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Jen@iowaschool… Thu, 09/19/2019 - 10:48

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Jen@iowaschool… Fri, 01/03/2020 - 14:16

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Jen@iowaschool… Fri, 01/03/2020 - 14:08

Minutes - 2019.07.15

Minutes - 2019.07.15

The Board of Directors of the Webster City Community School District in the counties of Hamilton, Webster and Wright, State of Iowa, met in regular session Monday, July 15, 2019, in the School Administration Building, Webster City, Iowa.

ITEM 1. – Call to Order – The Board President called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

ITEM 2. – Roll Call – Members answering roll call were Ms. Van Diest, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Stroner, Mr. Bonjour, and Ms. Williams. Also present were members of the media and other interested parties.

ITEM 3. – Approval of Agenda – It was moved by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the agenda with a change in the order of the discussion items, a change in action item number 8, a deletion of one contract recommendation, and adding Lead Learner contracts under Personnel. Motion carried.

ITEM 4. – Open Comment to the Board – There were none.

ITEM 5. – Appointment of Board Secretary – A motion was made by Ms. Williams, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to appoint Cathi Hildebrand as Board Secretary for 2019-2020 school year. Motion carried.

ITEM 6. – Administration of Oath of Office to Board Secretary – Beth Van Diest, Board President, administered the Oath of Office to newly elected Board Secretary, Cathi Hildebrand.

ITEM 7. – Discussion Items
     a. Clarification on 3 and 4-year old transportation – Ted Larson, Director of Transportation, Jessica Hector, Northeast Hamilton Elementary Principal, and Mindy
         Mossman, Pleasant View Elementary Principal, presented the Board with information on transporting 3 and 4 year old pre-school students. Due to safety issues
         and the fact that there is no funding for 3 year old pre-school, 3 year old pre-school students will not be transported to and from school. Four year old students will
         continue to be transported, as needed.

     b. Voter approved PPEL for November, 2019 – Dr. Ross reported due to the fact that the voter-approved PPEL will expire at the end of the 2019-2020 school year,
         the measure will be taken to the voters on November 5, 2019 for renewal. The Board was given information on how much the current voter-approved PPEL
         generates, what those funds can be used for and asked to consider whether they want to increase the levy. More information will be discussed at future Board
         meetings.

ITEM 8. - Action Items
     a. Revised 28E Agreement with Stratford Community School District – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve the revised 28e
         agreement with Stratford Community School District for shared Superintendent. Motion carried.

     b. 28E Agreements – A motion was made by Ms. Williams, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve 28e agreements with South Hamilton and Stratford Community
         School Districts for shared personnel. Motion carried.

     c. North Central Consortium School Contract – A motion was made by Mr. Bonjour, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve the contract with North Central
         Consortium School for student services for the 2019-2020 school year. Motion carried.

     d. Regular Education Contract with Sioux City Community School District – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve the contract
         for student education services with Sioux City Community School District. Motion carried.

     e. Third Reading of Board Policy 502.4, Use of Motor Vehicles - A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve the third reading of Board
         Policy 502.4, Use of Motor Vehicles. Motion carried.

      f. Board Approved Procedures for Equity Audit – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the Board-approved procedures for the
         Equity Audit as presented. Motion carried.

     g. Interfund Transfer – A motion was made by Mr. Bonjour, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the interfund transfer for safety equipment. Motion carried.

     h. Designation of Financial Depositories and Limits for District Funds – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve the Designation of
         Financial Depositories and Limits for District Funds as presented, with one correction. Motion carried.

      i. Fundraising Request – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the High School Football Team’s annual card sales. Motion
         carried.

ITEM 9. – Personnel
     a. Resignations – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve the following:

Recommendation for Resignations from:

  • Virginia Nilles, Paraeducator at Pleasant View Elementary
  • Jeff Lyons, 7th Boys Basketball Coach
  • Jeff Lyons, 7th Boys Baseball Coach·

Recommendation for Transfers from:

  • Sandy Ausenhus from 4th Grade Instructor to M.S. Special Education Instructor
  • Jerilyn Hippen from Sunset Heights Paraeducator to High School Paraeducator
  • Kristy Peck from 7th ELA/History Instructor to 7th & 8th ELA/History Instructor
  • Beth Meyer from 7th Math/Science Instructor to 7th & 8th Math/Science Instructor
  • Megan Allison from 7th Math/Science Instructor to 7th Math Instructor
  • Rebekah Eggers from 7th Science/Social Studies Instructor to 7th Science Instructor
  • Megan Kostka-Dietz from 5th Grade Instructor to 7th ELA/Social Studies Instructor
  • Evan Mossman from Middle School P.E. Instructor to Northeast Hamilton Elementary and Stratford Elementary P.E. Instructor
     

· Recommendation for appointments of:

  • William Brock, Middle School Associate Principal
  • Jessica Hector from Middle School Associate Principal to Northeast Hamilton Elementary Principal
  • Derek Turner, 4th Grade Instructor
  • Kayleigh Epps, Middle School P.E. Instructor
  • Heather Sanders, High School Science Instructor
  • Rebecca Blair, NEH Guidance
  • Tyler Mosbach, Head 7th Boys Track Coach
  • Bill Bertran, Head Varsity Girls Golf Coach
  • Derek Turner, Assistant Varsity Cross Country Coach
  • Jessica Butterfield-Bailey, part-time Secretary at Pleasant View Elementary
  • Virginia Velasquez, part-time Secretary at Pleasant View Elementary
  • Brooke Henry, Paraeducator at Pleasant View Elementary
  • Tammy Massman – Lead Learner – Northeast Hamilton Elementary – 3rd Grade
  • Katie Peterson – Lead Learner – Pleasant View Elementary Special Education
  • Michelle Lovelace – Lead Learner – Pleasant View Elementary – Title 1
  • Kristin Elm – Lead Learner - Pleasant View Elementary – 1st grade
  • Diane Bahrenfuss – Lead Learner - Sunset Heights Elementary – 3rd Grade
  • Libby Anderson – Lead Learner - Sunset Heights Elementary – 4th Grade
  • Molly Ferrell – Lead Learner - Sunset Heights Elementary – 3rd Grade
  • Rachael Hansen – Lead Learner – Sunset Heights Elementary – 2nd Grade
  • Lauren Blaisdell – Lead Learner – Middle School – 5th Grade
  • Erica Miller – Lead Learner – Middle School – 8th Grade
  • Nicole Muhlenbruch – Lead Learner – Middle School - 8th Grade
  • C.J. Clabaugh – Lead Learner – Middle School – 6th Grade
  • Beth Meyer – Lead Learner – Middle School – 7th Grade
  • Julie Pagel – Lead Learner – Middle School – 7th/8th Grade Computer Applications
  • Jeri Jass – Lead Learner – High School – English
  • Danika Klaver – Lead Learner – High School – Science
  • Stacy Zoske – Lead Learner – High School – Family Consumer Science
  • Amanda Ross – Lead Learner – High School – Social Studies
  • Julie Kramersmeier – Lead Learner - High School – Business
  • Sally Greenfield – Lead Learner - High School – Counselor
  • Katie Sonsalla – Lead Learner – High School - Spanish

Motion carried.

ITEM 10. – Consent Items – It was moved by Ms. Williams, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve the minutes of the June 10, 2019, Webster City Regular Board meeting, the June 10,, 2019 Interim Board Meeting, the June 19, 2019 Northeast Hamilton Board Meeting, payment of the bills and claims as listed at the close of these minutes, to approve General, Schoolhouse, Lunch and Activity Fund Reports, to approve the interfund transfer, and approve the Fundraising Report. Motion carried.
a. Items from the Board

  • Mr. Stroner reported he accompanied WCTV students as they filmed river cleanup last week. They have been asked to do a documentary on “Doodlebugs” for their annual convention held in Webster City.
  • Mr. Bonjour asked to look into adding signage at Northeast Hamilton Elementary as they are now part of the Webster City Community School District.
  • Mr. Stroner reported the Career Ag Academy will be presented with funds from the Hotel/Motel tax at the Webster City Council Meeting on July 15th.

b. Items from Dr. Ross

  • Dr. Ross presented the Board with the updated Equity Audit Corrective Action Plan.
  • Dr. Ross asked the Board to consider not committing to a Board Policy regarding replacing trees, but to look at each occurrence individually. Mr. Bonjour also asked to look at the type of trees the District is planting to avoid a lot of extra upkeep.
  • Dr. Ross announced the printed school calendars will be available in August. School calendars are also available online.
  • Dr. Ross reported that there will be Riverview updates at the August 12 Board Meeting.
  • The Board was presented with photos of recent work done on Jeff Gym.
  • The Board was presented with the facilities study done by FEH Design. There will be a work session on August 12th to discuss the study further.
  • Online registration has begun and is going well. Parents who do not have access to a computer at home may come to the Administration Building to register their students for school.

ITEM 12. - Adjournment - A motion was made by Mr. Bonjour, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to adjourn the meeting at 7:10 p.m. Motion carried, all members present voting aye.

The next Board Meeting will be Monday, August 12th at 6:00 p.m. at the School Administration Office Board Room.

Attest:
Cathi Hildebrand, Secretary
Beth Van Diest, President

 

dawn@iowaschoo… Thu, 12/12/2019 - 08:53

Minutes - 2019.08.12

Minutes - 2019.08.12

The Board of Directors of the Webster City Community School District in the counties of Hamilton, Webster and Wright, State of Iowa, met in regular session Monday, August 12, 2019, in the School Administration Building, Webster City, Iowa.

ITEM 1. – Call to Order – The Board President called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

ITEM 2. – Roll Call – Members answering roll call were Ms. Van Diest, Mr. Stroner, and Mr. Bonjour. Also present were members of the media and other interested parties. Mr. Patterson and Ms. Williams were absent.

ITEM 3. – Approval of Agenda – It was moved by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve the agenda as written. Motion carried.

ITEM 4. – Open Comment to the Board – There were none.

ITEM 5. – Introduction of Jessica Hector, Northeast Hamilton Elementary Principal – Dr. Ross introduced Jessica Hector as the new Principal at Northeast Hamilton Elementary. Ms. Hector was previously the Middle School Associate Principal for three years.

ITEM 6. – Introduction of William Brock, Middle School Associate Principal – Dr. Ross and Jerry Buseman, Middle School Principal, introduced William Brock as our new Associate Principal at the Middle School. Mr. Brock comes to us from Ankeny.

ITEM 7. – Discussion Items
     a. November Election Information – Cathi Hildebrand, Business Manager/Board Secretary, presented the Board with information on the upcoming election to be
         held on November 5, 2019. We have two directors whose offices are up for election this year: Beth Van Diest, Director District 2, and Chuck Bonjour, At Large.
         Paperwork can be picked up at the Business Office during normal business hours or online at:
                  http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/electioninfo.schoolelections.html.
         The District voter-approved PPEL renewal will be on the ballot, as well.

ITEM 8. - Action Items
     a. 28E Agreement with Stratford Community School District – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve the 28e agreement with
         Stratford Community School District for shared Band. Motion carried.

     b. Certified Staff Handbook – A motion was made by Mr. Bonjour, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the certified staff handbook for 2019-2020 school year.
         Motion carried.

     c. Classified Staff Handbook – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve the classified staff handbook for 2019-2020 school year.
         Motion carried.

     d. Selection of 2020 IASB Legislative Resolutions - The Board chose their top 4 priorities to send to IASB, which include Unfunded Mandates, Mental Health,
         Supplemental State Aid, and School Funding Policy.

     e. Riverview Contract – After some discussion with members from Riverview Early Childhood Center and their Board of Directors, a motion was made by Mr.
         Stroner, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve the suggested changes to the Riverview contract pending final approval by legal counsel. Motion carried.

