BP board approves sharing elementary counselor with Tri-County

Belle Plaine, Iowa

August 21, 2019

From board minutes

A meeting of the Belle Plaine Community School District Board of Education was held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 6:45 p.m. in the board room at Longfellow Elementary, Belle Plaine.

Belle Plaine Longfellow Elementary

Members Present: Marie Stratford, Mike Bachelder, Rima Johnson

Val Coffman, Brad Cook

Members Absent: None

Administration Present: Chad Straight, Heather Coover, Todd Werner

Board Secretary Present: Stacey Kolars

Visitors Present: Interested Patrons

Press Representative: None

The board took a tour of the newly remodeled media center at the junior/senior high school prior to the meeting.

The meeting was called to order by President Stratford at 6:45 p.m.

AGENDA

Motion Cook, second Johnson to approve the agenda with Business Item #7 regarding Action/Discussion on AP Data and Dual Credit Information to Business Item #2; Business Item #8 should be changed to Action/Discussion on First Reading of 200 Series Policies: 203,209.3, 210.7R1, 210.9 and the Review of Polices 209.1, 209.2, 209.4, 210.7, 210.8, 210 E.1, and 211. All voted, “aye.” Motion carried.

DELEGATIONS

There were no delegations.

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

The consent agenda items were considered. There was motion by Coffman second by Cook to approve the consent agenda items. All voted, “aye.” Motion carried. The consent agenda items that were approved are listed below:

  1. Approval of the minutes of the July 17, 2019 meeting.
  2. Approval of bills, payroll, financial statements.
  3. Personnel/Business Items:
  4. Acceptance of the resignations: There were no resignations.

PRINCIPAL REPORTS-Secondary Principal, Todd Werner and Elementary Principal, Heather Coover gave their respective reports to the board.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Superintendent Straight gave his report to the board

PPEL/SAVE REPORT-Business Manager, Stacey Kolars gave a report on the PPEL/SAVE funds.

COMMUNICATIONS

Katie Stull is making a horizontal salary move from BA+12 to MA; Beth Parrott is making a horizontal salary move from BA+24 to BA+30. A thank you card was received from the family of Grant Bevins. Board president, Stratford read an update of the school bus shelter project from Lon Weber of the Belle Plaine Rotary.

BUSINESS ITEMS

  1. Approval of the Employment of Personnel-There was motion by Johnson, second by Cook to approve the employment of Matt Kressley as assistant wrestling coach, and Larry Kithcart as part-time custodial. All voted, “aye.” Motion carried.

2. Action/Discussion on AP Data and Dual Credit Information-Principal, Todd Werner presented information to the board regarding current Advanced Placement course data as well as current courses offered during the 19-20 school year for dual credit. No action was taken on this item.

3. Action/Discussion on Sharing a Counselor with Tri-County-Superintendent Straight recommended the board approve the sharing of an elementary counselor with The Tri-County Community School District. This shared counselor position would be for 20% of the time (one day per week). This would allow both the Belle Plaine and Tri-County districts to gain the equivalent of three students in operational sharing money. There was motion by Bachelder, second by Coffman to approve the sharing of an elementary counselor with the Tri-County School District. All voted, “aye.” Motion carried.

4. Action/Discussion on New Signs at the High School and Elementary – Superintendent Straight presented bids from three different companies for signs at the high school and elementary locations. After review and discussion, there was motion by Cook, second by Coffman to table this item until more information could be received from the companies regarding the scope of LED images/graphics capabilities of the LED signs. All voted, “aye.” Motion carried to table this business item.

5. Approval of the Submission of Title I and Other Applications for 19-20-There was motion by Johnson, second by Cook to approve the submission of the Title I and other State and Federal applications and documents for the 2019-2020 school year. All voted, “aye.” Motion carried.

6. Approval of Transportation for Extra-Curricular Duties- There was motion by Bachelder, second by Cook to approve providing transportation for the extra-curricular activities for the 2019-2020 school year. All voted, “aye.” Motion carried.

7. Approval of Transportation Agreements with Other Districts for 2019-2020-There was motion by Cook, second by Johnson to approve the 28E sharing agreement with other surrounding districts for transportation arrangements as the district has done in the past. All voted, “aye.” Motion carried.

8. Action/Discussion on First Reading of 200 Series Policies: 203,209.3, 210.7R1, 210.9 and the Review of Polices 209.1, 209.2, 209.4, 210.7, 210.8, 210 E.1, and 211. –Superintendent Straight presented the following policies for the board to review: 209.1; 209.2; 209.4; 210.7; 210.8; 210 E.1; 211. After review and discussion, a language change in 209.2 and 210 E.1 was deleted. There was motion by Cook, second by Bachelder to approve the first reading of those policies with the language change to 209.2, and the deletion of 210 E.1. All voted, “aye.” Motion carried. The board then reviewed existing policies 203; 209.3; 210.7R1, 210.9. After review and discussion, there was motion by Cook, second by Bachelder to approve the review of those policies, with a language change to policy 210.7R1. All voted, “aye.” Motion carried.

9. Action/Discussion on First Reading of Facility Use Policy 905.1 and 905.R1-After review and discussion, there was motion by Bachelder, second by Cook to approve the first reading of the Facility Use Policy 905.1 and 905.R1. All voted, “aye.” Motion carried.

10. Action/Discussion on Naming Delegate for IASB Delegate Assembly-There was motion by Cook, second by Bachelder to name Val Coffman as the delegate for the Belle Plaine Community School District at the annual IASB Delegate Assembly in November. All voted, “aye.” Motion carried.

11. Action/Discussion on the Audit Report-Business Manager, Stacey Kolars present the district audit for FY18 to the board. Copies of the FY18 audit may be viewed at the district office upon request. There was motion by Stratford, second by Coffman to approve the FY18 audit for the Belle Plaine Community School District. All voted, “aye.” Motion carried.

There was motion by Cook, second by Johnson to adjourn the meeting at 8:02 p.m.

Marie Stratford, Board President Stacey Kolars, Board Secretary

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