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Mason City School Board to meet Monday

AGENDA
Mason City Community School District Board of Education Meeting – April 18, 2011

Mason City Community School District Vision Statement: In the Mason City Community Schools every student will excel and develop into a responsible and productive citizen. Our staff, parents and community will support and nurture students to reach their highest potential.
Note: Finance Committee Meeting
The Finance Committee of the Board of Education will meet at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Secretary’s office to review the financial reports of the district for the month ending March 31, 2011; to review investments made since the previous board meeting; and to review the list of warrants submitted for Board of Education approval.
Regular Meeting of the Board
The regular meeting of the Board of Education will convene at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the School Administration Building.

ROLL CALL

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Special Presentation ñ John Adams Middle School 8th Graders ñ Mason City History Project (Board Goals, 2, 3, 5)
MINUTES
APPROVAL OF BILLS
SECRETARY’S REPORT
Special Presentation ñ Jim Scharff ñ IASBO Award

DATES FOR THE CALENDAR

Apr. 27 – Board of Education Technology Steering Committee, Board Room ñ 5-6 p.m.
Apr. 30 – Mason City High School Prom, Music Man Square ñ 9 p.m.-Midnight
May 2 – Joint Board of Education and School Improvement Advisory Committee to receive CSA Assessment, Board Room ñ 5-6:30 p.m.
May 2 – MCHS Jazz Band Dimensions in Jazz Concert, NIACC ñ 7:30 p.m.
May 3 – IASB School Law Conference, West Des Moines Sheraton ñ 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
May 5 – MCHS Orchestra Spring Concert, NIACC ñ 7:30 p.m.
May 8-14 – Iowa School Board Recognition Week
May 9 – Clear Lake and Mason City Joint Boards of Education Planning Session, Clear Lake Community School District Board Room ñ 5:30-7:30 p.m.
May 10 – John Adams Middle School Vocal Music Spring Concert, NIACC ñ 7:30 p.m.
May 11 – Early Dismissal for High School
May 11 – Mason City High School Senior Celebration ñ 4:00-7:30 p.m.
May 11 – Mason City High School Senior Awards, Gym ñ 7:30 p.m.
May 15 – Mason City High School Concert & Symphonic Bands Concert, NIACC ñ 3 p.m.
May 16 – Regular Meeting, Board of Education ñ 5:30 p.m.
May 17 – Board of Education Special Session, Board Room ñ 5:30 p.m.
May 17 – Mason City High School Vocal Music Spring Concert, NIACC ñ 7:30 p.m.
May 19 – Mason City Alternative School Awards Night ñ 7:30 p.m.
May 22 – Mason City High School Academic Hall of Fame Ceremony ñ 12:45 p.m.
May 22 – Mason City High School Graduation, Gym ñ 2 p.m.
May 24 – Classes in Session All Day Due to School Cancellation Make-up Schedule
May 25 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – Classes in Session (Half-day K-6 and Full day 7-12), Make-up Date for School Cancellation
May 26 – Professional Development Day
June 13 -Board of Education Special Session and Committee of the Whole, Board Room ñ 5:30 p.m.
Aug. 31 – First Day of School

OPEN FORUM
This portion of the meeting is designated for patrons who wish to address the Board about agenda or other items.

INFORMATION/NONACTION ITEMS
110. Mason City Youth Task Force Report (Board Goals, 1, 2, 4, 5)
Mary Schissel, Mason City Youth Task Force Director, will provide the Board with a report on the organizations’ activities and efforts on behalf of the youth of our community.
111. Student and Staff Recognition (Board Goals, 1, 2, 3, 5)
Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services Hal Minear will provide information regarding recent accomplishments of students and staff members.
112. Board Policy Updates ñ Student Health Services ñ First Reading (Board Goal 4)
Included as BEM Number 58 are board policies from Series 500 related to student health services for first reading.

