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2020/03/23 Regular Board Agenda

**The Board Meeting will be held electronically due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and the resolution by Governor Reynolds to have no more than 10 people in a gathering. 

The following information is the avenue to access the meeting.  You can join by phone or via computer. If you have questions about how to log on, please contact the school at 641-765-4291.  We will also host our hearings at this time. In order to communicate with the board about either the hearing on the tax levy or the changes to the calendar, please notify the district on Monday that you would like to address the board and we will coordinate with you to do that.  We will have the ability to do this at the meeting as well; however, we want to ensure all the comments are presented in case the technology is slow. If you are unable to tune in to the meeting, it will be recorded and posted online.

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Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, July 27, 2020

Work Session 5:15 p.m.

Regular Board Meeting immediately following work session

Public Forum on 2020-2021 School Calendar 6 p.m.

High School Media Center

 

 

The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society.

Tentative Agenda

BOARD WORK SESSION

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of Agenda
  4. Return to Learn
  5. Adjourn

REGULAR BOARD MEETING immediately following the work session

  1. Opening
    1. Call to Order--Welcome--Roll Call--Pledge of Allegiance
    2. Review of I-35 Mission Statement and District Priorities

Mission Statement

“The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society”

District Priorities

    1.  Articulate and support a cohesive, student-centered PK-12 vision for continuous school improvement
    2. Engage in effective teaching and relevant learning for the 21st Century
    3. Operate with fiscal integrity, efficiency and effectiveness
  1. Discuss and/or Approve Agenda 
  2. Public Hearing on 2020-2021 School Calendar 6 p.m.
    1. Introductory Remarks on 2020-2021 Proposed School Calendar change
    2. Public Question and Answer
    3. Closing of Public Hearing
  3. Principal Reports
    1. Mr. Kaster
    2. Mr. Tessau
  4. Superintendent Report
  5. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items 
  1. Past Meeting Minutes
  2. Board Bills and Financial Statements
  3. Resignations and Contracts
  1. Julie Kordick resigns as instructional coach and is hired as District Technology Coordinator.
  2. Dawn Jackson resigns as an associate.
  3. Eric Borlaug resigns from his teaching and coaching positions.
  4. Diana Erwin resigns as ½ at Little Roadrunner Daycare.
  5. Diana Erwin hired as a full time food service.
  6. Sara Houchins reassigned to food service part-time (4 hours).
  7. Michael Peterson hired as evening custodian.
  8. Ken Yarington hired as part-time custodian.
  9. Bobbie Heitink hired as HS Media Center Associate.
  10. Breanna Lowry hired as Varsity Head Volleyball coach.
  11. Mike Stuart hired as MS Head Wrestling Coach.
  12. Brandi Rose hired as MS Special Education Teacher and Assistant Varsity Volleyball coach.
  13. Cody Swim reassigned to HS Special Education.
  14. Becky Porter reassigned to Elementary Special Education.
  15. Ali Lyons reassigned to third grade teacher.
    1. Open Enrollment
  1. Items for Discussion
    1. Return to Learn Plan 
    2. Technology Coordinator and Health Associate Job Description 
    3. Elementary Handbook  
    4. Secondary Handbook  
    5. Certified and Non Certified Staff Handbook 
    6. Board Policy Additions and Review 
    7. Sharing Agreement with SEW--Curriculum Director changes 
    8. Bids for Pest Control and Garbage Service 
    9. 2020-2021 Calendar Update  
    10. Activity Handbook Update (For Discussion Only--Tabled from June meeting) 
    11. Concrete Bid 
    12. Air Conditioning Phase 2
    13. HR Contract  
    14. Steamer Replacement 

Adjourn

Upcoming Meetings:  

Monday, August 24, 2020 at 6 p.m. Regular Board Meeting at the HS Media Center

Upcoming Dates:

July 30, 2020    Parent Meeting for Return to Learn Plan and Question Session (6 p.m. High School Auditorium) same meeting as August 3

August 1, 2020      Online Registration opens (or by appointment, please contact the district office at 641-765-4291)

August 3, 2020**    Parent Meeting for Return to Learn Plan and Question Session (6 p.m. High School Auditorium) same meeting as July 30

August 4, 2020    2nd Annual Back to School Kickoff (By appointment only, please contact Brandi Ransom at bransom@roadrunnerpride.org

August 17, 2020    Teachers back to school (Inservice)

August 18, 2020**    Orientation--Middle School Night  

  6:00-7:00 5th& 6th grade students and parents

  7:15-8:15 7th & 8th grade students and parents

August 20, 2020**    Orientation--High School Night

  6:00-7:00 9th& 10th grade students and parents

  7:15-8:15 11th & 12th grade students and parents

August 24, 2020    First Day of School (Phase I--In person)

 

**This meeting will also be available via ZOOM.

 

2020/08/10 Board Meeting Agenda

 

REGULAR BOARD MEETING 

  1. Opening
    1. Call to Order--Welcome--Roll Call--Pledge of Allegiance
    2. Review of I-35 Mission Statement and District Priorities

Mission Statement

“The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society”

District Priorities

    1.  Articulate and support a cohesive, student-centered PK-12 vision for continuous school improvement
    2. Engage in effective teaching and relevant learning for the 21st Century
    3. Operate with fiscal integrity, efficiency and effectiveness
  1. Discuss and/or Approve Agenda 
  2. Open Forum 

“Residents, students, parents/guardians, and staff members of the district may address the Board about relevant topics.  Those who wish to speak must sign up at the beginning of the meeting.  Speaker’s participation is limited to 5 minutes per meeting.  We ask speakers to remember that Iowa law prohibits the Board from discussing specific employees or students or their performance.” 

  1. Principal Reports
    1. Mr. Kaster
    2. Mr. Tessau
  2. Superintendent Report
  3. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items
  1. Resignations and Contracts
  1. Dani Poland resigns as teacher associate.

VII.     Items for Discussion

    1. Day Care Handbook 
    2. Activity Handbook 
    3. Preschool Handbook 
    4. Action on Open Enrollment Applications for 2020-2021 (request for closed session)
    5. Closed Session 
    6. Action on Late Open Enrollment Applications
  1. Closed Session-Real Estate Considerations

Adjourn

Upcoming Meetings:  

Monday, August 24, 2020 at 6 p.m. Regular Board Meeting at the HS Media Center

 

2020/08/24 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

 Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, August 24, 2020.

Regular Board Meeting 6 p.m.

High School Media Center

The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society.

