BP school board had special meeting

Belle Plaine Longfellow Elementary

Belle Plaine, Iowa

June 23, 2021

A special meeting of the Belle Plaine Community School District Board of Education was held on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. in the board room at Longfellow Elementary, Belle Plaine.

Members Present: Val Coffman, Stephen Beck, Rima Johnson, Ben Reineke

Members Absent: Alicia Jacobi

Administration Present: Chad Straight

Administration Absent: Heather Coover, Ryan Devereux

Board Secretary Present: Stacey Kolars

Visitors Present: Interested Patrons (via Zoom)

Press Representative: None

The meeting was called to order by President Coffman at 5:00 p.m.


Motion Reineke, second Beck to approve the agenda. All voted, “aye.” Motion carried.


There were no delegations.



  1. Approval of the Employment of Personnel-There was motion by Beck, second by Johnson to approve the following personnel:
  • Sadie Anderson-Assistant Volleyball Coach
  • Brandon Heying-transfer to 1st grade teacher
  • Derrick Beck-Transportation Director
  • Holly Vido-1.0 FTE Instructional Coach-TLC
  • Deb Maxwell-0.5 FTE Instructional Coach-TLC
  • Susan Mattmiller-0.5 FTE Lead Mentor-TLC
  • Richard Sankot-Assistant HS Football Coach, JH Football Coach
  • Clara Kienitz-Head Varsity Cross Country Coach

All voted, “aye.” Motion carried.

2. Focus on Education: Apprenticeship Program Report- Leah Mast and Principal Ryan Devereux reported to the board on the apprenticeship program.

There was motion by Beck, second by Reineke to adjourn the meeting at 5:04 p.m. All voted, “aye.” Motion carried.

Val Coffman, Board President

Stacey Kolars, Board Secretary

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