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City of La Porte City – FY 2017 Wage Report

Allsup, Eric 840.00 Ansley, Jared 716.08 Arteaga, Richard 1,717.35 Bader, Breann 512.50 Bagenstos, Jim 3,293.75 Barz, Lauren 137.50 Blocker, Allen 2,124.00 Bohnstengel, Jessica 162.50 Bowers, Kaylie 693.10 Brecher, Christopher 48,844.71 Bronner, Jonathan 210.82 Brown, Troy 314.50 Burkgren, Bob 136.00 Butler, Kristine 289.00 Clark, Becky 1,101.50 Cowell, Kyle 1,476.59 Craft, Leann 175.00 Curtis, Jennifer 450.00 Davis, Trey 1,334.75 Davison, Hayle 595.00 Davison, Katie 27,720.88 Davison, Timothy 2,219.50 Devries, Kraig 200.00 Dewitt, Janice 10,252.88 Dewitt, Madison 1,515.76 Dirks, Benjamin 10,376.87 Earle, Mathew 255.00 Ellsworth, Scarlett 525.60 Erdahl, Janet 13,275.00 Feaker, Larry 66,344.36 Fisher, Josh 17.00 Gaston, Jasmine 350.00 Getz, Emily 2,983.11 Grimm, Deb 93.50 Grimm, Dennis 136.00 Grimm, Don 705.50 Grote, Julie 3,097.00 Grote, Lily 733.76 Hager, Ronald 552.50 Harrill, Gina 574.12 Harrill, James 30,540.32 Harrill, Kristi 840.00 Harrison, Mitch 323.00 Hartman, Brooke 5,344.88 Hartz, Allen 7,179.40 Hayungs, Jonah 213.04 Hilmer, Raini 275.00 Hora, Dakota 534.16 Hudson, Megan 1,392.12 Hutton, Jeff 1,513.00 Jacobsen, Gerry 7,159.48 Jenkins, Mary 420.25 Jenna, Steinlage 291.34 Jesse, Barry 133.33 Jesse, Brian 200.00 Johnson, Michael 840.00 Jolley, Jayden 1,746.77 Keefe, John 35,405.54 Kinsel, Quentin 1,249.67 Klima, Hunter 1,047.52 Kronschnabel, Jolene 34,311.36 Krop, Zoie 828.75 Langford, Richard 8,557.50 Larison, Jess 2,556.69 Leroy, Madeline 561.96 Leroy, Nathan 1,093.20 McFarland, Jeff 2,441.00 Meyer, Lucus 416.50 Miller, Julie 3,871.90 Moine, Charline 5,688.00 Neil, David 4,500.00 Newgren, Keaton 858.87 Opperman, Colton 6,055.30 Ott, Jeremy 161.50 Patterson, Grace 566.47 Paulhus, Anthony 726.75 Pennell, Matt 510.00 Rempe, Benjamin 1,501.57 Rempe, Bradyn 1,232.97 Rife, Laurie 684.00 Roach, Kaleb 2,103.69 Rohrbach, Victor 37,760.78 Rosauer, Riley 364.91 Sadler, Brent 840.00 Sammons, Tom 42.50 Sash, Olivia 363.76 Sash, Payton 132.40 Sash, Rylee 263.02 Schmitz, Brad 1,562.75 Schmitz, Jordan 979.29 Schmitz, Silver 438.00 Scott, Harold 41,766.51 Shepard, Arabella 373.87 Sides, Leigh 204.00 Smith, Timothy 85.00 Smock, Byron 39,653.81 Stevens, Cynthia 4,523.77 Stika, Casey 96.00 Stocks, Amanda 20,029.28 Stocks, Nicholas 9,333.73 Strubel, William 8,200.00 Thiele, Brooke 1,556.78 Thiele, Clayton 1,401.56 Van Dyke, Chad 70.00 Vobr, Brent 42.50 Vobr, Matthew 1,194.25 Vogeler, Matthew 1,313.25 Wandschneider, Holly 883.85 Ward, Rachel 6,734.53 Weich, Samuel 60,611.96 West, Morgan 454.16 Whittlesey, Jane 60,089.35 Wigg, Dana 708.88 Williams, David 420.00 Williams, Robert 50,259.20 Wilson, Elliana 29.08 Wilson, Emma 117.15 Zeien, Daniel 946.85 Total Wages 736,776.52 

Union Community School Board of Directors – June 19, 2017

 June 19, 2017 (pending board approval) 
Call to Order: Board President Joe Connolly called the regular meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. The following board members were present: Darrell DeWinter, Corey Lorenzen, Cathy Niebergall, Kevin Sash, Jenna Scott, and Brian Weber.  Agenda: The agenda was revised to include the following:  Item 14a, Approve Preschool Agreements. On a motion by Weber, second by Niebergall, the agenda was approved as amended. Motion carried 7-0.  Correspondence: Thank you cards from Madison Winter for receiving a Norma Anders Scholarship and a thank you from the FRC Robotics Team for the board’s support were passed around for the board to read. Superintendent’s Report: 1) Recognitions: Congratulations to the Girls Soccer Team on their runner-up finish at the State Soccer Tournament. 2) Letter from Denver Teacher: Received a letter from a Denver teacher commending Union CSD for the wide-scale participation at the AEA workshop this month. 3) Teaching Staff Considerations: hiring of HS staff is completed, will be interviewing for MS special education position tomorrow (Tuesday), hiring for LPC Elem is completed, and this agenda includes hiring a 4th grade teacher for D-G Elem. 4) Employee Handbook: A group of employees participated in reviewing the employee handbook and making suggestions. IASB sent out their employee handbook template last Thursday and we have not had time to go through it to see if there is anything else we might want to add to Union’s handbook. Planning on having the employee handbook ready for the board to review prior to the July 17th board meeting. 5) Financial Update: a. Natural Gas: We have the agreement from WoodRiver Energy for Joe to sign. b. Voted PPEL: The action item is on this agenda. 6) Facility Update: a. Roofing Plan: Struxture Architects has offered to do a full walk through of the buildings at a cost of $15,000. The board consensus was to not spend the money at this time for the full walk through. b. Union HS Media Center and Entryway Furniture: will be ordered July 1st. c. Tennis Courts at HS: $80,000 to repair and resurface. 7) Technology: a. Waiting to get final approval on process technology contracting from the school attorney. b. Considering transferring some funds from the partial self-funded account to the General Fund to use for next purchase of chromebooks.  (In the past, our auditors have told us we should not build this account above our maximum liability too much unless we are planning on making changes to the amount the district pays for health insurance that would increase our maximum liability.  We would transfer amount for chromebooks while maintaining an amount to cover our maximum liability.) 