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Public Hearing and Special Session - April 8, 2019

posted Apr 9, 2019, 8:04 AM by Mary Boege   [ updated Apr 10, 2019, 5:18 AM ]


 


                                                                                              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 8, 2019 for a Public Hearing on the 2019-2020 School Budget at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 6:00 p.m.

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


Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, John Speer, Keely Upah, Mike Carroll, Sherry Turkal, Heather Garret, Beth Wiese and iJag students.

 

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


Public Hearing


President Tyynismaa opened the Public Hearing for the 2019-2020 School Year Budget at 6:01 p.m. and asked for public comments. 

 

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


Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to close the Public Hearing at 6:03 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

The Special Session was called to order at 6:04 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: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, John Speer, Keely Upah, Mike Carroll, Sherry Turkal, Heather Garrett, Beth Wiese and iJag students, Roy Frakes, Shawna Smith, Alison Graham and Darvin Graham.

 

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


Public Comments - None

 

Beth Wiese and a few iJag students presented to the Board on the iJag program.


Mike Carroll and Sherry Turkal from Estes Construction were present to review with the Board the facilities study that was done.


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

 

Contracts -  Dina Keahna - Asst Softball, Molly Karr - 5th Grade, Tiffany Bridgewater - Elementary ELL

TLC - Jon Huebner - Facilitator, Joy Schirmer, Keely Upah, Kathy Wilkerson and Seth Koch - Instructional Coaches

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

Transfers - Becky Thiessen - MS Student Supervisor to Elementary Sp Ed Para April 1st, Nicole Hitchcock from E/HS Sp Ed Para to Elementary Sp Ed Para - April 1st. Susan Crain .5 Preschool/.5 Substitute to 1.0 Preschool - 2019-20 school year, Jordan Paulson 1.0 Preschool to .5 Preschool - 2019-20 school year.

Coaching Volunteer - Araceli Angel - Girls Soccer


Resignations - Jennifer Clemann - Elem Sp Ed Para, Vicki Riha - Kindergarten, Michael Volk - TAG, Haley Ehrich - MS Counselor, Michelle Bradley - Winter Event Coordinator, Lacy Starits - Elem Sp Ed

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to approve the Administrators increased benefit package for 2019-2020.  All Ayes.


Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the FY20 budget as published.  All Ayes.


Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the addition of a Health Reimbursement Arrangement for retirees.  All Ayes.


Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to approve the agreement with Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa for the 2019-2020 school year.  All Ayes.


Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to approve the first reading of Board Policy Series 300.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve the proposal for the amendment to the High School Handbook regarding Graduation Cap requirements, with a deadline for cap approval prior to graduation.  Motion carried with 3 aye votes from Dvorak, Houghton and Lekin and one nay vote from Tyynismaa.

 

Superintendent Smith discussed the possibility of adding three School Based Therapist for next year.


Curriculum/Student Service Director Shauna Smith discussed possible changes in the Special Education Programming for next year, adding PK-12 Teacher Lead positions and the adoption of the Social Studies Curriculum.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Houghton to adjourn the meeting  at 8:21 p.m.   All Ayes.


 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    



 










 






















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