Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Board Briefs for Monday, October 8, 2018 Regular Meeting

The Board of Education of the Muscatine Community School District met in regular session on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. President Tammi Drawbaugh called the meeting to order. Directors John Dabeet, Aaron Finn, Nathan Mather, Toby McCarter, Randy Naber, and Mary Wildermuth were present. 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 were welcomed.
  3. No one spoke during Citizens Speak.
  4. Student Council gave an update.
  5. October's Outstanding MCSD Employees were recognized. They are: Tanise Colvin, Austin Kinsey, Debbie Stoube, Mackenzie Strouf, and Jacque Young.
  6. The consent agenda was approved:
    1. Minutes of the September 10, 2018 Regular and Organizational Meeting.
    2. Employment Recommendations:
      1. New Hires: Certified Staff: Brandi Storjohann, Title I, Jefferson.
      2. New Hires - Schedule C: Karri Seaman - MHS Volleyball Assistant; Steven Hopkins - MHS Head Softball; Kala Kwirant - MS Curriculum Leader Social Studies; Jacob Huebener - Mock Trial MHS (per sidebar agreement with MEA); Mike Fladlien - Mock Trial MHS (per sidebar agreement with MEA).
      3. Resignations - Schedule C: Mike Fladlien - Mock Trial MHS (resigned to split points with Jacob Huebener).
    3. Bills and Claims.
    4. District Committees: Audit Committee, Teacher Quality Committee, and School Improvement Advisory Committee.
    5. Student Teaching Agreement with Wm. Penn University.
    6. IASB Legislative Priorities.
    7. Early Retirement Incentive for FY 19.
    8. Approve administration authority to seek modified supplemental amounts from SBRC of $630,286 for 2017-18 LEP actual costs.
  7. Board Goals/Targets Report:
    1. Staci Orr presented data points on College and Career Readiness.
  8. Muscatine Schools Foundation 501c3 status was discussed.
  9. District Projects were discussed.
  10. June 30, 2018 CAR and Financials were reviewed.
  11. The following upcoming meetings/events were announced:
    1. October 9, 2018, Progress Report Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., MCSD Admin Center
    2. October 13, 2018, Dedication of Chuck Van Hecke Center, 2-4pm, MHS
    3. October 22, 2018, Board Planning Meeting; 6 p.m.; MCSD Admin Center
    4. October 22-25, 2018, Parent-Teacher Conference Week
    5. October 25, 2018, 2-hour Early Dismissal
    6. October 26, 2018, No School - Conference Comp Day
    7. October 29, 2018, No School - Teacher Inservice
To see supporting documents and the agenda for this meeting: October 8, 2018 Board Agenda
To watch the meeting: MCSD YouTube Channel

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