Postville Board

By: KCTN News
Nov 10th, 2020

The Postville School Board approved the purchase of a sound system upgrade for the Fine Arts Center at a cost of around 74-thousand dollars.

Kevin Johnson was approved as Junior High Wrestling Coach, Donna Eberling for Junior High Girls Basketball, Hallie Linderbaum, Sabrina Schmitt, and Amy Russell as Cheerleading Sponsors.

President Gericke called the regular meeting of the Postville Board of Education to order at 6:00 PM, on Monday,
November 9, 2020, with the following members present: Jessica Deering, Amy Loera, Travis Koenig and Staci
Malcom. No members absent.
Motion by Malcom, second by Deering, to approve the agenda. Carried unanimously.
Motion by Koenig, second by Malcom, to approve the consent agenda. Carried unanimously.
a. Approve October 12, 2020, 2020 regular meeting and work session minutes.
b. Approve the monthly invoices and financial reports (reviewed by Anthony Gericke).
c. Approve the hire of Kevin Johnson/Jr Hi Wrestling Coach; Donna Eberling/Jr Hi Girls' Asst Basketball Coach; Hallie
Linderbaum/HS Wrestling Cheerleader Sponsor; Sabrina Schmitt/HS Basketball Cheerleading Sponsor (.5); Amy Russell/HS
Basketball Cheerleading Sponsor (.5).
d. N/A.
e. Approve the transfer of Niki Guese/4-Year Old Preschool Teacher; Jesenia Vargas/4-Year-Old Preschool Paraprofessional; Jackie
Vargas/4-Year-Old Preschool Paraprofessional.
f. Approve the anonymous donation of a $500 to the playground expenses.
g. Approve the 2020-2021 Desegregation Ratio and Category Matrix.
h. Approve the early graduation requests from Maryam Hayder, Hayden Pearce, and Sakariye Abdisalan.
New staff members that weren't present in October introduced themselves to the board.
Mr. Dugger shared the superintendents of the conference are going to utilize a uniform safety protocol
for gym events. Results from a parent survey regarding scheduling for 2nd semester were shared with the
board. A recommendation will be brought to the board in December.
The principals shared information on current staffing levels and attendance in relation to COVID concerns.
Motion by Malcom, second by Loera, to direct our district to submit this request to the school budget
review committee for all modified supplemental amount to which the district is entitled, estimated to
be $20,640 for Open Enrollment Out not in Fall 2018. Carried unanimously.
Motion by Loera, second by Koenig, to direct our district to submit this request to the school budget review
committee for all modified supplemental amount to which the district is entitled, estimated to be
$96,134.72 for ELL beyond 5 years funded by the formula. Carried unanimously.
Motion by Deering, second by Loera, to approve the purchase and installation of the Fine Arts Center
Sound System Upgrade by Lifeline Audio/Video Technologies for the amount of $73, 700. Carried
unanimously.
Motion by Deering, second by Koenig, to approved the Postville Board of Education Goals for 2021-2026.
Carried unanimously.
Goal #1 Academic Excellence
Goal #2 Community Support
Goal #3 Activity Programs
Goal #4 District Finances
Goal #5 Facilities
The next regular board meeting will be held on December 14 2020, at 6:00 P.M. at the Postville Fine Arts Center
Lobby.
Motion by Loera, second by Malcom, to adjourn the meeting at 6:37 P.M. Carried unanimously



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