School Board Minutes

 

EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD

REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015

7:00 P.M.

EASTON VALLEY ELEMENTARY ­ MILES, IA

 

 

Public Hearing for 2015­-2016 Budget

1. Call to Order by President Craig Thines

2. Roll Call- Craig Thines, Tom Feuerbach, Lance Abernathy, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, and Ron Regenwether. Also in attendance were Supt. Crozier, 6-12 Principal David Miller, PreK-5 Principal Patty Schmidt, Business Manager Adam Crigger, and Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

3. There were no comments for or against the  FY16 Budget.

4. Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to close the Hearing on the FY16 Budget. Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

Public Hearing for Amended FY15 Budget

1. Call to Order by President Craig Thines

2. There were no comments  for  or against the Amended FY15 Budget

3. Lance Abernathy moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to close  the  Hearing on the Amended FY15 Budget. Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

Public Hearing for 2015­2016 District Calendar

1. Call to Order by President Craig Thines

2. There were no comments for or against the  2015-­2016 District Calendar

3. Roger Kilburg moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to close the 2015-2016 District Calendar Hearing. Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

Regular Meeting Agenda (Immediately following public hearings)

 

1.Call to Order by President Craig Thines

 

2. Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. This includes: Agenda, Minutes, Bills, Financial Report, Special Education Contracts, no Open Enrollments. Motion carried 7-0.

 

3. Jodi Meyer moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the following personnel changes for the 2015-2016 school year:

            Hallie Butt – transfer to Elementary

            Britni Parker- transfer to High School Special Education

            Wendy House- resignation as High School Special Education Aide

            Margie Tebbe- resignation as High School Student Council Sponsor

Motion carried 7-0.

           

4. Public Forum- Several in attendance, but no comments.

 

5. Lance Abernathy moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to approve the FY16 District Budget. Motion carried 7-0.

 

6. Jodi Meyer moved and Roger Kilburg seconded that it be resolved, that the Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District, will levy property tax for fiscal year 2015-2016 for the regular program budget adjustment as allowed under section 257.14, Code of Iowa.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

7. Dick Keeney moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to approve the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy Bond Resolution No. 701. Roll Call Vote- Keeney- yes, Regenwether- yes, Feuerbach- yes, Abernathy-yes, Kilburg-yes, Meyer-yes, Thines- Abstained. Motion carried.

 

8.Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve Dorsey & Whitney District Bond Legal Counsel. Motion carried 7-0.

 

9. BLDD Architects  and Estes Construction discussed the  High School Addition Site Plan & Update.

 

10. Roger Kilburg moved and Jodi Meyer approved to purchase all furniture on contract for the Addition/Renovation  Project. The decision on furniture in the classrooms will be decided with teacher input on what they see best suited for their students. Motion carried 7-0.

 

11. Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to reflect the proposal of Business Manager Adam Crigger on the Amendment of FY15 District Budget. Motion carried 7-0.

 

12. Lance Abernathy moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to approve the 2015-­2016 District Calendar. This is the same calendar used by Maquoketa, Bellevue, Delwood,  and Andrew School District. First day for students will be set for August 24, 2015. Motion carried 7-0.

 

13. Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve up to $7000 from the Capital Projects Fund to complete the Elementary Outdoor Classroom Project. The Board thanked all for  donations, contributing to the fundraisers, and all volunteers for the success of this Project. Motion carried 7-0.

14. Lance Abernathy moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to approve the purchasing contract with Iowa Association of Educational Purchasing (IAEP) . Motion carried 7-0.

 

15. Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to approve the Class of 2015 Graduating Class as presented with all students meeting all requirements of the Easton Valley School District and required by state law. Motion carried 7-0.

 

16. Tom Feuerbach moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the hiring of five additional individuals for Summer 2015  maintenance help for district building and grounds care. Motion carried 7-0.

17. Administrative Reports:.

 

a. Andy Crozier ­ Superintendent discussed the following: with interviews on Friday for a new Technology Director, a name will be brought to the next meeting. Secretary interviews will be set up for next week. On April 23- IASB ABLE Group will present a Board Training session- Strategic Board Goverance- in Clinton. Supt. Crozier has met with ASAC members, Chad Gruver and Scott Heiar on drug prevention and treatment  to work together on this issue. Discussed the state aid dollars funding for the upcoming year and the equalizing of per pupil dollars around the State of Iowa.

 

b. Adam Crigge,r ­ Business Manager discussed the process of  bid packets being sent out to larger area banks.

 

c. Dave Miller, ­ 6­-12 Principal reported several the art trip to Chicago was a learning experience for the students, several FFA students will be attending leadership conferences, and April 11- our seniors will be on WCCI Radio from 9-Noon.

 

d. Patty Schmidt ­ K­5 Principal reported the planting of a tree in the outdoor classroom area in honor of Ann Burns,  who is retiring from the Jackson County  Conservation at Hurstville – Ann has presented several sessions of nature related information to our students over the years. Thank you Ann and congratulations on your retirement.

 

18. Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to set next Board Meeting date for May 14, 2015 ______________

 

19. There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Lance Abernathy moved and Dick Keeney seconded to adjourn at 8:46pm. Motion carried 7-0.


Craig Thines, President

Linda Skoff, Board Secretary



Easton Valley Community School District

Board of Education

Special Meeting Minutes

March 26, 2015

Easton Valley Elementary

7:00PM      

 

1.   Call to Order by President Craig Thines at 7:03 PM.

 

2.   Roll Call- Present Craig Thines, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, and Ron Regenwether. Absent – Tom Feuerbach and Lance Abernathy. Also present were Superintendent Andy Crozier, and Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

 

3.   After a review of the elementary renovation construction bids by Gregg Schmidt,  of Estes Construction,  with Board of Directors, Dick Keeney moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve the bid package as presented.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

4.   Curt Pratt,  of BLDD Architects discussed the Site Plan for High School Addition.  These decisions must be decided at the April Meeting to stay in the time frame to move the High School Renovation Project along.

 

5.   No motion on the Bid Packet for Elementary Furniture. This was tabled for more information to be presented to the Board prior to the April meeting.

 

6.   Roger Kilburg moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to adjourn at 7:48PM.  Motion carried 5-0.

 




EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD

REGULAR  BOARD MEETING

THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015

6:00PM

EASTON VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY

 

1.       President Craig Thines called the meeting to order at 6:00pm.

 

2.       Jodi Meyer moved and Dick Keeney seconded to approve the consent agenda as presented. Lance Abernathy abstained from voting due to his open enrollment request. Motion carried 6-0.

 

3.       Ron Regenwether moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the following new contracts:

1.       Tony Johnson-7-12 Principal

2.       Jordan Davis- HS Golf Coach

3.       Beth McNeil- Jr Class Sponsor

4.       Amber Cheramy- Bus Driver

5.       Ray House- Bus Driver

6.       Destiny Tebbe- Interim Contract-JH Girls Track

Resignations:

a.       Bill Kaput – Technology Director – Last day of work is March 18, 2015

Motion carried 7-0.

4.       Public Forum- comment on Sabula Building and playground equipment.

 

5.       Julie Miller, Nicole Cordero, and Patty Schmidt discussed all day preschool criteria and new strategies being introduced and meeting state requirements.

 

6.       Tom Sneddon, Teacher’s Association representative, presented the 2015 teacher negotiation opening proposal  to the Easton Valley Board of Directors. The Board of Directors thanked Mr. Sneddon for this proposal.

 

7.       Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to approve the 2015 high school art trip to Chicago on March 24. Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

8.       Tom Feuerbach moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to approved the current middle school playground area renovated as our future parking lot for the 7-12 building. This area will be graveled and hard surfaced at a later date. With time and weather permitting,  the playground equipment, presently located  at the middle school, will be moved to the elementary. We will ask for volunteers to help with this project. Motion carried 7-0.

 

9.       After a discussion with BLDD Architects and Estes Construction, Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg approved the preliminary plans for the high school as presented. Motion carried 7-0.

 

10.   Roger Kilburg moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to approve the financial services contract for Piper Jaffery as presented.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

11.   Roger Kilburg moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to set the Driver’s Education student fee for 2015 at $350 for students attending Easton Valley CSD  and $450 for students not attending Easton Valley CSD . Motion carried 7-0.

 

12.   Ron Regenwether moved and Dick Keeney seconded to shuttle students from Sabula, Miles and Preston  to Maquoketa YMCA for Summer 2015 swimming lessons. Transportation fee was set at $25 per student. The swimming fee is set by the YMCA. The administration will be developing regulations for ages and behavior on this bus before sign up sheets are available. Motion carried 7-0.

 

13.   Dick Keeney moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to set April 21, 2015, at 7:00pm  for the Public Hearing to be held at the Sabula City Hall on the issue of the Sabula Building. This Hearing is set in order to receive official input on the direction the district should take with the vacated Sabula School building. Easton Valley CSD is considering the following options:

1.       Option #1-Sell the building to an individual who will renovate the building into housing.

2.       Option #2- Sell the building for $1 to the City if the council is interested.

3.       Option #3- Tear the old part of the building soen and leave the gym and newer addition standing. Sell the remaining  structure to the City if the council is interested.

4.       Option #4- Tear the entire building down and sell the property.

Motion carried 7-0.

14.   Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to set April 9, 2015 for the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Hearing and the Budget Workshop, at 7:00PM  at the Miles Elementary.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

 15.   Lance Abernathy moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to  finalized the director districts by determining that in 2015 districts #1 and #2 would be up for election along with one at large seat. In 2017, districts #3 and #4 along with two at large seats will be up for election. Motion carried 5-0- Craig Thines and Lance Abernathy abstained.  The board determined that Ron Regenwether would serve as director for district #1. Motion carried 5-0. Craig Thines and Lance Abernathy abstained.

Tom Feuerbach moved and Lance Abernathy seconded, Jodi Meyer would serve as director for district #3, and Dick Keeney would serve as director for district #4. All other members would be considered at large directors. Director district #2 is the Preston township. Currently, no members of the board reside in that area. The board will seek a new director from district #2 in the 2015 election. The board will officially approve a resolution confirming these seats in April.  Motion carried 5-0. Dick Keeney and Jodi Meyer abstained.

16.   Superintendent Andy Crozier discussed the following:

1.        School calendar start date as August 24, 2015.

2.       Certify the budget

3.       Propose a Technology budget next month

Business Manager Adam Crigger discussed the following:

1.    Construction Bids were  delivered to local area Banks

2.    Levy Rate

3.    Meeting with Brian Gruhn, School Attorney, on the Northeast Law Suit

6-12  Principal –David Miller discussed the following:

1.    Graduation Rate

2.    Drop Out Rate

3.    HS Student Council Blood Drive

4.    Good News from FFA+Tag+Art Room

5.    Conference Attendance.

       PreK-5 Principal- Patty Schmidt

1.    Putman Museum presented to all grades

2.    Reading Goals

3.    Breakfast Club

 

17.  Lance Abernathy  moved and Roger Kilburg  seconded to set the following dates:

March 26, 2015 @7PM in Miles- Special Meeting – Building Projects

April 9, 2015 @ 7PM in Miles – Regular Meeting and Budget Hearing

Motion carried 7-0.

18.  There being no more regular business to come before the Board of Directors, Ron Regenwether moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to  move to exempt session at 7:29PM. Motion carried 7-0.

After a short break, at 7:35pm, the Board moved to an exempt session to discuss teacher negotiations strategies.

Jodi Meyer moved and Dick Keeney seconded to adjourn at 7:49pm. Motion carried 7-0.

Craig Thines, President

Linda Skoff, Board Secretary

 

 

 

 

 




Easton Valley Community School District

Board of Education

Public Hearing/Special Meeting Minutes

February 26, 2015

Easton Valley Elementary

5:00PM

 

 PUBLIC HEARING

1.   Call to Order by Vice President Tom Feuerbach at 5:00pm

2.   Roll Call- Present- Tom Feuerbach, Lance Abernathy, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg,  Jodi Meyer, and Ron Regenwether.  Absent- Craig Thines. Also present Superintendent Andy Crozier, Business Manager Adam Crigger, and Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

3.   There were no comments for or against the Public Hearing for Elementary Renovation and Construction Documents

4.   Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to adjourn at 5:03pm.

 

SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES

1.   Call to Order by Vice President Tom Feuerbach immediately following the Public Hearing.

Craig Thines entered the meeting.

2.   After a review of dates and specs for bidding, Dick Keeney moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve the  Elementary Renovation and  Construction Documents as presented by BLDD Architects and Estes Construction. Motion carried 7-0.

3.  At 5:18pm, Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to adjourn. Motion carried 7-0.

 

 Tom Feuerbach, Vice President

Linda Skoff, Board Secretary




 

EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD

REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015

6:00 P.M.

SABULA CITY HALL - SABULA, IA

 

  1. Call to Order at 6:00PM by President Craig Thines. Roll Call – Present Craig Thines, Tom Feuerbach, Lance Abernathy, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jody Meyer, and Ron Regewether. Also present Superintendent Andy Crozier, 6-12 Principal David Miller, Prek-5 Principal Patty Schmidt, Assistant Principal Dan Beck, Activity Director David Milder, Business Manager Adam Crigger, and Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

 

  1. Lance Abernathy moved and Jody Meyer seconded to approve the consent agenda as presented. This includes the Agenda, Minutes, Bills, Financial Report, no Special Education Contracts, and no Open Enrollments. Motion carried 7-0.

 

  1. Personnel- Dick Keeney moved and Jody Meyer seconded to approve the following:
      1. Early Retirement
        1. David Miller- HS Principal
        2. James Vorland- HS Science Teacher
        3. Tom Sneddon- HS SPED Teacher
        4. Irene Entsminger- Elementary Teacher
        5. Carol Clark- MS/HS Language Arts Teacher
        6. Linda Skoff- Board Secretary
        7. Madonna Bormann- Co-Head Cook
        8. Debbie Kilburg- HS Secretary
        9. Sandra Driscoll- Elementary Library
        10. Wendy House-Special Education Associate

2.    Leave of Absence

1.    Courtney Schauf- Jr High Track

3.    New Contract

1.    Julie Messerich- Jr High Cheerleading

4.    Contract Renewal/New Contract

1.    Kelsi Bormann- HS Softball/Jr High Softball

2.    Emily Rittmer-HS Softball/Jr High Softball

3.    Colton Bormann-HS Baseball/Jr High Baseball

4.    Austin Daniels- HS Baseball/Jr High Baseball

5.    Volunteer

1.    Doug Lane- Driver for FFA

2.    Angela Gerber+Anthony Schultz+Julie Furne-Suburban Driver

Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

 

 

  1. Public Forum- Hank Kramer- issues from the Sabula Community. Will be addressed at a later date.

 

  1. Superintendent Crozier led the discussion on future 7-12 parking options. This included the  discussion on  MS playground equipment to be relocated to the Elementary School playground to allow additional parking space  during construction.  

 

  1. Roger Kilburg moved and Jody Meyer seconded to approve 2015-2016 Staffing positions recommended by Supt. Crozier. Motion carried 7-0.

 

  1. The Staff from BLDD Architect discussed the sematic designs concerning Building Renovation Plans.

 .              Lance Abernathy departed the meeting @ 6:45PM.

With keeping that the students are the number one priority,  Jody Meyer moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to approve the preliminary drawing of the High School. Roll Call Vote- Meyer-yes, Regenwether-yes, Feuerbach-yes, Keeney-yes, Kilburg-yes, Thines-yes. Motion carried.

 

  1. After a discussion by Jesse Budde, Transportation Director, Ron Regenwether moved and Jody Meyer seconded to approve a 5 year Bus Lease/purchase option: $9610 per year w/balloon of $43000 for a 71 passenger bus (#1601) from Hoglund Bus Sales. Motion carried 6-0.

 

  1. Superintendent Andy Criozier discussed the  7-12 Principal Search. Board members volunteered to interview are Jody Meyer, Tom Feuerbach, and Craig Thines.

 

  1. Additional time is needed to discuss Director Districts for 2015 School Board Election, so this item was tabled to the March meeting.

 

  1. To change the Regular Meeting Date of the Board of Education was left to be decided to  change  at the organizational meeting in September.

 

  1. Administrative Reports

A. Andy Crozier – Superintendent discussed the early start date and state aid dollars. Supt. Crozier thanked the retiring employees for their years of service to the District and also thanked all who donated to the recent “cake auction”. Heidi Lippens wrote and received a $3000 grant for the outdoor classroom.

B. Dave Miller - 6-12 Principal reported the Art Class did Memory Portraits, FFA is starting an Alumni Chapter, and District’s Basketball Tournaments are starting as well as EV Shootout. 

Patty Schmidt - K-5 Principal thanked the Hurstsville Interpetive Center for the student fun day of snow shoeing at the elementary.  Testing is being done at the High School and middle School.  

 

 

 

  1. Jody Meyer moved and Dick Keeney seconded to set next Board Meeting Date for March 12, 2015 at Miles at 6:00PM. Motion carried 6-0.

 

  1. At 7:57 pm,  Roger Kilburg moved and Dick Keeney seconded to move to Closed Session Pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (1)(c). Motion carried 6-0.

 

  1. At 8:18 PM, Jody Meyer moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to adjourn. Motion carried 6-0.














EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

BOARD OF EDUCATION

WORK SESSION MINUTES

 JANUARY  13, 2015

EASTON VALLEY ELEMENTARY

4:30PM

 

1.       Call to order  at 4:30pm by Vice President Tom Feuerbach in Mrs. Leach’s 5th Grade Classroom.

 

2.       Roll call-Present – Tom Feuerbach,Lance Abernathy  Jody Meyer, Dick Keeney and Roger Kilburg.  Absent Craig Thines, and Ron Regenwether. Also present were Superintendent Andy Crozier, Business Manager Adam Crigger and Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

 

3.       Matthew R.  Gillespie, Senior Vice President,  with Piper Jaffray & Company of Des Moines, IA, discussed the school infrastructure financing scenario with several worksheets pertaining to the Sales Tax Revenue Bonds and PPEL Capital Loan  Notes.

 

4.       At 6:35pm, Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to adjourn. 



 

EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD

REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2015

6:00 P.M.

EASTON VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL - PRESTON, IA

 

  1. Call to order at 6:00am by President Craig Thines in High School Library.

 

  1. Roll Call- Present- Craig Thines, Dick Keeney, Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether. Absent- Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, and Roger Kilburg.  Also Present- Superintendent Andy Crozier, 6-12 Principal David Miller, PreK- 5 Principal Patty Schmidt, Athletic Director Dave Milder, Business Manager Adam Crigger, and Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

 

  1. Jody Meyer moved and Dick Keeney seconded to approve the Consent Agenda, including the Agenda, Minutes, Bills, Financial Report, no Special Education Contracts and  Open Enrollments. There was a correction to the December minutes stating Ann Keeney resigned from the position of Jr Class Sponsor, not the position of Student Council Sponsor. Motion carried 4-0.

 

4.    Personnel

1.    Dick Keeney moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to approve the following:

1.    Allison Nodurft- new contract- (0.5 FTE) Elementary Physical Education Teacher.

2.    Candance Thomson- new contract-Special Education Associate at $8.00 an hour.

3.    Lori Crouch- new contract- Special Education Associate at $8 an hour.

Motion carried 4-0.

 

5.    Jen Meyer, from the Hurstville Center ( Jackson County Conservation) gave a short presentation on the Youth Corps Program- My Community, My Future- available to  Easton Valley High School students. This is a 6 week program based on the Aldo Leopold series, where students learn job skills, resume writing and filling out job apps.   They are also trained in areas of working outdoors like landscaping, tree planting, river clean up. The board thanked the conservation department for giving our students this opportunity.

 

                Public Forum- no comments.

 

                BLDD Architect presented a schematic design of the Elementary renovation and discussed the scope of work, budget and scheduling.

 

                Superintendent Crozier discussed the Director Districts for 2015 School Board Election.

 

                Jody Meyer moved and Dick Keeney seconded to approve the modified allowable growth request for dropout prevention in the amount of $13,012. Motion carried 4-0.

 

                Ron Regenwether moved and Jody Meyer seconded to approve the request by the Jackson County Extension Office to use the Easton Valley facilities for their 2015 Summer Growing in the Garden Project. Motion carried 4-0.

 

                Dick Keeney moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to set February 12, 2015 at 6:00pm in Sabula for the next regular scheduled meeting date. Motion carried 4-0.

 

 

 

                Administrative Reports:

 

Superintendent Andy Crozier reported that he and Adam Crigger  had met with tourism director Dave Heiar to discuss a housing study for the Sabula building.

A letter of intent to negotiate has been received from the Negotiation Committee.

IASB have an ABLE training session in Maquoketa on February 11, 2015.

 

 

6-12 Principal Dave Miller reported several “good news” items from Mrs. Knutsen and Mrs. Larson student achievements.  Mr.Miller stated Cameron Kotovsky received $1883 for the purchase of a marching band baritone (560 series) from a non profit website where teachers can receive funding for student resources from donations from all over America.

 

PreK-5 Principal Patty Schmidt reported on winter testing on FAST – state testing on reading and the 95% Group has done assessments for intervention groups.

 

                At 7:25pm, Dick Keeney moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to move to Closed Session Pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (1)(c).

 

                There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Jody Meyer moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to adjourn at 7:57pm. Motion carried 4-0.






 





EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD

REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014

5:00 P.M.

EASTON VALLEY ELEMENTARY - MILES, IA

 

  1. Call to Order by President Craig Thines at 5:00pm.

Present were Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Dick Keeney, Jodi Meyer, and Ron Regenwether. Absent- Tom Feuerbach and Roger Kilburg. Also present were Superintendent Andy Crozier, Business Manager Adam Crigger, 6-12 Principal David Miller, and David Milder- acting Elementary Principal for Patty Schmidt and Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

 

  1. Ron Regenwether moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. This includes agenda, minutes, bills list, financial report, Special Education Contracts, Open Enrollments, and Personnel” Accept the resignation of Ann Keeney as Student Council Sponsor, and transfer  Brian Henning as a classroom aide to the Middle School. Motion carried 5-0.

 

Roger Kilburg entered the meeting.

 

  1. Public Forum- no comments

 

  1. Presentation from Easton Valley FFA Students and Instructor Jenn Westphal  on their trip to Louisville Kentucky for the 2014 FFA Convention.

 .               

Tom Feuerbach entered the meeting.

 

  1. Jodi Meyer moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the 2014-2015  Early Retirement Plan as presented. Motion carried 7-0.

 

6.    Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to approve BLDD Architect & Estes Construction Manager for Facility Renovation. Roll Call Vote-Keeney-yes, Abernathy-yes, Regenwether-yes, Meyer- yes, Kilburg- yes, Feuerbach-yes, Thines-yes.

 

  1. Tom Feuerbach moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to approve Financial Consultant Piper Jaffary for Facility Renovation. Motion carried 7-0.

 

  1. Jodi Meyer moved and Dick Keeney seconded to approve FEMA Notice of Interest Request for the Elementary and High School. Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

  1. Roger Kilburg moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve Mid-Year Student Graduations for 2 Easton Valley Seniors pending successful completion of credits. Motion carried 7-0.

 

  1. Ron Regenwether moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve a $2000 donation to the  High School Project of purchasing new  band uniforms by the Performing Arts Boosters. Motion carried 7-0.

 

  1. Discussion of Academic Eligibility Policy resulted in the Board asking Administrators to meet with the High School Student Council for their input on  a Study Table as well as behavior modifier. The Board believes all students can be successful.

 

  1. Administrative Reports

Andy Crozier – Superintendent- reported that he and Adam Crigger had met with Dave Haier, an investor- interested in the Sabula School Building. Mr. Crozier had recently met with the Preston Lions Club to update all in attendance of the facility planning project  and other District information in question. This was a very positive meeting. All county superintendents have met and discussed the early start date for the 2015-2016 School year. WPPI associated with the City of Preston had met with Mr. Crozier and will work with the Board for energy saving ideas with the new building project at Easton Valley. Supt. Crozier wished all a safe and happy holiday season.

 

 .              Dave Miller - 6-12 Principal- reported several good news items

 

Patty Schmidt - K-5 Principal- good news report was given by Dave Milder.

 

  1. Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to set next board meeting date for January 8, 2015 at 6:00PM in Preston. Motion carried 7-0.

 

  1. There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to adjourn at 5:59PM. Motion carried 7-0.



Craig Thines, Board President

Linda Skoff, Board Secretary 

 

 

 

EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD

WORK SESSION MINUTES

Monday, December 8, 2014

6:00 P.M.

EASTON VALLEY ELEMENTARY

 

 

 

 

1.       Call to order at 6:00pm by President Craig Thines at the Elementary Building.

2.       Roll Call- Present- Craig Thines, Tom Feuerbach, Lance Abernathy, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, and Ron Regenwether.  Also present were Superintendent Andy Crozier, Business Manager Adam Crigger, Board Secretary Linda Skoff, and Kelly Gerlach from the Maquoketa Sentinal Press.

3.       Superintendent Crozier lead the work session to discuss the master facility planning which included reports detailing the financial overview of Easton Valley.

4.       Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to adjourn at 6.57pm. Motion carried 7-0.

 






EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD

SPECIAL MEETING/WORK SESSION MINUTES

MONDAY, DECEMBER  1, 2014

EASTON VALLEY ELEMENTARY

6:00 PM

SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES

1.       Call to order by Vice President Tom Feuerbach at 6:00pm.

2.       Roll Call- Present- Tom Feuerbach, Lance Abernathy, Dick Keeney, Jodi Meyer, and  Ron Regenwether.  Absent – Craig Thines and Roger Kilburg. Also present were Superintendent  Andy Crozier, Business Manager Adam Crigger and Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

3.       Jodi Meyer moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to approve personnel changes as presented.  Motion carried 5-0.

a.       Angie Graves moved to a new contract as a 1:1 Classroom Associate. Pay will be retro back to October 1, 2014.

b.      New contract for Tara Critchlow, Middle School Math Teacher. First day of work will be December 8, 2014.

4.       There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to adjourn at 6:05PM. Motion carried 5-0.

The Board of Directors went directly in to the Work Session

Call to order and roll call were the same as Special Meeting.

At 6:07pm Craig Thines entered the meeting.

Superintendent Crozier discussed the following:

1.       Architect and construction manager comparable rates from surrounding schools and their projects.

2.       Timeline of project of selecting architect now vs. going to an RFP, (Request for Proposal).

3.       Review BLDD references

Business Manager Adam Crigger discussed the following:

1.       Finance options – Secure Funding

a.       Piper Jaffery or DA Davidson

b.      FEMA & USDA Rural Development

With time available, the Board did a walkthrough at the elementary building.

At 7:12 pm, Craig Thines moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 6-0.



