2020.08.24 Board Minutes

                                                             REGULAR SESSION

                                          OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE


 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