October 9, 2017 Superintendent’s Notes

Postville CSD

Board of Education Meeting

October 9, 2017

Superintendent’s Notes


Consent Agenda

5 a/b. Minutes and bills

5 c. Hires: April Kruckman/Supplemental Vocal Contract, Joy Minikwu/Migrant/At-Risk

Tutoring, RaeAnne Caldwell/Migrant/At-Risk Tutoring, Kathy Ohloff/Migrant/At-Risk

Tutoring, Susie Merrifield/Migrant/At-Risk Tutor, Eric Lopez/Bilingual Newcomer

Paraprofessional, Tim Rupard/Assistant Wrestling Coach and Bobby Schultz/Volunteer Wrestling Coach

5 d. Resignations: Mohamed Abdi/Somali Translator and Adult Literacy Liaison

5 e. Transfers:  

5 f. Acceptance of Financial Gift to the District (see attachment)

5g. Early Graduation Request after the First Semester for Carrie Turner 12th Grader

5h. Overnight Trip

  1. FFA National Convention in Indianapolis
    • Indiana October 24, 2017 – October 27, 2017
    • 10 students and 1 chaperone
    • Shared charter bus with other schools  
  1. I would like to the board to review the supporting documents for my report.  
  2.   Learning and Leadership – Language Instruction Educational Program (LIEP) – Joy

Minikwu and Mary Guese will be at the meeting to present on the district’s Language

Instruction Program.

  1. Periodically, the Iowa Department of Education reviews board policies to make sure the

district is up-to-date with current language.  I have enclosed seven updated policies for

your review.  The board policies reflect the current samples from the Iowa Association of School Boards policy book.  

  1. The board needs to consider adding a new custodial position. (see attachment)
  2. The board needs to consider the contract with Waggoner and Weininger Architects for the

summer 2018 projects.  It is not included in the packet due to its length.  This contract is

similar to previous years’ architecture contracts which spells out the scope of their work

and associated fees.  

  1. The board needs to consider the continuation of the roofing repair schedule.  Section G of

the elementary school is on the docket for summer 2018.  The budget for this project will

be $200,000 and will be paid from the PPEL funds.  

  1. The board needs to consider the Red Cross Facility Use Agreement.  The agreement will

allow the Red Cross to use the buildings in case of an emergency.