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North Fayette/Valley Board




Minutes, Regular Meeting of the North Fayette Valley Community School District Board of Education, Monday, June 10, 2024, in the NFV High School Library, 600 N Pine Street, West Union, IA  52175


NFV Board of Education: Emily Koch, LaCreasha Schultz, Amanda Rodgers, Kirstin  Nelson-Lerch, Richard Klosterman, Kris McGrane, & Kris  Marcks.  Superintendent: Joe Griffith; Business  Manager: Kassie Stansbery; Superintendent Secretary:  Susan Winter; Principals: Micah Gearhart, Travis Elliott,  Chris Miller; Staff: Shanda Miller, Amy Ihde, Carol  Stanbrough, Kory Kuhens, Robin Osmundson; Media:  Sharon Drahn; Patrons: Gabe Stansbery 


President Koch called the Regular Meeting of the NFV Board of Education to order at 5:31 pm.


Roll Call of Board members: Present: Rodgers, Klosterman, McGrane, Schultz, Marcks, Nelson-Lerch, & Koch.


President Koch welcomed and invited comments from the Public.  


The agenda was approved as presented.  McGrane/Rodgers  Motion Carried 7-0


Public Forum:  

Motion to approve the consent agenda with the following items:

  • Minutes of May 13, 2024, Regular Meeting

  • Review/approve invoices (Reviewed by Rich Klosterman)

  • Approve Financial Reports 

  • Approve Resignations/Retirements: Paula Johnson-Custodial; Chris Moss-HS Boys Head Wrestling

  • Transfers: None

  • Approve New Hires: Sandra Klosterman-Custodial; Zach Bruns-Technology Assistant& HS Boys Head Wrestling

  • Volunteer Coaches: None

  • Receive and Approve Gifts: None

Schultz/Nelson-Lerch  Motion Carried 7-0



High School Principal, Mr. Miller, gave his year end report to the board.  Highlights included the boy’s state soccer championship, schedules for 2024-2025, and summer school credit recovery.  Middle School Principal, Mr. Gearhart, reported on attendance modification in handbooks, ESSA designation, Leader In Me, and ISASP results.  Elementary Principal, Mr. Elliott also gave his year end report for Valley Elementary and West Union Elementary highlighting staff updates, student field day, MTSS (multi-tiered system of support) Teams, student attendance, and FAST data.


Curriculum Director Nefzger was not present, but submitted a year end report focusing on the outcomes of professional development, student achievement with FAST and ISASP, curriculum development in the area of computer science, and the teacher leadership team.


Business Manager Stansbery reported on finalizing FY25 data regarding wages and employee insurance updates, year-to-date revenues compared to expenditures, and preparing for the FY24 audit process.


Superintendent Griffith updated the board on the state’s decision to rely on student attendance instead of the Conditions of Learning Survey.  The board was also given information about the summer strength and conditioning program facilitated by Upper Iowa University and the West Union Police Department’s offer to provide DARE programming to students.



No Old Business.



Motion was made by McGrane, seconded by Marcks, to set a public hearing for the Flexibility Account during the regular July 15th board meeting.   Motion carried 7-0


The board approved the set student fees for FY25.  Schultz/Marcks  Motion carried 7-0


The board approved the Employee Handbook for FY25.  Nelson-Lerch/Schultz    Motion carried 7-0


The board approved the Student Handbook for FY25.  Klosterman/Schultz  Motion carried 7-0


The board approved the Career and Technical clubs for 2024-2025.  McGrane/Nelson-Lerch  Motion carried 7-0 


The board approved the 2024-2025 student Ex-Officio members Gabe Stansbery and Bella Fuentes as Junior representatives and Alex Kent to join Avery Donnelly as the Senior representatives.   Nelson-Lerch/Schultz  Motion carried 7-0


The board approved the FY25 Substitute pay rates.  Klosterman/Schultz  Motion carried 7-0 


The board reviewed and tabled the agreement with Energy Tax Savers.  Klosterman/Marcks  Motion carried 7-0


The board reviewed and tabled the agreement with A&J Associates.  McGrane/Klosterman Motion carried 7-0


The board approved the purchase of a new water heater for the Valley campus.  Klosterman/Schultz  Motion carried 7-0


The board approved the purchase of kitchen equipment for the Valley campus.  Marcks/Klosterman  Motion carried 7-0


The board approved the High School course changes as presented.  McGrane/Nelson-Lerch  Motion carried 7-0


The board approved converting several part-time positions to one full time position titled Operations Secretary. Klosterman/Schultz  Motion carried 7-0




Motion to adjourn at 7:03pm.  Nelson-Lerch/Marcks  Motion Carried 7-0




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