ACTION ITEMS
113. Personnel Report (Board Goals 2, 4)
Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services Hal Minear will review the personnel changes listed in BEM Number 59. Approval is recommended.
114. Story Construction ñ Owners Rep ñ Agreement (Board Goals 1, 4, 5)
Representatives from Story Construction will present information and a proposed agreement to extend services as the owner’s representative to the Board for the district’s multiple construction projects. Approval is recommended.
115. Contract of Educational Services for Automotive Service Technology Program ñ NIACC (Board Goals 3, 4, 5)
Included as BEM Number 60 is a contract between North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) and Mason City Community School District for educational services for the Automotive Service Technology Program. Approval is recommended.
116. Agreement of Service ñ Timberline Billing Service – Medicaid Reimbursement Claims (Board Goals 1, 4)
Included as BEM Number 61 is an agreement of service between Timberline Billing Service and Mason City Community School District to continue processing district claims for Medicaid reimbursement. Approval is recommended.
117. Drive Tek Contract (Board Goals 2, 4)
BEM Number 62 includes a copy of a one-year contract extension with Drive Tek, the private firm that provides drivers education instruction. The student fee for drivers’ education will remain at $340 for the 2011-2012 school year. Approval of this contract is recommended.
118. Cooperative Sponsorship of an Activity (Board Goals 1, 2, 4)
Included as BEM Number 63 is an application for whole grade or cooperative sponsorship of an activity with Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock Community School District for girls bowling for the 2011-2012 school year. Approval is recommended.
119. Student Teaching Agreement ñ Buena Vista University (Board Goals 1, 2, 3, 4)
BEM Number 64 includes a copy of the contract from Buena Vista University for student teaching. Approval of this contract for 2011-2012 is recommended.
120. Student Teaching Agreement ñ University of Northern Iowa (Board Goals 1, 2, 3, 4)
BEM Number 65 includes a copy of the contract from University of Northern Iowa for student teaching. Approval of this contract for 2011-2012 is recommended.
121. Student Teaching Agreement ñ Dordt College (Board Goals 1, 2, 3, 4)
BEM Number 66 includes a copy of the contract from Dordt College for student teaching. Approval of this contract for 2011-2012 is recommended.
122. Student Driver School Permits (Board Goals 1, 2, 3, 4)
BEM Number 67 is a list of students requesting a School License from the Department of Transportation. Approval is recommended.
123. Open Enrollment 2011-2012 (Board Goals 1, 2, 4)
BEM Number 68 is a summary of the applications for open enrollment for the 2011-2012 school year. Approval is recommended.
124. Approval Set of Sale of School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Bonds (Board Goals 4)
Included as BEM Number 69 are documents and a resolution fixing the date of sale, and approving electronic bidding procedures for sale of not to exceed $15,000,000 School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2011, pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 21 and the local rules of the school district.
125. Budget/Planning for 2011-2012 (Board Goals 1, 2, 4, 5)
Superintendent Anita Micich will present a report to the Board regarding staffing for 2011-2012 school year and recommended staffing reductions. Approval is recommended.

ANNOUNCEMENTS – BOARD REPORT ñ COMMITTEE REPORTS ñ CORRESPONDENCE (Board Goals 1, 2, 4)
ï Communications Committee
ï Facilities Steering Committee
ï Fundraising Committee
ï Technology Steering Committee
ï Board Report ñ United Way of North Central Iowa Awards Luncheon ñ Director Young

MCHS STUDENT SENATE REPORT

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS (Board Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
ï Leadership and Learning Report ñ Executive Director of Leadership and Learning Kathryn Schladweiler
ï Elementary Education Report ñ Director of Elementary Programs Michael Penca
ï Secondary Education Report ñ Director of Secondary Programs T. J. Jumper
ï Special Education Services Update ñ Director of Special Education Services Gary Van Hemert and Director of Elementary Programs Michael Penca

SUPERINTENDENT’S UPDATE (Board Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
ï NSBA (National School Boards Association) Debriefing
ï Superintendent’s Update

BOARD REFLECTIONS
Board Goals: What areas/topics from this agenda resonated specifically with you?
Suggested topics for future Board meetings.
126. Closed Session ñ Collective Bargaining Strategy (Board Goal 4)
A closed session will be held to discuss negotiation strategy. The motion to go into closed session should be stated as follows:
“I move that we hold a closed session to conduct a strategy meeting of a public employer concerning employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement as provided in Section 20.17(d) of the Code.”

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