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Regular Session - June 10, 2019

posted Jun 11, 2019, 9:41 AM by Mary Boege





The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on June 10, 2019 in Regular Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.


On call of the roll the following were present:  Jackie Dvoark, Ron Houghton, Alan Kline.  Absent - Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa.   Quorum Present.   Tyynismaa joined the meeting at 5:57 p.m.


Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, John Speer, Brad Schweppe, Chad Woosley and Roger Gilbreaith.


Motion by Houghton second by Kline to approve the amended agenda adding two discussion items - Facility Study Committee and Calendar Changes.  All Ayes.


Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the May 20, 2019 meeting, financials and bills for payment as presented.  All Ayes.


Public Comments - None


Brad Schweppe recognized the following businesses as Partners in Education -  Medicap Pharmacy, State Farm Insurance, Tama Public Library and Pinnacle Bank.   Each business received a plaque to display.


Chad Woosley - Transportation Director updated the board on the current vehicle fleet and bus routes.


Discussion was held on updating the current District Mission Statement.


Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the following personnel requests as presented pending background checks on new hires.  Motion carried with all ayes.


Contracts - Stephanie Lane - Increase MS Art from .5 to .56, Stephanie Lane - District Graphic Design Specialist, Chelsea Ahrens - Winter Events Coordinator, Ellen Moran - Special Olympics, Sarah Weiermann - Asst Volleyball, Connor McKibben - 8th Social Studies

Model Teachers - Marsha Keahna

Transfer - George Kuhter from 8th Social Studies to 7th Social Studies

Officials - Darrell Brand - Softball, Kevin Cartier - Softball, Jim Hall - Softball, Glen Taylor - Softball, Tiffany Thiessen - Softball

Resignations - Kathleen Ohrt - Title I Aide, Chelsea Ahrens - Asst Girls Basketball, Kellye Musel - MS Sped Aide.


Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the final reading of Board Policy Series 400.   All Ayes.


Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the sharing agreement for Middle School baseball and softball programs with Meskwaki Settlement School.  All Ayes.


Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the 2019 Summer College Credit Agreement with Iowa Valley Community College  All Ayes.


Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to table the Mission Statement until next month.  All Ayes.


Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to go into closed session at 6:53 p.m. as authorized by Section 21.5(1)(a) of the Open Meetings Law to review or discuss records which are required or authorized to be kept confidential.  All Ayes.


Motion by Houghton, second by Dvorak to go back into open session at 7:19 p.m.  All Ayes.


Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to table the approval of the Emergency Planning Operation Documents until the Board meets on June 19th at 7:30 a.m. at the Administration Building.  All Ayes.


Superintendent Smith discussed meeting with the Board for 1:1 meetings, holding a State of the District meeting in October, results of the parent survey, upcoming facility meeting and a possible change of a professional development day on the 2019-20 school calendar.


Motion by Dvorak second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 7:37 p.m.  All Ayes.



Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary