BOARD MEETING MINUTES

BOARD MEETING MINUTES

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Jen@iowaschool… Thu, 09/19/2019 - 10:48

2019-20 BOARD MINUTES

2019-20 BOARD MINUTES Jen@iowaschool… Sat, 10/31/2020 - 22:37

Minutes - 2019.07.08

Minutes - 2019.07.08

The Board of Education of the Algona Community School District met in regular session on July 8, 2019 in the Board Room.  President Grether called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  Directors Bartelt, Davis, Grether, Knudsen, Limbaugh, Nugent and Owen answered roll call.    

Others Present: Joe Carter, Secretary Cooper, Mick Schlievert, Bruce Wolter, Brian Wilson, and Brad Hicks.    

Approve Agenda: Davis moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Knudsen.  Ayes 7,Nays 0, Carried.    

Consent Items: Knudsen moved to approve the consent items with the corrections that were made to the invoices, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.    

Admin. Report:

  1. The new school website should be up and running by July 9.  A Workshop was held for building principals and office staff earlier in June.    
  2. Joe Carter will be attending the New Superintendent’s Institute in Des Moines on July 15.    
  3. The Algona Foundation Golf Outing and dinner is July 22 at the Algona Country Club.    

New Business:    

  1. Nugent moved to approve the open enrollment requests for the 2019-20 school year, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.    
  2. Limbaugh moved to appoint Mary Beth Cooper as Board Secretary, Treasurer and School Business Official for the 2019-20 school year, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 7, Nays 0.  Carried.  President Grether gave Secretary Cooper the oath of office.    
  3. Davis moved to appoint Steve Avery as Legal Counsel for the 2019-20 school year, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.    
  4. Owen moved to approve the Resolution Naming Depositories with the following Resolution:  Resolved, that the Board of Education of the Algona Community School District in Kossuth County, Iowa, approves the following list of financial institutions to be depositories of the Algona Community School District funds in conformance with all authorized to deposit the Algona Community School District funds in amounts not to exceed the maximum approved for each respective financial institution as set out below.    
    Iowa State Bank          Algona, Iowa             $5,000,000    
    Farmers State Bank    Algona, Iowa             $5,000,000    
    Northwest Bank           Algona, Iowa             $5,000,000    
    Bankers Trust             Des Moines, Iowa    $15,000,000    
    Seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.    
  5. Limbaugh moved to approved James Rotert as Equity Coordinator for the 2019-20 school year, seconded by Knudsen.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Abstain-Grether. Carried.    
  6. Owen moved to approve Brad Sudol as Level I Child Abuse Investigator and Julie Stein as the alternate, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.  
  7. Knudsen moved to approve the Algona Police Department as Level II Child Abuse Investigators, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.    
  8. Limbaugh moved to appoint James Rotert as Harassment Investigator and Colleen Bowman as Alternate, seconded by Davis.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Abstain-Grether.  Carried.    
  9. Nugent moved to appoint Jared Cecil as 504/ADA Coordinator, seconded by Davis.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.    
  10. Bartelt moved to appoint Jill Schutjer as Affirmative Action Coordinator, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.    
  11. Davis moved to appoint Jared Cecil as Homeless Coordinator for the 2019-2020 school year, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.    
  12. Owen moved to approve the Middle School Handbook with changes for the 2019-20 school year, seconded by Knudsen.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.    
  13. Owen moved to approve the High School Handbook with changes, seconded by Davis.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.    
  14. Owen moved to approve the Grant Wood AEA Agreement for the 2019-20 school year, seconded by Davis.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.    
  15. Bartelt moved to approve the North Central Consortium for grades 3-12 for the 2019-20 school year, seconded by Knudsen.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.    

Personnel:    

  1. Davis moved to approve the resignation for Gregg Wellmann as Assistant Varsity Softball Coach, pending suitable replacement, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.    
  2. Knudsen moved to approve the new contracts of Becca West and Mia Hegarty-Roach as Co-Color Guard Sponsors, Ryan King-Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, Todd VanOtterloo-Freshman Girl Basketball Coach and Lisa Cassens & Mindi Spear as CoHigh School Quiz Bowl Sponsors, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.    

    No further business.  Davis moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 p.m., seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.    
    

dawn@iowaschoo… Mon, 01/27/2020 - 14:20

Minutes - 2019.08.12

Minutes - 2019.08.12

The Board of Education of the Algona Community School District met in regular session on August 12, 2019 in the Board Room.  President Grether called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Directors Bartelt, Davis, Grether, Knudsen, Limbaugh and Owen answered roll call.  

Members Absent:  Tom Nugent  

Others Present:  Superintendent Carter, Secretary Cooper, Mick Schlievert, Brian Wilson and Brad Hicks.  

Approve Agenda:  Limbaugh moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Owen. Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.  

Consent Items:  Bartelt audited invoices and found everything to be in order.  Owen moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Davis.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.  

Board Reports:

  1. School Board Convention will be held on November 20-21.  We will need to appoint a delegate to the Delegate Assembly.
  2. ​Cheryl Grether announced that she will be resigning from the school board effective November 5, 2019.  Her vacancy will be filled at the regular school election as a two year term.  
     

Superintendent’s Report:

  1. Supt. Carter congratulated the Softball team and Staff on a great season and a strong representation at the State Softball Tournament.
  2. ​Mr. Adams and the custodial staff have been working hard this summer and have the facilities looking great for students and staff.
  3. ​First day of classes for students in grades 5-12 will be August 23, there will be conferences for Elementary Students on that day.  

New Business:

  1. Limbaugh moved to approve the open enrollment applications for the 2019-20 school year, seconded by Knudsen.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.
  2. ​Davis moved to approve the FFA out of state trips for the 2019-20 school year, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.
  3. ​Knudsen moved to approve the Nursing Contract with Kossuth Regional Health Center for the 2019-20 school year at a cost of $96,153, seconded by Davis.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.
  4. ​Limbaugh moved to approve the Coaches Handbook for the 2019-20 school year, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried. 
  5. ​Davis moved to approve prepayment authorization to Wellmark for the 2019-20 school year, seconded by Knudsen.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.
  6. ​Bartelt moved to approve the SBRC Request for Modified Allowable Growth for Asbestos Abatement, seconded by Knudsen.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.
  7. Owen moved to approve the following IASB Legislative Resolutions:  7. Mental Health; 9. Special Education-Federal; 20. Supplemental State Aid and 30. Sharing and Reorganization, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.
  8. ​Knudsen moved to approve the Fundraiser Requests for the 2019-20 school year, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.  

Personnel:

  1. Limbaugh moved to approve the resignations of Mike Elsbecker-Head Varsity Baseball Coach, Blair Bradley-Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach, and Joni Lallier-Teacher Associate, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.
  2. ​Knudsen moved to approve the new contracts of Jennifer Kirst-Mock Trial Sponsor, and Mike Weier- Middle School Football Coach, seconded by Davis.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.  

No further business.  Owen moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m., seconded by Knudsen. Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried. 

 

dawn@iowaschoo… Mon, 01/27/2020 - 14:15

Minutes - 2019.09.09

Minutes - 2019.09.09

The Board of Education of the Algona Community School District met in regular session on September 9, 2019 in the Board Room.  President Grether called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.  Directors Bartelt, Davis, Grether, Knudsen, Limbaugh and Nugent answered roll call. 
 
Members Absent:  Owen 
 
Others Present:  Superintendent Carter, Secretary Cooper, Brad Sudol and Alan VanOrmer. 
 
Approve Agenda:  Nugent moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Knudsen. Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried. 
 
Consent Items:  Bartelt will audit invoices on Friday, September 13.  Knudsen moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Davis.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried. 
 
Board Reports:

  1. Board members were assigned buildings to visit during the school year.  Bertha Godfrey – Jay Limbaugh; Bryant – Bruce Knudsen; Lucia Wallace-Brent Owen; Middle School-Rodney Davis & Gloria Bartelt; High School-Tom Nugent & Cheryl Grether. 

 
Superintendent's Report:

  1. Opening Day enrollment figures look good but we will wait for the official count on October 1.
  2. Staff will have the opportunity to hear fromChris Dorn, an analyst with Safe Havens International.  He will focus on learning the roots and causes of school violence.
  3. On September 18, Supt. Carter will be attending a New Superintendents Conference and on September 19, he will be attending a mentoring meeting, both will take place in Des Moines. 

 
Administrative Report:

  1. Mr. Sudol gave an update on the new Elementary Playground Equipment.  A big thank you to the community for donating to this project and all the students are loving the new equipment. 

 
New Business:

  1. Limbaugh moved to approve the open enrollment requests, seconded by Knudsen. Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.
  2. Davis moved to approve the Career Connect Programs/Courses; Supplemental Agreement, Broadcasting Technology Contract for Services and Automotive Technology Contract for Services for the 2019-20 school year, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried. 
  3. Limbaugh moved to approve the Memorandum of Agreement with Community Health & KRHC, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.
  4. Knudsen moved to appoint Rodney Davis as IASB Convention Delegate, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.
  5. Limbaugh made a motion of support for the Archery Club, seconded by Davis.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried. 

Personnel:

  1. Knudsen moved to accept the resignations of Roxanne Page-Custodian, Alexi Weichert-Teacher Associate and Janet Penning-Food Service, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.
  2. Davis moved to approve the new contract for Nicole Foertsch-Transportation Associate, Anette Blaha-Polson-Transportation Associate, Michelle Penning-Transportation Associate, Brooke Kramer-Transportation Associate, Jessica Mueller-Transportation Associate, April Karels-Teacher Associate, Colleen Conway-Schiltz-Teacher Associate, Harley Schaffner-Teacher Associate, Ryan King-Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, Collin Besch-Volunteer Assistant Football Coach and Noah Arrowood-Volunteer Assistant Football Coach, seconded by Knudsen.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried. 

 
No further business.  Davis moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:30 p.m., seconded by Knudsen. Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried. 
 

dawn@iowaschoo… Mon, 01/27/2020 - 14:11

Minutes - 2019.10.14

Minutes - 2019.10.14

The Board of Education of the Algona Community School District met in regular session on October 14, 2019 in the Board Room.  President Grether called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  Directors Bartelt, Davis, Grether, Knudsen, Limbaugh, Nugent and Owen answered roll call. 
 
Others Present:. Superintendent Carter, Secretary Cooper, Jill Schutjer, Jordan Limbaugh, Jack Limbaugh, Mick Schlievert, Brad Heitland, Clark Conner, Phil Stein, Alan VanOrmer, Shelly TerHark, Adam Orban and Brian Wilson. 
 
Approve Agenda:  Limbaugh moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Knudsen.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried. 
 
Consent Items:  Grether audited invoices and found everything to be in order.  Davis moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried. 
 
Board Reports:

  1. Superintendent Carter shared with the Board the amount the Algona CSD has saved by utilizing the AEA Purchasing. 

 
Superintendent’s Report:

  1. Superintendent Carter went over Financial Projections for the School District and what needs to be done to keep the District financially healthy.
  2. Superintendent Carter provided two different Early Retirement Program Models for the Board to think about that would help decrease the District’s expenditures.  Owen moved to set a special meeting to go over the Early Retirement Program Models for October 28, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried. 

 Communications to the Board:  Bruce Knudsen thanked the board and Community for the support he has had while serving on the Algona School Board for the past 11 years.

  1. Jack and Jordan Limbaugh gave a presentation on a Community Field Turf.  They asked for the Board’s support as they moved forward with this project. Knudsen moved to endorse support to the Community Turf Committee as they moved forward with the project, seconded by Davis.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried. 

 Administrative Reports:

  1. Mrs. Schutjer gave a report on FAST Screening and what the teachers use this information for.  

Unfinished Business:

  1. Superintendent Carter shared the results of the Board Work Session that was held on September 4.  One of those results was what the board was Most Proud of in the Algona CSD. b  Another result was the Role of the Board and the Role of the Superintendent. c Through the results of a & b, Superintendent Goals for the 2019-2020 school year were established. Owen moved to approve the 2019-2020 Superintendent Goals, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried. 

 
New Business:

  1. Nugent moved to approve the open enrollment requests for the 2019-20 school year, seconded by Davis.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.
  2. Owen moved to support the Girls Wrestling Club, seconded by Knudsen.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.
  3. Limbaugh moved to approve the request to the School Budget Review Committee for Modified Supplemental Amount and Supplemental Aid for the 2019-20 Special Education Program deficit of $734,959.85 or as determined by the Iowa Department of Education following DE audit review, seconded by Davis.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.
  4. Vehicle Insurance Settlment-Informational
  5. Davis moved to approve the out of state high school vocal trip to St. Louis April 30May3, 2020, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried. 

Personnel:

  1. Limbaugh moved to approve the new contracts of Jean Cook-Full Time Custodian; Dave Rich- Part Time High School Band Instructor; Jennifer Marsh-Teacher Associate; Patricia Kuper-Cook’s Assistant; Elizabeth Bradley – Co-Varsity Track Coach; Terri Johnson-Cook; Joseph Flanary-Part Time Custodian; Bobbi Bauer-Teacher Associate; Tony HougeVolunteer Swim Coach, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried. 

 
No further business.  Owen moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m., seconded by Knudsen.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried. 

 

dawn@iowaschoo… Mon, 01/27/2020 - 14:07

Minutes - 2019.10.28 Special Session

Minutes - 2019.10.28 Special Session

The Board of Education of the Algona Community School District met in special session on October 28, 2019 in the Board Room.  President Grether called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.  Directors Bartelt, Davis, Grether, Knudsen, Limbaugh and Nugent answered roll call.  Owen arrived at 6:04 p.m. 
 
Others Present:  Superintendent Carter, Secretary Cooper, Phil Stein, Lynn McMahon, Clark Conner, Brian Wilson and Rob Roberson. 
 
Approve Agenda:  Limbaugh moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Knudsen.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried. 
 
Nugent moved to approve the open enrollment requests for the 2019-2020 school year, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried. 
 
Davis moved to approve the purchase of a 2011 Ford Fusion with 76,000 miles from Motor Inn in the amount of $4,500, seconded by Knudsen.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried. 
 
Davis moved to approve the Early Retirement Package for the 2019-2020 school year and the 2020-2021 school year with the correction on item b. to be 12 years full time and take out the word continuous, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried. 
 
No further business.  Owen moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:30 p.m., seconded by Knudsen.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried. 

 

dawn@iowaschoo… Mon, 01/27/2020 - 14:06

Minutes - 2019.11.11

Minutes - 2019.11.11

The Board of Education of the Algona Community School District met in regular session on November 11, 2019 in the Board Room.  Vice President Rodney Davis called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  Directors Bartelt, Davis, Knudsen, Limbaugh, Nugent and Owen answered roll call. 
 
Others Present:  Superintendent Carter, Secretary Cooper, Jared Cecil, Todd Louwagie, Merrill Mueller, Kris Schlievert, Phil Stein, Molly Bjustrom, Kjerstin Brandt, Charli Dodds, Ella Petersen, Ashton Leininger, Maya Lentz, Betsy Becker, FFA Students: MaKiley Pesicka, Cameron Leininger, Lilly Divis, Allison Kramer, Joey Schumacher, Collin Casey, Nick Christensen, Jordan Buscher, Declan Braun, Hunter Thilges, Conner Olmstead, Emily Walker, Lilly Vaske, Jaden Spear, Teagan Smith and Student Teacher-Haley Hinrichs. 
 
Approve Agenda:  Owen moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Knudsen.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried. 
 
Hearing of Delegations:

  1. Mrs. Bjustrom and Mrs. Brandt’s 5​th​ Grade class wrote essays on what the charateristics of a good middle school student were.  Charli Dodds & Ella Petersen from Mrs. Brandt’s class read their essay.  Ashton Leininger & Maya Lentz from Mrs. Bjustrom’s class read their essays also.  
  2. Mrs. Becker’s FFA Students that attended the National Convention in Indianapolis talked about the Convention and the side trips that they were able to do while there also. 

 
Consent Items:  Owen audited the November Invoices and found everything to be in order. Owen moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried. 
 
Superintendent’s Report:

  1. Mr. Carter talked about Certified Enrollment this year compared to past years. 

 
Administrative Reports:

  1. Mr. Cecil talked about the Freshmen and the Seniors and even though they use the same Guidelines, the process for these two classes is completely different. The end result is to graduate young adults who know what they want to do in life. 

 
New Business:

  1. Nugent moved to approve the open enrollment applications for the 2019-20 school year, seconded by Knudsen.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.
  2. Owen moved to approve the purchase of a 2021 84 passenger bus in the amount of $139,884, seconded by Barelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried. 

Personnel:

  1. Owen moved to approve the new contracts of Erin Kuecker-At Risk TA, Wendy Zhao-EL TA, Stephanie Sullivan-Special Education TA, Rebecca Zittritsch-Cook; Jared Cecil-Volunteer High School Boys Basketball, Corey Bjustrom-Volunteer High School Wrestling, Jay Bjustrom-Volunteer High School Wrestling, Austin Long-Volunteer High School Wrestling, and Joe Teague-Volunteer High School Wrestling,  seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.
  2. Limbaugh moved to accept the resignations of Janet Votteler-Sophomore PLC Leader, Valerie Fakler-Bus Driver and Molly Henderson-Co Science Fair Sponsor, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried. 

 
No further business.  Knudsen moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:08 p.m., seconded by Owen. Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried. 
 
 

Jen@iowaschool… Tue, 01/07/2020 - 14:15

Minutes - 2019.12.10

Minutes - 2019.12.10

The Board of Education of the Algona Community School District met in regular session on December 10, 2019 in the boardroom.  Secretary Cooper called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  Directors Bartelt, Davis, Louwagie, Nugent and Owen answered roll call.. 
 
Members Absent:  Limbaugh and Vinci. 
 
Others Present:  Superintendent Carter, Secretary Cooper, Phil Stein, Alan VanOrmer, Kristy Allison and Mike Vandy. 
 
Secretary Cooper reported on the canvas of votes and then swore in the elected board members. 
 
Election of President:  Bartelt nominated Rodney Davis to serve as Board President, seconded by Owen.  Nugent moved to cease nominations for board president, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.  Ballots were tallied and Rodney Davis was elected Board President. Secretary Cooper gave the oath of office to Davis and turned the meeting over to the newly elected Board President. 
 
Election of Vice President:  Nugent nominated Brent Owen to serve as Vice President, seconded by Louwagie.  Bartelt moved to cease nominations for vice president, seconded by Nugent. Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.  Ballots were tallied and Brent Owen was elected Vice President.  Davis gave the oath of office to Owen. 
 
Approve Agenda:  Bartelt moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried. 
 
Consent Items:  Davis audited invoices and found everything to be in order.  Owen moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried. 
 
Board Reports:  Members of the board shared their experience at the School Board Convention and shared some of the sessions they attended. 
 
Superintendent’s Report:

  1. Superintendent Carter congratulated the 2019 Varsity Football Team, Coach Jacobson and staff.  
  2. Winter break will begin with a one hour early dismissal on December 20 and classes will resume on January 6.
  3. Prairie Lakes AEA Chief, Jeff Herzberg, is resigning at the end of the year and Superintendent Carter has been asked to serve on the focus group and interview team. He will be meeting on January 6 for the focus group and January 27 & 28 for the interviews. 
  4. The Superintendent’s Advisory Council (SAC) has been meeting throughout the first semester.  e The Special Ed weighted enrollment for 2019 is very comparable to 2018. This year’s enrollment is slightly higher than last year. 

 Administrative Reports:

  1. Mr. Rotert was to give a report to the board but because of the change in the meeting, Mr. Rotert had coaching responsibilities for wrestling so he will present to the board in January. 

 
New Business:

  1. Bartelt moved to approve the open enrollment requests for the 2019-20 school year, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.
  2. Owen moved to approve the Marco Lease Update, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.
  3. Nugent moved to approve the request to the School Budget Review Committee for modified supplemental amount and supplemental aid for the 2020-21 Drop Out Prevention Program in the amount of $411,402 for expenditures necessary to implement the 2020-21 At-Risk Dropout Prevention Program as approved by the Algona Community School District Board of Education, seconded by Owen.  Ayes: Bartelt, Davis, Louwagie Nugent & Owen.  Nays 0, Carried.
  4. Louwagie moved to approve an out of state trip for the TAG students to attend a show at the Chanhassen Theatre to gain knowledge in theatre, dance and design as well as the culinary arts, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.
  5. Owen moved to approve the Iowa Net High Academy Agreement, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.
  6. Owen moved to approve authorized signers on all deposit accounts at Iowa State Bank, Farmers State Bank and Northwest Bank to be Superintendent Joe Carter, Secretary Mary Beth Cooper and President Rodney Davis.  Anyone other than these names will be taken off the signature cards, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.
  7. Bartelt moved to appoint Brent Owen as Kossuth County Conference Board Member, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.
  8. Motion was made by Louwagie, seconded by Bartelt to authorize the district’s administration to submit a request to the School Budget Review Committee in the amount of $163,532.22 for MSA for the purpose of increase in enrollment, open enrolled out students and LEP instruction beyond five years for resident students.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.
  9. Nugent moved to set the Date & Time of a public hearing for the 2020-21 calendar for January 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., seconded by Owen.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.
  10. Bartelt moved to changed the February Board meeting date from February 10, 2020 to February 17, 2020, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried. 

 Personnel:

  1. Owen moved to approve the new contracts of Mike Weier-Sophomore PLC Leader, Holly Waltz-Science Fair Co-Leader, Todd TerHark-Volunteer Coach for Middle School Girls Basketball, Chad Slagle-Head Baseball Coach and Todd VanOtterloo-Head Softball Coach, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.
  2. Owen moved to accept the resignation of Julie Collison as 8​th​ Grade Volleyball and 7​th Grade Girls Track pending suitable replacement for the 7​th​ Grade Girls Track Coaching position, seconded by Louwaie.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried. 

 No further business.  Owen moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 p.m., seconded by Bartelt. Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried. 
 
 

Jen@iowaschool… Tue, 01/07/2020 - 14:16

Minutes - 2020.01.13

Minutes - 2020.01.13

PUBLIC HEARING-7:00 p.m.

A public hearing was held for discussion on the 2020-2021 School Calendar.  There were no written objections and no oral objections. Hearing closed at 7:09 p.m.

REGULAR MEETING 7:09 p.m.

The Board of Education of the Algona Community School District met in regular session on January 13, 2020 in the Board Room.  President Davis called the meeting to order at 7:09 p.m. Directors Bartelt, Davis, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent, Owen and Vinci answered roll call.

Others Present:  Superintendent Carter, Secretary Cooper, Phil Stein, James Rotert, Alan VanOrmer and  Brian Wilson.

Approve Agenda:  Limbaugh moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

Consent Items:  Bartelt audited invoices and found everything to be in order.  Nugent moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

Superintendent’s Report:

  1.  IASB will be hosting a Regional Workshop: “Leadership Essentials for School Boards”, in Algona on January 22.

  2. The Algona Turf Project Community Group has raised some very significant funds over the past month.  The group received a $500,000 pledge from the Don Tietz Foundation. The group has also received a $50,000 pledge from the Limbaugh Family, Farmers State Bank and the Algona Booster Club.  Many of these gifts will be paid out over a 5-10 year time period.

  3. February 10 & 11 Superintedent Carter will be heading to Des Moines to participate in the Legislative Education Advocacy Event.

Administrative Report:

  1.  Mr. Rotert spoke about the Middle School FAST & ISASP Data

New Business:

  1.  Owen moved to approve the 2020-2021 School Calendar, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Owen moved to recommend Beck Engineering from Spirit Lake as the Engineering Firm to work on the Turf Field.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  3. Open Enrollment – None

Personnel:

  1.  Vinci moved to approve Danelle VanGorkom as Co-Drill Team Sponsor for the 2019-2020 school year at 40%, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Limbaugh moved to approve the resignations of Pete Waltz-8th Grade Boys Basketball Coach; Debra Steven-Cook Assistant; Todd VanOtterloo-Assistant Varsity Football Coach; and Early Retirements of: Peg Vanderhoff-Special Education(Garrigan); Chris Gerhardt-High School Industrial Technology; Clark Conner-Middle/High School Industrial Technology; Rich Collison-Middle School Physical Education; Shelly TerHark-High School Business/7-12 Athletic Director; Ron Swalve-3rd Grade Teacher; Lynn McMahon-High School Family Consumer Science, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

No further business.  Bartelt moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:10 p.m., seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

dawn@iowaschoo… Mon, 01/27/2020 - 14:52

Minutes - 2020.02.17

Minutes - 2020.02.17

ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

FEBRUARY 17, 2020

 

The Board of Education of the Algona Community School District met in regular session on February 17, 2020 in the Board Room.  President Davis called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Directors Davis, Limbaugh, Louwagie and Vinci answered roll call.

 

Members Absent:  Bartelt, Nugent and Owen.

 

Others Present:  Superintendent Carter, Secretary Cooper, Jill Schutjer, Alan VanOrmer and Brian Wilson.

 

Approve Agenda: Due to the weather and absence of three board members, the board decided to table the Performance Review of the Superintendent until the March 9 meeting. Vinci moved to approve the agenda with the above correction, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 4, Nays 0, Carried.

Consent Items:  Louwagie audited invoices and found everything to be in order. There were 4 checks that were written after the list of invoices was completed, so there was an addition of those invoices for the board to approve.  Limbaugh moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Vinci. Ayes 4, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Communications to the Board:

Matt Gillaspie from Piper Sandler talked to the board about their financial options in funding the Turf Field Project.

 

Superintendent’s Report:

  1.  On Jan. 30, IASB held a workshop in Algona for School Board Members.  Supt. Carter reported that it was a good workshop and taught the board about best practices in regards to School Board communications with the community as well as the Superintendent.

  2. Supt. Carter attended the Legislative Advocacy summit in Des Moines on Feb. 10-11.  He had the opportunity to speak with many educational lobbyists and legislators.

  3. Supt. Carter shared a Standard Hiring Practice that he developed to help with the hiring process this spring and beyond.

 

Administrative Report:

  1.  Supt. Carter and Mrs. Schutjer reviewed ISASP for the district which was overall very good.  The students were proficient in ELA and Math above the state average. The Post-Secondary readiness index Career & Technical Education was also above the state average.  We are very proud of our students and staff!

New Business:

  1.  Vinci moved to approve Option 2 for rent of the bus barn facility which will be $13,500 rent per year and the Kossuth County Fair Board will pay the AMU electric bill, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 4, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Louwagie moved to approve the open enrollment applications, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 4, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Personnel:

  1.  Vinci moved to approve Brenda Rea-Special Ed TA; Ryan King-Asst. Softball Coach; Andy Jacobson-Activities Director; Molly Bjustrom-Third Grade Teacher; Ty Nichols-Middle School PE Teacher; and Kaden Wadle-Asst. Baseball Coach, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 4, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Limbaugh moved to approve the resignations of Kayla Limbaugh-4th Grade Teacher/Asst. Volleyball Coach and Becky Zittritsch-Food Service, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 4, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Closed Session 21.5(1)(i) Superintendent Performance Review-TABLED until March 9, 2020

 

No further business.  Louwagie moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m., seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 4, Nays 0, Carried.

jcarter@algona… Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:22

Minutes - 2020.03.09

Minutes - 2020.03.09

ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

MARCH 9, 2020

 

The Board of Education of the Algona Community School District met in regular session on March 9, 2020 in the Board Room.  President Davis called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Directors Bartelt, Davis, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent, Owen and Vinci answered roll call.

 

Others Present:  Superintendent Carter, Secretary Cooper, Marisa Merkel, James Rotert, Phil Stein, Alan VanOrmer and Brian Wilson.

 

Approve Agenda:  Nugent moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Consent Items:  Nugent audited invoices and found everything to be in order.  Vinci moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Board Reports- Davis reported on a Board President Workshop that he attended that was sponsored by IASB.

 

Superintendent Reports:

a. Preliminary 2020-2021 Budget – Superintendent Carter went over key points that make up the budget and the parts of the budget that the school board actually has control over.  The tax rate will be about the same as last year.

b. Classified Staff Retirement Program – The Board asked Supt. Carter to bring different examples to the April Board Meeting.

 

Administrative Reports:

a  Mr. Rotert and Mrs. Merkel reported on the different classes they are offering the middle school students.  Mrs. Merkel is teaching a sound effects class that the students are very engaged in. The Middle School is also going to have a Marine Biology class that will show them what it will be like to Scuba Dive.

 

New Business:

a  Limbaugh moved to approve the use of SAVE & PPEL financing for the Turf Field Project, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

b  Louwagie moved to approve the appointment of Bill Farnham and Ben Kern as Foundation Representatives, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

c   Louwagie moved to adopt the following resolution:  RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors of the Algona Community School District, will levy property taxes for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 for the regular program budget adjustment as allowed under section 257.14, Code of Iowa, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

d  Vinci moved to approve the open enrollment applications for the 2020-21 school year as they were filed in a timely manner, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

e  Owen moved to approve the Agreement with the Kossuth County Emergency Management Commission, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

f   Limbaugh moved to approve the Cooperative Agreement for Pre-Service Clinical Placement with the University of Northern Iowa, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

g  Owen moved to approve the Iowa Local Government Risk Pool Commission Natural Gas Program Agreement effective July 1, 2020, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Personnel:

a  Vinci moved to approve the new contracts of Jason Bradley- Assistant HS Track Volunteer; Kristi Roberts-MS Girls Track Coach; Kevin Kahler-8th Grade Boys Basketball Coach; Sara Fisher-4th Grade Teacher; Kory Kuecker-MS/HS Industrial Technology Teacher; Samantha Gade-Elementary/MS PE Teacher and Head Volleyball Coach; Shelly Louwagie-HS FCS Teacher; Shelby Berte-MS FCS Teacher; Nicholas Liebl-HS Band Teacher; Marty Wadle-Spring Driver Education Teacher; Ron Patterson-Spring Driver Education Teacher; Dave Wieland-Spring Driver Education Teacher and Jason Moser-Food Service Transportation, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Abstained-Louwagie. Carried.

b  Limbaugh moved to approve the resignations of the following positions, pending suitable replacements:  Noel McLaughlin-Head Boys Basketball Coach; Kevin Kahler-Freshman Boys Basketball Coach, Jim Fisher-Head Swimming Coach(2021); Rachel Nickles-Cook’s Assistant; Tong-Uk Yi-Co Head Girls Track Coach; and Heather Pesicka-MS & HS Cheerleader Sponsor, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Owen moved to go into Closed Session at 8:25 p.m. according to Iowa Code 21.5(1)(i) –Superintendent Performance Review, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Limbaugh moved to go into open session at 9:00 p.m., seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

No further business.  Owen moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:01 p.m., seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

jcarter@algona… Fri, 03/13/2020 - 12:18

Minutes - 2020.03.13 (Special Session)

Minutes - 2020.03.13 (Special Session)

ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

MARCH 13, 2020

 

The Board of Education of the Algona Community School District met in special session on March 13, 2020 in the Conference Room in Central Administration.  President Davis called the meeting to order at 7:30 a.m.  Directors Davis, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent, Owen and Vinci answered roll call.

 

Member Absent:  Bartelt

 

Others Present:  Superintendent Carter & Secretary Cooper.

 

Approve Agenda:  Owen moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Owen move to set the date and time for the 2020-2021 Budget Public Hearing for Monday, April 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

No further business.  Vinci moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:31 a.m., seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

jcarter@algona… Fri, 03/13/2020 - 12:42

Minutes - 2020.03.17 Special Session

Minutes - 2020.03.17 Special Session

ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

MARCH 17, 2020

 

The Board of Education of the Algona Community School District met in special session on March 17, 2020 in the Conference Room in Central Administration.  President Davis called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.  Directors Davis, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent, Owen and Vinci answered roll call.  Bartelt arrived at 8:32 a.m.

