Board Meeting Minutes For May 15, 2019

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Postville Board of Education Meeting
Regular Scheduled Meeting at 6:30 P.M.
Fine Arts Lobby
May 15, 2019

President Cox called the regular meeting of the Postville Board of Education to order at 6:30 PM, on Monday, May 13, 2019, with the following members present: Tony Gericke, JoAnn Jacobs, and Staci Malcom. Absent: Jamie Smith.

President Cox welcomed the visitors.

Corey Snitker shared information on the updated Allamakee County Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Motion by Jacobs, second by Gericke, to approve the agenda, with the addition of Meghan Nortman and Jeff Szabo as hires. Carried unanimously.

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

  1. Approve April 8, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes.
  2. Approve the monthly invoices (reviewed by Tony Gericke) and financial reports.
  3. Approve the hiring of Jeff Szabo/Custodian, Meghan Nortman/Elementary Teacher, Jill Dehning/Part-Time Summer Custodian, Denise Mauss/7-12 Building Leadership Team, Mac Hughes/Assistant Baseball Coach, Teresa Berg/Summer Technology Assistant, Derek Friederich/Summer Technology Assistant, Derek Friederich/High School Play Director, Emma Trealor/Migrant Summer School, Kathy Ohloff/Migrant Summer School, Aleya Grimes/Migrant Summer School, Susie Mueller/Migrant Summer School, Carla Vargus Hernandez/Newcomer Summer Program, Yoselin Perez/Newcomer Summer Program, Patty Uhal/JH Credit Recovery Summer School, Susie Schlein/HS Credit Recovery Summer School, and Brenda Deering/JH/SH Credit Recovery Summer School Support.
  4. Approve the resignations of Susan Schlein/Junior Class Sponsor, Jane Wullner/Morning and Afternoon Bus Route, Zach Steffans/Assistant High School Football Coach, and R.J. Olsen/Assistant High School Football Coach.
  5. Acceptance of donations. ($21.00 West Post Project Club for Kids’ Needs).
  6. Approve the 2019 Postville CSD graduation lists.

Mr. Dugger shared information on the Computer Science Grant that the district received from the state of Iowa. Postville CSD received a Worker Compensation Safety Award. May is school board recognition month. Mr. Dugger thanked the board members for their service. Information was shared about staff retirement recognition and luncheon.

Mr. Knudtson shared that the boys golf team is moving into post-season golf and one student moved into post-secondary girls’ golf tournaments. The CTE department completed their department project of creation, completion and sales of herb gardens.

Mrs. Schutte shared the elementary assessments are wrapping up for the end of the year. The students participated in the Amazing Pirate Adventures. Wednesday, 5/15, is the Career Day. The elementary track and field day with be May 29/30th.

During Leadership and Learning, Morgan Taake shared information on the summer school program to be offered at the elementary for approximately 120 students. Mr. Dugger shared information on the Playground Project. The financial goal of the PEPTO organization is $100,000.

Motion by Gericke, second by , to approve the presented open enrollment request. Carried unanimously.

President Cox opened the 2018-2019 Budget Amendment Hearing at 7:13 PM. The hearing was closed at 7:17 PM.

Motion by Gericke, second by Jacobs, to approve the 2018-2019 Budget Amendment as published. Carried unanimously.

Motion by Gericke, second by Malcom, to approve the cooperative swimming sharing agreement with Decorah CSD at a cost of $350. Carried unanimously.

Motion by Jacobs, second by Malcom, to approve the human resource sharing agreement with Allamakee CSD. Carried unanimously.

Motion by Jacobs, second by Gericke, to approve the elementary guidance sharing agreement with MFL MM CSD. Carried unanimously.

Motion by Malcom, second by Gericke, to approve the transportation director sharing agreement with MFL MM CSD. Carried unanimously.

Mr. Dugger shared information about a Flex Account Resolution that will be planned for the June meeting.

Motion by Gericke, second by Jacobs, to approve the first reading of the following board policy. Carried unanimously.

  1. 507.9 Wellness Policy

Motion by Jacobs, second by Malcom, to approve the second reading of the following policy. Carried unanimously.

  1. 506.1 Education Records Access

Motion by Gericke, second by Jacobs, to approve the Food Corp Liaison for the 2019-2020 school year at a cost of $7,500. Carried unanimously.

