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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.

 

2021/11/22 Regular Board Meeting and Organizational Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, November 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  (Action) 

  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. Kaster

  3. Superintendent Report

    1. ISASP training and next steps

    2. Foundation Update

    3. Roundtable Discussions

    4. Sub shortage challenges

    5. Natural Gas Contracts

    6. Board Document Organization

  4. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action) 

  1. Past Meeting Minutes

  2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement

  3. Open Enrollment

  4. Resignations and Contracts

    1. Don Brommel resigns as Assistant MS Boys Basketball Coach.

    2. Jessie Baldwin hired as an Assistant MS Boys Basketball Coach.

    3. Marcia Hood hired as Wrestling Cheer sponsor.

  1. Items for Discussion

  1. Election Canvas Results (Action) 

  2. Recognition of Outgoing Board Members

 

Adjourn

 

Tentative Agenda

Organizational Meeting (immediately following adjournment of the Regular Meeting)

  1. Call to Order (by Board Secretary)

  2. Welcome New Board Members

  3. Elections and Oath of Office

    1. President

    2. Vice-President

  4. Public Hearing on 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 School Calendar

    1. Introductory Remarks on Proposed School Calendars

Process

  1. The calendar committee created a draft calendar for the academic years 22-23 and 23-24.

  2. The draft calendars were sent to staff for feedback.

  3. The two questions that came up were 1) having the Fridays after conferences off and 2) switching to a one hour late start or early out each week for PD instead of having Friday full day PDs.

  4. Survey about the two questions went out to stakeholders.

  5. Results from Survey

    1. Teachers 83% of respondents want to keep the Friday after Conferences as a PD Day

    2. Teachers 64% of respondents want to keep Friday at the PD option rather than a 1-hour early out schedule or late start schedule.

    3. Parents 84% or parents want to keep the Friday full day PD option rather than a 1-hour early out schedule or late start schedule.

  1. Public Question and Answer

  2. Closing of Public Hearing

  1. Discuss and/or Approve Committee Representation (Action) 

  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  (Action) 

    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 Thad Tussey and Angela Steinlage

      2. Level II Investigator recommend Madison County Sheriff 

    8. ADA/504 Coordinator recommend Natasha Cooper

    9. Affirmative Action recommend Jennifer Baughman

    10. Equity Coordinator recommend Steve Kaster

    11. Truancy Officer recommend Rose Dickinson

    12. Free/Reduced Lunch Steering Officer recommend Deann Strange

    13. Chief Negotiator recommend Superintendent

  2. New Business

    1. Early Retirement (Discussion) 

      1.  If the board opts to offer early retirement, I would like to set the following timeline.  Approve the early retirement package at the December board meeting (Dec. 20, 2021). Provide all eligible staff the early retirement packet by Wednesday, December 22, 2021.  The deadline to return completed early retirement will be Friday, January 14, 2022.  These will be brought to the board meeting on Monday, January 24, 2022.

      2. The package represents the same package that we have offered the last two years. 

    2. 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 Calendar (Action)  The Interstate 35 Community School District Calendar Committee recommends the following calendars for approval:

      1. 2022-2023 Academic Calendar

      2. 2023-2024 Academic Calendar

    3. First Reading of 300, 400 series Board Policy and additional policies  (Action)  Board policies need to be reviewed every five years.  We have set up a rotation for our board policies and this year we are reviewing the 300 series, the 400 series and some miscellaneous policies.  We will have three readings of the policies before they are adopted.  I will also be bringing a few policies to the board based on feedback from the auditor (now that we are using more federal money)

      1. 203.2 Board Member Conflict of Interest raises the direct compensation to $6,000 from $2,500.

      2. 302.5 Superintendent Evaluation is updated to include new administrative standards, updated timelines and elimination of outdated processes.

      3. 404.3 Communicable Disease eliminated the redundant communicable disease policy.

      4. 404.8 Temporary COVID Leave is removed.

      5. 405.1 Substitute Teachers removed TB test and increased the pay to $130/day and $170 per diem after 5 consecutive days to reflect our current rate.

      6. 405.3  Truancy Officer eliminated the section that indicated each building would have a truancy officer.

      7. 409.2 Recognition of Service of Employees--the paragraph on specific gifts is removed.

      8. 502.7 Possession or Use of Controlled Substances, Alcohol and/or Nicotine is now inclusive of Nicotine and represents the substance abuse prevention for students. (Also updated 502.1, 502.8, 603.10, 708.3R1)

      9. 505.5 Graduation Requirements updated to include technology (computer science), vocational and fine arts.

      10. 532 Student Exposure to Allergens is new and being added.

      11. 601 School Calendar revised to include 1080 hour or 180 days of instruction.

      12. 704.2 Payment for Goods and Services update language to reflect warrant payment and authority for board secretary around payments, claim approval and signatures.

      13. 700 Public Purpose to include more detail on on-site meals and beverages.

      14. 700.1 Internal Controls and Whistleblower is new and being added.

      15. 904.5 District and Schools Names/Logos Usage

    4. OSHA Mandate and Policy (Discussion)  This is now on hold for implementation.  I will present the information we received from our lawyers and have a general discussion about next steps (if needed) around this mandate.  

    5. Graphics Quote (Action) In an effort to continue our “branding” that began with outdoor signage, we are working with the Varsity Group to continue the process to some of our interior areas.  We are seeking approval for the interior graphic design quote ($39,218) including high school and elementary commons, fitness center and locker room hallways, fitness center exterior windows, fine arts hallway, elementary and secondary office, gym entrances (from the building) and elementary door entrance.  This completes Phase 1 of this work.

    6. SBRC Application for Increasing Enrollment, Open Enrollment Out and LEP Instruction Beyond 5 years  (Action) 

      1. Each year districts are allowed to submit a request to the School Budget Review Committee (SBRC) for additional authorized spending authority for 1) increased enrollment 2) open enrollment out and 3) ELL beyond five years.  We qualify to request increased spending authority in Certified Enrollment ($254,390.40) this year.  See SBRC application.  This is a request for increased spending authority only.  The board can decide to actually levy for these funds when we set the FY 23 budget in March 2022.  

    7. Air Conditioning--Engineering Services  (Action)  In order to use ESSER funds (federal money) for the air conditioning and air circulation project, we need to work with an engineer in the design process.  We are recommending the approval of the contract with ISG.

 

Set Next Meeting Date(s) and Agenda Items

 

Mark your calendars--Holiday Open House (2:00-4:30) December 16, 2021

 

Adjourn

 

2021/12/13 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, December 13, 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. 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  (Action) 
  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. Positive Accomplishment:  Ms. Klingensmith and members of the FFA will be here to present about their recent activity and trip.
  2. Student Representative Report
  3. Principal Reports
    1. Mr. Kaster
  4. Superintendent Report
  5. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action) 
  1. Past Meeting Minutes
  2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement

 

  1.  
  1. Items for Discussion
  1. Early Retirement (Action)  
    1.  If the board opts to offer early retirement, I would like to set the following timeline.  Approve the early retirement package at the December board meeting (Dec. 13, 2021). Provide all eligible staff the early retirement packet by Wednesday, December 15, 2021.  The deadline to return completed early retirement will be Friday, January 7, 2022.  These will be brought to the board meeting on Monday, January 24, 2022.
    2. The package represents the same package that we have offered the last two years. 
  2. Second Reading of 300, 400 series Board Policy and additional policies  (Action) 

Board policies need to be reviewed every five years.  We have set up a rotation for our board policies and this year we are reviewing the 300 series, the 400 series and some miscellaneous policies.  We will have three readings of the policies before they are adopted.  I will also be bringing a few policies to the board based on feedback from the auditor (now that we are using more federal money)

  1. 203.2 Board Member Conflict of Interest raises the direct compensation to $6,000 from $2,500. Recommended we consider only raising the threshold to $2500 to $6000 with board approval.
  2. 302.5 Superintendent Evaluation is updated to include new administrative standards, updated timelines and elimination of outdated processes.
  3. 404.3 Communicable Disease eliminated the redundant communicable disease policy.
  4. 404.8 Temporary COVID Leave is removed.
  5. 405.1 Substitute Teachers removed TB test and increased the pay to $130/day and $170 per diem after 5 consecutive days to reflect our current rate.
  6. 405.3  Truancy Officer eliminated the section that indicated each building would have a truancy officer.
  7. 409.2 Recognition of Service of Employees--the paragraph on specific gifts is removed.
  8. 502.7 Possession or Use of Controlled Substances, Alcohol and/or Nicotine is now inclusive of Nicotine and represents the substance abuse prevention for students. (Also updated 502.1, 502.8, 603.10, 708.3R1)
  9. 505.5 Graduation Requirements updated to include technology (computer science), vocational and fine arts.
  10. 532 Student Exposure to Allergens is new and being added.
  11. 601 School Calendar revised to include 1080 hour or 180 days of instruction.
  12. 704.2 Payment for Goods and Services update language to reflect warrant payment and authority for board secretary around payments, claim approval and signatures.
  13. 700 Public Purpose to include more detail on on-site meals and beverages.
  14. 700.1 Internal Controls and Whistleblower is new and being added.
  15. 904.5 District and Schools Names/Logos Usage
  1. At Risk Plan (Action)  To serve our at risk students, we provide services beyond the general education program.  At Risk criteria include multiple absences, poor test scores, failing grades, not connected to school (not involved in school activities) etc.  Students who fall in multiple categories are considered at risk.  
  2. At Risk Plan-Modified Allowable Growth--(Action)  The modified allowable growth is supplemental aid for our at risk program.  Attached you will see the proposed recommendations for the 2022-2023 budget.

Adjourn

 

2021/12/16 Special Board Meeting--Expulsion Hearing

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Special Board Meeting 5:30 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.

  1. Call Meeting to Order/ Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Approve the Agenda
  3. Closed Session: Expulsion Hearing “To consider disciplinary action against a student as provided by Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(e) and to review and discuss records which are required by state or federal law to be kept confidential as provided by Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(a).”
  4. Action on Discipline
  5. Adjourn 

2022/01/10 Special Board Meeting Agenda--POSTPONED

THIS MEETING IS POSTPONED

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, January 10, 2022

Special Board Meeting 6:30 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

 

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  (Action) 
  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. Items for Discussion
    1. Board Policy 404.3.1 Employee Vaccination/Testing for COVID 19 and subsequent regulations, notifications (Action)  In response to the OSHA mandate I am presenting the recommended Board Policy 404.3.1 for board approval.  This proposed policy gives staff members the choice between being fully vaccinated or staying unvaccinated and following additional safety guidelines.

Adjourn

 

2022/01/24 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, January 24, 2022

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. 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  (Action) 
  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. Positive Accomplishments  6th grade reading challenge
  2. Student Representative Report (Will Borseth)
  3. Principal Reports
    1. Mr. Tessau
    2. Mrs. Dutrey
    3. Mr. Kaster
  4. Superintendent Report
    1. DE conversations
      1. Teacher and associate apprenticeships
      2. Future Ready Iowa
      3. Competency Based Instruction
      4. Innovative schedule
    2. Evaluation information
    3. Transportation Considerations
    4. IDPH Guidance for Returning to School after Testing Positive
  5. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action) 
  1. Past Meeting Minutes
  2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
  3. Open Enrollment
  4. Resignations and Contracts
    1. Stacy Henson hired as a full time substitute teacher.
    2. Amanda Geddes hired as an associate.
    3. Bobbie Heitink resigns as an associate.
    4. Sharon Hill hired as a substitute bus driver.
    5. OJ Sinclair resigns as special education teacher.
    6. Jamie Lee transferred to special education teacher.
  1. Items for Discussion
    1. Communication Update (Heather Wells and Mrs. Dentlinger)  Mrs. Wells will be at the board meeting to share an update on our communication (via social media platforms.  Mrs. Dentlinger will share some of the additional measures to communicate and what the feedback is.
    2. Architect Contract for Facilities Planning (Rick Seely) (Action) 
    3. Preschool Funding  (Action)  As part of the district's response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the district’s administration is authorized to submit a request to the School Budget Review Committee for funding related to FY22 SWVPP increased enrollment in the amount of $36,135.  I am asking the board to authorize the request for additional funding in the amount of $36,135 for increased enrollment in preschool.
    4. Standards Based Grading Update (Stephanie Good and Prisilla Boswell)  Members of the standards based grading implementation team will be here to give the board an update on timelines, trainings and the work they are engaged in.
    5. Update on Course Offerings (Steve Kaster) Mr. Kaster will present any recommended changes to the course offering guide as proposed by teachers and/or departments.  
    6. Cost of Living Increase Proposal (Action) Mrs. Dentlinger recommends a $2 cost of living increase to most of our support staff and a few exempt staff.  (This does exclude the bus drivers.)  
    7. Final Reading of 300, 400 series Board Policy and additional policies  (Action) 

Board policies need to be reviewed every five years.  We have set up a rotation for our board policies and this year we are reviewing the 300 series, the 400 series and some miscellaneous policies.  (Consider waving the third reading of the changes to 203.2).

  1. 203.2 Board Member Conflict of Interest raises the direct compensation to $6,000 from $2,500. Recommended we consider only raising the threshold from $2500 to $6000 with board approval.
  2. 302.5 Superintendent Evaluation is updated to include new administrative standards, updated timelines and elimination of outdated processes.
  3. 404.3 Communicable Disease eliminated the redundant communicable disease policy.
  4. 404.8 Temporary COVID Leave is removed.
  5. 405.1 Substitute Teachers removed TB test and increased the pay to $130/day and $170 per diem after 5 consecutive days to reflect our current rate.
  6. 405.3  Truancy Officer eliminated the section that indicated each building would have a truancy officer.
  7. 409.2 Recognition of Service of Employees--the paragraph on specific gifts is removed.
  8. 502.7 Possession or Use of Controlled Substances, Alcohol and/or Nicotine is now inclusive of Nicotine and represents the substance abuse prevention for students. (Also updated 502.1, 502.8, 603.10, 708.3R1)
  9. 505.5 Graduation Requirements updated to include technology (computer science), vocational and fine arts.
  10. 532 Student Exposure to Allergens is new and being added.
  11. 601 School Calendar revised to include 1080 hour or 180 days of instruction.
  12. 704.2 Payment for Goods and Services update language to reflect warrant payment and authority for board secretary around payments, claim approval and signatures.
  13. 700 Public Purpose to include more detail on on-site meals and beverages.
  14. 700.1 Internal Controls and Whistleblower is new and being added.
  15. 904.5 District and Schools Names/Logos Usage
  1. SBRC Application for Woodward Academy Day School Administrative Costs Action (recommend–approve the SBRC Application for Administrative Costs totaling $754.93)  The School Budget Review Committee allows districts to gain spending authority for administrative costs associated with particular programs.  We currently have a student enrolled at the Woodward Academy Day School.  This action is only asking for spending authority; the Board will decide in the FY 22 budget whether to level to recoup the costs.
  2. Digital Trophy Case (Action) This is designed to be housed to the right of the trophy cases to showcase our wall of pride recipients, notable alumni, recognitions for our current students, yearbooks, and other pieces of our school that represent who we are and what we value.  

Adjourn

Next Meeting: February 28, 2022

 

 

2022/02/21 School Improvement Advisory Committee Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

School Improvement Advisory Committee  Meeting

Monday, February 21, 2022

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. Opening/Welcome
  2. Current Data
  3. Upcoming challenges--staffing, schedules in light of our education priorities (proactive conversations)
  4. Sharing agreements
  5. Student apprenticeships
  6. Other

 

 

Adjourn

 

2022/02/24 Special Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Special Board Meeting 6:00 pm

District Office Conference Room

 

 

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. Discuss and/or Approve Agenda  (Action) 

III.    Closed Session: Superintendent Evaluation 

 

Adjourn

Next Meeting: February 28, 2022

 

2022/02/28 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, February 28, 2022

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. 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  (Action) 
  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. Positive Accomplishments:  Middle School Student Council
  2. Student Representative Report (Will Borseth)
  3. Principal Reports
    1. Mr. Tessau
    2. Mr. Kaster
  4. Superintendent Report
    1. SIAC Meeting Minutes
  5. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action) 
  1. Past Meeting Minutes
  2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
  3. Open Enrollment
  4. Resignations and Contracts
    1. Heidi Boyd add extended year contract for FCS extra duties.
    2. Ashley Brillon hired as a full time associate.
    3. Brenda Streeter hired as a part time associate.
    4. Steve Kaster resigns as secondary principal at the end of 2021-2022 school year.
    5. Jordan Wisecup resigns from middle school baseball coach position.
    6. Bobbie Heitink hired as assistant robotics sponsor.
    7. Cassidy Houchins hired as computer science teacher beginning 2022-2023 school year.
    8. Amy Upp hired as special education teacher beginning 2022-2023 school year.
    9. Mike Stuart hired as high school track throwing coach.
  5. Timberline Services Contract
  1. Items for Discussion
    1. Special Education Services Review (for information only) Mr. Weber will review the work of the special education department for the 2021-2022 school year.
    2. Intervention Team Updates from 2021-2022 (for information only) Mrs. Yong and Ms. Lee will present on the development of the intervention program at the middle school and high school levels.
    3. Substitute Wage Increases (Action) Mrs. Dentlinger will present the recommended increases to our substitute position wage pay and processes to maintain these.  

