December 9, 2019 Agenda

 North Fayette Valley Community School District

Monday, December 9, 2019 6:00 p.m.

High School Library

600 North Pine Street, West Union, IA 52175

 

TENTATIVE AGENDA

Annual Meeting

Retiring Board

 

  1. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL/PLEDGE
  2. APPROVE AGENDA
  3. Consent Agenda 
    1. Approval of Minutes
      1. Minutes of November 11, 2019 – Regular Meeting
      2. Minutes of November 25, 2019 – Work Session
    2. Review and approve invoices
    3. Approve Financial Reports
  4. OLD BUSINESS
    1. Approve 3rd read Therapy Dog policies
  5. REVIEW OF OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS
  6. ADJOURN

 

TENTATIVE AGENDA

Organizational Meeting

New Board

 

  1. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL 
  2. APPROVE AGENDA
  3. ELECT OFFICERS FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
    1. Elect Board President and Administer Oath of Office
    2. Elect Board Vice President and Administer Oath of Office
  4. Appointment of Board Secretary
  5. Appointment of Business Manager
    1. Oath of Office
      1. District Secretary – Carole Nading
      2. District Treasurer – Sue Thoms
  6. Communications
    1. Student Reports
    2. Principals
    3. Curriculum Director
    4. Superintendent
      1. Cost of election
      2.  IASB convention report
    5. School Board – Grundmeyer Search Firm Presentation
  7. Consent Agenda
    1. Approve Contracts and resignations – 
      1. Resignations – Claude Peterson, Carissa Bausch
      2. New Hires –
      3. Volunteer Coach – Robbie Kerr, Aaron Grimes Wrestling
    2. Receive and approve Gifts –  Wall padding for the MS tornado Room by Tigerhawk Wrestling Club; Cole Sanchez Memorial for MHAT
  8. NEW BUSINESS
  1. Name Legal Counsel for 2019-2020
  2. Establish Depository Banks and Limits For District Funds For Various Accounts
  3. Authorize Board Treasurer and Superintendent as signatories
  4. Set Time/Date for Regular Board Meetings
  5. Determine official newspaper(s)
  6. SBRC Application – Open enrollment & LEP
  7. SBRC Application – Special Ed expenses – LIED Center
  8. Consider early retirement request
  9. Consider open enrollment request
  10. Consider Disposition of Obsolete Property
    1. FFA Tractor
    2. Old upright piano
  11. Supt Search Processes
    1. Consider possibilities of sharing
    2. Consider hiring a firm/consultant
    3. Consider Survey Questions submitted
  1. Board Discussion for Possible agenda items
  2. Adjourn

 

497—8.3(21,22) Exempt sessions.Exempt session for Certified Negotiations for strategic planning.

 

TO: NFV School Board members

FROM: Duane WIllhite, Supt.

Date: December 5, 2019

RE: Notes for December 9, 2019 Board Meeting

 

TENTATIVE AGENDA

Retiring Board

 

 

  • CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL/PLEDGE  
  • APPROVE AGENDA
  • Consent Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Minutes of November 11, 2019 – Regular Meeting
  • Minutes of November 25, 2019 – Work Session
  • Review and approve invoices
  • Approve Financial Reports
  • OLD BUSINESS
  • Approve 3rd read In the Therapy Dog policies I have included the requested changed (marked)  I have added the Dog Handler code of ethics also, we should be good to go now.
  • REVIEW OF OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS
  • ADJOURN

 

 

TENTATIVE AGENDA

Organizational Meeting

New Board

 

 

  • CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL by Carole Nading Board Secretary
  • APPROVE AGENDA
  • ELECT OFFICERS FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
  • Elect Board President and Administer Oath of Office
  • Elect Board Vice President and Administer Oath of Office
  • Appointment of Board Secretary
  • Appointment of Business Manager
  • Oath of Office
  • District Secretary – Carole Nading
  • District Treasurer – Sue Thoms
  • Communications
  • Student Reports
  • Principals Report
  • Curriculum Director
  • Superintendent
  • Cost of election
  •  IASB convention report
  • School Board – Grundmeyer Search Firm Presentation
  • Consent Agenda
  • Approve Contracts and resignations –
  • Resignations – Claude Peterson HS custodian, Carissa Bausch, Valley Para
  • New Hires –
  • Volunteer Coach – Robbie Kerr, Wrestling;  Aaron Grimes, Wrestling
  • Receive and approve Gifts Wall padding for the MS tornado Room by Tigerhawk Wrestling Club; Cole Sanchez Memorial for MHAT

 

 

  • NEW BUSINESS
  • Name Legal Counsel for 2019-2020 – I would recommend Drew Bracken of the Ahlers Law Firm, and Jerem White of Elwood, Donohoe,  Braun and White
  • Establish Depository Banks and Limits For District Funds For Various Accounts
  • Bank First of West Union: General Fund and Management Fund $6,000,000

 

        1. Kerndt Brothers: Activity and Hot Lunch Accounts $3,000,000
        2. Elgin State Bank: PPEL and SAVE funds $3,000,000

 

  • Authorize Board Treasurer and Superintendent as official signatures
  • Set Time/Date for Regular Board Meetings
  • Determine official newspaper(s)  Currently we post in the Union and Echo
  • SBRC Application – Open enrollment & LEP  Another levy for the purpose of covering actual costs of the ESL program
  • SBRC Application – Special Ed expenses – LIED Center This levy brings some relief for the high cost special needs students
  • Consider early retirement request  After the negative vote on Early Retirement programs, I was approached by Mrs. Hart, who had been counting on the program to retire this year.  We believe there are others who were counting on it. I am researching to see if a) we may have an opportunity to cut an elementary position, and b) if there may be more who are interested in the program.  
  • Consider open enrollment request  I will have the form and Doctor recommendation with me Monday.  This student has requested the Virtual School due to health reasons from a few months back.  Apparently the situation is not improving.
  • Consider Disposition of Obsolete Property
  • FFA Tractor  Mr. Holthaus now has a buyer, so we will readvertise and receive bids
  • Old upright piano  This is an old piano that is stored in the bus barn,  We will take the same action to see if there is a buyer for it.
  • Supt Search Processes  We did have these discussions at the work session,  I think we need to put the decisions to a vote to make sure everyone is on the same page
  • Consider possibilities of sharing  
  • Consider hiring a firm/consultant
  • Consider Survey Questions submitted
  • Board Discussion for Possible agenda items – I have suggested we hold 2 meetings in December, January and February to prepare for and execute the search.
  • Adjourn

 

 

497—8.3(21,22) Exempt sessions – Exempt session for Certified Negotiations strategic planning.