Motion by Gericke, second by Jacobs, to approve the purchase of a 2019 Chevrolet Traverse from Decorah Chevrolet/Cadillac for $28,375. Carried unanimously.

Motion by Gericke, second by Jacobs, to approve the purchase of a 2016 Thomas C2 bus at a cost of $67,496. Carried unanimously. (Disposal of current bus #3 at the best price at the discretion of the Transportation Director.)

Motion by Gericke, second by Jacobs, to approve an elementary intercom system at a cost of $35,207.45 from Tierney. Carried unanimously.

Motion by Gericke, second by Malcom, to approve the agreement for the Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Services for the 2019/2020 school year. Carried unanimously.

Mr. Dugger shared information regarding summer projects for 2019.

Items for June Board Meeting

  • Flex Account
  • Long-term facility planning

The June Board Meeting for the Postville Board of Education will be held on June 17, 2019, at 6:30 P.M, at the Postville Fine Arts Center Lobby.

Motion by Gericke, second by Jacobs, to adjourn the meeting at 8:02 P.M. Carried unanimously.

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Jeff Cox, President Melissa Fettkether, Secretary

Board Meeting Minutes For April 8, 2019

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Postville Board of Education Meeting
Regular Scheduled Meeting at 6:30 P.M.
Room 102
April 8, 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: Tony Gericke, JoAnn Jacobs, Staci Malcom, and Jamie Smith.

President Cox welcomed the visitors.

Motion by Malcom, second by Smith, to approve the agenda, with the addition of a second list of invoices, Brad Rose as a hire, Amanda Rude as a transfer, and the TLC Program for 2019-2020. Carried unanimously.

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

  1. Approve March 11, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes.
  2. Approve the monthly invoices (reviewed by Jeff Cox) and financial reports.
  3. Approve the hiring of Kirsten Richardson/Summer School Teacher, Ashley Cioccio/Summer School Teacher, Tonya Vagts/Summer School Teacher, Marissa West/Summer School Teacher, Jenny Fangman/Summer School Teacher, Jessie Koester/Summer School Teacher (until June 14, 2019), Jennifer Benda/Summer School Assistant, Jesania Vargas/Summer School Assistant, Jaqueline Lopez/Summer School Assistant, April McQuade/Summer School Assistant, Joanna Smith/Summer School Assistant, Elizabeth Perez/Summer School Assistant, Yaneth Rafael/Summer School Assistant, Mandi Sebastian/Summer School Assistant, Stephanie Burroughs/Summer School Assistant (after regular secretarial contract is complete), Morgan Taake/Summer School Coordinator, Laurie Smith/Summer School Food Service, Deb Schultz/Summer School Food Service, and Chris Trone/Summer School Food Service, Brad Rose/Drivers Ed.
  4. Approve the resignations of Cornal Baker/Custodian; Betsy Shea/High School Drama Director and Junior Class Sponsor.
  5. Approve the transfers of Morgan Taake/K-8 TAG/Computer Science Grant, Dara Knudtson/9-12 TAG from .64 to .94 FTE, and Amanda Rude/4th Grade.
  6. Acceptance of donations. ($21.00 West Post Project Club for Kids’ Needs).
  7. Approve the continuation of mowing/trimming services with A&S Lawn Care for the 2019 mowing season.
  8. Approve a senior trip to the Twin Cities on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 through Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

Mr. Dugger shared the PPEL Vote was approved with a 74% approval rate (159 yes votes, 57 no votes), which extends the Voted PPEL tax to 2033.

Mrs. Schutte shared information on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Action Plan. Tonight, STEAM night is being held for children and parents. Kindergarten Roundup is scheduled for April 26, 2019.

Mr. Knudtson presented a quick look at ESSA and PD in the secondary building.

Learning and Leadership information was incorporated into the principal reports regarding ESSA.

Motion by Malcom, second by Gericke, to accept the FY18 Audit. Carried unanimously.

President Cox opened the 2019-2020 Budget Hearing at 6:52 PM. The hearing was closed at 6:57 PM.

Motion by Smith, second by Jacobs, to approve the 2019-2020 Budget, with a tax rate of $13.069. Carried unanimously.

