2022-23 BOARD MINUTES

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Board Minutes - 2022.08.09

Board Minutes - 2022.08.09

August 9, 2022

 

The Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Community School District Board of Directors met at the district office on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 for a special board meeting. Visitors in attendance: none.

 

Special Board Meeting: Call to Order – Establish Quorum: President Brinegar called the regular board meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Roll call: Eric Klyn, present; Rena Shepherd, present; Lara Vandello, present via Zoom call; Micah Van Mersbergen, absent; Curt Houk, absent; Mark Haselhuhn, absent; and Doug Brinegar, present. Quorum established.

 

Approve/Amend Agenda: Shepherd motioned and Klyn seconded to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Personnel:  Shepherd motioned and Klyn seconded to approve Kevin Huck, Head Cross Country Coach.  Motion carried unanimously.  Vandello motioned and Klyn seconded to accept the resignations of Alexis Kauzlarich, Coach and Bob Shepherd, Assistant/Jr High Cross Country Coach.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

Adjourn:  Shepherd motioned and Vandello seconded to adjourn board meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 6:03 p.m.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                       

Doug Brinegar                                                  Mary McCrea

Board President                                                 Board Secretary

mary.mccrea@ro… Wed, 08/10/2022 - 09:52

Board Minutes - 2022.07.18

Board Minutes - 2022.07.18

July 18, 2022

 

The Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Community School District Board of Directors met at the district office on Monday, July 18, 2022 for a regular board meeting. Visitors in attendance: April Glosser, Tammy Davis, Cathy Williamson, Steve Noble, Michele Ratliff and others not signed in.

 

Regular Board Meeting: Call to Order – Establish Quorum: President Brinegar called the regular board meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Roll call: Eric Klyn, present; Rena Shepherd, absent; Lara Vandello, present; Micah Van Mersbergen, present; Curt Houk, present; Mark Haselhuhn, present; and Doug Brinegar, present. Quorum established.

 

Public Forum: none

 

Correspondence: none.

 

Approve/Amend Agenda: Vandello motioned and Houk seconded to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Reports: Superintendent Williamson went over current financial balances, staffing updates, revenue purpose statement and the Keep Kids Fed Act.  April Glosser, Curriculum Director went over curriculum purchases for the 2022-23 school year and Summer School attendance.  Steve Noble, principal at the Jr/Sr High school gave the board an update on how current open positions will be covered for the first semester, explained what the Learning Walk Program is and what the Jr/Sr High Leadership team will be will be working on in August.  Tammy Davis, principal at Blakesburg Elementary gave the combined elementary principal’s board report and updated the board on summer school and staffing changes.  Handbooks have been updated, building cleaning is still in process and the Eddyville elementary has new bathroom partitions, walls have been repainted and the North wing restrooms have new flooring.  Cathy Williamson, Director of Special Services, updated the board on four active grants that she is working on: Therapeutic Classroom Grant, STOP Grant, TPRA Grant and COPS Grant, as well as personnel updates for para educators and behavior interventionists.  Other reports submitted, but not read, were from the Childcare and Maintenance directors.

 

Consent Items: Vandello motioned and Houk seconded to approve the Consent Items 6a to 6e: June 20, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes; Financial Reports as of June 30, 2022; July’s Bills; the Review of School Board Policies: 501 Resident Student, 502 Non-Resident and Foreign Exchange Students, 503 Compulsory Attendance and 504 Attendance Cooperation Process; Contracts & Agreements: 2022-23 Wm Penn Nurse Clinical Agreement, Technology with TF Technology, Bus Mechanic with K Repair, Sign Language Interpreter with CodaHands Interpreting, Dell Lease Agreement, STOP Grant Contracts: Nikki Thomas, EBF Individual Threat Assessment Coordinator, Marla Wilfawn, Davis County Individual Threat Assessment Coordinator, Heather Severson, EBF Safety Audit Coordinator, and Greg Gordy, Davis County Safety Audit Coordinator; and Open Enrollment for 2022-2023: IN: Mireya Thomas, Kindergarten from Moulton-Udell to HSAP. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Personnel:  Van Mersbergen motioned and Klyn seconded to approve Cassandra Holdsworth, Para Educator at Blakesburg Elementary, Sydney Guiter, Para Educator at Fremont Elementary; Cami Grubb, Para Educator at Jr/Sr High; Lillie Pierce, Para Educator at Jr/Sr High; Cindy Molyneux, Para Educator for Jr/Sr High; Tiffany Roozeboom, 6th Grade Teacher at Fremont Elementary; Macy Brown, Behavior Interventionist; Gladys Genskow, Head Girls Track Coach; Micheal Pilcher, Head Boys Track Coach; Ryan Jackson, Assistant Boys Track Coach; Whitley Alexander, Assistant Girls Track Coach; Alexis Kauzlarich, Jr High Track Coach; Hannah Koellner, Jr High Track Coach; Tyler Ford; Jr High Football Coach; Torie Alexander, Assistant Volleyball Coach; Kiley Lobberecht, Jr High Volleyball Coach. Motion carried unanimously. Vandello motioned and Houk seconded to accept the resignations of Ashleigh Sammons, Cook at Eddyville Elementary and Barry Yarnell, Sign Language Interpreter.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

