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Villisca Community School

Regular Session

July 13, 2016

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Mullen, Williams, and Shipley.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Secretary Forsythe. 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Shipley to approve the agenda, with one deletion – VIII. c. open enrollment.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Mullen, second by Shipley to approve the consent items.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved the June 2016 minutes

Approved the bills presented for payment

MOTION by Mullen, second by Shipley to approve the June financial report and file for audit.  Motion carried unanimously.  

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintendent Stone informed the board that summer help is working hard to get the buildings cleaned and he is trying to get walking trail resurfacing bids. 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Mullen to approve the resignation of Devon Butcher as Custodian.  Motion carried unanimously

MOTION by Shipley, second by Mullen to approve Superintendent Stone to have authority to hire a new custodian.  Motion carried unanimously.    

MOTION by Mullen, second by Shipley to approve Diana Fletchall as Paraprofessional for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Mullen to approve Bank Iowa with a maximum balance of $4,000,000 and Bankers Trust for a maximum balance of $1,000,000 as the District’s Financial Depository Institutions for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Shipley, second by Mullen to approve appointing of Ahlers and Cooney as District Attorney for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Shipley, second by Mullen to approve the Villisca Review Stanton Viking as District Newspaper publication for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Mullen, second by Shipley to approve the appointment of William Stone as the District’s Affirmative Action Coordinator for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Shipley, second by Mullen to approve the appointment of Lora Top as the District’s Level I Investigator and Darcy Dalton as the Alternate for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Mullen, second by Shipley to approve Jessie Forsythe as the District’s Treasurer and Secretary for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

Jessie Forsythe was administered the Oath of Office for Board Secretary and Treasurer, by board member Mullen.

MOTION by Shipley, second by Mullen to approve milk bid from the Anderson Erickson for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Shipley, second by Mullen to approve the bread bid from the Bimbo Bakeries USA for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Shipley, second by Mullen to approve the gas/fuel bid from the United Farmers Mercantile Coop for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Shipley, second by Mullen to approve Tom Williams as the Legislative Action Network Member and IASB Delegate for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Mullen, second by Shipley to approve the board’s Top 5 IASB Legislative Action Priorities – 2, 8, 20, 28, 33.  Motion carried unanimously.   

MOTION by Shipley, second by Mullen to approve the Children’s Square Consortium Agreement for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Shipley, second by Mullen to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Tom Williams

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

 

 

 

Villisca Community School

Regular Session

June 09, 2016

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Williams, Shipley, and Mullen.  Poston entered meeting at 7:05.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principal Top, and Secretary Forsythe.

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Shipley to approve the agenda, with the following deletion – VIII. a. staff resignations, b. new hires, and c. open enrollment.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Shipley to approve the consent items.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved the May 2016 minutes

Approved the bills presented for payment

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Mullen to approve the May financial report and file for audit.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

Principal’s Report:

All Principal notes were available for the board. 

 

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintendent Stone informed the board that we will no longer be receiving funding from Boost 4 Families for the Before/After School Program.  The program will be run the same for the 2016-2017 year with funds that have been held on reserve for the program.  Discussion was held on a date for the next joint board meeting.

 

MOTION by Shipley second by Poston to approve Access Systems for the new phone system.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley second by Poston to approve fiscal year end close out of bills as they come in for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Mullen to approve SAI Mentoring and Induction Program for administrators for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to approve the 2016-2017 school fees with no change.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Poston to approve the 2016-2017 Preschool Handbook, with recommendation from the attorney on background checks.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to approve the 2016-2017 Elementary Handbook, with recommendation from the attorney on background checks.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Poston to approve the 2016-2017 Middle School Handbook, with recommendation from the attorney on background checks.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Shipley to approve Transfer of All Funds from Voted PPEL to Debt Service.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to adjourn the meeting at 7:42 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Tom Williams

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

 

 

Villisca Community School

Regular Session

May 12, 2016

 

Vice President Leland Shipley called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room at the middle school.  Directors answering roll call were Drake, Mullen, and Shipley.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Secretary Forsythe.  A visitor that was also present was John McKean.   

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Drake to approve the agenda, with the following deletion –VIII. i. Before/After School Contract.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Drake to approve the consent items.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved the April 2016 minutes

Approved the bills presented for payment

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Mullen to approve the April financial report and file for audit.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

Principal’s Report:

All Principal reports were available for the board. 

 

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintendent Stone held discussion on school report cards, coaching, and how to handle memorabilia from Villisca Bluejays.  He also presented Certificates to the board for School Board Recognition Month.

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Drake to approve the resignation of Arlin Top as Baseball coach at the end of the 2016 season.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Mullen to approve the retirement of Janice Robinson as Paraprofessional at the end of the 2015-2016 school year, with thanks for all her years of service.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Drake to approve the hire of Marie Sussman as full Annual Staff sponsor for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Drake to approve the hire of Marie Sussman as Junior High Volleyball coach for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Drake to approve the hire of Arlin Top as Junior High Softball coach for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Mullen to approve the open enrollment out of Jonah Kirsch to Clayton Ridge online for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Mullen to approve the list of Graduating students pending they meet Graduation requirements.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Drake to approve participation in a summer school program, for Elementary and Middle school students.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Drake to approve participation in a summer school lunch program for the 2016 summer.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Mullen to approve the 2016-2017 Librarian Sharing Agreement with Corning Community School District.  Motion carried unanimously.       

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Drake to approve the Southwestern Community College Contracts for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.   

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Drake to approve the Mac-Tech Services Contract with Carl Johnson for 2016-2017 services.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Mullen to approve the 2016-2017 Curriculum Director Sharing Agreement with Corning Community School District.  Motion carried unanimously.       

 

TABLED – Phone System      

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Mullen to approve the Student Councils overnight trip request to Viking Lake State Park.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Mullen, second by Drake to adjourned the meeting at 7:50 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Leland Shipley

District Secretary                                                                    Vice President

Villisca Community School

Regular Session

May 12, 2016

 

Vice President Leland Shipley called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room at the middle school.  Directors answering roll call were Drake, Mullen, and Shipley.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Secretary Forsythe.  A visitor that was also present was John McKean.   

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Drake to approve the agenda, with the following deletion –VIII. i. Before/After School Contract.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Drake to approve the consent items.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved the April 2016 minutes

Approved the bills presented for payment

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Mullen to approve the April financial report and file for audit.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

Principal’s Report:

All Principal reports were available for the board. 

 

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintendent Stone held discussion on school report cards, coaching, and how to handle memorabilia from Villisca Bluejays.  He also presented Certificates to the board for School Board Recognition Month.

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Drake to approve the resignation of Arlin Top as Baseball coach at the end of the 2016 season.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Mullen to approve the retirement of Janice Robinson as Paraprofessional at the end of the 2015-2016 school year, with thanks for all her years of service.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Drake to approve the hire of Marie Sussman as full Annual Staff sponsor for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Drake to approve the hire of Marie Sussman as Junior High Volleyball coach for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Drake to approve the hire of Arlin Top as Junior High Softball coach for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Mullen to approve the open enrollment out of Jonah Kirsch to Clayton Ridge online for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Mullen to approve the list of Graduating students pending they meet Graduation requirements.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Drake to approve participation in a summer school program, for Elementary and Middle school students.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Drake to approve participation in a summer school lunch program for the 2016 summer.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Mullen to approve the 2016-2017 Librarian Sharing Agreement with Corning Community School District.  Motion carried unanimously.       

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Drake to approve the Southwestern Community College Contracts for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.   

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Drake to approve the Mac-Tech Services Contract with Carl Johnson for 2016-2017 services.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Mullen to approve the 2016-2017 Curriculum Director Sharing Agreement with Corning Community School District.  Motion carried unanimously.       

 

TABLED – Phone System      

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Mullen to approve the Student Councils overnight trip request to Viking Lake State Park.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Mullen, second by Drake to adjourned the meeting at 7:50 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Leland Shipley

District Secretary                                                                    Vice President

 

 

Villisca Community School

Special Session – Joint Board Meeting with Corning CSD

April 27, 2016

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. in the SWV Corning Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Poston, Drake, Mullen, Shipley, and Williams.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principal Top, and Secretary Forsythe.  Visitors that were also present were:

Corning Board of Directors:

Gwen Larsen

Howard Anderson  

Scott Shuey

Scott Akin

Maria Fuller

 

Also present were:

Jodi Lyddon, Corning Board Secretary

Jamie Craig, Principal

Melissa Schad, Principal

Along with two (2) additional visitors

 

 
 
 

MOTION by Poston, second by Shipley to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

The boards opened the meeting up for Public Comments. 

Superintendent Stone updated the boards on 2015-2016 district goals.    

MOTION by Poston, second by Mullen to approve the Vision Statement and Goals as presented by the committee for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Drake, second by Poston to approve activity busses to travel H54 and drop-off students at a central location in Nodaway.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Poston, second by Mullen to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.  

Respectfully submitted,

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Tom Williams

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

Villisca Community School

Special Session

April 14, 2016

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 6:45 p.m. in the Board Room at the Middle School.  Directors answering roll call were Williams, Shipley, Drake, Mullen, and Poston.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principal Top, and Secretary Forsythe.  A visitor that was also present was Brenda DeVore. 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Shipley to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

Hearing was held for the adoption of the 2016-2017 Budget.

Hearing was held for the 2016-2017 School Calendar. 

MOTION by Poston, second by Shipley to Adopt the 2016-2017 Budget as published in the Villisca Review.  Following a roll call vote the motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Mullen, second by Poston to approve the 2016-2017 School Calendar.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Poston, second by Shipley to adjourn the meeting at 6:58 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Tom Williams

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

 

 

 

Villisca Community School

Regular Session

April 14, 2016

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room at the middle school.  Directors answering roll call were Williams, Drake, Mullen, Shipley, and Poston.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principal Top, and Secretary Forsythe.  A visitor that was also present was Brenda DeVore. 

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Poston to approve the consent items.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved the March 2016 minutes

Approved the bills presented for payment

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Poston to approve the March financial report and file for audit.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

Principal’s Report:

All Principal reports were available for the board, with Principal Top being available for questions. 

 

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintendent Stone held discussion with the board on their next joint board meeting and the vision statement.       

