PLEASANT VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Bettendorf, LeClaire, Riverdale
BOARD OF EDUCATION, REGULAR MEETING, BELMONT ADMINISTRATION OFFICE
Monday, November 28, 2011 – 7:00 P.M. C.S.T.
Regular meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Dayman.
MEMBERS PRESENT: Archer, Bullock, Dayman, Dohmen, Isbell, Witters. Absent: Richmond.
Also Present: Jim Spelhaug, Mike Clingingsmith, Brian Strusz, Christine Harvey, Mikkie Schiltz, Mike Zimmer, Ray LaFrentz, Barbara VenHorst, Steve Sorensen, Trisha Martin, Michelle Meadows, Joe Mueller, Elaine Martin and others.
EXECUTIVE SESSION APPROVED: Motion by Witters, second by Dohmen that the Board hold a closed session to discuss and review confidential records and personnel information pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5(1)(a) and (i). Roll call vote. Ayes – Witters, Archer, Bullock, Dayman, Dohmen, Isbell. Nays – none. Motion carried.
AGENDA APPROVED: Motion by Bullock, second by Witters to approve the agenda as presented. All ayes. Motion carried.
COMMUNICATIONS: Trisha Martin, Michelle Meadows, Joe Mueller, and Elaine Martin spoke and a petition was presented in support of girls and boys swim coach Seth Tweedy.
Barbara VenHorst, President of Junior Achievement of the Heartland, and Steve Sorensen, Chairman of the Board, reported on Junior Achievement’s partnership with the district and the areas focused on in grades K-12. Ms. VenHorst encouraged anyone interested in making a significant influence on children’s lives to volunteer for JA at www.jaheartland.org.
CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Dohmen, second by Bullock that the consent agenda be approved as presented. All ayes. Motion carried. The Consent Agenda consists of: the resignations of Sara Slagle as an educational aide at Bridgeview and Kristi Spencer as a food service worker at PVCHS; the regular employment of Tracy Streets as an educational aide at Pleasant View and Paul White as the head custodian at Bridgeview; the increase in hours (45 minutes per week) of Brenda Klauer as a special education aide at Riverdale Heights; the probationary employment of Teresa Richardson as a general education aide at Bridgeview, the extra-curricular add of Justin Wiese as junior high assistant wrestling coach, the extra-curricular drop of Jason Vice as junior high assistant wrestling coach, and fifteen PVCHS seniors who have applied for early graduation.
EXPENSES APPROVED: Motion by Bullock, second by Witters that General Fund warrants be issued in the total amount of $139,268.13 in payment of invoices presented. All ayes. Motion carried.
Motion by Archer, second by Dohmen that Nutrition Fund warrants be issued in the total amount of $19,474.74 in payment of invoices presented. All ayes. Motion carried.
Motion by Witters, second by Isbell that Elementary/Junior High Activity Fund warrants be issued in the total amount of $2,372.12 in payment of invoices presented. All ayes. Motion carried.
Motion by Dohmen, second by Isbell that High School Activity Fund warrants be issued in the total amount of $21,249.79 in payment of invoices presented. All ayes. Motion carried.
Motion by Archer, second by Witters that PPEL Fund Warrants be issued in the total amount of $83,800.06 in payment of invoices presented. All ayes. Motion carried.
Motion by Witters, second by Bullock that Capital Project Fund Warrants be issued in the total amount of $89,033.08 in payment of invoices presented. All ayes. Motion carried.
Motion by Bullock, second by Dohmen that Trust Fund Warrants be issued in the total amount of $409.54 in payment of invoices presented. All ayes. Motion carried.
UPDATE ON EXCHANGE AGREEMENT FOR LAND ON FOREST GROVE ROAD: The land exchange with the City of Bettendorf is proceeding well. The district anticipates closing on the property before the end of the year.
RECOMMENDATION TO PURCHASE A SKID STEER LOADER: The administration recommended trading the John Deere 2150 tractor which is 26 years old and replacing it with a skid steer loader. This piece of equipment would increase the district’s efficiency relative to snow plowing (no need for reverse path; wider blade; ability to blow or scoop snow piles so as to not lose parking) and non-winter work (general grounds work except mowing). The low bid for the unit is a John Deere for $37,500.
Motion by Witters, second by Dohmen that the board accept the low bid of. $37,500.00 from Martin Equipment Co. for a John Deere Skid Steer Loader. Roll call vote. Ayes – Witters, Bullock, Dayman, Dohmen, Isbell. Abstained – Archer. Motion carried.
MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORTS: Mr. Clingingsmith presented the monthly financial reports for October, 2011. Through October, general fund revenue totaled $10,849,974 and expenses totaled $7,091,019. The fund balance in the General Fund at October 31, 2011 was $6,108,751. He also presented reports on the Management, PPEL, Capital Projects, Debt Service, Nutrition, Internal Service, and Activity Funds. There were no significant variances from projections in the financial reports.
Motion by Bullock, second by Isbell that the board accept the monthly financial reports for October as presented. Roll call vote. Ayes – Bullock, Dayman, Dohmen, Isbell, Witters, Archer. Nays – none. Motion carried
2012-13 CALENDAR UPDATE: In reviewing the preliminary 2012-13 school calendar, the board discussed dates that spring break could be offered. Bettendorf schools is tentatively planning spring break the week of March 18; North Scott schools may have theirs the week of March 11; and it is likely Davenport will connect theirs with Easter. No conclusion was reached. A recommendation for the 2012-13 calendar will be made at the December 19 meeting and a public hearing for the 2012-13 school calendar is tentatively planned for the January 9, 2012 board meeting.
DECEMBER 19, 2011 BOARD MEETING START TIME: In order to allow the Board to attend a holiday social function following the December 19 meeting, the start time will be changed to 5:30 p.m.
Motion by Witters, second by Bullock that the board change the start time of the December 19, 2011 board meeting to 5:30 p.m. Roll call vote. Ayes – Witters, Archer, Bullock, Dayman, Dohmen, Isbell. Nays – none. Motion carried.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - PERSONNEL: The board met in executive session from 7:55 – 8:43 p.m.
MEETING ADJOURNED: The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
FUTURE DATES: December 19, 2011 – 5:30 p.m. – Regular Board Meeting
Open Enrollment is the process by which a parent or guardian residing in an Iowa school district may enroll their child into a public school district other than the one in which they reside. The deadline for filing an Open Enrollment Application for students in grades 1-12 is March 1st prior to the school year of requested attendance. The deadline for filing an open enrollment request for an incoming kindergarten child is September 1st of the year open enrollment is first requested. For more information on Open Enrollment, please visit the district website at www.pleasval.k12.ia.us, email or call Kelly Hatler, firstname.lastname@example.org at the Administration Center at (563)332-5550.
WALL OF HONOR NOMINATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED
Nominations are being accepted through December 16, 2011 for the Pleasant Valley High School Wall of Honor.
The Wall of Honor Program was established in 1999 to recognize distinguished alumni who have graduated from Pleasant Valley High School.
Nominees must have graduated 10 years or more prior to induction and must meet the following criteria:
Persons wishing to submit a name for consideration as a Wall of Honor honoree must send a letter of nomination to:
Mr. D. Michael Zimmer, Principal
Pleasant Valley Community High School
604 Belmont Road
Bettendorf, IA 52722
In the letter, please indicate the reasons why the individual should be considered for the Wall of Honor and the nominee’s current address and telephone number biography or resume of the individual being nominated. Nominations received will be added to the pool of nominees from previous years. This year’s recipient will be honored on April 18, 2012, at the Academic Awards Night at the high school.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Zimmer, PVHS principal, at (563) 332-5151 ext. 5114.
In compliance with the Asbestos Hazard Response Act (AHERA) of 1986 (Public Law 99-519) the School District has had each building inspected by a Certified Asbestos Inspector. In the past year, we have conducted six month periodic surveillance, floor tile removal at Pleasant Valley High School and minor removal and repairs in all buildings.