• Unapproved minutes of the July 14, 2014 board meeting
  • MOC-FLOYD VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS - - - - - July 14, 2014
  • The MOC-Floyd Valley Board of Education met on the above date at the Central Administration building for its regular monthly meeting. Roll call indicated that all board members were in attendance, except Schutt. Also present were Superintendent Adams, Secretary Dykstra and the press.
  • The meeting was called to order by President Van Roekel at 5:07 p.m.
  • Motion was made by Kleinhesselink, supported by Koerselman and carried unanimously to approve the following consent items:
    • June 9 school board minutes
    • Bills
    • Financial Statements
    • Contract for Michaela Ayers as classroom aide for 6.25 hours per day, not to exceed 129 hours per month, at a salary of $11.99 per hour, based upon the 1st step of the 2014-15 non-certified salary schedule.
    • Contract for Kara Vander Werff as classroom aide for 6.25 hours per day, not to exceed 129 hours per month, at a salary of $11.99 per hour, based upon the 1st step of the 2014-15 non-certified salary schedule.
    • Contract for Joy Tooker as classroom aide for 6.25 hours per day, not to exceed 129 hours per month, at a salary of $11.99 per hour, based upon the 1st step of the 2014-15 non-certified salary schedule.
    • Contract for Katie Van Wechel as classroom aide for 6.25 hours per day, not to exceed 129 hours per month, at a salary of $11.99 per hour, based upon the 1st step of the 2014-15 non-certified salary schedule.
    • Contract for Dana Brenneman as middle school office/lunchroom at a salary of $11.99 per hour, based upon the 1st step of the 2014-15 non-certified salary schedule.
    • Contract for Michelle Tapper as high school head cook for 6.25 hours per day, not to exceed 129 hours per month, at a salary of $15.69 per hour, based upon the 4th step of the 2014-15 non-certified salary schedule.
    • Contract for Dan Mangold as substitute bus driver, at a salary of $15.81 per hour.
    • Contract for Jack Bonnecroy as substitute bus driver, at a salary of $15.81 per hour.
    • Open Enrollment of Annemarie Ward out of the Sibley-Ocheyedan Community School District into the MOC-Floyd Valley Community School District for the next thirteen years, respectively, beginning with the 2014-15 school year.
    • Name the Iowa State Bank as the official depository bank for the 2013-14 fiscal year with the maximum depository set at $5,000,000.
    • Name the Sioux County Capital-Democrat as the official newspaper.
    • Appoint Kim Dykstra as school district secretary and Scott Kooiman as school district treasurer for the 2014-15 fiscal year. Secretary Dykstra was administered the oath of office.
    • Appoint Steve Avery as school district attorney for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
    • Appoint Brittany Adams as Hazardous Chemical Right-to-Know Coordinator.
    • Appoint Brittany Adams as Sexual Harassment Officer and Level I Child Abuse Investigator.
    • Appoint Chelsey Town and Scott Starkweather as Alternate Child Abuse Investigators.
    • Appoint Deputy Nate Huizenga, Sioux County Sheriff's Office, as the Level II Child Abuse Investigator.
    • Appoint Brittany Adams as the Harassment Hearing Officer.
    • Appoint Mike Mulder as the Alternate Harassment Hearing Officer.
    • Appoint Russ Adams as Equity Coordinator.
    • Appoint Russ Adams as Homeless Coordinator
  • Tim Zeutenhorst, representing Van Engelenhoven Agency, met with the board to review our insurance coverage for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
  • Superintendent Adams updated the board on the Orange City Area Daycare. The daycare board is working with architects to develop a plan for the expansion and hope to break ground in October.
  • The board set the following legislative action priorities for 2014-15:
    • Supports preserving the integrity of the statewide penny sales tax for school infrastructure, including the tax equity provisions of buying down the highest additional levy rates to the state average.
    • Supports continued progress in the development of rigorous content standards and benchmarks consistent with the Iowa Core focused on improving student achievement, including the following state actions:
      • Provide and fund technical assistance to help school districts fully implement the Iowa Core.
      • Develop or obtain high-quality summative and formative assessments, aligned to the skills students should know and be able to do to succeed globally and locally.
      • Include and fund all the components of successful standards systems: assessments aligned to high expectations, improved and aligned instruction and quality professional development.
    • Supports the inclusion of drop-out prevention and funding for at-risk students in the foundation formula and the inclusion of socio-economic status as a factor in determining a student's at-risk status. Supports increased flexibility in the use drop-out prevention and at-risk funding.
