UNION COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
DYSART-GENESEO-LA PORTE CITY
Regular Board Meeting
February 20, 2017
(pending board approval)
Roll: The regular meeting of the Board was called to order by President Connolly at 6:00 pm in the Board Room. The following board members were present: Darrell DeWinter, Corey Lorenzen, Cathy Niebergall, Kevin Sash, Jenna Scott, and Brian Weber.
Agenda: On a motion by Lorenzen, seconded by Scott, the board approved the agenda as presented. Motion carried 7-0.
Superintendent’s Report: 1) Supt Fleshner shared a letter HS Principal Cayton received notifying him that Craig Hemsath has earned the National Geographic Educator Certification. 2) Dysart Street Project Update: Supt Fleshner received a letter from the city’s engineer regarding the street project the city has planned for West Street, in front of the Middle School. Supt Fleshner will be in contact with the engineer to get more information as to their project timeline. 3) Dual Sports Participation: Supt Fleshner reported there is interest from some students to participate in more than one sport during a season, particularly in track and soccer. He provided a list of schools in the area that currently allow dual sports participation. The consensus was that as long as the coaches were okay with it, if the students want to do it, they should be able to. 4) Collective Bargaining Bill Update: The bill was signed into law on Friday and goes into effect immediately. The bill makes base wages the only mandatory topic of bargaining, with additional topics being permissive in bargaining but not mandatory. In addition, the law has made some topics previously included in bargaining, illegal to bargain. Some of the subjects that are now illegal to bargain include retirement systems, dues deductions from payroll, insurance, procedures for staff reductions, transfers, and evaluations, and supplemental pay. 5) Budget Planning: a) Budget Guarantee: Supt Fleshner explained the budget guarantee, showing how the budget guarantee effects the amount the district receives in funding per pupil. b) Aid & Levy: Supt Fleshner reviewed the cash reserve levies we currently have for Special Education Deficit, General Fund, and the Management Fund and showed how increasing/decreasing those levies effect the tax rate for the budget. c) Capital Projects, PPEL & Potential Voted PPEL: Supt Fleshner shared a spreadsheet showing Capital Project and PPEL revenue and possible expenditures over a 6-year span. He also showed examples of how the revenue would change with a Voted PPEL in place and what other projects and repairs might be able to be done with the Voted PPEL. d) Overall Budget and Numbers: 79% of the overall budget is salary and benefits. The current year’s enrollment dropped by 24 students which equals about $161,904 in funding. The 2017-2018 enrollment is estimated to decrease 40-50 students which equals $270,000-$337,000 in funding. (These estimates are based on the number of students graduating this spring vs the number of students anticipated to be entering kindergarten next fall.)
Second Reading of the Technology Mission Statement: On a motion by Weber, seconded by Sash, the board approved the second reading of the Technology Mission statement. Motion carried 7-0.
Promise of Iowa: On a motion by DeWinter, seconded by Niebergall, the board approved joining and supporting the efforts of “The Promise of Iowa” campaign. Motion carried 7-0.
Adjustment to 2016-2017 School Calendar: On a motion by Niebergall, seconded by Lorenzen, the board voted to table a decision on adjusting the current calendar until the March meeting. This item was previously on the January agenda. There is an opportunity for both the elementary and secondary licensed staff to attend the rescheduled Train Ugly presentation at Dike-New Hartford on April 17th. In order to do this we would need to switch the regular school day on April 17th to a professional development day and make up the student day at the end of the school year. Currently, the last student day for this school year is Friday, May 26th and the last teacher day is Tuesday, May 30th. The board is delaying their decision to see if weather cancellations add additional days to the end of the school year.
Set Date for Public Hearing of the Proposed 2017-18 Budget: On a motion by Weber, seconded by Lorenzen, the board set April 10th, 2017 at 6:00 pm for the public hearing on the proposed 2017-18 budget. Motion carried 7-0.
