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