July 8th, 2013 Video Agenda

Board of Education

Muscatine Community School District

Monday, July 8, 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

IV. Citizens Speak     Link to Video

V. Annual Meeting     Link to Video

A. Transact the following annual business prescribed by law (this can be done in one motion or each item separately):

1. Appoint Lisa Mosier as Board Secretary – action

2. Appoint Jean Garner as Board Treasurer – action

3. Designate the First National Bank, Central State Bank, and Community Bank, all of Muscatine, as official depositories of district funds in the amount of $15 million each – action

4. Appoint Duane Goedken, Stanley, Lande, and Hunter, and Ahlers Law Firm as counsels to represent the school district in legal matters on a time basis – action

5. Designate the Muscatine Journal as publication of record – action

6. Designate Nolte, Cornman, & Johnson P.C. of Newton, Iowa as auditor of record –action

7. The Policy Review Schedule for 2013-14 is provided as information – information (p. 4)

8. Approve the Statement of Board’s Review and Support –action (p. 6)

i. Discipline Policies

ii. Co-curricular and extra-curricular programs

The board annually reviews and approves the district’s discipline policies and their support for co-curricular and extracurricular activities.

9. Appoint district compliance coordinators – action (p. 7)

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. 10)
B. Bills and Claims (VII-A-2-1) (p. 74)
C. Personnel Recommendations (VII-A-3-i) (p. 76)
D. Field Trips (VII-A-3-ii) (p. x)

VII. Board Goals

A. Action/Possible Action

1. Board Goal: Communication

i. The minutes of the June 10, 2013 Regular Meeting and the June 18, 2013 Special Session – action** (p. 10)

ii. Third and Final Reading on Policies:     Link to Video

506.16 International Exchange Students(p. 41)
601.05 Middle School Curriculum (p. 42)
601.15 Electronic Resources(p. 43)
701.02 Preparation of the Budget Document(p. 46)
701.09 Financial Accounting System (p. 47)
702.04 Sale of Bonds(p. 48)
702.05 Investments(p. 49)
702.07 Depository of Funds(p. 51)
703.05 Unpaid Warrants(p. 52)
706.03 Fidelity Coverage (p. 53)

iii. Approval of the following Muscatine Preschool Alliance Contracts – action (p. 54)     Link to Video

A Child’s Place Preschool
Guardian Angel Preschool
Happy Time Preschool
Head Start Preschool
Wonder Years Preschool

iv. Approval of the Lease Agreement with Flickinger Learning Center – action (p. 69)     Link to Video

2. Board Goal: Financial Solvency

i. Bills and Claims – action** (p. 74)

ii. Request to Transfer Money Between Funds – action     Link to Video

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

i. Personnel Recommendations – action** (p. 77)

ii. Field Trips – action** (p. 83)
~FFA to the Nursery Landscape/Floral Career Development Event in St. Louis, MO on July 11, 2013 as submitted by Dave Tometich/Adam Crews/Sam Paul/Ashley Wiebe

B. Discussion and Information

1. Board Goal: Communication

i. Big Brothers/Big Sisters Report – Krista Regennitter     Link to Video

ii. High School and Jefferson Project Update – Tyler Riley     Link to Video

iii. Equity Report(p. 88)     Link to Video

iv. Information regarding renewal of Muscatine Physical Therapy service agreement(p. 91)     Link to Video

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

i. CBE Update (p. 94)     Link to Video

VIII. Announcements/Meetings/Events:     Link to Video

August 1, 2013 School Board Candidate Filing Deadline – 5 p.m. – Administration Center
August 12, 2013 Regular Meeting – 7 p.m. – City Hall
September 10, 2013 School Election – Polls Open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
September 16, 2013 Regular & Reorganizational Meeting – 7 p.m. – City Hall

IX. Adjourn