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Regular Session - November 20, 2017

posted Nov 21, 2017, 6:50 AM by Mary Boege

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 November 20, 2017 in Regular Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

On call of the roll the following were present:  Alan Kline, Penny Tyynismaa,  Jackie Dvorak, Ronald Houghton and Mandy Lekin.  Quorum Present. Lekin left the meeting at 6:33 p.m.

 

Also present were: Jeff Berger, Mary Boege, Joyce Wiese, Ben Adams, Seth Koch and Jon Huebner.

 

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

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the October 16, 2017, October 26, 2017 and November 6, 2017 meetings, financials and bills for payment as presented.

 

Public Comments - Seth Koch addressed the Board concerning the continuation of the Early Retirement Policy.

 

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

 

Contracts - William Henson - MS Assistant 7th and 8th Boys Basketball

Officials - Nadine Ihde - Wrestling, Brandon Dufoe - Wrestling, Chester Rice - Wrestling

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the SBRC request for Modified Supplemental Aide in the amount of $118,638 for open enrolled out students not on the Fall of 2016 Certified Enrollment.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the SBRC request for Modified Supplemental Aid in the amount of $105,874 for LEP instruction beyond the 5 years.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the Chapter 12 Exemption Request for Physical Education for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the application to the SBRC in the amount of $7,665.60 for special education administrative costs associated with Lied Center Consortium program for the 2018-19 school year.  All Ayes.

 

Middle School Principal Ben Adams gave a presentation to the Board on activities in his building including PLTW, Junior Achievement, Standards-Based Grading and Building Goals.

 

Superintendent Berger reviewed with the Board the some financial information about South Tama Schools.

 

Discussion was held on the continuation of the Early Retirement Policy that will be placed on the December agenda.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to go into closed session at 6:48 p.m. as provided in Section 21.5(1) (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 Houghton, second by Dvorak to come out of closed session and to adjourn the meeting at 7:56 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

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