ALBIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

 The Board of Education of the Albia Community School District will meet in regular session Monday, November 09, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. at the Albia High School Library, 503 B Avenue East, Albia, Iowa. The following agenda items will be discussed. The Board of Education may, by Board vote, take action on any or all items.

 1.             CALL TO ORDER

 2.            RECOGNIZE VISITORS

  3.            APPROVE AGENDA

   4.                APPROVE

A.        Minutes

B.         Financial Statements

C.        List of Bills

  5.                COMMUNICATIONS

                A.  Citizens

                B.  Students

                C.  Board Members

                D.  Board Secretary and Superintendent

                E.  Correspondence

                F.  Board Member Reports

  6.             REPORTS                                 

6.1    As Specified in Board Overview

   7.             ACTION ITEMS

7.1        Personnel:

                       A.         Resignations:

                         B.         Terminations:                                                          

                         C.         Contracts:              

                         D.         Approve Employment:

                         E.         Approve Volunteers:

                         F.          Others:

7.2        Return to Learn

7.3        Approve SBRC Application for Open Enrollment Out Students not on Fall 2019 Count

7.4        Approve SBRC Application for ELL Beyond 5 Years

7.5        Bus Lease Agreement

7.6        Winter Sports Guidelines & Facility Usage by outside groups during the Pandemic Policies

7.7        Board Policies

 8.             DISCUSSION ITEMS

8.1        School District Insurance

 8.2        Five-Year Infrastructure Plan – Next Steps

 8.3        Snow Days

 8.4        Board Policies

 8.5        Items for December Meeting

                 8.6    Board Member Discussion

 9.             UPCOMING EVENTS

9.1        Thanksgiving Break-November 25-27, 2020

 10.           ADJOURNMENT

          Additional items may be added to the agenda before the Board meeting if posted a minimum of 24 hours before the scheduled meeting.  Such items will be posted at the newspaper office and the school business office.

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Important Notice to all Parents and Guardians

Beginning on Monday, November 2nd ALL school attendance centers will be operating on a 2:30 dismissal schedule every day of the week. The following schools will dismiss accordingly:

 

Kendall – 2:10

Grant – 2:15

Lincoln Center – 2:20

Jr. High – 2:25

High School – 2:30

 

If you have questions concerning the new schedule, please feel free to contact your building principal. Thank you for your cooperation and flexibility with this schedule change.

ALBIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING 

The Board of Education of the Albia Community School District will meet in regular session Monday, October 12, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. at the Albia High School Library, 503 B Avenue East, Albia, Iowa.  The following agenda items will be discussed.  The Board of Education may, by Board vote, take action on any or all items.                                                                 

1.             CALL TO ORDER

2.             RECOGNIZE VISITORS

3.             APPROVE AGENDA

4.             APPROVE

                A.            Minutes

                B.            Financial Reports

                C.            List of Bills

 5.             COMMUNICATIONS

                A.            Citizens

                B.            Students

                C.            Board Members

                D.            Board Secretary and Superintendent

                E.            Correspondence

                F.             Board Member Reports

 6.             REPORTS

                6.1           Guest Administrator

                6.2           Principals’ Board Reports

                6.3           Certified Enrollment Preliminary Account

                6.4           Insurance Report

 7.             ACTION ITEMS

                7.1           Personnel

                            A.            Resignations

                            B.            Contracts

                            C.            Approve Employment

                            D.            Approve Volunteers

                            E.            Terminations

                            F.             Others

                7.2           Return to Learn

                7.3           2:30 Dismissal Plan

                7.4           Board Policies

7.5           Approve SBRC Allowable Growth for LEP

 8.             DISCUSSION ITEMS

                8.1           Five Year Infrastructure Plan

                8.2           Winter Sports/Activities

                8.3           Early Retirement Plan

                8.4           Board Policies

                8.5           Items for November Board Meeting

                8.6           Board Member Discussion

9.            CLOSED SESSION

Section 21.5 1(i) Code of Iowa: “To evaluate the professional competency of an individual 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.           UPCOMING EVENTS            

10.1         Parent/Teacher Conferences – November 2nd – 3:30 – 7:30 PM &                                          November 4th  – 3:00 – 6:00 PM, 2020

10.2         No School - November 6, 2020

10.3         IASB Virtual Convention – November 18-19, 2020

11.           ADJOURNMENT

Additional items may be added to the agenda before the Board meeting if posted a minimum of 24 hours before the scheduled meeting.  Such items will be posted   at the newspaper office and the school business office.

 

 July 22, 2020

Dear Albia Community School District Stakeholders:

We hope you are all safe and well!  We know many of you are wondering how the district is planning to reopen for the upcoming year and are anxious about what the school year might look like.  Rest assured, district leadership has been working hard to create the best plans possible. I have tried to keep you abreast of the progress with these plans with social media posts and updates on School Messenger. However, changes could still happen before school begins on August 25th.  A decision by the school board will be made at our regular meeting on Tuesday, August 4th beginning at 6:00 p.m. If you wish to view the meeting, it will be broadcast via Facebook Live at that time.

 

The Iowa Department of Education has released initial guidelines for reopening of schools and these guidelines are being followed by district leadership to create a safe learning environment for students and staff. However, the guidelines did change on Friday, July 17th so the district is working through the new guidelines to create plans that are compliant.

The Iowa Department of Education has required all Iowa schools to develop three ways for students to learn; on-site, blended (hybrid), and remote if determined to be appropriate by local public health and the Department of Education. The on-site learning model will allow students and staff to return to their school buildings with mitigation measures in place.  Hybrid models blend online learning with classroom instruction and remote learning is delivered all online. The ACSD Leadership team has been working to develop learning models for all three scenarios.  Our current goal is to open our schools in an on-site learning model with a modified environment inclusive of Iowa Department of Public Health and CDC recommended social distancing, cleaning, disinfecting and safety measures to protect students and staff - with the understanding that state proclamation, COVID-19 in our community, staff and student absences due to illness, and supply chain shortages may trigger a transition to hybrid or virtual learning at any time throughout the school year.

 

There are still many unknowns as we plan.  In June, school districts in Appanoose, Davis, Lucas and Monroe Counties (ADLM) formed a school consortium in collaboration with emergency management and local public health agencies to learn more about recommendations and work together to develop best practices for the return to learn.  On July 9th that consortium worked on development of a framework which includes a definition of risks, triggers requiring transition between learning models, and school responses based on department of education, public health and CDC guidelines.  Some of this has changed with Governor Reynold’s Emergency Proclamation on Friday, July 17th, but it is still my hope that we will be able to present the plan to the school board at the August 4th meeting.  In the meantime, we encourage all parents to register their child(ren) for school. Please understand that an all online option exists if you are not comfortable in sending your student(s) to school. If that is the case, we ask that you contact your building principal to receive more information.

 

Please be mindful that so much can still change in the time leading up to the reopening of Iowa schools.   As guidelines continue to evolve, adjustments to our planning will be made. Health, safety, and education of our students will remain our highest priority and we will continue to update you as planning evolves.

 

Remember COVID-19 is still in our community.  Continue to follow the CDC recommendations to social distance, wear a mask if you can’t social distance, wash your hands, clean surfaces often, and stay home when you are sick. Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 now, so our kids can return to school this fall.

 

 

Take care and stay safe,

Kevin Crall

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June 30, 2020

Dear Albia CSD Families,

We want you to know that all the decision-making at the district and building levels is rooted in our interest in the health and safety of our staff and students. These are challenging times for all of us, and this message is intended to help you understand how our focus on safety will be woven into our plans for the upcoming 2020-21 school year.

First and foremost, we are all hopeful that we will be able to open our doors and welcome all students back to a normal return to school. As educators, we miss seeing the students in our hallways and classrooms. We look forward to in-person classes, school activities, and athletics.

We are preparing plans to continue in a face-to-face learning environment, but we’re also preparing for a school day that may include a mixture of kids in classrooms and kids learning at home. We are creating three plans (all in-person, hybrid, and all virtual) in order to be prepared for all scenarios in the fall, in case the pandemic dictates that additional measures need to be taken to keep everyone safe. We have recorded a video outlining the details of each plan that can be viewed through the Albia CSD Facebook Page. The details of these plans are also outlined at the end of this correspondence for your convenience.

We know that there will be some students and families who will either want or need to continue learning in an online setting. Our teachers and leaders have also been working on the details of this situation and we will create a plan for students who can’t return to the face-to-face setting when school resumes in the fall. We will continue to provide information to you throughout the summer as plans are solidified. Look for plans to be established by late July/early August.

Overall, we are excited to begin the Return-to-Learn process and, like you, have missed the vibrancy that our students and families bring to our schools and community. Thank you for your continued partnership in creating safe, equitable learning spaces for all of our students.  Go Big Blue!

Sincerely,

Kevin Crall

Superintendent

In-Person 

This option is the preferred method of instruction. If proper mitigation strategies are put in place in order to comply with social distancing guidelines, this will be the option chosen. However, guidance from various organizations such as the Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Department of Public Health, ADLM Emergency Management and Monroe County Public Health has not been determined at this time. Potential mitigation strategies include the following:

  1. The use of PPE Equipment
  2. Transportation Guidelines
  3. Instructional Strategies - Structure of Classroom, Scheduling of Students, Coordinated Pass, Recess, and Lunchtimes
  4. Monitoring the Health of Students and Staff
  5. Cleaning and Sanitation Schedules - Bus (School Vehicles), Classroom, Building and Outdoor Facilities

Once requirements/recommendations/guidelines have been identified, then the district will determine if they can be met using the face-to-face option. If they can be met, the face-to-face option will be chosen. If not, then the next preferred option is the Hybrid Plan. If the Hybrid Plan is not feasible, then the last alternative is the All-Virtual Plan.  Data will be monitored on an ongoing basis in order to determine the best plan possible given the ever changing circumstances.

Hybrid

Most of the virtual online information below applies, along with mitigation strategies

described in face to face.

  1. Grade PK

Additional staff and classrooms will be utilized to decrease classroom size by organizing each section into two cohorts to promote social distancing.  PK will meet daily following the normal regular schedule.

  1. Grades K-3

Additional staff and classrooms will be utilized to decrease classroom size by organizing each section into two cohorts. This will allow all students to attend Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. An attempt will be made to keep cohorts contained.

  1. Grades 4-8

In an effort to decrease classroom size students will be organized into sections. Each section will be split into two cohorts that will meet two or more days a week. An attempt will be made to keep cohorts contained.  One cohort would meet on Monday/Thursday and the second cohort will meet on Tuesday/Friday.

  1. Grades 9-12

Online instruction will be provided based on the virtual online plan. One difference will be that courses will meet at traditional times, but not for the entire class period. The 9-12 student body will be organized into two cohorts which will meet in person every other Wednesday. Students needing additional supports and/or resources will be scheduled to meet in person more frequently.

Virtual Online 

  1. Clear Expectations
  1. Required for all students
  2. Attendance taken daily
  3. New learning taking place
  1. Define teacher and student expectations
  1. Teacher - Best practices for on-line learning will be followed
  2. Student -  Blue Pride Expectations will be outlined and followed
  1. Preschool
  1. Drive Thru Paper Packet Distribution
  1. K-6
  1. Min/Max Times
  2. AM/PM Sessions
  1. 7-12

7:45-8:30 Prep

8:30-12:00 Direct Instruction

12:30-2:00 PLT/ILT/PD

2:00-3:30 Office Hours

PK Pre-Registration Survey  

Once this form is completed your student will be placed on a roster for the upcoming 2020-2021 School year. Your student will need to be 4 before September 15th to be eligible for this program. Proof will be required at registration with the students birth certificate. After completion of this form you will be mailed paperwork that will need to be completed and returned before the start of school in the fall.  If you have any questions please email misty.smith@albia.k12.ia.us or call (641)932-2161 ext. 1102

Albia Community School District Family,

Today Governor Reynolds announced that all schools in Iowa will remain closed through the end of the school year to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

This announcement will continue to affect all the Albia Community School District programming, including before- and after-school activities, all athletic and extracurricular practices and competitions, and all weekend events. It is our hope that we will receive future guidance from the State regarding Summer sports, but for now everything is on hold until future guidance is received. If anything changes regarding athletic practices or competitions, we will communicate that guidance in a timely manner.

I know many people are wondering about Prom and Graduation. Speaking on behalf of the District, we hope to be able to reschedule these two special events for later this summer. However, we will need more guidance from the State in order to make a definitive decision on those dates so we keep everyone safe. Our intent at this point is to form a committee to examine/create options to bring a recommendation to the School Board for a final decision regarding holding these events at some time in the future and in the safest fashion to the best of our ability.    

I know the decision to end the 2019-2020 school year has caused a great deal of concern and disappointment for our students, staff, and families. The pandemic arrived quickly and when we first were directed to close our school buildings in March, we did not realize it would be the last time we would see our students in person this school year. Please know that we share in your disappointment. I am extremely disappointed for our Seniors as I know this is not how they wanted to end their school days at Albia, but these circumstances demand actions and precautions to be made in order to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Per our District master calendar, the last day of school for Seniors is Friday, May 15th, and for the rest of the student body is Wednesday, May 27th. We will continue with virtual learning until these dates, just as we have over the past several weeks. We plan on continuing to adapt our instruction based on guidance and regulations from state education officials. We encourage all families to keep their students engaged in these activities to ensure learning continues to take place through the end of the school year. Our staff is ready to assist all families in these efforts, as well.

We need our families’ support in engaging students in the learning resources we have provided. Doing nothing from March 16 to August 25 will not prepare children to be successful next school year. Our staff is here to help you bridge this gap. We will also be planning transition events for students who will be entering a new building next year to help our students adjust. Look for these events to occur closer to next school year.

We will try to continue providing school lunch services through the extended school closure, as well. Currently, we are preparing and delivering meals daily. This will continue until May 27th. Our intent is to continue to operate the Food Bank at Lincoln during this time period, as well.  

Once again, thank you for your patience, understanding, and flexibility during this unprecedented time. We will get through this together. Please continue to stay safe, practice social distancing, and remain at home as much as possible. Please remember the District will help students and their families in every way possible during this pandemic. We plan on keeping everyone posted via our website, social media and School Messenger with any changes or updates to this information in the future.

Finally, the week of April 20-24 has been designated Blue Pride Spirit Week with dress-up days for students, staff, families and community members to participate in. We hope this brightens your days ahead with hope, laughter, and relief of the situation at hand. Please know that we are in this together and Blue Pride is still alive and well!

God Bless you all and Stay Safe!

Sincerely,

Kevin Crall

Albia Community School District Superintendent

Student Scholarship Turn In Announcement 4/7/2020

Attention:  AHS Seniors/Parents

We have made plans for the Senior Scholarship Turn in.  We will have a supervised drop box at Central Office for students to turn in their scholarships.  Students should place all of their scholarships in a clasped 8x11 envelope (or one will be provided at the drop off site) with their name on the outside of the envelope. The High School secretaries will be supervising the drop off site at Central Office.  Please practice Social Distancing as you drop off your scholarships.  The following days/times have been designated for students to drop off their scholarships.

