Directors Absent: None.
Also present: Superintendent Rob Busch, Principal Dawn Voss, Principal Patty Briggs, and Board Secretary Melissa Conner.
Visitors: Eden Gaul, Addison Schmelzer, Josh Demmer, Kayla Lawrence, Kristy Mather, Eden Hemann, Alex Hanna, Kari Pierschbacher, & Nic Stelken.
Director Kirby moved to recognized the following:
NHS for their Veteran’s Day Program.
Volleyball All Conference
1st Team All District
Jack Wiskus Punter
Westin Rowcliffe DL
Ike Jones RB
Director Hoeger seconded the movement. Motion Carried 5-0.
Kristy Mather introduced Kayla Lawrenceas the new 6th Grade Teacher.
The Elementary Student Council presented an update to the board.
Josh Demmer presented on the Elementary HVAC System.
Director Hoeger moved to approve the agreement with Demmer Architecture for the Elementary HVAC. Director Bockenstedt seconded the movement. Motion carried 5-0.
Director Kirby moved to approve the second reading of board policies: 105, 200.1, 210.8, 212, 212.1, 401.4, 501.10, 502.4, & 606.6, and Rescind Policy 307. Director Bockenstedt seconded the movement. Motion carried 5-0.
No change orders were presented for the meeting.
Director Elliot moved to approve the use of a signature stamp for Board President. Director Hoeger seconded the movement. Motion Carried 5-0.
The Board discussed the Early Separation Incentive.
The Board postponed the Early Separation Incentive.
Director Hoeger moved to vote for Sue Ross on the Keystone AEA Ballot. Director Elliot seconded the movement. Motion carried 5-0.
The Board discussed Legislative Priorities.
The Board discussed building projects.
Director Elliot moved to approve the request to the School Budget Review Committee for a modified supplemental amount of $42,288.00 for open enrolled out students who were not included in the district’s previous year certified enrollment count. Director Kirby seconded the movement. Motion carried 5-0.
Director Kirby moved to approve the request to the School Budget Review Committee for a modified supplemental amount of $3,035.34 related to the English language learning program for students who have exceeded five years of weighting that are included on the Fall 2021 certified enrollment headcount. Director Elliot seconded the movement. Motion carried 5-0.
Director Kirby moved to approve the SIAC members list. Director Hoeger seconded the movement. Motion Carried 5-0.
Director Hoeger moved to approve James Wruck as the Prom 2022 DJ. Director Elliot seconded the movement. Motion carried 5-0.
Principal Briggs: Professional development on October 28th & 29th were focused on improving our understanding of critical thinking & how to utilize collaborative strategies to engage students in critical thinking. Diane Meyer & Lori Glawe have worked really hard cataloging & preparing our Guided Reading materials for classroom use. Author Julia Clark visited with all of our students & shared her wonderful books. She also met with our 3rd & 4th grade & provided insight about the writing process & how to create a great story. We had a great turn out for conferences & had tentatively 96% in attendance. We will be administering the Leader in Me survey to our students during the next couple of weeks to gather information about the climate for our students in the classroom. Thank you to all the parents that contributed to providing dinners for our teachers during conferences. It was very generous & the teachers truly appreciated the kindness. Thank you to the Delaware County Pay it Forward for the treats, water, & pop. The entire staff really appreciated the kind gesture & acknowledgement for their hard work.
Principal Voss: Basketball & Wrestling have begun. The High School Choir & 7-12 band had their first concert in the gym on October 26th. The next 7-12 band/choir concert is the holiday concert at St. Marks on December 13th at 7:00 p.m. The Fall Musical: The Addams Family was November 12, 13, & 14. I had heard the kids had a lot of fun with it & it was the largest cast Mr. Calderwood has had so far. Staff participated in a process called “learning labs”. There will be one each quarter & aligns with the requirement for their evaluations. Real Life Academy involving community businesses occurred on October 19th at WoodsEdge for Ed-Co & MV Students. The FFA Fruit will be in after Thanksgiving break.
Superintendent Busch: A legislative forum/work session has been set with Anne Osmundson, Lee Hein, Dan Zumbach, Mike Klimensh, West Delaware, & Maquoketa Valley Schools for Monday, November 29th at 6:00 p.m. in the Edgewood-Colesburg JR/SR High School Library. Continuing to collect guidance on the OSHA Requirements regarding the COVID Vaccine. We received $99,000.00 for technology through the federal conductivity grant. I will be participating in the Keystone Chief Interviews on November 22nd. Last minute menu changes & substitutions may occur due to the supply chains impact on the school meals. We ask for patience & understanding as we continue to meet the nutritional needs of all Ed-Co students while responding to this challenge.
Director Hoeger: Thank you to Kari Pierschbacher for stepping in & covering the Band.
Director Elliot: Thank you to Kari Pierschbacher for stepping in & covering the Band. Thank you to Bob Schilling for his two terms that he served on the board.
Director Bockenstedt: Thank you for having me be a part of the board.
Director Kirby: Welcome to Brad Bockenstedt! Thank you to Kari Pierschbacher for stepping in & covering the Band. I would also like to recognize the cast & crew of the musical.
Director Venteicher: Welcome to Brad Bockenstedt! Thank you to Kari Pierschbacher for stepping in & covering the Band.
Director Elliot moved to approve the Consent Agenda.
a. Approve minutes of October 18, 2021 meetings
b. List of Expenditures and Financial Reports
c. Open Enrollment
-West Delaware: 7th
Clayton Ridge: 5th & 9th
d. Special Education Contracts
ii. New Hire
-Scott Arthur: JH Baseball
-Kari Pierschbacher: Instrumental Music
iii. Contract Adjustments
iv. Volunteer Coaches/Sponsors
-Matt Gaul: Wrestling
-Mike Jones: Wrestling
-Josh Thein: Baseball - pending certification
-Nic Stelken: Baseball - pending certification
g. Annual Contracts/Agreements
Director Bockenstedt seconded the movement. Motion Carried 5-0.
Exempt Session for preparation for collective bargaining per Iowa Code 20.17(3) was held.