UNION COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
DYSART-GENESEO-LA PORTE CITY
Tour of Middle School Building and Regular Board Meeting
November 21, 2016
(pending board approval)
Tour of Middle School Building: The board toured the Middle School building beginning at 6:00 pm.
Roll: The regular meeting of the Board was called to order by President Connolly at 6:30 pm in the MS Library. The following board members were present: Darrell DeWinter, Corey Lorenzen, Cathy Niebergall, Kevin Sash, Jenna Scott, and Brian Weber.
Agenda: Board President Connolly requested that the agenda be amended to add item #13a, Approve At-Risk Drop Out Prevention Application and add item #6a, Results of Board Election and Oath of Office. On a motion by Sash, seconded by Weber, the board approved the agenda as amended. Motion carried 7-0.
Middle School Presentation: Julie Flores, JaDee Gloede, Jennie Lorenzen, and Rochelle Richards presented information on the MS AIW (Authentic Intellectual Work) program. They went through the three criteria – construction of knowledge, elaborative communication, and value beyond school, explaining how the students become more engaged in learning with the program. The program also gives the teachers an opportunity to work in teams or groups and look at how they can apply AIW to the material they are presenting to their classes to help engage the students more.
Principal Albertsen told the board the Chromebook rollout at the middle school this year has gone very smoothly. The students have adjusted easily to using the Chromebooks and some teachers have gone paperless with assignments. The Chromebooks have also been used for MAPS testing so all students could be tested at the same time instead of needing to schedule groups of students into the computer lab for MAPS testing.
IASB Financial Presentation: Patti Schroeder and Shawn Snyder from IASB presented financial information to the board. The presentation consisted of historical comparison information in many areas, including the district’s financial solvency ratio, unspent authorized budget, certified enrollment, district cost per pupil, transportation costs, salaries and benefits, property tax rates, and general fund balances. They pointed out potential areas of concern, such as declining enrollment, and also pointed out they could see that the district is working to reduce expenses to offset reduced revenues. They discussed the property tax rates, comparing the district’s rate to other districts’ rates, and talked about the levies we do have and others that are available.
Board Election Results and Oath of Office: The Official Canvass of the votes from the November 8th, 2016 election to fill a vacancy in District #1 on the school board was as follows: Darrell DeWinter received 2,221 votes and there were 30 write-in votes. Darrell was elected to fill the vacancy until the term ends in September 2017. Board Secretary Krug administered the oath of office to Darrell DeWinter.
Superintendent’s Report: 1) Supt Fleshner shared the minutes of last week’s Instructional Team meeting with the board. 2) Professional Development Update: the last professional development was a follow-up on the poverty training and mental health. 3) Supt Fleshner shared the transportation costing and job descriptions for potential re-alignment of positions in that department. 4) Supt Fleshner let the board know about the PPEL information they can look through. 5) Supt Fleshner reported he had been contacted regarding interest in having a message board in town, which would be off school property. The district was being asked to maintain the board and be responsible for putting the information on the message board. At this time, the district isn’t interested in this project. 6) Supt Fleshner shared a long term plan for infrastructure with the board. 7) Dysart City Engineer Jeff Morrow and Dysart Mayor Pam Thiele were present and reviewed their estimates of the school’s costs regarding replacing parking along West Street in conjunction with the City’s replacement of West Street in front of the middle school. They need to know if the school is interested in making this a joint project so they can move forward with the project. 8) Supt Fleshner shared a summary of the transportation fleet with the board, showing the mileage and age of the vehicles. 9) Supt Fleshner reported the district had advertised and sold a tractor we weren’t using. The tractor sold for $7,000. Supt Fleshner mentioned we have some other vehicles we may decide to sell in the future, including two trucks and a batwing mower. 10) Bus Follow Up: We requested the 30-day extension after the bus inspections on two buses. We are considering taking them off the road and using them as our next trade-ins. Board consensus was to not make the repairs and wait and trade them in. 11) Successful fall season: 2 runners-up teams and a great fall play with 22 seniors participating. 12) Upcoming board meetings: Dec. 19th at LPC Elem, Jan. 16th at D-G Elem, and Feb. 20th in the Board Room.
