furniture for the Addition and Remodel of the High School at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

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

Also present were: Mary Jones, Mary Boege, Roy Frakes, Rhonda Shaw, Steve Burr, Chad Woosley, Jodi Wacha, Jo Cherveny, Cindy Hill, Barb Jordan, Ann Kuhter, Seth Koch, Brett Karkosh, Connie Cooper, Randy Cooper, Sue Haughey, Mike Haughey, Rochelle Kelsey, Tammy Herriott and Joyce Wiese. 

 

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

 

Public Hearing

 

President Yuska opened the Public Hearing for the Furniture for the Addition and Remodel of the High School.

 

Hearing on comments, President Yuska asked for a motion to close the Public Hearing.

 

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

 

The Regular Meeting was called to order at 5:33 p.m.

 

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

Also present were: Mary Jones, Mary Boege, Roy Frakes, Rhonda Shaw, Steve Burr, Chad Woosley, Jodi Wacha, Jo Cherveny, Cindy Hill, Barb Jordan, Ann Kuhter, Seth Koch, Brett Karkosh, Connie Cooper, Randy Cooper, Sue Haughey, Mike Haughey, Rochelle Kelsey, Tammy Herriott ,Joyce Wiese and Drew Bracken.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Kline to approve the amended agenda adding Personnel to the agenda after Closed Session.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by McFate, second by Kline to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the April 3, 2017  meeting, financials and bills for payment as presented.

 

Public Comments - Seth Koch addressed the Board on the 2017-18 School Calendar about the six Professional Development days at the start of the school year.  Mary Jo Cherveny, Mike Haughey, Randy Cooper, Steve Burr, Barb Jordan and Tammy Herriott addressed the Board in support of Superintendent Mary Jones.

 

Motion by McFate, second by Kline to approve the following personnel requests as presented pending licensure on new certified staff hires.  All Ayes

 

Contracts - Anna Perez - K-4 Art, Ashley Stevens -8th Grade Math

Transfers - Heather Garrett - From 4th Grade to K-4 Media Specialist, Ellen Moran - From HS Behavior Interventionist to High School Special Education, Nathan Doran From HS Special Education to HS/MS Art, Levi Hunerdosse From MS Special Education to HS Special Education, Annie Lucas From Part Time Media Services to Full Time Media Services.

Officiating - Jim Hall - Softball, Lance Pedersen - Softball, Mike Spurlin - Softball

Volunteer Coaches - Matt Kesl - MS Baseball, Joe Tafta - HS Baseball

Resignations - Emily Chyma - 8th Grade Boys Track and 9th Grade Volleyball, Brandi Westercamp - 8th Grade Math, Betty Reitz - MS Aide, Kathy Wilkerson - MS Student Council.

 

Motion by McFate , second by Dvorak to approve the furniture bids for the high school project from Kirk Gross Co., Premier Furniture & Equipment, Storey Kenworthy and Triplett Companies  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Dvorak to approve the publication of the Budget Amendment for the fiscal year 2016-2017 and to set the Public Hearing for May 22, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to table the 2017-2018 school calendar.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa second by Dvorak to approve the bid from Hoglund Bus Company for $111,257 for a 2017 International 84 passenger bus.  All Ayes.

 

High School Principal Roy Frakes and Superintendent Mary Jones reviewed with the Board the graduation and dropout rates for South Tama compared to the State of Iowa.  Our graduation rate is up and the dropout rate is down.

 

Superintendent Jones reviewed with the board adjustments being made in the special education department to help reduce the deficit spending.

 

High School Principal Roy Frakes reviewed  possible changes in the At-Risk program. 

 

Superintendent Jones reviewed the Science and Social Studies Curriculum Review and Adoption Cycle.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Dvorak to adjourn the meeting into an exempt session for negotiations at 7:23 p.m.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Kline to go into Closed Session at 7:25 p.m. as provided in Section 21.5(l)(i) of the Open Meeting Law to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose performance is being considered to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual's reputation, as that individual has requested a closed session.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by McFate to come out of closed session at 9:27 p.m.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by McFate to table the Superintendent's contract.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Kline to approve the Principal and Assistant Principal contracts for the 2017-18 school year with an 2.51% increase.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Tyynismaa to adjourn the meeting at 9:32 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

 

Michelle Yuska, Board President                       Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

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