 

EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY

SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2014

6:00 P.M.

SABULA CITY HALL

 

  1. Call to Order at 6:00pm at Sabula City Hall by President Craig Thines. Roll Call- Present- Craig Thines, Tom Feuerbach, Lance Abernathy, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether. Also Present were Supt. Andy Crozier, 6-12 Principal David Miller, Assistant Principal Dan Beck, Substitute Elementary Principal Dave Milder, Business Manager Adam Crigger, Transportation Director Jesse Budde, and Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

 

  1. Roger Kilburg moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. This includes the agenda, minutes, bills, financial reports, and special education contracts. Motion carried 7-0.

 

  1. Open Enrollments- None.

 

  1. Personnel- Lance Abernathy moved and Dick Keeney seconded to approve a new contract to Joel Driscoll for special education driver/bus aide. Motion carried 7-0.

 

  1. Public Forum- Several in attendance- Question on the Sabula Trophies Inventory. This will be addressed at the November 25, 2014 Meeting with the City of Sabula Council and Easton Valley School Board, along with the Sabula Building for discussion.

 

  1. Administrative Reports

 .              a. Dave Miller - 6-12 Principal- Several “Good News” items reported that the Easton Valley students are participating in the Exhibition of Regional High School Arts, Parade of Trees, Conference Quiz Bowl, Spelling Bee, and the recipients of the Wendall Scholarships. Middle School is collecting money and food for the Manna Center. The Easton Valley students collected money for the Peiffer  Family, due to a family illness. Mr. Miller thanked the Miles and Preston Legion for the great Veterans Day Presentation. Also a big thank you  to the local Lions Club for their help in sending 2 students to HOBY( Hugh OBrian Youth Leadership).   

 

 b.    Patty Schmidt - K-5 Principal- Dave Milder reported student activities: Breakfast Club, Chess Club, Spelling Bee, Star Lab, Veterans Day Presentation.

 

        c.    Andy Crozier, Superintendent informed the Board that the Supreme Court Hearing there has been no decision. The Board would be the first to know as soon as our attorney, Brian Gruhn   is informed by the Supreme Court Judges decision. November 25, 2014 will be when the Board and the City of Sabula Council members meet to discuss the trophies and the Sabula building. Supt. Crozier met with the High School Student Council members to discuss issues they see in the district as well as to set a baseline to partnership between the student council and the administration. A survey to improve the culture of Easton Valley District will be taken and the results on the pros and cons of the district will be measured and the results made public.

 

            7.    Jodi Meyer moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the  Modified Allowable Growth Request  for $122,420. Supt Crozier noted that this growth request     allows the district to recoup spending authority that has taken an unfair hit due to enrollment changes ( specifically the open enrollment) after the head count taken     each year on October 1. Motion carried 7-0.

 

  1. Supt. Crozier review Certified Enrollment Report. Certified enrollment is the number that reflects how many students reside in Easton Valley District. This year, the certified enrollment is 643, down 12 students. 

 

  1. After a lengthy discussion, Lance Abernathy moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to agree to a  one year approval of the regional team with the district funding the team at the same level of the commitment as planned for a school based team this year. There is a need for more conversation with the neighboring districts and our music department before finalizing plans for the future. Motion carried 7-0.

 

  1. Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to approve the School Improvement Advisory Committee Members for 2014-2015 school year as presented
    1.  Appoint Ron Regenwether and Lance Abernathy as representatives for the Board.
    2. Parents=Craig Reuter, Eileen Carlson, Teri Drury, Wendy House
    3. Staff Members= Jen Westphal, Sally Felten
    4. Community Members= Kendra Cornilsen, Patti Hoffman, Laurel Gruhn
    5. Administration=Patty Schmidt, Andy Crozier, Dave Miller, Dan Beck.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

11. Elementary teacher Heidi Lippens and Preschool teacher Julie Miller, presented an initial proposal for the Outdoor Education Classroom to be constructed at the   Elementary Campus. The Board is in consensus to allow the individuals to move forward with this project plans and include the pond. These plans include the moving of the current open air barn located at the high school campus to be taken down and relocated to the prairie area of the new project. This project will be funded by grants and private donations, and completion is scheduled for Summer 2015.

 12. Athletic Director, Dave Milder, review our current extra curricular offerings for our athletic department. Dick Keeney moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to add JH baseball for this summer. This will not limit our students ability to play pony league for their respective towns. The board discussed the possibility of adding soccer. We may not have the numbers to support this sport at this time, but will keep in mind for future activity. Motion carried 7-0.

13. Discussion by Supt. Crozier and Adam Crigger,  on offering an Early Retirement Plan for the Easton Valley District,  the projected savings would be $225,000, if all eligible staff participate. This plan will be presented for board approval at the December meeting. This plan, if accepted by the board of directors, is likely not to be offered again for 5 years.

 14.  Jodi Meyer moved and Dick Keeney seconded to approve Scenairo 9 for the Master Facility Plan. Roll Call Vote- Meyer- yes, Keeney-yes, Kilburg-yes, Abernathy-yes, Feuerbach-yes, Regenwether-yes, Thines-yes. Motion carried 7-0.

15.    Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to set additional workshop meetings for Master Facility Planning:

    1. December 1 at 6:00pm
    2. December 8 at 6:00pm
    3. December 11 at 5:00pm

Motion carried 7-0.


16. Dick Keeney moved and Roger KIlburg seconded to set next Board Meeting date as December 11 @ 6:00pm in Miles. Motion carried 7-0.


 17. Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to adjourn at 8:14pm. Motion carried 7-0.



Craig Thines, President

Linda Skoff, Board Secretary









 

EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD

SPECIAL MEETING/WORK SESSION MINUTES

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014

6:00 P.M.

EASTON VALLEY ELEMEMTARY

 

Special Meeting Minutes

 

1.    Call to Order at 6:00pm in Ms. Leach Classroom by President Craig Thines

2.    Roll Call- Present Craig Thines, Tom Feuerbach, Lance Abernathy, Dick Keeney, Jodi Meyer. Absent Roger Kilburg and Ron Regenwether. Also present were Superintendent Andy Crozier, 6-12 Principal David Miller, Assistant Principal Dan Beck, Business Manager Adam Crigger, Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

3.    Personnel-Lance Abernathy moved and Dick Keeney seconded to accept the resignation of Middle School Math Teacher,   Michelle Landa. This resignation is effective October 31, 2014. Motion carried 5-0.

4.    Dick Keeney moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to approve Angela Gerber and Jen Abernathy, as chaperones for the 2014 Winter Guard Trip. Motion carried 4-0. Lance Abernathy abstained.

5.    Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to adjourn at 6:04pm. Motion carried 5-0.

 

 

Work Session Minutes

Immediately following the Special Meeting

 1.    Call to Order-Present- Craig Thines, Tom Feuerbach, Lance Abernathy, Dick Keeney, Jodi Meyer, and Ron Regenwether and all administrators.

2.    Sam Johnson and Curt Pratt of BLDD Architects, reviewed the Scenario 9 Easton Valley CSD  Educational Facilities Master  Plan.  After their departure, the Board discussed the development of the planning process to execute an open and transparent process to evaluate scenario 9 for the upgrades to our infrastructure and  21st Century learning.  This plan will lower costs, create values, is favored by the community,  and meets district goals to make a difference for Easton Valley students and our community.

Ron Regenwether departed the meeting at 7:00pm.

3.    Jodi Meyer moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to adjourn at 7:22pm. Motion carried 5-0.

Craig Thines, President

Linda Skoff, Board Secretary

 

 

 





EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014

7:00 P.M.

EASTON VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL - CAFETERIA

 

  1. Call to Order-by President Craig Thines at 7:00pm. Roll Call Present Craig Thines, Tom Feuerbach, Lance Abernathy, Dick keeney, roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether. Also Present Superintendent Andy Crozier, Principals David Miller, Patty Schmidt, Assistant Principal Dan Beck, Business Manager Adam Crigger, Transportation Director Jesse Budde, Board Secretary Linda Skoff.
  2. Ron Regenwether moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to approve the  Consent Agenda: minutes, bills, and financial reports. Motion carried 7-0.
  1. Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the Open Enrollments Out. Motion carried 7-0.

 .      Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve the following personnel:

      1. New Contract- Megan Hauber- MS Reading/ Language Arts Teacher
      2. New Contract- Mike Kelly-JH Girls Basketball Head Coach
      3. New Contract- Brooke Funk-JH Girls Basketball Assistant Coach
      4. Resignation- Danny Ernst- HS Golf Coach

Motion carried 7-0.

  1. Public Forum- Several in attendance and the question was the certified enrollment numbers. Supt Crozier stated on count day of October 1, 2014 the building numbers were 508, but since that date 7 new students have moved to Easton Valley, of which no federal dollars will be received for these 7 new  students.
  2. Matt Franzen, insurance representative for Associated Counselors Insurance Company, presented the Board of Directors with a  dividend check from IASB/EMC Insurance in the amount of $6367.81. Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to accept this dividend check. Motion carried 7-0.
  3. Administrative Reports

 .              Jesse Budde – Transportation reported that the discipline on the bus is improved somewhat and  the pricing for camera’s will be in the $3100 range from Hoglund Bus. Discussed the age of suburbans and the car.

a.            Adam Crigger - Business Manager discussed the financial reports

b.            Dave Miller - 6-12 Principal and Assistant Principal Dan Beck gave an update plan on discipline in the Middle School

c.            Patty Schmidt - K-5 Principal reported on early literacy FAST ASSESSMENT. Thanked Author Fran Kennedy for her excellent program with the elementary students and Craig Reuter for his presentation on bike safety.

d.            Andy Crozier – Superintendent asked all board members to finalize IASB Convention dates. Supt Crozier stated the Supreme Court Appeal Hearing set for November 5, 2014 at 2:00pm. Our attorney will plead our case with Supreme Court for Appeal Hearing in our current litigation vs. Northeast.  District officials will not be required to take the stand. Attorneys for both schools will make arguments and the Supreme Court will make a ruling. Supt Crozier noted the Joint meeting with Sabula City Council will be held October 27, 2014 at 7;00pm concerning the  Sabula building. A big “Thank you” goes to all who volunteered their time to make 2014 Homecoming a success for the students. Students were commended for their great behavior during all of the Homecoming events.

  1. After Superintendent Crozier stated that he had served the notice and the individual did not elect to appeal the decision, Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded that we terminate the contract of Tom Carter for the reasons stated in the notice and recommendation of terminate. Motion carried 7-0.
  2. Tom Feuerbach moved and Dick Keeney seconded to approve 28E Agreement with the Maquoketa for High School for grades 7-12 Wrestling for the 2014-2015 School Year. Easton Valley will transport students. Motion carried 7-0.
  3. Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve the lease purchase of copiers from Midwest Business Company. Motion dies because motion should state agreement is a purchase agreement.

 .              Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve the purchase  agreement of copiers from Midwest Business Company with service agreements. Motion carried 7-0.

  1. Tom Feuerbach moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to approve the request for  Modified Allowable Growth and Supplemental Aid for fiscal year 2014 negative special education balance of $118,924.19. Motion carried 7-0.
  2. Reviewed Middle School Behavior Plan by Dave Miller and Dan Beck. All Staff are working with Paul Gasser and all left the meeting with the incentive to have all students be successful and not by expulsions. Also be sure all parents know this plan and set the rules and procedures.
  3. After a discussion, Tom Feuerbach moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to have Dick Keeney as the 2014 Iowa Association of School Board Delegate and Jodi Meyer as the Alternate for the Easton Valley District. Motion carried 7-0.
  4. Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to approve Craig Thines as the Jackson County Board Representative for   2014-2015 for Easton Valley CSD. Motion carried 6-0. All ayes- Craig Thines abstained.
  5. BLDD Community Representative Team updated the Board on the options forum results. Gary Cassaday, representing the Citizens Group for Easton Valley, recommendation to the Board of Directors  is Option  9. This states to add on the  existing Preston Building and remodel the exiting Elementary building in Miles. The Citizens Group also recommended to follow the financial Option A – Use the existing funds of $6.7 million from the PPEL and 1% sales tax funds. The Board thanked the community members for their time and efforts.  
  6. Dick Keeney moved and Ron Regenwether approved the  FFA Trip to National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. Val Homan will be the volunteer driver for this trip. Motion carried 7-0.
  7. Dick Keeney moved and Ron Regwnwether seconded approve the Music Trip to Indiana for Winter Guard Event. Motion carried 7-0.
  8. Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to set next board meeting date for November 13, 2014 at 6:00pm at Sabula City Hall. Motion carried 7-0.
  9. There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Lance Abernathy moved  and Dick Keeney seconded to adjourn at 8:42pm. Motion carried 7-0.

Craig Thines, Board President

Linda Skoff, Board Secretary









 

EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD

WORK SESSION

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014

6:00 P.M.

EASTON VALLEY ELEMENTARY - MUSIC ROOM

 

1.    Call to Order by President Craig Thines at 6:00pm in the Elementary Gym.

2.    Roll Call- Present- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, and Ron Regenwether. Also present Supt. Andy Crozier, Business Manager Adam Crigger, Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

3.    Supt Crozier and Business Manager Adam Crigger presented and discussed the Facility Master Planning Funding and Tax Information Sheet for Easton Valley CSD prepared by Piper Jaffray and data provided by Iowa School Finance Information Services (ISFIS). BLDD Architect Team discussed the Master Facility Plan.

4.    Ron Regenwether moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to adjourn the work session at 6:55pm.

 



EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD

FINAL MEETING OF THE RETIRING BOARD

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014

7:00 P.M.

EASTON VALLEY ELEMENTARY - MUSIC ROOM

 

  1. Call to Order at 7:00pm by President Craig Thines in the Elementary Gym.
  2. Tom Feuerbach moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve as presented the Consent Agenda including Agenda, Minutes, Bills, Special Education Contracts, Open Enrollments and Personnel as follows:

Tricia Wood new contract- High School Speech

Tanya Glennon- new contract- Jr High Student Council

Motion carried 7-0.

  1. Public Forum-  addressing the issue of an aide on the Sabula bus
  2. Administrative Reports

 .              Jesse Budde – Transportation- not available but Supt. Crozier stated that he behavior on the Sabula bus is being monitored at this time and seems to be improving.

a.            Adam Crigger - Business Manager- stated the CAR ( certified annual report) will be completed on September 15. Update for unspent balance and other fiscal reports for 2014n with be discussed at October 9, 2014.

b.            Dave Miller - 6-12 Principal-reported that Mrs. Walke is using the kunos for music class and students are auditioning for the Choral Director’s Opus. Congrats to all students who are representing the Easton Valley District in the FFA competitions and Tag – Battle of Books. The Middle School will be writing a monthly newspaper.

c.            Patty Schmidt - K-5 Principal- reported the Preschool Program was chosen to be a STEM ( science, technology, engineering and math) Scale Up Participant. Thanks to Bill Kaput and Pam Koch,  the Elementary Computer Lab is up and running and all staff and students think it is awesome!! 

d.            Andy Crozier – Superintendent-reminded the Board of the IASB Conference and the Board will meet with the Sabula City Council to discuss the Sabula Building. The Board will review the Good Conduct Policy. Teacher of the Year, Jan Schmidt, visited Easton Valley and stated that all are doing good things here for the students. Supt. Crozier updated the board on upgrade of renovation of the Softball Field.

  1. FFA Presentation - Farm Progress Show Trip members, Hunter Horst, Drake Reuter, Lucas Miller, Justin Gruhn, Tony Anderson, Dustin Lippens, Nathan Hartung, and FFA Instructor Jenn Westphal, gave a power point presentation of their experiences and observations of the Show.
  2. Miles Elementary Building Tour was taken by all members and guests.
  3. Curriculum Director/PreK-5 Principal reported on the (AYP)  Annual Yearly Progress Report.

8.    Miles Softball Field Renovation- Lance Abernathy moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to allow $4000 quote from Duane Kunde for dirt work to level off outfield and redo the fence line as well as the base lines to meet Iowa Girls Softball Rulings.  With the help of the Athletic Boosters, possibly to move the scoreboard at the same time. Motion carried 7-0.

  1. Lance Abernathy  moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the  District Service Delivery Plan. This plan explains the Special Ed Plan for IEP Student Goals. Motion carried 7-0.
  2. There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Dick Keeney moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to adjourn the regular meeting at 7:39pm. Motion carried 7-0.

Craig Thines, Board President
Linda Skoff, Board Secretary






EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING OF THE RETIRING BOARD

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE RETIRING BOARD MEETING

EASTON VALLEY ELEMENTARY - MUSIC ROOM



1.    Call to Order by President Craig Thines in the Elementary Gym.

2.    Ron Regenwether moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to appoint Linda Skoff, Board Secretary, as the temporary chair for President Pro Tem.

3.    Ron Regenwether moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to nominate Craig Thines for President. There being no more nominations- nominations ceased. By a show of hands, Craig Thines was elected President unanimously.

Jodi Meyer moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to nominate Tom Feuerbach for Vice President. Craig Thines, President  asked if there were any other nominations. Tom Feuerbach moved and Dick Keeney seconded to nominate Lance Abernathy for Vice President. Craig Thines called for nomiations to cease. Written ballots were passed out. The Board elected Tom Feuerbach as Vice President, in a 5-2 vote. Written ballot vote- Jodi Meyer-yes, Lance Abernathy-yes, Roger Kilburg-yes, Dick Keeney-yes, Craig Thines-yes, Ron Regenwether- no, Tom Feuerbach- no. Motion carried 5-2.

4.    Linda Skoff,  Board Secretary,  issued the Oath of Office to the President & Vice President.

5.    Jodi Meyer moved and Dick Keeney seconded to set the second Thursday of each month at 7:00pm, and alternate the sites of the regular meetings of the Board of Directors. Motion carried 7-0.

6.    Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to appoint Brian Gruhn as the Legal Counsel for the Easton Valley School District for the 2014-2015 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

7.    Tom Feuerbach moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve the Clinton National Bank and the Maquoketa State Bank as the  Depository Banks for the Easton Valley CSD, not to exceed  $7 million in each Banking Facility. Motion carried  7-0.

8.    Jodi Meyer moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to set the next Board Meeting Date for October 9, 2014 at 7:00pm in Preston. Motion carried 7-0.

9.    There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Jodi Meyer moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to adjourn at 7:46pm. 



Craig Thines, Board President

Linda Skoff, Board Secretary







Easton Valley Community School District

Board of Education

Work Session Minutes

September 3, 2014

Middle School Cafeteria

6:00PM

 

1.       Craig Thines called the work session  to order at 6:00PM.

2.       Roll Call- Present- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether. Also present were Supt. Crozier, 6-12 Principal David Miller, PreK-5 Principal Patty Schmidt, and Mississippi Bend AEA  William J.  Decker, Chief Administrator and Edward C. Gronlund, Executive Director, and Linda Skoff Board Secretary.

3.       Goal setting objectives:

a.       Perspective- Historical, Present, Future.

b.      Goals- See growth and improvement in Student Achievement,  21st Century Technology and  Infrastructure to make “ Easton Valley the  School of Choice”

c.       Development of Goals- Set specific, tangible, realistic results, with a manageable time line, and use data from multiple testing areas  to make good decisions as well as a better trend line for grade level growth. Continually building our culture and be willing to do things  differently than the norm to put students in the right environment and give all opportunities to our students. Keep  Board communications open with   community, staff and students.  Board supports the AEA and AEA supports the Board to reach our new goals for the 21st Century.

d.      Conclusion was to make a difference in staff teaching and student learning.  Mr. Decker stated “Setting goals and expectations of all and keeping our goals so people can focus on these goals creates action”.

4.       Tom Feuerbach moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to adjourn at 7:34pm

 

Craig Thines, President_______________________________________________________

Linda Skoff, Board Secretary___________________________________________________

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

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EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD

JOINT WORK SESSION W/ ANDREW MINUTES

TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014

6:00 P.M.

ANDREW SCHOOL LIBRARY

 

1.    Call to order by Andrew Community School District President Charlie Peters at 6:00pm.

 

2.    Roll Call- Andrew Board-present- Charlie Peters, Randy Ernst, Eric Strathman, Yvonne Weimerskirch, absent- Allan Till. Easton Valley Board- present Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether. Also present – Shared Superintendent Andy Croizer, Andrew Board Secretary Karen Kilburg and Easton Valley Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

 

3.    Welcome visitors - none

 

4.    Dr. Roark R.  Horne, AEA 267 Chief Administrator, discussed the 12 key categories that define the work of school superintendents with all board members:

 

a.    Instructional/Visionary Leader

b.    Relationships and Management of Board

c.    Maintain Quality Climate and Culture

d.    Student Centered Leader

e.    Visibility, Accessibility and Communication

f.     Understanding the State/Federal Mandates

g.    Holds Self and Others Accountable

h.    Has High Expectations

i.      Maintain a Quality Learning Environment

j.      Demonstrate Fiscal Responsibility

k.    Models Integrity, Trust, and Respect

l.      Understands Impact of Technology/Innovation on Learning

 

 

5.    There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Eric Strathman moved and Yvonne Weimerskirch seconded to adjourn at 7:46PM. 




Easton Valley Community School District

Board of Education

Regular Meeting

August 21, 2014

Sabula City Hall

7:00pm

 

1.       Call to Order at 7:00pm by President Craig Thines.

2.       Roll Call- Present- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether. Also Present were Superintendent Andy Crozier, PreK -5th Grade Principal Patty Schmidt, 6-12 Grade Principal David Miller, Transportation Director Jesse Budde, Business Manager Adam Crigger,  Technology  Director Bill Kaput,  Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

3.       Jodi Meyer moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the consent agenda  a+b+c+d, which includes agenda, minutes, bills and Extended School Year Special Education Contract with Dubuque CSD.  Motion carried 7-0.

Lance Abernathy moved and Dick Keeney seconded to approve the open enrollment out of Seanna Lamberton due to change in residence and within the guidelines of the Iowa Code.  Kim Robbins and Sabrina Robbins were denied because of lack of evidence and well beyond the March 1 deadline. Motion carried 7-0.

Jodi Meyer moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to approve the following:

 Personnel- Employment/Resignations

David Milder – 7-12 Activities Director- New Contract

Brian Henning- Special Education Associate- New Contract

Brian Behr- Assistant HS Football Coach- New Contract

Irene Entsminger- HS Speech Director- Resignation

Tristan Sikkema- Jr Girls Basketball Coach- Resignation

Glenna Zaruba- JH Girls Assistant Coach- Resignation

Michelle Landa- JH Student Council Sponsor- Resignation

Jill Huling-Suburban Driver- Volunteer

Motion carried 7-0.

4.       Public Forum- Several in attendance- Issues to consider:

a.        Meet with Sabula City Directors and discuss school owned building in Sabula. 

b.      Lawn Care

c.        Participation at the  Craig Reuter Benefit

d.       Display all Sabula, Miles, and Preston trophies, pictures and all old memorabilia in  one site or room. This is the past history of  Easton Valley Merger.

e.      Jackson County Prevention Coalition  representative, Maribeth Bousman, explained the   organization’s purpose is working together to prevent or  reduce substance abuse in  Jackson County youth.

5.       Administration Reports:

a.       6-12 Principal David Miller reported FFA will be participating in judging teams. Middle school and high school are off to a great start and both buildings look great due to the efforts of the custodians. Football field is ready to go.  Paul Gasser sessions are well received by staff and are implementing the changes in discipline plans.

b.      PreK- 5 Principal Patty Schmidt reported Paul Gasser session with parents was well attended. ALICE Training was done by Lynn Medinger and Bud Schroeder.

Unpack the Backpack night was well attended. 

Ice Bucket Challenge for Lou Gehrig’s disease was done at all level s.

c.       Superintendent Andy Croizer  stated the best course   to take at this time  for the concession stand will be to set up in the elementary cafeteria for volley ball season.  This will be a win win for all involved.

BLDD will schedule a meeting for a phases and funding meeting.

A joint meeting with Andrew CSD and Easton Valley CSD will be held at Andrew on August 26, 2014.

August 28, 2014 was set for  a goal setting session with AEA Bill Decker will be in attendance.

 

A Board Workshop will be held on September 11, 2014.

6.       Old Business- None

7.       New Business

a.       Lance Abernathy moved and Dick Keeney seconded to approve Jen Westphal’s FFA  class to travel to the 2014 Farm Progress Show in Boone Iowa. The Board asked the FFA Group to present at the next meeting. Motion carried 7-0.

b.      The Board listened to comments on the Transportation  of students from Sabula and have a review  plan in place. All were asked to see how this plan is going to work and will be reviewed at the next meeting.

8.       September 11, 2014 at 7:00PM at the Elementary Campus  in Miles was set for the next board meeting.

9.       Roger Kilburg moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to adjourn at 7:48PM. Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

 

 

 





Easton Valley Community School District

Special Board Meeting

July 29, 2014

Easton Valley Administration Office

7:30AM

 

1.       Call to Order by President Craig Thines at 7:30AM

 

2.       Roll Call – Present – Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Dick Keeney, Jodi Meyer, and Ron Regenwether. Absent- Tom Feuerbach and Roger Kilburg. Also,  Present were Superintendent Andy Crozier, 6-12 Principal David Miller, and  Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

 

3.       After a review of the following list of resignations and new contracted personnel:

 

Name/ New Contract/Resignation /Job

 

a.       Dan Beck Resignation Co-Activities Director

 

b.      Mike Kelly Resignation Co-Activities Director

 

c.       Will Wiesner New Contract 3rd Grade Teacher

 

d.      Glenna Zaruba New Contract Asst. JH Girls Basketball

 

e.      Joe Kilburg New Contract Asst. HS Girls Basketball

 

f.        Pat Hartung New Contract Asst. JH Boys Basketball

 

g.       Tom Carter New Contract Head JH Football

 

h.      Destiny Tebbe New Contract Asst. HS Volleyball

 

i.         Julie Messerich New Contract Co-Basketball Cheer Sponsor

 

j.        Monica Bormann New Contract Co-Basketball Cheer Sponsor

 

k.       Pat Hartung Volunteer High School Football

 

l.         Mike Kelly Volunteer High School Football

 

m.    TJ Naughton Volunteer High School Football

 

Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve the listing as presented for the 2014-2015 school year. Motion carried 5-0.

4.       Dick Keeney moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to approve the following bids for the 2014-2015 school year: 

a.       Prairie  Farms – Milk 

b.      Bimbo Bakeries- Bread

Motion carried 5-0.

5.       There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Lance Abernathy moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to adjourn at 7:45AM. Motion carried 5-0.

