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BOARD MEETING MINUTES

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Jen@iowaschool… Thu, 09/19/2019 - 10:48

2020-21 Meeting Minutes

2020-21 Meeting Minutes Jen@iowaschool… Tue, 05/12/2020 - 09:10

2020.07.06 Board Minutes

2020.07.06 Board Minutes

                                                                                        SPECIAL SESSION

                                                                               OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

                                                            COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on July 6, 2020 for a Special  Meeting at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:00 p.m. with some members of the board and community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa.  Absent: Ron Houghton and Clint Werner.  Quorum Present. Houghton joined the meeting at 5:01 p.m.

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege and several members of the community.

Motion by Lekin second by Kline to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Public Comments - Dixie Forcht thanked everyone involved in graduation for their help in making it a success.

Elementary Principal Brad Schweppe discussed plans for a Small-Group Summer School in August. 

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the following personnel requests.  All Ayes.

Contracts - Chelsea Ahrens - High School Assistant Activities Director, Joe Miller - High School Health

Resignations - Leah Fonua - MS Guidance

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the building handbooks for the 2020-2021 school year.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the change to the school calendar for the 2020-2021 school year with the end of Quarter 2 on December 18th and the end of Quarter 4 on May 28th.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the K-8 Science Curriculum and CAERT All Access licensure for a total of $62,541.94.  All Ayes.

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve Invision Architects to complete hourly work as they explore options for a Middle School at the current Juvenile Home location with a cost not to exceed $10,000.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the Base Bid - Asphalt Tennis Court Overlay of $426,912.50 and Alternate 1 - Additional Site Work of $164,832.50 and Alternate 3 - Additional 48'' Fence Between Adjoining Courts of $23,280.00 and set the Public Hearing date for August 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  All Ayes.

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve the purchase of a Mohawk Lift for $16,494.00.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the Summer Strength & Conditioning Plan as recommended by the Activities Department.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the Suicide Practice and Procedures Handbook.  All Ayes.

Superintendent Smith updated the Board on the Middle School Project and Return to Learn.

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

Jen@iowaschool… Tue, 05/26/2020 - 15:38

2020.07.20 Board Minutes

2020.07.20 Board Minutes

                                                      REGULAR SESSION

                                      OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

                         COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on July 20, 2020 in Regular Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:00 p.m. with members of the board and community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa.  Absent Ron Houghton and Clint Werner.  Quorum Present.  Houghton joined the meeting at 5:11 p.m. and Werner at 5:15 p.m.

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege and several members of the community.

Motion by Kline second by Lekin to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the June 15, 2020 and July 6, 2020 meetings, financials and bills for payment as presented.

Public Comments - None

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to appoint Mary Boege as Board Secretary/Treasurer for the 2020-2021 school year.  All Ayes.

President Tyynismaa administered the Oath of Office to Secretary/Treasurer Mary Boege.

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the following personnel requests as presented pending background check results on new hires.  All Ayes.

Contracts - Dave Nitz - 9th Grade Boys Basketball, Crystal Hass - Assistant Individual Speech Coach, Cory Lang - Assistant 8th Football Coach, Morgan McFate - HS Basketball Cheer Coach, Joe Miller - Head 7th Boys Basketball. Jessica Poush - Superintendent's Secretary.

Transfers - David Cantonwine - From Part-Time Route Driver to Full Time Route Driver, Crystal Hass - From 8th Grade Literacy to MS Counselor.

Resignations - Ron Lowe - Bus Driver, Crystal Hass - 8th Grade Literacy, Connie Cooper - Superintendent's Secretary.

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the depositories at The State Bank of Toledo and Lincoln Savings Bank, with upper limits of $15,000,000 each..   All Ayes.

Motion by Kline second by Lekin to approve the Tama-Toledo News Chronicle as the official publication.  All Ayes.

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the bid from K&M Garbage Service for the 2020-2021 school year.  All Ayes.

Superintendent Smith updated the Board on the options that are being looked into for the Middle School.

Brad Schweppe updated the Board on what Summer School will look like in August.

Superintendent Smith updated the Board on the Return to Learn Plan.

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to adjourn the meeting at 7:13 p.m.

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

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Jen@iowaschool… Tue, 07/21/2020 - 09:13

2020.07.23 Board Minutes

2020.07.23 Board Minutes

                                                         SPECIAL SESSION

                                           OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

                              COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on July 23, 2020 for a Special  Meeting at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 9:00 a.m. with some members of the board and community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa and Clint Werner. Absent: Ron Houghton.  Quorum Present.

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege and several members of the community.

Motion by Kline second by Lekin to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Public Comments - Allison Graham congratulated the Baseball Team on a good season and expressed her concerns for the safety of students and staff as plans are made to return to school.

Motion by Kline, second by Werner to proceed with AA/BB Alternate A or B on Wednesdays model for the Return to Learn Plan for the 2020-2021 school year.  Motion carried with aye votes from Kline, Werner and Tyynismaa and 1 nay vote from Lekin.

Discussion was held on the requirements of face coverings and the possibility of hiring a COVID Tracker.

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 10:37 a.m.
 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

mboege@s-tama… Thu, 07/23/2020 - 11:48

2020.08.03 Board Minutes

2020.08.03 Board Minutes

                                                        SPECIAL SESSION

                                       OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

                           COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on August 3, 2020 for a Special  Meeting at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:00 p.m. with some members of the board and community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present: Ron Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa and Clint Werner.  Quorum Present.

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege and several members of the community.

Motion by Kline second by Lekin to approve the agenda adding two resignations to Personnel .  All Ayes.

Public Comments - None

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the following personnel requests.  All Ayes.

Contracts - John Kohagen - 8th Grade Literacy

Resignations - Brenda Young - SpEd Aide, Max Kellogg - Bus Driver

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to accept the 3 year milk bid from Anderson Erickson Dairy.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to accept the bread bid from Pan-O-Gold.  All Ayes.

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve a COVID Tracker position that will be reviewed at the end of the 1st quarter to determine if the need for the position is still there.   All Ayes.

Activities Director Anthony Jahr updated the Board on what Fall Athletics and Activities will look like at the start of the school year.

Superintendent Smith and the Building Principals updated the Board on the Return to Learn Plan.

Motion by Kline, second by Werner to adjourn the meeting at 7:03 p.m.

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

mboege@s-tama… Tue, 08/04/2020 - 09:06

2020.08.24 Board Minutes

2020.08.24 Board Minutes

                                                             REGULAR SESSION

                                          OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

                           COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on August 24, 2020 in Regular Session at the High School, Tama, Iowa at 5:00 p.m. with members of the board and community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Ron Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa and Clint Werner.  Quorum Present. 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege and several members of the community.

Motion by Kline second by Lekin to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the July 20, 2020, July 23, 2020 and August 3, 2020 meetings, financials and bills for payment as presented.

Public Comments - Kathy Wilkerson and members of the STCEA thanked the Board for all that they are doing to get students and staff back to school safely.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the following personnel requests as presented pending background check results on new hires.  All Ayes.

Contracts - Courtney Welton - SpEd Para

Volunteer Coaching - Josh Bly - MS/HS Football, Jay Hoskey - MS/HS Football, Morgan McFate - HS FB Cheerleading

Transfers - Angelica Gomez - Elementary SpEd Para to Elementary ELL Para

Officials - Tiffany Thiessen - Volleyball, Glen Taylor - Volleyball, Eugene Ubben - Volleyball, Deidra Mohr - Volleyball

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the 2020-2021 School Calendar with the changes noted  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline second by Houghton to set the Public Hearing for the Tennis Court improvements on September 8, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the Middle School Staff Handbook.  All Ayes.

Superintendent Smith updated the Board on the COVID Pandemic Policies, Return to Learn and school locations and start times.

Activities Directors Jahr and Bolen updated the Board on how home events and transportation will be handled this fall.

The board meetings in September will be held September 8th and 23rd.

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 7:21 p.m.

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

mboege@s-tama… Tue, 08/25/2020 - 08:06

2020.09.08 Board Minutes

2020.09.08 Board Minutes

                                                    PUBLIC HEARING AND SPECIAL SESSION

                                                     OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

                                          COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on September 8, 2020 for a Public Hearing on the Proposed Use of SAVE Revenue for an Athletic Facility Infrastructure Project at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:00 p.m. with some members of the board and community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Ron Houghton, Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa and Clint Werner.  Absent:  Alan Kline.  Quorum Present.

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege and several members of the community.

Motion by Houghton second by Lekin to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Public Hearing

President Tyynismaa opened the Public Hearing for the proposed use of SAVE Revenue for an Athletic Facility Infrastructure Project at 5:00 p.m. and asked for public comments. 

Deb Backen voiced concerns that the SAVE Funds would be better used for the Middle School or Partnership Center instead of the tennis courts at this time.

President Tyynismaa asked for a motion to close the Public Hearing.

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to close the Public Hearing at 5:03 p.m.  All Ayes.

The Special Session was called to order at 5:04 p.m.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Ron Houghton, Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa and Clint Werner.  Absent:  Alan Kline  Quorum Present. 

Also present were: Jared Smith and  Mary Boege and several members of the community.

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Public Comments - None

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the following personnel requests.  All Ayes.

Contracts - Tiffany Bridgewater - Assistant 8th Grade Volleyball Coach, Lon Wilkerson - Assistant 7th Grade Volleyball Coach

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to adopt the Resolution Supporting The Proposed Use of SAVE Revenue For an Athletic Facility Infrastructure Project.  All Ayes

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to approve the Street Smarts Contract for Driver's Education as presented for the 2021 to 2023 school years.  All Ayes.

Brad Beck from Beck Engineering presented the three bids that were received for the Tennis Court Project.  Midwest Tennis and Track - $571,590.64, Minturn - $624,863.00 and Vieth Construction - $573,362.00.  The Board will act on the bids at the September 23, 2020 board meeting.

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to approve the COVID-19 Supplemental Policy Provisions as updated  All Ayes.

Superintendent Smith presented the IASB Legislative Priorities for the Board to review.  It will be brought back to the next meeting. 

The Board was updated on the Return to Learn plan and how the first day of school went by the building principals and directors. 

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to adjourn the meeting at 6:08 p.m.