Tentative Agenda

REGULAR BOARD MEETING 

  1. Opening
    1. Call to Order--Welcome--Roll Call--Pledge of Allegiance
    2. Review of I-35 Mission Statement and District Priorities

Mission Statement

“The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society”

District Priorities

    1.  Articulate and support a cohesive, student-centered PK-12 vision for continuous school improvement
    2. Engage in effective teaching and relevant learning for the 21st Century
    3. Operate with fiscal integrity, efficiency and effectiveness
  1. Discuss and/or Approve Agenda
  2. Open Forum 

“Residents, students, parents/guardians, and staff members of the district may address the Board about relevant topics.  Those who wish to speak must sign up at the beginning of the meeting.  Speaker’s participation is limited to 5 minutes per meeting.  We ask speakers to remember that Iowa law prohibits the Board from discussing specific employees or students or their performance.”

  1. Education Spotlight: First Day of School  
  2. Principal Reports
    1. Mr. Kaster
    2. Mr. Tessau
  3. Superintendent Report
    1. Auditorium Update
  4. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items 
  1. Past Meeting Minutes
  2. Board Bills and Financial Statements
  3. Resignations and Contracts
  1. Nikole Kimmel hired as an elementary associate.
  2. Madalyn Olson hired as an elementary associate.
  3. Christine Bethards hired as a bus driver.
  4. Lexi Crozier hired as middle school head and assistant volleyball coach.
  5. Jamie Gelner hired as MS Student Council advisor.
  6. Maggie Llewellyn hired as MS Student Council advisor.
  7. Jerry Young hired as high school head robotics coach.
  8. Cody Swim hired as MS Assistant Football coach.
    1. Open Enrollment
  1. Items for Discussion
    1. Return to Learn Guidance from State
    2. Teacher Leadership Committee Update 
    3. Legislative Priorities
    4. Remote Learning Guide Overview 

Adjourn

Upcoming Meetings:  

Monday, September 28, 2020 at 6 p.m. Regular Board Meeting at the HS Media Center

 

2020/09/28 Regular Board Meeting and Work Session

  Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, September 28, 2020

Regular Board Meeting 5:15 p.m.

High School Media Center

 

 

The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society.

 

 

Tentative Agenda

 

REGULAR BOARD MEETING 

  1. Opening
    1. Call to Order--Welcome--Roll Call--Pledge of Allegiance
    2. Review of I-35 Mission Statement and District Priorities

Mission Statement

“The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society”

 

District Priorities

    1.  Articulate and support a cohesive, student-centered PK-12 vision for continuous school improvement
    2. Engage in effective teaching and relevant learning for the 21st Century
    3. Operate with fiscal integrity, efficiency and effectiveness
  1. Discuss and/or Approve Agenda 
  2. Open Forum 

“Residents, students, parents/guardians, and staff members of the district may address the Board about relevant topics.  Those who wish to speak must sign up at the beginning of the meeting.  Speaker’s participation is limited to 5 minutes per meeting.  We ask speakers to remember that Iowa law prohibits the Board from discussing specific employees or students or their performance.”

  1. Education Spotlight:  Dallas Gilleland (Teacher update on remote learning) 
  2. Student Representative Report 
  3. Principal Reports
    1. Mr. Kaster
    2. Mr. Tessau
  4. Superintendent Report
    1. Weekly Update
      1. Update on Timberline Security Breach
      2. Update on Building Projects
  5. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items
  1. Past Meeting Minutes
  2. Board Bills and Financial Statements
  3. Resignations and Contracts
    1. Angela Miller hired as a Health Associate.
    2. William Bubany hired as an Evening Custodian.
    3. Angelique Hults hired as a Daycare Associate.
    4. Stephanie Edwards hired as a Middle School Associate.
    5. Heather Geddes hired as a High School Student helper for the Daycare.
    6. Shauna Roberts hired as a High School Student helper for the Daycare.
    7. Nikole Kimmel resigns as an Elementary Associate.
  4. Open Enrollment 
  1. Items for Discussion
    1. Discuss and/or approve the purchase of a Website and App Service 
    2. Insurance Review (for information only) 
    3. Discuss and/or Approve the District Goals for 2020-2021
    4. Discuss and/or Approve the Land Agreement for Cross Country 
    5. CAR Certified Annual Report FY 20
    6. Discuss and/or Approve FY 20 Financial Annual Settlement  
    7. Discuss and/or Approve Application for Special Education Deficit 
    8. Discuss and/or Approve the Interfund Loan from Fund 36 PPEL to Fund 33 SAVE 

 

Upcoming Meetings:  

Monday, October 26, 2020 at 6 p.m. Regular Board Meeting at the HS Media Center

Adjourn

 

Immediately following the Regular Board Meeting

 

WORK SESSION

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of Agenda
  4. Return to Learn Update
  5. Review Quarantine Procedure
  6. Discuss DE updates
  7. Review Return to Work Guidance Updates
  8. Adjourn

2020/10/14 SIAC Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

School Improvement Advisory Committee  Meeting

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

5:00 pm

High School Media Center

The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society.

Tentative Agenda

  1. Welcome/Introductions
  2. Review Purpose of SIAC
  3. Review of District Goals
  4. Overview of Return to Learn Plan
  5. Review of Conditions for Learning Survey
  6. Disaggregated Data and Next Steps
  7. Other

 

Adjourn

 

2020/10/26 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, October 26, 2020

Regular Board Meeting 6 p.m.

High School Media Center

 

The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society.

 

Tentative Agenda

 

REGULAR BOARD MEETING 

  1. Opening
    1. Call to Order--Welcome--Roll Call--Pledge of Allegiance
    2. Review of I-35 Mission Statement and District Priorities

Mission Statement

“The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society”

 

District Priorities

    1.  Articulate and support a cohesive, student-centered PK-12 vision for continuous school improvement
    2. Engage in effective teaching and relevant learning for the 21st Century
    3. Operate with fiscal integrity, efficiency and effectiveness
  1. Discuss and/or Approve Agenda
  2. Open Forum 

“Residents, students, parents/guardians, and staff members of the district may address the Board about relevant topics.  Those who wish to speak must sign up at the beginning of the meeting.  Speaker’s participation is limited to 5 minutes per meeting.  We ask speakers to remember that Iowa law prohibits the Board from discussing specific employees or students or their performance.”