Motion by Smith, second by Jacobs, to approve the first reading of the following board policy. Carried unanimously.
a. 506.1 Education Records Access

Motion by Malcom, second by Gericke, to approve the Teacher Leadership and Compensation Program Staffing for the 2019-2020 School Year. Carried unanimously.
Elementary Professional Learning Community Team Leaders - Additional Time Stipend $1,000
Lisa Acevedo, Denise Imoehl, Ashley Morarend, Brooke Rooney, LaRae Schutte, Stephanie Spain, Katie Vorwald

Jr/Sr High Building Leadership Team - Additional Time Stipend $1,000
Anne Friederich, Aleya Grimes, Kayla Rupard, Susie Schlein, DeAnn Lenth, Susie Mueller, Scott Zierath

Model Teachers - Additional Time Stipend $2,500
Jennifer Harman, RJ Olsen

Instructional Coaches
Mary Guese Additional Time Stipend $6,250
Sara Kellogg Additional Time Stipend $7,500
Joy Minikwu Additional Time Stipend $6,250
Danielle Rose Additional Time Stipend $7,500
Lindsay Salinas Additional Time Stipend $7,500

Items for May Board Meeting

  • Budget Amendment Hearing
  • Graduation List
  • Cooperative swimming agreement with Decorah
  • Renew Human Resource Sharing Agreement with MFL MM
  • Renew the Elementary Guidance Sharing Agreement with MFL MM
  • Renew the Transportation Director Sharing Agreement with MFL MM
  • Update on Playground Project

The May Board Meeting for the Postville Board of Education will be held on May 13, 2019, at 6:30 P.M, at the Postville Fine Arts Center Lobby.

Motion by Smith, second by Gericke, to adjourn the meeting at 7:07 P.M. Carried unanimously.

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Jeff Cox, President Melissa Fettkether, Secretary

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

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

Board Meeting Minutes For January 14, 2019

Postville Board of Education Meeting
Regular Scheduled Meeting at 6:30 P.M.
RISE Academy
January 14, 2019

 

President Cox called the regular meeting of the Postville Board of Education to order at 5:55 P.M. (time altered due to weather) on Monday, January 14, 2019, with the following members present: Staci Malcom and JoAnn Jacobs. Members absent: Tony Gericke and Jamie Smith.

President Cox welcomed the visitors.

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

Motion by Malcom, second by Jacobs, to approve the consent agenda. Carried unanimously.
a. Approve December 10, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes.
b. Approve the monthly invoices (reviewed by JoAnn Jacobs) and financial reports.
c. Approve the hiring of Betsy Shea as Softball Coach.
d. Approve the resignation of Dorothy Looney from Food Service.
f. No Donations.

Superintendent Dugger shared information on the VPPEL vote coming up in February.

Principal Schutte updated the board on staff trainings that have taken place this month.

Sara Kellogg and Brendan Knudtson presented information on the junior high intervention system and mid-year assessment scores.

Motion by Jacobs, second by Malcom, to approve the resolution to request approval from the School Budget Review Committee for Modified Supplemental Amount and Supplemental Aid for the 2019-2020 Dropout Prevention Program in the amount of $157,615, for expenditures necessary to implement the 2019-2020 at-risk and dropout prevention program plans as approved by the Postville CSD school board. Ayes: Cox, Jacobs, Malcom.

Motion by Jacobs, second by Malcom, to approve the reduction and realignment of administration for the 2019-2020 school year, a reduction of .75 FTE. Carried unanimously.

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

Motion by Jacobs, second by Malcom, to adjourn the meeting at 6:54 P.M. Carried unanimously.

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Jeff Cox, President Melissa Fettkether, Secretary

Board Meeting Minutes For December 10, 2018

Postville Board of Education Meeting
Regular Scheduled Meeting at 6:30 P.M.
Fine Arts Lobby
December 10, 2018

President Cox called the regular meeting of the Postville Board of Education to order at 6:30 P.M. on Monday, December 10, 2018, with the following members present: Tony Gericke, Staci Malcom, and JoAnn Jacobs. Members absent: Jamie Smith.

President Cox welcomed the visitors.

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

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

  1. Approve November 12, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes.
  2. Approve the monthly invoices (reviewed by Tony Gericke) and financial reports.
  3. No Donations.
  4. Approve the early graduation request.

Superintendent Dugger shared information on the District Finances and gave a student Data Overview.

Danielle Rose presented information on teacher professional development opportunities for our staff members as coordinated with Keystone AEA.