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

mboege@s-tama… Wed, 09/09/2020 - 08:17

2020.09.23 Board Minutes

2020.09.23 Board Minutes

                                                                                            REGULAR SESSION

                                                                          OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

                                                             COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on September 23, 2020 in Regular Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:00 p.m. with some members of the board and community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Ron Houghton, Alan Kline, Penny Tyynismaa and Clint Werner.  Absent:  Mandy Lekin.  Quorum Present. 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege and several members of the community.

Motion by Houghton second by Werner to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the August 24, 2020, and September 8, 2020 meetings, financials, bills for payment as presented and Early Graduation requests of M.H, A.S, G.S., and E.B-C.

Public Comments - None

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the following personnel requests as presented.  All Ayes.

Officials - David Nitz - Football, Kory Staff - Football, Seth Koch - Football, Tom Kemper - Football, Jeremy Weiermann - Football, Daniel Johnson - Football

Resignations - Barry Papesh - Bus Driver, Jerry Bisher - Strength/Conditioning Coach.

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve Ahlers and Cooney as the district's legal counsel.  All Ayes.

Motion by Houghton second by Werner to name the following Level I Investigators - Brad Schweppe, Kris Collins, Melanie Kemper, Anita Townsley, Ben Adams, Scott Bolen, Crystal Hass, Blake Wedeking, Mark Groteluschen, Anthony Jahr, Dan Lopez, Dina Keahna, Shauna Smith, Jared Smith - Alternate.  Ahlers & Cooney Law Firm as Level II.  All Ayes.

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to accept the bid from Midwest Tennis & Track of $571,590.64 to replace the tennis courts.   Aye votes from Houghton, Kline and Tyynismaa.  Nay vote from Werner.  Motion carried.

Motion by Kline, second by Werner to table the Legislative Priorities until the next board meeting.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the 2020-2021 Classified Handbook.  All Ayes

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the 2020-2021 Certified Handbook.  All Ayes  

Superintendent Smith updated the Board on the COVID Tracker position.

All Building Administrators and Directors gave an update to the Board on how the school year is going.

School Nurses updated the Board on procedures being used in the buildings.

Superintendent Smith informed the Board that students will be given the option of changing from virtual or hybrid for 2nd quarter the week of October 12th to the 16th and that 6-8 grades might be virtual a little longer as repairs for the Partnership Center are taking longer than originally planned.

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to adjourn the meeting at 6:49 p.m.
 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary     

mboege@s-tama… Thu, 09/24/2020 - 08:37

2020.10.05 Board Minutes

2020.10.05 Board Minutes

                                                                                     SPECIAL SESSION

                                                                    OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

                                                      COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on October 5, 2020 for a Special  Meeting at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:00 p.m. with some members of the board and community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present: Ron Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa and Clint Werner.  Quorum Present.

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege and several members of the community.

Motion by Kline second by Lekin to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Public Comments - None

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the following personnel requests.  All Ayes.

Volunteer Coaches - Jason Arp and Travis Smith - Wrestling

Officials - Deidra Mohr - Basketball, Eugene Ubben - Basketball, Thad Espenscheid - Basketball

Resignations - Carina Chavarria - Elem/HS Education Aide

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the additional middle school coaching positions as requested  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the fundraising requests as presented contingent upon health and safety issues at those times. All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Werner to approve the list of overnight trips as presented contingent upon health and safety issues at those times.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the application to the SBRC for modified allowable growth and  supplemental aid for LEP allowable costs of $196,139.59.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Werner to have English Learners, Dropout/At-Risk and Mental Health as the top legislative priorities for the 2021 legislative session.  All Ayes.

Motion by Werner, second by Houghton to approve the purchase of the Tyler Drive Student Tracking system for $63,130.00.  All Ayes. 

Superintendent Smith updated the Board on the Middle School Building Storm Damage and what action should be taken.  He reviewed the Middle School Students Return Timelines, the new State Quarantine Recommendations and shared the Organizational Chart.

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 6:43 p.m.
 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary     

mboege@s-tama… Tue, 10/06/2020 - 07:46

2020.10.19 Board Minutes

2020.10.19 Board Minutes

                                                                             REGULAR SESSION

                                                             OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

                                                  COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on October 19, 2020 in Regular Session at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:00 p.m. with some members of the board and community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Ron Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa and Clint Werner.   Quorum Present. 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege and several members of the community.

Motion by Lekin second by Kline to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the September 23, 2020, and October 5, 2020 meetings, financials, bills for payment as presented and Early Graduation requests of L.A., and U.M.

Public Comments - None

Student Council President Morgan Haughey and Vice President Sydney Parizek updated the Board on activities that the Student Council will be doing this year.  Student Council members will present to the Board throughout the year.

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the following personnel requests as presented pending documentation of proper certifications,  All Ayes.

Contracts - Delonda Pushetonequa - COVID Tracker, Tiffany Bridgewater - Additional Assistant 8th Grade Basketball

Transfers - Courtney Welton - from TICU Para to HS Para

Officials - Jeremy Weiermann - Basketball, Kory Staff - Basketball, James Hall - Basketball, David Nitz - Basketball, John Bartello - Wrestling, Brandon Dufoe - Wrestling, Patrick Kopsa - Wrestling, Bryan Foster - Wrestling, David Lee - Track and XC, William Neal - Track, Dennis Dirks - Volleyball, Donald Anderson - Volleyball, Dan Rhine - Volleyball, Deidra Mohr - Volleyball, Tiffany Thiessen - Volleyball

Resignations - Brittani West - HS Para

Motion by Houghton, second by Werner to approve the additional High School Girls Basketball coaching position for the 2020-2021 season..  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline second by Werner to authorize the Board President and Superintendent to issue and approve Special Education Contracts and Open Enrollment Applications.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to deny an Open Enrollment request for the 20-21 school year.  All Ayes.

The Early Retirement incentive was discussed and will be brought back to the next meeting for approval.

Superintendent Smith updated the Board on the Middle School survey and discussion was held on what the next steps should be.

The 2nd Quarter Timeline for students was shared showing when students would return and when Parent-Teacher Conference will be held.

Superintendent Smith shared the District's Certified Enrollment.  The number of students served by the District is down by five.

Activity Directors Jahr and Bolen updated the Board on Winter Activities and who would be able to rent the gym facilities.

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to adjourn the meeting at 6:58 p.m.

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

mboege@s-tama… Tue, 10/20/2020 - 08:02

2020.11.02 Board Minutes

2020.11.02 Board Minutes

                                                                                                  SPECIAL SESSION

                                                                                   OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

                                                                      COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on November 2, 2020 for a Special  Meeting at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:00 p.m. with some members of the board and community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present: Ron Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa.  Absent: Clint Werner.  Quorum Present.

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege and several members of the community.

Motion by Kline second by Lekin to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Public Comments - None

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the following personnel requests.  All Ayes.

Officials - Charles Liston - Volleyball, Dan Rhine - Volleyball, Gregory Davis - Volleyball, Donald Anderson - Volleyball, Deidra Mohr - Volleyball, David Mohr - Basketball and Volleyball, Tom Kemper - Basketball, Jeremy Weiermann - Basketball, Randy Dougherty - Basketball

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to table the Early Retirement Incentive Policy until the policy can be reviewed to include a release of claims statement.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the Impact Aid Indian Policies and Procedures as presented for the 2021-2022 school year.   All Ayes.

Mary Mixdorf, District Technology Director, updated the Board on the technology use in the first quarter.

Superintendent Smith updated the Board on the Partnership Center updates, Middle School students returning after Thanksgiving break, the number of students moving from virtual to hybrid learning at the start of 2nd quarter and the Return to Learn flowchart.

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to go into closed session at 5:40 p.m. as provided in Section 21.5(1)(c) of the Open Meetings Law to discuss strategy with counsel in matters where litigation is possible.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to come out of closed and return to open session at 6:28 p.m.  All Ayes.

Superintendent Smith reviewed the Seat Belt Policy with the Board as we prepare to use the new buses with seat belts installed.

Alan Kline will represent the Board at the Delegate Assembly on November 17th.

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 6:29 p.m.

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

mboege@s-tama… Tue, 11/03/2020 - 07:45

2020.11.16 Board Minutes

2020.11.16 Board Minutes

                                                          ANNUAL MEETING AND REGULAR SESSION

                                                             OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

                                               COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on November 16, 2020 in Regular Session at 5:00 p.m. with members of the board and community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Ron Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa.  Absent: Clint Werner.  Quorum Present. 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege and several members of the community.

Motion by Kline second by Lekin to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the October 19, 2020, and November 2, 2020 meetings, financials, bills for payment as presented and Early Graduation requests of A.O.

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to have Penny Tyynismaa and Mandy Lekin continue as Board President and Board Vice President.  All Ayes.

Oath of Office was administered to President Tyynismaa and Vice President Lekin.

Public Comments - Dixie Forcht thanked the Board and Administration for taking the safety of the staff and students into consideration and going to virtual learning at this time.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the revised changes to Policy 401.07 R1 Early Retirement Incentive.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline second by Houghton to approve the Early Retirement Incentive in the amount of $7800 a year for 5 years .  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the renewal contract with Premier for printers and copier.  All Ayes

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the application to the School Budget Review Committee in the amount of $1,918 for special education administrative cost associated with River Hills consortium program for the 2021-22 school year.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline second by Lekin to approve the School Budget Review Committee application request for modified supplemental amount of $97,008 for open enrollment out students on the Fall of 2020 enrollment but not on the Fall 2019 enrollment.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin second by Houghton to approve the School Budget Review Committee application request for modified supplemental amount of $114,741.44 for ELL students beyond the 5 years.  All Ayes.

Superintendent Smith reviewed with the Board the Virtual Learning schedules in all three buildings and COVID updates.

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 6:04 p.m.
 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

mboege@s-tama… Tue, 11/17/2020 - 07:22

2020.12.07 Board Minutes

2020.12.07 Board Minutes

                                                            SPECIAL SESSION

                                           OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

                              COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on December 7, 2020 for a Special  Meeting at the Administration Building, Tama, Iowa at 5:00 p.m. with some members of the board and community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present: Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa.  Absent: Ron Houghton, Clint Werner.  Quorum Present.  Houghton joined the meeting at 5:05 p.m.

