Minutes - 2019.7.8

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.