Isaac Steffans Qualifies For The State Wrestling Tournament

Isaac Steffans qualified for the state wrestling tournament at 220 lbs by placing as a runner up at the District Tournament on Saturday, February 9 2019.  Issac's state tournament run starts on Thursday, February 14. Class 1A begins at 1:30 p.m.

wrestler on placement stand

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

Two Postville Groups Earn Trips To The All-State Speech Festival

All State Speech Students

The two groups earning the nomination to perform at the All-State Speech Festival are:

TV News- “Daily Scoop” (Litci Marroquin, Andrew Hernandez, Kelsey Mucia, Emma Heins and Brayan Silva)

Solo Mime- “Love...Delayed” (Brayan Silva)

It is an incredible honor to be selected to perform at All-State.  Out of the entire state of Iowa, twenty out of 120 Solo Mime performances at state are selected to perform at All-State! The TV News group was one of the twelve selected out of 120 groups performing at state.

Postville's TV News group is also the first in our school’s history to receive an All-State nomination in this category!

The All-State Festival is on February 16th at the  Iowa State Center in Ames.

February 11, 2019 Board Meeting Agenda

Postville Community School District
Board of Education Agenda
Postville Fine Arts Lobby
Monday, February 11, 2019
6:30 P.M.


  1. Call to Order
  2. Welcome Visitors
  3. Approval of Agenda
  4. Items to be Removed From the Consent Agenda
  5. Consent Agenda
    1. January 14, 2019, Regular Meeting Minutes
    2. Monthly Bills and Monthly Financial Reports
    3. Hires
    4. Resignations
    5. Transfers  
    6. Acceptance of Donations/Gifts to the District
  6. Reports
    1. Superintendent
    2. Principals
    3. Director of School Improvement
  7. Learning and Leadership
    1. Kindergarten Team will present on the Writer’s Workshop
  8. Open Enrollment Requests
  9. Discuss the Staffing (FTE Full Time Equivalents) for the Talented and Gifted Program
  10. Resolution Ordering Election on the Question of Continuing to Levy and Impose a Voter Approved Physical Plant and Equipment Property Tax and Income Surtax
  11. Bus Driver Pay for 2019-2020, 2020-2021, and 2021-2022 School Years
  12. First Reading of Board Policies
    1. 505.5 Graduation Requirements
    2. 505.8 Alternative Diploma Education Program
    3. 605.4 Graduation Requirements
  13. Exempt Session for Negotiating Employee Contracts
  14. Superintendent’s Contract
  15. Items for the March Board Meeting
  16. Adjournment

Next Board Meeting: Monday, March 11, 2019, at 6:30 P.M.

Postville Fine Arts Center Lobby


7-12 Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher conferences for grades 7-12 will be held on February 7 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

teacher showing parent and child a paper

Parent/Teacher Conferences for the Postville Jr./Sr. High School will be held on the following dates from 4:00 – 8:00PM :

February 7

You may come at any time convenient for you during these hours.  If you are unable to make arrangements to be here but want to visit with teachers please take the time and call them directly to set up a time.  Take this opportunity to meet with your child’s teachers and discuss their educational progress and ask any questions you may have.  I would also encourage you to bring your child with you.  Having them participate in the conference and sharing their thoughts about their academic performance can help both your child and the teacher create better learning opportunities.

We will also be helping students and parents access their grades online and also have information available about We would like to update parent email addresses to open more opportunities for communication.

Mrs. Mauss will also be available for questions.

If you have any questions, please call the office at 563-864-7651 extension 401, or email our Principal, Brendan Knudtson.

Queridos Padres de Familia/Encargados,

Las Conferencias de Padres/Maestros de la Jr./Sr. High School de Postville, se llevará a cabo los siguientes días Fechas de 4:00 – 8:00PM :

Febrero 7

Usted puede venir en cualquier momento conveniente para usted durante estas horas. Si usted no puede hacer los arreglos para estar aquí ese día, pero quiere hablar con alguno de los maestros por favor tómese el tiempo y llámeles directamente para hacer una cita con ellos. Aproveche esta oportunidad para reunirse con los maestros de su hijo(a) y hablar de su progreso educativo y hacer cualquier pregunta que usted pueda tener. Yo también le animo a traer a su hijo(a) con usted. Hacerlos participar en la conferencia y compartir sus pensamientos acerca de su rendimiento académico puede ayudarle a su hijo(a) y al maestro a crear mejores oportunidades de aprendizaje.

También vamos a ayudar a los estudiantes y padres de familia acceder a sus calificaciones por internet y también tener información disponible de Nos gustaría actualizar direcciones de correo electrónico de los padres para abrir más oportunidades para la comunicación.

La Sra. Mauss y la Sra. Moore estarán disponibles para contestar preguntas.

Si tiene cualquier pregunta, por favor no dude en dejarme saber.

Esperamos verlos durante las Conferencias de Padres/Maestros.

Kulanka waalidka iyo macalinka ee dugsiga sare ayaa la khabanaya galabti Khamiista

February 7

, saacada 4-8pm. Waxaad imaani karta wakhti walba aad fursad leedahay. Hadaa imaani Karin wakhtigaan ama maalinka shirka, fadhlan la soo xariir macalinka ilmaha una sheek wakhti aad imaani kartid. Shirkaan wuxu kaa caawinaya inaad ugaatid akhbaaraha ilmahaaga iyo waxbarashadiisa, sida kale waxa muhiim ah inaad keentid ilmaha sifa uu goob jog kaga noqda shirka, waxa kale uu ilmaha helaya fursad uu ku wadaaga aftidiisa iyo tacliintisa; tani waxaay hurseedi karta in macalinka iyo waalidka wax badan ka ogaadan marxalada ilmaha iyo akhlaaqdiisa.

Sido kale waxaan waalidka iyo ilmaha aan tusi doona hab wanagsan oo waalidka ku arki kara dabaqada ama dibcaha ilmaha asiga oo isticmaalaya kumbutarka. Sido kale waxaan cusbooneen doona imaylka waalidka sifa aan ugu soo gudbina akhbaaraha dugsiga.

Mrs. Mauss oo ah lataliyaha ardayda dugsiga iyo Mrs. Moore oo ku xigeegna lataliyaha, ayaa xaadir u ah wax walba oo kusaabsan su,aal. Hadaa waxa su,aal leedahay fadhlan ha walaacin, nala soo xariir. Waxaan rajeeneyna inaan kula kulmi doona maalinka shirka waalidka iyo macalinka.

Shirkaan waa mid-term oo kale, mahan mid kusabsaan kaarka waxbixinta ardayga

Ardayda ayaa waxaay fursad u heystaan mudu dhan 4.5 usbuuc eey ku islaaxi

karan ama ku Horumarin karan waxbarashadooda