 

 

Craig Thines President                                   Linda Skoff Board Secretary

 

 






Easton Valley Community School District

Board of Education

Regular Meeting

July 10, 2014

Easton Valley High School- Room 11

7:00 PM

1.       Call to Order at 7:00pm by vice President Lance Abernathy.

2.       Roll Call- Present- Lance Abernathy, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether. Absent- Craig Thines and Tom Feuerbach. Also present were Superintendent Andy Crozier, K-5 Principal Patty Schmidt, 6-12 Principal David Miller, Assistant Principal Dan Beck, and Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

3.       Ron Regenwether moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve the consent agenda as presented. Under personnel the following were approved:

a.       Resignations

                                                              i.      Amy Grantz, Ag Teacher

                                                            ii.      Bev Cook, Classroom Aide

                                                          iii.      Tim Zeimet, Jr High Football Coach

b.      Employments for 2014-2015 School Year

                                                              i.      Jenny Knutsen- Modify Contract (1.0 FTE) Jr High Social Studies

                                                            ii.      Britni Parker-New Contract – K-5 Special Education

                                                          iii.      Jen Westfal-Transfer-HS Agriculture

Motion carried 5-0.

Craig Thines entered the meeting at 7:09PM and resumed to preside over the meeting.

4.       Public Forum- Several in attendance- Concerns were Joint meeting with Sabula administrators for the building and playground equipment and busing with an aide.

5.       Administrative Reports-

 Jesse Budde addressed the busing issue. The 3 new lease route buses and 1 new lease activity bus are to be delivered soon from Hoglund Bus Sales and Service. Also the 3 old lease route buses from School Bus Sales will be returned.  Vehicle inspection went well, with any deficiencies found are being corrected.

6-12 Principal David Miller informed the Board that the Softball and Baseball teams are in tournament play. The Baseball and Football Field at the Preston Complex is being prepped for removal of the old limestone and new sod as well as being seeded with a special mix of grass seed to be ready for this Fall’s football season.  Custodians are working hard to prepare and clean buildings. Both school gym floors are being refinished next week.

Pre K -5 Principal Patty Schmidt stated that the response to the letters sent out for K-3 Summer School Classes to be held late July and early August are coming in. Parents are responsible to transport students to these classes. Principal Schmidt stated that the dividing wall in a large classroom will be done by August 1, so all classrooms will be ready.

Superintendent Andy Crozier stated that an area of improvement that has been expressed to him on numerous occasions is the communication within the district. To improve this area of concern, Supt. Crozier has set up a Superintendent Blog for individuals to receive direct communications and Supt. Crozier will address the community, parents, and staff about business from the Board level and cover other cases or issues throughout the year.  Also we will utilize both online and off line strategies. A newsletter will be composed with positive information and help build positive transparency within this district.

Other areas of concern, Superintendent Crozier addressed were the condition of the lawn mowers at the Preston Complex are in need of repair. Bids will be brought to the next meeting for review, if warranted. BLDD Architects would like at the next meeting, as part of our process,   a community group to provide feedback on the possible facility options and begin to move forward with a recommendation to the board.  This committee will consist of board members approved community members, administrators, superintendent, and the mayors from all towns- Miles, Sabula, Spragueville, and Preston- in the Easton Valley District. Board members should be thinking about attending the Iowa Association of School Boards Conference in November.

6.       Old Business

a.       After a discussion on Paul Gasser’s plan to improve culture and behavioral  discipline in our buildings, Dick Keeney and Lance Abernathy seconded to commit to this 3 year plan. The cost is $12,000 (to be taken out of Professional Development dollars) per year. Along with the administrative team, superintendent, and 3 Board members- Ron Regenwether, Jodi Meyer, and Dick Keeney, with Tom Feuerbach as the alternate, to attend a meeting with Mr. Gasser on July 16, 2014. Motion carried  6-0.

7.       a. Jodi Meyer moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the 28E Agreements with the Andrew CSD for 3 Shared Positons – Shared Business Manager + Shared Transportation Director + Shared Technology Director- for the 2014-2015 School year. Motion carried 6-0.

b. Lance Abernathy moved and Dick Keeney seconded to approve the IASB Resolution –per attachments- Motion carried 6-0.

c. Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to set  Monday  July 28, 2014 at 6:30pm for the BLDD Community Meeting. Motion carried 6-0.

d. Roger Kilburg moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to set 2014-2015 meal prices as follows:

                Breakfast-

                $.90 –all students

                $1.50-Adults

                Lunch

                $1.90- Elementary Students

                $2.00- Middle School and High School Students

                $3.30- Adults

Motion carried 6-0.

e. Lance Abernathy moved and Dick Keeney seconded to approve the Elementary and Middle School/High School  Student Handbooks as presented.  Noted no major changes per Patty Schmidt and David Miller.  Motion carried 6-0.

f. Lance Abernathy moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to approve the technology bids  for the elementary computer lab for the 2014-2015 school year. Apple Inc. $30, 084.48 and Graybar $1,012.12. Motion carried 6-0.

g. Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to approve the 2014-2015 coaching contracts as presented. Motion carried 6-0.

h. Lance Abernathy moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to remove the baseball  backstop in Preston to the softball field in Miles, which has the greater need at this time.  Motion carried 6-0.

8. Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to set the next regular board meeting for August 21, 2014 at 7:00pm in Sabula City Hall. Motion carried 6-0.

9. There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to adjourn at 8:08PM. Motion carried 6-0.

               

 

 





EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES

JULY 2, 2014

Easton Valley Elementary

7:00pm

 

1.       Call to Order at 7:00PM by President Craig Thines.

 

2.       Roll Call- Present- Tom Feuerbach, Roger Kilburg, Craig Thines,  Lance Abernathy, Dick Keeney, Ron Regenwether, Absent-Jodi Meyer.  Also present were Superintendent Andy Crozier, Business Manager Adam Crigger, and Transportation Director Jesse Budde.

 

3.        Superintendent Crozier discussed the  importance of non- certified and administration receiving contracts in a timely manner. 3.67% total package has been recommended by Superintendent Crozier.  Tom Feuerbach moved and Roger Kilburg seconded a 3.67% total package salary increase  for all Administrators and Non Certified Employees for  the 2014-2015 School Year. Roll Call Vote- Feuerbach- Yes, Kilburg- Yes, Regenwether- Yes,  Keeney- Yes, Abernathy- No, Thines- Yes. Motion carried 5-1.

 

4.       There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Roger Kilburg moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to adjourn at 7:04pm. Motion carried 6-0.

 

Craig Thines- President

 

Linda Skoff- Board Secretary





Easton Valley Community School District

Board of Directors

Special Meeting Minutes

June 19, 2014

Easton Valley Elementary

6:00PM

 

1.       Call to order at 6:00pm by President Craig Thines at the Easton Valley Elementary.

 

2.       Roll Call- Present- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, and Ron Regenwether.  Also Superintendent Robert Lagerblade, 6-12 Principal David Miller, Assistant Principal Dan Beck, PreK – 5 Principal Patty Schmidt, Business Manager Adam Crigger, and Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

 

3.       Old Business- Tabled to review the study compiled from surrounding schools on comparison of wages and salaries.

a.       Discussion and Possible Action on Salaries/Wages

                                                              i.      Secretaries

                                                            ii.      Custodians

                                                          iii.      Administration

                                                           iv.      Cafeteria

                                                             v.      Paraprofessionals

 

4.       Personnel

a.       Employments

                                                              i.      Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to allow Merrill Cosgrove an unpaid leave for the first semester due to family illness. Motion carried 7-0.

                                                            ii.      Jodi Meyer moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to hire Haily Butt as Middle School Special Education Teacher for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried 7-0.

b.      Resignations- none

 

5.       Presentation by BLDD Architects on the Master Plan of Options for  School Construction and a review of the big picture for long term goals, planning together to spend our dollars wisely  for the Easton Valley Community School District.

 

6.       There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Roger Kilburg moved and Dick Keeney seconded to adjourn at 7:04pm. Motion carried 7-0.

 Craig Thines - Board President

Linda Skoff- Board Secretary 




Easton Valley Community School District

Board of Education

Regular Meeting Minutes

June 12, 2014

Easton Valley Elementary

7:00PM                                             

 

1.   Call to order by President Craig Thines at 7:00pm.

2.   Roll Call- Present – Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether. Absent Tom Feuerbach. Also present were Supt. Robert Lagerblade, 6-8 Assistant Principal Dan Beck, Pre K- 5 Principal Patty Schmidt, Business Manager Adam Crigger, and Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

3.   Ron Regenwether moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. Open enrollments will be discussed at a later date. Motion carried 6-0.

 

Tom Feuerbach entered the meeting.

 

4.   Public Forum- several in attendance

5.   Administrative Reports

a.   Jesse Budde- Transportation- tabled until July

b.   Robert Lagerblade- Superintendent – thanked the  Spencer Cook and Tompkin- Jenkins Legion Posts, who  donate their Memorial Day guest speaker dollars to the Eaton Valley CSD. Stated that June 14, 2014 is the date set for the items to be sold at auction from the Sabula building.  Football Fence will be covered at the July meeting.  

6.   Old Business- none

7.   New Business

a.   After a review of the liability insurance renewal by Matt Franzen, representative from the Associated Insurance Counselors, Ron Regenwether moved and Dick Keeney seconded to accept the insurance renewal as presented. Motion carried 7-0.

b.   Dick Keeney moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded  to approve the second reading of board policies 800’s and 900’s. Motion carried 7-0.

 

c.   After a short presentation by Jenny Nolte,  on the services of Hillcrest Family Services, Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to accept services from Hillcrest Mental Health Service as presented. Motion carried 7-0.

Jenny Nolte departed the meeting at 7:25pm.

d.   Jodi Meyer moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to extend the length of the preschool day to the same length as the regular school day. It is the parent’s decision if their student stays until dismissal or will leave early at 1:30. Motion carried 7-0.

e.   Tom Feuerbach moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve a 28 E agreement for a Technology teacher, Tristan Sikkema, with Andrew CSD, for the 2014-2015 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

f.     Tabled- to approve an agreement for professional services of Mr. Paul Gasser. Need more info.

g.   Jodi Meyer moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to add one additional regular education teacher to the high school/middle school. Motion carried 7-0.

h.   Dick Keeney moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded approve the transfer of all trophies and memorabilia in the Sabula building  to the Sabula City Hall. Motion carried 7-0.

i.     Dick Keeney moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to  approve to hold Summer School in late July and early August.  Motion carried 7-0.

j.     Ron Regenwether moved and no one seconded the motion. Motion dies for lack of a seconded. Tabled to June 19, 2014 meeting. Discussion and possible approval for the 2014-2015 salaries and wages for the support and administrative staff.

k.   Tom Feuerbach moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve  a contract with  Timberline  Billing Services for  Medicaid Services. Motion carried 7-0.

l.     Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the quote from Lectronics, INC. in the amount of $10,410.17 to install telephone system n Elementary Building and $14,923.67 to upgrade the service in the High School and Middle School buildings. Motion carried 7-0.

m.  Personnel- Employment(s) or Resignation (s)

                                         i.    Roger Kilburg moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to hire Gabrielle Recker, as English/Language Art Teacher for the 2014-2015 school year. Her salary for the 2014-2015 school year is $40,924. Motion carried 7-0.

                                       ii.    Dick Keeney moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to hire Tom Carter, as High School/Middle School Reading and English Teacher for the 2014-2015 school year. His salary was set at $ 45,884.   Motion carried 7-0.

n.   At 7:48pm, Jodi Meyer moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded the Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District will convene in closed session as provided in the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21, Subsection 7 (i) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual(s) whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered, when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session.

Dick Keeney moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to adjourn the closed session at 7:56pm. Motion carried 7-0.

Reconvene to open session

 

8.  Roger Kilburg moved and Dick Keeney seconded to set the next regular board meeting date for July 10, 2014.

9.  There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Roger Kilburg moved and Dick Keeney seconded to adjourn at 7:58pm.

 Craig Thines, President

Linda Skoff, Board Secretary





Easton Valley Community Schools-Board of Education

Special + BLDD Architects Meeting Minutes

May 29, 2014-Easton Valley Elementary -6:00PM

1.       Call to Order at 6:00pm by President Craig Thines at Easton Valley Elementary.

 

2.       Roll Call- Present- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Dick Keeney, Jodi Meyer, and Ron Regenwether. Absent – Roger Kilburg. Also present were Supt. Robert Lagerblade, 6-12 Principal David Miller, Assistant Principal Dan Beck, PreK-5 Elementary Principal Patty Schmidt, Business Manager Adam Crigger, and Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

 

3.       Personnel- (employments or resignations)- None- At this time Mr. Albert Mangler asked to speak and was granted: He spoke on behalf of a committee to move all trophies, pictures and other memorabilia  left in the Sabula School  building to the Sabula City Hall. All Board Members  agreed to this request to preserve and return these sentimental items to the individuals who will appreciate  this memorabilia the most , and keep all items  in a safe place for viewing.  Mr. Mangler will meet with Superintendent Robert Lagerblade early next week to get this process in motion. This will be on the June agenda to accept the list of items being moved and also the playground equipment from the Sabula School to the City of Sabula.

 

4.       Jodi Meyer moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to accept the 2014-2015 Teacher Negotiation Settlement of  a total package increase of 3.67%.  This package cost $98,258 for the school year 2014-2015. Motion carried 6-0.

 

5.       After a discussion by Supt. Lagerblade  to sell excess equipment in Sabula and that he received only one bid from the auctioneers he contacted, Dick Keeney moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to accept the bid from B & G Auctions in Preston. This bid stated B&G Auction will charge for the service of his workers but,  owner and auctioneer,  Butch (Loren) Bormann will donate a portion of his earnings to the District. The sale date is June 14, 2014. Motion carried 6-0.

 

Roger Kilburg entered the meeting.

 

6.       In attendance were about 30-35 individuals for the Presentation by BLDD Architects of Preliminary Approaches for Facility Usage in the Future. All were reminded to “Begin with the End in Mind” and “Facilities Function for the Future”. The original 10 scenarios were reviewed and eliminated scenarios 4+7+8+10. BLDD will return on June 19, 2014 with the true cost and benefits of the remaining scenarios to arm ourselves with more accurate numbers to make the decisions of the long term plan and goals for every dollar spent will be our dollars well spent.

 

7.       There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to adjourn at 7:15PM. Motion carried 7-0.

 

Craig Thines, Board President

Linda Skoff, Board Secretary



 

 Easton Valley Community School District

Board of Education

Regular Meeting Minutes

May 15, 2014

Sabula City Hall

7:00PM

 

1.       Call to Order by President Craig Thines at 7:00pm

2.       Roll Call- Present- Craig Thines, Tom Feuerbach, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi  Meyer, Ron Regenwether. Absent- Lance Abernathy. Also present were Superintendent Robert Lagerblade, 6-12 Principal David Miller, Middle School Assistant Principal Dan Beck, PreK-5 Elementary Principal and Curriculum Director Patty Schmidt, Tech Director Bill Kaput, Adam Crigger

Business Manager, and Linda Skoff Board Secretary.

3.       Jodi Meyer moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the Consent Agenda, with exclusion of open enrollment. Motion carried 6-0.

4.       Ron Regenwether moved and Dick Keeney seconded to deny the open enrollment request presented to the administration. This open enrollment will be reconsidered  again at the time of the home sale. Motion carried 6-0.

5.       Matt Franzen, representative of  Associated Insurance Counselors,  spoke on items to consider when he returns next month to  present the insurance package for the 2014-2015 school year to all board members.

6.       Public Forum- several in attendance- questions- Gasser presentations and Playground equipment in Sabula to be used through out the City Park Facilities.

7.       Administrative Reports

a.       Patty Schmidt- Pre-K – 5 Elementary Principal and Curriculum Director, spoke on the Breakfast Club, Special Friend’s Day, and a big thank  goes to Pak 4 Kids for funding the Field Trips. Map Testing data will be reviewed and brought to the Board at a later date. Summer Reading and Swimming dates have been set.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

b.      Dan Beck- Assistant Middle School Principal thanked Geno’s for their support with  the Middle School Reward Day held recently.  The sewing machines, donated by Swiss Colony are great to work with to get projects done with students and staff.

c.       David Miller- 6-12 High School Principal gave an update on the Archery program. Tri Rivers Art Show, the University of Platteville bridge judging by Mr. Vorland’s Physic class, and thanked all who donated to the seniors  awards. Drivers Ed will start June 4. All Board members are asked to be at the high school on Sunday, May 18 by 12:45 for the  2014 graduation ceremony scheduled for the 1:00.

 

d.      Robert Lagerblade- Superintendent stated that the Preschool hours may be extended and 11 man football  field are making ready for this Fall. Kids Hope is disbanding due to ageing staff. District lines have been drawn up and districts have been numbered by total population of the areas.

8.       Old Business- none

9.       New Business

a.       Personnel- Employment(s) or Resignation (s)

                                                              i.      Tom Feuerbach moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to permit the request by Mrs. Carol Clark to have a 50% teaching contract for the 2014-2015 school year. Motion carried 6-0.

                                                            ii.      Ron Regenwether moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to accept the request of Margie Mueller to transfer to the Level  ll  Classroom for the 2014-15 school year. Motion carried 6-0.

                                                          iii.      Dick Keeney moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to add an additional high school assistant basketball coach, pending the numbers of participants. Motion carried 6-0.

                                                           iv.      Jodi Meyer moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to accept the following students for custodial help during the  Summer of 2014:

Secondary Building: Craiton Andresen,  Brooke Wagner, and Lizzie Meier.

Elementary Building: Colin Larson and Audra Tebbe.

This is for 20 hours per week for each individual. The hourly wage is set at$7.25

Motion carried 6-0.

Resignations: Roger Kilburg moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to accept the resignation at the end of her 2013-14 contract year of  Reading Teacher Molly Hayes,  with regret. Motion carried 6-0.

b.      Tom Feuerbach moved  and Roger Kilburg seconded to permit the trap shooting boosters the use of the district’s accounting services.  Motion carried 6-0.

c.       Roger Kilburg moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve  one  additional  level  1 special education teacher for the 2014-2015 school year.  Motion carried 6-0.

d.      Dick Keeney moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve the  first reading of board policies 800’s and 900’s. Motion carried 6-0.

e.      Tom Feuerbach moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the second reading of board policies 600’s and 700’s and updating board policy #502.7. on e-cigarettes. Motion carried 6-0.

f.        Roger Kilburg moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to accept  the bid from the auditing service of Nolte, Cornman, and Johnson P.C. This will be a 4 year contract. Motion carried 6-0.

g.       Dick Keeney moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve the bid for the appraisal of all inventory/assets for Easton Valley School District from American Appraisal. The cost for this service is $3700.  Motion carried 6-0.

h.      Roger Kilburg moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to set the next regular meeting for June 12, 2014 at 7PM at the Elementary School

10.   There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Roger Kilburg moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to adjourn at 8:02pm.


Craig Thines, Board President 

Linda skoff, Board Secretary

 

 





Easton Valley Community School District

Board of Education

Special Meeting Minutes

Easton Valley Elementary School

April 24, 2014

6:00 PM

 

1.       Call to Order By Vice President Lance Abernathy at 6:00pm.

 

2.       Roll Call- Present- Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether. Absent- Craig Thines. Also present were Supt. Robert Lagerblade,  6-12 Principal David Miller, Assistant Middle School Principal Dan Beck, PreK-5 Elementary Principal Patty Schmidt, Business Manager Adam Crigger,  Transportation Director Jesse Budde,  and Board Secretary Linda Skoff,

 

3.       Personnel

 

a.       Tom Feuerbach moved and Dick Keeney seconded to employ Nicole Benischek  for the position of Spanish Teacher  for the 2014-2015 school year. Motion carried 6-0.

b.      Roger Kilburg moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to employ Lori Crouch as a bus driver  for the remainder of the 2014 school year. Motion carried 6-0.

Craig Thines entered the meeting.

 

4.       The BLDD Architect Team, along with Estes Construction , a member of the ICAT- Iowa Construction Advocate Team and Iowa Association of School Boards,  presented  their assessment of the  Easton Valley School District.  This facility assessment includes the Elementary School in Miles, Middle School in Preston and the High School in Preston. Following the presentation of the assessment, the BLDD Team and the Board of Directors brainstormed for the initial planning approach.

 

5.       There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Craig Thines moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to adjourn at 7:28pm. Motion carried 7-0.

 

 Craig Thines, Board President

Linda Skoff, Board Secretary

 

 




EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL

BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

 EASTON VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

APRIL 10, 2014

Hearing for 2014-2015 Budget /Hearing for Amended Fiscal Year 2014 Budget/ Regular Meeting

6:00 P.M.

 

 

Public Hearing for 2014-2015 Budget

1. Call to Order by President Craig Thines at 6:00pm

2. Roll Call- Present-Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, and Ron Regenwether. Also present Superintendent Robert Lagerblade, 6-12 Principal David Miller, Assistant Middle School Principal Dan Beck, Transportation Director Jesse Budde, Business Manager Adam Crigger, and Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

3. There were no comments for or against the 2014-2015 Budget

4. At 6:03pm, Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to close the Public  Hearing for the 2014-2015 Budget. Motion carried 7-0.

 

Public Hearing for the Amended Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

1. Call to Order by President Craig Thines, at 6:04pm.

2. Roll Call- Present- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, and Ron Regenwether. Also present Superintendent Robert Lagerblade, 6-12 Principal David Miller, Assistant Middle School Principal Dan Beck, Transportation Director Jesse Budde, business Manager Adam Crigger, and Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

3. There were no comments for or against the Amended Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

4. At 6:06pm, Roger Kilburg moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to close the Public  Hearing to Amend the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget. Motion carried 7-0.

 

Regular Meeting Minutes

1.     Call to Order by President Craig Thines Immediately following the Public Hearings

2.     Roll Call- Present-Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether. Also present were Superintendent Robert Lagerblade, 6-12 Principal David Miller, Assistant Middle School Principal Dan Beck, Transportation Director Jesse Budde, Business Manager Adam Crigger, and Board Secretary Linda skoff.

3.     Tom Feuerbach moved and Roger Kilburg seconded the Consent Agenda, with addition to move item j.  to the next item.  Motion carried 7-0.

j. After a lengthy discussion by Dr. Darwin Schipper, representative for Board of Directors for Community Foundation of Jackson County and Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, on the investing of the  Wendel Scholarship Funds with the Foundation, Tom Feuerbach moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to direct the administration to send a letter to the Foundation to return the scholarship funds, per auditors request. Motion carried 7-0. Dr. Schipper departed the meeting.

4.     Public Forum- Two concerned citizens- Questions asked on status of  Northeast legal issues and when districting lines will be completed.

5.     Administrative Reports

a.    Patty Schmidt- Pre K -5 Elementary Principal- Not available- gone to Des Moines to conference with some teachers. Mr. Miller reported for Mrs. Schmidt the following- MAPS testing is completed- Good News Items- SIAC Team continues to work on plans to improve the Easton Valley CSD.

b.    Dan Beck- Assistant Middle School Principal- Good News items- Thanked the Middle School Staff for their success with 5th Block-  High School  Awards Day at Geno’s went well- A big Thank You to Geno’s for their cooperation on use of their facilities associated with the  High School Awards Day.

c.     David Miller- 6-12 Principal reported the success of the 5th Block was due to extra work by staff and the results are producing results with students. Mr. Vorland’s physic class has again represented the Easton Valley CDS with outstanding results at the University of Wisconsin- Platteville annual competition in the car, bridge and the zip-line categories. A big thank you to all who supported the resent FFA Donkey Basketball and the success of the Spring Play- Bye, Bye Birdie. Noted 8th Grade Graduation is May 8 at 2:00pm and Senior Graduation is Sunday, May 18 at 1:00 in the EV High School Gym.

d.    Robert Lagerblade- Superintendent discussed the following issues:

                                                  i.    EV will contact Gasser Promotions for professional development with teachers, staff, parents and community in the areas of discipline.

                                                ii.    Teachers attended the Leader in Me session at Andrew CSD

                                               iii.    Thanked Miles Telephone Company for increasing  elementary banwith.

                                               iv.    Adam Crigger discussed health care issues.

                                                 v.    Sale of walk in cooler

                                               vi.    Support of trap shooting

                                              vii.    Board will help serve the Staff Breakfast in May

6.     Old Business-None

7.     New Business-

a.    Personnel- Employment (s)/Resignation(s)

                                                  i.    Dick Keeney moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to recind the employment of Shane Eickert as assistant golf coach for 2014, due to taking a new position out of state. Motion carried 7-0.

                                                ii.    Lance Abernathy moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to approve the following  as volunteers for the Easton Valley CSD:

1.     Jr Miller as 2014 summer Baseball Coach

2.     Dana Burmeister, as suburban driver for a conference for FFA.

3.     Ron Regenwether moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to employ Beth McNeil as assistant golf coach for 2014, and Courtney Romer as Jr High girls track coach.

4.     Motion carried 7-0.

b.    Adam Crigger, Business Manager for Easton Valley CSD reviewed the worksheets and published 2014-2015 Budget with Board of Directors. After a short discussion, Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the 2014-2015 Budget as presented. Motion carried 7-0.

c.     After a short explanation   by Adam Crigger, Business Manager for Easton Valley CSD, Roger Kilburg moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to approve the  Amended  Budget for Fiscal Year 2014.Motion carried 7-0.

d.    Ron Regenwether moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to  allow the Jackson County Extension Office to
use the gardens at Preston to provide instruction to students for  the “Growing in the Garden” Project and the “Summer Discovery” Project for 2014. Motion carried 7-0.

e.    Dick Keeney moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to   subscribe to  ISFIS ( Iowa School Financial Information Services)  for the 2014 – 2015 School year at the cost $850. Motion carried 7-0.

f.      Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to  approve the Class of 2014 Seniors as presented. Motion carried 7-0.

g.    Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded  to accept the final Preston CSD Audit for 2013. Motion carried 7-0.

h.    Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to  approve the  First Reading of Board Policies #600 and #700 and updating Board Policy #502.7, which concerns smoking, drinking and e cigarettes. Motion carried 7-0.

i.      Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to  approve  the 2014 Herbert Hoover Field Trip for the 4th Grade to West Branch. Motion carried 7-0.

j.      Discussion and Action on Wendel Scholarships Funds- moved to start of the meeting.

k.     Roger Kilburg moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to approve up to 5 custodial positions for 2014 student Summer help. Motion carried 7-0.

l.      Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded set date for the next regular Board Meeting- May 15, 2014 at 7:00pm in Sabula City Hall. Motion carried 7-0.

8.     There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Roger Kilburg moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to adjourn at 8:06pm.

