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