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Kingsley-Pierson School Board Minutes — July 13, 2020

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

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

2. ROLL CALL
Present:  Members: Pratt, Haggin, 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 June 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 $179,887.94 from the general fund, $13,804.13 from the schoolhouse funds, $293,040.20 from Sales Tax fund, $1,280.46 from Pierson Activity, and $13,159.36 from the Kingsley activity fund.  All voted aye, motion carried.

6. FINANCIAL REPORT
Discussed the property tax income, state revenue and federal received and expected for year-end revenue as well as expenses to date.    In June 2021, the Instructional Support Levy will end.  The ISL supports only the educational program which includes employee salaries, benefits, textbooks and instructional supplies.  In FY2020, $260,338.00 ISL funds supported the budget and subsidized teacher’s salaries, benefits and supplies.  The board of directors will be discussing more information in the near future.  Motion by Herbold, seconded by Pratt to approve the financial report.  All voted aye, motion carried.

7. COMMUNICATIONS:
Supt. Bailey
The softball and baseball teams made it through the regular season.  The Iowa HS Athletic unions hopefully will be providing more guidance on fall sports this week.  NFHS is providing a promotion for two free cameras.  The cameras would be placed in the auditorium and an outdoor unit at the football field.  Mr. Bailey will keep the board posted of any updates.  The weight room provides opportunity and responsibility for the students and the community.  This is an opportunity to re-open the weight room.  It’s the responsibility in keeping the facilities clean by disinfecting before using the facilities and when they leave.  The weight room will be closed while any events are going on.  Lunchtime solutions will be serving staff as a trial run before the first day of school.

8. OLD BUSINESS — None

9. NEW BUSINESS
Resignations:
Motion by Collins, seconded by Pratt to approve the resignation of Vickie Lalumendre.  On June 29th, Vicki resigned from her Tutor position.   All voted aye, motion carried.  Gayle Lees, Library assistant has also indicated she will not return for FY20/21 school year.  Mr. Bailey thanks them both for serving our district and students throughout the years.

Contract Recommendations:
Motion by Pratt, seconded by Herbold to approve Lance Howe as HS Head Boys Basketball coach.  All voted aye, motion carried.  Motion by Herbold , seconded by Collins to approve Teena Dreckman as High School Math teacher.  All voted aye, motion carried.  Motion by Herbold, seconded by Pratt to approve Colleen Bottjen as a Tutor.   All voted aye, motion carried.  Motion by Herbold, seconded by Pratt to approve Brad Welte as a school bus route driver.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Partnership Agreement with the Plymouth County Agricultural Extension District:
Motion by Herbold, seconded by Collins to approve the partnership agreement for FFA students to attend the Plymouth County 4-H Youth and FFA Show July 27-Aug. 1, 2020 held at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Return to Learn Plan:
Motion by Collins, seconded by Herbold to approve the Return to Learn plan based on IDPH recommendations.  The board approved a plan by strongly recommending students wearing face masks riding the bus, passing in the hallways during breaks and in the restrooms.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Level I Appointments:
Motion by Collins, seconded by Herbold to approve Scott Bailey, Rob Wiese and Heather Loreth as level I investigators.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Propane Bids:
Motion by Herbold, Collins to approve the Pierson propane bid from First Coop at $0.75 p/gallon for FY20-21 school year.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Facility Projects:
CARES funding from the State of Iowa will be used for technology purchases.  A recommendation to  purchase 120 chromebooks to allow 1:1 technology for students and additional bottle refill stations to replace the drinking fountains.  Additional roof work is recommended for the main building since there is a roof CD fund for the repairs.

Designate banks and official depositories for 2020-2021:
Motion by Herbold, seconded by Collins to approve Midstates Bank, United Bank of Iowa and ISJIT as official depositories for the 2020-21 school year.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Appoint school attorney for 2020-2021:
Motion by Collins, seconded by Pratt to appoint Kristy Latta with the Ahlers Law Firm as school attorney for the 2020-2021 school year.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Fundraiser approval(s):
Motion by Collins, seconded by Pratt to approve the cheerleader fundraiser request.  The cheerleaders will provide a sponsor board where community members may sponsor cheer squares.   All voted aye, motion carried.

10.  ADJOURNMENT
At 9:08 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, July 23, 2020

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