Minutes - 2020.6.8

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.

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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.