 

Adjourn

Next Meeting: March 28, 2022

 

2022/03/07 Special Education Board Meeting

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, Match 7, 2022

Special Board Meeting 6:00 pm

District Office Conference Room

 

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

III.    Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action) 

  1. Contracts: 
    1. Mr.Anson Bonte hired as secondary principal beginning July 1, 2022.

    

Adjourn

Next Meeting: March 28, 2022

 

2022/03/08 Public Meeting (Support Staff Opener, District Opener)

March 9, 2022

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 2022-2023 school year for the Support Staff.

Time and Place

5:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 9, 2022

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 2022-2023 school year for the Support Staff.

 Time and Place

Approximately 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 9, 2022

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.                   

                                                                                        

                                    

2022/03/21 Public Meeting (Certified Staff Opener, District Opener)

March 21, 2022

Notice of Public Meeting

    that the Negotiations team representing the Interstate 35 Community School District Board of Education will meet with representatives of the I-35 Education Association as part of the collective bargaining process for the purpose of negotiating salaries for the 2022-2023 school year Certified Staff.

Time and Place

4:00 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2022

Superintendent Conference Room--District Office, 405 East North Street, Truro

Agenda

Representatives from I-35 Education Association will share its initial proposal.

 

Notice of Public Meeting

    that the Negotiations team representing the Interstate 35 Community School District Board of Education will meet with representatives of the I-35 Education Association as part of the collective bargaining process for the purpose of negotiating salaries for the 2022-2023 school year Certified Staff.

Time and Place

4:30 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2022

Superintendent Conference Room--District Office, 405 East North Street, Truro

Agenda

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

 

2022/03/28 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, March 28, 2022

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. 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  (Action) 
  2. Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 School Budget
    1. Introductory Remarks on 2022-2023 School Budget
  1. The proposed certified budget was published on March 16, 2022.
  2. The proposed budget was published at a higher rate ($18.74251) 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. Public Hearing on the HVAC System Project
    1. Introductory Remarks on HVAC Project
      1. The proposed HVAC project was published on March 16, 2022.
      2. School Map (proposed HVAC project)
    2. Public Question and Answer
    3. Closing of Public Hearing
  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. Positive Accomplishments:  National Honor Society Update
  2. Student Representative Report (Will Borseth)
  3. Principal Reports
    1. Mr. Tessau
    2. Mr. Kaster
  4. Superintendent Report
    1. Community Support for Winterset
    2. Donuts with Grown-Ups
    3. Job Fair
    4. Update on Facilities Long-Range Planning
  5. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action) 
  1. Past Meeting Minutes
  2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
  3. Open Enrollment
  4. Resignations and Contracts
    1. Geoff Tessau resigns from PK-4 principal position at the end of 2021-2022 school year.
    2. Geoff Tessau reassigned as work based learning coordinator and math interventionist.  He will continue his Technology Director position.
    3. Heather Dutrey resigns from Assistant Secondary Principal position at the end of 2021-2022 school year.
    4. Heather Dutrey reassigned to Instructional Coaching position.
    5. Mrs. Danielle Woods hired as elementary principal.
    6. Jerry Young resigns as high school science teacher.
    7. Jerry Young reassigned as interventionist.
    8. Paige McDuffy hired as a high school science teacher.
    9. Jessica Duggins hired as elementary/lunch secretary.
    10. Kylie Holman hired as an associate.
  5. Sharing Agreements
  6. $1000/certified teacher and non classroom teaching contracts
  7. AEA Purchasing Agreement
  1. Items for Discussion
    1. Middle School Building Goals Review (for information only) Mrs. Dutrey will review the work of the middle school team for the 2021-2022 school year.
    2. Talented and Gifted Program Updates from 2021-2022 (for information only) Mrs. Siefkas will present on the progress of the Talented and Gifted program at all levels.  She will also share information on family STEM nights.
    3. Radio Bid (Action) 
    4. Bid for HVAC System (Action) 
    5. Tentative Agreement with Interstate 35 Community School District Support Staff (Action)  Through recent negotiations, the District and the support staff tentatively agreed upon a $0.59/hour increase.  This is a 3.946% increase and will cost approximately $44,060. 
    6. Tentative Agreement with Interstate 35 Community School District Certified Staff (Action)  Through recent negotiations, the District and the certified staff tentatively agreed upon an approximate 3.53% increase.  This would add $820 to the base pay with an advance on the lane and step for the 2022-2023 school year.  The extra duty base would also increase $2,000 to $31,000.  This will cost approximately $150,457.
    7. Updates to Teacher Agreement (Action)  The teacher association asked that we clarify language in our current agreement.  The recommendation is we update the agreement to include the following
  1. P.17 #12 would be added, Veteran’s Day:  Any employee who is a veteran of the United States Armed forces may choose to take Veteran's Day off with pay with proof of a DD214 certificate and two week advance notice.  (We currently allow this leave, it is just not explicitly in the agreement.)
  2. P.19 would read Other Duties:  Employees shall be responsible for such other duties as directly related to reasonable employee responsibilities as may be assigned by the board or its designee in an equitable manner.  Each certified employee is expected to volunteer for two (2) events/activities throughout the year.  (A list of these events/activities is found in the employee handbook.)  The duties that cannot be filled by volunteers will be assigned by the Board or its designee in an equitable manner among all employees including those who have already volunteered.  (Those staff members who have already volunteered for ten (10) or more activities will not be assigned any more of these duties.)  These may be in addition to the employee workday.
  1. Meet and Confer Recommended Increase (Action)  The employees not covered by our two association groups are part of the Meet and Confer group.  These positions include our administrators, the twelve month secretaries (those at the district level), the registrar, our directors, the social worker and our technology department.  The recommendation is to increase the salaries of the meet and confer group at 3.53%.  This will cost approximately $26,108.
  2. Audit (Action) This is a review of our annual audit.  
  3. FY 23 Certified Budget  (Action) The proposed certified budget was published on March 16, 2022.  The proposed budget was published at a higher rate ($18.74251) and that will likely be adjusted down.  We publish higher to allow for some minor fluctuation and finalize in June with the Department of Management.  In June we will adjust it down to the current tax levy.
  4. Resolution for Debt Service Payment  (Action) Resolution Authorizing the Redemption of General Obligation School Bonds, Series 2017, Dated July 25, 2017, Approving a Second Amendment to Escrow Agent Agreement, and Levying a Tax for Fiscal Year 2023 for the Redemption of General Obligation School Bonds, Series 2017, Dated July 25, 2017

Adjourn

Next Meeting: April 25, 2022

 

2022/04/25 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, April 25, 2022

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. 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  (Action) 
  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. Positive Accomplishments: Tour of Greenhouse and Aquaponics Presentation (Ms. Klingensmith and students)
  2. Student Representative Report (Will Borseth)
  3. Principal Reports
    1. Mr. Tessau
    2. Mr. Kaster
  4. Superintendent Report
    1. Foundation Update
    2. Long Range Facilities Committee Update
      1. Update on HVAC
    3. Teacher Leadership Committee Update
  5. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action) 
  1. Past Meeting Minutes
  2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
  3. Open Enrollment
  4. Resignations and Contracts
    1. Hayley Yong-Druivenga resigns as middle school interventionist.
    2. Josiah Appell resigns as elementary music teacher.
    3. Jamie Gelner resigns as 5th grade middle school teacher.
    4. Alicia Sand resigns as 4th grade teacher.
    5. Jyl Scholl resigns as kindergarten teacher.
    6. Paula Schultz resigns as librarian.
    7. Faith Curry resigns as general (study hall) associate.
    8. Sheryl Young resigns as sub calling associate.
    9. Jerry Young resigns as high school robotics coach.
    10. Diana Erwin resigns as cook.
    11. Bri (West) Huston hired as daycare associate/closer.
    12. Josh Kline hired as head/assistant middle school baseball coach.
    13. Steve Kaster hired as substitute bus driver.
    14. Don Bedwell hired as substitute bus driver.
    15. Steve Drevet hired as substitute bus driver.
    16. Kaitlyn Hackley hired as custodian.
    17. Blake Bauer hired as PE/Health teacher.
    18. Sharon Whitson resigns as PE/Health teacher.
    19. Sharon Whitson hired as assistant secondary principal.
    20. Damon Bryan and Mike Stuart split strength and conditioning stipend.
  5. Updates of job descriptions
    1. TL Mentor (draft)
    2. TL Content Coach (draft)
  6. Sharing Agreement:  Work Based Learning Coordinator with Winterset.  Interstate 35 will hold the contract.
  7. 10-day librarian contract with Winterset
  1. Items for Discussion
    1. Elementary School Building Goals Review (for information only) Mr. Tessau and the elementary building leadership team will be here to review the work of the elementary school team for the 2021-2022 school year.
    2. Human Resources Updates (for information only) Mrs. Baughman will be here to give an update on the HR department including the WONDR program, exit interviews, and job fairs. 
    3. Reconsideration Committee Appointment: Recommended Committee:Paula Schultz- School Librarian; Brayton Weber-Administrator; Tonya Donahue-Teacher; Camden Allen-Student; Owen Festler-Student; Katie Monore-Community Member; Heather Jelsma-Community Member; Sue Cornelison-Community Member
    4. Wrestling Mat Purchase (Action) I35 Wrestling Mat Club has made a donation in exact amount already to the I35 Wrestling account.  The biggest reason for the purchase of the new mat system is because it allows all 3 mats to run together in a rectangle down the center of our gym, this means that both sets of bleachers on the East and West sides can be pulled out. Currently when our three mats are out, only one side can be pulled out. We currently host events that need both sets of bleachers, and we are adding additional events starting next year that will require more seating. 
    5. Roof Replacement Bid Approval (Action) The map shows the bid in two sections.  
    6. Bus Routing Software (Action) Mrs. Finley will be here to present bids on a routing software system to serve the transportation needs in routing, overlay, fuel, pre/post checks etc.

 

Adjourn

Next Meeting: May 23, 2022

 

Reminder:  Graduation May 22, 2022 at 2 p.m.

 

2022/05/23 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District.             (UPDATED 5/20/22 1:05 p.m.)

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, May 23, 2022

Work Session 5:30 pm

Regular Board Meeting following work session at 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

BOARD WORK SESSION  

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of Agenda
  4. Teacher Shortage
  5. Adjourn

 

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  (Action) 
  2. Public Hearing: Amending FY 22 Budget
    1. Opening Comments
  1. Published as required in The Madisonian on May 11, 2022
  2. No change to property taxes
  3. Increase Primarily in Non-Instructional Program Expenditures (Lunch Program/Daycare) and Other Expenditures (Roof Replacement)
  1. Comments of the Public
  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. Positive Accomplishments: 3rd grade Newspaper
  2. Principal Reports
    1. Mr. Tessau
    2. Mr. Kaster
    3. Mrs. Dutrey
  3. Superintendent Report
    1. Congratulations Class of 2022
    2. Registration Update
    3. SIAC Meeting Update
    4. Insurance Update
    5. Revenue Purpose Statement
  4. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action) 
  1. Past Meeting Minutes
  2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
  3. Resignations and Contracts
    1. Sarah Coder hired as 5-6 ELA teacher.
    2. Kathryn Belden hired as high school ELA.
    3. Tonya Donahue reassigned to high school ELA.
    4. Heather Peacock voluntary transfers to 4th grade.
    5. Kaitlyn Grant reassigned to 7-8 ELA teacher.
    6. Elizabeth Hainer hired as a special education teacher.
    7. Geoff Tessau resigns from employment at Interstate 35 Community School.
    8. Elyse Rice resigns from high school ELA position.
    9. Makayla Briggs resigns from elementary special education position.
    10. Dallas Gilleland resigns from high school social studies teacher position.
    11. Heather Wells added as technology director.
    12. Autumn Parmer hired as a cook.
    13. Betty Dolan hired as a cook. 
    14. Heather Dutrey assigned to work based learning coordinator (part time).
    15. Brandi Moa-Lamp reassigned to high school interventionist.
    16. Monica Cormeny hired as 5-8 reading teacher.
    17. Chriss Allen reassigned to sub calling associate and associate position.
    18. Tanner Warrington resigns from high school assistant wrestling coach position.
    19. Brandi Moa-Lamp resigns from head high school volleyball coach position.
    20. Geoff Tessau contracted for four days of IT support. 
    21. Kelcie Daniels hired as 5-8 interventionist.
    22. Stacy Henson hired as 4th grade teacher.
    23. Austin Mustain hired as elementary music teacher.
    24. Jessica Reisinger hired as elementary guidance counselor.
    25. Sara Skinner hired as high school social studies teacher.
    26. Brandon Chapman hired as HS assistant baseball coach.
    27. Blake Bauer hired as assistant high school wrestling coach.
    28. Katie Klingensmith hired as robotics sponsor.
    29. Rachelle Palmer hired as associate.
    30. Nicole Kindley reassigned to general associate (school year contract).
    31. Jesse Helton resigns as custodian.
    32. Jerry Young resigns from all I-35 positions.
    33. Mary Strickler resigns from associate position.
    34. Stephanie Good resigns from NHS Sponsor.
    35. Marcia Hood resigns from wrestling cheer sponsor.
    36. Mike Stuart resigns from track thrower coaching.
    37. Nate Rankin resigns from middle school football.
  1. Items for Discussion
    1. Bread and Milk Contract (Action) Food Service Director Angie Stroh makes the following recommendations:
      1. I recommend that we stay with Hiland Dairy for the 2022-23 SY as they can support all products and needs that we have here at I-35 CSD while adhering to procurement guidelines.
      2. I recommend that we stay with Pan O Gold for the 2022-23 SY.
    2. 2021-2022 District Data Review (No action needed)  

The administrative team will review the district academic data for 2021-2022.  

  1. 2022-2023 District Goals (Action)

Mrs. Dentlinger will present the 2022-2023 district goals. 

  1. Amend FY ‘22 Budget (Action) We recommend approving the budget amendment as published and presented at the hearing.  Property taxes will not be affected.  The budget amendment is required by Iowa Code if the district will spend more than was originally certified in any of the four areas including Instruction, Total Support Services, Non-Instructional Programs, and Total Other Expenditures.  The need to amend the budget is due to an increase in nutrition and daycare expenditures and the roof replacement project. It is possible the roof replacement project will not occur in the FY22 budget, depending upon when it is done.   
  2. Recommend Retention Payments Staff (Action) The recommendation is to pay the staff listed the $1000 payment for Retention (this was completed with certified staff in March).  This payment is for the following positions: transportation coordinator (Finley), activities director (Weber), human resources director (Baughman), tech support (Sheets) food services director (Stroh), buildings and grounds director (Gray), bus drivers, building and grounds (Bedwell and  Kline), health associate (Miller), and business office (Bauer and Jordan).  
  3. Update on Teacher Shortage–HS Math and Computer Science (No action needed)  Mrs. Dentlinger will share the district’s plan to provide high quality instruction for students if we get no applicants for our open positions.
  4. Reconsideration Committee Recommendation (Action) The reconsideration committee met to review a request to remove a book from the I-35 High School Media Center.  The recommendation from the reconsideration committee is as follows:
    1. At this time the committee has chosen not to remove the material requested from the I35 library. 
    2. The committee has requested that the school look in to options in the future that would allow parents to choose (or sign a waiver) for materials to be checked out, or a way that a parent could be notified if specific material was checked out by their student, much like the email that gets sent to parents if a student uses their school computer to access certain unwanted websites. 

Adjourn

Next Meeting: June 27, 2022

 

 

2022/06/27 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, June 27, 2022

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. 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  (Action) 
  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. Positive Accomplishments: Food Pantry/Backpack Program
  2. Superintendent Report
    1. Professional Development Plan
    2. Paraeducator/Teacher Apprenticeship Grant
  3. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action) 
  1. Past Meeting Minutes
  2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
  3. Resignations and Contracts
    1. Heather Peacock hired as head girls volleyball coach.
    2. Sara Skinner resigns as high school social studies teacher.
    3. Austin Mustain resigns as elementary music teacher.
    4. Stephanie Brown resigns as Instructional Coach.
    5. Karla Meis resigns as daycare associate.
    6. Gaige Mosher hired as high school social studies teacher.
    7. Jeffrey Engelhardt  hired as high school math teacher.
    8. Blake Bauer hired as middle school assistant baseball coach.
    9. Dean Downs hired as varsity girls wrestling coach.
    10. Christine Bethards transferred from bus driver to daycare associate.
  4. Open Enrollment
  1. Items for Discussion
    1. Revenue Purpose Statement (Action)  Resolution Approving Revenue Purpose Statement, Ordering an Election on a Revenue Purpose Statement to Authorize Expenditures From Revenue Received From the State Secure an Advanced Vision for Education Fund, and Ordering the Publication of a Notice of Election

 

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.

