June 10, 2019 Agenda

Meeting of North Fayette Valley Community School District

Monday, June 10, 2019  6:00 p.m.

NFV High School Library

600 N. Pine St.  West Union, IA 52175

 

TENTATIVE AGENDA

 

  1. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL/PLEDGE
  2. APPROVE AGENDA
  3. Consent Agenda
    1. Approval of Minutes
      1. Minutes of May 13, 2019 – Regular Meeting
    2. Review and approve invoices
    3. Approve Financial Reports
    4. Approve Contracts and resignations
      1. Resignations:  Justin Heins, MS wrestling; Laurie Opperman – Para WUE; Kelly Fox, Custodian FE
      2. Contracts: 4th/5th Teacher-recommend: Leah Sayer,  P.E. -WU & Fayette Elementary- recommend: Jennifer Lee, 6th grade math: recommend: Jenna Beatty,  Head Volleyball – Jennifer Lee; Asst V. FB Clint Rodgers; MS Volleyball – Jenna Beatty, MS Wrestling – Matthew Fassbinder
    5. Receive and approve Gifts
  4. Communications
    1. Principals’ Reports
    2. Curriculum Director Report
    3. Superintendent Report
      1. Summer Lunch Programs
      2. Admin Retreat Agenda
    4. Board Member reports
      1. Leader in Me Book Study – Chapter 6
  5. OLD BUSINESS
    1. Consider Contract for Solar Arrays
    2. Resolution supporting changes to IAHSAA and IGHSAU classification practices
  6. NEW BUSINESS
    1. Consider student fees for 2019-20
    2. Consider bids for Baseball sidewalk
    3. Approve Lease for DA parking
    4. Interview Student Ex-Officio Representative candidates
    5. Legislative Priorities for IASB
    6. Consider RSAI membership
    7. Set School Registration Dates – August 5th, 6th 7th
  7. Board Discussion for Possible agenda items
  8. Closed session for Supt. Evaluation
  9. Adjourn

 

 

TO: NFV School Board members

FROM: Duane WIllhite, Supt.

Date: June 7, 2019

RE: Notes for June 10, 2019 Board Meeting

 

TENTATIVE AGENDA

 

 

  • CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL/PLEDGE
  • APPROVE AGENDA
  • Consent Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Minutes of May 13, 2019 – Regular Meeting
  • Review and approve invoices
  • Approve Financial Reports
  • Approve Contracts and resignations
  • Resignations:  Justin Heins, MS wrestling; Laurie Opperman – Para WUE; Kelly Fox, Custodian FE
  • Contracts: 4th/5th Teacher-recommend: Leah Sayer,  P.E. -WU & Fayette Elementary- recommend: Jennifer Lee, 6th grade math: recommend: Jenna Beatty,  Head Volleyball – Jennifer Lee; Asst V. FB Clint Rodgers;
  • Receive and approve Gifts
  • Communications
  • Principals’ Reports
  • Curriculum Director Report
  • Superintendent Report
  • Summer Lunch Programs  We have two groups generously ready to serve lunches all summer in conjunction with the NorthEast Iowa Food Bank.  Fayette is using the elem kitchen, and Dick Graham is the site coordinator, Zion Lutheran Is the location in West Union with support by Gunderson Palmer and Jes Wegner.
  • Admin Retreat Agenda  The admin team is scheduling our retreat on June 27 and 28, the agenda is not complete at this time but it will include;
  • Back to School Schedule review

 

        1. Leader in Me reflections
        2. EOP plans
        3. State Performance Data
        4. SBG with Ken O’Connor

Board Members are welcome to drop in, or if there is an interest we can set up an hour to stop in and discuss other topics of interest.

 

  • Board Member reports
  • Leader in Me Book Study – Chapter 6
  • OLD BUSINESS
  • Consider Contract for Solar Arrays  We may have a contract to consider on Monday, but we will wait until July to approve it as I want our attorney to look it over.  I think we will still meet our Dec 30 deadline for the install in that timeline. Also working on an RFP to get quotes for the purchase of systems on the bus barn and Fayette building if we are interested in that.
  • Resolution supporting changes to IAHSAA and IGHSAU classification practices

 

Here is an article about this: https://www.thegazette.com/subject/sports/iowa-prep-sports/football/iowa-high-school-football-classifications-plan-dan-sabers-city-high-socioeconomics-20190524?fbclid=IwAR3JX5SM7cZ6nX9nRrySy5h6o_sVWLUtivHH8xntwAVSi8kEWldxOuJfBBs

I received this proposal from RSAI on Wednesday.  A member district superintendent has been researching the impact on poverty in athletic competitions.  Not surprisingly, rural, remote districts have been growing in Free and Reduced eligible families for years.  Our “pockets of poverty” have grown and impacted rural schools and communities very deeply. The research on this shows a huge domination of championships by schools with  20-30% free and reduced lunch rates. The statewide average is 41%, which is very close to our level, and represents twice the number of F/R students than in those championship teams.  The study was of the past 5 year championships for all the major sports in all classes. The UEN (Urban Education Network) is also supporting this resolution. Des Moines public schools have reported a long stretch of losses to their wealthier suburban schools, I believe the number for DMPS 0-90 during this time.  

As a result of this we are working on a resolution to consider poverty rates in addition to enrollments  for all schools when classifying for state competitions are made. I have not received the official resolution yet, but will have it Monday.  Right now it’s just a statement asking for consideration by the athletic governing bodies. It may or it may not impact NFV, but in reality it sounds like a fair consideration as we see the results of this research.

 

  • NEW BUSINESS
  • Consider student fees for 2019-20  I will have recommendations at Monday’s meeting, this includes meals and registration fees.
  • Consider bids for Baseball sidewalk  We got a good bid from Buildings and Grounds LLC (Jeff Alber) for the sidewalk to the baseball field and replacement of the back stop.  The details on estimates by Jon Beiderman and the two bids are in the packet.
  • Approve Lease for DA parking  The agreement is in the packet.  We anticipate more than a dozen cars parking at DA with both programs in there, as students in the alternate program would mostly be driving to school, plus we’ll have 5 adults in the build at times.  To avoid crowding the public lot by the library we’ve asked for a parking area behind the Dental office. Mr. Krueger was very cooperative on listening to our needs and has agreed to allow us to create a rock parking lot behind his building for these cars.  We will pay for the improvements (rock and sidewalk) but he is virtually giving it to us without charge.
  • Interviews for Student Ex-Officio Representative candidates  I just sent out the form for students to apply for student representative this week.  I sent it to current Juniors and Sophomores as I believe we should use upperclassmen for this position.  I’ll review applicants and we can choose who we want to interview in July. Then we can appoint a representative to start in August.
  • Legislative Priorities for IASB  This is a first review of these suggestions.  I’ll look them over a little more closely and give you some ideas.  We can make the decisions in July.
  • Consider RSAI membership  Rural School Advocates has grown to 100 districts and in the packet they have provided some of the things this group has helped get done.  It’s not an expensive organization, but I want you to know what we are involved in before we decide on membership.
  • Set School Registration Dates – August 5th, 6th 7th  With our later start we thought about moving registration back a week, but the secretaries do need time to process all the beginning of the year items.  We are recommending staying at the first Mon- Tues-Wed in August
  • Board Discussion for Possible agenda items
  • Closed session for Supt. Evaluation
  • Adjourn