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