ITEM 9. – Personnel
     a. Resignations – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve the following:
Recommendation for Resignations from:

  • Lisa Stansfield, 4th Grade
  • Beatriz Olmedo, Sunset Heights Secretary/Paraeducator
  • Monica Trujillo, 8th Grade Assistant Volleyball Coach

Recommendation for appointments of:

  • Heidi Barrick, 4th Grade
  • Emily Loughry, Mentoring Program Facilitator
  • Kristin Hammitt, Co-Cheer Coach
  • Monica Trujillo, Co-Cheer Coach
  • Brandi Martin, Sunset Heights Secretary/Paraeducator
  • Jordan Moen, Pleasant View Paraeducator
  • Stephanie Osthus, Pleasant View Paraeducator
  • Chelsey Wagoner, Sunset Heights Paraeducator
  • Laura Fisher, Assistant 7th Volleyball

Motion carried.

ITEM 10. – Other
     a. Items from the Board

  • Mr. Stroner asked about the upcoming Board work session on Monday, August 19th. Tyler Riley from FEH Design and Mitch Dunham, Director of Building and Grounds, will be attending.

     b. Items from Dr. Ross

  • Dr. Ross presented the Board with the updated Equity Audit Corrective Action Plan.
  • Dr. Ross reported the Administrative retreat was held on August 6th and 7th at Northeast Hamilton Elementary Media Center.
  • Pre-School parent night was held on Thursday, August 8th and was very well attended.
  • Dr. Ross reported the annual IASB convention is November 21st and 22nd. Board members were asked to let Mary Ellen Draeger, Secretary to the Superintendent, know if they plan to attend.
  • Dr. Ross reported the office has been very busy with registrations for the 2019-2020 school year. Certified count is on October 1st and must be certified to the D.E. by October 15th.

ITEM 11. - Consent Items – It was moved by Mr. Bonjour, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the minutes of the July 15, 2019 Board Meeting, payment of the bills and claims as listed at the close of these minutes, to approve General, Schoolhouse, Lunch and Activity Fund Reports, and to approve the interfund transfer. Motion carried.

ITEM 12. - Adjournment - A motion was made by Mr. Bonjour, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to adjourn the meeting at 7:10 p.m. Motion carried, all members present voting aye.

The next Regular Board Meeting will be Monday, August 26th at 6:00 p.m. at the School Administration Office Board Room.

Attest:
Cathi Hildebrand, Secretary
Beth Van Diest, President

dawn@iowaschoo… Thu, 12/12/2019 - 09:38

Minutes - 2019.08.26

Minutes - 2019.08.26

The Board of Directors of the Webster City Community School District in the counties of Hamilton, Webster and Wright, State of Iowa, met in regular session Monday, August 26, 2019, in the School Administration Building, Webster City, Iowa.

ITEM 1. – Call to Order – The Board President called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m.

ITEM 2. – Roll Call – Members answering roll call were Ms. Van Diest, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Stroner, Mr. Bonjour, and Ms. Williams. Also present were members of the media and other interested parties.

ITEM 3. – Approval of Agenda – It was moved by Ms. Williams, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve the agenda as written. Motion carried.

ITEM 4. – Open Comment to the Board – Kelli Reis, Sunset Heights Elementary Principal, reported on how smoothly the first day of school went. Students and staff were excited to start the new school year.

ITEM 5. – Discussion Items
     a. Facilities Priorities – The Board was given a list of facilities priorities determined at the work session held on Monday, August 19th.

ITEM 6. – Action Items
     a. Voter-Approved PPEL Rate – A motion was made by Mr. Bonjour, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the voter approved PPEL rate of 77 cents per $1,000 of
         assessed valuation which is a 10 cent increase over the current rate. Motion carried. The public will be asked to approve this rate at the election on Tuesday,
         November 5th.

     b. Fundraising Requests – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve the FFA fundraiser requests for Homecoming T-Shirts and
         Sweatshirts, Greenhouse Plant Sales, and Fruit Sales. Motion carried

ITEM 7. – Personnel
     a. Resignations – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve the following:
Recommendation for Resignations from:

  • Kacey Pruismann, Paraeducator
  • Mindy Law, Paraeducator

Mavis Chen, Paraeducator

Recommendation for transfers from:

  • Deb Dunham from Title I Reading to Kindergarten

Recommendation for appointments of:

  • Stephanie Pace, Large Group Speech
  • Derek Turner, Head 7th Boys Basketball
  • Mentor Teaching Staff

Motion carried.

ITEM 8. - Other
     a. Items from the Board – There were none.

     b. Items from Dr. Ross

  • Dr. Ross reported she visited each building in the District and Stratford this morning. It was a smooth start to the school year.
  • The Board walk-through of the High School building will be on Thursday, September 5th from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 21st was the kick-off breakfast for all staff held at the Middle School commons with standing room only. Dr. Ross asked staff members to fill out cards with two items they are proud of or appreciate in the District and one thing they would like to see improvement on. She received 217 responses. The top four things staff are proud of and appreciate are: Staff, Collaboration, Welcoming Environment, and Student Centeredness. Areas for improvement suggestions included: Air Conditioning in all buildings and help with at risk students including additional training.

ITEM 9. – Consent Items – It was moved by Ms. Williams, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the minutes of the August 12, 2019 Board Meeting. Motion carried.

ITEM 10. – Adjournment - A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to adjourn the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Motion carried, all members present voting aye.

The next Regular Board Meeting will be Monday, September 9th at 6:00 p.m. at the School Administration Office Board Room.

Attest:
Cathi Hildebrand, Secretary
Beth Van Diest, President

 

dawn@iowaschoo… Thu, 12/12/2019 - 09:41

Minutes - 2019.09.09

Minutes - 2019.09.09

The Board of Directors of the Webster City Community School District in the counties of Hamilton, Webster and Wright, State of Iowa, met in regular session Monday, September 9, 2019, in the School Administration Building, Webster City, Iowa.

ITEM 1. – Call to Order – The Board President called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

ITEM 2. – Roll Call – Members answering roll call were Ms. Van Diest, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Stroner, and Mr. Bonjour. Also present were members of the media and other interested parties. Ms. Williams was absent.

ITEM 3. – Approval of Agenda – It was moved by Mr. Bonjour, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the agenda as written. Motion carried.

ITEM 4. – Open Comment to the Board – There were none.

ITEM 5. – Discussion Items – There were none.

ITEM 6. – Action Items
     a. Fundraising Requests – A motion was made by Mr. Bonjour, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve WCHS Cheer to sell paw prints and High School Volleyball
         and Softball teams to sell wreaths. Motion carried.

     b. Board Delegate for IASB – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve Rich Stroner as the IASB Delegate for the Webster City
         School Board. Motion Carried.

     c. Teachers Eligible for Lane Change – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve the 19-20 Teacher Lane Changes. Motion
         carried.

     d. Interfund Transfer for Protective Equipment – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the Interfund Transfer for Protective
         Equipment. Motion carried.

     e. Physical Plant and Equipment Levy and Resolution of Election

                                                                                                          RESOLUTION OF ELECTION
     Director Stroner introduced and caused to be read the Resolution hereinafter set out and moved its adoption; seconded by Director Bonjour; after due consideration
     by the Board, the President put the question upon the adoption of said Resolution and the results of the roll call vote were:

Aye: Van Diest, Patterson, Stroner, Bonjour
Nay : None

     Whereupon the President declared said Resolution duly adopted as follows:
                                                                                                          RESOLUTION
     WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Webster City Community School District deems it necessary and desirable that the District obtain additional funds to be
     used for the purposes as authorized by Chapter 298 of the Iowa Code; and
     WHEREAS, the District wishes to take action to allow voters to approve a Physical Plant and Equipment Levy consisting of a tax on all the taxable property in the
     School District of an amount not to exceed Seventy-Seven Cents ($.77) per one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) of assessed value in any one tax year for a period
     commencing on July 1, 2020, not to exceed ten (10) years;
     NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Board of Directors of the Webster City Community School District, in the Counties of Hamilton, Webster, and Wright,
     State of Iowa, that the Secretary be requested to present the following question to the County Commissioner of Elections for presentation to the voters of the District
     on November 5, 2019:

     Shall the Board of Directors of the Webster City Community School District in the Counties of Hamilton, Webster, and Wright, State of Iowa, be authorized for a
     period of ten (10) years, to levy annually, as determined by the Board, a voter-approved physical plant and equipment property tax not to exceed Seventy-Seven
     Cents ($.77) per one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) of the assessed valuation of the taxable property within the school district commencing with the levy for collection
     in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020, to be used for the purposes permitted by Iowa law?

That all resolutions or orders or parts thereof in conflict are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.

f. PPEL Ballot Language – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the PPEL Ballot Language. Motion carried.

g. Revised Riverview Contract – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve the revised contract with Riverview Early Childhood Center. Motion carried

ITEM 7. – Personnel
a. Contract Recommendation – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve Elizabeth Schwake for 20% Middle School Band Teacher. Motion carried.

ITEM 8. – Other
     a. Items from the Board – There were none.

     b. Items from Dr. Ross

  • Dr. Ross thanked the Board for taking the time to do the walk-through at the High School last Thursday.
  • Dr. Ross will be talking to the building Principals at the Admin Team meeting on Tuesday to schedule walk-throughs for the public at each of the buildings in the near future as we prepare for the PPEL vote on November 5th.
  • Dr. Ross presented the Board with a press release and key message sheet for the community about the upcoming PPEL vote. After some updates with suggestions from the Board, the press release and message sheet will go out this week.

ITEM 9. - Consent Items – It was moved by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve the minutes of the August 26, 2019 Board Meeting, payment of the bills and claims as listed at the close of these minutes, to approve General, Schoolhouse, Lunch and Activity Fund Reports, approve the fundraising report, and to approve the interfund transfer. Motion carried.

ITEM 10. – Adjournment - A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to adjourn the meeting at 6:21 p.m. Motion carried, all members present voting aye.

The next Regular Board Meeting will be Monday, September 23rd at 6:00 p.m. at the School Administration Office Board Room.

Attest:
Cathi Hildebrand, Secretary
Beth Van Diest, President

 

dawn@iowaschoo… Thu, 12/12/2019 - 09:49

Minutes - 2019.09.23

Minutes - 2019.09.23

The Board of Directors of the Webster City Community School District in the counties of Hamilton, Webster and Wright, State of Iowa, met in regular session Monday, September 23, 2019, in the School Administration Building, Webster City, Iowa.

ITEM 1. – Call to Order – The Board President called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

ITEM 2. – Roll Call – Members answering roll call were Ms. Van Diest, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Stroner, and Ms. Williams. Also present were members of the media and other interested parties. Mr. Bonjour was absent.

ITEM 3. – Approval of Agenda – It was moved by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve the agenda as written. Motion carried.

ITEM 4. – Open Comment to the Board – There was none.

ITEM 5. – Discussion Items – There were none.

ITEM 6. – Action Items
     a. Fundraising Requests – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve fundraiser requests by WCHS Cheer to hold a Youth Cheer
         Camp; High School Girls and Boys Basketball and High School Wrestling to raise money and food for the Webster City Food Bank; Middle School Band and
         Choir to sell Yankee Candles; High School Student Council to hold a bake sale after school and during parent teacher conferences for the Children’s Miracle
         Network; and High School Yearbook to sell advertising for the 19-20 yearbook. Motion carried

     b. Approval of 2018-2019 Fixed Asset Disposals – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the 2018-2019 fixed asset disposals.
         Motion carried.

     c. Special Education Contract – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve the Special Education Contract for student services with
         Waverly-Shell Rock Community School District. Motion carried.

     d. Special Education Deficit – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the SBRC request for Allowable Growth for the Special
         Education Deficits for the 2018-2019 School year in the amount of $144,743.03 for Northeast Hamilton and $606,825.91 for Webster City, for a total of
         $757,568.94. Motion carried.

     e. Youth and Shelter Services Contract – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve the contract with Youth and Shelter Services
         for a school-based mentoring program. Motion carried.

ITEM 7. – Personnel
     a. Contract Recommendation– A motion was made by Ms. Williams, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the appointment of Naomi Gragg as Northeast Hamilton
         Elementary Paraeducator. Motion carried.