MOTION by Poston, second by Drake to accept the resignation of Bob Casagrande as Junior High Wrestling Coach.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Mullen, second by Poston to accept the resignation of Erin Wetzel as Junior High Volleyball and Softball coach, and Junior High Yearbook sponsor.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to approve the hire of Rheanna McGuire as 5th grade teacher for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Drake, second by Mullen to approve Lisa Sorensen as a member of the building lead team and Mentor for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Poston, second by Mullen to approve Brenda DeVore as a member of the building lead team and Mentor for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Mullen, second by Mullen to approve Cheryl Mauderly as a member of the building lead team for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Mullen, second by Poston to approve Kathleen Miner as a member of the building lead team for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Drake, second by Poston to approve Brenda Herzberg as a member of the building lead team and Mentor for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Shipley, second by Mullen to approve Shona Means as a member of the building lead team for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Poston, second by Shipley to approve Karen Klocke as a member of the building lead team for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Shipley, second by Mullen to approve Marie Sussman as a member of the building lead team and Mentor for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Drake, second by Mullen to approve the open enrollment out of Brooklyn Pickens to Clarinda for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Drake to approve the open enrollment out of Bryan VanFosson to Clarinda for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Drake, second by Poston to approve the open enrollment out of Drake Booth to Red Oak for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to approve the 5th Grade overnight trip request to Springbrook State Park.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Drake, second by Poston to approve the 2014-2015 audit.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Poston, second by Drake to approve the purchase of 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan SE from M & M Motors.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to approve the Corning PTO use of the Gambling License for the 2016-2017 school year.  Mullen abstained from voting.  Drake aye; Shipley aye; Poston aye; Williams aye.  Motion carried.   

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to enter into Closed Session at 7:54 p.m. under Iowa Code Section 21.5(l)(i) of the open meetings law to discuss administration/classified staff salaries and assignments.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

The board returned to open session at 8:12 p.m.

MOTION by Poston, second by Drake to approve Issuing 2016-2017 Contracts to the Classified Staff as presented, 3.06% total package increase.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Mullen, second by Poston to approve Issuing the 2016-2017 Administrative Contract at a 3.06% total package increase.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Poston, second by Mullen to adjourned the meeting at 8:14 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Tom Williams

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

 

 

Villisca Community School

Regular Session

March 10, 2016

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room at the middle school.  Directors answering roll call were Drake, Mullen, Shipley, Williams, and Poston.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principal Top, and Secretary Forsythe. 

MOTION by Poston, second by Mullen to approve the agenda, with one deletion – a. staff resignation.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Poston to approve the consent items.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved the February 2016 minutes

Approved the bills presented for payment

MOTION by Drake, second by Mullen to approve the February financial report and file for audit.  Motion carried unanimously.  

A Hearing was held on the Proposed Resolution to Consider Continued Participation in the Instructional Support Program.

MOTION by Poston, second by Drake to adopt the Resolution for the Instructional Support Program.  Following a roll call vote motion carried unanimously.  The President declared the Resolution adopted as follows: Resolution to continue participation in the Instructional Support Program.

Principal’s Report:

Principal Tops report was available for the board, with Principal Top being available for questions. 

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintendent Stone updated the board on the the Dropout prevention coordinator and the creation of the school fight song.   

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to approve Erin Wetzel as Part-time Curriculum Director for the TLC position.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Poston to approve Kristi Miranda as Instructional Coach for the TLC position.  Motion carried unanimously

MOTION by Shipley, second by Mullen to approve the Open Enrollment Out of Racheal Simmons to Clayton Ridge, Iowa Virtual Academy, for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Drake, second by Poston to approve the Open Enrollment Out of Makayla Kirsch to Clayton Ridge, Iowa Virtual Academy, for the 2016-2017 school year.  Drake aye; Shipley aye; Poston aye; Williams aye; Mullen nay; 4 ayes and 1 nay.  Motion carried.    

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to approve to Authorize Publishing the Budget for the 2016-2017 school year in The Villisca Review Stanton Viking on March 31, 2016 and Set the Budget Hearing for April 14, 2016 at 6:45 P.M. in the Board Room.  Motion carried unanimously.  

MOTION by Poston, second by Drake to appoint Leland Shipley for the Wright Scholarship committee.  Motion carried unanimously.    

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to appoint Richard Mullen for the Schroeder Scholarship committee.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Shipley, second by Mullen to appoint Jason Poston for the Telephone Scholarship committee.    Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Poston, second by Shipley to approve the increase of Student lunch and breakfast prices by $0.05, raising lunch to $2.15 at the middle school and $1.85 at the elementary, and breakfast at $1.10 for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.  

MOTION by Poston, second by Mullen to approve the increase of Adult lunch and breakfast prices by $0.05, $3.50 for lunch and $1.55 for breakfast for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.  

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to approve Transportation Director Sharing Agreement with Corning for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Mullen, second by Drake to approve the Maintenance Director Sharing Agreement with Corning for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.   

MOTION by Poston, second by Drake to approve the Superintendent Sharing Agreement with Corning for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Mullen to approve the Ag Teacher Sharing Agreement with Lenox for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Poston, second by Drake to approve the Council Bluffs Consortium Agreement.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Poston, second by Drake to approve the Master Contract of Certified Staff for the 2016-2017 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Mullen, second by Poston to adjourned the meeting at 7:45 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Tom Williams

District Secretary                                                                    President

Villisca Community School

Special Session – Joint Board Meeting with Corning CSD

February 29, 2016

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. in the SWV Middle School Media Center.  Directors answering roll call were Poston, Drake, Mullen, Shipley, and Williams.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principal Top, and Secretary Forsythe.  Visitors that were also present were:

 

 

Corning Board of Directors:

Gwen Larsen

Howard Anderson  

Scott Shuey

Scott Akin

Maria Fuller

 

Also present were:

Jodi Lyddon, Corning Board Secretary

Jamie Craig, Principal

Melissa Schad, Principal

Along with two (2) additional visitors

 

 
 
 

MOTION by Poston, second by Drake to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The boards opened the meeting up for Public Comments. 

 

 

Superintendent Stone updated the boards on district goals and vision.    

 

Superintendent Stone reviewed the list of new hires and current job openings within Southwest Valley. 

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to approve the change in Modified Allowable Growth for 2016-2017, Dropout Prevention/At Risk budget to $100,000.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

Superintendent Stone shared information from the vision committee meeting. 

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Shipley to adjourn the meeting at 8:16 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Tom Williams

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

 

Villisca Community School

Work Session

February 11, 2016

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 6:15 p.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Mullen, Williams, and Shipley.  Drake entered at 6:42 p.m.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Secretary Forsythe. 

                                                           

MOTION by Mullen, second by Shipley to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The board was updated on the next steps that will be taken in implementing a committee to work on visions and goals of the future. 

The next Joint Work Session is tentatively scheduled for Feb 29th at 6:30 p.m.  

The board looked over the TLC handbook and timeline.  This also included an instructional coach, part-time curriculum director, and mentor discussion. 

Discussion was held on current Advocacy issues that affect the schools.   

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Mullen to adjourn the meeting at 6:58 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Tom Williams

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

 

Villisca Community School

Regular Session

February 11, 2016

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the board room at the middle school.  Directors answering roll call were Shipley, Mullen, Drake, and Williams.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principal Top, and Secretary Forsythe.

 

MOTION by Mullen second by Shipley to approve the agenda, with the following deletions - a. staff resignation and c. open enrollment.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Mullen to approve the consent items.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved the January 2016 minutes

Approved the bills presented for payment

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Shipley to approve the January financial report and file for audit.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

Principal’s Report:

All Principal reports were available for the board, with Principal Top being available for questions. 

           

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintendent Stone held discussion on articles for the newspaper, weight lifting opportunities, and conferences.     

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Mullen to approve Devon Butcher as Custodian.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Mullen to approve the request for Modified Allowable Growth for Dropout Prevention/At Risk, $60,483.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Mullen to approve the Resolution to Consider Continued Participation in the Instructional Support Program scheduling a Public Hearing to be held in the Board Room at the Southwest Valley Middle School, Villisca, Iowa, on March 10, 2016, 7:00 o’clock P.M.  Following a roll call vote motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Mullen, second by Drake to waiving of the 3rd reading and approve the second reading of policy 406.5.  Following a roll call vote motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Drake, second by Shipley to waiving of the 3rd reading and approve the second reading of policy 412.3.  Following a roll call vote motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Drake, second by Shipley to adjourn the meeting at 7:31 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Tom Williams

Secretary                                                        

 

 

Villisca Community School

Work Session

January 14, 2016

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 6:15 p.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Mullen, Williams, and Shipley.  Drake and Poston entered after roll call at 6:17 p.m.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Secretary Forsythe. 

                                                           

MOTION by Shipley, second by Mullen to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

A discussion was held regarding as to whether or not to do the book review as a joint board with Corning.  The board decided that they would not like to cover the book review until a joint board meeting is scheduled with Corning. 

 

Board held discussion on how to move forward with the vision and goals of the district. 

 

During the legislative advocacy discussion the board decided that they would either call or write legislators individually. 

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to adjourn the meeting at 7:00 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                                   Tom Williams

Secretary                                                                                             President

 

 

 

Villisca Community School

Regular Session

January 14, 2016

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the board room at the middle school.  Directors answering roll call were Shipley, Drake, Mullen, Williams, and Poston.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principal Top, and Secretary Forsythe.  Visitors that were also present were Lisa Kernen, Jennifer Haidsiak-Riggle, and Shona Means.

 

MOTION by Mullen second by Drake to approve the agenda, with the following deletion - f. Open Enrollment.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Drake to approve the consent items.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved the December 2015 minutes

Approved the bills presented for payment

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Poston to approve the December financial report and file for audit.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

Principal’s Report:

All principal reports were available for the board to review.  Principal Top was available for questions. 

 

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintendent Stone held a discussion on attending a conference meeting.

 

The Villisca Education Association presented the initial proposal to the board. 

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to enter into Exempt Session under Code of Iowa, Chapter 20.17(3), for negotiations at 7:25 p.m.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

The board came out of exempt session at 7:41 p.m.

 

The board presented their initial proposal to the Villisca Education Association.

