March 30, 2022 Special Meeting Minutes




Minutes, Special Meeting of the North Fayette Valley Community School District Board of Education, Wednesday, March 30, 2022, in the NFV High School Library, 600 N Pine Street, West Union, IA  52142


NFV Board of Education: LaCreasha Schultz (arrived late), Julie Ahrens, Amanda 

Rodgers, Eileen Schlawin, Stacy Cummings, Emily Koch, 

& Richard Klosterman.   Student Members: Claire Britt  

Others: Superintendent: Joe Griffith, Business Manager: Sue 

Thoms; Principals: Lori Westhoff; & Media: Jack Swanson.


President Cummings called the Regular Meeting of the NFV Board of Education to order at 4:30 pm and Julie Ahrens led the Board and audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.


Roll Call of Board members: Ahrens, Rodgers, Klosterman, Cummings, Schultz, Koch, & Schlawin.   


The agenda was approved as presented with the addition of internal transfer – Kim Kleve from MS Spec Ed to MS Language Arts and resignations of Shaylie Stortz – HS Social Studies and Jennifer Bliven – MS Band.   Schlawin/Ahrens  Motion Carried 6-0


The Board approved the following transfers, resignations, and new hires:  Transfers:  Renee Larson from 1st grade VE to 1st grade WUE, Susan Wenger – Title I VE to 1st grade VE, Ashley Becker – MS Language Arts to Title I VE, & Kim Kleve – MS Special Ed to MS Language Arts;  Resignations:  Lisa Ellis – WUE Para and MS Volleyball, Donna Kos – Spanish, Jennifer Bliven – MS Band, & Shaylie Stortz – HS Social Studies;  New Hires – Ashlee Solheim – HS Para & Lisa Meyer – HS Spanish.   Schlawin/Ahrens  Motion Carried 6-0


The Board approved an exchange student from Mongolia to attend NFV HS during the FY23 school year.   Klosterman/Ahrens  Motion Carried 6-0


The Board approved the tentative agreement with the NFVEA consisting of a 3% total package increase distributed evenly ($1467 each based on FTE) and an additional personal leave day for certified employees with 20+ years of teaching experience for the FY23 school year only.  Schlawin/Klosterman  Motion Carried 6-0


The Board approved an increase of $500 to the base salary for all NFVEA lanes for new employees.  Schlawin/Ahrens  Motion Carried 6-0


The Board approved the FY23 contracts for certified staff including teaching and supplemental contracts.   Schlawin/Klosterman  Motion Carried 7-0


Motion to adjourn at 4:42 pm. Schlawin/Koch  Motion Carried 7-0


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Stacy Cummings, President Sue Thoms, Business Manager