Postville Board

By: KCTN News
Oct 9th, 2018

The Postville School Board discussed renewing the voted Physical Plant Equipment Levy tax for a ten period beginning in 2023.  The Board will discuss a resolution on the issue at the November meeting.
Kevin Johnson was hired as Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach, Crala Hernandez Farinas as an Associate and Cornal Baker as Custodian.


Motion by Smith, second by Gericke, to approve the agenda. Carried unanimously.
Motion by Gericke, second by Malcom, to approve the consent agenda with the addition of the 2nd list of invoices. Carried unanimously.
a. Approve the September 10, 2018 Annual, Regular, and Organizational Meeting Minutes.
b. Approve the monthly invoices (reviewed by Jamie Smith) and financial reports.
c. Approve the hire of Kevin Johnson/Asst Varsity Wrestling Coach; Cornal Baker/Custodian; Carla Hernandez Farinas/Bi-Lingual Newcomer Para.
d. No Resignations.
g. No Donations.
h. Approve the Federal Funding for the 2018-2019 School Year
1. Title IA Basic $304,886
2. Title 1C Migrant $246,620
3. Title IIA Supporting $32,544
4. Title III Immigrant $11.054
5. Title IVA Student Support $26,196
i. Approve the FFA National Convention travel for October 23 – 26
Superintendent Dugger shared information on the process to renew the Voted PPEL tax for FYFY23-FY33. Information was shared about a possible board work session with a representative from IASB regarding financial information.
Principal Schutte shared information on Smart Thermometer program. Information was shared on a monthly newsletter and voice translating so that parents can access a recorded version. A program for 6th grade leadership opportunities is being implemented in the elementary building.
Principal Knudtson updated on the Homecoming events being rescheduled. Information was provided on the YMCA transition to Northeast Iowa Wellness and Recreation Center. The district is moving to JMC for its messaging alert system.
Director of School Improvement shared information on standards-based grading and assessment process for the elementary.
Brooke Rooney, Lisa Acevedo, Manon Bushman, Maria Letiz, and Denise Mauss presented information on the School Climate and Culture Conference they attended last summer and the information to improve our PBIS program for the Learning and Leadership initiative.
Motion by Smith, second by Jacobs, to approve two open enrollment requests into the Postville district. Carried unanimously.
Melissa Fettkether provided a review of the FY2018 financials as reported on the certified annual report.
Motion by Smith, second by Jacobs, to approve the resolution to application to the SBRC for the maximum allowable growth and supplemental aid in the amount of $273,761.78, for the negative special education balance. Carried unanimously.
Motion by Smith, second by Gericke, to approve the first reading of a board policy. Carried unanimously.
a. 726 Capital Assets
Items for the November Board Meeting are:
a. Resolution for the Voted PPEL Vote
The November Board Meeting for the Postville Board of Education will be held on November 12, 2018, at 6:30 P.M, at
the Postville Fine Arts Center Lobby.
Motion by Gericke, second by Jacobs, to adjourn the meeting at 7:22 PM. Carried unanimously.



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