• Unapproved minutes of the December 8 meeting
  • MOC-FLOYD VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS - - - - - December 8, 2014
  • The MOC-Floyd Valley Board of Education met on the above date at the Central Administration Office for its regular monthly meeting. All board members were present as 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 Kleinhesselink to approve the amendment of the agenda to add Joel Bundt to speak, discuss radon updates, air conditioning estimates, interest on depository funds, elementary special education, and policy 408.3. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Cory Vander Veen was present to address the board about a cheerleading concern.
  • Correspondence was received as follows:
    • Letter of resignation from Jon Mouw as head varsity volleyball coach
    • Received a message from a Sibley-Ocheydan community member commending our students at a recent basketball game
  • Recognition was given to Caroline Ascherl, who received a United States Navy Youth Leadership Award. She will get to travel to Washington DC to hang an ornament on the White House Christmas tree and shake hands with First Lady, Michelle Obama.
  • Motion was made by Jager, supported by Schutt and carried unanimously to approve the following consent items:
    • November 5 and 10 school board minutes
    • Bills
    • Financial Statements
    • Letter of resignation was from Jon Mouw as head varsity volleyball coach
    • Contract for Shanyn Leusink 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
    • Joe Ascherl as volunteer wrestling coach
    • Lauren McDonald as volunteer girls' basketball coach
    • Ryan Waardenburg as volunteer boys' basketball coach
  • Darlo Zeutenhorst, Director of Maintenance and Grounds, spoke to the board about the upcoming summer projects throughout the district.
  • Sandy Groom-Meeks, Technology Integrationist, showed the board a video of how technology has been used in our school district and a video created by a student.
  • Information was given by Joel Bundt about the Hour of Code that has been going on in our buildings this week in honor of Computer Science Week. The school has been selected as a recipient of a $4,000 technology award to be used towards instructional technology.
  • At 6:00 p.m. President Van Roekel left the meeting. Vice-President Jager presided over the remainder of the board meeting.
  • Jack Bonnecroy, Network Administrator, introduced himself to the board.
  • Teachers Tracey Nothem and Lisa Bunkers from the elementary school shared with the board about CGI with math. Principals De Graaf and Landhuis updated the board on their building goals.
  • Superintendent Adams reported to the board that Sheri Konz, daycare director, is conducting a survey with similar sized daycares.
  • Motion was made by Kleinhesselink, seconded by Koerselman and carried unanimously to approve the following board policies:
    • Board Polity Title: Personal Illness/Disability              Code No. 404.1
    • Board Polity Title: Sick Leave Bank                          Code No. 404.1.1
    • Board Polity Title: Immediate Family Illness or Death        Code No. 404.2
    • Board Polity Title: Personal and Emergency Leave             Code No. 404.3
    • Board Polity Title: Jury Duty                                Code No. 404.4
    • Board Polity Title: Unpaid Leave                             Code No. 404.5
    • Board Polity Title: Sexual Harassment                        Code No. 404.6
    • Board Polity Title: Abuse of Student by School Employees     Code No. 404.7
    • Board Polity Title: Family & Medical Leave                   Code No. 404.8
  • An update was given on radon testing in the elementary buildings. We are awaiting the test results.
  • Superintendent Adams reported on the legislative forum that was held on December 1. Topics discussed were setting the Supplemental State Aid, One-Cent Sales Tax, and the teaching praxis exam.
  • An estimate was received on adding air conditioning to both elementary buildings. The cost would be about $900,000 for both buildings.
  • Superintendent Adams informed the board about our depository funds. We will request bids in February for an agreement to last three years.
  • The board was informed about the need for a new special education instructor as new students will be entering the elementary school.
  • The first reading of Board Policies 404.9-404.15, 405.1, 405.3-404.5, & 408.3 was presented. Board Policies 402.7, 405.2, & 408.8 were rescinded.
  • Motion was made by Kleinhesselink and supported by Koerselman to approve and submit application for 2015-16 modified allowable growth to fund our At-Risk program in the amount of $302,843. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion was made by Kleinhesselink and supported by Schutt to approve Board Policy Title: School Calendar, Code No. 601.2 for the 2015-16 school year. School will begin on August 19 and end on May 18 for a total of 180 classroom days and 191 contract days. The board also approved the 1,080 hours of instruction method for the school calendar for 2015-16. An early start date waiver was approved that will allow the district to begin school prior to September 1. Motion carried unanimously. See attachment.
  • Motion was made by Kleinhesselink and supported by Koerselman to approve the purchase of 105 iPads for the K-2 classrooms. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Adjournment at 7:09 p.m.