Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Board Briefs for Monday, December 11, 2017 Regular Session.

The Board of Education of the Muscatine Community School District met in regular session on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Board Members president: President Tammi Drawbaugh, Directors John Dabeet, Toby McCarter, and Mary Wildermuth. Directors Tim Bower, Aaron Finn, and Nathan Mather were absent. Also present were Superintendent Jerry Riibe, Assistant Superintendent Mike McGrory, and Director of Finance Tom Anderson.
  1. The board recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
  2. Visitors and media representatives were welcomed.
  3. MHS Student Council representatives provided an update.
  4. December’s Outstanding Employees were recognized: Andrew Dobek, Jennifer Haag, Kelli Pedersen, Steve Preston, and Bret Woodward.
  5. No one spoke during Citizens Speak.
  6. An update on the Fine Arts program’s was given. 
  7. Various metrics the district uses to determine its progress toward meeting board goals were presented.
  8. Approved the consent agenda which included:
    1. The minutes of the November 13, 2017 Regular Session.
    2. Employment Recommendations of: 
      1. New Hires – Certified Staff 2017-18: Allyson Jungwirth – Special Education Teacher at Mulberry Elementary and Jordan Buster – Gifted and Talented Teacher at McKinley Elementary.
      2. Resignations – Certified Staff: Bobbi Whitlow – Kindergarten at Franklin, effective at the end of the 2017-18 academic year.
      3.  New Hires – Schedule C: Austin Kinsey – MHS Assistant Girls’ Soccer.
    3. Bills and Claims Against the District dated December 11, 2017.
  9. The district’s Teacher Leadership Compensation (TLC) program was discussed.
  10. Upcoming changes to activity accounts and student field trips was discussed.
  11. Muscatine Community School District Foundation's board was discussed.
  12. A second reading was held on the following policies:
    1. 504.6 Participation in Athletic Events (Student Attendance) – delete
    2. 505.3 Communicable Diseases
    3. 506.4 Graduation Honors
    4. 601.25 Homework – delete
  13. The October financials were shared.
  14. Announcements of Meetings/Events:
    1. December 21, 2017 – 2-hour early dismissal
    2. December 22 – January 2, 2018 -  Holiday/Winter Break
    3. January 2, 2018 – Teacher Inservice
    4. January 3, 2018 – First Day of Second Semester
    5. January 8, 2018 – Board Regular Session; 7 p.m.; City Hall
  15. The meeting adjourned at 8:17 p.m.

To see this meeting's board book: Board Book for December 11, 2017
To watch a recording of this meeting via You Tube: MCSD  YouTube Channel

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