ITEM 8. - Other
     a. Items from the Board

  • Mr. Stroner asked about Board Member participation at Career Ag Academy meetings.
  • Mr. Stroner asked to have the Board Policy regarding vaping at the next Board Meeting.

     b. Items from Dr. Ross

  • Dr. Ross reported the Freeman Journal and KQWC Radio Station helped advertise the recent open houses held at Sunset Heights Elementary, Pleasant View Elementary and the Middle School. Open houses at Northeast Hamilton Elementary will be held on Tuesday, September 24th at 5:30 and the High School on Friday, September 27th at 5:30.
  • Dr. Ross is working to schedule presentations with local coffee groups and civic organizations to talk about the upcoming PPEL vote on Tuesday, November 5th.
  • Professional Development was held on Monday. Morning topics were focused on Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and the afternoon was spent on differentiated learning for groups of teachers.
  • The Board was given the 700 Series of Board Policies for their review and discussion at the next Board meeting.

ITEM 9. – Consent Items – It was moved by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the minutes of the September 9, 2019 Board Meeting and approve WCEA and WCESA seniority lists. Motion carried.

ITEM 10. – Adjournment - A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to adjourn the meeting at 6:29 p.m. Motion carried, all members present voting aye.

The next Regular Board Meeting will be Monday, October 14th at 6:00 p.m. at the School Administration Office Board Room.

Attest:
Cathi Hildebrand, Secretary
Beth Van Diest, President

 

dawn@iowaschoo… Thu, 12/12/2019 - 09:46

Minutes - 2019.12.9

Minutes - 2019.12.9

The Board of Directors of the Webster City Community School District in the counties of Hamilton, Webster and Wright, State of Iowa, met in regular session Monday, December 9 2019, in the School Administration Building, Webster City, Iowa.

 

ITEM 1. – Call to Order – The Board President called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m.

 

ITEM 2. – Roll Call – Members answering roll call were Ms. Van Diest, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Stroner, Mr. Bonjour and Ms. Williams.  Also present were members of the media and other interested parties. 

 

ITEM 3. – Approval of Agenda – It was moved by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve the agenda with one change to consent items.  Motion carried.

 

ITEM 4. – Open Comment to the Board – There was none.

 

ITEM 5. – Approval of Minutes of Last Regular Meeting – A motion was made by Mr. Bonjour, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve the minutes of November 11, 2019 Board Meeting.  Motion carried.

 

ITEM 6. – Review Official Results of School Board Election – Cathi Hildebrand, SBO/School Board Secretary, read the official results from the November 5th School Board Election.

  1. Director at Large
    • Todd Lovelace – 457 votes
    • Marlin Pruismann – 728 votes
    • Scattering – 1 vote

Marlin Pruismann duly elected for the office of Webster City School Board – Director at Large

  1. Director District 2
    • Beth Van Diest – 1,054 votes
    • Scattering – 5 votes

Beth Van Diest duly elected for the office of Webster City School Board – Director District 2

  1. Public Measure JA (a 10-year Voter-approved Physical Plant and Equipment Levy not to exceed $.77 per one thousand dollars of the assessed valuation of the taxable property within the school district)
    • Yes – 862 votes
    • No – 317 votes

Public Measure JA was adopted. 

Both candidates were sworn on November 25th.

 

ITEM 7. – Adjournment of Retiring Board – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to adjourn the Retiring Board at 6:05 p.m.  Motion carried.

 

ITEM 8. – Call to Order and Roll Call (New Board) – Cathi Hildebrand, Board Secretary called the meeting of the new Board to order at 6:07 p.m. and called the roll.  Members answering roll call were Ms. Van Diest, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Stroner, Mr. Pruismann, and Ms. Williams.

 

ITEM 9.  – Election of President and Vice President - It was moved by Ms. Williams, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to nominate Beth Van Diest for School Board President.  Motion carried.  A motion was made by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to nominate Eric Patterson for School Board Vice President.  Motion carried.

 

ITEM 10. – Administration of Oath of Office to Newly Elected President and Vice President – Cathi Hildebrand, SBO/School Board Secretary, administered the oath of office to newly-elected Board President, Beth Van Diest and newly-elected Board Vice President, Eric Patterson and turned the meeting over to President Van Diest.

 

ITEM 11. – Mrs. Ross’ 11th Grade Revolution World Studies Class Presentation – Mrs. Ross and two of her 11th grade Revolution World Studies class presented.  During their study of the French Revolution, students were asked to compare the French Revolution to a current revolution.  One student chose the Central African Republic which has been in a civil war since 2012.  Due to what they learned during this project, students decided to do several projects to raise money which will be donated to UNICEF to buy food and supplies for children of the Central African Republic.

 

ITEM 12. – Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress Presentation – Jama Hisler, Director of Teaching and Learning, presented the Board with information on the new ISASP which was given for the first time last spring to students in grades 3 – 11.  Teachers and parents will have access to three reports: Individual Student Reports, Class Roster Reports, and School Level Achievement Summary Report.

 

ITEM 13. - Discussion Items

  1. First Reading of Board Policy 501.5 Attendance Center Assignment – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve the first reading of Board Policy 501.5.  Motion carried.

 

ITEM 14. – Action Items

  1. Fundraising Requests – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve Mrs. Ross’ 11th Grade Revolution World Studies call to raise money for UNICEF by way of the following:  a coin war, hat and jeans day, silent auction, and Hy-Vee round up to nearest dollar.  Motion carried.
  1. Protective Equipment Funds Transfer – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the Protective Equipment Funds Transfer in the amount of $121.20.  Motion carried.
  2. School Budget Review Committee (SBRC) Request for Modified Allowable Growth – A motion was made by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve the SBRC request for modified allowable growth for increasing enrollment and ELL beyond 5 years in the amount of $473,755.68.  Motion carried.
  3. Second Reading of Board Policies 701, 710, 712.1, and 722 - A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Ms. Williams, to table Board Policy 701 until the next Board meeting and to approve the second reading of Board Policies 710, 712.1, and 722.  Motion carried.
  4. Education Contracts – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve contracts for student services with Mason City CSD and Sioux City CSD.  Motion carried.
  5. Hiring Manual – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the Webster City Community School District’s hiring manual.  Motion carried.
  6. Scholarship Donation – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve the donation of $200,000.00 for the Cleo Graham Memorial Art Scholarship.  Motion carried.

 

ITEM 15 - Other

  1. Items from the Board
    • Beth Van Diest reported she attended parent night for the First Lego League regional competition.  The theme this year is City Shaper.
  2. Items from Dr. Ross
    • Dr. Ross attended the Lego League competition on Saturday.  She received several compliments on how organized the competition was.
    • Dr. Ross thanked the Board for attending the work session with Harry Hiligenthal on Wednesday, December 4th.
    • Dr. Ross attended the community Christmas Concert at Asbury United Methodist Church on Sunday.
    • Dr. Ross was a guest host at Van Diest Medical Center on Sunday afternoon.
    • Dr. Ross reminded everyone of the basketball game on Friday night being held at Jeff Gym.
    • Dr. Ross attended the music concert at Northeast Hamilton Elementary on Thursday, December 5th.
    • Dr. Ross reminded everyone of the music concert at the High School Monday, December 9th at 7:30 p.m.

 

ITEM 16 - Consent Items – It was moved by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve payment of the bills and claims as listed at the close of these minutes, to approve General, Schoolhouse, Lunch and Activity Fund Reports,  approve the interfund transfer, and approve the fundraising report.  Motion carried.

 

ITEM 17. - Adjournment - A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to adjourn the meeting at 7:05 p.m.  Motion carried, all members present voting aye.

 

The next Regular Board Meeting will be Monday, January 13th at 6:00 p.m. at the School Administration Office Board Room.  Board Meetings are subject to change dependent upon need.

 

 

Attest:

 

 

Cathi Hildebrand, Secretary                                     Beth Van Diest, President 

cathi_hildebra… Tue, 01/14/2020 - 10:06

Minutes - 2020.01.13

Minutes - 2020.01.13

The Board of Directors of the Webster City Community School District in the counties of Hamilton, Webster and Wright, State of Iowa, met in regular session Monday, January 13, 2020, in the School Administration Building, Webster City, Iowa.

ITEM 1. – Call to Order – The Board President called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

ITEM 2. – Roll Call – Members answering roll call were Ms. Van Diest, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Stroner, Mr. Pruismann and Ms. Williams.  Also present were members of the media and other interested parties. 

ITEM 3. – Approval of Agenda – It was moved by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the agenda as written.  Motion carried.

ITEM 4. – Open Comment to the Board – There was none.

ITEM 5. – Mentoring Program Presentation – Emily Loughry, Webster City Mentoring Program Coordinator and Feleecia Watkins, YSS Mentoring Program Coordinator, presented the Board with information on the new Youth Mentoring Program at Webster City.  The program was established to help 4th and 5th graders with the transition from elementary school to middle school and has been a huge success.  Currently there are 4 students matched with 4 mentors at Sunset Heights Elementary and 5 students matched with 5 mentors at the Middle School.

ITEM 6. – Discussion Items

  1. IASB Day on the Hill – Dr. Ross informed the Board on an upcoming “Day on the Hill” to be held on January 28th from 9-4 and asked them to let her or Cathi Hildebrand know if they plan to attend.
  2. Kindergarten Round Up – Mindy Mossman, Pleasant View Elementary Principal, and Jessica Hector, Northeast Hamilton Elementary Principal, presented the Board with information on the upcoming Kindergarten Round Up which will be held in April.  In 2020-2021 the District will have 5 sections of Kindergarten at Pleasant View Elementary and 2 sections at Northeast Hamilton Elementary.

ITEM 7. – Action Items

  1. Education Contract – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the education contract for student services with Mason City Community School District.  Motion carried.
  2. 28E Agreement – A motion was made by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the 28E agreement with South Hamilton Community School District for shared TAG teacher.  Motion carried.
  3. Gifts – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to accept the donation of Yoga Mats and Storage Bins from Shanti Rejuvenation Center.  Motion carried.
  4. First Reading of Board Policy 504.2 Student Organizations – A motion was made by Ms. Williams, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the first reading of Board Policy 504.2.  Motion carried.
  5. Second Reading of Board Policies 501.5 and 701 – A motion was made by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the second reading of Board Policies 501.5 Attendance Center Assignment and 701 Fiscal Management.  Motion carried.
  6. AEA Lease Agreement – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 AEA Lease Agreement addendums.  Motion carried.
  7. Fundraising Requests – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve Northeast Hamilton Elementary Carnival; Pleasant View and Sunset Heights Elementary Cookie Dough Fundraiser; and the High School Band Boosters’ Bake Sale and Silent Auction.  Motion Carried.
  8. School Budget Review Committee (SBRC) Modified Allowable Growth for Dropout Prevention – A motion was made by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve the SBRC Modified Allowable Growth request for Dropout Prevention in the amount of $611,257.  Motion carried.
  9. Iowa Local Government Risk Pool – A motion was made by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the resolution to join the Iowa Local Government Risk Pool Education Energy Group Program.  Roll was called.  Members answering aye: Van Diest, Patterson, Stroner, Pruismann, and Williams.  Members answering nay: none.  Motion carried.
    • Early Retirement – Applications and Resignations - A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve Early Retirement applications and resignations at the end of the current school year from Kathy Davis, Alternative High School Teacher; Catherine Schroeder, High School P.E. Teacher, Sue Jaycox, High School Guidance Secretary; Sally Greenfield, High School Guidance Counselor; and Cathi Hildebrand, SBO/Board Secretary.  Motion carried.

ITEM 8. – Personnel

  1. Contract Recommendations – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve contracts with Chris Blunk, Title I Reading; Tiffany Landrum, ELL; Sara Brock, Paraeducator; and Michelle Lovelace, Mentor.  Motion Carried.

ITEM 9.  – Other

  1. Items from the Board
    • Mr. Pruismann reported he had been asked about 2018-2019 yearbooks.  Dr. Ross will look into the matter.
  2. Items from Dr. Ross
    • Dr. Ross reported the informal Board meeting with Stratford Board will be held at 4:30 on Wednesday, January 15th.  Ms. Williams and Mr. Patterson will be representing our Board.
    • In preparation for negotiations, Dr. Ross will be sending out a Doodle poll to look at dates.  This year Ms. Van Diest and Mr. Stroner will work with WCEA negotiations and Mr. Patterson and Mr. Pruismann will work with WCESA negotiations.
    • Dr. Ross will be looking at dates in February or March for a Facilities work session.

