June 10th, 2013 Video Agenda

Board of Education

Muscatine Community School District

Monday, June 10, 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 and Introduction/Welcome Dr. Jerald Riibe, incoming Superintendent     Link to Video

IV. Citizens Speak     Link to Video

V. Recognition of Superintendent Decker     Link to Video

VI. Old business to conclude activities of the board’s current organization     Link to Video

A. Approve the minutes of the May 13, 2013 Regular Meeting and the May 15th, 21st, 22nd, and 29th special sessions – action (p. 4)

B. Approve bills and claims against the district – action (p. 21)


I. Call to order by the Secretary – action     Link to Video

II. Election of Board President – action (p. 23)

The Secretary will ask for nominations for Board President. A second is not required. If there is only one nomination, we will need a motion and second to cast a unanimous vote for Board President. If there are more nominations, we need a motion that nominations cease with a second, and that ballots be cast. The Secretary will administer the oath of office to the Board President and turn the meeting over to the President. The newly elected Board President will determine if further organizational action is needed.

III. Appointment of a Replacement for Open Board Position – discussion and possible action     Link to Video

IV. 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. Student Teacher Agreement (V-A-1-i) (p. 25)
B. Financial Statements (V-A-2-i) (p. 34)
C. Personnel Recommendations (V-A-3-i) (p. 55)
D. Field Trips (V-A-3-ii) (p. 61)

V. Board Goals

A. Action/Possible Action

1. Board Goal: Communication

i. Approve Student Teacher Agreement with St. Ambrose – action** (p. 25)

ii. Agreement between MCC and the District for video production and cablecast services, 3-year contract beginning July 1, 2013 – action (p. 29)     Link to Video

2. Board Goal: Financial Solvency

i. May Financial Statements – action** (p. 34)

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

i. Personnel Recommendations – action** (p. 55)

ii. Field Trips – action** (p. 61)

~National Forensics League National Tournament on June 15- 21, 2013 in Birmingham, Alabama as submitted by Anna Payne.
~Close Up, Path to Independence for West Middle School 8th grade students on April 13-17, 2014 to Washington D.C./Philadelphia as submitted by M. Rivera/L. Colvin.

B. Discussion and Information

1. Board Goal: Communication

i. Second Reading on Policies:     Link to Video

506.16 International Exchange Students(p. 69)
601.05 Middle School Curriculum (p. 70)
601.15 Electronic Resources(p. 71)
701.02 Preparation of the Budget Document(p. 74)
701.09 Financial Accounting System (p. 75)
702.04 Sale of Bonds(p. 76)
702.05 Investments(p. 77)
702.07 Depository of Funds(p. 79)
703.05 Unpaid Warrants(p. 80)
706.03 Fidelity Coverage (p. 81)

ii. Bullying Report Update (p. 82)     Link to Video

iii. High School Construction Timeline     Link to Video

iv. SIAC – May Update (p. 84)     Link to Video

2. Board Goal: Financial Solvency

i. Information Regarding Reduction in Cash Reserve Amount Due to Legislative Action     Link to Video

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

i. Modified Balanced Calendar Clarification/Information     Link to Video

VI. Announcements/Meetings/Events:     Link to Video

July 8, 2013 Board Work Session, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Administration Center
July 8, 2013 Regular Meeting, 7 p.m., at City Hall
August 12, 2013 Regular Meeting, 7 p.m., at City Hall

VII. Adjourn