Craig Thines, Board President

Linda Skoff, Board Secretary 

 

 

               

 





EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SPECIAL MEETING/CLOSED SESSION MINUTES

ADMINISTRATION OFFICE

APRIL 3, 2014

5:30PM

1.   Call to Order by President Craig Thines at 5:30pm.

 

2.   Roll Call- Present- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, and Ron Regenwether.

Also present were Superintendent Robert Lagerblade, 6-12 Principal David Miller, PreK-5 Principal Patty Schmidt,  Transportation Director Jesse Budde, Board Secretary Linda Skoff, and Patty Hoffman reporting for the Preston Times.

 

Item 5 was moved to #3

Jesse Budde discussed new busing change for transportation at the Elementary.

 

3.   At 5:55pm, Ron Regenwether moved and Roger Kilburg seconded the Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District will convene in closed session as provided in the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21, Subsection 7 (i) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual(s) whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered, when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session.

At 6:54pm, Jodi Meyer moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to adjourn the closed session and reconvene to Open Session.

Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the sharing agreement with Andrew Community School District, to employ Andy Crozier, as shared Superintendent of the two districts, contingent upon approval of the Andrew Board of Directors. Motion carried 7-0

 

4.  There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to adjourn at 6:57pm.

 

 Craig Thines, Board President

Linda Skoff, Board Secretary

 

 





Easton Valley Community School District

Board of Education Minutes

Closed+Regular+Exempt Meeting

Easton Valley Elementary

March 20, 2014

5:30pm

 

1.   Call to Order by President Craig Thines.

 

2.   Roll Call- Present- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Dick Keeney, roger Kilburg,  Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether. Also present Robert Lagerblade, David Miller, Patty Schmidt, Dan Beck, Adam Crigger, and Linda Skoff.

 

3.   Jodi Meyer moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded the Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District will convene in closed session as provided in the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21, Subsection 7 (i) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual(s) whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered, when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session.

Ron Regenwether moved and Dick Keeney seconded to adjourn the closed session and move to open session at 6:10pm. Motion carried 7-0.

 

 REGULAR MEETING- IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING CLOSED SESSION

 

Ron Regenwether moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve the Consent Agenda. Motion carried 7-0.

 

4.   Public Forum- Several in attendance and spoke on Preschool issue.

 

 Craig Thines, Board President

Linda Skoff, Board Secretary

 

 

 

 

5.   Reports:

a.   Technology director Bill Kaput discussed the aging computers system at the elementary,  infrastructure needs, and the staff wish lists for their classrooms.

b.   Business Manager Adam Crigger discussed the budget hearing and budget amendment.

c.   Elementary Principal/ Curriculum Patty Schmidt reported “good news” items from classrooms, breakfast club, Ohnward Trip for students, and Leader in Me for Professional Develpment  

d.   Middle School Principal Dan Beck Easton Valley Shootout.

e.   High School Principal David Miller reported “Good News” items from High School on Quiz Bowl, Battle of Books, and Tri Rivers Vocal Festival, and State Speech.

f.     Superintendent Robert Lagerblade reported the interest on the sale of land next to elementary, cameras on the buses, health care issues, hiring Spanish teacher, BLDD timeline, Nutrition Audit, Review Board polices and Northeast CSD Board has approved wrestling for 2014-2015.

 

6.   Old Business- none

 

7.   New Business: Item C was moved to B because Ron Regenwether had a prior commitment.

a.   Jodi Meyer Moved and Tom Feuerbach  seconded to allow the Miles Little League to use the baseball fields for practice and games. All schedules are to be given to all involved. Motion carried 7-0.

 

b.   Lance Abernathy moved to have more information on this issue brought to the next meeting on  2014-2015 Preschool Instructional Changes. Motion dies for lack of a second.  A letter, detailed  by Elementary Principal Patty Schmidt,   will be sent to all registered  preschool parents stating no change in program for 2014-2015.

Ron Regenwether departed the meeting at 7:11pm. 

 

c.   Jodi Meyer moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to approve the Level II special education class for the elementary beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. Motion carried 6-0.

 

d.   Dick Keeney moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to accept the professional development program (PD 360) as presented. The cost is $200 per teacher. Motion carried 6-0.

 

 

e.   Roger Kilburg moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to set the cost for students who want to take drivers education classes at $350 for Summer 2014. Students who want to take Easton Valley Drivers Education classes but do not reside in the Easton Valley District, will be charged $375 for the Summer 2014 session. Motion carried 6-0.

 

f.     Lance Abernathy moved and Dick Keeney seconded to  change the student software for 2014-2015 to JMC at the cost of $6.00 per student. This fee is set for 3 years. Motion carried 6-0.

 

g.   Tom Feuerbach moved and Dick Keeney seconded to seek approval to request Maquoketa CSD  to permit EV students ( boys and/or  girls) to participate in soccer for the Summer of 2014. Transportation is to be provided by the parents. Motion carried 6-0.

 

h.    Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded the  correction to  Board Policy 414.1, reflecting the contracts with the 12 month employees. The present policy states 6 paid holidays. The new change is to state 7 paid holidays. Motion carried 6-0.

 

i.     Dick Keeney  moved and Lance Abernathy seconded  to approve the  8th grade trip to Chicago on April 25, 2014. Motion carried 6-0.

 

j.     Jodi Meyer moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to set the date for the Budget Hearing for April 10, 2014, 6:00pm at the EV  High School,  prior to the regular board meeting. Motion carried 6-0.

 

k.   Tabled-Discussion and Possible Action to Rescind the previous approval of baseball co-coaches.

  

 l.     Personnel- Employment(s) and Resignation(s)

Lance Abernathy  moved and Dick Keeney seconded to accept the resignation of Linda Cornelius as a part time librarian, and Matt Ash as the head high school baseball coach as presented. Motion carried 6-0.   

 

Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to employ the following coaches:

Girl’s Track- Head-Mike Kelly

Girl’s and Boy’s  Junior High – Joe Kilburg

Boy’s Track- Head-Kevin Behr and Assistant David Milder

Golf- Head- Dan Ernst and Assistant Shane Eickert

Motion carried 5-0- Roger Kilburg abstained.

 

m. At 7:34pm, Roger Kilburg moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to have  the Board of Directors immediately go into an Exempt Session for the purpose to discuss negotiation strategies. No Board Action can be taken at this session.

 

Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to reconvene to open session at 7:34pm. Motion carried 6-0.

  1. There being no further business to come before the board of directors, Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to adjourn at 7:35pm.

 

____________________________                  _________________________________

Craig Thines- President              Linda Skoff, Board Secretary

 







Easton Valley Community School District

Board of Education 

Special Meeting Minutes

March 3, 2014

Easton Valley Elementary

6:00PM

 

 

1.   Call to order by Craig Thines at 6:00pm.

2.   Roll Call- Present- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Dick Keeney, Jodi Meyer, and Ron Regenwether. Absent Roger Kilburg. Also present Superintendent Robert Lagerblade, 6-12 Principal David Miller, PreK- 5 Principal Patty Schmidt, Business Manager Adam Crigger, and Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

3.    Jodi Meyer moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to approve the Consent Agenda, included agenda and bills only, as presented. Motion carried 6-0.

Roger Kilburg entered the meeting.

4.   Public Forum-

5.   Power Point Presentation were  by  BLDD Architects  and Shrive Hattery Architects.

6.   Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to hire BLDD Architects for an assessment and analysis of all 4 sites of Easton Valley Schools, with special interest in the asbestos removal if needed for Sabula. Roll Call Vote- Keeney-yes, Abernathy-yes, Meyer-yes, Kilburg-yes, Feuerbach- yes, Regenwether-yes, Thines- yes. Motion carried 7-0.

 

7.   With Easton Valley Boys Basketball Team  as a 1 A state qualifier, Roger Kilburg moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to cancel school for Monday, March 10, 2014 to allow all students and staff to attend the first round of the 2014 state basketball games in Des Moines. When the Team wins on Monday they play again on Thursday, March 13, 2014, school is cancelled. Then for the final game, March 14, 2014, school will dismiss  2 hours early if we play the Championship game. If in the consolation game, we will not be in session all day.  Kilburg- Yes, Regenwether-yes, Keeney-yes, Meyer-yes, Abernathy- yes, Feuerbach- yes Thines- yes. Motion carried 7-0.

 

8.  At 7:32pm Ron Regenwether moved and Dick Keeney seconded to Move to Closed Session:

The Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District will convene in closed session as provided in the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21, Subsection 7 (i) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual(s) whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered, when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session.

9.  Roger Kilburg moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to adjourn the closed session. Motion carried 7-0.

10.           Reconvene to Open Session

11.           Jodi Meyer moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to move forward   on the plans for the Superintendent Search. Motion carried 7-0

12.           There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to adjourn at 8:16pm. Motion carried 7-0.

 

 Craig Thines, Board President

Linda Skoff, Board Secretary






Easton Valley Community School District

Board of Education Minutes

February 26, 2014

Sabula City Hall

6:00PM

 

1.  Call to order at 6:00PM by President Craig Thines.

 

2.  Roll Call- Present- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, and Ron Regenwether. Absent Tom Feuerbach. Also Superintendent Robert Lagerblade,  6-12 Principal David Miller, Assistant Principal Dan Beck, PreK -5 Principal Patty Schmidt,  Business Manager Adam Crigger,  Director of Transportation  Jesse Budde, Director of Technology Bill Kaput, and  Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

 

3.  At 6:02pm, Ron Regenwether moved and Lance Abernathy seconded the Board of Directors will immediately go into an Exempt Session for the purpose to discuss negotiation strategies. No Board Action can be taken at this session. Motion carried 6-0.

 

4.  At 6:17pm, Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to reconvene to Closed Session. Motion carried 6-0.

 

5.   At 6:18pm.,  Jodi Meyer moved and Dick Keeney seconded the Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District will convene in closed session as provided in the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21, Subsection 7 (i) Meeting to discuss Northeast Sharing issues with East Central and the impact on the new Easton Valley Community School District where litigation may occur and disclosure would disadvantage the position of the new Easton Valley Community School District and discuss litigation with attorney. Motion carried 6-0.

 

6.   At 6:55pm, Jodi Meyer moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to reconvene to Open Session. Motion carried 6-0.

 

7.   Roger Kilburg moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve the Consent Agenda includes Agenda,  Minutes, Bills, Open Enrollments. Motion carried 6-0.

 

8.   Public Forum- Several in attendance- with questions asked on open enrollment and student services.

 

9.   Administration Reports

a.   Technology- Bill Kaput  reported on discussions with the tech committee and the committee’s findings on the wants and needs of the teachers.

b.   PreK-5 Principal- Patty Schmidt reported on Preschool Round Up, Breakfast Club and the SIAC – School Improvement Advisory Committee Report – Laurel Gruhn, Patty Hoffman and Dana Olson discussed the areas of mentoring, volunteering and discipline.

c.   Middle School Assistant Principal- Dan Beck reported the Tech Lab in full use and thanked the staff for their help in making 5th Block a success.

d.   6-12 Principal- David Miller reported awards to students in FFA competition , Art portraits, Blood Drive on March 12th from 1-6 at the HS Gym. Mr. Miller invited all to view the artwork in progress of the “River Hawk Works” on displayed in the HS Hallway by locker rooms.

e.   Superintendent- Robert Lagerblade discussed the purchase of a 4 wheel drive vehicle, publish a newsletter, and both gym’s summer maintenance. Northeast Briefs are available to Public for review. A big thank you to the Preston Telephone Company for their generous donation of man hours and cable to redo the technology at the high school. Roger Kilburg inform Supt. Lagerblade that the Preston Telephone Company will be installing fiber optic this Summer in the City of Preston,   starting in the area of the high school. Thank you Preston Telephone for all you have done for our students at Easton Valley.

 

 

10.Old Business- none

 

11.New Business

a.   Personnel- Employment(s) and /or Resignation(s)

                                         i.    Jodi Meyer moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to hire Denny Scott as a part time bus driver and Della Horst as a high school classroom special education aide. Motion carried 6-0.

 

b.   Dick Keeney moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to hire Lynn Daniels and Keith Krueger as Driver’s Education Instructors  for Summer 2014. Motion carried 6-0.

 

c.   Discussion and Possible Action to Add Junior High Baseball

Beginning Summer 2014 was with drawn. ???

 

d.   Personnel-

                                         i.    Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to hire Kelcie Bormann as high school head softball coach and Emily Rittmer as assistant high school softball coach for the Summer 2014 season. Also,  Kelcie Bormann and Emily Rittmer will be hired as shared  junior high softball coaches for the Summer 2014. Motion carried 6-0.

 

Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to hire Austin Daniels and Colton Bormann as  a shared, co coaching high school baseball  position. Roll Call Vote- Keeney – yes, Kilburg- yes, Meyer-yes, Abernathy-yes, Regenwether-yes, Thines-no. Motion carried 5-1.

 

 

 

e.   Jodi Meyer moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to permit the Easton Valley Performing Arts Boosters to sell old uniforms and robes at the club’s discretion. Motion carried 6-0.

 

f.     Roger Kilburg moved and Dick Keeney seconded  to accept the high bid of $1604 from Sandholdt Auto Repair for 2, one 1996 and one 1998,  used suburbans. These two suburbans will be sold as is.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

g.   Dick Keeney moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to accept the Survey Generated by the SIAC Committee to be Available at the Parent/Teacher Conferences in March.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

h.   Jodi Meyer moved and Dick Keeney seconded to set March Meetings as follows:

March 3, 2014 - 6:00pm – Easton Valley Elementary-Architect Presentations.

March 13, 2014 – 6:00pm – Easton Valley Elementary-Regular Meeting.  March 12, 2014 will be scheduled if Basketball Tournament play continues. Motion carried 6-0.

 

12.           At 8:01 pm, Roger Kilburg moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to Move to Closed Session:

The Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District will convene in closed session as provided in the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21, Subsection 7 (i) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual(s) whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered, when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session.

13.           At 8:41pm, Jodi Meyer moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to adjourn the closed session. Motion carried 6-0.

14. Reconvene to Open Session

15. There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Jodi Meyer moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to adjourn. Motion carried 6-0.

Craig Thines, Board President

Linda Skoff, Board Secretary 

 

 

 

 



Easton Valley Community School District

Board of Education Minutes

Special Meeting

February 24, 2014

Administration Office

7:30AM

 

1.  Call to Order by President Craig Thines at 7:30am.

 

2.  Roll Call- present – Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, and Ron Regenwether. Absent Tom Feuerbach. Also present were Superintendent Robert Lagerblade,  6-12 Principal David Miller, Business Manager Adam Crigger,  Easton Valley Education Association Representative Tom  Sneddon, and Alternative School Teacher Carol Haferbier.

 

3.  Tom Sneddon presented on behalf of the Easton Valley Education Association the initial proposal to the Easton Valley School Board.

 

4.  Jodi Meyer moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to accept the Initial Proposal from the Easton Valley Education Association  for the 2014-2015 School Year. Motion carried 6-0.

 

5.  There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Jodi Meyer moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to adjourn. Motion carried 6-0.

Craig Thines, Board President

Linda Skoff, Board Secretary 

 

 




Easton Valley Community School District

Board of Director’s Meeting Minutes

January 23, 2014

Easton Valley High School- Library

6:00pm

 

1.    President Craig Thines called the regular meeting to order at 6:00pm.

 

2.   Roll Call-Present- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether. Also present were Supt. Robert Lagerblade, 6-12 David Miller, PreK-5 Principal Patty Schmidt, Assistant Principal Dan Beck, Business Manager Adam Crigger, and Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

 

3.   Jodi Meyer moved and Dick Keeney seconded to approve the Consent Agenda as presented to include payment of bills, minutes, and agenda. Also moved 9A to end of meeting. Motion carried 7-0.

 

4.   Public Forum- several in attendance but no comments.

 

5.   Mr. Miller spoke on behalf of the Cheerleading Sponsors to inform the Board of traveling with teams, cheerleading camps, and paying for uniforms.

 

6.   Gene Grant and Stacy Sandholdt gave an update to Board on plans for a  mascot, cake auction results, and how they would like to invest in benches and bars for the weight room. The Athletic Boosters would like to take this opportunity to thank the Eleanor Thines Family for their time and efforts put forward into the project of taking all old athletic uniforms of Miles and Preston schools and transforming them in beautiful quilts to be on sale or raffled off at a later date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.   Administration Reports

a.   PreK-5 Principal Patty Schmidt reported on professional development and staff inservice dates. Preschool roundup will be held in March. Iowa Assessment results will be reported to Board in March. Positive behavior will be recognized in Elementary with the new “Breakfast Club” Project. Live Healthy Project will be starting soon for the 10 week challenge.

 

b.   Assistant Middle School Principal Dan Beck gave an update on the Homework Completion Plan starting in the Middle School. Arik Daniels was recognized for his achievement in county and district levels for “What Patriotism Means to Me” essay.

 

c.   6-12 Principal David Miller stated high school has implemented a help session for the students during DST. Kyle Miller has been working on the sign at the high school.

 

d.   Superintendent Robert Lagerblade reported 3 bids were received for the suburbans for sale. Board Policies- 600 and 700  will be discussed at February Meeting.

 

8.   Old Business-     None

 

9.   New Business-

a.   Discussion and Possible Action on Superintendent Search moved to end of meeting.

 

b.   Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to request the administration to return to the board with an alternative plan to provide driver’s education for the 2013-2014 school year -summer session. Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

 

c.   After a reading of partial excerpts by Supt. Lagerblade of the EC audit, Tom Feuerbach moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to accept the 2012-2013 East Central School District audit as presented by school auditors, Nolte, Coreman, and Johnson.  . Motion carried 7-0.

 

Gene Grant and Stacy Sandholdt departed the meeting.

 

d.   February 17, 2014 was date set for Presentations by Architects for future use of facilities.

 

e.   Personnel- Employment(s) or Resignation(s).

                                         i.    Dick Keeney moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to approve as volunteer suburban drivers for school related events the following: Jen Abernathy, Clayton Budde, Ron Holdgrafer and Bernie Bahnsen. Motion carried 6-0- Lance Abernathy abstained.

                                       ii.    Jodi Meyer moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to employ Cameron Kotovsky as the winter guard sponsor for the 2013-2014  school year. The stipend will be 4.5% of the base. Motion carried 7-0.

                                      iii.    Jodi Meyer moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to hire Sharon Spainhower as a level 3 high school aide at $8.25 per hour. Motion carried 7-0.

                                      iv.    Ron Regenwether moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to accept with regret the resignations of Richard “Doc” Rossman as drivers education instructor and Marcia Reiff as high school classroom aide. The Board thanked both for their years of service to our students.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

f.     Jodi Meyer moved and Dick Keeney seconded to set January 30, 2014  for Public Informational Meeting for the Voted PPEL Levy at 6:00 in the Easton Valley CSD Elementary Gym. Motion carried 7-0.

 

g.   Dick Keeney moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to set  February 27, 2014 at Sabula City Hall-6:00pm for the regular meeting date. Motion carried 7-0.

 

10.               At 7:23pm Jodi Meyer moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to Move to Closed Session:  the Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District will convene in closed session as provided in the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21, Subsection 7 (i) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual(s) whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered, when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session. Motion carried 7-0.

Ron  Regenwether moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to adjourn to open session at 7:46pm. Motion carried 7-0.

Reconvene to Open Session

 

Roger Kilburg moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to direct Administration to Post the following position for the Easton Valley CSD:  a  Full Time Superintendent with Possible Sharing Agreement. Motion carried 7-0.

 

11.           There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Dick Keeney moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to adjourn at 7:58pm.

 

 

Craig Thines, Board  President

Linda Skoff, Board Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SPECIAL MEETING

January 15, 2014

Administration Office

5:00pm

 

 

 

1.       Call to Order by Vice President Lance Abernathy at 5:00pm.

 

2.       Roll Call- Present- Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether. Absent- Craig Thines.  Also present were 6-12 Principal David Miller, Business Manager Adam Crigger, and Board Secretary Linda skoff

 

3.       After a discussion by Board members and Business Manager Adam Crigger  on the cost of multiple sites,  hiring of  election officials for numerous sites  for a special election, and the site is  handicapped accessible,  Roger Kilburg moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to select  one site for voting precincts for the Easton Valley Community School District. This site will be the City  Hall in Miles, Iowa.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

4.       There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Dick Keeney moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to adjourn at 5:06 pm. 


Craig Thines, Board President

Linda Skoff, Board Secretary



Easton Valley Community School District

Board of Education

Special Meeting Minutes

December 30, 2013

Administration Office

5:00pm

 

1.   Call to Order at 5:05 pm by President Craig Thines

 

2.   Roll Call- Present- Criag Thines, Lance Abernathy, Dick keeney, roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether. Absent- Tom Feuerbach. Also present were 6-12 Principal David Miller, Business Manager Adam Crigger, Transportation Director Jesse Budde, and Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

 

3.   Ron Regenwether moved and Lance Abernathy seconded  to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion carried 6-0.

 

a.   Mr. Miller  and the Board of Directors want to thank Swiss Colony for their donation of sewing machines to the high school Consumer Science Classroom ( HOME EC). Also a big thank you to the generous donation from the Preston Telephone Company for the installation of new wiring and labor at the high school for technology.

 

4.   Old Business- none

 

5.   New Business

a.   Personnel-Employment(s) or Resignation(s)

                                         i.    Ron Regenwether moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to hire Molly Hayes for the remainder of the 2013-2014 school year for the position of Middle School Reading Teacher. Motion carried 6-0.

 

                                       ii.    Lance Abernathy moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to hire Pat Hartung as Assistant Jr. High Boys Basketball Coach for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried 6-0.

 

                                      iii.    Dick Keeney moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to hire Travis Woodhurst for snow removal on the Sabula School Grounds. The stipend is $200 for this season, with the stipulation that if we continue to have heavy snowfall this winter we agree to an additional $50. Motion carried 6-0.

 

b.   Jesse Budde, Easton Valley Transportation Director, discussed options to install camera’s in buses. Board decided to install a basic monitoring camera in Bus 6. Bus to Bus evaluation  will be conducted on a “as needed” basis.  Jesse will present bids/quotes for this at the January 23, 2014 meeting.

 

c.   Board decided advertise for bids in the Preston Times and website to sell  the 2 older suburbans ( 1996 and 1998) for 10 days. Bids will be opened on January 20, 2014.

 

d.   Board decided to seek quotes  to do an appraisal of buildings and contents. Adam Crigger will bring quotes to the January 23, 2014 meeting.

 

e.   Craig Thines will follow up on display of half time picture taken of volunteers to be hung at Miles and Preston gyms.

 

f.     Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to increase substitute teacher pay from the current pay of $95 to $100 per day. Long term is still set at $110 per day. Motion carried 6-0.

 

 

g.   With the permission from the EVEA  ( Easton Valley Education Association),  a 5% stipend for webmaster was approved to pay.

 

6.  There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to adjourn at 5:34pm. Motion carried 6-0.

 

 Craig Thines, Board President

Linda Skoff, Board President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING/CLOSED SESSION  MINUTES

EASTON VALLEY ELEMENTARY-MILES

DECEMBER 5, 2013

6:00PM

 

 

1.     Call to Order at 6:00pm by President Craig Thines.

 

2.     Roll Call-present- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether. Absent-Tom Feuerbach. Also present were Superintendent Robert Lagerbalde, 6-12 Principal David Miller, Elementary Principal/Curriculum Director Patty Schmidt, Business Manager Adam Crigger, Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

 

3.     Ron Regenwether moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to accept the Consent Agenda as presented. Motion carried 6-0.

 

Tom Feuerbach entered the meeting.

 

4.     Public Forum- No comments

 

5.     Administrative Reports

a.    Patty Schmidt, Elementary Principal and Curriculum Director, reported “Good News” from several classrooms in the areas of Math, Science, Iowa History, and writing skills. Mrs. Schmidt stated MAP Testing has been completed and results will be at a future meeting.

b.    Dan Beck,Assistant Middle School Principal, was unable to attend due to athletic director duties.

c.     David Miller, 6-12 Principal, reported several “Good News” items from the High School and Middle School, in the areas of athletics, art, and quiz bowl.  Mr. Miller announced the donation of 8 Brother 53-stitch sewing machines to Easton Valley Schools for the Classroom- Family consumer Science Program.

d.    Robert Lagerblade,Superintendent, thanked the Swiss Colony Company and Jodi Meyer for the generous donation to Easton Valley of the 8 Brother 53-stitch sewing machines.

 

6.     Old Business-

a.    Roger Kilburg presented quotes from 2 bids from Roeder Bros and Kunau Implement for the purchase of a tractor and loader bucket  being purchased and housed at Miles. After consideration, Ron Regenwether moved and Dick Keeney seconded to purchase the Case IH Farmall 75-C tractor w/cab & MFD, per attachment,  from Kunau Implement, in the amount of $33, 000 less $1100 for the bucket. The board wants different size bucket. Motion carried 7-0.

 

7.     New Business:

a.    Due to the generous donation from Swiss Colony the board dispensed with this agenda item. to instruct the administration to purchase 8 sewing machines not to exceed $1200.

b.    Jodi Meyer moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to add an extra duty stipend for the position of  Webmaster for Tristan Sikkema, who is taking care of this duty at the present time. The approval is contingent upon agreement with the teacher’s association for the stipend for the extra duty. Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

 

c.     Roger Kilburg moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to hire Mike Wagner to paint the High School Bleacher’s in the gym during Winter Break in the amount not to exceed $4000 and provided Mr. Wagner carries insurance. Motion carried 7-0.

d.    After an explanation by Adam Crigger, Business Manager for Easton Valley Schools, Jodi Meyer moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to request $114,019 in Maximum Modified Allowable Growth for Open Enrollment Out students  from the SBRC, School Budget Review Committee.  Motion carried 7-0.

e.    Dick Keeney moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to notify the Clinton National Bank to change the name to Easton Valley Community School District on the credit cards. Motion carried 7-0.

f.      Dick Keeney moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to purchase a 2014 Equinox AWD from Karl Motors for a total of $21,176. Motion carried 7-0.

g.    Ron Regenwether moved and Jodi Meyer seconded the purchase of 4 laptops for the Special Education Classroom  at the Middle School.  The successful bidder was CDW $3,461.96. Motion carried 7-0.

h.    Tom Feuerbach moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to accept the maintenance agreement with Midwest Business Products for the 2014-2015 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

i.      Per the recommendation from the recent discussion with Piper Jaffery Co.,  on voted PPEL Levy, Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded, per attachment,  the resolution to request to put on a ballot, $1.34 and leave out the income tax surcharge,  to be voted on February 4, 2014. Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

8.     At 6:47 pm, Roger Kilburg moved and Dick Keeney seconded the  Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District will convene in closed session as provided in the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21, Subsection 7 (i) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual(s) whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered, when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session.