Thurs, April 9:  9:00am-11:00am

Tuesday, April 14:  9:00am-11:00am & 5:00-7:00pm

Wednesday, April 15:  9:00am-12:00pm & 1:00-5:00pm

If any student has a conflict or questions please email Mrs. Dorpinghaus.

Continuous Learning Frequently Asked Questions

Albia Community School District

Updated April 3, 2020

The global COVID-19  pandemic has definitely impacted the students and staff of the Albia Community School District. The District has attempted to provide a platform and resources in order to continue to foster learning for our students since school has been closed. The purpose of this communication is to provide answers to some frequently asked questions from students and parents in order to provide clarity and guidance as we facilitate student learning remotely while school is not in session.

1.) Are these learning opportunities required to be completed by the students? No, students will not be penalized if they are not completed. It is highly encouraged that the students keep up with the work in order to not fall behind skill-wise while school is not in session.The purpose of these assignments/enrichment opportunities is to foster learning so students can continue to learn and grow academically despite school being closed.

2.) What can I do if our household does not have access to the internet, even though we have been issued a chromebook? Students will not be penalized if they do not have access to the internet. If your chromebook is not working or you need alternate methods of instructional resources, please notify your respective building principal:

                    Kendall Center - Mr. Kevin Crall – (641) 932-2161, ext. 1101            

                    Grant Center – Mr. Billy Strickler – (641) 932-2161, ext. 1201

                    Lincoln Center – Mrs. Joellen Swartz – (641) 932-2161, ext. 1301

                    Jr & Sr. High - Mr. Richard Montgomery – (641) 932-2161, ext. 1401

If you have specific questions concerning the learning opportunities being offered, please contact your teacher via email addresses on the website.

3.) What are some ways we can improve our internet sources at home? The school is not requiring families to purchase or upgrade their service and does not want to increase the financial burden of our families. However, there are options for you to upgrade or access the internet practicing good social distancing practices.

4.) When can I expect learning opportunities to be delivered online each week? All learning opportunities should be getting updated daily Monday through Friday by 9:00 AM.  (This does not include live Hangouts or follow ups, which can be scheduled on an as needed basis depending on the age of student and the complexity of the coursework assigned).

5.) On average, how many hours per day should homework occur? It is our goal not to overwhelm or put too much stress on students and their families during this difficult time. On average, it should take students about 1-2 hours per day to complete the learning opportunities that have been offered.  

6.) Knowing that these learning opportunities can’t truly be graded, how can we keep students doing their best work? Continue to encourage your child to stay in a routine and do their best attempt with the work. We encourage students to reach out to their teachers via email or through Google Classroom if they have questions about the work.

7.) What about Prom, Graduation and sports? Have decisions been made concerning these special events? At this time, everything is on hold waiting for further guidance from the state including the Governor, Iowa Department of Education and the respective Boys and Girls State Athletic Associations. It is the District’s intentions to make appropriate arrangements to have these celebrations and get back to normal as soon as possible.

If you do not have internet access at home you are welcome to reach out to these providers to see who can help your student. Albia Schools will also have parking lot internet access at the High School and Grant parking lots.  Chromebooks will connect automatically.  The open wifi is called Dees & Demons.  Its password is rolldemon.

 

Connectivity for students who don't have it:

  • FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.
  • AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families
  • Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.
  • Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge (I expect others will follow).
  • T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge (I expect others will follow).
  • US Cellular: has prepaid plans starting around $40 a month.  This seems to be Albia's best carrier.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our normal routines in an unprecedented fashion. The challenges that we have confronted together have been immense and they will continue to be difficult in the weeks ahead.  

These changes and challenges brought about by COVID-19 have impacted every student and their families in the Albia Community School District. Through the work of many dedicated ACSD staff members,  efforts have been made to combat and respond to try to establish a “new normal” with taking on burden of continuing meeting the needs of our students – physically, emotionally and mentally.

Together we will beat the COVID-19 by doing the necessary things that have been discussed such as practicing good hygiene habits and social distancing. During this difficult time, the ACSD will continue to communicate important messages through various means in order to keep everyone updated. Our goal is to be available so our students do not feel they are in isolation. We are here to help!

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to take precautionary measures such as limiting access to visitors to the buildings in order to keep everyone safe. The pandemic has also forced the   cancelation of face-to-face parent-teacher conferences originally to be held on March 23rd and 25th.  However, we plan on mailing the 3rd quarter report cards home during the week of March 30th.  Look for more guidance from the building principals in the weeks ahead on ways you can keep in contact with school officials in order for us to meet your needs.

Again, thank you for your cooperation and flexibility with this crisis.  Our mission empowering and preparing all students to be successful citizens in a complex, changing world has not changed. Together we will beat this pandemic and make our way back to normalcy soon. #blue pride is alive and well

Kevin Crall, Superintendent

NOTICE

In taking precautions to ensure the safety of everyone in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this building will be closed from March 23rd until further notice.

If you need to make arrangements to come into this building, please contact Central Office at

(641)932-2161 ext. 1102.

Thank you for your cooperation during this time.

Albia Community School District

Special Announcement

Dear District Stakeholders:

As a school district, we have been closely monitoring the news and best practices regarding the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). At the direction of Governor Kim Reynolds, she is recommending all all schools in Iowa close the next four weeks. This closure will take effect immediately.  

The closure affects all school programming, including before and after-school activities, all athletic/extracurricular practices, competitions and all weekend events.

District meetings will take place in order to create a response to this unprecedented situation. We are awaiting guidance from officials on appropriate ways to try to continue education and meal services. The District intends to keep everyone informed in a timely manner as this situation unfolds.  

The coronavirus is thought to be spread via person-to-person contact through contaminated air droplets from coughing and sneezing by an infected person. As with controlling the spread of other viruses, we urge you to speak to your child about the following prevention measures:

The symptoms of coronavirus are similar to the regular seasonal influenza and include fever, lethargy, lack of appetite, and coughing. Some people with coronavirus have reported additional symptoms, such as a runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. In some situations, the virus can develop into pneumonia.

Individuals who need medical care should call their medical provider to report their illness prior to seeking care at a clinic, physician’s office, or hospital. People are also encouraged to contact Monroe County Public Health at (641) 932-7191.

Please know that my heart is with you. I know the days ahead will be challenging for you and your family. We will do our absolute best to rise to the occasion and try to assist you in finding solutions going forward. May we all lean on each other in the days ahead.

Sincerely,

Kevin Crall, Superintendent         

SECTION 00 11 13 – NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Sealed bids for the ALBIA JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL HVAC RENOVATION will be received by Albia Community School District at Albia CSD Administration Board Room, 701 Washington Avenue East, Albia, IA 52531 until 2 PM local time on April 2, 2020 and will be publicly opened and read aloud for the following public improvements:

The project consists of the following:

Renovation of HVAC systems in an existing single-story junior/senior high school building. Work includes related electrical construction.

Bids will be received for a single prime contract.

Bidding documents may be examined at the following places: Construction Update Network: www.mbionline.com Beeline + Blue: www.beelineandblue.com Omaha Builders Exchange, 4159 South 94th Street, Omaha, NE 68127 Minneapolis Builders Exchange, 1123 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Bidding Documents may be obtained from Beeline + Blue, 2507 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312; Phone: (515-244-1611) or through their on-line plan room at www.beelineandblue.com. Plan deposit, of $100.00 per set, will be returned to Bidder when bid documents are returned in good condition. Members of Associated Builders and Contractors of Iowa may obtain Bidding Documents by use of the non-cash security method adopted by the ABC of Iowa. Members of Master Builders of Iowa may obtain Bidding Documents by use of the non-cash security method adopted by the Master Builders of Iowa, Inc.

Refer to other bidding requirements described in Division 01 Section “Instructions to Bidders”.

Each bid shall be submitted on the Bid Form provided with the Bidding Documents and shall be accompanied by bid security as set forth in the Instructions to Bidders, in the amount of five (5) percent of the total bid.

Performance Bond Requirement: 100% of contract amount.

No bid may be withdrawn for a period of 30 calendar days after the date of opening.

The bidder to whom the Contract is awarded shall commence work no later than the date set forth in a Notice to Proceed to the Contractor from the Owner or its authorized representative.

Phase 1 Work of this Contract in the Gymnasium shall be completed on or before August 3, 2020. Remainder of Phase 1 Work of this Contract shall be completed on or before August 10, 2020. Phase 2 Work of this Contract shall be completed on or before August 10, 2021.

By virtue of statutory authority, a preference will be given to products and provisions grown and coal produced within the state of Iowa.

To the extent permitted by law, the Owner reserves the right to waive minor irregularities and to reject any and all bids.

This project is sales tax exempt. The Owner will issue an exemption certificate for the purchase or use of building materials, supplies, and equipment that will be used in the performance of the construction contract.

Owner: Albia Community School District 701 Washington Avenue East, Albia, IA 52531

Architect of Record: RDG Planning & Design 301 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309 Phone: (515) 288-3141

END OF SECTION 00 11 13

ALBIA HS HVAC RENOVATION NOTICE TO BIDDERS RDG #3002.848.04 00 11 13 - 1

 

NOTICE TO LIZZIE ALEXANDER TRUST FUND RECIPIENTS

 

Applications for requests of Lizzie Alexander funds to be used for summer recreation programs are now being accepted at the Albia Schools Central Administration Office, 701 Washington Ave East, Albia, IA, 52531.

***Due by February 3, 2020*** for approval at the February meeting of the Lizzie Alexander Board of Trustees.

 

 

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Revenue Purpose Statement Vote to Utilize SAVE Tax Funds

The Albia Community School District (ACSD) is seeking voter approval of a proposed Revenue Purpose Statement (RPS) that describes how the District will utilize funds made available through the Iowa Legislature’s extension of the Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) Fund, commonly referred to as the One-Cent Sales Tax.  The District’s current RPS expires on January 1, 2031.

Approving the proposed RPS will allow the District to continue using future SAVE funds for school infrastructure through the calendar year 2050 when the SAVE law expires. It will not change the current sales tax rate. Citizens will continue to pay the one-cent sales tax even if the proposed RPS is not approved.

WHEN TO VOTE: Tuesday, November 5. Polling hours are from 7:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.

WHERE TO VOTE: Citizens can vote at their designated voting precinct for city/county elections. Absentee ballots are available in the Monroe County Auditor’s Office. Please contact Amanda Harlan, Monroe County Auditor, for more information.

In May 2019, HF 546 was signed into law extending the Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) law through the calendar year 2050. SAVE allows school districts to borrow against statewide penny sales tax revenue to help fund school infrastructure projects.

On September 16, 2019, the ACSD Board of Education passed a resolution to call an election on November 5, 2019, to include the question of adopting a new RPS. Approval of the new RPS will not affect the sales tax rate.  Rather, adoption of the proposed RPS will allow ACSD to use SAVE funds to support current facility needs and to provide funding for future building needs per the District’s long-range facility plan for the full term of the SAVE authorization.

What are SAVE Funds used for in the district?

The Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) Fund is a statewide tax that provides funding to specifically support school infrastructure and technology needs.

In the past ten years, the revenue from the SAVE Fund has been used to help the following things become a reality for all stakeholders of the District:

·        An 8-lane track on campus

·        Remodeled bus garage

·        The Mordan Activity Center (MAC Building)

·        Remodeled and renovated Grant Elementary for students in K-2 grades

·        Renovated Kendall Center for PK students and Central Office

·        New heat and air-conditioning at Lincoln Center

·        Energy efficient LED lighting in all student attendance centers

·        District wide phone, door security and camera systems

·        District wide roof repair and replacement

What will the approval of this measure allow?

In order to complete large capital projects in a timely manner, the District often utilizes low-interest borrowing strategies to utilize future SAVE funds today. In order to use SAVE funds for school infrastructure projects beyond the sunset of their current Revenue Purpose Statements, districts must have a new Revenue Purpose Statement approved by voters outlining how the SAVE funds may be used. Passing the RPS by a simple majority gives the school district the authority to move forward with infrastructure improvements NOW while interest rates are low by borrowing against the estimated earnings of the SAVE in the future.

 Things to Consider

The State Penny is NOT a new or additional tax! It has been around a long time and will continue to be present for 30+ more years. Our students and staff deserve to learn and work in nice conditions and facilities. Please vote on November 5th!

ALBIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

The Board of Education of the Albia Community School District will meet in regular session Monday, October 14, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Administration Office, 701 Washington Avenue East, Albia, Iowa.  The following agenda items will be discussed.  The Board of Education may, by Board vote, take action on any or all items.

                                                                         

1.        CALL TO ORDER

2.        RECOGNIZE VISITORS

3.        APPROVE AGENDA

4.        APPROVE

        A.        Minutes

        B.        Financial Reports

        C.        List of Bills

5.        COMMUNICATIONS

        A.        Citizens

        B.        Students

        C.        Board Members

        D.        Board Secretary and Superintendent

        E.        Correspondence

        F.        Board Member Reports

6.        REPORTS

        6.1        Guest Administrator

        6.2        Principals’ Board Reports

        6.3        SEL Presentation

        6.4        Certified Enrollment Preliminary Account

        6.5        SAVE RPS Flyer

7.        ACTION ITEMS

        7.1        Personnel

                A.        Resignations

                B.        Contracts

                C.        Approve Employment

                D.        Approve Volunteers

                E.        Terminations

                F.        Others

        7.2        Renter Agreement for Jurgenson Property

        7.3        Board Policies

8.        DISCUSSION ITEMS

        8.1        Board Member Bill Review Rotation

        8.2        Board Policies

        8.3        Items for November Board Meeting

        8.4        Board Member Discussion

 

9.        UPCOMING EVENTS        

 9.1        Parent/Teacher Conferences – October 28 and 30, 2019

 9.2        No School- November 1, 2019

 9.3        IASB Convention – November 20-21, 2019

        

10.        ADJOURNMENT

        Additional items may be added to the agenda before the Board meeting if posted         a minimum of 24 hours before the scheduled meeting.  Such items will be posted at the newspaper office and the school business office.

ALBIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

 

The Board of Education of the Albia Community School District will meet in regular session May 13, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Albia Community Schools Central Administration Office, 701 Washington Avenue East, Albia, Iowa. The following agenda items will be discussed. The Board of Education may, by Board vote, take action on any or all items.