ITEM 10. – Consent Items – It was moved by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve the minutes of the December 9, 2019 Board Meeting, payment of the bills and claims as listed at the close of these minutes, to approve General, Schoolhouse, Lunch and Activity Fund Reports, approve the interfund transfer, and approve the fundraising report.  Motion carried.

ITEM 11. – Adjournment - A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to adjourn the meeting at 7:10 p.m.  Motion carried, all members present voting aye.

The next Regular Board Meeting will be Monday, January 27th at 6:00 p.m. at the School Administration Office Board Room.  Board Meetings are subject to change dependent upon need.

 

Attest:

Cathi Hildebrand, Secretary                                     Beth Van Diest, President 

cathi_hildebra… Tue, 01/14/2020 - 10:16

Minutes - 2020.01.27

Minutes - 2020.01.27

January 27, 2020

 

The Board of Directors of the Webster City Community School District in the counties of Hamilton, Webster and Wright, State of Iowa, met in regular session Monday, January 27, 2020, in the School Administration Building, Webster City, Iowa.

 

ITEM 1. – Call to Order – The Board President called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

 

ITEM 2. – Roll Call – Members answering roll call were Ms. Van Diest, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Stroner, Mr. Pruismann, and Ms. Williams.  Also present were members of the media and other interested parties.

 

ITEM 3. – Approval of Agenda – It was moved by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the agenda as written.  Motion carried.

 

ITEM 4. – Open Comment to the Board – There was none.

 

ITEM 5. – Discussion Items

  1. 2020-2021 School Calendar – The Board was given a draft copy of the 2020-2021 for their review.

 

ITEM 6. – Action Items

  1. Education Contract – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve an education contract for student services with Mason City Community School District.  Motion carried.
  2. Second Reading of Board Policy 504.2 – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve the second reading of Board Policy 504.2 Student Organizations.  Motion carried.
  3. Fundraising Requests – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve fundraising requests by Northeast Hamilton Elementary’s 5th and 6th Grade to hold a chili supper to raise money for their Iowa History Field Trip; High School Vocal Boosters’ Singing Valentines; Band Booster sale of bracelets at the February 25 Jazz Band Concert in support of a High School student’s fight against cancer; and High School Cheerleaders to hold a Youth Cheer Camp.  Motion carried.

 

ITEM 7. – Personnel

  1. Contract Recommendations – A motion was made by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve the resignation of Breanne Lesher as JV Volleyball Coach and approve the appointment of Brandon Moore, Maintenance Technician.  Motion carried.

 

ITEM 8. - Other

  1. Items from the Board
    • Linda Williams asked the Board for their approval to Skype into the meeting on February 24th as she will be out of town.
    • Linda Williams asked if the joint meetings with Stratford Board are still necessary as Dr. Ross is the Superintendent for both Districts and keeps both Boards informed.
  2. Item from Dr. Ross
    • Dr. Ross thanked Ms. Williams and Mr. Patterson for attending the joint meeting with Stratford Board on Wednesday, January 15th.
    • Dr. Ross reported the Iowa School Performance Profile will be coming out on January 28th.
    • Dr. Ross reported on the MTSS conference 6 of our staff attended last week.  What was learned will be shared at the Admin Team meeting on Tuesday.

 

ITEM 9.  - Consent Items – It was moved by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the minutes of the January 13, 2020 Board Meeting.  Motion carried.

 

ITEM 9. – Adjournment - A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to adjourn the meeting at 6:25 p.m.  Motion carried, all members present voting aye.

 

Following the regular Board meeting, the Board met in an exempt session on Negotiations.  Negotiating sessions, strategy meetings of public employers or employee organizations, mediation and the deliberative process of arbitration.  Iowa Code 20.17(3).

 

The next Regular Board Meeting will be Monday, February 10th at 6:00 p.m. at the School Administration Office Board Room.

 

 

Attest:

 

 

 

Cathi Hildebrand, Secretary                                     Beth Van Diest, President 

cathi_hildebra… Fri, 01/31/2020 - 12:55

Minutes - 2020.02.10

Minutes - 2020.02.10

February 10, 2020

 

The Board of Directors of the Webster City Community School District in the counties of Hamilton, Webster and Wright, State of Iowa, met in regular session Monday, February 10, 2020, in the School Administration Building, Webster City, Iowa.

 

ITEM 1. – Call to Order – The Board President called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

 

ITEM 2. – Roll Call – Members answering roll call were Ms. Van Diest, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Pruismann and Ms. Williams.  Also present were members of the media and other interested parties.  Mr. Stroner was absent.

 

ITEM 3. – Approval of Agenda – It was moved by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve the agenda with the addition of Personnel.  Motion carried.

 

ITEM 4. – Open Comment to the Board – There was none.

 

ITEM 5. – High School Course Updates Presentation – Jama Hisler, Director of Teaching and Learning, and Dan Johnson, High School Principal, presented the Board with information on changes to curriculum offerings for the 2020-2021 school year.

 

ITEM 6. – Action Items

  1. Course Updates – A motion was made by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the High School Course Updates.  Motion carried
  2. 2020-2021 School Calendar – A motion was made by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the 2020-2021 School Calendar, option B.  Motion carried
  3. School Pointe Website Redesign Contract – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve the School Pointe Website Redesign Contract.  Motion carried.
  4. Protective Equipment Funds Transfer – A motion was made by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the Protective Equipment Funds Transfer from General Fund to Activity Fund in the amount of $1,569.64.  Motion carried.
  5. Fundraising Requests – A motion was made by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve Prom Donation request letters sent to Junior parents; Webster City Rocketry Trivia Night II; and Middle School “un-fundraiser”.  Motion carried.
  6. Facilities Use Agreement – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve the Central Iowa Chiefs to utilize the Northeast Hamilton Elementary Football Field.  Motion carried.
  7. Education Contract – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve the education contracts for student services with Manson Northwest Webster Community School District.  Motion carried.
  8. Board Policy 900 Series Community Relations 1st Reading – A motion was made by Ms. Williams, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve the 1st reading of Board Policy 900 Series Community Relations.  Motion carried.

 

ITEM 7. – Personnel – A motion was made by Ms. Williams, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the voluntary transfer for Michael Ross from Teacher Leader to First Grade for 2020-2021 school year.  Motion carried.

 

ITEM 8. - Other

  1. Items from the Board – There were none.
  2. Items from Dr. Ross
    • Dr. Ross reported she has started her mid-year “Chats with the Superintendent”.  She plans to meet in all buildings before the end of February.
    • Dr. Ross reported she has started a monthly staff newsletter.
    • Dr. Ross asked the Board about having a work session after the February 24th Board meeting to discuss facilities.  The Board agreed.
    • Dr. Ross wished belated happy birthday wishes to Board President, Beth Van Diest.

 

ITEM 9. – Consent Items – It was moved by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve the minutes of the January 27, 2020 Board Meeting, payment of the bills and claims as listed at the close of these minutes, to approve General, Schoolhouse, Lunch and Activity Fund Reports, approve the interfund transfer, and approve the fundraising report.  Motion carried.

 

ITEM 10.  – Adjournment - A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to adjourn the meeting at 7:20 p.m.  Motion carried, all members present voting aye.

 

The next Regular Board Meeting will be Monday, February 24th at 6:00 p.m. at the School Administration Office Board Room.  Board Meetings are subject to change dependent upon need.

 

 

Attest:

 

 

Cathi Hildebrand, Secretary                                        Beth Van Diest, President        

cathi_hildebra… Mon, 02/17/2020 - 07:46

Minutes - 2020.02.24

Minutes - 2020.02.24

February 24, 2020

 

The Board of Directors of the Webster City Community School District in the counties of Hamilton, Webster and Wright, State of Iowa, met in regular session Monday, February 24, 2020, in the School Administration Building, Webster City, Iowa.

 

ITEM 1. – Call to Order – The Board President called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

 

ITEM 2. – Roll Call – Members answering roll call were Ms. Van Diest, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Stroner, Mr. Pruismann, and Ms. Williams, via telephone.  Also present were members of the media and other interested parties.

 

ITEM 3. – Approval of Agenda – It was moved by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the agenda with voluntary transfer added under personnel and item 9c tabled until a future Board meeting.  Motion carried.

 

Beth Van Diest, Board President, read a statement to the public addressing the process for updating Board Policies each year.

 

ITEM 4. – Open Comment to the Board – Several members of the community stated their concern about raising prices for building use.  The Board responded this has always been in Board policy.  The Board is still looking into how other districts charge for building use and this will be addressed at a future meeting.

 

ITEM 5.  - WCEA Initial Proposal – Trish Bahrenfuss, bargaining committee member, presented the Board with the initial bargaining proposal from the Webster City Education Association for 2020-2021.  The Association is asking for a salary increase of 4.72%, several language changes, and for the contract to be in effect from July 1, 2020 thru June 30, 2023.

ITEM 6. – WCESA Initial Proposal – Dr. Ross presented the Board with the initial bargaining proposal from the Webster City Educational Services Association.  The Association is asking for all salary schedules to increase by $1.00 on base for food services, secretary, para-educators, and custodial; and transportation base shall increase by $100; all employees shall advance on step for 2020-2021.

 

ITEM 7.  - Prairie Lakes AEA Overview – Jeff Herzberg, AEA Chief Administrator, presented the Board with information on staff and services provided by Prairie Lakes Area Education Association.

 

ITEM 8. - Discussion Items – There were none.

 

ITEM 9 - Action Items

  1. Gifts – Hy-Vee – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve accepting a donation of $130 and reduced pricing on goods supporting the WCMS Winter Attendance Initiative.  Motion carried.
  2. Second Reading of Board Policy Series 900 – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the second reading of Board Policies Series 900, omitting 902.1 and 902.4.  Motion carried.
  3. First Reading of Board Policy 906.1 Community Use of District Facilities & Equipment. – This item was tabled and will be discussed at a future Board meeting.
  4. Fundraising Request – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner to approve the Prom Bowling Marathon.  Motion carried.

 

ITEM 10. - Personnel

  1. Contract Recommendations – A motion was made by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Mr. Stroner to approve the following:
    • Resignation of Megan Ginther, 7th Grade Assistant Volleyball Coach.
    • Recommendation of appointment for Kathy Biere, School Business Official/Board Secretary, effective July 1, 2020.
    • Recommendation of voluntary transfer of Deb Dunham to the Title I vacancy.

Motion carried.

 

ITEM 11. – Other

  1. Items from the Board
    • Mr. Stroner asked for the Board minutes to be emailed to Board members following each meeting.
  2. Items from Dr. Ross
    • Dr. Ross made a clarification regarding professional development days for the 2020-2021 school year which will be 1 full day each month during the months of September, October, January, February, April, and May.  There will not be a professional development day in November, December or March.
    • Dr. Ross congratulated the Webster City wrestlers for going to State, especially Cam Phetxoumphone for winning his weight division.
    • Dr. Ross presented the Board with a flyer promoting Webster City Community Schools.  The District will be participating in a job fair at Iowa State University on Monday, March 2nd and these will be handed out there and they are available at the Administration building.

 
ITEM 12.  - Consent Items – It was moved by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve the minutes of the February 10, 2020 Board Meeting.  Motion carried.

 

ITEM 13. – Adjournment - A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to adjourn the meeting at 6:46 p.m.  Motion carried, all members present voting aye.

 

Following the regular Board meeting, the Board met in a work session on District Facilities.  No action was taken during the work session and the session was open to the public.

 

The next Regular Board Meeting will be Monday, March 9th at 6:00 p.m. at the School Administration Office Board Room.

 

cathi_hildebra… Tue, 02/25/2020 - 12:55

Minutes - 2020.03.09

Minutes - 2020.03.09

March 9, 2020

 

The Board of Directors of the Webster City Community School District in the counties of Hamilton, Webster and Wright, State of Iowa, met in regular session Monday, March 9, 2020, in the School Administration Building, Webster City, Iowa.