 

9.     At 7:01, Jodi Meyer moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to adjourn the closed session. Motion carried 7-0.

 

10.  Reconvene in Open Session

 

11.  Personnel: Resignations and employment.

 

a.    Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to advertise baseball and softball coaching positions for the 2014 season. Roll call vote- Keeney- yes, Kilburg-yes, Regenwether–yes, Feuerbach-no, Abernathy-yes, Meyer-yes, Thines-no. Motion carried 5-2.

b.    Jodi Meyer moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to approve Monica Bormann and Julie Messerich  to co-coach the cheerleading for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

c.     Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to accept, with regret, the resignation of Spanish teacher Gloria Hogan on June 30, 2014. Motion carried 7-0

 

 

d.    After all board members expressed their comments toward the success of the Easton Valley merger and bringing us to this point,  under the leadership and support of Superintendent Robert Lagerblade, Dick Keeney moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to accept with much regret the resignation of Robert Lagerblade, Superintendent of Easton Valley CSD, effective June 30, 2014. Motion carried 7-0, with regret.

 

12.  Jodi Meyer moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to set the date for next board meeting  on December 30, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in Easton Valley High School. Motion carried 7-0.

 

13.  There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Jodi Meyer moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to adjourn at 7:35pm. Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

Mrs. Schmidt lead the Tour of the Elementary School

 

Craig Thines- President

Linda Skoff- Board Secretary

 

 

               

 



 

 

EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES

EASTON VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL- LIBRARY

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013 @ 5:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.     Call to Order  at  5:00 pm by Vice President Lance Abernathy.

 

2.     Roll Call- Present- Lance Abernathy,Tom Feuerbach,  Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether. Absent Craig Thines. Also present were Superintendent Robert Lagerblade, 6-12 Principal David Miller, and Business Manager Adam Crigger.

 

3.     Roger Kilburg moved and Dick Keeney seconded the Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District will convene in closed session as provided in the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21, Subsection 7 (i) Meeting with legal counsel to discuss Northeast Lawsuit and the impact on the new Easton Valley Community School District where litigation may occur and disclosure would disadvantage the position of the new Easton Valley Community School District. Motion carried 6-0.

 

 Craig Thines entered the closed session at 5:21pm.

 

4.      Jodi Meyer moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to adjourn closed session. Motion carried 7-0.

 

5.     Reconvene to Open Session

 

6.     Matt Gillaspie, representing Piper Jaffray & Company discussed potential borrowing capacity for the Easton Valley Community  School District.

 

Ron Regenwether departed the meeting at 7:16pm.

 

7.     At 7:39pm, Roger Kilburg moved and Craig Thines seconded to adjourn. Motion carried 6-0.

 

8.     Walk through-Middle School and High School

 

Lance Abernathy- Vice President

 

 

               

 

 




Easton Valley Community School District

Board of Education Minutes

November 18, 2013

Easton Valley -Middle School-Cafeteria

5:30pm

1.     Call to Order at 5:30pm by President Craig Thines.

2.     Roll Call- Present- Craig Thines, Tom Feuerbach, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether. Absent Lance Abernathy.  Also present were Superintendent Robert Lagerblade,  6-12 Principal David Miller, Business Manager Adam Crigger, and Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

3.     Public Forum-Some in attendance with no comments

4.     Superintendent Robert Lagerblade finalize all plans to attend the Iowa Association of School Board Convention in Des Moines November 20 and 21, 2013.  Supt. Lagerblade invited all board members to the AEA9 legislative session on December 5, 2013. As an information piece, the Miles lunch program is providing meals for Meals on Wheels at cost.

5.     Personnel- Employment(s)/Resignation(s)

a.     Dick Keeney moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to employ Danny Ernst as Assistant High School Basketball Coach for 2013-2014. Motion carried 6-0.

6.     Old Business

a.     Jodi Meyer moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to accept the bid of $12,580 per year for a 5 year lease for an 84 passenger bus from Hoglund bus Co. Inc. This bus will be used for activity travel.  Motion carried 6-0.  

 

Lance Abernathy entered the meeting.

 

 

b.     Roger Kilburg reviewed bids from Kunau’s and Roeder Bros. for snow removal. Ron Regenwether moved and Dick Keeney seconded to take action to purchase the Kubota from Kunau Implement, but with more discussion, on warranty and other concerns all members reserved the right to decline all bids and all members  voted no.  Then Tom Feuerbach moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to table all bids received until details were worked out with dealers and understood by all involved with the purchase. Motion carried 7-0.

 

c.      The Revenue Purpose Statement- Tom Feuerbach moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve the school infrastructure local option tax resolution of election. Roll Call vote- Feuerbach-yes, Meyer-yes, Keeney-yes, Kilburg-yes, Regenwether-yes, Abernathy-yes, Thines-yes. Motion carried 7-0.

 

Roger Kilburg moved and Dick Keeney seconded to approve the physical plant and equipment levy resolution of election. Roll Call vote- Kilburg- yes, Keeney-yes, Meyer-yes, Regenwether-no, Abernathy-no, Feuerbach-no, Thines-yes. Motion carried 4-3.

 

7.     Due to the continuing lawsuit with Northeast Schools, and the stipulation that if Northeast Schools drops the lawsuit, Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to  pursue  a wrestling co-operative contract with Northeast Schools. Also, Easton Valley Attorney must approve the contract with Northeast Schools.  Roll call vote- Abernathy- yes, Meyer-yes, Keeney-no, Feuerbach-no, Kilburg-no, Regenwether-no, Thines-yes. Motion failed 4-3.

8.     New Business

a.     Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to accept the bid of $10,746/per year/per bus  for a 5 year lease for 5  additional buses from Hoglund Bus Company. Motion carried 7-0.

b.      Ron Regenwether moved and Dick Keeney  seconded to approve $9,000 for switches for the internet infrastructure for Middle School . Motion carried 7-0.

9.   This was cancelled-Move to closed session- The Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District will convene in closed session as provided in the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21, Subsection 7 (i) Meeting with legal counsel to discuss Northeast Lawsuit and the impact on the new Easton Valley Community School District where litigation may occur and disclosure would disadvantage the position of the new Easton Valley Community School District.

a.   Adjournment Sine Die

b.   Reconvene to Open Session

 

10.               Dick Keeney moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to move to  Closed Session-The Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District will convene in closed session as provided in the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21, Subsection 7 (i) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual(s) whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered, when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session.

c.   Dick Keeney moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to adjourn the closed session

d.   Reconvene in Open Session

 

11.                         Dick Keeney moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to adjourn at 6:59pm.

 

 



EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

SABULA CITY HALL

NOVEMBER 14, 2013

7:00PM

 

 

 

1.     Call to Order by President Craig Thines at 7:00pm.

 

2.     Roll Call- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Dick Keeney, Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether. Absent- Tom Feuerbach and Roger Kilburg.  Also present Superintendent Robert Lagerblade, 6-12 Principal David Miller, Jr. High School Assistant Principal Dan Beck, Business Manager Adam Crigger, and Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

 

3.     Ron Regenwether moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to approve the consent

Agenda as presented. Motion carried 5-0.

                       

                        Pre K -5 Elementary Principal Patty Schmidt entered the meeting.

 

4.     Public Forum- Several in attendance

 

5.     Administrative Reports

a.    Patty Schmidt, Elementary Principal, reported the Elementary Veterans Day Assembly, conducted by the students was very impressive and the students did a great job. Mrs. Schmidt asked all to complete the survey on the website.

b.    Dan Beck, Assistant Middle School Principal, reported that the Jr. High Intervention seemed to be a success and will continue. The new discipline policy is working well. Parents were being commended for their efforts on discipline. Classrooms available were discussed.

c.     David Miller- 6-12 Principal reported good news items. New at the JrHigh School is the Staff and Student Intervention Program met for the first time. The new electronic sign has been completed. Amy Grantz, Ag instructor and several students, reported on their recent trip to the National FFA Convention and the sites they toured on their trip.

d.    Robert Lagerblade- Superintendent reported the need to purchase a vehicle for students. Bus bids will be reviewed.  There is a need for an update for technology in the Middle School. Board members need to finalize their plans to attend the IASB convention in Des Moines.

 

6.     Old Business-None

 

7.     New Business:

a.    Lance Abernathy moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to approve the Easton Valley football team to participate in 11 man football, without stipulation.  Motion carried 4-1.

b.    Ron Regenwether moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to approve the gym usage procedure as presented 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried 5-0.

c.     Jodi Meyer moved and Dick Keeney approved a working session with Piper Jaffray & Co- date set for December 3, 2013 at High School. Motion carried 5-0.

d.    Dick Keeney moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to hire a full time teacher @ 7/8 grade level for 2013-2014 second semester. Motion carried 5-0.

e.    Tabled approval to   appoint a building usage study with BLDD Architects. 

f.      Tabled  to approve  the Revenue Purpose Statement.

g.    Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to approve Ag Teacher Amy Grantz to attend the National Ag Teacher Conference in Nevada. Motion carried 5-0.

h.    Jodi Meyer moved and Dick Keeney seconded to approval of the 28 E Agreement with Andrew Schools for the school nurse. Motion carried 5-0.

i.      Ron Regenwether moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to purchase a music storage system as presented by Cameron Kotovsky. See attachment. Motion carried 5-0.

j.      Ron Regenwether moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to establish an extra curricular activity for 2013-2014  for color guard competition as presented by Cameron Kotovsky. Motion carried 5-0.

k.     After a discussion with Coach Schnoon, the  Wrestling issue  with Northeast Schools was tabled until the November 18, 2013 meeting.

l.      Tabled to Monday, November 18, 2013 Meeting on the purchase of a vehicle for snow removal at the elementary.

m.   Jodi Meyer moved and Dick Keeney seconded to approve to set the next 3 board meetings for the following date:

                                                  i.    December 5, 2013

                                                ii.    January 9 , 2014

                                               iii.    January 23, 2014

Motion carried 5-0.

 

n.    Dick Keeney moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to accept the bid of $150 from Dennis Deppe and H.M. Enterprise, Michael Hopper for removal of excess items from bus barn. Motion carried 5-0.

 

The Board took a break At 8:00 – Returned at 8:05

 

8.     At 8:05 pm the Ron Regenwether moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to move  to Closed Session - The Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District will convene in closed session as provided in the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21, Subsection 7 (i) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual(s) whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered, when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session.

 

9.     Ron Regenwether moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to adjourn the closed session at 9:03pm.

 

10.  Reconvene in Open Session

 

11.  There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Ron Regenwether moved and Lance Abernthy seconded to adjourn at 9:05pm. Motion carried 5-0.

 

               

 


    Easton Valley Community Schools

Board of Education

Regular Meeting/Work Session Minutes

Easton Valley High School

October 24, 2013

7:00PM

 

1.   Call to Order by Vice President Lance Abernathy at 7:00pm

 

2.   Roll Call- Present- Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Dick Keeney,  Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether. Absent- Craig Thines and Roger Kilburg. Also present were Superintendent Robert Lagerblade, High School Principal David Miller, Transportation Director Jesse Budde, Business Manager Adam Crigger, and Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

 

3.   With the addition of Public Forum, and the correction to the October 10, 2013 minutes of Destiny Tebbe resigned as High School Assistant Basketball Coach, not High School Assistant Volleyball Coach, Dick Keeney moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. Motion carried 4-0.

 

Roger Kilburg and Patty Schmidt entered the meeting.

 

4.   Superintendent Robert Lagerblade reported on the following concerns: Winterization of the Sabula Building, the arrival of the new steam table at the Elementary Cafeteria and some of the kitchen cupboards being removed. New timeline for the Northeast Lawsuit. The archery grant has been written and submitted for approval. The Board will attend the Iowa Association of School Board Convention November 20 and 21, and plans need to be finalized. Roger Kilburg has volunteered to work with custodian John Johnson to get bids for purchasing equipment for snow removal. Supt. Lagerblade discussed the pros and cons of allowing the community use of all gyms in the new District.  A Policy for this use will be brought to the Board for approval.  The Class or division for eleven or eight man football decision has to be made by December 1, 2013. Either way, this is a 2 year commitment of the District.  Supt. Lagerblade and all Board members gave condolences to families of students who recently lost loved ones.

 

5.   Public Forum- Patty Hoffman spoke on the grieving issues, due to recent deaths of family members of students in our District, making sure all students  are being cared for. Sally Marvin spoke on the concerns of timeline of litigation of the Northeast Lawsuit that carries over to a decision on football. Julie Messerich spoke on behalf of the use of extra gym time for younger athletes to practice.

 

6.   New Business

a.   Ron Regenwether moved and Dick Keeney seconded to accept the agreement with Northwest Mechanical for the 2013-2014. The cost for the middle school and high school is $5496 and elementary is $4998. Motion carried 5-0.

 

b.   Tom Feuerbach moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to accept the 5 year lease from Hoglund Bus Sales for an annual rate of $11,986 for an 84 passenger bus.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

c.   Roger Kilburg moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to change the wage of Jodi Christof to $10.02 per hour for preschool and $10.71 per hour for day care. Also Penny Jargo to $9.69 per hour  for pre school and $10.71 per hour for day care. Motion carried 5-0. 

 

d.   Ron Regenwether moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to appoint Brian Gruhn,  as legel counsel,  to take appropriate action  to continue to represent Easton Valley’s interest  in the matter of the Appeal by Northeast CSD,  regarding the whole grade sharing agreement. The Board of Directors all agreed that we will do what is right and in the best interest of Easton Valley.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

Craig Thines entered the meeting and Lance turned the meeting back over to Craig at this time.

 

e.   After a discussion, Jodi Meyer moved and Dick Keeney seconded to participate in a district wide survey to include by mail or  email,  all parent/community/teacher/student members to help the district plan the vision for the future of public education in Easton Valley. Motion carried 7-0.

 

f.     Personnel- Employment(s) and/or Resignation (s)

 

Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to hire Cameron Kotovsky as the secondary music teacher for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

 

Tom Feuerbach moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve Carla Beck as a volunteer suburban driver as needed for 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

The Board recessed at 7:42pm for a short intermission before the work session.

The Board resumed the work session at 7:46pm.

7.   Work Session

a.   Consideration of Long term and short term goals for the use of 1% and PPEL Funds:

                                         i.    Supt. Lagerblade and Business Manager Adam Crigger gave a power point presentation of projected  PPEL and 1% fund balances for 2014.

                                       ii.    To stay a viable, positive, and progressive district, the community will be invited to participate in all sessions and be heard for decision making purposes.

 

 

 

                                      iii.    Like all past board members, and now the new Easton Valley Board of Directors, the lifetime of all boilers in all buildings is a major concern- issues may arise tomorrow or 10 years from now.

                                      iv.    All buildings will be handicapped accessible.

                                        v.    Even with the “Lawsuit” hanging over our heads, Easton Valley Board of Directors are planning for success, no plan for failure, spend all dollars wisely and involve the community in the decision making process.

 

8.   Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to set the next meeting for November 14, 2013 at 7:00pm, Sabula City Hall. Motion carried 7-0.

 

9.   There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Roger Kilburg moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to adjourn at 8:42pm. Motion carried 7-0.

 

Craig Thines, Board President

Linda Skoff, Board Secretary

                                 

                                     

  

 

EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING MINUTES

EASTON VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

OCTOBER 10, 2013

7:00PM

 

 

1.  Call to Order by President Craig Thines at 7:00pm

 

2.   Roll Call- Present- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether. Absent Tom Feuerbach. Also present were Supt. Robert  Lagerblade, High School Principal David Miller, Middle School Assistant Principal Dan Beck, and Elementary Principal Patty Schmidt, Business Manager Adam Crigger, and Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

 

3.  Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve the consent agenda as presented.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

4.  Public Forum- several in attendance.

5.  Presentations:

a.  Maquoketa Newspaper, Doug Melvold and Preston Times Newspaper, Don Richlen,  presented interest in being the official newspaper for the Easton Valley Community School District.

b.  Matt Franzen, Associated Insurance Counselors,  presented the Easton Valley CSD with EMC Insurance dividend checks from East Central Schools ( $1949.39)  and Preston Schools ($1970.95), with being associated with the IASB Safety Group program.  This program is designed to pay dividends based on a 3 year rolling average of experience on a paid loss basis.

 

 

 

6.  Reports:

a.  Elementary Principal and Curriculum Director’s Report- Patty Schmidt reported on the SIAC Committee suggestions to the Board of Directors:

Each student and staff member has the tools, time, and curriculum to achieve the highest potential.

Make EV attractive to other students.

Many opportunities for ALL students.

Financially Solid

Don’t Settle for Good Enough- Strive to be the Best!

Reviewed the Mission Statement and Vision Statement

Discussed Goals for next year:

Proficiency of 7th Graders in Math and Reading.

Form a library Advisory Board

Reviewed the Technology Committee and the needs for all buildings in the District.

Title 1 surplus- hire a teacher for Reading

 

b.  Middle School Assistant Principal and Activities Director-Dan Beck- reported Parent- Teacher Conferences were well attended. Positive behavior system is working and the students are being held accountable. Lockers are in and congestion in halls  seem to be eliminated.

c.  High School  Principal-David Miller that the Kyle Miller sign is a work in progress and  will be done by mid November. November 1 is the deadline for 8 man or 11 man  football decision. 

d.  Treasurer Adam Crigger presented and reviewed  an excel spreadsheet of financials to the Board. The audit and the CAR have been completed for the District.

e.  Superintendent Robert Lagerblade reported on the following issues:

                                    i.   Bus issues

                                   ii.   Update on whole grade sharing lawsuit

                                 iii.   Number of open enrolled students at Northeast

                                  iv.   IASB Convention

                                   v.   Custodial needs for snow removal

 

7.  Old Business-

a.   Tom Feuerbach moved and Dick Keeney seconded to give the  administration permission to purchase equipment for an archery unit in PE classes and to permit the  district to be affiliated with the NASP ( National Archery ) and ATA and SETP (Clay Trap Shooting). Motion carried 5-2. Lance Abernathy abstained and Craig Thines no

b.   Lance Abernathy moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to table the  bids presented  for the elementary office remodeling. This will be discussed at the work session for short and long term goals on October 24, 2013. Motion carried 7-0.

8.   New Business-

A.   Jodi Meyer moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to permit the administration to request from SBRC (School Budget Review Committee) for Modified Allowable Growth for Fiscal Year 2013- Special Education Deficit, in the amount of $105,830.98. Motion carried 7-0.

B.   Ron Regenwether moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to accept the  recommendation to utilize both the Clinton National Bank and Maquoketa State Bank as the Depository Banks for  Easton Valley Community School District for  2013-2014 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

C.   Lance Abernathy moved and Ron Regenwether seconded  to appoint the Preston Times as the official newspaper for Easton Valley Community School District for 2013-2014. Motion carried 7-0.

D.   After a presentation by Heidi Lippens, Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to permit the revitalization of the Prairie Area  at Easton Valley  Elementary School in Miles. Motion carried 7-0.

E.   Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to approve the purchase  of materials and equipment for infrastructure in the amount $33,000. Motion carried 7-0.

F.   Ron Regenwether moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to contract Dubuque Community Schools for special education student. For the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

G.  Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to give administration permission to purchase computers for Middle and High School, including Alternative Classroom, in the amount of $60,000. Motion carried 7-0.

H.  Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve Patty  Schmidt and David Miller as the District’s  Level I and Police Chief Joel Driscoll as the District’s Level  II child abuse investigators for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

I.     Dick Keeney moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to appoint Roger Kilburg as the Easton Valley CSD board representative to the Jackson County Conference Board for 2013-2014. Being no Easton Valley Board of Director lives in Clinton County, there will be no representative from Easton Valley CSD appointed to the Clinton County Conference Board for 2013- 2014. Motion carried 7-0.

J.   Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded  to appoint  the high school principal to approve all requests for  fund raisers for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

K.  Roger Kilburg moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to permit the police to use Sabula building as a training location for K-9, with adequate liability insurance. Motion carried 7-0.

L.   Ron Regenwether moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the school lunch price increase at the elementary to $1.80 and adult lunch to $3.16 for 2013-14 school year.  The change will begin after the board meeting. Motion carried 7-0.

M.  Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded  to approve the administration to bid 7 leased buses. One leased bus  for the 2013-14 school year and 6 leased buses 2014-15 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

N.  Dick Keeney moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to permit the EVPAB to sell the music equipment, as presented.  Motion carried 7-0.

Lance Abernathy moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to ask the Booster Club to donate one uniform from East Central and  one uniform from Preston to the Jackson County  Historical Society before the sale of uniforms to the public. Motion carried 7-0.

After a presentation from Cameron Kotovsky, Jodi Meyer moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to table the purchase of a storage unit  for the large amount of paper copies of music for the district. This will be discussed at the work session on October 24, 2013. Mr. Kotovsky was asked to be there with more info to present on different models and designs. Motion carried 7-0

O.  Tabled to next meeting-  approve the sale of excess equipment from the Elementary building.

P.   Dick Keeney moved and Lance to approve the sale or to discard items from the bus barn located in Miles, per attachment. Motion carried 7-0.

Q.  Tom Feuerbach moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to approve the first reading of Board Policies- 600 series. Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

 

R.   Personnel- Employment (s) or Resignation (s).

a.   Jodi Meyer moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to employ Nicole Thines as an elementary aide for the 2013-2014 school year. Her hourly rate is $7.25. Motion carried 6-0, with one voting present.

b.   Lance Abernathy moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to employ Rose Eggers as a part time cafeteria employee for the 2013-2014 school year. Her hourly rate is $7.25 per hour. Motion carried 6-0, with one abstaining.

c.   Roger Kilburg moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to approve to hire Tanya Glennon as a secretary for 2 weeks at $9.00 per hour and  K-8 teacher guidance counselor. Motion carried 7-0.

d.   Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to accept the resignation of Destiny Tebbe, assistant  high school volleyball coach. Motion carried 7-0

e.   Lance Abernathy moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to hire Coutney Romer, who was previously hired as Head Jr. High Girls Basketball Coach, has switched to High School Assistant Girls  Basketball Coach.

Tristan Sikkema as Head Jr High Girls Basketball Coach

Chad Gruver as Head Jr High Boys Coach

Motion carried 7-0.

 

S.   Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to set the next school board meeting on October 24, 2013 at 7:00pm at the Easton Valley High School. This will include a work session. Motion carried 7-0.

The Board recessed at 9:35pm.

9.   Tom Feuerbach moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to move to Closed Session at 9:43pm to discuss with the parent as to confidential student records, closed session Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(a).

10.       Lance Abernathy moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to move to open session at 10:00.

11.     Tom Feuerbach moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to adjourn at 10:01pm.

 

The Board  wanted to thank  Bob Levetzow and Jim Taplin for the refreshments. They were enjoyed by all. Thanks gentlemen.

 

Craig Thines- Board President

Linda Skoff- Board Secretary

 

         

 

EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF EDUCATION

PUBLIC HEARING FOLLOWED BY REGULAR MEETING

EASTON VALLEY ELEMENTARY BUILDING

SEPTEMBER 12, 2013

MUSIC ROOM

6:00PM

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING EARLY START DATE/INNOVATIVE CALENDAR

 

  1. Call to Order by President Craig Thines at 6:00PM.

 

  1. Roll Call- Present- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether. Absent Tom Feuerbach. Also present were Supt. Robert  Lagerblade, High School Principal David Miller, Middle School Assistant Principal Dan Beck, and Elementary Principal Patty Schmidt, Business Manager Adam Crigger, and Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

 

  1. After High School Principal David Miller discussed the Early Start Date Waiver/Innovated Calendar for the 2014-2015 School Year with the Board of Directors, Jodi Meyer moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to approve the Early Start Date Waiver/Innovated Calendar for the 2014-2015 School Year as presented. Motion carried 7-0.

 

  1. Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to close the Public Hearing at 6:11PM.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regular Meeting Agenda

1.  Call to Order by President Craig Thines immediately following the Public Hearing for the Early Start Date/ Innovated Calendar, approximately 6:11pm.

 

2.  Roll Call- Present- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether.  Also present were Supt. Robert Lagerblade, High School Principal David Miller, Middle School Principal Dan Beck, Elementary Principal Patty Schmidt, Business Manager Adam Crigger, and Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

 

3.  Roger Kilburg moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve the consent agenda as presented with the correction to the August 8, 2013 minutes, which incorrectly  stated the bus drivers route pay was $19.63, the correct hourly wage for route bus drivers is $19.43 for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

 

4.  Public Forum-Several in attendance.

 

5.  Pre K-5 Elementary Principal/Curriculum Director’s Report- Patty Schmidt reported that the year was off to a good start- schedules are working well, all staff are working hard in the classroom. The kitchen and lunch is running much smoother, as well as the transportation.

 

6.  Middle School Principal’s Report- Dan Beck stated the year was also off to a great start, especially with the completion of the installation of lockers in the Middle  School as well as an adjustment in the time of lunch schedule.

 

7.  High School  Principal’s Report-David Miller also echoed that things were going better, the start was not so great but we are getting there with the scheduling of classes because of the new Infinite Campus computer software.

 

8.  Business Manager’s Report- Adam Crigger presented to the Board a spreadsheet on the projected PPEL and Local Option Sales Tax dollars to be received in 2013-2014 and a schedule of the Special Election regulations and possible date for these elections. This info was provided for the short and long term goals that will be set by the Board of Directors.  

 

 

 

9.  Superintendent’s Report- Robert Lagerblade-Introduced the new tech director, Bill Kaput. Mr. Kaput gave a needs list for the Easton Valley School District and the cost of upgrades. Equipment for the Kitchen and new lease buses were also included in the Superintendent’s report for needs and upgrades.  Jennifer Knutsen gave a report on the TAG

( Talented and Gifted program) which includes  approximately 100 students identified for the program and how TAG is incorporated into the classroom. Madonna Bormann, elementary cook, was on hand to answer questions on the kitchen area needs at the Elementary Building. Students are going to be asked to apply for a seat on the school board as an observer. Bow and Arrow classes are being considered as a class option at Easton Valley CSD. Vision Statement was presented for review and the SIAC Committee was asked to have it reviewed by the meeting in October. Update of Sabula building is that at this time no one is interested. Notification was received that our coaches and players were in good standing at the state level on behavior and not being removed from any games.