 

1.             CALL TO ORDER

2.             RECOGNIZE VISITORS

3.        APPROVE AGENDA

4.             APPROVE

  1. Minutes
  2. Financial Statements
  3. List of Bills

COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Citizens
  2. Students
  3. Board Members
  4. Board Secretary and Superintendent
  5. Correspondence
  6. Board Member Reports

REPORTS                     

6.1           As Specified in Board Overview

ACTION ITEMS

7.1           Personnel

  1.  Resignations
  2. Contracts
  3. Approve Employment
  4. Approve Volunteers
  5. Terminations
  6. Others           

7.2           Approve ACEA Master Contract Agreement for the 2019-2021 School Year

7.3           Approve AEEA Master Contract Tentative Agreement for the 2019-2022 School Year

7.4           Approve RDG Proposal for Detailed HVAC Options

7.5           Indian Hills Instructor Agreement

7.6           Sports Complex Agreement

7.7           Realty Purchase

7.8           Librarian Agreement for Moravia and Centerville for the 2019-2020 School Year

7.9           Shared Social Worker with Centerville for the 2019-2020 School Year

7.10         Set Staff Service Awards

7.11         Board Policies                

 

8.             DISCUSSION ITEMS

                8.1           Infrastructure Update

                8.2           IAHSSA and IGHSAU School Classification Equity Resolution

                8.3           Graduation Ceremony Reminders

                8.4           Board Policies

                8.5           Agenda Items for June Board Meeting

A.  Citizens’ Advisory Committee Report for 2018-2019 and appointments for the 2019-2020 school year.

B. Handbook Changes Decision

D. Superintendent Summative Evaluation – Closed Session

                8.6           Board Member Concerns

 

9.             UPCOMING EVENTS

                            9.1           Senior Awards Assembly – May 17th – 7:00 p.m.

                            9.2           High School Graduation- May 18th – 7:00 p.m.

                            9.3           Preschool Graduation – May 30th – 7:00 p.m.

                            9.4           Last School Day – May 31st – 1:00 p.m. Dismissal

                            9.5           Service Awards Luncheon – June 5th – 12:00 p.m. – First Christian Church

 

10.           ADJOURNMENT

Additional items may be added to the agenda before the Board meeting if posted a minimum of 24 hours before the scheduled meeting.  Such items will be posted at the newspaper office and the school business office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALBIA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019 – 5:00 PM

CENTRAL OFFICE

701 WASHINGTON AVE EAST

ALBIA, IOWA 52531

 

 

AGENDA:                                                                                                                              ACTION:

 

 

1.        APPROVE AGENDA                                          CRAIG AMBROSE OR DESIGNEE

 

2.        CLOSED SESSION – DISCIPLINE HEARING                                        DISCUSSION

            Section 21.5.e. Code of Iowa: “To discuss whether to conduct a hearing

            or to conduct hearings to suspend or expel a student, unless an open          

            session is requested by the student or a parent or guardian of the student  

            if the student is a minor.”

 

3.   STUDENT DISCIPLINE                                                                                        DECISION

 

4.   ADJOURN                                                                                                                           DECISION

 

Attention Parents:   As of Tuesday, March 12, 2019, the last day for students in Albia Schools will be Friday, May 31, 2019.  We will have a regular school day on Monday, April 22, 2019 (the day after Easter) to make up one snow day.  We will also have regular dismissals every Wednesday during the month of May instead of early dismissals.  We will make sure to update you of any additional changes that may occur if there are further inclement weather days.  Thank you for your patience and understanding this winter.  It’s been rough on us all!

ALBIA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2019

6:00 P.M.

CENTRAL OFFICE

701 WASHINGTON AVE EAST

ALBIA, IOWA

 

 

AGENDA:                                                                                             ACTION:

 

1.   CALL TO ORDER                                                                       CRAIG AMBROSE OR DESIGNEE

 

2.   APPROVE AGENDA                                                                                 DECISION

 

3.   SPACE STUDY                                                                                      DISCUSSION

 

4.   AUDIT REPORT 17/18                                                                     INFORMATION

   This report is for your review for the regular Board Meeting in March.

 

5.   CLOSED SESSION: SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATION

Section 21.5 1(i) Code of Iowa: “To evaluate the professional competency of an individual 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.”

          

6.    ADJOURN                                                                                                 DECISION

LIZZIE ALEXANDER BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

5:55 P.M. BEFORE REGULAR BOARD MEETING

APPROVAL OF ANNUAL REPORT, CONSIDER/APPROVE ANNUAL REQUESTS,

ADJOURN

 

ALBIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

 

The Board of Education of the Albia Community School District will meet in regular session Monday, February 11, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Administration Office, 701 Washington Avenue East, Albia, Iowa.  The following agenda items will be discussed.  The Board of Education may, by Board vote, take action on any or all items.

 

1.             CALL TO ORDER

2.             RECOGNIZE VISITORS

3.        APPROVE AGENDA

4.             APPROVE Minutes, Financial Statements and List of Bills

5.             COMMUNICATIONS

A.            Citizens

B.            Students

C.            Board Members

D.        Board Secretary and Superintendent

E.        Correspondence

F.        Board Member Reports

6.        REPORTS    

6.1           As Specified in Board Overview

        

ACTION ITEMS

7.1           Personnel:

        A.         Resignations  

                  B.            Approve Employment

        C.            Contracts

        D.            Approve Volunteers

        E.            Others

7.2           Approve Registration and Activity Card Fees for 2019-2020 School Year

7.3           Cooperative Swimming Agreement for Girls’ Swimming with Oskaloosa

7.4           Inclement Weather Days

7.5           Board Policies

8.             DISCUSSION ITEMS

8.1           Five-Year Infrastructure Plan

8.2           Present Enrollment Numbers

8.3           Concurrent Enrollment Eligibility Criteria

8.4           Board Policies

8.5           Board Member Discussion

9.             UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. 9.1           Teenage Mental Health Forum – February 12th at 5:30 PM
  2. 9.2           First Christian Church Honor Student Banquet – March 12th
  3. 9.3           SCC Senior Honor Banquet – March 19th at Honey Creek Resort
  4. 9.4           Parent-Teacher Conferences – March 25th and 28th – No School on March 29th 

10.           CLOSED SESSION- EVALUATION

11.           ADJOURNMENT

Additional items may be added to the agenda before the Board meeting if posted a minimum of 24 hours before the scheduled meeting.  Such items will be posted at the newspaper office and the school business office.

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  2.  

NOTICE TO

 

LIZZIE ALEXANDER

 

TRUST FUND RECIPIENTS

 

 

Applications for requests of Lizzie Alexander funds to be used for summer recreation programs are now being accepted at the Albia Schools Central Administration Office, 701 Washington Ave East, Albia, IA, 52531.

 

***Due by February 4, 2019*** for approval at the February meeting of the Lizzie Alexander Board of Trustees.

 

Regular Board Meeting – Monday, December 10, 2018 – 5:30 p.m. – High School Library

 

Present:  Roger George, Mark Robinson, Craig Ambrose, Cindy Cronin, Linda Hoskins, Mallory Stocker, Jeff Liston, Kevin Crall, Melissa Bauer

 

Visitors:  Joe Judge, Billy Strickler, David Perry & Band Students, Dave Paxton

 

3.             Agenda:  Motion by Stocker, seconded by Hoskins, to approve the agenda as presented (addendum attached).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

4.             Minutes, Financials, List of Bills:  Motion by Robinson, seconded by Stocker, to approve the minutes, financials and list of bills as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

5B.           Students:  A number of High School Band students took the time to play a medley of Christmas songs they had played during the annual Victorian Stroll.  They did a wonderful job and the Board enjoyed the show.

 

6.1           Principal Reports:  Elementary Principal Billy Strickler invited the Board to attend the K-2 Christmas concert starting at 6:30 p.m.  He updated the Board on the fall reading incentive and said every student had participated in the effort to get kids to read outside of school.  A total of 56 students at Grant received a gold medal meaning they had read at home every day.  Another 41 students received a silver medal meaning they had read at least 50% of the time.  The students will have a reward day on Tuesday with a movie, popcorn and juice boxes donated by Hy-Vee.  The award ceremony will be held on Friday for students to get their medals.

 

Principal Strickler said the TQ committee has given staff the opportunity to work an extra hour on vertical alignment in their content area after regular PLT time on Wednesday.  This is the first of three opportunities for staff to do this type of professional development and approximately 80% of teachers participated.  He said this was important work and having the extra hour allowed teachers to get more accomplished.  This will improve instruction throughout the District.

 

Principal Strickler and teacher Megan Judge attended Dyslexia training in November and will have training in January.  They learned about a program called Fast Forward which helps teachers identify students who may need help and has a number of ways to help the student depending on their degree of dyslexia.  Mr. Strickler and Mrs. Judge will share the information they learn with all staff so everyone is on the same page.

 

6.2           Space Study:  Superintendent Crall said the Space Study Committee will be meeting on Tuesday with RDG and Estes Construction to discuss the space study report.  The goal of the committee will be to look at the report and establish some priorities for recommendation to the Board.  Evaluating the priorities and establishing a funding stream for possible projects could be a lengthy process for the Board.  This will continue to be a discussion item in upcoming meetings.

                

6.3           Principals’ Reports:  

 

6.4           Legislative Information:   Superintendent Crall presented information on who our current legislators are, their contact information and the approved IASB priorities for this year.

 

7.1           Personnel:  Superintendent Crall recommended approval of the personnel items as presented.

 

Motion by Stocker, seconded by George, to approve the personnel items as presented:  Resignations:  Merle Regenold-Bus Driver, Volunteers:  Jason Strohbehn, Denise Strohbehn.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

7.2           Approve Mid-Term Graduates:  Superintendent Crall recommended approval of the mid-term graduates provided the complete the necessary requirements.

 

Motion by Liston, seconded by Hoskins, to approve the mid-term graduates pending completion of all graduation requirements.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

7.3           Early Retirement/Early Resignation Incentive Program:  Superintendent Crall said he had sent the information regarding these two programs out for the Board’s review.  He feels the Early Resignation policy is beneficial because it allows the District to begin the search for replacement teachers in a timely manner.  The plan provides a $2,500.00 lump sum payment be made to the teacher at the end of their contract if they submit their resignation to the Board by February 1, 2019.  The Board agreed this policy was beneficial to the District and should be continued.

 

Motion by Liston, seconded by Robinson, to approve the Early Resignation policy as presented (addendum attached).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Superintendent Crall also presented two options for an Early Retirement Program.  The first option is for staff at least 56 years of age and who have worked at least 30 consecutive years in the District.  This plan would include nine certified staff members and one non-certified staff member.  The employee would receive one half of their salary up to a maximum of $30,000.00 payable in equal installments over three years.  Superintendent Crall recommended limiting this option to the first five employees taking the plan in order to make it affordable.  It would give more staff the opportunity to participate but would be too expensive for the District especially in light of the needed infrastructure expenses.

 

The second option for early retirement is for staff at least 59 years of age who have worked at least 30 consecutive years in the District. This plan is structured exactly like the first but only includes four certified and one non-certified staff member so he did not feel a limit would be needed.  This would still be an affordable plan for the District.

 

Superintendent Crall said many of the possible participants in these plans qualified for the early retirement plan offered last year and did not take it.  He told the Board they had the option to offer either of the plans, table the decision or not offer a plan for this year.  He encouraged them to consider the financial impact of the plan and said we would not recommend reducing staff numbers this year regardless.

 

The Board discussed the options at length.  Board member Hoskins felt offering early retirement in the past has helped the District and rewarded teachers for their service.  She was not interested in the first option because of the proposed limit.

 

Motion by Hoskins to approve Option B for employees 59 years of age with at least 30 consecutive years in the District receiving one half of their salary up to $30,000.00, seconded by Stocker.

 

Board member Liston questioned the need to increase the payout amount from $25,000.00 as in previous years to $30,000.00.   Motion by Liston, seconded by Robinson, to reduce the payout amount to a maximum of $25,000.00

Board members Ambrose and George said they were struggling with offering the program again and were not interested in paying teachers to leave.  President Ambrose feels these employees will retire eventually and the District would save the cost of the program.  Vice-President George said we have great teachers and he doesn’t want to pay them to leave.  The Board discussed the various savings options and the cost to the District.

 

The Board voted on the amendment to the original motion to reduce the payout to $25,000.00.  Board members Robinson, Liston and Ambrose voted to approve the change.  Board members Stocker, Cronin, George and Hoskins voted no.  The amendment did not pass.

 

The Board voted on the original motion to approve offering Option B this year.  Board members Hoskins and Stocker voted yes.  Board member Robinson, Cronin, Ambrose and George voted no.  Board member Liston abstained needing more information.  The motion did not pass.

 

7.4           Board Policies:  Superintendent Crall recommended approval of the policies as presented.

 

Motion by Liston, seconded by Hoskins, to approve the policies as presented:  Review-603.3, 603.4, 603.5, 603.5E1, 603.7, 603.8, 603.8, 603.8R1, 603.9, 603.9R1, 603.10, 603.11, Revise-603.1, 603.2, 603.6, 505.5.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

7.5           Resolution to Purchase Protective and Safety Equipment:  Superintendent Crall recommended the Board approve the transfer of $4,697.45 to the Activity Fund to pay for replacing and refurbishing football helmets.  The State has changed rules that allow the Board to approve this type of transfer for safety equipment and it reduces the strain on the activity account.

 

Motion by Stocker, seconded by George, to approve the transfer of $4,697.45 to the Activity Fund to pay for the football helmet bill as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

8.1           2019-2020 Calendar:  Superintendent Crall provided a copy of the master calendar for next school year as recommended by the Calendar Committee.  The Board questioned the reasoning for starting school on a Friday and coming back from Christmas break on a Friday.  Superintendent Crall said Iowa law doesn’t allow us to start before August 23rd.  Board member Cronin said the teachers on the committee thought it would be good to have Friday to get kids started, go over rules and then they would be ready to get to work on the following Monday when school started.        The Board understood that concept but struggled with returning to school on a Friday after the break.  They would like to return to school on Thursday, January 2nd or Monday, January 6th.  Superintendent Crall will have the committee meet again to discuss the changes and bring back their recommendation for approval in January.

 

8.2           Sports Complex:  Superintendent Crall said he had a meeting with Board President Ambrose and a county supervisor to discuss our options at the Sports Complex.  The group is looking into a lease agreement where the District shares the cost of operating the facility with the County but they would still own the property and carry the liability.  The District’s and the County’s attorney are working on this option now.  Superintendent Crall said this possible agreement excludes the Hitting and Pitching facility as the County has that situation resolved and the District would not be able to run it the way it currently does.  This agreement would keep the facility open and operational for our students and would relieve the County’s expenses until a long term plan can be found.  Superintendent Crall will provide more information in January.

 

 

8.3           Additional Staff Needs:  Superintendent Crall said the District is struggling in the special education area at the Lincoln Center and in our At-Risk programs in the Jr/High School.  He would like to recommend offering a six month contract for a special education teacher and an At-Risk teacher for the remainder of the school year.  Legislative changes allow the District to offer this type of contract without a long-term commitment.  This will give us the help we need this year and give us time to evaluate and make good decisions for future years.  The administration is looking at the option of sharing a social worker or offering a shared alternative education program to help provide more At-Risk instruction at the 7-12 level.  They are also looking at the long-term need for an additional special education teacher because of the large amount of students being served at the elementary level.  The Board supported this plan.  Superintendent Crall will bring back recommendations for hiring if the right candidates can be found.

