Kingsley-Pierson Community School
UNAPPROVED MINUTES OF A REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING OF THE
KINGSLEY-PIERSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
December 12, 2022
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: Bubke, Haggin, Collins, Plendl and Herbold
3. AGENDA (Old Board)
Motion was brought by Herbold, seconded by Plendl to approve the agenda. All voted aye, motion carried.
4. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES
Motion was made by Collins, seconded by Herbold to approve the November minutes. All voted aye, motion carried.
5. SUMMARY LIST OF BILLS
Discussion on the expenses which included mileage reimbursement to staff and an invoice from Dunwell regarding the HVAC unit. Motion was brought by Herbold, seconded by Collins, to approve listed bills in the amounts of $189,397.10 from the General fund, $26,154.18 from schoolhouse, $4,962.72 from the Kingsley activity, $34,104.06 from lunch fund and $1,863.02 Pierson activity fund. All voted aye, motion carried.
6. FINANCIAL REPORT
Discussed the revenue and expenses for November. This past week, FY22 audit with Nolte, Cornman and Johnson started virtually and will continue through this week. Motion by Collins, second by Herbold to approve the increase of the ACH credit transfers from $215,000 to $275,000 with MidStates Bank. All voted aye, motion carried.
Motion by Herbold, seconded by Plendl to an agreement with MidStates Bank for 3.25% interest rate for the next 30 days on all checking accounts. The Board voted all naye. Motion failed. Motion by Herbold, seconded by Haggin to adopt an agreement with MidStates for 3.30% APY with amending the agreement and stating both parties being able to end the agreement with a 30 day notice. The school’s attorney, Ahlers & Cooney will review the agreement. All in favor, motion carried.
As we close the 2nd Quarter of the 1st Semester, there are 8.5 days remaining. The HS semester tests start on Tuesday, 12/20, Wednesday, 12/21 and make-ups 12/22. The elementary will dismiss at 12:30 p.m. on 12/22/22. K-4 Food Drive 2022 is complete. The elementary will have a movie on 12/22 @8:45 AM. The elementary will have an AR Surprise 12/21 for 2nd quarter on Wednesday afternoon and the Holiday Parties will be 12/21 afternoon 12/22 morning. Lots of activities in progress. Cheerleading, Basketball, Dance Team, Speech, & Wrestling. Home Wrestling Meet on Thurs., Dec. 15. The High School Holiday Concert will be Tuesday, December 20, 2022 @7:45 pm in the North gym. The MS Concert will be at 6 p.m. Please support the Panther Ball on Sat., Dec. 31. Happy Holidays!!
We are about the end of our 2nd quarter next week so we are working hard to ensure students are caught up with their classes. We had our November PBIS Assembly on December 3rd and recognized students for demonstrating expectations. On November 30th, we had 5 staff attend the CPI training in Sioux City. Our Special Education staff had a training for the new Special Education Program from the State. We have been collecting canned goods for the Holiday Food Drive for the Spooks. We also have the 9 days of Christmas, door decorating and holiday concerts. A shout out to Mrs. Bobolz for all her hard work and dedication. I am excited to attend my first Iowa School Finance conference and have learned a lot through my Superintendent classes. Tomorrow, we will have a Basketball Pep Rally by the MS cheerleaders. I attended Santa Days in Pierson over the weekend. It was a great event and there was an excellent turn out of families. Last week was Computer Science week, we had an excellent speaker Jeff Leinen, A KP grad who discussed Computer Science to the 5th-8th grade. Last weekend, the Lego League competed in Webster City. The 7th-8th grade team earned the Innovation Project Award and punched their ticket to State in Ames on January 28th. The 5th-6thgrade team placed second in the robot runs. Thank you to Mrs. Powell and Mrs. Lammers as sponsors for the Lego League team. We are already half way through our MS Basketball season. The wrestling team have ten teams wrestling at the home meeting in February.
Mr. Bailey talked about the new gym floor being totally redone, starting at the beginning of the summer. The contractors believe they have the high humidity levels fixed. Now they are looking into why the humidity levels dropped to single digits. Need to keep the humidity controlled between 30%-55%. We have missed two full days of school, due to the weather. Let’s hope these are the last of these days. However, the next few days will be tricky. Just a reminder, we have a conference rule about the gym being closed for a few days during the Holiday break. The gym will be closed on Dec. 23-27. It will reopen on December 28th. This is for all activities. The exercise facility will remain open. When we come back from break, students will start on Jan. 3rd. The teachers will have a full day of PD on Jan. 2nd. The teachers will take part in CPR training on this day. During the holiday break, I will begin to work on the 23-24 school calendar. Doesn’t it seem like yesterday we were worrying what clocks would do, changing from 1999 to 2000? Mr. Bailey discussed the new proposal by the IAHSAA and the IGHSAU for adjusting classifications based on a schools Free and Reduced Rate.
8. OLD BUSINESS
Motion by Collins, seconded by Herbold to adjourn at 8:35 p.m. All voted aye, motion carried.
AGENDA (New Board)
1. CALL TO ORDER – ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
The meeting of the new board was called to order at 8:37 p.m. by temporary chairperson, Scott Bailey.
Elect Officers of the Board
Motion by Bubke, seconded by Hagan to nominate Jason Collins as the Board President. All in favor, motion carried. Collins abstained. Motion by Herbold, seconded by Collins to nominate Matt Bubke as Vice President. Bubke abstained. All in favor, motion carried.
Administer oath to newly elected Officers of the Board
Board Secretary Schweitzberger administered the oath of Office to President Collins and Vice President, Bubke.
Set the Board meeting date/time/place
Motion by Herbold, seconded by Bubke to set the date as the 2nd Monday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Kingsley Board room. All in favor, motion carried.
Appoint check signers
Motion by Herbold, seconded by Plendl to appoint the check signers as Jason Collins, President, Matt Bubke, Vice President and Laurie Schweitzberger, Treasurer on all accounts as well as Scott Bailey, Superintendent, Rob Wiese, Principal and Adam Brand, Principal on the activity accounts. All in favor, motion carried.
2. NEW BUSINESS
At-Risk/Dropout Prevention Application and request for Modified Supplemental Aide
Motion by Herbold, seconded by Plendl to approve the At Risk/Dropout Prevention applications and the request for Modified supplemental Aide for $97,419. All in favor, motion carried.
Motion by Herbold, seconded by Bubke to approve Alexis Mitchell as the Title I teacher starting in the Spring Semester, January 2023. All in favor, motion carried. Motion by Bubke, seconded by Herbold to approve Becky Schultzen as a full-time sub starting 12/1/22 for the rest of the school year. All in favor, motion carried.
Renewal of Local Government Risk Pool for Natural Gas
Motion by Herbold, seconded by Plendl to approve the FY24 renewal agreement for the Local Government Risk Pool for Natural Gas for $23,642.51. All in favor, motion carried.
Fundraiser Requests – None at this time.
3. OTHER BUSINESS
January Board meeting will be January 10, 2023 at 6:15 a.m.
At 8:51 p.m., motion was brought by Herbold, seconded by Bubke to adjourn the meeting. All voted aye, motion carried.
Laurie Schweitzberger, Board Secretary
Jason Collins, Board President
Published in The Record
Thursday, December 22, 2022