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2014-11-17 Official Board Minutes

PCM COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
7:00 p.m., November 17, 2014
PCM High School Library, Monroe, IA
 
A. President Greg Ingle called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Proceedings recorded pursuant to board policy 218, Board of Directors Records.
 
B. ROLL CALL: PRESENT: Nicole Stafford, Alvin Keuning, Brenda Downey, Jill Witt, Steve Nearmyer, Greg Ingle. ABSENT: Mitchell Chipps.
 
C. AGENDA: Moved by Nearmyer, seconded by Stafford to remove I.1. – Patron Appeal. AYES – ALL. Motion passed 6-0.
 
D. CONSTITUENTS CORRESPONDENCE: None at this time.
 
E. CELEBRATIONS:

  1. Metro Waste Authority: Mary Gillespie from Metro Waste Authority informed the board of the host fees program. Almost $62,000 was donated to the district in the 2013-2014 year under this program.

The HS play was a huge success this past weekend, and the kids did a great job. PCE held their first snow contest and had many winners this year. Bubble gum day is coming up for PCE students.
 
F. CONSENT ITEMS:

  1. Board Minutes: Moved by Nearmyer, seconded by Witt to approve the October 20, 2014, regular minutes as presented. AYES – ALL. Motion carried 6-0.
  2. Financial Reports: Moved by Stafford, seconded by Witt to accept the financial reports as presented. AYES – ALL. Motion carried 6-0.
  3. Bills for Payment: Moved by Witt, seconded by Nearmyer to approve the bills for payment as presented. AYES – ALL. Motion carried 6-0.
  4. Resignations: Moved by Keuning, seconded by Nearmyer to approve the resignation of Heather Arthurs – District Associate; Wendy Chiabotta – MS Volleyball; Laurie Wood – MS Volleyball; Laurie Wood – HS Girls Basketball Assistant; Laurie Wood – HS Girls Track Assistant. AYES – ALL. Motion carried 6-0.
  5. New Hires: Moved by Stafford, seconded by Keuning to approve the hire of Lindsey Cunningham – MS Girls Basketball. AYES – ALL. Motion carried 6-0.

G. DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS:

  1. Buildings and Grounds: The Director of Operations updated the board on current projects.
  2. Technology: The Technology Director updated on a conference the department attended in Minneapolis in October. Repairs and programs have been holding up fairly well with the new student computers. Staff computers have been ordered. The district is working to block social networking sites while students are at school.
  3. Curriculum/Student Achievement: The Curriculum Director reviewed MAP test scores and areas that the interventionists are focusing on to assist student scores.

H. OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Board Policies:
    1. 1st Reading – 301.2; 304.2: Moved by Stafford, seconded by Witt to approve the 1st reading of 304.2 as edited. AYES – ALL. Motion carried 6-0.
    2. 2nd Reading – 300; 301.1; 302; 303; 304.1; 304.3; 304.4; 304.5; 304.6; 304.7; 304.8; 305; 306.1; 306.2; 306.3; 307; 308; 309: Moved by Witt, seconded by Keuning to approve the 2nd reading of policies 300; 301.1; 302; 303; 304.1; 304.3; 304.4; 304.5; 304.6; 304.7; 304.8; 305; 306.1; 306.2; 306.3; 307; 308; 309 as modified. AYES – ALL. Motion carried 6-0.

I. NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Patron Appeal: Item removed from the agenda.
  2. Fundraisers: Moved by Keuning, seconded by Downey to approve the baseball and middle school fundraisers as presented. AYES – ALL. Motion carried 6-0.
  3. Modified Supplemental Amount for Open Enrollment Out: Moved by Nearmyer, seconded by Witt to request $30,605, or as adjusted by the Iowa Dept. of Education, in modified supplemental amount for open enrollment out. AYES – ALL. Motion carried 6-0.
  4. Board Policies:
    1. 1st Reading –210.6: Moved by Keuning, seconded by Downey to approve the 1st reading of board policy 210.6 as edited. AYES – ALL. Motion carried 6-0.

J. CLOSED SESSION: Pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5(1)(i) – Personnel: Moved by Nearmyer, seconded by Witt to move into closed session at 8:45 p.m. Roll Call Vote: AYES – Keuning, Downey, Witt, Nearmyer, Stafford, Ingle. NAYS – None. ABSENT – Chipps. Motion carried 6-0. Moved by Stafford, seconded by Downey to move out of closed session at 9:20 p.m. Roll Call Vote: AYES – Downey, Downey, Witt, Nearmyer, Stafford, Keuning, Ingle. NAYS – None. ABSENT – Chipps. Motion carried 6-0.
 
K. ADJOURN: Moved by Stafford, seconded by Nearmyer to adjourn the meeting at 9:21 p.m. AYES – ALL. Motion carried 6-0.