The Postville School Board appointed Eric Meyer to fill a vacancy on the board. Meyer replaces Jessica Deering, who has taken a position with the District. The term expires in November of 2023.
The Board elected Travis Koenig as Board President, and Greg Lage as Vice-President.
The Board renewed the Human Resources sharing agreement with Allamakee and the Transportation Director sharing agreement with MFL MarMac.
They approved the Technology Director Contract, with includes a three-percent increase.
The Board set May 25th as the last day of school, and the last day for teachers is May 27th.
Lindsey Sorenson resigned as Second-Grade Teacher and Andrew Meyer resigned as Kindergarten Teacher.
Postville Board of Education Meeting
Regular Scheduled Meeting at 5:30 P.M.
Fine Arts Lobby
May 9, 2022
Vice‐President Koenig called the regular meeting of the Postville Board of Education to order at 5:30 PM, on Monday, May 9, 2022, with the following members present: Greg Lage, Amy Loera, Larry Schultz. Members absent: N/A.
Motion by Lage, second by Loera, to approve the agenda. Carried unanimously.
Motion by Loera, second by Lage, to approve the consent agenda, with six additions. Carried unanimously.
a. Approve April 11, 2022, regular meeting minutes.
b. Approve the monthly invoices and financial reports (reviewed by Larry Schultz).
c. Approve the hiring of Teresa Berg/Summer Technology Assistant; Derek Friederich/Summer Technology Assistant; Laurie Smith/Summer School Food Service; Deb Schultz/Summer School Food Service; Laurie Smith/Senior Class Sponsor; Stephanie Koresh/Elementary
Summer School Teacher; Kris Bigler/Jr‐Sr. High Summer School Teacher; Kathy Ohloff/Jr‐Sr. High Summer School Teacher; Amy Norby/Jr‐Sr. High Summer School Teacher; Kylee
Whalen/Part‐Time Summer Student Custodian; Olivia Lansing/Part‐Time Summer Student Custodian; Niki Guese/Elementary Building Leadership Team; Emma Treloar/Jr‐Sr. High Building Leadership Team; Kevin Johnson/Jr‐Sr. High Building Leadership Team; Two pre‐ approved elementary teacher contracts; Jhoselyn Toj Poron/Full‐Time Elementary
d. Approve the resignations Ashley Olson/Elementary Building Leadership Team; Lindsey Sorensen/2nd Grade Teacher; Scott Zierath/7‐12 Building Leadership Team; Andrew Meyer/Kindergarten Teacher; Andrew Meyer/Elementary Building Team Leadership Team; Karla Vargas/Elementary PT Paraprofessional.
e. Approve the transfer Stacy Adam/Full‐Time 7‐12 Paraprofessional.
f. Approve Donations (none).
g. Approve the 2022 graduation lists for the John R. Mott High School and the RISE Academy. h. Approve the 2021‐2022 end‐of‐the‐school‐year schedule with the last of school for students taking place on May 25th. The last day for teachers is May 27th.
Mr. Dugger thanked the board members for their time and effort to be leaders within our community and handed out certificate of recognition. Graduation is Sunday, 5/13.
Mrs. Schutte updated the board on events in the elementary. Fast testing is almost completed. Mrs. Kruckman was commended on her work with the elementary kids and their recent concert. The elementary track and field day is being scheduled. Preschool graduation is 5/20 at 2:00 PM.
Travis Koenig nominated Matt Brainard and Larry Schultz nominated Eric Meyer, motion by Lage to second the nominations and to cease nominations. A roll call vote ended in a tie vote. A 2nd motion by Schultz, second Loera was made to nominate Eric Meyer. Roll call vote was conducted, and Eric Myer was appointed as a new board member, to replace Jessica Deering, through November 2023. The oath of office was administered. Roll call: Ayes: Lage, Loera, Schultz; Nays: Koenig.
The floor was opened for nominations for School Board President. A nomination for Koenig, a second by Loera, was offered and was unanimously elected as school board president. The oath of office was administered to Travis Koenig as school board president.
The floor was opened for nominations for School Board Vice‐President. A nomination for Lage was offered, with a second by Loera, and was unanimously elected as school board vice‐president. The oath of office was administered to Greg Lage as school board vice‐president.
Motion by Lage, second by Loera, to approve the four open‐enrollment out requests to Allamakee for the 2022‐2023 school year. Carried unanimously.
Motion by Loera, second by Schultz, to approve the 2022‐2023 Technology Director Contract with a 3% increase. Carried unanimously.
President Koenig opened the FY2022 Public Budget Amendment Hearing at 5:48 PM. There were no public comments. The public hearing was closed at 5:50 PM.
Motion by Lage, second by Loera, to approve the FY2022 Budget Amendment as published. Carried unanimously.
Motion by Lage, second by Schultz, to approve the Teacher Leadership and Compensation staffing for the 2022‐2023 school year. Carried unanimously.
Motion by Loera, second by Lage, to renew the Human Resource sharing agreement with Allamakee and Transportation Director sharing agreement with MFL MarMac for the 2022‐2023 school year. Carried unanimously.
The next regular board meeting will be held on June 13, 2022, at 5:30 P.M. at the Postville Fine Arts Center Lobby.
Motion by Loera, second by Schultz, to adjourn the meeting at 6:00 P.M. Carried unanimously.