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege and several members of the community.

Motion by Kline second by Lekin to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Public Comments - None

Each Building Administrator updated the Board on how things are going in their buildings and discussion was held on when a decision for 2nd semester would be made as to what instruction would look like.

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the Archery fundraising request for a can redemption drive.   All Ayes.

Shauna Smith updated the Board on the Trauma Informed Care Unit and how we are serving our students. 

Shauna Smith and Superintendent Smith discussed the Mental Health Therapists program that we currently have with Tanager Place and how it is serving our students.

The results of the 1st Semester Culture and Climate survey was shared with the Board. 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 6:35 p.m.
 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

mboege@s-tama… Tue, 12/08/2020 - 07:25

2020.12.21 Board Minutes

2020.12.21 Board Minutes

                                                                 REGULAR SESSION

                                                   OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

                                   COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on December 21, 2020 in Regular Session at 5:00 p.m. with members of the board and community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Ron Houghton, Alan Kline, Penny Tyynismaa and Clint Werner.  Absent: Mandy Lekin.  Quorum Present.  Lekin joined the meeting at 6:19 p.m.

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege and several members of the community.

Motion by Houghton second by Kline to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the November 16, 2020, and December 7, 2020 meetings, financials, bills for payment as presented and Early Graduation requests of A.B..

Public Comments - None

Morgan Haughey, Student Council President, updated the Board on what the Student Council has been involved in.

Mike Carnahan, Chris McFate and Teresa Smith were present to review the new curriculum program, Music First.

Each Building Administrator reviewed with the Board on how they will handle classroom space and lunches if students return to 100 percent instruction second semester.

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the personnel requests as presented pending background checks and licensure for new hires.  All Ayes.

Contracts - Estrella Castellanos Angel - 7-12 TICU Para, Matthew Beatty - Asst 7th Boys Basketball.

Volunteer Coaches - Lindsay Hassman - Speech, Rachel Davis - Speech

Officials - David Nitz - Basketball, James Hall - Basketball, Jeremy Weiermann - Basketball.

Motion by Kline second by Lekin to approve the School Budget Review Committee application request for modified supplemental amount of $155,969 for the At-Risk and Drop Out prevention program.  All Ayes.

Superintendent Smith discussed the use of the stop signs on Highway 63 for student crossings.  Additional options will researched.

Motion by Kline second by Houghton to go into closed session at 6:33 pm as provided in Section 21.5(1)(j) of the Open Meetings Law to discuss the sale of a particular piece of real estate.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to come out of closed session at 6:50 p.m.  All Ayes.

Motion by Houghton, second by Werner to adjourn the meeting at 6:52 p.m.
 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

mboege@s-tama… Tue, 12/22/2020 - 07:32

2021.01.04 Board Minutes

2021.01.04 Board Minutes

                                                                 SPECIAL SESSION

                                                OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

                                  COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on January 4, 2021 for a Special  Meeting at the Administration Building, Tama, Iowa at 5:00 p.m. with some members of the board and community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present: Ron Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa  and Clint Werner.  Quorum Present.  

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege and several members of the community.

Motion by Kline second by Houghton to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Public Comments - None

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to accept the Early Retirement requests of  Shelly Riley - Title I Teacher, Jeff DeBondt - MS Physical Ed Teacher, Elaine Gibson - Elementary ELL Teacher, Linda Aziz - MS Special Ed Teacher, Christine Quigley - HS FCS Teacher, Nancy Dostal - HS English/Language Arts Teacher and Mary Boege - Business Manager.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to return to a 100% in person learning model for second semester with a 2:15 p.m. dismissal for all students with the exception of the preschool which will stay Hybrid.. Motion carried with 4 aye votes from Houghton, Kline, Lekin and Tyynismaa and one nay vote from Werner.   

Activity Directors Jahr and Bolen discussed the current status of gym rentals.  They would like to be able to have youth sports be able to practice  but have not have competitions at this time.  It will be brought back to the Board at the next meeting for review.
 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 6:39 p.m.

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

mboege@s-tama… Tue, 01/05/2021 - 07:15

2021.01.18 Board Minutes

2021.01.18 Board Minutes

                                                            REGULAR SESSION

                                             OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

                            COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on January 18, 2021 in Regular Session at 5:00 p.m. with members of the board and community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Ron Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa and Clint Werner.  Quorum Present.

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege and several members of the community.

Motion by Lekin second by Houghton to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the December 21, 2020, and January 4, 2021 meetings, financials and bills for payment as presented.

Public Comments - None

Jennifer Anderson and Amy Stotts presented to the board on the Lexia Power Up and Lexia Core 5 programs that are being used with students.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the personnel requests as presented.  All Ayes.

Volunteer Coaches - Bailey Chyma - Wrestling

Resignations - Elizabeth Hahle - 5-8 ESL Teacher

Motion by Lekin second by Houghton to approve the cookie dough fundraiser of the HS Softball Team.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to approve the gym rental proposal of renting the gym for youth sports practices with some competitions starting February 1, 2021.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the resolution to publish a notice setting a public hearing on the conveyance of property located at 806 State Street for February 1, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. at the Partnership Center.  All Ayes.

The Board discussed returning to in-person board meetings.  The next meeting on February 1, 2021 will be held at the Partnership Center with the option of viewing it virtually.

The COVID Travel Policy was discussed.  More information will be brought back to the next meeting. 

Plans for 100% Return to Learn was discussed.  An additional section of Kindergarten will be added.  Employee sick leave balances were discussed with no changes made with the COVID leave. 

Motion by Kline second by Werner to go into closed session at 6:10 pm as provided in Section 21.5(1)(c) of the Open Meetings Law to discuss current litigation with Counsel.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Werner to come out of closed session at 6:34 p.m.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Werner to adjourn the meeting at 6:35 p.m.

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

mboege@s-tama… Tue, 01/19/2021 - 06:59

2021.02.01 Board Minutes

2021.02.01 Board Minutes

                                                                    PUBLIC HEARING AND SPECIAL SESSION

                                                                     OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

                                                        COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on February 1, 2021 for a Public Hearing on the conveyance of school owned property at the Partnership Center, Tama, Iowa at 5:00 p.m. with some members of the board and community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Ron Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa and Clint Werner.  Quorum Present.

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, Allison Graham, Marilyn Rippy and several members of the community.

Motion by Kline second by Werner to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Public Hearing

President Tyynismaa opened the Public Hearing for the conveyance of school own property located at 806 State Street, Tama, IA at 5:01 p.m. and asked for public comments. 

Audra Donnelly expressed her concerns about selling the property.

President Tyynismaa asked for a motion to close the Public Hearing.

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to close the Public Hearing at 5:08 p.m.  All Ayes.

The Special Session was called to order at 5:09 p.m.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Ron Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa and Clint Werner.  Quorum Present. 

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, Allison Graham, Marilyn Rippy and several members of the community.

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Public Comments - None

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the following personnel requests.  All Ayes.

Contracts - Nan Aldrich - Food Service, Marie Mann - HS SpEd Aide.

Resignations - Lon Wilkerson - 7th and 8th Assistant Volleyball, Stephanie Panosh - Food Service

Motion by Kline, second by Werner to approve the updated COVID Travel Policy.  All Ayes

Motion by Werner, second by Lekin to approve the Resolution for a Conveyance of Real Property.  Motion carried with 4 aye votes from Houghton, Kline, Lekin and Werner and 1 nay vote from Tyynismaa.

Discussion was held on the location for in-person board meetings.  They will now be held in the Elementary Gym.

The Board was informed about a proposal to start a 7th and 8th grade girls wrestling club.  There will be a Special Meeting on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. to approve the program.  

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 5:43 p.m.

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

mboege@s-tama… Tue, 02/02/2021 - 08:29

2021.02.04 Board Minutes

2021.02.04 Board Minutes

                                                                                 SPECIAL SESSION

                                                                OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

                                                      COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on February 4, 2021 for a Special  Meeting at the Administration Building, Tama, Iowa at 8:04 a.m. with some members of the board and community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present: Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin and Clint Werner.  Members Absent: Ron Houghton and Penny Tyynismaa.  Quorum Present.  

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege and Ashley Raue.

Motion by Werner second by Kline to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Public Comments - None

Motion by Werner, second by Kline to approve the 7th and 8th Grade Girls Wrestling Club.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Werner to adjourn the meeting at 8:07 a.m.

 

Mandy Lekin, Board Vice President                    Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

mboege@s-tama… Thu, 02/04/2021 - 08:18

2021.02.15 Board Minutes

2021.02.15 Board Minutes

                                                                           REGULAR SESSION

                                                           OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

                                             COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on February 15, 2021 in Regular Session at 5:00 p.m. with members of the board and community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa and Clint Werner.  Absent:  Ronald Houghton.  Quorum Present.  Houghton joined the meeting at 5:05 p.m.

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege and several members of the community.

Motion by Lekin second by Werner to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the January 18, 2021, February 1, 2021 and February 4, 2021 meetings, financials, bills for payment as presented and Early Graduation request of O.P.  All Ayes.

Public Comments - None

Morgan Haughey, President of the Student Council gave the Board an update of the activities that are being planned.

Shauna Smith, Jon Huebner, Laurie Baack, Joy Schirmer, Kathy Wilkerson and Seth Koch presented how Pear Deck & Google Meet features are being used with virtual and in-person students.

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the personnel requests as presented.  All Ayes.

Contracts - Emily Chyma - Head HS Girls Track, Mariah Snyder - MS Special Education

Transfers - Betty Bonilla from 2nd Grade to Elementary ELL, Amy Stewart from 1st Grade to Elementary Title I

Resignations - Dan Mayo - HS Assistant Football, Jeri Ellenbecker - Concession Stand Manager

Motion by Kline second by Lekin to approve reopening the Early Retirement Incentive option from Tuesday, February 16th to Friday, February 26th.  All Ayes.

Steve McAdoo informed the Board that he is checking into the price of a few options for stop signs or lights at our two student crossing locations on High Way 63.  It will be brought back to the Board for further discussion.

