Postville Board

The Postville School Board approved a resolution to consider continued participation in the Instructional Support Program and will hold a public hearing on November 8th.

The Board approved support for the Sanctioning of Girls Wrestling by the Iowa High School Girls Athletic Union.

The Board accepted the resignation of Jeff Szabo as Custodian and Oumalkaire Dahir as Associate. The Board approved the contract termination of Donna Eberling as Junior High Assistant Girls Basketball Coach.



Postville Board of Education Meeting

Regular Scheduled Meeting at 6:20 P.M.

Fine Arts Lobby

(Broadcast on https://tinyurl.com/postvilleschoolboard)

October 11, 2021

President Gericke called the regular meeting of the Postville Board of Education to order at 6:20 PM, on Monday, October 11, 2021, with the following members present: Jessica Deering, Amy Loera, and Travis Koenig. Members absent: Staci Malcom.

Motion by Deering, second by Loera, to approve the agenda. Carried unanimously.

Motion by Koenig, and by Deering, to approve the consent agenda with one addition of resignation. Carried unanimously.

a. Approve September 13, 2021 regular meeting minutes.

b. Approve the monthly invoices and financial reports (reviewed by Jessica Deering).

c. Approve the hiring of Lisa Davis/Van Driver Substitute, Ashley Olson/Elementary After-School Tutoring Coordinator, Brooke Edwards/Elementary After-School Tutor, Stephanie Spain/Elementary After-School Tutor, Jessie Samuelson/Elementary After-School Tutor, Morgan Taake/Elementary After-School Tutor, RJ Olsen/Elementary After-School Tutor, Jenna Schnitzler/Elementary After-School Tutor, Jes Vargas/Elementary After-School Tutor, Angie Lansing/Elementary After-School Tutor, Donna Green/Elementary After-School Tutor, Trinna Navarro/Elementary After-School Tutor, Lisa Davis/Elementary After-School Tutor, Mary Ohloff/Elementary After-School Tutor, Karla Vargas/Elementary After-School Tutor, Chris Trone/Elementary After-School Tutor, Kathy Ohloff/Jr./Sr. High After-School Tutor, Aleya Grimes/Jr./Sr. High After-School Tutor, Emma Treloar/Jr./Sr. High After-School Tutor, Kris Bigler/Jr./Sr. High After-School Tutor, Susie Mueller/Jr./Sr. High After-School Tutor.

d. Approve the resignations of Jeff Szabo/Custodian (Final Day 11-30-21) and Oumalkaire Dahir/Paraprofessional (Final Day 10-29-21).

e. Approve the transfer of Heather Azurdia/Elementary Paraprofessional in the Junior Kindergarten. f. Approve the contract termination of Donna Eberling/J.H. School Assistant Girls’ Basketball Coach. g. Approve the donations as listed.

h. Approve the early graduation requests for Madyson Jones, Angela Ramos, Leonel Varona.

i. Approve the open enrollment applications for:

i. In from South Winneshiek: Berenice Garcia (7), Juan Rivaldo Garcia Acahoa (9), Alexandra Garcia Acahoa (10).

ii. In from MFL MarMac: Alejandro Gonzalez Juarez (K).

j. Approve the out of state/overnight trip for the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana - 10/26/21- 10/29/21.

Mr. Dugger shared that Postville has been averaging between absenteeism 3-5% daily due to illness. 10/1/21 was the enrollment count date. The preliminary update is that certified enrollment will be decreasing again this year. School board elections will be taking place in November, with two positions available.

Mrs. Schutte and Mr. Knudtson presented information on the 2021 ISASP Summaries Information was shared regarding the FY21 Certified Annual Report.

A discussion was started regarding Teacher Early Retirement Incentives. The board directed the superintendent to bring more detailed information to the November board meeting.

Motion by Koenig, second by Loera, to approve a resolution to consider continued participation in the Instructional Support Program and to schedule a public hearing on 11/8/21. Carried unanimously.

Motion by Loera, second by Deering, to approve the Teacher Handbook Language updates. Carried unanimously.

Motion by Loera, second by Deering, to approve the application to the SBRC for the maximum modified allowable growth and supplemental aid for the negative special education balance in the amount of $95,156.29. Carried unanimously.

Motion by Koenig, second by Koenig, to approve support for Sanctioning Girls’ Wrestling by the Iowa High School Girls’ Athletic Union. Carried unanimously

The next regular board meeting will be held on November 8, 2021, at 6:00 P.M. at the Postville Fine Arts Center Lobby.

Motion by Koenig, second by Loera, to adjourn the meeting at 7:03 P.M. Carried unanimously.

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