8) Marketing Plan: Hoping to have a proposal in July for the board to take action on. 9) Daycare Conversation:  The Dysart DDC is moving forward with their plans for daycare. Will be contacting Aplington-Parkersburg tomorrow about their before/after school program. There is a committee in LPC that has also started discussing daycare. 10) The La Porte City City Council would like to meet jointly with the school board on June 28th at 7:00 pm. 11) Technology:  Looking at technology support companies. Have received quotes from two vendors. 12) Prairie Fire Theatre: Considering doing something like this using internal resources. Prairie Fire has cost around $3,000 each of the last two years. 13) Concessions Trailer:  The district has not used the concessions trailer for several years. Could sell the concessions trailer and purchase another cargo trailer. The board consensus was to sell the concessions trailer and purchase another cargo trailer. 14) June 23rd: The HS and District Office will be closed in the afternoon as there will be no electricity while an electric meter is being switched out.  Voted Physical Plant and Equipment Levy Resolution: The board discussed the Voted PPEL at length, talking about what the money could be used for and levy amount options they could be looking at. The board discussed setting the maximum levy amount at $1.00 or $1.34 per thousand. They discussed the other levies already in place and how they might be able to lower some of those levies as they put in place a Voted PPEL levy. The board decided to set the maximum levy at $1.34 per thousand, allowing them to decide each year whether to levy at the maximum or an amount below the maximum.PHYSICAL PLANT AND EQUIPMENT LEVYRESOLUTION OF ELECTION  Director Lorenzen introduced and caused to be read the Resolution hereinafter set out and moved its adoption; seconded by Director DeWinter; after due consideration thereof by the Board, the President put the question upon the adoption of said Resolution and, the roll being called, the following Directors voted: Weber – aye, Connolly – aye, DeWinter – aye, Lorenzen – aye, Niebergall – aye, Sash – aye, Scott – aye.  Motion carried 7-0.RESOLUTION  WHEREAS, the Board deems it necessary and desirable to provide additional funding for the Union Community School District pursuant to the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy and  WHEREAS, the Board wishes to take action to adopt a Resolution of Election directing an election of the question of participating in the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy;  NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Board:  Section 1: That the Board Secretary is hereby authorized to direct the County Commissioner of Elections to submit the question of participation in the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy to the qualified electors of the District on September 12, 2017, on the following proposition:  Shall the Board of Directors of the Union Community School District in the counties of Black Hawk, Tama, Benton and Buchanan, State of Iowa, be authorized for a period of ten (10) years, to levy and impose a voter-approved physical plant and equipment property tax of not exceeding one dollar and thirty-four cents ($1.34) per one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) of the assessed valuation of the taxable property within the school district commencing with the levy of property taxes for collection in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, and be authorized annually, in combination, as determined by the Board, to levy a physical plant and equipment property tax on all of the taxable property within the school district and to impose a physical plant and equipment income surtax levy upon the state individual income tax of each individual income taxpayer residing in the school district on December 31 for each calendar year commencing with the calendar year 2018, or each year thereafter (the percent of income surtax not to exceed twenty percent (20%) to be determined by the Board each year), with the maximum amount levied and imposed by said combination limited to the amount that could be raised by a one dollar and thirty-four cents ($1.34) property tax levy, to be used for the purchase and improvement of grounds; the construction of schoolhouses or buildings and opening roads to schoolhouses or buildings; the purchase, lease, or lease-purchase of equipment or technology exceeding $500.00 in value per purchase, lease, or lease-purchase transaction, and each transaction may include multiple equipment or technology units;  the payment of debts contracted for the erection or construction of schoolhouses or buildings, not including interest on bonds; procuring or acquisition of library facilities; repairing, remodeling, reconstructing, improving, or expanding the schoolhouses or buildings and additions to existing schoolhouses; expenditures for energy conservation, including payments made pursuant to a guarantee furnished by a school district entering into a financing agreement for energy management improvements, limited to agreements pursuant to Sections 473.19, 473.20, or 473.20A, Code of Iowa; the rental of facilities under Chapter 28E, Code of Iowa; purchase of transportation equipment for transporting students; the purchase of buildings or lease-purchase option agreements for school buildings; equipment purchases for recreational purposes; payments to a municipality or other entity as required under Section 403.19, subsection 2, Code of Iowa; and demolition, clean up, and other costs if such costs are necessitated by, and incurred within two years of, a disaster as defined in Section 29C.2, subsection 2, Code of Iowa.  