  1. Education Spotlight:  Mrs. Vodraska’s Life Skills Class
  2. Student Representative Report 
  3. Principal Reports
    1. Mr. Kaster
    2. Mr. Tessau
  4. Superintendent Report
    1. Weekly Update
    2. RSAI Fall Meeting
    3. RTL (discussion around hybrid model)
  5. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items Past Meeting Minutes
  1. Board Bills and Financial Statements
  2. Resignations and Contracts
    1. Heather Dutrey hired as part-time assistant principal (Secondary).
    2. Jerry Young resigns as middle school robotics advisor. 
    3. Zach Weilbacher is head middle school girls track coach.
    4. Jesse Baldwin is hired as middle school assistant girls track coach.
    5. Casey Howe is hired as middle school  assistant girls basketball coach.
    6. Ronald Hartfield hired as assistant robotics coach. 
    7. Julie Kordick hired as the middle school robotics coach.
  3. Open Enrollment 
  1. Items for Discussion
    1. Early Retirement Discussion 
    2. Enrollment Data
    3. Outsourcing Custodial Work   
    4. Early Graduation Applications
    5. Sub Pay Rate Increase

 

Next meeting is scheduled for November 23, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Adjourn

 

2020/11/16 Work Session

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, November 16, 2020

Work Session 6 p.m.    

High School Media Center

The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society.

 

Tentative Agenda

WORK SESSION

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of Agenda
  4. Winter Sports guidelines (spectators)
  5. Current COVID numbers
  6. Mask Usage Challenges and Recommendations
  7. Calendar Changes (Hybrid Options)
  8. Adjourn

2020/11/23 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, November 23, 2020

Regular Board Meeting 6:00 pm

High School Media Center

The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society.

Tentative Agenda

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

  1. Opening
    1. Call to Order--Welcome--Roll Call--Pledge of Allegiance
    2. Review of I-35 Mission Statement and District Priorities

Mission Statement

“The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society”

District Priorities

    1.  Articulate and support a cohesive, student-centered PK-12 vision for continuous school improvement
    2. Engage in effective teaching and relevant learning for the 21st Century
    3. Operate with fiscal integrity, efficiency and effectiveness
  1. Discuss and/or Approve Agenda 
  2. Public Hearing on recommended changes to the 2020-2021 School Calendar
    1. Introductory Remarks on 2020-2021 Proposed School Calendar Changes

Proposed to move to a calendar change for every Friday beginning Friday, December 4 through January 29, 2021 to allow for deep cleaning and teacher prep for remote learning.  

      1. Virtual learning Friday’s for grades 5-12.
      2. K-4 students would be here from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. 
      3. Priority students (special education, at risk, English Language Learners, students with limited Internet accessibility) may still be allowed access to the building and in person teaching.
      4. Transportation will be provided for K-4 students and priority students who currently use school provided transportation.
    1. Public Question and Answer
    2. Closing of Public Hearing
  1. Open Forum 

“Residents, students, parents/guardians, and staff members of the district may address the Board about relevant topics.  Those who wish to speak must sign up at the beginning of the meeting.  Speaker’s participation is limited to 5 minutes per meeting.  We ask speakers to remember that Iowa law prohibits the Board from discussing specific employees or students or their performance.”

  1. Student Representative Report
  2. Principal Reports
    1. Mr. Kaster: present high school building goals
    2. Mr. Tessau: present elementary building goals
  3. Superintendent Report
  4. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items 
    1. Past Meeting Minutes
    2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
    3. Open Enrollment
    4. Resignations and Contracts
      1. Marcia Hood hired as high school wrestling cheer coach.
  1. Items for Discussion
  1. Calendar Change
  2. SBRC Application for Increasing Enrollment, Open Enrollment Out and LEP Instruction Beyond 5 years  

Adjourn

Tentative Agenda

Annual Meeting (immediately following adjournment of the Regular Meeting)

  1. Call to Order (by Board Secretary)
  2. Elections and Oath of Office
    1. President
    2. Vice-President
  3. Discuss and/or Approve Committee Representation
  1. Warren County Conference Board
  2. Madison County Conference Board
  3. Clarke County Conference Board
  4. Negotiations
  5. School Improvement Advisory Committee
  6. Facilities Committee
  1. Discuss and/or Approve Superintendent’s Recommendation on Annual Designations”
    1. Board Secretary and Treasurer recommend Ted Bauer
    2. School Depository recommend Union State Bank and ISJIT (Iowa School Joint Investment Trust)
      1. Union State Bank, Truro-maximum depository amount $10 million
      2. ISJIT-maximum depository amount $10 million
    3. Legal Counsel recommend Ahlers and Cooney
    4. School Insurance recommend EMC
    5. Official District Publication recommend The Madisonian
    6. Regular Board Meeting Date and Time recommend 4th Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
    7. Level I and Level II Investigators
      1. Level I Investigators recommend Jacob Heddinger and Angela Steinlage
      2. Level II Investigator recommend Madison County Sheriff 
    8. ADA/504 Coordinator recommend Nicole Vogt
    9. Equity Coordinator recommend Steve Kaster
    10. Free/Reduced Lunch Steering Officer recommend Deann Strange
    11. Chief Negotiator recommend Superintendent
  2. New Business
    1. Early Retirement (for discussion only)
    2. First Reading of 200 series Board Policy

Set Next Meeting Date(s) and Agenda Items

Adjourn

 

2020/12/14 Regular Board Meeting

Interstate 35 Community School District.                            

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, December 14, 2020

Regular Board Meeting 6:00 pm

High School Media Center

 

 

The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society.

 

 

Tentative Agenda

 

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

  1. Opening
    1. Call to Order--Welcome--Roll Call--Pledge of Allegiance
    2. Review of I-35 Mission Statement and District Priorities

Mission Statement

“The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society”

 

District Priorities

    1.  Articulate and support a cohesive, student-centered PK-12 vision for continuous school improvement
    2. Engage in effective teaching and relevant learning for the 21st Century
    3. Operate with fiscal integrity, efficiency and effectiveness
  1. Discuss and/or Approve Agenda 
  2. Open Forum 

“Residents, students, parents/guardians, and staff members of the district may address the Board about relevant topics.  Those who wish to speak must sign up at the beginning of the meeting.  Speaker’s participation is limited to 5 minutes per meeting.  We ask speakers to remember that Iowa law prohibits the Board from discussing specific employees or students or their performance.”

  1. Education Spotlight:  I-35 Cafe
  2. Student Representative Report
  3. Principal Reports
    1. Mr. Kaster
    2. Mrs. Dutrey
    3. Mr. Tessau
  4. Superintendent Report
  5. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  
    1. Past Meeting Minutes
    2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
    3. Open Enrollment
    4. Resignations and Contracts
      1. Nicole Edwards-Reed resigns as an associate.
  6. Items for Discussion
  1. At Risk Plan
  2. At Risk Plan-Modified Allowable Growth
  3. Remote Learner Update 
  4. Early Retirement 
  5. Second Reading of 200 series Board Policy 
  6. First Reading of Board Policy 502.12 
  7. Fitness Center Supervisor.

