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Special Session - May 7, 2018

posted May 8, 2018, 7:52 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 7, 2018 in Special Session at the Elementary Building, Tama, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.

 

On call of the roll the following were present:  Ronald Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa. Absent:  Jackie Dvorak.   Quorum Present.  Dvorak joined the meeting at 5:38 p.m.

 

Also present were: Jeff Berger, Mary Boege, John Speer, Ashley Raue, Anita Townsley, Keely Upah, Kym Stein, Joy Schirmer, Deloris Ryan, Heather Garrett, Kris Collins, Megan Rosenberger, Jeanette Stacy, Karen Mixdorf, Cally Thompson, Melanie Kemper, Scott Bolen, Brent Bagnall and Stacy Moore.

 

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

 

Public Comments - Mark McFate questioned the Board on an agenda item asking if it was a part-time Athletic Director or a part-time Activities Director that was going to be discussed.

 

Superintendent Berger recognized the Board for School Board Recognition Month and each was presented with a certificate.

 

The Elementary Staff and Administration presented on elementary initiatives.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the personnel requests as presented pending clear background check results and licensure on new hires.  All Ayes

 

Contracts for 2018-19 School Year - Morgan McFate - MS STEM, Bradley Schweppe - Elementary Principal.

Transfers - Tracy Clark - Custodial to Print Shop/Custodial, Zoe Garber from 3rd Grade to Kindergarten, Paula Miller from 6th Science to 8th Science.

TLC Model Teachers - Steve Bearden, Melody Cole, Melissa Jesina, Marilyn Rippy, Paula Miller, Ashley Raue, Ashley Steven, Amy Stotts, Chelsea Ahrens, Victoria Hamilton, Audrey Roth and Danny Mayo

Volunteer - Robert McBain - Soccer

Officials - Bruce Johnson - Track, Bill Neal - Track, Tiffany Thiessen - Volleyball

Resignations - Shirlene Spinler - MS Cook

 

Motion by Kline second by Lekin to approve the revised Impact Aid Indian Policies and Procedures.  All Ayes.

 

Discussion was held on selling the parking lot on the north side of the vacant Tama Primary School site.  More information will be gathered on the process of selling the lot.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the renewal of the agreement with Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa for the 2018-19 school year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Dvorak to approve the adoption of the TLC Leadership Handbook for the 2018-19 school year.  All Ayes.

 

Superintendent Berger discussed the current special education student numbers.  The numbers are lower from the last time the numbers were reported.

 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the job posting for a Middle School Special Education Teacher.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to eliminate the Director of Special Education position for the 2018-19 school year.  All Ayes.

 

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the posting for a Director of Curriculum and Student Service position for the 2018-19 school year.  All Ayes

 

Motion by Kline, second by Dvorak to approve the posting for a part-time 7-12 Activities Director.  All Ayes.

 

Elementary Principal Stacy Stull gave the Board of tour of the building.

 

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

 

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

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