Approve Cooperative Sharing Agreement with Hudson (Boys’ Soccer): On a motion by Lorenzen, seconded by Niebergall, the board approved the cooperative sharing agreement with Hudson for boys’ soccer. Motion carried 7-0.
Approve Cooperative Sharing Agreement with Vinton-Shellsburg (Girls’ Swimming): On a motion by DeWinter, seconded by Scott, the board approved the cooperative sharing agreement with Vinton-Shellsburg for girls’ swimming. Motion carried 7-0.
Approve Cooperative Sharing Agreement with North Tama (Girls’ Soccer): On a motion by Sash, seconded by Scott, the board approved the cooperative sharing agreement with North Tama for girls’ soccer. Motion carried 7-0.
Consent Agenda: Minutes of the January 23, 2017 Board Meeting; Minutes of the February 8, 2017 Special Board Meeting; Claims to be Paid; Financial Reports; Personnel: Resignations – Lois Long as HS/MS Family/Consumer Science and Lori Winter as D-G Elem Kitchen Asst; Appointments – Denise Albertsen as Sub Bus Driver, Melanie Barz as HS Girls Golf, Cara Glenn as MS Head Cook (retro to 2-1-2017), Kevin Long as Spring Drivers’ Education, Kevin Long as Summer Drivers’ Education, Marc Mahood as Sub Bus Driver, Sam Newton as Transportation Coordinator, Juanita Rowell as LPC Kitchen Asst (split), Lynne Ternus as Summer Drivers’ Education, and Deb Wilson as LPC Elem Head Cook (retro to 1-3-2017); Early Graduation Requests; Open Enrollment Requests. On a motion by Lorenzen, seconded by Niebergall, the board approved the Consent Agenda as presented. Motion carried 7-0.
Adjourn: On a motion by Sash, seconded by Scott, the meeting adjourned at 7:46 pm. Motion carried 7-0.
Joseph R Connolly Jr, President Kathy Krug, Board Secretary
INVOICES APPROVED
FEBRUARY 20, 2017
GENERAL FUND
ADVANCED SYSTEMS, INC, COPIER REPAIRS, 530.69
AIRGAS NORTH CENTRAL, HS IND TECH, 528.68
ALLIANT ENERGY, NATURAL GAS, 3,986.75
ANDYMARK, INC, ROBOTICS SUPPLIES – DEERE GRANT, 546.59
AREA 267, WORKSHOPS/WORK EXP-TRANS SERVICES, 4,497.45
ARTISAN CEILING SYSTEMS, LPC BUS BARN – CEILING TILES, 218.68
ASCHENBRENNER, MARY, 3/9 MS PIANIST, 275.00
ASMUSSEN, LISA, 8/19 POVERTY TRAINING – ASMUSSEN, 40.00
BAGENSTOS, JIM, 1/25 DOT BUS PHYSICAL, 70.00
BAKER & TAYLOR CO, MS LIBRARY BOOKS, 140.46
BDI, HS GYM HVAC SUPPLIES, 11.78
BECK, LOUIS, DEC MLG REIMB, 186.59
BENCHMARK EDUCATION COMPANY, LLC, D-G/LPC ELEM – SUBSCRIPTIONS – SINA, 4,045.00
BEST BUY BUSINESS ADVANTAGE ACCOUNT, HS – 55″ TV, 521.24
BLACK HILLS ENERGY, NATURAL GAS, 6,157.32
BMO HARRIS MASTERCARD, HOTEL ROOMS, WORKSHOPS, EDUC SUPPLIES, 3,576.44
CAM COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, 1ST SEMESTER OPEN ENROLLMENT, 16,896.70
CASEY’S GENERAL STORE, GASOLINE, 1,256.00