  1. School Fees for 2022-2023 (Action)  The annual fees will be presented for approval.  This includes an increase to school breakfast and lunch and an increase to some of our daycare rates.
  2. Bid for Pest Control and Garbage Contract 2022-2023 (Action)  
  3. School Safety Grant (for discussion only)  This funding will provide a $50,000 grant for each public and private K-12 school building within Iowa. Applications for the funds will be submitted by the school district through the Department of Education.  
    1. $7.5M – Vulnerability assessments for all 1,500 K-12 school buildings - This funding is to support vulnerability assessments in all Iowa schools. If the district has valid assessments on their schools, they do not need to request an assessment. 
    2. $6M – Digital critical incident mapping technology–The development of digital maps of the interior of each school building that will be available to first responders. 
    3. $4.5M -- Radios for schools–The purchase of radios to be placed in each school These radios will be able to directly access local law enforcement.
    4. $1.5M -- Digital applications and software for reporting and intelligence–The purchase of software to further enhance the monitoring of social media as well as a tool that allows individuals to anonymously report suspicious behavior and threats.  
    5. $5.5M -- School Safety Bureau operations funding through 2026–This will include 9 new DPS staff that will implement the 3 items above as well as increase the effort around active shooter and ALERRT training. 
  4. Childcare Grant (for discussion only) Grant funding will support local infrastructure investments by employers to build or expand child care capacity, construct on-site child care centers, and create partnerships between businesses and local centers.

 

Adjourn

Next Meeting:  July 25, 2022

 

 

2022-23 Board Agendas

2022/04/05 Special Board Meeting. **The year was mislabeled. The Board meeting is 2023/04/05

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Special Board Meeting 6:00 pm

District Office Conference Room

 

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

 

 

Special BOARD MEETING–Tentative Agenda

  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  (Action) 
  2. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(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 and Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(a)- To review or discuss records which are required or authorized by state or federal law to be kept confidential.
  3. Return to open session
  4. Adjournment

 

Next Meeting: Monday, April 24, 2023

 

2022/07/08 Special Board Meeting

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, July 8, 2022

Regular Board Meeting 1:00 pm

District Office Conference Room (telephonic)

 

 

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  (Action) 
  2. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action) 
  1. Resignations and Contracts
    1. Tom Dannen hired as elementary music teacher.
    2. Brandt Payne resigns as secondary band instructor.
  2. Cross Country out of state field trip request.

 

Adjourn

Next Meeting:  July 25, 2022

 

2022/07/18 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, July 18, 2022

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. 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  (Action) 
  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. Administrative Reports
    1. Mr. Bonte/Ms. Whitson
    2. Mrs. Woods
    3. Mr. Weber
  2. Superintendent Report
    1. Common Questions about Revenue Purpose Statement
    2. Registration available online (August 1)
  3. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action) 
  1. Past Meeting Minutes
  2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
  3. Resignations and Contracts
    1. Betsy Sholvain resigns as special education associate.
    2. Chasity Jones hired as 3 year old preschool teacher, daycare opener, and daycare associate
    3. Karla Meis hired as special education associate.
    4. Holly Finley hired as special education associate.
    5. Laura Haines hired as high school teacher mentor.
    6. Kaitlyn Grant hired as middle school teacher mentor.
    7. Bev Murphy hired as elementary teacher mentor.
    8. Gigit Showers hired as special education teacher mentor.
    9. Heather Peacock hired as ELA content coach.
    10. Tahra Bedwell hired as science content coach.
    11. Maggie Llewellyn hired as social studies content coach.
    12. Amy Maiers hired as fine arts content coach.
    13. Prisilla Boswell hired as reading content coach.
    14. Brayton Weber increase contract for employment.
    15. Sheldon Thompson hired as assistant boys basketball coach.
    16. Michelle Wheeler hired as computer science and middle school teacher.
    17. Nona Eivins hired as half year kindergarten teacher.
    18. Band teacher interview Monday.
  4. Open Enrollment
  1. Items for Discussion
    1. Secondary Student Handbook (Action) Here is a summary of the significant changes to the secondary student handbook.
    2. Activities Handbook (Action) Here is a summary of the significant changes to the activities handbook
      1. Clear Communication avenue by head coaches to team members AND families
      2. Head coach evaluations of assistants is expected and part of head coach evaluation
      3. Head coaches are evaluated annually and have sit down meeting with AD following their respective seasons.
      4. Camp/Clinic expectation (sixty days notice to AD) and added the out of state travel information and expectation of the head coach to attend board meeting during approval process
      5. Overnight Hotel approvals must align with Ted/I for the new state/federal guidelines. If a hotel isn't on the list, we need to fill out appropriate paperwork. 
      6. Good Conduct Policy: Would like to add a High School Career Good Conduct Policy reset. This would allow a student athlete that gets one violation to be reset to zero should they go 12 months with no violations. Reasoning: A freshman makes a bad decision, gets a first offense and sits out his/her portion of the season. Two or three years later, with no issues between, does something again, they would start over at zero instead of being a second offense after such a long time. 
    3. Elementary Student Handbook (Action) Here is a summary of the significant changes to the elementary student handbook. 
    4. Daycare Parent Handbook (Action)  The revisions to the parent handbook entailed cleaning up expectations and discipline as well as eliminating any duplicated information.
    5. Certified Staff Handbook (Action)  Recommended changes reflect changes to personnel (Sheryl Young was listed as subcaller) page 62 and to update the transfer procedures (which we adopted at the Feb ‘21 board meeting) page 86.

 

  1. Closed Session: Student Discipline “To consider disciplinary action against a student as provided by Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(e) and to review and discuss records which are required by state or federal law to be kept confidential as provided by Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(a).”

 

Adjourn

Next Meeting:  August 22, 2022

 

Upcoming Dates

August 9, 2022    New Teachers Welcome

August 16, 2022    Welcome All Staff Back

August 18, 2022     Back to School Bash/Open House

August 23, 2022    First Day of School

 

2022/08/02 Work Session-Board Training

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors–Professional Learning Session

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2022

Board Training 5:30 pm

District Office Conference Room

 

 

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. Opening
    1. Call to Order--Welcome--Roll Call--Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Discuss and/or Approve Agenda  (Action) 
  3. IASB Work Session–Board training

 

Adjourn

Next Meeting:  August 22, 2022

 

Upcoming Dates

August 9, 2022    New Teachers Welcome

August 16, 2022    Welcome All Staff Back

August 18, 2022     Back to School Bash/Open House

August 23, 2022    First Day of School

 

2022/08/22 Regular Board Meeting Agenda (revised 8/21/22)

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, Aug 22, 2022

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.

 

 

Regular BOARD MEETING–Tentative Agenda  (revised 6/21/22, added item VII.F.)

  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  (Action) 
  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. Administrative Reports
    1. Mr. Bonte
    2. Ms. Whitson
    3. Mrs. Woods
  2. Superintendent Report
    1. Update on Parent Consent for Library Materials
    2. Review of New Teacher and Teacher Pre Service days
    3. Update on TouchWall Content
  3. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action) 
  1. Past Meeting Minutes
  2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
  3. Resignations and Contracts
    1. Dallas Gilleland resigns from head baseball coach.
    2. Brooke Miller contract teaching assistant high school.
    3. Makayla Carson hired as an associate.
    4. Emily McKenzie hired as an associate.
    5. Tiffany Brown hired as an associate.
    6. Rhonda Seward hired as an associate (2 days a week).
    7. Krystal Soulak hired as a daycare associate.
    8. Danae Coleman moving from part time to full time teaching contract
    9. Josh Kline hired as track throwing coach.
    10. Sheldon Thompson hired as assistant boys basketball coach.
    11. Katelyn Grant hired as wrestling cheerleading sponsor.
    12. Lori Hake hired as a 3 year old preschool associate.
    13. Sammy Ruth hired as day care associate.
    14. Cheyenne Jones transfer from cook to daycare associate.
    15. Samantha Gyles resigns as daycare associate.
    16. Betty Dolan resigns as a cook.
    17. Karla Meis resigns as an associate.
    18. Heather Geddes hired as a daycare associate.
    19. Patrick Morris hired as a custodian.
  4. Open Enrollment
  5. William Penn Memorandum of Understanding (Teacher Program)
  6. Des Moines Area Community College Memorandum of Understanding (Para Program)
  1. Items for Discussion
    1. Daycare Staff Handbook (Action) Recommended changes to the daycare staff handbook are included for review and approval.
    2. Preschool Handbook (Action) The only recommended changes are names (ie principal) and dates.
    3. Legislative Priorities (Action)  The proposed legislative priorities from RSAI are evaluated every year.  From the work at the board table, the priorities are used to draft statements about recommended legislation for the upcoming session.  If you have additional ideas about legislative changes, please contact Mrs. Dentlinger.
    4. Work Session Review (for discussion)  Based on the Board work session, August 2, 2022, does the board want to make any changes to the format of the administrative reports to align with the goals of the district?  Are there other issues the Board would like to consider?
    5. Return to Learn Plan (for discussion) The Return to Learn Plan will be revisited.  There are no recommended changes to our current plan-it is updated for dates and names.
    6. Fence Repair (Action) This action item is to approve the work on the fence at the stadium (2 sections). 
  2. Closed Session: Student Discipline “To consider disciplinary action against a student as provided by Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(e) and to review and discuss records which are required by state or federal law to be kept confidential as provided by Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(a).”

 

Adjourn. Next Meeting:  September 26, 2022

 

 

2022/09/13 School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC) Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

School Improvement Advisory Committee  Meeting

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

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
  2. A review of the building goals
  3. A review of the professional development plan
  4. An update on or CSIP (Comprehensive School Improvement Plan) data
  5. Other
  6. Set Next Meeting Date(s) and Agenda Items

 

Adjourn

 

2022/09/26 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, September 26, 2022

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.

 

 

Regular BOARD MEETING–Tentative Agenda

  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  (Action) 
  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. Administrative Reports
    1. Mr. Bonte
    2. Ms. Whitson
    3. Mrs. Woods
    4. Mr. Weber
  2. Superintendent Report
    1. IASB Conference
    2. RSAI Legislative Priorities/Annual Meeting
    3. SIAC Meeting Minutes
  3. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action) 
  1. Past Meeting Minutes
  2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
  3. Resignations and Contracts
    1. Lily Houseman hired as an associate.
    2. Jesse Helton hired as an evening custodian.
    3. Nancy Bright hired as a bus driver.
    4. Stephanie Good hired as NHS Sponsor.
    5. Chad Stanley hired as high school assistant wrestling coach.
    6. Kevin Boies moves to assistant high school boys basketball coach.
    7. Zach Weilbacher moves to middle school assistant boys basketball coach.
    8. Jesse Baldwin moves to middle school head boys basketball coach.
  4. Open Enrollment
  5. AED purchase and contract
  6. Mower Bid 
  1. Items for Discussion
    1. Activities Handbook Updates (Action) In a follow up to the July meeting, Mr. Weber will present the recommended changes to the Activities Handbook.
      1. Clear Communication avenue by head coaches to team members AND families
      2. Head coach evaluations of assistants are expected and part of head coach evaluation
      3. Head coaches are evaluated annually and have sit down meeting with AD following their respective seasons.
      4. Camp/Clinic expectation (sixty days notice to AD) and added the out of state travel information and expectation of the head coach to attend board meeting during approval process
      5. Overnight in-state lodging providers must have completed the State’s Human Trafficking Prevention Training Certification if public funds are to be used.
      6. Non-Discrimination policy put in to place in the activities handbook.
    2. Legislative Update (Action)  Board members will determine collective issues to present to RSAI as legislative priorities for the upcoming legislative session.  Board members please be ready to discuss your top five priorities.
    3. Talented and Gifted Plan (Action)  Mrs. Siefkas will be here to present the updated Talented and Gifted Plan and to give an overview of the program and the start to the school year.
    4. Facilities Planning Update (for information only)  
    5. CAR Certified Annual Report FY22:  Ted Bauer will review the Certified Annual Report.  
      1. FY22 Budget Crosswalk
      2. FY22 Annual Transportation Report
      3. FY22 CAR Expenditures by All Funds & by Individual Funds
      4. FY22 Revenue By Funds By Source
      5. FY22 SES Conf (Names Removed)
      6. FY22 Balance Sheet By Fund
      7. FY22 Treasure Report By Fund
    6. Discuss and/or Approve FY 22 Financial Annual Settlement (Action) Board Secretary Ted Bauer will present a fund balance report for approval.  
    7. Discuss and/or Approve Application for Special Education Deficit (Action)

Move approval of an application to the School Budget Review Committee to receive additional spending authority for the FY 22 special education deficit.

 

Adjourn. Next Meeting: October 24, 2022

 

2022/10/24 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, October 24, 2022

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.

 

 

Regular BOARD MEETING–Tentative Agenda

  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  (Action) 
  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. Administrative Reports
    1. Mr. Bonte
    2. Ms. Whitson
    3. Mrs. Woods
    4. Mr. Weber
  2. Superintendent Report
    1. Certified Enrollment
    2. Update on Senator Sinclair visit
    3. Social Media Awareness
  3. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action) 
  1. Past Meeting Minutes
  2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
  3. Resignations and Contracts
    1. Elizabeth Ford hired as an associate.
    2. Blake Jobe hired as Varsity Head Baseball Coach.
    3. John Reid resigns as middle school cross country coach.
  4. Open Enrollment
  1. Items for Discussion
    1. Early Retirement—Preliminary Discussions (for discussion only)  Last year, the Board opted to increase the early retirement criteria from 15-20 years of service and change the age from 55-60.  The previous 3 years, the Board set the criteria at 55 years old and 15 years of service.  The retiree was given a $30,000 HRA as a benefit for his/her service when accepting the early retirement.  As a reminder, Early Retirement is paid out of the management fund.  
    2. RPS Canvass Results (Action) 
    3. Internship Class (for discussion only) We are adding two additional credit options for students working on Internships.  Since this is an add during the year, we wanted to share the information with the Board and encourage parents to call the school if they have questions.
      1. 22998: Internship (2 HS credits) - Internships are a professional training experience that provides students the opportunity to gain professional and technical skills while under the supervision of an industry professional in a career path of interest. Internships are structured experiences (6-8 hrs/week) for a semester that requires student interns to complete real work to reach specific learning goals. Internships provide student learners with the opportunity to participate in training while gaining experience in problem-solving, decision-making and skill-building projects at the internship site. Internships will include ample support from the work-based learning coordinator, including regular visits to the internship site, regular evaluations and program documentation with training agreements and student-individualized training plans.
      2. 22998: Basic Internship (1 HS credit) - Basic internships are a professional training experience that provides students the opportunity to gain professional and technical skills while under the supervision of an industry professional in a career path of interest. Internships are structured experiences (3-5 hrs/week) for a semester that requires student interns to complete real work to reach specific learning goals. Internships provide student learners with the opportunity to participate in training while gaining experience in problem-solving, decision-making and skill-building projects at the internship site. Internships will include ample support from the work-based learning coordinator, including regular visits to the internship site, regular evaluations and program documentation with training agreements and student-individualized training plans.
    4. Iowa School Performance Profile–(for discussion only)  The Iowa School Performance Profiles is an online tool showing how public schools performed on required measures.The Iowa Performance Profile is a measure used to evaluate schools given a variety of indicators to determine performance over time.  It is also used by the state to determine schools that may need additional assistance or targeted support. 

School

2021

2022

I-35 High School

Acceptable

Commendable

I-35 Middle School

Acceptable

Commendable

I-35 Elementary School

Needs Improvement

Commendable

 

  1. Sub Pay Adjustment Recommendation (Action) To remain competitive and continue to get quality substitute teachers in the building, I recommend shifting the pay structure for teacher substitutes to the following:    
    1. Per day 70% of teacher base/192 (this year that would be $149 day)
    2. Five consecutive days or more 90% of teacher base pay/192 (this year that would be $192)
  2. Iowa Local Government Risk Pool Commission Natural Gas Program (Action) The proposed resolution agrees that I-35 enter the Risk Pool for Natural Gas.  As with any other pool, the benefit protects us from extremes in pricing.  It also means, in any given year, we may pay more than a fixed rate. This also allows us to convert the funding to our Management Fund and save General Fund dollars. 
  3. Early Graduation (Action) We have four applications for early graduation this year.  
  4. Closed Session (School Safety Plan Review) a closed session under Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(a) (to review or discuss records which are authorized by state or federal law to be kept confidential) 

 

Adjourn. Next Meeting: November 27, 2022

 

Reminder: RSAI Annual Meeting, Tuesday, Oct 25 from 4:30-7:30 FFA Enrichment Building in Ankeny (DMACC Campus)

 

2022/11/28 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, November 28, 2022

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  (action)
  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. Mrs. Woods
    2. Ms. Whitson
    3. Mr. Bonte
    4. Mr. Weber
  3. Superintendent Report
    1. IASB Convention Recap
    2. Roundtable Themes
    3. Veterans Day Celebration, Grandparents Day
  4. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (action)
  1. Past Meeting Minutes
  2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
  3. Open Enrollment
  4. Resignations and Contracts
    1. Dawn Ferber resigns as an associate.
    2. Bonnie Hassemer resigns as an associate.
    3. Bobbie Heitink resigns as high school robotics assistant.
    4. Josh Kline resigns as facilities maintenance, middle school baseball and high school throwing coach.
    5. Maddie Olson hired as 2nd semester kindergarten teacher.
    6. Zadie Hatfield hired as long term sub.
    7. Katie Silliman hired as a part time associate. 
    8. Katie Klingensmith moved from high school head robotics to high school  assistant robotics.
    9. Amanda Geddes hired as high school head robotics.
    10. Heather Wells hired as drama director.
    11. Heidi Boyd resigns as family consumer science teacher.
    12. Gloria Brott assigned as interim family consumer science teacher through the 2022-2023 school year.
    13. Jessica Duggins transferred to associate.
  1. Items for Discussion
  1. SBRC Application for Increasing Enrollment, Open Enrollment Out and LEP Instruction Beyond 5 years (action) 
    1. Each year districts are allowed to submit a request to the School Budget Review Committee (SBRC) for additional authorized spending authority for 1) increased enrollment 2) open enrollment out and 3) ELL beyond five years.  We qualify to request increased spending authority in Open Enrollment out ($151,767.00) this year.  See SBRC application.  This is a request for increased spending authority only.  The board can decide to actually levy for these funds once we get the FY 24 budget in March 2023.  