The January Board Meeting for the Postville Board of Education will be held on January 14, 2019, at 6:30 P.M, at the Postville RISE Academy.

Motion by Malcom, second by Jacobs, to adjourn the meeting at 7:00 P.M. Carried unanimously.

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Jeff Cox, President           Melissa Fettkether, Secretary

Board Meeting Minutes For November 12, 2018

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Postville Board of Education Meeting
Regular Scheduled Meeting at 6:30 P.M.
Fine Arts Lobby
November 12, 2018

President Cox called the regular meeting of the Postville Board of Education to order at 6:30 P.M. on Monday, November 12, 2018, with the following members present: Jamie Smith and JoAnn Jacobs. Members absent: Tony Gericke and Staci Malcom.

President Cox welcomed the visitors.

Luke Steege and Lindsay Salinas presented information on playground fundraising.

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

Motion by Jacobs, second by Smith to approve the consent agenda with the addition of an open enrollment request. Carried unanimously.

  1. Approve the October 8, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes.
  2. Approve the monthly invoices (reviewed by Jeff Cox) and financial reports.
  3. Approve the hire of RJ Olsen/Elementary Tutor, Morgan Taake/Elementary Tutoring Coordinator, Shelby Varney/Elementary Tutor, Jennifer Benda/Elementary Tutor, Lisa Acevedo/Elementary Tutor, Blanca Nunez/Elementary Tutor, Lisa Snitker/Elementary Tutor, Carolyn Combs/Elementary Tutor, Ashley Cioccio/Elementary Tutor, Denise Mauss/Elementary Tutor, Amy Norby/Elementary Tutor, Linda Miller/Elementary Tutor, Brooke Rooney/Elementary Tutor, Jenna Beatty/Elementary Tutor, Jessie Koester/Elementary Tutor, Kirsten Richarson/Elementary Tutor, and Stephanie Spain/Elementary Tutor, Keisha Kerr/Elementary Substitute Tutor, and Marcy Kraus/Elementary Substitute Tutor at $25 per hour for tutors and $50 per hour for coordinator.
  4. Approve the resignation of Sean Singewald/Middle School Football Coach.
  5. No transfers.
  6. Approve the volunteer position of Lakken Cox/Volunteer High School Assistant GIrls’ Basketball Coach.
  7. No Donations.
  8. Approve the updated PCSD Desegregation Ratio and Category Matrix.
  9. Approve the early graduation request.
  10. Approve an open enrollment in request.

The new teachers for the 2018-2019 school year introduced themselves to the board during Learning and Leadership.

Motion by Smith, second by Jacobs, to approve the second reading of a board policy. Carried unanimously.

  1. 726 Capital Assets

Motion by Jacobs, second by Smith, to approve the Jr./Sr. Handbook Policy Update. Carried unanimously.

Motion by Smith, second by Jacobs, to approve the resolution for application to the SBRC for Increased Enrollment, Uncounted Open Enrollments, and English Language Learners Beyond 5 Years in the amount of $111,250.88. Carried unanimously.

Motion by Jacobs, second by Smith, to approve the resolution ordering an Election on the Question of Continuing to Levy and Impose a Voter Approved Physical Plant and Equipment Property Tax and Income Surtax. Carried unanimously.

Motion by Smith, second by Jacobs, to accept the bid from Advance Builders, in the amount of $10,700, for the Elementary Roof Repair; and to accept the bid from Service Roofing, in the amount of $ 20,506, for Section K of the Mott Building. Carried unanimously.

The December Board Meeting for the Postville Board of Education will be held on December 10, 2018, at 6:30 P.M, at the Postville Fine Arts Center Lobby.

Motion by Smith, second by Jacobs, to adjourn the meeting at 7:18 PM. Carried unanimously.

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Jeff Cox, President             Melissa Fettkether, Secretary

Board Meeting Minutes For October 8, 2018

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Postville Board of Education Meeting

Regular Scheduled Meeting at 6:30 P.M.

Fine Arts Lobby

October 8, 2018

 

President Cox called the regular meeting of the Postville Board of Education to order at 6:30 P.M. on Monday, October 8, 2018, with the following members present: Jamie Smith, Tony Gericke, JoAnn Jacobs, and Staci Malcom.

President Cox welcomed the visitors.

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

Motion by Gericke, second by Malcom, to approve the consent agenda with the addition of the 2nd list of invoices.  Carried unanimously.

