January 13th, 2014 Video Agenda

Board of Education

Muscatine Community School District

Monday, January 13, 2014

Meeting Location: City Hall Council Chambers

Time: 7 p.m.



I.  Roll Call and Determination of Quorum   Video Link

II.  Recite Pledge of Allegiance

III.  Welcome to Visitors and Media Representatives and Introduction

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-­‐a) (p. 6)
B.     Bills and Claims                             (VII-­‐A-­‐2-­‐a) (p. 25)
C.    Personnel  Recommendations     (VII-­‐A-­‐3-­‐a) (p. 56)
D.  Field Trips                                         (VII-­‐A-­‐3-­‐b) (p. 58)

VII.  Board Goals

A.  Action/Possible  Action

1.  Board Goal: Communication

a.  Approval of the minutes of the December 9, 2013 Regular Session and December 10, 2013 Special Session – action**  (p. 6)

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

201.08  Board Vacancies (p. 10)
202.05  Treasurer of the Board (p. 11)
202.06  Student Rep to the Board (p. 12)
203.01  Development and Formulation of Board Policy (p. 13)
203.02  Adoption of Policy (p. 14)
203.06  Temporary Committees of the Board (p. 15)
203.09  Conflicts of Interest of the Board (p. 16)
204.04  Closed Sessions of the Board (p. 17)
205.02  Membership in State & National Associations (p. 19)
402.02  Non-­‐Discrimination of Employees (p. 20)
900.05  Visitation of Students, Adults, Parents, etc. to MCSD (p. 21)
900.05  AP Classroom Observers Who Are Not Family Members of Enrolled Student (p. 22)
900.07  Outside Resource People (p. 23)

2.  Board Goal: Financial Solvency

a.  Approval of Bills and Claims – action** (p. 25)

b.  Request to Seek Bids for Three Buses and One School Van – action (p. 26)     Link to Video

c.  Approval of Early Retirees – action (p. 55)     Link To Video

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

a.  Personnel Recommendations – action** (p. 57)

b.  Field Trips – action** (p. 59)

~MHS Student Council to attend the 2014 LEAD Conference in Lombard, IL on Friday, February 14 – Sunday, February 16, 2014 as submitted by Elena Bobay.

 B.   Discussion and Information

1.  Board Goal: Communication

a.  First reading on policy 202.03 Vice President of the Board (p.64)     Link to Video

b.  SIAC Update (p. 65)     Link to Video

c.  District Strategic Planning Process     Link to Video

2.  Board Goal: Financial Solvency     Link to Video

a.  December Financials (p. 68)

b.  SBRC and Unspent Budget Authority (p. 88)

VIII.  Announcements/Meetings/Events:     Link to Video

January 17, 2014              Community Forum – High School Focus – 7 a.m. at MHS Auditorium
January 28, 2014              Work Session and Regular Meeting 6 p.m./7 p.m. at the Administration Center (moved from January 27, 2014)
February 10, 2014             Regular Meeting at 7 p.m. at City Hall

IX.  Closed session for the discussion of the purchase of real estate per Iowa Code Chapter 21.5(j) – action

X.  Adjourn