SBRC Request for Special Education Administrative Costs Associated with River Hills Consortium: Weber made a motion that the Board of Directors of the Union Community School District approve the application to the School Budget Review Committee in the amount of $8,968.73 for special education administrative costs associated with River Hills Consortium program for the 2017-18 school year. The motion was seconded by Lorenzen. Motion carried 7-0.
SBRC Request for Special Education Administrative Costs Associated with LIED Center Consortium: Sash made a motion that the Board of Directors of the Union Community School District approve the application to the School Budget Review Committee in the amount of $4,166.10 for special education administrative costs associated with LIED Center Consortium program for the 2017-18 school year. The motion was seconded by DeWinter. Motion carried 7-0.
Board Policies – 2nd Reading of 800 Series and Revised 803.1: On a motion by Lorenzen, seconded by DeWinter, the board approved the 2nd reading of the 800 series and revised 803.1. Motion carried 7-0.
Approval of Job Description and Position Development for Head of Building, Grounds, and Transportation: On a motion by Weber, second by Lorenzen, the board approved the job description and position development for Head of Building, Grounds, and Transportation. Motion carried 7-0.
Approval of Job Description and Position Development for Transportation Coordinator: On a motion by Lorenzen, second by Sash, the board approved the job description and position development for Transportation Coordinator. Motion carried 7-0.
Approval of Concrete Project in Dysart: On a motion by Lorenzen, second by Niebergall, the board approved having Supt Fleshner look at proceeding with the bidding process for the concrete project outside of the city’s project. Motion carried 6-0, with Weber abstaining.
Renewal of the At-Risk Drop Out Prevention Program: On a motion by Niebergall, second by Scott, the board approved the renewal of the At-Risk Drop Out Prevention program up to the maximum amount allowed. Motion carried 7-0.
Consent Agenda: Minutes of the October 17, 2016 Board Meeting; Claims to be Paid; Financial Reports; Personnel: Resignations – Sarah Hochstetler as MS Head Cook/Food Services Director, Kevin Long as MS Boys Basketball, Appointments – Brady Driscol as HS Asst Baseball, Rex Raub as MS G-Basketball, Greg Slick as Sub Spec Educ Driver; Open Enrollment Requests. On a motion by Lorenzen, seconded by Sash, the board approved the Consent Agenda as presented. Motion carried 7-0.
Adjourn: On a motion by Sash, seconded by Niebergall, the meeting adjourned at 9:55 pm. Motion carried 7-0.
Joseph R Connolly Jr, President Kathy Krug, Board Secretary
INVOICES APPROVED
NOVEMBER 21, 2016
