Kingsley-Pierson School Board Minutes — May 11, 2020

Kingsley-Pierson Community School
UNAPPROVED MINUTES OF A REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
OF THE KINGSLEY-PIERSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
May 11, 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 Pratt and Collins.
Zoom call: Haggin and Herbold

3. AGENDA
Motion was brought by Collins, 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 April minutes.  All voted aye, motion carried.

5. SUMMARY LIST OF BILLS
There were no questions for discussion.  Motion was brought by Collins, seconded by Pratt, to approve listed bills in the amounts of $168,796.83 from the general fund, $50,147.95 from the schoolhouse funds, $26,272.33 from lunch fund, $49,100.00 from Sales Tax fund, $2,567.50 from Pierson Activity and $977.31 from the Kingsley activity fund.  All voted aye, motion carried.

6. FINANCIAL REPORT
Discussed the property tax income, state revenue and federal received to date as well as expenses.  Two CDs were redeemed in April for the roof replacement and the track resurfacing and deposited in the schoolhouse funding.  On May 1st, the sales tax bond proceeds of $3,650,000 were received and deposited into MidStates Bank at a rate of .9% interest.  In FY2021, Eakes Supply will supply classroom supplies instead of our current vendor.  The company offered better savings and customized ordering for teachers.  Our current purchase order software will be discontinuing their service June 30, so an alternate process will be developed with our accounting software company.  Motion by Pratt, seconded by Collins to approve the financial report.  All voted aye, motion carried.

7. COMMUNICATIONS:
Principal Wiese
Teacher appreciation week May 4-8th.  Thank you for our teachers!  Nurse’s day was on May 6th.  Thank you, Jackie Schroeder for your service!  Enrichment learning final day will be May 22nd.  Elementary students (KGT-4th grades) drop-off and pick-up items from lockers and desk will be May 20th from 4-7 p.m.    Middle school students (5th-8th grades) drop-off and pick-up items will be May 21 from 4-7 p.m.  KGT graduation, 8th grade graduation and 7th/8th awards are being discussed for dates.  Report cards will be mailed by June 1st.

Supt. Bailey
During the month of April, 5,245 meals were served in Kingsley and Pierson.  Meals will be served through May 28th.  Funds from FEMA will assist with paying for cleaning supplies and equipment, staff overtime and mileage reimbursement to deliver meals.  The State released the CARES Act funds of $43,500 which is means $105 p/student.  These funds may be used at the discretion of the school district.  A graduation ceremony in person is being discussed, with approval from the Department of Health.  The Gym project is underway and started today.

8.  OLD BUSINESS — None

9.  NEW BUSINESS
Resignations:  Motion was brought by Collins, seconded by Pratt to approve the resignation of Jarrod Schott as HS Math, TLC Teacher Leader and Head Boys Basketball.  All voted aye, motion carried.  The board thanked Mr. Schott for his service to the district and wished him the best.

Coaching/Sponsor Contract Listing: Motion was brought by Pratt, seconded by Collins to approve the list of Coaches/Sponsors for the 2020-2021 school year.  The speech position was tabled.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Contract Recommendations: Motion was brought by Collins, seconded by Pratt to approve Geoff Olson as the Asst. Softball Coach for the 2019-2020 school year pending there is a Softball season.  All voted aye, motion carried.  Motion was brought by Collins, seconded by Pratt to approve the Teacher Leader contracts including Erin Chute, Jackie Lammers, Michelle Schroeder, Laura Boustead, Chuck Hackett, Amy Bailey and Kris Hackett.  Kate Goodwin was recommended as the TLC Math Coach.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Insurance Benefit Renewals: Motion by Collins, seconded by Pratt to approve the 2020-2021 health insurance agreement with Mercer/Wellmark.  All voted aye, motion carried.  Motion by Pratt, seconded by Collins to approve the 2020-2021 ISEBA agreement for Life and Long Term Disability.  All voted aye, motion carried.  Motion by Collins, seconded by Pratt to approve the 2020-2021 Delta Dental agreement for employee dental insurance coverage.  All voted aye, motion carried

Approve check signers on new account: Motion by Herbold, seconded by Pratt to approve the check signers on the new Sales Tax Bond account including the President, Vice-President, Board Secretary, and Superintendent.  All voted aye, motion carried

Resolution – Pandemic Response and Emergency Suspension of Policy:
On April 17, 2020 Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds recommended extended closure of all public and private K-12 schools in Iowa though the 2019-2020 school year to contain the spread of COVID-19; and on April 17, 2020 Governor Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education further recommended a waiver of instructional time requirements for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year for school districts continuing to provide continuous learning through approved options; school districts will be required to submit to the Department of Education a Return to Learn Plan by July 1, 2020 describing ways the district intends to address disruptions to learning.  The District Superintendent is authorized to close any school facility without further action by the Board of Directors through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year.  The District Superintendent shall follow all Iowa Department of Education guidance requiring the submission of a Return to Learn Plan for the District by July 1, 2020.  In light of this District-wide emergency closure, the Board authorizes the Superintendent to place hourly and classified non-exempt employees on paid administrative leave and to continue to pay them until the number of days expressed in the contract have been fulfilled during the period of school closure.  The District has elected to provide voluntary educational enrichment opportunities to students in the district during this period of school closures.  Motion by Pratt, seconded by Collins to approve hourly pay through the 2019-2020 school year as stated in the resolution.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Sanitary Sewer Alternate Bid Proposals: Motion by Herbold, seconded by Collins to approve the sanitary sewer proposal from Roder Construction Inc. for $99,983.07.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Board Policy Revision:  802.2 and 802.9:  Motion by Collins, seconded by Pratt to approve the Superintendent’s spending limit for Mr. Bailey up to a $10,000 and waive the 2nd reading of the board policy 802.2 and 802.9.   All voted aye, motion carried.

Weight Room Access:  During this governor-ordered school closure, a school’s fitness facility may not be reopened to be used for physical education instruction, interscholastic athletics, intramural athletics, or other school-sponsored activity. The Governor has issued an order to allow for community weight rooms to re-open.  There are some specific requirements to this order.  Motion by Collins, seconded by Pratt to have the weight room access to remain closed until the end of May.  All voted aye, motion carried.

School Board Recognition Month: Thank you for ALL you do for our school district!

Fundraiser Request: Motion by Collins, seconded by Pratt to approve the Game Time subscription for $1,800 and a $375 set-up fee.  There is a 25% discount when approved before May 15th.  Through ad fundraising, the subscription will be paid for by $200 sponsorships.  All voted aye, motion carried.

10.  ADJOURNMENT
At 8:40 p.m., motion was brought by Haggin, seconded by Herbold to adjourn the meeting.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Laurie Schweitzberger, Board Secretary
Matt Bubke, Board President

Published in The Record
Thursday, May 21, 2020

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