 

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 Jessica Reisinger and Angela Steinlage
      2. Level II Investigator recommend Madison County Sheriff 
    8. ADA/504 Coordinator recommend Natasha Cooper
    9. Equity Coordinator recommend Anson Bonte
    10. Free/Reduced Lunch Steering Officer recommend Deann Strange
    11. Reconsideration Committee: Heather Jelsma, Kamdin Allen, Katie Monroe, Brayton Weber, Jill McDonald, Tonya Donahue, Sue Cornelison, student rep (TBD)
    12. Chief Negotiator recommend Superintendent
  2. New Business
    1. Early Retirement (action) 
      1.  If the board opts to offer early retirement, I would like to set the following timeline.  Provide all eligible staff the early retirement packet by Wednesday, December 21, 2022.  The deadline to return completed early retirement will be Friday, January 13, 2023.  These will be brought to the board meeting on Monday, January 23, 2023.
    2. Bus Bid (action) The district plan to replace a bus every year began 4 years ago.  Recently, we have seen delays in bussing delivery.  We are recommending the district purchase one bus this year to maintain our fleet and bus replacement rotation.  We did apply for the DERA grant and were not awarded one this year (we have received one the past two years).  We will apply again next year.  
    3. FFA Field Trip (action) Ms. Klingensmith requests approval to travel with @ 9 FFA students January 17-22. “We would leave the evening of the 17th and return the morning of the 22nd.  We are planning to ride the train out there and then rent cars once we get there.  While out there, we will tour a feedlot, a few museums, and attend the Great Western Stock Show.
    4. Facilities Plan (action) The facilities subcommittee recommends the board approve the facilities master plan document.  This document was created in conjunction with the facilities sub committee, students, coaches, staff, community and parents.
    5. Iowa Local Government Risk Pool Commission Natural Gas Program (Action) The proposed resolution agrees that I-35 enter the Risk Pool for Natural Gas.  As with any other pool, the benefit protects us from extremes in pricing.  It also means, in any given year, we may pay more than a fixed rate. This also allows us to convert the funding to our Management Fund and save General Fund dollars. 
    6. Preschool Handbook Revisions (Action) We are recommending adding a section on indoor and outdoor play spaces to pages 32-33 of our current handbook.  The additions are listed here.

Environment  Little Roadrunner Preschool prides itself on quality facilities to support early childhood growth and development. Both indoor and outdoor spaces are designed to create a safe location for children to develop academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. 

 

Indoor Learning Environment

Our preschool classrooms are large and inviting spaces with opportunities for whole group, small group and individual learning opportunities as well as space for students to engage in various centers of learning. The classroom maintains dramatic play, technology, fine motor, writing, art, academic, building and reading centers. Additional centers are set up periodically throughout the school year, and all centers are updated regularly to align with the curriculum and learning topics. The classroom allows for all students, regardless of ability or disability to move freely and engage in any center or activity. Indoor preschool learning environments are evaluated three times during the school year (beginning, middle and end) via the Interstate 35 IQPPS Program Tour Form (linked here). Data from the tour form will be utilized to make program goals and improvements along with other sources of feedback and data collected throughout the school year.

 

Outdoor Learning Environment

Our preschool program has access to an age appropriate outdoor playspace that aligns with program standards. Students have access to a variety of large motor experiences, the playground allowing for running, climbing, balancing, riding, jumping, crawling, scooting, or swinging. Students can explore through sand play or arts as well. Periodically, materials are introduced to the outdoor space as weather permits that allow for dramatic play, manipulative play and art activities. The playground has a green space and natural elements for students to explore. The playground allows for all students, regardless of ability or disability to move freely and engage in various forms of large and fine motor play or activities. Outdoor preschool learning environments are evaluated three times during the school year (beginning, middle and end) via the Interstate 35 IQPPS Program Tour Form (linked here). Data from the tour form will be utilized to make program goals and improvements along with other sources of feedback and data collected throughout the school year. 

 

Set Next Meeting Date(s) and Agenda Items

Tentative Meeting  Date: December 19, 2022 at 7 p.m.

 

Adjourn

 

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2022/12/21 Regular Board Meeting Agenda (updated 12/19/21)

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Regular Board Meeting 5:00 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.

 

 

Regular BOARD MEETING–Tentative Agenda

  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  (Action) 
  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. Administrative Reports
    1. Mr. Bonte
    2. Ms. Whitson
    3. Mrs. Woods
    4. Mr. Weber
  2. Superintendent Report
    1. Conversation with Rep. Sorenson 
    2. Insurance Committee Meeting overview
  3. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action) 
  1. Past Meeting Minutes
  2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
  3. Resignations and Contracts
    1. Lily Houseman resigns as an associate.
    2. Brandon Chapman resigns as high school assistant baseball coach.
    3. Brandon Chapman hired as middle school baseball coach.
    4. Elizabeth Ford voluntarily transferred to secretary.
    5. Maggie Llewellyn resigns from the content coach position and MS Student Council Advisor position.
    6. Brenda Streeter change contract from ⅗ associate to ⅗ associate ⅖ secretary for the remainder of the school year.
    7. Matthew Jorgenson hired as maintenance worker.
  1. Items for Discussion
    1. First Reading of 100 and 600 series Board Policy (action) Board policies need to be reviewed every five years.  We have set up a rotation for our board policies and this year we are reviewing the 100 and 600 series.  We will have three readings of the policies before they are adopted.  The grammar changes suggested are not listed below.  
      1. 100 series recommended changes
        1. Code No. 103.1 update our career offerings to include family consumer science, update contact information to include Mr. Bonte
        2. Code No. 103.1(a) update contact information to include Mr. Bonte
      2. 600 series recommended changes
        1. Code No. 601.3 updated elementary to include Preschool
        2. Code No. 603.3 removed, duplicate of Code No 610
        3. Code No. 604.3 changed ELL (English Language Learner to English Learner) to EL (English Learner)
        4. Code No. 605.4 add “or superintendent designee” and eliminated the evaluation of technology in the curriculum 
        5. Code No. 606.1 updated technology coordinator to technology director, added the statement for school use when staff are downloading programs
        6. Code No. 606.1E2 this policy was rewritten to read “Interstate 35 Community School District has committed to a multi-year timeline of issuing a technology device to  every student, a project referred to as the Interstate 35 Student Technology Usage Program. The district believes that technology integrated  into effective instructional practices will support students and staff to grow as creators, contributors, and  empowered, connected learners so that each person is prepared to achieve a lifetime of personal success. Before  being issued a device, students and their families must agree to the terms and conditions of the Technology Usage Agreement issued to students at the beginning of each school year and is also found online at https://www.roadrunnerpride.org/page/technology.   

Student Internet Access

Students may access the Internet while at school. Student

access to the Internet is designed for educational purposes and that theDistrict has taken available precautions to restrict and/or control student access to material on the Internet that is inappropriate, and/or harmful to minors. However, it is impossible for the District to restrict access to all objectionable materials that may be found on the Internet. Parents and guardians will not hold the District (or any of its employees, administrators, or officers) responsible for materials my child may come in contact with while on the Internet. Additionally, parents and guardians accept responsibility for communicating to their child guidance concerning his/her acceptable use of the Internet - i.e., setting and conveying standards for my daughter/son to follow when selecting, sharing, and exploring information and resources on the Internet.

Student Media Release

From time to time, photographs/digital photos are taken in the building for newsletters, class projects, newspaper features, district/classroom social media accounts, etc. Parent permission for media release is given electronically at the time of registration. 

If you have questions or concerns with your child’s use of the

district’s technology, network systems, internet access, and/or media releases please contact the District Technology Director. 

  1. Infinite Campus (action) We currently use Power School as our student information system.  While this serves our needs, there are several challenges.  Primarily, each additional service (i.e. online registration) is an additional cost.  In addition, these add ons are often from 3rd party vendors, making compatibility difficult sometimes.  Several users of the system met over the past four months and evaluated the options for schools (in Iowa this is limited to JMC, Power School and Infinite Campus).  The recommendation is we move to Infinite Campus as a student information system provider.  Annual costs will be less; however, the start up cost is significant.  
  2. Leave Request (action) Upon request to the Board, an employee may be granted a leave of absence for up to one year (providing suitable replacement is found) and upon return receive full benefits of the ordinary staff member.  Chriss Allen requests a leave of absence for the second semester. We do have a plan to maintain access to the library for high school students during the week as well as keeping the media center open for several periods each day. 
  3. Incentive Pay for Timely Resignations (for discussion only)  A few surrounding districts offer incentive pay for early notification of resignations.  The advantage of knowing this information sooner provides the district a greater possibility of hiring early for some hard to fill positions.
  4. Air Conditioning Project (for discussion only) We can rebid the entire project as drawn to the project bid in the Spring of 2022.  We can also divide the project up into zones for bidding.  Discuss recommended next steps.
  5. At Risk (action)  To serve our at risk students, we provide services beyond the general education program.  At Risk criteria include multiple absences, poor test scores, failing grades, not connected to school (not involved in school activities) etc.  Students who fall in multiple categories are considered at risk.  
  6. At Risk Plan-Modified Allowable Growth--(action)  The modified allowable growth is supplemental aid for our at risk program.  Attached you will see the proposed recommendations for the 2023-2024 budget. (updated to correct year)
  7. Closed Session (School Safety Plan Review) a closed session under Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(a) (to review or discuss records which are authorized by state or federal law to be kept confidential) 

 

Adjourn. Next Meeting: January 24, 2023

 

 

2023/01/23 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, January 23, 2023

Regular Board Meeting 6:00 pm

High School Library 

NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION

 

 

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

 

 

Regular BOARD MEETING–Tentative Agenda

  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  (Action) 
  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. Administrative Reports 
    1. Mr. Bonte
    2. Ms. Whitson
    3. Mrs. Woods
    4. Mr. Weber
  2. Superintendent Report
    1. Legislative Update
    2. Future Ready District Data Summary
    3. Alarm Updates
  3. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action) 
  1. Past Meeting Minutes
  2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
  3. Resignations and Contracts
    1. Clarification:  Maggie Llewellyn resigns from the content coach position NOT from MS Student Council Advisor position.
    2. Alana Carrico resigns from the day custodian position.
  4. Open Enrollment
  1. Items for Discussion
    1. Second Reading of 100 and 600 series Board Policy (Action) Board policies need to be reviewed every five years.  We have set up a rotation for our board policies and this year we are reviewing the 100 and 600 series.  We will have three readings of the policies before they are adopted.  The grammar changes suggested are not listed below.  
      1. 100 series recommended changes
        1. Code No. 103.1 update our career offerings to include family consumer science, update contact information to include Mr. Bonte
        2. Code No. 103.1(a) update contact information to include Mr. Bonte
      2. 600 series recommended changes
        1. Code No. 601.3 updated elementary to include Preschool
        2. Code No. 603.3 removed, duplicate of Code No 610
        3. Code No. 604.3 changed ELL (English Language Learner to English Learner) to EL (English Learner)
        4. Code No. 605.4 add “or superintendent designee” and eliminated the evaluation of technology in the curriculum 
        5. Code No. 606.1 updated technology coordinator to technology director, added the statement for school use when staff are downloading programs
        6. Code No. 606.1E2 this policy was rewritten to read “Interstate 35 Community School District has committed to a multi-year timeline of issuing a technology device to  every student, a project referred to as the Interstate 35 Student Technology Usage Program. The district believes that technology integrated  into effective instructional practices will support students and staff to grow as creators, contributors, and  empowered, connected learners so that each person is prepared to achieve a lifetime of personal success. Before  being issued a device, students and their families must agree to the terms and conditions of the Technology Usage Agreement issued to students at the beginning of each school year and is also found online at https://www.roadrunnerpride.org/page/technology.   

Student Internet Access

Students may access the Internet while at school. Student

access to the Internet is designed for educational purposes and that theDistrict has taken available precautions to restrict and/or control student access to material on the Internet that is inappropriate, and/or harmful to minors. However, it is impossible for the District to restrict access to all objectionable materials that may be found on the Internet. Parents and guardians will not hold the District (or any of its employees, administrators, or officers) responsible for materials my child may come in contact with while on the Internet. Additionally, parents and guardians accept responsibility for communicating to their child guidance concerning his/her acceptable use of the Internet - i.e., setting and conveying standards for my daughter/son to follow when selecting, sharing, and exploring information and resources on the Internet.

Student Media Release

From time to time, photographs/digital photos are taken in the building for newsletters, class projects, newspaper features, district/classroom social media accounts, etc. Parent permission for media release is given electronically at the time of registration. 

If you have questions or concerns with your child’s use of the

district’s technology, network systems, internet access, and/or media releases please contact the District Technology Director. 

  1. Score Board Bid Approval (Action) Current scoreboard set up has been laboring for years. The original boards no longer communicate with the stat board. (This is the reason we haven't had stat board on this season.) The scoreboard can no longer be split for wrestling, forcing us to rent an additional scoreboard for everything outside of a dual.  Recently, the boards have begun to "flicker" at random times, including going completely dark during competition. Electrical issues was ruled out, and company assistance has not resulted in a fix.  Began getting quotes and ideas in 2022 while also looking at raising money towards the purchase should we need to move forward in 2023.  These new boards will give us a 100% working set for the future. Consideration for future planning: should our district at any time choose to upgrade to a video board system with any future upgrades to athletic facilities, these boards would be moved to the MS/ELEM gym, as those scoreboards are also extremely dated. 
  2. I-35 Qualified Education Assistance Plan Resolution (Action) The purpose of this resolution is two-fold.  1) Support the teachers in the district by approving the adoption of Educational Assistance opportunities for teachers and staff.  2)  The IRS requires a written plan to allow employees to exclude up to $5,250 of educational assistance provided to an employee under an educational assistance program from the employee's wages each year.  (This is applicable for our current grant program as well as potential future opportunities for staff and teachers.)
  3. SBRC Application for Woodward Academy Day School Administrative Costs  (Action) Recommendation to approve the SBRC Application for Administrative Costs totaling $803.11.  The School Budget Review Committee allows districts to gain spending authority for administrative costs associated with particular programs.  We currently have a student enrolled at the Woodward Academy Day School.  This action is only asking for spending authority; the Board will decide in the FY24 budget whether to levy to recoup the costs.
  4. Closed Session (School Safety Plan Review a closed session under Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(a) (to review or discuss records which are authorized by state or federal law to be kept confidential) 

 

Adjourn. Next Meeting: February 27, 2023

 

2023/02/27 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, February 27, 2023

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.

