PUBLIC HEARING AND 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 May 17, 2021 for a Public Hearing on the 2020-2021 School Budget Amendment at the Elementary School, Tama, Iowa at 5:00 p.m. with some members of the community attending electronically through Google Hangouts.
On call of the roll the following were present: Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa and Clint Werner. Absent: Ronald Houghton and Alan Kline Quorum Present.
Also present were: Jared Smith, Mary Boege and several members of the community.
Motion by Lekin second by Werner to approve the agenda. All Ayes.
Public Hearing - 2020-2021 Budget Amendment
President Tyynismaa opened the Public Hearing for the 2020-2021 School Year Budget Amendment at 5:02 p.m. President Tyynismaa then asked for public comments.
Hearing none, President Tyynismaa asked for a motion to close the Public Hearing.
Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to close the Public Hearing at 5:03 p.m. All Ayes.
The Regular Session was called to order at 5:04 p.m.
On call of the roll the following were present: Ron Houghton, Mandy Lekin, Penny Tyynismaa and Clint Werner. Members Absent - Alan Kline. Quorum Present.
Also present were: Jared Smith and Mary Boege and several members of the community.
Motion by Lekin, second by Houghton to approve the agenda. All Ayes.
Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve the consent agenda approving the minutes from the April 19, 2021 and May 3, 2021 meetings, financials, bills for payment as presented and early graduation requests of N.L., J.D., and M.K. All Ayes.
Public Comments - None
Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to approve the following personnel requests. All Ayes.
Resignations - Dina Keahna - Asst HS Girls Basketball, Debora Kern - Elem Food Service, Cheyenne Rucker - Elem Para.
Contracts - Allisyn Wellman - 6th Grade, Jerrod Bridgewater - Head 7th Boys Basketball, Dina Keahna - Head HS Girls Basketball.
Jon Huebner - TLC Facilitator, Laurie Baack, Seth Koch, Joy Schirmer and Kathy Wilkerson -TLC Instructional Coaches
Lead Teachers Elementary - Maggie Jesina, Keely Upah, Mel Cole, Missy Jesina, Tasha Becker, Amy Parizek, Marilyn Rippy, Lon Wilkerson, Heather Garrett, Amy Wyatt.
Lead Teachers - Middle School - Ashley Raue, Ashley Steven, Paula Graves, Amy Stotts, George Kuhter, Jeanette Stacy, Stephanie Lane
Lead Teachers - High School - Dustin Peska, Robert Tyynismaa, Dan Mayo, Chelsea Ahrens, Ellen Moran, Dixie Forcht, Jeff Funk, Nate Doran, Victoria Hamilton, Dan Lopez
Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to approve the 2021-2022 Athletic Trainer contract as presented. All Ayes
Motion by Houghton, second by Werner to approve hosting the Thespian Leadership day. All Ayes.
Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to amend the agenda to add approval of the budget amendment and a discussion item for mask mandates. All Ayes.
Motion by Houghton, second by Lekin to approve the Dance Team as an activity. All Ayes.
Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to approve the baseball and softball sharing agreement with Meskwaki for the 20-21 school year. All Ayes.
Motion by Lekin second by Houghton to approve the contract with iJag for the 21-22 school year. All Ayes.
Motion by Houghton, second by Werner to approve the purchase of a lawn mower from Z Line LTD for $14,242.00. All Ayes.
Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to approve the Budget Amendment for FY21 as published. All Ayes.
Superintendent Smith updated the Board on the ESSER Funding that the District received and purchases that are being made.
Curriculum Director Shauna Smith updated the Board on the Math adoption being looked at for the 21-22 school year.
Activities Director Jahr informed the Board of the plans for the Summer concerning COVID Policies and the 21-22 WAMAC Ticket prices.
Superintendent Smith discussed the current COVID Mask Policy and keeping it in place until the end of the school year.
Motion by Lekin, second by Werner to adjourn the meeting at 6:27 p.m. All Ayes.
Penny Tyynismaa, Board President Mary Boege, Board Secretary