Minutes of the Regular Meeting

Board of Directors

Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools

June 11, 2018

Call to Order

Vice President Sue Gates called the regular meeting to order at 5:15 p.m. in the Administrative

Office Board Room.

Roll Call / Pledge of Allegiance

Sue Gates, Kathy Van Steenhuyse, Kyle Schminke, Mike Timmermans, Jason Hicok,

Mary Jo Hainstock, Superintendent, and Brenda Barkdoll, Board Secretary/Treasurer were present

with the exception of Brenda Bartz and Rob Levis.

Receive Visitor/Audience Comments

Sara Patterson had nominated her 4th grade class for writing letters to several veterans who have gone on Honor Flight plus an active military man.

Dee Burroughs had nominated 6th grader Virginia Farmer for her volunteer help in the Tilford Kitchen.

Teresa Meyer and Kurt Karr from The Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District Foundation provided an overview of the work on a new program that includes opportunities to highlight Difference Makers.

Administrator Reports

Jim Murray shared the district’s new process for Teacher Professional Growth used for guiding professional growth and for teacher evaluation. He also shared preliminary student assessment results from the 2017-18 year.

Superintendent Reports

Superintendent Hainstock reported on Open Enrollment applications, staffing, the scheduleand that the summer meals program has high participation.

Board Reports/Requests

Gates shared information from a Trauma Workshop that she attended.

Van Steenhuyse commented on the recent staff recognition celebration.

General Business of the Board

Consent Items

748. It was moved by Timmermans and seconded by Schminke to accept the consent items as presented. Motion carried 5/0.

Evaluation Tool

749. It was moved by Hicok and seconded by Van Steenhuyse to accept the Evaluation Committee’s recommendation for the evaluation process to use with teachers. Motion carried 5/0.

28E Agreement with Center Point-Urbana for Girls Swimming

750. It was moved by Van Steenhuyse and seconded by Schminke to approve the 28E agreement with CPU

for the 2018-19 year for girls’ swimming. Motion carried 5/0.

2018-19 School Fees and Convenience Fee

751. It was moved by Timmermans and seconded by Hicok to approve the registration fees as presented and

set the convenience fee at 3.62% with the cost waived for anyone who registers through August 6th and the

breakfast/lunch prices for 2018-19. Motion carried 5/0.

First Reading on the 700 Series of Board Policies

This is the first reading. The second and final reading will be at the July meeting.

Board Self Evaluation

The board reflected on 2017-18 and considered how to work together on future items and reviewed standards as part of their self-evaluation work.

Correspondence Items/Reports

> West Campus year-in-review.

> Letters Solon Community School District sent their legislators.

> DOM Preliminary Taxing Information.

> WaMac Schools Textbook Fee Information.

> 2018 Scholarship Recipients.


Vice Present Sue Gates adjourned the meeting at 6:53 p.m.

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Sue Gates, Vice President Brenda Barkdoll, Secretary