Anamosa Community School District

Regular Meeting

February 18, 2013

 

 

 

A public hearing was held at 7:00 p.m. in the middle school library regarding the Early Start Calendar Waiver.  Hearing no comments from those in attendance, the hearing was closed at 7:02 p.m. by President Tiedt.

 

The Anamosa Board of Education met in regular session on February 18, 2013 at 7:02 p.m. in the middle school library with President Tiedt presiding.  Members present:  McKean, Riniker, Lambertsen, Behnke, and Kilburg (via phone hookup).  Director Crump was absent.

 

Motion by Behnke, seconded by Riniker to adopt the agenda, as printed.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

At this time, Rachel Williams, a parent and staff member, presented her concerns about cell phone usage by bus drivers.  A petition was presented to the board signed by 109 persons for the Anamosa Community School District to address the policy regarding cell phone usage by employees while transporting students.

 

Motion by Behnke, seconded by Riniker to approve the consent agenda (minutes dated 1/21/13 and

2/4/13, claims, financial reports and personnel appointments/adjustments), as submitted.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

Motion by McKean, seconded by Riniker to approve the contract with FEH Associates, Inc. for architectural services for deconstruction of West Middle School.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

Motion by Lambertsen, seconded by Behnke to approve the scope of projects at the high school, middle school, and elementary to be funded with $16.8 million in spendable bond proceeds and $1 million in donations received by the Foundation.  Motion carried 6-0.

               

Motion by Riniker, seconded by Lambertsen to approve the second reading of the Board policies as listed.  Policy 402.16 will be effective July 1, 2013.  Motion carried 6-0. 

 

Motion by Behnke, seconded by McKean to approve the 2013-2014 school calendar as presented.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

Motion by Riniker, seconded by Lambertsen to approve the following additional positions beginning with the 2013-2014 school year:  a 4th grade teaching position, a 1/8 Spanish teaching position to increase the current position to 1.0 FTE, a Media Specialist/Technology position, and a second speech sponsor, dividing the position among two individuals.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

Motion by Behnke, seconded by Lambertsen to approve an out-of state varsity boys’ basketball game scheduled for January 11, 2014 in Wisconsin Dells, WI.  Motion carried 5-1;  Nay:  Riniker.

 

Motion by Behnke, seconded by Riniker to approve the Anamosa Dance Team – ROX as a school sponsored activity.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

Motion by Riniker, seconded by Lambertsen to table the easements with the City of Anamosa for water mains at Strawberry Hill Elementary until additional questions are addressed.   Motion carried 6-0.

 

Motion by Riniker, seconded by Lambertsen to table the rededication of Sadie Street to the City until planning has progressed on the high school project.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

Motion by Riniker, seconded by Behnke to request the City of Anamosa vacate Second Street south of the parking lot at Strawberry Hill Elementary to Anamosa Community Schools.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

Motion by McKean, seconded by Behnke to approve the agreement with the Iowa Department of Education for the Iowa Safe & Supportive Schools Grant.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

Motion by Lambertsen, seconded by Behnke to approve the agreement with the Flippen Group for Capturing Kids’ Hearts training.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

 Motion by Riniker, seconded by Behnke to adjourn at 8:18 pm.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

 

 

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President          

 

 

 

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SecretaryPro-Tem