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Mullen to approve the resignation of Jesse Fletcher as custodian.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Shipley to approve the hire of Alaina Templeton as Junior High Boys Track Coach.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Mullen to approve the authority to temporarily hire a new custodian.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

The board held discussion on the Instructional Support Levy.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to approve the overnight trip request of the ELP to Coralville on February 26 and 27th.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Mullen to approve the First Reading of the Board Policy 406.5.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve the First Reading of the Board Policy 412.3.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Poston to adjourn the meeting at 7:56 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                                   Tom Williams

Secretary                                                                                             President

 

 

 

Villisca Community School

Regular Session

December 10, 2015

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the board room at the middle school.  Directors answering roll call were Drake, Mullen, Williams, Poston, and Shipley.  Also present were Principal Top and Secretary Forsythe. 

 

MOTION by Drake second by Mullen to approve the agenda, with the following deletions – VI.-b. Superintendent and VIII.-a.VEA Initial Proposal, b. Break, c. Initial Proposal from School Board, d. Staff Resignations, e. New Hires, and f. Open Enrollment.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve the consent items.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved the November 2015 minutes

Approved the bills presented for payment

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Poston to approve the November financial report and file for audit.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

Principal’s Report:

All principal reports were available for the board to review.  Principal Top was available for questions. 

 

A discussion was held on purchasing bleachers for the wellness center. 

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Shipley to approve the Resolution for the Budget Guarantee “RESOLVED, That the Board of Directors of Villisca Community School District, Will Levy Property Tax for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 for the Regular Program Budget Adjustment as Allowed Under Section 257.14, Code of Iowa.”  Motion carried unanimously.

 

A discussion was held on the early retirement policy. 

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Mullen to approve the County Emergency Management Resolution.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to approve the SES tutoring contract, with Sylvan Learning Centers.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Poston to approve the Final Reading of the Board Policies 900 Series.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Shipley to approve the Final Reading of the Board Policy 209.2.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Shipley to adjourn the meeting at 7:25 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                                   Tom Williams

District Secretary                                                                                President

 

 

Villisca Community School

Special Session

November 17, 2015

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 7:30 a.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Shipley, Williams, and Poston (via phone).  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principal Top, and Secretary Forsythe. 

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to approve the SBRC application for open enrollment out students for $44,562 for 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley second by Poston to adjourn the meeting at 7:31 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Tom Williams

District Secretary                                                                    President

Villisca Community School

Work Session

November 12, 2015

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 6:15 p.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Mullen, Williams, Drake, Poston, and Shipley.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Secretary Forsythe. 

                       

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Items of discussion included SBRC application, a memorandum from Drew Bracken regarding potential policies, Wholegrade sharing verse operational sharing, and athletics/coaches.  Superintendent Stone handed out a new book for the board’s next book review, Key Work of School Boards.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Mullen to adjourn the meeting at 7:08 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                                   Tom Williams

District Secretary                                                                                President

 

 

 

Villisca Community School

Regular Session

November 12, 2015

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 7:08 p.m. in the board room at the middle school.  Directors answering roll call were Poston, Mullen, Williams, Shipley, and Drake.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principal Top, and Secretary Forsythe. 

 

MOTION by Mullen second by Drake to approve the agenda, with the following deletions - a. Staff Resignation and c. Open Enrollment.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Poston to approve the consent items.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved the October 2015 minutes

Approved the bills presented for payment

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Poston to approve the October financial report and file for audit.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

Principal’s Report:    

All principal reports were available for the board to review.  Principal Top was available for questions. 

 

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintendent Stone reported on football field lighting options and estimates.   

 

MOTION by Mullen, second by Poston to approve the hire of Arlin Top as Junior High Girls Basketball Coach.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Shipley, second by Mullen to approve the hire of Nathan Van Zante as Junior High Wrestling Coach.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Poston, second by Shipley to approve Lora Top as District 504 Coordinator for 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve William Stone as the District Special Education Coordinator for 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to appoint Williams and Drake as members of the negotiating committee.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Poston, second by Drake to approve the Second Reading of the Board Policies 900 Series.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Mullen to approve the Second Reading of the Board Policy 209.2.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Shipley to approve the Final Reading of the Board Policies 800 Series.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Mullen to adjourn the meeting at 7:35 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                                   Tom Williams

District Secretary                                                                                President

Villisca Community School

Special Session – Joint Board Meeting with Corning CSD

November 4, 2015

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. in the SWV High School Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Mullen, Shipley, and Williams.  Poston entered after roll call at 6:04 p.m.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principal Top, and Secretary Forsythe.  Visitors that were also present were:

Corning Board of Directors:

Gwen Larsen

Howard Anderson  

Scott Shuey

Scott Akin

Maria Fuller

 

 

Also present were:

Jodi Lyddon, Corning Board Secretary

Jamie Craig, Principal

Melissa Schad, Principal

Along with thirty one (31) additional visitor.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Mullen to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

The boards opened the meeting up for Public Comments.  Several community members presented their suggestions to improve our athletics program.    

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Mullen to approve Mr. VonAhsen’s band proposal as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

The board held discussion on current protocol within the athletic programs.

Superintendent Stone gave a district goal update, which included parent teacher conference attendance percentages along with changes to conference setups.   

Superintendent Stone also held discussion with the board regarding the IASB Wholegrade Sharing questions for the boards to present at the IASB state convention.

MOTION by Mullen, second by Poston to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

Respectfully submitted,

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Tom Williams

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

Villisca Community School

Work Session

October 8, 2015

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 6:15 p.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Baker, Williams, Poston, Shipley, and Drake.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Secretary Forsythe.  A visitor that was also present was Richard Mullen.

                                               

MOTION by Poston, second by Shipley to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The board held discussion on the following items: board goals, what does confidentiality mean to you, understanding the chain of command, the unspent authorized budget worksheet and its meaning, and certified enrollment estimate.

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Shipley to adjourn the meeting at 6:59 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Tom Williams

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Villisca Community School

Regular Session

October 8, 2015

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m. in the board room at the middle school.  Directors answering roll call were Baker, Williams, Poston, Shipley, and Drake.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principal Top, and Secretary Forsythe.  A visitor that was also present was Richard Mullen.

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Poston to approve the agenda, with the following deletion under Organizational Meeting – VI. - b. Resignations.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Poston to approve the consent items.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved the September 2015 minutes

Approved the bills presented for payment

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Shipley to approve the September financial report and file for audit.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

Secretary Forsythe presented the county auditor’s official report on election results.

Villisca Director at Large Montgomery

            John McKean – Received fifty-five  (55) votes

            Jason Poston – Received one hundred forty-five (145) votes

            Tom Williams – Received one hundred thirty-nine (139) votes

            WRITE-IN

            Richard Mullen – Received eighty-nine (89) votes

            Scattering – Four (4) votes

            Total – Four hundred thirty-two (432) votes

Therefore Declare:

Jason Poston duly elected for the office of Villisca Director at Large for the term of 4 years.

Tom Williams duly elected for the office of Villisca Director at Large for the term of 4 years.

Richard Mullen duly elected for the office of Villisca Director at Large for the term of 4 years.

 

The board thanked John Baker for his 24 years of service on the board and to the school.

 

Motion by Baker, second by Shipley to adjourn the meeting at 7:20 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Tom Williams

Secretary                                                                                 President

 

Villisca Community School

Organizational Meeting

October 8, 2015

 

President Pro Tem Willie Stone called the meeting to order at 7:21 p.m. in the Board Room at the Middle School.  Directors answering roll call were Williams, Mullen, Drake, Shipley, and Poston.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principal Top, and Secretary Forsythe. 

 

Secretary Forsythe administered the oath to new board members.

 

Elections of officers for the 2015-2016 school year were held with Tom Williams as President and Leland Shipley as Vice President. 

 

Secretary Forsythe administered the oath of office to the newly elected president and vice president.

 

There were no public comments at this time.

 

Principal’s Report:

All principal reports were available for the board to review.  Principal Top was available for questions. 

           

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintendent Stone held discussion with the board regarding a date for the next joint board meeting and board attendance at the IASB convention.

 

Secretary Forsythe presented a Powerpoint presentation on the 2014-2015 Certified Annual Report and the annual audit comments.   

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Shipley to approve Diana Roberts as Paraprofessional for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to approve the Open Enrollment of Jesse Johnson-Wityk Out to Essex for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Poston to approve the Open Enrollment of Hailey Randall In from Corning for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Mullen to approve the Open Enrollment of Alyssa Randall In from Corning for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to approve the regular school board meetings be held on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the board room at the middle school.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to appoint Todd Drake to the Adams County Conference Board for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Shipley to appoint Richard Mullen to the Montgomery County Conference Board for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to appoint Tom Williams to the Page County Conference Board for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Poston to approve the Junior Class Parents use of the Gambling License for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Poston, second by Shipley to approve the First Reading of the Board Policies 900 Series.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve the First Reading of the Board Policy 209.2.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Mullen to approve the Second Reading of the Board Policies 800 Series.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Mullen to approve the Final Reading of the Board Policies 700 Series.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Mullen to adjourn the meeting at 8:04 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Tom Williams

Secretary                                                                                 President

 

Villisca Community School

Work Session

September 10, 2015

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 6:25 p.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Williams, Drake and Shipley.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Secretary Forsythe. 

                                                           

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Discussion was held on Future Planning/Goals which included:

  • Football Field Lights
  • What to do about the Football Field Lights?
  • They are no longer safe and able to be fixed
  • Do we replace them for the amount of use
  • We need to get some pricing on lighting options
  • One to One Computers - something to think about
  • What is the next step for Board Learning - Center for Public Education website, a different book study, or review the previous book  
  • Information to have available for a new board member to get them started and up to date

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to adjourn the meeting at 7:03 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Tom Williams

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

Villisca Community School

Regular Session

September 10, 2015

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Drake, Williams, and Shipley.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principal Top, and Secretary Forsythe.  A visitor that was also present was Richard Mullen.

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Shipley to approve the agenda with the following deletion, VIII. a. staff resignation.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve the consent items.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved the August 2015 minutes

Approved the bills presented for payment

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Shipley to approve the financial report for August and file for audit.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

Principal’s Report:    

All principal reports were available for the board to review.  Principal Top was available for questions. 

 

Superintendent’s Report:  

Superintendent Stone reported on upcoming IASB Convention dates and estimated student numbers for Southwest Valley.    

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve Donna Williams as Junior High Basketball Coach for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve the Open Enrollment of Thatcher Holdsworth In from Corning for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Shipley to approve the 2015-2016 Fundraiser List as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve the annual progress report and CSIP Annual Improvement Goals.  Motion carried unanimously.   

