Superintendent’s Notes; Oct. 8 2018

Postville CSD

Board of Education Meeting

October 8, 2018

Superintendent’s Notes


5 a/b. Minutes, Bills, and Financial Reports

5 c. Hires: Kevin Johnson/Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach, Cornal Baker/Custodian, and  Carla Hernandez Farinas/Bi-Lingual Newcomer Para

5 d. Resignations:

5 e. Transfers: Kayla Miller/Full Time Paraeducator  

5 f. Volunteers: Bobby Schultz/Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach and Tim Rupard/Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach  

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

5 h. Federal Funding for the 2018-2019 School Year

  1. Title IA Basic                                                     $304,886
  2. Title 1C Migrant                                                $246,620
  3. Title IIA Supporting Effective Instruction    $32,544
  4. Title III Immigrant                                              $11,054
  5. Title IVA Student Support and Enrichment  $26,196

                                                                                 Total $621,300

5 i. FFA National Convention in Indianapolis

    • Indiana October 23, 2018 – October 26, 2018
    • 12 students and 1 chaperone
    • There will be a shared charter bus with other schools. 

6.  The board needs to think about renewing the voted PPEL.  The current voted PPEL will expire in 2022. It may seem a long way out but now is the time to start the conversation around this topic.  Please refer to the PPEL fact sheet for more details.

7.  The board needs to consider the following open enrollments into the Postville School District:  Payton Anderson/3 and Carson Anderson/6.

8.  Melissa Fettkether will present the Secretary/Treasurer’s Annual Report.

9.  The board needs to consider a request to the School Budget Review Committee.  The modified supplemental amount request is for the 2017-2018 special education deficit of $273,761.78.  The negative balance will not hurt the district because we can recoup the modified supplemental amount and the option to levy cash for FY20.  The main reason for the deficit is due to out-of-district tuition costs associated with resident students attending specially designed programs in other schools.

11.  The board needs to consider the first reading of policy updates.

  • 726 Capital Assets.  The auditor is recommending the board increase the threshold for capital assets from $500 to $5,000.  This means the district will need to inventory and depreciate any item $5,000 or higher. The change will reduce the number of items being depreciated which will save the time and effort for staff members.  Also, the depreciation schedule will be more accurate excluding the purchases less than $5,000.