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