Superintendent’s Notes

Postville CSD
Board of Education Meeting
December 11, 2017
Superintendent’s Notes


Consent Agenda

5 a/b. Minutes and bills

5 c. Hires: Blanca Nunez/3-Year-Old Preschool/Junior Kindergarten Associate, Donna Green/3-Year-Old Preschool/Junior Kindergarten Associate, Anne Friederich/Assistant Speech Coach, Kallie Heitland/Health Para, Paula Enyart/After School Associate, Marcy Kraus/After School Coordinator of Curriculum, and Meca Loftsgard/After School Coordinator of Staff Scheduling

5 d. Resignations:  

5 e. Transfers:   

5 f. Acceptance of Donations/Gifts to the District (see attachment)

5 g. The auditor is recommending the adult lunch price increase from $3.55 to $3.65 due to adjustments in meal preparation costs.  This would begin during the second semester.

7.  Learning and Leadership – Mr. Zuercher and some of his students will be at the board meeting for a short presentation.

8. The board needs to consider a shared contact and letter of assignment for Melissa Fettkether.  The contract would share the School Business Official with North Winneshiek for the next 18 months.  North Winneshiek will compensate Postville for the costs associated with this agreement.  The North Winn SBO recently resigned to take a similar position at the Crestwood School District.

9. The board needs to consider a School Budget Review Committee modified supplemental request for the 2018-2019 school year.  The request is in the amount of $123,958 which will fund the at-risk/dropout prevention programs.  The at-risk/dropout prevention budget is estimated at $235,385 which includes funding the alternative school, a portion of the guidance counselor program and a new 7-12 At-Risk Teaching Position.  The at-risk/dropout prevention funding comes from local property taxes and a small portion of state aid.  The district is required to commit a 25% match towards the total budget.

10. The board needs to consider bids for new two-way radios.  This purchase will change our radios from analog to digital technology which will allow for better radio communication.  The FCC requires two-way radio systems to narrow their bandwidth so emergency agencies do not receive interference from nonemergency systems.