Others Present:  Superintendent Carter, Secretary Cooper and Brian Wilson.

Approve Agenda:  Louwagie moved to approve the agenda with an addition to the agenda: Pay hourly staff contracted hours & maintain benefits as normal for the 4 week period beginning March 16 & ending April 10, 2020, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.

Nugent moved to approve to set date and time for the bid letting and public hearing for the turf field project as April 10, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. for the bid letting and April 13, 2020 at 6:45 p.m. for the public hearing for the turf field project, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

Vinci moved to approve to pay hourly staff contracted hours and maintain benefits as normal for the 4 week period beginning March 16 and ending April 10, 2020, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

No further business.  Owen moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 a.m., seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

mbcooper@algon… Wed, 03/18/2020 - 14:18

Minutes - 2020.04.13

Minutes - 2020.04.13

ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

APRIL 13, 2020

 

The Board of Education of the Algona Community School District met in regular session on April 13, 2020.  President Davis, Superintendent Carter and Secretary Cooper were in the Board Room, Bartelt, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent, Owen and Vinci were present via Zoom.

 

Others Present on Zoom:  Brian Wilson, Crystal Menage, Jennifer Erpelding, Rod Beenken, Sheila Stecker, Wendy Johnson, Harry B., Clark Conner, Chuck Reding, Rita Menke, Ryan King, Sheryl Carroll, Geri Reising, A Wiertzema, Brian Connick, Jack Limbaugh, Zoe Dau, Jean Davis, Jill Nelson, Brad Sudol, Brad Beck, Kelsey Throne, Colleen Bowman, Kristy Allison.

Others Present in Board Room: Rick Adams & Bryan Nelson.

 

PUBLIC HEARING FOR BID PROPOSALS FOR TURF FIELD PROJECT

 

The public hearing for Bid Proposals for the Turf Field Project was called to order at 6:45 p.m.

There were no oral or written objections.  The public hearing was adjourned at 6:50 p.m.

 

PUBLIC HEARING FOR 2020-2021 BUDGET

 

The public hearing for the 2020-2021 Budget was called to order at 7:00 p.m.  Superintendent Carter shared that the tax rate for FY 21 would be 10.69 which is lower than FY20.  There were no written or oral objections.  The public hearing was adjourned at 7:02 p.m.

 

REGULAR MEETING

 

The regular meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m.  

 

Approve Agenda:  Owen moved to approve the agenda with a change of moving Approving Turf Field Project up after approving the agenda, seconded by Nugent.  Roll Call vote was taken.  Bartelt-Yes; Davis-Yes; Limbaugh-Yes; Louwagie-Yes; Nugent-Yes; Owen-Yes; and Vinci-Yes.  Nays-0.  Carried.

 

Owen moved to approve awarding the bid for the Turf Field Project to Nemaha Sports Construction in the amount of $1,197,482.23, seconded by Limbaugh.  Roll Call vote was taken.  Bartel-Yes; Davis-Yes; Limbaugh-Yes; Louwagie-Yes; Nugent-Yes; Owen-Yes; and Vinci-Yes.  Nays-0.  Carried.

 

Consent Items:  Davis audited invoices and found everything to be in order.  There were 3 additional refund checks for the vocal trip that was cancelled and an additional amount of $140 to American Glass.  Nugent moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Vinci.  Roll Call vote was taken.  Bartelt-Yes; Davis-Yes; Limbaugh-Yes; Louwagie-Yes; Nugent-Yes; Owen-Yes and Vinci-Yes.  Nays-0.  Carried.

 

APRIL 13, 2020

 

Administrative Report:

  1.  Mr. Sudol reported on preliminary numbers for preschool and Kindergarten.

 

Superintendent’s Report:

  1.  Superintendent Carter talked about the school district’s continuous learning plan that was turned in to the Department of Education.  There is a list of expectations and processes that have been developed to provide Voluntary Educational Enrichment Opportunities for our students and families.

 

New Business:

  1.  Bartelt moved to approve the open enrollment applications for the 2020-2021 school year, seconded by Louwagie. Roll Call vote was taken.  Bartelt-Yes; Davis-Yes; Limbaugh-Yes; Louwagie-Yes; Nugent-Yes; Owen-Yes; and Vinci-Yes.  Nays-0.  Carried.

  2. Louwagie moved to approve the Pandemic Response and Emergence Suspension of Policy, seconded by Vinci.  Roll Call vote was taken.  Bartelt-Yes; Davis-Yes; Limbaugh-Yes; Louwagie-Yes; Nugent-Yes; Owen-Yes and Vinci-Yes.  Nays-0.  Carried.

  3. Nugent moved to approve the AEA Purchasing Agreement for the 2020-2021 school year, seconded by Owen.  Roll Call vote was taken.  Bartelt-Yes; Davis-Yes; Limbaugh-Yes; Louwagie-Yes; Nugent-Yes; Owen-Yes and Vinci-Yes.  Nays-0.  Carried.

  4. Bartelt moved to approve Timberline Billing Service Agreement for the 2020-21 school year, seconded by Owen.  Roll Call vote was taken.  Bartelt-Yes; Davis-Yes; Limbaugh-Yes; Louwagie-Yes; Nugent-Yes; Owen-Yes and Vinci-Yes.  Nays-0.  Carried.

  5. Classified Retirement Models-Tabled until the Fall.

  6. Vinci moved to approve the swimming agreement with West Bend/Mallard for the 2020-21 school year, seconded by Nugent.  Roll Call vote was taken.  Bartelt-Yes; Davis-Yes; Limbaugh-Yes; Louwagie-Yes; Nugent-Yes; Owen-Yes and Vinci-Yes.  Nays-0 Carried.

  7. Louwagie moved to approve the budget for the 2020-21 school year with a tax rate of 10.69, seconded by Bartelt.  Roll Call vote was taken.  Bartelt-Yes; Davis-Yes; Limbaugh-Yes; Louwagie-Yes; Nugent-Yes; Owen-Yes and Vinci-Yes.  Nays-0.  Carried.

 

Personnel:

  1.  Vinci moved to approve the new contract for Haley Rochadtl-5th/6th Grade English Language Arts Teacher; Todd VanOtterloo-High School Special Education Teacher; Matt Stein-High School Science Teacher; Kjerstin Brand-Middle School TAG/English Language Arts Teacher; Brooke Fonley- Middle School Softball Coach; Jared Cecil-Head Boys Basketball Coach and Gregg Wellman-9th Grade Softball Coach, seconded by Owen.  Roll Call vote was taken.  Bartelt-Yes; Davis-Yes; Limbaugh-Yes, Louwagie-Yes; Nugent-Yes; Owen-Yes and Vinci-Yes.  Nays-0.  Carried.

  2. Owen moved to approve the resignations pending suitable replacements for Jennifer Kirsch-Mock Trial Coach; Mike Ford-Head Girls Basketball Coach and Shelley Louwagie-Middle School Quiz Bowl Sponsor.  Kristy Allison-Middle School Computers/Tag Teacher; Mary Lou Morz-Teacher Associate; Darlen Prothman- Teacher Associate; Debie Thilges-

APRIL 13, 2020

 

  1. Teacher Associate; Connie Lappe-Teacher Associate; Todd VanOtterloo-TNT Instructor, Karissa Rempe-Middle School Special Education Teacher, seconded by Nugent.  Roll Call vote was taken.  Bartelt-Yes; Davis-Yes; Limbaugh-Yes; Louwagie-Yes; Nugent-Yes; Owen-Yes and Vinci-Yes.  Nays 0, Carried.

 

No further business.  Bartelt moved to adjourn the meeting at  7:55 p.m., seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

jcarter@algona… Thu, 04/23/2020 - 09:36

Minutes - 2020.05.11

Minutes - 2020.05.11

ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

MAY 11, 2020

 

The Board of Education of the Algona Community School District met in regular session on May 11, 2020.  President Davis called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  Directors Bartelt, Davis, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent, Owen and Vinci answered roll call.

 

Others Present:  Jared Cecil & Bryan Nelson and community members were able to attend meeting via Zoom.

 

Approve Agenda:  Louwagie moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Consent Items:  Bartelt audited invoices and found everything to be in order.  Nugent moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Board Reports:  The elementary staff provided pizza for the board members as May is Board Appreciation Month.

 

Superintendent’s Report:

  1.  Superintendent Carter thanked the School Board for their continued work for the District and had certificates for each board member.

  2. Prom and Graduation have been postponed and dates have been set for each of those.  June 20-Prom and June 28-Graduation.  There will be more guidance in the coming weeks that will determine what those events will look like.

  3. The school district’s Return to Learn Plan is due on July 1.

 

Communications to the Board:

  1.  Summer Retreat for the school board will be June 25 at 2:30 p.m.

 

Administrative Reports:

  1.  Jared Cecil presented the names of the Senior Class that will be graduating this year on June 28 at 2:00 p.m.

 

New Business:

a. Vinci moved to approve the graduate list of 102 seniors to graduate this year, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  1. Resolution to Study Reorganization- A motion was made by Limbaugh, seconded by Louwagie, to approve the following resolution: 

  1.  The board adopts this resolution jointly with the Lu Verne Community School District.

  2. To study the question of undergoing reorganization

  3. To occur on or before July 1, 2024  Motion carried unanimously.

  1. Open Enrollment-None

 

MAY 11, 2020

 

  1. Owen moved to approve the quote from Apple Store for Education Institution for 110 MacBook Air Laptops for $109,890, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Nugent moved to approve the KRHC Nursing Services Agreement for the 2020-2021 school year at the same cost as the 2019-2020 agreement, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Abstained-Owen. Carried.

  3. Limbaugh moved to approve the 2020-2021 Lunch Rates which will increase .10, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  4. Owen moved to approve the Pan-O-Gold Bread Bid for the 2020-2021 school year which is a total increase of $368 from the 2019-2020 bid, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  5. Vinci moved to Table the approval for use of PPEL Funds for a new schoreboard/video board (football field), seconded by Owen.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  6. Owen moved to approve the Algona Association of Educators Agreement for the 2020-2021 school year, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  7. Vinci moved to approve the Algona Educational Services Association Agreement for the 2020-2021 school year, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  8. Louwagie moved to approve a 2.5% increase for all employees not covered by the Master Contract, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  9. Vinci moved to approve Becky Hacket-Kluver as Leadership Coach for the 2020-2021 school year, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  10. Limbaugh moved to set the day and time for a Public Hearing to Amend the 2019-2020 Budget for June 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Personnel:

  1.  Bartelt moved to approve the new contracts of Noel McLaughlin-Head Girls Basketball Coach; Chad Slagle-Field Maintenance; Travis Birkey-High School Industrial Technology; Melissa Birkey-Middle School ELA/Computers; Natalie Knobloch-Middle School Special Education; Morgan Kuecker-High School EL; Kristy Riggert-Cheerleading Coach and Jacob Adam-TNT Instructor, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Owen moved to approve the resignations/retirement of Dave Wagner-Bus Route Driver and Pat Conner-Teacher Associate, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Bartelt moved to go into Closed Session at 8:28 p.m. according to Iowa Code 21.5(1)(i) for the Superintendent Performance Review, seconded by Bartelt.  Roll Call vote was taken.  Bartelt-Aye, Davis-Aye, Limbaugh-Aye, Louwagie-Aye, Nugent-Aye, Owen-Aye and Vinci-Aye.  Nays 0, Carried.

 

Vinci moved to go into open session at 9:09 p.m., seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

No further business.  Limbaugh moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:10 p.m., seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

jcarter@algona… Fri, 05/15/2020 - 15:47

Minutes - 2020.06.08

Minutes - 2020.06.08

ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

JUNE 8, 2020

 

The Board of Education of the Algona Community School District met in regular session on June 8, 2020.  President Davis called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  Directors Bartelt, Davis, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent, Owen and Vinci answered roll call.

 

Others Present:  Superintendent Carter, Secretary Cooper, Brian Wilson, Jedd Freeburg and Rod Beenken.

 

PUBLIC HEARING of the 2019-2020 BUDGET AMENDMENT – 7:00 p.m.

There were no written objection and no oral objections.  Public Hearing was adjourned at 7:03 p.m.

 

REGULAR MEETING

Approve Agenda:  Vinci moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Consent Items:  Limbaugh audited invoices and found everything to be in order.  Owen moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Superintendent’s Report:

a. High School Baseball and Softball practice started on June 1.  Games will begin on June 15.  Several mitigation efforts have been put in place to help keep our students safe.

b. Return to Learn Plan is progressing well and is being worked on by 5 sub-committees.

c. June 20 will be Prom 2020.  The current guidelines will not allow us to put on a “traditional” prom but we have tried to create a student event that will allow student to still showcase themselves and have a little fund.

d. Graduation is scheduled for June 28 and we have been working through different plans and options.

 

Communications to the Board:

a. June 25 from 2:30-5:30 is the Board Retreat.

 

New Business:

a. Vinci moved to approve the Budget Amendment in the areas of Non-instruction Program from $725,00 to $800,000 and Other Expenditures from $1,570,277 to $3,000,000, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

b. Owen moved to approve a stipend increase for Instructional Coaches from $5,000 to $6,000, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

c. Owen moved to approve a stipend for the Dean of Students position at $5,000, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

d. Nugent moved to approve hiring a Technology Assistant which would be a full time  hourly position, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

JUNE 8, 2020

 

e. Owen moved to approve the open enrollment application for the 2020-21 school year as it was filed in a timely manner, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

f.  Owen moved to award the auditor bid to Nolte, Cornman & Johnson for a 3 year period, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

g. Limbaugh moved to approve a purchase of a new school vehicle at a cost of $14,250, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

h. Louwagie moved to accept the quote from Midwest Track at a cost of $49,900, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

i.  Nugent moved to accept the quote from Blacktop Services at a cost of $36,000, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

j.  Owen moved to approve the Grant Wood Software Renewal Agreement for the 2020-2021 school year at a cost of $15,506, seconded by Bartelt.. Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

k. Limbaugh moved to authorize the School Business Official to make payments through the month of June so that the fiscal year can be closed in a timely manner, seconded by Nugent.. Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Personnel:

a. Vinci moved to approve the new contract of Spencer Holmes as Middle School Baseball Coach, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

b. Owen moved to accept the resignations of Rita Menke-Teacher Associate at Lucia Wallace; Connie Adams-Custodian at Lucia Wallace; Brian Morgan-Head Middle School Wrestling Coach (Pending Suitable Replacement); and Nancy Simonson-Food Service, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Owen moved that the board go into closed session according to Iowa Code 21.5(1)(i) for Superintendent Evaluation, seconded by Nugent.  Roll Call vote was taken.

Bartelt-Aye; Davis-Aye; Limbaugh-Aye; Louwagie-Aye; Nugent-Aye; Owen-Aye and Vinci-Aye.  The board entered into closed session at 7:50 p.m.

 

Limbaugh moved to go into open session at 8:45 p.m., seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Owen moved to approve a 3 year superintendent contract at $155,000 for 2020-2021, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

No further business.  Owen moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:46 p.m., seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

jcarter@algona… Tue, 06/16/2020 - 14:57

2020-21 BOARD MINUTES

2020-21 BOARD MINUTES Jen@iowaschool… Sat, 10/31/2020 - 22:37

Minutes - 2020.07.13

Minutes - 2020.07.13

ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

JULY 13, 2020

 

The Board of Education of the Algona Community School District met in regular session on July 13, 2020.  President Davis called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  Directors Bartelt, Davis, Louwagie, Nugent and Vinci answered roll call. Limbaugh arrived at 7:25 p.m.

 

Members Absent:  Owen

 

Others Present:  Superintendent Carter, Secretary Cooper, Alan VanOrmer, Brian Wilson and Rod Beenken.

 

Approve Agenda:  Nugent moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Consent Items:  Davis audited invoices and found everything to be in order.  Vinci moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Superintendent’s Report:

  1. Superintendent Carter highlighted some points of emphasis for Successful Return to Learn

  2. Commencement for the Class of 2020 was held on June 28 in the Performing Arts Center.

  3. Baseball and Softball seasons have started without any problems and have been a great success

 

Communications to the Board:

  1. Thank you note from the family of Betty Wilcox

 

New Business:

  1.  Nugent moved to appoint Mary Beth Cooper as the Secretary/Treasurer/School Business Official for the 2020-21 fiscal year, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.  President Davis gave Secretary Cooper the oath of office.