  1. Approve the September 10, 2018 Annual, Regular, and Organizational Meeting Minutes.
  2. Approve the monthly invoices (reviewed by Jamie Smith) and financial reports.
  3. Approve the hire of Kevin Johnson/Asst Varsity Wrestling Coach; Cornal Baker/Custodian; Carla Hernandez Farinas/Bi-Lingual Newcomer Para.
  4. No Resignations.
  5. No Donations.
  6. Approve the Federal Funding for the 2018-2019 School Year
    1. Title IA Basic                         $304,886
    2. Title 1C Migrant                $246,620
    3. Title IIA Supporting $32,544
    4. Title III Immigrant $11.054
    5. Title IVA Student Support $26,196
  7. Approve the FFA National Convention travel for October 23 – 26

Superintendent Dugger shared information on the process to renew the Voted PPEL tax for FYFY23-FY33.  Information was shared about a possible board work session with a representative from IASB regarding financial information.

Principal Schutte shared information on Smart Thermometer program.  Information was shared on a monthly newsletter and voice translating so that parents can access a recorded version.  A program for 6th grade leadership opportunities is being implemented in the elementary building.

Principal Knudtson updated on the Homecoming events being rescheduled.  Information was provided on the YMCA transition to Northeast Iowa Wellness and Recreation Center.   The district is moving to JMC for its messaging alert system.

Director of School Improvement shared information on standards-based grading and assessment process for the elementary.

Brooke Rooney, Lisa Acevedo, Manon Bushman, Maria Letiz, and Denise Mauss presented information on the School Climate and Culture Conference they attended last summer and the information to improve our PBIS program for the Learning and Leadership initiative.

Motion by Smith, second by Jacobs, to approve two open enrollment requests into the Postville district.  Carried unanimously.

Melissa Fettkether provided a review of the FY2018 financials as reported on the certified annual report.

Motion by Smith, second by Jacobs, to approve the resolution to application to the SBRC for the maximum allowable growth and supplemental aid in the amount of $273,761.78, for the negative special education balance.  Carried unanimously.

Motion by Smith, second by Gericke, to approve the first reading of a board policy.  Carried unanimously.

  1. 726    Capital Assets

Items for the November Board Meeting are:

  1. Resolution for the Voted PPEL Vote

The November Board Meeting for the Postville Board of Education will be held on November 12, 2018, at 6:30 P.M, at the Postville Fine Arts Center Lobby.

Motion by Gericke, second by Jacobs, to adjourn the meeting at 7:22 PM.  Carried unanimously.

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Jeff Cox, President                                                        Melissa Fettkether, Secretary

Organizational Board Meeting Minutes For September 10, 2018

Postville Board of Education Meeting

Organizational Meeting

Room 102

September 10, 2018

 

Superintendent Dugger called the meeting to order at 6:49 pm.

Superintendent Dugger requested nominations for Board President.

Motion by Gericke, second by Malcom, to approve Jeff Cox as board president.  Carried unanimously.  The oath of office was administered to President Cox.

President Cox requested nominations for Board Vice-President.

Motion by Gericke, second by Smith, to approve Staci Malcom as board vice-president.  Carried unanimously.  The oath of office was administered to Vice-President Malcom.

The board recognizes the many years of service of Jamie Smith as Board President.

Motion by Malcom, second by Gericke, to appoint the following.  Carried unanimously.

  • Melissa Fettkether/ Board Secretary and Treasurer
  • Winneshiek County Conference Board – Jamie Smith
  • Fayette County Conference Board – Tony Gericke
  • Clayton County Conference Board – JoAnn Jacobs
  • Allamakee County Conference Board – Tony Gericke
  • Legislative Network Representative – Tony Gericke
  • IASB Delegate Assembly Representative – JoAnn Jacobs

The oath of office was administered to Melissa Fettkether.

Motion by Gericke, second by Smith, to approve the Postville Herald as the District Official Publication.  Carried unanimously.

Motion by Malcom, second by Gericke, to approve Ahlers & Cooney as the District’s Legal Counsel.  Carried unanimously.

Motion by Gericke, second by Malcom, to approve the district’s depository banks and limits as listed below.  Carried unanimously.