GENERAL FUND
ACUFF, SANDY, DC TRIP FNDRSR-SPAGHETTI SUPPER SUPPLIES, 66.66
ADVANCED SYSTEMS, INC, HS COPIER MAINTNANCE, 346.10
ADVANTAGE U.S.A., HS INSRUM MUSIC – REEDS, 160.75
AIRGAS NORTH CENTRAL, HS IND TECH SUPPLIES, 388.39
ALLIANT ENERGY, NATURAL GAS, 812.44
ALPERS, KURT, 10/17 DOT BUS PHYSICAL, 70.00
AREA 267, MS – BATTLE OF THE BOOKS REGISTR, 1,561.31
ART CRAFT STUDIO, INC, HS ART SUPPLIES, 116.70
ASSETGENIE, INC, HS/MS CHROMEBOOK REPAIR PARTS, 4,507.00
BARZ, MELANIE, REIMB FOR 10/26 GAS, 22.89
BLACK HILLS ENERGY, NATURAL GAS, 603.08
BMO HARRIS MASTERCARD, HS SCIENCE SUPPLIES, 1,238.31
BP BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, SUPPLIES, HOTEL EXP, GASOLINE, 365.74
BRANDT, TERESA, 10/17 MLG REIMB – VO-AG SUB, 5.78
BRONNER REPAIR, TRACTOR REPAIR-JD DIESEL 401C-INJECTORS, 953.57
CASEY’S GENERAL STORE, OCT GASOLINE, 2,120.33
CEDAR FALLS COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, 11/1 SPEC EDUC BILLING, 55,788.02
CENTRAL IOWA DIST, INC, CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES, 4,050.10
CENTURY LINK, OCTOBER LONG DISTANCE CHARGES, 98.55
CITY OF DYSART, UTILITIES, 19,660.46
CNC LUMBER & SUPPLIES, LLC, DYSART BUS BARN – KEYS, 7.48
COMPRESSED AIR & EQUIPMENT CO, INC, RENT EQUIPMENT-FLUSH IRRIGATION SYSTEM, 165.96
DAKTRONICS, INC., LIGHTNING – FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD REPAIR, 275.00
DEMCO, INC, MS LIBRARY SUPPLIES, 61.94
DENNER, SCOTT, 10/6 GASOLINE REIMB, 15.00
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, BUS INSPECTIONS, 1,320.00
DYSART TIRE & SERVICE, INC, BUS REPAIRS, 5,878.76
EAST CENTRAL IOWA COOPERATIVE, GASOLINE/DIESEL FUEL, 7,189.25
ENCOMPASS IOWA, LLC, TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, SUPPLIES, 6,189.46
FARMERS COOP TELEPHONE CO, LOCAL SVC, 1,063.13
FOLLETT SCHOOL SOLUTIONS, INC, MS LIBRARY BOOKS, 194.66
GALLAGHER-BLUEDORN ARTS CTR., D-G ELEM KALEIDOSCOPE TICKETS, 181.00
GARDNER PLUMBING, HS – INSTALL SCHOOL’S WATER FOUNTAIN, 974.00
GARDNER, BRENDA, D-G ELEM – ADDTL DUE ON STORAGE CABINET, 1.00
GARY’S THRIFTWAY FOODS, HS/MS FCS/SCIENCE SUPPLIES, 328.36
GOODYEAR AUTO SERVICE CENTER , TIRES – DELIVERED TO DYSART TIRE, 591.44
HALVORSON TRANE, HS HVAC CONTROL REPAIR, 558.75
HAWKEYE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, BUS DRIVER COURSE REGISTR, 925.00
HILD, ROXINE, 10/20-10/21 MLG REIMB – VO-AG SUB, 11.56
HOOKHAM, MARK, MS – AIW REGISTR, 95.00
HY-VEE, MS VO-AG SUPPLIES, 312.51
IA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL BOARDS, OCT BACKGROUND CHECKS, 27.00
IOWA COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, HS INTERNET, 2,744.00
IOWA DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES, OCT MEDICAID – NON-FEDERAL PORTION, 2,724.17
IOWA FUTURE PROBLEM SOLVING/AEA267, HS/MS FPS REGISTR, 475.00