  2. Bartelt moved to appoint Steve Avery as Legal Counsel for the 2020-21 fiscal year, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  3. Vinci moved to approve, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried. The following Band Depository Resolution for the 2020-21 Fiscal Year:  RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Algona Community School District in Kossuth County, Iowa approves the following list of financial institutions to be depositories of the Algona Community School District funds in conformance with all applicable provision of Iowa Code Chapter 12C.  The Treasurer is hereby authorized to deposit the Algona Community School District funds in amounts not to exceed the maximum approved for each respective financial institution as set out below:

Iowa State Bank Algona, IA $5,000,000 (Maximum Balance)

JULY 13, 2020

 

Farmer’s State Bank Algona, IA $5,000,000 (Maximum Balance)

Northwest Bank Algona, IA $5,000,000 (Maximum Balance)

UMB Des Moines, IA $15,000,000 (Maximum Balance)

 

CERTIFICATION I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of a resolution of the Algona Community School District adopted at a meeting of said pubic body, duly called and held the 13th day of July, 2020, a quorum being present, as said resolution remains of record in the minutes of said meeting, and it is now in full force and effect.

Mary Beth Cooper

Board Secretary

 

  1.  Louwagie moved to approve the following Legislative Priorities from the IASB Platform, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.  1) Supplemental State Aid; 2) Special Education; 3) Mental Health and 4) Teacher Recruitment and Licensure.

  2. Bartelt moved to approve the Elementary Handbooks which include the Parent Handbook, Staff Handbook, Preschool Parent Handbook and Preschool Staff Handbook, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  3. Vinci moved to approve the Middle School Handbook, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  4. Louwagie moved to approve the High School Handbook, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  5. Limbaugh moved to approve the Return to Learn Plans which was discussed in the Superintendent’s report, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Vinci moved to approve the following Coordinators & Investigators, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  1. Equity Coordinator-James Rotert

  2. Level I Child Abuse Investigator – Joe Carter

  3. Level II Child Abuse Investigator-Algona Police Department

  4. Harassment Investigator – Joe Carter

  5. 504/ADA Coordinator – Joe Carter & Building Principals

  6. Affirmative Action Coordinator – Joe Carter

  7. Homeless Coordinator – Jill Schutjer

 

  1. Limbaugh moved to approve the 2019 Audit, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Louwagie moved to approve the Resolution to consider continued participation of the Instruction Support Program and set the date and time for the Public Hearing for August 10, 2020 in the Board Room at 7:00 p.m. seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  3. Vinci moved to approve the open enrollment of two students out to CAM Community School District and one student to Algona for the 2020-2021 school year, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  4. Louwagie moved to approve the Specialty Underwriters Proposal of $150,749 for the 2020-2021 school year, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Personnel:

  1.  Limbaugh moved to approve the new contracts of Tom Schneider-Custodian and Hannah Cowell-Preschool Teacher Associate, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Vinci moved to approve the resignations of Megan Simonson-High School Secretary & Library TA; Jessica Blakesly-Teacher Associate, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

No further business.  Limbaugh moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 p.m., seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

jcarter@algona… Mon, 08/03/2020 - 17:25

Minutes - 2020.08.10

Minutes - 2020.08.10

ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

AUGUST 10, 2020

 

The Board of Education of the Algona Community School District met in regular session on August 10, 2020.  President Davis called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  Directors Bartelt, Davis, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent, Owen and Vinci answered roll call.  

 

Others Present:  Superintendent Carter, Secretary Cooper, Alan VanOrmer, Brian Wilson, Rod Beenken, Justin Ruhnke, Lindsey Baker, Phil Stein, Jared Cecil, James Rotert, Rick Adam, Merrill Mueller, Brad Sudol and Jill Schutjer.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – INSTURCITONAL SUPPORT LEVY  7:00 P.M.

Consideration of Proposal to Continue to participate in the Instructional Support Program for the Algona Community School District.

 

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA 7:03 P.M.

 

Approve Agenda:  Owen moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Consent Items:  Bartelt audited invoices and found everything to be in order.  Nugent moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Superintendent’s Report:

  1.  Superintendent Carter talked about the Return to Learn Guidance that was received from the State.

  2. Superintendent Carted talked about Evaluating Sick Students and Staff Guidance.

 

Communications to the Board:

  1.  McGregor Street Communications – Traffic is traveling far too fast and has created an unsafe environment for our students when they are entering and exiting the Middle School and High School Campus.  Resolutions at this time are to: 1).Run our stop signs on McGregpr longer and more often. 2). Combine with the City on a “Back to School” Campaign emphasizing the importance of safety around our school buildings and that children will be back walking to school, riding their bikes and increased travel to and from all of our buildings.

 

New Business:

  1.  Owen moved to approve the Return to Learn in an onsite model per guidance of the Iowa Department of Education using the Student Services Return to Learn Protocols Table recommended by Administration, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Limbaugh moved to approve the agreement with the North Central Consortium School with a payment of $28,000 for educational cost that will be refunded if not used and $5,000 for facility rent, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays0, Carried.

AUGUST 10, 2020

 

  1.  Louwagie moved to approve sharing our librarian with West Bend/Mallard School District at 5% of the librarian’s contract to be paid each semester, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Vinci moved to approve the open enrollment applications for the 2020-21 school year, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  3. Nugent moved to approve the Wellmark Prepayment Authorization for the 2020-21 school year, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Personnel:

  1.  Owen moved to approve the new contracts of Kaden Wadle-Assistant Varsity Football Coach; Dianna Haynes-8th Grade Volleyball Coach; Tyler Leiting-Technology Assistant; Joni Lallier-Teacher Associate; Kassidy Schiltz-Teacher Associate; Matt Stein-Middle School Quiz Bowl Sponsor; Patrick Wolter-Teacher Associate; Sara Banchs-Teacher Associate; Staci Moser-Teacher Associate; Lisa Buscher-Teacher Associate; Shalindra Acuna-Teacher Associate and Crhistian Perdomo-Teacher Associate; Tony Hogue-Volunteer Swim Coach; Noah Arrowood-Volunteer Football Coach; Collin Besch-Volunteer Football Coach; Nick Stein-Volunteer Football Coach, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Nugent moved to approve the resignations of Denise Curtis-Teacher Associate; Maddie Raymond-Teacher Associate and Jamie Kardoes-Teacher Associate, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

No further business.  Limbaugh moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 p.m., seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

jcarter@algona… Wed, 09/02/2020 - 07:25

Minutes - 2020.09.14

Minutes - 2020.09.14

ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

 

The Board of Education of the Algona Community School District met in regular session on September 14, 2020.   President Davis called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  Directors Bartelt, Davis, Limbaugh, Nugent, Owen and Vinci answered roll call.

 

Members Absent:  Louwagie

 

Others Present:  Superintendent Carter, Secretary Cooper, Jared Cecil, Phil Stein, Alan VanOrder, Amy Frankl-Brandt and Brian Wilson.

 

Approve Agenda:  Owen moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Consent Items:  Louwagie audited invoices and found everything to be in order.  Nugent moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Board Reports:

  1.  Board Members were assigned buildings to visit throughout the school year.

 

Superintendent’s Report:

  1.  Superintendent Carter went over opening day enrollment numbers.  At this time, the total student count looks like an increase from last year but the Certified Enrollment is not until October 1 which determines the funding for next year.

 

Administrative Report:

  1.  Mr. Cecil talked about Professional Development Focal Points, Restorative Practices and Block Scheduling.  

 

New Business:

  1.  Owen moved to approve the following Resolution to Participate in the Instructional Support Program, seconded by Vinci. Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors has approved a five (5) year finance plan, which anticipates the level of funding that will be possible to continue the current level of services and to fund the ongoing programs of the School District; and WHEREAS, the Board of Directors has given consideration to continue participation in the Instruction Support Program as provided in Iowa Code section 257.18 through 257.12; and WHEREAS, the Board has published notice of the time and place of a public hearing on the resolution; and WHEREAS, a hearing has been held upon the proposal to continue to participate in the Instructional Support Program and any objection are overruled; NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS RESOLVED: 1. The board of Directors determines that it is consistent with the five (5) finance plan to fund the ongoing programs and services of the School District and it is in the best interest of the School District to participate in an 

SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

 

Instructional Support Program as provided in Iowa Code sections 257.18 through 257.21, and to provide additional funding therefor for a period of five (5) years commencing the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021.   2. The additional funding for the Instructional Support Program for a budget year will be determined annually, and will not exceed ten percent (10%) of the total regular program district cost for the budget year and money received under Iowa Code section 257.14 as a budget adjustment for the budget year.  3. Moneys received by the District for the Instructional Support Program may be used: any general fund purpose.  4. The Instructional Support Program shall be funded by instructional support state aid and a combination instructional support property tax levied annually upon the taxable property within the School District commencing with the levy of property taxes for collection in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021.  5.  Unless, within twenty-eight days following the adoption of this resolution, the Secretary of the Board receives a petition containing the signatures of eligible electors equal in number to not less than one hundred or thirty percent of the number of voters at the last preceding regular school election, whichever is greater, asking that an election be called to approve or disapprove this action of the Board adopting the Instructional Support Program, this action of the Board is final and the Secretary is authorized and directed to certify a copy of this resolution to the Department of Management.  In the event a petition containing the required number of signatures is filed with the Secretary of the Board within twenty-eight days of the adoption of this resolution, the President shall call a meeting of the Board to consider recision of this resolution, or to direct the county commissioner of elections to submit the following question to the qualified electors of the School District at a special election.  Passed and approved this 14th day of September, 2020.

  1.  First Reading Board Policy Series 100

  2. Nugent moved to approve the purchase of a 2020 Plow Truck at $32,283, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  3. Vinci moved to approve the final payment of the Field Turf Project, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  4. Vinci moved to approve a temporary part time custodial addition during the time that extra cleaning is needed, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  5. Bartelt moved to approve the open enrollment applications, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  6. Limbaugh moved to approve the request to the School Budget Review Committee for Modified Supplemental Amount and Supplemental Aid for the 2020-21 Special Eduction Program deficit of $962,533.45 or as determined by the Iowa Department of Education following DE audit review, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

 

Personnel:

  1.  Owen moved to approve the new contracts of Travis Birkey-Volunteer Football Coach; Jacob Adams-Middle School Wrestling; and Nancy Friedrich-Part Time Custodian, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Limbaugh moved to accept the resignations of Steve Young-8th Grade Football Coach (Pending Suitable Replacement), Nancy Johnson-Bus Associate and Rebecca Menke-Teacher Associate, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

No further business.  Owen moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 p.m., seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

jcarter@algona… Mon, 09/21/2020 - 09:15

Minutes - 2020.10.12

Minutes - 2020.10.12

ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

OCTOBER 12, 2020

 

The Board of Education of the Algona Community School District met in regular session on October 12, 2020 in the Ed & Betty Wilcox Performing Arts Center.  President Davis called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  Directors Bartelt, Davis, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent, Owen and Vinci answered roll call.

 

Others Present: Superintendent Carter, Secretary Cooper, Principals Jared Cecil, James Rotert, Jill Schutjer and Brad Sudol.  A list of Community Members that were in attendance is on file in the School Board Secretary’s Office in Central Administration.

 

Approve Agenda:  Limbaugh moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Hearing of Delegations:  The following community members spoke to the board about the Mask Requirement:

  1. Shane Taffe

  2. Dr. Rachel Venteicher

  3. Sara Bormann

  4. Amanda Adams

 

Consent Items:  Nugent audited invoices and found everything to be in order.  Nugent moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Superintendent’s Report:

  1.  Superintendent Carter spoke about the mask protocol and the school board also spoke about the mask protocol.

  2. Certified Enrollment is down from last year but students entering into the district is up.

  3. Early Retirement Program (year 2) will be offered to those teachers who are eligible from October 29-January 18.

  4. Superintendent Carter gave an update on the work the Phase 2 Committee has discussed so far.

  5. The School Board Conference will be a virtual conference this year.  

 

Administrative Report: Brad Sudol spoke about the FAST Data that is given to students 3 times a year and the goal is to have at least 80% of students meeting benchmarks.

 

New Business:

  1.  Louwagie moved to approve the Superintendent Goals for the 2020-2021 school year, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Owen moved to set Progress Review Dates for Superintendent Goals as November, February and May, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

OCTOBER 12, 2020

 

  1. Vinci moved to approve the second reading of the 100 Series of the School Board Policies and the adoption of Board Policy 106, seconded by Lowagie.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Bartelt moved to approve the open enrollment requests, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Personnel:

  1.  Owen moved to approve the new contracts of Lila Durant-Cook Assistant and Derrick Hagedorn-Food Service Assistant, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Louwagie moved to approve the resignations of Stacy Moser-Cook Assistant and Terri Johnson-Cook, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

No further business.  Owen moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m., seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

jcarter@algona… Fri, 10/16/2020 - 13:51

Minutes - 2020.11.09

Minutes - 2020.11.09

ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

NOVEMBER 9, 2020

 

The Board of Education of the Algona Community School District met in regular session on November 9, 2020 in the Board Room.  Secretary Cooper called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  Directors Bartelt, Davis, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent, Owen and Vinci answered roll call.

 

Others Present:  Superintendent Carter, Secretary Cooper, Principal James Rotert, Shelby Berte, Rick Adams, Brian Wilson, Jack Limbaugh, Jordan Limbaugh, Austin Peel, Reed Westman and Rod Beenken.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING:

Election of Board President:  Owen moved to nominate Rodney Davis as Board President for the 2020-21 school year, seconded by Vinci.  A vote was taken and Rodney Davis was elected Board President.  Secretary Cooper gave Davis the oath of office and turned the meeting over to Davis.

Election of Board Vice President:  Limbaugh moved to nominate Brent Owen as Board Vice President for the 2020-21 school year, seconded by Nugent.  A vote was taken and Brent Owen was elected Board Vice President.  President Davis gave the oath of office to Owen.

 

REGULAR MEETING:

Approve Agenda:  Vinci moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Consent Items:  Vinci audited invoiced and found everything to be in order.  Louwagie moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Superintendent’s Report:

  1.  Superintendent Carter spoke about Certified Enrollment and even though the count for resident students is down, the overall count for students in the Algona District is up.

  2. Superintendent Carter spoke about looking at refinancing the bonds that we currently have due to low interest rates and the savings would be significant.

  3. IASB Convent will be virtual this year.  If any board member would like to participate, let Mary Beth know so she can sign you up.

  4. Superintendent Carter spoke about Phase 2 of the Athletic Field and the update from the Committee.

 

Communications to the Board:

  1.  Atura Architecture spoke about the Gateway to Athletic Complex/Softball Field Presentation and answered any questions the board had.

 

Administrative Report:

  1.  Mr. Rotert talked about the Social Emotional Circles and introduced Shelby Berte and how she has incorporated these into her FCS classes.

NOVEMBER 9, 2020

 

New Business:

  1.  Owen moved to appoint Rodney Davis as the IASB Delegate, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Owen moved to approve the open enrollment applications for the 2020-21 school year, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  3. Limbaugh moved to approve Board Policy 105, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  4. First Reading of Board Policy 200 Series

  5. Motion was made by Nugent, seconded by Vinci to authorize the district’s administration to submit a request to the School Budget Review Committee in the amount of $94,610.84 for MSA for the purpose of open enrolled out students and LEP instruction beyond five years for resident students.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  6. Owen moved to appoint Jay Limbaugh as Kossuth County Conference Board Member, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Personnel:

  1.  Owen moved to approve the new contracts of Valorie McMahon-Teacher Associate, Jennifer Regan-Part Time Cook Assistant, Gina Friend-Part Time Cook Assistant, Noah Arrowood-Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, Ryan King-9th Grade Boys Basketball Coach and the following Volunteer Coaches:  Ahlee Nichols-Assistant Girls Basketball; Jay Bjustrom-Assistant Wrestling; Austin Long-Assistant Wrestling; Kory Kuecker-Assistant Wrestling; Brian Morgan-Assistant Wrestling and Nick Stein-Assistant Boys Basketball, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Vinci moved accept the resignations of Molly Henderson-9th Grade Volleyball; Kassidy Schiltz-Teacher Associate; Jason Moser-Food Service; Mike Weier-Middle School Football Coach and Ryan King-Assistant Softball Coach, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Owen moved to go into Closed Session at 8:30 p.m. in accordance with Chapter 21.5 (1)(i) –Performance Review Superintendent, seconded by Nugent.  Roll Call vote was taken.  Ayes 7.  Carried.

