Anamosa Community School District
June 21, 2010
The Anamosa Board of Education met in regular session on June 21, 2010, at 7:00 P.M., in the
Strawberry Hill Elementary Computer Lab with Preisent Tiedt presiding. Members present:
Bieber, Riniker, Sellnau, McKean, Darrow and Crump.
Motion by Riniker, seconded by Crump to adopt the agenda, as printed. Motion carried 7-0.
Motion by Darrow, seconded by Bieber to approve the consent agenda(minutes dated 5/17,
6/3, 6/7, 6/10 and 6/11, claims, financial reports and personnel appointments/adjustments), as
presented. Motion carried 7-0.
Motion by Sellnau, seconded by McKean to approve the appointment of Brian Ney as Interim
Superintendent along with his salary package for the Anamosa Community School District effective July 12, 2010. Motion carried 7-0.
Motion by Crump, seconded by Bieber to extend Steve Goodall’s position as Superintendent Designee through July 11, 2010. Motion carried 7-0.
Motion by Bieber, seconded by Darrow to approve the Agreement for Administrative Computer
Services with Grant Wood Area Education Agency for 2010-11, as presented. Motion
Motion by Sellnau, seconded by Crump to approve handbook verbiage with teacher handbooks
to be combined into one. Motion carried 7-0. It was noted the three student handbook format
may be revised depending on further Board action.
Mary Bendixen reviewed plans of how the District proposes to use the Microsoft Settlement
funds. The elementary grades would receive $90,033.16, Middle School $47,987.22 and the
high school $93,614.88. These funds will be used to fund a variety of literacy programs and to
purchase software and equipment for those programs.
Next topic of discussion centered on curriculum/technology needs for 2010-12 and how Board
Designated Funds should be spent. After a long debate on what the District could or couldn’t
afford, a motion was made by Director Crump and seconded by Director Darrow to approve
an expenditure of $5,160.35 out of Board Designated Funds to be used for 2010-11 priorities,
as outlined by Mary Bendixen. Motion carried 7-0.
Motion by Riniker, seconded by McKean to approve a 1 ˝ % salary package increase effective
for the 2010-11 school year for the following positions. It was noted the Technology Director’s
salary will be reviewed further before final action is taken on that position. Motion carried 7-0.
Transportation Director Mechanic
Maintenance Director Superintendent’s Secretary
Juvenile Liaison Officer Sign Language Interpreter
Motion by Riniker, seconded by Crump to approve a 28E Agreement for a Vocational
Agriculture Program between the Anamosa Community School District and Springville
Community Schools for the 2010-11 school year. Motion carried 7-0.
Motion by Darrow, seconded by Crump to approve the formation of a safety patrol program at
Strawberry Hill Elementary effective with the start of the 2010-11 school year. Motion carried
7-0. Some liability issues are still being questioned, but Josh Lyons will be addressing those
concerns before the start of school.
Motion by Bieber, seconded by Riniker to set a Board Workshop with DLR Architects on
July 15, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. Motion carried 7-0.
Motion by Riniker, seconded by Sellnau to approve a 7-hour per week Assistant Transportation
Mechanic position effective July 1, 2010. Motion carried 7-0. It was noted extra hours may be added in July and August, if needed to get the bus fleet ready for the start of school.
Motion by Crump, seconded by Riniker to adjourn at 8:45 P.M. Motion carried 7-0.