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve the Title I application for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Drake, second by Shipley to approve the Preschool Handbook for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve the request of Allowable Growth and Supplemental State Aid for the Negative 2014-2015 Special Education Balance, as submitted on the SES.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve Bankers Trust as the District’s Financial Depository Institution, with a maximum balance of $1,000,000, for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve Karen Thomsen as director of District Number 3 for the Green Hills Area Education Agency Board of Directors.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Drake, second by Shipley to approve the membership to Glenwood APEX Consortium.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve the First Reading of the Board Policies 800 Series.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Shipley to approve the Second Reading of the Board Policies 700 Series.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to adjourn the meeting at 7:35 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Tom Williams

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

Villisca Community School

Regular Session

August 13, 2015

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Williams, Drake, Poston, Shipley, and Baker.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principal Top, and Secretary Forsythe. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the agenda, with one deletions – VIII. a. staff resignations.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Poston to approve the consent items.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved the July 2015 minutes

Approved the bills presented for payment

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Shipley to approve the July financial report and file for audit.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

Superintendent’s Report:  

Superintendent Stone held discussion on School Administrators of Iowa (SAI) Convention, online registration, and back to school in-service schedule.

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Shipley to allow Superintendent Stone authority to temporally hire a new paraprofessional.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Baker, second by Poston to approve the open enrollment out of Izabella Bowser to Stanton for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve the open enrollment out of Emily Bowser to Stanton for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve the open enrollment out of Ariana Bowser to Stanton for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve the open enrollment out of Augustus Cooper to Red Oak for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve the open enrollment out of Jessica Marshall to Clarinda for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to approve the First Reading of the Board Policies 700 Series.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Poston to adjourn the meeting at 7:43 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Tom Williams

District Secretary                                                                    President

Villisca Community School

Regular Session

July 9, 2015

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Baker, Williams, Drake, and Shipley.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Secretary Forsythe. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve the agenda, with two deletions – VIII. a. staff resignations and c. open enrollment.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve the consent items.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved the June 2015 minutes

Approved the bills presented for payment

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve the June financial report and file for audit.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintendent Stone held discussion with the board on the bus barn and the hiring of another paraprofessional. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve Kelsi Bruce as Destination Imagination Sponsor for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve Kelli Bucy as Paraprofessional for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve Bank Iowa as the District’s Financial Depository Institution, with a maximum balance of $4,000,000, for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Baker to approve appointing of Ahlers and Cooney as District Attorney for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Baker to approve the Villisca Review Stanton Viking as District Newspaper publication for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve the appointment of William Stone as the District’s Affirmative Action Coordinator for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Baker to approve the appointment of Lora Top as the District’s Level I Investigator and Darcy Dalton as the Alternate for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Leland to approve Jessie Forsythe as the District’s Treasurer and Secretary for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Jessie Forsythe was administered the Oath of Office for Board Secretary and Treasurer, by board member Drake.

 

Tabled - Appoint SIAC Committee.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve milk bid from the Anderson Erickson for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve the bread bid from the Bimbo Bakeries USA (Sara Lee Bakery) for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the gas bid from the United Farmers Mercantile Coop for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve Tom Williams as the Legislative Action Network Member and IASB Delegate for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve the board’s Top 5 IASB Legislative Action Priorities – 3, 5, 11, 17, 26.  Motion carried unanimously.   

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the Final Reading of the Board Policy 601.1.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to adjourn the meeting at 7:48 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Tom Williams

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

 

Villisca Community School

Work Session

June 11, 2015

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 6:15 p.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Shipley, Baker, Williams, Poston, and Drake.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Secretary Forsythe. 

                                                           

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Discussion was held on the future plans for the bus barn.  The board traveled to the bus barn to look over several options for the location, which include building new, remodel, residing, tearing a portion down, and fencing.   

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Baker to adjourn the meeting at 7:02 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Tom Williams

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

Villisca Community School

Regular Session

June 11, 2015

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Williams, Drake, Poston, Shipley, and Baker.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principal Top, and Secretary Forsythe.

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Shipley to approve the agenda, with the following deletion – VIII. a. staff resignations.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Poston to approve the consent items.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved the May 2015 minutes

Approved the bills presented for payment

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the May financial report and file for audit.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

Principal’s Report:

All Principal notes were available for the board. 

 

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintendent Stone informed the board that he had been working on CTE reports, along with Spring Beds/SRI.  A presentation was made to the board on online auto pay and online registration.   Along with setting the next joint board meeting on July 15th at 6 p.m.   

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the hire of Shona Means as Junior High Cross Country Coach.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to approve the hire of Nathan Van Zante as Science Teacher.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve the open enrollment out of Miya Bujanda to Shenandoah for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to approve the open enrollment out of Austin DiDomenico to Shenandoah for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Poston second by Shipley to approve fiscal year end close out of bills as they come in for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Shipley to approve the Before/After school grant and contract with Boost 4 families for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Poston to approve SAI Mentoring and Induction Program for administrators for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to approve the increase of instrumental rentals to $25.00 per semester.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve the Transportation Agreement between other districts, most efficient route and special education.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Drake to approve the Standards Based Report Cards for the elementary.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Poston to approve the 2015-2016 Preschool Handbook.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve the 2015-2016 Elementary Handbook.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Drake to approve the 2015-2016 Middle School Handbook, as presented with changes.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Shipley to approve the 2015-2016 Teacher Sharing Agreement with Lenox, for Ag Teacher.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Poston to approve Transfer of All Funds from Voted PPEL to Debt Service.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Poston to approve the Second Reading of the Board Policy 601.1.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Poston to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Tom Williams

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

 

Villisca Community School

Special Session

May 28, 2015

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Shipley, Williams, Drake, and Baker.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Secretary Forsythe. 

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Baker to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve the resignation of Jason Hults as Science teacher, Destination Imagination Advisor, and Junior High Boys Track at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker second by Shipley to adjourn the meeting at 7:07 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Tom Williams

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

 

Work Session

May 14, 2015

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 6:15 p.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Baker, Williams, Shipley, Poston, and Drake.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Secretary Forsythe. 

                                                           

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Discussion held on future planning and goals, which included Able meeting, agenda formatting, joint board meeting, bus barn, and student transportation. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Poston to adjourn the meeting at 6:59 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Tom Williams

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

 

Villisca Community School

Regular Session

May 14, 2015

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room at the middle school.  Directors answering roll call were Williams, Drake, Baker, Shipley, and Poston.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principal Top, and Secretary Forsythe. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve the agenda, with the following deletions –VI. a. Teachers Report and VIII. j. Before/After School Contract.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Drake, second by Baker to approve the consent items.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved the April 2015 minutes

Approved the bills presented for payment

MOTION by Drake, second by Poston to approve the April financial report and file for audit.  Motion carried unanimously.  

Principal’s Report:

All Principal reports were available for the board, with Principal Top being available for questions. 

 

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintendent Stone held discussion with the board on the next joint board meeting and public hearing.   He also presented Certificates to the board for School Board Recognition Week.

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve the resignation of Tacy Vogel as Preschool Teacher at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Baker to approve the resignation of Daniel Mahn as Spanish Teacher at the end of the 2014-2015 school year, with thanks for all he has done.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Baker, second by Poston to approve the resignation of Donna Shum as Paraprofessional at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Poston, second by Drake to approve the resignation of Diana Roberts as Van Route Driver at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve the hire of Abby Herzberg as Elementary Teacher for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve the hire of Alaina Templeton as Elementary Teacher for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Poston, second by Drake to approve the hire of Kristi Miranda as Elementary Teacher for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Baker, second by Poston to approve the hire of Kathleen Miner as Elementary Teacher for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve the hire of Cheryl Mauderly as Elementary Teacher for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve the hire of Julie Bramble as Head Cook/Food Service Director for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Baker to approve the hire of Jan Barr as Bus Route Driver for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Baker to approve the open enrollment out of Nolan Case to Stanton for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve the list of Graduating students pending they meet Graduation requirements.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve the First Reading of the Board Policy 601.1.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

MOTION by Poston, second by Shipley to approve participation in a summer school program, for Elementary and Middle school students, using dropout prevention funds.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve participation in a summer school lunch program for the 2015 summer.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve the 2015-2016 Librarian Sharing Agreement with Corning Community School District.  Motion carried unanimously.       

MOTION by Poston, second by Baker to approve the Southwestern Community College Contracts for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.   

MOTION by Poston, second by Drake to approve the Mac-Tech Services Contract with Carl Johnson for 2015-2016 services.  Motion carried unanimously

MOTION by Baker, second by Poston to adjourned the meeting at 7:35 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Tom Williams

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

Villisca Community School

Special Session

March 31, 2015

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Williams, Shipley, Drake, and Baker.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Secretary Forsythe.  A visitor that was also present was Dan Mahn.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Baker to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the Master Contract of Certified Staff for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Drake second by Shipley to adjourn the meeting at 6:05 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Tom Williams

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

 

Villisca Community School

Work Session

March 31, 2015

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Drake, Williams, Shipley, and Baker.  Poston entered meeting at 6:10.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Secretary Forsythe.  A visitor that was also present was Dan Mahn.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Secretary Forsythe gave a powerpoint presentation on the 2015-2016 budget.

 

The board held discussions on the 2015-2016 budget.     

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to adjourn the meeting at 6:43 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted, 

 

Villisca Community School

Work Session

March 12, 2015

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 6:15 p.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Baker, Williams, Shipley, Poston, and Drake.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Secretary Forsythe. 

                                                           

MOTION by Baker, second by Poston to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Book Review and Future Planning/Goals - Leadership for Student Learning: Staying the Course of Improvement – chapter eight.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Baker to adjourn the meeting at 7:07 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Tom Williams

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

 

Villisca Community School

Regular Session

March 12, 2015

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 7:07 p.m. in the Board Room at the middle school.  Directors answering roll call were Drake, Baker, Shipley, Williams, and Poston.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principal Top, and Secretary Forsythe.  A visitor that was also present was Dan Mahn.

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Baker to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Poston to approve the consent items.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved the February 2015 minutes

Approved the bills presented for payment

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Shipley to approve the February financial report and file for audit.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

Principal’s Report:

All Principal reports were available for the board, with Principal Top being available for questions. 