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY THEATRE, MARCH/APR 2017 PERFORMANCES, 60.00
ITEC CONFERENCE, THE, CAYTON-ITEC CONFER – CONFIRM #14197416, 95.00
J.W. PEPPER & SONS, INC, HS VOCAL MUSIC SUPPLIES, 578.95
JASON’S SERVICE SHOP , VAN – PAINT NEW FUEL DOOR, 75.00
JOHN’S QWIK STOP, GASOLINE, 128.85
JOHNSTONE SUPPLY, D-G ELEM CUSTODIAL – FILTERS, 282.86
KAVALIER CAR WASH, TRANSP – CAR WASH TOKENS, 120.00
KEEGAN, MICHELLE, OCTOBER 2016 MLG REIMB, 69.36
LA PORTE CITY PRESCHOOL, SEP/OCT STATE WIDE VOL PRESCHOOL PYMNT, 23,236.26
LA PORTE CITY PRINTING & DESIGN, INC, HELP WANTED ADS, MINUTES, BILLS, 662.00
LA PORTE CITY TELEPHONE CO., LOCAL SVC, 2,548.77
LA PORTE CITY UTILITIES, UTILITIES, 29,860.31
LEARNING A-Z, LPC ELEM – 1 YR LICENSE, 329.85
LIVING HISTORY FARMS, LPC ELEM/D-G ELEM – TOUR, 798.25
LONG, LOIS, MLG REIMB 274.50
MADISON NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE CO, DEC LIFE/LTD PREMIUMS, 4,100.56
MAKIT PRODUCTS, INC, LPC ELEM – KDGTN PLATES, 262.82
MANATT’S, HS -SLAB FOR TICKET BOOTH – BY IND TECH, 452.94
MARCO TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, OVRPYMT ON RCPT #005176 (FOR CHK #59355), 1,252.80
MARTIN BROS DISTRIBUTING CO, INC, MS CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES, 110.30
MENARD, INC, IND TECH, TRANSP, CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES, 932.01
MENARDS – CEDAR FALLS, MS IND TECH SUPPLIES, 91.88
MERCER H&B ADMIN -IOWA FIDUCIARY, NOVEMBER INSURANCE PREMIUMS, 138,076.50
MERITAIN HEALTH, DECEMBER 2016 ADMIN FEES, 321.36
MIDWEST BUS PARTS, INC, EMERGENCY STICKERS/MAGNETIC NUMBERS, 94.37
MONKEYTOWN, HS CLASSROOM/OFFICE SUPPLIES, 65.89
MOODY, RYAN , MS – AIW REGISTR, 95.00
MOTORHEAD MAYHEM SERVICE & REPAIR, VEHICLE REPAIRS, 2,606.92
MUSCO SPORTS LIGHTING, LLC, FB LIGHTS REPAIR – LIGHTNING, 1,924.89
NAGLE SIGNS INC, REPAIR STADIUM LIGHTS – LIGHTNING, 562.50
NORTHEAST IOWA BANDMASTER ASSOCIATION, MIDDLE SCHOOL REGISTR – 3 @ $21/EA, 63.00
ORKIN PEST CONTROL, 10/26 PEST CONTROL BILLING, 231.22
OVERHEAD DOOR CO, HS CUSTODIAL – 12’ WEATHERSEAL, 18.00
PEPSI-COLA, D-G ELEM FACULTY POP, 176.26
POSITIVE PROMOTIONS, INC, D-G ELEM/LPC ELEM – RED RIBBONS, 57.15
PROSHIELD FIRE PROTECTION, FIRE EXTINGUISHER FOR BUS, 83.00
PROVIDENT LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE COMPANY, OCTOBER 2016 INSUR PREMIUMS, 827.28
PSAT/NMSQT, FALL 2016 – PSAT/NMSQT – SCHOOL 162400, 165.00
QUILL, DISTRICT OFFICE – OFFICE SUPPLIES, 158.13
RAGGEDY ANN & ANDY PRESCHOOL , SEP/OCT STATE WIDE VOL PRESCHOOL PYMNT, 8,792.10
RASMUSSON COMPANY, THE, BUS #23 – STUCK ON LEVEL B ROAD, 525.00
REALLY GOOD STUFF, INC, D-G ELEM CLASSROOM SUPPLIES, 48.23
REFLECTIVE SYNERGY, LLC, NOV 2016 CURR DIR SERVICES, 3,396.50
RICOH USA, INC, DISTRICT OFFICE COPIER, 20.55
