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
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:
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.
Cathi Hildebrand, Secretary
Beth Van Diest, President