 

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintendent Stone informed the board of upcoming meetings: ABLE workshop, budget meeting, and negotiations. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the early retirement of Nancy Grant at the end of the 2014-2015 school year, with regret and appreciation for all of her years of service.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve the early retirement of Lori Hefflefinger at the end of the 2014-2015 school year, with regret and appreciation for all of her years of service.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Baker to approve the early retirement of Donna Williams at the end of the 2014-2015 school year, with regret and appreciation for all of her years of service.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Poston to approve the hiring of Diana Roberts as Special Van Route Driver.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the Open Enrollment Out to Red Oak of an 11th grader for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Drake to approve the Open Enrollment Out of Nathan Simmons to CAM online Academy for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Shipley to approve the Open Enrollment Out of Jessica Marshall to CAM online Academy for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Poston to approve the Open Enrollment Out of Alexis Straw to Red Oak for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Drake to approve the Open Enrollment Out of Skylur Mick to Red Oak for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve the Open Enrollment Out of Isaac Goodemote to Stanton for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Baker to approve the Open Enrollment Out of Maggie Haer to Clarinda for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Poston to approve the Open Enrollment Out of Lexie Haer to Clarinda for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the Open Enrollment Out of Karlee Fisher to Clarinda for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the requests of Nancy Grant, Lori Hefflefinger, and Donna Williams for balance of contract paid out in May of 2015, due to early retirement.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve to Authorize Publishing the Budget for the 2015-2016 school year in The Villisca Review Stanton Viking on March 26, 2015 and Set the Budget Hearing for April 09, 2015 at 6:45 P.M. in the Board Room.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to appoint Leland Shipley for the Wright Scholarship committee.  Motion carried unanimously.    

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Baker to appoint Tom Williams and Dan Mahn for the Schroeder Scholarship committee.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to appoint Jason Poston for the Telephone Scholarship committee.    Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Baker to approve the increase of Student lunch prices up $.05, raising it to $2.10 at the middle school and $1.80 at the elementary for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Drake to approve Transportation Director Sharing Agreement with Corning for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Baker to approve the Maintenance Director Sharing Agreement with Corning for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.   

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Poston to approve the Curriculum Director Sharing Agreement with Corning for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.   

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Shipley to approve the Superintendent Sharing Agreement with Corning for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Baker to adjourned the meeting at 7:58 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Tom Williams

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

Villisca Community School

Special Session – Joint Board Meeting with Corning CSD

February 26, 2015

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. in the Southwest Valley Middle School media center.  Directors answering roll call were Drake, Shipley, Baker, Williams, and Poston.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Principal Top.  Visitors that were also present were:

 

 

Corning Board of Directors:

Gwen Larsen

Scott Shuey

Wendi Boswell

Lori Harvey

Howard Anderson

 

Also present were:

Jodi Lyddon, Corning Board Secretary

Jennifer Berns, Principal

Kent Jorgensen, Principal

Along with one (1) additional visitor.

 

 

 

 
 
 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The boards opened the meeting up for Public Comments. 

 

 

Superintendent Stone presented the goals and organizational flow chart to the boards.  Discussion was held.    

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to adjourn the meeting at 7:59 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                                   Tom Williams

Board Secretary                                                                                  President

 

Villisca Community School

Work Session

January 8, 2015

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 6:15 p.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Poston, Baker, Williams, Drake, and Shipley.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Principal Top. 

                                                           

MOTION by Shipley, second by Baker to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Book Review and Future Planning/Goals - Leadership for Student Learning: Developing Leadership and Collaboration Around Shared Purpose – chapter six.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to adjourn the meeting at 6:59 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Lora Top                                                                                 Tom Williams

Principal                                                                                  President

 

 

Villisca Community School

Regular Session

January 8, 2015

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. in the board room at the middle school.  Directors answering roll call were Shipley, Drake, Baker, Williams, and Poston.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Principal Top.  A visitor that was also present was Dan Mahn.

 

MOTION by Shipley second by Poston to approve the agenda, with the following deletions - a. Staff resignations and b. New Hires.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Poston to approve the consent items.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved the December 2014 minutes

Approved the bills presented for payment

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve the December financial report and file for audit.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

Principal’s Report:

Principal Top’s report was available for the board.  Items on the report included MS band, professional development, paws of pride, and community pride week.  Principal Top was available for questions. 

 

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintendent Stone held a discussion on advocacy. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve the open enrollment out of Tre Strough to Stanton for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Poston to approve the Early Retirement Policy for the 2014-2015 school year.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Drake to approve the Final Reading of the Board Policy 905.2.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve the Final Reading of the Board Policies 211-217.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Poston to adjourn the meeting at 7:57 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Lora Top                                                                                 Tom Williams

Principal                                                                                  President

 

 

Villisca Community School

Work Session

December 11, 2014

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 6:15 p.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Poston, Baker, Williams, Drake, and Shipley.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Principal Top. 

                                                           

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Book Review and Future Planning/Goals - Leadership for Student Learning: Effective Use of Data for Accountability and Improvement – chapter five.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to adjourn the meeting at 7:04 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Lora Top                                                                                 Tom Williams

Principal                                                                                  President

 

 

Villisca Community School

Regular Session

December 11, 2014

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m. in the board room at the middle school.  Directors answering roll call were Drake, Baker, Williams, Poston, and Shipley.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Principal Top.  A visitor that was also present was Dan Mahn.

 

MOTION by Baker second by Poston to approve the agenda, with the following deletions - d. Staff Resignations,      f. Open Enrollment, and l. Transfer of Funds.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Poston to approve the consent items.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved the November 2014 minutes

Approved the bills presented for payment

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve the November financial report and file for audit.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

Principal’s Report:

Principal Top’s report was available for the board.  Items on the report included music concerts, professional development, preschool, band, attendance, and behavior referrals.  Principal Top was available for questions. 

 

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintendent Stone reported on Community Pride Week and Reading Nights.

The Villisca Education Association presented the initial proposal to the board. 

MOTION by Baker, second by Poston to enter into Exempt Session under Code of Iowa, Chapter 20.17(3), for negotiations at 7:38 p.m.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

The board came out of exempt session at 7:45 p.m.

The board presented their initial proposal to the Villisca Education Association.

MOTION by Shipley, second by Baker to give Superintendent Stone the authority to hire assistant wrestling coach if numbers are above 20.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Poston, second by Shipley to approve the SBRC application for increasing enrollment.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Drake, second by Baker to approve the Resolution for the Budget Guarantee “RESOLVED, That the Board of Directors of Villisca Community School District, Will Levy Property Tax for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 for the Regular Program Budget Adjustment as Allowed Under Section 257.14, Code of Iowa.”  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Baker, second by Poston to approve At Risk Modified Allowable Growth/Dropout Prevention application.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to approve the Early Retirement Policy for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve the Early Start Waiver Request for the 2015-2016 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Poston, second by Drake to approve the Second Reading of the Board Policy 905.2.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the Second Reading of the Board Policies 211-217.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

MOTION by Poston, second by Baker to approve the Final Reading of the Board Policies 207-210.10.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

MOTION by Baker, second by Poston to adjourn the meeting at 8:05 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Lora Top                                                                                 Tom Williams

Principal                                                                                  President

 

 

 

Villisca Community School

Special Session

November 25, 2014

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Shipley, Drake, Williams, Poston, and Baker.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Principal Top.  A visitor that was also present was Dan Mahn.

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Drake to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

There was No Motion on the Early Retirement Policy, the board held a discussion. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Poston to approve the following Resolution entitled

"Resolution Authorizing Review of Disclosure Activities and Participation in the Municipalities

Continuing Disclosure Cooperative Initiative".  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to adjourn the meeting at 7:10 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Lora Top                                                                     Tom Williams

Principal                                                                      President

 

 

 

 

Villisca Community School

Special Session – Joint Board Meeting with Corning CSD

November 17, 2014

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Southwest Valley High School.  Directors answering roll call were Drake, Shipley, Baker, Williams, and Poston.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Principal Top.  Visitors that were also present were:

 

Corning Board of Directors:

Gwen Larsen

Scott Shuey

Wendi Boswell

Also present were:

Jodi Lyddon, Corning Board Secretary

Along with two (2) additional visitors.

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 The boards opened the meeting up for Public Comments. 

Book Review and Future Planning/Goals - Leadership for Student Learning: Making Professional Development Relevant and Useful – chapter four.

The boards reviewed professional development, organizational flow chart, and goals. 

 MOTION by Shipley, second by Baker to adjourn the meeting at 8:49 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Lora Top                                                                                 Tom Williams

Principal                                                                                  President

Villisca Community School

Work Session

November 13, 2014

 President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 6:15 p.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Baker, Williams, Drake, and Shipley.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Principal Top.  A visitor that was also present was Shona Means.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Baker to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

Shona Means gave a Middle School Math Demonstration.

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to adjourn the meeting at 6:58 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Lora Top                                                                     Tom Williams

Principal                                                                      President

 

 

 

Villisca Community School

Regular Session

November 13, 2014

 

President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the board room at the middle school.  Directors answering roll call were Baker, Williams, Poston, Shipley, and Drake.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Principal Top.  A visitors that was also present was Dan Mahn.

 

MOTION by Baker second by Shipley to approve the agenda, with the following deletions - b. New Hires, c. Open Enrollment, and i. Transfer of funds.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Drake to approve the consent items.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved the October 2014 minutes

Approved the bills presented for payment

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the October financial report and file for audit.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

Principal’s Report:

Principal Top’s report was available for the board.  Items on the report included teacher conferences, professional development, Veteran’s Day program, Junior High Honor Band, JH Spanish, and character counts.  Principal Top was available for questions. 

 

Principal Jorgensen’s high school report was also available for the board. 

           

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintendent Stone reported on final certified enrollment numbers and school finances.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve the resignation of John Beer as bus route driver.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to approve William Stone as District 504 Coordinator for 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve William Stone as the District Special Education Coordinator for 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to approve the recommended rule changes for the Fitness Center as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Baker, second by Poston to approve the High School Spanish Club use of the Gambling License for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Shipley, second by Poston to appoint Williams and Drake as members of the negotiating committee.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Drake, second by Shipley to approve the First Reading of the Board Policy 905.2.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Baker to approve the First Reading of the Board Policies 211-217.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Poston to approve the Second Reading of the Board Policies 207-210.10.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Poston, second by Drake to approve the Final Reading of the Board Policies 200-206.4.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Poston to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Lora Top                                                                                 Tom Williams

Principal                                                                                  President

Villisca Community School

Work Session

September 17, 2014

 

President Jason Poston called the meeting to order at 6:15 p.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Poston, Baker, Williams, and Shipley.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principal Top, and Secretary Forsythe.  A visitor that was also present was Villisca Review representative-Roxanna Sieber.