Action Items: Secretary McCrea restated the tabled motion from the June 20, 2022 meeting Set the substitute teacher pay rate for the 2022-2023 to $140.00/day or $70/half day.  Discussion was held.  Area schools were asked what they are paying.  Amounts ranged from $115/day to $140/day.  Motion carried to take motion off table. Motion carried unanimously.  Houk motioned and Van Mersbergen seconded to set the 2022-2023 fees for breakfast & lunch, book rent, instrument rental, FFA membership, activity cards, admission fees and preschool tuition.  No changes were made to any amounts but to breakfast & lunch costs and the 4-year old preschool annual amount. The 4-year old preschool fees were approved at the April 11, 2022 board meeting.  Motion carried unanimously. Van Mersbergen motioned and Houk seconded to approve the 2022-23 Handbooks for Preschool, Elementary, Jr/Sr High and a new Staff Handbook.  Small discussion on why the paragraph of parental notification of health screenings was removed from the elementary handbook.  Superintendent will find out and let the board know why in a board update.  Motion carried unanimously. Van Mersbergen motioned and Vandello seconded to approve the Emergency Operations Plan Review.  Discussion was held regarding what the Emergency Operations Plan was and the process for the review.  Board has concerns regarding the number of new staff and would like to have training for all staff done as soon as possible, but new staff have some training prior to students first day.  Motion was tabled to the August 15th board meeting to allow board members a chance to review plan.  Motion carried unanimously.  Houk motioned and Klyn seconded to approve the purchase of the firewall upgrade.  Motion carried unanimously.  Vandello motioned and Houk seconded to approve the purchase of the preschool curriculum for $20,712.00 for five years.  Motion carried unanimously.     

 

Capital Projects: Superintendent Williamson told that board that the quote for the outdoor storage building that was discussed at the June 20th meeting came in at $116,000 and this does not include electricity.  Superintendent Williamson will check with the district’s lawyer regarding bid process to make sure that proper procedures are followed since the project is close to the bid threshold.    

 

Discussion Items: Discussion was held on the need for an Open Enrollment policy since the open enrollment deadline has been removed from the application, the RSAI Legislative Survey was reviewed and will be completed for the board as a group, and school security was again discussed.  Superintendent Williamson is going to research liability issues of having volunteered retired servicemen being present at school buildings.  Prior to Covid the board would visit the school buildings once a year and the board would like to resume this.  Prior to the August board meeting the board will visit the Jr/Sr High, in September they will visit the Eddyville Elementary and daycare, in October they will visit the Fremont Elementary and in November the Blakesburg Elementary.  October’s board meeting will be held at Fremont and November’s board meeting will be held at Blakesburg.  Open positons: Home School Assistance Teacher, Regular Route Driver, Junior High English Language Arts Teacher - Jr/Sr High, Senior High English Language Arts Teacher - Jr/Sr High, Senior High Math Teacher - Jr/Sr High, Custodian - Fremont Elementary, Substitutes for all positions and Coaching positons: 9th Grade Volleyball Coach, Junior High Volleyball Coach, Junior High Girls Basketball Coach, Assistant Boys Basketball Coach, Junior High Boys Basketball Coach (2), Assistant Wrestling Coach, Junior High Wrestling Coach & Golf Coach.

 

Board took a break at 7:59 p.m.  Board resumed meeting at 8:06 p.m.

 

Closed Session- per Iowa Code Section 21.5 {1}(c) Discuss strategy with legal counsel in matters regarding litigation:  Houk motioned and Vandello seconded to go into closed session for the discussion with legal counsel. Roll Call Vote: Klyn, aye; Shepherd, absent; Vandello, aye; Van Mersbergen, aye; Houk, aye; Haselhuhn, aye; and Brinegar, aye.  Motion carried unanimously.  Board went into closed session at 8:06 p.m.  Board exited closed session at 8:57 p.m.

 

Adjourn:  Vandello motioned and Van Mersbergen seconded to adjourn board meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 8:57 p.m.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                   

Doug Brinegar                                                  Mary McCrea

Board President                                                 Board Secretary

mary.mccrea@ro… Fri, 07/22/2022 - 10:59

Board Minutes - 2022.08.15

Board Minutes - 2022.08.15

August 15, 2022

 

The Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Community School District Board of Directors met at the district office on Monday, August 15, 2022 for a regular board meeting following a tour of the Jr/Sr High School at 5:00 pm.  Visitors in attendance: April Glosser, Tammy Davis, Jil Nelson, James Fineran, Steve Noble, Faith Calvin & Ashleigh Sammons.

 

Regular Board Meeting: Call to Order – Establish Quorum: President Brinegar called the regular board meeting to order at 6:13 p.m. Roll call: Eric Klyn, present; Rena Shepherd, present; Lara Vandello, present; Micah Van Mersbergen, present; Curt Houk, absent; Mark Haselhuhn, present; and Doug Brinegar, present. Quorum established.

 

Public Forum: Faith Calvin & Ashleigh Sammons introduced themselves as representatives from Opaa, the district’s new food service management company. 

 

Correspondence: none.