 

ITEM 1. – Call to Order – The Board President called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

 

ITEM 2. – Roll Call – Members answering roll call were Ms. Van Diest, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Stroner, Mr. Pruismann and Ms. Williams.  Also present were members of the media and other interested parties.

 

ITEM 3. – Approval of Agenda – It was moved by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve the agenda as written.  Motion carried.

 

ITEM 4. – Open Comment to the Board – The Board was presented with a letter from a parent stating concerns with recent events at the High School.

 

ITEM 5. – Discussion Items – There were none.

 

ITEM 6. – Student Recognition

  1. High School Wrestling – Chad Hisler, Head High School Wrestling Coach, recognized two of his state qualifiers, Nick Gasca and Cam Phetxoumphone who was undefeated in the season and the 6th Webster City state champion.  The Board congratulated them on their accomplishments.

 

ITEM 7. – Action Items

  1. Riverview Property – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to authorize Administration to take action to consider options related to the sale of the Riverview property.  Motion carried.
  2. Fundraising Request – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve the Band Boosters to sell t-shirts in support of a High School student’s fight against cancer.  Motion carried.
  3. Board’s Initial Proposal to Webster City Education Association – Dr. Ross read the Board’s initial contract proposal to Webster City Education Association which includes a total package increase of 2.22%.
  4. Board’s Initial Proposal to WCESA – Dr. Ross read the Board’s initial contract proposal to Webster City Educational Services Association which includes a total package increase of 2.42%.

 

ITEM 8. - Personnel

  1. Contract Recommendations - A motion was made by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the following:
    • Resignation of Denice Meyer, Nurse’s Secretary.
    • Recommendation of appointments for : 
      1. Greta Nelson - Spring Play Advisor
      2. Emily Pruismann – Kindergarten
      3. Melissa Plagge – High School P.E.
      4. Marta Paukert – High School Guidance Counselor

  Motion carried.

 

ITEM 9. – Other

  1. Items from the Board
    • Mr. Stroner asked if there were any new updates on the Coronavirus.  Dr. Ross is monitoring the situation with the help of Lea Ahrens and Cindi Sweedler, school nurses.
  2. Items from Dr. Ross
    • Dr. Ross thanked the students and staff from the High School for meeting with her last week.
    • Dr. Ross reported she is monitoring the Coronavirus situation and has sent information out to parents and staff and will update as situations warrant.
    • Dr. Ross attended the Career Academy in Eagle Grove Superintendents’ meeting last Friday.  She reported that they will be offering a Computer Science program via Zoom next year.
    • Dr. Ross and Mindy Mossman attended the Iowa State Job Fair on March 2nd promoting our District and Community.
    • Next Wednesday Dr. Ross will be attending a “Listening” meeting hosted by the City of Webster City.
    • Dr. Ross reported the Mentoring program recently received a gift from the Rotary Club.

 

ITEM 10.  – Consent Items – It was moved by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve the minutes of the February 24, 2020 Board Meeting, payment of the bills and claims as listed at the close of these minutes, to approve General, Schoolhouse, Lunch and Activity Fund Reports, approve the interfund transfer, and approve the fundraising report.  Motion carried.

 

ITEM 11.  – Adjournment - A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to adjourn the meeting at 6:32 p.m.  Motion carried, all members present voting aye.

 

The next Regular Board Meeting will be Monday, March 23rd at 6:00 p.m. at the School Administration Office Board Room.  Board Meetings are subject to change dependent upon need.

 

 

Attest:

 

Cathi Hildebrand, Secretary                                        Beth Van Diest, President        

cathi_hildebra… Tue, 03/10/2020 - 10:35

Minutes - 2020.03.19

Minutes - 2020.03.19

March 19, 2020

 

The Board of Directors of the Webster City Community School District in the counties of Hamilton, Webster and Wright, State of Iowa, met in special session Thursday, March 19, 2020, in the School Administration Building, Webster City, Iowa.

ITEM 1. – Call to Order – The Board Vice President called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m.

ITEM 2. – Roll Call – Members answering roll call were Mr. Patterson, Mr. Stroner, Mr. Pruismann (via phone) and Ms. Williams (via phone).  Also present were members of the media and other interested parties.  Ms. Van Diest was absent.

ITEM 3. – Approval of Agenda – It was moved by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve the agenda as written.  Motion carried.

ITEM 4. – Open Comment to the Board – There was none.

ITEM 5. – Coronavirus Resolution A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve the following resolution:

Resolution – Pandemic Response and Emergency Suspension of Policy

WHEREAS, Iowa Code ch. 279.8 authorizes local school boards to govern their respective districts, including adopting policies for their own governance;

WHEREAS the Board has adopted board policies including a policy which allows for the suspension of board policy during extreme emergencies of a very unique nature. 

WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic;

WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the U.S. President declared a national state of emergency and on March 15, 2020 Governor Reynolds recommended closure of all public and private K-12 schools in Iowa until April 13, 2020, to contain the spread of COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, on March 17, 2020, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds declared a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency under the authority granted through Iowa Constitution, Art. IV, §§ 1, 8 and Iowa Code §§ 29C.6(1), 135.140(6), and 135.144 and directed implementation of the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s Iowa Emergency Response Plan in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19);

WHEREAS, most hourly non-exempt employees will be unable to report to work due to the District’s closure and certified contract employees may be asked to work at remote locations to help provide continuity in educational services; and 

WHEREAS, on March 17, 2020, the Iowa Legislature passed and the Governor signed SF2408 granting a waiver of the instructional time requirements in Iowa Code ch. 279.10 for all public school districts closing before April 12, 2020 to prevent or contain the spread of COVID-19; and granting Governor Reynolds the ability to waive instructional time requirements for any public school district which closes on or after April 12, 2020 to prevent or contain the spread of COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, the Iowa Department of Education, which has the authority to establish and interpret graduation requirements, and to oversee other crucial aspects of public education is providing written guidance to Iowa school districts on issues related to COVID-19, including but not limited to student attendance, distance/online learning, high school credit, meal distribution, and other issues;

 NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Webster City School Board hereby suspends provisions of its board policies and/or whole policies, as identified by the District Superintendent or designee, if such suspension is necessary to implement written guidance from state or federal agencies relating to containing COVID-19 for the duration identified in the Governor’s State of Public Health Emergency declaration of March 17, 2020, or as otherwise determined by the Board.

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the District Superintendent will consult with and report to the Board as feasible and appropriate regarding the emergency closure and efforts to implement written guidance from health and government agencies.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the District Superintendent is authorized to close any school facility without further action by the Board of Directors. Such closure shall continue during the emergency created by the COVID-19 pandemic until such time as the District Superintendent, in consultation with appropriate health and government authorities, deems it in the best interests of the District and its students to open schools. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the District Superintendent is authorized, based upon the needs of the District and guidance from health and government agencies, to direct staff assignments during District closures, including but not limited to essential employees who must report to work, employees who may be reassigned, and employees whose services are not needed.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that access to public school grounds and public school buildings of the District may be limited as directed by the Superintendent during District closures.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified, exempt employees will remain employed during the school closure and until the number of days expressed on the contract have been fulfilled, unless otherwise approved by the Board. Days that contracted employees do not report for duty onsite or from a remote location, due to closure, do not constitute a fulfilled contract day except to the extent those days are forgiven by the District.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in light of this District-wide emergency closure, the Board authorizes the Superintendent to place hourly non-exempt employees on paid administrative leave and to continue to pay them for up to four weeks during the period of school closure, and the Board shall reevaluate this authority for any school closure lasting longer than four weeks.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in the interest of public health and/or to comply with federal or state health department recommendations or guidance, the Board may limit the number of people who can physically attend Board meetings and may, instead, encourage the public to attend or listen to its open public meetings via telephone or video conference, live streaming on television and/or the internet and the Board may also limit public comment to written comments.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board reserves the right to adjust board meeting dates, times, and locations during the District-wide emergency closure in a manner consistent with the Open Meetings law, and notes that any or all board members may attend board meetings electronically as permitted by law.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that execution of this Resolution is conclusive evidence of the Board’s approval of this action and of the authority granted herein.  The Board warrants that it has, and at the time of this action had, full power and lawful authority to adopt this instrument. This resolution will remain in full force and effect until it is rescinded or amended by subsequent action of the Board.

Roll was called.

Members answering aye: Patterson, Stroner, Pruismann, and Williams

Members answering nay: None

Motion carried.

ITEM 6. – Set Public Hearing Date for the FY2021 Budget – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Ms. Williams, to set the Public Hearing Date for the FY 2021 Budget on Monday, April 13th.  Motion carried

ITEM 7. – Adjournment - A motion was made by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to adjourn the meeting at  12:42 p.m.  Motion carried, all members present voting aye.

The next Regular Board Meeting will be Monday, April 13rd at 6:00 p.m. at the School Administration Office Board Room.  Board Meetings are subject to change dependent upon need.

Attest:

Cathi Hildebrand, Secretary                                        Eric Patterson, Vice President 

cathi_hildebra… Mon, 03/23/2020 - 09:10

Minutes - 2020.04.13

Minutes - 2020.04.13

April 13, 2020

The Board of Directors of the Webster City Community School District in the counties of Hamilton, Webster and Wright, State of Iowa, met in regular session, via ZOOM Meeting, Monday, April 13, 2020, in the School Administration Building, Webster City, Iowa.

ITEM 1. – Call to Order – The Board President called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

ITEM 2. – Roll Call – Members answering roll call were Ms. Van Diest, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Stroner, Mr. Pruismann and Ms. Williams.  Also present, via ZOOM, were members of the media and other interested parties.

ITEM 3. – Approval of Agenda – It was moved by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve the agenda with one action item deleted.  Motion carried.

ITEM 4. – Open Comment to the Board – President Van Diest reminded those in attendance that comments were to be emailed to Dr. Ross prior to the meeting.  Dr. Ross stated there had been no emails.

ITEM 5. – Public Hearing on 2020-2021 Budget – Board President, Beth Van Diest opened the Public Hearing at 6:01 p.m.  Following a short presentation by Cathi Hildebrand, Board Secretary,  the Public Hearing was closed at 6:08 p.m.

ITEM 6. – 2020-2021 Budget Adoption – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Ms. Williams to adopt the 2020-2021 budget as presented.  Motion carried.

ITEM 7. – Budget Guarantee Resolution

Director Pruismann introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption.  Director Patterson seconded the motion to adopt.  The roll was called and the vote was:

AYES: Van Diest, Patterson, Stroner, Pruismann, and Williams                                                                    

NAYS:  None

            The President declared the resolution adopted as follows:

RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors of Webster City Community School District, will levy property tax for fiscal year 2020-2021 for the regular program budget adjustment as allowed under section 257.14, Code of Iowa.

ITEM 8. - Discussion Items – There were none.

ITEM 9. – Action Items

  1. Coronavirus Resolution – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve an updated Coronavirus resolution.  Motion carried.
  2. 2020-2021 Natural Gas Program Contract – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve the Natural Gas Program Contract for 2020-2021.  Motion carried.
  3. AEA Purchasing Agreement – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve the AEA Purchasing Agreement for 2020-2021.  Motion carried.
  4. Fixed Asset Inventory Service Contract – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve the Fixed Asset Inventory Service Contract with Asset Services.  Motion carried.
  5. Johnson Controls Service Contract – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the Johnson Controls Service Contract.  Motion carried.

ITEM 10. – Personnel

  1. Contract Recommendations - A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve the following:
    • Recommendation for Sara Brock, Regional Business Office Accountant.
    • Resignation of Craig Signorin, 9th Girls Basketball Coach.
    • Stipends for Pat Farley, Interim High School Principal; Bob Howard, Interim Activities Director; Michael Ross, Interim Associate High School Principal.

  Motion carried.

