EXHIBIT A

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

December 7, 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 B

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

December 7, 2009

 


ISSUE:                       Second Reading – Early Retirement Policies

 

CONTACT:              Superintendent Monroe

 


BACKGROUND:

Attached are Early Retirement Policies RP402.1C and RP402.1 for approval of Second Reading.

 

THE SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATION IS:

to approve the Second Reading of attached Board Policies.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT C

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

December 7, 2009

 


ISSUE:           2010/2011 Modified Allowable Growth Application for Dropout Prevention

 

CONTACT:  Linda Von Behren, Business Manager

 


BACKGROUND: 

 

The request for Modified Allowable Growth is for additional authority for 2010-2011 for returning dropouts and dropout prevention programs.  These programs support K-12 services for at-risk students to improve school performance.

 

The SBRC will take official action on requests at its March meeting.  If approved, additional authority is granted for the 2010-2011 school year.  The board will have the opportunity to approve the actual amount levied to support these programs at the time the budget is certified for 2010-2011 in April 2010. This year, the District is levying $183,547 to support At-Risk programs.

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATION IS: 

to approve the 2010-2011 Modified Allowable Growth Application for Dropout Prevention as presented.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT D

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

December 7, 2009

 


ISSUE:                       Instructional Support Program Levy – Resolution of Intent

 

CONTACT:              Business Manager Linda Von Behren

 


BACKGROUND     

School districts may participate in the instructional support program by adopting a resolution to participate in the program for no more than five years and for an amount not to exceed 10% of the regular program district cost.

 

Anamosa has been participating in the program for several years, most recently for three year periods.  This participation expires June 30, 2010 unless reauthorized by the board.  The District has levied an amount not to exceed 6.95% of the total regular program cost since FY ’03.  The levy in most years has been made up of 6% income surtax with the remainder from a combination of property tax and state aid.

 

This year the levy is made up of 5% income surtax, property taxes and state aid.  The state aid portion is funded by federal stimulus dollars.  The state aid portion will not exist next year.

 

This funding currently supports technology, technology staffing and training, and general support for the District.

 

Attached is information comparing WAMAC districts’ ISL rates and a comparison of the impact of changing the levy from 6.95% to 7%, 8%, and 9%.   It shows the approximate amount generated and the difference from FY ’10.

 

Also attached is the Resolution of Intent.  Although the District has been setting the levy for three year periods, the attached resolution includes authorization for a four year period knowing the board can revisit this prior to the four year period ending.  The resolution leaves the rate not to exceed and surtax rate open for discussion.  

 

 

THE SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATION IS:

“to approve the Resolution of Intent to levy an instructional support surtax ( __%) and property tax, not to exceed ___% as printed and set a public hearing for January ___, 2010 at 7:00 pm.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT E

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

December 7, 2009

 


ISSUE:           Olin 28E Instructional Sharing Agreement

 

CONTACT:  Superintendent Monroe

 


BACKGROUND: 

After meetings, presentations and tours of our school, the Olin School Board has decided to request from the Anamosa Schools that a sharing agreement be arranged for their students to share instructional programming for the 2010-2011 school year. 

 

Attached please find a draft of the 28E Agreement that Olin is hoping to enter in to.  This would be an opportunity to review, ask questions and have the two Superintendent’s make adjustments that you want to this agreement. 

 

After the written language meets your requirements, it will require a motion and action taken by this Board to accept.

 

 

THE SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATION IS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT F

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

December 7, 2009

 


ISSUE:           2010-2011 High School Program of Studies

 

CONTACT:  Steve Goodall, Principal and Counselors Nancy Lacey & Carla Richmann

 


BACKGROUND: 

The 2010-2011 Program of Studies is included for review and approval by the Board of Education.  The respective Programs of Studies are used as references for scheduling current high school students for the next year and for providing information specific to courses, curriculum, policy, etc.  In addition, they are used at the middle school level with eighth grade students and parents in providing transitional information regarding high school courses and scheduling.

 

2010-2011 Program of Studies Changes

 

Business Education

Added new Accounting II course as an Independent Study.

Business & Personal Law removed.

Updated descriptions to include 21st Century skills information.

 

Computer Courses

CISCO courses removed – they are offered at the Jones County Academy

 

Engineering

Added description and Academy reference for Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

 

Foreign Languages

Requirement changed to 75% average from 70% for each of the courses and added the class is taught in the foreign language and participation is required.

 

Language Arts

Removed requirement of English 3 for Film course.

Added new course English 180.

 

Math

Removed requirement of Algebra 2 for Geometry

Added departmental selection to Geometry Honors requirement.

Added new courses:  Transitional Math & Pre-Algebra

 

Physical Education

Added the requirement of a fishing license for Adventure class and changed description.

