Minutes - 2020.4.13

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.

 

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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-

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  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.