Adjourn

Next meeting:     Monday, January 25, 2021

            6 p.m.

 

2021/01/25 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, January 25, 2021

Regular Board Meeting 6:00 pm

Virtual Meeting

 

The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society.

 

Tentative Agenda

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REGULAR BOARD MEETING

  1. Opening
    1. Call to Order--Welcome--Roll Call--Pledge of Allegiance
    2. Review of I-35 Mission Statement and District Priorities

Mission Statement

“The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society”

 

District Priorities

  1.  Articulate and support a cohesive, student-centered PK-12 vision for continuous school improvement
  2. Engage in effective teaching and relevant learning for the 21st Century
  3. Operate with fiscal integrity, efficiency and effectiveness
  1. Discuss and/or Approve Agenda 
  2. Items for Discussion
  1. Early Graduation
  2. SBRC Application for Woodward Academy Day School

Adjourn

Next meeting:     Special Board Monday, February 1, 2021

             6 p.m.

 

 

2021/02/01 Special Board Meeting (postponed from 2021/01/25

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, February 1, 2021

Special Board Meeting 6:00 pm (postponed from 1/25/21

High School Media Center

 

The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society.

 

 

Tentative Agenda

Special BOARD MEETING

  1. Opening
    1. Call to Order--Welcome--Roll Call--Pledge of Allegiance
    2. Review of I-35 Mission Statement and District Priorities

Mission Statement

“The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society”

 

District Priorities

  1.  Articulate and support a cohesive, student-centered PK-12 vision for continuous school improvement
  2. Engage in effective teaching and relevant learning for the 21st Century
  3. Operate with fiscal integrity, efficiency and effectiveness
  1. Discuss and/or Approve Agenda 
  2. Public Hearing on recommended changes to the 2020-2021 School Calendar
    1. Introductory Remarks on 2020-2021 Proposed School Calendar Changes
      1. We are proposing the following calendar changes to continue through the end of the year.
      2. Virtual learning Friday’s for grades 5-12.
      3. K-4 students would be here from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. 
      4. Priority students (special education, at risk, English Language Learners, students with limited Internet accessibility) may still be allowed access to the building and in person teaching.
      5. Transportation will be provided for K-4 students and priority students who currently use school provided transportation. 
    2. Public Question and Answer
    3. Closing of Public Hearing
  3. Open Forum 

“Residents, students, parents/guardians, and staff members of the district may address the Board about relevant topics.  Those who wish to speak must sign up at the beginning of the meeting.  Speaker’s participation is limited to 5 minutes per meeting.  We ask speakers to remember that Iowa law prohibits the Board from discussing specific employees or students or their performance.”

  1. Education Spotlight:  Kaitlyn Pietan and ELA students
  2. Student Representative Report
  3. Principal Reports
    1. Mr. Kaster
    2. Mr. Tessau
  4. Superintendent Report
    1. Update on Trophy Cases
    2. Update on Insurance Committee Work
  5. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items 
    1. Past Meeting Minutes
    2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
    3. Open Enrollment
  6. Items for Discussion
  1. School Website and APP Preview
  2. Early Retirement 
  3. Final Reading of 200 series Board Policy 
  4. Second Reading of Board Policy 502.12 
  5. Legislative Priorities 
  6. School Calendar 
  7. Temporary COVID Leave Policy  
  8. Early Childhood Center- grant opportunities  
  9. Healthy Initiative  

 

Adjourn

Next meeting:     Monday, February 22, 2021.   6 p.m.

 

2021/02/22 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, February 22, 2021

Regular Board Meeting 6:00 pm

High School Media Center

 

 

The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society.

 

 

Tentative Agenda

 

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

  1. Opening
    1. Call to Order--Welcome--Roll Call--Pledge of Allegiance
    2. Review of I-35 Mission Statement and District Priorities

Mission Statement

“The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society”

 

District Priorities

  1.  Articulate and support a cohesive, student-centered PK-12 vision for continuous school improvement
  2. Engage in effective teaching and relevant learning for the 21st Century
  3. Operate with fiscal integrity, efficiency and effectiveness
  1. Discuss and/or Approve Agenda 
  2. Public Hearing on recommended changes to the 2020-2021 School Calendar
    1. Introductory Remarks on 2020-2021 Proposed School Calendar Changes
      1. Move calendar from days (180) to hours minimum of 1080. 
        1. Our current calendar hours are 1132.5 (this does not include any early outs, late starts or snow days)
      2. Move the last two professional development days (March 12 and April 2) to No School Days for students--No remote learning.
    2. Public Question and Answer
    3. Closing of Public Hearing
  3. Open Forum 

“Residents, students, parents/guardians, and staff members of the district may address the Board about relevant topics.  Those who wish to speak must sign up at the beginning of the meeting.  Speaker’s participation is limited to 5 minutes per meeting.  We ask speakers to remember that Iowa law prohibits the Board from discussing specific employees or students or their performance.”

  1. Education Spotlight:  First Grade Riddlers and First Grade Teachers
  2. Student Representative Report
  3. Principal Reports
    1. Mr. Kaster
    2. Mr. Tessau
  4. Superintendent Report
    1. Rural Housing 360
    2. FEMA Grant Update
    3. Current Quarantine and Remote Learner Numbers (Trend data)
    4. FAST Scores Follow Up and I-Ready data
    5. Casey’s Grant $20,000 awarded (Technology, FCS, 5-8 Open Campus)
  5. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  
    1. Past Meeting Minutes
    2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
    3. Open Enrollment
    4. Hires and Resignations
      1. Chris Allen is hired as a classroom associate.
      2. Nathan McKinney is hired as a substitute bus driver.
      3. Libby Hainer resigns as assistant softball coach.
      4. Libby Hainer is hired as head softball coach.
      5. Heather Dutrey .5 administrative contact extended for 2021-2022.
      6. Alex Nissen-Pickard internally transfers to 2nd grade position.
  6. Items for Discussion
  1. Final Reading of Board Policy 502.12 
  2. School Calendar   
  3. 404.81 Temporary COVID Leave Policy  
  4. Facilities Committee Update/Long Range Planning 
  5. Bus Bid
  6. Bus Camera Quote
  7. Certified Staff Handbook Updates to Internal Transfers

 

Adjourn

Next meeting:     

Board Work Session with Representative Fry, Thursday, February 25, 2021 12 p.m. (Virtual Meeting--contact the District Office for details if you are interested in listening)

 

Regular Board Meeting, Monday, March 22, 2021 at 6 p.m.

