EXHIBIT A

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

December 21, 2009

 


ISSUE:           Minutes of Board Meetings

 

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 November 16, 2009 Regular Meeting, and the December 7, 2009  Regular Meeting.

  
                                                                                                                                    EXHIBIT B

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

December 21, 2009

 


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

 

CONTACT:  Linda Von Behren, 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

December 21, 2009

 


ISSUE:           Financial Reports

 

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

December 21, 2009

 


ISSUE:           Personnel Appointments and Adjustments

 

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

December 21, 2009

 


ISSUE:           Olin 28E Agreement  

 

CONTACT:  Superintendent Monroe

 


BACKGROUND:

I have visited with the Olin Superintendent regarding the suggested changes in the document we discussed at the last board meeting.  Attached you will find that revised document.  The Olin Superintendent will also be bringing this document to the Olin School Board tonight.  The suggestions made at the last board meeting have been included in this document and are noted in red. 

 

THE SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATION IS:

accept this agreement pending acceptance from the Olin School Board.” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT F

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

December 21, 2009

 


ISSUE:           Calendar Proposal 2010-2011

 

CONTACT:  Superintendent Monroe & Calendar Committee

 

 


BACKGROUND

At the beginning of the year, volunteers were solicited from all staff to participate in a committee to help create a calendar for the 2010-2011 school year.  The following volunteers worked on this calendar:  Cheri Francik, Deb Hardersen, Erin Fishell, Sarah Nemmers, Vanessa Nelson, Kelly DeVore, Jan Kyte and Joyce Johnson. 

 

In November the committee met to learn and review the state requirements for school calendars.  The number of student days, professional development waivers etc were explained.  Based upon that information, each member collaborated in their building to bring a proposal forward.  Of the proposals presented, three calendars were revised, adjusted and then presented potentially meeting the need. 

 

These three proposed calendars were brought to the Administrative Team, Superintendent’s Advisory Committee and District Leadership Team for comment.  Those comments were reported back at the next Calendar Committee meeting.  Revisions were made and then three calendar options were then presented to each of the buildings.  The committee representatives and the principal notified staff of these calendar options and a Google.doc survey was presented to all staff members.  Each had one week to make comment. 

 

The attached exhibit identifies specifically those comments and the feedback that was received from staff in this Google.doc survey. 

 

The calendar committee met again for the purpose of reviewing comments and feedback and making any final adjustments to the calendar. 

 

What you have before you tonight is the calendar the committee has proposed for the 2010-2011 school year.  The database collected using the Google.doc survey will serve as a beginning point for the Calendar Committee in the upcoming year. 

 

THE SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATION IS:

“to approve the 2010-2011 calendar as presented.”

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT G

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

December 21, 2009

 


ISSUE:           Race to the Top

 

CONTACT:  Superintendent Monroe

 

 


BACKGROUND: 

The State of Iowa is involved in federal funding called Race to the Top.  What you have is an executive summary provided in your Board exhibit which comes directly from the front page of the Department of Education web site.  There are other documents out there as well. 

 

I will try to summarize the important pieces and what it means for every school district in the state of Iowa as a part of my report tonight. 

 

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