Minutes of the Regular Meeting

Board of Directors

Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools

April 9, 2018

Call to Order

President Rob Levis called the regular meeting to order at 6:04 p.m. in the Administrative Office Board Room.

Roll Call / Pledge of Allegiance

Sue Gates, Kathy Van Steenhuyse, Rob Levis , Kyle Schminke, Mike Timmermans,

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

with the exception of Brenda Bartz, and Jason Hicok.

Receive Visitor/Audience Comments

Terese Meyer, Vinton-Shellsburg CSD Foundation board president, provided an annual update and shared the foundations is working on a fundraising campaign to recognize difference makers within the district.

Jay Christie, a representative from New Century FS presented a check for the federal tax rebate from using propane school busses and shared a summary of savings over the last few years.

He thanked Keith McGowan and the district for our willingness to talk to other districts considering the purchase of propane busses.

Administrator Reports

Matt Kingsbury shared they recently received their Iowa Assessment and ACT results, prom is April 28th, and the Vinton Police Department’s drug dog recently completed a walk-through of the middle school and high school in which nothing was found.

Jim Murray shared that there are strong numbers for next year’s preschool class, highlights from the Iowa Assessment data, they recently finished kindergarten and preschool roundups, and invited the board to attend the music concerts.

Tony Islas shared his positive experience attending the School Resource Officer training with Josh West, Resource Officer and Shelly Petersen.

Superintendent Reports

Superintendent Hainstock reported on Open Enrollment applications, things the district is addressing for School Safety, and scheduled the next school board meeting for May 14th at 5:15 p.m.

Board Reports/Requests

Mike Timmermans shared he had invited Josh West, School Resource Officer to present at Lion’s Club and it was well received. He also had Madeline Moen there as a student and she presented herself very well.

Sue Gates shared information from a Statewide Grant Wood AEA meeting she attended.

Kathy Van Steenhuyse shared her experience with Career Fair and thought it was beneficial.

Kyle Schminke attended the recent Health Fair and noted how the facilities are used in many ways to benefit the entire community.

General Business of the Board

Consent Items

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

Approve 2018 Graduating Class List and Diplomas

731. It was moved by Timmermans and seconded by Van Steenhuyse to approve list of Vinton-Shellsburg’s 2018 graduates as presented. Motion carried 5/0

Public Hearing on Proposed 2018-19 Budget and Budget Amendment for the 2017-18 Budget

Hearing opened at 7:03 p.m. There were no public comments. Hearing closed at 7:04 p.m.

Approve Budget for the 2018-19 Year and Budget Amendment for 2017-18

732. It was moved by Gates and seconded by Schminke to adopt the 2018-19 budget and the 2017-18

Budget amendment as published. Motion carried 5/0.

Adoption of Resolution Authorizing the Redemption of General Obligation School Refunding Bonds,

Series 2012, Dated December 27, 2012 and Levying a Tax for Fiscal Year 2018-19 for the Redemption of

General Obligation School Refunding Bonds, Series 2012, dated December 27, 2012.

733. It was moved by Gates and seconded by Timmermans to present the following resolution and move for

its adoption. Motion carried on a roll call vote 5/0.

Adoption of Resolution Authorizing Expenditures based on Flexibility Account Legislations

734. It was moved by Timmermans and seconded by Van Steenhuyse to present the following resolution

and move for its adoption. Motion carried 5/0 on a roll call vote.

Adoption of Resolution Stop School Cuts and Property Tax Increases

735. It was moved by Van Steenhuyse and seconded by Gates to present the following resolution and move

for its adoption. Motion carried 5/0 on a roll call vote.

Contract Terminations

736. It was moved by Gates and seconded by Schminke to terminate Roberta Bauer’s contract at the end of

the 2017-18 school term based on the reasons stated in the Recommendation to Terminate. Motion carried 5/0

on a roll call vote.

737. It was moved by Schminke and seconded by Gates to terminate Anita Yessak’s contract at the end of

the 2017-18 school term based on the reasons state in the Recommendation to Terminate. Motion carried 5/0

on a roll call vote.

738. It was moved by Van Steenhuyse and seconded by Timmermans to issue Kellen Baird’s a one-year,

non-renewable contract for 2018-19 as allowed in Iowa Code 279. Motion carried 5/0 on a roll call

vote.

739. It was moved by Timmermans and seconded by Gates to issue Lynn O’Connor’s a one-year,

non-renewable contract for 2018-19 as allowed in Iowa Code 279. Motion carried 5/0 on a roll call

vote.

Approve 2018-19 Teacher Staffing Plans

740. It was moved by Schminke and seconded by Van Steenhuyse to approve the staffing plan as presented

with the understanding there may be some shifts in final assignments. Motion carried 5/0.

PPEL/SAVE Recommendations

Superintendent Hainstock updated the board on the Expanded Administrative Team’s recommendations

and plans for PPEL/SAVE funds.

Second Reading of Board Policies 406.1, 406.2, 406.3, 406.4, 406.6, 412.4, 706.2, 201, 202.3, 210.8E1, and 210.8E2

741. It was moved by Gates and seconded by Schminke to conduct the second and final reading of the recommended policies. Motion carried 5/0.

Legislative Update

Superintendent Hainstock gave an update on the legislature’s recent work.

Proclamation for Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week May 6-12, 2018 and Iowa School Board Recognition

Month (May)

Levis introduced the Teacher and Staff Appreciation Proclamation and Hainstock introduced the School Board Recognition Week Proclamation.

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 AASA Report, April 2018

Ø Article from NSR and The Horace Mann League on student proficiency on assessments

Move into Exempt Session to Discuss Negotiation Strategies as Allowed by Iowa Code 20.17(3)

742. It was moved by Van Steenhuyse and seconded by Schminke to move into exempt session at 7:46 p.m

to discuss negotiation strategies as allowed by Iowa Code 20.17(3). Motion carried 5/0.

By consensus, the board moved from exempt session to open session at 8:08 p.m.

Adjournment

Rob Levis adjourned the meeting at 8:08 p.m.

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Rob Levis, President Brenda Barkdoll, Secretary