CEDAR FALLS COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, 2ND QRTR RIVER HILLS BILLING, 53,115.54
CENTRAL IOWA DIST, INC, CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES, 1,553.55
CENTURY LINK, LONG DISTANCE CHARGES, 105.04
CITY OF DYSART, UTILITIES, 11,504.53
CNC LUMBER & SUPPLIES, LLC, DYSART BUS BARN SUPPLIES, 11.88
COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING COMPANY, HS INTERCOM REPAIRS, 7,778.40
CREES, CHRISTY, 8/19 POVERTY TRAINING – CREES, 40.00
DELAGARDELLE, MARY, 8/19 POVERTY TRAINING – DELAGARDELLE, 40.00
DEMCO, INC, MS LIBRARY SUPPLIES, 61.98
DOORS INC., CUSTODIAL – DOOR CLOSERS, PARTS, 690.80
DYSART TIRE & SERVICE, INC, BUS REPAIRS, 2,197.30
EAST CENTRAL IOWA COOPERATIVE, GASOLINE/DIESEL FUEL, 7,363.75
ENCOMPASS IOWA, LLC, FEBRUARY TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, 6,267.36
EWALD, GARY, 8/19 POVERTY TRAINING – EWALD, 40.00
FAMILIES FIRST COUNSELING SERVICES, AUG 2016 COUNSELING SERVICES, 385.00
FARMERS COOP TELEPHONE CO, LOCAL SVC, 1,062.38
FOLLETT SCHOOL SOLUTIONS, INC, MS LIBRARY BOOKS, 99.17
GALLAGHER-BLUEDORN ARTS CTR., 3/9 CUISINE & CONFESSIONS – 20 TICKETS, 20.00
GARY’S THRIFTWAY FOODS, HS FCS SUPPLIES, 193.15
GLOEDE, JADEE, MS PBIS REIMB, 91.90
HAAN CRAFTS, LLC, MS FCS PROJECTS, 115.60
HALVORSON TRANE, HS – HVAC REPAIR, 2,298.78
HASS, JESSICA, 8/19 POVERTY TRAINING – HASS, 40.00
HAWKEYE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, CONCURRENT COURSE TUITION, 11,592.00
HEARTLAND AREA #11, EARLY LITERACY SYMPOSIUM, 270.00
HUDSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 1ST SEM SPEC EDUC TUITION BILLING, 2,722.95
IA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL BOARDS, NOV 2016 SCHOOL BOARD CONVENTION REGISTR, 1,925.00
IOWA ACADEMIC DECATHLON ASSOCIATION, ACADEM DECATH STATE REGISTR FEES, 645.00
IOWA DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES, JAN 2017 MEDICAID – NON-FEDERAL PORTION, 9,998.09
IOWA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION, HS WRESTLING- EXTRA WRISTBANDS, 80.00
IOWA WATER MANAGEMENT COMPANY, WATER MANAGEMENT SERVICE VISIT, 100.00
IOWA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, HS – STATE ELEVATOR INSPECTION, 165.00
ISFIS, INC, BUDGET WORKSHOP @ AEA267, 250.00
J.W. PEPPER & SONS, INC, HS VOCAL MUSIC – SHEET MUSIC, 377.49
JESUP COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, 1ST SEM SPEC EDUC TUITION, 10,085.40
JOHN’S QWIK STOP, GASOLINE, 403.90
JOHNSTONE SUPPLY, HS CUSTODIAL – RM #11 HVAC PARTS, 129.75
JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD, LPC ELEM LIBRARY BOOKS, 237.00
KEEGAN, MICHELLE, JAN 217 TLC MLG REIMB, 57.80
KVALE, TINA, 8/19 POVERTY TRAINING – KVALE, 40.00
LA PORTE CITY POSTMASTER, POSTAGE, 343.91
LA PORTE CITY PRESCHOOL, FEB STATEWIDE VOL PRESCHOOL PYMNT, 11,618.13