Section 2: That all resolutions or orders or parts thereof in conflict herewith be and the same are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.  Passed and approved June 19, 2017.  Joseph R. Connolly, Jr., Board President  Attest: Kathy Krug, Board Secretary  Superintendent Evaluation (Closed Session): Sash made a motion to go into closed session as authorized by section 21.5(1)(a) of the open meetings law to review or discuss records which are required or authorized to be kept confidential, second by Niebergall.  Roll call vote: Connolly – aye, DeWinter – aye, Lorenzen – aye, Niebergall – aye, Sash – aye, Scott – aye, Weber – aye. Motion carried 7-0.   The board went into closed session at 7:25 pm.    On a motion by Lorenzen, second by Niebergall, the board voted to go out of closed session. Roll call vote: DeWinter – aye, Lorenzen – aye, Niebergall – aye, Sash – aye, Scott – aye, Weber – aye, Connolly – aye. Motion carried 7-0.    The board went into open session at 9:19 pm. Superintendent Contract: On a motion by Weber, second by Niebergall, the board approved Superintendent Fleshner’s 2-year contract, which includes an increase of $1,100 for FY18, and 5 unused vacation days carried over from FY17 to FY18. Motion carried 7-0.   Bid for School Bus Sale: On a motion by Weber, second by Sash, the board accepted a bid of $1,800 from Chad Hansen for school bus #6. One other bid was received for $1,552. Motion carried 7-0.  Bid for Middle School Concrete: On a motion by Weber, second by Niebergall, the board accepted the bid of $52,694.75 from Petersen Concrete Construction for middle school parking lot paving. Motion carried 7-0.  2017-2018 Bread Bids: On a motion by Niebergall, second by DeWinter, the board accepted the Bimbo Bakery bread bid for the 2017-2018 school year. Motion carried 7-0.   2017-2018 Milk Bids: On a motion by DeWinter, second by Niebergall, the board accepted the Anderson-Erickson milk bid for the 2017-2018 school year. Motion carried 7-0.    Approve Schedule for Monthly Transfers from Capital Projects to Debt Services Sinking Fund for Payment of Principal and Interest in the Amount of $59,300 per month from July 2017 through June 2018: On a motion by Niebergall, second by Oliver, the board approved the monthly transfers of $59,300 from Capital Projects to the Debt Service Bond Sinking Fund from July 2017 through June 2018. Motion carried 7-0. Approve the Following Activity Transfers: Transfer of activity ticket revenue to extra-curricular accounts in activity fund that honored activity tickets; Transfer of portion of balances in HS Volleyball, B Basketball, G Basketball, Football, Baseball, Softball, G Track, B Track, Soccer, and HS Concessions activity fund accounts to cover activity accounts with deficit balances at the end of the current fiscal year; Transfer of portion of balances in MS General Athletics and MS Concessions activity fund accounts to cover activity accounts with deficit balances at the end of the current fiscal year.  (High School activity accounts may be used if deficits exceed MS General Athletics and Concessions Balances.); Transfer of portion of balance of Annual-Prior Years to cover Annual 2016 deficit balance; Transfer Balance of Annual 2015 to Annual-Prior Years; Magazine Sales: Transfer 75% of magazine sales profits to MS General Athletics and 25% of magazine sales profits to class funds of grades 6, 7, and 8, according to sales percentages of each class (class funds are used to pay for prom expenses in junior year); Transfer student activity checking interest to activity accounts with gate receipts; Transfer student activity savings interest to activity accounts with balances over $1,000.   On a motion by Lorenzen, second by Sash, the board approved the requested transfers in the Activity Fund. Motion carried 7-0. Approve Preschool Agreements (for FY18): On a motion by DeWinter, second by Oliver, the board approved the preschool agreements with LPC Preschool and Raggedy Ann and Andy Preschool. Motion carried 7-0.  Consent Agenda: Minutes of the May 15, 2017 and June 7, 2017 board meetings; Claims to be paid; Financial Reports; Personnel – Resignations: Sara Jesse as HS Volleyball Assistant, Appointments: Peg Hennings as D-G Elem A/R, Peg Hennings as D-G Elem Technology, Haley Spragg as D-G Elem 4th Grade Teacher; Open Enrollment Requests.   On a motion by Niebergall, second by Oliver, the board approved the consent agenda. Motion carried 7-0.  Adjourn: On a motion by Weber, second by Sash, the meeting adjourned at 9:25 pm. Motion carried 7-0.  Joe Connolly, President  Kathy Krug, Board Secretary INVOICES APPROVED JUNE 19, 2017GENERAL FUND                            ADVANCED SYSTEMS, INC, HS COPIER MAINTENANCE, 149.33 AHA! PROCESS, INC, HS GUIDANCE BOOKS, 72.00 AIRGAS NORTH CENTRAL, HS IND TECH SUPPLIES, 519.59 ALBERTSEN, MARK 4/17 WALMART REIMB-8TH GRD FIELD TRIP, 26.72 ALLIANT ENERGY/IPL, NATURAL GAS, 577.91 AP EXAMS, AP EXAMS, 610.00 AREA 267, FY17 2ND SEM – WORK EXP/TRANSITION SERV, 4,225.50 AREA 267, PRINTED CERTIFICATES, 118.20 ART CRAFT STUDIO, INC, HS ART SUPPLIES, 37.73 BAUER BUILT, BUS #26 – TIRES, 669.18 BECK, LOUIS, MLG AND SUPPLIES REIMB, 347.58 BEHRENS, CHRISTOPHER, DOT PHYSICAL REIM – C BEHRENS, 70.00 BLACK HAWK CO. SHERIFF DEPT., DON’T CURRICULUM-$30 X 61 STUDENTS, 1,830.00 BLACK HILLS ENERGY, NATURAL GAS, 741.93 BMO HARRIS MASTERCARD, NSTA SUPPLIES – SCHMIDT, 2,153.87 BOOKHOUSE, THE, LPC ELEM – TEXTBOOKS, 2,644.52 CALIFORNIA QUALITY PLASTICS, INC, MS CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES, 991.18 CAM COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, 2ND SEM OPEN ENROLLMENT, 16,896.70 CASEY’S GENERAL STORE, GASOLINE, 