 

8.4           Board Policies:  The Board received another section of policies for review and approval in January.

 

8.5           District Branding:  Superintendent Crall presented a proposal from Hill Productions and Media Group on branding the Districts logos such as the Blue Demon, the Electric A and the Blue Pride Way symbol.  The cost of the branding/trademarking through this company would be $10,000.00.  The Board was not interested in spending this amount of money on the concept, especially because we have not had any issues but they would like to look at doing this on our own.  They recommended asking the Aspire group or the business classes to look into this concept for the District

 

8.6           Board Member Discussion:   Several Board members have been approached by the possibility of adding a bench in memory of a student in the District.  Board members were not sure of the best response to this idea.  They understand the interest in remembering a well-loved student in the District but don’t want to do anything that may be interpreted in a negative way.  The Board would like input from professionals, such as Dr. Jeff Kerber, about the best position for the District and positive ways to remember students.  They are not disagreeing but want to all be on the same page, think this option through carefully and get professional recommendations .

 

Board member Cronin invited the Board to the annual Albia Chamber of Commerce meeting on January 22, 2019.

 

Motion by Stocker, seconded by Hoskins, to adjourn at 7:07 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

ALBIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

 

The Board of Education of the Albia Community School District will meet in regular session Monday, December 10, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. at the 7-12 High School Library, 503 B Avenue East, Albia, Iowa.  The following agenda items will be discussed. The Board of Education may, by Board vote, take action on any or all items.

 

1.        CALL TO ORDER

2.        RECOGNIZE VISITORS

3.        APPROVE AGENDA

4.        APPROVE

                A.            Minutes

               B.            Financial Statements

                            C.            List of Bills

5.             COMMUNICATIONS

                            A.            Citizens

                            B.            Students

                            C.            Board Members

                            D.            Board Secretary and Superintendent

                            E.            Correspondence

                            F.             Board Member Reports

6.             REPORTS

                6.1           As Specified in Board Overview

7.             ACTION ITEMS

                7.1           Personnel:

                            A.            Resignations:

                            B.            Approve Employment:

                            C.            Contracts:

                            D.            Approve Volunteers:

                            E.            Others:

7.2           Approve Mid-Term Graduates

7.3           Early Retirement/Early Resignation Incentive Programs

7.4           Board Policies

7.5           Resolution to Purchase Protective and Safety Equipment

8.             DISCUSSION ITEMS

                8.1           2019-2020 Master School Calendar

                8.2           Sports Complex

                8.3           Additional Staff Needs

                8.4           Board Policies

                8.5           District Branding

                8.6           Board Member Discussion

9.             UPCOMING EVENTS

9.1           Holiday Break–Monday, Dec. 24, 2018-Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2018

10.           ADJOURNMENT

                Additional items may be added to the agenda before the Board meeting if posted a minimum of 24 hours before the scheduled meeting. Such items will be posted at the newspaper office and the school business office.

 

ALBIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

 

The Board of Education of the Albia Community School District will meet in regular session Monday, November 12, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Administration Office, 701 Washington Avenue East, Albia, Iowa. The following agenda items will be discussed. The Board of Education may, by Board vote, take action on any or all items.

 

1.           CALL TO ORDER

 

2.           RECOGNIZE VISITORS

 

3.        APPROVE AGENDA

 

4.        APPROVE

  A.  Minutes

  B.  Financial Statements

  C.  List of Bills

 

5        COMMUNICATIONS

  A.  Citizens

  B.  Students

  C.  Board Members

  D.  Board Secretary and Superintendent

  E.  Correspondence

  F.   Board Member Reports

 

6.           REPORTS                                       

6.1    As Specified in Board Overview

 

7.           ACTION ITEMS

               7.1        Personnel:

              A.         Resignations:

              B.         Terminations:                                                          

              C.         Contracts:              

              D.         Approve Employment:

               E.         Approve Volunteers:

               F.          Others:

7.2        Substitute Teacher Pay Policy

7.3        Approve Maximum On-Time Funding Modified Supplemental Amount for Increased Enrollment

7.4        MOU with Monroe County Hospital

7.5        Board Policies

7.6        Realty Purchase

 7.7        December Board Meeting

                           

8.           DISCUSSION ITEMS

8.1        Monroe County Sports Complex

8.2        Early Retirement/Early Resignation Incentives

8.3        Board Policies

8.4        2019-2020 Master Calendar Committee

8.5        Items for December Meeting

8.6        Board Member Discussion

 

9.          UPCOMING EVENTS

9.1        Thanksgiving Break-November 21-23, 2018

 

10.         ADJOURNMENT

  Additional items may be added to the agenda before the Board meeting if posted a minimum of 24 hours before the scheduled meeting.  Such items will be posted at the newspaper office and the school business office.

 

ALBIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

 

The Board of Education of the Albia Community School District will meet in regular session Monday, October 8, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Administration Office, 701 Washington Avenue East, Albia, Iowa.  The following agenda items will be discussed.  The Board of Education may, by Board vote, take action on any or all items.

                                                                         

1.             CALL TO ORDER

 

2.             RECOGNIZE VISITORS

 

3.             APPROVE AGENDA

 

4.             APPROVE

                A.            Minutes

                B.            Financial Reports

                C.            List of Bills

 

5.             COMMUNICATIONS

                A.            Citizens

                B.            Students

                C.            Board Members

                D.            Board Secretary and Superintendent

                E.            Correspondence

                F.             Board Member Reports

 

6.             REPORTS

                6.1           Guest Administrator

                6.2           Principals’ Board Reports

                6.3           PLT Report

                6.4           Certified Enrollment Preliminary Account

                6.5           Historical SAVE/PPEL Expenditures

 

7.             ACTION ITEMS

                7.1           Personnel

                            A.            Resignations

                            B.            Contracts

                            C.            Approve Employment

                            D.            Approve Volunteers

                            E.            Terminations

                                F.             Others

                7.2           SCICAP Early Childhood Program Agreement/Memo of Understanding

7.3           Approve SBRC Allowable Growth for LEP

7.4           Board Policies

 

8.             DISCUSSION ITEMS

                8.1           Monroe County Sports Complex

8.2           Substitute Teacher Pay

                8.3           Wellness Extra-curricular Position

                8.4           Graduation Requirements

                8.5           Board Policies

                8.6           Items for November Board Meeting

                8.7           Board Member Discussion

 

 9.            UPCOMING EVENTS            

 9.1          Parent/Teacher Conferences – October 30 and November 1, 2018

 9.2          No School- November 2, 2018

 9.3          IASB Convention – November 14-16, 2018

                

10.           ADJOURNMENT

                Additional items may be added to the agenda before the Board meeting if posted            a minimum of 24 hours before the scheduled meeting.  Such items will be posted   at the newspaper office and the school business office.

 

 

Superintendent Crall’s September Soundbite

ALBIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

 

The Board of Education of the Albia Community School District will meet in regular session August 13, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Administration Office, 701 Washington Avenue East, Albia, Iowa.  The following agenda items will be discussed.  The Board of Education may, by Board vote, take action on any or all items.

 

1.        CALL TO ORDER

 

2.          RECOGNIZE VISITORS

 

3.          APPROVE AGENDA

 

4.          APPROVE

A.     Minutes

B.      Financial Statements

C.     List of Bills

 

5.                  COMMUNICATIONS

A.              Citizens

B.               Students

C.              Board Members

D.              Board Secretary and Superintendent

E.               Correspondence

F.               Board Member Reports

                

6.             ACTION ITEMS

                6.1           Personnel:

A.   Resignations

B.      Approve Employment

C.     Contracts

D.    Approve Volunteers

E.     Others

6.2           Resolution to Support Discipline Policies        

6.3           Approval of Handbooks

6.4           Approve Space Study Proposal

6.5           Approve Trash Bid

6.6           Approve to file 2017-2018 Certified Annual Financial, Special Education and Transportation Reports

6.7           September Meeting Time         

 

7.             DISCUSSION ITEMS

7.1           Appointment of Various Committees

7.2           Election of President and Vice-President Procedures

7.3           Board Policies

7.4           Agenda Items for September

7.5           Board Member Concerns

 

8.             UPCOMING EVENTS

8.1           Wednesday, August 22 – 5:00-6:30 PM-Open House PK-6

                6:30 PM – 7th Grade, 7:30 – 8th Grade

8.2           Thursday, August 23 – First Day of School

8.3           Monday, August 27- First Day of Preschool

8.4           Monday, September 3 – Labor Day – No School

9.        Closed Session - Real Estate

                

10.             ADJOURNMENT

Additional items may be added to the agenda before the Board meeting if posted a minimum of 24 hours before the scheduled meeting.  Such items will be posted at the newspaper office and the school business office.

 

 

 

K-8 SUGGESTED SUPPLY LIST FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

ATTENTION PARENTS:

Registration will be Wednesday, August 8, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Albia High School Cafeteria

Additional registration information will be released after August 1st.

Welcome to Kendall Preschool

 

Below is a list of supplies your child will need for preschool. As the year progresses, some of these items may need to be replenished. Your child’s teacher will contact you if additional items are needed.

 

K-8 SUGGESTED SUPPLY LIST FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

(PLEASE LABEL ALL SUPPLIES WITH STUDENT’S NAME)

 

 KINDERGARTEN

 

School box (6 X 8 NO LARGER)                                                    1 Large eraser

1 Box Broad Tipped Crayola Classic markers                                 1 Roll paper towels

Backpack (large enough for class folder, snow                                   Beach towel

                        pants, etc.)                                                               1 Pair of Fiskars scissors

12 Glue sticks                                                                                  1 Roll of scotch tape

1 Watercolor paint                                                                           1 Large box of Kleenex

1 Mr. Clean Magic Eraser                                                                5 Pencils

1 Pkg. 8 X 12 construction paper                                                         1 Bottle Elmer’s glue (4 oz.)

Index Cards                                                                                         Headphones (NO EARBUDS)                                         

                                                         

FIRST GRADE

 

Backpack                                                                                         1 Box Wide Tipped Crayola Markers

6 Glue sticks                                                                                    Scissors – pointed (Fiskars for kids)

16 #2 Pencils                                                                                       1 Pocket folders

2 Large soft erasers                                                                          Pencil box (6x8 NO LARGER)

Headphones (NO EARBUDS)                                                             1 Spiral Notebook (wide lined paper)

1 (250 count) Box of Kleenex                                                         1 Box Crayons (24 count)

NO TRAPPERS OR PENCIL SHARPENERS                             1 Bottle Elmers Glue

NO ROLLING BACKPACKS                                                              1 Watercolor paint set

                   

SECOND GRADE

 

20 #2 Pencils (Dixon Ticonderoga)                                                 1 Pkg. of 10 Broad tip “BASIC COLOR” markers

1 Pkg. dry erase markers (4 pack)                                                    3” Fiskar scissors

4 Large pink erasers                                                                         4 Pocket folders

2 Large boxes of Kleenex                                                                Box of Crayola crayons (24 or more)

1 Bottle of Elmer’s school glue (8 oz.)                                                1 Roll of Scotch Tape (individual)

Book bag                                                                                         1 Pkg. glue sticks

2 Spiral notebooks (wide lined paper)                                             NO 3 RING BINDERS OR PENCIL SHARPENERS

1 Pencil Box                                                                                    Headphones

 

 

THIRD GRADE

 

20 #2 Pencils (plain, yellow please)                                                 Scissors (Fiskars for kids)

1 Bottle Elmer’s All Purpose glue (8 oz.)                                         1 Box of Kleenex

2 Boxes of 24 Crayons (No more than 24)                                      Zippered pencil pouch

4 Glue sticks                                                                                    Book bag/Backpack

1 Highlighter                                                                                            1 Pkg. Index cards

1 Headphones or earbuds                                                                    2 Large Erasers

2 Pocket folders                                                                                   1 Box 10 Classic colored markers (wide only)

4 Black Expo dry erase markers                                                              NO TRAPPERS, DUFFLE BAGS, BACKPACKS

1 Pkg. wide lined notebook paper                                                        WITH WHEELS, OR MECHANICAL PENCILS

1 3-Ring Binder (1½ inch)                                               

 FOURTH GRADE

 

20 #2 Pencils                                                                                       2 Large boxes of Kleenex

2 Erasers                                                                                          Headphones

2 Pkg Dry erase markers                                                                  1 3 ring binder

2 Folders with pockets                                                                     1 Pkg highlighters

2 Glue Sticks                                                                                  1 Pkg index cards (optional)

4 70 sheet notebooks – wide ruled                                                  2 Pkg post-it notes (optional)

                                                                    

                                                                                    

FIFTH GRADE

 

1 Pkg 3 pink erasers                                                                             3 1 Subject tablets of paper  

1 Box colored pencils                                                                      4 two-pocket Plastic folders (plastic folders are  

1 Pkg of 4 highlighters                                                                     heavy-duty and will last all year)

1 pencil pouch                                                                                     1 Pkg FINE POINT Dry erase markers (for student use)

2 Pkgs. of 10 #2 Pencils                                                                      headphones

3 Large boxes Kleenex                                                                        Wishlist items for shared class use: Clorox wipes,  

                                                                                                        Pencils, tissues, magic erasers, clipboards

 SIXTH GRADE

 

2 Composition notebooks                                                                    4 Spiral notebooks WIDE LINED - 1 for each class

20 #2 Pencils                                                                                       4 Pocket folders

2 Pens (1 blue or black, & 1 red)                                                         Scissors

1 Pkg. pencil top erasers                                                                      1 Small bottle of glue or glue stick

1 Pkg. of 4 highlighters                                                                            1 Box colored pencils, Crayons, or markers

1 Ruler (metric & standard)                                                             1 Pkg. of index cards

1 Roll Scotch tape                                                                            2 Boxes Kleenex

3 Pkgs. loose leaf paper                                                                           Pencil bag

1 Pkg. thin dry erase markers for math                                                Headphones/Earbuds

 

SEVENTH & EIGHTH GRADE

 

1 Box of colored pencils                                                                 2 Hard cover composition books

Pendaflex accordion file                                                                     10 #2 Pencils

1 Eraser                                                                                           1 Pkg. of index cards

6 Spiral notebooks                                                                                   1 Boxes of Kleenex

1 Blue or Black pen                                                                         1 Calculator

3 Red pens                                                                                       2 Highlighters

4 Brown bag book covers                                                                        4 Dry Erase markers (Math Now students only)

2 Large glue sticks                                                               

 

 

ALBIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

 

The Board of Education of the Albia Community School District will meet in regular session July 09, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. at the Albia Community Schools Central Administration Office, 701 Washington Ave East, Albia, Iowa.  The following agenda items will be discussed.  The Board of Education may, by Board vote, take action on any or all items.