  • Freedom Bank/$4,000,000
  • Fidelity Bank/$2,500,000
  • Iowa Schools Joint Investment Trust/$4,000,000

Motion by Malcom, second by Jacobs, at 7:00 pm, to move into closed session under Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(a) to review or discuss records which are required or authorized by state or federal law to be kept confidential or to be kept confidential as a condition for the governmental body’s possession or continued receipt of federal funds.  Motion by Smith, second by Malcom to exit the closed session.  Carried unanimously.

Items for the October Board Meeting include the FY18 Final Financial Documents.

The next board meeting will be held on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the Postville Fine Arts Center Lobby.

Motion by Smith, second by Jacobs, to adjourn the meeting at 7:26 PM.  Carried unanimously.

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Jeff Cox, President                                                                Melissa Fettkether, Secretary

Board Meeting Minutes For September 10, 2018

Postville Board of Education Meeting

Regular Scheduled Meeting at 6:30 P.M.

Room 102

September 10, 2018

 

President Smith called the regular meeting of the Postville Board of Education to order at 6:30 P.M. on Monday, September 10, 2018, with the following members present: Jeff Cox, Tony Gericke, JoAnn Jacobs, and Staci Malcom.

President Smith welcomed the visitors.

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

Motion by Jacobs, second by Malcom, to approve the consent agenda with the addition of one hire and item K.  Carried unanimously.

  1. Approve the August 13, 2018, regular meeting minutes
  2. Approve the monthly bills and monthly financial reports (reviewed by Cox)
  3. Approve the hire of Susie Schlein/Student Ambassadors/ASAP; Yasmin Dahir/Para/Translator; Joanna Smith/Elementary Associate; Kayla Miller/Elementary/Jr/Sr High Associate; Kevin Johnson/Assistant JH Football Coach; Susie Mueller/After School Tutor; Aleya Grimes/After School Tutor; Kathy Ohloff/After School Tutor; Anne Friederich/After School Tutor; Joy Minikwu/After School Tutor; and April McQuade/Elementary Para
  4. Approve the resignation of Clarissa Kjosa/Elementary Associate; Eric Lopez/Bi-Lingual Newcomer Para; and Dave Peterson/Custodian.
  5. Transfers - None
  6. Approve the volunteering of Carla Hernandez Farinas/ Bi-Lingual Newcomer Para
  7. Acceptance of Donations/Gifts to the District- None
  8. Approve the Dordt College Theatre Festival Overnight Trip 11/2/18 and 11/3/18
  9. Approver the UNI Thespian Festival Overnight Trip – 11/9/18 and 11/10/18
  10. Approve the early graduation request of Marissa Aguirre
  11. Approve the new Use of Facilities Updates

Superintendent Dugger shared information on the tour following the meeting, initial enrollment thoughts, and the great start to the new year.

Principal Schutte shared information on her beginning of the year meetings with classrooms regarding expectations.

Principal Knudtson shared information on the Jr. High. Schedule and interventions.

Mr. Zurbriggen shared information on school safety and emergency management protocol updates.

President Smith opened the public hearing regarding the Instructional Support Levy at 6:44 pm.  There were no public comments.  The hearing was closed at 6:45 pm.

Motion by Gericke, second by Cox, to resolve to continue participation in the Instructional Support Levy Program, with no tax increase, for FY20-FY25.  Carried unanimously.

Motion by Cox, second by Gericke, to approve the second reading of the following board policies.  Carried unanimously.

  1. 105 Assistance Animals.  This new policy to clarifies the use of service animals, assistive animals, therapy animals and emotional support animals.
  2. 606.3 Animals in the Classroom.  This policy was updated to be consistent with Board Policy 105 which allows service, assistive, therapy, and emotional support animals.
  3. 705.1 Purchasing – Bidding.  The amended policy adds language that requires compliance with federal and state laws for the selection and suspension of federal and state contractors.
  4. 705.1R1 Suspension and Debarment of Vendors and Contractors Procedure.  The new regulation adds a procedural framework for evaluating and screening contractors who have been suspended or debarred from continuing to transact with the District.
  5. 710.1 School Nutrition Program.  The amended policy adds language that requires compliance with federal and state laws for the selection and suspension of federal and state contractors.

Motion by Cox, second by Jacobs, to adjourn the meeting at 6:47 PM.  Carried unanimously.

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Jamie Smith, President                                                        Melissa Fettkether, Secretary