Board Meeting Minutes For November 13, 2017

Postville Board of Education Meeting
Regular Scheduled Meeting at 6:30 P.M.
Fine Arts Center Lobby
November 13, 2017


President Jamie Smith called the regular meeting of the Postville Board of Education to order at 6:30 P.M. on Monday, November 13, 2017, with the following members present: Jeff Cox, Tony Gericke, JoAnn Jacobs, Staci Malcom.

President Smith welcomed the visitors.

Learning for Leadership – New teachers for the 2017/2018 school year introduced themselves to the board.

Corey Snitker presented on Hazard Mitigation Planning.

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

Item C was removed from the consent agenda.

Motion by Gericke, second by Malcom to approve Consent Agenda, without hires.  Carried unanimously.

a.        Approve the minutes of the October 9, 2017 Regular Meeting
b.       Approve the monthly bills (reviewed by Jeff Cox)
d.       Accept the resignation of Paula Enyart as Basketball Cheerleading Coach and Sheyla Chavez from the After-School Program.
e.       Approve the Transfer of Randy Martie to Custodian Modified 1st Shift (10:00 A.M. – 6:30 P.M.)
f.         Acceptance of Donations/Gifts to the District
a.        Community Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund – $679.16 – Nursing Supplies
b.       Fidelity Bank & Trust – $700.00 – Activity Clubs
c.        Good Samaritan Society Staff – $28.00 – General
d.       Myrna Jones, West Post Project Club – $21.21 – Nursing Supplies
e.       Postville Athletic Boosters – $1,000.00 – Fieldlazer (field painter)
g.        Approve the 2017-2018 PCSD Desegregation Ratio and Category Matrix

Motion by Cox, second by Gericke, to approve all hires, rescinded.

Motion by Jacobs, second by Cox to approve all hires, except Boys Track Coach.  Carried unanimously.

c.       Approve the hiring of Abdiwahab Ali as Migrant Coordinator and Adult Education Liaison, Nick Zieman as Middle School Boys’ Basketball Coach, Erin Hutchins as Assistant Girls’ Basketball High School Coach, and Michael Henricksen as Custodian 2nd Shift at the Elementary School.

Motion by Gericke, second by Malcom, to approve Shelby Varney as Boys Track Coach.

Roll call vote: Cox- yes, Gericke-yes, Jacobs-no, Malcom-yes, Smith-yes.  Motion Carried.

Superintendent’s Dugger requested information on paperless board meeting process.  Discussion regarding having a meeting at the alternative school in January.

Principal Zurbriggen shared information regarding elementary intruder drills, elementary reading test scores, and a video regarding American Education Week created by the students.

Principal Knudtson shared on secondary intruder drills and emergency procedures. Information was also provided regarding AIW (Authentic Intellectual Work).

Curriculum Director/Dean of Students Schutte shared the trainings she has been able to attend to assist with her role in professional development planning.  An overview of Iowa Social Studies Standards was provided.

Motion by Cox, second by Jacobs, to approve the second reading of the following board policies:

a.        502.6              Weapons
b.       502.7              Smoking, Drinking, Drugs
c.        503.1              Student Conduct
d.       503.                R1           Student Suspension
e.       503.2              Expulsion
f.         503.5              Corporal Punishment
g.        905.2              Tobacco Nicotine Free Environment

Carried unanimously.

Motion by Gericke, second by Cox, to approve the resolution: “The Board of Directors of the Postville CSD directs our district to submit this request to the school budget committee for all modified supplemental amount to which the district is entitled, estimated to be $195,636 for increasing enrollment, and $77,853 for ELL beyond five years funded by the formula, for a total of $273,489.”  Carried unanimously.

President Smith opened the public hearing on the 2018 Summer Roofing Project at 8:44 P.M. in the Fine Arts Center Lobby.  Superintendent Dugger reviewed the bids received for the project. There were no written or verbal comments from the public.  President Smith closed the public hearing at 8:47 P.M.

Motion by Cox, second by Jacobs, to accept the bid from Service Roofing for the 2018 Summer Roof work in the amount of $198,404.00.  Carried unanimously.

The December Meeting for the Postville Board of Education will be held on December 11, 2017, at 6:30 P.M.

Motion by Malcom, second by Gericke, to adjourn the meeting at 8:49 P.M.  Carried unanimously.