December 10, 2018 Minutes

VISITORS                           ADMINISTRATION                 BOARD

Cassie Peterson                  Duane Willhite                         Julie Ahrens

Amber Linderbaum          Betsy Nefzger                            Stacy Cummings

Tim Feldman                     Todd Wolverton                       Dawn Daughton

Doug Poppen                     Micah Gearhart                        Marc Rue

Chris DeBack                               

Kris Peterson                      BUSINESS MANAGER       

Susan Winter                      Sue Thoms


                BOARD SECRETARY

                Carole Nading


        MINUTES OF THE DECEMBER 10, 2018

Regular Meeting


Board President Cummings called the regular meeting of the North Fayette Valley Community School District Board of Education to order at 6:00 p.m. in a classroom of the NFV Fayette Elementary School, 200 Volga Street, Fayette, Iowa 52142.


Board members present: Ahrens, Cummings, Daughton, and Rue. Absent: Roys, Schlawin and Soderquist.


President Cummings lled the Board and audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.


Motion to approve the consent agenda as presented.Daughton/Ahrens. Motion carried 4-0.


Motion to approve the consent agenda with the following items:

  • Minutes of the November 19, 2018 Regular Meeting
  • Review/approve invoices
  • Review/approve financial reports
  • Approve resignation of Donna Bausch, Paraprofessional effective December 21, 2018
  • Notifications of at-will assignments; Denise Henning – Paraprofessional, Sue Vorwad – Paraprofessional
  • Volunteer Coach contract – Micah Ruroden, MS Basketball
  • Receive/approve gifts (none)

Ahrens/Rue. Motion carried 4-0.



Principal  reports were included in the board packets for review.

Curriculum Director, Betsy Nefzger facilitated discussion of the first chapter of the book study “The Leader In Me” with the board.


Superintendent report included updates on:

  • The district received notice from PERB the authorization of the Certified and Support Staff Associations from North Fayette and Valley are now one under North Fayette Valley.


Board Member Communications:

  • IASB Day on the Hill – Board members are encouraged to attend this event on January 4, 2019.



Motion to approve for second read and approval of revision (one regulation rescinded) as follows:

      1. 213 – Public Participation in Board Meetings
      2. 213.1 – Public Complaints
      3. 213.1R1 (recommend: rescind)
      4. 502.3 – Freedom of Expression
      5. 502.6 – Weapons
      6. 502.7 – Tobacco Alcohol and Drugs
      7. 502.8 – Search and Seizure
      8. 505.5 – Graduation Requirements
      9. 704.3 – Investments
      10. 705.1 – Purchasing-Bidding
      11. 710.2 – Free or Reduced Cost Meal Eligibility
      12. 710.4 – Meal Charges
      13. 804.2 – Warning System and Emergency Plans

Daughton/Ahrens. Motion carried 4-0.



Motion to approve the ISG Contract for the West Union Elementary Roof project and the potential Baseball Field Renovation and lighting as presented. Daughton/Rue.

Motion carried 4-0.


Motion to approve the Inter-Agency Contract with Rainbowland Special Education Preschool Program as presented. Ahrens/Rue. Motion carried 4-0.


Motion to establish an NFV Facilities Committee. Daughton/Rue. Motion carried 4-0. (The committee will have its first meeting in January 2019 with the intent of meeting 4 times; once at each NFV facility. Membership will include administration, staff, community and two board members.)


Motion to offer Early Retirement package per Board Policy 406.7 for 2019 with a limit of 3 applicants on a first come first serve basis. Deadline for application is January 17, 2019. Rue/Ahrens. Motion carried 4-0.

Motion to approve the LED lighting project as presented. Ahrens/Daughton. Motion carried 4-0

(The district has the classrooms left to install the LED lighting. Alliant is offering a 50% per price of lamp rebate until the end of March, and Walvatne Electric is offering a discount per lamp and on the installation. Total project will be approximately $40,000. The project calculates a $14,000 electricity savings per year, payback 2.5 years)


Motion to approve extending the Duration Clause of 2018 NFVSPA Negotiated Agreement as presented. Rue/Daughton. Motion carried. 4-0.


The next meeting of the NFV Board of Education will be Monday, January 14, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Media Center, NFV Middle School, 23493 Canoe Road, Elgin, IA 52141.


Motion to adjourn. Rue/Daughton. Motion carried 4-0.


The board adjourned their regular meeting at 7:20 p.m.


____________________________                _____________________________

Board President                        Board Secretary


Following the regular meeting the board convened in an exempt negotiations strategy meeting as provided by Section 20.17 (3) Code of Iowa.