 

2021/02/25 Work Session with Representative Fry

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, Feb 25, 2021

Work Session 12:00 pm     

Virtual Meeting

 

 

The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society.

 

Working Agenda

WORK SESSION

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of Agenda
  4. Discussion with Representative Fry
  5. Adjourn

2021/03/02 Public Meeting

March 1, 2021

Notice of Public Meeting

 that the Negotiations Team representing the I-35 Community School District Board of Education will meet with representatives of the I-35 Educational Support Staff as part of the collective bargaining process for the purpose of negotiating salaries for the 2021-2022 school year for the Support Staff.

Time and Place

4:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Superintendent Conference Room – District Office, 405 East North St., Truro.

Agenda

Representatives from the Interstate 35 Support Staff will share its initial proposal.

 

Notice of Public Meeting

             that the Negotiations Team representing the I-35 Community School District Board of Education will meet with representatives of the I-35 Educational Support Staff as part of the collective bargaining process for the purpose of negotiating salaries for the 2021-2022 school year for the Support Staff.

 Time and Place

Approximately 5:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Superintendent Conference Room – District Office, 405 East North St., Truro.

Agenda     

After a brief recess, representatives from the Interstate 35 Board of Education will share its initial proposal.

 

2021/03/22 Regular Board Meeting

Interstate 35 Community School District                                                                                   

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, March 22, 2021

Regular Board Meeting 6:00 pm

High School Media Center

 

The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society.

Tentative Agenda

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

  1. Opening
    1. Call to Order--Welcome--Roll Call--Pledge of Allegiance
    2. Review of I-35 Mission Statement and District Priorities
  2. Discuss and/or Approve Agenda  
  3. Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 School Budget
    1. Introductory Remarks on 2021-22 School Budget
  1. The proposed certified budget was published on March 10, 2021.
  2. The proposed budget was published at a higher rate ($18.80000) and that can be adjusted down.  We publish higher to allow for some minor fluctuation and finalize in June with the Department of Management.  In June the Board can  adjust it down to the current tax levy as we have done in past years.
  1. Public Question and Answer
  2. Closing of Public Hearing
  1. Open Forum 

“Residents, students, parents/guardians, and staff members of the district may address the Board about relevant topics.  Those who wish to speak must sign up at the beginning of the meeting.  Speaker’s participation is limited to 5 minutes per meeting.  We ask speakers to remember that Iowa law prohibits the Board from discussing specific employees or students or their performance.”

  1. Education Spotlight:  6th grade Live Museum
  2. Student Representative Report
  3. Principal Reports
    1. Mr. Kaster
      1. Update/Discussion on Standards Based Grading
    2. Mr. Tessau
  4. Superintendent Report
  5. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items 
    1. Past Meeting Minutes
    2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
    3. Open Enrollment
    4. Hires and Resignations
      1. Randi Houseman is hired as a teacher associate.
      2. Rochelle Jackson resigns as food service worker.
      3. Sharon Whitson is hired as secondary PE/Health teacher.
      4. Katie Klinginsmith is hired as an Agriculture Teacher/FFA sponsor 
      5. Brandi Moa-Lamp is hired as assistant softball coach.
      6. Heather Wells hired as technology coordinator.
      7. Stephanie Good hired as instructional coach.
      8. Stephanie Brown hired as instructional coach.
      9. Katelyn Grant internal transfer to 4th grade teaching position.
      10. Stephanie Remmenga is hired as EL/MS Special Education teacher and MS volleyball coach.
  6. Items for Discussion
    1. Tentative Agreement with Interstate 35 Community School District Support Staff 
    2. Insurance Committee Recommendations 
    3. 101% Budget Guarantee Resolution
    4. Audit 
    5. FY 22 Certified Budget 
    6. Resolution for Debt Service payment
    7. Special Education Yearly Update 
    8. Roof Bid

 

 

Adjourn

Next meeting:

Regular Board Meeting, Monday, April 26, 2021 at 6 p.m.

Reminder:  Graduation May 23, 2021 at 2 p.m.

 

2021/03/30 Special Board Meeting

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Special Board Meeting 7:00 am

DO Conference Room and Virtual

 

 

The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society.

 

 

Tentative Agenda

 

Special  BOARD MEETING

  1. Opening
    1. Call to Order--Welcome--Roll Call--Pledge of Allegiance
    2. Review of I-35 Mission Statement and District Priorities

Mission Statement

“The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society”

 

District Priorities

  1.  Articulate and support a cohesive, student-centered PK-12 vision for continuous school improvement
  2. Engage in effective teaching and relevant learning for the 21st Century
  3. Operate with fiscal integrity, efficiency and effectiveness
  1. Discuss and/or Approve Agenda  
  2. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items 
    1. Hires and Resignations
      1. Rick Cowden resigns as custodian.
      2. William Bubany moving from full time custodian to part time custodian.
      3. Ethan Adair hired as evening custodian.
      4. Whitney Siefkas resigns as middle school language arts teacher.
      5. Whitney Siefkas hired to the talented and gifted teaching position.
      6. Alexander Coleman hired as high school science teacher.
  3. Items for Discussion
    1. Tentative Agreement with Interstate 35 Community School District Certified Staff 
    2. 28 E Agreement-Transition Counselor--shared with DMACC and Van Meter

 

 

Adjourn

Next meeting:

Regular Board Meeting, Monday, April 26, 2021 at 6 p.m.

 

2021/04/26 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, April 26, 2021

Regular Board Meeting 6:00 pm

High School Media Center

 

 

The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society.

