WESTERN DUBUQUE COUNTY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Board of Education Minutes
July 9, 2012 – 6:00 p.m.
Call to Order:
Board President Bob McCabe called the meeting to order at 6:08 p.m. in the Board Room – District Administration Office, Farley, Iowa, with a moment of silence and reading of the District Vision Statement and Goals.
Present were President Bob McCabe, Vice-President Jeanne Coppola, Mark Knuth, Gary McAndrew, Chad Vaske and Superintendent Jeff Corkery.
Approval of Agenda:
The following changes to the Agenda were announced:
Dan Doyle – 9th Grade Volleyball – WDHS $2,218.40
Dan Doyle – 8th Grade Volleyball – DMS
Dan Eloff – Freshman Volleyball – WDHS
Alise Knepper – Poms/Dance – Cascade HS
Motion by Coppola, second by McAndrew to approve the Agenda with the noted changes. Motion passed 5-0.
Welcome to Visitors, Press, Staff, etc.:
Open Forum: There were no comments from visitors.
Approval of Minutes and Bills:
a. June 4, 2012 – Workshop and Regular Session; June 25, 2012 – Regular Session. Motion by Coppola, second by Vaske to approve the Minutes. Motion passed 5-0.
b. Bills and Claims for the month of June: Motion by McAndrew, second by Coppola to approve the bills. Motion passed 5-0.
• Consultant Jay Marino provided assistance for the District’s update of the Continuous Improvement Plan, Plan on a Page and District Scorecard.
• Filling of vacant teaching positions for the next school year is nearing completion.
• Progress is continuing on the construction projects at the high schools. The selection of the Architect by the Project Manager (Conlon Construction) will be completed soon. Shortly thereafter local building committees will be formed to provide input on the design of the buildings.
• At the August meeting a review of the District’s post-secondary and concurrent course offerings with NICC and Kirkwood will be provided by the high school administrators.
• The District’s federal Carl Perkin’s vocational program that has been available for many years to the district has many more student achievement assurances attached to it than in previous years. There is concern that the program may become too compliant oriented and force the district to rethink its continuation. The program provided $31,148 to the District for equipment and supplies in the previous school year.
Consent Agenda: Motion by Knuth, second by Vaske to approve the Consent Agenda with the noted changes. Motion passed 5-0.
a. Financial Reports of District
a) Dan Doyle – 8th Grade Volleyball – DMS
b) Alise Knepper – Poms/Dance – Cascade HS
c) Dan Eloff – Freshman Volleyball – Cascade HS
a) Jamie Bahl – Asst. Varsity Football Coach – WDHS $3,327.60
b) Stephanie Heinrichs – 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher –DMIS $43,582.00
c) Peggy Keegan – TAG/Technology Teacher – DMIS $43,582.00
d) Corin Metz – 6th Grade Language Arts Teacher – DMIS $33,620.40
e) John Nickol, Jr. – Asst. Freshman Football Coach – WDHS $2,773.00
f) Maria Olivera Gomez-Llambi – Spanish Teacher– WDHS $32,375.20
g) Dan Doyle – Freshman Volleyball – WDHS $2,218.40
c. Out of State Travel: None
d. Policy Revisions 1st and 2nd Readings: None
e. Resolutions: None
f. Equipment/Fund Raising Project Requests
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|Computer Virus - Software - 36 Months
||Heartland Business Systems
|Parking Lot - Addition
||District Admin. Office
||District Admin. Office
||Big River Sign Company
|Storm Water Catch Basin
Old Business: 2013 IASB Call for Legislative Action Priorities. Motion by Coppola, second by Vaske to approve the following legislative priorities for consideration at the IASB delegate assembly. Motion passed 5-0.
#5: Supports a funding mechanism for school districts’ transportation costs that does not directly or indirectly impact funding for the educational program.
#6: Supports funding to ensure all 4- year- olds have access to a high quality public school preschool program, and allow them to be included in the enrollment count if those programs can demonstrate meeting the collaboration and quality standards requirements of the statewide voluntary preschool program
#11: Supports setting allowable growth at a rate that encourages continuous school improvement and reflects actual cost increases experienced by school districts and AEAs. Our priority is to increase and maintain the state cost per pupil and the spending authority associated with it to build a strong base for future education resources with full state funding of the state's share of the cost per pupil.
#15: Supports greater flexibility in allowing school districts to charge fees for non-curricular related costs.
#18: Supports the repeal of the legislated school start date and restoration of local school district authority to determine when it is in the best interest of students to start school.
a. Approval of Construction Project Manager Contract: Motion by McAndrew, second by Knuth to approve the Construction Manager Contract with Conlon Construction Company for the Cascade HS and WDHS construction projects. Motion passed 5-0.
b. Bakery and Diary Bids: Motion by Coppola, second by Vaske to award the 2012-13 Bakery Bid to Sara Lee and the Dairy Bid to Prairie Farms. Motion passed 5-0.
c. School Bus Bids: Motion by Knuth, second by Coppola to approve the purchase of four (4) 65-passenger buses and one (1) handicapped lift bus from Hoglund Bus (International) for $406,985.00. Motion passed 5-0.
d. Change Order – Dyersville Elementary: Motion by McAndrew, second by Coppola to approve construction change order #19 for $25,499.60. Motion passed 5-0.
e. 1st Reading 503.41 Student Activity Academic Eligibility: Motion by Vaske, second by McAndrew to approve the 1st reading of policy 503.41. Motion passed 5-0.
f. Appoint Board Secretary: Motion by Coppola, second by Knuth to appoint David Wegmann as School Board Secretary for 2012-13. Motion passed 5-0.
g. Appoint Board Treasurer: Motion by Knuth, second by Vaske to appoint Mark Frasher as School Board Treasurer for 2012-13. Motion passed 5-0.
h. Set Substitute Teacher pay for 2012-2013: Motion by McAndrew, second by Coppola to set the teacher substitute pay at $102/day for 2012-13. Motion passed 5-0.
i. Approve District Scorecard: Motion by Coppola, second by McAndrew to approve the District Scorecard for 2012-13. Motion by 5-0. The District Scorecard establishes 43 educational and operational goals of the District for the 2012-13 school year as part of the Continuous Improvement Program.
Adjournment: Motion by Knuth, second by Coppola to adjourn. Motion passed 5-0. The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m. on July 9, 2012.
David A. Wegmann, Board Secretary
Robert McCabe, President, Board of Education