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2014-04-21 Official Board Minutes

PCM COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
6:00 p.m., April 21, 2014
PCM Middle School Library, Prairie City, IA
 
A. President Greg Ingle called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m. Proceedings recorded pursuant to board policy 218, Board of Directors Records.
 
B. ROLL CALL: PRESENT: Mitchell Chipps, Nicole Stafford, Alvin Keuning, Brenda Downey, Jill Witt, Steve Nearmyer, Greg Ingle.
 
C. AGENDA: Moved by Keuning, seconded by Nearmyer to approve the agenda by removing the exempt session for non-bargaining employees and H.5. – 2014-2015 Non-Bargaining Contracts. AYES – ALL. Motion carried 7-0.
 
Moved by Chipps, seconded by Nearmyer to move into a closed session for Personnel at 6:07 p.m. Such sessions are exempt from provisions of Chapter 21, Official Meetings Open to the Public, as provided in Chapter 21.5(1)(i) of the Iowa Code. AYES – ALL. Motion carried 7-0.
 
The board moved into executive session at 6:41 p.m.
 
Moved by Keuning, seconded by Nearmyer to move out of closed session at 7:02 p.m. AYES – All. Motion carried 7-0.
 
D. CONSTITUENTS CORRESPONDENCE: Criste Scarnati, Coretha Rozendaal, Angie Landgrebe, and Mandy Shannon addressed the board.
 
E. CELEBRATIONS: Interviewed today for the PCE/MS Art position. PCE has a large incoming Kindergarten class and will be hiring an additional teacher for a third section. PCE made over $7,000 at their PTO family fun night. ME has started their spring bucket-filling extravaganza. ME has over 60 applicants to sort through to fill two open positions. Girls track team has had several events qualify for the Drake relays.
 
F.  CONSENT ITEMS:

  1. Board Minutes: Moved by Chipps, seconded by Witt to approve the March 17, 2014 work session and regular minutes as well as the April 7, 2014 special meeting minutes as presented. Moved by Stafford, seconded by Downey to amend the March 17, 2014 regular meeting minutes to include information regarding public notification on the 1:1 program. AYES – ALL. Motion carried 7-0.
  2. Financial Reports: Moved by Stafford, seconded by Keuning to accept the financial reports as presented. AYES – ALL. Motion carried 7-0.
  3. Bills for Payment: Moved by Chipps, seconded by Witt to approve the bills for payment as presented. AYES – ALL. Motion carried 7-0.
  4. Resignations: Moved by Stafford, seconded by Keuning to approve the resignation of Lana Nickell – Instructor; Julie A. Kuecker – Instructor; Makenlee Wilkerson – District Associate; Matt Dunkin – Instructor; Devin Dunkin – Instructor/Asst. Cheer Coach; Sharon Steffa – District Associate. AYES – ALL. Motion carried 7-0.
  5. New Hires: Moved by Chipps, seconded by Witt to approve the hire of Angela Bennett – District Associate. AYES – ALL. Motion carried 7-0.; Moved by Keuning, seconded by Stafford to approve the hire of Lindsey Vande Wall – MS Track (one year only). AYES – ALL. Motion carried 7-0.; Moved by Keuning, seconded by Chipps to approve the hire of Dar Dahms – MS Football Coach. AYES – ALL. Motion carried 7-0.; Moved by Witt, seconded by Keuning to approve the hire of Zach Fagg – Boys Soccer Asst. Coach. AYES – ALL. Motion carried 7-0.; Moved by Chipps, seconded by Witt to approve the hire of Ryan Roozeboom - Principal. AYES – ALL. Motion carried 7-0.

 
G. OLD BUSINESS:

  1. 1:1 Program: Moved by Chipps, seconded by Witt to approve the bid with Apple, Inc. for 11 inch computers at  a total cost of $651,326.32. AYES – Witt, Nearmyer, Chipps, Keuning, Ingle. NAYS – Downey, Stafford. Motion carried 5-2.
  2. 1:1 Supplemental Equipment/Supplies: Moved by Chipps, seconded by Downey to table until a future meeting. AYES – ALL. Motion carried 7-0.

 
H. NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Vehicle Bids: Moved by Downey, seconded by Witt to sell the white Chevy truck “as-is” for highest bid of $307.12. AYES – ALL. Motion carried 7-0.
  2. Basketball Camp: Moved by Nearmyer, seconded by Chipps to approve the basketball camp as presented. AYES – ALL. Motion carried 7-0.
  3. Networking and Wireless Upgrades: Moved by Nearmyer, seconded by Chipps to approve an update to the network and wireless systems with Meraki from ITS. AYES – ALL. Motion carried 7-0.
  4. 2014-2015 Certified Contracts: Moved by Keuning, seconded by Witt to approve 2014-2015 contracts with the certified staff. AYES – ALL. Motion carried 7-0.
  5. 2014-2015 Non-Bargaining Contracts: Item removed from the agenda.
  6. Set Date for 2013-2014 Certified Budget Amendment Public Hearing: Moved by Keuning, seconded by Nearmyer to set the date for the 2013-2014 Certified Budget Amendment public hearing for May 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. AYES – ALL. Motion carried 7-0.

 
I. DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS:

  1. Buildings & Grounds: The Director of Operations gave the board an update on current buildings and grounds projects being completed in the district. Ms. Gent shared that she is currently working to update the high school grounds with her horticulture class. She is also working with the city and will be seeking approval from the board in the future to put up a livestock and storage facility. The architects are scheduled to meet with the facilities committee next week. Administration is also working with the architects to move forward to address parking issues.
  2. Student Achievement/Curriculum: The Curriculum Director shared a list of the professional learning areas that the district has focused on this year. Preschool staff shared their work with the Handwriting without Tears curriculum.

 
J. ADJOURN: Moved by Keuning, seconded by Witt to adjourn the meeting at 9:12 p.m. AYES – ALL. Motion carried 7-0.