Board Meeting Minutes For February 11, 2019

Postville Board of Education Meeting
Regular Scheduled Meeting at 5:00 P.M. (Adjusted for Weather)
Fine Arts Center Lobby
February 11, 2019

President Cox called the regular meeting of the Postville Board of Education to order at 5:00 PM. (time altered due to weather) on Monday, February 11, 2019, with the following members present: Tony Gericke, Jamie Smith, and JoAnn Jacobs. Members absent: Staci Malcom.

President Cox welcomed the visitors.

Motion by Smith second by Gericke, to approve the agenda. Carried unanimously.

Motion by Smith, second by Gericke, to approve the consent agenda, with the addition of Susan Looney as a hire. Carried unanimously.

  1. Approve January 14, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes.
  2. Approve the monthly invoices (reviewed by Staci Malcom) and financial reports.
  3. Approve the hiring of Brenda Rekow and Susan Looney, part-time Food Service.
  4. Approve the resignation of Carolyn Combs/TAG Teacher.
  5. Acceptance of donations.

Mr. Dugger talked about the delay in the VPPEL vote and the rescheduling of the vote. Satellite voting will be held in the elementary during parent teacher conferences on April 2nd, as provided by the Allamakee County Auditor, due to the error.

The kindergarten teaching team presented during Learning and Leadership. They shared information about the daily Writer’s Workshop time in the classrooms.

Motion by Smith, second by Jacobs, to deny three open enrollment requests due to the district’s diversity plan. Carried unanimously.

Discussion was held about staffing for Talented and Gifted as needed, possibly two part-time vs. one full-time. No action taken.

Motion by Gericke, second by Cox, to approve the Resolution to Order an Election on the Question of Continuing to Levy and Impose a Voter Approved Physical Plant and Equipment Property Tax and Income Surtax. Roll call vote. Ayes: Jeff Cox, Tony Gericke, JoAnn Jacobs, and Jamie Smith. Nays: None.

Motion by Gericke, second by Smith, to approve bus driver pay for FY20, FY21, and FY22 as listed below. Carried unanimously.

  2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Route Pay $35 per route $37.50 per route $40 per route
Activities Pay per Hour $20 $20 $20
Annual Retention Incentive for Route Drivers-Paid Semi-Annually $1,500/AM Routes

$1,500/PM Routes

$3,000/Both Routes

$1,500/AM Routes

$1,500/PM Routes

$3,000/Both Routes

$1,500/AM Routes

$1,500/PM Routes

$3,000/Both Routes

Motion by Smith, second by Jacobs, to approve the first reading of the following policies. Carried unanimously.

  1. 505.5 Graduation Requirements
  2. 505.8 Alternative Diploma Education Program
  3. 605.4 Graduation Requirements

Motion by Gericke, second by Smith, to move the meeting to an exempt session to negotiate employee contracts at 5:25 PM. Motion by Gericke, second by Jacobs, to exit the exempt session at 5:42 PM.

Motion by Smith, second by Gericke, to approve a superintendent’s contract with Tim Dugger. Carried unanimously. The contract will be issued as a rolling 3-year contract, and includes an annual salary of $144,000, the district admin benefit package, and $2,000 mileage stipend.

The March Board Meeting for the Postville Board of Education will be held on March 11, 2019, at 6:30 P.M, at the Postville Fine Arts Center Lobby.

Motion by Smith, second by Jacobs, to adjourn the meeting at 5:47 P.M. Carried unanimously.

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Jeff Cox, President Melissa Fettkether, Secretary