 

 

Tentative Agenda

 

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

  1. Opening
    1. Call to Order--Welcome--Roll Call--Pledge of Allegiance
    2. Review of I-35 Mission Statement and District Priorities
  2. Discuss and/or Approve Agenda 
  3. Open Forum 
  4. Education Spotlight:  Science Fair Participants
  5. Student Representative Report
  6. Principal Reports
    1. Mr. Kaster
    2. Mr. Tessau
  7. Superintendent Report
    1. School District Vaping Lawsuit
    2. Additional Custodial Contract Hours
    3. Job Fair
    4. Safety Table Top Activity
  8. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items 
    1. Past Meeting Minutes
    2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
    3. Open Enrollment
    4. Hires and Resignations
      1. Jacob Heddinger resigns as PK-6 counselor.
      2. Keegan Smith resigns as Special Education Director and Athletic Director.
      3. Becky Porter resigns from EL Special Ed Teacher/Middle School Reading Interventionist
      4. Bill Bubany resigns from evening custodian position.
      5. Ethan Adair resigns from evening custodian position.
      6. Jordan Wisecup hired as middle school assistant/head baseball.
      7. Hayley Yong-Druivenga hired as a 5-8 interventionist.
      8. Baylie Balcaen hired as a middle school special education teacher.
      9. Tonya Donahue hired as an 8th grade English teacher.
      10. Brandi Moa-Lamp internally transferred to a 7th grade English teacher.
      11. Brayton Weber hired as Activities/Special Education Director.
      12. Breana Lowry resigns as varsity girls volleyball coach.
    5. AEA Purchasing Agreement 
    6. Driver’s Education Contract
    7. Coke Contract
  9. Items for Discussion
    1. Presentation of Return To Learn Data (For information only, no action required)  
    2. Committee Feedback on Virtual Learning (For information only, no action required)  
    3. Facilities Report 
    4. Sharing Agreement (SEW) Transportation Director and Maintenance Director
    5. Retirement/Severance Package
    6. Board Policy: Dress Code (Code No. 502.1 Student Appearance)  

 

Adjourn

 

Next meeting

Regular Board Meeting, Monday, May 24, 2021 

5:15 p.m. Closed Session (Evaluation) 

6:00 p.m. Regular Board meeting

Reminder:  Graduation May 23, 2021 at 2 p.m.

 

2021/05/16 Special Board Meeting Agenda

2021/05/24 Regular Board Meeting

Monday, May 24, 2021

Regular Board Meeting 6:00 pm

High School Media Center

 

 

The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society.

 

 

Tentative Agenda

 

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

  1. Opening
    1. Call to Order--Welcome--Roll Call--Pledge of Allegiance
    2. Review of I-35 Mission Statement and District Priorities

Mission Statement

“The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society”

 

District Priorities

  1.  Articulate and support a cohesive, student-centered PK-12 vision for continuous school improvement
  2. Engage in effective teaching and relevant learning for the 21st Century
  3. Operate with fiscal integrity, efficiency and effectiveness
  1. Discuss and/or Approve Agenda  
  2. Education Spotlight: Recognition of Retiring Teachers
  3. Public Hearing: Amending FY 21 Budget
    1. Opening Comments
    2. Comments of the Public
    3. Closing of Public Hearing
  4. Open Forum 

“Residents, students, parents/guardians, and staff members of the district may address the Board about relevant topics.  Those who wish to speak must sign up at the beginning of the meeting.  Speaker’s participation is limited to 5 minutes per meeting.  We ask speakers to remember that Iowa law prohibits the Board from discussing specific employees or students or their performance.”

  1. Student Representative Report
  2. Principal Reports
    1. Mr. Kaster
    2. Mr. Tessau
  3. Superintendent Report
    1. Update on Planning for 2021-2022 (Return to Learn Plan Updated and presented at July meeting.
    2. Brayton Weber Introduction
  4. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items
    1. Past Meeting Minutes
    2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
    3. Hires and Resignations
      1. Thad Tussey hired as a K-6 guidance counselor.
      2. Dallas Gilleland hired as High School assistant baseball coach.  (This position was shared with Brett Douglas.)
      3. Brandi Moa-Lamp hired as high school head volleyball coach. 
      4. Brandi Moa-Lamp resigns as assistant high school volleyball coach.
      5. Danae Coleman hired as 1/2 Time K-5 Music and 5-12 Music
      6. Stacey Kreps resigns as 5-12 Instrumental Teacher.
      7. Maddie Olson resigns as Elementary Associate.
      8. Tena Richards resigns/retires as Cook.
      9. Jamie Leih resigns as Elementary Associate.
      10. Brett Douglas resigns as 2020-21 High School Assistant Baseball.
      11. Mike Stuart resigns as High School Track Throwing Coach.
      12. Samantha Gyles moves to a 260 day contract for daycare.
  5. Items for Discussion
    1. PaperCut Contract 
    2. Bread and  Milk contracts
    3. Student Fees 
    4. Audit Services
    5. Amend FY ‘21 Budget

 

Adjourn

Next meeting:

Regular Board Meeting, Monday, June 28, 2021 6 p.m., closed session at 5:15 p.m.

 

2021/06/28 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, June 28, 2021

Closed Session 5:15 pm

Regular Board Meeting 6:00 pm

       High School Auditorium

 

 

The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society.

 

 

Tentative Agenda

 

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

  1. Opening
    1. Call to Order--Welcome--Roll Call--Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Discuss and/or Approve Agenda 
  3. Closed Session: Superintendent Evaluation 
  4. Review of I-35 Mission Statement and District Priorities

Mission Statement

“The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society”

 

District Priorities

  1.  Articulate and support a cohesive, student-centered PK-12 vision for continuous school improvement
  2. Engage in effective teaching and relevant learning for the 21st Century
  3. Operate with fiscal integrity, efficiency and effectiveness
  1. Education Spotlight--Course Acceleration Opportunities
  2. Open Forum 

“Residents, students, parents/guardians, and staff members of the district may address the Board about relevant topics.  Those who wish to speak must sign up at the beginning of the meeting.  Speaker’s participation is limited to 5 minutes per meeting.  We ask speakers to remember that Iowa law prohibits the Board from discussing specific employees or students or their performance.”

  1. Student Representative Report
  2. Principal Reports
    1. Mr. Kaster
      1. Standards Based Grading Presentation
    2. Mr. Tessau
  3. Superintendent Report
    1. Facilities Update
    2. Communication Survey and next steps
    3. ESSER II and ESSER III Funds
    4. Freshmen Football
  4. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items 
    1. Past Meeting Minutes
    2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
    3. Hires and Resignations
      1. Nicole Vogt resigns from At Risk Director position.
      2. Rose Dickinson added At Risk Director position.
      3. Jamie Lee hired as high school interventionist.
      4. Steve Kaster resigns as middle school football coach.
      5. Elizabeth Ford resigns as an associate.
      6. Leann McFarland resigns as elementary secretary.
      7. Amber Sayre hired as a cook.
      8. Dawn Ferber hired as an associate.
      9. Susan Allender hired as elementary secretary.
      10. Virginia Harkin hired as an associate.
    4. Open Enrollment
  5. Items for Discussion
    1. Meet and Confer Group Wage Recommendation
    2. Certified Staff Handbook 
    3. Non-Certified Staff Handbook 
    4. Transfer of ESSER II Funds to the Nutrition Fund 
    5. Board Election ‘21 Information (for information only) 
    6. Revenue Purpose Statement (for information only)      

Background: Our existing RPS is still valid through January 1, 2031.  We need to hold another local election to extend their RPS sometime prior to 1/1/2031; sooner if there will be any need to borrow from the period collection beyond 1/1/2031.  If the RPS election fails, we do not lose any existing authority, and we must wait not less than 6 months to bring the RPS question back to voters. (RPS election requires 50%+1 voter approval)

Next Steps: Board adopts a resolution (obtained from Bond Counsel) calling for the RPS election. We will get the signed resolution delivered to the CONTROLLING COUNTY AUDITOR by 12PM on the due date. We will publish the Notice of Election from each county auditor.