                                                           

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Book Review and Future Planning/Goals - Leadership for Student Learning: Aiming for the core – chapter two.

 

Discussion was held on class sizes and teacher numbers.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Williams to adjourn the meeting at 7:00 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Jason Poston

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

 

 

Villisca Community School

Regular Session

September 17, 2014

 

President Jason Poston called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Poston, Williams, Shipley, and Baker.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principal Top, and Secretary Forsythe.  A visitor that was also present was Villisca Review representative-Roxanna Sieber.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve the agenda with the following deletions, VIII. a. staff resignation, c. open enrollment, i. Iowa Lakes Community College Contract, and l. transfer of funds.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Williams, second by Baker to approve the consent items.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved the August 2014 minutes

Approved the bills presented for payment

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the financial report for August and file for audit.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

Principal’s Report:    

Principal Top’s report was available for the board.  Items on the report included MAP Assessments, student council, RAVE, Professional Learning Communities, professional development website, student numbers, transportation, and preschool.  Principal Top was available for questions. 

 

Principal Jorgensen’s high school report was also available for the board. 

 

 

Superintendent’s Report:  

Superintendent Stone reported on IASB Convention dates, student numbers, and thanked the staff for an amazing job with the student death, along with surrounding schools guidance counselors and the AEA.   

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Williams to approve the part-time paraprofessional contract for Bonnie Goodson for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Williams, second by Shipley to approve the Wellness Center Rules and Recommendations.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the 2014-2015 Fundraiser List as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the annual progress report and CSIP Annual Improvement Goals.  Motion carried unanimously.   

 

MOTION by Williams, second by Shipley to approve the Title I application for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the Preschool Handbook for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Baker to approve the Southwest Community College Contract for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Williams, second by Baker to approve the request of Allowable Growth and Supplemental State Aid for the Negative 2013-2014 Special Education Balance, $102,034.79.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve the First Reading of the Board Policies 200-206.4.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve the Second Reading of the Board Policies 300 Series.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve the Final Reading of the Board Policies 100 Series.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Jason Poston

District Secretary                                                                    President

Villisca Community School

Work Session

July 10, 2014

 

President Jason Poston called the meeting to order at 6:15 p.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Baker, Williams, Drake, Shipley, and Poston.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Secretary Forsythe. 

                                                           

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The board held discussions on future planning and goals at the district.  Goals discussed included leadership development, fiscal viability, and community ownership and pride engaged at schools.        

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to adjourn the meeting at 6:54 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Jason Poston

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

 

 

 

Villisca Community School

Regular Session

July 10, 2014

 

President Jason Poston called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Baker, Williams, Drake, Shipley, and Poston.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Secretary Forsythe.  Visitors that were also present were Johnny Boyd and Heather Manken.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve the agenda, with one addition – Construction update from Johnny Boyd under reports.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the consent items.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved the June 2014 minutes

Approved the bills presented for payment

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve the June financial report and file for audit.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

Johnny Boyd gave a Wellness Center Construction Update.

 

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintendent Stone informed the board that a meeting is going to be set up with the wellness center committee.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the resignation of Bob Casagrande as Junior High Football effective immediately.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Baker to approve the resignation of Heather Manken as Elementary Teacher effective immediately.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve Jim Obermeier as Athletic Director for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Williams to approve Jim Obermeier as Junior High Boys Basketball Coach for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Baker to approve Arlin Top as Junior High Boys Track Coach for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Baker to approve Arlin Top as Junior High Baseball Coach for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Williams, second by Drake to Deny the open enrollment out of Sean Haffner to Red Oak for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Williams to approve the Annual Progress Report goals set by joint SIAC committee for 2014-2015.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve Bank Iowa as the District’s Financial Depository Institution for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Williams, second by Shipley to approve appointing of Ahlers and Cooney as District Attorney for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve the Villisca Review Stanton Viking as District Newspaper publication for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve the appointment of William Stone as the District’s Affirmative Action Coordinator for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Shipley to approve the appointment of Lora Top as the District’s Level I Investigator and Darcy Dalton as the Alternate for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Shipley to approve Jessie Forsythe as the District’s Treasurer and Secretary for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Jessie Forsythe was administered the Oath of Office for Board Secretary and Treasurer, by board member Todd Drake.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the appointed 2014-2015 SIAC Committee.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Williams, second by Shipley to approve milk bid from the Roberts Dairy for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve the bread bid from the Bimbo Bakeries USA (Sara Lee Bakery) for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Williams to approve the gas bid from the United Farmers Mercantile Coop for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve Tom Williams as the Legislative Action Network Member and IASB Delegate for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Shipley to approve the Request of Special Education Transportation into Other School Districts for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve the Junior Class Parents use of the Gambling License for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Williams, second by Baker to approve the Transfer of $130,000 from General fund Account to LOSST Account.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve the First Reading of the Board Policies 100 Series.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Williams, second by Baker to adjourn the meeting at 7:51 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Jason Poston

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

Villisca Community School

Special Session

June 24, 2014

 

President Jason Poston called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Shipley, Drake, Williams, Poston, and Baker.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principal Top, and Secretary Forsythe.  Visitors that were also present were Dan Mahn and Villisca Review representative, Roxanna Sieber.

MOTION by Williams, second by Shipley to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Williams, second by Shipley to approve the hire of Arlin Top as Physical Education Teacher for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve Guidance Sharing Agreement with South Page for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Drake, second by Shipley to approve the Wellness Center/Walking Trail Board as presented.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to adjourn the meeting at 7:04 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Jason Poston

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

 

 

 

Villisca Community School

Regular Session

June 12, 2014

 

President Jason Poston called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Williams, Drake, Poston, Shipley, and Baker.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Secretary Forsythe.  Visitors that were also present were Dan Mahn and Johnny Boyd.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the agenda, with the following deletions – VIII. a. staff resignations and b. new hires.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve the consent items.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved the May 2014 minutes

Approved the bills presented for payment

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Williams to approve the May financial report and file for audit.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

Johnny Boyd gave a Wellness Center Construction Update.

 

Principal’s Report:

All Principal notes were available for the board. 

 

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintdent Stone informed the board that he had been working on CTE reports, along with Spring Beds/SRI.  Stone also mentioned that the board will be having a special meeting for new hires once interviews were over.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve the open enrollment out of Stephen Johnson-Wityk to Essex for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Williams, second by Baker to approve the open enrollment out of Reily Hiles to CAM (Iowa Connections Academy) for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Baker second by Williams to approve Fiscal Year End Close Out of Bills as they come in for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Williams to approve the Before/After school contract with Boost 4 families for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve SAI Mentoring and Induction Program for administrators for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously

 

MOTION by Williams, second by Shipley to approve the 2014-2015 Elementary Handbook.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Williams, second by Shipley to approve the 2014-2015 Middle School Handbook, as presented with changes.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve Transfer of All Funds from Voted PPEL to Debt Service.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve the audit proposal of Nolte, Cornman & Johnson, P.C for next 3 years, 2015, 2016, 2017.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Williams, second by Shipley to approve advertising Sale of a Bus on E-bay.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve Transportation Director Sharing Agreement with Corning for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Williams to approve the Maintenance Director Sharing Agreement with Corning for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.   

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Baker to approve the Curriculum Director Sharing Agreement with Corning for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.   

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve the board’s Top 5 IASB Legislative Action Priorities – 5, 6, 14, 22, 37.  Motion carried unanimously.   

 

MOTION by Williams, second by Shipley to adjourn the meeting at 7:56 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Jason Poston

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

 

 

Villisca Community School

Special Session – Joint Board Meeting with Corning CSD

June 11, 2014

 

President Jason Poston called the meeting to order at 5:35 p.m. in the SWV Middle School Media Center.  Directors answering roll call were Drake, Shipley, Baker, Williams, and Poston.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Secretary Forsythe.  Visitors that were also present were:

 

 

Corning Board of Directors:

Gwen Larsen

Howard Anderson  

Scott Shuey

 

Also present were:

Jodi Lyddon, Corning Board Secretary

Along with two (2) additional visitors.

 

 

 

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Williams to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The boards opened the meeting up for Public Comments. 

 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to enter into Closed Session – Iowa Code Section 21.5(l)(i) of the open meetings law to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose performance is being considered to prevent needless and irreparable injury to the individual’s reputation, as that individual has requested a closed session, the board entered at 5:37 p.m. for Superintendent evaluation.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

The boards returned to open session at 6:09 p.m.

 

Harry Heiligenthal held a school board development workshop to discuss Administrative Standards and set goals for next year.

 

MOTION by Williams, second by Drake to approve the 2014-2015 Superintendent Sharing Agreement with Corning Community School District.  Motion carried unanimously.   

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Williams to adjourn the meeting at 8:21 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Jason Poston

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

 

 

 

Special Session

May 20, 2014

 

Vice President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m. in the Board Room at the Middle School.  Directors answering roll call were Williams, Shipley, Drake, and Baker.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Secretary Forsythe. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Hearing was held for the amendment of the 2013-2014 Budget.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to Amend the 2013-2014 Budget as published in the Villisca Review.  Following a roll call vote the motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to adjourn the meeting at 7:13 a.m.

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Tom Williams

District Secretary                                                                    Vice President

 

 

 

Villisca Community School

Special Session – Joint Board Meeting with Corning CSD

May 7, 2014

 

President Jason Poston called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the SWV High School Cafeteria.  Directors answering roll call were Shipley, Drake, Baker, Williams, and Poston.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Principal Top.  Visitors that were also present were:

 

 

Corning Board of Directors:

Gwen Larsen

Lori Harvey

Howard Anderson  

Wendi Boswell

Also present were:

Jodi Lyddon, Corning Board Secretary

Along with Two (2) additional visitors.

 

 

 

 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The boards opened the meeting up for Public Comments. 

 

 

Superintendent Stone presented results from the student survey.

