EXHIBIT A

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

January 18, 2010

 


ISSUE:           Minutes of Board Meetings

 

FOR:              Review and Approval

 

CONTACT:  Board Secretary Don Folkerts

 

 


BACKGROUND:

The previous meeting minutes are attached for review and approval at the meeting.

 

THE SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATION IS:

“the Board of Education approve the minutes of the December 7, 2009 Regular Meeting, the December 21, 2009 Regular Meeting and the January 4, 2010 Regular Meeting.

  
                                                                                                                                    EXHIBIT B

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

January 18, 2010

 


ISSUE:           Bills Due and Payable and Bills Paid Between Board Meetings

 

FOR:              Review and Approval

 

CONTACT:  Linda VonBehren, Business Manager

 

 


BACKGROUND:

The Board authorizes the issuance of warrants of payment of claims against the District for goods and services.  The Board will allow the warrants after the goods and services have been received and accepted in compliance with Board Policy Series 800.

 

 

THE SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATION IS:

“the Board of Education approves the Bills Due and Payable and the Bills Paid Between Board Meetings.”


                                                                                                                                    EXHIBIT C

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

January 18, 2010

 


ISSUE:           Financial Reports

 

FOR:              Review and Approval

 

CONTACT:  Linda Von Behren, Business Manager

 

 


BACKGROUND: 

The attached financial reports show the cash balances of each of the school’s governmental funds, the construction trades fund and the preschool fund.  The preschool fund represents the three-year old program only, as the four-year old program is state funded and accounted for in the general fund.

 

Also attached are reports showing the previous month’s activity and balances for the district’s activity fund, food service fund, and day care fund.

 

THE SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATION IS: 

“To approve the financial reports as presented”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT D

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

January 18, 2010

 


ISSUE:           Personnel Appointments and Adjustments

 

FOR:              Review and Approval

 

CONTACT:  Superintendent Monroe

 

 


BACKGROUND:

Routine personnel matters, as outlined in attachment, are recommended for approval.

 

 

THE SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATION IS:

“the Board of Education approve the personnel items as listed.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT E

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

January 18, 2010

 


ISSUE:           Second Reading of Board Policies with Revisions to Board Policy 204.11 

 

CONTACT:  Superintendent Monroe

 


BACKGROUND:

You will recall the attached policies were held from approval from the Second Reading at a past board meeting.  The questions that were posed by board members reviewing these have been answered and revisions made.  The request is that you approve the Second Reading with revisions. 

 

 

THE SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATION IS:

“Approve attached policies for Second Reading with revisions.” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT F

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

January 18, 2010

 


ISSUE:           West Middle School Classroom Rebuild

 

CONTACT:  Superintendent Monroe

 

 


BACKGROUND

As a result of the structural engineer’s inspection, analysis and recommendations, six contractors or businesses that employ contractors were contacted to bid on the West Middle School classroom repairs that were a result of the floor joist failure.  One company indicated that they would not be participating but the other five companies are expected to produce bids.  Prior to the bidding process each bidder met and walked through the rooms hearing specifically the same requirements of the project. 

 

Dennis Waugh from IIW provided a specification sheet.  The District Director of Operations had an opportunity to talk with him regarding the intended solution for the room.  This included location of the posts and the laminate beams in order to provide the strongest support and a permanent solution for safety in those rooms. 

 

By law, schools are required to accept the lowest bid when all specifications are equal.

The deadline for bids was at noon on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010.  I reviewed these bids with EMC representatives and our Director of Operations.   I ask that you consider accepting a bid so that work can begin tomorrow at West Middle School in reconstructing the rooms and getting our teachers back to their original classrooms as soon as possible. 

 

 

THE SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATION IS:

“Approve bid so construction can begin as soon as possible.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT G

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

January 18, 2010

 


ISSUE:         Race to the Top–Application discussion and decision made regarding participation

 

CONTACT:  Superintendent Monroe

 


BACKGROUND: 

Board Vice President, Rich Crump, Teacher Association President, Andrew Buck and I attended the ICN conference for Race to the Top information regarding signing and supporting the State application for Race to the Top dollars. 

 

All three parties did agree to sign the participation agreement. 

 

I have attached information highlighting Iowa’s Race to the Top DRAFT plan and requirements for District participation.

 

 

INFORMATION ONLY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT H

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

January 18, 2010

 


ISSUE:         School Administration Manger (SAM) National Conference Report

 

CONTACT:  Josh Lyons and Val Daily

 


BACKGROUND: 

After being invited to attend the National Conference for School Administration Managers and Principals in Orlando, Florida, at the expense of the Wallace Foundation, Val Daily and Josh Lyons will report their findings of the conference tonight. 

 

INFORMATION ONLY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT I

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

January 18, 2010

 


ISSUE:           Amanda Allard – Student Success

 

CONTACT:  Steve Goodall, High School Principal

 


BACKGROUND: 

The Student Success program is a program designed to be proactive in helping students pass classes in which they are currently enrolled.  The teacher provides support with homework, study skills, safe environment to take tests, attendance and goal setting.  This class is for credit, but is pass/fail only.  Students are identified by counselor or teacher recommendation. 

 

Amanda Allard and Steve Goodall are here to explain the program in detail and provide you with an opportunity to have questions answered about this program.

 

 

 

INFORMATION ONLY


            EXHIBIT J

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

January 18, 2010

 


ISSUE:           Bond Issue Committee Request

 

CONTACT:  Superintendent Dale Monroe

 

 


BACKGROUND: 

It has been requested by the past co-chair of the Bond Issue Committee, Kris Kilburg,  that she have an opportunity to meet with you and share with you some potential community members who would like to serve on the next Potential Bond Issue Committee. 

 

Kris will also share with you the timeline and the activities that they are proposing occur in the next three months.

 

 

THE SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATION IS:

“approve list of members for Potential Bond Issue Committee.”

                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board of Education Committees

2009-2010

 

 

Policy Committee                    Brian Bieber, Anna Mary Riniker, Rich Crump

 

Negotiations Committee                   Brian Darrow, Jean Sellnau

 

PPEL & Facilities                    Brian Darrow, Rich Crump

Committee

 

CADRE                                   Brian Darrow, Connie McKean, Jean Sellnau

 

Jones Co. Conf. Bd.                Lowell Tiedt

 

IASB Delegate Assembly

Representative                          Jean Sellnau

 

Ad Hoc Building/Long            Brian Darrow, Lowell Tiedt

Range Planning