ROBBINS, WHITNEY, MS – SUPPLIES FOR BACK PACK PROGRAM, 20.58
SAM’S CLUB , D-G ELEM – COUNSELOR STORAGE CABINET, 209.00
SANDEE’S LIMITED, MS OFFICE SUPPLIES, 69.16
SCHOLASTIC MAGAZINES, MS FCS – SCHOLASTIC CHOICES, 267.00
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS OF IOWA, 10/17/2016 MENTOR BILLING – FLESHNER, 500.00
SCHOOL BUS SALES CO, BUS REPAIRS, 4,756.91
SIOUX CITY HILTON, HS TUITION – 1 DAY, 36.62
STAPLES CREDIT PLAN, LPC ELEM – CANON CALCULATOR, 34.99
STOAKES, CORINDY, OCT MLG REIMB, 92.48
SWISHER & COHRT, PLC , OCTOBER LEGAL SERVICES, 192.50
SYNCHRONY BANK/AMAZON, HS SOC STUDIES SUPPLIES, 341.42
TAMA/GRUNDY PUBLISHING, SEPT/OCT MINUTES/BILLS PUBLISHED, 657.36
TERRY’S FOOD CENTER, MS FCS SUPPLIES, 58.93
THOMAS BUS SALES OF IOWA, BUS – STORM GLASS, 41.89
TIMBERLINE BILLING SERVICE LLC, OCT MEDICAID ADMIN FEES, 285.82
TORNEY’S ELECTRIC MOTOR SERVICE, HS CUSTODIAL – FAN W/MOTOR – MOTOR INSTA, 75.00
UNION COMMUNTIY SCHOOL DISTRICT, D-G ELEM BOOK FAIR START CASH, 260.00
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE, INC, LPC BUS BARN -SHIP CORE TO MIDWEST BUS, 11.63
URB’S DO IT BEST HARDWARE, TRANP/CUSTOD SUPPLIES, 294.71
USI EDUCATION AND GOVERNMENT SALES, MS OFFICE SUPPLIES, 97.45
VAN METER INDUSTRIAL, INC., HS CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES, 225.32
VINTON-SHELLSBURG COMM SCH, 4 UNION GIRLS SWIMMING PARTICPANTS, 600.00
WAVERLY-SHELL ROCK CSD, FY17 1ST QRTR SPEC ED BILLING, 13,892.94
WEST MUSIC CO, HS VOCAL MUSIC SUPPLIES, 1,122.10
WITHAM AUTO CENTERS, INC, VAN #42 – FUEL FILL DOOR, 53.00
WOODWIND BRASSWIND, MS BAND RESALE SUPPLIES, 201.70
WORLDSTRIDES, WASHINGTON DC TRIP PYMNT, 2,386.37
YOUNG PLUMBING AND HEATING, LPC ELEM – REPLACE AIREDALE SENSOR, 2,713.76
Fund Total: 379,376.37
MANAGEMENT FUND
LA PORTE CITY INSURANCE AGENCY, GENERAL LIABILITY AUDIT, 3,955.00
Fund Total: 3,955.00
PHYSICAL PLANT & EQUIPMENT
ENCOMPASS IOWA, LLC, NOVEMBER TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, 2,408.00
FRONTLINE EDUCATION, FY17 VERITIME SUBSCRIPTION, 3,095.34
INSTRUCTURE, INC, HS CANVAS SUBSCRIPTION, 3,128.00
JMC COMPUTER SERVICE, INC, D-G ELEM WEB=HOSTING 8/6/16-8/6/17, 1,770.00
MARCO TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, DEC PRINTER/COPIER LEASE, 4,599.42
P & K MIDWEST INC, JD TRACTOR DOOR, 2,168.13
URB’S DO IT BEST HARDWARE, D-G ELEM – SNOW BLOWER, 799.99
YOUNG PLUMBING AND HEATING, MS REPL IT ROOM COMPRESSOR (PARTS WARR), 1,150.68
Fund Total: 19,119.56
CAPITAL PROJECTS
CEDAR FALLS COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, 11/1 SPEC EDUC BILLING, 5,012.28
WAVERLY-SHELL ROCK CSD, FY17 1ST QRTR SPEC ED BILLING, 932.99
Fund Total: 6,099.97
EXPENDIBLE TRUST
KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE, JOHN MCQUILKEN – FFA SCHOLARSHIP, 160.00
Fund Total: 160.00