 

Superintendent Stone presented results from the parent survey.

 

Superintendent Stone reviewed ideas from the advertising committee.

 

Superintendent Stone presented the Iowa Standards for School Leaders for the board members to review. 

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Shipley to adjourn the meeting at 8:29 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Jason Poston

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

 

Special Session

April 30, 2014

 

President Jason Poston called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Shipley, Poston, and Baker.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Secretary Forsythe, and Principal Top.  Visitors that were also present were Dan Mahn, Heather Manken, and Villisca Review representative, Roxanna Sieber.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Baker to approve the resignation of Tara McCormick as teacher at the end of the 2013-2014 school year, with thanks for past services.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker second by Shipley to adjourn the meeting at 4:32 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Jason Poston

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

 

Special Session

April 10, 2014

 

President Jason Poston called the meeting to order at 6:45 p.m. in the Board Room at the Middle School.  Directors answering roll call were Tom Williams, Leland Shipley, Todd Drake, John Baker, and Jason Poston.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principal Top and Berns, and Secretary Forsythe.  Visitors that were also present were Jodi Haer, Dan Mahn, and Heather Manken. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Secretary Forsythe gave a powerpoint budget presentation on the 2014-2015 budget.

 

Hearing was held for the adoption of the 2014-2015 Budget.

 

MOTION by Williams, second by Drake to approve the Resolution Authorizing the Redemption of General Obligation School Refunding Bonds, Series 2013, Dated April 15, 2013, Approving the Escrow and Amended and Substituted Paying Agent, Bond Registrar and Transfer Agent Agreement, and Levying a Tax for Fiscal Year 2014-15 for the Redemption of General Obligation School Refunding Bonds, Series 2013, Dated April 15, 2013.  Following a roll call vote the motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to Adopt the 2014-2015 Budget as published in the Villisca Review.  Following a roll call vote the motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to adjourn the meeting at 6:58 p.m.

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Jason Poston

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

 

Villisca Community School

Regular Session

April 10, 2014

 

President Jason Poston called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room at the middle school.  Directors answering roll call were Tom Williams, Todd Drake, John Baker, Leland Shipley, and Jason Poston.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principals Top and Berns, and Secretary Forsythe.  Visitors that were also present were Jodi Haer, Heather Manken, Dan Mahn, Johnny Boyd and twenty (20) stem project visitors.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the agenda, with the following deletion –VIII. l. Southwestern CC Contracts.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Williams, second by Drake to approve the consent items.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved the March 2014 minutes

Approved the bills presented for payment

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve the March financial report and file for audit.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

A group of second and third graders present their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) projects to the board.

 

Principal’s Report:

Berns gave the board an update on Book-it, Iowa Assessments, preschool, Kindergarten roundup, volunteer appreciation breakfast, Lead Team, and PLC groups.

Top gave information on parent-teacher conferences, destination imagination, spring sports, MAP assessments, student schedules, 5th grade orientation, National Autism Month, and Iowa Core workshop.

Jorgensen’s high school report was also available to the board.    

 

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintendent Stone held discussion with the board on needing to set a joint board meeting date.  He also held informed that board that we will be setting up a board to be in charge of the new wellness center. 

 

Johnny Boyd gave a Wellness Center Construction Update.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to accept the resignation of Harold Hutchinson as maintenance/mowing effective March 31, 2014.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Shipley to accept the resignation of Vilas Morris as Junior High Wrestling and Junior High Boys Track effective at the end of the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to accept the resignation of Judy Goracke as Family and Consumer Science Teacher at the end of the 2013-2014 school year, with regret and thanks for all her years of services to the district.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve the hire of Jake Eblen as Junior High Baseball for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Williams to approve the hire of Mike Freeman for Summer Mowing for the 2014 calendar year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Williams, second by Drake to approve the hire of Tracy King for Drivers Education Instructor for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to terminate the continuing contract of Kathleen Miner at the end of the current work year due to needed staff reduction, with deep regret.  Following a roll call vote motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to terminate the continuing contract of Katina Coffield at the end of the current work year due to needed staff reduction, with deep regret.  Following a roll call vote motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to terminate the continuing contract of Alison Tempelmeier at the end of the current work year due to needed staff reduction, with deep regret.  Following a roll call vote motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to terminate the continuing contract of Jennifer Berns at the end of the current work year due to needed staff reduction, with deep regret.  Following a roll call vote motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Williams, second by Shipley to approve the open enrollment in of Jase Latham from Griswold for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Williams to approve the open enrollment in of Jonathan Latham from Griswold for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Baker to approve the Destination Imagination team have use of the Gambling License for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to approve the 5th Grade overnight trip request to Springbrook State Park.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Drake, second by Shipley to approve the Harris Harmony Trail Memorial provided by the family of Lola Peterson for the placement of a tree.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve IAEP Agreement for 2014-2015.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Baker to approve Adult Lunch Fees for the 2014-2015 school year at $3.30.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve the retirement request for single payment for summer months for Nina Sturm.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Williams to approve the 2014-2015 School Calendar.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Baker to enter into Closed Session at 8:22 p.m. under Iowa Code Section 21.5(l)(i) of the open meetings law to discuss administration/classified staff salaries and assignments.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

The board returned to open session at 8:55 p.m.

 

MOTION by Williams, second by Baker to approve Issuing 2014-2015 Contracts to the Classified Staff at a 1.07% total package increase.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve Issuing the 2014-2015 Administrative Contract at a salary of $85,000, due to additional duties.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Williams, second by Drake to adjourned the meeting at 8:57 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Jason Poston

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

 

Special Session

March 17, 2014

 

President Jason Poston called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center.  Directors answering roll call were Williams, Shipley, Poston, and Baker.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Secretary Forsythe, and Principals Top and Berns.  Visitors that were also present were Dan Mahn, Heather Manken, and Brenda DeVore.

 

 

MOTION by Williams, second by Shipley to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Superintendent Stone presented to the board information regarding the current budget along with the upcoming 2014-2015 school budget.  Stone also present a couple of scenarios for staff realignment.    

 

MOTION by Baker second by Williams to adjourn the meeting at 7:47 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Jason Poston

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

Villisca Community School

Regular Session

March 13, 2014

 

President Jason Poston called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the middle school.  Directors answering roll call were Drake, Baker, Shipley, and Poston.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principal Top and Berns, and Secretary Forsythe.  Visitors that were also present were Dan Mahn and Heather Manken.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve the agenda, with the following deletions –VIII. a. staff resignation and c. Open Enrollment.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Shipley to approve the consent items.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved the February 2014 minutes

Approved the bills presented for payment

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the February financial report and file for audit.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

Principal’s Report:

Top gave information on Destination Imagination, RAVE, music concert, grade and attendance data, student handbook, and professional development conferences.   

Berns gave the board an update on professional development conferences, preschool fundraiser, conferences, Enarson fundraiser, fresh fruits and vegetable grant, elementary destination imagination, attendance, facebook, and preschool/kindergarten round-up.

 

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintendent Stone held discussion with the board on a financial meeting date, bus repair, and the bus turn around.  He also gave an update on the new gymnasium.  

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the hiring of Jesse Fletcher as Custodian.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Baker to approve to Authorize Publishing the Budget for the 2014-2015 school year in The Villisca Review Stanton Viking on March 27, 2014 and Set the Budget Hearing for April 10, 2014 at 6:45 P.M. in the Board Room.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Shipley to approve the Agricultural Teacher Shared with Lenox for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to appoint Leland Shipley for the Wright Scholarship committee.  Motion carried unanimously.    

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Drake to appoint Tom Williams for the Schroeder Scholarship committee.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Baker to appoint Jason Poston for the Telephone Scholarship committee.    Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Drake, second by Baker, to approve the Destination Imagination Fundraising.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to adjourned the meeting at 6:41 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Jason Poston

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

Special Session

February 20, 2014

 

Vice President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Williams, Shipley, Drake, and Baker.  Also present was Secretary Forsythe.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the purchase of 84 passenger Hoglund bus at $107,890.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Shipley second by Drake to adjourn the meeting at 4:05 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Tom Williams

District Secretary                                                                    Vice President

 

 

Villisca Community School

Regular Session

January 9, 2014

 

President Jason Poston called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the board room at the middle school.  Directors answering roll call were Shipley, Drake, Baker, Williams, and Poston.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principals Top and Berns, and Secretary Forsythe.  Visitors that were also present were Erin Wetzel, Dan Mahn, Bryan Cera, Johnny Boyd, and Villisca Review representative, Roxanna Sieber.

 

MOTION by Baker second by Williams to approve the agenda, with the following deletions - a. Staff resignations, b. New Hires, and c. Open Enrollment.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

MOTION by Williams, second by Shipley to approve the consent items.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved the December 2013 minutes

Approved the bills presented for payment

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve the December financial report and file for audit.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

Johnny Boyd gave a Wellness Center Construction Update.

 

Dan Mahn, Erin Wetzel and Bryan Cera presented a home built 3-D printer to the board that was assembled in one of the classrooms at the middle school. 

 

Principal’s Report:

Principal Berns gave the board information on CPR course, MAP Assessments, Iowa Tier system, Benchmarking System, attendance, playground signs, “Time for Kids”, preschool fundraiser, professional development, and the elementary phone system.      

Principal Top presented information on lead team, professional development, hunger awareness day, Iowa Assessments, Healthy Iowa, thanked Bryan Cera (Professor of Digital Media) for his time and donation for the 3-D printer, and thanked Brian Blank (engineer for a contracting company) for the donation of 3 photocopiers and a plotter.   

Principal Jorgensen’s high school report was also available for the board. 

           

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintendent Stone gave an update on school cancellation, transportation, and a web updates.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Drake to approve the SBRC application for $84,014 maximum allowable growth for open enrolled out students for 14-15.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Williams, second by Shipley to approve the 12:30 p.m. early out on January 24th for students with teacher workday in the afternoon until 3:30.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve the appointment of the school communication committee as Allaina Currin, Dan Mahn, Todd Drake, and the administrators.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The School Board Development – Who’s Job is it Part II

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to adjourn the meeting at 8:38 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Jason Poston

Secretary                                                                                 President

 

No action taken – Student Disciplinary Action 

 

MOTION Regular Session

December 12, 2013

 

President Jason Poston called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the board room at the middle school.  Directors answering roll call were Drake, Baker, Williams, Poston, and Shipley.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principals Top and Berns, and Secretary Forsythe.  Visitors that were also present were Dan Mahn, Tim Thibodeaux, Brenda DeVore, Heather Manken, Johnny Boyd, Chad Johnson, and Jamie Johnson.

