Kingsley-Pierson School Board Minutes — April 13, 2020

Kingsley-Pierson School Board
UNAPPROVED MINUTES OF A REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
OF THE KINGSLEY-PIERSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
April 13, 2020
CONFERENCE ROOM – KINGSLEY

1. CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order by President Bubke at 7:00 p.m.

2. ROLL CALL
Present:  Members Haggin, Pratt, Herbold and Collins.

3. AGENDA
Motion was brought by Herbold, seconded by Pratt, to approve the agenda.  All voted aye, motion carried.

4. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES
Motion was made by Collins, seconded by Pratt to approve the March minutes.  All voted aye, motion carried.

5. SUMMARY LIST OF BILLS
Motion was brought by Collins, seconded by Haggin, to approve listed bills in the amounts of $50,862.31 from the general fund, $190,448.49 from the schoolhouse funds, $20,242.77 from lunch fund, and $7,067.79 from the Kingsley activity fund.  All voted aye, motion carried.

6. FINANCIAL REPORT
Discussed a new account setup for the Sales Tax Bond at MidStates Bank receiving a return rate of .9% and the two CDs maturing at the end of April.  Equipment breakdown insurance claims paid to date of $43,369.19.  Motion by Collins, seconded by Herbold to approve the financial report.  All voted aye, motion carried.

7. COMMUNICATIONS:
Principal Wiese
During Kindergarten roundup, there were 47 students for the class of 2033.  Weekly meetings with K-8 staff and WVC Principals.  The Rydell representative identified 20 MS football helmets which needed to be replaced since they were ten years old.  The MS annual fundraiser of the World’s famous chocolates arrived and was distributed last week.

Supt. Bailey
Mr. Bailey mentioned, since the school closure, there has been 64 high school events missed, not including elementary or middle school events.  Hopefully, there will be time to reschedule Prom and graduation.  Virtual meetings are a daily routine including teacher updates on Google classrooms, Superintendent meetings and State webinars.  Information was shared with the board regarding the Superintendent’s spending authority compared to other districts.

8. OLD BUSINESS — None

9. NEW BUSINESS
2020-2021 Budget – Public Hearing:
Motion was brought by Herbold, seconded by Collins to open the public hearing at 7:37 p.m.  All voted aye, motion carried.  There was no written or verbal public comment.  Motion was brought by Collins, seconded by Pratt to close public comment at 7:38 p.m.  All voted aye, motion approved.

2020/2021 Budget Adoption:
Motion by Collins, seconded by Haggin to approve the budget at 12.15959.  Collins, Haggin voted aye; Herbold and Pratt, voted nay, motion failed.  Motion by Herbold, seconded by Pratt to approve the budget at 12.03135.  Herbold, Bubke and Pratt voted aye, Collins and Haggin voted nay, motion carried.

Construction Bids Awarded:
Motion by Collins, seconded by Herbold accepting the lowest responsive, responsible bid to L&L Construction at $5,194,000 including alternates of a roof replacement, fire alarm replacement and parking lot lighting.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Resolution Appointing Paying Agent, Bond Registrar, and Transfer Agent, Approving the Paying Agent, Bond Registrar and Transfer Agent Agreement and Authorizing the Execution of Same:
Board Member Herbold introduced the following Resolution entitled “RESOLUTION APPOINTING PAYING AGENT, BOND REGISTRAR, AND TRANSFER AGENT, APPROVING THE PAYING AGENT, BOND REGISTRAR AND TRANSFER AGENT AGREEMENT AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF SAME” and moved its adoption.  Board Member Pratt seconded the motion to adopt.  The roll was called, and the vote was: Collins, aye; Pratt, aye; Herbold, aye; Haggin, aye and Bubke, aye.  The President declared the resolution adopted.
Approval of Tax Exemption Certificate:
Board Member Herbold moved that the form of Tax Exemption Certificate be placed on file and approved. Board Member Collins seconded the motion.  The roll was called, and the vote was: Collins, aye; Pratt, aye; Herbold, aye; Haggin, aye and Bubke, aye.  The President declared the resolution adopted.

Resolution Authorizing the Terms of Issuance and Providing for and Securing the Payment of School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Bonds:
Board Member Herbold introduced the following Resolution entitled “RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND PROVIDING FOR THE TERMS OF ISSUANCE AND SECURING THE PAYMENT OF $3,650,000 SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE SALES, SERVICES AND USE TAX REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2020, OF THE KINGSLEY-PIERSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, STATE OF IOWA, UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTERS 423E AND 423F OF THE CODE OF IOWA, AND PROVIDING FOR A METHOD OF PAYMENT OF SAID BONDS,” and moved its adoption.  Board Member Collins seconded the motion to adopt.  The roll was called, and the vote was: Collins, aye; Pratt, aye; Herbold, aye; Haggin, aye and Bubke, aye.  The President declared the resolution adopted.

Non-Certified Employee Pay During Covid-19 School Closure:
On March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared a national state of emergency and on March 15, 2020 Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds recommended closure of all public and private K-12 schools in Iowa until April 13, 2020 to contain the spread of COVID-19. WHEREAS, on April 2, 2020 Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds recommended extended closure of all public and private K-12 schools in Iowa until April 30, 2020 to contain the spread of COVID-19; and WHEREAS, it fulfills a public purpose to continue to pay District hourly and classified non-exempt employees during this closure to prevent or contain the spread of COVID-19, to promote morale and to help retain current employees following the closure; and the District has elected to provide voluntary educational enrichment opportunities to students in the district during this period of school closures.  Motion by Herbold, seconded by Collins to approve hourly pay through April 30, 2020 as stated in the resolution.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Non-Certified Employee Contracts:
Motion by  Haggin, seconded by Herbold  to approve a step increase for non-certified employee contracts by 2%.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Certified Contract Listing:
Motion by Collins, seconded by Pratt to approve the certified contract list as provided by Mr. Bailey.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Fire Inspection Report – Repair/Updates:
Motion by Herbold, seconded by Haggin to approve Burke Engineering at approximately $5,900 for door closures requested by the Fire Marshall.  All voted aye, motion carried.  Motion by Herbold, seconded by Collins to approve Stateline Electric & Automation, Inc for emergency/exit lighting at $4,175.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Contract Recommendation:
Motion by Herbold, seconded by Pratt to approve Taylor Kempers as a shared Curriculum Director at $53,500 + $10,000 stipend equaling $63,500.  This will be a shared position with Woodbury Central.  All voted aye, motion carried.

FSMC Extension:
Motion by Pratt, seconded by Haggin to approve the fourth extension to the FSMC Contract.  This is the contract with Lunchtime Solutions.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Fundraiser Requests:  None.

10.  ADJOURNMENT
At 9:10 p.m., motion was brought by Collins, seconded by Pratt to adjourn the meeting.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Laurie Schweitzberger, Board Secretary
Matt Bubke, Board President

Published in The Record
Thursday, April 23, 2020

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