1,601.17 CAYTON, JAMES, 5/23 WALMART REIMB-CHROMEBOOK TOTES, 185.49 CENTRAL IOWA DIST, INC, CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES, 15,281.78 CENTURY LINK, LONG DISTANCE CHARGES, 107.16 CITY OF DYSART, UTILITIES, 8,056.71 CNC LUMBER & SUPPLIES, LLC, DYSART BUS BARN SUPPLIES, 29.15 DAKTRONICS, INC., HS FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD – SURGE CARD KIT, 755.00 DARNALL POYNER, JOLEEN, HS ART SUPPLIES SCULPTURE CLASS, 8.47 DEMCO, INC, LPC ELEM – MEDIA BAGS, 114.44 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, 5/16 BUS INSPECTIONS, 320.00 DRAKE UNIVERSITY, 6/22 STANDARDS-BASED TRAINING, 398.00 DYSART POST OFFICE, BOX RENT – DYSART – 12 MONTHS, 92.00 DYSART TIRE & SERVICE, INC, BUS REPAIRS, 5,936.77 DYSART UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, ETIQUETTE MEAL – HALL RENTAL, 100.00 EAST CENTRAL IOWA COOPERATIVE, GASOLINE/DIESEL FUEL, 8,155.24 ENCOMPASS IOWA, LLC, JUNE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, 6,138.00 EWALD, GARY, D-G ELEM – TRK/FLD DAY DOUGHNUTS, 19.50 FAMILIES FIRST COUNSELING SERVICES, HS COUNSELING SERV – JUV CRT SERV, 4,004.00 FARMERS COOP TELEPHONE CO, LOCAL SVC, 1,063.14 FOLLETT SCHOOL SOLUTIONS, INC, D-G ELEM LIBRARY BOOKS, 19.04 GARDNER PLUMBING, HS HOT WATER LINE – REPAIR, 110.00 GARY’S THRIFTWAY FOODS, FCS/SCIENCE SUPPLIES, 379.29 HANSEN’S FARM FRESH DAIRY, INC, D-G ELEM KDGTN FLD TRIP, 110.00 HAWKEYE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, HS COURSES, GRAD FLOWERS, 12,618.40 HEINEMANN, FOUNTAS – SINA, 20,918.80 HERFF JONES, HS DIPLOMAS, 2,266.64 IA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL BOARDS, MAY 2017 BACKGROUND CHECKS, 28.00 IFCSEP CONFERENCE, IFCSE FONER REG- D STOAKES, 225.00 ILA/ISLA, FY18 HS LIBRARY SUPPLIES, 14.50 IOWA DIVISION OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, BAKGROUND CHK – D STOAKES, 41.00 IOWA DIVISION OF LABOR SERVICES, MS/D-G ELEM BOILER INSPECTIONS, 240.00 IOWA FFA ASSOCIATION, FFA WASHINGTON LEADERSHIP CONF, 799.25 IOWA PRISON INDUSTRIES, TRANSP SIGNS, 110.50 IOWA SHRINE BOWL GAMES, SHRINER BOWL FUNDRAISER, 504.00 JOHN’S QWIK STOP, GASOLINE, 534.64 JUNGLING, DEB, LPC ELEM SHEET MUSIC, 32.16 KEEGAN, MICHELLE, MAY 2017 TLC MLG REIMB, 57.80 KRIZ, AMY, 8/2016 POVERTY TRAINING REIMB, 40.00 LA PORTE CITY PRESCHOOL, JUNE SWVPP PYMNT, 22,617.97 LA PORTE CITY PRINTING & DESIGN, INC, PRINT HS GRADUATION PROGRAMS, 422.00 LA PORTE CITY TELEPHONE CO., LOCAL SVC, 1,251.05 LA PORTE CITY UTILITIES, UTILITIES, 10,872.19 LANG, CORY, MS PBIS CONF PRKNG/SUPPLIES, 120.37 LAPORTE MOTOR SUPPLY, INC, CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES, 585.59 LEYEN, GARY, 6/3 HAWK COM COLLEGE MLG REIMB, 19.04 LINDGREN GLASS PRODUCTS, INC, D-G/LPC ELEM GLASS REPLACEMENT, 617.00 LOCKSPERTS, INC, HS CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES, 5.70 LONG, LOIS, MLG REIMB, 369.92 MADISON NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE CO, JUNE 2017 LTD/LIFE PREMIUMS, 2,071.13 MATHCOUNTS FOUNDATION, MS MATHCOUNTS REGISTR – EARLY BIRD, 240.00 MENARD, INC, MS IND TECH SUPPLIES, 8.99 MENARDS – CEDAR FALLS, MS IND TECH SUPPLIES, 88.44 MERCER H&B ADMIN -IOWA FIDUCIARY, JULY INSURANCE PREMIUMS, 145,912.46 MERITAIN HEALTH, JUNE FLEX ADMIN FEES, 321.36 MONKEYTOWN, HS CLASSROOM SUPPLIES, 122.29 MOTORHEAD MAYHEM SERVICE & REPAIR, VEHICLE REPAIRS, 722.04 MUTUAL WHEEL CO., TRAILER REPAIR, 27.25 NAT’L ASSOC OF SEC SCHOOL PRIN, HS MEMBERSHIP FOR NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, 385.00 ORKIN PEST CONTROL, 5/24 PEST CONTROL, 276.22 P & K MIDWEST INC, MOWER #73 REPAIR PARTS, 127.73 PITNEY BOWES EASY PERMIT POSTAGE, POSTAGE, 1,504.99 PITNEY BOWES, INC, MS QRTRLY POSTAGE, 336.93 PPG ARCHITECTURAL FINISHES, CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES, 344.42 PRESIDENT’S EDUCATION AWARDS PROGRAM, CERTIFICATES/PINS, 228.00 PROSHIELD FIRE PROTECTION, ANNUAL FIRE EXTING INSPECTIONS, 3,066.50 PROVIDENT LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE COMPANY, MAY 2017 INSUR PREMIUMS, 827.28 QUILL, DISTRICT OFFICE SUPPLIES, 238.95 RAGGEDY ANN & ANDY PRESCHOOL, JUNE SWVPP PYMNT, 9,410.38 REFLECTIVE SYNERGY, LLC, JUNE 2017 CURRIC DIR SERVICES, 3,397.00 RICOH USA, INC, DISTRICT OFFICE COPIER MAINTENANCE, 21.21 ROBBINS, WHITNEY, MAY 2017 GUIDANCE MLG REIMB, 23.12 ROWAN EQUIPMENT & FABRICATION. LLC, BUS #12 – METAL FOR REPAIR, 17.44 SCHOOL BUS SALES CO, BUS REPAIRS AND PARTS, 2,821.13 SCHOOL SPECIALTY INC, HS – ADMIT STUDENT BOOK, 29.95 SCOTT, AMBER, OPEN ENROLLED-TRANSP ASSISTANCE, 480.00 SHIFFLER EQUIPMENT SALES, INC, MS DOOR LATCH – CUSTODIAL, 41.82 SITEONE LANDSCAPE SUPPLY, LLC, HS IRRIGATION – SOLENOID, 7.84 SITLER’S SUPPLIES, INC., MS CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES, 63.88 SPENCE FERTILIZER CO., CUSTODIAL – ROUNDUP WEATHERMAX, 157.16 STEFFENY MOWERS LLC, MOWER #72 – VALVE FUEL TANK, 21.40 STOAKES, CORINDY, MAY TLC MLG REIMB, 23.12 SWISHER & COHRT, PLC, MAY LEGAL SERVICES, 262.50 TAMA/GRUNDY PUBLISHING, BOARD MINUTES, BILLS, AND SALE AD, 363.52 TERNUS, LYNNE, 5/20 GASOLINE REIMBURSEMENT, 33.56 TERRY’S FOOD CENTER, MS ETIQUETTE MEAL SUPPLIES, 181.40 TIMBERLINE BILLING SERVICE LLC, MEDICAID ADMIN FEES, 2,535.36 UNION COMMUNITY SCHOOL, FEB-MAY 0217 – FACULTY POP, 490.68 UNION COMMUNITY SCHOOL, MS ETIQUETTE MEAL SUPPLIES, 307.66 URB’S DO IT BEST HARDWARE, CUSTODIAL SUPPL, DISTRICT OFFICE PAINT, 670.24 WBC MECHANICAL, INC, HS BOILER REPAIR, 465.42 WEBER PAPER COMPANY, HS CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES, 273.00 WEST MUSIC CO, MS PICCOLO REPAIR, 112.00 YMCA OF GREATER DES MOINES, MS LEADERSHIP CAMP=$32 X 14, 448.00 ZAK, WILLIAM, FINGERPRINTING REIMB, 20.00Fund Total: 346,261.18 PHYSICAL PLANT & EQUIPMENTENCOMPASS IOWA, LLC, SERVICES AND EQUIPMENT, 3,801.31 MARCO TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, JULY PRINTER/COPIER AGREEMENT, 2,299.71 Fund Total: 6,101.02

