Unapproved minutes of the January 13, 2014 School Board Meeting
MOC-FLOYD VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS - - - - - January 13, 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 Schutt. Also present were Superintendent Adams, Principals Landhuis and Smith, Secretary Evenhuis, Kim Dykstra and the press.
President Van Roekel called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
Motion was made by Jager and supported by Koerselman to approve the agenda with the addition of approval of a bus driver contract. Carried unanimously.
Students participating in the Northwest Iowa Honor Orchestra were recognized. Recognition was given to Leann Evenhuis and her 36 years of service to the district, as this was the last school board meeting where she served as the school board secretary.
Motion was made by Jager, supported by Koerselman and carried unanimously to approve the following consent items:
December 8 school board minutes
Contract for Taylor Morris as classroom aide for 6.25 hours per day at a salary of $11.52 per hour, based upon the 1st step of the 2013-2014 non-certified salary schedule
Contract for Steven C. Varner as regular route bus driver at a salary of $22.05 per hour, $15.19 for activity pay, based upon the 5th step of the 2013-2014 non-certified salary schedule
Motion was made by Kleinhesselink and supported by Koerselman to appoint Kim Dykstra as MOC-Floyd Valley COmmunity School Board Secretary, effective February 1, 2014. Motion carried unanimously. She was administered the oath of office by President Van Roekel
Jane Schietler, representing Willams and Company, presented the 2012-13 audit report. Motion was made by Jager and seconded by Kleinhesselink to approve the 2012-2013 audit report. Motion carried unanimously.
Third grade students, Carson Jager and Brenden Vander Swaag, along with their teacher Miss Elaine Vander Broek, presented the IXL software program that they use for mathematics
A K-5 Reading/Language Arts Curriculum report was presented by Michelle Te Grootenhuis and a 6-12 Language Arts/Literature Curriculum report was presented by Beth Oolman.
A presentation on the Teacher Leaderhship and Compensation Grant and how it will be implemented in the district was presented by Superintendent Adams. Additional Comments were made by Beth Oolman, Michelle Te Grootenhuis, Cam Smith and Mike Landhuis.
Motion was made by Jager, seconded by Kleinhesselink and carried unanimously to approve the following board policies:
Board Polity Title: Membership of the Board Code No. 201.5
Board Polity Title: Term of Office Code No. 201.6
Board Policy Title: Organization of the Board Code No. 201.7
Correspondence was included concerning the dishcloths that were ordered from Sangamon Mills in New York, but not yet delivered. It was reported that this loss is not recoverable through any of our policies with EMC Insurance. A complaint has been registered with the Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Frauds and Protection Bureau in New York.
The first reading of Board Policies 202.1-202.5 was presented.
Bids for a 2015 67 passenger bus, with a handicap lift, were received from School Bus Sales in the amount of $101,802 and from Thomas Built Buses in the amount of $103,246 plus $10,995 to add air conditioning. Due to the Thomas Bus being a better quality bus, motion was made by Jager and supported by Kleinhesselink to accept the bid from Thomas Bus Sales in the amount of $114,241, which includes the air conditioning. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion was made by Jager and supported by Koerselman to engage an architect to assist with the design for a major renovation and renewal project for the district, as recommended by the Facilities and Resources to Support Learning Team's report from the strategic planning committee. Motion carried unanimously. After a plan and costs are derived, the district will work to develop a financing plan to borrow against the sales tax revenue.
Motion was made by Kleinhesselink and supported by Koerselman to partner with the City of Orange City, the City of Alton and Northwestern College in applying for a Community Development Block Grant to expand the Orange City Area Daycare and Preschool and to commit up to $200,000 beginning in FY15 for this project. Motion carried unanimously.