Superintendent Smith reviewed with the Board the current COVID protocols.  The District is still requiring masks to be worn and the staff is currently getting their first vaccinations. 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 5:51 p.m. into a Work Session with Travis Squires from Piper Sandler.
 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

mboege@s-tama… Tue, 02/16/2021 - 08:34

2021.03.01 Board Minutes

2021.03.01 Board Minutes

 

SPECIAL SESSION

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on March 1, 2021 for a Special Session at the STC Elementary, Tama, Iowa at 5:00 p.m.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Ron Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa and Clint Werner.  Quorum Present.

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, Allison Graham, Marilyn Rippy, Vanessa Rivera, Sheri McFate and Jacob Molitor and several community members attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

Motion by Lekin second by Kline to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Public Comments - None

Vanessa Rivera presented Partners in Education Plaques to the Toledo Public Library and the Meskwaki Nation Police Department.

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to approve the following personnel requests.  All Ayes.

Contracts - Randy Denham - School Business Official/Director of Finance. Michelle Bradley - HS Math

Early Retirement - Michael Dostal - MS Custodian, Nancy Haines - Elem Cook

Resignations - Dot Kendall - Elem Para educator, Serena Lowe - Asst MS Softball, Samantha Cantonwine - Asst HS Softball, Jeff DeBondt - 7th Grade Football and 7th Boys Track

Officials - Andrew May - Wrestling, Brandon Dufoe - Wrestling

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the 2.31% total package increase for the Classified Staff and Administrators for the 2021-2022 school year.  All Ayes

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the start dates for the staff of August 17, 2021  and students of August 23, 2021 for the 2021-2022 school year.  All Ayes.

Discussion was held on the date for the first board meeting in April.  It will be on Monday, April 5, 2021.

The Superintendent's evaluation will be held after the board meeting on March 15, 2021.

The 2021-2022 school calendar was reviewed and will be brought back for approval at a later meeting.

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to adjourn the meeting at 5:36 p.m.

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

 

mboege@s-tama… Tue, 03/02/2021 - 08:21

2021.03.15 Board Minutes

2021.03.15 Board Minutes

                                                 REGULAR SESSION 
                                   OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE
                   COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on March 15, 2021 in Regular Session at 5:00 p.m. with members of the community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Ronald Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa and Clint Werner.  Quorum Present. 
Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, Randy Denham, Marilyn Rippy, Allison Graham and several members of the community.

Motion by Kline second by Houghton to approve the amended agenda, adding to the Personnel Requests.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the February 15, 2021 and March 1, 2021 meetings, financials and bills for payment as presented.   All Ayes.

Public Comments - None

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to approve the personnel requests as presented.  All Ayes.

Contracts - Regina Gill - MS ELL, Jaimie Gargas - HS English
Transfers - Kelli Smith from 5th grade to 2nd grade
Resignations - Jennifer Perez - MS/HS Family & Community Liaison, Chris  Drummer - Sign Language Interpreter, Lindsey Hassman - Kindergarten, Baron Davis - HS Asst Wrestling, Justin Suchanek - MS Asst Wrestling
Officials - David Lee - Track, Jordan Bleil - Wrestling, Bob Yilek - Wrestling 

Motion by Kline second by Werner to approve setting a Public Hearing for the 2021-2022 School Calendar on April 5, 2021 at 5:10 p.m.  All Ayes. 

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to publish the FY22 Budget Estimate and to set a Public Hearing regarding the FY22 Budget on April 5, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.  

Motion by Kline, second by Werner to go into closed session at 5:25 p.m. as provided in Section 21.5(1) (i) of the Open Meeting Law to evaluate the processional competency of an individual whose performance is being considered to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual's reputation, as that individual has requested a closed session.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to return to Open Session at 6:56 p.m.  All Ayes.

Motion by Werner, second by Kline to extend Superintendent Jared Smith's contract through the 2023-2024 school year.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to adjourn the meeting at 6:59 p.m.  All Ayes

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                       Mary Boege, Board Secretary     
 

mboege@s-tama… Tue, 03/16/2021 - 07:51

2021.04.05 Board Minutes

2021.04.05 Board Minutes

 

PUBLIC HEARING AND SPECIAL SESSION

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on April 5, 2021 for a Public Hearing on the 2021-2022 School Budget and the 2021-2022 School Calendar at the Elementary School, Tama, Iowa at 5:00 p.m. with some members of the community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Ron Houghton, Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa and Clint Werner. Absent:  Alan Kline Quorum Present.

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege and several members of the community.

Motion by Houghton second by Lekin to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Public Hearing - 2021-2022 Budget

President Tyynismaa opened the Public Hearing for the 2021-2022 School Year Budget at 5:01 p.m. The published tax rate of $15.09 was explained and compared to last year.  President Tyynismaa then asked for public comments. 

Hearing none, President Tyynismaa asked for a motion to close the Public Hearing.

Motion by Houghton, second by Werner to close the Public Hearing at 5:07 p.m.  All Ayes.

Public Hearing - 2021-2022 School Calendar

On call of the roll the following were present:  Ron Houghton, Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa and Clint Werner. Absent:  Alan Kline.  Quorum Present.

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege and several members of the community.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

President Tyynismaa opened the Public Hearing for the 2021-2022 School Calendar at 5:10 p.m.

Superintendent Smith explained the school calendar and changes made from previous years. President Tyynismaa then asked for any public comments,

Hearing none, President Tyynismaa asked for a motion to close the Public Hearing,

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to close the Public Hearing at 5:16 p.m.

The Special Session was called to order at 5:17 p.m.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Ron Houghton, Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa and Clint Werner.  Members Absent - Alan Kline.  Quorum Present. 

Also present were: Jared Smith and  Mary Boege and several members of the community.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Public Comments - Nikki Pansegrau addressed the board with concerns about the spectator limits at indoor events.

Ashley Steven presented to the Board how IXL is being used with students.

Madison Poage presented how Write to Learn was being used in her writing classes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the following personnel requests.  All Ayes.

Contracts - Debora Kern - Elementary Cook, Nicole Krafka - HS Aide, Bailey Chyma - 5th Grade and Asst MS Baseball, Makayla Backen - Asst MS Softball, Kodi Hillman - MS PE.

Transfers - Donnie Gitautis from HS Custodian to MS Custodian

Non-Renewal COVID Contracts - Tiffany Bridgewater Asst MS Girls Basketball and Volleyball, Matthew Beatty - Asst MS Boys Basketball

Resignations - Stacie Holmes - HS/MS SpEd Teacher, Jessica Bohnstengel - 5th Grade, John Kohagen - 8th Grade Literacy, Becky Thiessen - Elem Aide, Emily Chyma - HS Student Council Advisor.

Motion by Houghton, second by Werner to adopt the Resolution Authoring the Redemption of General Obligation School Refunding Bonds, Series 2012 Dated May 1, 2012, and Levying a Tax for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 for the Redemption of General Obligations School Refunding Bonds, Series 2012, Dated May 1, 2012.  All Ayes

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to approve the FY22 budget as published.  All Ayes.

Motion by Werner, second by Lekin to approve the 2021-2022 School Calendar.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to approve the AEA Purchasing Cooperative Program Agreement for 2021-2022.  All Ayes.

Motion by Houghton second by Werner to approve the addition of two teaching positions for the 2021-2022 school year using the ESSER Funds.   All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the Summer College Credit Program with Iowa Valley Community College District for the Summer of 2021.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to approve the extension for Halverson Photography's school picture contract for one year.  All Ayes.

Steve McAdoo updated the Board on the Middle School repairs and possible plans for the Middle School Shelter House.

Middle School Principal Ben Adams updated the Board on the plans for the 5th-8th Grades for the 21-22 school year.

Superintendent Smith shared with the Board how the ESSER funds are being used and plans for the next round of money.

Activities Director Jahr informed the Board of the need to replace the dirt on the Baseball and Softball fields and lifting some spectator restrictions on inside sports.  It will now allow 4 spectators per athlete for inside sports.  The Spring outdoor sports will follow the same rules as last Fall.  

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to adjourn the meeting at 6:42 p.m. into a work session with Brad Leeper and Laura Peterson from Invision Architects and Ryan Ellsworth from Estes Construction.

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

 

mboege@s-tama… Tue, 04/06/2021 - 11:14

2021.04.19 Board Minutes

2021.04.19 Board Minutes

 

REGULAR SESSION

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on April 19, 2021 in Regular Session at 5:00 p.m. at the Elementary with members of the community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Ronald Houghton, Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa.  Absent:  Clint Werner.  Quorum Present.

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, Randy Denham, Marilyn Rippy, Allison Graham, Brad Schweppe, Lori Baier, Anthony Jahr and several members of the community.

Motion by Lekin second by Kline to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the March 15, 2021 and April 5, 2021 meetings, financials and bills for payment as presented.   All Ayes.

Public Comments - Travis Mullen spoke about the Shelter House at the Middle School asking the Board to repair it instead of tearing it down.  He also asked about the playground equipment and basketball hoops at the Middle School.

Brad Schweppe presented Lori Baier from the Wieting Theatre a Partners in Education Plaque and thanked them for their support of the schools.

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve the personnel requests as presented.  All Ayes.

Officials - David Mohr - Volleyball, Deidra Mohr - Volleyball, James Hall - Baseball and Softball, Jordan Bly - Baseball, Ryne Kesl - Baseball, Jacob Collison - Baseball, Kyler Smith - Baseball, Glenn Taylor - Softball, Tiffany Thiessen - Softball, Kyle Clark - Soccer, Makayla Backen - Soccer, Henry Cladouhos - Soccer, Emily Phillips - Soccer

Transfers - Dustin Peska from Asst 7th Football to Head 7th Football, Sarah Klopping from 6th Grade Literacy Teacher to 8th Grade Literacy Teacher.

Contract - Jawanda Love - HS Custodian, Macy Kock - 1st Grade Teacher, Katelyn Gettle - Kindergarten Teacher, Bailey Chyma - HS Asst Wrestling.

Resignations - Susan Hallock - MS Aide, Joseph Miller - Head 7th Grade Boys Basketball Coach

Motion by Lekin second by Kline to approve the Senior Band/Choir trip to Chicago.   All Ayes.

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve the purchase of the scoreboards for the high school gym, baseball and softball fields from Daktronics.  All Ayes.