 

Limbaugh moved to go into open session at 9:15 p.m., seconded by Owen.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

No further business.  Owen moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:16 p.m., seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

jcarter@algona… Mon, 11/16/2020 - 10:02

Minutes - 2020.11.23 (Special Session)

Minutes - 2020.11.23 (Special Session)

ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

The Board of Directors of the Algona Community School District, State of Iowa, met in Special Session, in the PAC Board Room, Algona, Iowa, at 8:00 a.m., on November 23, 2020.  There were present President Davis, in the chair, and the following named Board Members: Limbaugh, Nugent and Vinci. 

 

Members Absent: Bartelt, Louwagie and Owen.

 

Others Present: Superintendent Carter, Secretary Cooper and Amy Frankl-Brandt.

 

Approve Agenda:  Nugent moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 4, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Vinci moved to approve the Athletic Facility Project to include infrastructure and site work, softball field and ticket/restroom/concession stand, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 4, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Resolution Fixing the Date for a Public Hearing on the Proposed Use of SAVE Revenue for an Athletic Facility Infrastructure Project.

 

Resolution Fixing the Date for a Public Hearing on the Proposed Issuance of Approximately $9,750,000 School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds.

 

No further Business.  Limbaugh moved to adjourn the board meeting at 8:17 a.m., seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 4, Nays 0, Carried.

jcarter@algona… Mon, 11/23/2020 - 10:15

Minutes - 2020.12.14

Minutes - 2020.12.14

ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

DECEMBER 14, 2020

 

The Board of Directors of the Algona Community School District, State of Iowa, met in regular session, in the PAC Board Room, Algona, Iowa, at 7:00 p.m. on December 14, 2020.  There were present President Davis, in the chair, and the following named Board Members:  Bartelt, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent, Owen and Vinci.  Absent: None.  Vacant: None

 

PUBLIC HEARING

  1. The President announced that this is the time, place, and date to hold a hearing on the proposed Use of SAVE Revenue for an Athletic Facility Infrastructure Project.  The following persons appeared:  Gloria Bartelt, Rodney Davis, Jay Limbaugh, Todd Louwagie, Tom Nugent, Brent Owen, Andrea Vinci, Superintendent Joe Carter, Secretary Mary Beth Cooper, Principal Jill Schutjer, Brian Wilson, Amy Frankl-Brandt, Michelle Hjelle, Emma Hjelle, Phil Stein and Bryan Nelson.

 

  1. The President of the Board of Directors of the Algona Community School District announced that this is the time, place and date to hold a hearing on the Proposed Issuance of Approximately $9,750,000 School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds.  

 

The President declared the hearing closed at 7:04 p.m.

 

REGULAR MEETING

Approve Agenda:  Limbaugh moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Hearing of Delegations:

  1.  Michelle Hjelle spoke to the board asking to consider adding an 8th lane to the track while construction was beginning in that area.

 

Consent Items:  Davis audited invoices and found everything to be in order.  Nugent moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Communications to the Board:

  1.  Ayron Young gave a presentation on what Aptegy can do for the Algona School District.  It is an electronic “apps” for schools that is most effective for our families in todays’ society.

 

Superintendent’s Report:

  1.  Superintendent Carter talked about the Governor’s most recent proclamation and the impact that is has on our schools.

  2. A Classified Retirement Program was discussed with the board.

DECEMBER 14, 2020

 

Administrative Report:

  1.  Mrs. Schutjer talked about the Social, Emotional Learning (SEL) at the Elementary level.

 

New Business:

  1. Director Louwagie introduced the following Resolution and moved its adoption.  Director Vinci seconded the motion to adopt.  The roll was called, and the vote was:

Ayes: Bartelt, Davis, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent, Owen and Vinci.  Nays 0.  The President declared the Resolution adopted as follows: RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE PROPOSED USE OF SAVE REVENUE FOR AN ATHLETIC FACILITY INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT 

WHEREAS, the School District receives revenue from the State of Iowa Secure an Advanced Vision for Education Fund (“SAVE Revenue”) pursuant to Iowa Code §423F.2; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Iowa Code chapter 423F and an election duly held in accordance therewith on December 9, 2008, the Board of Directors is currently entitled to spend SAVE Revenue for school infrastructure purposes, including the construction of an athletic facility infrastructure project; and WHEREAS, the Board of Directors has considered potential uses of the District’s SAVE Revenue including use for secure entries for the District’s attendance centers and has determined that it is necessary and advisable for the District to use SAVE Revenue for the following athletic facility infrastructure project that is not physically attached to a student attendance center: to construct, furnish, and equip an athletic facility complex, including an entrance, softball field, and ADA accessibility improvements; and WHEREAS, the Board of Directors has complied with the provisions of Iowa Code § 423F.3(6A) by adopting a resolution setting forth the proposal for the athletic facility infrastructure project, and holding a public hearing on the proposed construction of the athletic facility;  NOW, THEREFORE, it is resolved: 1. The Board of Directors hereby supports the proposed use of SAVE Revenue for the following athletic facility infrastructure project: to construct, furnish, and equip an athletic facility complex, including an entrance, softball field, and ADA accessibility improvements. The estimated cost of the construction of this athletic facility infrastructure project is $2,400,000. 2. Eligible electors of the school district have the right to file with the Board Secretary a petition pursuant to Iowa Code § 423F.4(2)(b), on or before close of business on December 28, 2020, for an election on the proposed use of SAVE Revenue. The petition must be signed by eligible electors equal in number to not less than one hundred or thirty percent of those voting at the last preceding election of school officials under Iowa Code § 277.1, whichever is greater. 3. In the event a petition containing the required number of valid signatures is filed with the Secretary of the Board on or before close of business on December 28, 2020, the President shall call a meeting of the Board to consider rescinding this Resolution supporting the proposed use of SAVE Revenue or directing that the question of the proposed use of SAVE Revenue be submitted to the qualified electors of the School District.

 

DECEMBER 14, 2020

 

If the Board determines to submit the question to the electors, the proposition to be submitted shall be as follows: Shall the Board of Directors of the Algona Community School District in the County of Kossuth, State of Iowa, be authorized to use revenue from the State of Iowa Secure an Advanced Vision for Education Fund for the purpose of constructing to construct, furnish, and equip an athletic facility complex, including an entrance, softball field, and ADA accessibility improvements, with the estimated cost of construction being $2,400,000?

PASSED AND APPROVED this 14th day of December, 2020.

 

  1.  Director Vinci introduced the following Resolution and moved its adoption.  Director Nugent seconded the motion to adopt.  The roll was called, and the vote was: Ayes:. Bartelt, Davis, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent, Owen and Vinci.  Nays: 0.

The President declared the Resolution adopted as follows: RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE PROPOSED ISSUANCE OF APPROXIMATELY $9,750,000 SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE SALES, SERVICES AND USE TAX REVENUE REFUNDING BONDS

WHEREAS, the School District receives revenue from the State of Iowa Secure an Advanced Vision for Education Fund (“SAVE Revenue”) pursuant to Iowa Code Section 423F.2; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 423F and an election duly held in accordance therewith on December 9, 2008 approving a revenue purpose statement (the “Revenue Purpose Statement”) the Board of Directors is currently entitled to spend SAVE Revenue for school infrastructure purposes; and WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in need of funds for the following school infrastructure project: to construct, furnish, and equip an athletic facility complex, including an entrance, softball field, and ADA accessibility improvements; and to currently refund the outstanding School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2015, dated June 23, 2015 and the outstanding School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2015B, dated November 3, 2015, including costs of issuance and a debt service reserve fund if required by the purchaser; and WHEREAS, the board of Directors has deemed it necessary and advisable that that the District issue School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds, which may be issued in one or more series over multiple fiscal years pursuant to Iowa Code Section 423F.2 and 423E.5, in the approximate amount of $9,750,000 for the purpose of providing funds to construct, furnish, and equip an athletic facility complex, including an entrance, softball

              field, and ADA accessibility improvements; and to currently refund the outstanding

School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2015, dated June 23, 2015 and the outstanding School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2015B, dated November 3, 2015, including costs of issuance and a debt service reserve fund if required by the purchaser.  Any bond proceeds remaining after completion of this project will be used for other school infrastructure projects as authorized by the School District’s Revenue Purpose Statement; and WHEREAS, the Board of Directors has complied with the provisions of Iowa Code Section 423F.4 by providing notice and holding a public hearing on the proposal to issue such Bonds:

 

DECEMBER 14, 2020

 

NOW, THEREFORE, it is resolved:   1.  The Board of Directors supports the proposal to issue approximately $9,750,000 School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds, which may be issued in one or more series over multiple fiscal years pursuant to Iowa Code Section 423F.2 and 423E.5, for the purpose of providing funds to construct, furnish, and equip an athletic facility complex, including an entrance, softball field, and ADA accessibility improvements; and to currently refund the outstanding School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2015, dated June 23, 2015 and the outstanding School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2015B, dated November 3, 2015, including costs of issuance and a debt service reserve fund if required by the purchaser.  Any bond proceeds remaining after completion of this project will be used for other school infrastructure projects as authorized by the School District’s Revenue Purpose Statement.  2.  Eligible electors of the school district have the right to file with the Board Secretary a petition pursuant to Iowa Code Section 423F.4(2)(b), on or before close of business on December 28, 2020, for an election on the proposed bond issuance.  The petition must be signed by eligible electors equal in number to not less than one hundred or thirty percent of those voting at the last preceding election of school officials under Iowa Code Section 277.1, whichever is greater.  3.  In the event a petition containing the required number of valid signatures is filed with the Secretary of the Board on or before close of business on December 28, 2020, the President shall call a meeting of the Board to consider withdrawing the proposed Bond issuance, or directing that the question of the proposed Bond issuance be submitted to the qualified electors of the School District.  If the Board determines to submit the question to the electors, the proposition to be submitted shall be as follows:  Shall the Board of Directors of the Algona Community School District in the County of Kossuth, State of Iowa, be authorized to issue approximately $9,750,000 School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds, which may be issued in one or more series over multiple fiscal years pursuant to Iowa Code Section 423F.2 and 423E.5, in the approximate amount of $9,750,000 for the purpose of providing funds to construct, furnish, and equip an athletic facility complex, including an entrance, softball field, and ADA accessibility improvements; and to currently refund the outstanding School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2015, dated June 23, 2015 and the outstanding School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2015B, dated November 3, 2015, including costs of issuance and a debt service reserve fund if required by the purchaser; with any bond proceeds remaining after completion of this project used for other school infrastructure projects as authorized by the School District’s Revenue Purpose Statement?   

PASSED AND APPROVED this 14th day of December, 2020.

c. Limbaugh moved to approve the Engagement Letter with Piper Sandler & Co., seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

DECEMBER 14, 2020

 

  1. Bartelt moved to approve the Engagement Letter with Ahlers and Cooney as Bond Counsel, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Nugent moved to approve the request to the School Budget Review Committee (SBRC) for modified supplemental amount and supplemental aid for 2021-2022 Dropout Prevention Program in the amount of $416,531 for expenditures necessary to implement the 2021-2022 AT Risk Dropout Prevention Program as approved by the Algona Community School District Board of Education, seconded by Vinci. A roll call vote was taken. Ayes: Bartelt, Davis, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent, Owen and Vinci. Nays: None.  Motion Carried.

  3. Limbaugh moved to approve the Second Reading of the Board Policy 200 Series with revisions, seconded by Bartelt. Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  4. Vinci moved to approve the open enrollment applications for the 2020-2021 school year, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Personnel:

  1.  Owen moved to approve the new contracts of Travis Birkey – Assistant Varsity Softball Coach; Molli Leiting-Assistant Varsity Girls Track and Field Coach; Melissa Birkey-Assistant Varsity Volleyball Coach; Noah Arrowood-Middle School Boys Track and Field Coach; Darin Krug-Food Service Transportation and Emily Draheim-Food Service, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Owen moved to accept the resignations of Sara Curtis-Middle School Cross Country Coach; Steve Young-Middle School Boys Track and Field Coach; and Gina Friend-Food Service, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

No further business.  Owen moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 p.m., seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

jcarter@algona… Wed, 12/30/2020 - 09:19

Minutes - 2021.01.11

Minutes - 2021.01.11

ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

JANUARY 11, 2021

 

The Board of Directors of the Algona Community School District, State of Iowa, met in regular session, in the Central Administration Board Room, 600 S. Hale Street, Algona, Iowa, at 7:00 p.m. on the above date.  There were present President Davis, in the chair, and the following named Board Members: Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent, Owen and Vinci.

Absent: Bartelt

 

Others Present:  Superintendent Carter, Secretary Cooper, Deb Miller, Vicki Kaiser, Phil Stein, Rick Adams and Brian Wilson.

 

Approve Agenda:  Vinci moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Consent Items:  Limbaugh audited invoices and found everything to be in order.  Owen moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Communications to the Board:

  1.  Matt Gillespie of Piper/Sandler spoke to the board about the bid that was received and the savings that resulted from this bid.

 

Superintendent Report:

  1.  Superintendent Carter gave a financial review of how finances are now and how they look projected out 5 years.

 

New Business:

  1.  Nugent moved to approve to hire a Director of Teaching and Learning for the 2021-22 school year, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Limbaugh moved to approve the Early Teacher Retirement Applications of: Dianne Aboud, Lori Ludwig, Jill Cook, Anita Gerhard, Janet Voteler, Mary Haverkamp, Phil Stein and Jim McMahon, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  3. Vinci moved to approve the Agreement with Aptegy, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  4. Board Member Vinci introduced the following Resolution entitled “RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SALE OF APPROXIMATELY $8,847,000 SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE SALES, SERVICES AND USE TAX REVENUE AND REFUNDING BO D, SERIES 2021,” and moved its adoption.  Board Member Limbaugh seconded the motion to adopt.  The roll was called and the vote was:  Ayes: Vinci, Owen, Nugent, Louwagie, Limbaugh and Davis.  Nays: 0.  The President declared the Resolution adopted.  RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SALE OF APPROXIMATELY $8,847,000 SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE SALES, SERVICES AND USE TAX REVENUE AND REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2021.   This is the time and place for the sale of School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue and Refunding Bonds, 

 

JANUARY 11, 2021

 

Series 2021 (the “Bonds”); WHEREAS, the School District has received proposals for the sale of the Bonds and has arranged for the sale of these Bonds to Iowa State Bank, at a purchase price of par, plus accrued interest to date of delivery: NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE COUNTY OF KOSSUTH, STATE OF IOWA:

Section 1. The sale of approximately $8,847,000 School Infrastructure, Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue and Refunding Bonds, Series 2021, to be dated the date of delivery, for the purpose of providing funds to construct, furnish, and equip an athletic facility complex, including an entrance, softball field, and ADA accessibility improvements; and to currently refund the outstanding School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2015, dated June 23, 2015 and the outstanding School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2015B, dated November 3, 2015, upon the following terms, is approved and confirmed.

Section 2. That the President and Secretary are authorized and directed to issue and deliver approximately $8,847,000 School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue and Refunding Bonds, in the aggregate principal amount of approximately $8,847,000 each in the denomination of $100,000 or integral multiples of $5,000 in excess thereof, bearing interest and maturing as follows:

 

              Principal Amount Interest Rate Maturity Date

$8,847,000 1.00% 07/01/2030

 

Section 3. That all acts of the Superintendent of Schools and Board Secretary done in furtherance of the sale of the Bonds are ratified and approved.