The BLDD Architects were discussing the proposed plan of the new office at the elementary building in Miles

 

10.     Old Business- Tom Feuerbach moved and Lance Abernathy seconded the Second Reading of the 500 Series of Board Policies.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

11.     New Business-

a.  Reorganization of Easton Valley CSD for 2013-2014

                                    i.   Jodi Meyer moved and Tom Feuerbach  seconded to nominate Craig Thines as President for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried 6-1- Craig abstained.

 

                                   ii.   Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to nominate Lance Abernathy as Vice President for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried 6-1- Lance abstained.

 

                                 iii.   Jodi Meyer moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to approve Linda Skoff as the board secretary for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

                                  iv.   Ron Regenwether moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve Adam Crigger as Board Treasurer for the 2013-2014

school year. Motion carried 7-0.

 

b.  After a review of the forms and plans for the new office at the elementary building, Jodi Meyer moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to permit the architects to let bids for the project. Motion carried 7-0.

c.  Craig Thines asked Lance to take over the meeting, Craig Thines moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to permit the FFA Trip to National  Convention on October 29, 2013-November 2, 2013. Also to approve Kimberly Strait, who will  receive her American Degree, the highest award in FFA, as a volunteer driver for the group. Motion carried 7-0.

 

d.  Roger Kilburg moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to elect Jodi Meyer as Easton Valley’s voting  delegate to IASB Convention on  November 20 and 21. Motion carried 7-0.

 

e.  Ron Regenwether moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the list of names submitted for the SIAC Committee. This committee will review data to set goals and make recommendations to the Board of Directors for the site visits. Motion carried 7-0.

 

f.   Lance Abernathy moved and Dick Keeney seconded to accept the Presentation/Report  from the Discipline Committee and to further instruct the administration to include the report as part of the student handbook. Motion carried 7-0.

 

g.  Jodi Meyer moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to approve a 28E Agreement with Andrew Community Schools for the services of  Transportation Coordinator for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

 

h.  Ron Regenwether moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to approve the purchase from Hartz Lock of one,  exterior, replacement door at the Middle School entry of the administration office. Motion carried 7-0. 

 

 

i.   Lance Abernathy moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to  approve  the Theisen’s Library Grant as presented by Linda Corneilus. Motion carried 7-0.

 

j.   Jodi Meyer moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the  Lance Abernathy Family to place a sign at the Elementary Building and to obtain all permits for this project. Motion carried 6-1. Lance abstained.

 

 

k.  Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve making changes in the fencing on the East side of the Elementary Building and to accept the low bid from River City Fencing in the amount of $1085.27. Motion carried 7-0.

 

l.   Ron Regenwether gave an update on his discussions with elected area state representatives to consider increase funding for high school career choices in the skilled worker area, such as electricans or mechanics, for students. Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to allow permission  for the Administration   to begin discussions and seek funding with surrounding school districts to increase the number of career choices for high school students. Motion carried 7-0.

 

m. Personnel- Employment (s)/Resignation(s)

Ron Regenwether moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to approve to hire  Marjorie Mueller as a special education teacher for the 2013-2014 school year. Her salary will be prorated for the year. Motion carried 7-0.

 

Ron Regenwether moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve to hire Darrell Thola as an elementary custodian for the 2013-2014 school year  at the rate of $12.50 per hour. Motion carried 6-1.

 

Tom Feuerbach moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to hire the following individuals for 1 on 1 aide positions:   Sarah Bauer at $8.00 per hour, Angie Graves at $7.54 per hour, and Kelly Marburger at $7.25 per hour, for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

Roger Kilburg moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to approve an additional $1.00 per hour for the following aides: Sherrill Reusch, Joy Portz, Kelly Marburger, Pam Zeimet and Bev Cook. Further, if the 1 to 1 student no longer attends Easton Valley, the hourly wage will revert back to the original hourly wage. Motion carried 7-0.

 

Ron Regenwether moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve Courtney Romer as junior high girls basketball coach and Glenna Zaruba as the assistant coach. Motion carried 7-0.

 

n.  Set the next meeting date for Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the Eaton Valley High School at 7:00pm.

 

 

12.     There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Roger Kilburg moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to adjourn at 8:15pm. Motion carried 7-0.

 

 




                        EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF EDUCATION

SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013

EASTON VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY

6:00 P.M.

 

1.     Call to Order at 6:00PM by President Craig Thines.

 

2.     Roll Call- Present- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Dick Keeney, Jodi Meyer, and Ron Regenwether. Absent Roger Kilburg.  Also present were Superintendent Robert Lagerblade, High School Principal David Miller, Middle School Assistant Principal Dan Beck, and Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

 

3.     Mr. Miller and Mr. Beck departed the meeting.

 

Lance Abernathy moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to move to Closed Session as the Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District will convene in closed session as provided in the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21, Subsection 7 (i) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual(s) whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered, when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session.

 

4.     Tom Feuerbach moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to adjourn the closed session at 6:27pm.

 

5.     Reconvene in Open Session

 

a.    Roger Kilburg, David Miller and Dan Beck entered the meeting.

 

6.     a. Tom Feuerbach moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to rescind the teaching contract with Cameron Kotovsky due to a licenure issue. Motion carried 7-0.

b. Ron Regenwether moved and Dick Keeney seconded to rescind the teaching contract of Tanya Glennon due to a licenure issue. Motion carried 7-0.

c. Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to hire Cameron Kotovsky as an aide and for the extra curricular fine arts program. His hourly wage is $15.00. His extra curricular stipend is $3989. Motion carried 7-0.

d. Jodi Meyer moved and Dick Keeney seconded to accept the resignation of Colleen Manning as a cook. The Board thanked Colleen for her years of service. Motion carried 7-0.

e. Tom Feuerbach moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to employ Lisa Clausen as a cook for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

 

7.     The next board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the Easton Valley Elementary School at 7:00pm.

 

8.     There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Tom Feuerbach moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to adjourn at 6:43pm.

 

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                      




 

 

EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

SPECIAL MEETING

EASTON VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY

AUGUST 15, 2013

5:30PM

 

1.     Call to Order at 5:30PM by President Craig Thines

 

2.     Roll Call-Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether. Also present were Supt. Robert Lagerblade, High School Principal David Miller, Middle School Principal Dan Beck, Elementary Principal/ Curriculum Director Patty Schmidt, and Board Secretary Linda Skoff. 

 

3.     Jodi Meyer moved and Dick Keeney seconded to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion carried 7-0.

 

4.     Public Forum- several in attendance- busing issues were addressed with the safety and comfort of all students and parents under consideration.

 

5.     Superintendent Robert Lagerblade reported on the Injunction with the lawsuit. Channel 6 news had interviewed several staff and students on the new Easton Valley Campus. Discussed busing and classroom expectations. Discussed teacher’s agreement as negotiated.

 

6.     Old Business-None

 

7.     New Business-

a.    Tom Feuerbach moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to accept the 2013-2014  Tentative Agreement with the Teachers as negotiated. Motion carried 7-0.

 

b.    After a discussion between parents, Wee Care/Day Care Providers, and Head Start Providers for a Program for 3 Year Old General Education Students, the Board of Directors  directed Superintendent Lagerblade to bring a recommendation to the Board, and keeping in mind that all Board members  firmly believed in working together with local day care providers  on an early learning preschool.

 

c.     Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to extend the  librarian time to a half day per week in each of the 3 buildings. Motion carried 7-0.

 

d.    Tom Feuerbach moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to approve the  hiring  of additional classroom aides as needed. Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

8.     At 6:37pm, Roger Kilburg moved and Jodi Meyer seconded that the Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District will convene in closed session as provided in the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21, Subsection 7 (i) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual(s) whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered, when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session.

 

Lance Abernathy moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to adjourn the closed session.

Reconvene in Open Session at 7:06pm

 

9.     Personnel- Employment (s)/Resignation(s)

a.    Jodi Meyer moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to accept the resignation of Carol Clark, Junior High Student Senate and Terri Kelly Sozio, as Sophmore Class Sponsor. Motion carried 7-0.

 

10.  Lance Abernathy and Ron Regenwether to accept the  Administrative Salaries for the 2013-2014 School Year per attachment. Motion carried 7-0.

 

11.  The next meeting was set for September 12, 2013 at 7:00pm in the Easton Valley Elementary building.

 

12.  There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors,  Ron Regenwether moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to adjourn at 7:12pm. Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

 

Craig Thines, Board President                         Linda Skoff, Board Secretary

                  

 

EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING/CLOSED SESSION/EXEMPT SESSION

SABULA CITY HALL

AUGUST 8, 2013

7:00PM

 

 

 

 

1.     Call to Order at  7:00PM by President Craig Thines

2.     Roll Call- Present- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Ron Regenwether. Jodi Meyer- Absent. Also present were Supt. Robert Lagerblade, High School Principal David Miller, Middle School Assistant Principal Dan Beck, Elementary Principal and Curriculum Director Patty Schmidt, Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

3.     Roger Kilburg moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion carried 6-0.

4.     Public Forum- Several in attendance. Mr. Mangler asked to have Sabula School building returned to the City of Sabula. Mrs. Heister asked for Easton Valley to provide 3 year old preschool for more families because Head Start has been discontinue in Preston.

5.     Elementary Principal and Curriculum Director Patty Schmidt reported on inservice and all is ready to go the first day of school for the 2013-2014 school year.

6.     High School Principal David Miller reported that the SAI (School Administrators of Iowa) Conference where technology is encouraged to have all students knowledgeable in all areas.  The open house was well attended.  

Middle School Assistant  Principal Dan Beck thanked all volunteers for their hard work done to prepare the buildings and grounds. A new calendar site is up and running for getting the information out to all residents of Easton Valley CSD on events, either athletic or performing arts,  to be held at all levels of classes at Easton Valley.

7.     Superintendent Robert Lagerblade stated that 526 student have registered as of this date for the 2013-2014 school year. Mike Wagner has bid to paint the red trim on the high school building for $1200.

8.     Old Business-

a.     28E Agreement with Andrew Schools was tabled.

b.    After a lengthy discussion, Ron Regenwether moved to purchase an electronic sign for in front of the high school. Motion dies for lack of a second.
After more discussion, Roger Kilburg moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to have a 5 year warranty on parts and labor in writing from Media Quest of South Dakota, and if they will not agree in writing, then offer the same to Ignite Sign Company of Clinton, IA. If neither of the 2 sign companies agrees to this warranty the deal is off the table with both sign companies. Motion carried 5-1.

9.     New Business-

a.     Ron Regenwether moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to employ BLDD Architects to provide Architectural Services for the remodeling of the present and future Elementary Office. Cost of this service  is not to exceed $950. Roll Call- Keeney-yes, Kilburg- yes, Regenwether-no, Feuerbach-yes, Abernathy-no, Thines-yes, Meyer-Absent. Motion carried 4-2.

 

 

b.    After a Presentation by the Abernathy Family regarding a proposed sign at the Easton Valley Elementary Building, to incorporate the stone Riverhawk sign the Abernathy’s recently won at an Easton Valley Fundraiser, the Board thanked and asked Lance and his family to move forward with this generous project.

c.     Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the placement of all Sabula Graduation Class Pictures to be on display at the Sabula City Hall, per request of the Mayor. It was noted that previous discussion was to have these same pictures displayed at the library, but due to shortage of room in the current library, this was chosen as an alternative spot for display. Motion carried 6-0.

d.    Tom Feuerbach moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to accept the 2013-2014  Bread bid from Bimbo Bakeries and Prairie Farms Dairy for 2013-2014 Milk Bid. Motion carried 6-0.

e.    After a discussion on mandates from the state, the new and additional policy items of  “3 strikes and  you are out”,  and rewarding students for good behavior  from the student handbook,  Tom Feuerbach moved and Ron Regewether seconded to accept the Student Handbooks as determined by the Handbook Committee. Motion carried 5-1.

Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to approve the teacher/staff handbook as presented. Motion carried 6-0.

f.      Tom Feuerbach moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to hire a custodian at the elementary for an additional 4 hours or a half time position because of the extra square footage and night activities..  Roll call- Feuerbach- yes, Abernathy-yes, Regenwether-no, Keeney-no, Kilburg-no, Thines-no. Motion dies.

After more discussion to hire a custodian,  who has some additional skills, like electrical or carpenter, advertise for this and see who comes forward and decide at that time the hours and wage. This will be at the Superintendents discretion. Dick Keeney moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to approve this position to fill. Roll Call- Keeney-yes, Regenwether-yes, Kilburg- yes, Feuerbach- no, Abernathy- yes, Thines-yes. Motion carried 5-1.

g.    Pam Koch spoke on behalf of the Johnson and Faur Scholarship Funds. These scholarships are given in the Ag related fields. Roger Kilburg moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to agree that Easton Valley maintains the dollars and the Johnson/Faur Families chose the recipients. Motion carried 6-0.

 

10.  Lance Abernathy moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to move to Closed Session at 8:44pm, The Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District will convene in closed session as provided in the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21, Subsection 7 (i) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual(s) whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered, when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session.

11.  At 8:48pm, Lance Abernathy moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to  adjourn the closed session.

12.  The Board reconvenes to open session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.  Personnel- Employment(s)/ Resignation(s)

a.    Tom Feuerbach moved  and Lance Abernathy seconded to approve the bus drivers as presented in Attachment 2, the route hourly rate of $19.63/hour, and $10.26 per hour for other/activitiy driving for the 2013-14 school year. Motion carried 6-0.

b.    Ron Regenwether moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the names and wages for the custodians for the 2013-14 school year as presented in attachment 3. Motion carried 6-0.

c.     Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the names and wages for secretaries for the 2013-2014 school year as presented on attachment 4. Motion carried 6-0.

d.    Tom Feuerbach moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the names and wages for the paraprofessionals for the 2013-2014 school year as presented in attachment 5. Motion carried 6-0.

e.    Lance Abernathy moved and Dick Keeney seconded to approve the names and wages for the cooks for the 2013-2014 school year per attachment 6. Motion carried 6-0.

f.      Lance Abernathy moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to accept the following extra duties for the 2013-2014 school year.

Teacher extra duties salary is set by teacher’s contract

Football-

High School Assistants–Paid-Bryan Fedderson and Mark Milder

High School–Volunteers–Brian Behr, Willie Aldis, T.J. Naughton, Mike Kelly and Pat Hartung.

Middle School Coach–Paid- Tim Zeimet

Volleyball-

High School Assistant–Paid-Destiny Tebbe

Middle School–Paid-Abby Smith

School Nurse-Salary is set by Teacher’s Contract

Roger Kilburg moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to hire Amy Warner as a part time nurse for the Middle School  and High School for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried 6-0.

Lance Abernathy moved and Dick Keeney seconded to hire Jesse Budde as the shared transportation director for the 2013-2014 school year at $30,000 plus benefits  between Andrew and Easton Valley. This approval is contingent upon the similar approval by Andrew CSD. Motion carried 6-0. We will receive $60, 000 from the state for sharing with Andrew CSD. Easton Valley will incur 66.66% and Andrew will incur 33.33%.

Dick Keeney moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to hire William Kaput as the shared technology director for the 2013-2014 school year at $45,000 plus benefits between Andrew CSD and Easton Valley CSD. The state does not give us sharing money for this position. Andrew will pay 20% and Easton Valley will pay 80%.  

14.  The Board of Directors did not go immediately into an Exempt Session for the purpose to discuss negotiation strategies. No Board Action can be taken at this session. The negotiations between the Board of Directors and Teachers was settled on August 7, 2013.

15.  There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors Lance Abernathy moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to adjourn at 8:59 pm.

 

               

 


                                                              

 

EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

REGULAR MEETING/CLOSED SESSION

EASTON VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL- LIBRARY

THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013

NOTE TIME CHANGE-6:30 P.M.

 

 

 

1.     Call to Order by Craig Thines

2.     Roll Call- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether. Also present were Superintendent Robert Lagerblade, Principal David Miller, Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

At 6:35 the  Board members, along with all in attendance,  left the board room and gathered in the high school parking lot to view 2 presentations on the LED signs from OPTEC Displays, Inc. and MediaQuest Signs. After the presentation the Board returned to the library.

3.     Jodi Meyer moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. Motion carried 7-0.

4.     Public Forum- Several in attendance- Statement was asked on Northeast Lawsuit

5.     Superintendent Robert Lagerblade reported the following: the district will have a free walk through  from BLDD Architects to give suggestions on the new office area. Supt. Lagerblade had recently received an “Opinion”  from our lawyer on the Northeast Lawsuit. New officers will be elected in September. Supt. Lagerblade introduced former Music Instructor Carleen  Galusha and her husband, who has written and composed a new   “ Fight Song” for Easton Valley. This will be given to the Booster clubs for their review. Student Handbook Committee will meet on July 29, 2013 at 5:00 to discuss and review the combined handbooks from both districts and compile the new Easton Valley Student Handbook. All residents of Easton Valley will receive a flyer in mail for inviting them to the August 5, 2013 Open House at both Centers to see the new face of Easton Valley.  Supt. Lagerblade is sending a note of thanks to the newspaper to publicly  thank all the dedicated volunteers for the painting in the buildings, moving day, cleaning grounds and any other acts of volunteering to make Easton Valley’s new school district a great success.   All families of Easton Valley are listed on school reach. Board members received info on a student attending a private facility. Items discussed were information on the use of police with discipline, trap shooting, and continued working with Andrew Schools on transportation.

6.     Old Business-None

7.     New Business-

a.     Personnel- Employment (s)/Resignation(s)

                                                  i.    Tom Feuerbach moved and Dick Keeney seconded to hire Dan Beck as High School Varsity Basketball Coach for the 2013-2014 School Year. Motion carried 7-0.

                                                 ii.    Ron Regenwether moved and Dick Keeney seconded to hire Mike Kelly as Boys and Girls Cross Country Coach for the 2013-2014 School Year. Motion carried 7-0.

                                                iii.    Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to hire 6th Grade Teacher Courtney Romer for the 2013-2014 School Year. Motion carried 7-0.

                                                iv.     Jodi Meyer moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to hire Preschool Teacher Nicole Cordero for the 2013-2014 School Year. Motion carried 7-0.

                                                 v.    Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to hire K-8 Art Teacher Heather Houzenga at 40% for the 2013-2014 School Year. Motion carried 7-0.

 

                                                vi.    Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to hire Cameron Kotovsky as 5-12 Band and 9-12 Chorus Director for the 2013-2014 School Year. Motion carried 7-0.

                                               vii.    Tom Feuerbach moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to accept with regret, the resignations of John Kvapil, Barb Farwell and Karlene Galusha. Motion carried 7-0.

8.     Discussion and Possible Action to Accept the Milk and Bread Bids for the 2013-2014 School Year was tabled due to waiting for bids.

9.     At 7:52 pm Roger Kilburg moved and Dick Keeney seconded to move to closed session: The Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District will convene in closed session as provided in the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21, Subsection 7 (i) Meeting with legal counsel to discuss Northeast Lawsuit and the impact on the new Easton Valley Community School District where litigation may occur and disclosure would disadvantage the position of the new Easton Valley Community School District. Motion carried 7-0.

10.  Lance Abernathy moved and Dick Keeney seconded to Adjourn the closed session. Motion carried 7-0.

11.  Reconvene to Open Session

12.  Lance Abernathy moved and Dick Keeney seconded to adjourn at 8.36 pm. Motion carried 7-0.

 

Craig Thines Board President

Linda skoff, Board Secretary

               

 




EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013

EASTON VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY

7:00 P.M.

 

 

1.     Call to Order at 7:00pm by President Craig Thines

2.     Roll Call- Present- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether. Also present were Supt. Robert Lagerblade, High School Principal David Miller, Middle School Principal Dan Beck, Elementary Principal/Curriculum Director Patty Schmidt, and Board Secretary Linda Skoff. Absent- Business Manager Adam Crigger.

3.     Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the Consent Agenda

As presented. Motion carried 7-0.

4.     Public Forum- Several in attendance with Mike Hayward discussing his role as mechanic/ transportation assistant.

5.     Superintendent Robert Lagerblade reported on the following:

Thanked all volunteers for a job well done and looking great at  the Miles and Preston Centers. Gym floor rework at both centers will start soon with Easton Valley insignia and name. Thanked all 70 plus volunteers for the great job on July 10 moving day- Noted that a 2 day job was done in a little over 5 hours with the volunteers, trucks and trailers. With the great cooperation and community pride in our new school, Supt. Lagerblade stated it was very rewarding experience to work with a great bunch of people.

Possible Monday, August 5, 2013 will be the Open House for all to view the new Easton Valley Facilities.

An Easton Valley  sign has been installed at the Middle School. At the next board meeting, 2 presentations will be given for the new electronic sign to be installed at the high school. Also there needs to be a new sign installed at the elementary. Other Items Supt. Lagerblade addressed were the Technology, trap shooting, the alternative school, and the sale of old unused or needed items from the old shop area.  The Little League will continue to use the storage facilities at the Miles Center. The Board wants to hire a contracted painter to do the halls at the Miles Center due to time constraints of volunteers and school starting on August 15, 2013. A Parent Advisory Committee has asked to be given the authority to organize and present at the next board meeting/

6.     Old Business-

Community members as well as board members asked that the rivalry    competition with Northeast for the 2013-2014 school year “STOP” and all involved need to set a good example for our students now, as well as future. This has become a possible safety issue as well as concern at all events, and that Easton Valley Schools will have O tolerance for poor sportsmanship at all events. “We need to heal”.  

7.     New Business-

a.    Presentation was made to the Board of Directors, by representative Sara Hankemeier, of Kids Hope USA, to allow a churches to schools mentoring program for Easton Valley students grades K-5th grade.

b.    Lance Abernathy moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to allow students at the Easton Valley elementary to participate with the Kids Hope USA. Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

c.     Personnel- Employment (s)/Resignation(s)

                                                  i.    School Nurse-Ron Regenwether moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to hire Alice Althoff as the school nurse for Easton Valley Elementary for 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

                                                ii.    Transportation Assistant- Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to hire Jesse Budde as the transportation assistant for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

d.    28 E sharing agreements with Andrew Schools.

                                                  i.    Tom Feuerbach moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the 28 E Agreement for the position of Business Manager for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

                                                ii.    Jodi Meyer moved and Dick Keeney seconded to approve the 28 E Agreement for the position of Technology Director for the 2013-2014 School year. Motion carried 7-0.

                                               iii.    Lance Abernathy moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to approve the 28 E Agreement for a technology classroom teacher for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

                                               iv.    Lance Abernathy Moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to have a joint board meeting between Andrew and Easton Valley as soon as possible to address concerns of position of transportation/mechanic.  Motion carried 7-0.   

e.    Tom Feuerbach moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to give the superintendent the authority to establish a committee of community members, school staff, and board member(s) to study the student handbook. Motion carried 7-0.

f.      Roger Kilburg moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to accept the design for the “Kyle Miller” sign in front of the High School Building. This is a donation to the new Easton Valley Community School District from Kyle Miller Construction. The Board thanked the Kyle Miller family for this extremely generous donation.  Motion carried 7-0.

g.    Tom Feuerbach moved and Dick Keeney seconded to authorize the administration to sell selected equipment from the garage area. List is on file.  Motion carried 7-0.

h.    Dick Keeney moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve the second and final reading of board policies 300’s and 400’s. Motion carried 7-0.

i.      Lance Abernathy moved and Dick Keeney seconded to approve the first reading of board policies 500’s. Motion carried 7-0.

j.      Jodi Meyer moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the sale of East Central uniforms. The intent is for the proceeds to go to the appropriate booster’s group. Motion carried 7-0.

k.     There being no other business to come before the Board of Directors, Craig Thines, Board President, moved the Board into an exempt session to discuss negotiation strategies at 8:09pm. No motions can be made during or  after  the Board comes out of exempt session 

8.     Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to  adjourn at 8:40pm. Motion carried 7-0.

 

Craig Thines, Board President

Linda Skoff, Board Secretary            

 


 

 

EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING MINUTES

EAST CENTRAL SCHOOL

REGULAR MEETING

THURSDAY-JUNE 27, 2013

7:00 P.M.

 

 

1.     Call to Order at  7:00PM by President Craig Thines

 

2.     Roll Call- Present Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether. Also present were Interim Superintendent Robert Lagerblade and Interim Board Secretary Linda Skoff, David Miller, Patty Schmidt, Adam Crigger.

 

3.     Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve the Consent Agenda and minutes with the amended addition of Pam Koch’s name be added to item h. Motion carried 7-0.

 

4.     Public Forum- Several in attendance with question asked on Northeast Issue to be addressed.

 

5.     Interim Superintendent Robert Lagerblade reported moving days of July 10 and 15, a request was received to leave German Books at Northeast since Easton Valley will not have that foreign language class, and discussed the possible shared positions with Andrew Schools. Supt Lagerblade thanked the family of Adeline Lahti’s Estate for their generous donation of $23,540.53, to be used as the Preston Schools saw fit.   

 

6.     Old Business-None

 

7.     New Business-

a.    Personnel- Employment (s)/Resignation(s)

Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to accept the resignation of Rosemary Sievers as a teacher for Easton Valley Schools. Motion carried 7-0.

Ron Regenwether moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to hire David Milder as a K-12 physical education teacher for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

Ron Regenwether moved and for lack of a second,  the motion died,  to hire Lynn Mangler as transportation assistant for the 2013-2014 school year.

b.    Dr. Darwin Schipper, representative of the Community Foundation of Jackson County, offered services to handle Scholarships and Grants.

c.     Jennifer Machande of Engel Insurance Agency and Norm Nielsen of Associated Insurance Counselors presented their quotes for liability insurance for 2013-2014 school year.

d.    Easton Valley Curriculum Director Patty Schmidt reported on her recommendation for new grades 6-12 math series to upgrade our series and to be a lined with the Common Core. This math series will be purchased from Pearson Company, in the amount of $14606.75. Mrs. Schmidt noted that the Everyday Math Series will continue to be used in Kindergarten thru 5th Grade.  

 

e.    Roger Kilburg moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to accept the Associated Counselors Insurance Agency as the representative for Easton Valley for the 2013-2014 school year. Roll Call Vote-Kilburg-yes, Feuerbach-yes, Keeney-yes, Meyer-yes, Abernathy-yes, Regenwether-yes, Thines-yes. Motion carried 7-0.

 

f.      Jodi Meyer moved and Dick Keeney seconded to approve the Maquoketa Area Foundation of Greater Dubuque as the entity to maintain the Wendel Scholarship Funds. This endowment is to be split between scholarships and grants for the Easton Valley School District. Motion carried 7-0.