 

 

Regular BOARD MEETING–Tentative Agenda

  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  (Action) 
  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. 3rd Grade Spotlight–Education in Action
  2. Administrative Reports 
    1. Mr. Bonte
    2. Ms. Whitson
    3. Mrs. Woods
    4. Mr. Weber
  3. Superintendent Report
    1. Proposed Bills still on Agenda (Background information)
  4. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action) 
  1. Past Meeting Minutes
  2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
  3. Open Enrollment
  4. Resignations and Contracts
    1. Nathan McKinney hired as Track Throwing Coach.
    2. John Adams hired as the High Assistant Baseball Coach.
    3. Whitney Hutton hired as an Associate.
    4. Zadie Hatfield resigns as long term substitute.
  1. Items for Discussion
    1. Third Reading of 100 and 600 series Board Policy (Action) Board policies need to be reviewed every five years.  We have set up a rotation for our board policies and this year we are reviewing the 100 and 600 series.  We will have three readings of the policies before they are adopted.  The grammar changes suggested are not listed below.  
      1. 100 series recommended changes
        1. Code No. 103.1 update our career offerings to include family consumer science, update contact information to include Mr. Bonte
        2. Code No. 103.1(a) update contact information to include Mr. Bonte
      2. 600 series recommended changes
        1. Code No. 601.3 updated elementary to include Preschool
        2. Code No. 603.3 removed, duplicate of Code No 610
        3. Code No. 604.3 changed ELL (English Language Learner to English Learner) to EL (English Learner)
        4. Code No. 605.4 add “or superintendent designee” and eliminated the evaluation of technology in the curriculum 
        5. Code No. 606.1 updated technology coordinator to technology director, added the statement for school use when staff are downloading programs
        6. Code No. 606.1E2 this policy was rewritten to read “Interstate 35 Community School District has committed to a multi-year timeline of issuing a technology device to  every student, a project referred to as the Interstate 35 Student Technology Usage Program. The district believes that technology integrated  into effective instructional practices will support students and staff to grow as creators, contributors, and  empowered, connected learners so that each person is prepared to achieve a lifetime of personal success. Before  being issued a device, students and their families must agree to the terms and conditions of the Technology Usage Agreement issued to students at the beginning of each school year and is also found online at https://www.roadrunnerpride.org/page/technology.   

Student Internet Access

Students may access the Internet while at school. Student

access to the Internet is designed for educational purposes and that theDistrict has taken available precautions to restrict and/or control student access to material on the Internet that is inappropriate, and/or harmful to minors. However, it is impossible for the District to restrict access to all objectionable materials that may be found on the Internet. Parents and guardians will not hold the District (or any of its employees, administrators, or officers) responsible for materials my child may come in contact with while on the Internet. Additionally, parents and guardians accept responsibility for communicating to their child guidance concerning his/her acceptable use of the Internet - i.e., setting and conveying standards for my daughter/son to follow when selecting, sharing, and exploring information and resources on the Internet.

Student Media Release

From time to time, photographs/digital photos are taken in the building for newsletters, class projects, newspaper features, district/classroom social media accounts, etc. Parent permission for media release is given electronically at the time of registration. 

If you have questions or concerns with your child’s use of the

district’s technology, network systems, internet access, and/or media releases please contact the District Technology Director.

  1. Board Approval to Issue Project for Bid–air conditioning (Action) Board to consider a motion to tentatively approve and issue for public bid the I35 Schools HVAC Renovations project drawings, specifications, form of contract, and engineers estimate of probable cost.
  2. District Redistricting (For Information) We are working with Cornerstone Geospatial Consulting to redistrict our boundaries based on the 2020 Census.  The proposed new boundaries take into consideration population shifts within the director districts.  The district populations should be within 10% (119 people–the 2020 Census shows a variation of 122 people) of the other director districts. As a result, the recommended changes to the districts are minimal.   We will prepare the materials to adopt these recommendations/resolution at the March meeting.   
  3. Settlement Agreement with Support Staff (Action) Through recent negotiations, the District and the support staff tentatively agreed upon a $0.50/hour increase.  This is a 3.337% increase and will cost approximately $49,955.27. 
  4. UTV Bids (Action)  We accepted bids to replace our current utility vehicle.  Mr. Bedwell  recommends the purchase of the Kubota from Sundown Equipment. 
  5. Long Range Facility Plan (For Information Only)  This is the proposed recommendation to begin moving forward on our long range facilities work.  At the March meeting, we will ask for approval of or consideration for
    1. Possible pathways for funding sources–Review updated projections from Piper Sandler
    2. OPN Architect Services
    3. Consider next steps to secure funding for Phase 1 
    4. Preview options for Phase 2
  6. Security Update (Additional exterior video door cameras and remote access) (Action)  The proposed additional security cameras with video access will be located on the North side of the building between the middle school west entrance and the high school east entrance.  These two locations are used by students and staff daily.  The video link will feed to the high school office for access.  This eliminates the need for additional door badges to be distributed.
  7. Softball Field Upgrades (Action) Attached is the softball infield quote to update the field (adding dirt to support drainage).  Mr. Weber began having conversations with this company in the spring of 2022. They are the only local company in the DM area that will bring in the materials and properly level the infield surface to high school softball appropriate levels.  Multiple schools were contacted in an attempt to locate additional companies for this work.
  8. Field Irrigation Bid  (Action)  As we look to begin work on Phase 1 of our new facilities project 
    1. Football Field will need to be used more if we break ground on baseball/softball (which currently is part of current football practice field)
    2. We plan to keep the current field for long term use. Once we have additional fields this would mean more mowing hours, and the current hours used to keep water rotating on field is extensive 
    3. With additional use on the current field, and no water system, the field will get torn up quicker and not be prepared for home football games

Note:  We have one bid submitted for this project….four companies were contacted to submit a bid.  

  1. Early Retirement (Action) We are proposing opening the early retirement option for staff with the following criteria:
    1. 58 years old and 17 years of service in the district
    2. If the board opts to offer early retirement, I would like to set the following timeline.  Provide all eligible staff the early retirement packet by Wednesday, March 1, 2023.  The deadline to return completed early retirement will be Tuesday, March 14, 2023.  These will be brought to the board meeting on Monday, March 27, 2023.
    3. Positions may be posted as “anticipated” once the documentation is received by the district office.
  2. Closed Session (School Safety Plan Review) a closed session under Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(a) (to review or discuss records which are authorized by state or federal law to be kept confidential) 

 

Adjourn. Next Meeting: March 27, 2023

 

 

2023/03/27 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, March 27, 2023

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.

 

 

Regular BOARD MEETING–Tentative Agenda

  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  (Action) 
  2. Public Hearing on the HVAC System Project
    1. Introductory Remarks on HVAC Project:  The proposed HVAC project was published on March 15, 2023.
    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 in Action–Beyond I-35 
  2. Student Report:  We welcome our new student representative Ross Baughman.
  3. Administrative Reports 
    1. Ms. Whitson
    2. Mrs. Woods
    3. Mr. Weber
  4. Superintendent Report
    1. Strategic Plan Update
  5. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action) 
  1. Past Meeting Minutes
  2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
  3. Open Enrollment
  4. Resignations, Reassignments and Contracts
    1. Tahra Bedwell reassigned to 4th grade.
    2. Alex Boyle reassigned to 3rd grade.
    3. Lexi Crozier reassigned to 2nd grade.
    4. Kelcie Daniels reassigned to 2nd grade.
    5. Hayli Douglas reassigned to 3rd grade.
    6. Ali Lyons reassigned to 1st grade.
    7. Heather Peacock reassigned to Special Education.
    8. Amy Roush reassigned to Title Reading Teacher.  
    9. Brooke Miller hired as HS Math teacher.
    10. Kelley Meinen hired as K-8 Music teacher.
    11. Pam Sereg hired as 7-8 ELA/Reading  (Pending K-8 English/Language Art Endorsement) 
    12. Nicole Nichols hired as an Associate.
    13. Brandon Chapman hired as High School Assistant Baseball coach.
    14. Gloria Brott resigns from FCS teaching position.
  5. 2023-2024 AEA Purchasing Cooperative Purchasing Agreement.  I have also included a letter explaining the agreement as a refresher.
  1. Items for Discussion
    1. Bonding Capacity Overview (For Information Only)  Matt Gillispie from Piper Sandler will be here to provide the board with an overview of our financial positions and options for upcoming projects.
    2. Long Range Facility Plan (Action)  This is the proposed recommendation to begin moving forward on our long range facilities work.  
      1. OPN Architect Services
      2. Preview possible timeline
    3. District Redistricting  (Action) We are working with Cornerstone Geospatial Consulting to redistrict our boundaries based on the 2020 Census.  The proposed new boundaries take into consideration population shifts within the director districts.  The district populations should be within 10% (119 people–the 2020 Census shows a variation of 122 people) of the other director districts. As a result, the recommended changes to the districts are minimal.     
    4. Standards Based Grading Update (For Information Only)  Members of the Standards Referenced Grading team will be here to give board members an update on the implementation, including resources in the classroom,  PD opportunities for teachers, education for parents.
    5. Early Retirement (Action)  We have three teachers opting to take early retirement this year. I recommend that we accept the early retirement applications for Brenda Erickson, Tim McKinney and Nancy Calvert.  We wish them well in their next journey.
    6. Public Safety Plan (For Information Only)  The Safety Plan will be made available to the public on the district website.  This initial review will allow for community input prior to adoption in April.
    7. Board Policy on Lunch Account first reading (Action)  In an effort to create consistency with our current practices, we are recommending the following rewrite of board policy 702.2.
    8. Bid for HVAC System (Action) Request the board to review/reject bid for HVAC System work.
    9. Audit FY ‘22 (Action) Request to accept and approve our FY ‘22 Audit. 
    10. Insurance Recommendation (Action) Request approval for Insurance Committee recommendation to move to a partial self-funded plan with an increase to the deductible and out of pocket maximums.  The prescription portion of our health plan would remain fully funded.   
  2. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(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 and Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(a)- To review or discuss records which are required or authorized by state or federal law to be kept confidential.
  3. Return to open session: Possible consideration and action on non-renewal of probationary administrator contract.

 

Adjourn. Next Meeting: April 24, 2023

 

2023/04/24 *Revised Regular Board Meeting Agenda (see added bold items)

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, April 24, 2023

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.

 

 

Regular BOARD MEETING–Tentative Agenda

  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  (Action) 
  2. Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 School Budget
    1. Introductory Remarks on 2023-2024 School Budget
  1. The proposed certified budget was published on April 12, 2023.
  2. The proposed budget was published at a higher rate ($18.75212) and that can be adjusted down.  It cannot be adjusted higher. 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 ($18.67375) 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 in Action–Celebrating the Class of 2023
    1. 4/26: Baccalaureate hosted by I-35
    2. 5/12: Senior Signing Breakfast (families welcome to attend)
    3. 5/16: Fine Arts Night
    4. 5/17: Senior Awards Night and Senior Check Out Day
    5. 5/19: Graduation Practice Walk Through with Seniors (last day)
    6. 5/21: Graduation 
  2. Student Report
  3. Administrative Reports 
    1. Ms. Whitson
    2. Mrs. Woods
    3. Mr. Weber
  4. Superintendent Report
    1. Iowa Youth Institute
    2. Communication Updates
      1. Contact the school
      2. TriCorner Express
      3. The District Scoop
      4. Informed
      5. Crucial Conversations
      6. Parent Nights (May 10)
      7. Website
    3. Two Key Pieces of Legislation
      1. SF 391 Chapter 12 Flexibility
      2. SF 496 Transparency and Parents’ Rights
  5. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action) 
  1. Past Meeting Minutes
  2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
  3. Open Enrollment
  4. Renewal of Iowa LGRP 2023-2024 contract
  5. Resignations, Reassignments and Contracts
    1. Lorie Howe hired as Family Consumer Science teacher (pending approved licensure).
    2. Adam Beckel hired as secondary principal.
    3. Amy Maiers hired as middle school cross country coach.
    4. Kelcie Daniels hired as high school assistant volleyball coach.
    5. Polly Blum hired as secondary interventionist.
    6. Brooke Miller hired as high school math teacher.
    7. Margaret Lleweelyn resigns from all positions.
    8. Tim McKinney resigns from assistant volleyball coach and head boys track coach.
    9. Brooke Layton resigns from second grade teaching position.
    10. Michelle Wheeler resigns from computer science position.
    11. Whitney Siefkas moves to teacher leadership coach position.
    12. Maddie Olson moves to preschool teacher.
    13. Jenny Dickinson moves to TAG teacher/coordinator position.
  1. Items for Discussion
    1. Public Safety Plan (For Information Only)  The Safety Plan will be made available to the public on the district website.  This initial review will allow for community input prior to adoption in April.
    2. Board Policy on Lunch Account second reading (Action)  In an effort to create consistency with our current practices, we are recommending the following rewrite of board policy 707.2.
    3.  School Resource Officer (Action) Per the request of the Board, please find a job description and funding cost breakdown for a SRO.  This would be a shared position with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.  
      1. Funding: At Risk Funding, Operational Sharing $ @ 2 FTE is around $15,000.  We are also in contact with schools about grant resources they use to offset costs.
      2. Considerations based on feedback from other schools
        1. Consider reaching out to local city to determine if time could/should be shared.
        2. Job descriptions are typically held by law enforcement agency.

District should have input on duties assigned in building, (safety checks, building relationships, student issues when law enforcement would be called ie vaping, annual or quarterly or monthly report on activity, safety trainings, etc)

  1. Out of State Travel–Boys Basketball Request (Action) Boys Basketball is requesting an out of state travel request to Omaha on June 9 and 10 for a basketball camp.  Information on link below, provides additional details. https://www.creighton men'screightonmensbasketballcamps.com/team-camp.cfm
  2. Tentative Agreement with Teacher Association (Action) The District and the Teacher Association met on Monday, April 3, 2023 and reached a tentative agreement.  Details are as follows:
    1. An additional $575 to the base for the 2023-2024 school year with a step increase. (Wage increase of 3.21%). 
    2. Four year contract with a wage reopener every year.

Language

  1. Agree to language on extra duty contract.
  2. Agree to language on educational lanes.  It will read “Employees on the regular salary schedule who move from one educational lane to a higher educational lane shall move to the corresponding eligible step on the higher lane.  For an employee to advance from one educational lane to another, all paperwork needs to be submitted to the Superintendent no later than Jan 15 or Sept 15 for consideration.  The increase in pay with an approved  lane change would begin with the first pay period after the request was approved.  Successful completion requires a grade of “C” or better.  Employees seeking to move to a higher educational lance shall seek prior course approval from the superintendent.  The Board may allow credit for course work after completion in exceptional circumstances.”
  3. Agree to Article VI H. Sick Leave….Strike the last sentence and add: Up to forty (40) unused sick bank days will carry over from year to year.
  4. Article IX–Service Year …Add Teachers will be given the option to work from home on days when school is canceled due to inclement weather at the discretion of the superintendent.  Other options will be provided to make up the missed work day for teachers who choose not to work from home on the inclement weather days.
  5. Agree to updated language V. D.1 Each employee shall be paid in 18 or 24 equal installments on the 10th and 25th of the month via direct deposit.
  6. Agree to Delete V.D.5 Eliminate Direct Deposit (Included now in D.1)
  7. Agree to language IX.A Change to Employees contracted on a nine-month basis agree to a service year of 192 days except for new employees who will agree to a service year of 195 days allowing three (3) days for orientation purposes.
  1. Meet and Confer Recommended Increase (Action)  The employees not covered by our two association groups are part of the Meet and Confer group.  These positions include our administrators, the twelve-month secretaries (those at the district level), the registrar, our directors, the social worker and our technology department.  The recommendation is to increase the salaries of the meet and confer group at 3.21% for all salaried personnel and 3.34% increase for all hourly personnel.  This will cost approximately $49,973.00.
  2. FY24 Certified Budget  (Action) The proposed certified budget was published on April 12, 2023. The proposed budget was published at a higher rate ($18.75212) and that will likely be adjusted down to our current levy rate ($18.67375).  We publish higher to allow for some minor fluctuation and finalize in June with the Department of Management.  In June, we will adjust it down to the current tax levy.
  3. Resolution for Debt Service Payment  (Action) Resolution Authorizing the Redemption of General Obligation School Bonds, Series 2017, Dated July 25, 2017, and Levying a Tax for Fiscal Year 2024 for the Redemption of General Obligation School Bonds, Series 2017, Dated July 25, 2017.
  4. Daycare Handbook (Action) Updated Daycare Parent Handbook is presented for approval.  Changes recommended for Payment Policy on page 9.  An addition to the handbook includes adding possible days for professional development (page 10).  Updates also include edits to the Behavior Policy on page 18.
  5. Proposed increase Daycare/After School Programming Costs (Action) Based on an evaluation of our current program We are proposing the following increases to our daycare/after school program costs:
    1. 4 year old increase from $120 to $140 per week (wrap around $15 increase and tuition $5 increase)
    2. Before and After School increase from $70 to $75 per week
    3. After School only increase from $45 to $50 per week
    4. Summer (3 days per week) from $75 to $90 per week
    5. Summer (4 days per week) from $100 to $125 per week
    6. Summer (5 days per week) from $125 to $150 per week
  6. Increase Board Insurance Share (Action) To retain teachers and promote recruitment, we are requesting approval to increase the board share insurance for teachers from $773.89 to $824.72.  For support staff we are suggesting an increase of board share from $740.29 to $800.72.  We currently have 99 single plans in the district.

 

Adjourn. Next Meeting: May 22, 2023

 

2023/04/24 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, April 24, 2023

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.

