Minutes of the Regular Meeting

Board of Directors

Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools

February 10, 2020

Call to Order

President Rob Levis called the special meeting to order at 6:45 p.m. in the Administrative

Office Board Room.

Roll Call / Pledge of Allegiance

Sue Gates, Kathy Van Steenhuyse, Mike Timmermans, Jake Fish, Becky Williams, Tom Burke,

Rob Levis, and Brenda Barkdoll, Board, Secretary/Treasurer were present.

Receive Visitors/Audience Comments

There were no visitor/audience comments at this time.

Administrator Reports

No reports at this time.

Superintendent Report

Levis reported on board goals, Iowa Report Card, football classification, legislative updates, open enrollment requests, and calendar.

General Business of the Board

Consent Agenda

937. It was moved by Gates and seconded by Williams to accept the consent items as presented.

Motion carried 7/0.

Early Retirement Program

938. It was moved by Van Steenhuyse and seconded by Timmermans to accept applications to

participate in the district’s early retirement program and thank them on behalf of the Board of Education for

124 years of service to our students and the district with the understanding that all resignations will be effective

on June 30. Motion carried 7/0.

2020-2021 Calendar

There will be a formal recommendation and public hearing at the March board meeting.

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

· Athletic Association Survey Results

· Copier Purchase Breakdown

Move into Closed Session per Iowa Code Chapter 21.5(1) (i) for the Purpose of Superintendent Interviews

939. It was moved by Van Steenhuyse and seconded by Gates to move into closed session at 6:36 p.m. to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable

injury to an individual’s reputation and the individual requests a closed session. Motion carried 7/0 on a roll call vote.

By consensus, the board moved from closed session to open session at 8:34 p.m.


Rob Levis adjourned the meeting at 8:34 p.m.

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Rob Levis, President Brenda Barkdoll, Secretary

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