 

Approve/Amend Agenda: Shepherd motioned and Van Mersbergen seconded to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Reports: Superintendent Williamson gave a capital projects update, went over all the grants that the district has recently been awarded and gave a brief outline of the first days of the 2022-23 school year.  April Glosser, Curriculum Director discussed the computer science training that was held on August 8th and presented the ISSAP results from the Spring.  Steve Noble, principal at the Jr/Sr High school updated the board on staffing and classroom preparations for the upcoming school year.  Jil Nelson, principal at Eddyville Elementary gave the combined elementary principal’s board report. Other reports submitted, but not read, were from the Director of Special Services and the Maintenance Director.

 

Consent Items: Van Mersbergen motioned and Shepherd seconded to approve the Consent Items 6a to 6c: July 18, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes; Financial Reports as of July 31, 2022; August’s Bills; the Review of School Board Policies: 505 Entrance – Admissions, 506 Student Transfer into the District, 507 Student Transfer out of the District or Withdrawals and 508 Student Attendance Records. Motion carried unanimously.  Shepherd motioned and Vandello seconded to approve the William Penn MOU for Para to Teacher Program.  Motion carried unanimously.  Van Mersbergen motioned and Vandello seconded to approve Open Enrollment for 2022-2023: IN: Tatem Skinner, 6th Grade from Albia to HSAP and OUT: Milliana Ashlock, 5th Grade to Ottumwa.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Personnel:  Van Mersbergen motioned and Klyn seconded to approve Joyce Eveland, HS Math Teacher, Jerri Eakes, HS English Teacher, DeWayne Rohrer, Fremont Elementary Custodian, Cierra Lopez, Jr/Sr High Para Educatory, Tammy Davis, .5 Mentor Leader and April Glosser, .5 Mentor Leader.  Motion carried unanimously. Van Mersbergen motioned and Vandello seconded to accept the resignations of Lacy Fowler, Jr/Sr High Para Educator and Alexander Holt, Assistant Football Coach.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

Action Items: Secretary McCrea restated the tabled motion from the July 18, 2022 meeting Approve the Emergency Operations Plan Review.   Discussion was held.  With the STOP Grant this plan will be redone in the upcoming school year.  Van Mersbergen motioned and Vandello seconded to take motion of the table and approved Emergency Operation Plan Review.  Motion carried unanimously.  Vandello motioned and Shepherd seconded to set the mileage reimbursement rate to match the Iowa Department of Administrative Services rate of 0.50 cents per mile.  Motion carried unanimously. Vandello motioned and Shepherd seconded to approve the purchase/lease of computers for the elementary teachers in the amount of $52,623.50 or three lease payments of $18,244.57.  Small discussion held.  Motion carried unanimously.  Vandello motioned and Klyn seconded to have Shepherd as the delegate for the Iowa Association of School Boards Special Delegate Assembly on Sept 13th.  Van Mersbergen will be the alternate.  Motion carried unanimously.      

 

Capital Projects: None.    

 

Discussion Items: Discussion was held on having the Revenue Purpose Statement vote being renewed with the general election in November 2023 vs having a special election in March 2023, this will save the district costs for the election.  After school care was discussed for the Blakesburg & Fremont buildings.  There has been interest for the Fremont building and the district does have buses that come back to Eddyville at the end of the day from both Fremont & Blakesburg so the possibility of students coming over for the Eddyville daycare is an option.  Superintendent Williamson has had three requests for in district students to change attendance centers and wanted the boards opinion on if they should set up a committee.  The guidelines regarding attendance centers created by the board were set in place to keep all three elementary buildings sustainable with equal class sizes for each grades.  Mr. Van Mersbergen was contacted by the family of Nurse (Critchlow) Henderson, who was employed by the district for numerous years, that one of her wishes was to leave something to the school upon her death.  Mr. Van Mersbergen also asked about roof repairs.  EBF received a quote to replace the Eddyville elementary roof for $200,000.  Superintendents Williamson is going to have Denovo give us their suggestions on which repairs/replacement for roofs on buildings are needed.  Ms. Vandello asked if there was a policy regarding when someone applies for a positon, do the candidates that do not get the job receive a phone call or letter stating this? Open positions: Regular Route Driver, Junior High English Language Arts Teacher - Jr/Sr High, Daycare Associate, Substitutes for all positions, Coaching Positions: Asst/Jr High Cross Country, 9th Grade Volleyball Coach, 9th Grade Girls Basketball Coach, Junior High Girls Basketball Coach, Assistant Boys Basketball Coach, Junior High Boys Basketball Coach (2), Assistant Wrestling Coach, Junior High Wrestling Coach, Jr High Track Coach (2), Golf Coach, and 9th Grade Softball Coach.

 

Adjourn:  Vandello motioned and Shepherd seconded to adjourn board meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 7:43 p.m.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                       

Doug Brinegar                                                  Mary McCrea

Board President                                                 Board Secretary

mary.mccrea@ro… Tue, 08/16/2022 - 11:32

Board Minutes - 2022.09.19

Board Minutes - 2022.09.19

September 19, 2022

 

The Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Community School District Board of Directors met at the district office on Monday, September 19, 2022 for a regular board meeting following a tour of the Eddyville Elementary & Daycare at 5:00 pm.  Visitors in attendance: April Glosser, Tammy Davis, Jil Nelson, Steve Noble, Michele Ratliff, Ann Ohms, Melissa Reed-Appel, Taylor Kerby, Jaylene Vroegh, Mike Connell & Larae Middlesworth.

