Kingsley-Pierson School Board — March 8, 2021


March 8, 2021

• The meeting was called to order by President Bubke at 7:00 p.m.

• Present: Members Haggin, Collins, Pratt and Herbold

• Motion was brought by Herbold, seconded by Collins, to approve the amended agenda. Added item #6, 2021-22 Health insurance plans. All voted aye, motion carried.

• Motion was made by Pratt, seconded by Herbold to approve the February minutes. All voted aye, motion carried.

• There was discussion regarding the Des Moines Public School payment. Motion was brought by Collins, seconded by Herbold, to approve listed bills in the amounts of $56,368.63 from the general fund, $19,342.55 from the schoolhouse funds, $23,385.16 from lunch fund, $21,428.98 from the Kingsley activity fund and $113,559.20 from Sales Tax Bond fund. All voted aye, motion carried.

• Discussed year-to-date revenue and expenses. State grants are reimbursed on a quarterly basis, therefore a fluctuation in the revenue. Based on additional Federal funding this year, there will be an amendment to the 20-21 budget. Follow-up discussion on an audit comment regarding segregation of duties and information presented from IASBO to the Board members. Discussion on a Kingsley Activity fund CD for $6,720.42 and the renewal rates. Current rate at .45% and renewal rate at .20%. Current checking account interest rate at .25%. Motion by Collins, seconded by Herbold to let the CD expire and deposit funds into the Kingsley Activity fund checking account. This account will be revisited in the future and determined if funds may be re-invested. All voted aye, motion carried. In April, IPERS is requesting a virtual audit of the 2020 calendar year payroll records. IPERS audits are every three years. Discussion on a 28E Natural Gas agreement and information presented from the State Auditor and participating school districts. In April, the Board will vote on the 28E agreement. Motion was brought by Collins, seconded by Herbold, to approve the financial report. All voted aye, motion carried.

Principal Wiese
• Wrestling season concludes Friday, March 12 at Alta/Aurelia. They had another fantastic season. Track season begins on Monday, March 22 @ 3:30 p.m. in Pierson. The first meet will be April 13 in Lawton. April 20 @ 4:00 will be the first home meet and helpers are needed. 3rd quarter ends March 11. Academic/Attendance awards for 6th-8th will be March 24 tentatively. Parent-Teacher conferences will be Tuesday, March 16 and Thursday, March 18 and no school on March 19. MS candy sales end March 8 and delivered the week of March 26. Kindergarten Round-Up will be held April 16 at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. No regular kindergarten that day. On March 26 at 8:30 a.m., the 5th grade will have the Puberty Talk. Spring Break will run March 31 at 12:30 p.m. – April 5, 2021.

Supt. Bailey
• This year, the legislators set the Supplemental State Aid at 2.4%. In 38 years, school funding increased by 3% only five times. Last year, the SSA was 2.2%. The legislators are not giving the funds needed in the general fund for schools. Currently the last day of school is May 24 with an 11:00 a.m. dismissal. Congratulations to the large group and individual speech contestants! They will be performing during advisory periods. Congratulations to the State Wrestlers, Kole Reis and Damon Schmid. Congratulations to Rachel Bohle on competing at the All Iowa Dance Competition. Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Basketball teams for a successful season. Currently waiting for the district football schedule to be released from the State. On Wednesday, March 10 there will be interviews for the five candidates for the middle school science position. The play this year will be March 25 and 26. The talent show is set for April 9. Prom will be April 10 with a grand march at 6:30 p.m. The second vaccination will be March 18 at 1:30 p.m. In the first vaccinations, there were 52 vaccinations. One year ago on March 8, Governor Reynolds announced the first cases of the coronavirus. March 13 was when Governor Reynolds announced the closing of schools. Panther Ball will be sponsoring a breakfast Sunday, March 14. Information was shared and discussed regarding the Panther Ball donation. To-date, $21,969.78 out of the $32,705.83 donation has been spent and shared with the Panther Ball committee. In the accounting system, a separate code will track the Panther Ball funds. Mr. Bailey talked about the individual and team sports and how the school supports and shares the success of each sport and does not compare the differences. The Board recommended developing a school procedure to provide a consistency when individuals and team sports attend State competitions. On Thursday, March 11 during staff development, Mr. Bailey will be reviewing the 2021-22 school calendar and addressing any questions regarding the shared Superintendent position with River Valley.

Return to Learn Plan
• Our numbers have stayed consistently low over the last month but it has ticked up again, recently. Nowhere near what it was in the past. We have been as low as 4% but have recently moved back up to 8%. The kids have been great, although tiring of the masks with the temperatures getting warmer. Remember, we shut down on March 13 last year. Motion by Collins, seconded by Herbold that masks will be mandated in the classrooms where you cannot social distance and masks will be voluntary in the hallways during passing times and while the students are in the commons area effective March 9th. Members voted: Collins, Pratt and Herbold voted aye. Haggin voted nay. Motion carried. This allows for some personal freedom in the hallways and commons but still maintains masks when students are in closed classrooms and in close contact for 15 or more minutes.

• 2021-2022 Budget Guarantee Resolution:
Motion by Herbold, seconded by Collins to approve the following resolution: FY2022: “Resolved, that the Board of Directors of Kingsley-Pierson Community School District, will levy property tax for fiscal year 2021-2022 for the regular program budget adjustment as allowed under section 257.14, Code of Iowa.” All voted aye, motion carried.

• 2021-2022 Budget Review/Set Hearing Date
Motion by Collins, seconded by Herbold to set the budget hearing date for April 13th at 6:00 a.m. and publish the budget of 11.58090. All voted aye, motion carried.

