• Unapproved minutes of the October 13, 2014 board meeting
  • MOC-FLOYD VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS - - - - - October 13, 2014
  • The MOC-Floyd Valley Board of Education met on the above date at the Central Administration Office for its regular monthly meeting. All members of the board were present, except Kleinhesselink and Schutt. Also in attendance were Superintendent Adams, Principals Landhuis and De Graaf, Secretary Dykstra and the press.
  • The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m. by President Van Roekel.
  • Motion was made by Jager and supported by Koerselman to approve the agenda with the addition of a contract for head varsity baseball coach. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion was made by Koerselman, seconded by Jager and carried unanimously to approve the following consent items:
    • Minutes from the September 8, 2014 school board meeting and the September 19, 2014 special board meeting
    • List of bills
    • September financial statements
    • Contract for Jason Kleinhesselink as part-time custodian for 3 hours per day at a salary of $11.99 per hour, based upon the 1st step of the 2014-15 non-certified salary schedule
    • Contract for Shawn Lancaster as classroom aide for 6.25 hours per day at a salary of $11.99 per hour, based upon the 1st step of the 2014-15 non-certified salary schedule
    • Contract for Ashley Hofmeyer as classroom aide for 6.25 hours per day at a salary of $11.99 per hour, based upon the 1st step of the 2014-15 non-certified salary schedule
    • Contract for Drew Nonnemacher as head varsity baseball coach at salary of $3,511, based upon Level I of the 2014-15 supplemental salary schedule
    • Open Enrollment of Jose, Cesar, and Zahira Sandoval and Kristen and Sebastian Quiroz into the MOC-Floyd Valley Community School District out of the Sioux Center Community School District for the next ten, five, four, six, and two years, respectively, beginning with the 2014-2015 school year
  • At 5:27, board member Schutt joined the meeting.
  • Brittany Adams, school nurse, reported to the board an overview of what she does within the district as far and student health needs and staff trainings.
  • The building reports from Principals Landhuis and De Graaf reviewed the district goals for the elementary buildings. Teachers from each building, Erin Peters and Jenny Bruxvoort, shared with the board about the new FAST assessments for students.
  • Superintendent Adams reported that bids for the Orange City Daycare expansion came in higher and the city council rejected them. New bids will be received in January.
  • Superintendent Adams shared with the board about instructional rounds at the high school.
  • Sandy Groom-Meeks, the technology integrationist, reported to the board what she has done with teachers in the district since starting in August.
  • Motion was made by Koerselman, supported by Jager and carried unanimously to approve the following board policies as presented:
    • Board Polity Title: Original Continuing Contracts to Certificated Personnel   Code No. 402.1
    • Board Policy Title: Definition of Certificated Personnel                      Code No. 402.2
    • Board Policy Title: Assignment and Transfer of Certificated Personnel         Code No. 402.3
    • Board Policy Title: Evaluation of Certificated Personnel                      Code No. 402.4
    • Board Policy Title: Annuities	                                               Code No. 402.5
    • Board Policy Title: Physical Examination                                      Code No. 402.6
    • Board Policy Title: Employee Wellness Policy                                  Code No. 402.7
  • Information was presented on the certified enrollment, showing an increase from the prior year.
  • The board reviewed the legislative priorities and the District-Developed Special Education Service Delivery Plan.
  • Superintendent Adams reported that the district has contracted with Alloy Specialty for radon testing and mitigation planning.
  • The board reviewed the Iowa Assessment Data and was provided information on the upcoming IASB convention.
  • Articles on educational leadership were shared with the board.
  • The first reading of Board Policies 403.2 - 403.5 and 504.18 was presented.
  • Discussion followed on the Teacher Leadership and Compensation System. The teacher leadership team has been working with Bonnie Meier on the grant application that is due at the end of the month. Motion by Jager and supported by Schutt to approve the grant to be submitted.
  • Adjournment at 7:05 p.m.