LA PORTE CITY PRINTING & DESIGN, INC, HS HALL PASSES PRINTED, 60.00
LA PORTE CITY TELEPHONE CO., LOCAL SVC, 1,251.65
LA PORTE CITY UTILITIES, UTILITIES, 16,359.32
LAMPO GROUP, INC, THE, HS BUSINESS EDUC SOFTWARE, 299.98
LAPORTE MOTOR SUPPLY, INC, REPAIR PARTS & SUPPLIES, 1,428.87
LIVINGSTON, WILLIAM, 3/9 MS SOLO JUDGE, 75.00
LOCKSPERTS, INC, CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES, 99.40
LONG, LOIS, NOV 2016 MLG REIMB, 253.86
MADISON NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE CO, FEB/MAR LIFE/LTD PREMIUMS, 4,079.07
MARCO, INC, COPIER STAPLES, 556.38
MARCUS THEATRES CORPORATION, HS STUDENT FIELD TRIP, 125.00
MENARD, INC, HS IND TECH SUPPLIES, 172.50
MERCER H&B ADMIN -IOWA FIDUCIARY, MARCH HEALTH INSUR PREMIUMS, 134,255.01
MERITAIN HEALTH, MARCH FLEX ADMIN FEES, 321.36
MITCHELL, TIMOTHY, 8/19 POVERTY TRAINING – MITCHELL, 40.00
MONKEYTOWN, HS NURSE SUPPLIES, 139.50
MOTORHEAD MAYHEM SERVICE & REPAIR, VEHICLE REPAIRS, 1,162.49
MUTUAL WHEEL CO., TRUCK #55 – SIDE MOUNT BOX, 632.12
NATIONAL BUSINESS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, APRIL NBEA CONVENTION REGISTRATION, 465.00
NORTH TAMA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, 1ST SEMESTER SPEC EDUC BILLING, 5,140.80
ORKIN PEST CONTROL, 1/25 PEST CONTROL, 276.22
OVERHEAD DOOR CO, LPC BUS BARN – RECEIVER, 216.00
PARKER, SHERRY, 8/19 POVERTY TRAINING – PARKER, 40.00
PARSON, JUSTIN, 8/19 POVERTY TRAINING – PARSON, 40.00
PEARSON EDUCATION, INC, HS HEALTH CLASS – SOFTWARE, 180.70
PEPSI-COLA, FACULTY POP, 1,107.80
PETERSEN CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION, LLC, DEC 2016 – SNOW/ICE REMOVAL, 1,035.00
PETERSEN, ANGELA, 8/19 POVERTY TRAINING – PETERSEN, 40.00
PHONAK LLC, D-G ELEM – SPEC EDUC SUPPLIES, 1,798.49
PITNEY BOWES EASY PERMIT POSTAGE, 1/26 HS POSTAGE, 500.00
PITNEY BOWES, INC, MS QUARTERLY POSTAGE, 336.93
QUILL, D-G ELEM OFFICE SUPPLIES, 68.07
RAGGEDY ANN & ANDY PRESCHOOL, FEB STATEWIDE VOL PRESCHOOL PYMNT, 4,396.05
RASMUSSON COMPANY, THE, TOW BUS #3 – JUBILEE RD TO DYSART, 281.25
REFLECTIVE SYNERGY, LLC, FEB CURRIC DIR SERVICES, 3,396.50
RICOH USA, INC, DISTRICT OFFICE COPIER MAINTENANCE, 24.82
ROTTINGHAUS, ROYCE, 1/13 DOT BUS PHYSICAL REIMB, 70.00
SCHOLASTIC, MS SPEC EDUC – RICHARDS – BOOKS, 30.00
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS OF IOWA, 2/7 LAW CONF REG-CAYTON/SLACK/ALBERTSEN, 330.00
SCHOOL BUS SALES CO, REPAIR PARTS, 648.08
SELLERS, MIRANDA, 8/19 POVERTY TRAINING – SELLERS, 40.00
SEUSER, CHAD, REIMB- ROBOTICS SUPPLIES, 810.90
SIOUX CITY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, HS TUITION – 2ND QRTR, 146.48
SLOTH, RYAN, D-G ELEM LIBRARY BOOKS, 45.00
SORENSEN, KARLA, 8/19 POVERTY TRAINING – SORENSEN, 40.00