 

PASSED AND APPROVED this 11th day of January, 2021.

 

      e.  Louwagie moved to approve the Classified Retirement Program for the 2020-21 and 

            2021-22 school year, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

      f.   First Reading of Board Policy 300 Series

 

Personnel:

  1.  New Contracts – None

  2. Limbaugh moved to approve the resignations of Dianna Haynes-Middle School Volleyball Coach and Brooke Fonley-Middle School Softball Coach, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

No further business.  Owen moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:10 p.m., seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

jcarter@algona… Sun, 01/17/2021 - 16:56

Minutes - 2021.02.08

Minutes - 2021.02.08

ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

FEBRUARY 8, 2021

 

The Board of Directors of the Algona Community School District, in the County of Kossuth, State of Iowa, met in regular session, in the Board Room, Performing Arts Center, 600 S. Hale Street, Algona, Iowa at 7:00 p.m. on the above date.  There were present President Davis, in the chair, and the following named Board Members:  Bartelt, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent and Owen.

Absent: Vinci

 

Others Present:  Superintendent Carter, Secretary Cooper, Phil Stein, Brian Wilson and Brad Sudol.

 

Approve Agenda:  Limbaugh moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Consent Items:  Nugent audited invoices and found everything to be in order.  Owen moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Superintendent Report:

  1. Superintendent Carter talked about the Legislative updates that affect the School Districts.

  2. Budget-The Budget for FY22 is being developed and will have a proposed budget to bring to the March board meeting before the final budget is approved at the April meeting.

  3. Hiring Process is going well and have several recommendations later in the meeting for First Grade, High School Science, 4th Grade, Elementary Art, and High School TAG.  Also final interviews for our Director of Teaching and Learning Position will be conducted onsite on February 12.

  4. Vaccine Update-Around 165 staff members who signed up to receive the vaccine have been able to reserve a time slot for the vaccine.

  5. Financial Updates – Superintendent Carter gave an update on Year to Date Expenditures and Revenues in comparison of where we were last year.

 

Administrative Report:

  1.  Brad Sudol talked about Algona Elementary Reading and Math Data.

 

New Business:

  1.  The President of the Board called up for consideration the Resolution to Consider Continued Participation in the Instructional Support Program which requires that a public hearing be held on this proposal.  Director Owen introduced the following Resolution and moved its adoption.  Director Louwagie seconded the motion to adopt.  The roll call was call and the vote was:  AYES:  Bartelt, Davis, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent and Owen.  NAYS: 0.  The President declared the Resolution adopted as follows:

 

February 8, 2021

 

RESOLUTION TO CONSIDER CONTINUED PARTICIPATION 

IN THE INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAM

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors has determined that to continue the current level of services and to fund the ongoing programs of the School District, continuation of participation in the Instructional Support Program for a period of five years is necessary and in best interests of the District and its residents and students; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors wishes to consider continued participation in the Instructional Support Program as provided in Sections 257.18 through 257.21, Code of Iowa; and 

 

WHEREAS, the authorization for the current Instructional Support Program will expire on June 30, 2021; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board adopted a resolution to participate in the Instructional Support Program which included certain terms and conditions of participation on September 14, 2020; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board and finds recission of the Board’s action on September 14, 2020 regarding participation in the Instructional Support Program is reasonable and warranted and in the best interest of the District; and

 

WHEREAS, this Resolution sets forth the proposal of the Board of Directors, including the method that will be used to fund the program; and 

 

WHEREAS, notice of the time and place of a public hearing must be published:

 

NOW, THEREFORE, it is resolved:

  1.  The Resolution Authorizing Participation in the Instructional Support Program upon certain terms and conditions, approved by the Board on September 14, 2020, is hereby rescinded and such authorization is declared null and void.

  2. The Board of Directors wishes to consider continued participation in the Instructional Support Program as provided in Sections 257.18 through 257.21, Code of Iowa, for a period of five years, commencing with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022.

  3. The additional funding for the Instructional Support Program for a budget year shall be determined annually and shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the total egular program district cost for the budget year and moneys received under Section 257.14, Code of Iowa, as a budget adjustment for the budget year.

  4. Moneys received by the District for the Instructional Support Program may be used for any general fund purpose.

February 8, 2020

 

  1. The Instruction Support Program shall be funded by instructional support state aid and a combination instructional support property tax levied annually upon the taxable property within the School District commencing with the levy of property taxes for collection in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, and an instructional support income surtax imposed annually, the percent of income surtax to be determined by the Board for each budget year to be imposed upon the state individual income tax of each individual income taxpayer resident in the School District on December 31, 2021 and each year thereafter.

  2. The Secretary is authorized and directed to give notice of a public hearing to be held in the Board Room, Performing Arts Center, 600 S. Hale Street, Algona, Iowa, on March 8, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

  3. Following the public hearing the Board intends to take action on the question whether to continue participation in the Instructional Support Program.

 

PASSED AND APPROVED this 8th day of February, 2021.

 

  1. Owen moved to set the Date and Time for the Public Hearing to approve the School Calendar as March 8, 2021 at 7:05 p.m., seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Louwagie moved to approve the Title IX Plan, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  3. Bartelt moved to approve the Final Reading of Series 300 of the Board Policies, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  4. Limbaugh moved to approve the Open Enrollment applications for 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Personnel:

  1.  Nugent moved to approve the new contracts of Lindsay Carter-9th Grade Softball Coach; Noah Arrowood-High School Science Teacher; Becca Brinkley-.5 FTE Elementary Art Teacher; Melissa Birkey-First Grade Teacher; Ashlee Nichols-.25 FTE HS TAG Teacher; Drew Severson-MS Cross Country Coach; Ben Kern-Volunteer Golf Coach; Julia Berte-MS Teacher Associate; Emily Cook-4th Grade Teacher, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Louwagie moved to approve the resignations of Drew Severson-MS Football Coach; Lisa Cassens-Co-HS Quiz Bowl Sponsor; Mindi Spear-Co-HS Quiz Bowl Sponsor; Emily Draheim-Food Service; Stephanie Simnson-Sullivan-MS Teacher Associate; Rick Adams-Director of Building & Grounds; Margo Adams-Central Services and Prom Sponsor; Karla Ertelt-Teacher Associate; Deb Miller-Teacher Associate; and Wendy Zhao-Teacher Associate, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

No further business.  Owen moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m., seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

jcarter@algona… Wed, 02/10/2021 - 10:21

Minutes - 2021.03.08

Minutes - 2021.03.08

ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

MARCH 8, 2021

 

The Board of Directors of the Algona Community School District, in the County of Kossuth, State of Iowa, met in regular session, in the Board Room, Performing Arts Center, 600 S. Hale Street, Algona Iowa, at 7:00 p.m., on the above date.  There were present President Davis, in the chair, and the following named Board Members: Bartelt, Vinci, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent and Owen.

Absent: None

Vacant: None

 

The President announced that this is the time, place and date to hold a hearing on proposed Resolution to Continue Participation in the Instructional Support Program.  The following persons appeared: Superintendent Carter, Secretary Cooper, Janie Eischen, Merrill Mueller, Rick Adams, James Rotert and Brian Wilson.

 

The President declared the hearing closed.

 

Director Limbaugh introduced the following Resolution and moved its adoption.  Director Louwagie seconded the motion to adopt.  The roll call was called, and the vote was:

 

AYES: Bartelt, Davis, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent, Owen & Vinci.

NAYS: 0

 

The President declared the resolution adopted as follows:

RESOLUTION TO CONTINUE PARTICIPATION IN THE 

INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAM

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors has determined that to continue the current level of services and to fund the ongoing programs of the School District, continuation of participation in the Instructional Support Program for a period of five years is necessary and in the best interests of the District and its residents and students; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors has given consideration to continue participation in the Instructional Support Program as provided in Sections 257.18 through 257.21, Code of Iowa; and

WHEREAS, a hearing has been held upon the proposal to continue participation in the Instructional Support Program and any objections are overruled:

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS RESOLVED:

  1.  The Board of Directors determines that it is consistent with the five year finance plan to fund the ongoing programs and services of the School District and it is in the best interest of the School District to continue participation in an Instructional Support Program as provided in Sections 257.18 through 257.21, Code of Iowa, and to provide additional funding therefor for a period of five (5) years commencing with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022.

 

MARCH 8, 2021

 

  1. The additional funding for the Instructional Support Program for a budget year will be determined annually and will not exceed ten percent (10%) of the total regular program district cost for the budget year and moneys received under Section 257.14, Code of Iowa, as a budget adjustment for the budget year.

  2. Moneys received by the District for the Instructional Support Program may be used for any general fund purpose.

  3. The Instructional Support Program shall be funded by instructional support state aid and a combination instructional support property tax levied annually upon the taxable property within the School District commencing with the levy of property taxes for collection in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, and an instructional support income surtax imposed annually, the percent of income surtax to be determined by the Board for each budget year to be imposed upon the state individual income tax of each individual income taxpayer resident in the School District on December 31, 2021, and each year thereafter.

  4. Unless, within twenty-eight days following the adoption of this Resolution, the Secretary of the Board receives a petition containing the signatures of eligible electors equal in number to not less than one hundred or thirty percent of the number of voters at the last preceding regular school election, whichever is greater, asking than an election be called to approve or disapprove this action of the Board adopting the Instructional Support Program, this action of the Board is final and the Secretary is authorized and directed to certify a copy of this Resolution to the Department of Management.

In the event a petition containing the required number of signatures is filed with the Secretary of the Board within twenty-eight days of the adoption of this Resolution, the President shall call a meeting of the Board to consider rescission of this Resolution, or to direct the county commissioner of elections to submit the following question to the qualified electors of the School District at a special election.

If the Board determines to submit the question to the electors, the proposition to be submitted shall be as follows:

Shall the Board of Directors of the Algona Community School District, in the County of Kossuth, State of Iowa, be authorized for a period of five (5) years to continue to levy and impose an instructional support tax in an amount (after taking into consideration instructional support state aid) of not exceeding ten percent (10%) of the total of regular program district cost for the budget year and moneys received under Section 257.14, Code of Iowa, as a budget adjustment in the budget year, and be authorized annually, in combination, as determined by the Board, to levy an instructional support property tax upon all the taxable property within the School District commencing with the levy of property taxes for collection in the fiscal year ending June 30, 

MARCH 8, 2021

 

2022, and to impose an instructional support income surtax upon the state individual income tax of each individual income taxpayer resident in the School District on December 31 for each calendar year commencing with calendar year 2021, or each year thereafter, the percent of income surtax to be determined by the Board of each fiscal year, to be used for any general fund purpose?

PASSED AND APPROVED this 8th day of March, 2021.

 

Hearing on 2021-22 School Calendar-Hearing closed at 7:07 p.m.

 

REGULAR MEETING

 

Approve Agenda:  Owen moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Bartelt.. Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Consent Items:  Louwagie audited invoices and found everything to be in order. Nugent moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Owen. Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Communications to the Board: Superintendent Carter introduced Janie Eischen as our new Director of Teaching and Learning for the 2021-22 school year.

 

Superintendent Report:

  1.  Superintendent Carter went over the preliminary budget that will be presented at the April 12 board meeting for approval.  The tax rate will stay the same as last year.

Nugent moved to set the Date & Time for the 2021-22 Budget Hearing for April 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the PAC, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Administrative Report:

  1. Mr. Rotert spoke about the Middle School ISASP Assessments 

 

New Business:

  1. Limbaugh moved to approve the 2021-2022 School Calendar as presented, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. $8,847,000 School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue and Refunding Bonds:

  • Board Member Nugent introduced the following Resolution entitled “RESOLUTION APPOINTING PAYING AGENT, BOND REGISTRAR, AND TRANSFER AGENT, APPROVING THE PAYING AGENT, BOND REGISTRAR AND TRANSFER AGENT AGREEMENT AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF SAME” and moved its adoption. Board Member Louwagie seconded the motion to adopt. The roll was called, and the vote was:

AYES: Bartelt, Davis, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent, Owen and Vinci.

NAYS: 0  The President declared the Resolution adopted.

MARCH 8, 2021

 

  • Board Member Vinci moved that the form of Tax Exemption Certificate be placed on file and approved.  Board Member Bartelt seconded the motion.  The roll was called, and the vote was:

AYES: Bartelt, Davis, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent, Owen and Vinci.

NAYS: 0     The President declared the Motion adopted.

 

  • Board Member Louwagie introduced the following Resolution entitled “RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND PROVIDING FOR THE TERMS OF ISSUANCE AND SECURING THE PAYMENT OF $8,847,000 SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE SALES, SERVICES AND USE TAX REVENUE AND REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2021, OF THE ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, STATE OF IOWA, UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTERS 423E AND 423F OF THE CODE OF IOWA, AND PROVIDING FOR A METHOD OF PAYMENT OF SAID BONDS,” and moved its adoption.  Board Member Vinci seconded the motion to adopt. The roll was called, and the vote was:

AYES: Bartelt, Davis, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent, Owen and Vinci.

NAYS: 0     The President declared the Resolution adopted.

  1.  Owen moved to approve the bid for the Athletic Gateway and Softball Field to Sande Construction in the amount of $2,108,627, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. First Reading of 400 Series.

  3. Limbaugh moved to approve an Air Handler Unite for the High School Gym at a cost of $173,850, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  4. Vinci moved to approve hiring Seasons to provide School Based Mental Health Services for students at a cost of $45,000/year, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  5. Vinci moved to approve hiring 3.5 Interventionist positions for a two year period with the ESSER Funds, seconded by Louwagie. Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  6. Owen moved to approve the bid from Blue Bird Bus for the purchse of two new buses at a cost of $296,560, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  7. Owen moved to approve the open enrollment applications for the 2021-22 and 2020-21 school year, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

Personnel:

  1.  Vinci moved to approve the following new contracts, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried. Janie Eischen-Director of Teaching & Learning; Matt Stein-Model UN & Quiz Bowl; Joe Ingalls-Middle School Social Studies; Kayla Jacobson-High School Instructional Coach; Lance Williamson-Middle School Special Education; Vicky Duckert-Teacher Associate; Drew Serverson-Middle School Girls Track; Mindi Spear-Middle School Softball; Ron Patterson-Spring Session Drivers Ed Teacher; Dave Wieland-Spring Session Drivers Ed Teacher and Marty Wadle-Spring Session Drivers Ed Teacher.

  2. Nugent moved to approve the following resignations, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.  Deb Miller-Middle School Teacher Associate; Darlene Goodrich-Media 

 

MARCH 8, 2021

 

Associate; Debbie Scott-Transportation; Molly Henderson-8th Grade Girls Basketball Coach; and Jennifer Regan-Food Service.

 

Owen moved to go into Closed Session according to Iowa Code 21.5(1)(i) Performance Review for the Superintendent at 8:25 p.m., seconded by Bartelt.  Roll was taken.  Ayes: Bartelt, Davis, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent, Owen, and Vinci.  Nays: 0.  Carried.

 

Owen moved to go into Open Session at 9:03 p.m., seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

No further business.  Vinci moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:04 p.m., seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

jcarter@algona… Tue, 03/16/2021 - 16:22

Minutes - 2021.04.12

Minutes - 2021.04.12

ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

APRIL 12, 2021

 

The Board of Directors of the Algona Community School District, in the County of Kossuth, State of Iowa, met in regular session, in the Board Room, Performing Arts Center, 600 S. Hale Street, Algona, Iowa, at 7:00 p.m. on the above date.  There were present President Davis, and the following named Board Members:  Bartelt, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Owen and Vinci.  Absent: Nugent.

 

Others Present:  Superintendent Carter, Secretary Cooper, Phil Stein, Amy Frankl-Brandt and Brad Sudol.

 

BUDGET HEARING OF THE 2021-2022 BUDGET

 

Superintendent Carter presented the proposed 2021-2022 Budget to the School Board and Community.  There were no oral or written objections.  Public Hearing was closed at 7:15 p.m.