ITEM 11. – Other

  1. Items from the Board
    • Mr. Stroner asked for clarification on what time the ZOOM meeting for negotiations would be held on Tuesday and the ID and password to join the meeting. 
    • Mr. Stroner asked for an update on the Food Service meal program.  Dr. Ross reported multiple meals are now being handed out so families don’t have to come each day.  She also reported supplies are becoming harder to get.
  2. Items from Dr. Ross
    • Dr. Ross thanked everyone for participating in our first ZOOM Board Meeting.
    • Dr. Ross reported she had been asked if Board meetings will be held on any additional platforms.  At this time, the plan is to only use ZOOM for future Board meetings.
    • Dr. Ross read a statement thanking employees of the District for stepping up during these challenging times due to the COVID 19 Pandemic.
    • Dr. Ross reported Prom has been postponed.  At this time, it has not been rescheduled.
    • Dr. Ross reported she and Mr. Johnson, High School Principal, will be Zooming with students regarding graduation plans and various options this week.

ITEM 12.  – Consent Items – It was moved by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the minutes of the March 9, and 19, 2020 Board Meetings, payment of the bills and claims as listed at the close of these minutes, to approve General, Schoolhouse, Lunch and Activity Fund Reports, approve the interfund transfer, and approve the fundraising report.  Motion carried.

ITEM 11.  – Adjournment - A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to adjourn the meeting at 6:51 p.m.  Motion carried, all members present voting aye.

 

The next Regular Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 27th at 6:00 p.m. at the School Administration Office Board Room.  Board Meetings are subject to change dependent upon need.

Attest:

Cathi Hildebrand, Secretary                                        Beth Van Diest, President        

cathi_hildebra… Tue, 04/14/2020 - 13:38

Minutes - 2020.04.27

Minutes - 2020.04.27

April 27, 2020

 

The Board of Directors of the Webster City Community School District in the counties of Hamilton, Webster and Wright, State of Iowa, met in regular session, via ZOOM meeting, Monday, April 27, 2020, in the School Administration Building, Webster City, Iowa.

ITEM 1. – Call to Order – The Board President called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m.

ITEM 2. – Roll Call – Members answering roll call were Ms. Van Diest, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Stroner, Mr. Pruismann, and Ms. Williams.  Also present, via ZOOM, were members of the media and other interested parties.

ITEM 3. – Approval of Agenda – It was moved by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve the agenda as written.  Motion carried.

ITEM 4. – Open Comment to the Board – There were none.

ITEM 5.  - Discussion Items 

  1. PreK-8 Reading Curriculum Adoption - Jama Hisler, Director of Teaching and Learning; C.J. Clabaugh, 6th Grade Teacher; Diane Bahrenfuss, 3rd Grade Teacher; and Kristin Hammitt, 1st Grade Teacher, presented the Board with information on a proposed reading adoption.  PreK through 4th grade will be using Fountas & Pinnell Classroom, and 5th grade through 8th grade will be using Lucy Calkins Reading and Writing Units of Study.

ITEM 6. – Action Items

  1. K-8 Reading Curriculum Adoption – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve the PreK-8 Reading Adoption as presented.  Motion carried.
  2. Disposal of Curriculum Materials – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve the disposal of the old reading series as proposed.  Motion carried.
  3. Coronavirus Resolution - A motion was made by Ms. Williams, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve an updated Coronavirus resolution.  Motion carried.
  4. High School grading during the Pandemic – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the high school grading plan as proposed.  Motion carried.  Students will be given the option to take a letter grade or a “pass/incomplete” grade. 
  5. Tentative Agreement with WCEA – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve the tentative agreement with Webster City Education Association with a total package increase of 2.81%.  Motion carried.
  6. Tentative Agreement with WCESA – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the tentative agreement with Webster City Educational Services Association with a total package increase of 3.41%.  Motion carried.
  7. Computer Information Concepts Contract – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve the contract with Computer Information Concepts for ISASP assessment import.  Motion carried.
  8. School Bus Bid – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the bus bid from School Bus Sales, Inc. for a 30 passenger bus in the amount of $67,956.00.  Motion carried.
  9. Audit RFP – A motion was made by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the Request for Proposal from Nolte, Cornman, and Johnson, PC for audit services for 2020, 2021, and 2022.  Motion carried.
  10. Gifts – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to accept gifts to the District of M and M’s, hot dogs, cheese dogs, buns, and candy from Yes Way and weight training equipment from DS Consulting Services.  Motion carried.
  11. FEH Contract – A motion was made by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the contract with FEH Design for project evaluations.  Motion carried.
  12. YSS Contract – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve the annual Youth and Shelter Services contract.   Motion carried.

ITEM 7.  – Other

  1. Items from the Board – There were none.
  2. Items from Dr. Ross
    • Dr. Ross reported the District is required to file a “Return to Learn” plan to the Department of Education by July 1st.  The plan will be presented to the Board in June.
    • Dr. Ross thanked Mark Murphy and the Technology Department for making parts for face shields with the District’s 3-D printer.  The parts were delivered to the AEA and will be used to complete PPE face shields.

ITEM 8. - Consent Items – It was moved by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve the minutes of the April 13, 2020 Board Meeting.  Motion carried.

ITEM 9 - Adjournment - A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Ms. Williams, to adjourn the meeting at 7:10 p.m.  Motion carried, all members present voting aye.

The next Regular Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 11th at 6:00 p.m. at the School Administration Office Board Room.   Board Meetings are subject to change dependent upon need.

Attest:

Cathi Hildebrand, Secretary                                     Beth Van Diest, President 

cathi_hildebra… Wed, 04/29/2020 - 06:51

Minutes - 2020.05.26

Minutes - 2020.05.26

May 26, 2020

The Board of Directors of the Webster City Community School District in the counties of Hamilton, Webster and Wright, State of Iowa, met in regular session, via ZOOM Meeting, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in the School Administration Building, Webster City, Iowa.

ITEM 1. – Call to Order – The Board President called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m.

ITEM 2. – Roll Call – Members answering roll call were Ms. Van Diest, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Pruismann and Ms. Williams.  Also present, via ZOOM, were members of the media and other interested parties.  Mr. Stroner was absent.

ITEM 3. – Approval of Agenda – It was moved by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve the agenda with one additional personnel item added.  Motion carried.

ITEM 4. – Open Comment to the Board – There were none.

ITEM 5. – Discussion Items – There were none.

ITEM 6. – Action Items

  1. COVID19 Early Retirement Plan – A motion was made by Ms. Williams, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve the COVID 19 Early Retirement Plan for both Certified and Classified staff for 2019-2020 school year.  Motion carried.
  2. Administration Salaries – A motion was made by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the Administration Salaries for 2020-2021 school year.  Motion carried.

ITEM 7. - Personnel

  1. Contract Recommendations - A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve the following:
    • Recommendations of:  Travis Balt, Middle School Vocal; Kaitlyn Stroup, 2nd Grade; Ana Halvorsen, Preschool ECSE; Katie Jacobson, High School Science; Sara Brock, Sunset Heights Paraeducator/Secretary; Dawn Trujillo, Nurse Secretary; Craig Signorin, Assistant 8th Grade Girls Basketball Coach; Melissa Plagge, 9th Grade Girls Basketball Coach; Megan Kosta-Dietz, Lego League Coach; Cathy Dingman, Lego League Coach.
    • Resignations from:  Amberly HabHab, Middle School Art; Chelsie Shimek, 6th Grade; Kathryn Jass, Middle School Special Education; Jordan Moen, Pleasant View Paraeducator; Jessica Butterfield Bailey, Pleasant View Part-Time Secretary; Sandy Crim, High School Paraeducator.  Motion carried.

ITEM 8. – Other

  1. Items from Dr. Ross
    • Dr. Ross reported that work is being done for the “Return to Learn” plan.  Four work groups will work on different parts.  She is collecting input from teachers through a survey as well as representation on each committee.  Students and parents will have the opportunity to provide input via a survey letter.
    • Dr. Ross reported Governor Reynolds announced Baseball and Softball can begin on June 1st.  Joe Shanks, Activities Director, presented the Board with guidance from the Department of Education and answered questions from the Board on the processes to keep everyone safe.
  2. Items from the Board
    • Ms. Williams questioned a 7th grade Math test given to students.  This test was optional for any student wishing to take Algebra in 8th grade.
    • Ms. Williams asked if there were sets of textbooks in the classrooms.  Jama Hisler, Director of Teaching and Learning, reported there are.
    • Mr. Patterson asked if the Board needed to approve beginning Baseball and Softball on June 1st.  Dr. Ross responded the Board did not need to approve.  However, each family could determine whether to let their student participate.

ITEM 9. – Consent Items – It was moved by Ms. Williams, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve the minutes of the May 11, 2020 Board Meeting.  Motion carried.

ITEM 10.  – Adjournment - A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Ms. Williams, to adjourn the meeting at 6:38 p.m.  Motion carried, all members present voting aye.

The next Regular Board Meeting will be Thursday, June 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the School Administration Office Board Room.  Board Meetings are subject to change dependent upon need.

Attest:

Cathi Hildebrand, Secretary                                        Beth Van Diest, President      

cathi_hildebra… Wed, 05/27/2020 - 21:03

Minutes - 2020.06.11

Minutes - 2020.06.11

June 11, 2020

The Board of Directors of the Webster City Community School District in the counties of Hamilton, Webster and Wright, State of Iowa, met in regular session, via Zoom Meeting, Thursday, June 11, 2020, in the School Administration Building, Webster City, Iowa.

ITEM 1. – Call to Order – The Board President called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

ITEM 2. – Roll Call – Members answering roll call were Ms. Van Diest, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Stroner, and Mr. Pruismann.  Also present, via Zoom, were members of the media and other interested parties.  Ms. Williams was absent.

ITEM 3. – Approval of Agenda – It was moved by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve the agenda with one addition under personnel.  Motion carried.

ITEM 4. – Open Comment to the Board – There were none.

ITEM 5. – Discussion Items

  1. Baseball and softball health rules – Joe Shanks, Activities Director, and Dr. Jim Kumm, Athletic Trainer, presented the Board with information regarding protocols, rules and regulations for softball and baseball to resume this spring.
  2. Mighty Trojan Childcare Center update – Jessica Hector, Northeast Hamilton Elementary Principal, presented the Board with information on the challenges and concerns with staffing at the Mighty Trojan Childcare Center.

ITEM 6. – Action Items

  1. Mighty Trojan Childcare Center – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve the 2020-2021 rates for the Mighty Trojan Childcare Center.  Motion carried.
  2. Principal and Interest Payment Authorization – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the principal and interest payment in the amount of $157,606.25.  Motion carried.

Due to technical difficulties, Mr. Patterson took over the meeting at this point.

  1. 2020-2021 Substitute Pay Rates – A motion was made by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the substitute pay rates for 2020-2021 as presented.  Motion carried.
  2. Webster City Community School Foundation Mini Grants – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to accept the Webster City Community School Foundation Mini Grant awards in the amount of $31,204.20.  Motion carried.
  3. COVID 19 Early Retirement – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve COVID 19 early retirement requests by JoAnn Darling, Bus Driver; Denice Meyer, Nurse’s Secretary; Rusty Bever, Middle School Paraeducator; Deb Adams, High School Life Management teacher; and Trudy Elwood, High School Paraeducator.  Motion carried
  4. Fundraising Requests – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve fundraiser requests by Softball to sell Little League discount cards, and Cheerleading to sell paw prints and yard signs.  Motion carried.
  5. June 30, 2020 Bills and Claims – A motion was made by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve Ms. Van Diest approving a final list of bills and claims on June 30th for the 2019-2020 school year.  Motion carried.
  6. Protective EquipmentTransfer – A motion was made by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve a transfer from general fund to activity fund in the amount of $200.85 for protective equipment.  Motion carried.
  7. Pepsi Contract Amendment – A motion was made by Ms. Van Diest, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the Pepsi contract amendment.  Motion carried.
  8. Apple iPad and MacBook Lease Agreement – A motion was made by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Ms. Van Diest, to approve the Apple iPad and MacBook lease agreement.  Motion carried.
  9. Riverview Lease Extension – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve the 3 month extension of the Riverview lease agreement.  Motion carried.
  10. Gifts – Bayer Fund – A motion was made by Ms. Van Diest, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to accept the gift from Bayer Fund on behalf of Brent Holtkamp in the amount of $2,500.  Motion carried.
  11. First Reading of Board Policy 304.1 Administrative Positions – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Ms. Van Diest, to approve the first reading of Board policy 304.1, Administrative Positions.  Motion carried.
  12. 2020-2021 Bread and Milk Bids – A motion was made by Ms. Van Diest, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve AE Dairy for milk and Pan O Gold bakery for bread for the 2020-2021 school year.  Motion carried.