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the additional High School Assistant Boys Golf position for the 2021 season.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve repairing the Shelter House at the Middle School.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the continued use of the Senior Year Plus Program with IVCCD.  All Ayes. 

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the painting bid from Iowa Wall Systems to paint the interior of the Middle School for $48,275.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the FY 20 Financial Audit.  All Ayes.

Superintendent Smith  updated the Board on our current COVID numbers and travel policy.

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to adjourn the meeting at 5:59 p.m.  All Ayes

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

 

mboege@s-tama… Tue, 04/20/2021 - 09:03

2021.05.03 Board Minutes

2021.05.03 Board Minutes

 

SPECIAL SESSION

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

 

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on May 3, 2021 for a Special Session at the STC Elementary, Tama, Iowa at 5:00 p.m.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Ron Houghton, Alan Kline, Penny Tyynismaa.  Absent: Mandy Lekin and Clint Werner.  Quorum Present.

Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, Randy Denham, Chris Quigley, Laurie Baack, Shauna Smith and several community members attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

Motion by Houghton second by Kline to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Public Comments - None

Superintendent Smith presented each Board Member with a container of flowers from the High School Greenhouse for School Board Recognition Month. 

High School Special Education Teacher Amy Wade presented to the Board how Readtopia is used by students in her classroom.

Kristee McGrew reviewed with the Board how Really Great Reading is used in her First Grade Class.

High School Teacher Chris Quigley explained the Dave Ramsey program used to teach students about personal finances.

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the following personnel requests.  All Ayes.

Contracts - Joseph Miller - Assistant High School Boys Golf

Resignations - Calvin Todd Dale - High School Girls Basketball

Officials - Makayla Backen - Soccer, Tyler Strickler - Soccer, Kyle Clark - Soccer  

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve publishing the Budget Amendment for the 2020-21 school year and set the Public Hearing for May 17, 2021.  All Ayes

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the amendment to the Purchase Agreement for the Conveyance of School Owned Property as presented  All Ayes.

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the bid from Black Top Services to repair the MS playground area for $22,140.00.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the bid from Kluesner for leveling the cracks in the Elementary South Parking Lot for $20,461.70.  All Ayes.

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the bid from Black Top Service to repair the Administration Building Parking Lot for $23,564.00.  All Ayes.

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve replacing the chairlift at the Middle School gym for $24,950.00.  All Ayes.

Discussion was held on possible dates for Board meetings in the months of June, July and August.  Meetings will be held on June 7, 2021, July 12, 2021, August 2, 2021 and August 16, 2021.

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to adjourn the meeting at 6:02 p.m.

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                               Mary Boege, Board Secretary    

 

mboege@s-tama… Tue, 05/04/2021 - 07:47

2021.05.17 Board Minutes

2021.05.17 Board Minutes

                                                                PUBLIC HEARING AND REGULAR SESSION 
                                                                  OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE
                                                     COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on May 17, 2021 for a Public Hearing on the 2020-2021 School Budget Amendment at the Elementary School, Tama, Iowa at 5:00 p.m. with some members of the community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa and Clint Werner. Absent:  Ronald Houghton and Alan Kline Quorum Present.
Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege and several members of the community.

Motion by Lekin second by Werner to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Public Hearing - 2020-2021 Budget Amendment

President Tyynismaa opened the Public Hearing for the 2020-2021 School Year Budget  Amendment at 5:02 p.m.  President Tyynismaa then asked for public comments.  

Hearing none, President Tyynismaa asked for a motion to close the Public Hearing.

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to close the Public Hearing at 5:03 p.m.  All Ayes.

The Regular Session was called to order at 5:04 p.m.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Ron Houghton, Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa and Clint Werner.  Members Absent - Alan Kline.  Quorum Present.  
Also present were: Jared Smith and  Mary Boege and several members of the community.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes from the April 19, 2021 and May 3, 2021 meetings, financials, bills for payment as presented and early graduation requests of N.L., J.D., and M.K.  All Ayes.

Public Comments - None

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to approve the following personnel requests.  All Ayes.

Resignations - Dina Keahna - Asst HS Girls Basketball, Debora Kern - Elem Food Service, Cheyenne Rucker - Elem Para.
Contracts - Allisyn Wellman - 6th Grade, Jerrod Bridgewater - Head 7th Boys Basketball, Dina Keahna - Head HS Girls Basketball. 
Jon Huebner - TLC Facilitator, Laurie Baack, Seth Koch, Joy Schirmer and Kathy Wilkerson -TLC Instructional Coaches
Lead Teachers Elementary - Maggie Jesina, Keely Upah, Mel Cole, Missy Jesina, Tasha Becker, Amy Parizek, Marilyn Rippy, Lon Wilkerson, Heather Garrett, Amy Wyatt.
Lead Teachers - Middle School - Ashley Raue, Ashley Steven, Paula Graves, Amy Stotts, George Kuhter, Jeanette Stacy, Stephanie Lane
Lead Teachers - High School - Dustin Peska, Robert Tyynismaa, Dan Mayo, Chelsea Ahrens, Ellen Moran, Dixie Forcht, Jeff Funk, Nate Doran, Victoria Hamilton, Dan Lopez

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to approve the 2021-2022 Athletic Trainer contract as presented. All Ayes 
    
Motion by Houghton, second by Werner to approve hosting the Thespian Leadership day.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to amend the agenda to add approval of the budget amendment and a discussion item for mask mandates.  All Ayes.

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve the Dance Team as an activity.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to approve the baseball and softball sharing agreement with Meskwaki for the 20-21 school year.   All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin second by Houghton to approve the contract with iJag for the 21-22 school year.   All Ayes.

Motion by Houghton, second by Werner to approve the purchase of a lawn mower from Z Line LTD for $14,242.00.   All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to approve the Budget Amendment for FY21 as published.  All Ayes.

Superintendent Smith updated the Board on the ESSER Funding that the District received and purchases that are being made.  

Curriculum Director Shauna Smith updated the Board on the Math adoption being looked at for the 21-22 school year.

Activities Director Jahr informed the Board of the plans for the Summer concerning COVID Policies and the 21-22 WAMAC Ticket prices.

Superintendent Smith discussed the current COVID Mask Policy and keeping it in place until the end of the school year.  

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to adjourn the meeting at 6:27 p.m.  All Ayes.

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                       Mary Boege, Board Secretary     
 

mboege@s-tama… Wed, 05/19/2021 - 09:07

2021.06.07 Board Minutes

2021.06.07 Board Minutes

                                                                                  REGULAR SESSION 
                                                                   OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE
                                                     COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on June 7, 2021 in Regular Session at 5:00 p.m. at the Elementary with members of the community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Alan Kline, Mandy Lekin and Penny Tyynismaa.  Absent:  Ronald Houghton and Clint Werner.  Quorum Present.   Houghton joined the meeting at 5:15 p.m.
Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege, Randy Denham, Marilyn Rippy and several members of the community.

Motion by Kline second by Lekin to approve the amended agenda.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the May 17, 202 meeting, financials and bills for payment as presented.   All Ayes.

Public Comments - None

Superintendent Smith recognized the graduating seniors that are pursing education and promised them an interview when they have completed  their program. 

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the personnel requests as presented.  All Ayes.

Contracts - Delonda Pushetonequa - HS SpEd, Emily Chyma - HS Student Council Advisor, Megan Brown  5th Grade, Naomi Chyma - Seasonal Summer Custodian, Bailey Chyma - Seasonal Summer Custodian, Jeff Niedermann - Asst 7th Football, Marsha Keahna - Asst HS Girls Basketball, Abby Swiatly - 1st Grade
Resignations - Laura Larsen - Elem SpEd, Cassie Sokol - Elem Secretary, Jaimie Gargas - HS English, Nathan Doran - Head Boys Golf, Jerrod Bridgewater - MS Soccer, Shauna Smith - Curriculum and Student Services

Motion by Kline second by Lekin to appoint Randy Denham as Board Secretary effective July 1, 2021.   All Ayes. 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to remove Mary Boege from the bank accounts at Lincoln Savings Bank and State Bank of Toledo and add Randy Denham effective July 1, 2021.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the Math Curriculum purchase as presented  All Ayes. 

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the Tanager Place contract for the 2021-2022 school year.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the purchase of three buses from School Bus Sales for $113,387 each.  All Ayes.  

Superintendent Smith requested a special session the week of July 5th.  It was decided to hold the regular monthly meeting on July 8, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to adjourn the meeting at 5:38 p.m.  All Ayes

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                       Mary Boege, Board Secretary     
 

mboege@s-tama… Tue, 06/08/2021 - 08:17

2021-22 Board Minutes

2021-22 Board Minutes Jen@iowaschool… Tue, 06/22/2021 - 13:54

2021.07.08 Board Minutes

2021.07.08 Board Minutes

 

REGULAR SESSION

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on July 8, 2021 in Regular Session at 5:00 p.m. at the Elementary with members of the community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Penny Tyynismaa, Mandy Lekin and Ronald Houghton.  Absent:  Alan Kline and Clint Werner.  Quorum Present.   

Also present were: Jared Smith, Randy Denham, and several members of the community.

Motion by Houghton second by Lekin to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the June 7, 2021 meeting, financials and bills for payment as presented, and an early graduation request for Nathan Adams.   All Ayes.

Public Comments - None

Barry Sedlacek and Jane Murphy from the Class of 1971 presented a 50th class reunion project to the Board. The project will consist of a large rock to be placed in front of the high school honoring all of those who have attended South Tama. Mr. Sedlacek and Ms. Murphy stated that there would be a dedication ceremony for this project on September 10th.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the personnel requests as presented.  All Ayes.

Contracts – Rashell Mendoza – Summer Custodian, Dawn Vest – Summer Paint Crew, Rachel Davis – HS ELA Lead Teacher, Michelle Wiegand – 6th Grade Lead Teacher, Tiffany Bridgewater – ELL Lead Teacher, Samantha Peska – Director of Curriculum & Student Services, Hannah Bjornsen – Elem Food Service, Aaron Kvidera – Elem Food Service, Andrea Asmussen – Middle School Food Service, John Koorsen – Bus Driver, Olivia Gannaway – Elem SpEd Para, Brycelyn Haughey – Elem Para, Danielle Stubbs – Elem SpEd Para, Michelle Davis – Elem Secretary

Transfers – Leticia Babinat – From MS Aide to MS Interventionist, Nicole Hitchcock – From Elem SpEd Aide to Parent/Community Liaison, Trudy Suchanek – From Elem SpEd Para to Elem Para – Title I

Motion by Lekin second by Houghton to approve the bread bid received from Pan-O-Gold Baking Co. for the 2021-2022 school year.   All Ayes.

