Board Meeting Minutes For March 12, 2018

Postville Board of Education Meeting
Regular Scheduled Meeting at 6:30 P.M.
Fine Arts Lobby
March 12, 2018

President Smith called the regular meeting of the Postville Board of Education to order at 6:29 P.M. on Monday, March 12, 2018, with the following members present: Jeff, Cox, Tony Gericke, Staci Malcom. Absent: JoAnn Jacobs

President Smith welcomed the visitors.

Motion by Cox, second by Gericke, to approve the agenda. Carried unanimously.Motion by Gericke, second by Malcom, approve the consent agenda with two additional hires added to the consent agenda. Carried unanimously

  1. Approve of the February 12, 2018, Regular Meeting Minutes
  2. Approve the monthly invoices and financial reports (reviewed by Jamie Smith)
  3. Approve the hire of David Peterson/Elementary Custodian; Nick Zieman/Asst. Golf Coach; Stephanie Burroughs/Lunchroom Computer Para; Marcy Kraus/Softball Coach; Jill Dehning/Van Driver to Decorah; Andrew Meyer/Elementary Teacher; Marissa West/Elementary Teacher
  4. Approve the resignations of Daneshia Snitker/7 and 8th Grade Math; Doreen Zimmerman/High School Science; Kim Kleve/High School Girls’ Basketball
  5. No Transfers
  6. Acceptance of Donations/Gifts to the District
    a. Anonymous – Baseball Screens-$70.00
    b. Robert L. Friederich Estate – Thespians – $100.00

Superintendent Dugger shared that the 3rd Qtr. Ends Friday. The district is transitioning from winter to spring sports.

Principal Knudtson shared testing schedules and spring sport plans. Course registrations for the next school year are being worked on.

Curriculum Director/Dean of Students Schutte shared information about professional development projects and conversations.

Lindsay Salina provided a presentation and shared information on the annual STEAM Night.

School Nurse, Kari Sass, shared information about the Nut Aware Policy.

Brendan Knudtson shared information on the junior high split athletic season.

Motion by Gericke, second by Cox, to approve the superintendent sharing agreement with North Winneshiek CSD for the 2018/2019 school year. Carried unanimously.

Motion by Cox, second by Malcom, to approve the human resources sharing agreement with Allamakee CSD for the 2018/2019 school year. Carried unanimously.

Approval of the job descriptions presented was tabled to the April 2018 meeting.

Motion by Gericke, second by Malcom, to accept bid for the 2018 food service building improvement projects. Carried unanimously.

  • Cresco Builders $585,660
  • Martin Brothers $268,134

The proposed FY19 budget that will be published and recommended for approval in April was shared and reviewed with the board.

Motion by Cox, second by Malcom, to approve lease rental agreement with Verizon for providing space for a small tower. Carried unanimously.

President Smith opened the public hearing for the 2018-2019 District Calendar at 7:40pm.
Comments were made about shortening the school day by 15 minutes.
President Smith closed the public hearing at 7:39 pm.

Motion by Cox, second by Gericke, to approve the 2018-2019 District Calendar, leaving the starting and ending class times as current. Carried unanimously.

Motion by Malcom, second by Gericke, to approve and cooperative swimming agreement with Decorah. Carried unanimously.

Motion by Cox, second by Gericke, to approve an agreement for Bill Armentrout to perform DOT physicals for district drivers. Carried unanimously.

Items for the April Board Meeting are:

  • Public Hearing for the Budget
  • Non-Union Contracts
  • Board Policies

The April Board Meeting for the Postville Board of Education will be held on April 9, 2018, at 4:30 P.M, at the Postville Fine Arts Center Lobby.

Motion by Malcom, second by Cox, to adjourn the meeting at 7:38 P.M. Carried unanimously.

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Jamie Smith, President Melissa Fettkether, Secretary