 

MOTION by Baker second by Williams to approve the agenda, with the following deletions - f. Resignations and g. New Hires.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the consent items.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved the November 2013 minutes

Approved the bills presented for payment

 

MOTION by Shipley, second by Williams to approve the November financial report and file for audit.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

Principal’s Report:

Principal Berns presented information on developmental studies, winter music program, character counts assembly, Iowa Core, book study, Lead Team, intruder drill, holiday parties, and new hallway banners.    

Principal Top gave the board information on World Hunger Day, Iowa Assessments, students of the month, athletics, music concert, and co-curricular units.

Principal Jorgensen’s high school report was also available for the board. 

           

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintendent Stone reported on rural schools advocacy group, teacher leadership costing, school calendar, transportation, food service, school improvement consortium PD, and joint board meeting. 

 

Johnny Boyd gave a Wellness Center Construction Update.

 

The Villisca Education Association presented the initial proposal to the board. 

 

Tabled – Break to enter into Exempt Session

 

Tabled – Initial Proposal from School Board

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to enter into closed session for Student Disciplinary Hearing Iowa Code 21.5(1) at 8:10 p.m.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

Came out of Closed Session at 8:45 p.m.

 

by Baker, second by Williams to approve the open enrollment out of Chloe Taylor to Red Oak for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Williams, second by Leland to approve the open enrollment out of Billy Carr to Clarinda for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve the open enrollment out of David Carr to Clarinda for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Leland to approve the Resolution for the Budget Guarantee “RESOLVED, That the Board of Directors of Villisca Community School District, Will Levy Property Tax for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 for the Regular Program Budget Adjustment as Allowed Under Section 257.14, Code of Iowa.”  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Williams, second by Leland to approve At Risk Modified Allowable Growth/Dropout Prevention application.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve the Early Start Waiver Request for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve the Final Reading of the Board Policies 507.7-508.2.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Leland, second by Williams to adjourn the meeting at 8:54 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Jason Poston

Secretary                                                                                 President

Villisca Community School

Work Session

November 07, 2013

 

Vice President Tom Williams called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Drake, Williams, Shipley, and Baker.  Poston entered the meeting at 6:04 p.m.  Also present were Superintendent Stone and Secretary Forsythe. 

                                                           

MOTION by Baker, second by Shipley to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The board held discussions on future planning at the district.      

  

Meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m.   

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Jason Poston

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

Villisca Community School

Special Session – Joint Board Meeting with Corning CSD

September 26, 2013

 

President Jason Poston called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the SWV High School Auditorium.  Directors answering roll call were Smith, Sorensen, Baker, Williams, and Poston.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principal Top and Berns.  Visitors that were also present were:

 

 

Corning Board of Directors:

Gwen Larsen

Gary Goldsmith

Wendi Boswell

Scott Shuey

Lori Harvey

  Also present were:

Jodi Lyddon, Corning Board Secretary

Kent Jorgenson, Corning Principal

Patty Morris, Corning Principal

Along with ten (10) additional visitors.      

 

                                                           

MOTION by Baker, second by Smith to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The boards opened the meeting up for Public Comments. 

 

Superintendent Stone presented information on the existing bus routes and the staffing involved.  The boards will continue to monitor the situation.

 

A discussion was held on Junior High Basketball practice location.  It was decided to use the Enarson Elementary multi-purpose room as the second gym. 

 

Superintendent Stone asked the board for input on sending a survey to students and parents regarding the whole grade sharing transition.  The boards decided to wait until second semester to send a survey. 

 

The boards were given an update on Infinite Campus.

 

Discussion was held on School Safety.  Stone presented costs involved to install secure access systems and emergency lock systems for all doors for the Southwest Valley campuses. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Sorensen to adjourn the meeting at 8:21 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.   

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Lora Top                                                                     Jason Poston

MS Principal                                                               President

Villisca Community School

Regular Session

September 12, 2013

 

Vice President Dan Sorensen called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Sorensen, Williams, Smith, and Baker.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principal Top, and Secretary Forsythe.  Visitors that were also present were Heather Manken, and Villisca Review representative-Roxanna Sieber.

 

MOTION by Smith, second by Baker to approve the agenda with the following deletions, VIII. a. staff resignation and h. Elementary Handbook.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Smith, second by Williams to approve the consent items.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved the August 2013 minutes

Approved the bills presented for payment

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Smith to approve the financial report for August and file for audit.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

Principal’s Report:

Principal Berns report was available for the board to look over.    

Principal Top updated the board on map assessment, middle school student council, RAVE, Professional Learning Communities, bullying assembly, and ALICE training.

 

Superintendent’s Report:  

Superintendent Stone reported on IASB Convention, ACT scores, IASB regional meeting, student numbers, and 2012-2013 special education supplement.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Smith to approve Lora Top and Darcy Dalton as Shared Junior High Cheerleading Coaches for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Smith, second by Williams to approve the Transfer of Gina Hults as to Middle School Sped Paraprofessional.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Baker, second by Smith to approve Christine McAlpin as Before/After School Coordinator for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Smith, second by Baker to Approve the Open Enrollment Out of Alex Konken to Stanton for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Smith to Approve the Open Enrollment Out of Carson Konken to Stanton for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to Approve the Open Enrollment Out of Keagan Konken to Stanton for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Smith, second by Baker to Approve the Open Enrollment Out of Karson Johnson to Clarinda for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Smith to approve the 2013-2014 Fundraiser List as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Smith, second by Baker to approve the annual progress report and CSIP Annual Improvement Goals.  Motion carried unanimously.   

 

MOTION by Williams, second by Smith to approve the Title I application for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Smith, second by Baker to approve the Preschool Handbook for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

MOTION by Baker, second by Smith to approve the Iowa Lakes Community College Contract for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Smith, second by Baker to approve the First Reading of the Board Policies 506.2-507.6E1.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Smith, second by Williams to approve the Second Reading of the Board Policies 503.4-506.1R1.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve the Final Reading of the Board Policies 500-503.3R1.  Following a roll call vote the motion was approved unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Smith to adjourn the meeting at 6:04 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Dan Sorensen

District Secretary                                                                    Vice President

 

Villisca Community School

Special Meeting

August 29, 2013

 

President Jason Poston called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the board room at the middle school.  Directors answering roll call were Smith, Baker, Poston, Sorensen, and Williams.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principal Top, and Secretary Forsythe.  Visitors that were also present were Johnny Boyd, Leland Shipley, and Villisca Review representative, Roxanna Sieber.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Smith to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

 A Public Hearing was held on proposed plans, specifications, form of contract and estimated total cost of gymnasium project.  President Poston called for any oral objections to the adoption of the plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of total costs.  No oral objections were offered and the secretary reported that no written objections thereto had been filed.    

 

MOTION by Williams, second by Smith to approve the resolution adopting the plans, specifications, form of contract and estimated total cost of the Villisca Gymnasium/Community Fitness Center Project.  Following roll call motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Smith, second by Sorensen to approve the bid received from Lewis Contracting for Contract G base bid at $1, 061,000.00 plus Alt. G.1. at $6,500.00, earthwork and general construction.  The board rejected Alt. G.2.  Roll call: Baker aye; Poston aye; Sorensen aye; Smith aye; Williams nay (due to Alt. G.1 not project itself); 4 ayes and 1 nay.  Motion carried. 

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Williams to approve the bid received from Camblin Mechanical for Contract M at $279,000.00, Plumbing and HVAC.  Following roll call motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Smith, second by Williams to approve the bid received from Van Maanen Electric for Contract E base bid at $103,731.00, Electrical.  The board rejected Alt. E.2.  Following roll call motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Williams, second by Baker to approve the bid received from Sport Court for Contract S Combined bid at $113,000, Gymnasium Play Equipment and Flooring.  Following roll call motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Smith to approve the resolution directing the sale of $1,000,000 school infrastructure sales, services and use tax revenue bonds, series 2013 awarded to Houghton State Bank.  Following roll call motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Sorensen to approve that the form of Tax Exemption Certificate be placed on file and approved.  Following roll call motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Sorensen, second by Smith to approve the resolution authorizing and providing for the terms of issuance and securing the payment of $1,000,000 school infrastructure sales, services and use tax revenue bonds, series 2013, of the Villisca Community School District, state of Iowa, under the provisions of chapters 423E and 423F of the Code of Iowa, and providing for a method of payment of said bonds.  Following roll call motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

MOTION by Smith, second by Baker to adjourn the meeting at 8:04 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Jason Poston

Secretary                                                                                 President

 

Special Session

August 19, 2013

 

President Jason Poston called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m. in the Board Room.  Directors answering roll call were Williams, Smith, Poston, Sorensen and Baker.  Also present were Superintendent Stone, Principal Top, and Secretary Forsythe.  Visitors that were also present were Janet Olenius, Jim Olenius, Darrel Robberts, Jeremy Robberts, and Jennifer Robberts.

 

MOTION by Smith, second by Baker to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Sorensen, second by Williams to approve Kyle Chafa as Assistant Junior High Football Coach for the 2013-14 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION by Baker, second by Smith to approve the open enrollment out of Wyatt Robinette to Griswold for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Smith, second by Sorensen to approve the open enrollment out of Jeremia Robinette to Griswold for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Sorensen, second by Williams to approve the open enrollment out of Cole Finnell to Griswold for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Smith to approve the open enrollment out of Kaitlyn Swartz to Griswold for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Sorensen to deny the open enrollment out of Jenna Robberts to Clarinda for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Smith, second by Williams to deny the open enrollment out of Brett Robberts to Clarinda for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker, second by Smith to approve the open enrollment out of Jordan McLaughlin to Clayton Ridge for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

MOTION by Sorensen, second by Smith to approve the open enrollment out of Angelica Byers to Clayton Ridge for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Smith, second by Sorensen to deny the open enrollment out of Ashley Fitzwater to Clayton Ridge for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

MOTION by Baker second by Sorensen to adjourn the meeting at 7:13 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jessie Forsythe                                                                       Jason Poston

District Secretary                                                                    President

 

 

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