Minutes of the Regular Meeting

Board of Directors

Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools

March 11, 2019

Call to Order

President Rob Levis called the regular meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. in the Administrative Office Board Room.

Roll Call / Pledge of Allegiance

Sue Gates, Kathy Van Steenhuyse, Jason Hicok, Rob Levis , Brenda Bartz, Kyle Schminke,

Mike Timmermans, Mary Jo Hainstock, Superintendent, and Brenda Barkdoll, Board Secretary/Treasurer

were present.

Receive Visitor/Audience Comments

Teresa Meyer, president of the Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District Foundation shared an overview of the year’s work.

The counseling department consisting of Sandy Hamilton, Scott Tandy and Erin Heims shared the district’s Individual Career and Academic Plan for students in grades 8-12.

Administrator Reports

Matt Kingsbury shared the high school’s ACT tests and Kirkwood Accuplacer tests are March 12th, FFA week is March 25th, and 3rd quarter will end March 29th.

Tony Islas thanked the school board members for their support.

Other administrators provided written updates.

Superintendent Reports

Superintendent Hainstock reported on Open Enrollment applications, Sunshine law week, set negotiations meeting, and reviewed the schedule.

Board Reports/Requests

Kathy Van Steenhuyse shared bill SF547 on vouchers is going to debate within the senate and encouraged the public to contact legislators and ask they vote no.

Kyle Schminke attended the Voyagers show, caberet, and speech contest.

General Business of the Board

Consent Items

826. It was moved by Bartz and seconded by Gates to accept the consent items as presented. Motion carried 7/0.

Public Hearing on K-12th School Calendar for 2019-2020

Hearing opened at 6:57 p.m. Parent commented on 5 days in month of March with changes in the regular school schedule and is hard to find daycare. Hearing closed at 6:59 p.m.

827. It was moved by Gates and seconded by Van Steenhuyse to approve the 2019-2020 calendar as presented. Motion carried 7/0

Review Budget for FY20

The board went through the budget workshop book and discussed the district’s finances.

Approve Proposed 2019-20 Budget for Publication and Publish 2018-19 Budget Amendment

828. It was moved by Schminke and seconded by Timmermans to publish the 2019-20 budget and the

2018-19 budget amendment including funding for the items outlined for option #5. Motion carried 7/0.

829. It was moved by Gates and seconded by Bartz to set the budget hearing for the 2019-20 budget

and the hearing for the 2018-19 budget amendment for Monday, April 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the

Central Office. Motion carried 7/0.

Budget Guarantee Resolution

830. It was moved by Van Steenhuyse and seconded by Bartz to levy property tax for fiscal year

2019-20 for the regular program budget adjustments as allowed under section 257.14, Code of Iowa if

we qualify for the budget guarantee. Motion carried 7/0 on a roll call vote.

Summer PPEL/LOST Projects

831. It was moved by Timmermans and seconded by Hicok to approve the recommended list of

summer projects with the understanding there may be some adjustments as the administration finalizes

costs, timelines, and other details. Motion carried 7/0.

First Reading of the Board Policies Related to ESSA and Administrative Procedures for Student Discipline

The board reviewed the first reading of policies listed and will have the final reading on the next

board meeting.

Legislative Update

Superintendent Hainstock gave an update on the legislature’s recent work.

Audience comments on any of the preceding items

There were no audience comments on any of the preceding items at this time.

Correspondence Items/Reports

> Thank you from Virginia Gay Hospital


Rob Levis adjourned the meeting at 8:06 p.m.

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Rob Levis, President Brenda Barkdoll, Secretary

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