January 14, 2019 Board Minutes


Chris DeBack            Duane Willhite                Julie Ahrens (via phone)

Darin Johnston        Micah Gearhart            Stacy Cummings

Leslie Poppen            Travis Elliott                Dawn Daughton

                                    Carolyn Roys (via phone)

                                    Eileen Schlawin


                BUSINESS MANAGER       

                Sue Thoms

                BOARD SECRETARY

                Carole Nading



Regular Meeting


Board President Cummings called the regular meeting of the North Fayette Valley Community School District Board of Education to order at 6:08 p.m. in the Media Center, NFV Middle School, 23493 Canoe Road, Elgin, IA 52141.


President Cummings led the board and audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.


Board members present: Ahrens (via phone), Cummings, Daughton, Roys (via phone), and Schlawin.  Absent: Rue and Soderquist.


Motion to approve the  agenda with the deletion of several items as noted due to the inclement weather and the need to shorten the meeting. (Items not addressed will be moved to the February 11, 2019 regular board meeting.) Schlawin/Daughton. Motion carried 5-0.


Motion to approve the consent agenda with the following items:

  • Minutes of the December 10, 2018 Regular Meeting
  • Review/approve invoices
  • Review/approve financial reports
  • Approve resignations (none)
  • Notifications of at-will assignments (none)
  • Volunteer Coach contract – Bob Scott – Track; Aaron Grimes – Wrestling
  • Receive/approve gifts: Knights of Columbus #4287 and Al Klinger Memorial by family    Daughton/Schlawin. Motion carried 5-0.



Superintendent report included updates on:

  • Review of AEA profile of savings (in packet)
  • Calendar Year report on Solar Array
  • Update on fundraising activities being planned for the 2020 Washington D.C. trip.



Mr. Whillite indicated he would contact Alex Soderquist to inquire as to whether he would serve on the Facilities Committee. Member Roys said she would serve if member Soderquist was unable to accept the appointment.



The Board performed a first read of new policy #202.6 Student School Board Representation. The second read and adoption of this policy will be on the February 11, 2019 regular meeting agenda at which time a Student School Board Representative (ex-officio member) will be appointed by the board.


Superintendent Willhite reviewed with the board the 2019-2020 Modified Allowable Growth Plan.


Motion to approve the amount of $368,084 of Modified Allowable Growth associated with the at-risk and dropout prevention program. Daughton/Schlawin. Motion carried 5-0.


Motion to approve the purchase of a new server from HP Business Store, Graniteville,SC in the amount of $13,948.30. Daughton/Schlawin.    Motion carried 5-0. (The new server will replace three 10 year old servers, will host more of virtual application, allow technology personnel to automate imaging computers without having to physically touch them. The 3 old servers will be repurposed. Funding will likely come from PPEL funds.)


Member Schlawin was appointed by the board as Fayette County Conference Board Representative.


Motion to adjourn. Daughton/Schlawin.


The board adjourned their regular meeting at 6:30 p.m.


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Board President                        Board Secretary