Postville Board

By: KCTN News
May 14th, 2019

The Postville School Board approved a number of sharing agreements.  The Board approved sharing Swimming with Decorah, A Human Resource agreement with Allamakee Community, and Elementary Guidance and Transportation Sharing Agreements with MFL MarMac.
The Board approved the purchase of a 2019 Chevrolet Traverse for just over 28-thousand.  They approved the purchase of a 2016 Thomas C2 bus for 67-thousand-five-hundred.  They also approved the purchase of an Intercom System for the Elementary for 35-thousand.
Susan Schlein resigned as Junior Class Sponsor, Jane Wullner resigned as Route Driver, and Zach Steffans and RJ Olson resigned as Assistant Football Coaches.
Meghan Nortman was hired as Elementary Teacher, Jeff Szabo as Custodian, Jill Dehning as Part-Time Custodian, Mac Hughes as Assistant Baseball Coach, and Derek Friederich as High School Play Director.

President Cox called the regular meeting of the Postville Board of Education to order at 6:30 PM, on Monday, May 13, 2019, with the following members present: Tony Gericke, JoAnn Jacobs, and Staci Malcom. Absent: Jamie Smith.
President Cox welcomed the visitors.
Corey Snitker shared information on the updated Allamakee County Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Motion by Jacobs, second by Gericke, to approve the agenda, with the addition of Meghan Nortman and Jeff Szabo as hires. Carried unanimously.
Motion by Malcom, second by Gericke, to approve the consent agenda. Carried unanimously.
a. Approve April 8, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes.
b. Approve the monthly invoices (reviewed by Tony Gericke) and financial reports.
c. Approve the hiring of Jeff Szabo/Custodian, Meghan Nortman/Elementary Teacher, Jill Dehning/Part-Time Summer Custodian, Denise Mauss/7-12 Building Leadership Team, ac Hughes/Assistant Baseball Coach, Teresa Berg/Summer Technology Assistant, Derek Friederich/Summer Technology Assistant, Derek Friederich/High School Play Director, Emma Trealor/Migrant Summer School, Kathy Ohloff/Migrant Summer School, Aleya Grimes/Migrant Summer School, Susie Mueller/Migrant Summer School, Carla Vargus Hernandez/Newcomer Summer Program, Yoselin Perez/Newcomer Summer Program, Patty Uhal/JH Credit Recovery Summer School, Susie Schlein/HS Credit Recovery Summer School, and Brenda Deering/JH/SH Credit Recovery Summer School Support.
d. Approve the resignations of Susan Schlein/Junior Class Sponsor, Jane Wullner/Morning and Afternoon Bus Route, Zach Steffans/Assistant High School Football Coach, and R.J. Olsen/Assistant High School Football Coach.
f. Acceptance of donations. ($21.00 West Post Project Club for Kids’ Needs).
g. Approve the 2019 Postville CSD graduation lists.
Mr. Dugger shared information on the Computer Science Grant that the district received from the state of Iowa. Postville CSD received a Worker Compensation Safety Award. May is school board recognition month. Mr. Dugger thanked the board members for their service. Information was shared about staff retirement recognition and luncheon.
Mr. Knudtson shared that the boys golf team is moving into post-season golf and one student moved into post-secondary girls’ golf tournaments. The CTE department completed their department project of creation, completion and sales of herb gardens.
Mrs. Schutte shared the elementary assessments are wrapping up for the end of the year. The students participated in the Amazing Pirate Adventures. Wednesday, 5/15, is the Career Day. The elementary track and field day with be May 29/30th.
During Leadership and Learning, Morgan Taake shared information on the summer school program to be offered at the elementary for approximately 120 students. Mr. Dugger shared information on the Playground Project. The financial goal of the PEPTO organization is $100,000.
Motion by Gericke, second by , to approve the presented open enrollment request. Carried unanimously.
President Cox opened the 2018-2019 Budget Amendment Hearing at 7:13 PM. The hearing was closed at 7:17 PM.
Motion by Gericke, second by Jacobs, to approve the 2018-2019 Budget Amendment as published. Carried unanimously.
Motion by Gericke, second by Malcom, to approve the cooperative swimming sharing agreement with Decorah CSD at a cost of $350. Carried unanimously.
Motion by Jacobs, second by Malcom, to approve the human resource sharing agreement with Allamakee CSD. Carried unanimously.
Motion by Jacobs, second by Gericke, to approve the elementary guidance sharing agreement with MFL MM CSD. Carried unanimously.
Motion by Malcom, second by Gericke, to approve the transportation director sharing agreement with MFL MM CSD. Carried unanimously.
Mr. Dugger shared information about a Flex Account Resolution that will be planned for the June meeting.
Motion by Gericke, second by Jacobs, to approve the first reading of the following board policy. Carried unanimously.
A. 507.9 Wellness Policy
Motion by Jacobs, second by Malcom, to approve the second reading of the following policy. Carried unanimously.
A. 506.1 Education Records Access
Motion by Gericke, second by Jacobs, to approve the Food Corp Liaison for the 2019-2020 school year at a cost of $7,500. Carried unanimously.
Motion by Gericke, second by Jacobs, to approve the purchase of a 2019 Chevrolet Traverse from Decorah Chevrolet/Cadillac for $28,375. Carried unanimously.
Motion by Gericke, second by Jacobs, to approve the purchase of a 2016 Thomas C2 bus at a cost of $67,496. Carried unanimously. (Disposal of current bus #3 at the best price at the discretion of the Transportation Director.)
Motion by Gericke, second by Jacobs, to approve an elementary intercom system at a cost of $35,207.45 from Tierney. Carried unanimously.
Motion by Gericke, second by Malcom, to approve the agreement for the Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Services for the 2019/2020 school year. Carried unanimously.
Mr. Dugger shared information regarding summer projects for 2019.
Items for June Board Meeting
• Flex Account
• Long-term facility planning
The June Board Meeting for the Postville Board of Education will be held on June 17, 2019, at 6:30 P.M, at the Postville Fine Arts Center Lobby.
Motion by Gericke, second by Jacobs, to adjourn the meeting at 8:02 P.M. Carried unanimously.



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