Minutes of the Regular Meeting

Board of Directors

Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools

April 9, 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, Rob Levis, Kyle Schminke, Mike Timmermans, Jason Hicok,

Mary Jo Hainstock, Superintendent, and Brenda Barkdoll, Board Secretary/Treasurer were present

with the exception of Brenda Bartz.

Receive Visitor/Audience Comments

There were no visitor/audience comments at this time.

Administrator Reports

Matt Kingsbury shared they recently completed their Iowa Assessment and prom is April 27th.

Jim Murray shared that they finished the Iowa Assessments.

Shelly Petersen shared they finished the Iowa Assessments.

Tony Islas shared three students will graduate from Alternative high school.

Superintendent Reports

Superintendent Hainstock reported on Open Enrollment applications, vehicle replacement, property and scheduled the next school board meeting for May 13th at high school starting 5:00 p.m.

Board Reports/Requests

Sue Gates shared information from the governing board conference.

Kathy Van Steenhuyse shared information from the insurance committee.

Kyle Schminke attended the HS play.

Rob Levis shared that he heard speeches from students who qualified for all state.

General Business of the Board

Consent Items

832. It was moved by Gates and seconded by Hicok to accept the consent items as presented. Motion carried 6/0.

Approve 2018 Graduating Class List and Diplomas

833. It was moved by Schminke and seconded by Van Steenhuyse to approve list of Vinton-Shellsburg’s 2018 graduates as presented. Motion carried 6/0

Public Hearing on Proposed 2019-20 Budget and Budget Amendment for the 2018-19 Budget

Hearing opened at 6:31 p.m. There were no public comments. Hearing closed at 6:33 p.m.

Approve Budget for the 2019-20 Year and Budget Amendment for 2018-19

834. It was moved by Gates and seconded by Timmermans to adopt the 2018-19 budget and the 2017-18

Budget amendment as published. Motion carried on a roll call vote 6/0.

Adoption of Resolution Authorizing the Redemption of General Obligation School Refunding Bonds,

Series 2012, Dated December 27, 2012 and Levying a Tax for Fiscal Year 2018-19 for the Redemption of

General Obligation School Refunding Bonds, Series 2012, dated December 27, 2012.

835. It was moved by Van Steenhuyse and seconded by Gates to present the resolution and move for

its adoption. Motion carried on a roll call vote 6/0.

Approve 2019-20 and 2020-21 Settlement Agreement with the VSEA

836. It was moved by Timmermans and seconded by Schminke to approve the two-year settlement agreement with VSEA. Motion carried 6/0.

Approve 2018-19 Teacher Staffing Plan and Co-Curricular Staffing Plan

837. It was moved by Schminke and seconded by Timmermans to approve the staffing plan as presented with the understanding there may be some shifts in final assignments. Motion carried 6/0.

University of Northern Iowa Energy

838. It was moved by Van Steenhuyse and seconded by Gates to approve the MOU with the University of Northern Iowa. Motion carried 5/0 with Levis abstaining.

Contract Adjustments for Snow Make-up Days

839. It was moved by Timmermans and seconded by Hicok to approve the recommendation for snow make-up days. Motion carried 6/0.

Second Reading of Board Policies Related to ESSA

840. It was moved by Hicok and seconded by Van Steenhuyse to conduct the second and final reading of the recommended policies. Motion carried 6/0.

First Reading of Board Policies in the 400 Series, 700 Series, 900 Series and the entire 800 Series

The board reviewed the policies and will do a second and final reading next month.

Legislative Update

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

Proclamation for Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week May 6-10, 2019 and Iowa School Board Recognition

Month (May)

Levis introduced the Teacher and Staff Appreciation Proclamation and Hainstock introduced the School Board Recognition Week Proclamation.

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

Ø Board invite to Prom

Move into Exempt Session to Discuss Negotiation Strategies as Allowed by Iowa Code 20.9(3)

841. It was moved by Schminke and seconded by Gates to move into exempt session at 7:26 p.m

to discuss negotiation strategies as allowed by Iowa Code 20.17(3). Motion carried 6/0.

By consensus, the board moved from exempt session to open session at 7:43 p.m.

Adjournment

Rob Levis adjourned the meeting at 7:43 p.m.

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Rob Levis, President Brenda Barkdoll, Secretary



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