• Unapproved minutes of the March 10, 2014 School Board Meeting
  • MOC-FLOYD VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS - - - - - March 10, 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. Also present were Superintendent Adams, Principal Smith, Secretary 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 the exempt session to discuss administrative salaries and benefits. Carried unanimously.
  • Correspondence was received as follows:
    • Thank you note from Mark Miller
    • Letter of resignation from Monte Tilgner as middle school basketball coach
    • Letter of resignation from Todd McDonald as large group and individual speech coach
    • Letter from the State regarding the TLCS Grant
  • Recognition was given as follows:
    • Elijah Dahl, Efrain Anzua, Stefan Kinsinger, and Conner Ascherl as State Wrestling Participants with Dahl placing 5th and Anzua placing 8th.
    • District Individual Speech Contest (36 I ratings and 7 II ratings)
    • Boys Basketball Team on qualifying for the State Tournament
    • Girls Basketball Team on winning the Class 3A State Championship
    • Katie Landhuis & Alexis Conaway on being selected to the Class 3A All-Tournament Team
    • Alexis Conaway being named captain of the All-Tournament Team
    • Breanna Harmelink on being selected for the Iowa Bankers Scholarship Award
  • Motion was made by Jager, supported by Koerselman and carried unanimously to approve the following consent items:
    • February 10 school board minutes
    • Bills
    • Financial Statements
    • Personnel
      • Resignations of Monte Tilgner as middle school boys basketball coach and Todd McDonald as large group and individual speech coach, effective at the conclusion of their current contracts.
      • Contract modification was made to Tracey Nothem to be an assistant high school track coach with a salary of $2,478 instead of an assistant middle school track coach with a salary of $2,323, based upon Level III of the supplemental salary schedule.
      • Contract modification was made to Scott Starkweather to become a co-assistant golf coach at a salary of $1,394 instead of an assistant golf coach at a salary of $2,788, based upon Level IV of the supplemental salary schedule.
      • Contract was offered to Sara Burmakow to become the co-assistant golf coach at a salary of $929, based upon Level 1 of the supplemental salary schedule.
    • New positions to add to the 2014-15 school year will be a Technology Integrationist, Technology Aide, and an Assistant Business Manager.
    • Open enrollment of Landon Baker out of the MOC-Floyd Valley Community School District into the Rock Valley Community School District for the 2014-15 school year for the next thirteen years, beginning with the 2014-15 school year.
    • Open enrollment of Aric Knoblaock out of the MOC-Floyd Valley Community School District into the Central Lyon Community School District for the 2014-15 school year for the next two years, beginning with the 2014-15 school year.
    • Open enrollment of Carly Van Horssen out of the MOC-Floyd Valley Community School District into the Sioux Center Community School District for the 2014-15 school year for the next fourteen years, beginning with the 2014-15 school year.
    • Open enrollment of Caleb Holtrop out of the MOC-Floyd Valley Community School District into the Sioux Center Community School District for the 2014-15 school year for the next fourteen years, beginning with the 2014-15 school year.
    • Open enrollment of Devin Harrison out of the MOC-Floyd Valley Community School District into the Sioux Center Community School District for the 2014-15 school year for the next three years, beginning with the 2014-15 school year.
  • A Vocational Department Curriculum report was presented by Jolyn Van Es.
  • A Health and Physical Education Curriculum report was presented by Lyle Lundgren.
  • Third grade student Jayda Bilby and her teacher Sheri Sikkema presented the Dragon Dictation program on the i-Pad that assists Jayda with writing.
  • The Seventh Grade Student Senate presented their Just Feed One Project in which the students are raising money in order to participate in a food packing event for the entire seventh grade.
  • A written report was received from Principals Landhuis and Mulder. Landhuis reported 98% attendance at parent teacher conferences last week. Mulder's report focused on the social media presentation that took place during conferences at the high school and a program that is focused on involvement of Hispanic students.
  • Superintendent Adams informed the board that status of the Community Development Block Grant for the Orange City Area Daycare will be determined in April. Also, the daycare is working changing summer enrollment.
  • Motion was made by Kleinhesselink, seconded by Schutt and carried unanimously to approve the following board policies:
    • Board Polity Title: Development of Policy                    Code No. 203.1
    • Board Policy Title: Adoption of Policy                       Code No. 203.2
    • Board Policy Title: Approval of Administrative Regulations   Code No. 203.3
    • Board Policy Title: Dissemination of Policy                  Code No. 203.4
    • Board Policy Title: Administration in Absence of Policy      Code No. 203.5
    • Board Policy Title: Review and Revision of Policy            Code No. 203.6
    • Board Policy Title: Review of Administrative Regulations     Code No. 203.7
    • Board Policy Title: Standing Committees of the Board         Code No. 203.8
    • Board Policy Title: Temporary Committees of the Board        Code No. 203.9
  • Superintendent Adams presented the preliminary budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. State Supplemental Aid for next year has been set at 4%. The proposed tax levies are as follows:
    • Cash Reserve                   $  133,983   $  .28438
    • Instructional Support          $  110,876      .20220
    • Total General Fund Levy        $4,717,293     9.59562
    • Management                     $  250,000      .51013
    • Physical Plant and Equipment   $  180,956      .33000
    • Total                          $5,145,249   $10.43575
  • The instructional support levy is based upon ten per cent of the regular program cost with a rate of five per cent income surtax. The public budget hearing will be held on April 14, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. The notice of proposed budget will be published in the April 3 issue of the Sioux County Capital-Democrat.
  • Superintendent Adams met with architects and received proposed plans and projected costs for possible renovations or expansion at the high school.
  • The first reading of Board Policies 203.10-204.4 was presented.
  • Motion was made by Kleinhesselink and supported by Koersleman to approve the PPEL budget for approximately $363,000 for the 2014-15 fiscal year. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion was made by Kleinhesselink and seconded by Schutt to approve the master contract for 2014-15. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion was made by Kleinhesselink and seconded by Koerselman to approve the teaching and coaching contract modifications, based upon the 2014-2015 Salary and Supplemental Salary Schedules. See attachment.
  • Bids to repair and update the fire alarm system at the high school were received from Noteboom Electric in the amount of $93,636 and from Hofmeyer Electric in the amount of $95,920. Motion was made by Jager and supported by Schutt to accept the bid from Noteboom Electric in the amount of $93,636. Motion carried unanimously.
  • At 7:40 p.m., motion was made by Jager and supported by Kleinhesslink to enter closed session as provided by Chapter 20.17(3) of the open meetings law for a negotiations strategy session. Van Roekel-aye, Jager-aye, Schutt-aye, Kleinhessleink-aye, and Koerselman-aye.
  • The meeting reconvened in regular session at 8:00 p.m. and immediately adjourned.