 

1.             CALL TO ORDER

 

2.             RECOGNIZE VISITORS

 

3.             APPROVE AGENDA

 

4.             APPROVE

                            A.            Minutes

                            B.            Financial Statements

                            C.            List of Bills

 

5.                 COMMUNICATIONS

                            A.            Citizens

                            B.            Students

                            C.            Board Members

                            D.            Board Secretary and Superintendent

                            E.            Correspondence

                            F.             Board Member Reports

 

6.             ACTION ITEMS          

                6.1           Personnel:          

A.            Resignations:

                            B.            Approve Employment:

C.            Contracts:

                            D.            Terminations:

                            E.            Approve Volunteers:

                            F.             Others:

                6.2           Accept Citizens’ Advisory Committee Report for 2017-2018 School Year

                6.3           Approve Fuel Bids for 2018-2019

                6.4           Accept/Approve Vehicle Bids

6.5           Bus Leases for 2018-2019 School Year

                6.6           2018 Legislative Priorities

                6.7           Annual Appointments for 2018-2019 School Year:

                            A.            School Attorney (ies) – Joe Starcevic and Brian Gruhn

                            B.            School Depositories:

                                        (1.)           First Iowa State Bank                           $3,000,000

                                        (2.)           Peoples State Bank                                $1,500,000

                                        (3.)           ISJIT Trust (Bankers Trust)               $1,500,000

                                        (4.)           Edward D. Jones                                   $1,500,000

                            C.            Level I Child Abuse Investigators – Kevin Crall, Billy Strickler                               and Joellen Breon

                                        Level II Child Abuse Investigators – Local or County Law                                                                 Enforcement Officers or Private Investigator

D.            Anti-Bullying/Harassment Investigators – Kevin Crall, Lori Eads and Joellen Breon

E.            Teacher Quality Committee – Kevin Crall, Joellen Breon, Billy Strickler, and Richard Montgomery                                                          

6.8           School Resource Officer for 2018-2019 School year

6.9           Board Policies

6.10         Interfund Loan Approval – General Fund to Cafeteria

 

7.             DISCUSSION ITEMS

                7.1           Air Conditioning at 7-12 Building

                7.2           Handbooks for the 2018-2019 School Year

                7.3           Board Member Concerns

                7.4           Agenda Items for August Board Meeting

 

8.             CLOSED SESSION

                8.1 Superintendent’s Summative Evaluation

 

9.             UPCOMING EVENTS

                9.1           July 9 – August 9 – Summer Meal Program at Grant

                9.2           Summer School – August 1 – August 10

9.3           August TBD- Registration- 1:00-7:00 p.m.-Albia High School Cafeteria

                            August TBD- Registration- 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.-Albia High School Cafeteria        

                9.4           August 20 – All-Staff School Luncheon – 11:30 a.m. – Family Life Center

                9.5           August 22 – Open House/Orientation Activities:

                                        Kendall/Grant/Lincoln Centers – 5-6:30 p.m.

                                        7th Grade Orientation – 6:30 p.m.

                                        9th Grade Orientation – 7:30 p.m.

9.6           August 23 – First Day of School-Regular Dismissal

                9.7           August 27- First Day of Preschool

 

10.           ADJOURNMENT

                Additional items may be added to the agenda before the Board meeting if posted

                a minimum of 24 hours before the scheduled meeting.  Such items will be posted

                at the newspaper office and the school business office.

Regular Board Meeting – Monday, June 11, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. – Central Administration Office

 

Present:  Mallory Stocker, Linda Hoskins, Cindy Cronin, Mark Robinson, Roger George, Kevin Crall, Melissa Bauer

 

Absent:  Craig Ambrose, Jeff Liston

 

Visitors:  Joellen Breon, Jan Stalzer, Mike Spieler, Jay Andrews, Curt Mick, Kristin Mick, Dave Paxton, Joe Judge, Terry Maloy

 

3.             Agenda:  Motion by Stocker, seconded by Hoskins, to approve the agenda as presented (addendum attached).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

4.             Minutes, Financials, List of Bills:  Motion by Cronin, seconded by Robinson, to approve the minutes and list of bills as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

REPORTS

 

6.1           School Resource Officer: Superintendent Crall invited Chief Jay Andrews to visit with the Board and answer any questions they have regarding a School Resource Officer.  This option was introduced at the May regular meeting for Board members to consider for the upcoming school year.  The School Resource Office would be on school grounds and available throughout the District, making connections and building relationships with students, working with administrators, staff and parents and providing assistance for safety instruction in and out of the classroom.  Chief Andrews said there were several officers who have expressed an interest in this position.  He suggests a minimal number of officers help to fill the role so they can get to know the students on a regular basis and build trust.  He envisions the School Resource Officer dressed in an on-duty uniform and carrying their normal equipment.  The city would prefer the District provide transportation for the officer between buildings and they would be covered under the District’s workers compensation insurance.  This would be a part-time position that could be paid for utilizing At-Risk funding.  The Board will bring this option back for a decision at the July meeting.

 

6.2           Guest Principal:

 

6.3           Booster Club:   Albia Booster Club representatives Mike Spieler, Jan Stalzer, Curt Mick and Kristin Mick were at the meeting to talk about their organization and how they operate.  The group does fundraisers throughout the year to earn money to support Albia student extra-curricular and co-curricular groups.  The Booster Club has an annual Blue Pride night to receive sponsorships and runs all the concession stands at home events throughout the year to help earn their funding.  The various student groups can volunteer to help work the concession stands and receive their share of the profit.

 

Throughout the years the Booster Club has funded a number of large projects such as the new “A” gym floor, new trophy cases in the hallways and the records board television.  They also pay for half of all the uniforms purchased which helps to alleviate the strain on the District’s budget.  The Booster Club also supports students attending State competitions by providing meal expense funding and paying for half of all the hotel bills.

 

                The Booster Club also holds the funds for many student groups in the District.  The various groups do fundraising in a number of ways and then use their funds to purchase uniforms, equipment and other needed items to improve their program.  These student group balances account for the biggest majority of the Booster Club’s total account balance but the funds belong to each individual student group to be used at their discretion.  

 

The Booster Club takes pride in the success of Albia’s students and programs.  This is the 30th anniversary of the Booster Club and their continued support is greatly appreciated.  The Board recognized the support and dedication of the Booster Club and acknowledged it would not be possible to provide the quality programs we have without their support.

 

6.4           Building Principals’ Reports: 

 

6.5           2017-2018 Iowa Assessment Data Report:  Principal Joellen Breon presented information to the Board regarding the Iowa Core Report for 2017-2018.  This report outlines the results of Albia students’ Iowa Assessment scores as compared to our AEA and to the State.  The good news is that all the information is positive and our students are performing very well.  Principal Breon commended staff on their hard work and commitment to improving student achievement.  They are especially proud of the improved math scores because they anticipated a drop in scores due to the change of math curriculum.  Ms. Breon said staff have gone above and beyond this year to learn all they could to fully implement the new curriculum and the impact is outstanding.  There will be changes to Iowa Assessments next year and the data will not be available until next fall.  She will still report to the Board on the MAPS and reading assessment data next June.

 

Principal Breon said the Instructional Leaders Team had met and she shared a copy of the vision, mission, beliefs and goals the group had reaffirmed.  The team spent the day analyzing data, looking at Blue Pride spotlight students, reviewing teacher surveys and planning for next school year. The ILT will continue to update the Board on their future work.

 

ACTION ITEMS

 

7.1           Fair Partnership Agreement:   Superintendent Crall invited ISU Extension Council Chairman Terry Maloy to talk with the Board about the proposed agreement between the Monroe County Fair Board, the Monroe County Agriculture Extension Council and the Albia School District.  Mr. Maloy said a committee of representatives from all the groups had met and agreed that a formal agreement should be in place to provide clarity on who is responsible for what.  There are no issues in our County but the agreement will ensure there are no questions for any of the entities.   Superintendent Crall recommended approval of the agreement as presented.

 

                Motion by Cronin, seconded by Robinson, to approve the agreement as presented (addendum attached).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

7.2           Personnel:  Superintendent Crall recommended approval of the personnel items as presented.

 

Motion by Stocker, seconded by Hoskins, to approve the personnel items as presented – Resignations:  Suszanne Hollinrake-HS Speech Sponsor, Dustin Kirkland-HS Assistant Boys’ Basketball Coach, Contracts:  Scott Farrington-Social Studies PLT Leader, Kevin Archer-Math PLT Leader, Megan Judge-2nd Grade PLT Leader, Karrie Hutchinson-4th Grade PLT Leader, Lynn Heaton-6th Grade PLT Leader, Kim George-Integrated Core PLT Leader, Dana DeLang-HS Social Studies Teacher, Volunteers:  Christine Wilson, Tanner Kellogg, Terminations: Nick Lippert-Kitchen Assistant.  Motion carried unanimously with Vice-President George abstaining.

 

7.3           Increase School Lunch Prices for the 2018-2019 School Year:  Superintendent Crall recommended approval of the proposed school lunch prices in order to be eligible for Federal funding.

 

Motion by Hoskins, seconded by Stocker, to approve the lunch prices for the 2018-2019 school year as presented (addendum attached).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

7.4           Set 2018-19 Salaries for Non-Union Employees (Supervisors, Bus Drivers, Substitute Bus Drivers, Technology Coordinator and Central Office Staff):  Superintendent Crall said the Board Bargaining Committee had met and provided the salary recommendations for the remaining staff for the upcoming school year.  He recommended approval of the recommendations as presented.

 

Motion by Robinson, seconded by Cronin, to approve the salary recommendations as presented (addendum attached).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

7.5           Superintendent’s Contract:  Board Secretary Bauer explained this option is normally presented each year by the Board President for potential Board approval.  Approval of the renewed three-year contract protects the District and the Superintendent and guarantees continuity for the District.

 

Motion by Cronin, seconded by Robinson, to approve the renewal of the three-year renewal contract for Superintendent Crall.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

7.6           Board Policies:  Superintendent Crall recommended approval of the Board polices as presented.

 

Motion by Stocker, seconded by Hoskins to approve the Board policies as presented (addendum attached).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

7.7           July Board Meeting:  Superintendent Crall said there were a couple of possible complications on the regular scheduled meeting date of July 9th and asked if the Board wanted to change the date.  The Board discussed the options and couldn’t find a possible alternative date.  They decided to keep the same date but move the meeting time up to 5:30 and to keep the agenda light.

 

Motion by Hoskins, seconded by Stocker, to schedule the regular July meeting for Monday, July 9, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

8.1           Administrative Opening:  Superintendent Crall presented the Board with a copy of the job description for the 7-12 Assistant Principal/Activities Director.  He would like to get the interview process started as soon as possible so they will be ready to go for the start of the new school year.  He anticipates having interviews the week of June 18th and asked for a volunteer from the Board to serve on the interview committee.  The committee should consist of approximately eight people including teachers, coaches, administrators and a Board member.  Board members George and Robinson volunteered to serve depending on the final dates and times of the interviews.  Superintendent Crall asked for guidance from the Board on the possible salary range they are thinking would be appropriate.  The Board agreed the salary would depend on the experience and training of the candidate but anticipate an appropriate range from the upper $80,000s to lower $90,000s.  Board member Hoskins brought up a concern about the HS Assistant Principal/Ad also being a coach and the possible perception by stakeholders.  The Board discussed this at length and felt it did make a difference on the timing of the sport they coached or if they were a head, assistant or a Junior High coach.  The consensus of the Board was a new to the profession administrator should not be coaching as they have enough on their plate when starting out.  They also agreed the new 7-12 High School Assistant Principal/Athletic Director should not be a Head Coach of any of the activities covered under the first couple categories under the extra-curricular salary schedule.  These are the most labor/time intensive activities and would conflict with the Administrator’s regular job functions.  Superintendent Crall said he will continue to update the Board as we go through the interview process and hope to have a candidate to approve in July.

 

8.2           Proposed IASB Legislative Priorities:  Superintendent Crall asked the Board to review the list of legislative priorities and approve four priorities to submit to IASB at the July meeting.  Vice-President George suggested that he and Board President Ambrose meet and come up with a recommended list.  The Board agreed to this process and will approve the list in July.

 

8.3           Master Salary Schedule Committee:  Superintendent Crall asked for volunteers to serve on the Master Salary Schedule Committee that will meet throughout this school year to work on changes to the current teacher salary schedule.  This was listed as a priority for the Board and the Association in the current approved Master Contract.   The Board agreed to have the current Board Bargaining Committee serve on this new committee.  The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 27th, 2:00 p.m.

 

8.4           Secondary Instructional Schedule:  Superintendent Crall said the Administration if working to make updates to the intervention time (8th hour) at the JH/HS for next school year.  They are expanding the intervention groups to make them a little bigger and setting one day per week for clubs and organizations to meet.  This means there will be fewer students leaving each day.  They will also monitor what type of interventions students are participating in and how much they are doing.  This will continue to be monitored and adjusted as necessary to meet student needs.

 

8.5           Master Calendar Issues:  Superintendent Crall said there continues to be conflicts between the Senior Awards Night and Graduation and State Track.  Our students have been very successful throughout the years and we anticipate his success to continue.  Members of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee discussed the issue and suggested moving the Senior Awards night to Wednesday and keeping graduation on Saturday.  The Board discussed this option at length and were not opposed to the change but asked Superintendent Crall to visit with the Ministerial Association for their input.  He will meet with the group and bring back their opinions later this summer.

 

8.6           Board Policies:  The Board received another section of policies to approve in July.

 

8.7           Board Member Discussion:  Board member Hoskins addressed her frustration with the requirement of the Monroe County Foundation for the District to provide funding to the Sports Complex in order to award them a grant.  The Board did approve this funding but she would like to see any groups interested in projects that involve the District, work with us before committing the District to something we may not be able to do.  We want to be good partners and provide any help possible but funding is limited and may not fit in the 5-year plan.

 

8.8           Agenda Items for July Board Meeting:  As discussed throughout the meeting.

 

CLOSED SESSION

9.1           Real Estate:  Motion by Robinson, seconded by Hoskins, to go into closed session under Code of Iowa Section 21 (1) (j).  Vote by roll call:  Cronin; yes, George; yes, Hoskins; yes, Robinson; yes, Stocker; yes.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

                The closed session started at 8:06 p.m.  Attorney Joe Starcevic was in attendance to discuss the issue.  The closed session ended at 8:20 p.m.

 

9.2           Real Estate Decision:  Motion by Hoskins, seconded by Stocker, to authorize Superintendent Crall to execute the quick claim deed for a former school property to the Lennie Estate.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

9.3           Superintendent’s Summative Evaluation:  The Board agreed to table this closed session until July.

 

Motion by Cronin, seconded by Robinson, to adjourn at 8:21 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Starting Monday, April 30 all building doors will be locked during the day.  To gain entry please use the intercoms located at the main entrance of the buildings.