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to purchase a pressure washer system for the Transportation Department for $11,705.31.  All Ayes.

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve an agreement with rSchool Today for scheduling and facility rental software for the 2021-2022 school year for $3,100.  All Ayes.

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve the updates to Board Policy 904.10 – Use of Building Facilities as recommended.  All Ayes.

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve the bid from Dunn Concrete for Elementary tuckpointing in the amount of $25,330.  All Ayes. 

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve the bid from RC Systems for new cameras at the Middle School and Partnership Center for $44,915.65. All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the 2021-2022 Certified Staff Handbook as presented. All Ayes.

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve the 2021-2022 Classified Staff Handbook as presented. All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the 2021-2022 Substitute Staff Handbook as presented. All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve adding Health Items to the 2021-2022 Student Handbooks as presented. All Ayes.

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve the 2021-2022 Preschool Student Handbook as presented. All Ayes.

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve the 2021-2022 Elementary Student Handbook as presented. All Ayes.

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve the 2021-2022 Middle School Student Handbook as presented. All Ayes. The Board requested to discuss Lockers and Backpacks at the Middle School at a future meeting.

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to table approval of the 2021-2022 High School Student Handbook to the August 2 Board Meeting. All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the 2021-2022 Activities Handbook as presented. All Ayes.

Superintendent Smith presented the South Tama Activities Superintendent’s Annual Report to the Board.

Superintendent Smith provided an update on the Stop Signs/Stop Lights on Highway 63. The Board determined that there would be no need to move forward at this time with having Stop Signs/Stop Lights on Highway 63.

The Board discussed different options for meeting locations for the August 2 Board Meeting. It was determined to hold the August 2 Board meeting in the Middle School Library.

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to adjourn the meeting at 6:39 p.m.  All Ayes

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                     Randy Denham, Board Secretary    

 

 

 

rdenham@s-tama… Fri, 07/09/2021 - 14:09

2021.08.02 Board Minutes

2021.08.02 Board Minutes

 

REGULAR SESSION

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on August 2, 2021 in a Work Session at 5:00 p.m. at the Middle School with members of the community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Penny Tyynismaa, Mandy Lekin, Alan Kline, and Ronald Houghton.  Absent:  Clint Werner.  Quorum Present.   

Also present were: Jared Smith, Randy Denham, Laura Peterson and Brad Leeper from Invision Architects, Ryan Ellsworth from Estes Construction, and several members of the community.

Laura Peterson and Brad Leeper from Invision Architects and Brad Leeper from Estes Construction gave a presentation recapping the work that the Middle School Facilities Planning Task Force has done so far.

Work session concluded at 5:33 p.m.

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on August 2, 2021 in a Regular Session at 5:35 p.m. at the Middle School with members of the community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Penny Tyynismaa, Mandy Lekin, Alan Kline, and Ronald Houghton.  Absent:  Clint Werner.  Quorum Present.  

Also present were: Jared Smith, Randy Denham, Laura Peterson and Brad Leeper from Invision Architects, Ryan Ellsworth from Estes Construction, and several members of the community

Motion by Lekin second by Kline to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the July 8, 2021 regular meeting and bills for payment as presented.   All Ayes.

Public Comments - None

Shanahan Family Chiropractic was unable to attend the meeting for the PIE plaque presentation. It was discussed that the presentation would occur at a later date.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the personnel requests as presented.  All Ayes.

Contracts – Tara Upah – HS Color Guard Coach, Josh Bly – HS Asst Football Coach, Rashell Mendoza – HS Concessions Manager, Debbie Price – Part time Special Ed Para. 

Transfers – Kenadie Geiger – From 3rd Grade Teacher to Elementary Interventionist, Devin Stacey – From MS Special Ed Para to MS At Risk Para. 

Resignations – Marylou Aguirre – Partnership Secretary, Sandy Jensen – HS Custodian. 

Volunteers – Mary Fasse Shaw – Fall Musical, Jeff Shaw – Fall Musical, Darcy Lamb – HS Musical, Bailey Chyma – HS Football, Stan Upah – HS Volleyball, Morgan McFate – HS Football Cheer, Sabrina Holtz – HS Volleyball. 

Officials – Eugene Ubben – HS Boys Basketball, Stacy O’Hare – HS Boys Basketball

Motion by Lekin second by Kline to approve an updated 403b agreement with the Iowa Retirement Investment Club.   All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve Lincoln Savings Bank and the State Bank of Toledo as the official depositories for the 2021-2022 school year with an upper limit of $15,000,000.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the Tama-Toledo News Chronicle as the official publication of the District for the 2021-2022 school year.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the HS Volleyball overnight trip to Central College camp.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the first reading of Board Policy 502.08 – Possession or Use of Electronic Communication Devices as presented.  All Ayes. 

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the 2021-2022 High School Student Handbook as presented with the exception to revert back to the original Dress Code language. All Ayes. The Board discussed the Dress Code section with Administration. It was determined that Administration would take the Board’s concerns back to staff and students to come up with responses to those concerns. Administration will bring those responses back to the Board at a later date for further discussion.  

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve the 2021-2022 Elementary Staff Handbook as presented. All Ayes.

Middle School Principal Ben Adams presented the Middle School Staff Handbook to the Board. Mr. Adams discussed the plans in place to move away from having lockers in the Middle School. Mr. Adams discussed the various benefits of moving away from lockers and also addressed safety concerns. Mr. Adams stated that they would continue to accommodate students and their needs when necessary.

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the 2021-2022 Middle School Staff Handbook as presented. All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the 2021-2022 High School Staff Handbook as presented. All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the 2021-2022 Staff Mentor Handbook as presented. All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the 2021-2022 TLC Leadership Handbook as presented. All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to adjourn the meeting at 6:23 p.m.  All Ayes

 

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                     Randy Denham, Board Secretary    

 

 

 

 

rdenham@s-tama… Wed, 08/04/2021 - 08:37

2021.08.16 Board Minutes

2021.08.16 Board Minutes

 

REGULAR SESSION

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on August 16, 2021 in a Regular Session at 5:00 p.m. at the Elementary School with members of the community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Penny Tyynismaa, Mandy Lekin, Alan Kline, Clint Werner, and Ronald Houghton.  Absent:  None.  Quorum Present.  

Also present were: Jared Smith, Randy Denham, and several members of the community

The Board requested to have a COVID discussion item added to the agenda. Motion by Houghton second by Kline to approve the agenda with the addition of the COVID discussion item.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes of the August 2, 2021 work session and regular meeting, monthly financial reports, and bills for payment as presented.   All Ayes.

Public Comments – High School senior Jonathan Meyer stated he was coming to the Board as a representative of the Student Body. Mr. Meyer stated that the students want to be more involved in the District and that he would like the opportunity to be able to get information from students to the Board. Mr. Meyer thanked the Board for all their efforts and for everything they do for students.

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the personnel requests as presented.  All Ayes.

Contracts – James Hala – Bus Driver, Kodi Hillman – Assistant 7/8 Volleyball Coach

Transfers – Angelica Gomez – From Elementary ELL Para to Partnership Center Secretary, Tiffany Matney – From MS Part time Special Ed Para to Full time Special Ed Para, Marie Mann – From Part time HS Para to Full time HS 1:1 Special Ed Para

Resignations – Chelsea Ahrens – Head Varsity Softball Coach, Nate Van Dyke – Head Varsity Boys Soccer Coach

Officials – Tia Waseskuk – MS Volleyball, Tiffany Thiessen – MS Volleyball

Motion by Lekin second by Houghton to approve a student teaching agreement with Grinnell College for the 2021-2022 school year. All Ayes.

The Board discussed the Communications Firm proposals that had been presented. The Board stated that they would like some additional information from each firm and would like them to present at the next Board meeting to help answer questions they have. Motion by Houghton, second by Werner to table selection of a Communications Firm to assist with the Middle School project to the next Board meeting.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to approve the custodial cost changes for Board Policy 905.01-Community Use of Buildings and Facilities as presented.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve a three-year agreement with Satchel Pulse for Culture Climate consulting for $18,495 using ESSER funds.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve changing the 2021-2022 school calendar to set a one hour early dismissal on the first day of school. All Ayes.

The Board discussed different dates for upcoming Board meetings. The Board discussed the following dates for the next several Board meetings: August 30, September 20, October 4, October 18, November 1, November 15, and December 6. The Board discussed continuing to have Board meetings at the Elementary until further notice.

Mr. Denham asked for guidance from the Board on what they would like to see on future monthly financial reports. Mr. Denham presented several different examples for the Board to review. The Board gave Mr. Denham guidance as to what they would like to see on the Monthly Financial Reports going forward.

The Board discussed setting a date for a future finance work session with the Middle School Task Force. The Board discussed having a finance work session with the Middle School Task Force on August 30 at 5:00 p.m.

The Board discussed concerns regarding the current mandate in place that does not allow schools to require masks and the potential of students getting sick. The Board stated that students and staff may choose to wear masks if they wish and wanted to make sure that all students and staff are comfortable and will be supported in their decision. The Board also discussed the potential to go to remote learning if needed and verified that the District would be capable of doing so if necessary.

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to adjourn the meeting at 6:17 p.m.  All Ayes

________________________________            _________________________________

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                     Randy Denham, Board Secretary    

 

 

 

 

rdenham@s-tama… Tue, 08/17/2021 - 09:56

2021.08.30 Board Minutes

2021.08.30 Board Minutes

 

WORK SESSION & REGULAR SESSION

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE 

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on August 30, 2021 in a Work Session at 5:00 p.m. at the Elementary School with members of the community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Penny Tyynismaa, Mandy Lekin, Alan Kline, and Clint Werner. Members Present through Google Hangouts: Ron Houghton.  Absent: None.  Quorum Present.   

