April 8, 2019 Agenda

Meeting of North Fayette Valley Community School District

    Monday, April 8, 2019  6:00 p.m.

    NFV High School Library

    600 North Pine Street, 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 March 11, 2019 – Regular Meeting
    2. Review and approve invoices
    3. Approve Financial Reports
    4. Approve Contracts and resignations
      1. Resignations:
      2. Contracts:
        1. Transfers:  Secondary Special Education Rick Taylor

                 TAG .75 Cassie Gruman transfer request

        1. Volunteer Coaches:  Jim Calkins, Golf
        2. Secondary Social Studies:  David Reimer
        3. WU and Fayette Elem. Music __________________________,              
        4. Wrestling Cheer Coach for FY20
    1. Receive and approve Gifts
  1. Public Hearing on 2020 Budget
    1. Open Public Hearing
    2. Budget Presentation
    3. Close Public Hearing
  2. Approve Certified Budget for FY 2020
  3. Communications
    1. Principals’ Reports
    2. Curriculum Director Report
    3. Superintendent Report
      1. Presentation – Capstone
    4. Board Member reports
      1. Leader in Me Book Study – chapter 4

 

 

  1. OLD BUSINESS
    1. Approve bid specs for sidewalk to Baseball field
  2. NEW BUSINESS
    1. Approve shared contract with Starmont
    2. Special Education Contract with Waverly Shell Rock Lied Center
    3. Approve Phone system bid
    4. AEA Cooperative Purchasing Program Contract
    5. 2020 Early Graduation applications
    6. Approve Potential Graduates list
    7. Approve Field Trip
    8. Consider playground equipment for Fayette Elementary
    9. Approve FY20 Certified staff contracts
    10. Approve FY20 Classified Staff Work agreements
    11. Consider FY20 salaries for Exempt employees
    12. Consider FY20 contracts for Exempt Employees
    13. Policy Revision
      1. 204 – Code of Ethics
    14. Policy Adoption
      1. 401.6 – Limitations to Employment References
      2. 705.5 & 705.5R1  – Expenditures For a Public Purpose
  3. Board Discussion for Possible agenda items
  4. Adjourn

 

 

TO:        NFV School Board members

FROM:    Duane WIllhite, Supt.

Date:        April 4, 2019

RE:        Notes for April 8, 2019 Board Meetings

 

TENTATIVE AGENDA

 

 

    1. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL/PLEDGE
    2. APPROVE AGENDA

 