• Resignation
Motion Herbold, second by Pratt to accept Erica Christensen as JH Girls Basketball coach. All voted aye, motion carried. Mr. Bailey thanked Erica for her service to the district as basketball coach.

• Contract with Coke for Scoreboards
The 7 year agreement with Coke will expire in April of 2022. This new agreement would be for 8 years. This contract will include the 1 year we have left on the current contract and an additional 7 years. The total cost of the scoreboards is $27,500 and Coke will donate $20,500. Each year for 8 years, they donate an additional $500 for a total donation of $24,500 over 8 years. The remaining amount to purchase the scoreboards will be paid from PPEL or SAVE funds. Motion by Herbold, seconded by Collins to accept the Coke scoreboards contract for eight years. All voted aye, motion carried.

• Fundraiser Requests
Motion by Herbold, seconded by Pratt to approve the KPHS Dance Team fundraiser on March 27th. All voted aye, motion carried.

• Health Insurance Plan 2021-2022 (Amended item to the agenda)
Motion by Collins, seconded by Pratt to approve the group health insurance rates for 2021-2022. All voted aye, motion carried.

• At 8:45 p.m., motion was brought by Herbold, seconded by Collins to adjourn the meeting. All voted aye, motion carried.

Laurie Schweitzberger, Board Secretary
Matt Bubke, Board President

Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.  Legal Services    494.00
All Iowa Honor Drill Team  Entry Fees    137.50
Beelner’s Service Inc.  Plumbing/Heating Repairs    220.00
Bohle Construction LLC  Services    4,870.00
Card Service Center  Credit Card Payment    2,816.15
Central Lyon Comm School Entry Fee    50.00
Chemsearch  Maint. Supplies    57.77
Chesterman  Fund Raising Supplies    414.00
Chinn, Jaime Lunch Refund    82.50
City Of Kingsley  Water/Sewer    248.76
City Of Pierson  Water/Sewer    84.84
Clark’s Hardware LLC  Misc. Supplies    156.15
Collins, Shawn  Official 110.00
Des Moines Public Schools  Tuition    3,407.32
Eakes Supply  Supplies    30.95
Ehlers, Chris  Official    110.00
FEH Associates Inc.  Services    6,238.71
First Cooperative Association  Fuel, Supplies    4,840.32
Frontier Communications  Telephone Service    775.72
Gordon Flesch Company  Copier Service, Supplies    1,427.87
Henrich, Colin  Official    80.00
Hillyard/Sioux Falls  Janitorial Supplies    1,034.37
Holiday Inn Downtown  Lodging    8,159.20
Home Depot U.S.A. Inc.  Supplies    814.33
Hudl  Subscription    2,250.00
Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union  Tournament Admissions    3,810.00
Iowa FFA Association  Dues     595.00
Iowa High School Athletic Association  Dues/Fees    900.00
Iowa High School Music Association  Fees    26.00
Iowa State University  Registration    395.00
Iowa Testing Programs  Testing Materials    1,252.00
Josten’s  Graduation Supplies    958.40
K-P Booster Club  Reimbursement    4.00
Kami  Subscription    177.53
Kraft Kleaners LLC  Services    126.00
L & L Builders Co.  Services    113,559.20
Lammers Automotive  Vehicle Repairs    583.36
Loreth, Heather  Reimbursement    105.34
Lubbers, Caleb  Official    80.00
Lumber Pros  Lumber Supplies    816.41
Lunchtime Solutions Inc.  Food Service    23,140.91
Mathematically Minded LLC  Instructional Supply    468.00
Matheson Tri-Gas Inc.  Instr. Supplies    157.43
Mauch, Maggie  Reimbursement    15.60
McQueen’s Soft Water Corp.  Services    86.40
Micro Grow Greenhouse Systems Inc.  Equipment    5,795.00
MidAmerican Energy Company  Gas/Electric Service    16,023.10
Midstates Bank/Randi Anstine  Coach/Student per diems    2,681.00
Moville Record  Minutes/Bills    395.00
New Cooperative Inc.  Fuel, Maintenance Supply    273.28
Northwest AEA  Instr. Supplies    75.20
Paper Corporation, The  Paper    2,691.60
Peschau, Jonathon  Snow Removal    3,040.00
Phonak  Hearing Equipment    2,613.09
Ploeger, Lance  Official    110.00
Powell, Suzanne  Reimbursement    87.36
Presto X Company  Pest Control    116.00
Ray’s Midbell Music  Music Equipment/Supplies    1,090.84
Rick’s Computers  Computer Supplies/Service    79.00
Rolling Oil Co.  Gasoline-Oil/Service    2,312.09
Sam’s Club/Gecf  Supplies    285.88
Sanford, Denny  Official    90.00
Sanitary Services  Garbage Service    595.90
School Specialty Inc.  Instr. Supplies    433.51
Secure Benefits Systems F lex Plan Fees    4,598.72
Sellers, Tom  Official    90.00
Sleezer, Angelia  Reimbursement    93.21
Sphero, Inc.  Supplies    1,098.02
Stewart, Wayne  Reimbursement    85.00
Sunnybrook  Flowers, Supplies    20.00
Thompson Innovation  Services    608.00
Tri-State Sew & Vac Inc.  Equipment    126.00
Verizon Wireless  Phone service    145.83
Welte, Brad  Reimbursement    85.00
Western Iowa Tech Community College  Dues/Fees    42.00
Western Valley Conference  Conference Gate Receipts    955.00
Wexbank  Vehicle Gas Expense    120.44
Wiese, Rob  Reimbursement    728.22
William V MacGill & Co.  Medical Supplies    65.39
Wurth, Melissa  Reimburse    268.80

Published in The Record
Thursday, March 18, 2021

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