Why is this important: If the RPS is not approved Debt Service Levy eliminated (SAVE Funds used to make GO Bond payments), Voted PPEL Levy eliminated, Board PPEL Levy eliminated. Then, and only then, if there remain any SAVE funds available the school can use those funds for other infrastructure, transportation, technology, etc. needs according to Iowa Code

Adjourn

 

Next meeting:

Board Training with IASB, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 6 p.m.

Regular Board Meeting, Monday, July 26, 2021 6 p.m.

 

2021-22 Board Agendas

2021/07/19 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, July 19, 2021

Regular Board Meeting 6:00 pm

High School Auditorium

 

The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society.

 

Tentative Agenda

 

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

  1. Opening
    1. Call to Order--Welcome--Roll Call--Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Discuss and/or Approve Agenda  
  3. Review of I-35 Mission Statement and District Priorities

Mission Statement

“The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society”

 

District Priorities

  1.  Articulate and support a cohesive, student-centered PK-12 vision for continuous school improvement
  2. Engage in effective teaching and relevant learning for the 21st Century
  3. Operate with fiscal integrity, efficiency and effectiveness
  1. Education Spotlight: Associate/Para Mentoring 
  2. Open Forum 

“Residents, students, parents/guardians, and staff members of the district may address the Board about relevant topics.  Those who wish to speak must sign up at the beginning of the meeting.  Speaker’s participation is limited to 5 minutes per meeting.  We ask speakers to remember that Iowa law prohibits the Board from discussing specific employees or students or their performance.”

  1. Student Representative Report
  2. Principal Reports
    1. Mr. Kaster
    2. Mr. Tessau
  3. Superintendent Report
    1. ESSER II and III funds proposed uses now on website www.roadrunnerpride.org 
    2. Legislative Updates
    3. IQPPS Site visit scheduled (Preschool)
  4. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  
    1. Past Meeting Minutes
    2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
    3. Hires and Resignations
      1. Tonya Donahue is hired as middle school assistant volleyball coach.
      2. Ron Hartfield resigns as assistant robotics coach.
      3. Faith Curry hired as an associate.
      4. Brianna West resigns as daycare associate.
    4. Open Enrollment
  5. Items for Discussion
    1. Revenue Purpose Statement (for information only)

Matt Gillispie will be here to review our financial position and discuss the revenue purpose statement. He will also answer any questions the Board may have.

  1. Return to Learn Plan (2021)  One of the requirements for the upcoming school year is an update to our Return to Learn Plan.  Important notes about the plan include 
    1. We will be in person 
    2. The only remote learning option we have will be for students that are quarantining
    3. We will still be conducting learning skills around health and safety, social emotional learning, 21st century skills, Schoology, etc.
  2. District Goals 2021-2022 We will review our updated student data and discuss the recommended district goals and corresponding professional development plan.
  3. Secondary Student Handbook 2021-2022 Mr. Kaster updated the secondary handbook for the 2021-2022 school year.  He will present the recommended changes on Monday night. 
  4. Elementary Student Handbook 2021-2022 Mr. Tessau updated the elementary handbook for the 2021-2022 school year.  Mr. Tessau will be on hand Monday night to answer any questions.  We are also updating the Preschool Handbook (to incorporate it into the elementary handbook.)  
  5. Garbage Bid
  6. Pest Control Bid 
  7. Camera Update Bid Mr. Tessau will review the bids for our camera updates.  This includes some camera replacement and some additional cameras on campus.

 

Adjourn

 

Next meeting:

Regular Board Meeting, Monday, August 23, 2021 6 p.m.

 

2021/08/23 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

 

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, August 23, 2021

Regular Board Meeting 6:00 pm

High School Auditorium

 

 

The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society.

 

 

Tentative Agenda

 

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

  1. Opening
    1. Call to Order--Welcome--Roll Call--Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Discuss and/or Approve Agenda 
  3. Review of I-35 Mission Statement and District Priorities

Mission Statement

“The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society”

 

District Priorities

  1.  Articulate and support a cohesive, student-centered PK-12 vision for continuous school improvement
  2. Engage in effective teaching and relevant learning for the 21st Century
  3. Operate with fiscal integrity, efficiency and effectiveness
  1. Education Spotlight: I-35 Prairie and Garden
  2. Open Forum 

“Residents, students, parents/guardians, and staff members of the district may address the Board about relevant topics.  Those who wish to speak must sign up at the beginning of the meeting.  Speaker’s participation is limited to 5 minutes per meeting.  We ask speakers to remember that Iowa law prohibits the Board from discussing specific employees or students or their performance.”

  1. Student Representative Report
  2. Principal Reports
    1. Mr. Kaster
    2. Mr. Tessau
  3. Superintendent Report
    1. TriCorner Express
    2. Back to School In Service Week
    3. COVID-19 Protocols 
      1. Based on the current recommendations and guidance from the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Department of Education, we will be starting school with the following mitigation procedures for COVID-19.
        1. Masks will be optional for students, teachers, staff, and visitors at I-35.
        2. We encourage anyone unable to maintain a social distance to wear a mask.  
      2. We will continue to practice extra time for good hygiene (handwashing).
      3. We will continue to practice social distancing as allowed in the school setting.
      4. We continue to encourage families to keep their student home if he/she is sick.
      5. We will notify parents if their student has been in close contact with someone at the school who tests positive.
      6. Parents will have the option of quarantining students based on exposure to someone who tests positive for COVID-19.  Fifth through twelfth (5-12) grade students who are quarantined will have access to the learning management system, Schoology, if they choose to continue to work on class work while quarantined.  Students will always have the option to make work up once they return to school.  Students in grades PK-4 will be sent practice work home during quarantine if requested.  
    4. Work on Building A Strong Culture of Learning
  4. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items 
    1. Past Meeting Minutes
    2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
    3. Hires and Resignations
      1. Alison Ritchhart hired as a Kindergarten Teacher.
      2. Betsy Shovlain hired as an Associate.
      3. Stephanie Remmenga hired as a Head MS Volleyball Coach.
      4. Jordan Fitch hired as a MS Asst Football Coach.
      5. Tim McKinney hired as a HS Asst Volleyball Coach
      6. William (Cody) Swim changed from MS Asst Football Coach to MS Head Football Coach.
      7. Margo Bobst hired as an Associate Mentor.
      8. Stacy Schultz hired as an Associate Mentor.
      9. Darla Collier hired as an Evening Custodian.
      10. Nicole Kindley hired as an Associate in the Day Care. 
      11. Nicole Faith hired as an Associate in the Day Care.
      12. Cole Daniels hired as Assistant Football (9th grade) Coach.
      13. Nathan McKinney hired as a full time bus driver.
    4. Open Enrollment
    5. Building and Ground/Transportation Secretary Job Description
  5. Items for Discussion
    1. Student Data (for information only).  We will review our current student data.
    2. Preschool Handbook