  • Consent Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Minutes of March 11, 2019 – Regular Meeting
  • Review and approve invoices
  • Approve Financial Reports
  • Approve Contracts and resignations
  • Resignations:   Bob Lape, PE, FB, SB, MS track.  Mr. Lape is taking a position at Oelwein.  Bert Schlitter, Bus driver. Retiring; Julianne Meyer, Large group and individual speech.
  • Contracts:
  • Transfers:  Due to enrollment shifts between the buildings and ESL growth we are moving 5 people around.  The HS is growing by 20 students with a large 9th grade, Rick Taylor will move up and Mr. Gearhart is looking for a MS Special Ed.  Megan DeBack is moving to .75 or more ESL and Cassie Gruman is taking over the Secondary TAG as Stephanie Ellis steps into FT Spanish.  Kindergarten is going from 4 sections in WUE to three (including JK) so Mike Elsbernd is moving to 2nd grade, where 2 sections are being replaced by three, and Likewise Ashley Henderson is going to Fayette for 4th grade with 2 sections becoming three in both 4th and 5th,  4th grade was formerly 2 sections. And finally the small 2nd grade issues occur at Valley where Gabby Wittenberg will move out of 2-3 room and into a first grade which is going from 1 section to 2. Valley elementary now has 2 sections of both K and 1st grades.
  • Secondary Special Education Rick Taylor
  • TAG .75 Cassie Gruman transfer request
  • Mike Elsbernd – 2nd grade WUE
  • Gabby Wittenburg – 1st grade Valley
  • Ashley Henderson – 4th Grade Fayette
  • Volunteer Coaches:  Jim Calkins, Golf
  • Secondary Social Studies:  David Reimer
  • Wrestling Cheer Coach for FY20 – Lindsey Richard
  • Receive and approve Gifts
  • Public Hearing on 2020 Budget   –  Your budget certification paperwork is in the packet.  We have not changed anything since last month when you approved the special levy components of the budget:  $368,084 for Dropout/At Risk funding, (+$10,876); 5% for the Instructional Levy Surtax (no change); $200,000 Cash Reserve, (reduced 50%); $400,000 Management  fund (no change); $.34 for the Board PPEL (no change); General Fund Levy rate of 9.96649 (-$.34). We end up with NF rates at 11.23526 (-$.404) and Valley 10.96570 ($-12.942).
  • Open Public Hearing
  • Budget Presentation
  • Close Public Hearing
  • Approve Certified Budget for FY 2020  unless there are objections we should approve the Certified Budget as presented.  April 15 is the deadline.
  • Communications
  • Principals’ Reports
  • Curriculum Director Report
  • Superintendent Report
  • Presentation – Capstone Our student reps will be presenting a mini session of each of their Capstones.
  • Solar Projects update – Seeking local contractors to provide a quote and ideas of scope of work we could comfortable afford.  Also working on the concepts of local investment through Power Purchase Agreements
  • Board Member reports
  • Leader in Me Book Study – chapter 4
  • OLD BUSINESS
  • Approve bid specs for sidewalk to Baseball field  Working with Jon Beiderman for this project, may not be ready for bid docs as of yet.
  • NEW BUSINESS
  • Approve shared contract with Starmont – Last month Troy Heller, Starmont Superintendent, was seeking to share a Head Cook for Starmont.  I responded and worked with Carol Junge to see if we could afford giving up 2 days a week in her kitchen at Valley.  With a lot of planning and conversation back and forth with Starmont, we have a plan to share Carol for those two days to be Head Cook at Starmont and still be at Valley 3 days overseeing her staff there.  
  • Special Education Contract with Waverly Shell Rock Lied Center  This is the Bremwood facility.  One student, I recommend approval.
  • Approve Phone System Bid – Bruce has two local bids for our new phone system.  It looks like much lower than we were expecting, I recommend the low bid.
  • AEA Cooperative Purchasing Program Contract – I recommend we continue with this contract.
  • 2020 Early Graduation applications We have a few applicants from the junior class to graduate in January.  They are Emily Jensen, Breanna Duehring, Macoy Bausch, and Emma Pleggenkuhle
  • Approve Potential Graduates list  The list of graduates, pending completion of their requirements is in the packet.
  • Approve Field Trips We have two field trips that were not presented in the fall as they are planned now.  I think we need to approve these as a new trip. One is Neal Bentley 40 NFV students to Des Moines for a Career Opportunities Conference.  Students from other schools are riding with us, to reduce the cost. The Second is 4th graders going to Calmar to see the “Iowa Dairy Story”  I recommend approval for both.
  • Consider playground equipment for Fayette Elementary  At this time Fayette Elementary has very little playground equipment.   I’ve ordered a swingset for this building, at $3000, which with some installation costs may run up another $1000.
  • Approve FY20 Certified staff contracts – We are approving the contracts to go out before April 15,  then all certified employees have 21 days to sign and return it.  Their 2 year settlement gave them a 1.5 % increase for FY20, they are frozen on steps so no annual steps this year, and all salaries, including TSS and Longevity money is included in the 1.5% increase ($101,421 total package).  Coaches/ activities contracts will be presented next month.
  • Approve FY20 Classified Staff Work agreements Same here. Work agreements will go out soon, so we can get them back in 21 days also.  This is a 3 year settlement, they agreed to a settlement totalling $86,021. Former valley employees who got cut $.50 last year get that back plus $.15, plus we have a few still need $1 raises to equalize with their peers.
  • Consider FY20 salaries for Exempt employees  This group includes administrators and other non-union positions (Head cook, confidential secretaries, Heads of departments, tech, etc)  Since the certified staff is receiving 1.5 % I am asking for that for admins. Because of the equalizations, classified staff are getting between 0.8% and 9.3%, so I think we should just grant the other positions 1.5% like everyone else.  That total package would be $9,391 for Admins and $16,987 for support. At 1% for these groups, its $6,260 and $13,430, a difference of $6,687. With 40% of Carol Junge’s position paid by Starmont the hot lunch fund will net about $5000 savings.
  • Consider FY20 contracts for Exempt Employees  These two items are really something we could do at one time,  approve all those contracts with a raise of 1.5%, or whatever % you feel is appropriate.
  • Policy Revision  These are some policy additions recommended by IASB.these will be first reads.
  • 204 – Code of Ethics
  • Policy Adoption
  • 401.6 – Limitations to Employment References
  • 705.5 & 705.5R1  – Expenditures For a Public Purpose
  • Board Discussion for Possible agenda items
  • Adjourn