 

 

Regular BOARD MEETING–Tentative Agenda

  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  (Action) 
  2. Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 School Budget
    1. Introductory Remarks on 2023-2024 School Budget
  1. The proposed certified budget was published on April 12, 2023.
  2. The proposed budget was published at a higher rate ($18.75212) and that can be adjusted down.  It cannot be adjusted higher. 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 ($18.67375) 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 in Action–Celebrating the Class of 2023
    1. 4/26: Baccalaureate hosted by I-35
    2. 5/12: Senior Signing Breakfast (families welcome to attend)
    3. 5/16: Fine Arts Night
    4. 5/17: Senior Awards Night and Senior Check Out Day
    5. 5/19: Graduation Practice Walk Through with Seniors (last day)
    6. 5/21: Graduation 
  2. Student Report
  3. Administrative Reports 
    1. Ms. Whitson
    2. Mrs. Woods
    3. Mr. Weber
  4. Superintendent Report
    1. Iowa Youth Institute
    2. Communication Updates
      1. Contact the school
      2. TriCorner Express
      3. The District Scoop
      4. Informed
      5. Crucial Conversations
      6. Parent Nights (May 10)
      7. Website
    3. Two Key Pieces of Legislation
      1. SF 391 Chapter 12 Flexibility
      2. SF 496 Transparency and Parents’ Rights
  5. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action) 
  1. Past Meeting Minutes
  2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
  3. Open Enrollment
  4. Renewal of Iowa LGRP 2023-2024 contract
  5. Resignations, Reassignments and Contracts
    1. Lorie Howe hired as Family Consumer Science teacher (pending approved licensure).
    2. Adam Beckel hired as secondary principal.
    3. Amy Maiers hired as middle school cross country coach.
    4. Kelcie Daniels hired as high school assistant volleyball coach.
    5. Polly Blum hired as secondary interventionist.
    6. Brooke Miller hired as high school math teacher.
    7. Margaret Lleweelyn resigns from all positions.
    8. Tim McKinney resigns from assistant volleyball coach and head boys track coach.
    9. Brooke Layton resigns from second grade teaching position.
    10. Michelle Wheeler resigns from computer science position.
  1. Items for Discussion
    1. Public Safety Plan (For Information Only)  The Safety Plan will be made available to the public on the district website.  This initial review will allow for community input prior to adoption in April.
    2. Board Policy on Lunch Account second reading (Action)  In an effort to create consistency with our current practices, we are recommending the following rewrite of board policy 707.2.
    3.  School Resource Officer (Action) Per the request of the Board, please find a job description and funding cost breakdown for a SRO.  This would be a shared position with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.  
      1. Funding: At Risk Funding, Operational Sharing $ @ 2 FTE is around $15,000.  We are also in contact with schools about grant resources they use to offset costs.
      2. Considerations based on feedback from other schools
        1. Consider reaching out to local city to determine if time could/should be shared.
        2. Job descriptions are typically held by law enforcement agency.

District should have input on duties assigned in building, (safety checks, building relationships, student issues when law enforcement would be called ie vaping, annual or quarterly or monthly report on activity, safety trainings, etc)

  1. Out of State Travel–Boys Basketball Request (Action) Boys Basketball is requesting an out of state travel request to Omaha on June 9 and 10 for a basketball camp.  Information on link below, provides additional details. https://www.creighton men'screightonmensbasketballcamps.com/team-camp.cfm
  2. Tentative Agreement with Teacher Association (Action) The District and the Teacher Association met on Monday, April 3, 2023 and reached a tentative agreement.  Details are as follows:
    1. An additional $575 to the base for the 2023-2024 school year with a step increase. (Wage increase of 3.21%). 
    2. Four year contract with a wage reopener every year.

Language

  1. Agree to language on extra duty contract.
  2. Agree to language on educational lanes.  It will read “Employees on the regular salary schedule who move from one educational lane to a higher educational lane shall move to the corresponding eligible step on the higher lane.  For an employee to advance from one educational lane to another, all paperwork needs to be submitted to the Superintendent no later than Jan 15 or Sept 15 for consideration.  The increase in pay with an approved  lane change would begin with the first pay period after the request was approved.  Successful completion requires a grade of “C” or better.  Employees seeking to move to a higher educational lance shall seek prior course approval from the superintendent.  The Board may allow credit for course work after completion in exceptional circumstances.”
  3. Agree to Article VI H. Sick Leave….Strike the last sentence and add: Up to forty (40) unused sick bank days will carry over from year to year.
  4. Article IX–Service Year …Add Teachers will be given the option to work from home on days when school is canceled due to inclement weather at the discretion of the superintendent.  Other options will be provided to make up the missed work day for teachers who choose not to work from home on the inclement weather days.
  5. Agree to updated language V. D.1 Each employee shall be paid in 18 or 24 equal installments on the 10th and 25th of the month via direct deposit.
  6. Agree to Delete V.D.5 Eliminate Direct Deposit (Included now in D.1)
  7. Agree to language IX.A Change to Employees contracted on a nine-month basis agree to a service year of 192 days except for new employees who will agree to a service year of 195 days allowing three (3) days for orientation purposes.
  1. Meet and Confer Recommended Increase (Action)  The employees not covered by our two association groups are part of the Meet and Confer group.  These positions include our administrators, the twelve-month secretaries (those at the district level), the registrar, our directors, the social worker and our technology department.  The recommendation is to increase the salaries of the meet and confer group at 3.21% for all salaried personnel and 3.34% increase for all hourly personnel.  This will cost approximately $49,973.00.
  2. FY24 Certified Budget  (Action) The proposed certified budget was published on April 12, 2023. The proposed budget was published at a higher rate ($18.75212) and that will likely be adjusted down to our current levy rate ($18.67375).  We publish higher to allow for some minor fluctuation and finalize in June with the Department of Management.  In June, we will adjust it down to the current tax levy.
  3. Resolution for Debt Service Payment  (Action) Resolution Authorizing the Redemption of General Obligation School Bonds, Series 2017, Dated July 25, 2017, and Levying a Tax for Fiscal Year 2024 for the Redemption of General Obligation School Bonds, Series 2017, Dated July 25, 2017.
  4. Daycare Handbook (Action) Updated Daycare Parent Handbook is presented for approval.  Changes recommended for Payment Policy on page 9.  An addition to the handbook includes adding possible days for professional development (page 10).  Updates also include edits to the Behavior Policy on page 18.
  5. Proposed increase Daycare/After School Programming Costs (Action) Based on an evaluation of our current program We are proposing the following increases to our daycare/after school program costs:
    1. 4 year old increase from $120 to $140 per week (wrap around $15 increase and tuition $5 increase)
    2. Before and After School increase from $70 to $75 per week
    3. After School only increase from $45 to $50 per week
    4. Summer (3 days per week) from $75 to $90 per week
    5. Summer (4 days per week) from $100 to $125 per week
    6. Summer (5 days per week) from $125 to $150 per week
  6. Increase Board Insurance Share (Action) To retain teachers and promote recruitment, we are requesting approval to increase the board share insurance for teachers from $773.89 to $824.72.  For support staff we are suggesting an increase of board share from $740.29 to $800.72.  We currently have 99 single plans in the district.

 

Adjourn. Next Meeting: May 22, 2023

 

2023/05/01 School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC)

Interstate 35 Community School District

School Improvement Advisory Committee  Meeting

Monday, May 1, 2023

5:30 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
  2. Teacher Leader Program Review
  3. Future Ready Data
  4. FAST Data
  5. Strategic Plan Update
  6. SEL Concerns
  7. Updates on Legislation
    1. SF 391 Chapter 12 Flexibility
    2. SF496 Parents' Rights and Transparency

 Adjourn

 

Uploaded Files: 

2023/05/01 Special Board Meeting

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, May 1, 2023

Special Board Meeting 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.

 

 

Special BOARD MEETING–Tentative Agenda

  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  (Action) 
  2. Items for Discussion
    1. I-35 Schools Fire Alarm Code Upgrade Proposals (Action)  The proposal from Johnson Controls is for all items – except installation.  Schipper’s Electrical proposal is for installation.  Johnson Controls and Schipper’s Electric would be direct to us.  This arrangement saves us money by eliminating a subcontractor markup.  Our total solution is $307,291.99.  We will need to approve both contracts. 
    2. E-rate contracts Internet, Firewall, and Servers (Action) Public school districts, nonpublic schools, area education agencies and public libraries are eligible to apply for funding under the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) "E-Rate" Program. E-Rate provides discounts on telecommunications services (such as data circuits and Internet) and internal connections (such as routers and switches).  Throughout the E rate process, we solicit bids for network infrastructure equipment and services such as Firewall, network switches, wireless access points, and other equipment used for our internet infrastructure. 
      1. Firewall, Transceiver and PDU bid winner was Blue Ally at $51,575.
      2. Switches and UPS bid winner was SHI $9,592.48.

 

Adjourn. 

Next Meeting: May 23, 2023

 

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2023/05/23 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Regular Board Meeting 6:00 pm

High School Library

 

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

 

 

Regular BOARD MEETING–Tentative Agenda

  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  (Action) 
  2. Public Hearing on the amended 2022-2023 School Budget
    1. Introductory Remarks on  amended 2022-2023 School Budget
  1. The proposed amended budget was published on May 10, 2023.
  2. No change to property taxes.
  3. Increase in instruction expenditures, total support services, and non-instructional program (lunch program/daycare).  The amendment increase is higher than the District anticipates spending for the current fiscal year.
  1. Public Question and Answer
  2. Closing of Public Hearing
  1. Education in Action:  Honoring our Retirees…Teacher  Brenda Erickson, Nancy Calvert and Tim McKinney–Everyone is invited to a reception for our retirees.  Also Retiring from the transportation department is Art Smith.  Congratulations to you all.
  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 Report
  2. Administrative Reports 
    1. Ms. Whitson
    2. Mrs. Woods
    3. Mr. Weber
  3. Superintendent Report
    1. Safety Training (Summer)
    2. Academic Conferences (Summer)
    3. Parent Education Night Review
  4. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action) 
  1. Past Meeting Minutes
  2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
  3. Open Enrollment
  4. Resignations, Reassignments and Contracts
    1. Katelyn Grant moves to middle school social studies position.
    2. Brandi Ransom amended contract to 100% of certified staff.
    3. Brayton Weber recommended for administrative stipend (for March-June).
    4. Jenny Dickinson hired as teacher leader content coach.
    5. Madison McCarty hired as an elementary teacher.
    6. Kaitlyn Hackley hired as a cook.
    7. Bryce Porter was hired as a high school social studies teacher.
    8. Anna Valdez hired as ms social studies teacher.
    9. Kevin Boies resigns as assistant boys track coach.
    10. Kevin Boies hired as head boys track coach.
    11. Damon Bryan resigns as middle school track coach.
    12. Brenda Woods voluntarily transfers to associate position.
    13. Katie Klingensmith resigns from assistant robotics sponsor.
    14. Whitney Hutton resigns as associate.
    15. Kylie Holman resigns as associate.
  5. Badge Identification System:  The recommendation is to purchase equipment to self print badges.  This allows for better security and access to the building.  We will increase photo badges to include substitute teachers and fitness center members.
  1. Items for Discussion
    1. Board Policy on Lunch Account third reading (Action)  In an effort to create consistency with our current practices, we are recommending the following rewrite of board policy 707.2.
    2.  School Resource Officer Sharing Agreement (Action) The DRAFT sharing agreement is presented by Madison County for the shared resources officer for the 2023-2024 school year. 
    3. FY23 Amended Budget  (Action) The proposed amended budget was published on May 10, 2023. We recommend approving the budget amendment as published and presented at the hearing.  Property taxes will not be affected.  The budget amendment is required by Iowa Code if the district will spend more than was originally certified in any of the four areas including instruction, total support services, non-instructional programs, and total other expenditures.
    4. Bread and Milk Contract (Action) Food Service Director Angie Stroh makes the following recommendations:
      1. I recommend that we stay with Hiland Dairy for the 2023-24 SY as they can support all products and needs that we have here at I-35 CSD while adhering to procurement guidelines.
      2. I recommend that we stay with Pan O Gold for the 2023-24 SY.
    5. 2022-2023 District Data Review (No action needed) The administrative team will review the district academic data for 2022-2023.  
    6. 2023-2024 District Goals (Action)

Mrs. Dentlinger will present the 2023-2024 district goals. 

  1. Closed Session:  Superintendent Evaluation–Per Iowa Code 21.5(1)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; AND Master Safety Plan Review–Per Iowa Code 21.5(1)(a), to review or discuss records, which are authorized by state or federal law to be kept confidential.
  2. Resume Open Session
    1. Master Safety Plan (Action) Approve the Master Safety Plan including the Staff and Public Edition which are generated from the master plan.

 

Adjourn. 

Next Meeting: 

Work Session  

Regular Board Meeting: June 26, 2023

 

2023/06/26 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, June 26, 2023

Work Session 5:00 p.m.

Regular Board Meeting 6:00 p.m.

High School Library

 

 

 

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

 

 

Work Session

  1. Opening
    1. Call to Order, Welcome, Roll Call, Pledge of Allegiance
    2. Discuss and/or Approve Agenda (Action)
    3. Long Range Facilities Work Session
      1. Review of Long Range Plan
      2. Funding Sources/Timeline
      3. Next Steps
      4. Community Meetings
      5. Communication
  2. Adjourn

Regular BOARD MEETING–Tentative Agenda (6:00 p.m.)

  1. Opening
    1. Call to Order, Welcome, Roll Call
    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  (Action) 
  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 Report
  2. Administrative Reports 
    1. Ms. Whitson
    2. Mrs. Woods
    3. Mr. Weber
  3. Superintendent Report
    1. Unbound Ed Standards Institute Recap
  4. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action) 
  1. Past Meeting Minutes
  2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
  3. Open Enrollment
  4. Resignations, Reassignments and Contracts
    1. Samantha Ruth resigns from daycare associate position.
    2. Nicole Faith and Jennifer Offield share co-head football cheer coach position.
    3. Stephanie Remmenga hired as assistant HS girls track coach.
    4. Jesse Helton resigns as custodian.
    5. Melissa Webb hired as computer science teacher.
    6. Alex Boyle hired as teacher leader content coach.
    7. Kaitlyn Hackley resigns as custodian.
    8. Damon Bryan is hired as high school assistant boys track coach.
  1. Items for Discussion
    1. Exit Interview Recap (information only)--Jen Baughman will be here to present our current exit interview data.
    2. Phase II Graphics (Action)--Phase II of the wall graphics project includes the round entry at the elementary, the entrances to the gyms (both home and away).  
    3. School Fees (Action) The annual fees will be presented for approval.  The only recommended increase is to the adult lunch price which is required by the State.
    4. Garbage and Pest Control Bids (Action)  Please find the bid sheet for garbage and pest control.  The recommendation is to accept the low bid from T.R.M. Disposal and D & D Pest Control.
    5. Approve Tentative Timeline for Phase 1 Facilities Renovation (Action)--The proposed timeline for Phase 1 of the Facilities Long Range Plan [including baseball and softball fields, science rooms renovation, and field building (concessions and restroom), football practice field]  is as follows:
      1. June 26–Schedule Public Hearing
      2. July 17–Hold Public Hearing
      3. July 18-July 31–Waiting period
      4. August Bond Bid Placement or Conventional Method (mid October)
    6. Approximately $11,500,000 School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue and Refunding Bonds (Action) Resolution Fixing Date for a Hearing on the Proposed Issuance of Approximately $11,500,000 School Infrastructure Sales, Service and Use Tax Revenue and Refunding Bonds.
    7. Athletic Facility Infrastructure Project (Action) Resolution Fixing the Date for a Public Hearing on the proposed use of SAVE Revenue for an Athletic Facility Infrastructure Project.

 

Adjourn. 

Next Meeting:  Regular Board Meeting: July 17, 2023

 

Notice of Public Meeting (Negotiations)

February 8, 2023

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 2023-2024 school year for the Support Staff.

Time and Place

5:15 p.m., Wednesday, February 8, 2023

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 2023-2024 school year for the Support Staff.

 Time and Place

Approximately 5:45 p.m., Wednesday, February 8, 2023

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.     

 

Notice of Public Meeting

March 29, 2023
 

Notice of Public Meeting
 

    that the Negotiations team representing the Interstate 35 Community School District Board of Education will meet with representatives of the I-35 Education Association as part of the collective bargaining process for the purpose of negotiating salaries for the 2023-2024 school year Certified Staff.
 

Time and Place

3:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2023
 

Superintendent Conference Room--District Office, 405 East North Street, Truro
 

Agenda

Representatives from I-35 Education Association will share its initial proposal.

Notice of Public Meeting
 

    that the Negotiations team representing the Interstate 35 Community School District Board of Education will meet with representatives of the I-35 Education Association as part of the collective bargaining process for the purpose of negotiating salaries for the 2023-2024 school year Certified Staff.
 

Time and Place

4:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2023
 

Superintendent Conference Room--District Office, 405 East North Street, Truro
 

Agenda

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

(originally posted in official community and school locations on March 28, 2023) 

2023-24 Board Agendas

2023/07/17 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, July 17, 2023

Regular Board Meeting 6:00 p.m.

High School Library

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Regular BOARD MEETING–Tentative Agenda (6:00 p.m.)

