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March 13, 2008

PRAIRIE VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Board Work Session
March 13, 2008
High School Conference Room
5:30 p.m.
Present: Deb Doyen, Rod Warehime, Clark Taylor, Joe Harrison, Lynette Heatherington, Marshall Lambert
Absent:  Scott Hansch 
Also present:   Marshall Lewis, Barb Langner, James Dick, Erin Frahm

Moved by Heatherington, seconded by Harrison to approve the agenda.
Ayes:  Warehime, Doyen, Harrison, Taylor, Heatherington, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

James Dick presented the following budget reduction ideas for 2008-2009. 

Causes for the continued decline in budget resources are decreasing enrollment, requirements to comply with unfunded and underfunded mandates of NCLB and State Student achievement and teacher quality initiatives.  This requires the district to monitor payroll expenses as they account for the vast majority of the budget.

Currently there are eight employees retiring from the district at the end of this school year, seven teachers and one para-educator.  Mr. Dick has recommended only replacing two FTE teaching positions.  Mr. Dick also recommended the reduction of four uncertified staff yet to be determined.  There were several other possible reductions discussed that were determined not feasible at this time.

These reductions will cause reorganizing the delivery of instruction at the elementary, middle school and high school buildings.  The elementary will become two sections for each grade level.  This will also allow for an increase in early childhood services of preschool and transitional kindergarten.  The middle school will deliver instruction in increased content-based delivery.  The high school will be delivering more instruction in the dual-credit area.  More shared efficiencies between ICCC, neighboring school districts and other governmental agencies will be explored when opportunities become available.

The school board will approve recommendations made by Mr. Jim Dick, Marshall Lewis and Denny Hammen at the April 10th regular board meeting.  We invite any comments on these changes.  Information on calling or emailing administration can be found on the school web-site.

Moved by Heatherington, seconded by Warehime to adjourn.
Ayes:  Warehime, Doyen, Harrison, Taylor, Heatherington, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Meeting adjourned 6:27 p.m.

 

PRAIRIE VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Special Budget Hearing Meeting
March 13, 2008
High School Conference Room
6:30 p.m.
Present: Deb Doyen, Rod Warehime, Clark Taylor, Joe Harrison, Lynette Heatherington, Marshall Lambert
Absent:  Scott Hansch 
Also present:   Marshall Lewis, Barb Langner, James Dick, Erin Frahm

Special Budget Hearing Meeting:  The hearing for the 2006-2007 budget was opened at 6:30 p.m. 

Moved by Lambert, seconded by Harrison to approve the agenda.
Ayes:  Warehime, Doyen, Harrison, Taylor, Heatherington, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Moved by Heatherington, seconded by Harrison adopt the budget for the 2008-2009 fiscal year.
Roll call vote was taken.
Warehime-aye, Taylor-aye, Heatherington-aye, Doyen-aye, Harrison-aye, Lambert-aye.  Nays-none.
Motion carried 6-0.

Moved by Heatherington, seconded by Taylor to adjourn.
Ayes:  Warehime, Doyen, Harrison, Taylor, Heatherington, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Meeting adjourned 6:55 p.m.

 

PRAIRIE VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Regular Board Meeting
March 13, 2008
High School Conference Room
7:00 p.m.
Present: Deb Doyen, Rod Warehime, Clark Taylor, Joe Harrison, Lynette Heatherington, Marshall Lambert
Absent:  Scott Hansch 
Also present:   Marshall Lewis, Barb Langner, Denny Hammen, Vicki Johnson, James Dick, Erin Frahm 
     
Moved by Heatherington, seconded by Warehime to approve the agenda with the following additions:
Addition of bus bid status, air conditioning bid for elementary, fence for elementary, and City of Gowrie Parks & Recreation agreement.
Ayes:  Warehime, Doyen, Harrison, Taylor, Heatherington, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Moved by Lambert, seconded by Taylor to approve the February 2008 minutes.
Ayes:  Warehime, Doyen, Harrison, Taylor, Heatherington, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Board Reports – Board acknowledge the thank you note from the Gowrie Jaycees for the basketball tournament.

Mr. Dick presented the board with the packet regarding tax payer’s rights and from the Iowa Association of School Board pertaining to the statewide one cent SILO tax.  Also informed them of the IASB ABLE meeting on ICN that was going to be held on Tuesday, March 18th at the HS.

Moved by Harrison, seconded by Lambert to approve the March 2008 bills.
Ayes:  Warehime, Doyen, Harrison, Taylor, Heatherington, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Moved by Taylor, seconded by Harrison to approve the February financial reports.
Ayes:  Warehime, Doyen, Harrison, Taylor, Heatherington, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Moved by Heatherington, seconded by Warehime to approve resignation of Neal Miller with thanks and appreciation as MS teacher.
Ayes:  Warehime, Doyen, Harrison, Taylor, Heatherington, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Moved by Lambert, seconded by Warehime to approve hire of Neal Miller for Assistant HS Boys Golf Coach pending on student participation.
Ayes:  Warehime, Doyen, Harrison, Taylor, Heatherington, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Moved by Taylor, seconded by Heatherington to approve the final reading of the 200 series of board policies. 
Ayes:  Warehime, Doyen, Harrison, Taylor, Heatherington, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Moved by Harrison, seconded by Lambert to accept the 2008-2009 Master Contract with a 4.35% increase.
Ayes:  Warehime, Doyen, Harrison, Taylor, Heatherington, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Moved by Heatherington, seconded by Warehime to accept bid from Clint Froisland of $550 for sale of used bus. 
Ayes:  Warehime, Doyen, Harrison, Taylor, Heatherington, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Moved by Harrison, seconded by Lambert to accept bank bid from Security Savings Bank for period of 7/1/08 – 6/30/2013. 
Ayes:  Warehime, Doyen, Harrison, Taylor, Heatherington, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Moved by Harrison, seconded by Heatherington to accept Johnson Controls bids for elementary air conditioning unit.
Ayes:  Warehime, Doyen, Harrison, Taylor, Heatherington, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Moved by Heatherington, seconded by Harrison to approve bid from Midwest Fence for fence repair and new fencing at elementary.
Ayes:  Warehime, Doyen, Harrison, Taylor, Heatherington, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Moved by Lambert, seconded by Warehime to approve a 28-E Agreement with the City of Gowrie Parks and Recreation for use of the high school baseball field.
Ayes:  Warehime, Doyen, Harrison, Taylor, Heatherington, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Moved by Heatherington, seconded by Harrison to adjourn.
Ayes:  Warehime, Doyen, Harrison, Taylor, Heatherington, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0
Time:  8:25 p.m.

Next meeting is April 10, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.


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