ITEM 7. – Personnel – A motion was made by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Ms. Van Diest, to approve the following:

  1. Contract Recommendations – Rafferty Naughton, 6th grade teacher; Kaleen Simmons, 6th grade teacher; Kala Thury, 50% Middle School Band; Nabidt Martinez, Pleasant View Paraeducator; Derek Turner, Head Varsity Cross Country Coach; and Joe Lambert, Assistant Varsity Cross Country Coach.
  2. Resignation – Ashton Reams, Middle School Band

Motion carried.

ITEM 8. – Other

  1. Items from Dr. Ross
  • Dr. Ross reminded the Board that graduation will be held on Sunday, June 28th at 2:00 p.m.  All participates should wear facemasks and only 4 people per graduate will be allowed to attend.
  • Staff continues to work on the plan for starting school in the fall.
  • Dr. Ross encouraged everyone to complete the State technology survey.  A link is on the school’s webpage.
  • Wi-Fi has been installed at Northeast Hamilton Elementary and at the High School and is accessible in the parking lots.
  • Dr. Ross reminded everyone that school facilities continue to be closed until the end of June with the exception of Softball and Baseball.
  1. Items from the Board
    • Ms. Van Diest asked about graduation.  Music for the ceremony will be recorded and students will walk across the stage with some modifications.
    • Mr. Stroner asked if there was any more interest in the old administration building.  Dr. Ross reported not at this time.

ITEM 9. – Consent Items – It was moved by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve the minutes of the May 26, 2020 Board Meetings, payment of the bills and claims as listed at the close of these minutes, to approve General, Schoolhouse, Lunch and Activity Fund Reports, approve the interfund transfer, and approve the fundraising report.  Motion carried.

ITEM 10. – Adjournment - A motion was made by Ms. Van Diest, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to adjourn the meeting at 7:26 p.m.  Motion carried, all members present voting aye.

The next Regular Board Meeting will be Monday, July 13 at 6:00 p.m. at the School Administration Office Board Room.  Board Meetings are subject to change dependent upon need.

 

Attest:

Cathi Hildebrand, Secretary                                        Eric Patterson, Vice President 

cathi_hildebra… Sat, 06/13/2020 - 16:33

Minutes - 2020.5.11

Minutes - 2020.5.11

May 11, 2020

 

The Board of Directors of the Webster City Community School District in the counties of Hamilton, Webster and Wright, State of Iowa, met in regular session, via ZOOM Meeting, Monday, May 11, 2020, in the School Administration Building, Webster City, Iowa.

ITEM 1. – Call to Order – The Board Vice President called the meeting to order at 6:04 p.m.

ITEM 2. – Roll Call – Members answering roll call were Mr. Patterson, Mr. Stroner, Mr. Pruismann and Ms. Williams.  Also present, via ZOOM, were members of the media and other interested parties.  Ms. Van Diest was absent.

ITEM 3. – Approval of Agenda – It was moved by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the agenda with three additions.  Motion carried.

ITEM 4. – Open Comment to the Board – There were none.

ITEM 5. – The month of May is School Board Appreciation Month.  Ms. Hildebrand told the Board that their certificates of appreciation were emailed to them, and she thanked them for their service.  Dr. Ross also thanked the Board for their hard work and dedication to make our District better. 

ITEM 6. – Discussion Items

  1. Tentative 2020-2021 Graduation List - Dr. Ross presented the Board with the tentative graduation list of 117 seniors for the class of 2020.  A motion was made by Ms. Williams, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve the list of 2020 graduates.  Motion carried.

ITEM 7. – Action Items

  1. Principal and Interest Payment Authorization – A motion was made by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Mr. Stroner , to approve a principal and interest payment in the amount of $886,681.26.  Motion carried.
  2. Propane Bids – A motion was made by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the Propane Bid by Innovative Ag Services for 2020-2021 school year.  Motion carried.
  3. Non-Bargaining Salaries – A motion was made by Ms. Williams, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the Non-Bargaining salaries for 2020-2021 school year.  Motion carried.
  4. 2020-2021 Lunch Prices – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve the 2020-2021 lunch prices as presented.  Motion carried.
  5. 2020-2021 Student Fees – A motion was made by Ms. Williams, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the 2020-2021 student fees as presented.  Motion carried.
  6. June and July, 2020 Board Meeting Dates – A motion was made by Ms. Williams, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve June 8, 2020 and July 13, 2020 Board Meeting Dates.  Motion carried.

ITEM 8. - Personnel

  1. Contract Recommendations - A motion was made by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve the following:
    • Recommendation for Marsha Halbach, 5th Grade; Danyell Artley, Hamilton High Teacher; C.J. Clabaugh, 5-12 Language Arts/Social Studies Instructional Coach; and Carrie Turner, Regional Business Office Accountant.
    • Resignation of Lance Baetsle, High School Science; Tiffany Landrum, ELL; Sarah Holm, 2nd Grade, Middle School Track, 8th Girls Basketball; Elise Kesten, Middle School Vocal Music; Diane Riedemann, Preschool; Brandi Martin, Sunset Heights Para/Secretary.

Motion carried.

ITEM 9. – Other

  1. Item from Dr. Ross
    • Dr. Ross reported she and Dan Johnson, High School Principal, have met with seniors to discuss graduation.  Tentative plans are to hold a traditional graduation on June 28th or July 26th
    • Plans are in process for vinyl banners with pictures of each graduate and would be displayed on 2nd Street prior to graduation.
    • Mr. Johnson and the high school staff are working on a “virtual” awards ceremony which will be aired on WCTV on May 19th.
    • Dr. Ross reported incoming calls have been returned back to each building.  When the public calls a building, someone at that building will be answering the call instead of someone at the Administration Building.
    • The Administration Building has started summer hours.  The building is open Monday through Thursday and closed on Fridays.
    • Dr. Ross attended a Zoom meeting with the Iowa Department of Education on Friday explaining the “Return to Learn” plan that has to be submitted to the DE by July 1st.  The administrative team is starting to look at options.  The plan will be presented to the Board in June.  The Board may need to amend the school calendar as part of that plan.
  2. Items from the Board
    • Mr. Stroner reported the Legion will be taping their Memorial Day Celebration and it will be played on KQWC and suggested a similar plan could be used for senior graduation?
    • Mr. Pruismann suggested we look into putting decals on our bleachers for fall sports to address social distancing.  Those in attendance would only be allowed to sit where the decals are.
    • Mr. Stroner asked if there were any updates from the Governor.  Dr. Ross reported there have been no school related updates at this time.

ITEM 10. – Consent Items – It was moved by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve the minutes of the April 27, 2020 Board Meetings, payment of the bills and claims as listed at the close of these minutes, to approve General, Schoolhouse, Lunch and Activity Fund Reports, approve the interfund transfer, and approve the fundraising report.  Motion carried.

ITEM 11. - Superintendent Evaluation – Closed Session 21.5 (i) To Evaluate the Professional Competency of an Individual Whose Appointment, Hiring, Performance or Discharge is Being Considered When Necessary to Prevent Needless and Irreparable Injury to That Individual’s Reputation and That Individual Requests a Closed Session – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to go into closed session at 6:56 p.m..  Roll was called, members answering aye: Patterson, Stroner, Pruismann, and Williams.  Members answering nay: none.

The Board came out of closed session at 7:59 p.m.

ITEM 12.  – Superintendent Contract – Mr. Stroner made a statement to the public that Dr. Ross had offered to take a salary freeze due to the current pandemic situation, however, he made a motion, which was seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to award a salary increase of 3% to Dr. Ross for the 2020-2021 school year.  Motion carried.

ITEM 13.  – Adjournment - A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Ms. Williams, to adjourn the meeting at 8:03 p.m.  Motion carried, all members present voting aye.

The next Regular Board Meeting will be Monday, June 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the School Administration Office Board Room.  Board Meetings are subject to change dependent upon need.

Attest:

Cathi Hildebrand, Secretary                                        Eric Patterson, Vice President 

cathi_hildebra… Tue, 05/12/2020 - 09:05

Minutes - 2020.6.29

Minutes - 2020.6.29

June 29, 2020

 

The Board of Directors of the Webster City Community School District in the counties of Hamilton, Webster and Wright, State of Iowa, met in special session, via ZOOM Meeting, June 29, 2020, in the School Administration Building, Webster City, Iowa.

ITEM 1. – Call to Order – The Board President called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

ITEM 2. – Roll Call – Members answering roll call were Ms. Van Diest, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Stroner, Mr. Pruismann and Ms. Williams.  Also present, via ZOOM, were members of the media and other interested parties.

ITEM 3. – Approval of Agenda – It was moved by Ms. Williams, seconded by Mr. Pruismann, to approve the agenda with two additional personnel items added.  Motion carried.

Dr. Ross and Mr. Johnson, High School Principal, read statements to apologize for not recognizing students, in abstensia, at the high school graduation ceremony held on Sunday, June 28th.  Mr. Johnson then read the name of each graduate not in attendance on Sunday.

ITEM 4. – Open Comment to the Board – Dr. Ross read an email she received from Tonya Doyle regarding graduation.

ITEM 5. – Discussion Items – There were none.

ITEM 6. – Action Items

  1. Return to Learn Plan – Following a power point presentation, a motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve the District’s Return to Learn Plan.  Motion carried.  The plan must be submitted to the Department of Education by July 1, 2020.

ITEM 7. - Personnel

  1. Contract Recommendations - A motion was made by Mr. Pruismann, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the following:
    • Resignations from: Stephanie Nokes, Pleasant View Paraeductor; and Chelsea Wagoner, Sunset Heights Paraeducator.
    • Recommendations of: Madison Walker, High School FCS Teacher; Rose Kuderer, Bus Driver; Monica Trujillo, Assistant Middle School Girls Track Coach; Ana Hug, Middle School Band Instructor; and Heidi Kayer, Middle School Art Teacher. 

ITEM 8. – Other

  1. Items from Dr. Ross
    • Dr. Ross reported that she has posted a statement on our new District web page showing guidance from the Iowa Department of Education on reopening school in the fall and will be updated as we receive more information.
    • Dr. Ross reported, as of July 1, 2020, schools are allowed to resume summer activities.  The athletic department is putting procedures in place including social distancing, wearing masks, keeping records of those attending, and working with “pods” of no more than 10 student athletes.
    • Dr. Ross reported the new parts for the lights at the baseball field are in and the lights will be fixed on Tuesday.
  1. Items from the Board
    • Ms. Williams stated she would like to see the school nurses involved in any decisions made regarding whether we should shut down softball or baseball should the need arise.  Cindi Sweedler, Elementary nurse, stated they receive updates regularly from public health.  Dr. Ross thanked Dr. Jim Kumm for his participation in the process, as well.
    • Mr. Pruismann asked for clarification on where the public can access the survey referenced in the Return to Learn presentation.  Dr. Ross stated it will be a Google form sent out through Infinite Campus and will also be available on the District website.

ITEM 9. – Consent Items – It was moved by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the minutes of the June 11, 2020 Board Meeting.  Motion carried.

ITEM 10.  – Adjournment - A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Ms. Williams, to adjourn the meeting at 6:35 p.m.  Motion carried, all members present voting aye.

The next Regular Board Meeting will be Monday, July 13 at 6:00 p.m. at the School Administration Office Board Room.  Board Meetings are subject to change dependent upon need.

Attest:

Cathi Hildebrand, Secretary                                        Beth Van Diest, President      

cathi_hildebra… Tue, 06/30/2020 - 12:26

Minutes - 2019.10.14

Minutes - 2019.10.14

October 14, 2019
The Board of Directors of the Webster City Community School District in the counties of Hamilton, Webster and Wright, State of Iowa, met in regular session Monday, October 14 2019, in the School Administration Building, Webster City, Iowa.

