• Unapproved minutes of the January 12 meeting
  • MOC-FLOYD VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS - - - - - January 12, 2014
  • The MOC-Floyd Valley Board of Education met on the above date at the Central Administration Office for its regular monthly meeting with all board members in attendance except Van Roekel. Also present were Superintendent Adams, Principal Mulder, Secretary Dykstra and the press.
  • Vice President Jager called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
  • Motion was made by Koerselman and supported by Kleinhesselink to approve the agenda with the addition of advanced fuel purchase and suspension of the suburban purchase. Carried unanimously.
  • Students participating in the Northwest Iowa Honor Orchestra and Choir were recognized.
  • Motion was made by Schutt, supported by Kleinhesselink and carried unanimously to approve the following consent items:
    • December 8 school board minutes
    • Bills
    • Financial Statements
    • Personnel
      • Letter of retirement resignation from Gail Marincovich as classroom instructor, effective at the conclusion of her current contract
      • Contract for Sara Nessa as 1.0 FTE instructor at a salary of $21,269, based upon step 1 of the MA lane of the 2014-15 salary schedule
      • Contract for Jordan Dorsey as classroom aide for 6.25 hours per day at a salary of $11.99 per hour, based upon the 1st step of the 2014-2015 non-certified salary schedule
      • Contract for Cody Groskreutz as classroom aide for 6.25 hours per day at a salary of $11.99 per hour, based upon the 1st step of the 2014-2015 non-certified salary schedule
    • Open enrollment of Brooke Alesch out of the MOC-Floyd Valley Community School District into the LeMars School District for the 2014-15 school year for the next four and a half years, beginning with the 2014-15 school year.
    • Open enrollment of Natalie Dagel out of the South O'Brien School District into the MOC-Floyd Valley Community School District for the 2015-16 school year for the next thirteen years, beginning with the 2015-16 school year.
  • Graham Forbes, representing Williams and Company, presented the 2013-14 audit report. Motion was made by Kleinhesselink and seconded by Koerselman to approve the 2013-14 audit report. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Todd McDonald and Scott Starkweather, school counselors, reported to the board about the support they are provided to students.
  • Adam Boone, 8th grade language arts teacher, updated the board on how technology has impacted his classroom as the eighth graders have received laptops.
  • Principal Mulder reported what is happening in the high school. Student council members Sarah Walter and Teagen Hill-Norby provided information about what the student council has done this year and reported on the Reach Out event.
  • Superintendent Adams shared with the board that the Orange City Area Daycare will be receiving bids for their expansion project in February.
  • A written report was received from Maria Sanchez, Family Partnership Liaison, about how she has been able to provide services for Hispanic/Latino families in the district.
  • Motion was made by Schutt, seconded by Koerselman and carried unanimously to approve the following board policies:
    • Board Polity Title: Recognition of Service of Employees                Code No. 404.9
    • Board Polity Title: Substance-Free Workplace                           Code No. 404.10
    • Board Polity Title: Pay Deductions                                     Code No. 404.11
    • Board Polity Title: Communicable Diseases - Employees                  Code No. 404.15
    • Board Polity Title: Travel                                             Code No. 405.1
    • Board Polity Title: Public Service	                                    Code No. 405.3
    • Board Polity Title: Tutoring by Certificated Personnel                 Code No. 405.4
    • Board Polity Title: Child Abuse Reporting by Certificated Personnel    Code No. 405.5
  • Motion was made by Schutt, seconded by Koerselman and carried unanimously to rescind the following board policies:
    • Board Polity Title: Certificated Staff Personnel            Code No. 402.7
    • Board Polity Title: Access to Buildings                     Code No. 405.2
    • Board Polity Title: Non-Certificated Staff Personnel        Code No. 408.8
  • A radon update was given to the board. Suggestions were made to the elementary buildings as to how to help with air flow. The middle and high school will be tested soon.
  • The board was informed of the work occurring at the Hospers Bus Barn. The lights are being lowered into order to install rafters and insulate to the ceiling.
  • Superintendent Adams shared with the board how the hiring process will work for the Teacher Leadership and Compensation Grant positions. Hiring will begin first with the instructional coaches.
  • The first reading of Board Policies 406.1-407.3 and 104R was presented.
  • Motion was made by Koerselman and supported by Schutt to enter into a 1 year agreement with Premier Communications for assistance with our technology department. Motion carried unanimously.
  • The board discussed the possibility of advanced fuel purchasing with a locked in price. Superintendent Adams will explore this option further.
  • Adjournment at 7:25 p.m.