REGULAR BOARD MEETING

                                                                                  Monday, August 16, 2010

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Fredericksburg Community School District was held in the conference room at the elementary building in Fredericksburg, IA on Monday, August 16, 2010 at 5:30 P.M.

 

President Haugen called the meeting to order at 5:30 PM.  

 

Board members present:    Underwood, Wendland, Haugen, Ackley and Kerr

Secretary:                                  Theresa Schulz

Superintendent:                       Rick Pederson

Principals:                                 Allan Eckelman

Also present:                             Angie Daniels, Janiece Kramer, Dorreen Cook and Amanda Petersen

 

Motion was made by Kerr seconded by Wendland to approve the agenda with a change in order to move item #12 to #7.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion was made by Wendland seconded by Kerr to approve the previous board minutes for July 19.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion was made by Kerr seconded by Underwood to approve payment of the monthly bills in the amount of $195,757.08.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion was made by Ackley seconded by Kerr to open the public hearing on the Building Project.  Motion carried unanimously.  There were no patrons or written comments for or against the project.

 

Motion was made by Wendland seconded by Ackley to close the public hearing.  On a roll call vote, motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion was made by Ackley seconded by Underwood to open the public hearing on the proposed amendment to the Whole-Grade Sharing Agreement with Sumner.  Motion carried unanimously.  There were no patrons or written comments for or against the amendment.

 

Dorreen Cook was in attendance with questions for the board concerning the costing of a high school student to elementary and middle school students.  She also has other questions that she would like Mr. Pederson to get back with her on.

 

Motion was made by Wendland seconded by Underwood to close the public hearing.  On a roll call vote, motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Pederson handed out communications for the board members to review.

 

In Principals reports, Mr. Eckelman reviewed the 2009-10 discipline report.  Mrs. Glenn provided a report for the board.

 

There were no visitors requesting to be on the agenda.

 

In maintenance, Mr. Pederson informed the board that the ramp project was completed at the elementary but that we have experienced some electrical problems due to a lightening strike.

 

The board reviewed the 2009-2010 transportation report showing the total transportation cost for the year.  The high school and middle school cost for activity transportation were also reviewed.

 

The board reviewed the 28E Preschool Agreement.   Janiece Kramer was in attendance and addressed some changes that the Preschool board wanted implemented.  After some discussion, it was decided to table this agreement until more costing figures and transportation costs are finalized.

 

Motion was made by Kerr, seconded by Wendland to approve the amendment to the Whole-Grade Sharing Agreement with Sumner as presented.  On a roll call vote, motion carried unanimously.  The amendment included the following changes:

 

1) HANDBOOK- During the term of this agreement, students will be subject to the disciplinary codes and school policies established by the district in which the student attends classes.  All hearings will be conducted by the administration and Board of Directors where the student attends classes.  A decision will be made by a majority vote of that Board of Directors.  The school districts agree to make every effort, when adjusting their current disciplinary codes, school policies, student fees, and calendars to make them as uniform as possible.

 

2) Expenditure and Proration Calculation. (General Fund) –The three expenditures (sharing certified employee cost, coaching and athletic/activity cost, and instructional supplies and materials cost) shall be determined.  Proration for each District will be calculated from the student population at the middle school (grades 6-8) or the high school (grades 9-12) as determined on the third Friday of September each year.  The middle school/high school proration will be determined by diving the individual District’s population at the middle school or high school by the total enrollment.  The cost for each district will be determined by multiplying the proration for each district by the total of the three expenditures however, neither district will be responsible for more than 2/3 or less than 1/3 of the costs at each building.

 

Motion was made by Kerr seconded by Ackley to approve the second reading of the following board policies; Code 204.2, Regular Board Meeting, 204.9-R Rules of Order Regulation, 204.5 Annual Meeting, 202.3 Vice-President of the Board. 202.2 President of the Board and 204.16E1 Board Meeting Minutes.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion was made by Kerr seconded by Ackley  to approve the second reading of the following board policies; #202.2 President of the Board, #202.3 Vice-President of the Board, #204.2 Regular Board Meetings, #204.9-R Rules of Order Regulation, #204.16E1 Board Meeting Minutes.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion was made by Wendland seconded by Underwood to approve the first reading of board policy #801.12 Capital Assets.

 

Motion was made by Underwood seconded by Kerr to accept the resignation of Toni Kroenecke as 8th grade Volleyball Coach.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion was made by Kerr seconded by Underwood to hire Amanda Work as EL/MS Part-time Librarian Associate.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion was made by Ackley seconded by Wendland to hire Clem Schemmel as route bus driver.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion was made by Ackley seconded by Wendland to hire Alice Fenneman as a part-time Special Education driver.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion was made by Wendland seconded by Underwood to hire Steve Kalous as Assistant JH football coach.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion was made by Wendland seconded by Ackley to approve the tentative agreement reached with the FEA.  Motion carried unanimously.  The tentative agreement was a total package of 2.9% increase, with $336 added to the current base making it $28,970 without TSS and $34,632 with TSS, along with the board to pay the new insurance premium increase by Iowa Star Schools.  The total estimated package increase cost is $40,315.  

 

Motion was made by Underwood seconded by Ackley to approve the following lane changes; Kelly Reinert to MA, Gail Allison to MA, Toni Kroenecke to BA 30 and Darren Schmitt to BA 30. Motion carried unanimously.

 

There were no open enrollments for the board to consider.

 

The board reviewed upcoming events on the Board of Education Calendar.

 

There being no other business to come before the board, motion was made by Wendland seconded by Underwood to adjourn the meeting at 6:36 p.m.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                

Theresa Schulz, Secretary                                                                          Rick Haugen, President