Board Meeting Minutes For December 11, 2017

Postville Board of Education Meeting
Regular Scheduled Meeting at 6:30 P.M.
Fine Arts Center Lobby
December 11, 2017


President Jamie Smith called the regular meeting of the Postville Board of Education to order at 6:30 P.M. on Monday, December 11, 2017, with the following members present: Jeff Cox, Tony Gericke, JoAnn Jacobs, Staci Malcom.

President Smith welcomed the visitors.

Motion by Cox, second by Malcom, to approve the agenda. Carried unanimously.

Motion by Jacobs, second by Gericke, to approve Consent Agenda.  Carried unanimously.

  1. Approve the minutes of the November 13, 2017 Regular Meeting
  2. Approve the monthly invoices (reviewed by Tony Gericke)
  3. Approve the hire of 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
f. Acceptance of Donations/Gifts to the District
1. Luana Savings Bank – $200.00 – Children in Need (winter clothing)
2. Postville Athletic Boosters – $4,846.60 – Rock for Diamonds
3. Salem UCC Mary Circle – $25.00 – Milk Money
g. Approve an increase to the adult lunch price from $3.55 to $3.65 for 2nd

Superintendent Dugger shared information on financial and student enrollment data.

Principal Zurbriggen shared that Postville has had three student teachers in the elementary for the first semester.

Principal Knudtson shared that the secondary is getting ready for first semester finals.  We have 4 students planning to graduate early.  NICC has indicated that our juniors and seniors will have earned 184 college credits.

Learning and Leadership – Mr. Zuercher and FFA students presented to the board on their trip to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN.  Mr. Zuercher also shared about the new online AG Curriculum.

Motion by Gericke, second by Malcom, to approve a Shared School Business Official agreement with North Winneshiek School District and a Letter of Assignment for Melissa Fettkether as a Shared School Business Official.  Carried unanimously.

Motion by Gericke, second by Cox, to approve the At-Risk/Dropout Prevention School Budget Review Committee Modified Supplemental Amount Request for the 2018-2019 At-Risk/Dropout Prevention Program in the amount of $123,958.   Carried unanimously.

Motion by Cox, second by Jacobs, to accept the quote from Circle K Communications, in the amount of $11,801, for a Two-Way Radio Digital Conversion.  Carried unanimously.

The January Board Meeting for the Postville Board of Education will be held on January 8, 2018, at 6:30 P.M, at the RISE Academy, 104 West Green Street, Postville.

Motion by Malcom, second by Jacobs, to adjourn the meeting at 7:12 P.M.  Carried unanimously.