 

Regular Board Meeting: Call to Order – Establish Quorum: President Brinegar called the regular board meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Roll call: Eric Klyn, present; Rena Shepherd, present; Lara Vandello, present; Micah Van Mersbergen, present; Curt Houk, present; Mark Haselhuhn, present; and Doug Brinegar, present. Quorum established.

 

Presentation: Jaylene Vroegh & Taylor Kerby gave a presentation to the board on how Agri-Power FFA members performed this summer at county fairs, winning Supreme Chapter at the Iowa State Fair and the many activities already that have taken place or are planned for the upcoming school year.

 

Public Forum: Mike Connell spoke about the cell phone policy at the Jr/Sr High School and Larae Middlesworth spoke about a fence needed at the Fremont Elementary grade school. 

 

Correspondence: Thank you from the family of Max Ohms.

 

Approve/Amend Agenda: Houk motioned and Shepherd seconded to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Reports: Superintendent Williamson gave a summary of current FY23 purchases from PPEL, expected income from PPEL and SAVE for the year, short term capital project purchases and financial buying power for long term financing.  April Glosser, Curriculum Director gave comparative test results from Iowa Assessments to ISASP Testing.  Steve Noble, principal at the Jr/Sr High school discussed staff awards, learning walks and Rocket Time topics.  Tammy Davis, principal at Blakesburg Elementary gave the combined elementary principal’s board report. Cathy Williamson, Director of Special Services, discussed College Transition Day, work experience students, Co-Teaching and an update on the Explore Academy.  Other reports submitted, but not read, were from the Childcare Director and the Maintenance Director.

 

Consent Items: Shepherd motioned and Houk seconded to approve Consent Items 7a through 7c.  Van Mersbergen motioned and Vandello seconded to amend motion to approve Consent Items 7a through 7c(iv): August 9, 2022 & August 15, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes; Financial Reports as of August 31, 2022; September’s Bills, STOP Grant approvals; the Review of School Board Policies: 509 Student Absences – Excused, 510 Truancy – Unexcused Absences, 511 Student Release During School Hours and 512 Pregnant Students. Motion carried unanimously.  Superintendent Williamson gave a recommendation to the board to review Board Policy 722 Meal Charges.  Van Mersbergen motioned and Houk seconded to table first reading to allow time to gather more information.  Motion tabled.  Vandello motioned and Shepherd seconded to approve Open Enrollments In: Ayden Meyers, 6th grade from Albia to Blakesburg Elementary, Charlotte Van Englehoven, Kindergarten from Oskaloosa to HSAP, Casey Hol, 7th grade from Oskaloosa to Jr/Sr High, Levi Roberts, Kindergarten from Oskaloosa to HSAP, Sophia Dickerson, Kindergarten from Ottumwa to Fremont Elementary, Kate Krause, 8th grade from Ottumwa to Jr/Sr High, Kendra Krause, 8th grade from Ottumwa to Jr/Sr High, Gage Spurgeon, 8th grade from Ottumwa to Jr/Sr High and Open Enrollments Out:  Miah Bowen, 10th Grade to Ottumwa, Jayden Brown, 5th Grade to Oskaloosa, Wyatt Starks, 7th Grade to Clayton Ridge, Tate Jones, 4th Grade to Sigourney. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Personnel:  Shepherd motioned and Vandello seconded to approve Roger Kalke, Bus Driver, Jennifer Hageman, 2nd Grade at Blakesburg, Kalie Patterson, Para Educator at Jr/Sr High, Lisa Reinier, Competitive Robotics, Robin Taylor, 9th Grade Volleyball, Tom Hallgren, Rocket Newspaper, Amy Spurgeon, EBF Website, Susan Cenci, HSAP half time to full time, Alex Ashman, Assistant Baseball Coach, Haegen Boyer, Assistant Softball Coach, Tony Fenton, Head Softball Coach, Tyler Ford, Jr High Baseball Coach, Tom Hallgren, Head Baseball Coach, and Donavan Young, 9th Grade Baseball Coach.  Motion carried unanimously. Van Mersbergen motioned and Shepherd seconded to accept the resignations of Cami Grubb, Jr/Sr High Para Educator and Sydney Guiter, Fremont Elementary Para Educator.  Motion carried unanimously.  Board Member Klyn left at 7:27 p.m.