Adjourn

Next meeting:  Regular Board Meeting, Monday, September 27, 2021 6 p.m.

 

2021/09/27 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District.                                 

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, September 27, 2021

Regular Board Meeting 6:00 pm

High School Auditorium

The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society.

Tentative Agenda

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

  1. Opening
    1. Call to Order--Welcome--Roll Call--Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Discuss and/or Approve Agenda Review of I-35 Mission Statement and District Priorities

Mission Statement

“The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society”

 

District Priorities

  1.  Articulate and support a cohesive, student-centered PK-12 vision for continuous school improvement
  2. Engage in effective teaching and relevant learning for the 21st Century
  3. Operate with fiscal integrity, efficiency and effectiveness
  1. Education Spotlight: Introduction of  New Teachers
  2. Open Forum 

“Residents, students, parents/guardians, and staff members of the district may address the Board about relevant topics.  Those who wish to speak must sign up at the beginning of the meeting.  Speaker’s participation is limited to 5 minutes per meeting.  We ask speakers to remember that Iowa law prohibits the Board from discussing specific employees or students or their performance.”

  1. Student Representative Report
  2. Principal Reports
    1. Mr. Tessau
    2. Mrs. Dutrey 
    3. Mr. Weber (Fall Sports Report, Special Education Report)
      1. Homecoming
  3. Superintendent Report
    1. Questions about Judge’s Ruling--Does that impact what we are currently doing at I-35?
    2. Staffing Shortages
    3. Professional Development: Math Work
    4. Rural Economic Task Force
  4. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items 
    1. Past Meeting Minutes
    2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
    3. Hires and Resignations
      1. Jesse Helton hired as evening custodian.
      2. Baylie Balcaen resigns from teacher associate position.
    4. Open Enrollment
    5. Registrar/Student Information Systems and AD Secretary
  5. Items for Discussion
    1. Field Trip Request--FFA National Convention 
    2. CAR Certified Annual Report FY 21
      1. FY21 Budget Crosswalk
      2. FY 21 Annual Transportation Report
      3. FY 21 CAR Expenditures by All Funds & by Individual Funds
      4. FY 21 Revenue By Funds By Source
      5. FY21 SES Conf (Names Removed)
      6. FY 21 Balance Sheet By Fund
      7. 2021 Treasure Report By Fund
    3. Discuss and/or Approve FY 21 Financial Annual Settlement 
    4. Discuss and/or Approve Application for Special Education Deficit 
    5. Legislative Priorities

 

Adjourn

 

Next meeting:

Regular Board Meeting, Monday, October 26, 2021 6 p.m.

 

2021/10/25 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, October 25, 2021

Regular Board Meeting 6:00 pm

High School Auditorium

The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society.

Tentative Agenda

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

  1. Opening
    1. Call to Order--Welcome--Roll Call--Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Discuss and/or Approve Agenda 
  3. Review of I-35 Mission Statement and District Priorities

Mission Statement

“The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society”

 

District Priorities

  1.  Articulate and support a cohesive, student-centered PK-12 vision for continuous school improvement
  2. Engage in effective teaching and relevant learning for the 21st Century
  3. Operate with fiscal integrity, efficiency and effectiveness
  1. Education Spotlight: Teacher Leadership--Cognitive Coaching and/or Student Centered Coaching 
  2. Open Forum 

“Residents, students, parents/guardians, and staff members of the district may address the Board about relevant topics.  Those who wish to speak must sign up at the beginning of the meeting.  Speaker’s participation is limited to 5 minutes per meeting.  We ask speakers to remember that Iowa law prohibits the Board from discussing specific employees or students or their performance.”

  1. Student Representative Report
  2. Principal Reports
    1. Mr. Tessau
    2. Mr. Kaster 
  3. Superintendent Report
    1. Reminder about School Board Elections
    2. Update on Communication
    3. Wage Group Work
    4. Property Taxes and I-35
    5. Foundation Update
    6. SIAC Update
  4. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items 
    1. Past Meeting Minutes
    2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
    3. Hires and Resignations
      1. Oliver Sinclair hired as a special education teacher.
      2. Jeni Smith hired as a daycare associate.
      3. Sara McDonald hired as an associate.
      4. Mary Strickler hired as an associate (Pending).
  5. Items for Discussion
    1. Early Retirement Discussion  This is the preliminary discussion about the Board’s prerogative to offer early retirement to employees in the Interstate 35 Community School District.  For the past three years, we have offered the same early retirement package--certified staff need to be 55 years old and have worked in the district for at least 15 years to be eligible.  We have provided a one time HSA of $30,000 the July after they retire. (We have seven staff members eligible). 
    2. Enrollment Data  The enrollment data looks at our current enrollment (as of count day--October 1).  
    3. Engineer for Air Conditioning Work A portion of our ESSER funds is being allocated to air circulation and air conditioning.  We are working with an engineering firm ISG to render drawings for our continued work (one of the requirements for the federal use of funds).  We discussed the current work and what the additional work will entail to create a consistent approach to the project.  The draft is a layout of the remaining spaces and a description of the scope of the work for those locations.  (This will be updated before we get the final proposal to represent the exact rooms that already have air conditioning and circulation.  Projected work will be spring and summer 2022.

 

Adjourn

 

Next meeting:

Informational Meeting on School Finance and Property Tax Issues, Monday, November 8, 2021 at  6 p.m. in the I-35 Auditorium

Regular Board Meeting, Monday, November 22, 2021 6 p.m.