February 11th, 2013 Video Agenda

Board of Education

Muscatine Community School District

Monday, February 11, 2013 Regular Meeting

Meeting Location: City Hall – 7:00 p.m.


I. Roll Call and Determination of Quorum     Video

II. Recite Pledge of Allegiance

III. Welcome to Visitors and Media Representatives

IV. Citizens Speak

V. Student Council Report     Video

VI. Consent Agenda**     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 of January 14, 2013 Regular Meeting (VI-A-1-i)(p. 6)
B. Bills and claims (VI-A-2-i)(p. 16)
C. School Funding Resolution (VI-A-2-iv) (p. 18)
D. Personnel Recommendations (VI-A-3-i) (p. 59)
E. Field Trips (VI-A-3-ii) (p. 70)
F. Financial Reports for January 2013 (VI-B-1-i) (p. 79)

VII. Board Goals

A. Action/Possible Action

1. Board Goal: Communication

i. Approve the minutes of the January 14, 2013 Regular Meeting – action** (p. 6)

ii. School Improvement Advisory Committee – action (p. 14)     Video

2. Board Goal: Financial Solvency

i. Bills and Claims against the district –action** (p. 16)

ii. School Funding Resolution – action** (p. 18)

iii. Presentation and possible acceptance of the FY12 Audit by Nolte, Cornman, and Johnson, P.C. – possible action (p. 19)     Video

The board may take action to accept and place on file the FY12 audit. (p. 54)

iv. Audit Committee – action (p. 55)     Video

v. Seeking approval to send out a Request For Proposal for buses and activity vans – action (p. 56)     Video

vi. Seeking a motion to approve administration authority to seek $592,566 of additional allowable growth from the School Budget Review Committee (SBRC) and to attend such meeting as may be necessary to accomplish the same for the excess costs of serving ELL/ESL students – action (p. 57)     Video

3. Board Goal: Improving both Graduation Rate and PostSecondary Success of our Students

i. Personnel Recommendations – action** (p. 59)

ii. Field Trips – action** (p. 70)

~Muscatine High School Orchestra to the Wisconsin Orchestra Exchange in Madison, Wisconsin on April 26-27, 2013 as submitted by the Muscatine Orchestra Boosters.

~Spanish 3 & 4 students to Costa Rica on June 12-26, 2013 as submitted by Lisa Kroll, Spanish teacher.

B. Discussion and Information

1. Board Goal: Financial Solvency

i. January 2013 Financial Statements** (p. 79)

2. Board Goal: Communication

i. Excellence in Education Scholarship/Program Information     Video

ii. First Reading on Policies:

404.01 Definition of Certificated Personnel (p. 100)
404.04 Discipline of Students (p. 101)
405.01 Responsibilities and Duties (p. 103)
405.03 Evaluation of Non-Certificated Personnel (p. 104)
405.04 Salary Schedules (p. 105)
405.05 Discipline of Students by Non-Certified Personnel (p. 106)
405.07 Food Nutrition Workers/Bakers/Cooks (p. 107)
405.10 Administrative Support/Secretarial/Clerical/Aide/ Paraprofessionals (p. 108)
501.06 Non-Resident Tuition (p. 109)
502.07 Search and Seizure with Administrative Procedures (p. 110)
703.07 Bidding Procedures for Public Improvements (p. 115)

iii. 1:1 Update     Video

iv. Begin discussion of 2013-14 Calendar     Video

v. Jefferson Elementary Update     Video

VIII. Announcements/Meetings/Events:     Video

The Special Education District Developed Service Delivery Plan will be up for public comment throughout the month of February. The plan can be viewed on the web and at the MCSD Administration Center, Musser Public Library, MCC, and Mississippi Bend AEA 9 at their Muscatine location. It will also be published in the Muscatine Journal. Comments can be sent to Jan Collinson, Director of Special Programs, 2900 Mulberry Avenue, Muscatine, by email to jlcollin@muscatine.k12.ia.us, or by voice at 563-263-7223, ext. 1107.

February 22, 2013 - Deadline to submit nomination forms for the Excellence in Education Scholarships/Awards
February 25, 2013 - Work, Planning, & Regular Meetings, 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, Admin Center
March 18, 2013* _ Regular Meeting, 7 pm, City Hall

*This meeting will be held on the 3rd Monday of the month due to Spring Break.

IX. Adjourn