Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Board Briefs for Monday, July 9, 2018 Regular Board Meeting

The Board of Education of the Muscatine Community School District met in regular session on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. President Tammi Drawbaugh called the meeting to order. Directors Tim Bower, John Dabeet, Aaron, Finn, Nathan Mather, and Mary Wildermuth were present. Director Toby McCarter was 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. No one spoke during Citizens Speak.
  4. Board Targets/Goals:
    1. Information was presented regarding Muskie Visits. 
    2. Projected enrollment for the 2018-19 school year was shared. 
    3. An update on the furniture and branding project was provided.
  5. The consent agenda was approved including:
    1. Minutes of the June 11, 2018 Regular Session and the June 28, 2018 Special Session.
    2. Employment Recommendations of:
      1. New Hires - Certified Staff: Kayla Bentz, Grant 2nd Grade; Kathryn Langenberg, Madison 5th Grade; Sarah Lanning, MHS Math; Conice McIntyre, WMS Math; Audrey Phelan, Franklin Kindergarten; Derek Schipper, CMS Physical Education; Anthony Tometz, WMS Math/Science.
      2. TLC Instructional Coaches: Marsha McGill - McKinley; Rhonda Franklin - Jefferson; Teresa Randleman - Colorado.
      3. New Hires - Classified Professionals: Daniel Wright - CMS Security; Nicholas Swanson - WMS Security.
      4. New Hires - Schedule C: Timothy Armstrong - MHS Girls Head Track; William Flowers - MHS Track Assistant.
      5. Resignations - Schedule C: David Moeller - MS Swimming; Katherine Chambliss - MS Volleyball; Scott Mauck - MS Football, Head Coach/Coordinator.
    3. Bills and Claims against the district dated July 9, 2018.
    4. Muscatine Preschool Alliance Contracts with Head Start, Guardian Angel, A Child’s Place, Happy Time, and Wonder Years.
  6. Stanley Consultants presented their findings for the MHS Science Project
  7. Approved the release for a Request for Proposal for Architectural Services for the MHS Science Project. 
  8. A Food Service Update on School Meals Administrative Review, Participation Recap, New School Meal Debt Legislation, and Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) was presented.
  9. Approved the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for Franklin, Jefferson, Madison and McKinley Elementary Buildings. All ayes; motion carried.
  10. The May financials were presented.
  11. The following announcements of upcoming meetings and events were provided:
    1. July 16, 2018 - Online Registration is scheduled to open for Kindergarten through 12th grade.
    2. August 13, 2018 - Regular Board Meeting; 7 PM; City Hal
  12. The meeting adjourned at 8:58 p.m.

See the Board Agenda with Supporting Documents
Watch the July 9, 2018 Board Meeting via YouTube