 

Action Items: Van Mersbergen motioned and Houk seconded to approve the condensed Return to Learn plan.  Motion carried unanimously.  Shepherd motioned and Van Mersbergen seconded to approve the 2022-2023 Fundraiser list.  Motion carried unanimously. Shepherd motioned and Houk seconded to approve the SBRC Request for Supplemental Allowable Growth for Special Education Deficit of $152,123.24.  Discussion held on how the deficit occurs and what would happen if this was not approved.  Roll Call vote: Klyn, absent, Shepherd, yes; Vandello, yes; Van Mersbergen, yes; Houk, yes; Haselhuhn, yes; and Brinegar, yes.  Motion carried. Vandello motioned and Houk seconded to approve the request from Agri-Power FFA to attend the National Convention in Indianapolis, IN on October 26 to October 29.  District will provide two school suburbans for travel.  Motion carried unanimously.  Houk motioned and Shepherd seconded to approve the elementary furniture purchase in the amount of $44,886.80.  Small discussion held on what desks and chairs are being purchased. Motion carried unanimously.  Haselhuhn motioned and Vandello seconded to approve the purchase of mini split air conditioning for Eddyville Elementary-quote $22,000, playgrounds equipment and installation for the Eddyville and Blakesburg elementary-quote $146,000- EBF went through Sourcewell, a cooperative purchasing program for educational organizations on the playground bids, and purchase of a new wrestling mat-quote $30,000.  Discussion held on Fremont Elementary’s current playground and when the need arises they will get a new playground.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

Discussion Items: Discussion was held on having the Capital Projects committee meet to discuss long term goals for the district, the October 17th board meeting will be held in the library at the Fremont Elementary, and that November’s annual and organizational meetings will be held in the library at the Blakesburg Elementary. Board had lengthy discussion regarding the cell phone policy at the Jr/Sr High.  Superintendent Williamson read an email regarding the policy from Mr. Brett Nitzschke, district’s attorney as well as gave statistics on the amount of cell phones that have been confiscated by the office.  President Brinegar gave the background as to what direction the board had requested Mr. Noble to proceed with the cell phone policy in the Jr/Sr High handbook.  The policy is in place to protect the integrity of the learning environment and be a deterrent to keep cell phones out of the classroom.   The IASB Annual Convention is Nov 16 –Nov 18, board members that would like to attend should inform Secretary McCrea. Because EBF is a board of director districts, we must at a minimum recertify or redraw existing boundaries.  The district will be working with Mapping Solutions to update boundaries. Superintendent Williamson asked if any board members would be willing to be on an Archery committee, Vandello volunteered.  Current open positions: Preschool Para Educator - Fremont Elementary, Regular Route Driver, Junior High Generalist - Jr/Sr High, Junior High Language Arts - Jr/Sr High, Substitutes for all positions, Junior High Student Council, 9th Grade Girls Basketball Coach, Junior High Girls Basketball Coach, Assistant Boys Basketball Coach, Junior High Boys Basketball Coach (2), Assistant Wrestling Coach, Junior High Wrestling Coach, Head Golf Coach, Jr High Track Coach (2), 9th Grade Softball Coach, Asst/Jr High Cross Country, Jr High Baseball, 9th Grade Softball, and Jr High Softball (2)

 

Adjourn:  Shepherd motioned and Vandello seconded to adjourn board meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 8:28 p.m.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                         

Doug Brinegar                                                      Mary McCrea

Board President                                                    Board Secretary

mary.mccrea@ro… Tue, 09/20/2022 - 12:13

Board Minutes - 2022.10.17

Board Minutes - 2022.10.17

October 17, 2022

 

The Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Community School District Board of Directors met in the Fremont Elementary Cafeteria on Monday, October 17, 2022 for a regular board meeting following a tour of the Fremont Elementary at 5:00 pm.  Visitors in attendance: April Glosser, Steve Noble, Cathy Williamson, James Fineran and Lori Hugen.

 

Regular Board Meeting: Call to Order – Establish Quorum: President Brinegar called the regular board meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Roll call: Eric Klyn, present; Rena Shepherd, present; Lara Vandello, present; Micah Van Mersbergen, present; Curt Houk, present; Mark Haselhuhn, present; and Doug Brinegar, present. Quorum established.

 

Public Forum: None. 

 

Correspondence: Thank you from the family of Dr. Dean Cook.

 

Approve/Amend Agenda: Shepherd motioned and Houk seconded to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Reports: Superintendent Williamson gave his report and updated the board on budget information and certified enrollment for FY23.  April Glosser, Curriculum Director informed the board about the Iowa Best Summit that staff and administration attended on October 10th & 11th and then presented the Fall FAST testing results for grades kindergarten to 8th grade.  Steve Noble, principal at the Jr/Sr High school discussed the staff/family outing prior to the homecoming game, Fall SAT testing in which 7th graders and any new students not yet tested took the PSAT 8/9 Test and Juniors took the PSAT, the drug dog search on October 14th, Learning walks, PLC’s and National Honor Society induction of the following students: Senior’s: Vanessa Blad, Daulton Burkhart, Cassidy Long, Nathan Roberts and Junior’s: Nathan Calhoun, Abby Jager, Makenna Johnston, Allie VanDonselaar and Nevaya Vandello.  James Fineran, principal at Fremont Elementary gave the combined elementary principal’s board report regarding Iowa Best Summit, the furniture for the 5th grade classrooms is estimated to be delivered the week of October 26th, and PTC will be held the week of Oct 24th to Oct 27th.  Cathy Williamson, Director of Special Services, gave the board updates on MV Training, Site Visit, School Safety Workshop, SPED Count and Achieve.  Other reports submitted, but not read, were from the Childcare Director and the Maintenance Director.

 

Consent Items: Shepherd motioned and Vandello seconded to approve Consent Items 6a through 6c: September 19, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes; Financial Reports as of September 30, 2022; October’s Bills; the Review of School Board Policies: 513 Open Enrollment Transfers – Procedures as a Sending District, 514 Open Enrollment Transfers – Procedures as a Receiving District, 515 Homeless Children & Youth and 516 Competitive Private Instruction.  Students. Motion carried unanimously. 