Added requirement of 2 PE credits before PEPI and 3 PE credits before Adventure course and application approval for both.

Science

Changed requirement for Chemistry & Physics from Algebra 2 to Algebra 1.

 

Social Studies

Psychology 2 course removed.

Senior Year Plus Programs

Added new State of Iowa requirement for information concerning Senior Year program courses.

 

THE SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATION IS:

approve the new courses and changes to the current courses of study for the Anamosa High School.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT G

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

December 7, 2009

 


ISSUE:           PK-12 Counseling Curriculum Program

 

CONTACT:  District Counselors

 


BACKGROUND: 

Several of our counselors have been participating in the state level counseling program during the last two years.  As a result of our curriculum process, they have also been working on the PK-12 guidance program components. 

 

Tonight, they have asked to present to the Board how the PK-12 guidance program is meeting the needs of our students and their plans for continuing to grow and improve services. 

 

Because of some of the transitions that are occurring between buildings, the middle school and high school staff have been identified to present at the state level as a “model” of how schools can make effective transitions happen for their students.   

 

The elementary counselor’s team up with many resources in the community to not only provide the kind of direct instruction and curriculum, but they have added additional programs.

 

 

INFORMATION ONLY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT H

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

December 7, 2009

 


ISSUE:           Replacement Bus Purchase

 

CONTACT:  Matt English, Transportation Director

 


BACKGROUND: 

I am asking the Board to approve the purchase of a used 84 passenger bus from School Bus Sales in Waterloo. The bus is a 1997 BlueBird TC2000 with approximately 140,000 miles which belonged to the Lisbon Community School District. The price is $7,000.00. The bus has passed the fall inspection, so after lettering change and two-way radio installation it should be ready to go.

 

The reason for the purchase is that we currently are using thee 78 passenger and two 84 passenger buses on routes. We currently have a 1985 84 passenger and a 1990 72 passenger that serve as backups. Both of these buses are showing their age and to quote the Department of Education Bus Inspector “their inspection failure is imminent”. This would leave us with no spares to run on the 5 routes if one is needed on an activity or breaks down.

 

I have been searching for two years and contacted the three Iowa bus dealers twice to try and find a useable older 84 passenger bus to use as a spare. This is the first one that has surfaced that seems to be in good condition. I would expect the bus to have an additional 4 to 6 years of usable service left in it.

 

This will be paid for out of PPEL funds and the PPEL Committee has endorsed this purchase.  

 

THE SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATION IS:

approve the purchase of the 1997 BlueBird bus for $7,000.00.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT I

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

December 7, 2009

 


ISSUE:           Letter of Agreement between ACSD and Linn County Emergency Management

 

CONTACT:  Superintendent Monroe

 


BACKGROUND: 

Please find attached a Letter of Agreement between the Anamosa Community School District and Linn County Emergency Management.  They are requesting the use of our transportation resources in the event of an emergency where an evacuation is needed in Linn County. 

 

 

THE SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATION IS:

approve Letter of Agreement between ACSD and Linn County Emergency Management Agency for transportation resources.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT J

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

December 7, 2009

 


ISSUE:           Academic Educational Agreements

 

CONTACT:  Superintendent Monroe

 


BACKGROUND: 

Enclosed you will find copies of the Education Service Agreements between Monticello Community Schools and Maquoketa Valley Community Schools and the Anamosa Community School District for AP Calculus, Technical Reading and Writing, U.S. Government and Physics.  The purpose of these agreements is to assist Anamosa students with the opportunity to enroll in these courses not offered in our district or to accommodate their schedule to be able to attend Kirkwood Academy classes.

 

These agreements automatically renew for successive one year periods unless either party notifies the other party in writing of its termination.

 

 

THE SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATION IS:

approve the Education Service Agreements through Monticello Community Schools and Maquoketa Valley Schools with the Anamosa Community School District”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT K

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

December 7, 2009

 


ISSUE:           Daycare Rates & Wages - 2010

 

CONTACT:  Sarah Helle, Daycare Director

 

 


BACKGROUND:

The rates have typically been evaluated on an annual basis to coincide with the calendar year.  Rates are also surveyed from other centers to make sure we are in line with them.  Based on the information gathered and our current budget, a recommendation of a 4% increase for Rainbow and a 3% increase for Kids Quest has been put together.  Attached are the proposed rate increases and information.  

 

 

THE SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATION IS:

“Approve 4% increase in Rainbow Daycare rates and 3% increase in Kids Quest rates.  Also, approve 2% increase in daycare wages for full time, part time regularly scheduled staff, and seasonal staff employed more than one year. ”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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