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Public Hearing and Regular Session - May 22, 2017

posted May 23, 2017, 11:51 AM 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 May 22, 2017 for a Public Hearing on the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year Budget Amendment at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

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

Also present were: Mary Jones, Mary Boege, Rhonda Shaw, Theresa Walton, Chad Buck, Stacy Moore, Trudy Suchanek, Angie Knowles, Brintley Elsbury, Derek Dixon, Betty Ann Lacina, Laura Taylor, Melinda Martens, Heather Garrett, Jorena Vavra, Laurie Baack, Krystal Eberhart, Heidi Purk, John Purk, Kevin Nelson, Lacy Starits and Joyce Wiese. 

 

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

 

Public Hearing

 

President Yuska opened the Public Hearing for the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year Budget Amendment.

 

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

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Dvorak 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: Penny Tyynismaa,  Jackie Dvorak, Michelle Yuska and Alan Kline.  Absent:  Mark McFate.  Quorum Present.

Also present were: Mary Jones, Mary Boege, Rhonda Shaw, Theresa Walton, Chad Buck, Stacy Moore, Trudy Suchanek, Angie Knowles, Brintley Elsbury, Derek Dixon, Betty Ann Lacina, Laura Taylor, Melinda Martens, Heather Garrett, Jorena Vavra, Laurie Baack, Krystal Eberhart, Heidi Purk, John Purk, Kevin Nelson, Lacy Starits, Stacy Stull, Kris Collins and Joyce Wiese. 

 

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

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the April 25, 2017, May 3, 2017, May 8, 2017 and May 15, 2017 meetings, financials, bills for payment as presented and Early Graduation Request of T.E.

 

Superintendent Award - Theresa Walton was acknowledged for her storytelling on the topic of Parenthood at the 2017 Storytellers Project.

 

Public Comments - Angie Knowles, Stacy Moore, Trudy Suchanek and Brintley Elsbury spoke to the Board in favor of not reducing the hours of the special education associates. 

 

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

 

Contracts - Jennifer Benner - Preschool and PM Bus Route

Transfers - Lon Wilkerson from Assistant JV Basketball to 9th Boys Basketball

TLC Model Teachers - Elementary - Marilyn Rippy, Melody Cole, Missy Jesina and Steve Bearden.  Middle School - Jon Huebner, Karen Mixdorf, Amy Stotts and Paula Miller.  High School - Chelsea Ahrens, Deanna Zmolek, Emily Chyma and Scott Bolen.

Resignations - Linda Schuler - .5 Preschool, Patricia Henle - MS Sp Ed Aide, Rebecca Cline - HS Foodservice, Danny Phipps - HS Assistant Principal and Activities Director, Linda Phipps - Elementary Secretary and Wendy Hintermeister  HS Sp Ed Aide.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa , second by Dvorak to approve the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year Budget Amendment as published  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Kline to approve the first reading of Board Policy 701.5 Meal Charges.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Dvorak to approve the first reading of Board Policy 534.23 Head Lice and Nits.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak second by Tyynismaa to approve the first reading of Board Policy 402.01 Equal Educational & Employment Opportunity.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Kline to approve the first reading of Board Policy 402.19 Family & Medical Leave.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to accept the bid from Dostal Construction to demo and haul away the portables at a cost of $5,450 each for a total of $10,900.00.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Dvorak to approve the additional coaches at the middle school level as needed for 7th and 8th basketball and volleyball with a limit of six.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Kline to approve the GASB 45 Agreement with ISFIS for $7,250.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline to reduce the special education aide work week to 27.5 hours or less.  Motion died for lack of a second.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Dvorak to not approve the 2.51% increase for all educational associates.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Tyynismaa to go into Closed Session at 6:55 p.m. as provided in Section 21.5(l)(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.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Kline to come out of closed session at 9:02 p.m.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Tyynismaa, second by Dvorak to table the hiring of an Interim Superintendent until a meeting can be held on Wednesday, May 24th at 5:30 pm. .  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 9:03 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

 

Michelle Yuska, Board President                       Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

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