 

Contracts and Agreements: Vandello motioned and Houk seconded to approve the following contracts and agreements: 2022-2023 Infinite Campus Messaging Service, Mapping Strategies, Wordware POS Service for Nutrition, Quick Access LLC and Music Moves Music Therapy.  Motion carried. 

 

Open Enrollments: Vandello motioned and Van Mersbergen seconded to approve Open Enrollments in: Sara Ridenour, Kindergarten from Oskaloosa to HSAP, Jewelianna Thomas, 3rd Grade from Moulton-Udell to HSAP, Stoick Almond, Kindergarten from Oskaloosa to HSAP, Patricia Jenkins, 6th Grade from Oskaloosa to HSAP, and Eiley Kitterman, Kindergarten from Ottumwa to Blakesburg. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Personnel:  Vandello motioned and Houk seconded to approve Sydney Guiter, Para Educator at Fremont Elementary.  Motion carried unanimously. Van Mersbergen motioned and Klyn seconded to approve the following coaching contracts with the understanding that they will be properly endorsed prior to any coaching responsibilities:  Jason Leffler, Assistant Boys Basketball; Curt Johnston & Alex Ashman, Junior High Boys Basketball; Madysen Wade, 9th Grade Girls Basketball; Curt Johnston & Kiley Lobberecht, Junior High Girls Basketball and Hannah Koellner, assistant cheerleading sponsor.  Discussion was held on the difficulty of getting coaches for all open positions and that because of these shortages, the junior high boys and girls basketball teams will be forced to have a split season.  Motion carried unanimously.  Van Mersbergen motioned and Klyn seconded to accept volunteer coaches of Jeff Larson, boys’ basketball; Ryan Jackson, girls’ basketball; Adam Proctor, Derek Fye, David Hall, Richard Lettington, Jake Demmon, Brandon Jackson and Scott Williamson, wrestling and Nick Schmitz, Jenny VanZante, Travis Johnson, Katie Smith, Jessica Nollen and Rylie Lathen archery, all requiring correct licensure to coach.  Small discussion was held.  Vandello motioned and Houk seconded to amend motion to exclude the archery volunteers until a meeting could be held between two board members, the superintendent and volunteer archery coaches.  Van Mersbergen approved the amendment.  Motion carried unanimously to amend motion.  Amended Motion carried unanimously. 

 

Action Items: Houk motioned and Van Mersbergen seconded to approve the Fiscal Year 2021 Audit results.  Small discussion.  Motion carried unanimously.  Vandello motioned and Houk seconded to approve the Resolution to Adopt Return-to-Play Protocol.  Roll call vote: Klyn, yes; Shepherd, yes; Vandello, yes; Van Mersbergen, yes; Houk, yes; Haselhuhn, yes and Brinegar, yes.  Motion carried unanimously.  Shepherd motioned and Haselhuhn seconded to approve the 2022-23 hard surface only plan.  Motion carried unanimously.  Houk motioned and Haselhuhn seconded to approve the purchase of a Combi Oven for $25,000.  Motion carried unanimously.  Shepherd motioned and Houk seconded to approve the EBFHS Concert Band’s out of state travel to the Worlds of Fun Music Festival on May 6th & May 7th.  Board will provide transportation for students and hotel rooms for the bus drivers.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

Discussion Items: Capital projects committee will meet to discuss new playgrounds. Certified enrollment down 29.08 students from October 1, 2021.  Communication was sent out to staff regarding negotiations. A public hearing will be held at the December 19th board meeting for the transfer of funds from flexibility accounts.  Mr. Williamson and Andy Heinle will be attended a workshop on October 26th to create a plan for full building radon testing.  Mr. Williamson gave the board information that he received from Andy Alexander regarding the proposal for a Carbon Pipeline that would run through the district.  Current open positions: Regular Route Driver, Junior High Generalist - Jr/Sr High, Junior High Language Arts - Jr/Sr High, Substitutes for all positions, Coaching/Supplemental Positions: Junior High Student Council, Jr High Track Coach (2), 9th Grade Softball Coach, Jr High Baseball, and Jr High Softball (2).Other talking points discussed by the board was a policy regarding negative lunch balances and redistricting after a census with the board deciding to stay with seven director districts and constituents voting only in their district.   

 

Adjourn:  Shepherd motioned and Vandello seconded to adjourn board meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 7:34 p.m.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                         

Doug Brinegar                                                      Mary McCrea

Board President                                                    Board Secretary

mary.mccrea@ro… Mon, 10/24/2022 - 14:52

Board Minutes - 2022.11.07

Board Minutes - 2022.11.07

November 7, 2022

 

The Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Community School District Board of Directors met at the district office on Monday, November 7, 2022 for a special board meeting. Visitors in attendance: none.

 

Special Board Meeting: Call to Order – Establish Quorum: President Brinegar called the regular board meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Roll call: Eric Klyn, present; Rena Shepherd, absent; Lara Vandello, present via Zoom call; Micah Van Mersbergen, present via phone; Curt Houk, present; Mark Haselhuhn, present via phone; and Doug Brinegar, present. Quorum established.

 

Approve/Amend Agenda: Houk motioned and Klyn seconded to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Personnel:  Van Mersbergen motioned and Houk seconded to approve volunteer archery coaches: Nick Schmitz, Jenny VanZante, Travis Johnson, Katie Smith, Jessica Nollen, Rylie Lathen, Adam Bahr, Pieter Appel, Coby Schmitz, Michael Harter, Rob Pilcher, and Ashley Glosser. Discussion held.  Board wants to make sure that required background checks are completed for coaches working with students on school properties and the board is open to adding additional qualified volunteer coaches later in the season if there are any. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Action Item:  Houk motioned and Vandello seconded to have Mr. Williamson prepare a letter of opposition to the proposed CO2 pipeline that would go through Fremont.  Mr. Williamson will prepare letter and bring it to the November 21st board meeting for approval.  Motion carried unanimously.   

 

Adjourn:  Houk motioned and Klyn seconded to adjourn board meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 6:14 p.m.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                   

Doug Brinegar                                                  Mary McCrea

Board President                                                 Board Secretary

mary.mccrea@ro… Tue, 11/08/2022 - 09:35

Board Minutes - 2022.11.21

Board Minutes - 2022.11.21

November 21, 2022

 

 

The Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Community School District Board of Directors met in the Blakesburg Elementary Library on Monday, November 21, 2022 at 6:00 pm for a regular board meeting. Visitors in attendance: Cathy Williamson, Tammy Davis, Lori Hugen, and Megan Simmons.

 

 

Call to Order: Secretary McCrea called to order the meeting of the EBF Board of Directors at 6:00 p.m. Roll call: Eric Klyn, present; Rena Shepherd, absent; Lara Vandello, present; Micah Van Mersbergen, present; Curt Houk, present; Mark Haselhuhn, present via phone call and Doug Brinegar, present.  Quorum established.

 

Public Forum: None

 

Correspondence: None

 

Approve Agenda: Vandello motioned and Van Mersbergen seconded to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Organizational Items: Vandello nominated Curt Houk and Haselhuhn nominated Doug Brinegar for EBF Board President.  Nomination ceased.  First voting resulted in a tie with both receiving three votes for Board President.  Second voting results was 4-2 with Curt Houk elected as Board President.  Secretary McCrea administered the Oath of Office to Curt Houk.  President Houk then took over the meeting.  Brinegar nominated Rena Shepherd and Haselhuhn nominated Doug Brinegar as EBF Vice President.  Nomination ceased.  Brinegar was elected Vice President with a 6-0 vote. Secretary McCrea administered the Oath of Office to Doug Brinegar. Brinegar nominated Mary McCrea as EBF Board Secretary/Treasurer and Brinegar motioned and Van Mersbergen seconded to cease nomination and cast a unanimous ballot.  Motion carried unanimously.  President Houk administered the Oath of Office to McCrea.  Vandello motioned and Van Mersbergen seconded to set the regular board meeting schedule for the third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.at the District Office, unless otherwise noted on the agenda. Motion carried unanimously.  Van Mersbergen motioned and Vandello seconded to set the procedural rules as Parliamentary Procedures at a Glance.  Motion carried unanimously. Brinegar motioned and Vandello seconded to set the official depository as First Iowa State bank with an adjusted maximum depository limit. Discussion held regarding capital projects and the effect this might have on District’s cash balance. Brinegar motioned and Van Mersbergen seconded to amend the motion to set the depository limit to twenty million.   Motion carried unanimously.  Van Mersbergen motioned and Klyn seconded to select the Ottumwa Courier as the official publication.  Motion carried unanimously. Brinegar motioned and Vandello seconded to select Lynch-Dallas Law Firm, Mr. Brett Nitzschke as the school attorney.  Motion carried unanimously. Brinegar motioned and Vandello seconded to keep the same board members on the 2021-2022 committees for the 2022-2023 year since the Capital Projects/Transportation committee is in the midst of planning a larger project.  Van Mersbergen motioned and Vandello seconded to approve each committee separately to allow some changes to the negotiation committee and to appoint to the Capital Projects/Transportation Committee: Eric Klyn, Curt Houk and Doug Brinegar with Micah Van Mersbergen as an alternate.  Motion carried unanimously.  Van Mersbergen motioned and Brinegar seconded to appoint to the Negotiations Committee: Lara Vandello and Rena Shepherd with Doug Brinegar as an alternate.  Motion carried unanimously. Brinegar motioned and Van Mersbergen seconded to appoint to the Quarterly Building Representative Meeting: Mark Haselhuhn and Micah Van Mersbergen. Brinegar motioned and Van Mersbergen seconded to appoint the following County Delegates: Mahaska County – Micah Van Mersbergen; Monroe County – Mark Haselhuhn; Wapello County – Eric Klyn. Motion carried unanimously.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

Reports: Superintendent Williamson reported on FY23 Budget Summary update, the two proposed redistricting maps and a capital project updates: ADA compliance with the stage, roofing specifications being readied for bid process and proposed projects for the Jr/Sr High School. Tammy Davis, principal at Blakesburg Elementary gave the combined elementary principal’s board report regarding the process of reviewing new reading curriculum, all buildings are happy with their 5th grade classroom furniture and activities from each elementary. Cathy Williamson, Director of Special Services, updated the board on special education counts, special services updates and the Explore Academy.  Other reports submitted, but not read were from Curriculum Director, Jr/Sr High Principal, Activity Director, Daycare Director, Maintenance Director, Transportation Director and the Nutrition department.