Regular Board Meeting – Wednesday, May 30, 2018 – 12:00 p.m. – First Christian Church

 

Present:  Cindy Cronin, Roger George, Linda Hoskins, Jeff Liston

 

Absent:  Craig Ambrose, Mallory Stocker, Mark Robinson

 

1.             Agenda:  Motion by Cronin, seconded by Hoskins, to approve the agenda as presented (addendum attached).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

2.             Personnel:  Superintendent Crall recommended approval of the personnel items as listed.

 

Motion by Hoskins, seconded by Cronin, to approve the personnel items – Resignations:  Larry Achenbach-Assistant Principal/Activities Director and Head Softball Coach, Cheryl Griffin-Special Education Aide, Volunteers:  Abby Helmon.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

3.             Monroe County Sports Complex:  Superintendent Crall informed the Board the Monroe County Sports Complex Board has a deadline of June 1st to let the Monroe County Foundation Board know if they were going to use the $20,000.00 grant awarded to them.  The Sports Complex applied for the grant to resurface the tennis and basketball courts and received it contingent on the District contributing $10,000.00 toward the project.  The Board would have appreciated the opportunity to discuss this option more and have been part of the planning part of the project process but agreed the improvements are needed and it would be too costly to build our own tennis facility.  

 

                Motion by Cronin, seconded by George, to approve $10,000.00 for upgrades to the tennis courts at the Monroe County Sports Complex.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion by Hoskins, seconded by George, to adjourn at 12:10 p.m.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

 

 

Vice-President Roger George                                           Board Secretary Melissa Bauer

 

 

 

 

ALBIA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EXEMPT SESSION MEETING

TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018

5:00 - 6:00 P.M.

CENTRAL OFFICE

701 WASHINGTON AVE EAST

ALBIA, IOWA

 

AGENDA:                                                                                         ACTION:

 

1.   CALL TO ORDER                                                      CRAIG AMBROSE OR DESIGNEE

 

2.   EXEMPT SESSION/NEGOTIATIONS                                        DISCUSSION

The Albia Community School Board will meet in Exempt Session under Code of Iowa 20.17(3) negotiating sessions, strategy meetings of public employers or employee organizations, mediation and the deliberative process of arbitration.

 

Calendar Change for May 2018:

Due to snow days, late starts and early dismissals for inclement weather, the Albia School District will

extend the school year to meet the hours requirement as set by the State.  Please note the changes below:

Thursday, May 24 - Regular School day

Friday, May 25 - 2:30 Dismissal

Tuesday, May 29 - Last day of school - 2:30 Dismissal

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ALBIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

 

The Board of Education of the Albia Community School District will meet in regular session Monday, April 09, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Administration Office, 701 Washington Avenue East, Albia, Iowa.  The following agenda items will be discussed.  The Board of Education may, by Board vote, take action on any or all items.

 

1.             CALL TO ORDER

2.             RECOGNIZE VISITORS

3.             APPROVE AGENDA

4.             APPROVE

  1. Minutes

      B.          Financial Reports

      C.          List of Bills

5.        COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Citizens

      B.          Students

      C.          Board Members

      D.  Board Secretary and Superintendent

      E.  Correspondence

      F.  Board Member Reports

6.             REPORTS                     

6.1           As Specified in Board Overview

7.             ACTION ITEMS          

7.1           Personnel:

  1.  Resignations    
  2. Approve Employment
  3. Contracts
  4. Volunteers
  5. Terminations
  6. Others                       

7.2           2018-2019 School Year Proposed Budget

                                A.            Public Hearing to Consider Objections and Comments

B.            Approve/Disapprove Budget as Published

C.            Approve Budget Guarantee Resolution (Attached)

7.3           Amend 2017-2018 School Year Budget

                            A.            Public Hearing to Consider Objections and Comments

B.            Approve/Disapprove Amended Budget as Published            

7.4           Approve Class of 2018 Graduates

7.5           Insurance Decision

7.6           Board Policies                

7.7           Approve Lori Shalley Trust Fund              

7.8           IHCC Contract of Educational Services for 2018-2019 School Year         

8.             DISCUSSION ITEMS

8.1           Space Study

8.2           2017-2018 Master Calendar Update

8.3           Centerville/Moravia Librarian Agreement

8.4           Renewal of Cooperative Sharing Agreement with Ottumwa Schools for Swimming Program

8.5           Board Policies

8.6           Agenda Items for the May Board Meeting

8.7           Board Member Concerns

 

10.           UPCOMING EVENTS

10.1         Iowa Assessments – April 10-13

10.2         High School Promenade/Prom – 7:00 p.m. - April 21, 2018

10.3         PK Round-Up – 1:00-7:00 p.m. – April 19, 2018

10.4         IHCC School Board Appreciation Dinner – 6:00 p.m. – April 19, 2018

10.5         Senior Awards Night – 7:00 p.m. – May 18, 2018

10.6         High School Graduation – 7:00 p.m. - May 19, 2018

11.           ADJOURNMENT

Additional items may be added to the agenda before the Board meeting if posted a minimum of 24 hours before the scheduled meeting.  Such items will be posted at the newspaper office and the school business office.

ALBIA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2018

6:00 P.M.

CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION OFFICE

701 WASHINGTON AVE E

ALBIA, IOWA 52531

 

AGENDA:                                                                                         ACTION:

 

1.   CALL TO ORDER                        CRAIG AMBROSE OR DESIGNEE

 

2.   APPROVE AGENDA                                                              DECISION

 

3.   VISITOR RECOGNITION                                            INFORMATION

 

4.   CLOSED SESSION-STUDENT                                        DISCUSSION

The Albia Community School Board will meet in closed session under Code of Iowa Section 21.5 (e) to discuss whether to conduct a hearing or to conduct hearings to suspend or expel a student, unless an open session is requested by the student or parent or guardian of the student if the student is a minor.

 

5.   STUDENT DISCIPLINE                                                         DECISION

 

6.   ADJOURN                                                                                DECISION

 

7.   EXEMPT SESSION/NEGOTIATIONS                             DISCUSSION

The Albia Community School Board will meet in Exempt Session under Code of Iowa 20.17(3) negotiating sessions, strategy meetings of public employers or employee organizations, mediation and the deliberative process of arbitration.

          

 

 

ALBIA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018

3:45 P.M.

CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION OFFICE

701 WASHINGTON AVE E

ALBIA, IOWA 52531

 

AGENDA:                                                                                         ACTION:

 

1.   CALL TO ORDER                        CRAIG AMBROSE OR DESIGNEE

 

2.   APPROVE AGENDA                                                              DECISION

 

3.   VISITOR RECOGNITION                                            INFORMATION

 

4.   PRESENT INITIAL BOARD OF                                  INFORMATION

          DIRECTORS’ PROPOSAL TO THE

          A.C.E.A. FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL

          YEAR MASTER CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS                                   

          

5.   ADJOURN                                                                                DECISION

ALBIA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EXEMPT SESSION MEETING

THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018

6:00 P.M.

CENTRAL OFFICE

701 WASHINGTON AVE EAST

ALBIA, IOWA

 

AGENDA:                                                                                         ACTION:

 

1.   CALL TO ORDER                      CRAIG AMBROSE OR DESIGNEE

 

2.   EXEMPT SESSION/NEGOTIATIONS                        DISCUSSION

The Albia Community School Board will meet in Exempt Session under Code of Iowa 20.17(3) negotiating sessions, strategy meetings of public employers or employee organizations, mediation and the deliberative process of arbitration.

 

3.  ADJOURN                                                                                DECISION

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Lizzie Alexander Board of Trustees Meeting – Monday, February 19, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. – Central Administration Office

Present:  Linda Hoskins, Cindy Cronin, Craig Ambrose, Jeff Liston, Roger George, Kevin Crall, Melissa Bauer

Absent:  Mallory Stocker, Mark Robinson

 

Board Secretary Bauer said the current expandable balance of the Lizzie Alexander Trust account totaled $161.05.  One request for utilization of the funds was received from the Albia Public Library in the amount of $400.00.  The Board agreed the library provided a valuable summer program to students in the county.

 

Motion by Liston, seconded by Hoskins to distribute the total expendable balance of $161.05 in the Lizzie Alexander Trust account to the Albia Public Library for their summer reading program.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

Regular Board Meeting – Monday, February 19, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. – Central Administration Office

Present:  Linda Hoskins, Cindy Cronin, Craig Ambrose, Jeff Liston, Roger George, Kevin Crall, Melissa Bauer

Absent:  Mallory Stocker, Mark Robinson

 

Visitors:  Erin Peterson, Joe Judge, Jessica Brady, Billy Strickler, Diane Chidester, Dave Paxton, Matt Gillespie

 

3.             Agenda:  Motion by Cronin, seconded by Liston, to approve the agenda as presented (addendum attached).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

4.             Minutes, Financials Statements, List of Bills:  Motion by Liston, seconded by Cronin, to approve the minutes, financials and list of bills as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

5C.           Board Members:  Board President Craig Ambrose shared a presentation he had created about what the Board has been doing and where they are going.  He said he learned a lot at the IASB conference he attended in November and really felt the work happening in the District aligned with what is happening throughout the State.  The Board has a number of new members and they are all learning to work together utilizing each member’s strengths and setting goals and operating principles to focus their priorities.  President Ambrose said the Board is committed to keeping student learning as priority number one and will continue to improve teacher, student and Board learning.   He talked about alignment and coherence in regard to the work the Board is doing.  He said we are already doing well in the District by focusing on the six “C’s” of creativity, communication, citizenship, collaboration, critical thinking and character.  He stressed the importance of understanding the definition of coherence as the shared depth of understanding about the nature of the work we are doing.  Knowing these things helps to focus and work on specific problems and issues.

 

                President Ambrose said the District is already doing so much great work and we hope to continue on this path together.  The other members expressed their appreciation of the information he provided and felt this would be a great presentation to share with as many stakeholders as possible.  The Board would like to present this to PLT groups and local community groups such as Rotary.

 

REPORTS

6.1           ACEA (Certified Staff) Initial Proposal for the 2018-2019 Master Contract:  ACEA member Joe Judge presented the Board with the Association’s initial proposal for the upcoming school year master contract.  The Board has an exempt session meeting scheduled for March 1st to discuss their plans and will give a counter proposal to the Association on March 2nd.

 

6.2           Guest Administrator:  Principal Billy Strickler said the elementary staff had worked on vertical alignment a lot on the last professional development day.  This is very beneficial to the teachers and allows them to work together to ensure curriculum is aligned by content areas K-12.  Principal Strickler said the winter round of FAST testing has been completed and they are seeing a lot of improvement with students.  He said the interventions and hard work by staff are paying off in improved student achievement.

 

                Principal Strickler said the last few weeks have been very difficult with illness in the Grant building.  They have over a 20% absent rate for seven straight days due to the flu.  He commended the staff on their extra work to help clean and sanitize as much as possible to reduce illness.

 

                Principal Strickler said there will be changes to the Kindergarten roundup process this year.  It has been decided there will not be a roundup day but an evening open house for future kindergarten parents.  Parents will still get the opportunity to visit with the teachers, school nurse and transportation director as well as tour the building.  Teachers will observe students in their preschool classrooms and learn more about their learning abilities utilizing data backpacks that will show what students can do.

 

                Grant staff are also planning a Grandparents Day breakfast in conjunction with the spring book fair.  This will be an opportunity for students to invite their grandparents or other important family and friends for a special event at the school.  The spring PTO carnival will also be held on March 10th.

 

6.3           Building Reports:  Board member Hoskins would like more information on the areas of improvement in discipline because of the PBIS program.  Superintendent Crall will have information presented on this topic at the next meeting.

 

6.4           School Nurse’s Report:

 

ACTION ITEMS

 

7.1           Personnel:  Superintendent Crall recommended approval of the personnel items as presented.

 

Motion by Liston, seconded by Hoskins to approve the personnel items as presented – Resignations:  Kelsey Moran-HS Family and Consumer Science Teacher and FCCLA Sponsor (Early Resignation Incentive), Amanda Riddick-Night Custodian, Contracts:  Brandon Sutlief-HS Assistant Baseball Coach, Volunteers:  Taylor Albaugh, Brandon Banning, Kristi Barnhart, Shea Chidester and Jan Starcevic.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

7.2           Commencement Policy:  Superintendent Crall said he was providing the Board two options for changes to the commencement policy based on their discussions at the November, December and January meetings.  Board members said they had talked with numerous stakeholders and wanted to recognize dual enrolled students at the Senior Awards Ceremony and like that the policy clarified that foreign exchange students are not eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony or the senior awards night.

 

Motion by George, seconded by Liston, to approve the second revision of the policy that allows dual-enrolled students meeting the criteria to participate in the Senior Awards ceremony and not graduation.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

7.3           Approve Registration and Activity Card Fees for the 2018-2019 School Year:  Superintendent Crall recommend approval of the fees as presented.

 

Motion by Liston, seconded by Hoskins, to approve the 2018-2019 school Year registration and activity card fees as presented (addendum attached).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

7.4           Board Policies:  Superintendent Crall recommended approval of the policies as presented.

 

Motion by Cronin, seconded by Liston, to approve the Board policies as presented-Review: 404, 404.R1, 404R2, 405.1, 405.2, 405.3, 405.4, 405.9.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

8.1           Five-Year Infrastructure Plan:  Piper Jaffray representative Matt Gillespie presented a packet of information relating to District finances.  He explained the packet included information on the current bonds held by the District, the potential bonding capacity of the District and several versions of the capital projects check book based on several variables.  Mr. Gillespie said the projections were conservative based on a loss of students each year and modest increase in sales tax revenue.  He said looking at the projections, it was obvious the District would need to be conservative with the five to seven year plan for infrastructure needs based on the current availability of revenue with the $.33 Board approved PPEL levy.  The availability of funds and potential for additional projects greatly increases with the addition of a voter approved PPEL levy of $.67 or $1.34.

 

                Mr. Gillespie explained to Board members how tax levies are calculated based on property valuations and not market value of property.  He also explained how roll back impacted what tax payers are required to pay for property tax.  This is valuable information when explaining to stakeholders the actual impact of a potential tax levy change.  The Board may need to consider this option in the future in order to fund projects such as a Fine Arts upgrade or air-conditioning.

 

                Superintendent Crall shared information with the Board on potential improvements to the District for student safety.  The first bid is for new access panels at each building that would not allow anyone into a building without being buzzed in by office personnel.  The second bid is for new camera systems at each facility.  The current cameras are very outdated, don’t work all the time and are not always clear.  Superintendent Crall said the matter of student safety has been brought up by a number of stakeholders and these projects would provide another level of security.  The Board agreed student security is a major priority and would like these options presented as action items in March.

 

                Superintendent Crall said there are also a few other projects he would like the Board to consider for approval.  We have received a STEM grant to improve the classroom space at the Mick Center and staff would like to do improvements to the STEAM room at the Lincoln Center also.  This will be approximately a $40,000 investment for the District.  Superintendent Crall said we are also getting some quotes on repairs that will need to be done at the Lincoln Center due to the displacement of some walls in the kitchen. We had a report done on the problem and it appears the dry conditions last summer caused a soil change that allowed the floors to move and walls to crack.  There is no immediate safety concern but the problem will need to be repaired.  He will bring back the estimates for the repair to the Board in March.

 

8.2           Master School Calendars for 2017-18 and 2018-19 School Years:  Superintendent Crall said it will be necessary to make up some days of instruction due to the snow day, early dismissals and late starts.  At this time, we may only need to make up a half day for students but we will need to wait to see what happens the remainder of the winter.  Superintendent Crall would also like the Board to approve a change to the upcoming school year moving the staff development day in October to Monday the 15th.  The administration has been contacted about an opportunity for staff to attend a workshop at the AEA talking about poverty.  This will be a very relevant topic for our students and a number of area schools will also be attending.  The calendar changes will be presented as an action item at the March meeting.

 

8.3           Present Enrollment Numbers:  Superintendent Crall shared information with the Board about the current student numbers throughout the District.  He is concerned with the low numbers of students in the current kindergarten class.  In tough financial times, the Board must evaluate best practices and make decisions that are best for student achievement and fiscally responsible.  The Board would like updates on the numbers and discuss the options further in March.  

 

8.4           Board Polices:  The Board received another section of policies to review and approve in March.

 

8.5           Board Member Concerns:  Board member Hoskins said she has received some calls regarding student safety also.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

9.1           School Board Exempt Session - March 1st at 6:00 p.m.

9.2           Parent-Teacher Conferences – March 5th and 8th – No School on March 9th

9.3           First Christian Church Honor Student Banquet – March 6th

9.4           Fine Arts Night – March 13th – 5:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

CLOSED SESSION

 

10.1         Closed Session:  Motion by Hoskins, seconded by Liston, to table the closed session for Superintendent Evaluation and to go into closed session under Code of Iowa Section 21. (1) (j) “To discuss the purchase of particular real estate only when premature disclosure would be reasonable expected to increase the price the governmental body could have to pay for that property.  The minutes and the tape recording of a session closed under this paragraph shall be available for public examination when the transaction is completed.”  The Board needs to go into closed session to discuss the possible purchase of real estate.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

                The closed session started at 8:23 p.m. and ended at 8:37 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

Board members discussed the upcoming exempt session meeting and the items to be discussed and improved in March.

 

Motion by George, seconded by Hoskins, to adjourn at 8:50 p.m.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

 

LIZZIE ALEXANDER BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

5:55 P.M. BEFORE REGULAR BOARD MEETING

APPROVAL OF ANNUAL REPORT, CONSIDER/APPROVE ANNUAL REQUESTS,

ADJOURN

 

ALBIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

 

The Board of Education of the Albia Community School District will meet in regular session Monday, February 19, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Administration Office, 701 Washington Avenue East, Albia, Iowa.  The following agenda items will be discussed.  The Board of Education may, by Board vote, take action on any or all items.

 

1.             CALL TO ORDER

 

2.             RECOGNIZE VISITORS

 

  1. APPROVE AGENDA
  2.  
  3. 4.             APPROVE
  4. A.            Minutes
  5. B.            Financial Statements
  6. C.            List of Bills
  7.  
  8. 5.             COMMUNICATIONS
  9. A.            Citizens
  10. B.            Students
  11. C.            Board Members
  1. Board Secretary and Superintendent
  2. Correspondence
  3. F.             Board Member Reports
  4.  
  5. 6.                                                 REPORTS                     
  6.                                                     6.1           As Specified in Board Overview
  7.  
  8. 7.             ACTION ITEMS
  9.                 7.1           Personnel:
  10.                             A.            Resignations  
  11.                                                     B.            Approve Employment
  12.                             C.            Contracts
  13.                             D.            Approve Volunteers
  14.                             E.            Others
  15.                 7.2           Commencement Policy
  16.                 7.3           Approve Registration and Activity Card Fees for 2018-2019 School Year
  17. 7.4           Board Policies
  18.                 
  19. 8.             DISCUSSION ITEMS
  20.                 8.1           Five-Year Infrastructure Plan
  21.                 8.2           Master School Calendars for 2017-18 and 2018-19 School Years
  22.                 8.3           Present Enrollment Numbers
  23.                 8.4           Board Policies
  24.                 8.5           Board Member Concerns
  25.  
  26. 9.             UPCOMING EVENTS

9.1           School Board Exempt

Albia Community School District News

There has been several cases of influenza at school.  We want you to know that we are doing everything possible to decrease transmission of germs at school.

What is the flu? Flu—short for influenza—is an illness caused by influenza viruses. Flu viruses infect the nose, upper airways, throat, and lungs. Flu spreads easily and can cause serious illness, especially for young children, older people, pregnant women, and people with certain long-term medical conditions like asthma and diabetes.

What are the symptoms of the flu?

Flu symptoms can include the following: • Fever (not everyone with the flu has a fever) or feeling feverish/chills • Chills • Cough • Sore throat • Runny or stuffy nose • Headache • Muscle or body aches • Tiredness • Vomiting and/or diarrhea (this is more common in children than adults) Most people who get influenza recover in a few days to less than two weeks. Some people develop complications (such as pneumonia) that can result in hospitalization and even death.

How does flu spread? Flu spreads when people who have flu talk, cough, or sneeze, and droplets that have the virus in them land in the mouths or noses of people nearby. You may also get flu by touching an object with flu virus on it—like a doorknob or used tissue—and then touching your own eyes, nose, or mouth. People can spread flu to others from one day before they have symptoms to 5-7 days after they get sick. This can be longer in children and people who are very sick. People who have the flu should stay home and away from others (except to go to the doctor) until 24 hours after their fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine.

How can individuals prevent getting influenza?

Annual vaccination is the best way to prevent influenza. The vaccine is safe and effective, and is given to tens of millions of Americans each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends influenza vaccination, or prevention, and use of other measures to decrease the spread of influenza, including hand hygiene, cough etiquette, and staying home from work and school when ill.

Information obtained from; http://www.cdc.gov/

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 DOCUMENT 00111

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

 

                                                    

2018 Roof Improvements Project

 

Albia Community School District          

 

 

To Whom It May Concern:

 

You are hereby notified that at 5:30 PM, Central Time, on December 11th, 2017, in the Albia High School, located at 503 B Ave. E, Albia, Iowa, 52531, the Board of Directors of the Albia Community School District will meet and hold a public hearing. The Public Hearing will be on the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract, and estimated cost of the 2018 Roof Improvements Project. Any persons interested may appear and file objections to the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract, or cost of such improvement.

 

Proposed drawings, specifications, and form of contract may be examined at the Albia CSD Administration Office located at 701 Washington Ave. E, Albia, Iowa, 52531 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday through Friday.

 

Published by order of the Board of Directors of the Albia Community School Board.

 

 

 

By: Melissa Bauer

 

Title:  Business Manager

Posted:  11/21/17

ALBIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

 

The Board of Education of the Albia Community School District will meet in regular session Monday, November 13, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Administration Office, 701 Washington Avenue East, Albia, Iowa. The following agenda items will be discussed. The Board of Education may, by Board vote, take action on any or all items.

 

1.   CALL TO ORDER

 

2.   RECOGNIZE VISITORS

 

3.     APPROVE AGENDA

4.     APPROVE

          A.  Minutes

          B.  Financial Statements

          C.  List of Bills

 

5.    COMMUNICATIONS

          A.  Citizens

          B.  Students

          C.  Board Members

          D.  Board Secretary and Superintendent

          E.  Correspondence

          F.   Board Member Reports

 

6.   REPORTS                                       

6.1    As Specified in Board Overview

 

7.   ACTION ITEMS

                7.1        Personnel:

                         A.         Resignations:

                         B.         Terminations:                                                          

                         C.         Contracts:              

                         D.         Approve Employment:

                         E.         Approve Volunteers:

                         F.          Others:

                7.2        Set Salaries for Transfer Positions

                7.3        Approve Maximum On-Time Funding Modified Supplemental Amount for Increased Enrollment

                7.4        Certified Negotiations Decision

                    7.5        Board Policies

                7.6        December Board Meeting

                7.7        High School Roof Project

                         A.         Approve to seek Bids on Identified Roof Project

                         B.         Approve Process of Securing Bids

                         C.         Approve Public Hearing Date/Time on Roof Project

                7.8        IHCC Contract of Education Services

          

8.   DISCUSSION ITEMS

                8.1        Commencement Policy

                8.2        Early Retirement/Early Resignation Incentives

                8.3        Board Policies

                8.4        Energy Projects

                8.5        Board Work Session Follow-up

                8.6        Items for December Meeting

                8.7        Board Member Concerns

 

9.   UPCOMING EVENTS

                9.1        Thanksgiving Break-November 22-24, 2017

 

10. ADJOURNMENT

          Additional items may be added to the agenda before the Board meeting if posted a minimum of 24 hours before the scheduled meeting.  Such items will be posted at the newspaper office and the school business office.

 

 

Regular Board Meeting – Monday, October 09, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. – Central Administration Office

 

Present:  Cindy Cronin, Roger George, Linda Hoskins, Mark Robinson, Mallory Stocker, Craig Ambrose, Jeff Liston, Kevin Crall, Melissa Bauer

 

Visitors:  Erin Peterson, Larry Achenbach, Joe Judge, Bernice Butler

 

3.             Agenda:  Motion by Stocker, seconded by Hoskins, to approve the agenda as presented (addendum attached).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

4.             Minutes, Financial Statements, List of Bills:  Motion by George, seconded by Stocker, to approve the minutes, financials and list of bills as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

5D.          Superintendent:  Superintendent Crall reviewed the District’s current weapons policy with the Board.  He said the American Legion is planning a large Veteran’s Day Assembly at the High School on Saturday, November 11, 2017.  They traditionally do a twenty-one gun salute as part of the ceremony and would like to do this on school grounds.  The consensus of the Board was this would be acceptable as the guns were shooting blanks and it would be similar to shooting off the cannon at football games.  They want to support the honoring of our veterans.

 

REPORTS

 

6.1           Guest Principal:  High School Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Larry Achenbach said things are off to a good start at the High School and fall sports are already close to wrapping up for the season.  Our athletes have worked hard and done a great job representing Albia Schools.  Mr. Achenbach said the transition from elementary principal to working at the secondary level is going very well.  He is learning to relate well with students and understands kids just want to be listened to.  He said his goal is to continue to build relationships with staff and students throughout the school year.

 

Mr. Achenbach said the implementation of PBIS in the Junior High is going very well.  The staff are working hard to recognize and award students for positive behavior and actions throughout the day.  This is improving the interaction between staff and students and improves the overall learning environment.

 

6.2           Staff Development Overview:  Superintendent Crall reviewed the professional development guiding principles and standards with the Board.  He talked about the professional development model from last year and about the initiatives that will continue to be developed such as standards based reporting, reading and early literacy and 21st century skills.   This year staff will also be exploring new social studies standards and Non-violent crisis intervention.  Superintendent Crall said staff have been working hard and the full day and early out professional development time allows them to strategize and learn new ways to improve student instruction.  Board members expressed an interest in visiting with instructional coaches and PLT teams to hear them talk about the work they are doing.  Superintendent Crall will invite coaches and a couple of the teams to present to the Board in November.

 

Jeff arrived at 6:15 p.m.

 

6.3           Building Principals’ Reports:

 

6.4           School Nurse Report:  Board members discussed the responsibilities of the school nurse including student health plans, illnesses and emergency situations, as well as training and learning opportunities.  Superintendent Crall said Nurse McCarty has worked very hard to develop health plans to deal with ongoing student health situations and trains staff members t

o provide the necessary care in her absence.   He will continue to monitor this throughout the school year.

 

6.5           Certified Enrollment Preliminary Account:  Superintendent Crall said preliminary reports indicate the District will see a decline in enrollment of close to thirty-three students.  This will have a major impact on the District as this is a loss in revenue of close to $220,000.00.  Superintendent Crall said this loss combined with an anticipated zero percentage increase in State Supplemental Aide will require careful planning to ensure a positive unspent balance and solvency ratio.  The Board would like a survey sent out to parents who choose to open enroll to find out their reasons for going to non-resident districts.  Superintendent Crall will bring a draft back for their review.

 

REPORTS

7.1           Personnel:  Superintendent Crall recommended approval of the personal items as presented.

 

Motion by Liston, seconded by George, to approve the personnel items as presented: Resignation:  Jessica Jacobson-District Office Manager, Heather Moeller-Kitchen Assistant, Amy Williams-Kitchen Assistant, Volunteers:  Nikki Helm, Becky Teno, Lea Kunkel, Nickie Carter, Mark Teno-Coach, Joy Prothero.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

7.2           Bus Lease Agreement:  Superintendent Crall recommended approval of the bus lease as presented.  This has been a positive way to upgrade our bus fleet.

 

Motion by Liston, seconded by Hoskins to finance a C2 (65 passenger) Thomas Bus at the cost of $86,101.00 in four (4) annual payments with the first payment due in advance.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

7.3           Centerville and Moravia Librarian Agreement:  Superintendent Crall recommended approval of the librarian sharing agreements with Centerville and Moravia schools.  This agreement has served all the Districts involved well for a number of years.  Board member Hoskins said Mrs. Seddon showcased our District, served the other districts well and these were win-win agreements for all involved.

 

Motion by George, seconded by Liston, to approve the library sharing agreements with Centerville and Moravia as presented (addendums attached).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

7.4           Board Policies:  Superintendent Crall recommended approval of the policies as presented.

 

Motion by Stocker, seconded by Cronin, to approve the Board policies as presented:  Review-303.6, 303.7, 303.8, 303.9, 303.10, 304.1, 304.2, 304.3, 305, 306, 307, Revise-303.5, 400.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

8.1           Negotiations Update:  Superintendent Crall explained to the Board that because of proposed bargaining law changes last February, the agreement for the 2017-2018 Certified Master Contract was done in a very short timeline.  He said because of this fast process all the ramifications of the changes were not realized until they impacted employees.  A number of teachers are now bringing home less per check than they did last year.  This is due to where these employees are on the salary schedule and to the increased employee contribution to insurance.  This was not the intention of the bargaining committee or Association when the agreement was reached.  The Board Bargaining Committee and the Teacher’s Association have met to discuss the issue and will make a recommendation to the Board at the November meeting to improve the situation.  Board members on the committee feel this is a positive step and will be a step in the right direction.

 

8.2           5-yr. Infrastructure Plan:  Superintendent Crall asked the Board about the next steps they would like to move forward with updating and approving the 5-year infrastructure plan.  There are a number of possible projects the Board has discussed in the past and items that must be implemented into the plan in order to maintain the District’s facilities.  One of the major needs the District has for the next several years is roofing repairs on a number of the facilities.  Greg Brown from Garland Company has inspected the roof on each building and developed a priority list for needed repairs.  The Board agreed it was important to maintain facilities and would like to move forward with roofing repairs as recommended.

 

                The Board would also like to see data on energy savings with new LED lighting and the potential energy use of air conditioning units for the Jr and Senior High.  They have asked to have a representative from the lighting company come to talk about the expected savings at the November meeting.  The Board would like to have the estimates for LED lighting and air conditioning incorporated into the 5-year infrastructure plan with Matt Gillespie at Piper Jaffray.  This will give them a better idea of the affordability of the projects.  The Board will continue to monitor energy usage and research the option of solar energy as we improve the District’s energy efficiency.

 

                The Board also discussed the possibility of a one-time opportunity to refinance the current bond before 2020.  Refinancing the bond could provide the Board with lower annual bond payments through the life of the bond or a lump sum savings of approximately $290,000.00 that could be used to finance another project.  The Board could also wait until the bonds become callable in 2020 and refinance at that point.  Depending on interest rates, this could provide a lump sum savings of approximately $560,000.00.  The overall consensus of the Board was to wait to gain the maximum possible savings.  Superintendent Crall will arrange for Matt Gillespie to speak with the Board about the 5-year infrastructure plan in a few months.

 

8.3           Board Work Session Follow-up:  Superintendent Crall said that Harry Heiligenthal from IASB will be sending proposed Board operating principles based on the discussion they had at the work session on October 2, 2017.  The Board discussed options for some type of personality test they could take to help them learn their personality traits and learn how to work together effectively.  Board member George has taken a test called Strength Finder and feels this may be a good fit for the Board. He will present his information as an example at the November meeting.

 

8.4           Board Policies:  The Board would like information from IASB on why they recommend removing the definition of family in policy number 401.3 Nepotism.  This information will be provided in November.

 

8.5           Items for the November Board Meeting:  Superintendent Crall will present a list of monthly agenda items for the Board, will set up a presentation by instructional coaches and PLT teams, have information presented about LED lighting and roofing projects and will present a draft open enrollment survey.

 

8.6           Board Member Concerns:  There were no concerns presented.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

9.1           Parent/Teacher Conferences – October 30 and November 2, 2017

9.2           No School – November 3, 2017

9.3           IASB Convention – November 15-17, 2017

 

Motion by George, seconded by Hoskins to adjourn at 8:02 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board President Craig Ambrose                                                               Board Secretary Melissa Bauer

 

 

 

Job Posting:  The Albia Community School District is currently seeking applicants for a

High School Assistant Soccer Coach for the 2017-2018 school year.

Please apply at Central Office or online through Teach Iowa.

Regular Board Meeting – Monday, September 18, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. – Central Administration Office

 

Present:  Craig Ambrose, Denny Amoss, Mallory Stocker, Robin Haselhuhn, Jeff Liston, Roger George, Kevin Crall, Melissa Bauer

 

Absent:  Pat Johnson

 

Visitors:  Joellen Breon, Cindy Cronin, Linda Hoskins, Mark Robinson, Joe Judge, Diane Chidester, Richard Montgomery, Dave Paxton

 

3.             Agenda:  Motion by Stocker, seconded by Haselhuhn, to approve the agenda as presented (addendum attached).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

4.             Minutes, Financial Statements, List of Bills:  Motion by Ambrose, seconded by Haselhuhn, to approve the minutes, financials and list of bills as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

5.             Trash Bids:  Board Secretary Bauer reported to the Board about the reason for the proposed rate increase from McGee Sanitation as tabled at the August meeting.  She also presented information for other local vendors regarding service in our area.  At this time, the other area vendors are not able to meet the waste removal needs of the District but would like to continue to receive notice of request for bids.

 

Motion by Haselhuhn, seconded by Ambrose, to approve the bid received from McGee Sanitation for trash removal services for the 2017-2018 school year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

6.             Accept Election Results:   Superintendent Crall recommended approval of the election results as reported by the Monroe County Auditor Office.

 

Motion by Haselhuhn, seconded by Stocker, to approve the election results as presented (addendum attached).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

7.             Recognition of Outgoing Board Members:  Superintendent Crall presented Board members Robin Haselhuhn and Denny Amoss with appreciation awards and thanked them for their many years of service to the District.  Board member Haselhuhn has been on the Board for 19 years and member Amoss has served for 10 years.  Their commitment to staff, students and the community is greatly appreciated.

 

Motion by Ambrose, seconded by Liston, to adjourn at 6:08 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

NEW BOARD

 

Present:  Craig Ambrose, Mallory Stocker, Cindy Cronin, Linda Hoskins, Jeff Liston, Roger George, Mark Robinson, Kevin Crall, Melissa Bauer

 

Visitors:  Joellen Breon, Joe Judge, Diane Chidester, Richard Montgomery, Dave Paxton

 

3.             Agenda:  Motion by Stocker, seconded by Robinson, to approve the agenda as presented (addendum attached). Motion carried unanimously.

 

4.             Administered Oath of Office to New Board Members:  Board Secretary Bauer administered the oath of office to members Liston, George, Hoskins, Robinson and Cronin.

 

5.             Election of President and Vice-President:  Motion by Cronin, seconded by Liston to elect Craig Ambrose as President.  The Board discussed the process for nominating the president and vice-president for new members and expressed their interest in Board leadership.  The motion for Craig Ambrose for President passed unanimously.

 

                Motion by Liston, seconded by Robinson, to elect Roger George as Vice-President.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

6.             Administer Oath of Office to President and Vice-President:  Board Secretary Bauer administered the oath of office to President Craig Ambrose and Vice-President Roger George.

 

7.             Adopt Written Rules and Procedures for Meetings:  Superintendent Crall reviewed the policies relating to Board meetings and asked the Board for any changes.  The Board discussed the meeting dates and times and the consensus was to move the meetings to the second Monday of each month so they don’t interfere with City Council meetings.  They did not want to change the time.

 

Motion by George, seconded by Stocker, to move the regular meeting times to the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion by Liston, seconded by Hoskins, to approve policies 210.7, 210.7-R1 and 213 as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

8C.           Board Member:  Board member George expressed his appreciation for the installation of the new flag pole at the football field.  He said it was placed in a great place and is beautiful.  He has heard appreciation for the addition from local veterans.

 

Reports

 

9.1           Guest Principal:  Principal Joellen Breon reported to the Board about the many things going on in the District.  Ms. Breon said staff are implementing a new math curriculum this year in grades K-8.  This curriculum is supported by the Department of Education and will eventually extend to grades 9-12.  In English Language Arts we have made some fairly large purchases for new text to expand the curriculum for our students.  The District has also purchased a new K-6 assessment system that provides better supports and diagnostics.  We are one of the first districts to get this program up and running and have already tested students in grades K-4.  The assessment system allows students to log in, take the assessment and provides progress monitoring as well as instant feedback to the teacher.  Staff and students will be able to use this data to improve overall student achievement.

 

Principal Breon continued by saying this is the year that the District will need to purchase new science curriculum.  Teachers are working to update the standards and a committee of teachers will research and make a recommendation for a new science series.  The District is also in the first of a four year plan to update the social studies standards.  Teacher Joe Judge is part of the process with the State that will include the District writing an implementation plan the first year.

 

Board members are interested in continuing to look at electronic versions of the new curriculum and appreciate that the new curriculum includes many electronic resources and workbooks for student use.

 

9.2           Building Principal Reports:  Included in packet.

 

9.3           Class of 2017 Average ACT Score Information:  High School Principal Richard Montgomery reported to the Board about ACT scores received by students in the class of 2017.  He noted there was improvement in scores for the 2016 school year when the District implemented the ACT prep course for junior students, but the overall results slipped in 2017and are still under the State average.  The District is considering new course material that students could utilize beginning as freshmen to prepare for the test.  Mr. Montgomery said there are a number of factors to consider when talking about the number of students taking the ACT and in regard to their scores.  Students planning to attend Indian Hills are not required to take the ACT but take a college entrance test instead.  While we would like more students to participate in the test, we want students taking the test to put their best effort into getting the best score possible and not just taking the test to have done it.  Mr. Montgomery also shared information regarding the student tracking system used by the District to follow up on the path students take after graduation.  This information helps guide the District to make the best decisions for our students.

 

9.4           Iowa Department of Revenue – Projected 2017 SAVE Payments:  Board Secretary Bauer explained the expected revenue for the year is slightly under the projections from last year.  This funding helps to pay for transportation, technology and infrastructure needs as well as annual bond payments due.

 

ACTION ITEMS

 

10.1         Personnel:  Superintendent Crall recommended approval of the personnel items as presented.

 

Motion by George, seconded by Liston, to approve the resignation of Brandon Banning – HS Assistant Soccer Coach and the volunteers as presented (addendum attached).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

10.2         Building level Goals:  Superintendent Crall presented the building goals developed by the PLT teams and recommended their approval as presented.  The staff developed “if/then” statements for each goal that provide measurable strategies for reaching the goals.

 

                Motion by Cronin, seconded by Stocker, to approve the building goals as presented (addendum attached).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

10.3         After Prom-Haunted House:   Superintendent Crall recommended approval of the After Prom Committee’s annual haunted house fundraiser.  This has been done for a number of years and has been a win-win for the students and district.  The fundraiser will be held at Tom’s Tree Service and the District’s insurance company will inspect the site to help ensure a safe and fun environment.

 

                Motion by Liston, seconded by Stocker to approve the support of the After Prom’s Haunted House fundraiser.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

10.4         Board policies:  Superintendent Crall explained how the Board has been handling the regular updates of Board policies and asked the Board to approve the policies as presented.  Board members are asked to read the policies and contact Central Office for any questions before the meeting.  The District utilizes the Iowa Association of School Boards recommendations for updates based upon legal counsel approval.

 

Motion by Stocker, seconded by Hoskins, to approve the policies as presented:  Review-300, 301.1, 302.1, 302.3, 302.5, 302.6, 302.8, Revise-302.2, 302.4, 302.7, 303.1, 303.4.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

10.5         SCICAP Early Childhood Program Agreement:  Superintendent Crall recommended approval of the agreement with the SCICAP Headstart program for the 2017-2018 school year.  This agreement allows the District to provide nutritional meals to students enrolled in their program.

 

Motion by Liston, seconded by Stocker, to approve the SCICAP agreement as presented (addendum attached).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

10.6         Approve Allowable Growth Request for the 2016-2017 Special Education Deficit:  Superintendent Crall recommended the Board approve the request for allowable growth for the special education deficit of $15,488.70 from the last school year.  He said this is really not a terrible deficit based on the spending required but the District still needs to improve the unspent balance.  Asking for this authority will help to maintain the District’s financial standing.

 

Motion by George, seconded by Hoskins, to approve the request for allowable growth for the 2016-2017 special education deficit of $15,488.70.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

10.7         Appointment of Various Committees:  Superintendent Crall explained the various committees presented, the function of each committee and requested volunteers to serve for the 2017-2018 school year.  Board member talked about the assignments and every member volunteered to serve on at least one committee.

 

                Motion by George, seconded by Stocker, to approve the following committee members:  Certified LMC- Robinson, Hoskins and Liston, Board Bargaining Committee-Hoskins, Cronin and Stocker, IASB Delegate-Cindy Cronin, County Conference Board-Ambrose, Calendar Committee-Cronin and George and Wellness Committee- Cronin.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

10.8         AEA Board Election:  Superintendent Crall recommended the Board approve Melissa Ballard as the District’s representative on the AEA Board.

 

Motion by Liston, seconded by Hoskins, to approve Melissa Ballard as the District’s choice for representative on the AEA Board.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

11.1         Board Policies:  The Board received another section of policies to review for approval in October.

 

11.2         Collective Bargaining Update:  Superintendent Crall discussed this topic with the Board during the explanation of the committees.  He said there would need to be a number of decisions made regarding the Master Contracts with the certified and support staff Associations because of changes in collective bargaining laws.  The teacher contract was in place before the new law took effect so we have this year to work through the changes.  Many of the topics previously in the contract are now considered permissive or illegal and the only mandatory topic of bargaining is base wages.  The Certified LMC will work to establish which items that are permissive are kept in the contract and which ones will be moved into a handbook with the illegal topics.  Board member participation in this group will help to ensure support from the full Board when the committee makes recommendations for approval.  Superintendent Crall said we will need to be responsible and thoughtful of any changes made and do what is best for students in the Albia Community School District and public education in Albia.

 

11.3         Five-year Infrastructure Plan:  Superintendent Crall presented the five-year infrastructure plan as discussed with the previous Board and prepared by Matt Gillespie at Piper Jaffray.  This plan includes infrastructure projects scheduled as needed to maintain district facilities such as roof repair projects, technology purchases and transportation needs.  The Board has traditionally created a five-year rolling plan, approving the upcoming year projects and updating the future years as discussed.  Superintendent Crall said there are several projects the Board may want to consider incorporating into the plan such as energy efficient LED lighting updates, air-conditioning options at the Junior and Senior High and solar energy.  The District is limited to the projects we will be able to complete based on our current SAVE revenue and Board approved $.33 Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL).  Some of the potential projects could require asking the community for additional support in the way of an increased PPEL tax or bond.  There is also potential for a one-time refinance of our current bond which could provide a lump-sum savings to help fund a project or spread the savings out over a number of years to increase spending on an annual basis.

 

                Superintendent Crall will be meeting with Iowa Wind and Solar and Chariton Valley REC to get additional information regarding solar energy.  The Board would like to approve the 2017-2018 projects and schedule a work session to present information regarding the LED lighting, air-conditioning and solar energy options.  They would also like Matt from Piper Jaffray to present information regarding his infrastructure spreadsheet and the District’s current financial options.

 

11.4         Items for the October Meeting:  The Board will work to approve the 2017-18 infrastructure plan and set a special work session for the following four years.

 

11.5         Board Member Concerns:  Board member Liston said he heard about a school allowing students to purchase and decorate their parking spots at school.  He thinks this is a creative fundraiser that may be great for school spirit.  

 

12.           Closed Session:  Motion by Liston, seconded by Cronin, to go into closed session under Section 21.5 1(i) Code of Iowa: “To evaluate the professional competency of an individual 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.”

 

Vote by roll call:  Cronin; yes, George; yes, Hoskins; yes, Liston; yes, Robinson; yes, Stocker; yes, Ambrose; yes.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The closed session started at 8:16 p.m. and ended at 8:46 p.m.

 

13.           UPCOMING EVENTS

                13.1         Homecoming Activities – Sept. 25-29

                13.2         IASB Board Member Workshop – Oct. 11 – 6:00-8:30 p.m. – Chariton

                13.3         Parent-Teacher Conferences – Oct. 20th and Nov. 2nd – 4:40-8:30 p.m.

                13.4         IASB 70th Annual Convention – Nov. 15th – Nov. 17th

 

Motion by Stocker, seconded by George, to adjourn at 8:58 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

The Albia Schools is accepting bids for a used Everett Piano

Model number 187583. Working piano, no longer needed for classroom use. Plays nicely but needs to be tuned.

Please submit sealed bids to Central Office at 701 Washington Ave East by Friday, September 29, 2017.