SPEER FINANCIAL, INC, FY16 CONTINUING DISCLOSURE/MSBR FEE, 385.00
SPORE, HEIDI, 8/19 POVERTY TRAINING – SPORE, 40.00
ST CLAIR PLUMBING & HEATING, INC, HS IND TECH – SHEET METAL, 69.72
STAINBROOK, KATE, 1/12 DOLLAR GENERAL REIMB – SPEC EDUC, 8.29
STOAKES, CORINDY, JAN 2017 TLC MLG REIMB, 46.24
SWISHER & COHRT, PLC , JANUARY LEGAL SERVICES, 52.50
SYNCHRONY BANK/AMAZON, D-G/LPC ELEM RECEIPT BOOKS, 393.59
TERRY’S FOOD CENTER , MS FCS SUPPLIES, 86.16
THOMPSON TRUCK & TRAILERS, INC , BUS REPAIRS, 2,521.45
TIMBERLINE BILLING SERVICE LLC, JAN 2017 MEDICAID ADMIN FEES, 1,049.06
TORNEY’S ELECTRIC MOTOR SERVICE, HS CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES – GYM, 14.00
UNION COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 1/24 SAMS CLUB – LOUNGE SUPPLIES, 9.98
UNION COMMUNITY SCHOOL, TRANSF CHROMEBK REPAIR REFUND TO LUNCH, 16.00
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, HS ROBOTICS – STATE REGISTR FEES, 250.00
URB’S DO IT BEST HARDWARE, CUSTODIAL/BUS BARN SUPPLIES, 219.93
USI EDUCATION AND GOVERNMENT SALES HS – LAMINATING POUCHES, 94.03
VAN METER INDUSTRIAL, INC., HS CUSTODIAL – BATTERY/EMERGILITE, 152.40
VINTON PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT, MS SKATING – 202 @ $3/EA , 606.00
VINTON-SHELLSBURG COMM SCH, RENT 2 WRESTLING CLOCKS, 10,335.40
WALLESER, JOSEPH 8/19 POVERTY TRAINING – WALLESER, 40.00
WAMBOLD, DALE, JAN 2017 TLC MLG REIMB, 70.38
WATERLOO COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, 1ST SEM SPEC EDUC TUITION BILLING, 11,866.12
WATERLOO MILLS, CUSTODIAL – LPC/DYSART – ICE MELT, 416.50
WAVERLY-SHELL ROCK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DIST, 2ND QRTR LIED CENTER BILLING, 14,420.52
WBC MECHANICAL, INC., HS BOILER REPAIR, 1,858.52
WEBER HEATING, PLBG & AIR COND, DYSART BUS BARN – TOILET REPAIR, 71.10
WEBER PAPER COMPANY, HS CUSTODIAL – PAPER TOWEL, 460.50
WEST MUSIC CO, MS BAND SUPPLIES – USE WMNS CLB DONATION, 217.00
WILLEMS, KATHLEEN, 8/19 POVERTY TRAINING – WILLEMS, 40.00
WITTENBURG, ERIN, 8/19 POVERTY TRAINING – WITTENBURG , 40.00
YOUNG PLUMBING AND HEATING, MS HVAC REPAIR, 259.50
Fund Total: 419,206.79
PHYSICAL PLANT & EQUIPMENT
ENCOMPASS IOWA, LLC, FEBRUARY TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, 2,408.00
MARCO TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, FEB PRINTER/COPIER PYMNT, 2,299.71
MARCO, INC, PRINTER/COPIER LEASE, 2,299.71
Fund Total: 7,007.42
CAPITAL PROJECTS
CEDAR FALLS COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, 2ND QRTR RIVER HILLS BILLING, 4,919.46
STRUXTURE ARCHITECTS PLC, 2015 MISC PROJECTS – ARCHITECT FEES, 225.16
WAVERLY-SHELL ROCK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DIST, 2ND QRTR LIED CENTER BILLING, 968.42
Fund Total: 6,113.04