EXHIBIT A

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

November 2, 2009

 


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 B

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

November 2, 2009

 


ISSUE:           Review of Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustment Decision

 

FOR:              Discussion and Potential Action

 

CONTACT:  Superintendent Monroe

 

 


BACKGROUND

The Board was advised that a waiver may or may not be required to move forward with the high school restoration project after presenting to the Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustment and receiving a veto of the site plan, many community members and leaders have questioned whether or not this process is a requirement for existing schools.  They cite the following: 

 

 

Tonight’s discussion will revolve around the direction the Board would like to go. 

 

THE SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATION IS:

“The Board recommends…”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT C

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

November 2, 2009

 


ISSUE:                       BudgetReview of Options Available

 

FOR:                          Review and Discussion Only

 

CONTACT:              Superintendent Monroe

 


BACKGROUND:

After discussions with the Administrative Team including District managers, they believe that a combination of efforts should be discussed. 

1.     Because of the immediate lack of funds due to the 10% across-the-board cuts, use undesignated, unspent balance to meet the month to month needs of the current budget.  This will allow us to maintain Board Policy 807.1 for fiscal management in a reserve of between 8% and 12%. 

2.     We should consider when budgeting for 2010-2011 whether or not we will need to levy to replenish through taxation the reserve in our budget process.

3.     Each month, The Administrative Team will make a commitment to bring to you cost savings efforts that they have made to reduce expenditures for the current 2009-2010 school year.  

4.     We are requesting the Board put in place an Early Separation Plan for both certified and classified staff knowing that this will be paid for out of the management fund.  Limits on the number that would be accepted to be determined. 

5.     Continue to plan for 2010-2011 by identifying those critical areas where staff would need to be replaced.  Identify those areas in which we may be able to meet the minimums of the State of Iowa without replacing staff or sharing. 

6.     Regardless of knowing that we can only count one sharing agreement for supplemental weighting, pursue that with adjoining districts in areas prescribed by law.   We can also seek other sharing arrangements that just make sense that will save money immediately but not gain supplemental weighting. 

 

Attachment:

1.     Single district information on our current State Property taxes, enrollment, tax levies and students per FTE. 

2.     Fiscal management goals under Board Policy 807.1,

3.     Clarification from the School Board Association, IASE, SAI, IASBO regarding Teacher Quality funds

4.      Ideas presented to area 10 Superintendent’s  Meeting

5.     Previously used Early Retirement Plan Meeting documents. 

 

After your review and final approval at the next meeting, the Superintendent will host communication meetings for the purpose of communicating “Finance 101” for staff and community members that wish to attend.  These options chosen will also be presented.

 

DISCUSSION ONLY

EXHIBIT D

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

November 2, 2009

 


ISSUE:           2009-2010 Working Budget

 

FOR:              Information Only

 

CONTACT:  Linda Von Behren, Business Manager

 


BACKGROUND: 

The District’s working budget is attached for your review.  It includes budget information for the General Fund, Management Fund, PPEL, Capital Projects-Local Option Sales Tax (SILO), Debt Service, Rainbow Day Care and Kids Quest, Preschool and Building Trades Funds. 

 

A narrative summary of the general fund is attached as well.  This along with budgeted information of the other funds will be reviewed at the board meeting.

 

FOR INFORMATION ONLY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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