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August 13, 2018 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF BOARD MEETING AUGUST 13, 2018

 

The Board of Directors of the Martensdale-St. Marys Community School District met in regular session, pursuant to law on August 13, 2018.

 

Members Present: Vice President, Dean Furness; Ralph DiCesare, and Jen Parrott together with Superintendent, Tom Wood , Secondary Principal Josh Moser, Elementary Principal Beth Happe, and Business Manager, Jill Gavin.

 

Members Absent: President, Nicole Bunch and Dawn Reeves

 

  1. Welcome – Board President

Mr. Furness called meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. and welcomed all guests.

 

  1. Consent Items
  2. Approval of Minutes – Board President
  3. Approval of Agenda – Board President
  4. Approval of Bills and Secretary’s Report – Board President
  5. Approval of Hot Lunch and Activity Reports – Board President

Mr. Dicesare motioned to approve the consent items, seconded by Ms. Parrott.  Roll call:  3 ayes.

 

  • Celebrations

Mr. Wood thanked the summer staff for the work that has been.  The floors have been stripped and waxed, doors painted, steps cleaned, classrooms have been put back and new flooring has been installed the ramp bathrooms.

 

Mr. Moser recognized Kaitlyn Christensen for her National Anthem Tour this summer.  She has sung the National Anthem at the Knoxville Races, Newton Speedway, Iowa Buccaneers, I-Cubs, and the Big Country Bash!  High accolades go out to Kaitlyn!

 

Congratulations to the Baseball and Softball team’s successful seasons and ending their seasons at the State Tournaments.

Mr. Moser received a phone call from a parent who wanted to compliment the baseball team for the time they took to play baseball with the kids at the Miracle League.

 

Mr. Moser and Ms. Happe are excited to have the new and returning staff return for the new school year.  It is fun to see the building come back to life!

 

  1. Public Comments -none

 

  1. Old Business

 

Presentations

  1. Facilities Report Christensen

Mr. Wood went over the quotes for a new bus and suburban.

 

  1. Principal’s Report Happe

Ms. Happe introduced Collene Krogman as the new PTO President for MStM.  Colleen’s goals are focusing on the community and communication.  PTO will be putting a welcome packet together, more communication to inform parents, updating the by-laws, work through some tax information, and hoping to create more committees.  PTO will be at Open House.

 

Ms. Happe and Mr. Moser reviewed the district’s Assessment Data for the elementary and secondary.  They went over their building goals for 2018-2019 and shared charts and data trends for reading and math.

 

They discussed minor changes to the handbooks.

 

  1. Principal’s Report Moser

 

  1. Superintendent’s Report Wood

Mr. Wood discussed the upcoming events/dates:

August 16: Teacher Leadership Retreat

August 17: New Teacher Invitational

August 21: Open House

August 23: First Day of School

 

Mr. Wood reviewed the Administrative Team Priorities/Points of Emphasis

  • Goal setting begins with Mission then as follows: Building to Grade Level/Department to Individual
  • Focus of all goals will be increasing student achievement in areas indicated by the Iowa School Report Card and Iowa Assessments
  • All meetings will be outcome and purpose driven
  • Expectations and outcomes will be communicated clearly
  • Principals will increase visibility in classrooms and common areas
  • Supervision and direction of specific programs will be tighter and under one administrator
  • Gathering and acting on feedback from students

 

  1. New Business

 

  1. Discuss/Approve 2018-2019 Elementary Student Handbook                                          Wood

Ms. Parrott motioned to approve the 2018-2019 Elementary Student Handbook, seconded by Mr. DiCesare.  Roll call: 3 ayes.

 

  1. Discuss/Approve 2018-2019 Elementary Faculty Handbook                                          Wood

Ms. Parrott motioned to approve the 2018-2019 Elementary Faculty Handbook, seconded by Mr. DiCesare.  Roll call: 3 ayes.

 

  1. Discuss/Approve 2018-2019 Secondary Student Handbook Wood

Ms. Parrott motioned to approve the 2018-2019 Secondary Student Handbook, seconded by Mr. DiCesare.  Roll call: 3 ayes.

 

  1. Discuss/Approve 2018-2019 Secondary Faculty Handbook Wood

Ms. Parrott motioned to approve the 2018-2019 Secondary Faculty Handbook, seconded by Mr. DiCesare.  Roll call: 3 ayes.

 

  1. Discuss/Approve 2018-2019 Coaches Handbook Wood

Mr. DiCesare motioned to approve the 2018-2019 Coaches Handbook, seconded by Ms. Parrott.  Roll call: 3 ayes.

 

  1. Discuss/Approve 2018-2019 Preschool Handbook Wood

Mr. DiCesare motioned to approve the 2018-2019 Preschool Handbook, seconded by Ms. Parrott.  Roll call: 3 ayes.

 

  1. Discuss/Approve 2018-2019 Daycare Handbook Wood

Mr. DiCesare motioned to approve the 2018-2019 Daycare Handbook, seconded by Ms. Parrott.  Roll call: 3 ayes.

 

  1. Discuss/Approve 2018-2019 Title I documents Wood

Mr. DiCesare motioned to approve the 2018-2019 Title I documents, seconded by Ms. Parrott.  Roll call: 3 ayes.

 

  1. Discuss/Approve Purchase of a New Bus Wood

Ms. Parrott motioned to approve the purchase of a new bus through Tomas Bus Sales, seconded by Mr. DiCesare.  Roll call:  3 ayes.

 

  1. Discuss/Approve Purchase of a New Suburban Wood

Mr. DiCesare motioned to approve the purchase of a new suburban through Shottenkirk Chevrolet, seconded by Ms. Parrott.  Roll call:  3 ayes.

 

  1. Discuss/Approve 2nd Reading Policies 105, 606.3,705.1,705.1R1, 710.1 Wood

Ms. Parrott motioned to approve the 2nd reading of policies 105, 606.3, 705.1, 705.1R1, 710.1, seconded by Mr. DiCesare.  Roll call:  3 ayes

 

  1. 1st Reading 213, 213.1 Wood

 

  1. Discuss/Approve Personnel Resignations Wood

There were no personnel resignations at the time of the board meeting.

 

  1. Discuss/Approve Personnel Recommendations Wood

Mr. DiCesare motioned to approve Dana Wiegert as part-time kitchen, seconded by Ms. Parrott.  Roll call:  3 ayes.

Mr. DiCsare motioned to approve John Amfahr for Head JV/V Girls Track Coach and Mr. Hatcher for Assistant JV/V Girls Track Coach for the 2018-2019 school year, seconded by Ms. Parrott.  Roll call:  3 ayes.

 

  1. Confirm – Next Meeting Dates Wood

The next board meeting will be held on September 10, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.  There will be a Facilities Meeting held on September 5, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.

 

VII.         Adjournment

Ms. Parrott motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Ralph.  Roll call:  3 ayes.  Time: 5:24 p.m.

 

 

 

APPROVED

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Board President                                                                                                   Business Manager