  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  (Action) 
  2. Public Hearing Approximately $11,500,000 School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue and Refunding Bonds
    1. Opening Comments:  Hearing on the proposed issuance of approximately $11,500,000 School Infrastructure Sales and Services and use Tax Revenue and Refunding Bonds
    2. Public Comment
    3. Close Hearing
  3. Public Hearing Athletic Facility Infrastructure Project 
    1. Opening Comments: Hearing on the proposed use of SAVE Revenue for an Athletic Facility Infrastructure Project
    2. Public Comment
    3. Close 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 Report
  2. Administrative Reports 
    1. Mrs. Woods
    2. Mr. Weber
    3. Mr. Beckel
  3. Superintendent Report
    1. Overview of PD 2023
    2. Conditions of Learning Survey Results
  4. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action) 
  1. Past Meeting Minutes
  2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
  3. Open Enrollment
  4. Resignations, Reassignments and Contracts
    1. Whitney Stuart hired as an 8 (eight) hour food service employee.
    2. Reinstate Lead Summer Custodian hourly rate at $17/hour.
  5. SRO Contract Update
  1. Items for Discussion
    1. Air Conditioning Project Update (for information only)  
    2. Field Improvements (for information only)  After field evaluation and assessment, the following upgrades and improvements will be completed over the next 18 months.
    3. Certified Staff Handbook  (Action)  Recommended Updates to Non-Certified Staff Handbook 2023
      1. Updated all personnel information throughout ie. Secondary Principal, Adam Beckel
      2. Eliminated years in PLC chart. (Year 1, Year 2, Year 3)
      3. Pg 53 Added Content Coach to Teacher Leadership: Content Coach plays a role in supporting content teachers with supports in aligning standards and assessments, providing support in planning and evaluation, and locating and resources as needed.  
      4. Pg 60 Eliminated the link to the Staff Resource Guide and included: A copy of the Staff Emergency Guide can be found on the I-35 Staff Portal at www.roadrunnerpride.org
      5. Pg 66 updated the insurance board share from $773.89 to $824.72.
      6. Updated Powerschool to Infinite Campus throughout.
      7. Pg 62 Number of Leave Units to Use – will be .25, .50, .75 or 1–(added) depending on your contracted hours
      8. Removed references to specific sub caller.
      9. Updated the recall and cancel leave sections (now matches non certified handbook).
    4. Non-Certified Staff Handbook  (Action) Recommended Updates to Non-Certified Staff Handbook 2023
      1. Updates all personnel information throughout ie. Secondary Principal, Adam Beckel
      2. Pg 17 Updates insurance information (Changed PSO 750 to Blue Choice 1000)
        1. The Board's share of the premium per month for each full-time employee shall be a maximum of $740.29 $800.72.
      3. Pg 23 Added: Please contact the Human Resources Director when scheduled for jury duty.
      4. Pg 29 Updated the contact information “Please contact the HR Director with any questions.”
      5. Pg 31 Number of Leave Units to Use – will be .25, .50, .75 or 1–(added) depending on your contracted hours
      6. Removed references to specific sub caller.
      7. Pg 34, Pg 52 Changed principal to “principal/supervisor” 
      8. Updated the recall and cancel leave sections (now matches certified handbook).
    5. Secondary Handbook (Action) Mr. Beckel and Ms. Whitson are recommending the linked updates to the Secondary Handbook.
    6. Elementary Handbook (Action) Mrs. Woods is recommending the following updates to the Elementary Handbook.
    7. Preschool Handbook (Action) Mrs. Woods is recommending the following updates to the Preschool Handbook. Mrs. Woods will assume the responsibilities of preschool director moving forward as Jenny Dickinson transitions to the district GT position. The pk director position will be dissolved.  The term “director” has been changed to “principal” throughout the handbook. The rest of the handbook was not altered. 
    8. Resolution to Support the proposed issuance of approximately $11,500,000 School Infrastructure Sales and Services and Use Tax Revenue and Refunding Bonds  (Action) 
    9. Resolution to Support the proposed use of SAVE Revenue for an Athletic Facility Infrastructure Project. (Action)

 

Adjourn. 

Next Meeting:  Regular Board Meeting: August 28, 2023

 

2023/08/08 Special Board Meeting

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Special Board Meeting 6:00 p.m.

High School Library

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

Special BOARD MEETING–Tentative Agenda

  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  (Action) 
  2. Items for Discussion and/or Action
    1. Engagement Letter - Interstate 35 CSD - Sales Tax Refunding Bonds–Ahlers Law Firm (Action) Requesting approval of the Engagement Letter to begin work on 2023 Bond process.
    2. Engagement Letter - Interstate 35 CSD - Sales Tax Refunding Bonds–Piper Sandler (Action) Requesting approval of the Engagement Letter to begin work on 2023 Bond process.
    3. Consideration of Financing Proposals Opened and Reviewed by the Superintendent of Schools and Secretary of the Board of Directors, and the Placement Agent (For Information Only)
    4. Resolution Directing the Sale  (Action) Requesting of the adoption of the “RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SALE OF $ ____________________ SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE SALES, SERVICES AND USE TAX REVENUE AND REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2023”
    5. Resolution Authorizing the Redemption of Outstanding School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2018, Dated July 10, 2018, and Directing Notice be Given  (Action) Requesting of the adoption of the “RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REDEMPTION OF OUTSTANDING SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE SALES, SERVICES AND USE TAX REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2018, DATED JULY 10, 2018, OF THE INTERSTATE 35 COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, STATE OF IOWA, AND DIRECTING NOTICE BE GIVEN”

 

Adjourn. 

Next Meeting:  Regular Board Meeting: August 28, 2023

 

2023/08/28 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, August 28, 2023

Regular Board Meeting 6:00 p.m.

High School Library

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Regular BOARD MEETING–Tentative Agenda (6:00 p.m.)

  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  (Action) 
  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 Report
  2. Administrative Reports 
    1. Mrs. Woods
    2. Mr. Weber
    3. Ms. Whitson
    4. Mr. Beckel
  3. Superintendent Report
    1. Start to the School Year
      1. Fire Panel Update
    2. WCAC Conference Mediation
    3. Foundations for the Future (Phase I) Update
    4. School Board Election Information
  4. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action) 
  1. Past Meeting Minutes
  2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
  3. Open Enrollment
  4. Resignations, Reassignments and Contracts
    1. Amber Jacobe hired as an evening custodian.
    2. Jesse Thomas hired as an evening custodian.
    3. Sammy Ruth hired as an daycare associate.
    4. Kati Silliman hired as part-time associate.
    5. Nicole Nichols hired as a part-time associate.
  5. Concrete Barrier Bid 
  6. Communication Lead Job Description
  7. Payroll Clerk Job Description
  8. Work Based Learning Coordinator Sharing Contract
  9. Librarian Sharing Contract
  10. WM Penn MOU (Extension)
  11. DMACC MOU (Extension)
  1. Items for Discussion
    1. Air Conditioning Project Update (for discussion only) 
      1. Meeting with engineers to determine remaining phases
      2. Bid out for next phase of the project. 
      3. Completion date schedule
    2. Legislative Updates (for discussion only) 
      1. SF 496 Parents’ Rights–Book Collections 
      2. Bathroom Bill
      3. Changes to Code 
    3. Updates to Staff Handbook–Cycle 1 Evaluation Form and Summative Pre-Observation (Action)  Green, change or addition we would like to adopt. Yellow, the previous wording.
    4. Approve out of state travel for FFA convention (Action) The FFA group is requesting out of state travel to the national convention in Indianapolis Nov 1-4, 2023.  Approximately 10 students will be attending.
    5. Resolution Appointing Paying Agent, Bond Registrar, and Transfer Agent, Approving the Paying Agent, Bond Registrar and Transfer Agent Agreement and Authorizing the Execution of Same. (Action) 
    6. Approval of Tax Exemption Certificate. (Action) 
    7. Approval of Commitment Agreement and Agreement to Provide Information Between the Interstate 35 Community School District and Build America Mutual Assurance Company, Dated as of August 28, 2023. (Action) 
    8. Resolution Authorizing the Terms of Issuance and Providing for and Securing the Payment of School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue and Refunding Bonds. (Action) 

 

Adjourn. 

Homecoming:  Week of Sept. 3-9

Next Meeting:  Regular Board Meeting: September 25, 2023

 

2023/09/07 Special Board Meeting

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Special Board Meeting 12:00 p.m.

District Office and Electronically

 

 

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

 

 

**The Special Board Meeting will be held electronically due to the time of day.  The building will be open for any public that would like to be present for the meeting.

 

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 (Action)
  2. Items for Discussion
    1. CM-A Construction Manager-Advisor (Action) We propose the Board approve the CM-A recommendation from the Facilities Committee to begin work on Phase 1 of the Long Range Facilities Plan.

Adjourn 

Next Meeting is scheduled for September 25, 2023.

 

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2023/09/25 Regular Board Meeting

 Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, September 25, 2023

Board Meeting 6:00 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.

 

 

Agenda

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. Reception for Retiree
  2. Discuss and/or Approve Agenda (Action)
  3. Public Hearing on the HVAC System Project
    1. Introductory Remarks on HVAC Project:  The proposed HVAC project was published on September 6, 2023.
    2. Public Question and Answer
    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 Report
  2. Administrative Reports 
    1. Mrs. Woods
    2. Mr. Weber
    3. Ms. Whitson
    4. Mr. Beckel
  3. Superintendent Report
    1. Updates on Board Policy work
    2. Library Information
  4. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action) 
  1. Past Meeting Minutes
  2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
  3. Open Enrollment
  4. Resignations, Reassignments and Contracts
    1. Kenny Erwin resigns from custodial position (RETIREMENT)
    2. Kati Silliman resigns from associate position.
    3. Sammy Ruth resigns from associate position.
  1. Items for Discussion
    1. SRO Overview (For information only) Deputy Hollerud will be at the meeting with an overview of the School Resource Officer work at I-35.
    2.  Certified Annual Report FY23:  Ted Bauer will review the Certified Annual Report.  
      1. FY23 Budget Crosswalk
      2. FY23 Annual Transportation Report
      3. FY23 CAR Expenditures by All Funds & by Individual Funds
      4. FY23 Revenue By Funds By Source
      5. FY23 SES Conf (Names Removed)
      6. FY23 Balance Sheet By Fund
    3. Discuss and/or Approve FY 23 Financial Annual Settlement (Action) Board Secretary Ted Bauer will present a fund balance report for approval.  
      1. FY23 Treasure Report By Fund
    4. Discuss and/or Approve Application for Special Education Deficit (Action)

(Move approval of an application to the School Budget Review Committee to receive additional spending authority $452,125.11 for the FY 23 special education deficit.)

  1. Bid for HVAC System (Action) Request the board to review/reject bid for HVAC System work.

 

Adjourn 

Next Meeting is scheduled for October 23, 2023.

 

2023/10/16 SIAC Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

School Improvement Advisory Committee  Meeting

Monday, October 16, 2023

5:30 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. Opening
    1. Welcome
    2. Introductions
  2. Review SIAC team function and roles
  3. Review Policy Changes
    1. Discipline
    2. Materials
  4. Review Current Data
  5. District Professional Development Plan
  6. Standards Referenced Grading Update
  7. Update on Building Project
  8. Set Next Meeting Date(s) and Agenda Items

 

Adjourn

 

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2023/10/23 Regular Board Meeting Agenda (revised 605.3R1 policy)

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, October 23, 2023

Board Meeting 6:00 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.

 

 

Agenda

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 (Action)
  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 Report
  2. Administrative Reports 
    1. Mrs. Woods
    2. Mr. Weber
    3. Ms. Whitson
    4. Mr. Beckel
  3. Superintendent Report
    1. Certified Enrollment
    2. SIAC meeting review
    3. RSAI Legislative Meeting review (legislative priorities)
  4. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action) 
  1. Past Meeting Minutes
  2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
  3. Open Enrollment
  4. Resignations, Reassignments and Contracts
    1. Tim McKinney hired as a substitute bus driver.
    2. Clair Vander Molen hired as Payroll Clerk.
    3. Paige Davis hired as an associate.
  1. Items for Discussion
    1. Board Policy Review (Action)  First reading of policy 503.1, 503.8, 605.1, 605.1R, 605.2, 605.3, 605.3R1, 605.3E1, 605.3E2, 605.3E3, 605.4, 605.5
      1. Discipline Policy (503.1, 503.8)
        1. Handbook Updates
          1. Secondary
          2. Elementary
      2. Instructional Materials (605.1, 605.1R1, 605.1R2, 605.2, 605.3, 605.3R1, 605.3E1, 605.3E2, 605.3E3, 605.4, 605.5)
    2. EVAAS Data (for information only);  We will be sharing a new data tool made available by the Department of Education to measure learning loss as a result of COVID.  
    3. Early Retirement—Preliminary Discussions (for discussion only)  Last year, the Board opted to increase the early retirement criteria from 15-20 years of service and change the age from 55-60.  After consideration, the Board opted to go with 57 years of age and 17 years of service.  The previous 3 years, the Board set the criteria at 55 years old and 15 years of service.  The retiree was given a $30,000 HRA as a benefit for his/her service when accepting the early retirement.  As a reminder, Early Retirement is paid out of the management fund.  

 

Adjourn 

Next Meeting is scheduled for November 27, 2023.

 

 

2023/11/27 Regular Board Meeting Agenda and Annual Meeting

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, November 27, 2023

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  (Action)
  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. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action)
    1. Past Meeting Minutes
    2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
    3. Sharing Payroll Coordinator with SEW
  2. Items for Discussion
  1. Election Canvas Results (Action) 
  2. Recognition of Outgoing Board Members

Adjourn

 

Tentative Agenda

Annual Meeting (immediately following adjournment of the Regular Meeting)

  1. Call to Order (by Board Secretary)
  2. Oath of Office to new Board Members
  3. Election of Board President and Oath of Office
  4. Election of Vice-President and Oath of Office
  5. Discuss and/or Approve Agenda  (Action)
  6. Public Hearing:  I-35 CSD Science Lab Renovation 
    1. Opening Comments:  Hearing on the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract, and estimated total construction cost of the following public improvement: INTERSTATE 35 COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT – Science Labs Renovation.  The project consists of multiple Prime Contractor Packages:
      1. Bid Package #1 – General
      2. Bid Package #2 – Plumbing and Mechanical
      3. Bid Package #3 – Electrical
    2. Public Comment
    3. Close Hearing
  7. Discuss and/or Approve Committee Representation (Action)
  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
  7. Insurance Committee
  1. Discuss and/or Approve Superintendent’s Recommendation on Annual Designations (Action)
    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 Jessica Reisinger and Angela Steinlage
      2. Level II Investigator recommend Madison County Sheriff 
    8. ADA/504 Coordinator recommend Natasha Cooper
    9. Equity Coordinator recommend Adam Beckel
    10. Free/Reduced Lunch Steering Officer recommend Deann Strange
    11. Reconsideration Committee: Heather Jelsma, Katie Monroe, Brayton Weber, Jill McDonald, Tonya Donahue, Sue Cornelison
    12. Chief Negotiator recommend Superintendent
  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. 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 Spotlight:  FFA trip to National Convention
  2. Student Representative Report
  3. Principal Reportsn
    1. Mrs. Woods
    2. Mr. Weber
    3. Ms. Whitson
    4. Mr. Beckel
  4. Superintendent Report
    1. IASB Convention Recap
      1. IASB Convention Details
      2. Upcoming training opportunities:  Ready, Set Govern : Our interactive Ready, Set, Govern! Workshops are designed to set you on the road to success. During each of these workshops, we will cover foundational elements of good governance, such as understanding the governance roles of the board, management roles of the superintendent and tips for fostering good communication to support an effective board-superintendent team partnership. We’ll also review policy and explore strategies for responding to questions or concerns from community members, families and staff. The application of engaging real-life scenarios will provide the opportunity to apply what we’ve learned and deepen your understanding of the vital nature of your governance work.
        1. Jan. 3: Van Meter Schools
        2. Jan. 4: Chariton Schools
    2. Iowa Performance Profile: Included is a Comparison sheet for overall performance of each building for the past five years.
    3. Facilities Update
    4. Update on Goals for 2023-2024
    5. Process for Requesting Information:  Example FFA funds
  5. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action)
    1. Resignations and Contracts
      1. Jeff Engelhardt resigns from high school math.
      2. Katie Klingensmith resigns from high school agriculture teacher and FFA sponsor.
      3. Anna Valdez hired as assistant robotics coach.
  6. New Business
    1. FFA Alumni Association (for information only)  Members of the FFA Alumni Association will present about their organization.
    2. I-35 Foundation Presentation (for information only)  Members of the I-35 Education Foundation will present about their organization.
    3. Board Policy Review (Action)  Second reading of policy 503.1, 503.8, 605.1, 605.1R, 605.2, 605.3, 605.3R1, 605.3E1, 605.3E2, 605.3E3, 605.4, 605.5
      1. Discipline Policy (503.1, 503.8)
        1. Handbook Updates
          1. Secondary
          2. Elementary
      2. Instructional Materials (605.1, 605.1R1, 605.1R2, 605.2, 605.3, 605.3R1, 605.3E1, 605.3E2, 605.3E3, 605.4, 605.5)
    4. Early Retirement for Certified Staff (for information only) 
      1.  If the board opts to offer early retirement, I would like to set the following timeline.  Provide all eligible staff the early retirement packet by Wednesday, December 20, 2023.  The deadline to return completed early retirement will be Friday, January 12, 2024.  These will be brought to the board meeting on Monday, January 22, 2024 (tentative).
      2. Consideration for early retirement options for support staff. 
    5. SBRC Application for Increasing Enrollment, Open Enrollment Out and LEP Instruction Beyond 5 years (Action) 
      1. Each year districts are allowed to submit a request to the School Budget Review Committee (SBRC) for additional authorized spending authority for 1) increased enrollment 2) open enrollment out and 3) ELL beyond five years.  We qualify to request increased spending authority in Open Enrollment out ($194,270) this year.  See SBRC application.  This is a request for increased spending authority only.  The board can decide to actually levy for these funds once we get the FY25 budget in March 2024. 
    6. Science Lab Renovation (Action) Approve the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract, and estimated total construction cost for the science lab renovations slated for Spring/Summer 2024.
    7. Workshop/work session planning:
      1. Instructional Programs/Student Achievement
      2. Fiscal
      3. Facilities
      4. Legal Action–Closed Session
      5. Other

 

Set Next Meeting Date(s) and Agenda Items

Tentative Meeting  Date: December 18, 2023 at 6 p.m.

