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Regular Session - May 18, 2020

posted May 18, 2020, 4:47 PM by Mary Boege





The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on May 18, 2020 in Regular Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:00 p.m. with members of the board and community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.


On call of the roll the following were present:  Ron Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa and Clint Werner.  Quorum Present.

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege and several members of the community.


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


Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the April 20, 2020 and May 4, 2020 meetings, financials and bills for payment as presented.


Public Comments - None


Superintendent Smith recognized the Board for School Board Appreciation Month.  They received a plant and a certificate.


Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the following personnel requests as presented pending background check results on new hires.  All Ayes.


Contracts - Lesley Youngbear - Payroll/Benefits, Katie Schuett -  District-Wide Substitute, Kristin Ebel - 5th Grade SpEd, Nathan Doran - Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball.

Resignations - Nathan Doran - 7th H Boys Basketball Coach, Levi Klopping - Assistant 7/8 Girls Basketball Coach, Dina Keahna - Assistant Varsity Girls Softball, Rachel Russell - PC SpEd TIC, Derek Dixon - 6th Social Studies, Stephanie Panosh - Elem Cook.


Bus Software - Tabled until next meeting


Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the bid from Phillips Floors of $125,435 to replace the high school gym floor.   All Ayes.


Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the bid from Kluesner Construction of $20,583.60 for the Partnership Center blacktop and to get additional prices on other options at the Middle School.  All Ayes.


Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the Talent and Gifted guidelines as presented.  All Ayes.


Superintendent Smith updated the Board on the technology items that will be purchased with the CARES Act reimbursement.


Return to Learn was discussed for the next school year.  Shauna Smith - Curriculum Director shared with the Board the Instructional Guidance plan.


Superintendent Smith updated the Board on the student lunch schedule change with the Memorial Day Holiday.  The remaining schedule will continue on Mondays and Wednesdays through the month of June.


The schedule for teacher and student check out was discussed.  It will take place over the next three weeks.


The Dance Team trip refund was discussed for the cancelled trip to Florida.  The District hopes to have all refunds to parents within the next week.


Superintendent Smith updated the Board on the Middle School Project.  Invision has worked on an additional design proposal.


Superintendent Smith reported to the Board how vacation will be handled for the 12 month employees this year with the interruption of the school closure.


Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to adjourn the meeting at 6:20 p.m.



Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary