The Edgewood-Colesburg School Board set April 12th as the date for the public hearing on the district budget. The tax rate is expected to remain the same.
The Board approved a bid of 84-thousand dollars for work on the Football Field. They approved the purchase of a new scoreboard for the field for nearly 23-thousand.
The Board approved continuing sharing agreements with Central for Transportation Director, Business Manager, and HR Director.
Holly Willie resigned as Speech Coach.
The Board of Directors of the Edgewood-Colesburg Community School District met in regular session in the Colesburg Elementary Lunch Room, on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. President Venteicher called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Directors Present: Tammy Kirby, Matt Elliot, Jeff Hoeger, Dan Venteicher, and Robert Schilling. Directors Absent: None. Also present: Superintendent Rob Busch, Principal Patty Briggs, and Board Secretary Melissa Conner. Visitors: Alex Hanna, Nic Stelken, Dave Meyer, and Chris Funke. President Venteicher welcomed our visitors. Director Schilling moved to approve the agenda as presented. Director Kirby seconded the movement. Motion Carried 5-0. Director Elliot moved to recognize the following: Boys Basketball Team & Coaches. -First Team All-Conference: Parker Rochford -2nd Team All-Conference: Ella Aulwes & Jack Wiskus -Honorable Mention: Mason Ashline & Annie Hoffman Large Group Speech. FFA: State proficiency results from Sat., Feb. 27th . ● Charlie Ehlers-3rd place gold goat production. ● Nathaniel Gaul-2nd place gold swine production. ● Hunter Thompson- 1st place gold Dairy placement. Director Hoeger seconded the movement. Motion Carried 5-0. New Business: The board postponed the mower purchase. Dave Meyer & Chris Funke presented on the Football Field Project. Director Kirby moved to approve Christopher Funke’s bid of $84,750.00 for the Football Field Rehabilitation pending insurance, work comp, & background check. Director Schilling seconded the movement. Motion carried 5-0.REGULAR MEETING March 16, 2021 Director Schilling moved to approve the purchase of a new scoreboard for the football field up to $22,900.00. Director Elliot seconded the movement. Motion carried 5-0. Director Elliot moved to approve the second reading of board policies 710.1-711.8. Director Hoeger seconded the movement. Motion carried 5-0. Director Kirby moved to approve the agreement with Iowa Communications Network ICN for 300 MB Aggregated Ethernet at $1,372.00/month, 36 months. Director Elliot seconded the movement. Motion carried 5-0. Director Elliot moved to approve the agreement with Central Schools for Shared Transportation Director for the 2021-2022 school year. Director Kirby seconded the movement. Motion carried 5-0. Director Schilling moved to approve the agreement with Central Schools for Shared Business Manager for the 2021-2022 school year. Director Elliot seconded the movement. Motion carried 5-0. Director Hoeger moved to approve the agreement with Central Schools for Shared HR Director for the 2021-2022 school year. Director Kirby seconded the movement. Motion carried 5-0. The board discussed the 2021-22 Budget. Director Kirby moved to set the Public hearing for the 2021-22 Budget on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 5:50 p.m. Director Hoeger seconded the movement. Motion Carried 5-0. Director Schilling moved to approve the 28E Agreement for Alternative High School Program with NICC. Director Elliot seconded the movement. Motion carried 5-0. Director Elliot moved to approve the UNI Cooperative Agreement for Pre-Service Clinical Placement for the 2021-2022 school year. Director Schilling seconded the movement. Motion carried 5- 0. Director Hoeger moved to approve the agreements with Mercer to provide health insurance coverage through Blue Cross/Blue Shield with the Iowa Educators Trust for the 2021-2022 school year. Director Kirby seconded the movement. Motion carried 5-0. Director Schilling moved to approve Summer Custodial Help at $10.75 an hour for 20-30 hours a week. Director Hoeger seconded the movement. Motion carried 5-0.REGULAR MEETING March 16, 2021 The board discussed Building Projects. The board postponed the Sharing Agreement with Keystone AEA for technology services. Director Elliot moved to approve the Read 180 Universal Upgrade & Transition Subscription for one year for ten seats at $300.00. Director Schilling seconded the movement. Motion carried 5-0. First reading of Board policies: 400-402.4, 803.1, & 912 were duly noted. The board discussed District Goals. Principal Briggs: We had a really nice turn out for Preschool Registration. Superintendent Busch: Mrs. Gaul, Mrs. Giesemann, Mrs. Voss, Donna Heying, and I attended the National Postsecondary Strategy Institute (NPSI) virtual conference from March 2nd through the 5th. NPSI’s mission is to assist school districts in building capacity to support every student on their postsecondary pathway. The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the nationwide extension of several waivers that allow all children to continue to receive nutritious meals this summer when schools are out of session. Planning to advertise for a computer science teacher and check on the possibility of physics endorsement. Our current 5-year copier lease expires in September. Checking with other companies for price comparisons. We have sold some of the lunch room tables on GovDeals. Planning to post some more items in the next month. Director Hoeger moved to approve the Consent Agenda. a. Approve minutes of February 22, 2021 & March 8, 2021 Meeting b. List of Expenditures and Financial Reports c. Open Enrollment 2021-2022 IN: -Starmont: 6th d. Special Education Contracts e. Fundraisers -Softball: Cookie Dough f. Personnel REGULAR MEETING March 16, 2021 i. Resignations -Holly Wille-JH Speech ii. New Hires iii. Contract Adjustments iv. Volunteer Coaches/Sponsors Director Elliot seconded the movement. Motion Carried 5-0. With no further business to come before the board for consideration at this time, Director Schilling moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:17 p.m. Director Kirby seconded the movement. Motion Carried 5-0. Exempt Session for preparation for collective bargaining per Iowa Code 20.17(3) was held. March 16, 2021 Listing of Expenditures GENERAL FUND: ADVANTAGE ADMINISTRATORS fee $ 119.50 AHLERS AND COONEY, P.C. legal services $ 532.00 ALLIANT ENERGY electricity $ 7,456.37 ARNOLD MOTOR SUPPLY supplies $ 370.95 Barnhart, MacKenzie services $ 315.00 BI-COUNTY DISPOSAL, INC. garbage collection $ 795.47 BLACK HILLS heating $ 6,232.54 BRADY, CAIN services $ 50.00 CEDAR RAPIDS COMMUNITY SCHOOLS services $ 114.66 CITY OF COLESBURG water/sewer $ 959.04 COMELEC INTERNET SERVICES internet $ 60.00 CONTINENTAL RESEARCH CORP. supplies $ 7,667.78 DIERS, JANET services $ 20.00 Edgewood Auto & Tire repairs $ 1,051.07 EDGEWOOD FARM & HOME SUPPLY supplies $ 422.99 ELAN supplies, gasohol, computers, & postage $ 4,880.97 EVERETT'S AUTO PARTS parts $ 205.95 FOLLETT SCHOOL SOLUTIONS INC. books $ 1,070.23 GOPHER SPORT supplies $ 160.70 HELPING SERVICES FOR NORTHEAST IOWA mentoring $ 1,000.00 Hill Country C.S. LLC diesel $ 36.85 HOGLUND BUS CO., INC. repairs & supplies $ 785.72 IASB-IOWA ASSOC. SCHOOL BOARDS conference $ 225.00 IOWA COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK networking services $ 446.95 IOWA SCHOOL FINANCE INFORMATION workshop fee $ 250.00 J.W. PEPPER AND SON, INC. music $ 55.45 JACKSON, MIKE services $ 432.50 KARL'S GROCERY supplies $ 167.68 Kerns, Ava services $ 120.00 Kerns, Miranda services $ 20.00 Kerns, Payson services $ 25.00 Kirby, Jess services $ 20.00 Matt Parrott/ Storey Kenworthy cash receipts $ 203.76 Medical Associates Clinics physical $ 118.00 Midwest Bus Parts, Inc. parts $ 151.15 NORTHEAST IOWA COMM. COLLEGE college courses $ 29,244.70 Payne, Kirstyn services $ 300.00 PICKART, KATHY services $ 100.00 QUILL CORPORATION supplies $ 2.23 REGULAR MEETING March 16, 2021 RIFTON EQUIPMENT activity chair $ 233.00 SNOOK, SHELLEY services $ 190.00 Tibbott Construction snow removal $ 880.00 TIMBERLINE BILLING SERVICE LLC medicaid $ 515.80 Time Management Systems fee $ 353.00 TRUCK CENTER COMPANIES parts $ 90.90 U.S. CELLULAR hot spots $ 2,112.00 Voyager Sopris Learning materials $ 868.56 Walz, Johnny services $ 45.00 WEBER PAPER COMPANY supplies $ 1,287.25 WEST SIDE SEWING MACHINE SHOP repairs $ 23.00 WILLE, HOLLY supplies $ 11.40 Wilson, Sophia services $ 620.00 Fund Total: $ 73,420.12 LOSST/SAVE FUND: DON & WALT LLC repairs $ 9,706.76 Gregerson Electric, Inc. repairs $ 120.00 Fund Total: $ 9,826.76 ACTIVITY FUND: ANDERSON, ROB parking $ 44.00 Atlantic Coca-Cola vending machine $ 116.14 BLOOMS flowers $ 40.00 CALDERWOOD, CARSTON reimbursement $ 6.00 CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL entry fee $ 90.00 East Buchanan Community School District entry fee $ 80.00 EDGEWOOD FARM & HOME SUPPLY supplies $ 122.84 EHLERS, JODI reimbursement $ 40.00 ELAN equipment, supplies, & travel $ 3,006.49 HANSEL, REBECCA reimbursement $ 15.96 HERFF JONES, INC. caps, gowns, & tassels $ 1,393.50 IA H.S. MUSIC ASSOCIATION entry fee $ 156.00 IOWA FBLA fees $ 1,080.00 JACKSON, MIKE judge $ 80.00 KARL'S GROCERY supplies $ 59.07 LEUKEMIA/LYMPHOMA SOCIETY Chew for Change $ 1,117.37 LINK, RANDY official $ 372.00 MFL MARMAC BASKETBALL CLUB entry fee $ 125.00 MONTICELLO SPORTS equipment $ 960.00 NATIONAL FFA ORGANIZATION supplies $ 338.00 Sampson, Jaclyn services $ 180.00 SINGSANK, Tim official $ 334.28 TRENKAMP, KARLA reimbursement $ 24.90 Fund Total: $ 9,781.55 NUTRITION FUND: Atlantic Coca-Cola ala carte $ 708.65 BERGER, Sherry uniform allowance $ 110.16 EARTHGRAINS BAKING CO. INC. hot lunch bread $ 674.57 ECOLAB supplies $ 761.96 ELAN hot lunch $ 7.98 MARTIN BROS. DISTRIB. CO., INC hot lunch, ala carte, supplies, & fee $ 11,255.10 PRAIRIE FARMS DAIRY milk $ 2,665.37 RAPIDS supplies $ 220.42 ServiceOne repairs $ 150.00 Fund Number $ 16,554.21 PPEL FUND: ACCESS SYSTEMS LEASING Copier Lease $ 1,824.87 REGULAR MEETING March 16, 2021 Total of All Funds: $111,407.51