 

g.    Tom Feuerbach moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to approve the purchase of the new Pearson Math Series, in the amount of $14,606.75, as presented by Curriculum Director Patty Schmidt. Motion carried 7-0

 

h.    Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve Craig Thines, Adam Crigger, Linda Skoff, and Pam Koch to sign on all accounts at the current Bank(s) for the East Central Schools.  Motion carried 6-1 with Craig Thines abstaining.

 

i.      Roger Kilburg moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to set the time, place, and date for the regular board meetings for the 2013-2014 school year as follows:

For 1 year we still offer one meeting per month in all 3 towns.  Any remaining meetings to be held where the central office is located. The monthly regular meeting to be held the 2nd Thursday of the month. A second regular meeting, if needed, to be held on the 4th Thursday of the month. All other meetings (special) to be announced. The time of the meetings may be different depending on the time of year. The change in time will be at the change of day light savings time- Spring 7:00- Fall-6:00—or at the schedules of the board members. Motion carried 7-0.

 

j.      Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded for the name of the 6th, 7th, 8th grade building in Preston to be called the Easton Valley Middle School. Motion carried 7-0.

 

k.     Roger Kilburg moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to have Supt. Lagerblade contact Alan Jackson Tuck Pointing for repair work to be done on the Middle School in Preston.  All tuck pointing is preferred to be done before the start of the new school year. Motion carried 7-0.

 

l.      Lance Abernathy moved and Dick Keeney seconded to accept the second reading of all school board policies 100’s and 200’s. Motion carried 7-0.

 

m.   Dick Keeney moved and Ron Regenwether seconded the first reading of all school board policies 300’s and 400’s. Motion carried 7-0.

 

n.    Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to table this item on the student competition between Easton Valley and Northeast CSD, until the next meeting for public input. Motion carried 7-0.

 

o.    Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded at 8:42pm to move the Board into exempt session to discuss negotiation strategies as allowed by Iowa Code 20.17(3) and 20.9.       Motion carried 7-0.      

8.     Roger Kilburg moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to adjourn.

 

               

 

 


 

 

EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

EAST CENTRAL SCHOOL-MILES BUILDING

THURSDAY JUNE 13, 2013

REGULAR MEETING

7:00 P.M.

 

1.     Call to Order at 7:00pm by President Craig Thines.

2.     Roll Call- Present- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer,  Ron Regenwether. Also present were Interim Superintendent Robert Lagerblade, Patty Schmidt Elementary Principal/Curriculum Director, and Adam Crigger Business Manager and Interim Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

 

3.      Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. Motion carried 7-0.

 

4.     Public Forum- Several in attendance. Wayne Daniels asked to have trophies left at each building site with no sale or give away. Supt. Lagerblade stated a committee will be established.

 

5.     Interim Superintendent Robert Lagerblade reported on the following:

ASC- Prevention Grant, Volunteer Board Members to do Board Policies, Purchase of Handicap Van, 1% dollars, remodeling of business office. July 1, 2013 the business manager will be gone from East Central, Ron Goerdt will be contacted as a possible help to Adam. Notice was received of a conference call between both attorneys for setting up a date for the trial date of lawsuit on June 20, 2013 at 9:30am. Supt. Lagerblade stated he had been contacted recently on the Sabula gym to be used as the site for a State of Iowa 6 Girls Basketball Museum. Transportation with Andrew Schools is still being discussed. The PCEA will present their proposal to the Easton Valley Board at the next meeting to prepare for negotiations. All discussion on the pictures and trophies will be done with public input and a committee will be form with board members and community members from both school districts, also the historical society may be involved. A survey for Before and After School Program was taken during registration. With the low number of interested families, difficult to do at this time.

 

6.     Old Business-None

 

7.     New Business-

a.    Jodi Meyer moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the First Reading of Board Policies – 100’s and 200’s. Motion carried 7-0.

b.    Tom Feuerbach moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the 28E Agreement with Maquoketa Schools. Motion carried 7-0.

c.     Discussed the naming of the 6-7-8 building, with the administration’s opportunity to utilize the teachers with the proper licensure, with no change in the student’s education.

                        d.    Personnel- Employment (s)/Resignation(s)

                                                  i.    Ron Regenwether moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to employ Amy Granz as full time Ag Teacher/Advisor for the 2013- 2014 School Year. Motion carried 6-1 with Craig Thines abstaining.

                                                ii.    Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to employ Carol Haferbier at Step 10, as the Alternative School Teacher for the 2013-2014 School Year. Motion carried 7-0.

                                               iii.    Ron Regenwether moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to employ Michelle Landa at Step 4, as Jr. High Math Teacher for the 2013-2014 School Year. Motion carried 7-0.

                                               iv.    Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to employ Tonya Glennon at Step 1 with a Masters, as a Pre K- 8 Counselor for the 2013-2014. Motion carried 7-0.

                                                 v.     Dick Keeney moved Jodi Meyer seconded accept the resignation of Jr. High Student Council Advisor Lisa Schoon, and Diane Kruse, Elementary Teacher as of June 30, 2013. Motion carried 7-0.

                                               vi.    Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to hire as of July 1, 2013, at minimum wage, Larrissa Ruchotzke for  lawn mowing at East Central Schools, along with Sabrina Lippens and Marshall Driscoll as custodial workers at Miles. Due to the late start, these students will work 6 hours per day for 5 days per week. Motion carried 7-0.

e.    Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to set the regular meeting for Easton Valley Board of Education on June 27, 2013 at 7:00pm at Miles. Motion carried 7-0.

8.     There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to adjourn at 8:01 pm. Motion carried 7-0.

 

               

 

Craig Thines, Board President

 

 

 Linda Skofff,  Board Secretary    

 

           

EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING MINUTES

SABULA CITY HALL

THURSDAY-MAY 23, 2013

REGULAR MEETING/CLOSED SESSIONS

7:00 P.M.

 

 

1.     Call to Order at 7:00pm by President Craig Thines

2.     Roll Call- Present-Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer,  Ron Regenwether. Also present were Interim Superintendent Robert Lagerblade, and Interim Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

3.     Lance Abernathy moved and Dick Keeney seconded to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. Motion carried 7-0.

4.     Public Forum-Several in attendance but no comments or speakers.

5.     Interim Superintendent Report from Robert Lagerblade was as follows:

Information from Jeff Berger, Department of Education Deputy Director, on the role of the Easton Valley Board regarding the actions of the East Central Board.

Swimming lessons at Y in Maquoketa was well received by Sabula and Miles Students and Parents

Invited the Board to read a summary letter being sent to all Easton Valley Parents

Discussed the East Central Board meeting decision to deny entering the Miles Center before July 1, 2013

6.     Old Business-

a.    Tom Feuerbach moved and Dick Keeney seconded to accept the low bid from Sports Graphic for Gym Wall Padding in the amount of $4976 for the Miles Center and $4756 for the Preston Center. Motion carried 7-0.

7.     Roger Kilburg moved and Jodi Meyer seconded at 7:13pm for the Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District will convene in closed session as provided in the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21.5(1)(i) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual(s) whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered, when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session.

Ron Regenwether moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to adjourn the closed session and moved to open session.

At 8:03pm the Board reconvened to Open Session

8.     New Business-

a.    Dick Keeney moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to have Easton Valley Lawyer, Brian Gruhn, draft a letter and send to East Central Superintendent Neil Gray and all East Central Board members asking for all items sent to Northeast Schools on loan to be returned before June 30, 2013.

Lance Abernathy moved and Ron Regenwether seconded an amendment to the original motion to stipulate in this letter that Supt. Gray and the Board will be held accountable for any and all damage or missing items. This motion and amendment were unanimous 7-0.

b.    Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to have the location of Central Office at the Miles Center of Easton Valley. Motion carried 7-0.

c.     Jodi Meyer moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the Hot Lunch Fees for the 2013-2014 School Year, per attachment. Motion carried 7-0.

d.    Roger Kilburg moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve the 2013-2014 Book Rent Fees, which were set at $30 per student or a cap of $90 per a family with 3 or more students attending Easton Valley. Also in addition,  Dick Keeney moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to set the family athletic pass at $135 for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried 7-0.

e.    Ron Regenwether moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to allow Wrestling at Maquoketa Schools for the 2013-2014 Schools Year. No transportation to Maquoketa at this time, but Easton Valley will pay fees for athletes. Motion carried 7-0.

f.      Tom Feuerbach moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to grant permission to post the following  positions to fill:

                                                                  i.    Pre-K -5 Nurse

                                                                ii.    6-12 Nurse-We share with Andrew

                                                               iii.    Activities Director and Game Day Supervisor

                                                               iv.    Student Summer Help for Easton Valley:

2 students for custodial help and 1 person for grass cutting

All positions are 4 hours per day

                                    Motion carried 7-0.

g.    Personnel- Employment (s)/Resignation(s)

Jodi Meyer moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to employ Patty Schmidt as half time Elementary Principal- Roll call vote- Meyer-yes, Abernathy-yes, Feuerbach-Present, Keeney-yes, Kilburg-yes, Regenwether-No, Thines-yes. Motion carried 5-2.

Tom Feuerbach moved and Dick Keeney seconded to employ Patty Schmidt as  PreK-12 Curriculum Director. Roll Call Vote- Feuerbach- yes, Keeney-yes, Regenwether-yes, Abernathy-yes, Meyer-yes, Kilburg-yes, Thines- yes. Motion carried 7-0.

Tom Feuerbach moved and Dick Keeney seconded to employ Dan Beck as Jr High Associate Principal and continue to be half time PE. Roll Call Vote- Feuerbach-yes, Keeney-yes, Kilburg-yes, Meyer-yes, Abernathy-yes, Regenwether-yes, Thines-yes. Motion carried 7-0.

 

9.      At 8:27pm Roger Kilburg moved and Jodi Meyer seconded that the Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District will convene in closed session as provided in the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21.5(1)(i) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual(s) whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered, when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session.

 

10.  Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to adjourn to open session at 8:45pm.

 

11.  Reconvene in Open Session

 

12.  Tom Feuerbach moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to employ Robert Lagerblade as part time Superintendent of Easton Valley for the 2013-2014 School Year.  Salary was set at $73,000. Roll Call Vote- Feuerbach- yes, Meyer- yes, Keeney-yes, Kilburg-yes, Abernathy-yes, Regenwether-yes, Thines-yes. Motion carried 7-0.

 

13.  There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to adjourn at 8:51pm. Motion carried 7-0.

 

               

 

 

 

 

               

 






BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING MINUTES

SABULA CITY HALL

THURSDAY-MAY 23, 2013

REGULAR MEETING/CLOSED SESSIONS

7:00 P.M.

 

 

1.     Call to Order at 7:00pm by President Craig Thines

2.     Roll Call- Present-Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Dick Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer,  Ron Regenwether. Also present were Interim Superintendent Robert Lagerblade, and Interim Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

3.     Lance Abernathy moved and Dick Keeney seconded to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. Motion carried 7-0.

4.     Public Forum-Several in attendance but no comments or speakers.

5.     Interim Superintendent Report from Robert Lagerblade was as follows:

Information from Jeff Berger, Department of Education Deputy Director, on the role of the Easton Valley Board regarding the actions of the East Central Board.  

Swimming lessons at Y in Maquoketa was well received by Sabula and Miles Students and Parents

Invited the Board to read a summary letter being sent to all Easton Valley Parents

Discussed the East Central Board meeting decision to deny entering the Miles Center before July 1, 2013

6.     Old Business-

a.    Tom Feuerbach moved and Dick Keeney seconded to accept the low bid from Sports Graphic for Gym Wall Padding in the amount of $4976 for the Miles Center and $4756 for the Preston Center. Motion carried 7-0.

7.     Roger Kilburg moved and Jodi Meyer seconded at 7:13pm for the Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District will convene in closed session as provided in the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21.5(1)(i) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual(s) whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered, when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session.

Ron Regenwether moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to adjourn the closed session and moved to open session.

At 8:03pm the Board reconvened to Open Session

8.     New Business-

a.    Dick Keeney moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to have Easton Valley Lawyer, Brian Gruhn, draft a letter and send to East Central Superintendent Neil Gray and all East Central Board members asking for all items sent to Northeast Schools on loan to be returned before June 30, 2013.

Lance Abernathy moved and Ron Regenwether seconded an amendment to the original motion to stipulate in this letter that Supt. Gray and the Board will be held accountable for any and all damage or missing items. This motion and amendment were unanimous 7-0.

b.    Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to have the location of Central Office at the Miles Center of Easton Valley. Motion carried 7-0.

c.     Jodi Meyer moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the Hot Lunch Fees for the 2013-2014 School Year, per attachment. Motion carried 7-0.

d.    Roger Kilburg moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve the 2013-2014 Book Rent Fees, which were set at $30 per student or a cap of $90 per a family with 3 or more students attending Easton Valley. Also in addition,  Dick Keeney moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to set the family athletic pass at $135 for the 2013-2014 school year.  Motion carried 7-0.

e.    Ron Regenwether moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to allow Wrestling at Maquoketa Schools for the 2013-2014 Schools Year. No transportation to Maquoketa at this time, but Easton Valley will pay fees for athletes. Motion carried 7-0.

f.      Tom Feuerbach moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to grant permission to post the following  positions to fill:

                                                                  i.    Pre-K -5 Nurse

                                                                ii.    6-12 Nurse-We share with Andrew

                                                               iii.    Activities Director and Game Day Supervisor

                                                               iv.    Student Summer Help for Easton Valley:

2 students for custodial help and 1 person for grass cutting

All positions are 4 hours per day

                                    Motion carried 7-0.

g.    Personnel- Employment (s)/Resignation(s)

Jodi Meyer moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to employ Patty Schmidt as half time Elementary Principal- Roll call vote- Meyer-yes, Abernathy-yes, Feuerbach-Present, Keeney-yes, Kilburg-yes, Regenwether-No, Thines-yes. Motion carried 5-2.

Tom Feuerbach moved and Dick Keeney seconded to employ Patty Schmidt as  PreK-12 Curriculum Director. Roll Call Vote- Feuerbach- yes, Keeney-yes, Regenwether-yes, Abernathy-yes, Meyer-yes, Kilburg-yes, Thines- yes. Motion carried 7-0.

Tom Feuerbach moved and Dick Keeney seconded to employ Dan Beck as Jr High Associate Principal and continue to be half time PE. Roll Call Vote- Feuerbach-yes, Keeney-yes, Kilburg-yes, Meyer-yes, Abernathy-yes, Regenwether-yes, Thines-yes. Motion carried 7-0.

 

9.      At 8:27pm Roger Kilburg moved and Jodi Meyer seconded that the Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District will convene in closed session as provided in the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21.5(1)(i) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual(s) whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered, when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session.

 

10.  Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to adjourn to open session at 8:45pm.

 

11.  Reconvene in Open Session

 

12.  Tom Feuerbach moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to employ Robert Lagerblade as part time Superintendent of Easton Valley for the 2013-2014 School Year.  Salary was set at $73,000. Roll Call Vote- Feuerbach- yes, Meyer- yes, Keeney-yes, Kilburg-yes, Abernathy-yes, Regenwether-yes, Thines-yes. Motion carried 7-0.

 

13.  There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to adjourn at 8:51pm. Motion carried 7-0.

 

               

 

 

 

 

               

 

 

 

EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

SABULA CITY HALL

THURSDAY-MAY 9, 2013

 

REGULAR MEETING

7:00 P.M.

                  1.      Call to Order at 7:00 at the Sabula City Hall by President Craig Thines      

                  2.     Roll Call- Present-Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach,  Dick Keeney,             Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether. Also present were Interim Superintendent Robert     Lagerblade, and Interim Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

 

3.     Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion carried 7-0.

 

4.     Public Forum-Several concerned citizens

 

5.     Interim Superintendent Robert Lagerblade reported on the following                     recommendations:

Recommended completion of administration structure and support staff

No recommendations for Miles until Easton Valley are allowed into the buildings  

Registration for students is scheduled June 5 at Preston and June 6 at Miles

Placement of teachers in their rooms and will move all at once

Gym floors are scheduled for resurfacing in July

Elementary office in Miles will have a “buzz in+ camera  system”

A power point presentation for division of student activities at the Preston and Miles Centers.

The Board thanked all who worked on the division of student activities.  

                        Sale of athletic items-(clothing)-to be decided at a later meeting

                       6.     New Business-

a.    Personnel- Employment (s)/Resignation(s)

Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to terminate the following teachers for the 2013-2014 school year: Heaather Houzenga, Chris Schveiger and Rosemary Sievers.  Motion carried 6-1.

Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to hire Kayla Tebbe as Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

Dick Keeney moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to hire Linda Skoff as Board Secretary, personnel and business office. Motion carried 7-0.

Transportation Director was tabled

Tom Feuerbach and Roger Kilburg seconded to hire Kathy Meier as Jr High secretary  and business office. Motion carried 7-0.

Tom Feuerbach moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to hire Debbie Kilburg as High School Secretary. Motion carried 7-0.

Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to hire Pam Koch as elementary secretary and technology. Motion carried 7-0.

Dick Keeney and Tom Feuerbach seconded to hire Noreen Newberry as 4 hour elementary secretary. Motion carried 7-0.

Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to hire the following custodial staff:

John Johnson- Miles

Bruce Yaddof- Preston

Ruth Helmle- Preston and Miles

Doris Roling- Preston

All custodians will get their current wage and Ruth Helmle will get mileage when she goes to Miles. Motion carried 7-0.

Roger Kilburg moved and Dick Keeney seconded to hire the following cafeteria staff:

Jody Tebbe- Preston

Madonna Bormann- Preston

Natasha Behn- Preston

Collen Manning- Miles

All cafeteria staff will get their current wage.

 b.    Tom Feuerbach moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve the bid for stage surtains from VIPS as follows:  at the East Central Center $3988.37 and the Preston Center $2.295.45. Motion carried 7-0.

Tabled Gym Wall Padding  

Dick Keeney moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to approve the bid from Integrity Hard Wood Floors in the amount of $21,275 total for both gyms. Motion carried 7-0.

Jodi Meyer moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the bid from Storage and Design Group in the amount of $6300 for the Easton Valley High School  lockers. Motion carried 7-0.

Ron Regenwether moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to approve the bid for lockdown locks in the Easton Valley Middle School from Hartz in the amount of $6458. Motion carried 7-0.

Tom Feuerbach moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve the bid from Company One for the fire alarm system in the Easton Valley Middle School in the amount of $2653.92. Motion carried 7-0.

 c.     Roger Kilburg  moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to grant permission to post a second counseling position  for 2013-2014. Motion carried 7-0.

Jodi Meyer moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to add 10 days after the school year and 10 days prior to the school year to Careyanne Wood contract, and further give the administration the authority to add up to 5 more days if necessary. Motion carried 7-0.

 d.    Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to grant the request for permission for an alternative class for secondary students. Motion carried 7-0.

 e.    Tom Feuerbach moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to grant the request for permission to post remaining administrative positions. Motion carried 7-0.

                 7.     The board did not go into Closed Session

 

8.     Tom Feuerbach moved and Jodi Meyer seconded go in to Exempt Session.

 

9.     The Board of Directors went  immediately  into an Exempt Session for the purpose to discuss negotiation strategies. No Board Action can be taken at this session.

 

10.  Return to open session

 

11.  The May 23, 2013 Easton Valley Meeting will be held at 7:00 in the Town of Sabula.

                 12.  There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Roger Kilburg                     moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to adjourn at 9:15pm. Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

               

 



BOARD OF EDUCATION

SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES

PRESTON SCHOOLS- ELEMENTARY BUILDING-ADMINISTRATION OFFICE

APRIL 16, 2013

5:00PM

 

1.     Call to Order by President Craig Thines at 5:00pm

 

2.     Roll Call- Present Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Roger Kilburg, Dick Keeney, and Ron Regewether. Absent Jodi Meyer. Also present were PreK-12 Principal David Miller, Business Manager Adam Crigger, and Interim Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

 

3.     Dick Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to dedicate the High School Library in Memory of Krista Grant. Motion carried 6-0.

 

4.     Tom Feuerbach moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to send a letter to East Central Board to Allow Both Business Managers to Start Working Together on Financials. With more discussion before the final vote, Tom Feuerbach and Ron Regewether  withdrew their  motion and  second.

 

After more discussion and consideration, Dick Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to have a letter drafted to Neil Gray to allow business managers who represent East Central, Easton Valley, and Preston to meet in a timely fashion to review requirements and close out the financial books for year end, as well as merger requirements according to the AEA and Iowa Department of Education. Keeney- yes, Abernathy-yes, Feuerbach-yes, Regenwether-yes, Kilburg-Abstained, Thines-Abstained.

 

5.     There being no further business to come before the Board, Ron Regenwether moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to adjourn at 5:26pm.

 

 

Note: No meeting scheduled for April 25, 2013

 

               

 


EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

PRESTON HIGH SCHOOL GYM

APRIL 11, 2013

BUDGET HEARING AND

                                                                   REGULAR MEETING

                                                              6:00 P.M.

 

Public Hearing for 2013-2014 Budget

1.     Call to Order by Craig Thines, President at 6:00pm.

2.     Roll Call- Present- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Richard Keeney, Jodi Meyer,  Ron Regenwether. Absent Roger Kilburg. Also present Supt. Robert Lagerblade, PreK-12 Principal David Miller, Business Manager Adam Crigger, and Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

3.     There were no comments for or against the 2013-2014 Budget from the public.

4.     Closed Hearing at 6:05pm.

 

 

Regular Meeting Agenda- Immediately following the Public Hearing

5.     Call to Order by President Craig Thines immediately following the Public Hearing.

6.     Roll Call- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Richard Keeney, Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether. Absent-Roger Kilburg. Also present were Supt. Robert Lagerblade, PreK-12 David Miller, Business Manager Adam Crigger, and Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

7.     Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion carried 7-0.

a.    Roger Kilburg entered the meeting.

8.     Public Forum- Several individuals were present- Ann Keeney asked to send an informational welcome letter to all residents of Easton Valley. This will include our goals and timeline of events.

9.     Interim Superintendent’s Report- Robert Lagerblade discussed Mercer Insurance, Property Insurance, and renaming the HS Library. Also discussed were an alternative school, hiring a second counselor, sharing agreements, painting the gym floors, and increasing the music department.

10.  Old Business-None

11.  New Business-

a.    Personnel- Employment (s)/Resignation(s)- None

 

b.    Tom Feuerbach moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the 2013-2014 Budget as presented. Motion carried 7-0.

 

c.     Roger Kilburg moved and Jodi Meyer seconded approve the 2013-2014 Budget Guarantee Resolution that the Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District, will levy property tax for the fiscal year 2013-14 for the regular program budget adjustment as allowed under section 257.14 Code of Iowa. Motion carried 7-0.

 

d.    Richard Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to allow the Jackson County Extension Office to
Use the Gardens at Preston to provide instruction to students for the “Growing in the Garden” Project and the “Summer Discovery” Project. This Program is scheduled to start in June. Motion carried 7-0.

 

 e.    Richard Keeney moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to authorize the board president to send a letter to the East Central Board and East Central Supt. Neil Gray to request access to enter the Buildings and Grounds in Miles and Sabula on or before June 1, 2013. This request letter is in the best interest of all students and all staff. Motion carried 7-0.

 

12.  Roger Kilburg moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to adjourn at 7:08pm. Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

Closed Session

 

1.     Call to Order- Craig Thines opened the close session.

2.     Roll Call- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Richard Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, Ron Regenwether.

3.     Roger Kilburg moved and Jodi Meyer seconded The Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District will convene in closed session with Attorney Brian Gruhn to discuss litigation of Case #LA39988, Northeast CSD vs. Easton Valley CSD per  as  Code of Iowa, Chapter 21.5(1)(c).

4.     Jodi Meyer moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to adjourn to open session.

5.     Reconvene in Open Session

6.     Lance Abernathy moved and Jodi Meyer was set for April 25, 2013 at 7:00 for the next regular meeting. Motion carried 7-0.

7.     Jodi Meyer moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to adjourn at 8:37pm.

 

                


EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

THURSDAY MARCH 28, 2013

MILES GYM

7:00 PM

 

 

 

1.     Call to Order – President Craig Thines called the regular meeting to order at 7:00pm.

2.     Roll Call- Present- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Richard Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jody Meyer, and Ron Regenwether. 

3.     Lance Abernathy moved and Jody Meyer seconded to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. Motion carried 7-0.

4.     Public Forum- Several in attendance.

5.     Interim Superintendent’s Report- Robert Lagerblade discussed class room size, staffing of teachers with the new Core Curriculum being more stringent. Teacher terminations were discussed. Board members agreed the first years are critical in the early years of education and all students will be given all the available opportunities. “All we do is based on enrollment”. K-12 Principal and Curriculum Director Patty Schmidt were on hand to answer questions.   

6.     Richard Keeney moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to approve the Start Date Waiver Request Resolution for the 2013-2014 Innovative Calendar. Motion carried 7-0.

7.     New Business-

a.    Personnel- Employment (s)/Resignation(s)-none

b.    Jody Meyer moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to set the Date for the 2013-2014 Budget Hearing for April 11, 2013 at 6:00pm at Preston High School Gym. Motion carried 7-0.

c.     Lance Abernathy moved and Richard Keeney seconded to accept the bid from Licensed Products and Services for $6,081 to Start April 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. This is a 15 Month Contract. The Product is called Infinite Campus. Motion carried 7-0.

d.    Ron Regenwether moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to accept the bid from Trenkamp Electric of $11,800 to replace the lights in the Miles Gym. Motion carried 7-0.

e.    Richard Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to accept the bid from Trenkamp Electric of $9,600 to replace the lights in the Preston Gym. Motion carried 7-0.

f.      Jody Meyer moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to accept the bid from Specialty Floors, Inc. for $9,195 to resurface the Miles Gym Floor. ($500 less if done the same time as Preston). Motion carried 7-0.

g.    Richard Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to accept the bid from Specialty Floors, Inc. for $9395 to resurface the Preston Gym Floor. ( $500 less if done at the same time as Miles). Motion carried 7-0.

h.    After a discussion on the voting results by Lori Kilburg, Tom Feuerbach moved and Richard Keeney seconded to  approve the high votes of the Easton Valley  School Colors, Orange and Grey. Lance Abernathy moved and Jody Meyer seconded to approve the Mascot, the Bird of Prey- the River Hawks. Motion carried 7-0. The Board of Directors thanked all who participated in any way and encouraged all to take pride in the new Easton Valley District. 

i.      Richard Keeney moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to set April 11, 2013 at 6:00pm in the Preston High School Gym for the 2013-2014 Budget Hearing. Motion carried 7-0.

