October 18, 2021
The Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Community School District Board of Directors met at the district
office on Monday, October 18, 2021 for a regular board meeting. Visitors in attendance: Steve Noble,
Cathy Williamson, April Glosser, Jil Nelson, Tammy Davis, James Fineran, Jenny VanZante, Lara
Vandello, Andy Heinle, Melissa Reed-Appel, Linda Taylor, Tom and Robin Taylor and others not signed
Regular Board Meeting: Call to Order - Establish Quorum: President Brinegar called the regular
board meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Roll call: Dave Friedman, Rena Shepherd, Mike Mayberry, Patrick
Powers, Patti Maloy, Mark Haselhuhn and Doug Brinegar present. Quorum established.
Correspondence: Thank you from the family of David Brinegar
Approve/Amend Agenda: Mayberry motioned and Powers seconded to approve the amended agenda
with item 8F struck through. Motion carried unanimously.
Reports: Superintendent Williamson asked Mr. Noble to present his board report first to allow him time
to get to the volleyball game taking place at the Jr/Sr High School. Mr. Noble updated the board on
homecoming, PSAT testing, volleyball post season plan, success of the marching band, upcoming
parent/teacher conferences and the annual Veteran’s Day breakfast and program. Superintendent
Williamson discussed with the board preliminary enrollment numbers for the 2022 school year as well as
the facility assessment from Denovo later on in the meeting. Jil Nelson, Principal at Eddyville
Elementary, gave the elementary principal’s report and updated the board on happenings at all the
elementary buildings. April Glosser, Curriculum Director, updated the board on the FAST Data by
buildings and grades. Cathy Williamson, Director of Special Services, gave an update on the Explore
Academy and the Para Leadership Team. Other reports submitted, but not read, were from the Daycare,
Maintenance and Nutrition directors.
Consent Items: Powers motioned and Mayberry seconded to approve the Consent Items: A(i) to C(iv):
September 20, 2021 Board Meeting Minutes; Financial Reports as of September 30, 2021; October’s
Bills; Review of School Board Policies: 3.16 Administrator Evaluation, 3.17 Administrator Professional
Development, 3.18 Administrator Code of Ethics, and 3.19 Succession of Authority to the
Superintendent. Motion carried unanimously. Superintendent Williamson explained to the board the
need for policy 5.46A Graduation Requirements - Home School Assistance Program. This policy will be
the guideline for home school students to receive a high school diploma versus the regular certificate of
completion for home school. Powers motioned and Friedman seconded to approve the first reading of
board policy 5.46A Graduation Requirements - Home School Assistance Program. Motion carried
unanimously. There were no contracts or agreements. Friedman motioned and Shepherd seconded to
approve Open Enrollments in from Blythe Barnett, Preschool from Oskaloosa, attending Eddyville
Elementary, Landyn Walker, 9th grade from Knoxville (family move) Reagan Walker, 2nd Grade from
Albia (family move) and Wiatt McGachey, 11 Grade from Ottumwa (family move). Motion carried
Personnel: Shepherd motioned and Friedman seconded to approve the following hires: Kiera Tremmel,
Para Educator at Jr/Sr High School, Cynthia Purdy, Library Para Educator at Fremont Elementary,
Melissa VanDonselaar, Cheerleading Sponsor, Scott Williamson, Head Wrestling Coach, David Hall,
Assistant Wrestling Coach, Jeff Larson, Assistant Boys Basketball Coach, Curt Johnston, Jr High Boys
Basketball Coach and Roger Kalke, Regular Route Driver. Motion carried unanimously. Mayberry
motioned and Powers seconded to approve the following resignation: Todd Sisco, Physical Education
Teacher at the Jr/Sr High and Head Football Coach, Lloyd Sisco, Assistant Football Coach, Tara Allen,
Para Educator at the Jr/Sr High School, Jeff Foster, Regular Route Driver and Denise Broerman, .5 6th
Grade Classroom and .5 Reading Interventionist at Fremont Elementary. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayberry motioned and Shepherd seconded to approve the following volunteer: Micheal Pilcher,
Volunteer Wrestling Coach. Motion carried unanimously.
Action Items: Shepherd motioned and Maloy seconded to approve the 2021-2022 Hard Surface Only
Plan. Board requests that the plan is distributed to all families. Motion carried unanimously. Shepherd
motioned and Mayberry seconded to approve one additional fund raiser item for the Boys Track, apparel
sales. Motion carried unanimously. Friedman motioned and Powers seconded to approve the 2021-2022
EBF Lau Plan. Motion carried unanimously. Superintendent Williamson asked the board for approval on
requesting waivers for physical education in certain situations for students. With the resignation of one
physical education teacher, this will help with our staffing situation. Shepherd motioned and Malloy
seconded to approve the General Accreditation Standards Waiver for both the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023
academic years. Motion carried unanimously. Friedman motioned and Mayberry seconded to allow
students in grades 9 to 11 to use an exemption for one semester of PE. Motion carried unanimously.
Powers motioned and Shepherd seconded to approve the GPAEA Librarian Sharing agreement for 2021-
2022. Motion carried unanimously.
Capital Projects: Representatives from Denovo presented to the board their facility assessment. They
gave a brief overlook of each building in the district and will return in November to work with the board
on determining a plan on moving forward.
Discussion Items: Discussion was held on certified enrollment, the IASB School Board Conference in
November, and the possibility of expanding the Indian Hills Approved Course list. Board also discussed
the upcoming election and how this will affect the date of the November board meeting. The board would
also like to see information out on the website for constitutes to be informed of the upcoming election.
Open Positions: Jr/Sr High Social Studies Teacher, Jr/Sr High Physical Education Teacher, Jr/Sr High
Health Para Educator Activity Route Driver, Childcare Associate, the following coaching positions:
Individual Speech, Head Football, Jr High Boys Basketball, Jr High Wrestling, Jr High Track, Jr High
Baseball and Jr High Softball.
Adjourn: Haselhuhn motioned and Friedman seconded to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried
unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 8:05 pm.