February 25th, 2013 Video Agenda

Board of Education

Muscatine Community School District

Monday, February 25, 2013 Regular Meeting – 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Location: Administration Center, 2900 Mulberry Avenue



I. Roll Call and Determination of Quorum     Video

II. Recite Pledge of Allegiance

III. Welcome to Visitors and Media Representatives

IV. Citizens Speak

V. Consent Agenda**

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 February 11, 2013 Regular Meeting (VI-A-1-i) (p. 26)
B. Renewal of Sharing Agreement with Wilton (VI-A-1-ii) (p. 36)
C. Bills and claims (VI-A-2-i) (p. 40)
D. Personnel Recommendations (VI-A-3-i) (p. 46)
E. Field Trips (VI-A-3-ii) (p. 49)

VI. Board Goals

A. Action/Possible Action

1. Board Goal: Communication

i. Approve the minutes of the February 11, 2013 Regular Meeting – action** (p. 26)

ii. Renewal of Sharing Agreement with Wilton Schools for Swimming & Diving, Tennis, and Soccer – action** (p. 36)

iii. 2013-14 Calendar – possible action (p. 38)     Video

2. Board Goal: Financial Solvency

i. Bills and Claims against the district –action** (p. 40)

ii. Request to purchase school bus and activity van (list specifics here) – action (p. 41)     Video

iii. Requesting to re-open the 2012-2013 early retirement program that was originally approved by the board and that closed January 3rd. The purpose for reopening the plan would be to give any other employees who are eligible for the early retirement plan an opportunity to submit their application. The program would be re-opened from February 26th to March 7th – action    Video

iv. Request approval of the Budget Guarantee Resolution – action (p. 42)     Video

v. Request motion to approve setting a public hearing on the proposed 2013-2014 budget for April 8, 2013 at 7 p.m. at City Hall – action (p. 43)     Video

vi. Request motion to approve setting a public hearing for the purpose of amending the 2012-2013 school budget for March 18, 2013 at 7 p.m. at City Hall – action (p. 44)     Video

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

i. Personnel Recommendations – action** (p. 46)

ii. Field Trips – action** (p. 49) ~MHS Science Club to Six Flags Physics Day in Chicago on May 3, 2013. ~Cross-Country Team to Cross Country Training Camp at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado on July 14-20, 2013 as submitted by Chris Foxen.

iii. Memorandum of Understanding between Muscatine Community College and Muscatine Schools for the Automotive Technology program at MHS – action (p. 56)      Video

B. Discussion and Information

1. Board Goal: Communication

i. Second Reading on Policies:     Video

404.01 Definition of Certificated Personnel (p. 60)
404.04 Discipline of Students(p. 61)
405.01 Responsibilities and Duties(p. 63)
405.03 Evaluation of Non-Certificated Personnel (p. 64)
405.04 Salary Schedules(p. 65)
405.05 Discipline of Students by Non-Certified Personnel (p. 66)
405.07 Food Nutrition Workers/Bakers/Cooks(p. 67)
405.10 Administrative Support/Secretarial/Clerical/Aide/ Paraprofessionals(p. 68)
501.06 Non-Resident Tuition (p. 69)
502.07 Search and Seizure with Administrative Procedures(p. 70)
703.07 Bidding Procedures for Public Improvements(p. 70)

ii. Perkins Committee Update (p. 77)     Video

2. Board Goal: Financial Solvency

i. Negotiations Update     Video  

VII. 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.

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.

VIII. Closed session to discuss the purchase of real estate per Iowa Code Chapter 21.5(j) – action

IX. Possible action on real estate as determined by the closed session – action

X. Adjourn