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Regular Session - September 23, 2019

posted Sep 23, 2019, 6:47 PM 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 September 23, 2019 in Regular Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:31 p.m.

 

On call of the roll the following were present: Ron Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa. Absent:  Jackie Dvorak.   Quorum Present. Dvorak joined the meeting at 5:32 p.m. 

 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, Heather Garrett, John Speer, Brad Schweppe, Vanessa Rivera, Megan Rosenberger, Cheryl Bruene, G. Seitz

 

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

 

Motion by Kline second by Houghton to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the August 19, 2019 and September 3, 2019 meetings, financials and bills for payment as presented and Early Graduation Request for C.S., K.G., C.M., A.P., and C.B.  All Ayes.

 

Public Comments - None

 

Partners in Education -  Seitz Family Chiropractic, ISU Extension Outreach and Independent Insurance were recognized as Partners in Education by Brad Schweppe and Vanessa Rivera.

 

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

 

Contracts - Jeff DeBondt - 7th Boys Track, Nathan Doran - 7th Boys Basketball, Jawny Thompson - 1st Grade.

Volunteer Coach - Chad Chyma - MS Wrestling

Officials - Kevin Cartier - Volleyball, Thad Espenscheid - Basketball, Daniel Johnson - Football, Tom Kemper - Football, David Lee - Cross Country, Seth Koch - Football, Brian Murphy - Football, Dave Nitz - Football, Kory Staff - Football, Jeremy Weiermann - Football

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to approve Ahlers & Cooney to continue as the Board's legal counsel.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin second by Dvorak to approve the following Student Abuse Level I Investigators - Brad Schweppe, Kris Collins, Melanie Kemper, Anita Townsley, Ben Adams, Scott Bolen, Leah Fonua, Blake Wedeking, Roy Frakes, Brent Bagnall, Dan Lopez, Dina Keahna and Jared Smith.  All Ayes

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve Ahlers & Cooney Law Firm as Student Abuse Level II Investigator.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Dvorak, second by Kline to approve the 1st reading of Board Policy 804.40 Expenditure for Public Purpose.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to authorize the Board President or Superintendent to issue and approve Special Education contracts.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the application to the SBRC for modified allowable growth  and supplemental aid for the negative special education balance of $1525.63.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the application to the SBRC for modified allowable growth and supplemental aid for the negative balance of $94,653.88 in the LEP program.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak  to approve the MOU with Tama County Emergency Management.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the Activities Department list of overnight trips.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the list of anticipated high school fundraisers by the Activities Department.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the hiring of the Donovan Group School Communications for $18,000 to assist the District in preparing for a bond and/or PPEL vote.  Aye votes from Dvorak, Kline, Lekin and Tyynismaa.  Nay vote from Houghton.  Motion carried. 

 

Superintendent Smith discussed with the Board the High School Handbook for the 10 day family trip policy and the updated discipline matrix.  A explanation of the E2020 Course Policy was also reviewed.

 

The Board reviewed the Section 600 Board Policies.  They will be brought back to the next meeting for the 1st reading.

 

The Early Retirement Incentive Policy 401.07R1 was reviewed for possible date changes and will be brought back to the next meeting for the 1st reading.

 

Superintendent Smith reminded the Board of the October 21st meeting will be held at the Tribal Center.

 

Motion by Lekin second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 6:50 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

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