    • Supports reform of Iowa's K-12 education system that:
      • Is research-based;
      • Is focused on student achievement;
      • Includes comprehensive assessments to measure the full range and rigor of the Iowa Core;
      • Maintains oversight and control by locally elected boards of directors
      • Does not "repurpose" existing education funds; and
      • Does not impose new mandates unless they are fully funded.
    • Supports setting supplemental state aid (replaces the term allowable growth) by the date specified in the Iowa Code at a rate that encourages continuous school improvement and reflects actual cost increases experienced by school districts and AEAs. Our priority is to increase the state cost per pupil and the spending authority associated with it to build a strong base for future education resources.
  • Motion was made by Jager, supported by Koersleman and carried unanimously to approve the following Board Policies:
    • Board Polity Title: Compensation for Expenses                       Code No. 205.1
    • Board Policy Title: Membership in State and National Associations   Code No. 205.2
    • Board Policy Title: General Rules                                   Code No. 205.3
    • Board Policy Title: New Board Member Orientation                    Code No. 206.1
    • Board Policy Title: Organizational Chart                            Code No. 206.2
    • Board Policy Title: School Board Member Liability                   Code No. 206.3
  • Discussion was held on the 2014 legislative session statute changes that will affect school districts.
  • The Adequate Yearly Progress report for the 2013-14 school year was reviewed.
  • Information was presented on the Fall Workshop Schedule from August 13 through August 19. School will begin on August 20.
  • The first reading of the following board policies was made: 301.1-302.2 and 408.7. A change was made on board policy 408.7 to increase the reimbursement amount for DOT physicals.
  • Motion was made by Kleinhesselink, supported by Koerselman and carried unanimously to approve the following Board Policies:
    • Board Polity Title: Student Organizations                   Code No. 503.2
    • Board Policy Title: Lunch Prices                            Code No. 701.4
    • Board Policy Title: Educational Materials Fees and Sales    Code No. 802.2R
  • Motion was made by Jager and supported by Kleinhesselink to approve the Iowa Association for Educational Purchasing agreement for 2014-15 for IAEP food, IAEP small wares and IAEP ware wash. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion was made by Kleinhesselink and supported by Jager to approve transportation requests to enter into the South O'Brien and Boyden-Hull Community School Districts for the purpose of saving route miles and safety for the 2014-15 school year. Transportation requests from the Boyden-Hull and Sheldon Community School Districts. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion was made by Kleinhesselink and supported by Koerselman to approve 2014-15 preschool contracts with Spalding Catholic Crayon Castle Pre School and Orange City Day Care Pre School as follows:
    • Provider                           Contracted Amounts                              
    • Spalding Catholic Crayon Castle    Personnel, supplies, equipment, etc     $ 48,728
    •                                    Administration and Operations           $  2,691
    • Orange City Area Day Care          Personnel, supplies, equipment, etc     $142,684
    •                                    Administration and Operations           $  8,074
  • Adjournment at 7:03 p.m.

  • Unapproved minutes of the July 23, 2014 board meeting
  • MOC-FLOYD VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS - - - - - July 23, 2014
  • The MOC-Floyd Valley Board of Education met on the above date at the Central Administration Office for a special meeting to approve the bid for the science addition. Roll call indicated that all board members were in attendance. Also present were Superintendent Adams, Secretary Dykstra and the press.
  • President Van Roekel called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m.
  • Motion was made by Kleinhesselink and supported by Schutt to approve the agenda with the addition of the acceptance of a furniture and casework quote. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Proposals for the High School Science Addition were received as follows: DA Davis - $2,110,000; H&H Builders - $1,900,000; Hoogendoorn Construction Inc - $1,790,000; Krull Construction Co - $1,892,518; Sioux Contractors - $1,798,000; and Sunkota Construction Inc - $1,857,000. Motion was made by Schutt and supported by Koerselman to accept the proposal from Hoogendoorn Construction Inc in the amount of $1,790,000 for the science addition. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Kleinhesselink and supported by Schutt to accept the quote for furniture and casework for the science addition from Wynn O. Jones & Associates of $228,856.45. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Kleinhesselink and supported by Koerselman to approve the bill for Van Wechel Painting for materials for painting the Hospers gym of $2,943.69.
  • Motion was made by Kleinhesselink, supported by Koerselman and carried unanimously to approve the following personnel items:
    • Contract for Vicki Van Donkelaar as high school assistant cook for 6.00 hours per day, at a salary of $12.57 per hour, based upon the 1st step of the 2014-15 non-certified salary schedule.
    • Contract for Jodie Utesch as high school kitchen aide for 3.00 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 Ann Minnick as Assistant Individual Speech Coach for the 2014-2015 school year at a salary of $1,915 based upon the 2014-2015 supplemental salary schedule.
  • Adjournment at 12:10 p.m.