Minutes of the Regular Meeting

Board of Directors

Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools

January 8, 2018

Call to Order

President Rob Levis called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Tilford Elementary

Media Center.

Roll Call / Pledge of Allegiance

Sue Gates, Kathy Van Steenhuyse, Jason Hicok, Rob Levis, Brenda Bartz, Mike Timmermans,

Kyle Schminke, Mary Jo Hainstock, Superintendent, and Brenda Barkdoll, Board Secretary/Treasurer

were present.

Receive Visitor/Audience Comments

There are no visitor/audience comments at this time.

Administrator Reports

Shelly Petersen shared Iowa Assessments start in January, basketball starts Friday, theatre group meeting and an overview of the special education program.

Tony Islas shared attendance work and that three students will graduate at West Campus on Friday.

Jim Murray shared they will be administering assessments.

Ryan Davis met with Grant Wood and shared how we work with struggling students, and started Pennies for Patients Campaign.

Matt Kingsbury shared Iowa Assessments start soon, scheduling for course requests for 2018-19 year, and Jim Struve has been nominated for Coaches Hall of Fame to be inducted January 20th along with Wes Obermueller.

Superintendent Reports

Superintendent Hainstock reported on Open Enrollment requests, February 12th is the next board meeting in Middle School at 7:00 p.m., Kirkwood Partnership meeting, Executive Leaders meeting, Monday is scheduled for a snow make up day so anticipate no school.

Board Reports/Requests

Sue Gates shared a summary of information from SRO meeting she attended with city representatives.

General Business of the Board

Consent Items

715. It was moved by Gates and seconded by Van Steenhuyse to accept the consent items as presented. Motion carried 7/0.

28E Agreement with City of Vinton for School Resource Officer

716. It was moved by Bartz and seconded by Timmermans to approve the amendment as presented. Motion carried 7/0

Budget and Finance

The board set parameters for the 2018-19 budget.

First Reading of Board Policy 204 Code of Ethics for the School Board Members

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

Audience comments on any of the preceding items

There were no audience comments on any of the preceding items at this time.

Correspondence Items/Reports

Ø Thank you from Nancy Geiken, Asst. Director of the Community Choir, for allowing them to

use school risers for their Christmas Concert.

Ø Iowa DE Attendance Center Rankings

Closed Session to Evaluate the Professional Competency of an Individual as Allowed by Iowa Code 21.5

717. It was moved by Van Steenhuyse and seconded by Bartz to move into closed session at 8:10 p.m. as

allowed by Iowa Code 21.5 to evaluate the professional competency of an individual as requested by that

individual. Motion carried 7/0 on a roll call vote.

The board returned from closed session at 8:57 p.m.

Exempt Session to Discuss Negotiation Strategies as allowed by Iowa Code 20.17(3)

718. It was moved by Bartz and seconded Timmermans by to move into exempt session at 8:57 p.m. to

discuss negotiation strategies as allowed by Iowa Code 21.17(3). Motion carried 7/0 on a roll call vote.

By consensus the board moved from exempt session to open session at 9:10 p.m.


Rob Levis adjourned the meeting at 9:10 p.m.

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Rob Levis, President Brenda Barkdoll, Secretary