Union Community School Board of Directors – June 7, 2017

Regular Board Meeting
June 7, 2017 (pending board approval)
Call to Order: Board President Joe Connolly called the regular meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. The following board members were present: Cathy Niebergall, Jenna Scott, Cory Lorenzen, Darrell DeWinter, and Kevin Sash. Board member Brain Weber was absent.Agenda:  The agenda was revised to include the following: 18) Personnel, Appointments: William Zak, UMS Industrial Technology Teacher; Wendy Ewoldt, SE Associate, DG Elem.; Lori Flickinger, Summer Maintenance. On a motion by Niebergall, second by Scott, the agenda was approved as amended. Motion carried 6-0.Superintendent’s Report: 1) Supt. Fleshner congratulated the girls’ soccer team on making the State tournament. He also shared that Union Musical Theater students joined other high school students performing in Des Moines. The students worked with Broadway staff and concluded the experience with a grand finale performance. 2) High school principal Jim Cayton shared Iowa Assessment Testing results and how the teaching staff can break the data down not only by grade level but by student. They also discussed the Hattie Ranking and the influences on learning and achievement. This led to discussion on class sizes and equitable distribution between the buildings, especially at the elementary level. There was discussion on the best use of associates. The plan is to move an associate to the classrooms with the greater number of students. They will assist with daily tasks, supervision of students and work with individual students as planned by the classroom teacher. 3) At Risk funding, approximately $8,500 to $9,000, can be used to fund mental health counseling services for students who need the service.4) Discussion was held on MAP testing. This is not a required testing but has a significant cost attached. Based on the other testing being done at the elementary level that is providing more relevant data, and the low usage of data from the MAP tests, it was decided to discontinue its use.5) Teaching staff considerations include a SE Teacher at UMS and a 4th grade at DG Elem. Supt Fleshner said he had spoken with a couple of parents with concerns about class size. The Board then reviewed the projected classroom sizes for 2017-2018. 6) Work continues on the Employee Handbook and Version 1.0 will be sent to the board prior to the June 19 meeting.7) The initial tax rate dropped from the rate published to $12.22750; Data is being prepared for a vendor to run a feasibility report on solar energy; Work continues on contracting for diesel fuel; a proposal for the Voted PPEL will be brought to the Board at the June 19 meeting. 8) Bid opening for the Dysart concrete project will take place June 14. Met with Struxture Architects to discuss a roofing evaluation and full walk through. Only one proposal was been received as of this date. There is no update on the elementary classroom furniture. The high school media center and entryway furniture will be ordered July 1. The tennis courts at the high school have a repair and resurface cost of $80,000.9) Online registration is being tested and plans are for this to be in place for August registration.10) It is expected to have a proposal at the July meeting for a company to market the Union School District.11) The Dysart Development Corporation is progressing with their plans for daycare. Supt. Fleshner will be having a conversation with Aplington Parkersburg about their before and after school program. Met with a representative in La Porte City.12) The City Council of La Porte City would like to have a joint meeting to discuss general topics of mutual concern on June 28th at 7 p.m.13) Due to significant cost savings there is the possibility of changing technology support companies. 14) All community college course registrations are classified as concurrent enrollment courses. We will continue to pay the cost of tuition for each course a student enrolls in. Since the textbooks are not furnished, the district will be offsetting a small portion of the expense with a $30 textbook fee per course. 15) June 23, Union High School and the District Office will be closed in the afternoon due to LPC Utilities shutting power off to the building to install a Demand meter.Superintendent Evaluation Policy 302.5E (Second Reading): On a motion by Sash, second by Niebergall, the board approved the Second Reading of Policy 302.5E Superintendent Evaluation. Motion carried 6-0. Insurance Increases for 2017-2018 School Year: On a motion by Scott, second by Sash, the board approved insurance increases for 2017-2018. Motion carried 5-0 with Lorenzen abstaining. Teachers and support staff (support staff hired prior to January 23, 2012) will see an increase in their contribution toward family insurance of $40 per month. Employees taking single insurance will have an increase from $1.00 per year to $30 per month. Administrators’ insurance contribution will increase $20 per month.  Bus Driver Contracts: On a motion by Niebergall, second by DeWinter, the board approved the bus driver contracts. Motion carried 6-0. Bus drivers will receive a $.50/hour increase, which is reflective of the other hourly increases.  