Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Board Briefs for Monday, August 13, 2018 Regular Board Meeting

The Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, August 13, 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. Approved the resignation of Tim Bower as Board of Director with regrets. 
  5. As part of the Board Targets/Goals Report the following was presented:
    1. Director of Teaching and Learning Becky Wichers and special education teachers Tammy Ales, Sarah Greim, Shannon Kelsey, and Kelly Story provided information on the district’s special education program
    2. Jeff Miller, Facilities/Maintenance Supervisor provided a School Security Update
    3. Director of Human Resources Jill Bourquin and Human Resource Coordinator Anna Reyman provided information regarding the Raptor School Security System.
  6. The consent agenda was approved as follows:
    1. The minutes of the July 9, 2018 Regular Meeting.
    2. Employment Recommendations:
      1. New Hires: Emily Doxsie - 1st Grade, Colorado; Amanda Hotzel - Teacher Librarian, Jefferson & McKinley; Haley Meade - 6th Grade ELA/SS, WMS; Emily Meeker - SPED, WMS; Benjamin Moehlmann - Physics, MHS; Brianna Nannet - Kindergarten, Mulberry; Kayla Ohrt - 1st Grade, Jefferson; Jennifer Ostrem - ECSE, Madison; Scott Schoville - Art, CMS; Michael Simpson 8th Grade ELA, CMS; Joseph Vitali - Math, MHS.
      2. Resignations - Certified Staff: Shawn Buettner, Science, MHS; Mary Curry, 2nd Grade, Colorado; Miriam Garrett, Music, Franklin; Megan King, ELA, CMS.
      3. New Hires - Classified Professionals - Gwen Sheridan - Student Information Systems Administrator.
      4. Resignations - Classified Professionals: elena bobay, District Data Coordinator.
      5. New Hires - Schedule C: Derek Schipper, MS Football, WMS; Timothy Armstrong, Head Track (Girls), MHS; William Flowers, Assistant Track (Girls), MHS; Robert Long, MS Head Coach/Coordinator, WMS; Mary Nietzel, Assistant Girls Basketball, MHS; Alison Failor, Head Pom Pon, MHS; Amber Joyce, MS Volleyball, CMS; Julia Mosher, Curriculum Coordinator-SPED, WMS; Dakotah Sommer, Curriculum Coordinator-ELA, WMs; Dakotah Sommer, MS Volleyball, CMS.
      6. Resignations - Schedule C: Edwin Colón, Head Baseball Coach, MHS.
    3. Bills and Claims against the District.
    4. Student Teaching Agreement with ISU.
  7. Approved administrative regulations for Policy 401.9 Payroll Deductions. 
  8. Approved administrative regulations/exhibit for Policy 505.4 Student Medication Administration - Diabetic Self-Medication Consent. 
  9. Approved the Memorandum of Agreement for College Credit Courses for High School Students with Eastern Iowa Community College. 
  10. Awarded the Printer/Copier Managed Print Services RFP to Marco. 
  11. Approved the purchase of the Raptor School Security System. 
  12. Authorized the board secretary to publish a Notice of Intent to Appoint a Person to Fill Board Vacancy [applications (cover letter, resume) accepted up through August 31, 2018 at the Administration Center with a deadline at 4:30 p.m.] 
  13. The June financials were presented.
  14. The following dates of upcoming meetings and events were announced:
    1. August 14-16: New Teachers Report
    2. August 17: Teacher Quality Inservice Day
    3. August 20: Super Inservice for Staff - All Teachers Repor
    4. August 22: Back-to-School Night for Franklin, Grant, Jefferson, Madison, Mulberry, CMS, WMS, and MHS
    5. August 23: First Day of School for Grades 1-5, New Muskie Day for Grades 6 and 9; Staggered Start for PreK, Begindergarten, Kindergarten; No School for Grades 7, 8, 10-12
    6. August 24: All Grades, 1-12, Report to School; Staggered Start for PK, BGK, Kdg
    7. August 27: All PK, BGK, Kdg students attend
    8. August 31: Deadline to Apply for Board of Director Opening
  15. The meeting adjourned at 9:11 p.m.

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