Board Meeting Minutes For March 11, 2019

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Postville Board of Education Meeting
Regular Scheduled Meeting at 6:30 P.M.
Fine Arts Center Lobby
March 11, 2019

President Cox called the regular meeting of the Postville Board of Education to order at 6:30 PM, on Monday, March 11, 2019, with the following members present: Staci Malcom, Tony Gericke, Jamie Smith, and JoAnn Jacobs.

President Cox welcomed the visitors.

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

Motion by Malcom, second by Gericke, to approve the consent agenda, with the addition of Rey Mucia as a hire. Carried unanimously.

  1. Approve February 11, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes.
  2. Approve the monthly invoices (reviewed by Jamie Smith) and financial reports.
  3. Approve the hiring of Yoselin Perez/Part-Time 7-12 Newcomer Para; Rey Mucia/Soccer Coach.
  4. Approve the resignations of Kayla Miller/Paraprofessional; RaeAnne Caldwell/Wrestling Coach.
  5. Approve the transfers of April McQuade, Jackie Vargas, and Trista Snitker to Full-Time Paraprofessionals.
  6. Acceptance of donations. ($1,415.20 from Frankville EMS for AED Updates)

Mr. Dugger led a discussion about outstanding balances and Small Claims Court. The board gave the direction to send a drafted letter about the intent to move to Small Claims Court for balances owed, at and above the threshold of $250.

Mr. Knudtson provided information on the new junior high online assessments. The weather is causing scheduling issues with practice schedules and spaces.

Mrs. Schutte shared information on the after-school tutoring program. Information for the upcoming summer school program was also presented.

Mr. Zurbriggen shared information on the District Leadership Team.

For Learning and Leadership, Jenny Schutte and Mary Guese presented information on Standards Institute they attended.

Motion by Smith, second by Malcom, to deny an open enrollment request. Carried unanimously.

Motion by Smith, second by Jacobs, to approve the second 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 Malcom, second by Gericke, to approve the Hard Surface Routes Plan. Plan will be published on the website and shared with parents. Carried unanimously.

Motion by Smith, second by Malcom, to approve the 2018-2019 calendar make-up schedule. The final day with students will be Friday, May 31st. Carried unanimously.

An overview of the FY20 Budget was shared. A public hearing for the 2019-2020 will be held on April 8, 2019.

Public hearing on the 2019-2020 District Calendar was opened at 7:27 P.M. 1146 instructional hours are included in the proposed calendar. Public hearing was closed at 7:29 P.M.

Motion by Gericke, second by Jacobs, to approve the 2019-2020 District Calendar as presented. First day of student contact will be August 23rd. The last planned student contact day is May 22, 2020. Carried unanimously.

Motion by Gericke, second by Smith, to approve the extension of the NICC contract to Summer Class options, including high school credit for completed classes. Carried unanimously.

Motion by Gericke, second by Smith, to move the meeting to an exempt session to negotiate employee contracts at 7:32 PM. Motion by Smith, second by Gericke, to exit the exempt session at 7:47 PM.

Motion by Gericke, second by Malcom, to approve non-bargaining employees FY20 contracts. Carried unanimously with Smith abstaining.
Darlene Bisselll 2.9%
Melissa Fettkether 6.6%
Annette Fry 2.9%
Brendan Knudtson 2.9%, plus addition of 5 days for a 220-day contract
Glen Lansing 2.9%
Noah Schaufenbuel 2.9%
Jenny Schutte 2.9%, plus addition of 5 days for a 220-day contract
Laurie Smith 2.9%
Adriana Vazquez 2.9%

Items for April Board Meeting

  • FY18 Audit
  • 2019-2020 Budget Hearing
  • 2019-2020 Budget

The April Board Meeting for the Postville Board of Education will be held on April 8, 2019, at 6:30 P.M, at the Postville Fine Arts Center Lobby.

Motion by Smith, second by Jacobs, to adjourn the meeting at 7:53 P.M. Carried unanimously.

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Jeff Cox, President Melissa Fettkether, Secretary