Supplemental Contracts: On a motion by Niebergall, second by Scott, the board approved the Supplemental Contracts. The maximum salary was increased by $200 and the minimum $100. Dance team coaches for high school and middle school were added to the Schedule. Motion carried 6-0. Contract with Wood River Energy: On a motion by Lorenzen, second by Sash, the board approved the contract with Wood River Energy. Motion carried 6-0. Union will join the Education Energy Group for purchasing the district’s natural gas. Alliant Energy and Black Hills Energy will still deliver the natural gas, read the meters and maintain the service lines. College Course Fee: On a motion by Lorenzen, second by Niebergall, the board approved the College Course Fee. Motion carried 6-0. Starting this fall, each student enrolled in a college credit course will be charged a $30 textbook fee for each course they are enrolled in.  Adult Activity Passes: On a motion by Niebergall, second by Sash, the board approved the sale of adult activity passes. Motion carried 6-0. The passes will be sold beginning August 9 during Registration Days and continue throughout the school year. The cost will be $100 per person. Employee Contract Template: On a motion by Scott, second by DeWinter, the Board approved the employee contract templates.  Motion carried 5-0 with Lorenzen abstaining. Approve Additional Accounts in Iowa School Joint Investment Trust (ISJIT): On a motion by Sash, second by Niebergall, the board approved establishing two additional ISJIT accounts, one for General Fund and one for Activity Fund. Motion carried 6-0. The two new accounts will allow funds from online registration to be deposited directly with no need for transfers between the funds. Union Middle School Handbook: On a motion by Lorenzen, second by Niebergall, the board tabled action on the middle school handbook. Motion carried 6-0. Consent Agenda: On a motion by Niebergall, second by Scott, the board approved the consent agenda. Motion carried 6-0. Personnel. Resignations: Kirk Crawford as UMS Head Wrestling Coach; Scott Denner as UHS Asst. Basketball Coach; Scott Denner as UHS Asst. Track Coach; Brenda Jackson as LPC Elementary Student Council; Caitlin Schmitz as LPC Elementary Student Council; Patti Wandschneider as ½ Title I Reading, LPC Elementary; Appointments: Koby Alpers as Summer Maintenance; Jane Aswegan as Summer School Teacher, (Lead/Shared); Miranda Bauer as SE Summer School Teacher, DG Elem.; Angie Bechthold as Summer School Teacher, LPC Elem.; Angie Bechthold as LPC Elementary Student Council; Jackie Barz as Summer Maintenance; Kris Cayton as Early Childhood SE, .5 FTE, LPC Elem.; Kris Cayton as Title I Reading .5 FTE, LPC Elem.; Terri Donlea as Summer School Teacher, LPC Elem.; Maggie Driscol as Summer Maintenance; Joan Getz as Summer School Associate, LPC Elem.; Tracie Grosse as Summer School Teacher, (Lead/Shared); Wes Hanson as Summer Maintenance; Dan Johanningmeier as Summer Maintenance; Marcy Johanningmeier as Summer School Associate, LPC Elem.; Patti Juhl as LPC Elementary Student Council; Jodi Keller as SE Summer School Teacher, LPC Elem.; Michelle Keegan as Summer School Lead Teacher, DG Elem.; Lisa Keston as K-5 Strat II Teacher, LPC Elem.; Cory Lang as Summer School Teacher, UMS; Alison Leytem as Assistant Large Group Speech Coach, UHS; Alison Leytem as Assistant Individual Speech Coach, UHS; Sherry Parker, as 5th Grade Teacher, (Voluntary Transfer), DG Elem.;  Sherry Parker as Summer School Teacher, DG Elem.; Amy Paulhus, as Summer School Associate, LPC Elem.; Angela Petersen as Summer School Teacher, DG Elem.; Jared Pospisil as SE Extended Year Summer School, UMS/UHS; Sarah Pospisil as Summer School Teacher, LPC Elem.; Tate Renaud as SE Summer School Associate, LPC Elem.; Kate Stainbrook as SE Extended Year Summer School, LPC & DG Elem.; Ellen Stwalley, Summer School Associate, LPC Elem.; Sara Stuek as Summer School Teacher, DG Elem.; Austin Timmer as Summer Maintenance; Patti Wandschneider as Summer School Teacher, LPC Elem.; Heather Williams as 2nd Grade Teacher (Voluntary Transfer) LPC Elem.; William Zak as Industrial Technology, UMS; Wendy Ewoldt as SE Associate, DG Elem.; Lori Flickinger as Summer Maintenance Adjourn: On a motion by Niebergall, second by DeWinter, the meeting adjourned at 8:23 PM.  Motion carried 6-0.Joe Connolly, President Diane Roberts, Business Office Assistant

Union Community School District – June 7, 2017

UNION COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT UNION COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICTDYSART-GENESEO-LA PORTE CITY
Regular Board Meeting June 7, 2017 (pending board approval)
Call to Order: Board President Joe Connolly called the regular meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. The following board members were present: Cathy Niebergall, Jenna Scott, Cory Lorenzen, Darrell DeWinter, and Kevin Sash. Board member Brain Weber was absent.Agenda:  The agenda was revised to include the following: 18) Personnel, Appointments: William Zak, UMS Industrial Technology Teacher; Wendy Ewoldt, SE Associate, DG Elem.; Lori Flickinger, Summer Maintenance. On a motion by Niebergall, second by Scott, the agenda was approved as amended. Motion carried 6-0.Superintendent’s Report: 1) Supt. Fleshner congratulated the girls’ soccer team on making the State tournament. He also shared that Union Musical Theater students joined other high school students performing in Des Moines. The students worked with Broadway staff and concluded the experience with a grand finale performance. 