MINUTES OF CLAYTON RIDGE BOARD
PUBLIC HEARING/REGULAR MEETING
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Public Hearing – 2017-2018 Certified District Budget
Call to Order/Roll Call
The public hearing for the 2017-2018 Certified District Budget was called to order at 7:00 PM by President Heying. Other members in attendance were Finnegan, Ihde, Johnson, Helle and Aulwes. Reimer was absent.
Also in attendance were Shane Wahls, Andy Peterson, David Schlueter, Mary Seifert, Brian Lawrence, Sara Lawrence and Norma Patterson.
David Schlueter presented the proposed 2017-2018 Certified District Budget with total expenditures of $15,243,324. Tax rates were as follows: general fund – $3,121,598, management fund - $100,000, voted physical plant and equipment - $476,423 and regular physical plant and equipment - $117,328. The total taxable valuation is $346,525,654 and the tax levy rate is $10.941/per $1,000 taxable valuation.
After hearing comments from members, the public hearing ended at 7:14 PM and the regular meeting was called to order.
Parent Norma Patterson was present and asked to address the board regarding a school policy concern.
Approval of Agenda
Motion by Ihde and second by Finnegan to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
1. ALICE Drill
Brian Lawrence gave an update on district ALICE trainings and a county- wide coalition being formed entitled Clayton County Violent Intruder Coalition. The Coalition will be conducting a drill on July 8th at the middle school in Garnavillo.
2. Administrator’s Reports
Superintendent Wahls reported on potential changes to several bus routes, the dean of student’s position and the contract between Clayton Ridge and K12.
Principal Peterson’s report addressed principal activities, a paraprofessional/custodian appreciation lunch, teacher appreciation week, kindergarten visitation days, student assessments, pre-school program for 2017-2018, prom scheduled for April 21, high school spring musical, his attendance at the Iowa Work Based Conference and athletic dates and activities.
Steve Hoff provided a written report on the Iowa Virtual Academy.
3. Through Board Members
Several board members commented on a communication they had received regarding Rock the River night at Lakeside.
Consent Agenda Items
Motion by Ihde and second by Helle to approve the minutes of the March meeting, financials presented by David Schlueter, listing of invoices and additional pay voucher requests totaling $1,872.21. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Helle and second by Aulwes to accept the resignation of John Hess as Bus Driver. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Finnegan and second by Johnson to approve the resignation and early retirement application of Bonnie Garlow to include the proposed benefit package. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Finnegan and second by Johnson to approve the transfer of Michelle Fassbinder from full-time TAG to half-time TAG and half-time Middle School Instructional Leader. Motion carried with Ihde opposed.
2. Approve Timberline Agreement of Services
Motion by Helle and second by Aulwes to approve a service agreement with Timberline for the processing of district Medicaid reimbursement claims. Motion carried unanimously.
3. Approve ESY Summer Hours
Motion by Ihde and second by Helle to approve 24 hours of extended school year hours for special education students that have extended services included in their IEP’s. Motion carried unanimously.
4. Open Enrollments
Motion by Finnegan and second by Aulwes to deny 11 open enrollment requests into the Iowa Virtual Academy due to late filings, no proper special education plan to meet the needs of the student and an expulsion by the resident district. Motion carried unanimously.
5. Amend 2016-2017 District Calendar
Motion by Helle and second by Ihde to approve the recommendation to amend the 2016-2017 calendar to allow for snow make-up days. Motion carried unanimously.
6. Approve AEA Food Purchasing Agreement
Motion by Aulwes and second by Johnson to approve the AEA Food Purchasing Agreement as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
7. Capital Projects
Motion by Finnegan and second by Helle to approve the following capital projects:
Amling Construction – gutter replacement on elementary - $1,672
Kluesner Construction – sealing of elementary playground - $4,252
Bacon Construction – replace sidewalk by middle school - $2,109
Bacon Construction – retaining wall at bus garage in Garnavillo-$4,250
Allen Roofing – middle school gym roof - $3,895
8. Administrative/Non Union Salary Increases
Motion by Ihde and second by Johnson to approve the following recommended increases for administrative/non-union staff:
Balk, Burgin, VonHandorf - $.40/hr., Pritchard - $2,000 + $6,208 in
lieu of insurance, Mlikan - $660, Jackson - $1,650, Christianson –
$685, Jasper - $240, Schlueter – additional vacation in lieu of salary
increase, Peterson - $2,000, Wahls – 2,000.
Motion approved unanimously.
9. Distribution of Certified, Support and Extra-Curricular Contracts
Motion by Finnegan and second by Johnson to approve the distribution of certified, support and extra-curricular contracts as listed. Motion carried unanimously.
10. First Reading of Board Policy 705.3
A first reading was held of Board Policy 705.3 – Payment for Goods and Services. A second reading will be held in May.
11. Approve Listing of Auction Items
Motion by Ihde and second by Aulwes to approve the listing of auction items consigned to Sweeney Auction on Tuesday, April 18. Motion carried unanimously.
12. Volunteer Agreement
Motion by Aulwes and second by Johnson to approve a volunteer agreement with Becky Hefel. Motion carried unanimously.
13. Approval of FY18 District Certified Budget
Motion by Finnegan and second by Ihde to approve the proposed FY18 District Certified Budget as presented during the public hearing. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Aulwes and second by Johnson to adjourn the meeting at 9:30 PM.
Mary Seifert, Board Secretary
Approved this ______ day of May, 2017
John Heying, Board President