 

REGULAR MEETING

 

Approve Agenda:  Limbaugh moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Consent Items:  Limbaugh audited invoices and found everything to be in order.  Vinci moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Superintendent Report:

  1.  Hiring has gone very well.  Currently we are looking for an Interventionist for the High School, Bryan Elementary and Middle School each of these positions are a 2 year position.

  2. Superintendent Carter opened up discussion for a Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Weight Room.

  3. Prom is Saturday.  Grand March will start at 8:00 p.m.

  4. The Gateway Project has started.

 

Administrative Report:

  1.  Mr. Sudol present preliminary numbers for Preschool and Kindergarten and a comparison to last year’s enrollment numbers.

 

New Business:

  1.  Owen moved to set the date and time for a Public Hearing to amend the 2020-2021 Budget as May 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m., seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Vinci moved to approve the 2021-2022 Budget with a rate for Algona at 10.63 and a combined rate with Titonka of 10.81, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

APRIL 12, 2021

 

  1. Louwagie moved to approve the following Budget Guarantee Resolution:  Resolved, that the Board of Directors of the Algona Community School District, will levy property taxes for fiscal year 2021-2022 for the regular program budget adjustment as allowed under section 257.14, Code of Iowa., seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Limbaugh moved to approve the 2020 Audit, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  3. Vinci moved to approve the AEA Purchasing Agreement for the 2021-2022 school year, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  4. Louwagie moved to approve the Algona Association of Educators Agreement at a 2.89% salary increase, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  5. Limbaugh moved to approve the Algona Educational Services Agreement at a .42 increase per hour.  The hiring base wage will increase by .20 per hour and the bus associate wage will increase by .15 per hour , seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  6. Vinci moved to approve a 2.7% increase for all employees not covered by the Master Contract, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  7. Limbaugh moved to approve Allison VanOtterloo and John Scuffham as Foundation Representatives, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  8. Louwagie moved to approved a Boy’s Swimming Sharing Agreement with Fort Dodge Community School District, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  9. Limbaugh moved to hire an additional Baseball Coach for the Summer of 2021 at a salary of $2,681, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  10. Owen moved to approve the Iowa Local Government Risk Pool Commission Natural Gas Program Agreement, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  11. Limbaugh moved to approve the 2021-2022 Open Enrollment Applications, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  12. Vinci moved to approve the following new contracts:  Blake Elsbecker-High School Social Studies Teacher; Jordan Buhs-Middle School Math Teacher and Middle School Football Coach; Kjerstin Brandt-High School Swim Coach; Molli Leiting-MTSS Coordinator; Jason Bradley-Asst. Varsity Boys Track Coach; Shana Wood-Middle School ELA/Social Studies Teacher; Megan Hamilton-Middle School/High School Special Education Teacher; Victoria Brandon-Middle School Special Education Teacher; Jeff Gisch-Director of Building and Grounds; Kelsey Throne-Bertha Godfrey Interventionist-.5 fTE and 2 year position; Sara Thilges-Lucia Wallace Interventionist-2 year position; James Rotert-Middle School Football Coach; Nate Kitzinger-Middle School Football Coach; Elizabeth Duffield-4th Grade Teacher, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  13. Limbaugh moved to accept the following resignations: Hannah Cowell-Teacher Associate; Lile Durand-Food Service; Joe Flanary-Custodian; Todd VanOtterloo-9th Grade Girls Basketball Coach; Lance Williamson-Middle School Special Education Teacher and Lisa Buscher-Teacher Associate, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

APRIL 12, 2021

 

No further business.  Bartelt moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:01 p.m., seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

jcarter@algona… Fri, 04/16/2021 - 08:50

Minutes - 2021.04.23 (Special Session)

Minutes - 2021.04.23 (Special Session)

ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

APRIL 23, 2021

 

The Board of Directors of the Algona Community School District, in the County of Kossuth, State of Iowa, met in special session, in the Board Room Performing Arts Center, 600 S. Hale Street, Algona, Iowa, at 7:30 a.m. on the above date.  There were present President Davis, and the following named Board Members: Limbaugh, Owen and Vinci. 

Absent: Bartelt, Louwagie and Nugent.

 

Others Present:  Superintendent Carter and Secretary Cooper.

 

Approve Agenda:  Vinci moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 4, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Personnel:

  1.  Vinci moved to approve the following resignations: Tyler Nichols-Teacher; Ashlee Nichols-Teacher; Lauren Foughty-Teacher and James Rotert-Middle School Wrestling Coach, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 4, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Limbaugh moved to approve the following new contracts: Jordan Buhs-9th Grade Girls Basketball Coach; Nicole Studer-Bryant Elementary Interventionist; Donelle Bradford-Bus Driver and Adrianna Jensen-Volunteer Girls Track Coach, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 4, Nays 0, Carried.

 

No further business.  Owen moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:35 a.m., seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 4, Nays 0, Carried.

jcarter@algona… Thu, 04/29/2021 - 13:41

Minutes - 2021.05.10

Minutes - 2021.05.10

ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

MAY 10, 2021

 

The Board of Directors of the Algona Community School District, in the County of Kossith, State of Iowa, met in regular session, in the Board Room, Performing Arts Center, 600 S. Hale Street, Algona, Iowa, at 7:00 p.m. on the above date.  There were present President Davis, and the following named Board Members: Bartelt, Davis, Louwagie, Nugent, Owen and Vinci.  Limbaugh arrived at 7:04 p.m.

 

Others Present:  Superintendent Carter, Secretary Cooper, Phil Stein, Amy Frank.-Brandt, Brian Wilson and Jared Cecil.

 

PUBLIC HEARING OF THE 2020-2021 BUDGET AMENDMENT

 

Superintendent Carter presented the proposed 2020-2021 Budget Amendment to the School Board and the Community.  There were no oral or written objections.  Public Hearing was closed at 7:02 p.m.

 

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

 

Approve Agenda:  Owen moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Consent Items:  Vinci audited invoices and found everything to be in order.  Vinci moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Superintendent Report:

  1.  May is School Board Appreciation Month and each board member was presented with a certificate of appreciation.

  2. Summer School for students in grades K-5 has 50 students enrolled and will take place at Bryant Elementary.  Summer School will be Monday-Thursday (June 7-July 2) from 8:30-11:30.

  3. Last day of school will be Tuesday, May 25.  Students will be dismissed at 11:30 on that day.  There will be a luncheon for all staff to honor retirees at 12:00 p.m. in the High School Commons.

  4. The new mobile app and website are live!  Our official marketing release will coincide with the start of school and school registration.

 

Administrative Report:

  1.  Mr. Cecil presented the Graduate List to the School Board.

 

New Business:

  1.  Limbaugh moved to approve the Graduate List pending completion of coursework, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

MAY 10, 2021

 

  1. Vinci moved to approve a joint committee to continue to study reorganization, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Owen moved to approve hiring a Strength and Condition Coach, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  3. Vinci moved to approve the NCSS Consortium Agreement for the 2021-22 school year. Cost will be based on enrollment for the district, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  4. Nugent moved to approve the 2021-2022 Lunch Rates at a .10 increase from the 2020-2021 school year, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  5. Vinci moved to approve the fees for the 2021-2022 school year with no increase, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  6. Vinci moved to approve the scoreboard for the Turf Field at a cost of $50,000 for the first year and $20,000 for the next 4 years, all cost would come from the PPEL Fund, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  7. Nugent moved to approve all Open Enrollment requests for the 2021-2022 school year, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Personnel:

  1.  Limbaugh moved to approve the new contracts for: Brittany Hoover-Middle School PE Teacher; Kameryn Etherington-Volunteer Softball Coach; Tyler Leiting-Volunteer Boys Basketball Coach and Blake Elsbecker-Volunteer Boys Basketball Coach, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Bartelt moved to accept the following resignations: Holly Waltz-Math Counts Sponsor; Valorie McMahon-Teacher Assoicate; Jennifer Christensen-PLC Leader, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

No further business.  Owen moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 p.m., seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

jcarter@algona… Thu, 05/27/2021 - 21:45

Minutes - 2021.06.14

Minutes - 2021.06.14

ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

JUNE 14, 2021

 

The Board of Directors of the Algona Community School District, in the County of Kossuth, State of Iowa, met in regular session, in the Board Room, Performing Arts Center, 600 S. Hale Street, Algona, Iowa, at 7:00 p.m. on the above date.  There were present President Davis, and the following named Board Members:  Bartelt, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent, Owen and Vinci.

 

Others Present:  Superintendent Carter and Secretary Cooper.

 

Approve Agenda:  Owen moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Consent Items:  Bartelt audited invoices and found everything to be in order.  Owen moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Superintendent’s Report:

  1.  Superintendent Carter gave a financial summary of the year to date expenses, revenues received and fund balances.  

  2. Superintendent Carter gave a review of ISASP and how the students goals are being met.

 

New Business:

  1.  Vinci moved to approve the Software Agreement from Grant Wood which is now Vista Software, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Owen moved to award the bread bid to Pan-O-Gold for the 21-22 school year, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  3. Limbaugh moved to award the milk bid to Kemps for the 21-22 school year, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  4. Limbaugh introduced and caused to be read the Resolution hereinafter set out and moved its adoption; seconded by Nugent after due consideration thereof by the Board, the President put the questions upon the adoption of said Resolution and, the roll having been called, the following Directors voted: Ayes: Bartelt, Davis, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent, Owen and Vinci. Nays 0.  Whereupon the President declared the said Resolution duly adopted as follows:

Resolution: WHEREAS, Iowa Code provides school districts greater flexibility to transfer excess funds to other specified purposes; WHEREAS, the Board, in consultation with its community, has determined that funds of $13,811.98 in the General Fund shall be transferred to the student activity fund to purchase protective and safety equipment required for any extracurricular interscholastic athletic contest or competition that is sponsored or administered by an organization as currently defined by Iowa Code.. NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the BOARD:  Passed and approved this 14th day of June, 2021.  Board President: ___________________________________________________

 

June 14, 2021

 

Attest:      Board Secretary:__________________________________________________

 

  1. Vinci moved to approve the KRHC School Nursing Contract for the 2021-22 school year in the amount of $96,153, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes Bartelt, Davis, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent and Vinci.  Nays 0, Abstain: Owen  Carried.

  2. Owen moved to approve the bid of Blacktop Service Co. in the amount of $49,255, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  3. Vinci moved to approve the renewal proposal for Specialty Underwriter Insurance Company in the amount of $148,724 for two years, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  4. Nugent moved to authorize the School Business Official to make payments thorugh the month of June so that the fiscal year can be closed in a timely manner, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  5. Louwagie moved to approve the open enrollment applications for the 21-22 school year, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Personnel:

  1.  Bartelt moved to approve the following new contracts: Blair Bradley-High School Business Teacher; Missy Krieps-Middle School ELA Teacher; Roger Elbert-Custodian; Calvin Brandt-Teacher Assoicate; Liz Bradley-AD Secretary/Central Duplicating; Brittany Hoover-8th Grade Volleyball Coach; Donelle Bradford-Teacher Associate; and Karla Grandgenett-Teacher Associate, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Limbaugh moved to approve the following resignations: Ryan King-Teacher; Christian Perdomo-Library Associate; Pete McGuire-Bus Driver; Darin Krug-Food Service and Julia Berte-Teacher Associate, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Limbaugh moved to go into Closed Session in accordance to Iowa Code 21.5(1)(i) Superintendent Evaluation, seconded by Vinci.  Roll Call vote was taken.  Ayes: Bartelt, Davis, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent, Owen and Vinci.  Nays 0.  Carried.  The board went into closed session at 7:37 p.m.

 

Owen moved to go into Open Session at 8:30 p.m., seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Approve Superintendent Salary/Contract:

  1. Vinci moved to approve a 3 year contract for the Superintendent at a salary of $167,500, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

No further business.  Limbaugh moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:35 p.m., seconded by Owen.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

jcarter@algona… Tue, 06/22/2021 - 07:20

2021-22 BOARD MINUTES

2021-22 BOARD MINUTES Jen@iowaschool… Fri, 06/11/2021 - 11:14

Minutes - 2021.07.12

Minutes - 2021.07.12

ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

JULY 12, 2021

 

The Board of Directors of the Algona Community School District, in the County of Kossuth, State of Iowa, met in regular session, in the Board Room, Performing Arts Center, 600 S. Hale Street, Algona, Iowa, at 7:00 p.m. on the above date.  There were present President Davis, and the following named Board Members:  Bartelt, Limbaugh, Louwagie and Nugent.

 

Members Absent:  Owen and Vinci.

 

Others Present:  Superintendent Carter and Secretary Cooper.

 

Approve Agenda:  Limbaugh moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Consent Items:  Davis audited invoices and found everything to be in order.  Louwagie moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Superintendent’s Report:

  1.  The Algona School District will be hosting a job fair on August 2nd from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. in the High School Commons.  This will be for Teachers Associate and Food Service Positions as well as Substitute Teacher Associate and Substitute Bus Driver Positions.

  2. The School Improvement Advisory Council will be meeting again the first part of August.  The committee can help assess district needs and set educational goals.

  3. The building project is moving along very well.  There are some issues with drainage that should be added to the new softball field.

 

New Business:

  1.  Limbaugh moved to approve increasing the Substitute Teacher Associate pay rate from $9.70 to $10 per hour for the 2021-22 school year, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Nugent moved to approve increasing the Substitute Teacher pay rate from $105 to $115 per day for the 2021-22 school year, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.

  3. Limbaugh moved to appoint Mary Beth Cooper as the Secretary/Treasurer/School Business Official for the 2021-22 school year, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.  President Davis gave Secretary Cooper the oath of office.

  4. Bartelt moved to appoint Steve Avery as Legal Counsel for the Algona School District for the 2021-22 school year, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.

  5. Louwagie moved to approve the following resolution, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.  RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Algona Community School District in Kossuth County, Iowa, approves the following list of financial institutions to be depositories of the Algona Community School District funds in conformance with all applicable provisions of Iowa Code Chapter 12C.  The Treasurer is 

 

JULY 12, 2021

 

hereby authorized to deposit the Algona Community School District funds in amounts not to exceed the maximum approved for each respective financial institution as set out below.

DEPOSITORY NAME LOCATION MAXIMUM BALANCE

Iowa State Bank Algona, IA $5,000,000

Farmners State Bank Algona, IA $5,000,000

Northwest Bank Algona, IA $5,000,000

UMB Algona, IA $15,000,000

CERTIFICATION I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of a resolution of the Algona Community School District adopted at a meeting of said public body, duly called and held the 12th day of July, 2021, a quorum being present, as said resolution remains of record in the minutes of said meeting and it is now in full force and effect.. Dated this 12th day of July, 2021

Mary Beth Cooper, Board Secretary

  1. Limbaugh moved to choose the following 4 priorities that would positively impact the Algona Community School District, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.  

Supplemental State Aid; Market-Competitive Wages; Teacher Recruitment & Licensure and Special Education.

  1. Bartelt moved to approve all the Elementary Handbooks with the only changes being staffing or dates, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Limbaugh moved to approve the Middle School Handbooks with the following changes, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried. 1) Removed language about alternative lunches 2) Added language to reflect Respect and Integrity in the classroom 3) Removed open gym section 4) Updated schedule page to reflect our new schedule and times.

  3. Bartelt moved to approve the High School Handbook with the only changes being staffing or dates, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.

  4. Limbaugh moved to appoint James Rotert as Equity Coordinator for the 2021-22 school year, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.

  5. Nugent moved to appoint Joe Carter as Level I Child Abuse Investigator for the 2021-22 school year, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.

  6. Limbaugh moved to appoint the Algona Police Department as Level II Child Abuse Investigators for the 2021-22 school year, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.

  7. Nugent moved to appoint Joe Carter as Harassment Investigator for the 2021-22 school year, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.

  8. Louwagie moved to appoint Joe Carter, Jared Cecil, James Rotert, Jill Schutjer and Brad Sudol as 504/ADA Coordinator for the 2021-22 school year, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.

