Kingsley-Pierson School Board Minutes — June 8, 2020

UNAPPROVED MINUTES OF
A REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
OF THE
KINGSLEY-PIERSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

June 8, 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, Haggin and Collins.
Zoom call: Herbold

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

4. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES
Motion was made by Collins, seconded by Pratt to approve the May 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 $87,760.67 from the general fund, $28,391.47 from the schoolhouse funds, $23,876.67 from lunch fund, $16,364.12 from Sales Tax fund, and $2,064.17 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.  The school’s tax rate for FY20-21 was lowered from 12.03135% to 11.95657%.  The rate was lowered due to a budget cut for the AEA annual funding.  AEA’s funding                                        across the state were cut by 15 million.  Motion by Pratt, seconded by Collins to approve the financial report.  All voted aye, motion carried.

7. COMMUNICATIONS:
Principal Wiese
Enrichment Learning ended on Friday, May 22.  Teacher check-outs were May 27, 28 and 29.  Bids are being received on the gutters at Pierson.  8th graduation will have a “Drive Through” on June 12th from 5:30-6 p.m.  On June 15th, a power point video for the Class of 2024 posted on the KP website.

Supt. Bailey
Graduation will be June 14th at 2 p.m. and have a live stream so everyone may watch.  The seniors will decide if it will be at the HS auditorium or football field.  Spring BEDS, SRI and CTE reports have been completed involving ELL students, bullying claims, student attendance and student program completers.  The Return to Learn plan involves teachers and administration discussing various areas of the plan due to the Department of Education by July 1st.  During the month of May, 4,326 meals were served to our community.  Thanks to everyone who helped serve these kids.

8. OLD BUSINESS — None

9. NEW BUSINESS
Wrestling Sharing Discussion:  Motion was brought by Haggin, seconded by Pratt to approve a wrestling sharing program with Remsen St. Mary’s school district for the FY2020-2021 school year.  All voted aye, motion carried.

(Amended Agenda Item) Debt Service Fund:  Motion was brought by Collins, seconded by Pratt to approve the resolution transferring the residual amount of $26,862.83 in the Debit Service Fund to the PPEL Fund under Iowa Code 98.68(2)e.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Equipment Breakdown Insurance Renewal:  Motion was brought by Collins, seconded by Pratt to approve the $39,881.60 renewal with REMI for the equipment breakdown insurance.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Designate Official Newspaper:  Motion was brought by Collins, seconded by Pratt to approve The Moville Record as the designated official newspaper of required district notices.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Policy Update 705.1:  Motion was brought by Collins, seconded by Pratt to waive the 2nd reading of Policy 705.1 (Purchase – Bidding) and approve Superintendent’s spending authority from 3,500 to $10,000.  All voted aye, motion carried.

2020-2021 Student Fees:  Motion was brought by Pratt, seconded by Collins to approve the 2020-2021 student fees to remain the same as 2019-2020 student fees.  Book Fees: K-4th $40, 5th-8th $50, 9th-12th $60.  Activity Tickets: Student $40, Adult $80, Family Pass $190.  Special Milk (K-4): Quarter $16.20, Semester $32.40, Year $64.80.  All voted aye, motion carried.

2020-2021 Hot Lunch Program:  Motion by Collins, seconded by Pratt to approve the 2020-2021 Hot Lunch Program.  All voted aye, motion carried.  Motion by Collins, seconded by Haggin to approve and increase the 2020-2021 Hot Lunch prices by $.10.  Daily lunch $3.05, Adult lunch $3.85, Breakfast $2.40.  All voted aye, motion carried.

2020-2021 Hearing on Proposed School Calendar:  Mr. Bailey explained the alternate calendar which starts school earlier.  This will allow students to get back to school earlier, in the event we do have to close.  President Bubke opened the hearing up to public comment.  There were not any written or oral comments.  Motion by Collins, seconded by Pratt to close the public comment on the hearing.  All voted aye, motion carried.

2020-2021 School Calendar Adoption:  Motion was brought by Pratt, seconded by Collins to approve the 2020-2021 Alternate Calendar #3.  Collins, Pratt, Bubke and Herbold voted aye, Haggin voted nay.   Motion carried.  2020-2021 school year will begin August 13th and end on May 18th with graduation on May 16th.

Facility Projects:  Mr. Bailey updated the Board on the progress of the gym project with construction meetings every 2 weeks.  The high school restrooms will receive new stall dividers.  The east entry will be resurfaced with asphalt.  An electronic key access system will be installed to operate the system wirelessly.  Little Panther Wrestling donated $2,000 towards a new wrestling mat.

Administrative Salaries, Business Manager/Board Secretary Salary – Exempt Session 21.9:  President Bubke stated the meeting would be going into an exempt session.  An Exempt Session:  Iowa law allows going into exempt session to discuss strategy in matters relating to employment conditions of employees of the governmental body who are not covered by collective bargaining agreement.  This is less formal than a closed session and does not require taping or motions-just an announcement that an exempt session will be held.  *This includes Dean Harpenau who is our At-Risk Coordinator.  President Bubke stated the meeting would come out of Exempt Session.

Set Administrative and Business Manager/Board Secretary Salaries:  Motion was brought by Collins, seconded by Pratt to approve a 2% increase to base salaries for Mr. Wiese, Mr. Bailey, Laurie Schweitzberger and the At-Risk Coordinator, Dean Harpenau.  Salaries will be set at $137,585.88 for Mr. Bailey, $114,873.23 for Mr. Wiese and $63,413.52 for Laurie Schweitzberger.  Mr. Wiese and Laurie Schweitzberger waived health insurance premiums since they are covered by their spouses.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Fundraiser Request:  None

10.  ADJOURNMENT
At 9:38 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, June 18, 2020

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