ITEM 1. – Call to Order – The Board President called the meeting to order at 6:06 p.m.

ITEM 2. – Roll Call – Members answering roll call were Ms. Van Diest, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Stroner, Mr. Bonjour and Ms. Williams. Also present were members of the media and other interested parties.

ITEM 3. – Approval of Agenda – It was moved by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the agenda with Board Policies moved to Action Items. Motion carried.

ITEM 4. – Open Comment to the Board – Josh Lacey asked to have the property damage done to his fence at 1310 First Street added to a future Board agenda.

ITEM 5. – Fourth Grade Recycling Presentation – Five fourth grade students from Sunset Heights Elementary presented the Board with a recycling project they started when they were in third grade. After studying pollution and its effects, they would like to place a box near the office where students and staff can recycle plastic bottles. A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve this project. Motion carried.

ITEM 6. – Discussion Items – There were none.

ITEM 7. - Action Items

    a. Board Policy 700 Series 1st Reading – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the 1st reading of the Board Policy 700 series.
        Motion carried.

    b.  Board Policy 906.2 Smoke Free Environment 1st Reading – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve the 1st reading of Board
         Policy 906.2. Motion carried

    c.  Four-Year-Old Preschool Agreements – A motion was made by Mr. Bonjour, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the Four-Year-Old Preschool Agreements.
         Motion carried.

    d.  Fundraising Requests – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve WC Rocketry to sell embroidered plush Lynx toys at the
         October 18th home football game and the December 13th home basketball game; to approve High School Spanish Club to sell puff pastry products; and to
         approve Middle School Band to sell shaved ice at the Middle School Band Tailgating Party. Motion carried.

    e.  2019-2020 TQ Committee Members – A motion was made by Ms. Williams, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the 2019-2020 TQ Committee Members as
         presented. Motion carried.

     f.  Amendment to Riverview Lease Contract Agreement – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the amendment to the
         Riverview Lease Contract. Motion carried.

    g.  Addendum to YSS Mentoring Contract – A motion was made by Mr. Bonjour, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the addendum to the YSS Mentoring Contract.
         Motion carried. Members answering Aye: Van Diest, Patterson, Stroner, and Bonjour. Ms. Williams did not vote.

    h.  Decision to Support Career Ag Academy – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to table this item until a future Board meeting. Motion
         carried.

     i.  Education Contracts – A motion was made by Stroner, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve education contracts for student services with Fort Dodge
         Community School District, North Central Consortium School, and Johnston Community School District. Motion carried.

ITEM 8. – Personnel

    a.  Contract Recommendation – A motion was made by Mr. Bonjour, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve Jessie Bailey and Beth Meyer as Co-Middle School
         Student Council Advisors. Motion carried.

ITEM 9. – Other

    a. Items from the Board

  • Mr. Stroner asked about PPEL flyers at the Board table. Dr. Ross asked the Board to distribute them to the public.

    b. Items from Dr. Ross

  • Dr. Ross reported she met with Rotary after Hours, Noon Kiwanis, and the Legion on Tuesday, October 8th to present information about the upcoming PPEL vote on November 5th. She is scheduled to present at Morning Kiwanis next week. She has also been discussing the PPEL vote during her “Chats with the Superintendent” with staff.
  • Dr. Ross and Cathi Hildebrand reported the auditors were here from September 30 thru October 3rd. It was a good audit with very few formal comments during the exit interview.
  • Dr. Ross reported a tree fell at Hamilton High over the weekend and several staff members worked to get it cleaned up on Monday.
  • Dr. Ross presented the Board with an updated copy of her Professional Growth Plan.

ITEM 10. - Consent Items – It was moved by Mr. Bonjour, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the minutes of the September 23, 2019 Board Meeting, payment of the bills and claims as listed at the close of these minutes, to approve General, Schoolhouse, Lunch and Activity Fund Reports, approve the interfund transfer, and approve the fundraising report. Motion carried.

ITEM 11. – Adjournment - A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m. Motion carried, all members present voting aye.

The next Regular Board Meeting will be Monday, October 28th at 6:00 p.m. at the School
Administration Office Board Room. Board Meetings are subject to change dependent upon
need.

Attest:
Cathi Hildebrand, Secretary
Beth Van Diest, President

 

Jen@iowaschool… Sun, 12/08/2019 - 19:22

Minutes - 2019.10.28

Minutes - 2019.10.28

The Board of Directors of the Webster City Community School District in the counties of Hamilton, Webster and Wright, State of Iowa, met in regular session Monday, October 28, 2019, in the School Administration Building, Webster City, Iowa.

ITEM 1. – Call to Order – The Board President called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m.

ITEM 2. – Roll Call – Members answering roll call were Ms. Van Diest, Mr. Stroner, Mr. Bonjour, and Ms. Williams. Also present were members of the media and other interested parties. Mr. Patterson was absent.

ITEM 3. – Approval of Agenda – It was moved by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve the agenda with Career Ag Academy moved to Item A under Action Items. Motion carried.

ITEM 4. – Open Comment to the Board – There was none.

ITEM 5. – Discussion Items
     a. 2019 Certified Enrollment – Dr. Ross reported certified enrollment is up 56.97 students.

ITEM 6. – Action Items
     a. Decision to Support Career Ag Academy – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Ms. Williams, to provide a letter of support to the Career Ag
         Academy. Motion carried.

     b. Second Reading of Board Policy 911 Smoke Free Environment – A motion was made by Ms. Williams, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the amended second
         reading of Board Policy 911 Smoke Free Environment. Motion carried.

     c. ISFIS Board Policy Hosting on School Website – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve ISFIS Board Policy hosting on the
         school website. Motion carried.

     d. Fundraising Requests – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve fundraising requests by Band Boosters to accept free-will
         donations at the season showcase and to sell t-shirts for the field show; and for WC Cheer to solicit ads for t-shirts to be given away at home sporting events.
         Motion carried.

     e. Education Contracts – A motion was made by Ms. Williams, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve the education contracts for student services with Iowa Falls-
         Alden CSD, Mason City CSD, and Manson NW Webster CSD. Motion carried.

      f. Gifts – Van Diest Medical Center Donation of School Supplies – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve accepting the school
         supplies donation from Van Diest Medical Center. Motion carried.

ITEM 7. – Other
     a. Items from the Board

  • Mr. Stoner announced the upcoming activities for Veterans Day on November 11. Members of the Legion will be speaking to 8th graders at 8:30 a.m., a ceremony will be held at the Middle School from 10:00 to 10:20, the community ceremony will be held at 10:30, a meal will be provided for veterans and their spouses from 11:45 to 12:45 at the High School, and at 1:00 there will be a presentation at the high school with an active duty service person speaking.

    b. Item from Dr. Ross

  • Dr. Ross reported there will be one meeting in November and one meeting in December due to the holidays.
  • Cathi Hildebrand went over the election process and timelines for the upcoming School Board election and PPEL vote.

ITEM 8. - Consent Items – It was moved by Mr. Bonjour, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the minutes of the October 14, 2019 Board Meeting. Motion carried.

ITEM 9. – Adjournment - A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to adjourn the meeting at 6:36 p.m. Motion carried, all members present voting aye.

The next Regular Board Meeting will be Monday, November 11th at 6:00 p.m. at the School Administration Office Board Room.

Attest:
Cathi Hildebrand, Secretary
Beth Van Diest, President

 

dawn@iowaschoo… Wed, 12/11/2019 - 09:43

Minutes - 2019.11.11

Minutes - 2019.11.11

The Board of Directors of the Webster City Community School District in the counties of Hamilton, Webster and Wright, State of Iowa, met in regular session Monday, November 11 2019, in the School Administration Building, Webster City, Iowa.

ITEM 1. – Call to Order – The Board President called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.

ITEM 2. – Roll Call – Members answering roll call were Ms. Van Diest, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Stroner, Mr. Bonjour and Ms. Williams. Also present were members of the media and other interested parties.

ITEM 3. – Approval of Agenda – It was moved by Ms. Williams, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve the agenda as written. Motion carried.

ITEM 4. – Open Comment to the Board – There was none.

ITEM 5. – Discussion Items
     a. Reorganization One-Time Monies – Dr. Ross presented the Board with information on plans for the reorganization one-time monies. This year, money will be set
         aside for cash flow purposes, to help with the cost of air conditioning at the elementary buildings, and a new web site. A portion of the money will also be used for
         any emergencies that may arise.

     b. First Reading of Board Policies 701, 710, 712.1, and 722 – A motion was made by Mr. Bonjour, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the first reading of Board
         Policies 701, 710, and 712.1. Motion carried. The Board asked for changes to Policy 722 which will be brought back for a first reading at the next Board meeting.

ITEM 6. – Action Items
     a. Early Retirement Plan – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the Early Retirement Plan for 2019-2020. Motion carried.

     b. Second Reading of Board Policy Series 700 – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve the second reading of Board Policy
         Series 700. Motion carried.

     c. Prairie Lakes AEA Director District Number 7 Representative – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Bonjour, to approve voting for Todd
         Lundgren for Prairie Lakes AEA Director District Number 7 Representative. Motion carried.

     d. Protective Equipment Funds Transfer – A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the Protective Equipment Funds Transfer in
         the amount of $976.70. Motion carried.

     e. Debt Service General Obligation Bond Interest Payment – A motion was made by Mr. Bonjour, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve the Debt Service General
         Obligation Bond Interest Payment in the amount of $176,681.29. Motion carried.

      f. Fundraising Requests – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve Middle School Chorus to sell Butter Braids; High School
         Student Council to host a Kids Karnival; and High School Spanish Club to sell cut-out sugar cookies. Motion carried.

     g. Education Contract – A motion was made by Ms. Williams, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to approve the education contract for student services with Ames
         Community School District. Motion carried.

     h. Amended Substitute Pay Rate for Accompanist – A motion was made by Mr. Bonjour, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve amending the 2019-2020 Substitute
         Pay Rate schedule by adding accompanist pay rate of $20.00 per hour with a maximum of 110 hours per year. Motion carried.

ITEM 7. - Personnel Action
     a. Contract Recommendation – A motion was made by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Stroner, to approve Tyler Mosbach as Assistant 7th Boys Basketball Coach.
         Motion carried.

ITEM 8. – Other
     a. Items from the Board

  • Mr. Stroner announced the Veteran’s Day celebrations at the Middle School and High School had been a great success. He thanked Lisa Jorgenson, Middle School Teacher, for helping with the program at the Middle School for the last 22 years and Pat Farley, High School Assistant Principal, for helping with the program at the High School for 2 years now.
  • Ms. Williams asked for clarification between hours and days with regards to early outs and late starts and if these will need to be made up to meet the Department of Education requirements.

     b. Items from Dr. Ross

  • Dr. Ross presented the Board with a copy of the letter of support sent to the Career Ag Academy.
  • Dr. Ross announced at the December 9th Board meeting, there will be an adjournment of the current Board and the new Board will be seated
  • The Board was given the option of two dates for a work session with Harry Hiligenthal from Iowa Association of School Boards.
  • Dr. Ross thanked the residents of Webster City Community School District for getting out to vote and for passing the PPEL (Physical Plant and Equipment Levy) on November 4th.
  • Dr. Ross thanked all Veterans for their service to our country.

ITEM 9. – Consent Items – It was moved by Mr. Bonjour, seconded by Ms. Williams, to approve the minutes of the October 28, 2019 Board Meeting, payment of the bills and claims as listed at the close of these minutes, to approve General, Schoolhouse, Lunch and Activity Fund Reports, approve the interfund transfer, and approve the fundraising report. Motion carried.

ITEM 10. - Adjournment - A motion was made by Mr. Stroner, seconded by Mr. Patterson, to adjourn the meeting at 5:40 p.m. Motion carried, all members present voting aye.

The next Regular Board Meeting will be Monday, December 9th at 6:00 p.m. at the School Administration Office Board Room. Board Meetings are subject to change dependent upon need.

Attest:
Cathi Hildebrand, Secretary
Beth Van Diest, President

 

dawn@iowaschoo… Thu, 12/12/2019 - 08:48