2) High school principal Jim Cayton shared Iowa Assessment Testing results and how the teaching staff can break the data down not only by grade level but by student. They also discussed the Hattie Ranking and the influences on learning and achievement. This led to discussion on class sizes and equitable distribution between the buildings, especially at the elementary level. There was discussion on the best use of associates. The plan is to move an associate to the classrooms with the greater number of students. They will assist with daily tasks, supervision of students and work with individual students as planned by the classroom teacher. 3) At Risk funding, approximately $8,500 to $9,000, can be used to fund mental health counseling services for students who need the service.4) Discussion was held on MAP testing. This is not a required testing but has a significant cost attached. Based on the other testing being done at the elementary level that is providing more relevant data, and the low usage of data from the MAP tests, it was decided to discontinue its use.5) Teaching staff considerations include a SE Teacher at UMS and a 4th grade at DG Elem. Supt Fleshner said he had spoken with a couple of parents with concerns about class size. The Board then reviewed the projected classroom sizes for 2017-2018. 6) Work continues on the Employee Handbook and Version 1.0 will be sent to the board prior to the June 19 meeting.7) The initial tax rate dropped from the rate published to $12.22750; Data is being prepared for a vendor to run a feasibility report on solar energy; Work continues on contracting for diesel fuel; a proposal for the Voted PPEL will be brought to the Board at the June 19 meeting. 8) Bid opening for the Dysart concrete project will take place June 14. Met with Struxture Architects to discuss a roofing evaluation and full walk through. Only one proposal was been received as of this date. There is no update on the elementary classroom furniture. The high school media center and entryway furniture will be ordered July 1. The tennis courts at the high school have a repair and resurface cost of $80,000.9) Online registration is being tested and plans are for this to be in place for August registration.10) It is expected to have a proposal at the July meeting for a company to market the Union School District.11) The Dysart Development Corporation is progressing with their plans for daycare. Supt. Fleshner will be having a conversation with Aplington Parkersburg about their before and after school program. Met with a representative in La Porte City.12) The City Council of La Porte City would like to have a joint meeting to discuss general topics of mutual concern on June 28th at 7 p.m.13) Due to significant cost savings there is the possibility of changing technology support companies. 14) All community college course registrations are classified as concurrent enrollment courses. We will continue to pay the cost of tuition for each course a student enrolls in. Since the textbooks are not furnished, the district will be offsetting a small portion of the expense with a $30 textbook fee per course. 15) June 23, Union High School and the District Office will be closed in the afternoon due to LPC Utilities shutting power off to the building to install a Demand meter.Superintendent Evaluation Policy 302.5E (Second Reading): On a motion by Sash, second by Niebergall, the board approved the Second Reading of Policy 302.5E Superintendent Evaluation. Motion carried 6-0. Insurance Increases for 2017-2018 School Year: On a motion by Scott, second by Sash, the board approved insurance increases for 2017-2018. Motion carried 5-0 with Lorenzen abstaining. Teachers and support staff (support staff hired prior to January 23, 2012) will see an increase in their contribution toward family insurance of $40 per month. Employees taking single insurance will have an increase from $1.00 per year to $30 per month. Administrators’ insurance contribution will increase $20 per month.  Bus Driver Contracts: On a motion by Niebergall, second by DeWinter, the board approved the bus driver contracts. Motion carried 6-0. Bus drivers will receive a $.50/hour increase, which is reflective of the other hourly increases.  Supplemental Contracts: On a motion by Niebergall, second by Scott, the board approved the Supplemental Contracts. The maximum salary was increased by $200 and the minimum $100. Dance team coaches for high school and middle school were added to the Schedule. Motion carried 6-0. Contract with Wood River Energy: On a motion by Lorenzen, second by Sash, the board approved the contract with Wood River Energy. Motion carried 6-0. Union will join the Education Energy Group for purchasing the district’s natural gas. Alliant Energy and Black Hills Energy will still deliver the natural gas, read the meters and maintain the service lines. College Course Fee: On a motion by Lorenzen, second by Niebergall, the board approved the College Course Fee. Motion carried 6-0. Starting this fall, each student enrolled in a college credit course will be charged a $30 textbook fee for each course they are enrolled in.  Adult Activity Passes: On a motion by Niebergall, second by Sash, the board approved the sale of adult activity passes. Motion carried 6-0. The passes will be sold beginning August 9 during Registration Days and continue throughout the school year. The cost will be $100 per person. Employee Contract Template: On a motion by Scott, second by DeWinter, the Board approved the employee contract templates.  