8.     Roger Kilburg moved and Jody Meyer seconded to adjourn at 7:28pm.

 

CLOSED SESSION-IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE REGULAR MEETING

 

9.     Call to Order-Craig Thines called the close session to order at 7:31pm.

10.  Roll Call- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Richard Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jody Meyer, Ron Regenwether

11.  Jody Meyer moved and Richard Keeney seconded the Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District will convene in closed session as provided in the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21, Subsection 7 (i) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual(s) whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered, when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session. Motion carried 7-0.

12.  Roger Kilburg moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to adjourn the close session. Motion carried 7-0.

13.  Reconvene in Open Session

14.  Lance Abernathy moved and Ron Regenwether seconded to hire David Miller as Grades 6-12 Principal for the 2013-2014 school year and with duties as assigned. Mr. Miller’s salary will be set at a later date. Motion carried 7-0.

15.  Lance Abernathy moved and Jody Meyer seconded to adjourn at 7.58

 


Board of Education Minutes

East Central School Gym

March 14, 2013

6:00pm

 

Public Hearing for the 2013-2014 School Calendar

Call to Order at 6:00pm by President Craig Thines.

Roll Call- Present- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Richard Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, Ronald Regenwether. Also present were Interim Superintendent Robert Lagerblade,  Preston’s PreK-12 PrincipalDavid Miller, Business Manager Adam Crigger, and Interim Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

Mr. Miller gave a short explanation of the dates on the 2013-2014 calendars as presented.  No Comments were heard from Public for or against the 2013-2014 School calendar.

Roger Kilburg moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to close the public hearing at 6:05. Motion carried 7-0.

 

 


Board of Education Minutes

East Central School Gym

March 14, 2013

Regular Meeting -immediately following the School Calendar Public Hearing.

6:00pm

Call to order at 6:06, immediately following the public hearing for the school calendar, by President Craig Thines.

Roll Call –present- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tonm Feuerbach, Richard Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, and Ronald Regenwether. Also present were Interim Superintendent Robert Lagerblade,  Preston’s PreK-12 Principal David Miller, Business Manager Adam Crigger, and Interim Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

Roger Kilburg moved and Richard Keeney seconded to approve the consent agenda as presented, with the removal of letter i. Motion carried 7-0.

Public Forum- 100+ individuals were present.

Superintendents Report- Robert Lagerblade stated that the (a.) colors and mascot will be finalized at the March 28, 2013 meeting by the Board of Directors. A short presentation of the data collected compiling the mascot names and colors were given by Mr. Miller and 7 Student Council members. A public vote will be held on March 20, 2013 at 3 sites –one in each town- Miles, Sabula and Preston.

(b.) Mr. Miller stated Bellevue Schools showed no interest and Maquoketa Schools gave an unofficial yes to sharing agreements for the Wrestling and Soccer Programs.

(c.) Board members were informed that the community has request to have all Board Members email addresses.

(d.) Mr. Miller discussed the quotes-( savings on utilities and rebates) from Trenkamp Electric for lights in 2 gyms and from Specialty Floors for resurfacing the gym floors in 2 gyms.  Business Manager Adam Crigger stated these are paid from PPEL or 1% fund dollars.

6. New Business-

a. Richard Keeney moved and JodI Meyer seconded to approve of Summer Swimming lessons at the Maquoketa YMCA. All current East Central students will be invited attend this Easton Valley Activity. Information will be sent to East Central Schools for signing up for this activity. Pick up will be at 3 sites.  Motion carried 7-0.

b. Richard Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the fall sports head coaches as follows:

 Denise Larson as Head Volleyball Coach

 Kevin Behr as Head Football Coach

Mike Kelly as Head Cross Country Coach .

 Motion carried 7-0.

c. Superintendent Robert Lagerblade presented a power point on his criteria for the determination of placement of all students for Easton Valley Schools.

d. Roger Kilburg moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to approve the placement of PreK-5th grades  at the Miles Schools- Easton Valley East. Roll Call Vote- Roger Kilburg- yes, Lance Abernathy-yes, Jodi Meyer-yes, Richard Keeney- yes, Ronald Regenwether-yes, Tom Feuerbach-yes, Craig Thines-yes.   Motion carried 7-0.

e. Jodi Meyer moved and Ronald Regenwether seconded to approve the placement of 6th +7th +8th grades at the present elementary building in Preston- Easton Valley West. Roll Call Vote- Jodi Meyer-yes, Ronald Regenwether-yes, Lance Abernathy-yes, Richard Keeney-yes, Tom Feuerbach-yes, Roger Kilburg-yes, Craig Thines-yes. Motion carried 7-0.

f. Lance Abernathy moved and Ronald Regenwether seconded to table the placement of central office for more information on remodeling. Motion carried 7-0.

g.  Richard Keeney moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to table the status of the Sabula building. Motion carried 7-0.

h. Richard Keeney moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve of officially closing the district borders to all other school district for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

i. Removed from agenda

j. Lance Abernathy moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to approve April 11, 2013 at 6:00pm in the Preston Gym as the Date, Time, and Place of the Public Hearing for the 2013-2014 Budget. Motion carried 7-0.

k. Roger Kilburg moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to set the next regular scheduled meeting for March 28, 2013 at 7:00pm., at the Miles Gym.  Motion carried 7-0.

l. There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors of Easton Valley, Roger Kilburg moved and Richard Keeney seconded to adjourn at 7:15pm.  Motion carried 7-0.

 


BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

SABULA CITY HALL

FEBRUARY 28, 2013

6:00pm

 

1.     Call to Order by President Craig Thines at 6:00pm

 

2.     Roll Call- Present-Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Richard Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jody Meyer, Ronald Regenwether. Also present were Interim Superintendent Robert Lagerblade, Business Manager Adam Crigger, PreK- 12 Principal David Miller, and Interim Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

 

3.     Public Forum- Several concerned citizens observing. The Board thanked Mayor Darrell Rittmer and the Sabula City Hall Staff for their assistance in scheduling the meeting.

 

4.     Administrative Reports- Superintendent Lagerblade discussed the following: Committees of parents, students, student council members consisting of both  community members and staff will be organized  to collect information for colors and mascots. Bids will be collected for painting of walls, gym floor, bleachers and lighting issues at all Easton Valley school buildings.

Update on Lawsuit- Brian Gruhn, lawyer for the Easton Valley District, stated that he had been served with Notification of a Petition for Declaratory Judgement and Other Relief. This notification is between the Easton Valley Community School District and the Northeast Community School District.

Superintendent Lagerblade stated all options for placement of students for 2013-2014 will be discussed at the March 14, 2013 Meeting.

 

5.     New Business:

a.    All Board members were present for the School Board Orientation session  presented by Mary Jane Vens, of the Iowa Association of School Boards.

b.    Lance Abernathy moved and Jody Meyer seconded to approve the resolution requesting the state legislature to increase the allowable growth by 4% for the 2013-2014 School Year. Motion carried 7-0.

c.     Tabled-Discussion and Possible Action on the Co-op with the Northeast Community Schools for the Sports of Wrestling and Boys and Girls Soccer for the 2013-2014 School Year.

d.    Tabled - Approval of the School Calendar for the 2013-2014 School Year.

 

6.     Richard Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to move that the Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District will convene in closed session as provided in the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21, Subsection 7 (i) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual(s) whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered, when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session.

7.     Adjournment Sine Die

8.     Reconvene in Open Session

 

9.     Set Regular Meeting Date, Time and Place- March 14, 2013 at 6:00pm at Miles. The site will be determined by Supt. Lagerblade.

 

10.  Adjournment

 






EAST CENTRAL CSD AND PRESTON CSD

COMBINE TO FORM EASTON VALLEY CSD

 

 

TO:                  Parents of Students of Easton Valley Community School District

 

FROM:            Robert Lagerblade, Superintendent

 

RE:                   School Attendance for the 2013-2014 School Year

 

DATE:             February 20, 2013

 

 

Numerous parents have asked different questions concerning school attendance next year.  Given all the controversy that has occurred these are legitimate questions and we are writing this memo to try and clarify.

 

By operation of law, if you are a member of either the Preston Community School District or the East Central Community School District, you will be part of the Easton Valley Community School District which goes into legal effect on July 1, 2013.  In addition, if you have open enrolled in or out of the East Central Community School District or the Preston Community School District for the current school year that open enrollment document will automatically apply for 2013-2014 unless you decide to change it.  In order to change your open enrollment status you must file documentation with the District prior to March 1 of this year.

 

As you are probably aware, there is a Whole Grade Sharing Agreement that the East Central Community School Board entered into with Northeast Community School District whereby the 7-12 students of East Central attend school at Northeast.  For numerous legal reasons, we do not believe the agreement between East Central and Northeast is binding upon the new Easton Valley Community School District.  In other words, we do not believe that Northeast and East Central had the legal authority to enter into an agreement that was binding upon the future board of the new Easton Valley Community School District.  For these reasons we will not voluntarily agree to send those students to Northeast. 

 

The Board believes that it is in the best educational interests of the District’s students that they be educated within the Easton Valley Community School District.  In addition, the financial implication of sending all those students to Northeast means a financial benefit to Northeast Community School District of almost $800,000 per year.  We believe this is money that should stay in the Easton Valley Community School District. We had never agreed to transfer the $800,000, which is a huge amount to the Northeast School District, when we have the facilities and staff available to take care of all of these students. Educational efficiency does not support the Whole Grade Sharing agreement.

 

Unfortunately there may be additional litigation between Northeast and Easton Valley as the Board at Northeast will not agree to cancel the sharing agreement recognizing the rights of the Easton Valley Community School District.

 

For now, unless you have open enrolled or otherwise, you should plan on your students attending the Easton Valley Community School District. Your students will be transported by the Easton Valley Community School District.

 

We would suggest that if your student attended Northeast last year, either as an open enrolled student or a shared student through East Central, and your student wants to attend the new Easton Valley Community School District for this forthcoming year and thereafter, that you file open enrollment papers by March 1, 2013.  Those papers are available at the Central Office in Preston, Board Secretary (Linda) phone at 689-3431 or website:

                       

                        prestonschools.com

 

Remember the deadline is that the open enrollment documents must be filed in the Administration Office prior to March 1st, 2013.

 

We will keep you advised of any litigation results concerning Northeast, if and when that occurs.  We are trying to arrive at a voluntary settlement as litigation is always expensive and sometimes uncertain.  However, at this time a settlement appears to be unlikely.

 

We believe that combining East Central and Preston Community School Districts into the new Easton Valley Community School District will be a great benefit to all parties concerned.  We have successfully achieved high academic performance in the past and we will strive to not only continue down that path but to improve the academic performance  and educational opportunities for all students attending the Easton Valley Community School District.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Superintendent at your earliest convenience at the following phone number 563-689-3431.




Easton Valley Community School District

Board of Directors

Regular Meeting Minutes

February 14, 2013

Sabula Schools

5:00pm

1.    Call to Order at the Sabula Schools at 5:00 by President Craig Thines

2.    Roll Call-Present Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Richard Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Ronald Regenwether. Absent Jody Meyer and Tom Feuerbach.

3.    Pam Koch led the tours of the Buildings of Sabula and Miles. David Miller and Bruce Yaddof led the tour for the Preston Buildings.

4.    Upon Completion of the Tour of the Preston Buildings ,Ron Regenwether moved and Richard Keeney seconded the Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District will convene in closed session as provided in the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21, Subsection 7 (i) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual(s) whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered, when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session. Also, the Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District will convene in closed session as provided in the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21, Subsection 7 (i) Meeting to discuss Northeast Sharing issues with East Central and the impact on the new Easton Valley Community School District where litigation may occur and disclosure would disadvantage the position of the new Easton Valley Community School District.

5.    Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to adjourn to open session.

6.    Reconvene in Open Session

  1. After a short discussion, Richard Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to hire Adam Crigger as the Easton Valley School Business Official for the 2013-2014 School Year. Salary was set at $65,000. This is a shared position with Andrew Schools paying $15,000. Easton Valley will pay $50,000, with a percentage being reimbursed from the State of Iowa for a sharing position. Motion carried 5-0.
  2. Board to Request Elementary Students From Both Preston and East Central Attend Spring Concerts at Both Schools.
  3. Richard Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to adjourn at 7:40pm. Motion carried 5-0.

 







                                



Board of Directors

Special Meeting
Preston High School- Room 13
February 11, 2013
5:45pm

1.       President Craig Thines called the meeting to order at 5:45pm.

2.       Roll Call- Present Criag Thines, Lance Abernathy, Richard Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jody Meyer, and Ronald Regenwether.  Absent-Thomas Feuerbach
Also present were Interim Superintendent Robert Lagerblade, K-12 Principal David Miller, and Interim Board Secretary  Linda Skoff.  Guests were Kendra Cornilsen, Brooke Funk, and Sally Felten.

3.       After a short discussion, Richard Keeney moved and Jody Meyer seconded that the Board of Directors authorize action by legal counsel to set aside and challenge the East Central and Northeast One-Way Whole Grade Sharing and Facilities Agreement for7-12 East Central students to go to Northeast for the next three (3) years which we believe is an agreement that is not be binding on the new Easton Valley Community School District. Roll Call Vote-Keeney- yes, Meyer-yes, Abernathy-yes, Kiburg- yes, Regenwether-yes, Thines-yes. Motion carried 6-0.

4.       There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Lance Abernathy moved and Jody Meyer seconded to adjourn at 5:51pm. Motion carried 6-0.


February 4, 2013

SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES

HIGH SCHOOL-ROOM 11

6:00 P.M.

1.     Call to Order at 6:00pm by President Craig Thines.

2.     Roll Call- Present Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Richard Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jody Meyer, and Ronald Regenwether. Absent Thomas Feuerbach. Also present were Superintendent Robert Lagerblade, Easton Valley School Attorney Brian Gruhn, K-12 Principal David Miller, and Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

3.     Roger Kilburg moved and Jody Meyer seconded to have the Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District will convene in closed session as provided in the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21, Subsection 7 (i) Meeting with legal counsel to discuss Northeast Sharing issues with East Central and the impact on the new Easton Valley Community School District where litigation may occur and disclosure would disadvantage the position of the new  Easton Valley Community School District.

4.     Richard Keeney moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to adjourn the closed session. Motion carried at 7:57pm.

5.     Reconvene in Open Session

6.     Set Time, Place, and Date for the First Regular February Meeting at 5:45 ++++++++++

7.     There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Roger Kilburg moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to adjourn at 8:03pm. Motion carried.



January 17, 2013

Easton Valley Community School District

Board of Director’s Meeting

Preston High School Library

6:00pm


1. Call to Order- President Craig Thines called the meeting to order at 6:00pm.

2. Roll Call- present- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Richard Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, and Ronald Regenwether. Also present were Interim Superintendent Robert Lagerblade and Interim Board Secretary Linda Skoff.

3. Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to approve the consent agenda as presented . Motion carried 7-0.

4. Public Forum- Several in attendence

5. Superintendent Lagerblade reported that the cost of the Special Elections held September 11, 2012 and December 4, 2012 were at the cost to taxpayers in the amount of $4125 and $3388 from the Jackson County Auditor’s Office. Certificates were handed out to each Board member certifying their election to the Easton Valley Board. Floor plans and staff information were requested and received  from the East Central Schools. Tentative Agendas were given to each Board member for the months of January, February, and March. Supt. Lagerblade stated that all open enrollment issues will be discussed after the lawyer for the Easton Valley Community School District is hired. Discussion was held on volunteers from the Board to work on all new board policies recommended from the Iowa Association of School Boards as a guide. Board members interested should contact Supt. Lagerblade.

6. At 6:09pm, Roger Kilburg moved and  Jodi Meyer seconded that the Board of Directors of the Easton Valley Community School District will convene in closed session as provided in the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21, Subsection 7 (i) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual(s) whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered, when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session.

At 6:37pm, Lance Abernathy moved and Richard Keeney  seconded to move  to open session.

7. Richard Keeney moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to direct Superintendent Lagerblade to post the 2013-2014 administrative positions, Principal, Curriculum Director, and Business Manager,  in the school buildings of Sabula, Miles and Preston for one week.  Motion carried 7-0.

8. Ron Regenwether moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to hire Gruhn Law Firm of Cedar Rapids, Iowa as the lawyer for the  Easton Valley Community School District. Motion carried 7-0.

9. Lance Abernathy moved to set the salary for interim board secretary, Linda Skoff,   at $2000 until June 30,2013. Motion dies for lack of a second.

9. Richard Keeney moved and Ronald Regenwether seconded to set the salary for  Interim Board Secretary, Linda Skoff,   at $3000 base with maximum of $4000, depending on number of meetings and time spent. Motion carried 7-0.

9. Tom Feuerbach moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to set the salary for  Interim Superintendent,  Robert Lagerblade, at $12,000 base with a maximum of $15,000, depending on number of meetings and time spent. Motion carried 7-0.

10. Jodi Meyer moved and  Lance Abernathy seconded to hire Ron Goerdt  as consultant for the Easton Valley Community School District. Motion carried 7-0.

11. Lance Abernathy moved and  Roger Kilburg seconded to accept notification from the ( PCEA) Preston Community Education Association to the Easton Valley Board of Directors to start negotiations. Motion carried 7-0.

 12. Richard  Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to set the dates and sites of the following Board meetings:

February 14 meet  at the Sabula Elementary Building at 5:00pm – short agenda and tour all buildings at Sabula, Miles, and Preston

February 28 meet at City Hall in Sabula at 6:00pm for Board orientation and meeting

March 14 at Miles            

March 28 at Miles

There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors,  Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to adjourn at 6:55pm. Motion carried 7-0.



January 10, 2013

Easton Valley Community School  District

Board of Director’s Meeting Minutes

Preston Schools- High School Library

6:00pm

1.The Meeting was called to order by President Craig Thines at 6:00pm.

2.Roll Call-Present-Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy,  Tom Feuerbach, Roger Kilburg, Jodi  Meyer, Ronald Regenwether. Absent Richard Keeney.

3. The Board followed the published agenda. No minutes were approved  at this meeting.

4.Public Forum- Several in attendance to observe- but Albert Mangler stated that several individuals would like to have an Alumi Banquet with all graduates attending from Sabula, Miles, and Preston. Ann  Keeney stated several individuals have asked about open enrollment.

Richard Keeney entered the meeting.

5. Lance Abernathy moved and Richard Keeney seconded to direct Superintendent Robert Lagerblade to call and set up interviews with 4 lawyers and bring all recommendation to the next board meeting. Motion carried 7-0.          

6. Ronald Regenwether moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to direct Superintendent Robert Lagerblade to set up and meet with Maquoketa and Andrew Schools to negotiate 28 E Agreements. Motion carried 7-0.

7. Roger Kilburg moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to appoint Richard Keeney to the serve on the Jackson County Conference Board for the rest of the 2012-2013 school year. Since Easton Valley does not have a present board member living in Clinton County, one of the requirements  to serve on the Clinton County Conference Board, no member was appointed for the Clinton County position. Motion carried 6-0 with Richard Keeney abstaining from the vote.

 8. Jodi Meyer moved and Tom Feuerbach seconded to appoint the (AEA)  Mississippi  Bend  Area Education Agency to pay all bills for the Easton Valley Community School District through June 30, 2013. Motion carried 7-0.

Richard Keeney moved and Roger Kilburg seconded to set the next meeting of the Board of Directors for January 14, 2013 in the Preston Schools High School Library at 6:00pm. Motion carried 7-0.

9. There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors,  Richard Keeney moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to adjourn at 6:32pm. Motion carried 7-0.

 

December 14, 2012

EASTON VALLEY

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SPECIAL MEETING

PRESTON SCHOOLS- CAFETERIA

5:00PM

1.   President Craig Thines called the meeting to order at 5:00pm.

2.   Roll Call – Present- Craig Thines, Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Richard Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, Ronald Regenwether. Also present were Interim Superintendent  Robert  Lagerblade,  Linda Skoff recording notes, and Sally Marvin- observing.

3.   Tom Feuerbach moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to approve the consent agenda with the correction of Lance Abernathy abstained from voting for Vice President at the December 10, 2012 meeting.  Motion carried 7-0.

All Board members and individuals attending the meeting expressed their condolences and deepest sympathy to the shooting victim’s families and friends of Newtown, Connecticut Sandy Hook       Elementary School. This tragic shooting of 20 elementary students and 6 adults plus the shooter had taken place earlier today,  December 14, 2012.

4.    Lance Abernathy moved and Roger Kilburg seconded the Board of Directors of the Preston Community School District will convene in closed session as provided in the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21, Subsection 7 (i) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual(s) whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered, when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session.


5.  Richard Keeney moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to adjournment to open session.
 

6.  The Board of Directors reconvene in open session
 
7.   Roger Kilburg moved and Lance Abernathy seconded to hire Linda Skoff as interim board secretary until June 30, 2012. Motion carried 7-0.
 
8.  Richard Keeney moved and Jodi Meyer seconded to set the regular meeting dates of the Easton Valley Board of Directors for the Second and Fourth Thursday of each month starting at 6:00pm. In staying with the Board of Directors earlier discussion to alternate the sites for the regular board meetings, the month of January will be held in Preston, the month of February will be held in Sabula, and the month of March will be held in Miles. Motion carried 7-0
 

9.  There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, Richard Keeney moved and Jody Meyer seconded to adjourn at 5:45pm. Motion carried 7-0.
 
 Adjournment



December 10, 2012       

UNOFFICIAL MINUTES

EASTON VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Organizational Meeting


CALL TO ORDER

Glenn Pelecky, Chief Administrator of the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, convened the Organizational Meeting of the Easton Valley Community School District at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 10, 2012, at the Preston Town Hall in Preston, Iowa.

OATH OF OFFICE

The oath of office was given to newly elected board members Lance Abernathy, Tom Feuerbach, Richard Keeney, Roger Kilburg, Jodi Meyer, Ronald Regenwether, and Craig Thines.

Each board member signed the Oath of Office certificates, as witnessed by Glenn Pelecky. The certificates will be submitted to the Jackson County Auditor’s Office.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Upon motion by Ronald Regenwether, seconded by Roger Kilburg, the agenda was approved as presented.  Roll call vote was recorded:  Yes: (7) Abernathy, Feuerbach, Keeney, Kilburg, Meyer, Regenwether, Thines.  No: (0). Motion carried.


ELECTION OF BOARD PRESIDENT

Richard Keeney moved to nominate Craig Thines for the office of Board President. Lance Abernathy seconded this motion.  Roll call vote was recorded:  Yes: (6) Abernathy, Feuerbach, Keeney, Kilburg, Meyer, Regenwether.  Abstain: (1) Thines.  No: (0). Motion carried. Craig Thines was declared President of the Board and the oath of office was administered, Craig Thines assumed the chair.

ELECTION OF BOARD VICE-PRESIDENT

Tom Feuerbach moved to nominate Lance Abernathy for the office of Board Vice-President. Jodi Meyer seconded this motion.  Voice Vote was recorded:  Aye (6).  Nay (0).  Motion carried.   Lance Abernathy was declared Vice-President of the Board and the oath of office was administered.

DIRECTOR DUTIES – IOWA CODE

Mikkie Schiltz, Attorney with Lane & Waterman, explained the legal requirements of appointing an acting superintendent, an acting board secretary, Iowa Code Chapter 279, and the division of assets and liabilities.

Ms. Schiltz stated that although Easton Valley is not officially recognized as a district until July 1, 2013, they do have the ability to enter into contracts. An acting superintendent and acting board secretary should be appointed as soon as possible. As of the third Tuesday in January, all the continuing contracts at East Central and Preston will be assumed by Easton Valley. Ms. Schiltz alerted the board regarding the timeframes for continuing contracts. Ms. Schiltz also referenced the Code of Iowa for the division of assets and liabilities, stating that the Easton Valley Board must meet with the Preston CSD and the East Central CSD Board of Directors between July 1-July 20, 2013, or before, for a discussion on the division of assets and liabilities. If the three boards cannot come to agreement with the disposition of the assets and liabilities, there is a provision in the Code of Iowa for an arbitration process. There was also discussion on how the Easton Valley CSD will enter into contracts without funding as there is no taxing authority prior to July 1, 2013. Dr. Pelecky explained that one option would be that the two districts involved in the merger share the expenses prior to July 1, 2013. Another option would be that the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (AEA) pay the bills and add the costs to the bill the AEA will be sending to Easton Valley after July 1, 2013, for the cost of merging the two districts. Dr. Pelecky stated there is a provision in the Code of Iowa that all costs to the AEA, if there is a merger, be turned over to the new district. If the vote does not pass and there is no merger, the costs to the AEA are divided equally between the two districts. The code does not give any provision to the Chief Administrator or the AEA Board to waive those costs.

Ms. Schiltz stated that the collective bargaining agreement with Preston CSD will become the collective bargaining agent for all teachers in the Easton Valley CSD. As of January, 2013, the collective bargaining rights of that contract will control, in addition to Chapter 279.

Ms. Schiltz highlighted other director duties that will need to be addressed at future meetings; including, establishing districts policies, organizing curriculum, completing reorganization planning, and other actions as necessary for efficient management.

Ms. Schiltz stated that in addition to the July 1, 2013 date, there are other obligations in the Code of Iowa that the Easton Valley Board will need to meet with the Preston and East Central Boards prior to April 15, 2013, and prior to the school year, to determine if there are any bond issues. Ms. Schiltz also reminded the board there will be a budget requirement that will need to be sent to the Department of Education and director districts will need to be set up.

Dr. Pelecky encouraged the Easton Valley Board to discuss with the two existing superintendents and the superintendent of the Northeast CSD, the whole grade sharing agreement that is currently in operation with the East Central CSD and the Northeast CSD and consider the advantages/ disadvantages to the Easton Valley students.  

ESTABLISH DATES AND TIMES FOR FUTURE MEETINGS

There was discussion around developing a policy to provide for public input on future agendas and to rotate the meeting locations throughout the communities until the district is established. Dr. Pelecky also reminded the board they will need to establish a newspaper of record for publishing future board agendas and posting locations. Ms. Schiltz reminded the board that the Code of Iowa states the agenda needs to be physically placed, in paper form, on a bulletin board. 


Upon motion by Richard Keeney, seconded by Tom Feuerbach, the board set the next meeting to be on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 5:00 p.m., at the Preston Town Hall.  Voice Vote was recorded:  Aye (7).  Nay (0).  Motion carried.


Director Richard Keeney expressed appreciation to the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, on behalf of a lot of people that live in the communities, for being very impartial and being very fair to this whole process.


ADJOURNMENT 

Upon motion by Lance Abernathy, seconded by Ronald Regenwether, the meeting adjourned at

7:50 p.m. Voice Vote was recorded:  Aye (7).  Nay (0).  Motion carried.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                               

Craig Thines, Board President                                    Cheryl Oake, Board Secretary

Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency