March 16, 2009

Prairie Valley Community Schools
Board of Directors
High School Conference Room
Proposed Budget Hearing Meeting
March 16, 2009
6:00 p.m.


Present:  Scott Hansch, Joe Harrison, Deb Doyen, Brian Holmgaard, Clark Taylor, Rod Warehime, Marshall Lambert
Also present:  Jim Dick, Erin Frahm, Barb Langner, Lori Miller, Denny Hammen, Lynette Heatherington, Jim Duncan, Marshall Lewis, Jenny Taylor, Mary Egger, Tina Kastendieck
Absent:  None

Special Budget Hearing Meeting:  The hearing for the 2009-2010 budget was opened at 6:00 p.m.

Moved by Lambert, seconded by Harrison to approve the agenda
Ayes:  Doyen, Warehime, Harrison, Hansch, Holmgaard, Taylor, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried: 7-0

Explanation of proposed budget was given

Moved by Hansch, seconded by Taylor to adopt the budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year
Roll call vote was taken
Holmgaard – Aye, Lambert – Aye, Harrison – Aye, Doyen – Aye, Warehime – Aye, Hansch – Aye, Taylor - Aye
Nays:  None
Motion carried: 7-0

Moved by Taylor, seconded by Warehime to adjourn.
Ayes:  Hansch, Gleason, Taylor, Warehime, Doyen, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0
Time:  6:15 p.m.

 

 


Prairie Valley Community Schools
Board of Directors
High School Conference Room
Regular Board Meeting
March 16, 2009
6:15 p.m.

Present:  Scott Hansch, Joe Harrison, Deb Doyen, Brian Holmgaard, Clark Taylor, Rod Warehime, Marshall Lambert
Also present:  Jim Dick, Erin Frahm, Barb Langner, Lori Miller, Denny Hammen, Lynette Heatherington, Jim Duncan, Marshall Lewis, Jenny Taylor, Mary Egger, Tina Kastendieck
Absent:  None

Moved by Harrison, seconded by Holmgaard to approve agenda
Ayes:  Doyen, Warehime, Harrison, Hansch, Holmgaard, Taylor, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried: 7-0

Moved by Warehime, seconded by Harrison to approve February board minutes with corrections
Ayes:  Doyen, Warehime, Harrison, Hansch, Holmgaard, Taylor, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried: 7-0

Board reports – Marshall Lambert, Deb Doyen, and Joe Harrison reported on sharing talks with Paton-Churdan.  They reported the talks were positive and that there is a strong interest for the two districts to share several programs.\

Moved by Taylor, seconded by Lambert to approve March bills
Ayes:  Doyen, Warehime, Harrison, Hansch, Holmgaard, Taylor, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried: 7-0

Moved by Lambert, seconded by Warehime to approve February financial reports
Ayes:  Doyen, Warehime, Harrison, Hansch, Holmgaard, Taylor, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried: 7-0

Jim Dick explained the board’s counter offer of 0.14% which would freeze salaries at the current 08-09 year.  Another part of board’s offer is to eliminate vision and dental insurance.   Board will meet again with negotiations committee on Thursday, March 26th, at 6:00 p.m. at the high school conference room.

Bus Garage – delivery of bus barn materials is scheduled for March 18th, and then construction is tentatively to start April 1st.

SBRC Corrective Plan Update – The SBRC accepted the district’s correction action plan and restored the $419,183 of authorized spending to the 2008 fiscal year.  This made 2008 unspent balance $0.  This should cause the 2009 fiscal year to end with approximately $250,000 unspent balance.  Mr. Dick needs to report the progress of the district’s unspent balance to SBRC at their September meeting.

Moved by Holmgaard, seconded by Lambert that the district will develop a Special Education Delivery System and also approved a committee made up of AEA consultant, SIAT committee, administrator, a special needs teacher from each building, and a parent of a special needs child
Ayes:  Doyen, Warehime, Harrison, Hansch, Holmgaard, Taylor, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried: 7-0

For reduction, involuntary transfers and change of assignment letters we are waiting for the Gruhn Law Firm before acting on any reductions, transfers, or reapportionment of assignments.

Marshall Lewis – Mr. Lewis updated us on FFA members having a great day at Mason City. The Parliamentary Procedure team captured 1st place gold.  The reporter scrapbook placed 1st place gold. The Conduct of Meetings team & Creed Speaker earned silver ratings. All 21 proficiency applications advanced onto state level too.
Congratulations to the PV Speech Team for earning 8 division I(Superior) ratings and 4 Division II ratings Saturday at the State Contest at ICCC.  Congratulations to the Mock Trial Team -- the team won both plaintiff & defense rounds & placed 3rd overall.  Top two advance to state.  Jazz Band has been notified that they were selected to compete at State Jazz Band as a Wildcard.

Denny Hammen – Mr. Hammen reported on the ending of the junior high wrestling season.  The first year wrestling coaches were well organized when we hosted the home meet and season was very successful.  The middle school will sponsor “Spring Fling” week starting March 23rd.  There is a break between sport activities and this provides a positive outlet for student participation.

Jim Duncan –   Mr. Duncan stated the PTA Family Fun Night was very well attended by both parents and students.  Preschool Registration was held last month.  We will still be taking registrations until we reach capacity.  Parent teacher Conferences went well.  The PTA/ Hy-Vee Fundraiser was successful and raised over $5,000 for the Elementary PTA.  The Elementary 3rd & 4th grade Iowa Tests of Basic Skills results have returned.  We are pleased with the scores.  Thanks to the students and all the teachers.  PVTV, a daily, video, announcements broadcast program has started.  The 3rd & 4th grade students run the equipment and do the speaking parts; so this is basically a student-operated, video announcements program with the adult there for supervision.

Jim Dick – Mr. Dick updated school board on economic stimulus package and it will likely be next fiscal year before any of the money arrives at school district level.  Mr. Dick also talked a transportation bill introduced by Senator Kettering that would bring $154,000 to the district.  Board members and the public were encouraged to contact their local congressmen and senators to pass this bill.  Last, Mr. Dick talked about the nutrition accommodation report and would like to recognize MaChelle Showers for the excellent evaluation received from the state.

Moved by Harrison, seconded by Taylor to adjourn.
Ayes:  Doyen, Warehime, Harrison, Hansch, Holmgaard, Taylor, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried: 7-0
Time 7:15 p.m.

Next regular board meeting will be on April 13, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at Middle School Library.