 

Adjourn

 

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2023/12/06 Board Work Session Agenda (revised)

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors–Professional Learning Session

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Board Training 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--Work Session

  1. Opening
    1. Call to Order--Welcome--Roll Call--Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Discuss and/or Approve Agenda  (Action) 
  3. Academic Work Session
  4. Public Comments

 

Adjourn

 

Upcoming Dates

December 12, 2023  School Improvement Advisory Meeting

December 13, 2023  Board Work Session–Professional Learning (Facilities)

December 18, 2023  Regular Board Meeting

December 20, 2023  District Open House for staff 

 

2023/12/12 SIAC Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

School Improvement Advisory Committee  Meeting

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

5:30 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. Opening
    1. Welcome
    2. Introductions
  2. Iowa Performance Profile--Deep Dive
  3. Course Enrollment Data
  4. Work Based Learning Program Overview
  5. Talented and Gifted Learning Program Overview
  6. Set Next Meeting Date(s) and Agenda Items

Adjourn

 

2023/12/13 Board Work Session Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors–Professional Learning Session

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Board Training 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--Work Session

  1. Opening
    1. Call to Order--Welcome--Roll Call--Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Discuss and/or Approve Agenda  (Action) 
  3. Public Comments
  4. Facilities Work Session

Adjourn

Upcoming Dates

December 18, 2023  Regular Board Meeting

December 20, 2023  District Open House for staff 

 

2023/12/18 Regular Board Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, December 18, 2023

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  (Action)
  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. Mrs. Woods
    2. Mr. Weber
    3. Ms. Whitson
    4. Mr. Beckel
  3. Superintendent Report
    1. Insurance Committee Meeting overview
    2. Facilities Update
    3. SIAC Update
    4. Standing Agenda Items
    5. Academic Planning Update (SRG)
    6. Health Curriculum–update board based on parent feedback
  4. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action)
    1. Past Meeting Minutes
    2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
    3. Resignations and Contracts
      1. Denny Meggers hired as high school ag teacher.
      2. Mistie Smith hired as bus driver.
      3. Doyle Jacobs resigns as a bus driver.
      4. Nicole Blackford hired as an associate.
    4. Open Enrollment
  5. Items for Discussion
    1. School Resource Officer Update (for information only)  Deputy Chad Hollerud will be at the Board meeting to present data on the first few months of his assignment at I-35.  He will also be available to answer any questions from the Board.
    2. Iowa Performance Profile: Included is a Comparison sheet for overall performance of each building for the past five years.
    3. Discuss and/or Approve Superintendent’s Recommendation on Annual Designations (Action)
      1. Legal Counsel recommend Ahlers and Cooney
      2. Reconsideration Committee: Heather Jelsma, Abbey Mease, Brayton Weber, Jill McDonald, Remington Hutton, Tonya Donahue, Emily Hanna
    4. Board Policy Review (Action)  Third reading of policy 503.1, 503.8, 605.1, 605.1R, 605.2, 605.3, 605.3R1, 605.3E1, 605.3E2, 605.3E3, 605.4, 605.5
      1. Discipline Policy (503.1, 503.8)
        1. Handbook Updates
          1. Secondary
          2. Elementary
      2. Instructional Materials (605.1, 605.1R1, 605.1R2, 605.2, 605.3, 605.3R1, 605.3E1, 605.3E2, 605.3E3, 605.4, 605.5)
    5. Early Retirement for Certified Staff (Action) 
      1.  If the board opts to offer early retirement, I would like to set the following timeline.  Provide all eligible staff the early retirement packet by Wednesday, December 20, 2023.  The deadline to return completed early retirement will be Friday, January 12, 2024.  These will be brought to the board meeting on Monday, January 22, 2024.  The retirement package recommends teachers with 15 (fifteen) years of service be allocated a $50,000 HRA payment.  We have five eligible teachers.
    6. Retirement Package for Support Staff (for information only) Consideration for early retirement options for support staff. Propose consideration for a retirement package for support staff.  Tentatively, the proposed plan would be based on years of service with a payout for unused sick days ( the most employees can bank is 115 days * $25 = $2875. 

For example:

    15 or more years of full time service $3000 and $25/day unused sick leave

    20 or more years of full time service $4000 and $25/day unused sick leave

    25 or more years of full time service $5000 and $25/day unused sick leave

  1. At Risk (Action)  To serve our at risk students, we provide services beyond the general education program.  At Risk criteria include multiple absences, poor test scores, failing grades, not connected to school (not involved in school activities) etc.  Students who fall in multiple categories are considered at risk.  
  2. At Risk Plan-Modified Allowable Growth–(Action)  The modified allowable growth is supplemental aid for our at risk program.  Attached you will see the proposed recommendations for the 2024-2025 budget
  3. Calendar Recommendation (For Information Only)  We are presenting the academic calendar recommendation for consideration.  This option requires 172 student days at 1140.4 hours (reminder we need to be at 1080 hours or 180 days).  It reduces the teacher contract days to 190 from 192 (This would need to be discussed and agreed upon during negotiations as it changes the teacher contract.  Depending on the outcome of those meetings, the calendar may need to be amended through Board action.)  It includes a two week break at Christmas and a spring break week.  Students start the Aug 23 and end the Friday before Memorial Day.  

Upcoming Dates

Holiday Open House, Wednesday, December 20 from 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tentative–Special Board Meeting, Monday, January 8 at 6 p.m. 

January 10. 2024–Special Board Meeting: Closed Session: Legal Update

Still to schedule Fiscal

Next Board Meeting:  January 22, 2023 at 6 p.m.

 

Adjourn

 

Uploaded Files: 

2024/01/08 Special Board Meeting Agenda (POSTPONED)

Due to weather this meeting has been postponed to Wednesday, January 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors–Special Meeting

Monday January 8, 2024

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

Special 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  (Action)
  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. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action)
    1. Past Meeting Minutes
    2. Resignations and Contracts
      1. Sophia Egli hired as Spanish teacher.
      2. Tereca Weber hired as communications lead.
      3. Tim McKinney hired as a bus driver.
      4. Shawna Thompson hired as a cook.
    3. Open Enrollment
    4. Band Uniform Purchase
    5. I-35 contract with DCI
  2. Items for Discussion
    1. Bids for Science Lab Renovation (Action) Take action on bids for the science room renovation.  Summary cost sheet.
    2. Project update for softball, baseball and concessions, including tentative costing and timeline.
      1. Jan. 22 Design approval
      2. Jan. 24 Project out for bid
      3. Feb. 20 Bids due 
      4. Feb. 26 Take action on bids

Adjourn

Upcoming Dates

January 10, 2024  Special Board Meeting (Closed Session)

January 22, 2024  Regular Board Meeting

 

2024/01/10 Special Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors–Special Meeting 

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Board Meeting 5:30 pm

District Office Conference Room

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 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  (Action)
  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. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action)
    1. Past Meeting Minutes
    2. Resignations and Contracts
      1. Sophia Egli hired as Spanish teacher.
      2. Tereca Weber hired as communications lead.
      3. Tim McKinney hired as a bus driver.
      4. Shawna Thompson hired as a cook.
    3. Open Enrollment
    4. Band Uniform Purchase
    5. I-35 contract with DCI
  2. Items for Discussion
    1. Bids for Science Lab Renovation (Action) Take action on bids for the science room renovation.  Summary cost sheet.
    2. Project update for softball, baseball and concessions, including tentative costing and timeline.
      1. Jan. 22 Design approval
      2. Jan. 24 Project out for bid
      3. Feb. 20 Bids due 
      4. Feb. 26 Take action on bids
  1. Closed Session: Legal Action “To discuss District legal action with counsel in matters currently in litigation as provided by Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(c) and to review and discuss records which are required by state or federal law to be kept confidential as provided by Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(a).”

 

Adjourn

 

Upcoming Dates

January 22, 2024 Regular Board Meeting

 

2024/01/22 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, January 22, 2024

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  (Action)
  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. Mrs. Woods
    2. Mr. Weber
    3. Ms. Whitson
    4. Mr. Beckel
  3. Superintendent Report
    1. Building and Grounds Updates (Facilities)
      1. Competitive Bid and Quote
      2. Horizontal:  Bridges, airports, roads (where the structure is wider than it is tall (rule of thumb)
      3. Vertical: Buildings, utilities, incidental street improvements including sidewalks, site development features, recreational trails, and parking facilities.
    2. Field Trips
    3. Legislative Update
  4. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action)
    1. Past Meeting Minutes
    2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
    3. Resignations and Contracts
      1. Jenelle Smith transferred from daycare associate to associate.
      2. Nicole Nichols terminated from associate position.
      3. Sue Meggers accepts early retirement package at the end of 2023-2024.
    4. Open Enrollment
  5. Items for Discussion
    1. Retirement Package for Support Staff (Action) Consideration for early retirement options for support staff. Propose consideration for a retirement package for support staff.  Tentatively, the proposed plan would be based on years of service with a payout for unused sick days ( the most employees can bank is 130 days * $25 = $3250. 

For example:

15 or more years of full time service $3000 and $25/day unused sick leave (up to $5000)

20 or more years of full time service $4000 and $25/day unused sick leave  (up to $6000)

25 or more years of full time service $5000 and $25/day unused sick leave  (up to $7000)

  1. Calendar Recommendation (Action)  We are presenting the academic calendar recommendation for consideration.  This option requires 172 student days at 1140.4 hours (reminder we need to be at 1080 hours or 180 days).  It reduces the teacher contract days to 190 from 192 (This would need to be discussed and agreed upon during negotiations as it changes the teacher contract.  Depending on the outcome of those meetings, the calendar may need to be amended through Board action.)  It includes a two week break at Christmas and a spring break week.  Students start Aug 23 and end the Friday before Memorial Day.  
  2. AC/Heat Quotes (Action)  We requested competitive quotes for the three rooms for air conditioning and heating–foreign language and science rooms.  The one attached is what we have received.
  3. Update on Course Offerings (for your information) Mr. Beckel will present an overview of the course offering handbook (purpose, origin, changes etc,)  He will also talk about any recommended changes to the course offering guide as proposed by teachers and/or departments.  He will finalize this with teachers at the end of January and put it on the Board agenda for approval in February.
  1. Closed Session: School Safety Plan Review a closed session under Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(a) (to review or discuss records which are authorized by state or federal law to be kept confidential) 

Upcoming Dates

Next Board Meeting:  February 26, 2024 at 6 p.m.

 

Adjourn

 

2024/01/24 Special Board Meeting

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Regular Board Meeting 11:45 am

District Office Conference Room and electronically

 

 

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
    2. Pledge of Allegiance
    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. Discuss and/or Approve Agenda  (Action)
  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. Items for Discussion
    1. Fields, Concession Work, Parking (Action) Approve the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract, and estimated total construction cost for the fields, concession work and parking slated for 2024-2025.
    2. Signing Bonuses (For Information Only)

 

Upcoming Dates

Next Board Meeting:  February 26, 2024 at 6 p.m.

 

Adjourn

 

2024/02/21 Notice of Meeting (Negotiations)

February 21, 2024

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 2023-2024 school year for the Support Staff.

Time and Place

5 p.m., Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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 2023-2024 school year for the Support Staff.

 Time and Place

Approximately 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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.                   

 

2024/02/26 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Interstate 35 Community School District

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, February 26, 2024

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
    2. Pledge of Allegiance
    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. Discuss and/or Approve Agenda  (Action)
  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. Mrs. Woods
    2. Mr. Weber
    3. Ms. Whitson
    4. Mr. Beckel
  3. Superintendent Report
    1. Standing Agenda Items
      1. Facilities
        1. Innovate Facility (Intergenerational Learning possibilities)
      2. Standards Referenced Grading Handbook Changes (Draft)
        1. Draft of cheating policy
        2. Draft of homework completion
        3. T chart for ABCD vs 4321 
    2. Leadership Conference
    3. Gala Event (I-35 Education Foundation)
    4. Legal Update
  4. Discuss and/or Approve Consent Items  (Action)
    1. Past Meeting Minutes
    2. Monthly Bills and Financial Statement
    3. Resignations and Contracts
      1. Christine Bethards resigns as an associate.
      2. Brandi Moa-Lamp resigns from all positions at I-35.
      3. Hanna Bedwell hired as high school agricultural teacher.
      4. Krystal Soulak resigns as an preschool associate.
      5. Holly Finley resigns as a full time associate.
    4. Open Enrollment
    5. Bus 15 Engine Repairs  Approving repairs to bus 15 by Hoglund.  Replacement parts come with a one year warranty.
    6. Cooperative with UNI We have the unique opportunity to partner with UNI for a three day intensive literacy training for our elementary staff and ELA middle school teachers.  This three day workshop on the campus of UNI will focus on the fundamentals of reading instruction and cross curricular connections.  It will also include continued learning on the I-35 Campus for the 2024-2025 school year. We will use PD funds to pay for the training. 
    7. Work Based Learning Sharing Agreement Our program is expanding.  We are looking at developing a regional coordination of services.  We currently share with Winterset.  Winterset wants to increase to two days.  We will also partner with Clarke, Murray and East Union.
    8. AEA Purchasing Agreement The District agrees to purchase 60 percent of its food from the distributor at a reduced cost and the distributor agrees to 

● Provide product data information (i.e. nutrition specifications, child nutrition documentation)

● Establish bi-weekly (or otherwise agreed upon schedule) salesperson visits and truck deliveries

● Establish, in conjunction with AEA Purchasing, food shows and seminars

● Provide monthly and weekly price reports

● Invoice and directly deliver products

● Provide computer ordering and inventory system support 

  1. Items for Discussion
    1. Wellness Committee Update (For Information Only) Mrs. Stroh will be here to review the work of the Wellness Committee and answer any questions the Board might have about our Wellness Policy.
    2. Future Ready District Data Summary (For Information Only) A celebration of our students and staff.  We saw continued improvement on our Future Ready District Data Summary scores in almost every category.  In almost every category we are above or well above the state average.  We continue to have work to do, and we are going to take time to celebrate our teachers and students. 
    3. Board Policy Review (Action)  First reading of Board Policies 500 series for review in addition to several other policies.  Complete List of Policy recommendations
      1. 100 Series
      2. 200 Series
      3. 400 Series
      4. 500 Series
      5. 600 Series
      6. 700 Series
      7. 800 Series
    4. AC/Heat Bid (Action)
    5. Bids for Phase I Fields, Concessions, and Parking (Action)
    6. Bids for the Roof Replacement (Action) 
    7. Bids for Concrete Work (Action)
    8. Staff Engagement Survey Companies (Action) 
    9. Daycare/Preschool Rate Sheet with Summer Options (Action)
    10. 2024-2025 Budget discussion (For Information Only)  With recent legislative changes, we are now holding two hearings before the approval of the budget.  Mr. Bauer will provide an overview of the changes and the timeline.
  2. Closed Session: Student Discipline Hearing

Recommended Motion: “To consider disciplinary action against a student as provided by Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(e) and to review and discuss records which are required by state or federal law to be kept confidential as provided by Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(a).”

  1. Closed Session:  Superintendent Evaluation

Recommended Motion: “Per Iowa Code 21.5(1)i, I move we enter closed session, “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.”

Upcoming Dates

Next Board Meeting:  March 25, 2024 at 6 p.m.

 

Adjourn

 

2024/03/06 SIAC Meeting

Interstate 35 Community School District

School Improvement Advisory Committee  Meeting

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

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. Opening
    1. Welcome
    2. Celebrations
  2. Future Ready District Summary 2023
  3. High School Health Curriculum
  4. Other

 

Adjourn