The Postville School Board approved the hiring of Aandi Deering as Head Boys Basketball Coach, Eli Nessa as Assistant. The Board approved the hiring of Kim Kleve as Head Girls Coach. Kristine Streicher was hired as Senior Class Sponsor, Mollie Franzen as 1st Grade Teacher, Lisa Davis as Summer Associate, Dara Knudston as Future Business Leaders Advisor, Melissa Johnston as Junior High Girls Assistant Basketball Coach, Brad Mohs as Assistant Softball Coach, Brad Rose as 7th/8th Athletic Director, Jill Denning as 5th Grade Teacher, and Deb Schultz and Laurie Smith for Summer Food Service.
The Board approved the resignations of Jenna Wemark as 5th Grade Teacher, Shannon Tietz as Special Ed Instructor, Brett Corlett as Full-Time Sub and Coaching Positions, Emma Treloar as Middle School Student Council Advisor, and Kayla Rupard as Girls Track Coach.
The Board approved a four-percent pay raise for 8-non-bargaining staff positions and they approved the Human Resoure Sharing Agreement with Allamakee Community Schools.
Postville Board of Education – Collective Bargaining Session
Regular Scheduled Meeting at 5:30 P.M.
Fine Arts Lobby
May 8, 2023
President Koenig called the regular meeting of the Postville Board of Education to order at 5:30 PM, on Monday May 8, 2023, with the following members present: Travis Koenig, Greg Lage, Amy Loera, Eric Meyer, Larry Schultz. Members absent n/a.
President Koenig welcomed all visitors.
Motion by Meyer, second by Lage, to approve the agenda with additions to the consent agenda and three additions to the agenda (summer school and teacher hires and one resignation). Carried unanimously.
Motion by Lage, second by Meyer, to approve the consent agenda with additions noted above. Carried unanimously.
a. Approve the minutes for April 10, 2023, regular meeting.
b. Invoices and financial reports (reviewed by Amy Loera).
c. Approve the hires of Kristine Streicher/Senior Class Sponsor; Aandi Deering/Head Boys Basketball Coach; Eli Nessa/Assistant Boys Basketball Coach; Kim Kleve/Head Girls Basketball
Coach; Mollie Franzen/1st Grade Teacher; Lisa Davis/Summer School Paraprofessional; Dara
Knudtson/CSTO Future Business Leaders of America Advisor; Melissa Johnston/Jr. High Girls Assistant Basketball Coach; Brad Mohs/Assistant Softball Coach; Brad Rose/7-8 Athletic Director ; Jill Dehning/5th Grade Teacher; Deb Schultz/Summer Food Service; Laurie Smith/Summer Food Service.
d. Approve the resignation of Aandi Deering/Head Girls Basketball Coach; Eli Nessa/Head Boys Basketball Coach; Kim Kleve/Assistant Girls Basketball Coach; Jenna
Wemark/5th Grade Teacher; Shannon Tietz/Special Education Teacher; Brett
Corlett/Full-Time Substitute Teacher/Coaching Positions; Emma Treloar/Middle School Student Council Advisor; Kayla Rupard/Jr. High Girls Track Coach.
e. Approve the transfer of Brooke Edwards/Strat II K-12 Special Education Teacher; Bryan Mueller/7-12 At Risk Teacher.
f. N/A-No Donations Received.
g. Approve the 2023 graduation list for the John R. Mott High School and the RISE Academy.
h. Approve the End-of-the-Year Schedule/Final Day Friday, May 26, 2023, with 1:30 P.M. Dismissal. Add one Teacher Inservice Day.
i. Approve one student open enrollment out request to NFV and one open enrollment in request from Decorah. Mr. Dugger thanked the school board for their commitment to public education and Postville School District.
Mrs. Schutte shared an update on the elementary calendar. FAST testing is taking place. DARE Graduation is scheduled. Preschool Graduation is May 19th.
Mr. Knudtson indicated that assessments are completed. FY23-24 student scheduling is moving forward. Spring sports are wrapping up.
Motion by Lage, second by Meyer, to approve the 2023-2024 non-bargaining contract increases for the following 8 positions: homeschool teacher 4%, migrant coordinator 4%, central office administrative assistant 4%, school business official 4% plus $5,000 one-time stipend for sharing with NFV, elementary principal 4% and a 2-year contract, buildings, grounds/transportation director 4%, technology director 4%, and nutrition director 4%. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Loera, second by Schultz, to approve the 2023-2024 Teacher Leadership and Compensation staffing. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Lage, second by Loera, to approve the Human Resources Sharing Agreement with Allamakee for the 2023-2024 school year. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Meyer, second by Loera, to approve the first reading of the updated board policies of 200.4, 210.5, 401.5R1, 401.10, 407.2, 501.2, 604.6, 701.2, and 708. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Meyer, second by Loera, to approve the childcare proposal including the hire of a Early Childhood Liaison and Special Education Para; and assistance with payment of utilities for the daycare. Motion carried unanimously.
The next regular board meeting will be held on June 12, 2023, at 5:30 P.M. at the Postville Fine Arts Center Lobby. Motion by Loera, second by Meyer, to adjourn the meeting at 6:17 P.M. Carried unanimously.