  9. Limbaugh moved to appoint Joe Carter as Affirmative Action Coordinator for the 2021-22 school year, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.

  10. Bartelt moved to appoint Jill Schutjer as Homeless Coordinator for the 2021-22 school year, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.

 

JULY 12, 2021

 

  1. Limbaugh moved to approve all Fundraisers that are estimated to be over $2,500 in profit, seconded by Louwagie.. Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Louwagie moved to approve the open enrollment requests for the 2021-22 school year, seconded by Bartelt.. Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Personnel:

  1.  Bartelt moved to approve the following new contracts for the 2021-22 school year, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.  Jennifer Adams-Prom Sponsor; William Phillips-Middle School Social Studies; Nathan Worlsford-High School Social Studies; Amber Becker-Teacher Associate; Heather Kohlhaas-Teacher Associate; Jake Adams-Assistant Football Coach; Brian Connick-8th Grade Girls Basketball Coach.

  2. Limbaugh moved to approve the resignation of Lori Thiessen-Food Service, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.

 

No further business. Louwagie moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m., seconded by Limbaugh.. ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.

jcarter@algona… Fri, 08/06/2021 - 13:40

Minutes - 2021.07.22 (Special Session)

Minutes - 2021.07.22 (Special Session)

ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

JULY 21, 2021

 

The Board of Directors of the Algona Community School District, in the County of Kossuth, State of Iowa, met in special session, in the Board Room Performing Arts Center, 600 S. Hale Street, Algona, Iowa, at 7:00 a.m. on the above date. There were present President Davis, and the following named Board Members:  Bartelt, Louwagie, Owen, Nugent-arrived at 7:02 a.m. and Limbaugh-arrived at 7:05 a.m.

Absent:  Vinci

 

Others Present: Superintendent Carter and Secretary Cooper.

 

Approve Agenda: Owen moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 4, Nays 0, Carried.

 

New Business:

a.-e.  Owen moved to approve the following out of state trips, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.  Volleyball Team to Missour July 23; Football Team to Minnesota August 6; FFA North American Barrow Show to Minnesota Sept. 13; National FFA Convention to Indiana October 26; and Livestock Judging to South Dakota January.

 

Personnel:

  1.  Louwagie moved to accept the resignations of Tracy Carlson-Teacher and Brandilee Kahler-Teacher Associate, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 5, Nays 0, Carried.
  2. Owen moved to approve the new contract of Kaden Wadle as Strength and Conditioning Coach, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

No further business.  Owen moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:06 a.m., seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

jcarter@algona… Thu, 07/22/2021 - 12:16

Minutes - 2021.08.09

Minutes - 2021.08.09

ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

AUGUST 8, 2021

 

The Board of Directors of the Algona Community School District, in the County of Kossuth, State of Iowa, met in regular session, in the Board Room, Performing Arts Center, 600 S. Hale Street, Algona, Iowa, at 7:00 p.m. on the above date.  There were present President Davis, and the following Board Members: Bartelt, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent and Vinci.

 

Members Absent:  Owen

 

Others Present:  Superintendent Carter and Secretary Cooper.

 

Approve Agenda:  Nugent moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Consent Items:  Davis audited invoices and found everything to be in order.  Limbaugh moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Superintendent Report:

  1.  Algona School held a Job Fair for open Teacher Associate and Food Service positions as well as substitute positions.  A good turnout with over 20 people attending and most positions were filled.

  2. Superintendent Carter talked about the timeline for the upcoming board elections

  3. The School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC) met prior to the board meeting and had several items on their agenda.  ESSER III usage, project update, and the new school app.

  4. New teachers to the district will begin on August 16 and 17.  All staff will meet on August 18 at 7:45 am.

 

New Business:

  1.  Vinci moved to approve the Iowa Lakes Contract for 2021-2022 school year, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Vinci moved to approve the first reading of the Board Policy Updates and waive the second reading which include Board Policies 200, 206.1, 206.2, 213, 213.2, 301.4, 302.4, 401.14, 412.3, 501.14, 501.15, 502.3, 502.3R1, 504.3(Rescinded), 504.3R1(Rescinded), 505.5, 603.6, and 604.1, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  3. Louwagie moved to approve ESSER III Usage which is to Implement evidence-based activities to address learning loss, implement summer learning and enrichment programs; Better meet the needs of students’ academic, social and emotional, mental health and academic needs, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  4. Limbaugh moved to approve the Joint Representation Waiver to have continued work on our study of reorganization with the Lu Verne CSD. Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. have been asked to represent Prairie Lakes AEA, Lu Verne CSD and the Algona CSD with respect to 

 

AUGUST 9, 2021

 

the proposed reorganization of the Algona and Lu Verne School District, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried. 

  1.  Nugent moved to approve a $5,000 stipend for Mrs. Brandt to perform the HS TAG duties for the 2021-22 school year, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Vinci moved to approve the bids for 5 used buses.  Bus #1 to Monson Salvage for $1,125, Bus #3 to Brian Riggert for $1,500, Bus #4 to Monson Salvage for $1,125, Bus #17 to Monson Salvage for $3,075 and Bus #21 to Brian Riggert for $1,200, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  3. Limbaugh moved to approve the open enrollment applications for the 21-22 school year, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Personnel:

  1. Louwagie moved to approve the following new contracts, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.  Tony Hogue-Volunteer Swim Coach; Madison Elsbecker-7th Grade Math Teacher pending successful student teaching and acquiring her initial teaching license; Stephanie Metz-Teacher Associate; Crystal Bronson-Teacher Associate; Andrea Myhre-Cook; Brittany Anderson-Teacher Associate; Beth Charlton-Transportation Associate/Cook; Janet Glawe-Cook; Daniel Hanselman-Teacher Associate; Amanda Fairbanks-Teacher Associate; Jamie Elbert-Teacher Associate; Tami Fish-Teacher Associate; Michele Parson-Cook; Justin Nall-Media Associate; Kaden Wadle-Teacher Associate; Tina Jones- Cook/Transportation Associate; Collin Besch-Volunteer Assistant Football and Bryce Bradley-Volunteer Assistant Football. 

  2. Vinci moved to accept the following resignations, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.  Sonata Ward-Arrowood-Teacher Associate; Brandi Kahler-Teacher Associate; Vicky Duckert-Teacher Associate; and Cary Buss-Cook.

 

No further business.  Limbaugh moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 p.m., seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

jcarter@algona… Wed, 08/11/2021 - 14:14

Minutes - 2021.09.13

Minutes - 2021.09.13

ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

SEPTEMBER 13, 2021

 

The Board of Directors of the Algona Community School District, in the County of Kossuth, State of Iowa, met in regular session, in the Board Room, Performing Arts Center, 600 S. Hale Street, Algona, Iowa, at 7:00 p.m. on the above date.  There were present President Davis, and the following Board Members:  Bartelt, Limbaugh, Nugent, Owen and Vinci.

 

Members Absent:  Louwagie

 

Others Present:  Superintendent Carter, Secretary Cooper, Janie Eischen, Brad Sudol, Kristi Roberts, Brian Wilson and Amy Frankl-Brandt.

 

Approve Agenda:  Nugent moved to approve the agenda with the addition of item d. Request for Modified Allowable Growth and Supplemental Aid for Special Education as the amount had just been determined this afternoon, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Consent Items:  Nugent audited invoices and found everything to be in order.  Vinci moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Board Reports:  Board members chose a building to visit during the school year.

 

Superintendent Report:

  1. Superintendent Carter talked about the great start to the school year.  

  2. Superintendent Carter talked about COVID and its impact on staff and students and went over the procedures and protocols that we have in place.

  3. Superintendent Carter went over the opening day enrollment figures in comparison to last year.

  4. Superintendent Carter would like the board to think about the Long Term Sub Pay and starting off with the per diem salary.

  5. School Districts in Iowa are required to have a district needs assessment by Iowa Code section 280.12(2).  Algona has not had a formal needs assessment in a number of years.  IASB offers this service.

 

Administrative Report:

Mr. Sudol and Mrs. Roberts talked about Restorative Practices and how the elementary and middle school buildings have been working on this since 2019 and the progress the students and staff have had because of this.

 

New Business:

  1.  First Reading of Board Policies Series 400

  2. Owen moved to approve the Board Policy Revision and Updates as presented for the 1st and 2nd Reading, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  3. Limbaugh moved to approve the out of state trip for the high school band to attend the Waseca Classic Marching Band Festival, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  4. Owen moved to approve the request to the School Budget Review Committee for Modified Supplemental Amount and Supplemental Aid for the 2021-22 Special Education Program deficit of $487,386.84 or as determined by the Iowa Department of Education following DE audit review, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  5. Vinci moved to approve the open enrollment applications for the 21-22 school year, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Personnel:

  1.  Owen moved to approve the new contracts of Michelle Stone-Teacher Associate; Susanne Reding-Food Service; Ceriena Chada-Teacher Associate; Olivia Rochleau-Teacher Associate; Heidi Schnakenberg-Teacher Associate; Heather Fowler-Food Service/Transportation Associate; Patrick Wolter-Transportation Associate; Theresa Wolter-Transportation Associate; Angela Resner-Teacher Associate and Justine Garman-Teacher Associate, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Limbaugh moved to accept the resignations of Shannon Struecker-Teacher Associate; Michael Stence-Transportation Associate; Brittany Howland-Teacher Associate and Julie Sewick-Teacher Associate, seconded by Owen.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

No further business.  Owen moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:10 p.m., seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

jcarter@algona… Tue, 09/14/2021 - 12:11

Minutes - 2021.10.11

Minutes - 2021.10.11

ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

OCTOBER 11, 2021

 

The Board of Directors of the Algona Community School District, in the County of Kossuth, State of Iowa, met in regular session, in the Board Room, Performing Arts Center, 600 S. Hale Street, Algona, Iowa, at 7:00 p.m. on the above date.  There were present President Davis, and the following Board Members: Bartelt, Louwagie, Nugent, Owen and Vinci.

 

Members Absent:  Limbaugh

 

Others Present:  Superintendent Carter, Secretary Cooper, Janie Eischen and Brian Wilson.

 

Approve Agenda:  Nugent moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Consent Items:  Louwagie audited invoices and found everything to be in order.  Owen moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Superintendent Report:

  1. Superintendent Carter reported on the District’s Financial Health for the past several years and how we have improved our financial report card.

  2. Superintendent Carter gave a report on the preliminary count for Certified Enrollment which happens on October 1.  Our student count has increased from last year.

  3. The IASB Convention will be November 18 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines with the Delegate Assembly on November 17.

 

Administrative Report:

  1.  Janie Eischen spoke on the Comprehensive Balanced Assessment System and making data-based instructional decisions from the information they receive.

 

New Business:

  1.  Vinci moved to appoint Rodney Davis as Delegate to the Delegate Assembly on November 17, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Louwagie moved to approve the Reorganization Committee Members which includes from Algona: Justin Davis, Haley Offeman, Rodney Davis, Pete Waltz and Nicole Studer, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  3. Owen moved to approve the out of state trip for the TAG students to Omaha, NE to watch a performance of Wicked, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  4. Owen moved to approve the Second Reading of Series 400 of the Board Policies, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  5. Nugent moved to approve the Superintendent Goals for the 21-22 school year, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  6. Vinci moved to approve the High School Vocal Fundraiser of selling coffee to be used for students Chicago trip and future travel, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

OCTOBER 11, 2021

 

  1.  Louwagie moved to set the progress review dates for the Superintendent as December and March, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Vinci moved to approve the open enrollment requests for the 21-22 school year, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

New Contracts:

  1.  Owen moved to approve the new contracts of: Tyler Kraft-Assistant Varsity Wrestling/MS Coach; Kory Kuecker-Assistant Varsity Wrestling/MS Coach; Corey Bjustrom-Volunteer Wrestling Coach; Brian Morgan-Volunteer Wrestling Coach; James Rotert-Volunteer Wrestling Coach; Nate Kitzinger-Volunteer Wrestling Coach and Jay Bjustrom-Volunteer Wrestling Coach, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Owen moved to approve the resignation of Jesse Adams as Middle School custodian, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

 

No further business.  Owen moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:58 p.m., seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 6, Nays 0, Carried.

jcarter@algona… Fri, 10/15/2021 - 13:55

Minutes - 2021.11.08

Minutes - 2021.11.08

ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

NOVEMBER 8, 2021

 

The Board of Directors of the Algona Community School District, in the County of Kossuth, State of Iowa, met in regular session, in the Board Room, Performing Arts Center, 600 S. Hale Street, Algona, Iowa, at 7:00 p.m. on the above date.  There were present President Davis, and the following Board Members: Bartelt, Limbaugh, Louwagie, Nugent, Owen and Vinci.

 

Others Present:  Superintendent Carter, Secretary Cooper, Janie Eischen, Jared Cecil, Brian Wilson, Betsy Becker along with the following FFA Students: Nick Christensen, Jordan Buscher, Conner Olmstead, Hunter Thilges, Paige Meendering, Olivia Thilges, Ellie Vaske and Kayla Buscher.

 

Approve Agenda:  Owen moved to approve the agenda as posted, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Communications to the Board:  Mrs. Becker along with the FFA Students, gave a presentation on their trip to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN.

 

Consent Items:  Limbaugh audited invoices and found everything to be in order.  There was one invoice that did not get placed on the List but a check had been written to Mason City CSD in the amount of $157.76.  Nugent moved to approve the consent items, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

Superintendent Report:

  1.  Superintendent Carter gave a report on the final count for Certified Enrollment.  Overall, our enrollment has increased from last year.

  2. Superintendent Carter gave a report on the Financial Health of the District and what the numbers look like for the next 5 years.

 

Todd Louwagie spoke about the Biology Field Day and what a great opportunity this was for the students of Algona and Bishop Garrigan.  He wanted to thank the Don Tietz Foundation and the Science Teachers of both schools for providing this opportunity.

 

Administrative Report:

  1.  Jared Cecil spoke about the High School Professional Development.  

 

NEW BUSINESS:

  1.  Vinci moved to approve the request to the School Budget Review Committee for a modified supplemental amount of $123,633 due to an increase of certified enrollment from the prior year, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Vinci moved to approve a modification to the Cafeteria Plan where employees enrolled in the Cafeteria Plan can carry over up to $500 of their unused amount to the following year, seconded by Limbaugh.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

NOVEMBER 8, 2021

 

  1.  Louwagie moved to approve the out of state trip by the high school band and  choir to Chicago, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Limbaugh moved to approve the Girls Basketball Fundraiser to purchase team equipment, jersey and shorts, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  3. Nugent moved to approve casting the Algona CSD weighted vote for Sue Brown, the board member representing Director District No. 2 of the Prairie Lakes Area Education Board of Directors, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  4. Limbaugh moved to extend the Whole Grade Sharing Agreement between Algona and Lu Verne through the 2022-2023 school year, terminating on June 30, 2023, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  5. Vinci moved to approve the Three-Year AHERA Inspection Contract in the amount of $11,300, seconded by Louwagie.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  6. Louwagie moved to approve the Quote for a platform and liftgate for the school utility truck in the amount of $9,475.00 and an additional cost of $3,745.00 for a snow spreader, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  7. Limbaugh moved to approve the 2021-22 open enrollment applications, seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

PERSONNEL:

  1.  Vinci moved to approve the following new contracts: Sandra Verhelst-Food Service; Diane Burbach-Food Service; Becky Bibler-Elem. Special Education; Dana Carroll-Teacher Associate and Chris Kahler-Full Time Custodian, seconded by Bartelt.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

  2. Limbaugh moved to approve the following resignations: Tina Jones-Food Service; Michele Parsons-Food Service; Melissa Birkey-Asst. Varsity Volleyball (Pending Suitable Replacement); Rebecca West-Color Guard Sponsor; Kaden Wadle-Assistant Varsity Football (Pending Suitable Replacement); Heidi Schnakenberg-Teacher Associate, seconded by Nugent.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

 

No further business.  Owen moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:06 p.m., seconded by Vinci.  Ayes 7, Nays 0, Carried.

jcarter@algona… Thu, 11/11/2021 - 07:35