Motion carried 5-0 with Lorenzen abstaining. Approve Additional Accounts in Iowa School Joint Investment Trust (ISJIT): On a motion by Sash, second by Niebergall, the board approved establishing two additional ISJIT accounts, one for General Fund and one for Activity Fund. Motion carried 6-0. The two new accounts will allow funds from online registration to be deposited directly with no need for transfers between the funds. Union Middle School Handbook: On a motion by Lorenzen, second by Niebergall, the board tabled action on the middle school handbook. Motion carried 6-0. Consent Agenda: On a motion by Niebergall, second by Scott, the board approved the consent agenda. Motion carried 6-0. Personnel. Resignations: Kirk Crawford as UMS Head Wrestling Coach; Scott Denner as UHS Asst. Basketball Coach; Scott Denner as UHS Asst. Track Coach; Brenda Jackson as LPC Elementary Student Council; Caitlin Schmitz as LPC Elementary Student Council; Patti Wandschneider as ½ Title I Reading, LPC Elementary; Appointments: Koby Alpers as Summer Maintenance; Jane Aswegan as Summer School Teacher, (Lead/Shared); Miranda Bauer as SE Summer School Teacher, DG Elem.; Angie Bechthold as Summer School Teacher, LPC Elem.; Angie Bechthold as LPC Elementary Student Council; Jackie Barz as Summer Maintenance; Kris Cayton as Early Childhood SE, .5 FTE, LPC Elem.; Kris Cayton as Title I Reading .5 FTE, LPC Elem.; Terri Donlea as Summer School Teacher, LPC Elem.; Maggie Driscol as Summer Maintenance; Joan Getz as Summer School Associate, LPC Elem.; Tracie Grosse as Summer School Teacher, (Lead/Shared); Wes Hanson as Summer Maintenance; Dan Johanningmeier as Summer Maintenance; Marcy Johanningmeier as Summer School Associate, LPC Elem.; Patti Juhl as LPC Elementary Student Council; Jodi Keller as SE Summer School Teacher, LPC Elem.; Michelle Keegan as Summer School Lead Teacher, DG Elem.; Lisa Keston as K-5 Strat II Teacher, LPC Elem.; Cory Lang as Summer School Teacher, UMS; Alison Leytem as Assistant Large Group Speech Coach, UHS; Alison Leytem as Assistant Individual Speech Coach, UHS; Sherry Parker, as 5th Grade Teacher, (Voluntary Transfer), DG Elem.;  Sherry Parker as Summer School Teacher, DG Elem.; Amy Paulhus, as Summer School Associate, LPC Elem.; Angela Petersen as Summer School Teacher, DG Elem.; Jared Pospisil as SE Extended Year Summer School, UMS/UHS; Sarah Pospisil as Summer School Teacher, LPC Elem.; Tate Renaud as SE Summer School Associate, LPC Elem.; Kate Stainbrook as SE Extended Year Summer School, LPC & DG Elem.; Ellen Stwalley, Summer School Associate, LPC Elem.; Sara Stuek as Summer School Teacher, DG Elem.; Austin Timmer as Summer Maintenance; Patti Wandschneider as Summer School Teacher, LPC Elem.; Heather Williams as 2nd Grade Teacher (Voluntary Transfer) LPC Elem.; William Zak as Industrial Technology, UMS; Wendy Ewoldt as SE Associate, DG Elem.; Lori Flickinger as Summer Maintenance Adjourn: On a motion by Niebergall, second by DeWinter, the meeting adjourned at 8:23 PM.  Motion carried 6-0.Joe Connolly, President Diane Roberts, Business Office Assistant

La Porte City Utilities Board of Trustees – June 14, 2017

 JUNE 14, 2017 
The La Porte City Utilities Board of Trustees met for the regular board meeting on June 14, 2017, at 4:30pm.  Present were Jon Barz, Shawn Mehlert, Mike Johnson, Bill Matthes and Kathy Strubel.   Mehlert made a motion to adopt the agenda, seconded by Barz. Motion passed 2-0.   Wages were discussed. The board approved a staggered wage adjustment instead of a standard across the board adjustment. Motion made by Barz, seconded by Mehlert. Motion passed 2-0. Resolution 17-08 will be drawn up and signed at the next board meeting.  Cyber Liability Insurance was discussed and the final decision was made to purchase the Cyber insurance. Motion made by Mehlert, seconded by Barz.  Passed 2-0.  It was decided not to purchase any additional Loss of Income/ Extra Expense insurance at this time.   Motion to adjourn by Barz seconded by Mehlert.  Passed 2-0  Meeting adjourned at 5:00.  Kathy Strubel, Recording Secretary         
MAY 2017 DISBURSEMENT
Atec energy program $115.56 Advanced Systems   maint agreement $127.08 Aflac ins prem $95.44 Altorfer gen maint $9,203.07 Answer Plus phone serv $316.86 Beecher, Field, Walker consult $462.95 Bercankdv sonic wall $916.99 Black Hills Energy  gas $291.17 Caseys gas $235.25 CVB & Trust taxes, fed/fica $11,022.71 City of LPC city payback $1,902.22 City Laundry laundry service $436.47 Compressed Air   postage $15.50 Consolidated Energy gen diesel $8,100.00 Dearborn life ins $118.50 Delta Dental ins prem $632.40 Deposit Refunds $255.00 Ditch Witch lease pmt $3,405.00 East Central Co-op  gas/salt $4,725.54 Electronic Engineering  pager $372.91 FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE         vision ins $125.06 FLETCHER REINHARDT & CO.       transformer $210.58 GIS Benefits ins prem $265.20 IDNR certificate $120.00 Ia Dept Rev & Finance                     April sales tax $5,254.61 Ionware supplies $65.47 IPERS         IPERS                 $4,440.28 Johnson Michael reimbursement $285.32 Keystone Lab   wt test $25.00 LPC Connect phone serv $409.57 Lpc Insurance   general ins $68.00 LPC Post Office     billing $627.57 LPC Printing & Design publication $417.50 LPC Utilities – interdept   well 5 $787.60 Monkeytown supplies $1,229.50 Motorhead Mayhem  maint $440.23 Oberhauser Robyn  reimburse $93.43 RPGI       purchased power $55,326.51 Shermco Industries engineering $7,400.00 Strubel Kathy  reimburse $76.78 Thriftway supplies $20.10 Urbs Hardware  supplies $25.51 Utility Equipment                        hydrant supplies $447.84 Veridian Visa supplies $49.66 Wellmark health ins $13,141.44 Wesco elec u/g $2,256.63 Electric / payroll $135,039.61 Water $21,516.75 GRAND TOTAL $156,556.36                        April Revenue Electric $155,218.95 Water $49,725.20 Interest $58.75 Debt Service $330,462.50 GRAND TOTAL $535,465.40 

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