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.

_________________________________ ___________________________________
Jeff Cox, President Melissa Fettkether, Secretary

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

 

Snow Make-Up Days Are Announced

calendar page with marker

We will have school on Friday, February 15, 2019, and Monday, February 18, 2019 in order to make up days missed due to weather.

School will also be in session on Friday, May 24; Tuesday, May 28; and Wednesday, May 29 to make up more of the days missed.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 and Wednesday, February 20, 2019 were originally full days of school, those days will now be 1:30 early out days for teacher in-service.

If you have questions, feel free to contact the school.

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.

_________________________________ ___________________________________
Jeff Cox, President Melissa Fettkether, Secretary

Attend the Father-Daughter Dance To Support A New Playground

girl dancing

JK - 6TH GRADE FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE

The PEPTO (Postville Elementary Parent Teacher Organization) is sponsoring a Father / Daughter Dance.

Date: Thursday, February 14th
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost: $20.00 per couple or $25.00 per family (Price includes music, dancing, refreshments, and souvenir photo.)
*If you need assistance paying for the ticket contact Lisa Acevedo at lacevedo@postville.k12.ia.us or call the elementary office.

Girls!! Grades JK-6, ask your father or special role model to dance the night away!

All proceeds will go towards the new playground fund.
Please return your form to school by February 8th to reserve your spot.

PPEL Special Election Change in Election Date

voting checkmark

NOTICE OF CHANGE

PCSD SPECIAL ELECTION

previously scheduled for

Tuesday, February 5

has been rescheduled for

Tuesday, April 2

QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS CHANGE MAY BE DIRECTED TO ALLAMAKEE COUNTY AUDITOR 563-568-3522


OFFICIAL NOTICE is given that the date of the upcoming February 5 Special election for Postville School District will be changed to Tuesday, April 2, with polling hours being from Noon-8pm on election day. Absentee voting will begin in the Auditor’s office on Monday, March 4.

The reason for the change of dates is due to an omission in the required publication. The County Auditor sends the Notice of Election and Sample Ballot to the newspaper for publication. The Notice of Election was sent and published, but a Sample Ballot inadvertently did not get sent for publication. Due to this omission, the Special Postville School election scheduled for Tuesday, February 5, 2019 must be rescheduled.

Absentee voting for the rescheduled April 2, Special election for Postville Community School District will begin in the Allamakee County Auditor’s office on Monday, March 4. Absentee voting will be open until 11 a.m. on election day, Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

Eligible Postville School District voters may vote on election day, April 2, from Noon – 8pm at Memorial Hall in Postville.

Contact the Allamakee Auditor’s office at 563-568-3522 with any election related questions.