 

Consent Items: Brinegar motioned and Van Mersbergen approve Consent Items (7a & 7b): October 17, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes; Account Balances as of October 31, 2022 and November’s Bills.  Motion carried unanimously.  Van Mersbergen motioned and Vandello seconded to approve Consent Item (7c) Review of School Board Policies: Dual Enrollment – 517; Student Appearances – 518; Freedom of Expression – 519; Student Complaints & Grievances – 520.  Motion carried unanimously.  Secretary McCrea restated the tabled motion from the October 17, 2022 meeting Approve the first reading of Board Policy Meal Charges - 722.  Brinegar motioned and Van Mersbergen seconded to approve the first reading of Meal Charges – 722.  Discussion held on guidance from the Iowa Department of Education and Bureau of Health & Nutrition.  Motion carried with Van Mersbergen voting nay out of protest.  Van Mersbergen motioned and Vandello seconded the first reading of Naloxone Supply & Administration for Opioid Overdose – 555A.  Discussion held on the use, cost and supply for the district.  Motion carried unanimously.  Vandello motioned and Brinegar seconded to accept the mentor contract for Megan Lehman for her MOC endorsement.  Motion carried unanimously.  Brinegar motioned and Klyn seconded to accept open enrollment outs from Andrew Collier, Kindergarten to Oskaloosa; Landon Danner, 9th Grade to Clayton Ridge; Mason Wolfe, Kindergarten to Albia; Jayden Satterfield, 9th Grade to Clayton Ridge.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Personnel:  Vandello motioned and Brinegar seconded to approve Paula Morrison, Para Educator at Eddyville Elementary and Phyllis Sutton, Strat II Teacher at the Jr/Sr High. Motion carried unanimously.  Van Mersbergen motioned and Brinegar seconded to accept the resignations of Mirasol Doroteo, Para Educator at Eddyville Elementary; Cheri Allen, Para Educator at Eddyville Elementary; and Mackenzie Vanskike, Behavior Interventionist at Explore Academy. Motion carried unanimously. Brinegar motioned and Van Mersbergen seconded to approve the Tuition Reimbursement Contract for Roxy Moorman to get her birth to 3rd grade inclusive setting endorsement.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

Action Items: Brinegar motioned and Van Mersbergen seconded the SBRC Request for Open Enrollment Out not on prior year’s headcount - the district’s administration is authorized to submit a request to the School Budget Review Committee for a modified supplemental amount of $89,614.80 for open enrolled out students who were not included in the district’s previous year certified enrollment count. Roll Call vote: Klyn, aye; Vandello, aye; Van Mersbergen, aye; Haselhuhn, aye; Brinegar, aye; and Houk, aye. Motion carried unanimously.  Brinegar motioned and Van Mersbergen seconded the SBRC Request for t Limited English Proficient (LEP) Instruction Beyond 5 Years - The district’s administration is authorized to submit a request to the School Budget Review Committee for a modified supplemental amount of $128.00 related to the English language learning program for students who have exceeded five years of weighting that are included on the Fall 2022 certified enrollment headcount. Roll Call vote: Klyn, aye; Vandello, aye; Van Mersbergen, aye; Haselhuhn, aye; Brinegar, aye; and Houk, aye. Motion carried unanimously. Van Mersbergen motioned and Klyn seconded to approve the FY2022 year end balances.  Motion carried unanimously. Van Mersbergen motioned and Vandello seconded to approve the annual Physical Education Waiver and Exemption for FY2023.  Motion carried unanimously.  Vandello motioned and Van Mersbergen seconded the approval of an opposition letter to the Iowa Utilities Board in regards to a proposed carbon capture pipeline that will run a half mile from the Fremont Elementary building. Motion carried unanimously.   

 

Discussion Items: Superintendent Williamson discussed the options of borrowing against the district’s PPEL or SAVE funds to cover a project for the Jr/Sr High. Patrick Davis, with Denovo, will be meeting with board to discuss options.  After the 2020 Census it was found that the district will need to adjust it’s director districts to make sure that all districts are in ratio, there cannot be a 22% difference in population between the largest and smallest district. Mapping Strategies presented two proposals that will be posted online for public review and a public hearing will be held at the December 19th board meeting where the board will select which proposal will be selected.  Open positions are: Behavior Interventionist - Explore Academy, Regular Route Driver, Daycare Associate, Substitutes for all positions, Coaching/Supplemental Positions: Junior High Student Council, Girls Head Golf Coach, Jr High Track Coach (2), 9th Grade Softball Coach, Jr High Baseball Coach and Jr High Softball Coach (2).

 

Adjourn:  Brinegar motioned and Van Mersbergen seconded to adjourn board meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                   

Curt Houk                                                        Mary McCrea

Board President                                                 Board Secretary

mary.mccrea@ro… Tue, 11/22/2022 - 14:25