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Special Session - May 4, 2020

posted May 5, 2020, 9:32 AM by Mary Boege

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 May 4, 2020 for Special  Meeting at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:10 p.m. with some members of the board and community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

 

On call of the roll the following were present:  Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa.  Absent:  Clint Werner and Ron Houghton.  Quorum Present.  Houghton joined the meeting at 5:12 p.m.

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

 

Motion by Lekin second by Houghton to approve the amended agenda adding additional discussion items.  All Ayes.

 

Public Comments - Allison Graham addressed the board about the availability of the board packet to the community.

 

The Mayors of Tama, Toledo and Montour proclaimed the month of May - South Tama County Senior Month.

 

Brad Leeper from Invision presented additional options to the Board of models that they can produce for what the Middle School could possibly look like if they would move forward with the project.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the following personnel requests.  All Ayes.

 

Contracts - Kelsea Anderson - 4th Grade

Resignations - Betty Ann Lacina - Elem ELL Para, Jaylee Neave - HS Para

Termination - Joe Tafta - Assistant Baseball Coach

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the purchase of three used 12 passenger vans, two from Thy's Auto and one from Ames Ford.  All Ayes

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the purchase of three propane buses from Blue Bird for $113,636 each.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the request to purchase a replacement van for the school mail vehicle from Thy's Auto for $22,786.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the purchase of a lawn mower from Z-Line for $12,580.   All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the bid from Midwest Tennis and Track of $123,900 for the track surface replacement project.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the bid from Becks Engineering for $8,800 for a site analysis for the tennis courts at the current location and by the Elementary.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve paying up to $250 to the Para Educators taking the Sub Authorization course.  All Ayes.

 

Steve Chyma updated the Board on a bus software - Here Comes the Bus.

 

Steve McAdoo updated the Board on some possible additional summer projects - HS Gym Floor, Blacktop at the Middle School and Partnership Center, and other smaller projects.

 

Superintendent Smith updated the Board on staffing updates with the TLC program.

 

Taylor Brown reviewed with the Board how they will handle the Spring FFA flower sales.

 

Superintendent Smith updated the Board on the City of Toledo wanting to meet with the Board concerning the use of the Iowa Juvenile Home as a possible site for the Middle School, status of Graduation and other school events such as starting time in the Fall, the Dance Team trip being cancelled and working on refunding the participants and the new Board Policy site on the school website.

 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 7:33 p.m.

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

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