Also present were: Jared Smith, Randy Denham, Laura Peterson from Invision Architects, Ryan Ellsworth from Estes Construction, Travis Squires from Piper Sadler, Rod Wright from Creative Entourage, Jerry Gallagher from Donovan Group, members of the Middle School Task Force, and several members of the community.

Director of Finance Randy Denham gave a presentation to the Board and the Middle School Task Force reviewing school finance. Mr. Denham also provided information regarding the District’s historical tax rates, costs related to the Derecho storm, and a historical overview of the District’s PPEL and SAVE Funds.

Travis Squires from Piper Sadler gave a presentation to the Board and the Middle School Task Force reviewing the capital financing and capabilities of a Middle School Project. Mr. Squires discussed the District’s current debt obligations and the different options available to finance a potential project.

The Board and Middle School Task Force discussed the presentations from Mr. Denham and Mr. Squires and participated in a Q&A session.   

Work session concluded at 6:37 p.m.

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on August 30, 2021 in a Regular Session at 6:37 p.m. at the Elementary School with members of the community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Penny Tyynismaa, Mandy Lekin, Alan Kline, and Clint Werner. Present through Google Hangouts: Ron Houghton.  Absent: None.  Quorum Present.  

Also present were: Jared Smith, Randy Denham, Laura Peterson from Invision Architects, Ryan Ellsworth from Estes Construction, Rod Wright from Creative Entourage, Jerry Gallagher from Donovan Group, members of the Middle School Task Force, and several members of the community

Motion by Kline second by Lekin to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Emily Chyma and Student Council president Carly Mathes-Henle provided an update to the Board of all the activities that will be going on throughout the District during Homecoming week. Ms. Chyma and Ms. Henle discussed how they are working to get the community involved in these activities. Ms. Chyma and Ms. Henle stated that the Student Council is in the process of rewriting their constitution to be more inclusive of everyone.

Rod Wright from Creative Entourage gave a presentation to the Board regarding the communication consulting services his firm could provide for the Middle School project.

The Board took a break at 7:30 p.m. The meeting resumed at 7:34 p.m.

Jerry Gallagher from Donovan Group gave a presentation to the Board regarding the communication consulting services his firm could provide for the Middle School project.

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to approve the following consent agenda items: Minutes from the August 16, 2021 Regular Board Meeting, bills as presented, and early graduation requests for the following students: Tristin Henle, Ethan Pesina, and Autumn Ruckman.   All Ayes.

Public Comments – Charlotte Upah stated that she does not agree that a communications firm is needed at this time for the Middle School Project and feels that the Middle School Task Force could be a better option to handle the communication needs for the project. Ms. Upah stated that she felt hiring a communications firm was premature and would be contradictory to what the Task Force is trying to do. Ms. Upah felt that spending money on a communications firm at this time would be fiscally irresponsible.

The Board thanked Ms. Upah for her comments.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the personnel requests as presented.  All Ayes.

Contracts – Taylor Ray – Part Time Elementary ELL Para, Heather Keen – Elementary Special Ed Para, Nicholas Wheeler – High School Custodian.

Volunteers – Marla Behounek – Musical, Marlene Crabtree – Work in Classrooms and Field Trips as the Elementary

The Board discussed the two presentations that were given by Creative Entourage and Donovan Group. The Board stated that they would prefer to wait and see what recommendation the Middle School Task Force came back with before making a decision. Motion by Werner, second by Houghton to table selecting a Communications Company to a future Board Meeting once they have received a recommendation from the Middle School Task Force. All Ayes.

Motion by Kline second by Lekin to approve an agreement with ISFIS Write to Learn to purchase 250 licenses and training for the 2021-2022 school year for $4,250. All Ayes.

Motion by Hougton, second by Kline to approve a resolution to set a public hearing on the conveyance of property located at 806 State Street for September 20, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. at the Elementary Building.  All Ayes.

Motion by Werner, second by Lekin to approve switching the District’s credit card company from BMO Harris to Lincoln Savings Bank.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve an agreement with Mark J. Becker & Associates, LLC to provide benefits consulting for the District for the 2021-2022 year at $15,600.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to approve Ahlers & Cooney as the District’s legal counsel for the 2021-2022 year.  All Ayes. 

The Board decided to table the consent agenda discussion to the September 20, 2021 Board meeting. 

Dr. Smith presented the list of the Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) 2022 Legislative priorities. Dr. Smith asked the Board to review the priorities and determine which four priorities they would like to vote on and submit to IASB at the next Board meeting.

Motion by Kline, second by Houghton to adjourn the meeting at 8:18 p.m.  All Ayes

________________________________            _________________________________

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                     Randy Denham, Board Secretary    

 

 

rdenham@s-tama… Tue, 08/31/2021 - 10:51

2021.09.20 Board Minutes

2021.09.20 Board Minutes

 

PUBLIC HEARING AND REGULAR SESSION

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met on September 20, 2021 for a Public Hearing on the conveyance of school owned property at the Elementary School, Tama, Iowa at 5:00 p.m. with members of the community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Penny Tyynismaa, Mandy Lekin, Alan Kline, Ronald Houghton, and Clint Werner. Absent: None. Quorum Present. Also present were: Jared Smith, Randy Denham and several members of the community.

Motion by Lekin second by Werner to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Public Hearing – Conveyance of School Owned Property: President Tyynismaa opened the Public Hearing for the conveyance of school owned property located at 806 State Street, Tama, IA at 5:00 p.m. President Tyynismaa asked for public comments. Hearing none, President Tyynismaa asked for a motion to close the Public Hearing.

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to close the Public Hearing at 5:03 p.m.  All Ayes.

The Regular Session was called to order at 5:04 p.m.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Penny Tyynismaa, Mandy Lekin, Alan Kline, Ron Houghton, and Clint Werner.  Members Absent - None.  Quorum Present.  Also present were: Jared Smith, Randy Denham, and several members of the community.

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes from the August 30, 2021 work session and regular meeting, financial statements, and bills for payment as presented.  All Ayes.

Public Comments – Nikki Kemper addressed the Board about the mask discussion topic that was on the agenda. Ms. Kemper stated that there were people in the community that were not aware this item was going to be on the agenda and that many parents were not able to make it to the meeting to share their views on the topic.  Ms. Kemper stated that there are several people in the community that do not want a mask mandate and felt the Board should move this topic to a special meeting.

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the following personnel requests.  All Ayes.

Resignations – Daniel Kass – Head 9th Baseball, Todd Dale – Head 8th Boys Track

Contracts – Kimi Benson – Dance Team Coach, Heather Garrett – Elementary Building Webmaster, Crystal Hass – Middle School Building Webmaster, Victoria Hamilton – High School Building Webmaster, Patricia Gomez – Full Time Special Ed Para, Brittani West – Part Time Special Ed Para

Volunteers – Nathan Babinat – Driver (suburban & trailer) band, Kristy Garber – Kindergarten Class, Nickolas Seitz – D&D Roleplaying Club, Gwenyth Upah – Help in Classroom

Officials – Amy Dolash – 8th Grade Volleyball, Eugene Ubben – 7th Grade Volleyball, Tom Kemper – 7th & 8th Grade Football, FR-SO Girls Basketball, Jeremy Weiermann – 7th & 8th Grade Football, Seth Koch – 7th & 8th Grade Football, Kory Staff – 7th & 8th Grade Football, David Nitz – 7th & 8th Grade Football, Kevin Cartier – 7th & 8th Grade Volleyball, Deidra Mohr – FR-SO Boys Basketball, Andrew May – HS Varsity Wrestling, David Lee – HS Varsity Boys Track, William Neal – HS Varsity Boys Track.

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to approve the 2021-2022 High School Activity Department fundraisers as presented. All Ayes                           

Motion by Kline, second by Lekin to approve a five-year Student Teaching and Clinical Agreement with William Penn University as presented.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to approve the following IASB Legislative Priorities for the 2021-2022 school year: Support efforts to establish comprehensive community mental health systems to offer preventative and treatment services and comprehensive school mental health programs; Support additional tools for Teacher Recruitment and Licensure to attract individuals to the teaching profession, especially for teacher shortage areas; Support sufficient and on-time funding for English-Learners until the students reach proficiency; and Support predictable and timely state funding to serve students receiving special education services at a level that reflects the actual cost including educational programming and health care costs. All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the Resolution for a Conveyance of School Owned Property located at 806 State Street, Tama, IA.  Roll Call Vote: Tyynismaa – Aye, Lekin – Aye, Kline – Aye, Werner – Aye, Houghton – Aye. The motion passed.

Motion by Houghton, second by Kline to approve the following individuals as Level I Student Abuse Investigators for the 2021-2022 school year: Brad Schweppe, Kris Collins, Melanie Kemper, Anita Townsley, Ben Adams, Scott Bolen, Crystal Hass, Blake Wedeking, Mark Groteluschen, Anthony Jahr, Dan Lopez, Dina Keahna, Samantha Peska, and Jared Smith. All Ayes.

The Board discussed the recent federal judge ruling that ordered the State of Iowa to immediately halt the enforcement of the law that prevents School Boards from ordering masks to be worn to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Smith shared feedback that was given by staff along with information that he gathered from other WAMAC schools. Dr. Smith shared the challenges the District faces if there is a large number of staff members that are gone. The Board discussed the different staffing issues that the District has had to manage over the last several months. The Board discussed positivity and vaccination rates and how closely they should be monitoring those numbers and how much that information should weigh in on any decisions that the Board would have to make. The Board shared and discussed the feedback that they had received from community patrons on the issue as well as the feedback from staff that was shared by Dr. Smith. The Board stated that they want to do what is best for the health and safety of all students and staff.

The Board discussed and gave administration the following mitigation strategies that they would like to see implemented going forward: Having surgical masks on hand and made readily available to all students, staff, and guests; Offer masks at every entrance during school activities; Ensure that all buildings and staff have ample cleaning supplies to clean all areas thoroughly; Have signage posted at all entry ways throughout the District stating the importance of masking; Send out separate parent feedback surveys to parents of students in PK through 4th grade and 5th through 12th grade; Update and resend out the FAQ document to all parents; Look for opportunities to change seating in the classrooms to help mitigate any potential spread of the virus.

