May 13th, 2013 Video Agenda

Board of Education

Muscatine Community School District

Monday, May 13, 2013

Meeting Location: City Hall Council Chambers Time: 7:00 p.m.



I. Roll Call and Determination of Quorum     Link to Video

II. Recite Pledge of Allegiance

III. Welcome to Visitors and Media Representatives

IV. Citizens Speak

V. Student Council Report    Link to Video

VI. Consent Agenda**     Link to Video

The following items are considered to be routine by the Board of Education and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Director so requests, in which event the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered in its normal sequence from the agenda.

A. Minutes (VII-A-1-i) (p. 6)
B. Bills and claims (VII-A-2-i) (p. 151)
C. Financial Statements (VII-A-2-ii) (p. 152)
D. Personnel Recommendations (VII-A-3-i) (p. 196)
E. Field Trips (VII-A-3-ii) (p. 201)

VII. Board Goals

A. Action/Possible Action

1. Board Goal: Communication

i. Approve the minutes of the April 22, 2013 Planning Session and Regular Meeting and the April 23, 2013 Special Session – action* (p. 6)

ii. Approval of the Student Handbooks – action (p. 24)    Link to Video

iii. Approval of the Blue Zones Project Resolution – action (p. 87)     Link to Video

iv. Approve Request from the City of Muscatine for a Temporary Easement near Colorado Elementary for purposes of  reconstructing Colorado Street – action (p. 143)     Link to Video

2. Board Goal: Financial Solvency

i. Bills and Claims against the district –action** (p. 151)

ii. March and April Financial Statements – action** (p. 152)

iii. Approval of total package settlements of 3.89% with the MEA, certified administration, and classified professionals for the 2013-2014 school year – action     Link to Video

iv. Franklin Construction Project Substantial Completion – action (p. 192)     Link to Video

v. Approval of the Aesop Customer Agreement for an automated substitute management system – action (p. 193)     Link to Video

3. Board Goal: Improving both Graduation Rate and Post-Secondary Success of our Students

i. Personnel Recommendations – action** (p. 196)     Link to Video

ii. Field Trips – action** (p. 201)

~MHS French students to Paris, France on March 13-22, 2014 as submitted by Deb Paulsen.

iii. Approve potential 2013 Graduates – action (p. 204)     Link to Video

B. Discussion and Information

1. Board Goal: Communication

i. First Reading on Policies:     Link to Video

506.16 International Exchange Students(p. 216)
601.05 Middle School Curriculum (p. 217)
601.15 Electronic Resources(p. 218)
701.02 Preparation of the Budget Document(p. 221)
701.09 Financial Accounting System (p. 222)
702.04 Sale of Bonds(p. 223)
702.05 Investments(p. 224)
702.07 Depository of Funds(p. 226)
703.05 Unpaid Warrants(p. 227)
706.03 Fidelity Coverage (p. 228)

ii. Superintendent Search Update     Link to Video

iii. Iowa School Board Recognition Month is May (p. 229)     Link to Video

iv. 1-3-5 Plan for Facilities/Operations/Technology (p. 230)     Link to Video

v. Update on High School Project     Link to Video

vi. School Improvement Advisory Committee Update (p. 236)     Link to Video

2. Board Goal: Improving both Graduation Rate and Post-Secondary Success of Our Students

i. District Leadership Team – Time Subcommittee Report     Link to Video

ii. Project Lead the Way     Link to Video

VIII. Announcements/Meetings/Events:     Link to Video

May 15 – Special Board Meeting at 3:30 p.m. at the Administration Center. This is a closed session.
May 19 – MHS Graduation at 2 p.m.
May 21 & 22 – Special Board Meeting – Time TBD at the Administration Center. These two meetings will be closed sessions.
May 29 – Special Board Meeting – Time TBD at the Administration Center. This will be a closed session.
June 10 – 7 p.m. – Regular Meeting at City Hall

IX. Adjourn