The Board stated that they would like to see a COVID discussion item on each Board meeting going forward to get continuous updates on the mitigation strategies being implemented and to review up to date data. The Board stated they would like to continue to revisit this topic so that they can make any necessary adjustments if COVID cases get too high or if there are issues with staff shortages.

The Board encouraged community members to reach out to the Administration and the Board with any feedback or concerns that they have.

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to continue the current practice of having masks be optional for all students and staff who are comfortable wearing them and for Administration to implement the mitigation strategies that were given. All Ayes.

The Board discussed the current process around how the consent agenda is handled each Board meeting and reviewed different options to the consent agenda process.

Dr. Smith provided an update to the Board regarding the communications firm for the Middle School project. Dr. Smith stated the Task Force met last week and will be leading and providing communication for the Middle School project at this time. The Task Force may look to use the Donovan Group as needed at a later date. Dr. Smith updated the Board that the Task Force will be having broader community meeting open forums in October and November.

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to adjourn the meeting at 6:44 p.m.  All Ayes.

________________________________            _________________________________

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                     Randy Denham, Board Secretary    

 

 

rdenham@s-tama… Wed, 09/22/2021 - 08:20

2021.10.04 Board Minutes

2021.10.04 Board Minutes

 

REGULAR SESSION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met in Regular Session on October 4, 2021 at the Elementary School, Tama, Iowa at 5:00 p.m. with members of the community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Penny Tyynismaa, Mandy Lekin, and Ronald Houghton. Absent: Alan Kline and Clint Werner. Quorum Present. Also present were: Jared Smith, Randy Denham and several members of the community.

Motion by Lekin, second by Kline to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the following consent agenda items: Minutes from the September 20, 2021 public hearing and regular meeting; Bills for payment as presented; Rental agreement with the Reining Center for November 9, 2021 Middle School Community Meeting, Authorize the Board President and/or Superintendent to issue and approve Special Education Contracts and Open Enrollment Applications; Approve contract with Kirkwood Community College for Special Education Transitional 4+ services; Approve Cooperative Agreement for Field Placement with the University of Northern Iowa.  All Ayes.

Public Comments – None.

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve the following personnel requests.  All Ayes.

New Hires – Juanita Hill – Part Time Admin Office Custodian; James Hala – Part Time District Wide Custodian (Additional COVID Cleaning)

Resignations – Makayla Backen – MS Assistant Softball Coach

Volunteers – Claire Mayo – Elementary Field Trips & Classroom as Needed; Bailey Waldo – Chaperoning for Thespian Festival; Dalton Rosenburg – Middle School Boys Wrestling

Officials – Kym Stein – 7th Grade Volleyball; Tara Leytham – 9th/10th Girls Basketball, 9th Boys Basketball; Wayne Ritscher – 9th/10th Girls Basketball, 10th Boys Basketball; Tom Kemper – 9th/10th Girls Basketball, 10th Boys Basketball; David Lee – High School Varsity Boys Track & Field; Willam Neal – High School Varsity Boys Track & Field

Motion by Lekin, second by Hougton to approve the following purchases using ESSER Funds: Chariot Floor Scrubber for the Elementary for $13,115; Air Purifier Filters for the District for $17,193.96; Vape Detection System for $25,650; Weight Room Equipment for $101,173.51, and Board Room Audio Visual Equipment Upgrade for $50,248.83. All Ayes                           

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the following additional two-hour early dismissal days: October 22, 2021; November 12, 2021; and December 10, 2021.  All Ayes.

Dr. Smith provided a COVID update to the Board. Dr. Smith shared with the Board the additional cleaning and COVID mitigation efforts that were being done throughout the District. Dr. Smith then shared the updated COVID dashboard numbers along with survey results that had been sent out to Elementary families and staff. The Board discussed different options if COVID cases, absenteeism numbers, and staff shortages reach a certain threshold. The Board stated that if needed they can call a special meeting to make any necessary decisions if any of those thresholds are met.

Mr. Denham reviewed the fiscal year end 2021 reports with the Board.

Mr. Denham informed the Board of a Lauderdale donation that will be presented to the Board for formal approval at a later date.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to adjourn the meeting at 6:09 p.m.  All Ayes.

 

________________________________            _________________________________

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                     Randy Denham, Board Secretary    

 

 

rdenham@s-tama… Tue, 10/05/2021 - 09:25

2021.10.18 Board Minutes

2021.10.18 Board Minutes

 

REGULAR SESSION

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SOUTH TAMA COUNTY

The Board of Directors of the Community School District of South Tama County met in Regular Session on October 18, 2021 at the Elementary School, Tama, Iowa at 5:00 p.m. with members of the community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.

On call of the roll the following were present:  Penny Tyynismaa, Mandy Lekin, Clint Werner, and Ronald Houghton. Absent: Alan Kline. Quorum Present. Also present were: Jared Smith, Randy Denham, Elizabeth Dolezal, Larry Fletcher, and several members of the community.

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to approve the following consent agenda items: Minutes from the October 4, 2021 public hearing and regular meeting; Bills for payment as presented; and Monthly Financial Reports. All Ayes.

Public Comments – None.

Emily Chyma provided an update to the Board on upcoming Student Council activities. Ms. Chyma stated that some Student Council members would be attending the upcoming state convention and that Elizabeth Albright and Carly Mathes-Henly would be singing the National Anthem at the convention. Ms. Chyma stated that there would be a Trunk or Treat in the High School parking lot on October 30th and that Student Council would be hosting a blood drive on November 10th. Student Council members recently met with administrators to discuss and work through issues. Ms. Chyma stated that this was a positive discussion and students were happy to have their voices heard.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the following personnel requests.  All Ayes.

New Hires – Dale Cruikshank – MS Assistant Wrestling Coach; Anita Townsley – Teacher Mentor; George Kuhter – HS Head Boys Golf Coach.

After School Program Coordinators: Amy Wyatt and Leticia Babinat

After School Program Teachers: Dawn Henley, Haley Wilson, Alice Koch, Melody Cole, Janelle Unkrich, Melissa Jesina, Matthew Beatty, Teresa Hofer, Kelsea Anderson, Amy Parizek, Molly Ramirez, Regina Gill, Elizabeth Weitzell, Michelle Wiegand, Carla Coates, Ashley Steven, Morgan McFate, Megan Brown, Sarah Klopping, Nicole Hitchcock, Mariah Snyder, Levi Klopping, George Kuhter, Chelsea Ahrens, Angela Bair, Michelle Bradley, Emily Chyma, Denise Danker, Rachael Davis, Victoria Hamilton, Daniel Kass, Jill Kienzle, Daniel Mayo, Joseph Miller, Miranda Moen, Katherine Murphy, Delonda Pushetonequa, Audrey Roth, Andrea Rutledge, Noah Schmelzer, Sandra Tracy, Robert Tyynismaa, Alison Vavra, Nicholas Vesley, Patricia Vincent, Amy Wade, Deanna Zmolek

After School Program Paraeducators: Trudy Suchanek, Jorena Vavra, Melinda Martens, Tracy Glockl, Marie Mann, Sarah Novotny, and Elizabeth Placencia.

Volunteers – Gustavo Chavarria – HS Gamers Night

Officials – Tessa Matherly – MS 7th Grade Volleyball, John Bartello – MS Wrestling, Bryan Foster – MS Wrestling, Brandon Dufoe – MS Wrestling, Patrick Kopsa – MS Wrestling, Ben Marshall – MS Wrestling, Dan Loughry – MS Wrestling, Jeremy Weiermann – Girls 7th Grade Basketball, Tom Kemper – Girls 7th & 8th Grade Basketball, James Hall – Girls 7th & 8th Grade Basketball, Robert Averill – Girls 7th & 8th Grade Basketball, David Nitz – Girls 7th & 8th Grade Basketball, Dan Rhine – HS Varsity Girls Volleyball, Dennis Dirks – HS 9th Grade Volleyball, Donald Anderson – HS 9th Grade Volleyball, Deidra Mohr – HS Varsity Girls Volleyball, Tiffany Thiessen – HS 9th & Varsity Volleyball, Gregory Davies – HS 9th & Varsity Volleyball

Motion by Houghton, second by Werner to approve the 2021-2022 STC Activities Overnight Trips as presented. All Ayes                           

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the revised changes to Board Policy 401.7R1 Early Retirement Incentives as presented.  All Ayes.

Motion by Houghton, second by Werner to approve the Early Retirement incentive of $7,800 a year for five years. All Ayes.

Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve the donation of one old school bus to the Tama Fire Department and old school bus to the Toledo Fire Department to be used for local training exercises. All Ayes.

Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the resolution authorizing the Board President, Superintendent, or Board Secretary to open a stock account with the State Bank of Toledo. All Ayes.

Dr. Smith provided a COVID update to the Board. Dr. Smith shared the most recent COVID Dashboard numbers with the Board and provided an update on recent meetings he has had with staff members.  

Dr. Smith stated the IASB annual convention will be occurring on November 17th and 18th. Dr. Smith asked the Board to contact the administrative if they would like to register and attend the conference. Dr. Smith and the Board discussed different options for having a work session for new Board orientation sometime after the November 2nd election.

Elizabeth Dolezal and Larry Fletcher from the Middle School Task force provided an update to the Board on the Middle School project. Ms. Dolezal and Mr. Fletcher gave a recap of what has occurred during the Task Force meetings over the last 4-5 months.  Mr. Fletcher stated that the Task Force has narrowed the Middle School project down to two designs. Mr. Fletcher and Ms. Dolezal stated the State is interested in incentivizing the use of the Juvenile Home property. There was discussion around the Juvenile Home property and what amount would be needed from the State to make the Juvenile Home property a viable option. The Task Force is working to compromise and come up with a plan that everyone can agree on and present to the Board and the Community. The Task Force also asked for more clarity and direction from the Board for this Middle School project. The Task Force Representatives and the Board discussed the current contract situations with the Middle School project Construction Manager and Architect. The Board and the Task Force members discussed having a joint work session at the next Board meeting on November 1st.

Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to adjourn the meeting at 6:29 p.m.  All Ayes.

________________________________            _________________________________

Penny Tyynismaa, Board President                     Randy Denham, Board Secretary    

 

 

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